Wednesday, 5 February 2014


I know it looks a mess but I promise you that I know exactly where everything is and there is actually an order to proceedings... sort of...

No seriously, its a hive of creativity at the moment, so much so that I am in danger of utilising every room in the house for something.  Lets begin with the desk seeing as that is what What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday is all about. Feel free to share your desk too over at Julia's Stamping Ground.

I was encouraged to get a bit painty with this layout (from Shimelle's new class) using white acrylic paint and Glimmer Mist on an acrylic block.  The idea is that the gap and the beginnings of the paint are covered with another piece of paper and you just see the edges of the paint as an extra layer.  However, it went a bit wrong after this.  I had pencilled in where the lines of the paper were going to go but still managed to stamp in the wrong place.  This meant I had to move the paper and so one of the pencil lines was visible.  Why did I not just rub it out I hear you cry?!  Well that will be because the painty / misty layer was protecting it... Ahem...
Its almost finished now so I'll be back in a couple of days to share that.  I'm still using Echo Park's For The Record 2 for some Greek photos and still loving it.

I've also been really OCD this week and I've been sorting out all the photos and putting them all in order. This means I can go through my albums on the computer and work out which ones I haven't printed.  I seem to have very few photos from 2007-8 so there are plenty more to come I'm sure!
I don't think I'm going to run out of photos to scrap any time soon!

As part of this big sort out I've had to work out which layouts / stories are in my albums and which ones have been blogged.  You might be seeing some very old layouts here as a result!  This particular layout started life as an 8x8 but I couldn't make it work so I added a few layers and put it onto a 12x12 instead.
 I think I made this in about 2011 not long after I had started scrapping (2010) and it remains one of my favourites, especially from my early years.
It was the first time I had tried doing my own thing with layering and clustering embellishments so I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.
Obviously there are things I would do differently now but isn't there always?

Time for a cuppa and a scoot around the desks.  I have a LOT of blog reading to catch up on!

Bye for now


  1. Your painty activities sound really intriguing!! Have fun with it.
    Love your red LO. it's really striking. I love browsing through old albums and it always amazes me how my scrapping style has changed over the years.
    Hugs Lisax #54

  2. Ha! I wuldn't have pencilled the line in the first place, I always think I can wing the preparations..and get it wrong! Lovely lovely LO - from your first explorations into scrapping - jeez. Mine are horrible. You're a natural, no doubt about it!

  3. Ooh, I love the Pretty LO, the raggedy edges are a great touch. And I'm so pleased that you're in full creative flow at the moment :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

  4. Ooh, that red layout is gorgeous :)
    Happy Wednesday

  5. I'm intrigued to see the finished painty/inky page .... I'm yet to attempt the layout from that class ... I just know mine will be a mess!! Yours is looking good!! xx

  6. Thanks for your visit and comment.It's amazing, so many new techniques to experiment with. Have fun learning and creating.
    Good save on the layout. Looks great.
    Carole #76

  7. Love the red layout. Am intrigued by your other layout. Hope I get to see what you are doing . Anne x #63

  8. Gorgeous red LO and cute little one. So clever to create that little work of art. x Jo

  9. I love that red layout,....I just don't DO paint and sprays...I hate how it turns out ffor me!
    Alison xx

  10. It's fun to look back at things we have done and think about how we would do them differently now. Have a good week. Peg R 25

  11. I am really loving the LO. That was a good idea to make it into a 12x12.

    With all those photos you will be kept out of mischief for a fair amount of time:) I am slowly putting my photos into scrap albums.

    Thanks for popping in to my blog.

    Sue 56

  12. I'm a rubbish rubber-outer. I either forget to do it, or I try to use some cheap thing that doesn't rub out properly and leaves a horrible mark. I feel your pain :)

    The red layout is just lovely - I wouldn't change a thing

  13. pencil lines...i've done that a hundred times or more (slight exaggeration) and i've never learnt from it. I'm sure no-one else will notice x

  14. That page has such great dimension. Splendid.

  15. i think the layout looks wonderful! and good for you to get your pictures printed and scrapped. i have so many pictures i need to get printed!

  16. It looks like you've been a busy bee! That layout is stunning xx

  17. Love the layout it really works with all the red behind it as it says ... So pretty

  18. hehehe your desk looks very familiar to one not too far from here ... love it, that's what a workdesk is meant to look like I reckon! Love your page too, very clever idea to turn the 8" into a 12". Annie C #85

  19. Lordy, you're definitely never going to run out of photos to scrap are you! Love the red LO form your early days, really pretty, and as I'm here I saw the LO form Kos too. Love the paper, I can see why you're liking it so much it's prefect! 70" of snow and still counting for this Winter! We usually average about 46", this is nuts!!

    Brenda 6


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