Tuesday 31 August 2010


Bonjour!  I spent my Bank Holiday in Paris.. or perhaps more accurately sitting on a coach for hours on standby at Calais dock!  It wasn't so bad as it sounds but I would advise that if you do Paris - go Eurostar - far quicker and zero stress. 

But Paris was wonderful and I was a proper tourist zipping around the Eiffel Tower, a stroll through the Les Tuileries, the spectacular gardens in Paris in between the Louvre museum and the Champs Elysees and then stumbled across a wonderful English book shop in the heart of the Latin Quarter. I could have spent days in there - there was even a little area where you can use their typewriter - it was so quaint and charming.  Back home now and washing machine is on overtime!! Au revoir :-)

Wednesday 25 August 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Hello! As you can see very little on my workdesk today - just in the process of making a little tag to go on a gift for my friend's birthday.  Some weeks ago I pictured my black and white boxes and this week you get to have a look inside... one is for plain paper scraps and the other for patterned.  I should delve into them more but I forget exactly what is in there!  If you're wondering what this workdesk thing is all about then visit Stamping Ground you'll be snooping for hours I guarantee!

The reason for my lack of crafting is that I've just got back from a wonderful but very very hot holiday.  Turkey is a beautiful place and I've had the most relaxing time, best of all I've got lots of photos including this one... the most amazing sunset and...
this one... just look at those fabrics - I want them all!
Have a great week everyone and thanks for visiting - love reading all your comments  :-)

Wednesday 11 August 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Hello everyone, again big thanks to all my visitors - I love reading all your comments.   Today the workdesk is packed up and ready to go - I'm off to a crop today so my gorgeous bag is bulging with plenty of stuff (mainly punches, I like punches!)  Now for those of you who wonder why I keep showing my desk I should have mentioned this link before Stamping Ground - you get to see over a 100 desks - it's brilliant, like a 'through the keyhole' to craft rooms everywhere!

Managed to do a few things this week but some are a little secret but I can show two layouts, both featuring my eldest son (youngest son now sad because they keep count you know!) The 'Smiles' one is a Sarah's Cards kit.
Have a great day everyone - I will not be 'desking' next week as I shall be in Turkey and roasting if the temperatures are anything to go by! :-) xx

Monday 9 August 2010

Camera Shy

It's no secret in our home that since I bought a super-duper Canon camera you can't move without your photo being taken!  My sons have perfected the duck and run technique but I did think that at least the cats were willing until today... even Darcy has had enough! 

Wednesday 4 August 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!

Firstly let me say a really big thank you to all you nice people who visited me and left comments, I'm still smiling at some of them - yes that really is a cat in the top of my storage shelving and to prove it I'm posting a Fluff picture this week so you can see her grumpy face!  And big smiles to those crafters out there who agree I should sell a child! 

I thought I would share with you my new pink lamp from the wonderful Ikea (of course!) It does mess up the black and white theme a little but I just loved it.  Also, my bargain three tiered basket - it cost me a whole £1 from a local boot fair and it came to pieces so I popped it all in the dishwasher - it came out gleaming! 

Right.. now this Wednesday.. I have various projects in progress including... entering some sketch challenges - this is one I've done, pictured and sent off so fingers crossed :-))

I managed to view about 100 desks last week, apologies if I missed yours but I hope to see them all this week.  Oh and just to prove what my desk really looks like when working here it is... I do have a Slice for that storage but its currently in its travel case!
Happy crafting everyone and come back soon... Christine x :-)

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Everyone Needs a Hug!

So far my most favourite picture this Summer. Mitchell with our nephew-dog - Harry.  We would love our own dog (tiny house and being out at work stops us) but we feel blessed to have Harry-hugs whenever we see him :-)))

Sunday 1 August 2010

Time to scrap....

Having a cat that thinks it is part-dog, part-baby (she chews everything and wakes me up very early in the morning) has a positive!  I am up and at my craft table by 7am. 

This morning I was able to put this layout together.  My eldest son at the Kent Show last month and in his normal pose...eating! :-)
I'm still using papers from the June kit, Pebbles - Tree House available from Sarah's Cards I love the colours and the flowers are just the sort I would be able to draw..at a push! :-)
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