Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris (WOYWW #94)

Well once again the sun is shining this morning and for some reason it brought to mind this little ditty that Spike Milligan used to recite quite often…..showing my age now Lol!

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris.
I wonders where the birdies is.
They say the bird is on the wing.
Ain't that absurd?
I always thought the wing was on the bird.

It certainly make me feel better when the sun is shining and the opportunity to finally get out in the garden and have a tide up is a welcome one.
I even had the help of a little Robin sitting by my feet yesterday as I was working out there. He was obviously looking for some tasty morsel to eat to be honest and not really craving my companionship but his presence never the less was a welcome one.

It’s hard to stay inside and work when the sun is shining the way it is but needs must and my desk today shows why.

On a follow up to last week’s desk, when I was franticly trying to get the Order of Service booklets finished after my blunder, I’ve now been asked to make some Thank You cards for the flowers.

Sandy's asked for something similar to the ones I made for my dad, so the old faithful Penny Black Single Iris stamp has come out again.
I just love this stamp and never get fed up with using it.

As you can see from the photo I’m just in the process of cutting the card to postcard size and then I’ll get onto the stamping.

Pushed to the side of my table is what I was working on earlier in the week…….yes, it’s another page for my family tree album.

This one is of my Grandmother (mum’s mum) and I think of all the pages I’ve done so far this has to be my favourite.
The colours are beautiful and the papers, Basic Grey ‘Curio’ are perfect for heritage pages.
I especially loved the flowered paper, which I’ve cut round and decoupaged and then added a little more interest with seed beads threaded onto wire to make the stamens.

You can read all about her on my Family Tree Blog Family Footprints in the Sands of Time.

Just sitting under the layout you can glimpse of yet another moment of weakness.

When I popped to Hobbycraft for extra card last week I just happened across these beautiful My Mind’s Eye, ‘Lost & Found’ papers that are also earmarked for the album.
They are almost too gorgeous to use and deserve to be stroked for a while before I find out if I actually have the courage to cut into them…..we shall see!

Right then, the sooner I get these Thank You cards done the sooner I can get back the garden with my little Robin friend.

Don’t forget to call in and see Julia, over at the Stamping Ground where you’ll find all the links to those join in with What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
It’s really great visiting all the different blogs but there are so many taking part now that it’s near impossible to visit and comment on every one, so I’ve come up with a random way to visit as many as I can.
Hopefully that way I’ll get round to everyone.......... eventually.
I hope that’s ok with everyone.

Special thanks to everyone who takes the time to call in on me and leave comments, especially those who stop by regularly. Your comments are always most welcome and often encouraging.

Have a happy crafting week until we meet again.


Lionelsa said...

What a lovely DP!!!!
Happy WOYWW! # 77

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, I just love your layout!! What gorgeous papers!!! TFS! HUGs

Karen said...

Looks like you have a lovely busy, creative desk. I love your LO it is stunning and those PP's you bought in HC are just lush :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #11

MaggieC said...

That is a lovely layout with your grandmother and she looks a very nice lady. Make sure you give your robin plenty of mealworms, he will love you for that.

Lynda said...

Wow Sue that page is fabulous - love those beautiful flowers. I'm going to have to look out for these papers they're stunning. Love the MME one's too. Doesn't the sunshine lift the spirits too - let's hope it last for a little while longer. Hope you're ok.

Love Lynda xxx

lisa said...

I'm glad someone else is pulled outside on days like these. You were good though and came back to your desk, I'm afraid I've only just got back to mine now it's got dark!!
Your page is gorgeus. I love what you've done with the flowers, they look stunning. What a love heirloom you'll have to pass on.
Good Luck with the Thank You cards and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.
Love the Spike Milligan rhyme too, yes I remember it!!!!
Hugs Lisax

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is a lovely LO.

DanielleP said...

Loads of lovely things on your desk today. Great LO of your Gran.
Happy WOYWW!

Wipso said...

Happy Thursday. I'm just doing a very quick blog dash to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the heads up on the BIG celebration draw over in our blog shop. Please excuse this copied and pasted message but it's the only way I can get round you all this week. If you check out my blog you will see what's keeping me busy :-)

Shop draw

Good luck,
A x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Ooooh I'm going to have to get myself to Hobbycraft. I just LOVE those papers. I am exactly the same as you - I CANNOT bear to cut beautiful papers like this - Stroking is fine, stroking is fine, stroking is fine .......
Rebecca (32)

The Crafty Elf said...

Gorgeous layout.....WOW! Such a treasure for years to come!

okienurse said...

very nice layout and I love the new papers you picked up! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #162

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah all so very lovely thanks so mcuh for sharing,
Shaz in oz.x

Sue from Oregon said...

Hello to the other Sue! Thanks for popping in to say hello and take a peek at my non desk this week. For all the projects you have going on...your desk is as tidy as can be. Love you page on Granny too! Lovely!

Carola Bartz said...

I like the layout you made about your grandma. I actually love the idea of scrapbooking your family heritage, this is such a wonderful way to keep them "alive" - you know what I mean. I have tons of old family pictures, but so far I've scrapbooked only a few of them. So much to do!