Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Wonderful day with a ‘Crafty’ friend…….WOYWW (#118)

Hi all!

Well it looks like we’ve seen the last of our Summer and yesterday felt more like November rather than the start of September. I personally don’t mind it being a bit cooler or even windy but I have to draw the line at the torrential rain and I spent a good part of the afternoon watching the water level rise on my patio.

Still, it was a good excuse to stay inside and finish off the LO that I started on Monday over at my wonderful friend Lythan’s.

We take it in turns to visit each other for a play from time to time and this week it was my turn to go to hers which also meant a trip to her local craft shop Imagine That…….….needless to say I didn’t come home empty handed. Lol!

New Papers, some Distress Stains, 3D K & Co Stickers and beautiful adhesive Pearl Flourishes where part of the haul I came home with as well as a mystery package that is a pressie from Lythan for my birthday on Friday…… Thanks Lythan, I can’t wait to find out what’s inside!

Anyway, the main reason I’m here is because it’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to show you what’s on my work desk. I’m sure by now there can’t be anyone out there now who doesn’t know what this is all about but just in case you’ve been on another planet for last two years pop across and see our boss Julia, she’ll explain what What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday is all about.

So here’s my desk.

I have a few things going on, some left over from last night and a few parcels that I’ve packed up this morning to go in the post. They are the bits that I’ve managed to sell on eBay to raise some money for St. Clare’s Hospice and the Charity Stitching Project so I’m really pleased that I’ve managed to sell a few bit.

There’s still lost on there so if you fancy picking up a bargain pop across to Here and see what’s on offer.

I haven’t done very much to the address book that I started last week, in fact I didn’t do anything more to it until yesterday when I covered the front and back with some of the new papers that I’d brought on Monday and I’ve now got as far as adding ‘Address Book’ to the front in chipboard letters. I just need to think about what I’m going to do for the pages inside now… never know, I might just have thought of something by next week!

Also on my table is the ‘sort of finished’ Lo that I started at Lythan’s on Monday.

It’s the second part of the double Lo I was doing for Mum and Dad’s wedding
(The first page is here)
I couldn’t completely finish it because I want to add a couple of 11mm Mother of Pearl buttons to the seam binding as I have on the first page but I’ve used all the ones I had so I’m going to have to go on line shopping to see if I can find some more. Apart from that everything else is done and I’m pleased with the way the picture of the church they got married in looks printed onto the Vellum.

Unfortunately the photos are not that great.
I tried copying them but they had so badly deteriorated with lots of marks and that metallic sheen you sometimes get on old photographs that no matter what I did they weren’t coming out well at all. The saving grace is that there were multiple copies of each of the photos so I’ve actually used originals.

I’m already planning my next two pages.
They will be of my dad’s Grandparents and I hope to have at least one of them done by the time I’m back here next week, so keep a look out for it.

In the mean time I hope everyone has a good week with lots of time free to pursue your crafty activities.

I’ll try and get round to as many as I can this week especially as I was rather bad at replying to those who left me messages last week. Please forgive me if you were one of them, it wasn’t intentional, the week just got away from me but I hope to do better this time round.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!




Annie said...

Oh Sue. I do love the pics of your Mum and Dad's wedding. How special. If I get caught up with things here and forget I really hope you have a wonderful birthday on Friday.
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely wedding LO - beautiful papers and trims. You might as well use the originals, after all, they'd just be in another album or, like my parents, in a shabby old box in a drawer! Like the makings of the address book too :) xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Sue!!! Your layout is AMAZING!!! Gorgeous details and such the perfect Vintage feel!! So good to stamp and creative with friends!! :)

Angie said...

Love the frame effect ...and the twisted ribbon ...will look fantastic sitting next to the other LO you created.on your FH blog. xx

dianneo said...

I looking at old wedding photos. The pics look pretty good from here. Have a great week!

The Crafty Elf said...

What a beautiful layout. Sorry to hear of your cold wet weather....if it helps we've got the same here in Canada - Yuk! Where did the summer go? Thanks for the peek, have a great day!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Beautiful pages of your parent's wedding and I agree with using the original' are preserving them much better than their sitting around in a box. Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW.

lisa said...

Sounds like you had a great day with your friend, Sue and to come home with a mystery packagae too, how exciting. Happy Birthday for Friday. I hope it's a really special day.
Your LO is just stunning. What beautiful photos you have and I love the fact that you've preserved them in such a gorgeous way for future generations.
Hugs Lisax


Great space, lots of lovely drawers and projects on the go!

Helen T said...

I like your address book idea, I would love to see what it looks like when finished.

Twiglet said...

Hi Sue - I love those wedding photos - do you use Photoshop to improve them? My hubby has done a few for us using Photoshop and they have come up reasonably well. I guess it depends on their original state. Your LOs are really lovely.I checked your sale items on ebay. Will those Fiskars embossing sheets work with our Cuttlebug? x Jo

Helen said...

I love the wedding photos! They are always so interesting to look at. Hope you get your pins.

Crafting Time said...

Fabulous wedding photos and LO, thanks for the links to eBay simply couldnt resist had to have a wee bid!
I am a new follower of your blog, if you have a few spare minutes please pop over and say hello I came across you via WOYWW.
Helen x