Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Hi all, Happy WOYWW, hope all goes well with the grand ATC swop.

My very, very tidy craft room, no work going on here, but greetings from Poland, by the time you are reading this we will all be meeting up and getting ready for the wedding on Friday so hopefully I'll have a few photos to show next week.

The front of the card I made, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out in the end and I even managed a few flowers too.

Also the inside, I put the sentiment on the back as there wasn't enough room on the inside panels, hopefully it will have survived the journey!!.
Have a great weekend.
Jan x

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Well here we are again, another week gone by, I'm pleased to say my wedding card is finished and in its box, pictures next week.
Thanks to all who stopped by for a visit last week and thanks for your kind comments, if you thought my desk was tidy last week, well it's even tidier this week.

Actually I took this after I had tidied up, I had sheets of card all over, I managed to ruin four sheets of the pink card, the card was so thick I had to stick it to the cricut mat, it kept sliding off the mat while it was cutting, very annoying and a  shame as it was pearl shimmer but then again it has been hiding in the drawer for the past few years.
 The card is for Joey`s friends sister, Katie, it's not finished just laid out while I ponder how to attach the back and front, the white being the back, I haven't trimmed it to size yet until I decide what to do. I now have a pile of five's, all various sizes that didn't match up!
Oh and the envelope is my ATC all ready to post. 

All tidy on this side too, I have two scrap pages going on for the Scraplift Challenge over at SCS, one is my smash book on the left, that page is our day out with Joey last year in San Francisco. The other page is Joey's birthday from last year but I realised I had some photos missing so I need to ask our DIL to re send them but she's not feeling too well at the moment so it will have to wait.
I guess that's it for this week, so I'll just mosey or should that be nosy over to check out what you've all been up to, have a great week.
Jan x

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Hi fellow Deskers, a lovely morning here in sunny Spain, we've had our morning constitutional, breakfast at the Marina, shopped and tried unsuccessfully to take Steve's suit to the dry cleaners, apparently they don't do clothes!!! Well that's a first, I wonder what they actually dry clean, anyway here's my desk for what it's worth.

It's not very exciting or colourful I'm afraid, I had a tidy up to make myself a space to make the box for the wedding card, you can see one lid with flowers and bits in it, that was my first attempt which was too big, I did say it usually takes me a few goes, anyway I managed to make one in the end and have attached silver ribbon around the edge and now I'm playing around with flowers etc trying to work out how to decorate it.
I haven't really worked on much else apart from card inners, I have three in the next couple of weeks so I have them all ready to post when we get home from the wedding, how organised it that!!

The other side of the room, I'm making another start on the scrap book I bought when Joey was born, he's seven this year, I had the idea to use it for birthdays but after doing two pages I lost enthusiasm for it, I've now joined the scrap challenge over on SCS and with encouragement from Sharon, Foxy Stamping so I've started another page, Joey's sixth birthday from last year, I will just have to work backwards and of course now there's Charlie too, he's three this year so I've a few to catch up on!! I'm hoping to do as much as possible so I can show them when they come over in July.

I have been working on my ATC but that's hidden under the blue card, I just have to make the back now and I think I'm done.

Thanks once again for all your comments last week, just off to see what everyone else has been up to. Take Care
Jan x

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Well here we are again, how fast the weeks fly especially now we are on countdown to our sons wedding, poor things have been having building work done as well, which didn't go to plan, major stress all round but thankfully it is nearly sorted now.

My desk this week hasn't changed much from last week apart from it's a bit tidier and the wedding card is nearly finished, I just have the sentiment and finishing touches to do, oh and a box to put it in, oh joy, not my favourite things to make, usually takes me a few attempts before the card actually fits in the box!
I made quite a few flowers from different card, handmade paper etc and used the best of the bunch, added a pearl in the middle, cut silver leaves out and decided to go for it and glue it all together, always scary when you've spent weeks on it, just in case it gets spoiled at the last part, been there done that, LOL

Not sure why this photo is side ways on, I don't have a clue how to turn it on here, in my photo album it's the right way up. Last week I explained that a gift for a 44th Anniversary is groceries and my dearest husband said I could have the grocery cheque, well it arrived all 2.48 Euros of it, I've already spent it, on liquorice, how romantic is that!!

You'll be pleased to hear that our Anniversary is actually on the day of the wedding so it will be a big celebration especially as the wedding is in Poland so we will be having a mini holiday as well, we are all meeting up at a hotel in Stansted of all places!
 We fly in from Spain, eldest Son lives in London, he's collecting youngest Son from Heathrow who is flying in from San Francisco, as you can see nothing's simple in our family!

That's me for this week, have a great weekend.

Jan x