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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

WOYWW? May 13th

Hello Dear Reader and fellow Deskers, i hope that you are well? Its been lovely having some sunshine at the mo; so nice for it to be so light and bright.

I took a few different shots of my desk throughout Tuesday; cos i kept thinking right snap a picture just in case i forgot later but then i forgot that i had taken the ‘just in case i forgot photo’ and took another i did this twice!!  Not enough chocolate that's my excuse and I'm making sure i rectify that now! lol!

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So this is my desk through the day – lol!  I spent yesterday doing some scrapping in the project life style but instead of using the pre-brought cards i made my own out of scrapbook papers, you should see the state of the floor! Littered with the cut outs from swallow-tailing banners.

I had lots of scrap bits left over so in an attempt not to hoard them i decided to make some extra 3x4 cards out of them.

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I think i shall try and make a habit of it as it was a great scraps buster and i have something usable at the end of it.

That’s it from me today, until next time




  1. Your cards made from scraps look fabulous, and such pretty patterns! Have a great week - and eat chocolate! Helen 4

  2. Hi Charlie....oh yes the scraps are a problem with card making too....I have heaps, a real hoarder. Nice desk location you have and your 'scrap' cards are lovely...yes keep that practice going Cheers RobynO#15

  3. Day in the life of a craft desk! Your PL cards look lovely. Such a great way to use up scraps. I set it as a challenge for a National Scrapbook Day event. It was really interesting to see how everyone approached it. Lots of different ideas.

    I will definitely share the finished project. I'm hoping to have it done today.

    Fiona #7

  4. Wise lady...using scraps. I file them by color and forget them, just laid out a few today to use up on the ATC's I truly love your big window. I'd love to have light in my studio. but I'm lucky to have the space I do have. Happy WOYWW thanks for visiting.

  5. Ooh your cards are gorgeous i love the papers! Lea number 38

  6. Great pictures, love the papers. Pretty! Thanks for sharing, Lyns # 37x

  7. I love you little cards. So pretty and layered. They will be lovely in your album.
    Happy pre-crop WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  8. Ooooh Charlie I adore those 2 cards from your scraps.
    May have to attempt that myself and hope they turn out as well lol :) #31

  9. It's always so fun to upcycle scraps! Happy woyww
    Kristiina #6

  10. Brilliant way to use up scraps thanks for the visit >Soojay 18#

  11. What a good way of using up scraps . I can't bear to throw the scrap away just in case I can use them on something else. Happy woyww Jill #14 , Thanks for stopping by .

  12. Scraps they all seem to plaque us. Great that you could use some up. I have to agree it's the 1st place I know look when creating anything hugs Nikki 2

  13. It's a well known fact that chocolate aids memory function, lol, especially when it applies to crafters ;-) I love those little 3x4 cards and the fact that they were stash busters makes them even more pleasing!!
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xx

  14. I love your term 'swallow tailing' banners. So perfect and fitting a description. I agree..more chocolate needed for brain health and happiness :) Love your projects and colors. Thanks for sharing :) Shel @ PaperOcotilloStudio

  15. Your craft space is great! I think it's more fun to make your own project life cards too. Have a good week. Sandy Leigh #52

  16. Craft space looking good. I really need to use up all those scraps there are just so many!
    Have a great and crafty woyww, Angela x 34

  17. I love seeing your desk at various stages and the light you have is great. Love your PL cards too. I might have to pinch that idea if you don't mind. I do PL but struggle making my own cards and yours are so pretty.
    Thanks for popping by earlier.
    Hugs Lisax #25

  18. I enjoyed seeing your desk throughout the day as you progressed. Those pretty cards you shared at the end are so wonderful! Judy #59

  19. Nice to see a busy desk in motion!!
    Great little cards there. Good idea to make your own...that is far more personal. Good idea to use your snippets.
    Hettie 27

  20. Nice busy desk! I love using up scraps on cards, too! And yours are fab! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #53

  21. What a great India top make your own cards. Economical and so pretty into the bargain.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  22. Hey, thanks for the visit earlier. I always love and envy your desk :) Makes me miss my windowed craft room in London. Love that you are making your own PL cards - I am about to do that for an album for my Ma..way cheaper. Cx #3

  23. I've never been a scrapbooker, and I know Project Life has taken over a good portion of the scrapbook industry, but I also thought it was a way to force people to spend money. I was delighted to see that you have found a viable (and inexpensive) way to make your own. Good for you.

    I thought I had been here last night, but I didn't recognize the first photo. So glad I checked to make sure. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW from #9.

  24. Thanks for calling by at mine yesyerday. I had a full busy day with the twinnie grandees so am playing catch up this morning with my bloggy friends.
    Really lovely to see the developments on your desk this week and the cards you made from the scraps are just perfect....well done you.
    Annie x # 16

  25. good idea to use up the scraps right away! Love the cards. Wonderful work space.#58

  26. I don't do PJ but have often thought about the using of scraps etc and I am so pleased to see someone doing just that. It looks so much better and you get to use up what you have on hand. Truly wonderful creations.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 67
    Sorry for visiting so late been a bad week for me.


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