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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

WOYWW? May 6th 2015

Hello Dear Readers and fellow Deskers; i hope that you are all well today and that the wind of yesterday didn’t effect you too badly.  The poor trees out the front of our house were bent nearly double at some points yesterday, t’was a tad windy!
Thank you for all your well wishes last week i am starting to feel better thank you and Wednesday morning after the school run whilst i was desk hopping i received a lovely parcel from Hey Little Magpie to cheer me up Open-mouthed smile what could be better than lots of lovely scrapbook goodies? And….I've even used some of the papers already and made 4 layouts!! Unheard of! Usually i just buy the paper then i think I'll save that for such and such and it never gets used!
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{What a lovely happy mess!}
So here is my desk as of 9pm Tuesday Night

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So from the door, my to do list with all the jobs ticked off {so satisfying!} the layouts made this weekend, stapler, a few quick notecards on the window sill and a couple of Project Life card kits waiting to be put away. On the other side of the cutting mat is a layout that i want to make but the papers just aren't working for me at the moment. 
I took some advice from the head Desker Julia and i ‘kitted’ my new papers into page kits simply by popping the papers that work well together into bags and it seems to be working as i am using them.  I  got a couple of grab bags of 12x12 papers from Hey Little Magpie {£3.50 for 20} and out of 2 bags there was one paper i didn’t like either side of.  Great brands too Amy Tangerine, Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp to name but a few.

Well that’s it from me today, until next time


  1. Happy WOYWW!! :D So glad to hear you are feeling better and getting crafty!! Keep it up!

  2. What a nice stash and a very tidy desk! Happy WOYWW!
    Gabriele 15

  3. What a fun space and I love your scrapbook pages! Well done! Happy WOYWW!
    Glenda #27

  4. Great stash of goodies and it looks like a bargain at the price. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @32

  5. Love your "happy mess" and your pending LOs - Happy WOYWW - BJ#35

  6. Sounds like you've got a system thats working for you. Love the dark (blue?) paper in the layout. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #31 xxx

  7. Glad you're feeling better - you have celebrated will with all those layouts.
    I'm using the bad weather as an excuse to stay indoors and craft lol
    Have a good week

    Bishopsmate #42

  8. Hi, nice delivery. The weather here in Lincoln is still a bit cold, wet and windy but never mind, it's Wednesday!
    I really do intend to use up some of my old papers this year but have said that nearly every year so far!
    Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 23

  9. Good that you're feeling better and your delivery of crafting goodies brightened your day.
    Wishing you a Happy WOYWW and thank you for visiting me :)

    Angela x
    Angel Greetings #24

  10. ooh that is a good idea to pack them together :) ~Stacy #58

  11. Glad to see you are feeling better, Charlie, and getting stuck into scrapping with all those lovely goodies ... they'd brighten up my day too. I've been busy making up kits too. I just choose papers and card that look good together, leaving the alphas and embellishments out of it until I'm actually working on a layout. I find this works far better for me. Have a good week. Elizabeth x #51

  12. What a lovely suprize when you are feeling awful. Hope this week is much better :) Thanks for the lovely comments this morn - Soojay 3#

  13. I too took that advice and am kitting packs to take with to a crop on Sat. Have not been to a crop for years. it is going to be fun. I love that you have ticked jobs...way to go! #11

  14. It has been windy hasn't, we have pink paths here where all the blossom has been blown off, such a shame. How lovely to get happy post when you are feeling under the weather and well done you, using up some of the paper already. I really need to get back to my scrapbooking, haven't done any for ages. I have found though that papers you don't like can easily be covered up with a bit of paint and ink if you're in to that sort of thing.
    Thanks for visiting earlier.
    Hugs Lisax #18

  15. Great stash! very productive with it already, too! Thanks for visiting already. Helen 6

  16. Jealous of your new stash. Have fun using it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #16

  17. Cor, nice box full of happy from the Magpie gals, how nice! And how great too that you were so inspired by the papers that you've done so many Los already...I usually manage four in a Day! Glad that you found the ''kitting" idea worth a go, I find once pape and photo are together, it kind of locks in my idea. Unless it sits undone in the box for more than a couple months!

  18. Oh, what a lovely parcel! Have fun with all the new goodies.
    Bernice #21

  19. Oh wow those papers are beautiful! There are such gorgeous papers out there, I don't want to use all mine! Lea number 43

  20. love the idea of kitting- I'll put it on my list! thanks for visiting
    Robyn 4

  21. Lovely tidy desk, and a lovely lot of papers and things. If I don't like a paper I have I tend to put some Gesso over it in places and then add some colour with inks or paints and stamps.
    Hugs, & Thanks for your visit - Neet 22 xx

  22. I'm glad you are feeling better. And you seem to have plenty of mojo looking at your desk.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier,
    Have a great week,

  23. Glad you are feeling a bit better and making kits from those hard to use papers is a great idea.



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