Wednesday, 18 January 2017

WOYWW #398

Good Morning Fellow Deskers and Bloggy Mates,

I shall be busy at work by the time you read this tomorrow morning, so I am scheduling it today and banking on the lovely Zsuzsa from InkyDinkyDoodle to link me up - so I'll pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and catch up with everyone over the next couple of days when I'm home. Thanks Zsuzsa :o)

So without further waffle, here's my desk today ...

Still pretty organised for me - after spending most of Boxing Day cleaning and tidying in here, I have promised myself to tidy between projects from now on. It has been lovely to be able to enjoy coming in here again I must say!

Here's a closer look at some of the stuff you can see on there ...

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Finding Magic - Wanderlust Week 2

Hi Everyone,

For week two of Wanderlust 2017 we had a lesson with the wonderful Mary Wangerin, who encouraged us to let go and enjoy ourselves, without worrying about the outcome. She showed us how to build up layers of colour, pattern and texture, enjoying each stage of the process but not getting too attached to a particular part, then creating a focal point and adding a quote.

Here's how mine turned out ...

Monday, 16 January 2017

CSI Case File 222 - #Fabulous!!

Hi Everyone,

CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration is celebrating its 5th birthday this month, so the lovely Debbi Tehrani has asked retired CSI Detectives to come back and have a go at cracking a couple of cases and I'm very glad she did too, as it's woken up my scrappy mojo!!

The Major Case File is open all month - so you have plenty of time to solve it and maybe win one of the fab prizes on offer. There is also this mid-month challenge, which is open until 31st Jan - pop over to CSI to check out all the inspiration. Here's the gorgeously glamourous Case File #222 ...

To solve the case, you have to use all the colours in the Scheme, plus at least three clues from the Evidence list and at least one from the Testimony list. Here's how I cracked it ...

The Scheme: yep, used all five colours plus some neutral wood.
The Evidence: floral pattern; snowflakes, stars; jewels,pearls; ribbon; flowers; stamping; glitter.
The Testimony: I added jewls to my stamped journaling spot and was inspired by the IW "friends, fashion, lovely" to use these brilliant photo booth pics. 

I have enjoyed being back at CSI again - if you've never been there you should definitely check it out and have a go at cracking one of the Case Files, they really are so inspiring. Show us how you solved the case by linking up on the blog, or there is a CSI Face Book page.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

WOYWW #397

Hello everyone,

I'll be beavering away at the office by the time you see this, but I'll be back later. Hopefully my mate Zsuzsa from Inky Dinky Doodle will do the honours and link this up for me over at the lovely Julia's Stamping Ground and I'll be back later to join the party and check out what's been happening on everyone else's desks this week.

So here's mine ...

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

DIY Planner Diary Inserts

Hi everyone,

I just started using a planner last year and found it's a very useful and pretty way of keeping track of my doings. Many of the DIY inserts I made last year can be used again (at least until I feel inspired to make new ones), but I needed new diary pages.

Now, I could have ordered a pack pretty cheaply online and had it delivered tomorrow, but why do that, when I have a paper mountain to use up, as well as a punch which is designed to make the two groups of three holes needed to fit my planner???

So, I decided to DIY them, whilst binge-watching Being Human. It's all drawn freehand and deliberately wonky so it was easy to do. It took me two or three hours and I goofed a couple of times when I lost concentration during the exciting bits, but I got there in the end and I'm very happy with the outcome. Here's a peek ...

Nothing fancy, and the paper's a bit thin (I just used cheap copy paper) but it does the job, and I will decorate it as I go along with stickers, masking tape and suchlike.

Now I just need to sit and fill in all the lovely stuff I have planned for this year ...

Thanks for visiting me today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx