Wednesday 6 December 2023


 Welcome again deskers. Another week has flown by and it's WOYWW time again.  

There's been very little happening here, I didn't finish or write my Christmas cards although I have bought stamps ready for posting!   It is my intention to get that done at the weekend.  

I caved in and ordered a couple of new Paperartsy stamps (minis) at the weekend end (and the reindeer, Angela!)  but they are in transit so not able to make an appearance today...

I fussy cut out some leaves from the images I stamped a few weeks ago and added them to a journal page - having splodged a bit of paint around on it first!  

close up 

of course it's not finished,  when are they ever!

Saturday was another cold visit to Kew but at least it was dry (if not sunny)   I think the weekend coming will be back to wet
almost fluffy seed heads

mahonia for some winter colour.  

That's me for this week, happy WOYWW and hope you're more ahead of the game with Christmas than I am!  

Wednesday 29 November 2023


 Welcome deskers.  time once more for WOYWW  and to share some crafty spaces.  Week 756 sees us rounding out November, heck!  

I received my first Christmas card in the post (thanks LLJ, efficient as ever!) and I've not finished mine let alone written them or bought the stamps to post them... maybe this weekend....

I was thrown off kilter on Sunday by my heating breaking down - on the coldest day of the year, obviously.

Luckily my service contract with British Gas came through and by Monday lunchtime it was fixed 

but I did get some more cards made up...

I had to force myself because otherwise this would have been a very short post...

Saturday at Kew was really cold, but beautifully sunny 

and the light made for some stunning photos

what a difference a week makes!

My Kew buddy Kim has finally had the cast off her ankle, but is now in an air boot for another 6 weeks so still  not mobile enough for Kew... she's gutted at having missed such a colourful autumn.

Well, that's me, thanks for visiting and I hope to catch your desks soon.  Happy WOYWW 

Wednesday 22 November 2023


 Hello, deskers,  here we are again, meeting for WOYWW 

It's still Christmas card factory here, but batch making does mean they add up quickly...

I was up early on Sunday to watch the F1 which started at the crazy time of 6am  so once it had finished I could get back to Christmas cards...

I had a count up and I've probably only got another 12 or so needed, but some of those will be slightly more special ones so will take a bit of planning.

I wasn't happy with the colouring (never really like doing that)  so probably won't do any more of those designs, although I quite like the neon "trees" 

however I've stamped out some more masterboards 

I used blues and green, as I really liked that combination on some of the earlier ones,  and pink/purple.

I had a good trip to Kew on Saturday, the weather was much better than forecast and the rain stopped after a while.  it was good to see some more of the Christmas lights trail, which has now opened (booking essential)  

Snapper was my favourite...

he's the star of this year's John Lewis Christmas ad.

and I had fun with the bauble selfies, although it was hard to see some of them for raindrops 

thanks for looking, I'll be round soon.   

Wednesday 15 November 2023


 Wednesday again.  so it's WOYWW time  Check the details with Julia at the Stamping Ground. 

I did a bit more stamping for some more Christmas cards 

got some colouring in to do now!  
and made up some more cards (bottom left)  

Saturday of course was Kew day,  and it was glorious!  full of colour

what can you say - wow!  
this tree was so red, so beautiful 

Thanks for dropping by,  I'll be round to yours soon.

Wednesday 8 November 2023


 Welcome back deskers, it's Wednesday again, can only mean it's WOYWW 

I set to with the masterboards at the weekend and cut some of them up ready for Christmas cards,...

had a good old rummage through the boxes of card blanks, for the right shades for the masterboards..

cut out the matching coloured greetings...

and then thought, no, mount them up and get some finished!

still got quite a few masterboards to cut for the next series...

Kew on Saturday was wet to start with but not for as long as the forecast said, and actually turned out to be lovely!
it was still raining whilst I was taking this
but an hour or so later, just look at the blue sky!

(this is the alpine house)

the only trouble with the big Kew umbrella is it is so cumbersome!  Does make a handy walking stick though! 

Thanks for visiting, I'll catch your desks soon.

Happy WOYWW  

Wednesday 1 November 2023


 Hello deskers welcome to another week's WOYWW.  I have new goodies to share today as promised last week.     New stamps from Dina Wakley. 

the only "crafting" i've done is to stamp out some of the images mostly in black but some in the medieval blue verasfine clair ink (I adore this colour) 

I meant to use some of the images on last week's journal pages, but haven't got there yet!  

Last Saturday at Kew was gorgeous - mostly avoiding rain, one brief shower.

one of my favourite views of the pond by the Palm House, with fabulous reflections
and in the sunshine the autumn leaves were stunning.

Happy November -  how on earth! (I should be making Christmas cards!!)

see you soon, happy WOYWW 

Wednesday 25 October 2023


 Welcome deskers. Wednesday again, time for WOYWW   

I did some more layers to last week's journal pages.  (not finished, needs a title or a quote.

Around the neon circles I'd done last week I added some stencilling  - paints this time, Sky and Heather.  and stamped some little dots in black and white (which is gesso)  I found one of Dina's stamps that was slightly curved so it would fit round the circles.  Shame I didn't have one that curled the other way round for the top layer of circles! 

The journal is Dina's small square kraft journal, BJ; I've never handmade a journal ! 

I've ordered the 4 sets of new stamps that Dina launched on Monday.... so they should be here for next week's desk!

Kew on Saturday was.... wet.  Not, luckily as wet as Scotland or most of the rest of the country... I feel so sorry for all those people who've been flooded out.  

water literally dripping of the berries

I love this path when it's been raining hard, the puddles show such gorgeous reflections of the Temperate House

I don't think this coming Saturday will be quite as wet... but it's still forecast to be  wet 

Jan, I think 3 years till I get my state pension.  Am hoping I might be able to stop working before then though!  

Thanks for looking, and I'll catch up with you soon.  Happy WOYWW