Tuesday, 14 August 2012

WOYWW - Calm Restored !

Hi ! Hope everyone is having a good week ?

As you can see there are a few bits & bobs happening on the desk this week & my house has been restored to calm & order after decorating our bedroom !

On the right, I have a journal page that I have made to try out some new goodies I succumbed to from Art From The Heart - the new Beatrice stamp from Pam Carricker (I really enjoyed her book "Art at the Speed of Life" & a Donna Downey Poppies & Peony stencil (I love all things Poppies !) and a new Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Ink - it's a stunning fuchsia pink !

On the right of my desk I have the birthday card I made for my mother in law's 80th birthday - here's a close-up !

In the middle of the desk I also have a sketch started of the stunning Rubekia in my garden - I am using the swatches I made of the colours of my Inktense watercolour pencils in my journal - I take the book out, hold up the swatches & match the colours the best I can & then make some notes for when I get time to paint!
The colours of the flowers are dazzling ! And my fennel is now taller than I am & looks stunning covered in rain drops - and my Dad sowed & grew on these Cosmos plants & brought them to me at Easter - they sat for months doing nothing in all the cold rainy weeks we have had but now they are just starting to flower - a stunning vivid pink !!

And not on the desk as it is all wrapped up - but the scrapbook Rich & I have been working on for his Mum's 80th birthday for months is finally done - hope she likes it !

And finally many thanks to everyone who said not to get stressed out last week - with our bedroom being redecorated & a new carpet put down the house was in chaos & it was hard work heaving & shifting everything in & out of the room - but happily it all went well & we are very happy with how it turned out !

Hope you all have a lovely crafty week & looking to seeing what you have been up to this week !


  1. Room looks fab. I love the card and the scrapbook layouts look great. jenx

  2. good idea to do the colour swatches. Your room could be on a make over show, it looks fantastic! You see, it was worth all the heaving and shoving and pushing of things....

  3. Beautiful art journal pages and I agree with Bella the colour swatches is a fab idea. Bedroom face lift was worth all the effort.
    Sandra @32

  4. Wowmto your journal page, we're awaiting pawcket money day so we can buy some Dylusions sprays and have a play.

    Your room looks lovely,and it's good to see your bear in prime position on the bed. :)

  5. the album looks great! Happy woyww-Lindsay/frugalcrafter #25

  6. What a wonderful project for your MIL - I'm sure she will be over the moon. Flowers - fabulous; new bedroom - so serene; new stamps on journalling pages - scrummy! Happy WOYWW...
    Alison x

  7. The Bedroom looks great Ali, very elegant and the journal is brilliant, your MIL is sure to love it.
    Jan S 103

  8. That's my sort of scrapbook. I am sure your mum will love it, and her card too. that is a stunning ink too. those dylusions are definitely on my wish list, but i'll never be abe to chose between all the gorgeous colours.
    Your bedroom looks beautiful. I bet you are glad that is done with now. I hate my house being disrupted by decorating, but it is lovely when it is done. kate x#70

  9. Hi Alison,
    More Dylusions Inks....every one seems to be playing with those, can understand why they are gorgeous colours. Glad to see your settling back down after all the upevil to the decorating. But don't you just love the smell of a newly decorated room?
    Where is it you live I come from south Wales was born in Abertillary and then moved to clytha Park between Abergavenny and Raglan.

    Have a good week X Julie (paperpathway)

  10. Love the album - I'm sure your MiL will adore it! And I love Cosmos too - they seed themselves so you should have them for years to come :D
    Hugs LLJ #72
    PS I'm originally from Carmarthenshire!

  11. Happy Belated WOYWW - late getting round this week (Pembrokeshire Show week!). Beautiful scrapbook. Your bedroom makeover is fab - so restful. Give Teddy a cuddle from me! I looked up the Stamp show that you were going to - and it has been cancelled. I see they have another one in Wrexham. We have friends and family up there - so perhaps I can persuade Rich to drive me?! Ali x #104

  12. Great looking new bedroom. I am sure the trauma of dealing with it will be gone soon and you will enjoy it a lot. Love the album you made for your MIL and I look forward to hearing what she had to say about it. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #38

  13. Way to make your MiLaw cry - what a fantastic gift for her, labour of love indeed. And your bedroom is fab, it's like homes and gardens!

  14. Your MIL is one lucky lady to have a DIL like you who cares enough to make such a very special gift and card.
    The new bedroom is wonderful.
    Looks like the decorating bug has hit WOYWW big time. I am so late this week because I was reorganising my craftroom. My back is breaking, my legs and arms are stiff, but my heart is full because it was so worth doing.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #116

  15. I dont think I could work on a round table, I have too much junk lol
    Bridget #7