Tuesday, 15 January 2013

WOYWW - Back Scrapping !

Hi & welcome fellow WOYWWers !
Just a few scrapping things on the workdesk this week !

When I was visiting your desks over the past couple of weeks I saw that girls were taking part in a "CSI challenge"- it stands for Colour Stories Inspirations and is a scrapbook challenge website.

When I investigated, I found they have a weekly challenge based around just that - they give you a palette of colours, a theme and prompts for embellishments & journalling. And they offer freebie papers & downloads for you to use.
This week there was even a layout sketch to follow.

It looked fun and just what I needed to get back into a scrapbooking frame of mind !

So on my desk this week is my completed layout for CSI Challenge 54 ... the theme was all about hot drinks ! And I loved the colour combinations they suggested !
So I rooted around in my stash & found papers, ribbons & these little polka dot hearts that all fitted in with the colour scheme and used a couple of their papers too.

Having entered this for the challenge I then set about printing out all my photos from Christmas & New Year .. 

Rather perversely I decided to start scrapping with New Year rather than Christmas - and I got on with a layout for our New Years Eve with our friends.

I had bought this clock page ages ago - and as I am on a stash busting mission for 2013 I am determined not to just keep looking at my lovely stash and stroking it (tell me it's not just me who does that !!) but to actually use it up !

And rather than throw away the place name cards I made for New Years Eve - I thought I would pop them onto the page !

And tonight I have my bag all packed & ready for Scrapclub tomorrow night ! 
Loaded up with my Christmas pictures and the project box with all the stash leftover from my JYC journal last month - using this up is another stash busting plan of mine !! 
I'll keep you posted how it goes !

Have a great crafty week & looking forward to seeing what you are all up to this week !


  1. Well done for using your stash and using the nametags in your lo. Enjoy your scrap night.
    Sandra @16

  2. Thanks for sharing the fun photos, Have fun at scrap night and happy WOYWW.

  3. Happy WOYWW. Loving the colours on the first layout. The challenge blog sounds interesting, and could be good research for my study, especially if there are freebies involved! I don't blame you for not using that clock paper until now. I am stroking it from here! Ali x #27

  4. Beautiful pages. Especially I love the New Year´s lo!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #5

  5. wow! you have been busy!! your new year spread is gorgeous - what a wonderful reminder for years to come!!
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 2
    PS i think the drawers are more A4 paper size - they're not wide enough for 12x12...

  6. OMG! You have been one busy person this week. Love the layouts! I am impressed too with the organization and preparation for the scrap club! Awesome organization. Have a great week. Vickie #43

  7. i am constantly on a use dont store mission! doesnt always work!!

    fab layouts

    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}

  8. Brilliant Ali, the CSI challenge kick started you into other scrapping too - they would be delighted, I love the page you made up. I don't scrap chronologically, would only do the christmas pages first if they wee the first to inspire me, so along with that and stash stroking, I have to confirm that it's not just you!!

  9. Excellent to see this workdesk an so nice to meet you !Fabulous Scrap-ART!
    Have a good and creative rest of the week!

    Invitation to take part on:

  10. We took part in CSI once, we must do it again as it was fun. Love your pages.

    Hugs from the bears who are clueless as to what number we're at this week! :)

  11. May have to pop over to CSI and have a look. I love the look of your layouts.

  12. Your organizational skills are fab. And some lovely work on your desk. I am missing my croppnig time - didn't make EITHER crop in Jan but have high hopes for Feb. I just hope I am as prepared as you are :)

    MA (1)

  13. I love your scrapbook layout and as for the clock page love love love and no you are not alone with the stroking.
    ria #114

  14. Your LO is lovely and I would have been keeping that fabby clock paper too... have a thing about clocks and should follow your example and just use the stuff because that is what we buy it for, isn't it? LOL Annette #3

  15. Have fun tomorrow at your crop and tis a great plan to use up your stash! LOVE that clock page, wouldn't mind having one of those in my stash too! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina ☺

  16. Hello there! I really like your "hot drinks" page. Those colors from the palette just happen to be my very favorite!
    Happy WOYWW from egypt. xx
    Roudi #113

  17. Love those pages, the first one is elegance personified. Enjoy your Scrapclub, Chris @ 89

  18. Love your page designs :) THanks for sharing

    Becky #147

  19. Well impressed with your CSI page, I have looked now and again but nothing has inspired me there yet. Your NYE page is super too. And only the ONE bag for scrap club? I only scrap at home but expect I'd need a fork lift truck for my requirements! Thanks for visiting me BJ#55

  20. Lovely scrapbook page. I am trying to get into scrapping again. Will need to have a look at CSI site for some challenges to gorce me to be productive. You are not alone in the stroking, I do that too!!!!

  21. What a good way to keep your memories of your New Year celebrations, and using that clock. Have a great week. xx Maggie #37

  22. What lush layouts!!!! Brilliant job! I don't have the patience for scrapbooking, but admire those that do!

    Jeannie #47

  23. Hi Ali - thanks for stopping by. Have fun at your scrap night. Good for you to use your stash! i need to stop buying paper all the time. LOL. Even the other day out of ALL the paper I have I didn't have one I wish/thought I had.
    Brigita #125

  24. N lovely layout! Cool clock too! Have fun at the scrap thingy-ma- bob! :D Happy WOYWW! Nan 113

  25. No you are not the only one.
    I think we all stroke paper when we think no one is looking. I am (pre change) Basic grey stroker.
    Aged and Confused, Mortifica, Black tie, Phersh and funky, + a couple of others. I doubt i will ever bring myself to use them, but like you i must use up rather than replace. The worst thing for me is hardly ever use bought papers now i tend to make my own paper and backgrounds.
    Saying that had i seen the beautiful clock paper you used on your layout i may have been tempted.
    A nice idea to incorporate the place name cards. I like your layout too.
    Nelle. xx #152

  26. Wow, really loving that New Years layout. and that clock page is fabulous. thanks for stopping by my blog. #99

  27. Lovel LO's and I do like the clock especially as I am so into time as a subject.
    Thanks for visiting me and commenting and for sharing your gorgeous work.
    Hugs, Neet 7 xx

  28. Love the layouts and no its just you who like to just look and stoke stash lol - I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness - Have a great week

  29. Wow, Ali, you are one organized and productive and on-top-of-it scrapper! I'm impressed and love your layouts!!

    Thank you so much for coming by the Playhouse last week and leaving sweet anniversary wishes! I'm sorry I'm just now returning the visit. I took some time off the computer to celebrate with the Mister, and am finally getting back to WOYWW.

    Hope your week has been going well! Darnell #64