Tuesday, 1 July 2014

WOYWW - Workdesk In The Sun At Wisley !

Well this weekend we were away having adventures with Lynda & her husband.
We were heading for the stunning gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley in Surrey.
When I lived in West London Much Beloved & I used to go frequently but it is much more of a trek from here in West Wales nowadays !

So we had planned this trip way back last year - timed to see the amazing Long Borders in their Summer splendour ! But with storms forecast for Saturday we flipped the weekend over & had a lovely stop in Lechlade on Saturday. Complete with a trip to the Christmas Shop !

Then on to overnight in Guildford to be at Wisley early for a full day on Sunday - and happily Lynda & Robert agreed it was worth the trip & the early breakfast !

They had an Arts Fest running last weekend and we had the chance to create a Sun-print with Barbara Gunter Jones - this was great fun !

See her website here http://www.barbaragunterjones.co.uk/

So here we are crafting in the sunshine !
I had forgotten quite how lovely the gardens are - I know a lot of you love gardens too so here are some of the highlights to share with you !  

Here is some of the art we saw at the Arts Fest

And here is the Card in a Box I made for Lynda & couldn't show you last week until I had given it to her !!

Have a great week ! Ali xx


  1. OOhh lovely photos Ali
    Lynda xx

  2. you're early with your post but I was just updating mine, when i saw your post... I love Wisley, used to go a lot with my ex hubby, thanks for sharing the pics - love the crafting ones too! Helen

  3. ah happy WOYWW..
    ... Ali, will make it brief blogger ate my first one!
    I love all the eye candy thanks for sharing, Shaz In Oz.x #4

  4. Ali, your card in the box is Wow! I bet your friend loved it! And gorgeous flower photos!
    I am glad you got to go see crafts in the sunshine. The whole trip just sounds lovely!
    Thanks for sharing the photos. #15

  5. Hi Ali and thanks for visiting my desk....I must say I love your post this week - we visited Scotland 4 years back and browsed thru one of the garden shops with a huge department set up for Christmas (don't see that type of thing in Australia) - could've spent hours there AND oh yes I love gardens and flowers - your photos are stunning especially the waterlily and fushias -favourites. Now the card in a box, so pretty (checked last weeks boxes and you've given me more ideas as I've recently made a couple and want to do one for father-in-laws 90th) Very interesting sun-prints too. Happy WOYWW and have a great week RobynO#8

  6. Well you sure made the right decision about flipping the plans - what a fab weekend you must have had. Love love the sun prints, and of course the gardens are amazing - fabulous photography gal. I'm sort of in love with the statue of the wolf and red riding hood having a hug!

  7. Such lovely photos I couldn't resist pinning the one of the flowers. Wisley is on my list of gardens to visit and want to go even more now. I love the huggy sculpture.
    Have a fund week!
    Gillian #28

  8. What a great weekend, Ali. Wisley is somewhere we have never been, but often said would be good. Rather too far for hubby now, though... Lovely, lovely photos of your fun trip - a Christmas shop in full swing??? Oh my! Gorgeous flower shots.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #9

  9. Love your card in a box! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for sharing your photos!
    Glenda #41

  10. Happy WOYWW great space TFS xx Jan (45)

  11. Hi Ali, great photos all those lovely flowers, we used to have a bottle brush tree, until someone said it made too much mess in the pool!
    Pleased to see you had some blue skies too

    Jan x 46

  12. Hi Ali, what a fun trip and a lovely post. It's years since I've been to Wisley so it is lovely to see all your gorgeous photos. I particularly love the one of the poppies and can quite see why you have used it for your header - it's stunning. Happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing. Elizabeth x #47

  13. My goodness. This is far more fun than desking ! I would love to visit wisley . Your photos are beautiful. So much wonderful colour!

  14. I am not familiar with your country but it des sound like a wonderful time you had out and about. Such beautiful gardens and the plants amazing. I love Christmas shops too. Thanks for sharing, I have not posted yet, I will later today.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza

  15. those gardens must be absolutely breath-taking in person, your shots are amazing! what did you guys make in the outdoor crafting? ( I am not really sure what I am looking at I guess) ~Stacy #63

  16. Thanks for sharing your day out with us. Lovely box card.
    Happy crafting and have a good week, Angela x #48

  17. What a lovely time you had, and what gorgeous flowers, and what an absolutely stunning card in a box! Awesome work!!

    Thanks for your lovely comment, and I'm glad you like my little book so much. I am very pleased with the black pages, but I shall continue to create different backgrounds as well. I've got a lot of ideas up my sleeve, and am determined to make each page different if I can.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #23

    PS Love your blog background - one of my favourite sights is a field full of poppies!

  18. Great pictures. Looks like a fun trip! Creative Blessings! Kelly #55

  19. Hello, looks like you have been hoping around in more ways than one. Happy woyww and thanks for stopping in. Roberta

  20. What a great blog post - I love the flower pics, Wisley is just beautiful and it looks like you had a fab day out. I love the card you made - quite spectacular and very clever - it looks quite complicated to make. Thanks so much for stopping by me desk, hope you have a great week.
    Diana #29

  21. I say!!..... What a wonderful trip you got - I wish I was there :) - UK - Wales and Scotland has so many so many beautiful places. Thank you for sharing :D

    Kind regards

    my contribution for woyww is here:

  22. Hi Ali,

    I can see how much fun you all had. The photos of the flowers are gorgeous.
    The pop up card is amazing! I'm sure Lynda loves it!

    Happy belated WOYWW (thanks for visiting me already)
    Peace, Kay (60)

  23. Hiya Ali ... thanks for popping by my blog earlier & sorry it has taken a while to get back to you. There just don't seem enough hours in the day since hubby retired and wrecked my routine! Was inspired by Clarity's Youtube Tuesday video this week and just as soon as my stencils arrive I am going to give the Gelli plate a go and I will blog what happens. Am expecting a disaster so feel free to have a good giggle at my results.
    LOVE the card you made for Lynda and I bet she was thrilled with it and I love your stunning photo's. That photo' sensitive paper brought back such memories as we had some as children - can clearly remember getting leaf impressions! Take care, Love Debbie xXx

  24. It looks like you had lots of fun. I love seeing what you are doing in your part of the world. have a lovely week. ~ irene