Tuesday, 2 September 2014

WOYWW - It's Starting To Look A Lot Like ???

Well it is September (not entirely sure how that happened - a minute ago it was mid-summer !) and so even I have given in to the temptation of Christmas stash !

But still on my catch up mission for my Journal 52 too !

On my desk this week are some new Christmas crafting goodies !! To the left there are Clarity stencils - the Christmas Lights wreath is fun !

Then in the centre are some other Clarity stamps - Funky Foliage - not Christmas but you know how I love a seedhead (or two !!) but the Christmas Doves & Reindeer are well and truly Festive !

Then some Chloe stamps on the right with a couple of Poinsettia dies behind them !

 Not entirely sure what the cards will look like yet but it will have to wait a few weeks until I can have a good old mess about !
I did take the goodies down to Lynda's on Saturday and we played with texture paste and glitter ! I wasn't feeling too well with an upset tummy and Lynda was lovely looking out for me !

I did get 2 more Journal 52 pages done - the topic for this was "Inspired by A Book" - I have loved "The Secret Garden" since I was a girl.
I took the photo of this garden door at Picton Castle at Easter because it made me think of the story - and used Dylusions stamps and my new Clarity funky foliage stamps to make the page.

This challenge was "Gratitude" - I have so much in my life I give thanks for - and got to use this cute envelope from my stash too !

Just wanted to share these photos from my garden tonight - the amazingly bright & summery Rudbeckia  
 And these vivid Echinacea that always make me smile !
Well must scoot off to bed as have to be up at 4am to head for a flight to Poland for work and I'm away for a few days so apologies if I am late visiting this week !
Take care Ali x


  1. wow Ali one busy girl off to Poland have safe trip ... thanks for sharing your crafty fun on your desk and take care ~ dont get sick again, Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #33

  2. Hope the work trip to Poland goes well. Love the journal and the 'gratitude' crafting. Great to see so many Christmas goodies. Thanks for sharing your workspace today. Hazel, WOYWW, #34 x

  3. Travel safe. Can't see a seed head now without thinking of you! Your Secret Garden page is fabulous. I recently listened to that story on line as avfree Audio book while I crafted. It was so nice to hear again as an adult. I picked up more of the subtle information that I glossed over as a kid.

  4. Hope the flight was on time! The garden looks fabulous - and so does the Secret Garden page! Helen 14

  5. I love your gratitude pocket, so cute! And your flowers are gorgeous.

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #21

  6. Happy WOYWW. Say hello to Poland for our employee, Greg. He is crazy and drives there when he goes back to see family. Lovely Xmas designs. I have not started yet, but cannot wait. Too many autumn birthdays first! We have just started to sort out our garden - only a year after moving in. I am becoming obsessive, but my health stops me doing as much as I would like. Ali x. #20

  7. Hi , I've linked into WOYWW for the first time and I'm happily snooping around.
    By now you will be in Poland. Hope it all goes well and that you'll be able to see some sights as well.
    I love the poppies on your blog. Lovely. And the flowers in your garden.
    The stamps on your desk look gorgeous. I've never seen those before. I'll be looking forward to see what you do with those.
    Thank you for sharing your desk.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Lisca #61

  8. Garden flowers look nice but the stamps look even better and I look forward to seeing what you do with them.
    Happy crafting, Angela x 38

  9. A lovely busy desk, and beautiful garden you have there. Hope the Poland trip goes well. Take care, Chris # 29

  10. Such a busy desk and my word you are doing Christmas stuff. Love the photos of your plants they are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 49
    Happy WOYWW