Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WOYWW #416

Wednesday has now been renamed... from now on I shall be calling it Wednes-YAY!!!
The once dull midweek has been perked up with the usual round-up of nosey-parkers taking part in 


Apologies again... my desk is uber-boring this week with nothing to show, save for a notepad and pencil.

And apologies also for the dim photograph :(
Tuesday evening and this is how my desk will stay for a few days. I'm making a new album - the Raven one - and I've decided that I will design each page first (- hence the pad and pencil) and figure out how I want it to look. Then I'll be preparing each page, and filming as I put it together.  The camera is still hovering over my desk - and it has been used already (see previous post), and the craft caddy is full of the bits and pieces I will be using when I start to make the album
If I hadn't used my laptop to take this photograph, you'd also note that the screen of said laptop is showing me watching Amazon Prime... well into the second season of Lucifer and I have to say that I am easily distracted and ever so slightly hooked lol
I do have another really good excuse for my slow rate of crafting and empty desk... I broke another bone! Left collar bone this time - thank goodness! Because I don't think the right side would have taken well to being broken again lol. Well, you got to laugh at my little mishaps - I told my mum that if I were a horse, I'd probably have been shot by now :D

Want to join in? Hop on over to the Stamping Ground, where our host Ms Julia will explain everything. Add your name to 'Mr Linky', get your number and you're off!
This week, I'm running late, and after giving Mr Linky a tickle, I am number 36 :)

Have a wonderful and productive Wednesday everyone!
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I thought I'd put here that my daughter is currently at a work convention in Manchester - but thankfully she is okay and unharmed. Thoughts and prayers to all affected by this atrocity - but we WILL prevail and just get stronger.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Alice In Wonderland Mini Album

Yay...I finally figured out the webcam, editing software, and how to get a YouTube upload channel. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out the microphone settings, so the sound quality isn't good - but at least I did it - all on my own! lol


I've uploaded a few albums I had made in the past - but the Alice one is here.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WOYWW #415

Time trundles on, and brings us all round once again to a Wednesday... the middle of the week where the only thing to look forward to is...

YAY!!

Get ready for the most boring WOYWW post that's ever been...
My desk is empty... well, sort of :)

I've finished the Alice Album after deciding against any extra 'flaffy' bits inside and so I've cleared my desk ready for the next project. EXCEPT...
I guess you can't help but notice the tripod sat jauntily on my desk, hovering over a blank workspace... I'm waiting for a new webcam, and the tripod is set up expectantly so I can mount the said new webcam (when it eventually arrives!) and record the albums I have made. It's got to be easier than taking photographs, surely? 
My ever-patient son has given me some links for the best video-editing software for absolute technophobes like his poor old mum (that would be me lol), and I'm hoping to get recorded and edited, and then uploaded before Friday. Stress on the "I'm hoping"" lol.

There's my WOYWW post - short and sweet this week from me (makes a change!)
Want to join in or figure out what we nosey-crafters do every Wednesday? Click on over to the Stamping Ground, where our Leader will reveal all.... lol

Happy Crafting, and a Beautiful Wednesday to ALL!

Oh... I'm number 22 this week :)

Friday, 12 May 2017

Album Closure

I finally decided on the closure for the mini. It was a tough choice because I really wanted to use the antique military buttons I have - but it didn't look quite right. So, after much thought and deliberation, I put together a chain and charm closure ...

As usual, I have overdone the charms - but I do so love the feel and the sound of them as I open up the album :)
So far there's a pendant, the rabbit, a key, a rose in a heart and a little dangly charm I made for the front of the closure. The pendant reads: "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
For the actual charm and chain closure, I managed to dig up the same chain as I'd used on the back of the suitcase. Here's the list of what's on that part:
  • Metal 'Eat Me' bottle with cake and small mushroom charms attached
  • Royal flush hand of cards with hand-made blue dangly charm
  • Large toadstool charm
  • Small pendant with Alice photo with a tiny key and padlock charms attached
  • Little pocket watch charm with hand-made blue dangly charm
  • Metal 'Drink Me' bottle with teapot and cup and saucer charms attached
Both the back and front are attached with a lobster clasp - just a tiny one at the back though. All the metal fasteners (including the ones I used for the corseted spine detail) are large ones bought online, and I daubed them with adirondack silver alcohol ink.

I have also decided that the inside covers of the actual mini album are going to be left plain... it's a nice size and will take quite a few photographs with ease - but the added bulk of detailed inner covers will possibly make the album just too hefty and unable to close comfortably.
I'll do a flip-through of the album and post some photographs - but still haven't decided on whether to add red embellishments to the pages... I think I'll wait until the rest of the stamps and dies I ordered arrive and then make up my mind :)



Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Album Spine

The album spine is done - I knew I wanted a corseted ribbon design on it, but had no idea how to achieve this at all. So thank you YouTube and especially Scrap Queen :)
It's quite strange, but for all the hassle I've had trying to finish this album, now it's almost done I'm kind of missing the creativity of it already :) Maybe these last few tweaks and 'adds' will last a few weeks to get finished :)




A Special Day

I thought I'd add this here... today is a special day.
Twenty-three years ago, I got married to the most amazing man on the planet. I love him just as much now as I did then - only now that love is stronger. He is a wonderful father, protector, husband, grand-dad and friend.
Okay, so he isn't actually the perfect man... hes just the perfect man for me.

WOYWW #414

A welcome midweek hiatus is upon us nosey-parkers once again - yes, it's time for ...
(insert drum roll here... )


The two weeks previous, I was soooo good - visiting everyone who signed up on MrLinky at the Stamping Ground... and then last week I didn't manage a single visit :( So sorry to everyone for not managing a little peek at your desks and work spaces - but I do have a good excuse, honest! I actually lost a day or two. I have no idea what happened on Wednesday or Thursday last week - they have just disappeared from my life. The doctors are baffled (always a bonus when you can confuse a medic or two lol) but I am being lined up for tests to see if I am epileptic. Unfortunately, those tests aren't available until September! How ridiculous lol  Ah, well... never a dull moment, eh?!

So, explanation over, and I am back to my own desk this week.
I'm getting close to finishing the Alice album... and though it's taken a while, I have quite enjoyed it. I am making the four large 'tag'  inserts for the pockets, then it's just the cover to decorate.

I've had to rearrange my desk a little - well, the window sill. Kitty-Belle (our middle cat) has decided that the sill is HERS to sit upon, and if she doesn't get to perch her scraggy little bald bottom there to keep a watchful eye on the world outside, then it must be her mission in life to destroy my craft room instead. As you may also notice, I have gone back to using my Purple Cows guillotine. That Fiskars of mine is so old, the strip of foam that holds the paper in place has all but worn away, and the blade is so blunt it is about as much use as a chocolate teapot! 
 Centre-top of the picture you can also see an extra addition to my craft room... more on that later :)

 Here's a couple of the pages of the album... this one is mainly blue, with the gussets in the binding hinge and the reverse of the pocket tags being red. I'll be adding a few red embellishments later too - but the main album I really wanted to keep to a blue theme.

 Creating the four pocket tags... and as I am making little pull-tabs with small  intricate dies, I thought I would use my newest toy - the "Tool 'n One" from Spellbinders. It's to get all the little bits out of intricate dies easily. At last that's the theory. As you may notice, I went back to using my (very old) pokey tool and a pair of tweezers lol. I'm sure the "Tool 'n One" works really well in it's sideways-bottle-brush sort of way on larger dies - but for the littl'uns I'm sticking with what I know :) Also on my desk are some antique military buttons. I do love buttons! My Nan used to have a tin full of odd buttons of all shapes and sizes, and the sound it made was like heavy raindrops falling on a shack roof. I just like to hold the buttons in my hands and enjoy the sounds they make, and the feel of them. Little things please little minds lol Anyway, I digress as I reminisce on childhood memories... the buttons are there because they make brilliant album closures. Military buttons are best because they are metal, with the little metal loop at the back, and are pretty robust :)

 And here's the latest addition to my craft room. Meet 'Ed', and his friend 'You Can Call Me Al'. I have an obsession with ravens and crows (amongst a lot of other things lol) and this figurine I totally fell in love with. Not everybody's cup of tea, I know...
 But I adore them :)

Obviously, they are named because of the beautiful and haunting poem "The Raven" by EDgar ALlan Poe. I thought I was being clever lol

So, that's my little workdesk today. It's only left to add here that I am number 13 again this week :)

Many thanks to  the awesome Ms Julia for being our WOYWW host. Take a nosey around HER workdesk and see how to join in the nosiest fun on the crafty internet :)

Have a wonderful  Wednesday everyone!




Tuesday, 2 May 2017

WOYWW #413

Today, I'm doing something a little different; not so much as to what is on MY workdesk, but rather what is on HIS workdesk - the 'his' in question being my wonderful hubby, Colin :)
He has a workspace in his shed where he potters about, fixing everything I break, making useful things out of rubbish and generally having fun taking his numerous motorbikes apart :)

 He's a busy man with so much on his workspace, there's actually little room for actual working - I have no idea how he does it! This is the aftermath of him making a fine net to help clean the fish pond in the garden - which is coming along quite nicely now :)
 When all the grass grows it will be lovely - with wild flowers growing in the bank around the pond. Here's hubby testing out his net - and it worked brilliantly (I had no doubt it would - hubby is so clever).

The lilac is just beginning to bloom, and the camellia is just finishing. The camellia has been over-abundant with flowers this year, and it's still blooming after the first bud opened way back in December!

So there it is - something different for my WOYWW this week :)
And, for my Mr Linky number... this week it's unlucky for some, number 13 :)
Want to join in the snooping? Hop on over to the Stamping Ground, where our ever-patient host, Ms Julia, will tell you how to play along.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Shopping!

I thought I'd do a quickie post in between making the pages for the Alice album... 
I've been on a couple of shopping trips, and apart from a corner punch and the cheap papers at the £1 store, I think I managed to get everything I needed (and more!)
This photo was taken after my trip the The Range last Wednesday. This is just a small part of what was bought :) Papers, dies, more papers... another 'Frozen' embossing folder which I shall never use (I have two now lol). I think I'll make up a load of crafting goodies and then do a giveaway on my 500th post or something similar.

This little haul was from an unexpected trip to Pickwell Farm. I really wanted a branch-shaped die and found the Tim Holtz one at a bargain price. Those three dies were just £2 each! The spray was £1 and that paper (that I have already used in the Alice album) was in a box marked "3 for £1" -so I grabbed a load :) The flowers will be perfect for the Poe/Raven album, so they were snapped up too :) I also bought other papers, ribbon, lace, chocolate, fruit, and a load of other crafting goodies. Look, chocolate is an essential crafting item, okay? lol
Pickwell Farm is right next to our local pub (well, a mile and a half walk), so I left hubby nursing a pint, 'borrowed' £20 from his wallet and sauntered off to see what goodies I could buy at Pickwell :) I bumped into a couple of people, and had a lovely chat. The only 'downside' was that I didn't manage to spend the whole £20 lol

So... there's the result of my shopping trips, and I now have to find space in which to stuff my recent purchases. The album is coming along slowly, so I shall get back to that now - page 3 is done and I'm thinking about page 4. I'm taking a LOT of inspiration from Scrap Queen, and I'll try and get some piccies up soon :)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

WOYWW #412

Wednesday again... already!!! Well, Tuesday actually - but it's nearly Wednesday, and if I don't write this post now, I'll never have time lol
Nothing really lol
I'm looking through my computer at the digital papers I have, to start my Alice In Wonderland album... and have decided that I will be making at least two of them now. One will be black with blue and white (and a hint of red possibly) and another will be using a lot of browns and vintage/weathered looking papers and ephemera.
I can't actually take a photo of the computer on my desk.. as I use it to take the photograph(s) for WOYWW :)
So there it is - my almost-empty-desk ... one page started, the reverse of the box in the background and my glasses which I need to wear when I'm having a bit of a fibro-flare-up. Actually, I thought my eyes were particularly bad today, until my daughter pointed out that my glass lenses were dusty lol
I'm off to keep rooting through the thousands of digital papers I have, to find the best ones to use for this album :)
I hope everyone is enjoying the week so far - by the time you're reading this I shall probably be shopping at The Range with my mum - she is SUCH a bad influence so I shall be somewhat poorer in cash, yet richer in crafting goodies when I get home lol

I will add that last week I managed to visit everybody who played WOYWW... I don't think this week I shall be quite so organised - but I will try my best :)
Lastly... this week I shall be number.... 32. 
UPDATE:
Mum WAS a bad influence, and now my purse is empty and my craft room a mess of acquired 'stuff' lol
But it was a good day - even if I am running late for this weeks WOYWW



Saturday, 22 April 2017

Tidying up!

Hubby and I have our 23rd Wedding Anniversary very soon - and so he bought me a new toy to play with. I am the very happy owner of a Sizzix Big Shot Plus :)
Unfortunately, today I am really not well enough to sit and craft - having a bit of a Fibro-Flare-Up. So... I decided to potter a bit and tidy my little craft room. Amazingly, I have just one tiny carrier bag of rubbish to throw away - everything else has been sorted and tidied :)
This may not seem a big deal to a lot of people, but my crafting hobbies include:

  • scrapbooking
  • miniatures
  • nail tech
  • mini album construction
  • jewellery making
... and probably other things I have forgotten about lol. So there is a lot of 'stuff' in a not-very-big room. All drawers are stacked and stuffed, all boxes full and overflowing, and all space accounted for and used lol

 Straight ahead as you walk (squeeze! lol) through the door
 A look to the left
A glance to the right

And making sure the cat bed is accessible to the fluffy darlings lol

I am now aching all over, and I swear my aches have aches lol

I did add just one little extra to the Alice suitcase...
After all, what point is decorating this project if there isn't the Cheshire cat to see?

Now we just have to see if I can manage to keep things sorted and tidy for when WOYWW rolls around lol

And More Progress...

I changed my mind again! I'm pretty sure now that the base will NOT go with the suitcase... I'll make another base instead. Also, I've figured out how the suitcase will be decorated - and that's almost completed now. Inside, I think I'll line it with torn pages of an "Alice In Wonderland" book that I've printed out. Really, it's just the back of the suitcase that's changed...
 I added a watch and chain to the back -the top of the chain being secured with a pretty brad.
 I also finished the tags with the cupcake and bottle.
 The front is exactly the same...
 ... though the tags are able to be removed and placed to the front...
... or to the sides.
That's about it... I just wanted to update my blog with how the project was progressing - and using that as an excuse for not actually making a start on the album to fit inside the case. I have no idea what I am going to do for that! lol

Friday, 21 April 2017

Progress...

It's a bit of a pain when you have loads of ideas in your head, but no real plan on how to execute any of them... this is what I have discovered whilst throwing together the stand and box for a mini-album I have yet to make (or even envisage as yet!).  Progress has been made, however... slow though it may be :)
The front...
 And the back...
And NONE of this was how I first thought I would lay out the decorations and embellishments at all lol
I had made some pieces including a half-painted white rose with a paintbrush...
... and the 'Drink Me' bottle was going to stay empty. Now the bottle is full...
... and the rose is nowhere to be seen :D
I will be adding a few more pieces to the case including the 'Eat Me' and 'Drink Me' tags with the bottle and a little cupcake...

... the reverse of the tags having images on them.

As for all the white and blue roses, the ribbons and the lace - well, I'm just not sure yet.
I'm also still debating whether the stand will be used for this suitcase, or if it will be used for the 'Raven' album I will make.
I added the fence trim and mod-podged the whole thing, then placed the keyhole onto it... and now I just think it would look amazing with the other album. It's something I will have to consider carefully. As you can see, I have avoided adding any embellishments to the stand as yet just in case I do change my mind. Maybe I'll make a tray-stand with no drawer for the 'Alice' case and album...?

Life would be so much simpler if I could just make up my mind lol



Tuesday, 18 April 2017

WOYWW #411

Today is actually Tuesday, but as it's a nice sunny day I will be gardening instead of crafting - so my desk will stay just as it is for the next few days (weather permitting). I've had a few days away from home as my poor Mum was very ill and I had to call an ambulance for her on Sunday. I've had to spend all my time with her as the doctors and paramedics advised she wasn't to be left alone for a few days until the medication they'd issued had a chance to kick in. Thankfully she seems a bit more herself today, so I'm back at home for a little bit whilst my Aunt stays with Mum. She had me scared though - I thought she'd had a stroke!
So... onto my desk for the show-and-tell that is "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday"
I am making two albums right now - neither of which are urgent... but I guess you just have to go with what you're feeling inspired with at the time :)
I've just had some more metal dies delivered - I'm not an addict, honest! though I will admit to having more than 400 dies right now with more on the way. Okay... I'm an addict lol. 
The rose dies are for the wedding album I will make for my niece Tamsin - I'm so excited about her wedding because I'll get to see the family all together. They're not actually my blood-family, but we've sort of adopted each other and love as though we were family - and that's what counts in my book :)
The albums...
The two I am making are a dark-themed Alice In Wonderland and an album based around Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven".  The suitcase isn't one I've made... It's from a set of three you can purchase at The Works for £7 (also included in their offer of buy two for £10). I couldn't realistically make one for the price - and this was one I had just laying around spare. I sprayed it with leftover black stove paint and then rubbed the edges so the blue would show through a little. This is what the Alice In Wonderland mini-album will be inside of. The stand was made for the suitcase to sit on top of... but I may change my mind and use the stand for the "Raven" album instead. The drawer fits perfectly into the base, absolutely flush - I'm so happy with that as I am well known for not being able to cut a straight line for love nor money - let alone measure anything with any degree of accuracy lol. The base has been made with packaging I have saved from my many deliveries from EBay and Amazon and the remains of black card-stock and paper I had left over from previous projects. I feel quite good and green with all this recycling, upcycling and using up oddments :)



I am hoping to get the suitcase partially decorated with lettering and the covers of the album started - but with my life at the moment, I am not sure if I'll have the time! I'm also not too sure about the feet I've chosen for the base - they're not attached right now so they may be swapped for a different design. I'm also humming-and-ahhing about the choice of handle/pull for the drawer... but I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually.

So... if you want to join in with "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday" you can click on over to The Stamping Ground and Let Ms Julia tell you how to play along. Let's face it, we're all a nosey bunch really and this is a whole load of fun :)

All I will add is my number for Wednesday - and this week it's to be #27

I do hope everyone is having a brilliant week, and enjoying their Wednesday!

Quick update for Wednesday morning (00.10 lol)...
I did actually put some wording on the suitcase...

There will be other embellishments, and I'll probably shabby-up the lettering too :)
I really love the backwards letters, and I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Vintage Market Sizzix (Sizzlets) Decorative Strip Die (656623).

Now I am definitely finished for the night lol

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

WOYWW #410

I'm writing this Tuesday evening - but guaranteed my desk won't change a bit before Wednesday (or Thursday, and possibly even Friday!), so technically, it's still "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday" 
It's a mess! It seems that, just lately, I've had the urge to shop for crafty things but have no inspiration or real ideas on how I shall use any of it. I bought yet more edge-dies... I now have well over 50 of them lol. Another embossing folder that I might be able to use on something, a wine-themed stamp set that I thought I might use on the music-sheet project (but then changed my mind), loads of Alice In Wonderland themed bits and pieces I have printed, made or stamped that I do want to use in an album I sort-of have planned...and plug chains are also sat on my desk. I saw them in a shop and thought to myself "Ooh... they'll come in handy for making albums!" and promptly bought four of them. By the time I had gotten home, I'd completely forgotten exactly the amazing idea I had that I would use them for (I think it was some amazing, new-fangled way of making an album closure... but who knows?! lol). There is also a roll of wallpaper sat on my desk. I had a tester piece torn off of a roll for my mum... and as I stood looking at it, I had the idea that it would make beautiful covers for some of my journals and albums... along with the other five rolls of wallpaper I have collected for exactly this reason, and never actually used yet.
I had a very tiring day - but a lovely one too - visiting with my 4 grandchildren. We went to the Maxx 99p store, and they wiped me out! I only wanted coffee, and ended up spending £30! I did find some beautiful pencils though...

The actual pencil 'lead' isn't metallic exactly... but the colours are so beautiful - like faded Victorian hues. Unfortunately, the photograph isn't very good and shows them a lot brighter than they really are. I just fell in love with the colours, and I am sure there'll be something I will use these for... eventually :)

So... there you have it - so many crafting items, and so little inspiration. 
I can't really use the excuse that my tooth still hurts, as I went to the dentists of Thursday and had it drilled and filled. BUT... on Saturday I broke the filler and now have toothache again. I just want the dentist to take out the offending tooth! lol

To all the lovely people who visited my blog last week - I do apologise for few return visits - this week I WILL make the effort and have a peek at other people's desks.
If you have no idea at all as to what is going on here, just pop on over to The Stamping Ground, where our ever-creative host Ms Julia will explain everything here.

Finally... for this week's WOYWW I shall be number... 26

Have a wonderful Wednesday to All... and for the rest of the week too :)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

WOYWW #409

Ah, yes... Wednesday has rolled around again - way too quickly, I might add - and it's time to show of our places of crafting glorious-ness in the weekly posts know as "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday" :)
For the last few weeks I have been late, disorganised or just completely forgetful - so keeping my fingers crossed that this week I shall be able to get posted, link up, and visit lots of blogs all within a good space of time :)
This week, I shall be number .... 19.
I am in a crafting transitional stage at the moment - lots of ideas for projects in my head, and not really sure which one to start first. Trouble is, I've had an awful toothache for the past few weeks and it's just getting worse. I'm too often distracted by this annoying pain to be able to concentrate on an important project.. and there are some important things that need doing.

My dearest friend's daughter is getting married (YAY!!!) and as honourable and venerated 'Auntie' I am plunged in at the deep end (again!) and helping out. I made the wedding book for her eldest daughter (my namesake, Charlie), and so am doing the same for the youngest daughter, Tamsin, too. I just hope Royce, her son, doesn't decide to get hitched in the foreseeable future lol. Anyway, I have been advised of the colour theme, and have managed to get hold of a Papermania capsule pack in 'Parisienne Blue' with tags that will match in 'Burleigh Blue' (no 'Parisienne Blue' ones to be found!). I'd love to get hold of a couple more packs, as the project I have in mind will take quite a bit of paper. Papermania used to do a Capsule Collection in yellow and orange colours - but that's disappeared off all shelves, and so I may have to end up using plain card-stock in those colours. I can't decide which border/edge dies to use - and may have to sit and do something I've never done before and actually think about the design and plan it out BEFORE I start lol. So that explains a little of what's on my work-desk... now for the rest...
I've been looking for some cheap seam binding, and managed to get hold of some online - 15 metres for £1 plus a little  postage - so I bought everything they had. Only 4 colours - but I  can dye it to suit what I need. I've just found two more in grey and pink - 1/4 and 1/2 inch widths, so bought those too lol
Another project I've decided to start is for Christmas - yes, I know it's a little less than 9 months away yet - but I do like to be organised :) My youngest daughter lives here at home along with her boyfriend, Matt. Matt is so good to my little girl (she's 22 years old, but still my baby lol) and he has so much patience. He works, sings in a band AND writes their songs, organises gigs (they are on tour right now), and even helps produce their music videos too... and he makes his own guitars from scratch. Oh, he also gives guitar lessons too. See... amazing! Anyway... his mum is pretty special - she'd have to be to raise a son like Matt, so I want to make her something special for Christmas. She is a music teacher and a concert flautist. I thought I'd make her a little album she can fill with photographs of her orchestra moments :) 
A work in progress lol

Well, That's it - a bit of a long-winded post (my apologies). Except for the glycerine and paper I mentioned last week... even though some of the 'leather' paper I made was with old yellow file folders, it all came out quite well...
I haven't run them through the embosser yet - I'm deciding on which (if any) folder to use. They really don't look as shiny in real life lol

I hope everyone has had a trouble-free week so far :) Have a Wonderful Wednesday.. and the rest of the week too :)


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

WOYWW #408

I was so late in posting last week - I hope this week's "What's On Your Wordesk? Wednesday" finds me somewhat more organised :) (It didn't, and In wasn't lol)
This week I am number 38
So... this week I am doing... nothing actually. I have finished the mini-album... though I am not happy with it at all. More about that in a moment. Firstly... my desk:
  A finished album, my coffee, a couple of deliveries of embellishments - and some glycerine. I have some old file folders that I want to turn into leather-looking paper and apparently, the glycerine will help me do this. We'll see lol
My desk looks quite sparse - but around me is chaos - my drawers are stuffed and overflowing, and I've been rifling through my stash.
These are just four of the TEN drawer units I have crammed into my wee tiny craft room - not to mention the shelves, storage boxes, and piles of 'stuff' placed everywhere. It's a tight squeeze in here :)
Now... the album...
It's just way too stuffed lol. I ended up glue-ing the journalling spots directly to the pages instead of making little cards - but I may have to cut down the pages inside anyway and removing some pieces just to make it all a little less bulky.
I'm pleased with the actual design - so I have no idea what bits I shall remove yet...

Showing the journalling spots I've had to glue directly onto the page... and this is the page on the left that I made so many mistakes with. It's a bit of a shame - because I LOVE this paper collection and wanted this album in my living room.
Oh, well!

I hope you all have an amazing Wednesday - I will have a nose around later at what people are showing. 
Want to take part? Hope on over to The Stamping Ground, and follow the links to WOYWW.
Have Fun!!!