Wednesday 25 May 2016


Good morning

 A very quick post from me today as I have soooo much to do today.. so I'll hop around all your desks tonight if that's OK? I'm joining in The Stampin' Grounds What's on Your Workdesks Wednesday.. which is currently in a temporary home.. I'm so sorry I've been MIA for a couple of weeks... a holiday and a family illness made it impossible for me to join in, but all is good and I'm back.. like it or not! Ha ha...

Here is my desk this morning.. looking all pristine as I spent three hours last night clearing up my space as I have been very remiss and making a lot of mess in there.. I have laid it out in readiness of starting a scrapbook layout later.

Here are two things I have managed to make this first EVER ATC's. I would have joined in the swap  but I wasn't sure if they would be good enough for the first time around so I didn't join in.. but I'm wishing now I had.. as I think they are pretty cool.. but maybe I'm deluding myself?

 and a card.. for my Mother in Law.. for her birthday in a couple of weeks.. I do hope she likes it as she is quite hard to please! Hey ho

Well that's all I have time for now.. but do let me know you've stopped by and thanks for calling in.



  1. Happy 7th WOYWW! I was going to say you needn't have tidied up for us, but if you're going to start a new project then that's ok :-D I LOVE your ATCs, one of my favs today!!
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  2. Such pretty ATCs Elaine - love the colour.
    Wish my desk was that tidy.
    Toni xx

  3. Oh gosh, your ATCs are gorgeous! It is my first time too and mine are nowhere near as nice as yours. But it is just a bit of fun.

    I am determined to visit everyone. I have dedicated today to WOYWW. (a freezer meal for hubby I'm afraid!)

    Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary

  4. Absolutely LOVE your ATCs!!! They're fabulous! And your card is beautiful! Thanks for the visit and Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary!
    Carol N #4

  5. Oh your little seaside themed ATCs are just gorgeous! Happy WOYWW 7th anniversary! x Jo

  6. Your ATCs are very pretty. It was my first time making them too. They are a lot of fun. Sounds like you've been out and about enjoying life and family!

    Happy WOYWW anniversary
    Sharon K #45

  7. Your ATC's are looking wonderful Just put your name in again with a * beside it and you'll be joining in
    hugs Nikki 1

  8. Hi Elaine, wow, those are awesome ATC's! You are NOT deluding yourself at all. Have a great week, Happy Anniversary, Hugs, Shaz #8 xx

  9. Fab desk, cards and ATC's

    Happy 7th Anniversary WOYWW


  10. Hi Elaine, I love your ATCs and if you want someone to swap with I have some spare, just leave me a comment on my blog letting me know and I will get back to you. Wishing you a happy 7th woyww anniversary, Angela x 30

  11. Love your ATC's - I did not join in either as I am still setting up my workspace for the 3rd time this year - lol

  12. Ooooh, what amazing ATC's those are!!! I wish my desk space looked as neat as yours does right now, but mine DID look that good when I set up my brand new space three months ago! Grin... you just have to pop in today to see that this is SO NOT THE CASE anymore!! Grin Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera, WOYWW#58

  13. Hi Elaine, Lovely card and your ATCs are fab.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy 7th Anniversary WOWW
    Sue #24

  14. I love your ATC's and if I hadn't run out of mine I would have swapped with you definitely! It's my first time too so I only made 6 as I wasn't sure if anyone would want them! Thank you so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #22

  15. Thanks for popping by my blog earlier ... was lovely to have you visit! I love to have a good clear of my desk ready to start again with the next project ... kinda clears my head, although my husband would argue that is never likely to happen! I LOVE your ATC's and NO! you are not deluding yourself. I am VERY happy to send you one of mine if you would like - no swap necessary - then you can consider yourself having taken part in the Anniversary ... email me - - if you would like one. Happy WOYWW'ing! Love Debbie #18 xXx

  16. Hey thanks for visiting me, sorry for the late visit from me. I love your tidy desk view and the ATCs are stunning, which I had made some to swap, but work got in the way this time. Love that card for your MIL. I laughed at your comment..I think all MILs are hard to please. Happy WOYWW A Versary. Cx #53

  17. Great space! Your ATCs are adorable. Love your card.
    Happy anniversary!!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #2

  18. Thanks for your visit -- popping over to wish you a very happy 7th anniversary WOYWW! Your ATCs came out super cool. ~ Laura #47

  19. I can't believe they are your first ATC's! They're totally cool! Thanks for stopping by earlier! zsuzsa #44

  20. Your ATCs are absolutely wonderful! And I'm happy to swap with you! (You can see mine on my post too.)
    Glad you like my MM canvas. I did enjoy doing it :)
    RosA # 29

  21. WOW!! Your ATC's are AMAZING! These are my first ATC cards too, but mine are way simple. Love the clean desk, sometimes I have to stop and just clean it up. Happy belated WOYWW Anniversary! Hope you have a great and crafty week. LisaDV #44

  22. Happy WOYWW anniversary and thanks for visiting my blog earlier. I so love your ATC and you have done a stunning beautiful job with them. I love the beach theme. Have a fantastic week. Hugs ~Anne L#3

  23. A belated Happy 7th Anniversary to you Elaine. Thanks for visiting and your kind comment. Wednesday just got away from me. I think your ATCs are great. Lots of texture and a seaside theme, which is right up my street. Just look at my blog name!

    Fiona #26

  24. Hi there, Sorry I'm late visiting - thanks for visiting me. Your ATC's are fab - you should send them. Anne x #25

  25. Hi there, Sorry I'm late visiting - thanks for visiting me. Your ATC's are fab - you should send them. Anne x #25

  26. Wow Elaine, those ATCs are stunning! I love them. They are in a class of their own! I love anything with a sea theme and they look as if they are full of texture. Well done indeedy! Thank you for your lovely comment, which made me smile - esp. as the cancer was in my bowel lol!! Thank you for your anniversary congrats too - we had a lovely day. Lots going on this month with birthdays too - it's mine on Monday! Being the last (my hubby's birthday, then our anniversary, then my birthday) I get to keep my cards up for the longest time haha!! Glad you like my recent projects too.

    Sorry to be so long replying but we've had such a busy time lately and I've got very tired in between and had to rest, and I am all behind with my computer stuff.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #49

  27. I would have been by sooner, but not long after I linked at Jan's, thunderstorms knocked my power out. To make matters worse, my internet is having a meltdown, and I have to reboot after nearly every person I visit. But I still hope to visit everyone this weekend.

    I think this is my first visit here, although I could be wrong. Looks like you have a lovely work area. It's too bad I didn't make any ATCs this year, because I would have practically BEGGED you for one. Thanks for visiting me on Wednesday and happy 7th Anniversary from # 5.

  28. Thanks for your visit earlier.
    Well done with your ATCs! they look really good. If you still have one spare I will swap with you, drop me your addy on an email.
    Have a good week
    aka Bishopsmate #32

  29. Your ATC's are lovely. I just love anything with sea related stuff. Great job on the card and two weeks early - again very impressed.
    April #40

  30. Hi Elaine, sorry for the late visit, I am running to catch up this week! Those aTCs are totally gorgeous :o) Happy WOYWW anniversary! Annie C #27

  31. Lovely ATC and do take part as they are perfect for a swap. Thanks for visiting my desk and sorry for the late reply I have been busy getting everything back in order after the painting.
    sandra de @37

  32. I love your ATCs. And I'd swap with you in a heart beat. I can see one of those framed on a shelf I'm adding to a room in the house. So if you're up for a swap, give me a shout. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm very late in making rounds as we've had rain/ thunderstorms keeping me off line. Looks to be clear sailing for a few days so I should be more timely this week. Creative Blessings! Kelly #50