Wednesday 9 November 2016

Woo Hoo.. my 300th post

Good Morning and Happy WOYWW to all of my dear followers

Today I have some exciting news.. this is my 300th Blog Post..yep 300th.. where oh where did they all fly by to? I've had some breaks along the way due to house moves, family illness and, generally, life getting in the way.. but 300 posts is surely something to celebrate?  

So..drum roll.. I'm having a giveaway! Become a follower and I will be sending one of you, regardless of your location a lovely gift. I can't say what it will be because I know that some of my followers aren't scrapbookers for example.. some of you are crocheters, seamstresses, stamping queens etc. but I will make sure that your gift is related to your own craft.. how exciting is that? You have until the end of November to become a follower and then I will use a random number generator to select my prize winner. I do hope you'll join me! The giveaway will be for existing and new followers as long as you have made a comment on my blog in the last month.

In addition I have also added a 'Pinterest' button to my posts so should anyone like to save any of my layouts for inspiration for later, you can now click on the Pinterest button at the bottom of each post.

Anyway, enough if that.. you are, of course, here to see my desk.. so here it is.. a bit more cluttered than last week but still very tidy on account that I am still trying to sell my house (!) I'm getting a bit bored of keeping it so tidy to be honest... but needs must.

You might notice a couple of cards on the left of the desk.. I can't zoom in on them yet as they are for some DT work but all in good time, all in good time.. lol.
You may also be wondering why I'm sharing my desk that it is because the lovely Julia over at The Stamping Ground is, as usual on a Wednesday, hosting a desk hop where we can all share our desks and current projects.  
Talking of current projects here are my latest layouts

Of course, these are mostly of my dear Grandaughter, Amber, and her Mummy and Daddy, my son and daughter-in-law but I did manage to include a couple of others.

Finally here is one that I created using the Glisten Collection from Kaisercraft for my DT work with Merly Impressions.

and here is a card I made too

Finally,I am also involved in a couple of swaps over on UK Scrappers and here are all the gifts I've been carefully wrapping for the last couple of evenings.. all ready to send off to the recipients. I can't wait to see what I get in return.. I love swaps.. lol (I'm  just a big kid at heart..)

 for an advent swap.. 24 little gifts all wrapped and numbered
and lots of little gifts for a stocking swap

So that's it for  today.. sorry I was so late coming to the party of the WOYWW but I had a viewing so I had to do dreaded house work again and take the dogs out.. it's raining here so it wasn't much fun.. but hey ho..that means I have the rest of the day to play.. now, what shall I do? Lol

Thanks for stopping by.. and don't forget to become a follower now.



  1. I can see you've been busy, all those gorgeous little gifts wrapped up and the layouts too! They are brilliant. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x 19

  2. Your layouts are fabulous - absolute works of art. I love the gold one with the Christmas trees, gorgeous embellishements. Congrats on your 300 posts, hope you have great week and many thanks for stopping by earlier,
    Diana #25 x

  3. Congratulations on the 300 posts.
    From the looks of things you have been busy. Lots of fabulous makes and those little packages are sure to delight the recipient.
    I'm not liking all this rain - especially as there are so many BAD drivers out there who take great delight in soaking people as they speed by.
    Toni xx

  4. Beautiful layouts!
    Being a big kid at heart too
    I coss my fingers and wish upon a star... :)

    Winter wishes from a very snowy, white Sweden!
    Sussie, nr 41 WOYWW

  5. Hi Elaine, You sure have been busy with your swap parcels, fab LOs and the lovely card.

    Congrats on your 300th post.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #18

  6. Wow, many congrats on the 300 posts - what an achievement :-D. Here's to many many more!
    I'm loving all your different projects this week but really adore the faded beach wallboard planks of the first LO...great texture!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

  7. Weyhey Elaine. Congratulations on 300 blog posts!!! Well done. Your layouts are beautiful - I particularly like the one of the new coat - absolutely lovely. What fun you have been having with your little parcels. They look so good all wrapped and ready.
    Thanks for your visit and comments. Those hugs just made me smile so much when I opened the envelope!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  8. Lovely layouts - I like the red one and the yellow one at the end the beast! The one with the tree is also beautiful! All those gifties! I want to jump in and open them up! I love these Christmas swaps, so much fun! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #47

  9. Hi there. lovely layouts and I adore all the little parcels. Congratulations on 300 posts. Thanks for visiting. I'm late as I could connect to internet earlier :-( Anne x #22

  10. Congrats on your 300th blog post! Looks like you've been busy lately. Love all the pages. Makes me feel quite lazy.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #39

  11. Congrats on your 300th blog post! I really like your scrapbook pages, especially the one of the girl with her new red coat. Blessings!

  12. I hated it, to keep the house clean for potential buyers... I hope you sell it soon dear! I LOVE the reddish layout ("New coat") - those are the colors I am attracted to lately (must be because of all the Fall colors outside - although last week with rain and wind made a lot of leaves fall from the trees...) Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #15

  13. You have been busy. Lovely layouts, especially the Sunshine and Seashells and the Christmas one is gorgeous!

  14. Such beautiful layouts! I wish I was more creative when it comes to scrapbooking, I guess I'm just more of a card girl. :) I have to keep my desk pretty clean or my dogs will eat stuff - puppies are so destructive. :) Have a great week! ~Heather~ WOYWW #51

  15. Congrats on 300 posts. Your layouts are great! I am so far behind on my scrapbooks. You have inspired me to get back to it.
    April #36