Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WOYWW - Not technically a desk

Good evening all. I can't believe just how quickly the last two weeks went past! When I think back, I can't believe how much we have managed to do in those two weeks either. The first weeks of school are always crammed full of so many things to do.
So I thought I would share a picture of my place of work with you, in stead of my actual craft desk (there really is nothing to see there anyway!)
When I look at photo's of the school where I teach, I am always struck by just how beautiful it is and how lucky I am to get to spend so much time there, teaching some of the most awesome teenagers that I know.
Today, as any other day as a school teacher, was exceptionally busy and full. Teaching grade 10 and 11 girls the whole day and then being part of the grade 12 welcome week activities for the new grade 8 girls that started High school this year.
At one point I suddenly stopped what I was doing and just listened. Listened to grade 12 girls cheering on and encouraging grade 8s. It warms my heart to be at a school where the girls embody the school's motto -'' One School, One Spirit, One Family" In a world where negativity, prejudice and hatred seems to have taken over, these kids brought tears to my eyes with the love they were showing each other.

If you would like to see some actual desks, hop on over to Julia and visit all the amazing people that form this group.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New release at Digistamps4Joy - Its awesome!

Good morning all. I am late! Time just seems to run away from me today. 
It is New Release day over on Digistamps4Joy and there really are some awesome digi's this month. Please have a look at them. 
I have used the awesome butterfly Hydrangea . I coloured it with my beloved Copic markers as usual. 

 It is such a beautiful image, the card really did not need anything else, I added a ribbon from my stash, some textured card stock that I have had for years and a sentiment.
Here is a close up of the image, so that you can see just how amazing it is.
I am entering this into the Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WOYWW - It got even worse!

Good morning all! So happy that I am still on holiday which means I can join in at WOYWW and show you my desk. I sincerely hope that the state of my desk does not do any lasting damage to anybody. It has been years since it looked like this, but in my defense - I had so much fun!
My youngest daughter is getting married in October and we were playing around with some pretty paper for ideas for wedding invitations. Nothing looks good so far, but I live in hope. LOL
 I have also tried my hand at some art journaling. I am very bad at it I am afraid, not sure if this is something I will pursue any further.
I have been playing with glitter too. Nothing is safe from me and the glitter LOL. This is also ideas for the wedding. The candle I love, the glass? Not so much, but we will see.
 My helper, Chicken, came to have a look at what I as doing when I was taking photo's. She seems very taken with all that glitter. I even got a 'WOW!', which made me laugh. Maybe I should put some glitter on her perch if she likes it so much?
I did manage to visit all of you last week and will be trying to do the same this week, but as from next week I am back at work, so you might see a little less from me.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WOYWW - Its a New Year with new beginnings!

Good morning, it is hotter than hot here and its only 9h00! Another lovely day. I hope you all stay warm wherever you may be. It is Wednesday which means its time for WOYWW . I am hoping to visit a lot more often this year. 
On my desk (that looks like a tip!) you will see the aftermath of a marathon session playing with my new toys. The Altenew stamps was won in a Fb competition. The stamping tool was a Christmas gift from hubby and the rest? Well I was playing and one thing led to another and then the next time I looked, my desk looked like this. Not my fault at all! LOL
Here are a selection of cards that I made with my new stamps from Altenew. I just love them!
I thought I would share this lovely table with you all. I found it lying in the rain on a pile of rubbish at school about 3 years ago. I asked what they were going to do with it and after some detective work, I was told that it would either become firewood or be thrown away!!!! No Ways! I begged and pleaded until they told me if I could fetch it, I may have it. After some more detective work (asking around and looking at old pictutes) I came to the conclusion that it was one of the original pieces of furniture that was bought when the school was built, 90 years ago! My hubby finally had time during his December holiday to sand it down and restore it. Let me tell you, they don't make furniture like this anymore. All done by hand and very solid. He just needed to replace some dowels and it is good as new. I just LOVE my table and I am so happy that I could rescue it.
 This is a photo of some of the family members that attended Hubby's birthday party on the 26th of Dec. When I look at this crazy lot, I realise just how blessed we are to still have each other.
I wish you all a happy and blessed New Year, filled with lots of creativity and messy desks!

Monday, January 2, 2017

New year, new challenge!

Good morning all and welcome to a New Year, filled with lots of exciting things. I hope this year is way better than last year - let me tell you. I was not sorry to see the end of that one!
We start with a new challenge over at the blog, The theme is, as always, anythings goes with the added twist of ├íll about love'. 

 
Talking about love, I just love this image. She is called Lil love and you will find her in the shop  if you click on her name. She was coloured with my beloved Copics.
How gorgeous is she? The sentiment is also from the shop and I thought she neede nothing else. So for once, a CAS card from me.
Please join us in the challenge, you could win some amazing new digi stamps for your collection.

Have a wonderful week everybody, I hope to see and 'speak'to you all on a more regular basis this year.