Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Can't believe a week has passed, but hey! here's my chance to have a look at a whole load of work desks, thanks to Julia, who hosts this whole fantastic link up! 
Not a great deal going on at the moment here. I have made a decision to actually use some of my lovely papers and ignore(and possibly pass on) the mountain of somewhat 'iffy' ones! Why on earth did I buy these lovely papers if not to use them! Sooo...I'm using a pad of Prima 'En Francais'(not even that expensive at £4.99) to make some tags/bookmarks.
I'm still working in quite a small space, still in the process of sorting(when I'm here LOL)To the left of my space there is the piece of drift wood I found when out with my grandchildren, going to add to that sometime! On the right is the journal page I started last week. Here it is.
I finished this while away at the caravan.
Anyone who is interested in what I take away with me can see here.
Right off to have a peek at what some of you have been doing - it really is quite impossible to visit everyone isn't it?! 
Thanks for looking, Chris 


Sue said...

Yes, you got to chuck out the papers you won't use and get on with the good stuff. Driftwood is so useful, can't wait to se what you make with it. I love your round trees...very artistic. Your iffy paper would be welcome at the charity shops.
Have a lovely day. Chris!
If you do a dyeing workshop you will enjoy it India Flint is doing one in Scotland next year.


Artyjen said...

I'll never use the papers I have in 50 lifetimes!!!! Good luck with using some of yours ;)
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

I love those trees! I think we all buy a little bit more paper than we "need", lol!! Helen, 4

jill said...

Tags & art journals my favorite things to make . yours are lovely . Jill #51

Gita said...

Lots of fun things going on at your desk. The tags and the finished journal page and the driftwood...I love driftwood. Happy WOYWW! Brigita #129

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the journal page, it's like an illustration from a children's story - gorgeous!! And I know what you mean abotu keeping things for best, but I don't do that at all now..I used everything all days of the year. Posh crystal, perfume, clothes etc etc get used cos why keep them for that special day? Every day should be like that :)
Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

Twiglet said...

I love the tags on the go and your journal page is lovely. x Jo

MaggieC said...

En Francais - that is a blast from the past. It is great to see what you are doing with it. Thank you for your visit today and your kind comments. You might be interested to know that my desk is now hidden again. Another tidy up required tomorrow, I think. xx Maggie #65

scrappyjen said...

Great art journal work. I love to craft in my caravan too! Happy woyww jenx 139

Redanne said...

I did manage to visit everyone, twice, before I realised it was not a requirement of joining!! Love that you are sorting through your papers as I am doing exactly the same thing and I am definitely going to use some of my really beautiful papers - at least I think I am...... Love your journal page and that piece of driftwood is lovely too. Crafty hugs, Anne x #41 Thanks for the visit earlier.

Craftychris said...

I need to sort through my papers too (one day!) Fab journal page and those tags are looking cool too. Have a good week and thank you for visiting my desk xx #108

Lindsay Mason said...

I really, really like your journal page with the lollipop trees - it's so evocative of a happy, sunny day in lovely surroundings. That's what I love about can look back on pages months, or years later and know just what you felt like, or what triggered the page with very few, or even no words.
Good to have peeks into your new work room too. Nothing like moving to spark a good clear out! You look pretty organised compared to me!
Love and hugs, Lindsay x x x

Eliza said...

Oh Ah Yum brilliant journal page, it pops with the trees. It is amazing what we find when out and about, (driftwood) that yells to us take me home and play with me LOL yep its the sleep it does it to me... sends my head rampant.

Eliza 110

Annie said...

I love your journal page...the colours are perfect.
A x #62

KatzElbows said...

The journal page is fabulous. Great colours and shapes and brilliant composition. I always work in a small space, even if I have 3 tables. Somehow it always comes down to my craft mat and nothing else!

Thank you so much for stopping by and following me.
Happy WOYWW.
cheers, rachel #64

Nan G said...

Tags are looking good! And all kinds of lovely bits and pieces on the right. Your journal is great. Happy WOYWW! Nan 117

Anonymous said...

We're all the same when it comes to pretty paper Chris, I have enough to own my own shop I think!! Pretty tags, they'll be lovely when finished. I like the journal page too, my husband was visiting his brother in Kendal for a few days and I know it rained a lot!!

Brenda 3

butterfly said...

Those tags are looking just gorgeous Chris - inspiring me to do something with my pile of papers (hear you loud and clear on that one!)... and another beautiful journal page! Belated happy WOYWW!
Alison x

trisha too said...

Your tags/bookmarks look lovely indeed, Chris--a great use of that paper! And what fun journal pages!

I don't think I've EVER made it through the whole list, but there are some that do . . . aren't there?

#137 this week

lisa said...

Well done on breaking into that paper. It's so hard when you love it isn't it, but then you'll love what you make with it.
Love the journal page.
Hugs Lisax #84

okienurse said...

busy looking desk with all the sorting and crafting going on. Nice looking journal pages! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Glad you stopped by my blog! Vickie #71

RosA said...

I LOVE what you are doing with those tags! I am making those "background" pages singly and I might bind them into some sort of art journal ... eventually! Happy late WOYWW.

Julia Dunnit said...

Yes Cris, it is impossible to visit everyone, so do not be stressed about it will you? I really like that you're using up the papers, you'll get so much pleasure from it, and the work out on your desk is yummy.