Wednesday, 24 February 2021

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #612


How does it get around to Wednesday again so quickly?

Anyway, better write a post to link to the Stamping Ground.

Here's my desk picture for WOYWW 612!

This was my area in the utility room this morning having made a start on another Tracy Scott workshop...

Yet again I have journal pages to show you.

From  a Tracy Scott workshop...lots of colour (plus two cards with the leftovers).

To Week 7 and 8 of Wanderlust... lots of personal mementos and more toned down colour schemes.

For these pages I need lots of book paper, music pages and ephemera - so although I am using lots of personal stuff I am gradually amassing a collection from the Charity shops.

I have finished Mum's knitting, bar stitching in a few ends but don't have a new photo.

I decided I needed to sort out my dies.

I now have a set of folders where I know I can find certain dies - and the top of my box is visible, rather than having a conglomeration of lots, that have just been used, on the top...

We did manage to eat some of the peaches from the garden but...

To finish... some Aussie photos taken by my middle son in a reserve near his home

but also

Hoping you are all keeping well... 

Happy WOYWW !!


  1. Great journal pages! Journaling is my new challenge! I am not so good at it. I doubt that I will ever make fabulous pages like yours! I really like the bold colors page!

    Have a great week!
    Chana Malkah, #7

  2. Love the pages from the Tracey Scott class, her work is so colourful . Well done on sorting your dies. Helen #10

  3. Such great pages (and cards) from that class SUsan. Your Wanderlust pages are cool too, great ephemera collection. Well done on sorting your dies too. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #11

  4. Great colour on the journal pages with Tracy. She is wonderful isn't she. Have signed up for the Geisha girl - must get the stamps bought. Are you doing that one?
    Thanks for the Aussie pictures, always good to see.
    Stay safe and well, Hugs, Neet 21 x

  5. Morning Susan. Wow - that page on the left is just fabulous - what vibrant colours! Loving the cards you made with the "leftovers". The "toned down" pages are great family reminders. Well done. What cheeky parakeets(?) they were - eating all your peaches!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #9

  6. Tracy's enthusiasm for colour has always amazed me, fabulous artist, I'm glad to see you are enjoying her work so much, it really shows. Really love the vintage pages, i'm missing my charity shop rummages, so many good things behind closed doors but i'm making good of what's to hand until life starts re-openning again.
    Good to read you managed to eat some of those peaches yourself, who can resist a peach.. Happy WoywW Tracey #4
    P.S watch out for them snakes..

  7. Lovely pages and it looks like you have been super busy. The Lorikeets are very cheeky to eat your peaches ... they always know when something good is about to appear.
    Sandra de @24

  8. Beautiful journal pages, amazing photos your son took from the reserve. Hugs, Lori m

  9. Loving your colourful makes and the vintage ones as well! Be careful with those Mills & Boon novels - you might end up with a steamy scene on your pages LOL - which is the reason I tend to use classics - you can trust Jane Austen not to be naughty. Those mazing birds must be like pigeons in Australia - no contest there for attractiveness! I would even let them eat my peaches! The snake freaked me out - not a big fan, LOL! Hope you're having a good time Down Under! xx zsuzsa #27

  10. I like both the colourful and vintage crafting on your desk today, both beautiful in their own ways. I was in charge of the sheet music section when I. Volunteered at Oxfam - they were strict on putting the best stuff on the shelves, the rest would have been pulped so I quite often saved that to pass on to crafting friends!
    Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

  11. Wow that first pic is striking! I can't wait to see what you do with that because I love it already. Also loving your Wanderlust pages. I've amassed a lot of old paper items too and I need to just use them! Stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #14

  12. Great journaling, Love the colours in the first and second picture,

    Take care and stay safe, Lilian B #16

  13. Love your journal pages!
    We lost all our pomegranates to woodpeckers last year.
    Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #3

  14. Oh I love the bright colours but there again I love the toned down pages too. Great you had some left over of the former to make cards and that the charity shops are filling your requirements for pages to work with. I managed to find a job lot of old music in one once.
    Naughty parrots - LOL
    Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit BJ#1

  15. I love both the bright colours and the more vintage wanderlust feel. That is stunning.
    Thanks so much for your video of the rainbow lorikeets eating your peaches! I’d always leave a few for them, they’re gorgeous! We have 2 apricot trees and we only have to worry whether the weather will wreck the flowers or the fruit.
    I’m not sure about that snake in the grass though. Knowing Australia’s reputation, it can’t be a good one.
    So, take care, stsy safe and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 23

  16. Hi Susan, I found my self smiling looking at the wheels of colors that looks so pretty and happy :) ~Stacy #34

  17. Love your colourful pages. I will have to come back and watch the videos has they are not playing, but I expect the Internet is playing up. Angela #31

  18. It has to be said that snakes really give me the creeps, and this huge one is no exception! I was sort of thinking a kangaroo would gently bounce across the road, so it made me shudder! Great shot of the Kookaburra, it’s such a stout bird! Loving your mix of colour and mutes this week, is it an effort to switch to calm after all that jazzy colour? Great workshop.

  19. {fingers in ears} La lalalalalal I refuse to listen to another word about Wanderlust. So mad at myself for missing out this year on the early bird special. Bah! Love every page you have done from it. Next year for sure. The AJ page is good too, and the cards for scraps? Wonderful re-purposing. Love them, but then I am a total sucker for a circle!

    Oh no! I'm late for WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

  20. Your are certainly right about the colour this week, beautiful! Just what I need here in the midst of winter! I always like looking at beautiful Australian summer pictures when we are dealing with ice and snow! I saw the picture of the kookaburra and thought "I wonder if he's sitting in an old oak tree?" You have such amazing animals and birds!
    Your journal pages are awesome, I love the one one your table now, and look forward to seeing what it will turn into! Good job on the dies, it's always good to know what you have and how to get to them! Thanks for your visit, have a great week, Lindart #36

  21. I love your projects this week, Susan - what a feast of colour. Your circular designs are great. It's amazing the different effects you can get from cutting and rearranging shapes. Lovely to see the rainbow lorikeets eating the peaches (not so lovely for you, though!) - I am amazed how camouflaged these brightly coloured birds are, with the sun dappling them through the leaves. A great post!

    Thank you for your comment, and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. If you do try any recipes, let me know how you get on!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15

  22. HI Susan, sorry I'm so late. Wow! those journal pages are stunning, I especially love the one with the repeated pieces of circles. Your Wanderlust pages looks gorgeous as well, and what a great way to use some personal and found ephemera - and great excuse to collect more! Can't beleive you're picking peaches when our birdbath is frozen over :o) Have a great week. Annie C

  23. Such fun and colorful cards! Beautiful post and photos! Sorry for the late visit. I hope yo have a fabulous week! Dorlene #33


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