Wednesday, 24 June 2015

WOYWW 316, messy desk, chocolate cat and chocolate medal.

Hello deskhoppers! 

It’s Wednesday again, which means we get to snoop around each other’s desks to see what we are up to (or not). If you have no idea what I’m on about, have a look at Julia’s website where she explains all about this WOYWW (Whats on your workdesk Wednesday).

This is my desk last night. As you can see it’s an almighty mess. But a good mess as I’m actually making stuff. I’ve made a card for one of the grandies’ first birthday.(left of the paper trimmer)

It was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest (using buttons and Kraft paper).

I also made a ‘thank-you card for my aerobics/gym teacher with a chocolate medal. The gym closes for the summer and all us girls have put money in the hat as a thank-you for the teacher. It normally just gets put in an envelope but I made a card. The Spanish don’t ‘do’ cards at all so I hope they all think it’s a good idea. (I’ll let you know next week).

In the desk photo you can also see the little concertina books I’m working on for the grandchildren. I’ve been painstakingly stamping Bible verses on each page. I had to finish all that last night as I’m going to the post office this morning to send the whole caboodle off to the UK.

This week I received ten postcards! (from Bulgaria, Slovenia, Finland x 2, Japan, Germany x 2 , Hongkong, USA, Netherlands). I'm a member of Postcrossing  ( So today I will send postcards to other fellow Postcrossers. One of the cards I’ll be sending today is by artist Oxana Zaika. She paints cats in a special way. I buy the cards from a Russian website, so when my Postcrossing recipient put down Oxana Zaika as her favourite, I found one in my collection. I love them.

That's it for today. Thanks for visiting. I'll try and visit as many as I can this week.
God bless y'all.


  1. Wow, Lisca --- I'm early reading and responding. It's 7 p.m. here on Tuesday as I read your post. :) Love your cards. Nice postcard that you received, too. Your desk looks like you have been busy. :) I have started working on my WOYWW post, but it will be many hours yet till I get that done. Have a great week!

  2. Those cards are adorable, not that the 1 year old will even notice, probably take a bite out of it.
    Well Postcrossing has taken off for me in a big way LOL. I am so busy with it and a new venture involving Postcards that I am overwhelmed but thoroughly enjoying it. Have some great penpals out of it as well. Do you want to be my postcard penpal? We could trade postcards only or we could enclose a letter too? Email me if you do. I am still ever so grateful to you for introducing me to it...well exposing it to me on WOYWW
    Bridget #1

  3. Love the cards Lisca. It's good to see you've had some creative time to play.
    Annie x # 13

  4. Gorgeous cards, Lisca. I had to laugh at the chocolate medal. Isn't it funny that the Spanish don't send cards, how I would miss that!
    Love your cat postcard
    Hugs Lisax #23

  5. Snap! your desk looks just like mine dear friend. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x30

  6. Loads going on here. Love that cat. You must give me the site where you order. Adorable. Great idea on the bible verse book. Have a great week. Peg R 26

    1. The website is.
      You can pay with Paypal and they ship internationally.

  7. Looks and sounds like you have been a busy bunny. :) #27

  8. Your little card using buttons as balloons is absolutely adorable - I love that idea, and might 'borrow' it if you don't mind! The chocolate medal card is fab and I'm amazed that the Spanish don't do cards - I would miss them I'm sure.
    Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #36

  9. Hi Lisca happy WOYWW. I love the idea of the button balloons, fabulous card and yes maybe you can educate the Spanish about Reading more about postcrossing, sounds like fun. Enjoy your week RobynO#18

  10. I love that cat pic!! It is so clever!
    Have a good week,
    RosA # 39

  11. Great messy desk this week. Love that cat postcard! I tried finding a place where they might be sold here in the US but was not successful but will keep looking. Diane #43

  12. I love the colors and textures in the sweet card you made for your grandchild's 1st birthday. I also like the card for your aerobics teacher, and am sure she'll appreciate your creativity. Have a blessed week, my amiga! WOYWW #45

  13. You've got a LOT going on on your desk this week! I love that postcard, such a fun collage. :-)

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #37

  14. Thanks for stopping by! Your desk is definitely busy and I love it! I love the cat postcard. How fascinating to see all the "goodies" inside it! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #44

  15. you have been busy!! Helen 3

  16. So many fun things on your desk that you have been playing with. I see what you mean by you've been happy with all things kraft lately. Your two cards are both nice. The chocolate medal makes me smile. That cat postcard is really nifty. I'm sure the recipient will be very pleased to get it. Thanks for the visit recently. The card with the Eiffel tower (and kraft) is the one I decided to send to my friend. Judy #50

  17. I've really enjoyed visiting your space Lisca. It looks as if you've been very busy and what a lovely button card. Enjoy your week Barb #33

  18. I love your card Lisca. It is great. I may just have to pinch that idea!
    Your desk looks a little like mine...busy not messy.
    As for dies for quilting, you cannot go wrong with half square triangles as you can do so much with them. if you go on Sizzix you can download some suggested patterns you can create using them. At least by die cutting them you know they will be accurate.
    Good luck and email me if you cannot find the patterns.
    Hettie #51

  19. Love the Kraft colored card with the button bouquet. So cute. Lots of interesting things on your desk. Thanks for the peek, and for your visit to my space. #41

  20. Lisca, I love looking at your desk, as there's so much to see. It must inspire your mojo. Love the cards.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #34

  21. Welcome back Lisca - I've missed you! Great cards. I love that Russian cat! Brilliant! Thank you for your lovely comment and your kind words - I am now feeling quite a bit better, thank goodness. Only a week to go till my next treatment so it's about time! Round #2 flattened me... Glad you like my little abused angel - he has a big brother now (not quite complete) but so far not a wing to be seen! (Perhaps I should give them some Red Bull...) Been busy on the computer today so nothing creative done yet.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #31

  22. I find a messy desk means you have a creative mind.

    Hugs Diane

  23. Wow, have you ever been busy! Love the 1st birthday card!

  24. Ha, ik vond je profiel op Postcrossing en ontdek dat ik ook in NL kan typen :-)
    Die kaart met knopen is leuk, die ga ik onthouden!