Wednesday, 29 August 2012


 It is that time yet again for WOYWW , where o where does the time fly.....this is my desk in all its glory this morning.  Some test pieces and a scrap page...
 Close up, some test items of colour and watercolour, plus a small scrapbook I have made for
some special photos, of a dear friend I lost 8 years ago.   I decided to use all my old scraps etc., the face is backed onto some of Tim Holtz's packaging...
 This is ther reverse side of the book, all done with distress inks and stamping.
 This is a close up of my scrap page, this is when my hubby and I went to the Gold Coast in Australia in 2005.
And a new acquisition, again gratis a lovely paper rack.  Well that's it.  I f you would like the snoop sorry look at desks around the world go over to the lovely Julia @ Stamping Ground and join in..


  1. great paper storage, love love all the colours in your pieces, am your newest follower! have a great week trace x 48

  2. Fab LO pages and what a wonderful paper storage...esp if it was free :-)
    Good luck with the pasta sauce making...our was really yummy.
    A x #68

  3. I love that scrap page - the orange goes so well with the blue and green. And what fab colours to do a remembrance page with, bright and happy not muted and it.

    And I adore the aged ivory technique on your previous post, how awesome is that!! You'd never guess that there was a multi coloured dragon underneath that....really clever :)
    Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

  4. The book looks absolutely sensational, it's going to be a stunning tribute to your friend. And what a super layout too! Happy WOYWW...
    Alison x

  5. love the colour stuff you are doing and the distress ink look on the back of your book is fantastic. Thanks also for stopping over at my blog for WOYWW. Gotta love your paper rack, I have three tiers all three racks high (if that makes sense). Cheers FiLoMa #115

  6. Your desk is so fun and well used. The color work is fantastic and I think the tribute to your friend is lovely. Have a great week. Frances #69

  7. Great mini book and TH packaging (I have kept mine too) must try that out aswell. BJ#35

  8. The mini book looks great Francesca, I'm so jealous of your fabulous paper rack but there again I don't have the space for one. Are you sitting down...........I've managed to join in this week too! ;-)

  9. hi Francesca,
    ahope you've had a good week is that face from visible image I am in their design team now and have just done two projects with that very image. One is a storage file for their stamps the other a mixed media canvas not yet up on myblog but soon.
    Love your colours so bright.
    X Julie (paperpathway)

  10. Kewl mini the distress look.


  11. Lovely tribute to your dear friend.
    Karen 123

  12. love your experimentation pages! The colors are great. Your page celebrating your Australia trip looks so cool. I love those retro girls!

    Thanks for visiting me already. I'm slow in getting around this week.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #17

  13. Great working place, looks like a lot of creativity.

  14. Love your space and love the page you did for your friend! so Bright and Beautiful!! Thanks for coming by my desk and saying Hi!! I love your blog and I am going to start following it!!
    Shirley Pumpkin #75

    1. Thats kind of you Shirley. Hugs back to you Francesca

  15. What a lovely LO and love that book you made for your friend. I think making something like that is very healing and helps us deal with the loss of somebody we loved.
    Your new paper rack is great, I love finding those gratis things for my space.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #49

  16. Beautiful pages, stunning colors.

    Sorry so late, busy week with school starting here.
    Katie #158