Thursday, December 17, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to send a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to my blog friends and followers!


Despite disabled hands, I managed to make a few Christmas cards this year. So for everyone that did not get an IRL card these are for you. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy, crafty and prosperous New Year!


With love, Nan and the Girls



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WOYWW 324!

Hello Deskers and Friends!

Yes it's been awhile since I've linked up with Julia for the weekly desk hop. Not sure what I'm talking about? Head over to The Stamping Ground for all the deets and links to desks around the world. Enjoy!

Now on to my rather empty looking desk. I have three projects on the go and a pile on the cutting desk, as that's what I'm doing today, die cutting more parts for the projects.

Also on the desk is the altered bottled. It's on hold while I finish up some birthday gifts.

The Girls were out sun bathing this morning but as soon as I appeared with the camera they disappeared. Not looking looking their best I guess. ;)

I'll pop by and visit as many as I can today. Have a great week!


Nan and the Girls


p.s. still trying out this new Blogsy format. hope today's post isn't too difficult to read/see.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Hello my friends!


I think I've found a new iPad app to use for posting my blog. Let's hope this one works.

(Update: my hands and arms have improved. i am visiting your blogs however, commenting is still limited.)


Here's a patriotic wreath I made and it only took me two months! I finished it on Memorial Day (US) May 25th.


And a little sneak peek of things to come...

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Crafty hugs,

Nan and the Girls


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WOYWW 305 & Helloooo

Hello WOYWW and blog friends!

Technical difficulties and hands that won't work are keeping me from blogging. I do visit your blogs and leave a comment when possible. Sadly, this year I will not be participating in the WOYWW anniversary ATC swap. :( I don't want to make the commitment and not be able to make the ATC s.

My desk pic today (lots of them) is of the finished mini album. A few still pics and a short video so you can see how interactive the pages are. My first mini and video. Quite a feat and a struggle to finish. I do like how the mini turned out but my next one will be bigger than this tiny 4"x4".

I'm using the original Blogger program on my iPad and figuring out how to import pics is a chore. So I'm late linking up with Julia of the Stamping Ground, our hostess. Sorry there's so many pics today Julia. ;)

Enjoy the tour of the mini. out for the gangly guy at the end. He might offer you a drink of his elixir or take a chomp out of you. Looks like he was hungry and chewed down on the flap before him. :) :)

My First Mini  (video link)

And the still pics:

Former Laboratorie employees.

Cause of death.

Care for a drink, dear?

Elixir available

Be well and happy crafting! I will update froggy designs as I can with at least pics of my projects.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

p.s. I followed this video to make the pages. Scrapbook Maven (video link)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Good morning folks! And the count down to the WOYWW anniversary begins.

I'm linking up with Julia today showing my desk is still in the throws of mini making. I had to turn on the lights this morning so you could see as Mr Sun is slow to make an appearance today. Must be the time change has him confused also. :) Anyway, the mini has been assembled and I'm working on embellies for it.

The second pic was requested by 'T'. She wanted to show you 'her' desk and say Hi to her followers; Bleubeard, Squiggles and Yoda.
Hi guys! ;)

(Pppfffttt....then she went and fell asleep behind the bigshot. :/ )

Well that's it from me today. Be dropping in for a visit as I can throughout the week. Have a great week!

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WOYWW 300!!!

HolyMoly almost missed the 300th edition of What's On Your Workdesk! I have met such wonderful peeps and made some fab friends too, as I've desk hopped thru this weekly event. Brought you by... Dear Julia our amazing hostess! You must join in and take a peek what others are working on or not working on scattered around this crafty world.

My desk is a mess! I'm still trying to craft whilst most of the stash is stashed in other words not fully unpacked yet...still! One day maybe (yea right I hear Ya say.) I'm in the midst of trying to make a mini album. Like a 4"x4" mini! Four pages cut and folded, TH paper cut and started to distress the edges when the hands said 'time out'. So we're resting them today. ;)

What's on your desk today? I'll make the rounds later tonite and have a peek. Now don't clean up on account of my pending visit. ;)

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's WOYWW time!

No. 298 to be exact. Come join this fabulous blog hop and meet some of the nicest and coolest crafter/artists in the world. All you have to do is take a pic of your crafty/work desk, blog about it and link up with Julia at the Stamping Ground. Then visit the links for a fab peek into the world of others like you.

On my desk today, more painty canvases in the works. Hiding one so as not to give away the surprise. (Oops probably already did.) Some new distress paint tops to replace the plugged up ones and a couple of fab stamp buys, on sale of course. A few cardboard hearts are drying to be used eventually.

No sun today so T is snuggling by the space heater in the other room. :)

I'm off to get things ready for the carpet cleaners. They're going to try to clean up the messy surprise the installers left behind. A blob of silicone glue oozing up thru the carpet!

I was able to pop by all those whose number ended the same as me last week. Hope to do so again this week and visit those who visit me.

Have a fab week everyone!

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

p.s. last week I couldn't even spell my own name! I was Na G on the link list. This week I will be my normal Nan G. (old fingers that won't work, old eyes that didn't see the mistake :)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Time and Valentine's

Happy Valentine's Day everyone,

I'm popping in with a post to show you the finished burlap canvas I was working on in the last two WOYWW posts. A little mixed media using burlap, distress paints, TH pocket watch die and the 'on the edge' pine trees. There's a couple of close up pics to show you the dimension and layers on the piece.

And lastly, I was asked if any Valentine's would be putting in an appearance here on Froggy Designs. I actually did make one this year. This is my CASEd version of a tag seen on the Funkie Junkie blog awhile back. In fact, I've used quite a few freebies that Linda puts in your order. I wanted to add a metal butterfly but it wasn't to be found. Embellies have not been organized yet.

(As usual for a clearer on the pic to enlarge for a better view.)

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Whoa! It's Wednesday already! I'm linking up with Julia at the Stamping Ground, where we show the world our messy or clean crafty desks.

And my desk is busy....yea! Still not totally unpacked and organized but the mojo was working! Sure feels good to be creating. Last week's project is finished. See it perched on the shelf above the desk? It will be delivered tomorrow and then I will post better pictures of it. On the desk I have started a tag for Valentine's Day. And the second picture is of my cutting desk in front of the huge window. Look who has claimed more space on it today. :)

And one more....when T isn't sunbathing on top of the desk she's found this little cubby to sleep in whilst I'm crafting.

I was able to visit those who came by last week and plan to visit more desks this week. Slowly I'm getting back into the swing of blogging and visiting. Please leave your link number so I can find you and I will pop in for a return snoop. ;)

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WOYWW 296!

Hey everybody! Lookey lookey! I have a desk! And a very messy painty desk it is too! With limited stash unpacked I smeared some paint on a very cheap piece of stretched burlap. I like my start so far, now to find a heat tool so I can continue. Well, I need to find a lot of my usual tools.

Linking up with Julia at the Stamping Ground to show our work desks on this first Wednesday in February.

Keeping this short and sweet. Will try to visit some later if my hands allow.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


I made I flop into a chair to catch my breath. My friend, Trisha came looking for me so I had to hurry and take some pics of my progress in the studio and link up with Julia. I made it, Trish!

Well the white cabinet didn't work out for Sizzix die storage.

Two issues: one I couldn't read the labels (bi-focals ya know) and the shelves sagged. So I tried the wood shelves next to it, still couldn't see the labels. So....

I've changed how I'm using the new old sewing cabinet found at a used furniture store for a steal. I've removed the doors to make it easier to get at my stuff. The drawers are strong enough to support the weight of the dies. Just need to type up some new labels since the dies lay on their side.

Yipee...happy dance. All of the plastic drawers from the broken plastic carts, you know the ones from the craft stores, fit on the shelf side of the cabinet. And tucked into the corner, I've stacked to wood units with small cardstock (A2) and the drawers will hold painting supplies (eventually). ;)

Sorry I wasn't a very good snooper last week. This week isn't looking too good for visiting. Maybe by the weekend I'll pop in to visit those that visit me.

Have a good crafty day!

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Hello hello Deskers,
Yes I'm here today for a short bit. Then it's back to legal paper work. Ugh.

First let me say to everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am happy to report that there's only a few small boxes left to unpack and the studio to organize and I will finally, be settled in my new place. My friends drove up the other day and helped to put up cabinets for storage around the apartment. See that white case on the wall.....isn't that cool. New die storage...yippee! And the big box off to the right is my desk waiting to be assembled. I can't wait to start crafting again. I sure miss getting all inky and stained. (grin)

So here's my 'desk' to link up with Ms. Julia today.

(click on pic for a non-blurry view)

The old wood desk will be my cutting station. Well, at least the right half will be. Looks like T has claimed the left side for her own. :) have a wonderful day. I'll visit as many as I can in the evenings this week. Please leave your number so I can find you.

Crafty hugs,
Nan and the Girls