Wednesday, 6 October 2010

WOYWW 70

Hi, welcome to another Wednesday chez Julia's, for noseying round the desks and cupboards (and floors!) of the crafting world. Stop over here to find the link. Thanks to everyone who came by and left a comment last week.

There's not a lot happening here this week, I haven't really done much crafting at all lately.  I did get my new texture fade Halloween Night & Poisin set, which I've had a bit of fun with.


Just need to find something to use it on now!  It's embossed on a piece of grey textured card, though I used the smoother of the sides. I swooshed some colour over the top with the blending tool, to catch the raised areas, used black soot and rusty hinge.  I then used black enamel accents on the animals and to highlight bits of the spider web.

I've ordered some little bits and pieces of idea-ology which may arrive tomorrow (well, today, really as you're reading this on Wednesday) (I have things sent to work, so I don't have to trek to the sorting office to pick them up after not being in for the postman!) but you'll have to wait for next week to see them.
I also need to have a really good tidy up because I am going to have to get Virgin Media in to fix my phone - the phone is ok, but the line is dead - and yes, I've paid the bill!!  But before I organise that, I need to make a whole lot of space for the engineer...... that could take some time, folks!  Worse thing, is I don't know how long it's been bust as I haven't tried to use the phone for a while.

Anyhow, you don't need to hear my grumbles, I'll let you get on - have a great Wednesday hop!

50 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It sounds like you and I are living parallel lives right now. I never use the phone, but sometimes people do call me. Lately it's been the canned "robo" calls from politicians gearing up for our elections in November.

Like you, I've hit a dry spell in my art making. I can't seem to get motivated. But, you don't want to hear my grumbles, either (Grin), so I'll just wish you a very happy WOYWW and hope you get a bit of organizing done while cleaning up for the phone guy.

Jennie said...

did I hear right,, you have to tidy up? lol hope you get your phone fixed
Happy Woywwing!

Artyjen said...

Sounds a lot like me at the mo! I had someone round to get my wifi up and running and did not realise for over a week that he had not put the phone socket back in!!! I swear if it was not for the internet I'd get rid of my phone ;)
xoxo Sioux

Lou and Mel said...

Hope you get up and running again soon!
Love the TH stuff!

Joanne said...

Wow, texture fades. I just want them all. I agree with Sioux, the phone people have you by the short and curleys. You just have to have a phone line for nearly everything. Makes me mad. Hope yours gets fixed quick.
Luv Joanne xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Tidying up is highly over rated ... treat yourself by playing in between tidying :0) If you use your scraps ... you will be tidying and crafting ... cool huh!!!!

secret scrapbooker said...

Love what youve made, i dont really do much for halloween but that is pretty cool.
Kate xx
ps you really dont need to see my table this week lol. nuff said haha :0)

Sue said...

Hi ya
hope your new goodies have arrived n you get some playtime, hope the phone soon gets sorted, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(2)

Sunshine Girl said...

Love what you have done with that texture plate - I so want that set too but have bought far too much recently! Have fun! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (28)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Can't you just push stuff aside and make a little path through Helen? LOL (I know it won't be that easy)
I must get some of the black enamel accents. Have fun with the idea-ology stuff
Anne xx

Carolynne said...

Hope your new stash arrives soon.

xx

Pam said...

I'm with Ann just push some bits to one side and hope he's a very thin and short engineer!! Love the halloween plate. Hugs Pam x

Carmen said...

I adore those images! I may have to splurge on them when my stash ban is lifted.

I know that feeling well with the phone, I don't tend to use our landline and also wouldn't know if it went kapuut. Good luck with clearing the space *evil snigger*

Claire said...

love what you've done with the texture fade and can't wait to see your new stash when it arrives - do make sure you show us :)

Susan Allan said...

I like the grey background and I can't wait for next week to see what you make.
sue xx 88

Tracy Evans said...

I'm enjoying using this texture fade too Helen and your piece looks fantastic. Hope you get your phone sorted and soon. Just push all the stuff to one side, if its a male engineer he will never even notice any mess LOL. Tracy Evans x

Wipso said...

Hope all goes well with the phone fixing :-)
A x

Dee said...

Oooh...I love those....off to go shopping!!

Dee #38

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

If i lived closer, I would love to help you tidy up....have fun!

A.x (22)

peggy gatto said...

Can you hear me now?????

I am being silly, hope they fix your phone!!!
You are tidy!!!

Lisa said...

Brilliant artwork you have produced Helen and thanks for your comment on my blog too!

btw if you have a sidekick or equivalent, you could get the rosette die;-D

Lisa x

Amberbop said...

Ooh, this looks scary! Grumbles are OK sometimes ;) I hope your week picks up and is awesome.

Doone said...

I'm famous for breaking landlines and once suffered the embarrassment of a BT engineer pointing out the phones have to be plugged in to work... hmmm I thought cordless MEANT no cords AT ALL

Dx ( 63)

Shirl said...

Tidying up is my thing but oh so really wish it wasn't. Hope you sort your phone problem soon.
Shirley 97

akilli melek said...

Love that scaredy cat. what a fab card that would make
caroline (82)

Spyder said...

Love your Halloweenie, ohoo me thinks me will have to digi a skeleton now!
I've decide to re-do my freebie digi this afternoon as I thought it looked a bit rushed! (It's the same, but different) Have a great woyww!!

(Lyn)

Glen said...

Hi Helen. Thanks for the snoop of your stash today. It's always nice to see what others have bought and how they use it. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Aisling said...

These halloween goodies look great to play with! Thanks for visiting!

Lynne said...

Fabulous work with your texture plates. Hope you get sorted soon.

madebyKarla said...

Very cool textures! I like how it turned out!

Julia Dunnit said...

Lordy Helen - if that was grumbling, you ain't had training! Good luck with the whole Media guy thing...the clearing up a bit is just the distraction you'll need...and then you'll be itching to get going again. I do like the black glossy stuff - thatis very good, huh.

Theresa said...

Happy Tim Holtzing H! just did a piece with some neat gears here...

Carola Bartz said...

I'm with Linda - tidying up is overrated! Good luck with the phone guys.

The Taming of the Glue said...

Bad enough that the phone isn't working but having to tidy up...terrible!"!! Pam (21)

Neet said...

Great stamps - hope the phone does not interfere with your internet connection.

Jules said...

Those texture fades look fab, and I love the colour on the Halloween one
Jules (72)

Anneliese said...

the texture plate looks good, Hope you get your phone line sorted out sooner rather than later ..without too much hassle ! Happy Woyww x

Morti said...

Ooh, fabby ideology stuff! And like you, I get stuff delivered to work too - it makes sense doesn't it? Good luck with the phone... #5

Sherry said...

Your card looks great (those texture fade embossing folders are great).

Good luck with your engineers visit - at least it's an excuse for a really good tidy up.

Thanks for already coming to see my workspace.

Sherry (117)

butlersabroad said...

Love the texture fades and have picked them up a couple of times in the store, but so far, put them back again too! We don't use the phone much either so didn't know that we had an issue a few weeks back, we could dial out but no one could dial in, ah it was so peaceful without the ringing phone!!

Hugs
Brenda 105

Michellena317 said...

Wow Helen, hope they are able to fix your phone line soon. I love what you did with the texture fade...I always look at those ones with the scenes and don't know what I would do with it. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Shari said...

I love your creation with the TH texture plate, all the dimensions you created are awesome. Hope all goes well with the telephone, sometimes I wish mine would go off as I have a rather chatty sister, hehe. ;) Thanks for visiting me and for the peek! ~Shari

Cardarian said...

Hiya Helen!

I always worry when I have somebody coming to fix something as I have so much stuff everywhere - I totally get you with your problems! Like your TH toys and am very interested what you have purchased! Will have a nosey next week!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Chrissie said...

For some reason I couldn't access any of your pictures on this posting today.
I'll have to try again later!
Chrissie

sasa said...

Hope the engineer comes out alive - enjoy your new goodies!
Sarah sasa 18

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love the idea-ology line so it must be so nice to have some coming in soon.

Daniele said...

I've just brought that folder as well ....its great so many possiblities
thanks for the peek
hugs from #45

Phree said...

Eeek at tidying - good luck with that, hope you get your phone fixed soon.

Sue from Oregon said...

Don't you just love new toys!!! Thanks for popping in to say hello!

Sarah said...

I hope you have some fun with the TH stuff :) Much more fun than tidying up!