Wednesday, 29 February 2012

WOYWW 143 Leap Day!

Ok, so how many of you are proposing to someone on this Leap Day?!! Not me, that's for sure - there's only room here for me (and that's debatable, given the fact that I haven't got room to swing a cat)

Anyway, welcome to another WOYWW hosted by White Van Driver herself, Julia. Check out the hundreds of tidy/busy/pushed back/downright untidy (you pick!) desks (or gaps on the floor like here...) where we work. It's a virtual globe-trot each week.

I didn't do very well at visiting you last week, so hope I may get round more this time. Long gone are the days when I can visit everyone.

At least I can post some photos this week now that blogger/Google have fixed whatever went wrong last week... this time it's the comments that are showing up differently. I ask you!! (something to do with whether you have them set to "pop up" or "embedded" ...)

Couple of magazines arrived on Monday. I am going to have to stop getting these as I am running (have run!) out of room to store them...
 Few bits and pieces arrived at work on Friday... played with some, not others yet!  Some of you have already seen these!





And I have been messing about in my journal again. This is Monday's work (depends if I do any more to it on Tuesday if it looks any different...)
You should see the mess I made in the journal with the stencil in the background - but being acrylic paint I washed it off and painted over it..
The cut and dry foam pieces are drying ut (I washed them out cos they were getting a bit claggy!)

36 comments:

sandysewin said...

Looks like you've got some fun toys there. Love that alpha die, and the patterns & stitches texture fade.

Happy Woyww!

Sandy #33

Danielle said...

Lovely colors on your journal page!

Happy WOYWW! dani43

Annie said...

Gorgeous journal pages.
Hugs,
A x

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful journal papges...and I anm not even an art journal person.
The colours are pretty and I like the images

Hazel said...

Journal is looking good. I know what you mean about magazines - I think I buy far too many (Hazel, WOYWW#5) x

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for letting us peek this week and I hope the rest of the week gives you some creative time too. There's some lovely things going on in your craft zone! I'd be more than happy to relieve you of some of your somerset studio mags (Just to help you out, you understand!) I've just sent some mags to my mom in SA to kick start her scrapbooking mojo out of it's rut, so I have a tiny bit of space........ Love your journal page so far.
Neil #61

Artyjen said...

Great looking page in progress ;) Love the new goodies. Not popping any questions here either ROFL!!!
xoxo Sioux

okienurse said...

love all the pics this week. I have been straightening up a bit cause I don't have an inclination to do anything...I may go pull out my art journal and see if I can doing anything in it. It has been a while. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #47

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your stash, great journal page going on there. Had two proposals and still living with the last one so am happy, no cat to swing around
Bridget #15

May said...

Love your journal page, Fabulous crafty goodies on your desk!! love the pics, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

Ann B said...

Love your journal pages - lime and grey, a classic combination, and works so well. am thinking of dropping my Somerset Studio sub as have been disappointed with the last couple of issues, don't know what you think.
Glad you got your blogger problems sorted as would be a shame to miss any of y our photos.

Ann B
#70
My blog candy ends Thursday if you are interested

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love your journal! Very creative....thanks for sharing!

Neet said...

Great colour combo in your journal Helen.
Great shopping too, the Wendy V thing looks interesting and I love those wings.
I too am "space challenged" when it comes to books and magazines (the latter I have stopped buying as many of)but I somehow never manage to resist.
Hope you are well.
Thanks for calling to see me and thanks for putting your number, it so helps. Hugs, Neet xx #19

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pages, and new goodies too. Haven't tried washing out my foam yet. Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy this week's snoop of oh so creative places & take care. Zo xx 83

Gabrielle said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats on your Snazzy's win! Exciting stuff! Loving living your life through these photos! Much envy (I WANT that book!!!) Love the journal page (colours are fab) I think I need some tuition time with you so I can start journalling....

BetteK said...

I'd LoVe to start a journal like yours ... just never quite plucked up the courage to Have-A-Go! Happy WOYWWing. Debbie #89

jude said...

Loving the new stash and the magazines will keep you occupied for a while.Have fab wednesday and creative week ahead,loving the journal.
hugs judex10

Mrs A. said...

Not posted this week (got family trauma to sort through)but have a little time to spend on seeing what everyone else is up to. I don't keep all my magazines intact just the relevant pages that are of interest to me and then file in a large box. Saves a lot of space up!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Yours Artfully said...

Your journal's coming along a treat Helen and I'm thinking that I might have to get a copy of Somerset Studio now, the front cover alone looks fabulous.

Lin x

MaggieC said...

That is a lovely mix of colours in your journal, really springlike and fresh. Thank you for visiting me today, and yes, my DH is having a good day, luch at the pub with his friends, a song from our little granddaughter over the phone and lots of new toys to play with. Have a good week. xx Maggie #9

Sherry Edwards said...

You have some lovely goodies on your desk Helen. Your journal page is looking fab too.

Thanks for already coming to see my desk:)

Sherry - WOYWW #6

kay said...

great journal pages,enjoy your new stash,x

Scrappekatten said...

I cant propose to my DH, but I bought him flowers to day LOL

Lavinia said...

I think I better stop buying as many craft mags too, for me its a problem storing them as well! Love the look of your journal! I'm Still messing with the Indigo Blu flitter glu, its worth investing, although....it is a bit messy!
Lavinia
x

Craftgirl said...

Lots of new goodies and I am loving your journal page.
Thanks for stopping by.

Carol

Angie said...

I am loving your journal page and all your bits look such fun. Blogger is strange at the moment I have to agree ...but we will win lol. As for visiting everyone ...not sure how anyone does ...unless they read and type at the speed of light ...I manage around 60 ish over three days ...I once did the lot but barely left the screen for the 5 days it took....and my joints seized up too lol.

fairy thoughts said...

lovely creative and busy desk
thanks for sharing happy wed
janet #36

VonnyK said...

You have lots of lovely toys to play with there and I love the journal page.
Have a great week.
Von (now not so breezy) #45

Lou said...

Nice new crafty stash have fun, great pages Lou x

Karen said...

Love your gorgeous art journal especially the colours you have used :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OHHH! I love the crown. It is awesome. Of course, I really like that journal page, too. Yes, it seems all the pop up comments look the same as yours now. I would have been here earlier, but I got caught in a tornado early Wed morning. Here's to a belated WOYWW from #3.

Sarah said...

Loving the flash of new stash and sigh a Wendy book ...enjoy that one! Sarah at 1 having a late WOYWW peek on Friday!

Jackie said...

Your journal looks lovely :)

Maggie's Crafts said...

Running late this week... Love your stash. :)

Happy WOYWW!

Maggie
x

Katie said...

I just learned about this proposing on Leap Day thing when one of the girls at worked proposed to one of the boys. He said no though, as her boyfriend would probably be really upset if she married another boy!

I love your art journal and all of your new goodies!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply, a bad cold had me down, but I wanted to get around and say hi before tomorrow's WOYWW!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm going to try that side by side thing using Linda's html.