Wednesday, 14 March 2012

WOYWW 145 - 14th March

Hi all and thanks for your visits last week.  Hope this finds you well and crafty. It's Tuesday night as I write, as always and I am watching Liverpool play Everton (local rivals for the non-footie fans among you) so my attention is wavering from this...

Here's what's happening chez H this week...

my altered book drying earlier this week...not had time to do any more to it, so not linked it with Elizabeth yet!
 a little bit of stash - well, the Stamp Attic was 14 and there was free P&P for the day so I had to... and I was running out of tags, and cut'n'dry....so the only indulgence was the "chitchat" stickers... that's my excuse!
and some plaid backgrounds for the Grungy Monday this week (see yesterday's post for the finished piece!) now I have spares too...

So in case you wonder why I am showing this weird collection of photos, check out Jula's Stamping Ground for a million and one other strange places people create... see you soon!
(depending on whether my body clock wakes me soon after Julia posts in the middle of the night, or if I don't wake till 5, I'll be near the top or halfway down the list!!)

53 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Link or no link, I found you anyway (grin). I am super impressed with your niche so far. You have much better looking clips than I have. I look forward to seeing how this looks when finished.

That cut and dry is fantastic. They put it on clearance at my scrapbook store about two years ago. I snagged the only package they had and have NEVER seen it since then. I hoard mine.

I'm liking your plaid too. I'm going to have to try that with my non-dabbers!! Have a great WoYWW from your friend who also doesn't have a number (grin).

butlersabroad said...

My husband is hovering because he wants the laptop and said " what's that? Looks like a shambles!!", I'll go and slap him for you shall I??? New purchases look valid to me, stuff you use a lot so no guilt there! Great backgrounds too.

Hugs
Brenda - whatever number I end up!

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh that plaid is so pretty and you have the hole cut for your niche... I really enjoyed making mine... could be a few books with holes in our house soon!!

Lisa said...

So tidy. Would love to see what your doing with the altered book. I love the plaid paper.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Hey, who needs Mr. Linky. We can still find our way around from post to post. lol

Love your desk area with book. I need some clamps like that. Actually I did have some but they seemed to have walked out of my studio with lots of things! Like your plaid tags too!

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to break down and make a book too cause everyone is doing them and I can think of all sorts of things to put in the niche! I like the size of yours...Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #4

okienurse said...

Okay I messed up and hit the anonymous button...I hate anon commentors.

jude said...

Still havent started my book just not had time .I have my book but also contemplating wether to take part in Tim Holtz online class so if i do it will be abit longer before i get round to it..lol
Happy woyww and have creative week
hugs judex 17

Neil said...

Hi there; just thought I'd pop my head in to say hi! Lots going on here. Your book is taking shape. I'm resisting taking part to be honest as I don't have time to begin yet another project! Enjoy the rest of the week...
Neil #9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, I think you altered book lot have got the world's supply of bulldog clips, pegs etc this week!! What a fine array of things wot hold other things together :)
Like your plaid too - normally I'd say that pink and yellow are not my favourites together, but it really works!!
Hugs, LLJ ~26 xx

Redanne said...

Well I managed to link myself twice so does that mean I will get more hits? That plaid is a great technique and you have certainly got it off pat, love it. I want those chit chat words too, so much..... Regards, Anne #27 & 48!

Annie said...

I'm loving watching these altered books coming along :-)
Hugs,
A x

Neet said...

Think Julia must have linked me wrongly (I was first with a comment in the wee small hours - drat, only time and Mr Linky isn't there) I am now #19 by my own hand.
What a busy post this one is, the chit chat stickers look interesting. Guess you were in a good mood from the football. :)
Hugs, Neet xx :(

Bridget Larsen said...

Whose Elizabeth that you are linking too lol. Great busy post, everyone seems to be altering books, cant wait to see yours
Bridget #11

Ann B said...

Love the plaid Helen, haven't tried that for a long time and not with alcohol inks but with those little bottles of dye ink and the sponge (can't remember what they are called).
Your AB is coming along great and you are not 'lagging behind', you are further on than me as I haven't done the niche - that's today's treat.

Ann B
#2

JoZart said...

Gorgeous papers you made, yummy stash and what a shame Everton lost!!!!!!!
Love JoZarty x

May said...

Beautiful papers you make, your AB is looking good, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your book looks like it will be wonderful when finished! Quite a project!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Happy WOYWW

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Angie said...

Your book is comming on well ...in the end I really could not start something else so gave this fantastic class a miss. Love the mix of needed and fancied in you little stash spend .
I should have been around number 20 but due to the missing Mr Linky I ended up No 70 ...boo hoo. xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Your AB is looking fab and I'm enjoying seeing how you all hold together the pages etc while it's drying! Take care, enjoy snooping around the wonderful desks & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 33

Spyder said...

oh your book is looking great, I'm soooo behind! Must find time to join in so I can show my finished book at about the same time as every one else! Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafting week.
HaPpY wOyWw!!
((Lyn))

Beckyt said...

Love the altered book :) Cant wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing :)

Becky #3

Ohhh Snap said...

That's some fine stash replacement you have there! I have finally broken down and put tags in an online shopping cart lol. Love the plaid (to quote Steve Martin in the Jerk, "Plaid is my favorite colour"). Hope your team won the day :D. #86

MaggieC said...

You are allowed to buy replacement necessities anyway, just not too many things that you think you need. I think you are safe. Watch out for the Borrowers with that Cut and Dry. I bought some three years ago, and I had to buy some more last year, because I just could not find the original purchase. It is still missing. Thanks for your visit. You know we are probably going to come down with some dreadful disease from having enjoyed the smell of our relations wood working. It is bound to be bad for us, but doesn't it bring back lovely memories. Have a good week. xx Maggie #17

Gabrielle said...

So much going on this week Helen! Though I know you were really watching the footie last night (I have a happy husband - go Stevie! Go Stevie!)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, stash replenishment is a must! No explanation necessary. :) Don't you love those clamps? I use them for so much. :) Happy WOYWW!

Cheers,
Susan #114

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I'm real impressed at how far you've got with your AB - I haven't even started but plan to get started later today - and I'm suffering a wee bit of clamp envy having seen yours. Nice goodies/stash replenishments and the check paper is fab. Thanks for your comment earlier today - I'm sure I will love working in the new space :) Hope you're having a lovely day. Elizabeth x

Robin Panzer Art said...

It's always interesting for me to see the stash other people come home with. I live in a really small town and the only store for anything crafty is WalMart, so I have to order online and miss all that browsing and impulse purchasing...dang! Happy WOYWW! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33 #130

MvM-design said...

Quickly watching all those lovely desks!!
Have a happy WOYWW Wednesday :)))
Watch mine too, I've an awesome announcement on my BLOG(click)
Hugs Marleen ;-)

brenda said...

I was surprised as you with the result Helen, a nice one though.

And how special for Stevie to get a hattrick against that opposition and playing to the Kop.

B x

Jacqui said...

Nice backgrounds Helen - I'd forgotten about this technique - guess you were up in the middle of the night!

Peggy said...

love the colors!
Have a fun WOYWW.

Anne-marie said...

Love the plaid background the colours are fab
Anne-marie no 23

Judie savage-lovell said...

gorjuss backgrounds, such a good idea

thanks for the snoop
hugs
Judie xx

Danielle said...

It is so fun to see how everyone has their book sitting up drying. Thanks for sharing.

Twiglet said...

I love that plaid effect - really pretty colour combo. x Jo

Yours Artfully said...

Hi Helen,

Loads of people are showing their altered books this week and you've all got better clamps than me....I have a serious case of clamp envy now!!!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...lovely candy coloured plaid Helen, perfect for spring...Mel :)

kay said...

great progress on your altered book,i am still trying to get some gel medium,have a great week,x

Sophia said...

Wonderful work so far, Helen. :) What a great altered book you have so far.

Sam said...

Oooo! You are well ahead of me with your book but I think everyone is!!
Love your plaids. I am off to my local craft group tomorrow so thought I would take it with me!
Yes I loved our holiday in Prague and so did Fergus - he even got a little drunk!! (So did I!)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great plaid background there! and you've reminded me that i haven't even started on my niche yet since i don't have the clips to use! happy WOYWW!

Joynana said...

Wonderful background in the plaid. #88

karen said...

I was just at a blog with a book all clipped up like yours! Elizabeth's class is very popular! I can't wait to see all these finished books at the end!
xoxo Karen #175

Tracy said...

Best reason for purchases I've ever heard! I'd stick to that too. :) I so excited to see everyone in WOYWW's altered books! Warmly, Tracy #81

Julia Dunnit said...

Oy oy oy, just read Brenda's comment - I think we make her teeth itch!!
Im niche-less, my book not thick enough, but I am doing the class properly otherwise! Loving the paid - presumably on gloss stock? How did you settle on colours..it makes me pathetically colour blind when I have to choose!

Dragon said...

Lovely looking space as always... I was so late linking as had to take Miranda to hospital... thanks for finding me anyway
Frankie
xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love your book project, cant wait to see it done

Jeremy and Samantha said...

wow I am in the minority as I have yet to alter a book. Happy Woyww!

Neesie said...

I'm so late visiting this week...nearly out of time in fact, eek!
I've got so much to learn with all this crafting and there's so much new terminology that I'm not familiar with, but hopefully I'll get there.
Great to hear you're a Liverpool supporter. My hubby and son get up at silly-o-clock here in Melbourne to watch all the matches. Hubby was born in the shadow of Anfield!:D

Cardarian said...

Sometimes I think I already commented and then find I didn't !
Anyway I very late comment but glad I came round to see your "desk" with new stuff and the plaid technique! There is always something new on your desk! I am not sure if I will be at ally pally but I will say if I will be a week before on WOYWW! I hope we will meet again!
Lots of hugs
Cardarian

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