Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WOYWW 151

Welcome to another WOYWW. Julia's brainchild where she hosts the desks (and other places) of the world where we make art - sometimes messy (that'll be me then!), sometimes neat (but that won't!).


I have been shopping again, yes so soon after Ally Pally - but they were things I didn't find there, on my list and my good friend Gabrielle agrees with me, that if it's on your list, it doesn't count...
Sorry about the glare from the flash!  The second of Tim's books and some texture fades (which I've already put to good use - see Monday's post)






But they've been put away now, my patch on the floor looks like this - a part done journal page that started as a mop up from the green challenge piece I did on Saturday  that lots of you have already been so kind about
and my part done Altered Book homework (lesson 5) that I don't know if I can link yet - not totally happy with it and haven't even started lesson 6!

Anyhow, I'll let you get on over to Julia's to check out some more desks. Have a good week!

65 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your list of "must haves" must be extensive. How impressive. And of course, I haven't seen the FIRST book of Tim's, so the second one is even more dicey. Have a super WOYWW and I have to wait to link up to get a number (grin).

Neil said...

Bet you love the book! I think it's better than the first! Your journal page is looking good. Hope you have a lovely week.

Neet said...

Great logic re the spending Helen - I like it - must remember! I am off to Aintree show tomorrow and determined not to spend much - we will have to see. Now where do I get that book from - keep forgetting to get one.
Take care - Hugs, Neet #3 xx

Bridget Larsen said...

your journal is looking great, keep on working on it. Is that zentangles I spy?
Bridget #1

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love your goodies - especially your book. I like to sniff through the pages and pick up all the inspirational projects. Your desk looks perfect too. Love your journal page and your altered book. Hope you have a creative week. xFranka #9

Sarah said...

I'll remember that "on your list" one and blame Gabrielle... and a book well that's literature ain't it? Loving the greens there...Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12!

Bella said...

Your patch on the floor looks very busy!

Annie said...

The journal is looking good :-)
Hugs,
A x #38

Minxy said...

Ah you didn't look hard enough at ally pally, I saw all those items while i was there, i even bought one of the same embossing folders lol, but i agree with Gabrielle, as i got home and ordered tims reflections stamp set as i wasn't able to get it at AP and it was ON MY LIST lol
Must be a Dina month, i was only playing with her stamps yesterday lol
Happy WOYWW
Minxy #39

Lynn Holland said...

You look busy !
Hope you have a good week Helen.
Lynn 31
One I Made Earlier Today

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, you're so right..Annie is def the winner with her What the Duck' suggestion - I almost fell off my chair, I was laughing so hard!!!
If it's on the list, then it's kosher and it's The Law that you have to buy it sometime :) Have fun....
Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

Queen Of Toys said...

What about when you find things that you just have to have that are not on your list or that inspiration just jumps out at you when you are shopping? does that count?.........

I am off to shop tomorrow as I need some retail therapy.

Eliza #26

Tuire said...

Great pages! I´m a little bit late with my homeworks... but I will do them!!! The sewings has taken my time...
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #40

BJ said...

Morning Helen, Good job I recognised you as you forgot to leave your number. You are not the only one so far so I am having a challenging morning (before I hop off to badders). Claire - yep I play with a Claire from Epsom, I'll ask her if she knows you.
So what do you think of Tim's second book then - I haven't bothered with it but those embossing folders.......... Loving the clocks in your AB too.
BJ #51

Julia Dunnit said...

Im such a cheapskate - kinda hoping that VolumeII will cause Volume one to be a bit cheaper! Love that you can mop up with such great effect..
Im behind with my AB..and as E predicted, without a theme, I'm faffing a bit!

JoZart said...

Ooh! I'm seeing so many things there that I just might have to buy at the Aintree show tomorrow.... wish you were coming too!
Lv JoZarty x

Karen said...

I think your art journal is looking good :) A fab desk with lots going on.

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

MrsC.x said...

fab busy desk

happy WOYWW have a fabby week Mrs.C.xx #65
http://craftylittlemoos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/woyww-april-25th-2012.html

MrsC.x said...

fab busy desk

happy WOYWW have a fabby week Mrs.C.xx #65
http://craftylittlemoos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/woyww-april-25th-2012.html

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh yes, those must have lists... have to say that book is on mine too....

Love the look of your pages, now which lessons would those be???

Happy WOYWW #34

inkypinkycraft said...

Great journal pages, I love those embossing folders!! Oh a girl has to have what's on her list?! Hugs trace x 97ish

Ann B said...

If it's on your list it doesn't count - love that one, it may become my mantra.
I have Tim's books but thinnk I prefer the first one - don't know why.

Love your journal page and the AB is coming along fine.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

Ann B
#37

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well when you NEED something it doesn't count right? Only when you want it, does it count in my book! Lol Fab pics. Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 77

Twiglet said...

Journal looking good - I love the green owly thingy on the post below. x Jo

Sandy said...

I pin my list up and am always adding to it.. Too many things on it that's my problem :)

sandra de said...

I also have just bought TH book 2 and can't wait to have a peek. I think all the gorgeous stuff does get put to good use eventually.... Sandra #17

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your journal is looking good! I can't imagine I would ever start one of those. I just sit here and keep making cards!

Glenda
#103

Gabrielle said...

Ha ha ha!!! Using me as an excuse?! Whatever next?! And no, that's NOT a challenge! I might have just popped over to Leandra's place and spent some wages on stuff on my list... *looks at the floor all embarrassed like* S'all looking good kid! Mwah x

Cardarian said...

You are good doing the altered book - I haven't even started! All I have is the book I decided to alter! You have such a busy desk - floor I mean! Have a creative rest of the week - I will be peeking every now and then!
Hugs,
Cardarian

scrappystickyinkymess said...

what did you think of the book? There wasn't a lot in there that I hadn't already seen. I have to say it felt more like an "Ad" than the first one did. Oh well, at least I have the pair :)

Mary Anne 18

Sunshine Girl said...

I totally agree with the "its ok if its on the list"! - I havent got the book yet but am hoping to soon. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 20

Diana Taylor said...

I love what's on your desk. The journal page looks great - I love the colours and the texture of the background. The altered book looks really interesting, I look forward to seeing it when it's done.

butlersabroad said...

Just been back and read your earlier posts, love all the new stash and eating is seriously over-rated! Beautiful makes too, loved the sea of greens one and the Timmie tag, great colours. My wish list is about a mile long, I really daren't take it out with me!!

Hugs
Brenda 118

May said...

Great journal... Lovely new stash... I must get that book I have number 1 its so good, Hugs May x x No10

Laura said...

Love the green page.
Laura #111

Jingle said...

Looks like some fun goodies! Your altered book is looking great!

france charles said...

i totally agree on the shopping list argument, especially if it's for Lord Tim's stuff!
The journal page looks sooo promising and i'll have to come back to click on all the links you included!
have a happy week
france
ps: thanks for your sweet words on my blog :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

Oh, I love the logic of the shopping list! hee hee Yes, if it's on your list that means you need to get it. I mean, you wrote it down for a reason.

Your journal page is looking great. I have my next journal page gessoed but nothing else. Poor thing.

Thanks for your visit today!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#144

Redanne said...

Loving your list strategy, I wonder if it would work for me.......I just got the book this week too, have not looked through it yet - no time when WOYWW is happening! Regards, Anne #61

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I think it must depend on how long your wishlist is, however it is always nice to get new stuff to play with. I think crafters must be naturally acquisitive :)) Enjoy your new goodies. Hope you have a lovely creative week. Elizabeth x #113

Kirsty.a said...

Lovely lookinjg journal page TFS

Danielle said...

That book is on my list. And if it is on the list, it must be bought. dani138

Carmen said...

Now I like that idea! If it's on the list and you couldn't find it, it doesn't count. remind me to write a list for next Ally Pally ;)

Ooh I'd love to tell you something me and Craig have concocted I think you would be one of the few people who would really approve, it makes me chuckle just thinking about it but again, can't spill till after August! :P

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful journalpage and tag!
I like the pattern very much.

Have a great evening!
Happy WOYWW, Susan nr 92

okienurse said...

Love the green mop up page in your journal. I have started saving all sorts of bits to go in mine now! I have to agree with you about lists...if it is on my list it is fair game when and whereever I can procur it. I love Tim Holtz products and have a lot. Have a great week. Vickie #41

Tertia said...

Ifits on thelist, then ithas tobe done,thats only logical! MyDH might have something to say about that though. LOL
happy WOYWW

My name is Cindy said...

I always have a list on the go -just can't help myself! Liking the SP images, where are they from?
Thanks for popping by to see me today, Cindy #42 (last time i looked!)

Lisa-Jane said...

I absolutely agree! If its on your list then it was money that was planned to be spent anyway, whether that was at Ally Pally or elsewhere. Quite right ;-) #36

Hazel said...

Good start to the journal page. Your friend is right about the list and you can never have too many crafting goodies - (Hazel, #173) x

fairy thoughts said...

great desk. I must get 'the book', but I haven't got the first one yet
janet '29

monique said...

the journal pages look so awesome,

RosC said...

Ah the thrill of the hunt - of course lists don't count. Aren't we funny??? It's the same as the broken biscuits that have no calories. ;)
I like the mop up journal page, the interesting shapes you superimposed on the colour, and also the stamped or printed medallion shapes.
Thanks for sharing, H.
Ros. #27

VonnyK said...

For somthing that started as a mopup, it sure looks great. Love the big watch cut outs on your altered book.
Have a great week.
Von :)
#65

Sherry Edwards said...

Well you're ahead of me on the altered book class Helen, I've only just finished lesson 4! Enjoy your new purchases too.

Thanks for already coming to see my desk this week x
WoYwW # 28

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Your journal looks great! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the peek at this page with the DW stamp peering through... can't wait to see what you do with it.

Peggy Cain said...

Running a bit behind on my visits. Awesome pages!!!! love the green Have a great WOYWW!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I tried to do that "use it up" challenge going around this year. The goal was to use up your stash items and not buy new stuff. I do believe there was clause that if it was on your wish list it was okay to buy it (so, yes, your friend was right!!!). But I lost sight of that early on in the year. I do try to make a point of pulling out some old stuff to use every couple of weeks so I haven't totally lost sight of the goal. I like your book pages, especially the green and blue one.

Ohhh Snap said...

So much crafty goodness :D. Love your journal and Altered Book!! And I've yet to lay eyes on TH's 2nd book. #134

Jacqueline said...

Loving the look of your Altered Book! I wasn't really happy with my layout for lesson six so I know what you mean..I think I just tied too hard :(

My mojo has gone this week! Supposed to be working on my print tray but just can't seem to get going with it!

thanks for sharing,

Jackie x #53

Jacqueline said...

Loving the look of your Altered Book! I wasn't really happy with my layout for lesson six so I know what you mean..I think I just tied too hard :(

My mojo has gone this week! Supposed to be working on my print tray but just can't seem to get going with it!

thanks for sharing,

Jackie x #53

Jacqueline said...

Loving the look of your Altered Book! I wasn't really happy with my layout for lesson six so I know what you mean..I think I just tied too hard :(

My mojo has gone this week! Supposed to be working on my print tray but just can't seem to get going with it!

thanks for sharing,

Jackie x #53

Kate said...

Yay, already to play along at Studio L3 with the Compendium of curiosities challenges!!

** Kate **

P.s. if its on a list that means you have to buy it, surely??

Craftgirl said...

I am green as you have got Tim's new book and mine has been on order since February. journal looks great.

Carol

Sue from Oregon said...

Helen...love your new toys! Lucky you!