Wednesday, 2 May 2012

WOYWW 152

Happy WOYWW to you all - thanks for dropping by last week. I've had quite a busy week craft-wise and have been playing around in my journal again (see previous post). It's also the day for our next Dragons-Dream Tag it On challenge - but you'll have to come back later to see that one!

So, what do I have to share with you today? No Distress Spring inks cos they are in transit to me as we speak.. but I can't wait to get them - what gorgeous colours they look! No Altered Book homework (again!) as it is still no further ahead than the last peak...oops!

I had Tuesday off work to wait for British Gas to come and do my annual boiler service - cue "it's getting old the parts are hard to get we recommend you get a new one" speech... so I had some time to play...

A partly done journal spread - and if you look closely you MAY see a WOYWW anniversary ATC that I started today - but it's shy and in hiding!!

Methinks I need to re-organise my die storage box - this is down by the sofa, in the doorway and in the way full stop! also it's over full (hence the handful as I try and find the one I want... it's always the last one I check as I usually forget to store then name upwards in their packaging!


So, have a good Wednesday (or whatever day you get here) surfing the craft spaces of the known universe.

57 comments:

Netty said...

Great background for your pages Helen. At least you can see your diecuts mine are in a cardboard box with a lid, keep meaning to get organised........oh well.....one day. x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I guess that's the advantage of not having a die cut machine. You don't have to store dies (grin).

You are a TEASE with your ATC. Of course, I haven't started mine yet. I seem to be a "last minute" gal lately, although I have NEVER been last minute until recently.

Lovely journal pages. Nice color. BTW, I suspect the AB lessons will get easier now, too.

sandee said...

I love that so far everyone is talking about their ATC's, this looks to be a fun event! I think I spied yours peeking out from the journal! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Karen said...

Great background pages and fab colours you have used :) It seems as though everyone is busy with making ATC's this week!

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #12

RosA said...

Nice journal page! I am thinking about my ATCs too. RosA #17

BJ said...

Oh WHERE did you order the Spring Distress pads from - I haven't found them - YET!!! Your AJ is wonderful as usual and I can't believe you keep your dies in the packaging, would drive me potty. BJ#18

Jeremy and Samantha said...

Your journal looks amazing and I can't wait to see how your ATC turns out, I am still oon the fence as I have never made one but done't want to be the one left out or the ugly duckling lol. Happy WOyww #8

Queen Of Toys said...

Love your journal pages and tucking that ATC in there is sneeky. Die storage I have mine in a chest of drawers with the name labeled on the edge, so neat and tidy, well that's when they get put back. LOL

Love your art style.

Eliza #19

Sunshine Girl said...

One can never have too many dies in my eyes! love your journal page I so must start one of those (in fact I have but am still waiting for several layers of gesso to dry and its been like that for four days now!). Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 29

Neil said...

Hi there; I'm trying to get my visits in early today. Thanks for the peek into your creative place! Your journal page has the most gorgeous colours. I hope you have a blessed and creative week.
Neil @#5

inkypinkycraft said...

Great page, love the colours...my dies are in a pile..and need sorting too!!! Have a great day hugs trace x 40

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

...loVely vibrant journal page Helen, loVe that colour!...and loVe the chunky wooden letter stamps where did you get those??...Mel :)

Redanne said...

Loving the colours on your journal pages, they are gorgeous - a great background for more creativity. I am with you on the dies, must get some storage soon......Anne #44

Lynn Holland said...

I like the painted pages and will look what happens next to them.
Poor you and the boiler. Same thing with us with the tv this week.
Lynn 53
One I made earlier today

May said...

Love your journal pages great colours, poor you with the boiler they cost a fortune!! My dies are stored the same oops... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x xNo32

Bella said...

I now have 2 boxes with my dies in and they never have all their names in the right direction...its a die thing...

Annie said...

Love the colours of your journal pages.
Hugs,
A x #60

Dragon said...

Great space as always. Is that your knee I spy??!! Don't worry, the dies always need sortingand your pages are gorgeous
Frankie
xx

Spyder said...

Fantastic pages! On the dongle so not much Internet time, whizzing round as fast as I can!
Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #47

Julia Dunnit said...

Now I'm just guessing that you've opted for bright coloured ATC...! How exciting. Rather inevitably, I haven't given mine any thought just yet. Loving your Journal works, fab colours. My dies are on magnetic sheets stuck to A4 mountboard and stored upright in a magazine holder..I just flip through em. Best treatment for storage in my whole room. But you still have to put the box somewhere...never ending problems!!

Carmen said...

Loving the look of that journal page and the sunshine-y think peeking out from behind ;)

I took part again, don't fall off your chair in shock! Two weeks in a row!

Rita said...

A very creative desk Helen. I love the journal page, the colour is lovely. Have a great day. Hugs Rita xx

Suzanne said...

Think I need to be starting my (first ever) ATC by the sound of it! Tried to get a better look at yours, not easy!!! #73

Ann B said...

Have tried very hard to find your ATC but it is very well hidden. Beautiful journal page Helen and boo sucks to the gas engineer.

Ann B
#26

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab journal page, and oh my lots of dies! Am envious of that lot. Take care & enjoy this week's WOYWW offerings! Zo xx 68

Tracey said...

Lovely background pages and how many dies lol. Tracey x

Gabrielle said...

I see the ATC peeking out! Nice colours...! The journal looks fabulous and the storage problem is one we all have - but I know we'll just buy more and so the problem will only get bigger! Happy Wednesday - mwah!

sandra de said...

Art journals are a lovely way of having some fun. Can't wait to see more of your ATC.
Sandra #96

Joynana said...

Hi Helen, your journal page reminds me that I have a spread that I need to get back to in my own journal. #102

Di said...

You little scallywag - I think there's bright yellow on your ATC :) I've never made one so that's gonna be fun. Happy WOYWW. Di xx

MvM-design said...

Love your desk , awesome background!!!

Happy WOYWW Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #25

Anne-marie said...

Love the colour on your Journal pages, oooo would luv a rumage in your die storage box lol
Have a fab week
Anne-marie no 85

Kat Griffin said...

great work you do ! Happy creating my friend
- KAT - #15

kay said...

well the main thing is your dies are together :)
thanks for visiting me
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #38

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen!
I love your journal pages - can't wait to see what else you do with them. I have all my dies in one spot as I don't have a lot (yet). I've been thinking about the ATC for the anniversary but that's about as far as I've gotten.

Thanks for visiting me already today!!!

Hugs,
Kay
#33

BumbleVee said...

I guess I better practice some ATCs to see if I think they would be worth sending....

#146
Vee

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous colour on those pages. So pretty, can't wait to see what you do with them.
Thanks for visiting me today. Happy WOYWW! Lisa Sparkle :)

kath said...

Hi helen...thanks for today's crafty snoop...loving your journal pages..happy WOYWW kath (59)

Lisa-Jane said...

Its always the last one in the box isn't it? How does that happen?! Love those pages. #57

Ali H said...

Hi - thanks for stopping by earlier ! So much great stuff going on on your desk this week - thanks for sharing ! Ali #45

NEEDLEWINGS said...

mmmmm..... love that background color! That would be my choice too. I don't own any dies. One day when I have extra money... maybe then.

Hazel said...

Hope you get the dies storage sorted - never easy coping with craft storage. Love the journal backgrounds - fab colour - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

Tertia said...

My die cuts have also outgrown their storage (and don't tell anybody... I bought some more today LOL) If you come up with a great solution, please share.
Happy WOYWW

Jan McC said...

Thanks for today's peek. Favorite color on that Journal page and I do believe I may have spied the ATC hiding under the edge of Journal. #139

Chrissie said...

Fab pages, thanks for the snoop and for your visit to my blog today!
Chrissie

Kathryn said...

Jeepers!! You're a busy bee, three posts in one day!
Liking the way your journal is evolving. Great job!
Have a great week!
hugs!
kat

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh no... another WOYWWer getting the Spring Distress inks. My jealous burns bright. I am sure I will have some too at some point. I love your journal page, great blues and patterns. I understand the die storage. What to do with them? Mine are in different storage containers in different places... not very convenient. Good luck finding them a good place!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Great journal page! I too am rather jealous of your impending Spring Distress Inks... Have a great week! and thanks so much for the visit!

Alexandra said...

Your journal pages are wonderful. I love the teal blue colour you're using. Very inspiring. :)

Jackie said...

Well done on starting you wow arc bet your looking forward to new inks arriving ....mine are in the post to
Jackie 54
Http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

VonnyK said...

Love your nice bright journal page, great colour. The Atc looks fab, what I can see of it that is.
Have a great week.
Von #3

okienurse said...

great looking desk this week! I love all the fun things I see! I too have an issue with die storage and just bought some storage boxes from Stampin Up! that are awesome. They have inserts that separate the dies. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog I enjoy reading them. I agree that the eyes on that darn bear are creepy but everyone loved the cake!!! No accounting for taste they probably like Freddie Kruger too! Have a great week. Vickie #91

fairy thoughts said...

have fun with the spring inks, i haven't seen those jet I must check them out. great pages.
have a good wek
janet #43

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the color or your journal spread, and oh that storage...I wish there was a good solution. Have fun with organizing it. Happy late WOYWW and thanks for stopping by

nerllybird said...

Ah...the name-upwards thing! I am sooooo lazy that I just sit there staring at my name-downwards one and try to work out which it is by a process of elimination. Looks like you have a few more than me, though!
Helen s #70

Neet said...

Love the colour of that journal page Helen but no WOYWW in my sight - oh, need to enlarge!!
Mmmm anniversary atc - hidden?? Now I will have to wonder why for a week I guess.
Sorry I am so late, life just got in the way - thanks for visiting me - Hugs, Neet xx #27

MaggieC said...

I cannot believe I am so late getting round to returning your kind visit this week. We are almost at Wednesday again and time to see how your desk has changed since its busy state last week. Our fallen tree is no more, one of the neighbours beat us to the usable wood, and the council removed what was left. Enjoy the sun today (well, it is sunny here at the moment). xx Maggie #93