Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WOYWW 164

Hallo, happy Wednesday to you.... and time for another mega tour of the world's creative spaces. Julia has the link and all the info here 
My floor space today has the finished journal page from last week that I still haven't blogged about - so that means you get to see it first! Also, my at long last altered torso (which was blogged about here ) that used to lie on top of some of my paint tubes often seen in rear of shot!!

Underneath the torso is a part done journal page (another one!) using the Dylusion mushroom - or probably toadstool - stamp.

The ribbons are from Monday when I watched the Olympic Torch run through Sutton, this is from one of the sponsors (Lloyds bank)






and this is my photo of the torch bearer - yes I know he's past me, the one I thought I'd taken as he came towards us didn't actually take! (and there were loads of people in my way too)

The crowds were huge, the atmosphere fantastic and the sun blazing hot! It was well worth taking a day's holiday to stand and watch, and now I can't wait for the Games to start! As lots of you know, I am really keen on sports, so my TV is going to be on for hours and hours (once I get home from work)

I didn't get to visit many of your desks last week, sorry about that, I will try harder this time!

55 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

a super busy desk..we took children to see the torch and it was so wet..but well worth standing in the rain for! have a great week trace x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh the journal page looks interesting, would love to see a close up of it. I love that torso! Happy WOYWW Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Julia Dunnit said...

Thought you were having a green phase! Actually, pic of the torch is great..all those billowing flags and the actual flame is really clear, not so ion some of ours I must say. As for Olympics - I'm with you, really looking forward now!
Oh and because I haven't been here long enough to answer properly yet - Andover is the better station for us!

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the page and that torso is fantastic. Seeing to torch was fabulous wasnt it - seems ages ago now for me as it went through Solihull on 1st July! Roll on friday.... Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl #1

May said...

Hi Helen.. your journal page looks fab.. It is great to see the torch to be part of it is wonderful..great pics.. have a good week, Hugs May x x x#11

fairy thoughts said...

Great pictures is that mapping on the torso. I'm looking forward to the hands too
Janet 18

Annie said...

Lovely to see so many people enjoying some sunshine :-)
Hugs,
A x #31

Victoria said...

That torso is fantastic and I love all the interest on your journal page! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.25

MrsC.x said...

nice busy desk, we also went to see the torch earlier in the month it rained so hard we was soaked to the skin!

i shall bore my girls with gymnastics as soon as it starts ;)

tfs happy WOYWW! :) Mrs C.xx #33

jill said...

lovely crafting desk. Lovely journal pages , I don't really use my dylusions mushroom stamps enough because i'm to busy using the rest. happy crafting jill#32

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Another lovely busy desk to look at. Close up of the journal please. We missed seeing the torch go through our area (were on holiday), and do regret that. Ali x #12

RosC said...

Busy desk, H. The torso looks very interesting, lovely ribbons, great journal.
Hope you enjoy the feast of sport; probably not much happening on the desk while it's on. I'm looking forward to it myself. Thanks for visiting me too.
Ros.#19

Tuire Flemming said...

Lovely, busy desk and great pics about the torch bearers!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #49

Eliza said...

Cool journal page and love that Torso, my daughter has just finished on for your school assignment, I think I will have to post about it too. I love torsos. Have fun with the olympics.

Eliza #16

Redanne said...

A very busy and creative looking desk today,love the torso. It is great that so many people got to see the torch, can't wait for the Olympics to start! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #21

scrappymo! said...

Fun, busy desk...always interesting to check out:)
The crowds look excited...I still remember seeing the torch here. My grandkids just loved it! Such excitement!

donnalouiserodgers said...

Hi Helen, love that green ribbon a real vibrant lime, the torch bearing looks amazing and yes, I too will be watching as much as I can around my work - I'm sure I will catch the repeats and highlights, take care have agood week,

dx @ 65

kay said...

Hi, your desk looks fab, great photo and am sure you will be able to use the ribbon :)
Thanks for visiting me
Kay #35

Helen said...

Hi Helen I love those dotty toadstool images. The Olympic fever seems to be hotting up now along with out weather at last. We are lucky enough to have tickets for an afternoon of athletics so we are looking forward to that. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 39

Elizabeth said...

Loads going on your desk this week and good to see that the page is finished. Unfortunately, I missed our torch bearer too - I was too late but I have an idea I'd have had difficulty getting a good photo too ... not only am I short, our torchbearer was a brave little boy who is even shorter than me :) Your photos would still make a great scrap layout :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #24

Glenda said...

What an amazing adventure to see the torch going through! I love your workdesk. Looks so very creative. Happy WOYWW! Glenda 71

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Very creative works in progress, looks like nice weather for the torch!


Rebecca #62

Spyder said...

I got a picture of the Lloyds bank lorry too! and did you know, even though Wight link didn't charge them (all 300 of them...no one else allowed)) for their crossingacrooss to the Ilse of Wight, that because Pepi hadn't sponsored them, the ferry had to be emptied of ALL the pepi-cola drinks for the 35 minute crossing! Coca-Cola sponsored them you see...anyway it's no longer raining -it's lovely and sunny here!! so am off out any second, trying to wizzz round as many as I can, have a great week. HaPPY SunnY WOYWw!!
((Lyn)) #57

Joynana said...

Great photos, sounds like you had a lovely time. That dress form is really nice. #81

butlersabroad said...

I bet the crafter in you thought, I could use all those green ribbons! Glad there's finally a bit of sun in the UK, let's hope it lasts for the Olympics too. Lovely busy, er floor as usual! Thankyou for your kind desk comments I have to say you've got the best floor on WOYWW!!

Hugs
Brenda 86

Gabrielle said...

Lurve the desk this week! Such a hive of creativity! Love how you added the torch relay in... You're never knowingly far from sport and it makes my heart sing to see it!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That zingy lime green is one of my favourite colours - well done for saving it, I'm sure you'll put it to good use!
I'm sport mad too (except boxing and football) was glued to the Tour de France, and really can't wait for the Olympics!
Hugs, LLJ ~27 xx

Craftychris said...

Such fab stuff on your desk, love the torso! Your Alice piece on your next post is brilliant! Thanks for visiting my desk and have a good and creative week xx #44

Di said...

I'll be looking out for something using that green ribbon :) Lovely sunshine for the torch - enjoy all the sports!

Di xx #13

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love the dress form! :)
And how fun that you saw the torch bearer go by!
I am hoping to watch some of the games for sure.
Especially gymnastics.
My problem is figuring out the schedule!

Mary Jo #96

Red Kitty said...

Busy busy desk. Loving the journal pages. x

Danielle said...

Great journal page! How exciting to be at the torch passing. Even though you missed the shot, you still have a wonderful memory to share. dani #110

Trish Latimer said...

Busy desk H !! Love the dress form fabulous! The torch was a total washout here in Blackpool, storms and torrential rain meant everything got cancelled outside, the torch got lit inside the tower ballroom! Trish #55

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great pics and a busy desk, that torso looks interesting. Take care & enjoy this week's desk hop/nose/snoop. Zo xx 69

Monica said...

Like the torso guardian of the journal pages. Dylusions are my favorite and I think may fingers are becoming permanently weird colors.

Amy E said...

How TOTALLY exciting getting to seethe torch and torch bearer!!! That would give me LOTS to journal about!!

Amy E. #14
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Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the journal page with it green leaves and crowned beauty. The torso came out great too. LOTS of people out for the torch bearer. It looks very festive.

Kate said...

Great to see your finished page and almost torch photos.

** Kate **

Bella said...

Enjoy the games, I hope the weather holds. It was not too good to the Queen...we will be watching every day from South Africa.

Gita said...

Your journal looks quite interesting. Like the page on the left. I'm also looking forward to the olympics...enjoy watching the different sports.

Twiglet said...

Great Olympic torch pics! Thanks for visiting my blog and having a go at guessing the number in my scarf rainbow. Jo #50

SueH said...

Your journal is coming along nicely Helen and how lucky that Lloyds were giving out those beautiful ribbons, I’m sure you’ll find a great project for them.

Well done for getting to see the torch. A once in a lifetime event probably and I bet the atmosphere was amazing.
I’ll be in front of the TV with you next week as I love the Olympics, especially the swimming and diving.

Thanks for visiting me today and ………..
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#53

trisha too said...

It really IS a mega tour, isn't it? I like snooping around everyone's desks, but the added pics are always such a treat--what a great once-in-a-lifetime thing, thank you for sharing, Helen!

:)trisha
#137 this week

KatzElbows said...

Love your torso, which is not something you get to say to someone every day!

Thanks for visiting and being lovely.
cheers, rachel #16

Charlene said...

Loving your art, Helen! Wishing you all a very safe Olympics! #80

scrappyjen said...

ooh the dress form is interesting. busy desk, jenx 61

VonnyK said...

I love your toady, mushroomy stamp. The whole journal page is gorgeous.
The day looks glorious in your photo and great to see so many people out there to cheer them on. My father in-law carried the torch here for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, it was a very proud moment for us. I will be glued to the TV too.
Have a great week.
Von #48

Shoshi said...

Lovely busy desk, Helen, and the torso is looking great. Love all the green ribbons. We didn't manage to actually see the Olympic flame relay but went to a party afterwards to celebrate 3 people from the same village who were involved - two of them were husband and wife, and were nominated separately! I did a blog post about it.

Can't wait to see what they do for the Opening Ceremony! China is a tough act to follow. I shall be glued to the TV for the foreseeable future lol!

Thanks for your lovely comment - glad you enjoyed my annotated photo. Sometimes I feel like kicking all that junk out from under my desk so I could stretch my legs out! Handbag, camera, waste bin, box of papers (I think - haven't looked in there for ages so can't remember what's in it!) etc. etc. My desk was a real mess for the photo. It's a real mess now, only it's a different mess!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #51

Neesie said...

Your desk looks busy Helen, but then that shows that you're having lots of creative fun! What could be better.

How inconsiderate...people getting in your way when you're taking photos for us! How rude!!!
The weather looks great and I hope it continues.
We've actually got 8 additional Olympic TV channels appeared from nowhere, so I don't think we'll miss any of the Games....bring it on :D
Happy WOYWW ~ Neesie #20

Neet said...

Love the torso, the Dina page and the mushrooms. Thanks for the smile too - I went to a nearby town to watch the torch and I missed the runner, well, did get a photo but at a distance and then missed him when he came past. It was so quick!
Hugs, neet xx 8

podgypanda said...

Hey Helen,
Have been looking at your other blog with the Alice bits and bobs. Great stuff, I love the Alice images, will pop in again soon
Happy crafting
Julie 154

The Crafty Chick said...

Can't wait re Olympics either!! Opening ceremony bound to be amazing!!
Leandra

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Great Alice tag on last post. I saw the flame in Shrewsbury. x M

Li'l Pidge said...

Great busy desk...loving the journal page...I spy a Dina Wakely stamp being used.....they are on my list to buy next.

Thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla #42

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! how exciting for you to be where the olympics are being held!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,#29
peggy aplSEEDS