Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WOYWW 165

Hello all, and Happy Olympics! Really enjoying the Olympics - a few more medals would be nice, if I'm being greedy but.... the opening ceremony was fabulous (it probably helped if you knew a lot of British history but that was my favourite subject at school! but I thought it was inventive, very funny (I even laughed at Mr Bean and I don't normally) and so much to see. ) The venues look fantastic, and I am so proud to see the Olympics in my own country!  One of my neighbours is a 'Games Maker' volunteer - and she's based at Wimbledon for the tennis (it's quite near us) - I can't wait to catch up with her and find out how she's enjoying it. Whilst I am enjoying everything in the first week, I am really looking forward to the athletics that start on Friday.

So as you can imagine, I have been watching quite a lot of all sorts of sports I've never seen before, flicking between 24 channels showing everything imaginable!!  Accordingly, my patch on the floor is totally not creative at the moment .......I haven't so much as inked a stamp since last Thursday...***
The TV guide with pull out section.... day by day planning! So, you may not be surprised to hear that I may not visit many desks this week.... hope you all have a lovely creative time (I must get some DT pieces done at some stage, wonder if I could dispense with sleep for a couple of days....) so happy desk hopping, check out the link at Julia's pad here.  See you next week - may have some art to share!

***actually, that isn't quite true - I stamped a 'happy anniversary' to go on this card for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding anniversary which is today!
I forgot to re-photograph the card after I fixed the greeting to the front (and one inside too) - it's stamped with the cover-a-card trees stamp I got at Newbury, and the background is pan pastels. Hope they received it in time...

35 comments:

Michelle Reed-Russell said...

My Hubby is the one with "Olympic Fever" in our house--me not so much!
I love the tree image on your card, nature stamps are my favorites!
Happy WOYWW!
Michelle #17

Shoshi said...

Oooh Helen, I could prctically have written your first paragraph myself! I so agree with everything you've written. I'm loving it, and also hoping for more British medals - our record in Beijing is a tough one to measure up to, though. As for Mr. Bean, I usualy can't stand Rowan Atkinson, but have to say I laughed like a drain all through that part! Brilliant. The Opening Ceremony was so amazing that I almost ran out of "Wow's" and then when the cauldron was lit, and the stems and petals moved, I thought I would burst...

As a result of all this I'm not doing much creating at the moment either! - added to which there are other things going on!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #7

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am not playing in WOYWW this week, but stopped by to see you. Not many British friends seem to be talking about the Olympics as I thought they would. I've had my head in the craft studio, so haven't had a chance to catch any of the games. Ironic, since I'm a big fan. Glad you are enjoying them, at least.

sandra de said...

The opening ceremony was fab you must be so proud of such a great night.
Sandra @36

Neet said...

I too am a bit fixed on the Games and I loved the opening ceremony. Did I tell you Danny Boyle's twin sister used to work with me, we once went head to head for a promotion too.
Aside from all of that love that stamp, you must tell me who does it - it is Gorg.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, neet xx #27

akilli melek said...

i was a bit underwhelmed by the first bit of the opening ceremony. Liked NHS, mr bean and the bond bit. It did get better after those bits.

not done much crafting either but not much watching olympics...more watching baby.

caroline #51

scrappymo! said...

Enjoy the Olypics...I know we sure are. It is such a special time and watching all those young people who have worked so hard all their lives to attain their dream, is just so uplifting.

Annie said...

Think we are all missing being crafty this week but like you I am really enjoying the Olympics :-)
Hugs,
A x #64

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Not watched a bit of it, I'm afraid. Too engrossed in the Game of Thrones books :) Maybe I'll catch some gymnastics at some point, but maybe not :)

Enjoy!

Mary Anne (8)

Carmen said...

You and Craig both are waiting for the Athletics :) He has actually been coming in and spending actual time with us rather than working 24/7. When I say 'with us' we have to be prepared to watch the Olympics too ;) I've been enjoying the gymnastics and genuinely felt bad for the Russian girl last night who took a tumble.

Your card is gorgeous, so atmospheric!

Artyjen said...

I don't usually laugh at Mr Bean either but that was funny! ;)
xoxo Sioux

kay said...

i am enjoying the olympics too,fingers crossed for some more medals
have a super woyww
kay #82

Twiglet said...

Fantastic Olympic fun - enjoying it all. Happy Yorkshire Day! x Jo

Gabrielle said...

I had no idea you were even watching the 'lympics!!! Glad you are enjoying it - even I'm watching (if just to be in your good books - I've just watched us get our first gold - tick please!) Love the card - happy anniversary Helen's brother and sister-in-law!

Shoshi said...

Well, we've got our wish, Helen - did you see that amazing Gold medal win this a.m. by our wonderful rowing ladies? Awwesome - edge of the seat stuff!!

Thanks for your lovely comment - hope you get annotating soon!

Shoshi #7

Netty said...

wow a gold medal today....woo hoo
Am sure your anniversary card was admired as its so very pretty, x

Morti said...

Oh yes, the Bromilow household is also bursting with pride today. And latest in is that the cheating badminton teams have been disqualified from the Olympics completely! Yay!

Gorgeous anniversary card, by the way.

Thanks for stopping by!

Helen said...

Hi Helen thanks for taking a break and visiting me! I have been watching some of the Olympics too. We are going to see some Athletics on Saturday evening so it will be fab to see it all for real. Enjoy the rest of the games. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 19

Trish Latimer said...

Olympic fever here too!! We've just this past hour won our fist gold medals with the rowers, so hopefully more on the way very shortly from mr wiggins!!!! Trish #10

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I am a complete Olympics nut too - it has been wonderful and sucks boo to all the killjoys who winged about everything before it started!! I have really enjoyed seeing the Brits, medals or not. Respect to Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO for knowing they were going to get completely upstaged by Mr Bean... and kudos to our wonderful Queen who showed she DOES have a sens of humour!
Love that tree stamp, really beautiful!!
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

Gita said...

Happy Olympic watching!! It was a bummer how the men's gymanstics went from winning the silver to being downgraded to the bronze!

butlersabroad said...

I loved the opening ceremony but didn't manage to see it all, we were watching from the racetrack in our friends caravan! Good performance today but I agree.... need more medals!!

Hugs
Brenda 3

May said...

Lovin everything about the Olympics Helen.. Fabulous.. A gold today whoo-hoo... Love the card its beautiful... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#12

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the Olympics and wow thanks for letting me know, well done you too!!! How super exciting!!!! Hugs trace x

Bernice said...

Not being into sport of any kind, its surprising just how much of the Olympics we've watched already - we even sat up to watch the end of the opening ceremony!
Bernice #2

Di said...

Am loving the Olympics - please though, no more Paul McCartney :(

Happy WOYWW, Di x #11

Princess Judy Palmer said...

But what if I promise you archery and gymnasts in my blog post today? No? Still not coming? Probably just as well, I fibbed anyway. Love the card, it evokes a nice serene feel.

Spyder said...

son in law is Olympic mad,they should be way home now. love the card!.hopping around quickly waiting to go the scotland....happy woyww!
((Lyn)) #18

Neesie said...

Yay...two golds in 24 hours! So I guess from that comment you realise that I'm really into the Olympics even though I'm over here in Melbourne and it mostly happens at silly-o-clock!
I adore trees so your card really got my attention. It's beautiful :D
I must go and have a snoozy so that I can be ready for yet another late night ZzZzzZZZ...
Thanks for sharing and nipping over to my desk earlier.
Have fun and let's go for Gold!!! ;D Neesie #37

Redanne said...

Hi Helen, I am glued to the box too, love the Olympics, fabulous whether we win or not, just amazing to have it on home turf. The British publish are wonderful the way they cheer on all the athletes, very sporting I think. Love your card, that tree stamp is fabulous. Thanks for your visit, Anne x #58

Amy E said...

24 channels of the Olympics?!?! WOW!! We're only getting 3 hours of highlights a night on one channel. I can always go online for more though.

Your card is absoutely beautiful...love the stamp!

I'm having a giveaway, open worldwide this week. Come check it out if you get the chance!

Amy E. #30
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

RosC said...

The Olympics do take up a lot of time and interest, there's no doubt. It's all gone pretty well, and I'm pretty impressed with the organisation so far. I missed a lot of the opening to my chagrin, and I love depictions of history too. I very miffed about it and hope they show it again here some time.
Love the stamp you used and the subtle colours - very chilly feel to it, and very appealing.
Ros #60

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Helen well you are catching up on the medals now you know you just had to be patient!! ..Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #43

Eliza said...

Sorry I am not into the Olympics, working with TV makes me not want to watch it when i am home.

I do love that card with the trees it is so stunning, great creation.

Happy channel surfing. LOL

Eliza #16 again

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I haven't been completely fixated on the Olympics but I did watch much of the cycling and gymnastics. I haven't watched the tennis - after Wimbledon, I'm not sure I can take the stress all over again. Oddly, I found the Mr Bean bit hilarious too, yet I normally do not so much as titter at his antics! Hope you have a lovely Olympic weekend. Elizabeth x #63