Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WOYWW 177 - homework done!

Welcome to another Wednesday blog hop fest, hosted by Julia at the stamping ground - go on, I dare you to share your desk or craft space! That's what WOYWW is all about.

Well, as the title of this post suggests, I have completed the "homework" set by Julia and Jan - in our goody bag we came away from the WOYWW crop with, was a little card kit - you may have seen some of them completed last week

This is the contents of the kit we got.
and this is how I interpreted it.  I couldn't work out a way to incorporate the house, so have kept that for another time.
some of you at the crop know I was faffing about (very technical term, that!) with the Tim Holtz snowflake die I'd just treated myself to and which just happened to have been cut out in red distress coredinations paper










I also had the chance to do something with the other bits and pieces I'd saved from the day, and have scrapped them in my journal.  Now I don't do "proper"
scrapbooking, but wanted to make a memento of the occasion.

I borrowed a copy of the group photo that LLJ's husband took and printed it out, plus me in "my" designated space, of course...
 painted the journal page with black paint,and dripped some watered down paint down the pages.

My name badge, and the ribbon from my chocolate medal (ate the chocolate of course!)
the tag from the goody bag, and the group photo.  Used a textile pen for the words, love how well it shows up on the black paint.




And so you don't feel cheated, there is a "desk" (floor) shot too, with some work in progress!

Thanks for your comments last week, hope I didn't shock you all so much with the extent of my stash spread that you refuse to come back again...!!

have a great WOYWW.

50 comments:

MaggieC said...

What a lot of lovely images to remind you of your great crafting day, and beautifully presented. I love that Christmas card, so special and different. Have a great week. xx Maggie (no idea of number yet)

Gillian .... said...

The rosette die is very cool (can empathise with the faffing though)lol, lovely to see all the pics from the crop. Happy WOYWW. Gillian #9

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous rosette die...and very nice journal pages I see there...pretty blue!

You didn't scare me off...I'll come by to visit any time!

Create With Joy said...

How lucky you are to have attended the WOYWW crop! Thanks for sharing your goodies with us!

#20
Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

famfa said...

Great memories, you won't forget them with your 'scrap booking'. Great desk/floor
FAMFA 29

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Love the card.

inkypinkycraft said...

The card looks great and I love the look of the colours on your journal page too! Have a great week trace x 46

Neet said...

How nice tone able to scrap the day so well. Lovely to look at and good for you to look back on.
Just a quick visit whilst I have Internet connection here in Cyprus.
Now to have a look at last week.
Hugs, Neet 54 x

Paula Gale said...

Hello blogging buddy

That snowflake in red on the Kraft colour card looks really great. Oh, and adore your scrapbook of the day - what a lovely memory you have for the rest of time. You'll always look at those pages and smile because you have those new friendships in your heart.

Happy WOYWW
(get me at #21)!!!

Paula x x x

Buttons said...

Some great journalling going on there hun, and is that Art Parts I spy? BTW, there is no right or wrong to scrapbooking and yours is a fab way of being able to revisit your memories. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #6

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You can bare all and we'd still be here..that's the nature of friendship, isn't it?!
Love the way you've incorporated all the elements of the day into your LO, it's wonderful and makes me smile!!
Hugs, LLJ '#66 xx

brenda said...

It looks like productive "faffing" to me Helen, I really like the red used with the Kraft.

B x

Carmen said...

That's my kind of scrapbooking Helen :D Love it!

KatzElbows said...

Nothing wrong with a good faff, especially when it leads to such a gorgeous card. A red snowflake... it does rather make me think of all my snowflake stamps in a different way!

Happy WOYWW.
cheers, rachel #67

Annie said...

Such lovely memories of a really special day together.....perfect.
Hugs,
A x #68

Neil said...

You've been busy. Love that snowflake die and it's a great memory page in your journal. Hope you have a good week. Neil#65

Julia Dunnit said...

OMiGOSH! Now I need that die! I knew you'd do something lovely with it!
Love your card...the little house thing is causing me a lot of surprises. You are so on the ball, I will be scrapping the Crop (so to speak) but haven't even thought about it yet...love your pages; it was a day to remember huh! And yep - she got a job and everything is well balanced now...well, that part of my head!!

BJ said...

Thanks for stopping by. Love the journal and as far as I am concerned that IS proper scrapping! What a great way to remember the day. Love the red snowflake, thought it was a Valentine's card until I scrolled down - LOL - so I guess the die could be used for non snowflakes just as well. BJ#8

Ann B said...

A great way to mark and remember a fab get-together and a lovely card as well.
My eyes are drawn to your journal page - love the muted colours, afraid I go over the top a bit with colour.

Thanks for visiting earlier - just catching up on a few desks before I walk the dog.
Ann B #70

kath said...

looks like a busy desk today helen...love your pages from the WOYWW crop...wonderful memories of a fun day...hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

Hi Helen
Thank you for popping by to visit me. You get a gold star for your home work projects! That snowflake die is fab and the red and craft look wonderful together. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 16

Minxy said...

Love the red /craft colour combo, might have to pinch that lol
Love that you marked the occasion in your journal, who says you need to do a traditional scrapbook layout, your page turned out just fine x
Happy Wednesday
Hugz Minxy #7

okienurse said...

Great looking projects today! Love that card with the snowflake in red on craft. Very striking. Love the journal pages too. Sounds like everyone had a great time! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #91

Cardarian said...

What a lovely "scrapbook" page you have made - I am not a scrapbooker either but I will be making something to remind me of the lovely occasion! It was so nice meeting you there again! When I came home I found the Christmas stamps you have been using at the crop in my mailbox!It is your fault I bought them but I really love them!
Lots of hugs
Cardarian

House of Bears said...

You've made a wonderful job of the kit, and your memory page of the day is lovely.

The bears @#101 this week

Gabrielle said...

Love the card and how you have used the elements - think that die is a must! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Happy Wednesday x

Angie said...

What a great momento you created ...its fabulous ...and it will keep that great day fresh in your mind ...wish i had been there.xx#79

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I am singing, wildly off-key, "Mem -reees...like the corners of my mind...."

:)

Love all your makes - the card turned out fab. Would it surprise you to know mine is still in the bag? I suspect not....

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne (15)

Morti said...

LOL - I always love your floor space - but hey, at least things don't fall off it!!!

Great take on the card kit - that T!M die is turning up an awful lot, and I NEED it too....

I'll be scrapping my photos - and everyone elses too! I'll probably do a normal layout and then do a couple of pages for Project Life.

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela Coles said...

lovely card, and some fabulous pages in your journal.

Krisha said...

Love all the pics, thanks for sharing. Looks as though you had a great time, and now great memories. There is no "Correct way" to scrap a page, except to get the pics and journaling on the pages!!! You desk has some interesting things going on, can't wait to see the out come of your journal.
Krisha #40

Karen McAlpine said...

Fun journal pages and great Christmas card. Looks you had a blast!!
Karen 129

butlersabroad said...

Love how the journal pages turned out, if you'd made a traditional page then it wouldn't be "you" would it? Love the card, always love anything with kraft card anyway, and of course, you know me and Christmas!

Hugs
Brenda 3

Daniella said...

Helen, you made beautiful things!! I love the dripping paint!!
I so wish I lived close enough to have been able to go to the crop! But, the drive from NJ would have been too long :(
Looks like you had a blast!!
xxDaniella#22

CraftygasheadZo said...

Superb card, that die really works! I wasn't shocked at all by your desk/floor, am sure more of us wish we could spread out and not have to worry about putting things away. Though as you know the floor is not an option for me, but I do seem to make mine a mess no matter what I do! Take care lovely, Zo xx 71

Alison said...

Love that red snowflake! x

Netty said...

wow you did wonders with the stash allocated and loving your work floor. xx

kay said...

loving your journal page,sums up a fun day
thanks for visiting me
have a super woyww
kay #57

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Helen.
Love all the stuff on your 'desk' this week especially the crop pages... it reminds me of school, dont know why, but it was a bit like a school re-union
janet

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh Helen, how I envy that you got to go to the WOYWW crop! You did a fabulous job with the challenge too. But my favorite thing is how you smashed the memories into your art journal! Hugs from across the pond. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #13

butterfly said...

Great job on the homework, and those journal pages are looking absolutely fantastic - so full of life and movement! Have a great week playing at that lovely, creative desk...
Alison x
#35

Samantha Elliott said...

Ey Helen!! We will make a Scrapbooker of you yet!! Love how the snowrosette has turned out! Not tried the ones I cut out yet but need more time.....
Hugs
xx

VonnyK said...

That's a great idea to remember such a wonderful day. It looks fantastic and I love what you did with the crd kit.
Have a great week.
Von #45

EELS said...

Glad you got the homework completed and the journal looks super, I've never tried scrapbooking but everyone makes it look fantastically easy - not sure mine would turn out well though!
Cheers, Elaine #32

podgypanda said...

I really keep meaning to start a journal...but there's never enough time in the day.....I can dream !!!
Have a good week..
X Julie (paperpathway)

Eliza said...

I love your journal pages they are great to keep as a momento of the wonderful time you had.

Really great desk shot loads of goodies to play with there.

Happy crafting this week
Eliza 88

Bridget Larsen said...

The crop sounds like a lovely day was had by all and nice goodies were created as well
Bridget #41

Sandy said...

You all sound like you had so much fun. Thanks for sharing your journal pages and love your crd that you made with your little take home package. Thanks for visiting me already I got to use the new stamp set today had a bit of fun. Sandy :)

Li'l Pidge said...

Nice card and I love the fact you have used bits and bobs from the day (not just me then!!). Great journal page, a fab way to remember the day.

Thanks for visiting my page already
kyla #64

RosC said...

Hi H.
Love the journal work, partly for its own sake, and partly to see the photos of the WOYWW crop. That must have been fun! 'Desk' looks great, interesting journal pages and inky paper towel is all the rage now isn't it?
Hope you're having a happy weekend.
Ros. #165