Wednesday, 7 November 2012

WOYWW 179

Happy WOYWW to you all again - time to meet up at Julia's for another desk reveal.... and as Tuesday was the first Tuesday in the month, it was my Sister-in-law's craft club again so I WAS working on a desk again - I could get used to this!!

Packed my bag on Monday night as there isn't much time to turn round after work and go out again, I do need to eat first too! Once again took far too much...


Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures there .... but I was on a Christmas card kick with my latest fave stamps (JoFY for Paperartsy)
 - here they are - coloured with water colour pencils, though I took the wrong paintbrush to do the watering bit properly so will have to fix them later!

The pan pastels are out because I took them intending to make some backgrounds for the next lot of cards, but ran out of time.

I won a raffle prize, too - the paper strips at the front.



In the plastic pouch (purple) are some swaps I put together for an upcoming DT day for Crafty Boots which is happening the weekend after next.... but it's a secret at present so you can't see them! I did also assemble these tonight, so I wasn't only on card making duty!

Will try and get round as many of you as possible, till then have a good week! 

54 comments:

MaggieC said...

Lovely images, Helen. I only ever use one brush now for watercolouring - the purists would have a fit. I just use my Derwent refillable water brush. works brilliantly, and it does not matter if it gets knocked over. Have a good week. xx Maggie (No number yet)

sandra de said...

I am with Maggie I use a an acqua brush no spills ever.
Lovely cards as always.
Sandra @10

Lynn Holland said...

Will be doing some card making myself on Friday with Redanne. Can't wait
Lynn//18

Nan G said...

Images look great to me! what's to fix? Is that a stencil I spy off to the right? Different sized dots or is just partially out of the bag? Happy WOYWW! Nan 19

Spyder said...

The images look great to me too! Have a great week
HapPy WoyWw!!
((Lyn)) might be #22...

Craft Donkey said...

Lovely space.

#15
Craft Donkey

VonnyK said...

The cards are gorgeous and I love the paper you won. I use a waterbrush with my watercolour pencils, but I have three sizes. I found them much better than normal brushes.
Have a great week.
Von #39

Neil said...

On a desk again, what is the world coming too? Great space and lovely cards too.
Neil#49

scrappymo! said...

Well, you are one lucky girl! That paper looks great. Your cards look wonderful...I can't see any mistakes at all.

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cards - I love those stamps, will look out for those tomorrow at the NEC, never used pan pastels :( Thanks for sharing.vSunshine Girl No. 54

jill said...

busy crafting desk & i like the christmas tree card . Jill #61

Lunch Lady Jan said...

OMG, you're working at a desk again??? :D Is there one big enough for all your stuff? *grin* Love the busy-ness of it all this week..I think you can tell that Christmas is on the way, LOL
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

less crafty at a desk, huh!! I always always over pack and always always miss something important! Looks as if you had a very productive evening, am very impressed. I do like the JoFy stamps very much, but to be honest, have been slightly put out by the price..,I can't decide if that's because I want them all and that's a chunk of money or because I think they are genuinely a bit over priced!!

JoZart said...

Gosh you are keeping craftily busy and having fun in the process.It's inevitable we take too much to workshops as we crafter don't like to compromise and like to have all we need with us. It would be good to sit down (in your case kneel) and have everything provided.
I'm going to be able to do this at the weekend when I go to a lino printing class with Lynn Doodly Bird and Carol C...just take ME!!!
Love jo x

Minxy said...

Very productive Helen, the cards look great x hope you had a fun evening
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #1

Annie said...

I've got water colour pencils somewhere....I just might have to find them and have a play with them now :-)
Hugs,
A x #64

Sandy said...

That snow man with his head next to him so cute.. Over pack never if you left something behind that would be the thing you would want.. Just to let you know the owls have hatched and I managed to get a photo of the babies. I have it on my blog. Sandy :) #44

Ann B said...

I've looked at those stamps as well but gave myself a smack on the hand and told myself I have far too many Christmas stamps already. May ignore 'me' and buy some.
Lovely cards and a very busy 'desk' as usual.

Ann B
#55

BJ said...

Cool cards - poor snowman! Thanks for stopping by today, I'd miss you if you didn't. BJ#30

CraftygasheadZo said...

I see I'm not the only one hiding Crafty Boots swaps, though you do get to see the eye stamps I've used on mine! You go steady, all this desk crafting might get you up off that floor. See you soon lovely. Take care. Zo xx 82

Lauren O'Donovan said...

I love these stamps and seeing how they have turned out has made me want them even more!!

Please hop by my desk #87 Lauren x

Angela Coles said...

congrats on the raffle prize.
lovely colouring on those pretty cards.

blessings to you from Angela #93

Cardarian said...

You are making lovely Jofy cards - I have 2 sets but I haven't made a card yet! I loved the ones you were making at the crop on fabric!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

jan spencer said...

Love those stamped images, and looks like some pretty christmas papers on your desk too.
I´m a real novice at watercolouring but I keep trying!!
Jan S 94

famfa said...

Great cards. Well done on your win
FAMFA (20)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

No, no, no - it CANNOT be a desk, I am crazed from lack of sleep, obviously, and too much Happy Dancing after the polls closed, clearly. Must resist the siren call of the Pan Pastel, tho' Just say NO! is my motto...

Happy WOYWW

MA (2)

Morti said...

The floor strikes again....LOL.....

Lovely images, very sweet - and nicely coloured too! Well done on the raffle win.

Thanks for stopping by!

Gabrielle said...

Hahaha! I peeked in the purple thing and could see what you're making! They look goooood! Happy Wednesday... I forgot it was Wednesday. Again! However as I currently can't speak I feel I have a dodgy excuse! Much love x

Deb said...

sounds like a lot of fun, love your Christmas images and congrats on your win!
Debxx

Krisha said...

Love to have those stamps, but I have sooo mant Christmas stamps I think I have crossed the line and have become a hoarder of Christmas stamps....LOL. Your cards look great to me. Thanks for popping by my blog,
Krisha #45

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Lovely cards, isn't it so annoying when you forget to take photo's!

Twiglet said...

Great table full Helen. I really must get my C card ideas sorted or it will pass me by! x Jo#70

butlersabroad said...

I have two aqua brushes that I use all the time, a thin and a thicker one. Great images, I remember seeing the stamps on your "desk" at one point! Nice to get out and do some crafting but I know I'd never know what to take! I never realised the socks and the papers matched!

Hugs
Brenda 3

lisa said...

Your club sounds great fun and you certainly look as though you got lots done. It doesn't seem to matter how much we take to crops but we never have that one thing we really need do we!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #71

Daniella said...

Looks like you had a great time! Your coloring is beautiful!
xxDaniella#35

Louise B said...

Love the christmas cards. Never tried water colours. Might have to try.

Bridget Larsen said...

Good to see people are getting in early and making Christmas cards, I am still unmotivated after coordinating and making what amounted to 3000 xmas cards from March-August so I dont want to see another one again lol. Love those paper strips
Bridget # 8

Sandi McLean said...

Oh you have been busy! I would love to see what you do with the PanP's..been thinking I should put mine to work on a holiday project! Thanks for coming my way! Sandi #37

Annie said...

A busy desk Helen. Thanks for sharing on WOYWW

Hugs
Annie x

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, you have so many fun crafty gatherings to attend! I am like you in that I tend to pack up too much in my big scrapbook rolley bag--but it is nice to have what you need. Cute paper strips you won too! Have a great week at work, and at your crafty things. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #24

Ohhh Snap said...

HEAPs lovely crafty goodness going on there. Love that snowman stamp :D. Happy WOYWW! #116

fairy thoughts said...

busy busy busy. So many cards to make , so little time. Looks like you have got off to a great start. I love those new Jofy stamps too. But no more craft spending for me this year :(
janet

triciasconfetti said...

Love the snowman stamp and the tree but really I daren't buy anything else until I have used all of the stamps at least once in my collection!!!!! Doesn't everyone take to much when they go crafting somewhere else . We all seem to have this vision that if we are away from home we will do twice as much as we normally do in the allocated time. Whereas in reality we probably do much, much less as we have to catch up with what everyone else is doing. !!Tricia 124

mark gould said...

Happy woyww, Getting a good start on the xmas cards by the look of it.

trisha too said...

Oh yes, those paper artsy stamps are on my "stamps I want but don't really need but will probably find an excuse to get" list!


:)trisha
#129ish this week

Chloe G said...

Oh, look at all your lovely cards! I'm so behind this year! x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

How fun to get together with others to have a little creative session. I belong to a knitting group that meets once a week but haven't been the last several times.

Your cards look great!

Thanks for visiting me already this week!! Happy WOYWW

Hugs, Kay #5

Neet said...

What a lot you got done in your Tuesday class. Great stuff going on!
Hugs, Neet 43 x

My name is Cindy said...

I lovethe new Jofy stamps, but I have already bought my new Christmas stamp - not sure I can justify any more as I have quite a few already, many still unused (bad stamper!!). I always take too much when I go anywhere crafting - cannot choose!! Thanks for stopping by, Cindy #78

Elizabeth said...

I don't go out to any crafty thing at the moment but when I did I always forgot something vital! Lots of cards from your class but I did do a double take at your snowman ... his poor head. Way past Wednesday, it's now Friday, too late to wish you a happy WOYWW so I'll wish you a great weekend instead. Elizabeth x #75

okienurse said...

WOW you got a lot done at your craft class! I usually spend way too much time visiting and not enough time getting stuff done! Sorry I am so late getting around but it has been a busy week with a couple of short trips about! Life!! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #77

Paula Gale said...

Hi Helen

I'm getting worried about you... I've a feeling you may abandon your floor sooner or later.

Imagine you with a desk. Revolutionary lol...

Hope you are well. I love those little Christmas cards. Cute.

Happy WOYWW - I've just uploaded week 179 because I'd actually done week 178 again... I'm losing the plot!! So was at #60 but now at #135 (DOH!)

hugs

Paula x x x

Samantha Elliott said...

Nice to see a busy desk/floor! Love that snowman missing his head stamp. I bought the C Tree one on Thursday as well as another plate of non C ones!
Full stash now on show!
xx

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo looking busy! Hope you are having fun. Kim