Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WOYWW? 190

Well, here we are - covered in snow for large parts of the UK. It started on Friday and is still here!
This was my poor little rose struggling on, on Monday!
And a bit of an arty shot through my Escallonia (it's pretty in spring/summer!)  We have had a partial thaw since then, so the rose is now bare again!


But, you came for my desk....this is meant to be What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, after all!

This is a reject tag background for a Paperartsy challenge - it was all right till I stamped on it!!!
This was me on Tuesday afternoon (got home early, before dark and the snow came back!!) - tweeting as usual!

So, I hope you are all ok in the snow if you have it - it always causes havoc in the UK because we don't cope - not having much regularly, there is no real money put aside to plan for it and everything seems to grind to a halt!  Anyhow, I hope you are safe! Enjoy desk hopping instead...

(Come back later for a new Dragons Dream Tag it On challenge!)

58 comments:

RosC said...

Hello H,

Missed last week so happy to be doing the rounds again. Poor rose, and what a Spartan to be flowering in the cold. Ours are relishing the heat as long as we keep the water up to them.

Poor tag as well. Have another go ;-)

All the best,
Ros. #3

inkypinkycraft said...

Have a great day! Trace x

MaggieC said...

We still have snow here, more fell overnight after a partial thaw. Beautiful photos from you today. I would leave that background aside for a while, somewhere you can see it lots. You may get inspiration to rescue it later. Take care. xx Maggie #20

BJ said...

Morning H, Couldn't believe we got another 3cm (at least) of snow last night. Poor rose, but what is it doing flowering at this time??? Have a Great WOYWW BJ#27

Claire said...

that poor rose :( though the bushes in our garden do look lovely in the snow :)
i'm sure you can rescue the poor tag...
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 5

Lynn Holland said...

No more snow scenes please everyone. I'm sick of them hahaha

okienurse said...

great pictures this week. I love snow but we haven't had much around Oklahoma the past few years. We need more water though as we are already on water conservation. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

Neil said...

Good morning.
Just popping over to say Hi. I hope you have a good and creative week to follow. Nice thing about the tag is that if not happy you can just add another layer!
Neil#17

Annie said...

The snow was pretty when it came and the children have all enjoyed playing in it but we have had enough of it now thank you :-) .....well I know I have.
Hugs,
A x #47

JoZart said...

I'm sure you'll rescue that tag and make a gem from it. Waste nothing!
Very touching pic of the lonely rose lingering on in the snow.
thanks for visiting,
Love jo x

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sandra de said...

I love snow pics but now that I see your little rose I am not so sure it is a lovely thing!! We have all experienced the "it was ok until I stamped" moment...
Sandra @67

Cardarian said...

The poor rose - I am surprised it was out as it is winter !!! Yes I guess England doesn't cope with snow very well - we do as we are use to it! I am happy though when it is gone! :-)
Will be back to see your tag!!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Jackie said...

Your rosé looks pretty I the snow!
I was looking at your boxes on your wall and realised I have some of the same bears I also keep mine on the wall in an old printers tray
Jackie 16
Scrapbangwallop

Redanne said...

Goodness I must be a really old technophobe, I thought you could only tweet by phone! Love the ducks on the wall, I have a small collection too but yours are lovely. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

MrsC.x said...

nice to see its not just my roses that have decided to bloom in the snow!
Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #45
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Ria Gall said...

Well the good thing for us crafters is that anything we think we have spoilt can be saved again by covering over in another medium. Good luck with the tag
Ria #92

Ann B said...

It can't be you Helen as the person is sitting at a desk. Lovely to see a rose bloom at this time of year - have had some at Christmas but never at the end of January.
Thanks for calling in on me - and the biscuits were delicious - can recommend Netto biscuits.
Ann B
#30

Joynana said...

Lots of snow, so glad the little bit that we got here in the deep south did not hang around. Is tweeting like facebook? #99

Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing your workspace, have a lovely day :)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Tuck that tag away - I bet it becomes the perfect thing one day. That ALWAYS happens to me. And your poor rose! I wasn't sure what I was looking at till I read the blurb. I thought it was a child's hat caught in a shrub! LOL!

Happy WOYWW

MA(11)

Samantha Elliott said...

Haha! When I saw your rose on my sidebar I thought it was some kind of rabbit!
I am sure you will recycle the tag!
You must have long arms to take that photo of you??
Hugs
xx

Minxy said...

Awww poor rose, my buddleia was sprouting lots of new shoots before all this snow, hope it's not gonna kill it off b4 spring.. if we ever get a spring!
As for the tag, just slap some more paint on it, my finished one was made up of several layers where I was trying to get the desired effect lol
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #48

Eliza said...

We have such warm beautiful days here in Australia atm but it is hard to envision snow everywhere and the cold, being locked inside. What happens to all the beautiful plants in the snow they must get damaged?

Sorry about the tag, next one will be good. You can only learn by mistakes. LOL

Eliza

Bubbles said...

It's not a reject... It's a creative opportunity ;) lol
Have a fun Wednesday.
Bubbles #22

butlersabroad said...

What on earth is your rose doing attempting to flower in January anyway!! That'll teach it, lol! Lovely snowy pics but you're right, it's only great if you don't have to try and get to work in it every day. Can the tag be reused? Looks to good to chuck. I don't tweet, seriously considering deleting my FB account too, too many distractions, stops me doing real stuff!

Hugs
Brenda 105

Pam said...

I so wish all this snow would disappear, its drives me mad that as a country they don't know how to cope with it, plus if it disappears my daughter might find her phone that she lost!!!

Sandy Leigh said...

I was going to say I didn't think you guys got that much snow! Oh my! I hope you are stocked up on essential foods, and can stay plenty warm Helen! Glad you are busy with your lovely crafting trial and errors it always is...and your tweeting. Hugs dearest. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #112

Caz said...

Proper comment this time instead of the rubbish I sent before - sorry Helen, blame it on it being too early and no cup of tea to get the brain going!!
Had enough of this snow/cold now - your poor rose will be glad to see it go too I should imagine!
Nothing wrong with a paint over - give the tag a coat of paint/gesso and have another go!!
Happy WOYWW
Caz
#79

Neet said...

Even though I am enjoying the sun whilst on vacation my heart is in the UK where you are all having the snow and I just hope and pray that you are all safe as you go about your daily work.
Glad your rose survived!
Sorry about the mishap with the tag, bet you can save it with a bit of artistic licence.
Hugs Neet (5 I think but I have just woken up) xx

Nelle said...

I would say i see a very nice background building on this tag. but if you are unhappy with it save it for a time, when you will look at it and see the potential for another project.
Regards,
Nelli xx #89

sandee said...

Oh, I would cut that rose and bring it inside to enjoy, poor thing covered in snow! I am so curious about the shelves on your wall filled with minitures, what are they? Looks like you've collected quite a few of them. Snow grinds us to a halt too, but then I love being holed up with everything all white and pretty outside. Thanks for visiting my desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Andrea said...

Thanks for visiting and your comment. love your photos and a rose so soon wow...good luck rescuing your tag im sure you will have a flash of inspiration, a fab week Andrea #6

voodoo vixen said...

Oh dear, hope the rose survives... why it was flowering this early is a bit weird! Your tag looks grea to me, file it for future use. Annette #18

Julia Dunnit said...

How do you have time to tweet, keep up to date with all the blogs and still be so utterly creative? Even your rejects look like treasure to me.

Caro said...

That poor rose! We had 6 inches of snow here on Monday. I love your tag and can't believe it is a reject! Thanks for sharing. Caro #59

kath stewart said...

I'm sure you'll be able to save your background and I love your snowy pics...that brave rose...hugs kath xxx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great pics, that rose looks a bit lost under the snow but am sure it'll be fine. I'm sure you can rescue your tag, with your fab paints. I nearly didn't post today as am struggling, but didn't want to miss out, might suffer withdraw symptoms!! Take care Zo xx 139

fairy thoughts said...

oh your poor rose, they dont like the snow do they. love the tag you made later and your little shelves look interesting I dont think you have shown that angle before. have a great week
janet #30

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The rose picture is very poetic....there's bound to be something about last vestiges of summer lingering on into the snowy depths of winter! Lol :)
You'll rescue your tag, when you go back to it something will occur to you!
Hugs LLJ 37 xx

Lucy said...

I think the whole of the UK got snow this time. My city near the south coast almost never gets snow because we are in a dip, but we got at least 3 inches and I made 3 snowmen! Persevere with the challenge:) Thanks for popping by, Lucy #18 x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your photos! The rose must have had a shock! Not had much snow in South manchester but it's still lingering in shady places - probably more to come!! Chris86

Helen said...

Hi Helen thanks for popping by. I am enjoying all the snowy pictures this week but your one of the rose is lovely. That has got to be pretty unusual! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 42

April Story said...

I'm sure your rose didn't appreciate the white stuff, but it made for a lovely photo. I hope you share what you make with that tag sitting on your desk all alone. I enjoyed seeing the miniature collection on your wall as well. April #110

Sue from Oregon said...

Have never figured out the tweet stuff-I am still in the dark ages of email LOL!!! Happy WOYWW!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by, being #1 was unexpected, but had so many comments and when I was up so late no one to comment too. Pretty snowy rose, gosh we've had no moisture, today below zero and high winds, so had to stay inside. Dangerous cold out there. Last week we set records with 48 weired winter here.
Happy WOYWW and Enjoy the week

Laura said...

Oh your poor rose! Doesn't it look sorry for itself!!
Thanks for stopping by
Laura
66

Tuire Flemming said...

Roses in January! Can´t believe... Here in Finland we got snow in November - it´s still here, and will be a couple of months forwards...

Happy belated WOYWW!
Tuire #7

Lindsay Weirich said...

beautiful photos! love the super big palette on your desk! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #138

KatzElbows said...

I don't believe you ruined that tag, I just don't believe it. And thank you for the photo of the rose; it's made me feel much better about a rose in winter piece I'm doing.

Thank you for stopping by and being lovely.
Cheers, Rachel.

lisa said...

Your poor rose with his snow hat on. Hopefully, the snowdrops will be peeking through once we get rid of this white stuff and that means Spring isn't far away, yayyyyy!
You look engrossed there. Best place to be.
Keep safe and warm and thanks for stopping by already.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #60

trisha too said...

Oh your poor little rose--what a striking photo, Helen!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha #164 this week
and a little late!

Bernice said...

Great snow photos - we had hardly any here but I had to babysit my nephews on Saturday and had great difficulty getting there! Thanks for visiting earlier - I'm running very late this week!
Bernice

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i'm dropping by to say hi! since we live in the tropics, my daughter, who is in New York right now, is hoping for snow. hope you'll all be ok, even the roses!
happy WOYWW!
hugs,#25
peggy aplSEEDS

scrappymo! said...

Have a good week and hope the roses survive. Amazing how hardy such delicate plants actually are, isn't it!
That looks like a lot of snow...hope it is all melted now...enjoyed the shot of your matching hanging shelves!

Kezzy said...

I like the colours of the tag, I'm just the same the minute I'm happy with a background, I then stamp on it and you can guarantee that it doesn't go right lol. Oh poor rose but a beauty. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

Ali said...

Doing a belated skip around the WOYWW posts!

Nice to see your tag experimentation. Hope the snow didn't cause you too much hassle and that it's all thawed away now?

Ali #77

Lori said...

I like the reject tag.
Very late this week. Sorry.
Lori #129