Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Can't quite believe I'm writing another WOYWW post already! I know I've blogged in between, but really, where do the weeks go?  Head over to Julia's via the link above for all the low-down and the link-up.

Today is the day after Craft Club (run by my sister-in-law and a friend of hers) locally to me (always room for more if you're nearby! ask for details...) This month we were doing decopatch. Something I've looked at, though 'yes, that's quite pretty but do I want to have a go...' Anyhow I did...and it is much more fun than I thought, and very relaxing. A fun evening indeed
I took an 'H' to do - it's not finished,  but I have brought it and some glue and the rest of the paper home to finish!
My sister-in-law Lynne. She'll kill me!!
This side's finished though...!!!

I also had some happy mail at the weekend - a few weeks ago, Julia (OUR Julia!) offered up a couple of tickets for the forthcoming Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft show at either NEC or Excel (London) and I put in for the Excel ones. Blow me down, Julia's daughter only pulled my name out of the hat - so my sister-in-law and I are off in April for a day out!

Watch this space, as they say!.
As ever, I'll visit as many of you as I can over the next few days. Thanks for stopping by.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

…Some lovely work going on here, Helen!

I love the H great colours -and yes well done on the ticket draw enjoy your day out - if you survive your sister seeing her pickie on the bog :D
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

Claire said...

you lucky, lucky girl!! you'll have a great time! wish i lived closer, you girls look like you're having fun, and your H is gorgeous :)
have a great WOYWW and a wonderful week!
no. 2

kath stewart said...

loving your cool decopatch...have fun at the show...thanks for sharing...happy WOYWW...hugs kath 28 xxx

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Wish we had a craft club near us - always looks like fun to be crafting with friends. Always fancied a go at decopatch. Your H is fab. Congrats on winning the show tickets. Ali x #22, with candy

sara j said...

Congratulations! What a fun day that will be. I'm with Alison - wish I had a craft club near by. I remember from my quilting days how fun it is to chat and work and eat. We always seem to have plenty to eat!! Enjoy.
sara j#29

Annie said...

Fabulous work Helen and how lovely to have a craft club.

and have a great day

Crafty Hugs

Annie G x

podgypanda said...

Well done winning those tickets lucky you, you will have a great day out.
Have a good wekk XX
Julie (Paperpathway)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the colours you've used in the deco patch H!! You're not a shy timid wallflower when it comes to colour, are you?? Lol.
And yay that you won some tickets....woohoo, enjoy the show!
Hugs, LLJ 32 xx

Ria Gall said...

decopatch is so much fun and you have taken to it like a duck to water I love your H and the papers are wonderful. I will be looking back to see your finished project
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Almo said...

Hi Helen, congratulations at winning the tickets for the show - enjoy! I love the bright cheery colours you have used for your H looks like you had fun. Hugs Mo(41)x

Tuire Flemming said...

Beautiful ´H´! Maybe your sister-in-law will not kill you, ´cause you got the tickets ;)
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #18

Neil said...

Time does go by fast, doesn't it. Lovely colours on the H. Decopatch is something I've not tried yet. Congrats on the happy mail. I'm sure you'll have a good time.
Neil #23

Gibby Frogett said...

Thats looks fun, love the pretty paper and colours. Congrats on winning tickets too. Happy WOYWW Gill x #45

Annie said...

Love what you've done to the H....such fab colours.
A x # 44

Jackie said...

Well done on winning the tickets
It's good to do something new
Jackie 10

Roudi said...

Ooh you are one lucky gal! Good for you!
I just LOVE your decoupaged letter. The colors are so pretty!

Happy WOYWW to you. xx

Waving hi from the Pyramids in Egypt!
Roudi # 58

Neet said...

Lucky you with the ticket win.
You have made a great H with your deco patch, glad you enjoyed it, maybe if I had done a letter I would have enjoyed it more when I did it.
Happy Days to you
Neet xxx

SusanLotus said...

You make lovely journalpages!

Happy WOYWW!
Susan, nr 60

Heather Alger said...

Congratulations on your win :0)
Love all your creativity this week and the large letter H design looks Fab x
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Antonia said...

love the colours on your H I have not tried decopatch yet, Hope you have a great day out in April
Happy woyww
Toni #75

fairy thoughts said...

hi Helen, the H is looking good love the paper, what is it about peacock feathers?. Lucky you to win the tickets... are you sure you wouldn't rather take me he he! I was thinking I may go anyway... not sure yet will let you know if I do maybe we can meet up fot a coffee and stash examination!
I would have brought the stand if I could... but that was only half of it !!!!!
have a good week
janet #43

Glenda said...

Looks like this was a lot of fun. Where I live, there is so little to do with a group!

Glenda #77

House of Bears said...

We like the look of your decopatch letter, we'd have to make one for each bear though! Congratulations on your ticket win.

Waving hello from the bears @# 80 this week

Brenda Brown said...

Great to see what's happening at your Craft Club and lucky you winning the tickets - enjoy your day out. TFS.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} x0x #90

RosC said...

Hi H.
Congrats on the ticket win. How terrific for the pair of you to go arty gallivanting.
The 'H' you have done is really pretty. Love the colours and the patterns mixed as you've done it.
Thank you for visiting me so promptly :D I'd hardly published it and time before you were there!
Ros. #89

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I have seen the word decopatch around but not tried it - yet! However, I have a huge letter E somewhere that could do with a bit of prettying up so I may be tempted to give it a try. Congratulations on your win - enjoy the day out with your sister-in-law, unless she really does 'kill' you for taking a sneaky pic :) Have a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #26

tuesday afternoon said...

Love the colouring on your letter 'H'. Happy WOYWW

Laura said...

Very pretty H
Thanks for stopping by, I know what you mean about the sound of polystyrene - it will be worth it in the end!!
Happy Wednesday

Caro said...

Decopatch is a new one on me, I must investigate further! Your H is looking very pretty. thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro #56

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oooh that H is gorgeous. Just so bright and fun. I need an M just like that for my desk (or would if I had ROOM on my desk for anything else LOL!0


MA (1)

butlersabroad said...

That's a great H Helen, I've seen other people do decopatch and it does look like it would be fun in short bursts! Lucky you winning the tickets, although I know you and craft shows don't really get on and you'd never find anything to buy there, lol!!!

Brenda 105

(PS, it's Christmas that's missing form my desk, narry a hint of it to be seen!).

Gabrielle said...

Lovely H! I have done a bit of decopatch with F&T and it's really theraputic. It goes without saying that Tom is far better at it than me as he just plonks the tissue on it whereas I try to make it with some artistic eye - turns out his method works best!

How exciting to have won a grnad day out! I know you will have oodles of fun x Mwah as always!

Happy Wednesday!

Samantha Elliott said...

Had I better warn the bank manager Helen? Tee Hee! Enjoy!
That H looks good. I have the same feeling about decopatch!! Hmmmn!

Hammers said...

Congrats on winning the tickets. Love the paper on your H - peacock feathers, gorgeous. Happy WOYWW Cx #103

Minxy said...

WOW That H is very funky, just like you, Congrats on the tickets, have a fab time x
Thanks for stopping by my blog,
Hugz Minxy #76

Cardarian said...

I like your decopatched H - I have done a D a few months ago as one of these demo days in a store in our city! It is fun but I don't think I would take it up as a hobby - well at least you learned how to do it! I think I will be going to Ally Pally - will you be coming too?? Let me know so I can find you there!
Lots of hugs,

Lori said...

Love your H. Fabulous colors.

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog.
Lori #107

SueH said...

I remember seeing Decopatch done at Alexandra Palace a while back and they had a 6 foot giraffe done in it…very impressive! Loving how your ‘H’ is coming along.

Congratulations on winning the tickets.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @86

BJ said...

Loving the "H" there Helen. Your cradt club sounds great, perhaps you could send me some info about it. Are there projects each time, what you need to take, cost, where it is, that sort of thing. Would be nice to meet up although I can't sit for any length of time with my current condition, perhaps when I am better as I am quite depressed with it all right now and to meet up with some crafty ladies would be cool. Thanks BJ

BJ said...

Forgot to say - Thanks for visiting me this week BJ #69

Krisha said...

Hi Helen,
Well congrats on your win!! LOVE the paper you chose for your H, it really is lovely.
Krisha #126

Chrysalis said...

Hi Helen - love the H an I hope you have a great time at the craft show. Thanks for paying me a WOYWW visit. Take care, Chris x

lisa said...

My daughter got a decopatch kit for Christmas and she's hooked. We have decopatched animals all over the place and she has done a big F for her room very similar to your H. i'm glad you had fun with it.
congrats on the ticket too. enjoy the show.
hugs Lisax #55

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! I hope you have a great time at the show. I sympathise with your SIL, I hate having my photo taken too (naughty you!!!). Love the colours you've chosen for your decoupaged letter. XX

mamapez5 said...

I had to smile at your post. I have a brown paper elephant and some gorgeous decopatch papers that I bought at NEC about ten years ago, and they are still waiting to be used!
I miss going to that show, and I see you are lucky enough to be going to the London one soon. Have a wonderful day out. Kate x #57

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the great win, Helen, and well done on jumping in there are trying the new technique on your "H!" That paper is stunning and makes for a bright and wonderful deco H!!

Thanks for coming by to visit me earlier. Have a wonderful couple of weeks!! Darnell #50

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congrats on the win..Enjoy
Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW to you. Always fun to work with others and the BIG

Amy Wright said...

Love colours used on the H there!

Thanks for visiting my blog and happy WOYWW, Amy #71

Virginia said...

Loving the H and the win of the tickets - fabulous stuff!

JoZart said...

Super that you won those tickets, you'll have a great day!
Your H looks really super and it sounds like you unexpectedly enjoyed making it! Lovely colour scheme.
love Jo x

okienurse said...

Awesome H! Congrats on winning the tickets to the show! Thanks for dropping by and visiting at my desk! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking yours! Have a great week. Vickie #11

Kelly said...

Congrats on the win. The two of you will have so much fun!

Love the colors/ pattern for your letter. How do you plan to display it when it's finished? Creative Blessings!

Enejy clemens said...

Gorgeous H, I bet it was fun!

Christine said...

Great news! Congratulations, enjoy the show.
Bishopsmate #108

Andrea said...

fab project love the colours you have used. well done re the tickets hope the show is ace thanks for stopping by ad have a fab week Andrea#14

Di said...

Remember that I was doing a decoupatch Angel at the crop in October Helen? As you say, it's very relaxing! Well done on the win too - have fun!!

Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #42

MaggieC said...

You are lucky having a club so close. As far as I know we have nothing nearby, so I will have to be satisfied with all my blogging friends. Decoupatch is new to me, but your H looks great. Have a wonderful time at the NEC show and watch out for the temptation for your credit card. xx Maggie #37

Alison Scott said...

Fabulous H.
It looks fantastic.
Have a wonderful time at the craft show.
I'm late visiting for WOYWW as was offline yesterday,
Have a good week

Eliza said...

Looking great Helen it really is good fun

Belated WOYWW greetings


CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow didn't realise you had won, that's fab news. Your H looks lush, I've not done that either but guess it's quite therapeutic layering the pieces on. I'm just starting my desk visiting as I rested yesterday so I could go to footy last night, as you know. We (Bristol Rovers) won, you probably saw that too! So I am a very happy Zoe today. Take care Zo xx 92

Karen said...

Fab 'H' Helen, gorgeous colours and well done on 'having a go'! Hope your enjoy your trip to Excel. looking forward to reading all about it x

Nan G said...

Decopatch? Do you use material instead of paper? Love the H. Congrats on winning the tickets. Thanks for visiting earlier. I'm a bit slow in getting back around to folks. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

April Story said...

I like your H. What are you going to do with it? Congrats on the tickets - I'm sure you'll have fun.
April #145

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Lush 'H' - will you get the rest of the letters of your name and decopatch them too? I'm still WOYWW-ing on Sat (!), and hope you had a good one. Best wishes, Deb # 102

Ohhh Snap said...

What a fabulous H : D. I've come to see workshops/crafty get togethers as the best way to try a new craft. Happy very belated WOYWW lol. #113

Kyla said...

Congratulations on winning the tickets, I love the H too, some great colours.

Happy belated WOYWW

kyla 151

scrappyjen said...

Thanks for visiting me. Lucky you winning tickets. The H is great, jenx

Queenie Jeannie said...

How wonderful to have won!!! I hope you have a blast!

Your "H" is really lovely. That paper is just delicious!