Wednesday, 12 June 2013

WOYWW 210

Hello, happy Wednesday - time for another What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday...Hope you are all well and crafty...

I've received another atc for the swap from BJ (don't worry, BJ I won't tell them the story...)

The crochet flower is a bit of a joke because last week at craft club BJ was trying to teach us crochet - most of the ladies picked it up but I was all fingers and thumbs and failed miserably, so I gave up....
(edit) BJ sent me the flower, it's not my work!
 Sorry, Mary-Anne but I went shopping...
 and this is some stencilled Grunge Paste (see Previous post for the Paperartsy challenge)
where I showed this journal page.


and if you come back later today, there's a new challenge for Dragons Dream Tag it On....

54 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely ATC from BJ, and the crochet flower! I think I may need some grunge paste... I keep seeing it pop up on pages and it looks like fun! Annette #7

okienurse said...

Awesome looking desk! I just bought some new grunge paste from Wendi Vecchi at the craft show in TX last week. Need to break it out and use it! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #26

Claire said...

Such wonderful stuff on your desk - everyone's excelling themselves this week, it seems :)
Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
no. 3

Belinda Basson said...

I do like your shopping...Interesting way to do grungepaste. must give that a try. #43

Ria Gall said...

Hi Helen
I think your flower looks great so not sure what problem you were having.
I am liking your shopping bet you can't wait to work with them
Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
Ria #44

Neil said...

Good morning,
thanks for the peek into your world this morning. Looks like you are having a good time. Those stamps are fabulous.
Hope you have a great week.

Neil #33

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely desk. I just can't get the hang of crochet either, although I can knit and sew - it just gets me every time! I love what you did with that France inspired journal page - just didn't have the chance to comment until today. Have a great WOYWW. #57 Julie Ann xx

Janene McAnally said...

Wow I think that I will have to try some of that grunge paste!! Love the look of the stamps that you bought, could do a lot with them :-). Your art journal page Helen is great!! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week. Thanks for popping by my blog.
Janene #16

jill said...

Looks like you've had fun with the grunge paste & think I'll have to buy some . Happy woyww Jill #30

Julia Dunnit said...

I can live without the paste, you know me and too much effort - but the need for those JoFY stamps is starting to make my teeth itch. Your fault. Utterly! Am a bit delighted tha tyou stumbled over the crochet - you can't be good at everything H, not fair!!!

House of Bears said...

Lovely ATC, amd stamps! We want those too. We've been playing with Grunge paste and love it. We've been colouring it in all manner of shades so far.

Hugs from the bears @#71 this week

scrappystickyinkymess said...

You did warn me, but I had to come anyway :) As usual, the Jofy stamps make me swoon but luckily I just can't walk in a buy them locally and finding the time to shop online is challenging at the moment, so they will just have to stay on my Wish List for a bit longer.... PHEW! :)


Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely ATC and your artwork is great in your journal.

LOVE the look of the JOFY stamps - will have to investigate!

HAPPY WOYWW - thanks for visiting me.

Hugs
Sarn #57

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Helen - cant help but smile if you cant have a joke with a friend its all over LOL - Happy WOYWW... Mxx #25

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Helen - cant help but smile if you cant have a joke with a friend its all over LOL - Happy WOYWW... Mxx #25

Neet said...

Lovely atc and great shopping as usual.
Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 29 xx

Karen Ives said...

Lovely work. Nice to see the JoFy stamps, I have a project on the go with them at the moment. Thank you for visiting.
Karen #49

The Taming of the Glue said...

The JOFY stamps look wonderful, I'm going to a canvas workshop with Jo later this month so I expect some of her stamps might just "fall" into my basket! Great journaling. Hugs. Pam#26

Monique said...

Lovely ATC and beautiful journal page.
Have a lovely week.
xx

Robyn said...

lovely ATC's.
the crocheted flower looks fine to me!
thanks for the poke around.
Blessings,
robyn 92

RosA said...

That grunge paste looks interesting. I will have to have a closer look. Thanks for stopping by,
RosA # 11

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow Heln that is one awesome atc from BJ love the 3D dimensional bit with butterfly ah lovely stash too!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #4

Gill Edwards said...

now youve said that you have to tell us the story.
nice stash

Gill x

Laura said...

Good morning -- my, you were fast to visit me! :-) What an interesting journal page -- it looks very artsy and dimensional and textural. Have a happy day. ~ Laura #101

Di said...

Ha, ha - am just about to try to learn to crochet - you really filled me with confidence....not :)

And you went shopping? Quelle surprise Helen!

Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, love ATC from BJ and the crochet flower is sweet - all it takes is a bit of practice and you'll be on to grannie squares :) So you went shopping, no surprise there then. Gorgeous stamp sets - I could very well be tempted myself! Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #78

Twiglet said...

Your little flower is fine! I always have a chuckle at all the techy language on these crafty blogs - now "grunge paste" what the .. is that!!! Whatever it is I am sure you will have fun with it!. x Jo

Lin said...

Your desk is looking full of lovely thingd Helen!! I remember the crochet saga lol!!

Shaz Brooks said...

Need to investigate grunge paste. I'm sure it needs to be on my wish list!Great ATC, I'm no good at crachet either. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #36 xxx

BJ said...

AW thanks for the mentions today, made me smile and I needed that today as I feel lousy. More goodies I see tut tut and some messy stuff too! Thanks for visiting me this week Happy WOYWW BJ#74

Eliza said...

Hi Helen

Beautiful ATC and that little flower is so cute. Oh and grunge paste awesome stuff to play with. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me

Eliza & Yoda

Krisha said...

Hi Helen, If it wasn't so expensive to ship to the US I would own every Jofy stamp made!
Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving wonderful comments.
Krisha #17

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Helen. You and me both with the crochet - I can painfully make a chain - after that - forget it! Thanks for your visit, have a great week. MMx #43

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics and those stamps are lush!! I do love your pages. Take care Zo xx 29

sandee said...

Love all the works ( especially your red/text book tag above). If you did that crochet flower then I think you are doing a fabulous job at it! Thanks for visiting my WOYWW desk, well storage area, lol Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Caro said...

Gorgeous ATC and I just love your journal page. Like you I cannot crochet...I just end up with a tangled mess! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I was fooled at first...thought you'd done the crochet flower! I found it easier to learn crochet off YouTube videos..you can stop and start and repeat if necessary.
More stash? Is there room to swing a cat in your workroom now?? Lol. Only joking, it's fab, have fun using it!
Hugs, LLJ 39 xxx

butterfly said...

Yup... I'm slip-sliding towards those new JOFYs... Great ATC from BJ, and great to get another look at those fab Grunge Paste embellishments...
Alison x

Kim said...

That is a beautiful ATC, do so love butterflies! I used to crochet; doubt I could figure it out now, but the flower is very cute! And I'll need to look into that grungepaste! Have a good week.

lisa said...

I've never been able to master crochet either, Helen so don't worry you're not alone. It's a bit like knitting, I find that baffling too.
Love your bit of shopping.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #105

Cardarian said...

Lovely ATC from BJ, but also your new stamps have caught my attention! Very nice - I want them too! Yes Mary Anne is right you are giving us all temptations! :-)
The invitation to Slovenia still stands! It was nice seeing you at the crop again!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Spyder said...

I can't sew or anything of toffee, did try...rubbish! Lovely atc's and journal page and super stash! Have a great crafty week! HappY WOyWW
((Lyn)) #51

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

Oh, I'd love to learn how to crochet. I hear it's faster than knitting. Perhaps I should try. I do have some crochet hooks already that I use in my knitting. The flower BJ sent you is adorable!

I really like the looks of your new stamp sets. I may try to doodle them up!

Thanks for visiting me already. I'm sneaking in a few visits during my last 1/2 hour at work.... shhhh

Happy WOYWW
Kay (93)

Buttons said...

Love the look of those new goodies. It's good to treat yourself:) Great journalling/texture paste work. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #87

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H
I cant remember if I e maled you to say I received your ATC... I did thanks I love it. shame you didn't manage the crochet will you try again it is worth it as there are some brilliant projects about at the moment.... good luck
janet #35

VonnyK said...

I feel your pain with the crochet, I'm so cack handed that my mum gave up trying to teach me years ago.
Lovely ATC and gorgeous stamps you got.
Have a great week.
Von #21

Angie said...

I am with you on the crochet ....have tried and tried... funny thing is 30 odd years ago I could.???? xx

Nikki said...

I've looked at the tut's online to make a flower and they honestly make it look easy. One day I might try it out I know I tired it when I was little but that was along time ago lol
Love those stamps too
hugs Nikki #1

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great post, Helen! Wonderful ATC and crocheted flower from BJ, new toys, grunge, and journal pages!! You packed a lot in today and it was great!

Have a wonderful week! Darnell #61

Lucy said...

I love the butterfly ATC a lot. Lots of good work going on, keep up the good work. Thanks for popping by, have a great week- Lucy #33 x

donnalouiserodgers said...

I'm so glad I have seen and touched you work in the real world, the photo graphs don't do your skills justice, can we sit together next time & swap journals & do a page for each OTHER?///

DXXX (THANKS FOR POPPING BY YESTERDAY TO MY DESK)

oops slipped into shouty mode...

KatzElbows said...

God I love your artwork. The stenciling is fabulous and, as ever, I lust after your journal pages.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy belated WOYWW,
Love Rachel #48

Carol Clements said...

Love the journal pages.
The ATC you received is stunning.
Have a great weekend
Carol

Debs Willis said...

Lovely new stamps Helen - and goo dluck with the crochet :-)
Debs #100