Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Good morning/afternoon/evening and happy WOYWW day... The best day of the week, not only because we're halfway to another weekend but the day we all get to nose round desks and cupboards and floors (I'm not the only one any more!) thanks to Julia's brainchild idea.

Anyhow, for once I've been making stuff.
A double page journal spread (see yesterday's post for the full info)

and I'm getting ready for the Stamperama stamp show at Stevenage on Sunday - ticket ready, train times ready, woyww badge ready, notebook... and
the gorgeous crate is going on the recycling "I can do something fab with this" pile - it's from a 1kg bumper box of cherries I bought at the weekend (not only for the box, honest, I love cherries!)

 last week I was lucky enough to win a blog giveaway from the so so kind Jo (Jozart) and look how fab the parcel is..... wonder what was inside... shall we see?!  it was like Christmas!!!
 some bunting (so pretty, shame I made such a mess of it taking it out of the packet... lol. It is sorted out now!) and loads of other goodies... Thanks so much Jo - I will love using this!! And when I can find a hammer the bunting will be up in the hallway, as I told you..Promise I won't fall off anything putting it up!
so that's me today. thanks for your visits and comments last week, next week as you may have gathered I will have (lots!) new things to show you from the show at Stevenage.... !! Till then, have a good week.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore your artful blooms. I saw the post below and got all the deets. I've been a bit lax lately, because I've been doing Tea (grin).

Lucky you to win Jo's giveaway. You got some absolutely gorgeous things. Christmas indeed.

I saw your comment on Julia's tea post. Did you get a photo of the rocker? I am sure it's stunning, because I've seen photos of other work by Mr. Dunnit.

happy early WOYWW.

Nikki said...

Didn't Jo send you some fun treats :) and your double journal page is sweet
hugs Nikki no # yet

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, I love your beautiful art journal spread this week! Have fun at your stamp show. Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

trisha too said...

Lovely pages, Helen, and congratulations on your fabulous goodies from Jo!

Happy woyww to you!
#17ish this round
with an atc and mail art

RosA said...

Hi Helen,
Love your art journal pages! And what a lovely lot of goodies you received! Have fun with them,
Rosa # 16

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, drat, Blogger is acting bonkers and took my first comment away! Sorry if this doubles. You received a load of awesomeness from Jo, Helen! With all that and the goodies from the show, you will be having fun times!! Happy WOYWW and enjoy the show! Darnell #12

Krisha said...

Loven the blooms!! Have fun at the stamp show.
Krisha #19

Lynn McAuley said...

Lovely tulips on your journal pages!

I'm so jealous of your trip to the stamp show! What could be better!!

Fabulous box of craftiness! Won't you have fun with all those goodies!

Happy WOYWW!!

Lynn #21

Regina Hamilton said...

Your journal pages are beautiful. That's one great stash of crafting goodies you received. Happy crafting #1

My name is Cindy said...

Nice busy desk, or should I say. workspace (!) and great journal pages. Congrats on your win and don't spend too much on Sunday! Happy WOYWW Cindy

VonnyK said...

I love your artful blooms and how lucky are you. That is one fabulous gift from Jo, congratulations.
Have a great week playing with all of that.
Von #33

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh! Stamparama - lucky you! Can't wait to see what you buy! Me, I'm so looking forward to Ally Pally! Also lovely package from Jo and the box of cherries! Maybe life is just a box of cherries rather than just a bowl! Happy WOYWW! Julie Ann xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oops! #41 this week! Nearly forgot as I am in a panic about the kitchen! Lol! Julie Ann xx

Belinda Basson said...

What a divine parcel. Love the show when it is up. #43

sandra de said...

Lucky you to win such a gorgeous giveaway. Lovely AJ pages and doesn't it feel great to be creating.
Sandra @46

Uuna said...

I love the backgrounds of Your paintings. They are very beautiful and individual.
Happy WOYWW, Uuna #42

Tuire Flemming said...

Congrats for winning Jo´s giveaway!
Love how you have layered your pages with stamps and colours. They are beautiful!

Happy Wednesday!
Tuire #53

Jackie said...

Congrats on stuff from Jo
Off to stamperama myself but no woyww badge

Neet said...

Love your parcel and your pages are brilliant!
Hugs, Neet 50 xx

Annie said...

Oh what a wonderful parcel of couldn't have gone to a nicer person too :-) Have lots of fun with it all.
A x # 59

Robyn Oliver said...

A stamp show that's dangerous, but oh so the bustle and all the new ideas you get - enjoy. Lucky you with you win, have fun Cheers RobynO#51

Eliza said...

I love stamp shows and I so want to come. Lucky you too for getting such a good prize.

Eliza & Yoda 24

Eliza said...

I love stamp shows and I so want to come. Lucky you too for getting such a good prize.

Eliza & Yoda 24

Create With Joy said...

Gorgeous journals!

Create With Joy

Danie May said...

I'm loving your artful blooms journal spread and what a fabulous array of goodies you received. That butterfly wrapping paper gorgeous too! Happy WOYWW and have a great week. Danie #14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, happy it! It really was a cornucopia of delights....the opening of the parcel is often the best bit, isn't it???
Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

Lynda Norton said...

Enjoy the show, I must find out more about these things I had no idea we had them in the UK, always find out too late.

Love your parcel of goodies, deffo like Christmas.

super journal page too.

Lynda #82

Shoshi said...

Love the journal page, Helen, and that gorgeous butterfly parcel with its fabulous contents! What a lovely desk to share.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #75

BJ said...

Love the journal pages in the different colours - cool. Enjoy the show and try not to get any duplicates! BJ#85

House of Bears said...

We love your AJ pages. Lucky you with the stash win. Have fun at Stamperama, we're not going as it's just too crowded for small bears.


Anonymous said...

Bloomin' lovely :) and thanks for the fair warning of your upcoming shop. Now I don't know if I should avoid or embrace the envy :)
Love the AJ too, One of my fave things about WOYWW is getting in to the habit of visiting regularly. So easy to forgo blog hopping in deference to actual crafting, but on WOYWW day I know I'll MAKE the time!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (28)

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab journal pages as always. Hope you have a super day at the show. Take some pics! Take care Zo xx 72

The Taming of the Glue said...

The journal pages are the colours you've chosen. What a lot of stash, lucky girl! Hugs. Pam#40

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Helen
I'm glad you had a goodie bag to it was full of fun suff I have used some of the sari silk already .... On my woodworking project ... Mmmm intriguing huh.
Have fun at the show and happy WOYWW
JANET @ 27

Hammers said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog. I love your artful blooms. What a lovely parcel! So nice to win and it be a touch random. Happy WOYWW Cx #31

Deb said...

YOur journal pages are beautiful and what a fabulous parcel of goodies - enjoy!

Shaz Brooks said...

Fab Happy Mail from Jo, and love your journal pages! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #48xx

Caro said...

Gorgeous journal pages! Wow, what a lovely will have so much fun with that little lot! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#112)

Roberta B said...

Hello, Im Roberta 106, Im on my 2nd week of this and looking at every ones goodies has really got me doing I cant wait till mine looks nice and tidy. Thanks for letting me peek around. Bright Blessing to you and yours

Kimberly Hogan said...

TY for stopping by and saying hello. :D Your Artful Blooms are fab. Love your color scheme. They are happy colors. And what a great box of happiness you got from Jo. Bet you were like a little kid on Christmas morning opening it up. Have a great weekend and Happy Hump Day!!! (((HUGS)))

okienurse said...

great looking desk and your journal pages are awesome! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk and commenting. Vickie #36

JoZart said...

You do get to some great shows down there... lucky you! Glad you like your parcel and I hope the bits and bobs are useful to you.
Thanks for popping in on my blog... trying to catch up and get round as many desks as I can this week.
hugs Jo x

Kim Ferguson said...

Have a fun time. 56

voodoo vixen said...

Hiya H! Love your flower pages in your journal and what a fabby parcel to get from the lovely Jo(zart), you made out like a bandit... and I wouldn't have been able to part with the cherry box either! Happy WOYWW Annette #5

glitterandglue said...

Anticipation AND excitement - all on the same day!! Have a great time at the show - and what a beautiful parcel - lots of yummies there to play with.
Enjoy the week ahead.
Margaret #68

Lindsay Weirich said...

I love the banners! Thanks for stopping by! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #95

Anonymous said...

I would be seriously disappointed if you didn't get anything at the show and even more so if you failed to show us next week!! Love the journal page... and yeah cars, my daily driver is having the windscreen replaced tomorrow too. Let's hope that's the last of it!

Brenda 3

Neesie said...

I'm so late visiting but I hope you'll forgive me ;D
Congratulations on your fabulous prize.
Your floral journal pages are gorgeous.
Thanks for popping over to my place earlier...Belated Happy WOYWW :D

Spyder said...

I agree, the cherry box (union Jack) will make a 'great something' I have boxes ready to make 'things' because they are just too nice to throw away!
Thanks for my snoop! Have a great crafty week! Happy (a bit late) WOYWW!?!
((Lyn)) #38

butterfly said...

Ooh, lovely package! Hope you have a great time at Stamperama... I'm not going to make it this time, sadly.
Alison x

Angela Coles said...

gorgeous colours, and my youngest wants to play with some of your goodies

Queen Lightwell said...

Congratulations on the goodie bag win! And the box looks fab! :) Thanks for stopping by my exploded craft room and leaving me such a sweet comment...I'm not fully recovered or even finished yet but that doesn't keep me from ignoring the mess and crafting anyways! lol :) Deeyll

Kyla said...

Congratulations on the win. I also loved you Stamperama stash photos (only couple of paperartsy items then!) :-)

Kyla #87

Ria Gall said...

Hi Helen
you have a great desk going on this week and we all know you are going to have an amazing time at the show. Really looking forward to seeing what you buy.
Lucky you that sure was some fantastic happy mail
Have and extra special WOYWW and week
Hugs Ria #138