Wednesday, 22 January 2014

WOYWW 242 - challenge in progress

My workspace this week for WOYWW sees evidence of a challenge I'm entering at the Paperartsy blog and the actual post will appear either immediately below or above this one - depending on whether I get the post written and the pictures downloaded tonight (Tuesday night, at time of writing) or not!

No new stash to show you this week - there is a blog prize on it's way to me that hasn't arrived yet (some Kaisercraft papers) but they're not here so you can't see them!!

So, in an effort to keep this short and sweet, here's my "desk" for you!!

You'll have to check the next/last post for details and close-ups of the cards and do check the Paperartsy blog for the inspiration behind these cards, because Ellen, who is Guest Designing this week, is incredibly talented.

This is the point where I make the usual promises to visit as many of you as I can - sorry I didn't make it to many of you last week, the cold did indeed take hold and it was a stinker, from which I am just about recovered but still full of catarrh!   Anyhow, happy WOYWW to you all, see you very soon...


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's truly time for you to get better, Helen. I hope by next week you have your new paper and your cold is completely gone.

Until then, I have NO number yet, but you know where I live (grin).

Krisha said...

Hello Helen!
WOW adore your cards. I went and read your description of them and got a good close up look too. That flower stamp is perfect for the background you created.

I agree with Elizabeth it is time you get well! So much really bad junk going around in my neck of California. Hospitals are full, some are dying of different strains of the flu. I try to stay home as much as possible, just to keep away form the public places. I had to go with DH this afternoon to the big box store, and was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't jam packed as it usually is. Guess everyone is stating to think the same way.
Just wish I could keep grandies from going to school (worst place for catching any and everything)
Have a great week
Krisha #13

Julia Dunnit said...

Am so sosrry you've had the cold..and are now in the residue section - me too as you know and I can't remember the last time a cold laid me out so quickly or fully. We are again united..this time in snot! I love love the cards, will have to go visit the PA place (which is a place of danger). And also, although you are always kind in your praise and effusive with your good opinions, I just somehow was struck by your comment about Ellen...a recommendation from you is a powerful thing.

Annie said...

Sounds like the cold was spread round through this blogging world cos it sounds to have taken the same route as the one I've head is still really bunged up and not btreathing easily is now driving me mad...lets hope we are all breathing much easier very soon eh?
Annie x # 39

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I pave got a face mask on cos everyone on the desks seems to have had a horrible cold. I had one before Christmas and don't want it back, thank you!
Lovely colours on the pieces you're working makes me think of warmer times to come!!
Hugs, LLJan 38 xx

Artyjen said...

Your cards look ab fab! ;)
xoxo Sioux

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah aren't our desky folk funny chortling here over Julia's and Jan's comments..

..pity cant send you some of our summer weather to break you ll out of your colds..

..but hey do love your desky joy that now is bright and cheery cards! Shaz in Oz.x #7

Anonymous said...

Oooh so pleased I could click the photo and see them a bit bigger. So so pretty. funny in the small shot my eyes read them as some sort of cartoony image and people not flowers. Dang I need new eyes....


Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (19)

Carmen Wing said...

I hope you feel better soon - that catarrh is a horrible thing.

Am off to see if you posted below this now :D

Ann B said...

Dont you just hate colds that dont know when to quit? Good to see it hasnt dampened your enthusiasm for inks and stamps and that your floor is still being used to it's full potential. Have been away for a while and it's good to be back. Love, love the cards, colours are vibrant and cheery, just what I need as I just got soaked walking the dog.
Ann B

Glenda said...

Love your cards and I'm so sorry you are still dealing with the cold. Seems like the germs are really hanging on this year. Get better soon!
Glenda #56

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon. Utterly amazing cards! I love them.

Thanks for sharing.

Zoe #32

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling so rotten at the moment, and I hope it soon clears up. I am suffering too, at the moment, but in my case it is hay fever due to the unseasonably warm weather allowing the tress to come into flower. Thank you for your visit and hope you have a great time with your winnings. xx Maggie #21

Susanne said...

I clicked and saw the lovely vivid colors of your cards - so very pretty. Susanne #66

Robyn Oliver said...

Cool cards Helen and thanks for the link I'll have to have a go myself. Cheers and happy crafting RobynO#69

Unknown said...

I looked at the Paper Artsy link, but I have to say your cards turned out even more gorgeous! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #80

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds fun but then I know you are always doing something PA!! Glad you are on the mend. Take care Zo xx 59

Nikki said...

I'm just getting over a spell of being sick to it sucks!!! Glad to hear your doing better Hugs Nikki 20

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H
So nice to see some spring colours at last I think they look like daffodils on the cards,,,,, won't be long
Jane @9

sandysewin said...

Those cards are wonderful, love the colors and all the layers.

Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #5

Laura said...

Nice cards, all cheery and bright
Happy Wednesday

Anonymous said...

Those cards look great.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H
I forgot to say earlier I hope you are feeling better soon. I can only blame it on lack of sleep :-(
There are some really nasty colds about this year I have had 2 but am tasking Vitamin c now and it seems to be keeping them at bay.
good luck with the challenge
janet ... not jane #9

BJ said...

Gorgeous cards and the next post of the bubble background too. Been at a school meeting so not much fun this evening for me! - thanks for visiting me this week BJ#52

RosA said...

Hi Helen, Those cards are beautiful!! And I did scroll back to see them closer. Love the way you have done the backgrounds! Thanks for stopping by, oh, and I am pleased I signed up for CJS this year. It's been very enjoyable.
RosA # 3

Gita said...

ooh, I love your backgrounds on those cards. Brigita #92

Neet said...

It's horrid when you get a cold, even worse when it affects your sinuses.
Love the project you are entering, good luck with it! Now to have a look at the inspiration behind it.
Hugs, Neet (thanks for visiting me) xx

Twiglet said...

Poor you - Annie has had same thing and been really groggy for a week or more. Hope you are on the mend - roll on sunshine and warm Spring days! x Jo

okienurse said...

what a busy looking work space! Love the cards...great job. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well...this cold weather is taking its toll on a lot of us. Thanks for visiting my blog and get to feeling better. Vickie aka Okienurse

Tertia said...

Those cards are beautiful!
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #14