Wednesday, 7 May 2014

WOYWW? 257 - May? really?

Hello again, welcome back for another Wednesday desk-hopping.  You can link up here at Julia's and find out anything you may not know about this fun way to spend a Wednesday. 

Despite it having been a bank holiday in the UK last weekend, there isn't a lot to show on my "desk" today, just a couple of bottles of gesso and matt medium I bought, and a new journal! 
it's quite a big journal, A4 size, so we'll see what that's like for playing in soon! Not that I may start in this one next, I have a few waiting...(as you do!! )

So that's it from me, this week, totally short and sweet, (won't get told off this time!) and I've got away without 'fessing up to still not starting my atc's....oops!! 

Have a great week, catch you at yours soon! 

Oh, and if you come back later, there'll be a new DragonsDream tag.. want a sneak peak?  

shhh! don't tell anyone! 


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I don't even have my post up yet, so you are really, really fast. I used to have that face stamp, but a friend borrowed ALL my face stamps, and it went the way of the world. Not that I had that many, but three was a big number to me.

That really IS a big book, at least from the looks of the other ones. happy WOYWW early as usual.

Nikki C said...

Huge book to play in. Great sneak peak of your tag too.
hugs Nikki no #

Lynda Beazley said...

OOh a new journal to play in! I have a few on the go to but tend not to use my large one too much as my inspiration seems to desert me!
Hugs Lynda B 15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

My lips are sealed....won't tell a soul.... ;-)
Oooh, you're a girl who likes living on the edge, ATC-wise. I can't leave things til the last minute, it gives me the nervous twitches!!
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

Nan G said...

Black gesso in liquid form...I need some of that! Can hardly see your lovely carpet for all the glorious goodies. ;) Although I do spy some wooden stars?! Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

Claire said...

I bought some matte gesso too the other week - have so many plans of what I want to make... now all I need is the energy and the time!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 7

voodoo vixen said...

Hi Helen, is that gesso black? Why ahve I never heard of it? I must have been under a rock for a while now! A4 would be a bit daunting for me to journal in... too much space to mess up, while you will be great, dinna worry! :) Annette #9
Oh I am going home to Scotland... with intentions to staying there witha bit of luck!! Annette #9

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Short and sweet indeed - I have to admit I am guilty of not altering my usual, naturally rambling and verbose style for the once-a-week WOYWW post :) I know I've been particularly bad when the comments are generic. I really should at least TRY to cut my WOYWW posts down, but it's so HARD. So looking forward to the crop so see you there. We can chat journals....

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (1)

Virginia said...

Fab desk as always!

fairy thoughts said...

Yes May already.... Did I mention my daughter is getting married and..... Blah blah blah. It's getting a not boring , sorry not long now then back to normal ????
Love the colours in the page at the back. An A4 journal hats quite a space to fill good luck
Janet @31 not started my ATCs either

Annie said...

Your tag looks promising....but I wont tell anyone :-)
Good luck with those ATCs :-)
Annie x # 27

Neet said...

I won't tell on you if you don't tell on me re the not done atc's. Cannot get motivated to think of a theme or anything. Might have to settle on a colour.
Look forward to seeing that BIG journal getting started - I have a big one waiting but haven't journaled in ages so not ready to start that one yet.
Hugs, Neet 25 xx

Jackie said...

It's always lovely to start a new journal and work out what your going to put in it.... Have fun and thanks for the visit already
Jackie 3

Shoshi said...

Your desk looks brilliant, Helen - I just love all those bottles of gel medium etc. I really enjoy all mine, too, and love looking at the shelf where they are all stored! If there was Desert Island Art Materials, my gel mediums would have to top the list lol!! I simply love your new journal page - so sunny and upbeat. Gorgeous. I am so looking forward to getting into art journalling and once I've finished the mini-album (for someone else) I intend to make myself some albums from recycled materials.

Thanks for your visit - hoping to have something more interesting to show next week!

Happy WOYWW,

sandra de said...

Great peak at your tag. I have just bought a tub of liquitex gel medium and I am curious to hear what you think of the bottle version. A4 is a great size for a journal.
Sandra @41


Hi Helen
Happy WOYWW. I have about 6 journals and have not done a thing in them other then decorate the covers! Good luck with yours and have fun with the new stuff. Great tag peak there too
Annette In Oz #39

Chrysalis said...

The new journal sounds like fun. Do you reckon you and I will be the last ones to start our atc homework?! Have a great week, Chris # 47 xx

BJ said...

Love your happy sunny journal page. BJ#48

Belinda Basson said...

I always love your floor. So much to look at. #28

Krisha said...

OHHH a new journal, yummmmm! Fresh new, clean pages just calling your name or maybe those voices are just in my head...LOL

As always, thanks for visiting.
PS I fired the laundry folding fairies this morning!

Krisha #18

My name is Cindy said...

Busy 'desk' as usual. Like the sneak peek, have been very bad at joining in lately don't know where the time goes. Yes first week of May is gone. My diary is so full for the rest of the month we'll both be going 'June?' before we know it. Happy WOYWW Cindy #36

505whimsygirl said...

My problem with new journals is that I love looking at the blank pages. Your desk so nice and creative. If I had a permanent craft space I imagine it would look a lot like yours!

Thanks for visiting me already!!!

Peace, Kay (17)

Caro said...

What a lovely new book to play in..I haven't yet tried A4 for journaling as I like working on a small scale, but I bet you will have fun. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#43)

Ali H said...

Hi Helen
Thanks for visiting - I know how it is - even with an extra day to play there is always life getting in the way of crafting ! Ali x #19

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely craftiness going on over here Helen thanks so much for stopping by too and happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #35

KatzElbows said...

I haven't started my ATCs yet. A whole Bank Holiday weekend and not one ATC. But not to worry, there's always crafting till 2 am on a school night. As ever, your desk looks fun and so inviting.

Happy WOYWW,
KatzElbows #92

Twiglet said...

Just finishing my ATC labels cos Annie and I will post ours together I think. Thanks for the sneak peek at the tag. x Jo

Cath Wilson said...

And there's that glorious six-ish inches we all end up with to work in - he, he! Love it - much tidier than mine, though x

Ohhh Snap said...

That is a big notebook! Lovely crafty space, thanks for the peek :D. #66

Julia Dunnit said...

I think I'd have even worse blank page syndrome with an A4 book! I never saw black gesso before..mind, I haven't looked..but I can see the usefulness.I'm bringing a box of scraps ans some stuff for some random ATC making on Crop day!

butlersabroad said...

That's a very cropped in view this week! I like the yellow and red pages that are open behind your new journal, but I agree with Julia, a blank page is bad enough sometimes, but a whole book full of blank pages, yikes!!


Nicky said...

Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11