Wednesday, 4 June 2014

WOYWW 261 - year 6 starts here!

Hello happy deskers, and welcome back to the start of a new year - a new year of desk hopping linked together in friendship at Julia's The Stamping Ground
I tried to visit as many of you as I could last week - I did pretty well but did run out of time, so didn't quite get to everyone, I'm sorry!

Anyhow, you're here for a desk... (of sorts!)
 I got down at floor level for this (not that's there's really space to do that) - one very full, finished journal - some new stamps and ink pad (plum archival as it can't really be seen from this angle!) a couple of pens (never have too many marker pens) and a finger print kit - from our very own Morti
(I won a Facebook giveaway of a silver fingerprint charm)

A closer look at the journal



 I've also received some more ATCs in the swap since last week - top is from Annie, beautifully stitched, and complete with card and poem

below is Jo (Twiglet) also beautifully stitched,  in a cute little envelope
 BJ (left) and Jackie Payne (right)

and Chris (Mrs D) - hope you've made it out of the floodwater now!
and I did get the finger print mould made - hope it's going to come out ok.  I'll get it posted back to Morti tomorrow! (Well today, really)
it took me longer to decide which shape charm I wanted, than to make the mould..!

Can't promise to get to you very early this week, there's a work "do" tomorrow night which will play havoc with my desk hopping! And on Sunday I am off to the Craft Barn "Extravaganza" - hope some of you may be there too, and that it stays fine and sunny!

48 comments:

Nikki C said...

Your journal looks so colourful like that :) and sweet ATCs you have
hugs Nikki no # yet
http://graphixanddesign.blogspot.ca/

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

More lovely ATCs coming from far and wide. Love them all. Seems we have the same friends (grin).

Your journal is gorgeous. I like that it doesn't lay flat and the pages turn all wonky when wet, then dried. Happy WOYWW, although I have no number yet.

Kyla said...

Your journal looks lovely. I would love to sit and flip through it. I'm too intimidated...and too far behind on scrapbooking to try anything like that...but maybe one day. Thanks for letting us have a peek.

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jill said...

Isn't it nice to get happy mail . The atc's you've received at great . from Jill

Jackie said...

Lots of lovely ATC's you recieved this week for the anniversary swap! The journal looks great! Thanks for the visit already
Jackie ????

Belinda Basson said...

We desk on...regardless of the fact that Mr Linky has gone on a break with our leader!

Say hi to Neel for me when you go to the Craft barn. Bella

BJ said...

Great ATCs there. What time are you going to the extravaganza on Sunday? I'm going Saturday with one of my new crafters but thought I might pop in on the Sunday too, you never know. Thanks for your visit today BJ of the no number no linky.

Virginia said...

That journal looks fabulous - nothing finer than a full journal is there! Love all the ATC's you received - fab stuff!

Annie said...

Thank you so much for your fab ATC. So many fab things to see this week...the journal and all those ATCs :-)
Hugs,
Annie x
http://wipso-astitchintime.blogspot.co.uk/

fairy thoughts said...

Hi h the journal looks amazing did you leave the heart page partly open on purpose lol
Looks like we will have to get around without mr linky
Janet

Debbie Rock said...

Was totally blown away by the journal you showed me at the crop and it is something I've always wanted to try but never quite had the courage to start. Then Di Wray posted a pic of a gift of a little journal she was given and I was inspired to get a small journal of my own and the moment it arrives I will attempt my first page!
I LoVe looking at my growing collection of ATC's and see something different in each one each time I look ... isn't it lovely having all these little pieces of art to share and enjoy!
Love Debbie xXx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you won the fingerprint thing...what fun. Morti makes some beautiful things :-)
The journal is bursting out all over :-). I enjoyed looking at your new one at the Crop...have fun filling this new book!
hugs, LLJ xxxx

Neet said...

Well I never - a fingerprint mould. Now that is new to me but what a fab idea. Look forward to seeing the end result.What a collection of atc's you have there - such a lot of memories to store away.
Have a great day - and maybe we will link some time.
Hugs, Neet xx

Lynn Holland said...

You've got some fab ATC's and your book look fantastic
Lynn - one I made earlier today

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, Mr Linky might have gone on holiday but it wont stop us , right! Gorgeous collection of ATCs, I would love to peek though your journal, I am not so good as you at maintaining the effort, other things distract me lol!
Happy crafting,
Angela @ Felix the Crafty Cat x

MaggieC said...

Helen, your wish is my command. If you look on my blog now, you will see a new countdown in place, just as you requested. What a lovely thing to win, that charm will be so special. Glad to see you are well back in the swing of things after the Crop. Have a great week. xx Maggie

Artyjen said...

Ooh! A fingerprint charm sounds interesting!
Thanks for your well wishes Helen..not had much free time for blogging and comments!
Hope to rectify that soon.
xoxo Sioux

Christine said...

Well done on finishing the Journal, will we see some more pages?
Thanks for the link to Twinkle, Twinkle's blog - joining in the Summer of Colour, looks exciting.
Bishopsmate around #61

Eliza said...

Wow loads of ATC's and what a fantastic journal, so many beautiful pages within. Thanks for sharing.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda (No Linky)

Kim said...

Wow! Now that's one full journal!! And I love all the ATC's you've received.
Happy WOYWW!!
-K

Lindart said...

I LOVE full journals, and yours looks awesome and colorful! Time to start a new one! Can't wait to see the results of the fingerprint kit!
www.Lindart.blogspot.com

Nan G said...

Fab journal! Love the page in post above. Plum archival you say. Oh you're an enabler! I soo need that. ;) Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #guess :)

Sandy Leigh said...

That journal looks absolutely delicious! Lovely ATCs too. Hugs and Happy WOYWW #261 EatWriteDreamStitch.blogspot.com

CraftygasheadZo said...

Look forward to seeing your fingerprint finished piece! Lucky you. Journal looks fab. Just popping by to say hi today, empty desk, been sorting stuff!! Take care Zo xx

Caro said...

I just love your full and finished journal...I have yet to finish one. Thanks for sharing the ATCs you received as well...it is so much fun to see all the different styles. Caro x

Caro said...

I just love your full and finished journal...I have yet to finish one. Thanks for sharing the ATCs you received as well...it is so much fun to see all the different styles. Caro x

Lea.H said...

wow - your journal looks so full and lovely!!

Paula Gale said...

Hi Helen

How lovely to see a full journal book - must be great to look back over everything you've created... How many of those do you have?

Some fabulous ATC's too - I was a little late coming back to expext any but at least I have one coming from the person who was above me on the linky list...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift that fingerprint charm would make someone - I bet my mum would love something like that - she loves her jewellery and we both prefer silver to gold..

Anyway - I've actually posted 2 weeks in a row. Didn't get round many desks last week as I started feeling a bit rough from Thursday evening onwards - that's putting it lightly!

Take care - lovely to be visiting your floor again :)

Hugs
Paula x x x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! Just the push I need! Don't know why I can't seem to complete my journal - just keep going to newer ones! Watch this space! Btw not got around to posting your ATC will do so asap! Thanks for your beauty - thinking I'm going to need some more stamps! Give my love to Lindsay if you see her at the weekend! Chrisx

Sharon Madson said...

That Craft Barn "Extravaganza" sounds so fun! Wish I could go! Have fun. Happy WOYWW! #17

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your journal looks like a book of treasures, and one that you could spend hours looking through. Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Oh, just itching to look through your journal! i too am doing Summer of Color, my first time. Do you start a new journal for it or create individual pages? http://afocusedjourney.blogspot.com/2014/06/working-in-wee-hours-of-morning.html

Ohhh Snap said...

Kudos on finishing your journal! Have a great time at your do : ). Hapy WOYWW #5

Angie said...

What a productive desk!!!! Looks like a fabulous art journal! So many pretty ATC's! Happy WOYWW to you!!!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Another one in awe of your journal - really I could have spent MORE time flipping thru it, absorbing every page, but I just had to pull myself away. I think I mist have missed anything about the fingerprint mold...I wonder what it's for? I shall browse back and see if I can find out.

Happy no-Linky WOYWW! (except I checked again and there it is!)
Mary Anne (52)

Chrysalis said...

I'd love to thumb through that lovely journal! A great stash of ATCs you have there, too. Have a good week, Chris # 10

Andrea said...

Hi Helen your journal looks fab it's so thick ... you must feel a great deal of satisfaction and achievemnet each time you complete one...i can't even manage to get started !.. thanks for sharing your many beautiful ATC's I love to see all the styles and designs used...they are mini works of art. Hope you have a great week getting creative alas work got in the way for me hope to be back next week hugs Andrea x

Minxy said...

Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned, Enjoy x
Thanks already visiting me.
Hugz Minxy

Amy E said...

Thanks for showing all the ATCs! I love seeing them!

Your full completed art journal looks absolutely delicious! I've been thinking a lot about starting one of those soon!

Happy WOYWW
Amy E. #1
Scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

akilli melek said...

lovely ATCs and that book is amazing. do we get a peek inside?
caroline (akilli melek) #28

RosA said...

Hi Helen,
Your journal looks really great!
Wish I could have a proper stickybeak at it :)
Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary!
RosA # 40

Debbie Rock said...

Thanks for popping by my blog ... it was lovely having you visit! Thanks too for the advice on the Stampscene stamps ... I will dig them out again eventually and have another go - just not for a while. I can't wait for my little journal to arrive so I can make a start ... still think of the journal you bought to the crop and your work has stayed with me! Love Debbie xxx

butterfly said...

Wow, just look at that journal - what a source of pride that must be! I can only imagine filling one (I have many on the go, each with only two or three pages done... need to focus!).

Fabulous ATCs pouring in - lovely to see them.
Alison xx

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okienurse said...

Awesome journal...so much work, angst, and love went into it I am sure. Wow great ATC's I haven't been able to post on Wednesdays for a while and I have missed it! Sorry I am so late getting around! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #62

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Helen, and happy WOYWW, on Sunday and thanks for visiting my desk/lawn. Wow that is one cool Journal looks very interesting. You received some really love ATCs and I think everyone has enjoyed the 5th celebrations. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#66

peggy apl said...

Happy late WOYWW! Your journal looks awesome! And how wonderful to get those lovely ATCs. Since I am far away, I haven't received my ATCs yet.
Blessings and hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS @24

Carmen said...

I'm loving those ATC's Helen! And that journal is just scrumptious!