Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Hello again, thanks for all your comments last week - dinner and Evita were both brilliant! I am very lucky to have such a great boss!!

I haven't been particularly crafty since Port Sunlight and still haven't started my Christmas cards, which I really should have... my floor space today has a partly done journal page, and that's it - everything else that is surrounding it, is the normal stuff on show!!

Don't look too closely at the dirty water in the bucket!

The page on the left has been through various stages, including some Christmas trees which didn't come out very well (my black archival pad needs re-inking!) and which I stencilled back over on top again. We'll see where this page goes soon... probably.
I should be making a couple of birthday cards, but haven't had any ideas for what to do yet... can't leave it much longer though, or they'll be late!

so, that's me, short and sweet today, just how Julia likes it... Check out the links (join in, why don't you?! here at the Stamping-Ground...  you're looking for WOYWW.


Beth Sinn said...

I am excited to see what comes of your journal page. Your space seems to say that you have no limits when it comes to creative options.
Lizzie's Workshop #17

Nikki C said...

There is so much to see in your space and wonderful journal page your working on love the blues and how they are blending together :) hugs Nikki 8
thanks for the visit too

jill said...

The journal pages look good so far Helen, Happy woyww Jill #24

Queenie Jeannie said...

Try not to stress too much about "mistakes" or things gone wrong...they usually wind up being even better when you're finished! :D Maybe have a look on Pinterest for some card ideas?? That seems to help me when I'm stumped! Have a fabulous week!!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #21

Chrysalis said...

Hi - I hope the mojo returns in good time for the birthday cards. Do show the finished pages, and have a great week. Chris # 16

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Of course, as soon as you say 'don't look at the dirty water in the bucket!, we all do!! Is that from crafting or are you catching some drips?? ;-)
The journal page is coming along, though I know what you mean about things not going smoothly. I had to rip seams twice when making that tote...sigh..... Think my brains still woolly (at least, that's what I'm blaming it on!)
Hugs, LLJ 23 xx

glitterandglue said...

Hope you get all done that needs doing, Helen. May be completely blind this morning - but I actually can't see a bucket of dirty water... so, of course, I am taking no notice of it whatsoever!!
Thanks for already visiting.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Neet said...

I too have some cards to make, just got that 'sticking' feeling in my head - ie not a clue where to start.
Helen, I ever noticed dirty water but if I had it would have just reminded me my pots wanted cleaning out.LOL.
Have another good week
Hugs, Neet xx

Julia Dunnit said...

The thing is, you have to go with your flow a bit, huh, and you already now that if you aren't in the mood for making Christmas (or any other) cards, then you may as well be creative in your journal. Its taken me a lot of wasted time and material to learn this! And by the way, the dirty water is an occupational haz...dismissed immediately in my greedy eyed survey of your space!

RosA said...

Hi Helen, Can't even see the dirty water :) but your journal page looks promising! I'm off work tomorrow, so will play with my new goodies very soon :)

Annie said...

You just know that the minute you tell us not to do something that we all go straight and do just that 😃 looks like you've been having a fun time this week.
Annie x #18

Kyla said...

Love seeing your journals, always inspiring. I am with you re Christmas cards. I made about 8 back on the spring then ground to a halt!

You also got an honorable mention in my previous post, it was because of your photos of the poppies in London that I was able to convince my hubby to visit them! They were simply stunning and very thought provoking.

Kyla #33

lisa said...

Ohhh I love Evita. Glad you had a great time, Helen.
Had to smile at the mucky water, that sounds like my desk, always dirty paint water lurking somewhere!!
Hugs Lisax #31

Jackie said...

Aren't we bad about making birthday cards I always leave it to the last moment !
Jackie 10

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, love the colour of the journal pages. Fab picture, so much to poke about and browse in, lol. Have a great week, Hugs. Shaz #38 xxx

Neil said...

Hi there.
It's been a while but I have finally got to sharing my desk again!

Now I am just trying to catch up with all the people I've missed over the last couple of months.
What dirty water? Tell folks your preparing a colourwash!
Hope you have a lovely week.
Neil #46

Joynana said...

There is a lot happening on your desk. I can't wait to see where your journal page ends up. Joynana #49

Bridget Larsen said...

Firstly i cant see the bucket or dirty water lol but I zoomed in on the carousel of daubers
Bridget #48

Lisca Meijer said...

Lots going on there. Don't feel pressured about the Christmas stuff. If it gets done it does, if it doesn't: tough!
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
Have a good week.
PS I wrote two posts as otherwise it would be too long, but I did it the wrong way round. Now #26 takes you to the extra one.... oh never mind....

Hettie said...

Yeay! I am doing a YOU today...showing off new stash on my desk!
Err Christmas is only about 10 weeks away...don't like to tell you but...
I really need to get more cards done too!
xx 43

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, your floor looks as busy as ever even though you say you haven't done much since Port Sunlight. Hope you find inspiration for those birthday cards soon. I have a giveaway on offer so do check out the sticky post at the top of my blog. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #53

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

promising start to a journal page! I wonder what it will be! Have great Wednesday! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #50

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

promising start to a journal page! I wonder what it will be! Have great Wednesday! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #50

Lynda Beazley said...

Keep going with your journal page. Just paint over what you don't like. Sound familiar? Your exact advice to me a few weeks ago! I have no doubt you will create something fabulous!
Thanks for the visit earlier
Have a happy week
Lynda B 13

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well it all looks creative to me, love your journal pages, and I'm sure you'll get those C cards done in time!! Take care Zo xx 52

Angela Radford said...

Love the journal page, would like to see it when complete. I have decided that the only way to get the C. cards done is to make a set number each week. I have found that I can make about five from an A3 Masterboard, anyway I am trying.
Have agreat week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

Christine said...

Love those journal pages! sometimes you have to do a lot of layers to reach perfection but .... don't stare at it too long or you'll need to add another layer!!!

Bishopsmate #59

Kelly said...

I love being able to cover up something I'm not happy with and moving forward. Look forward to seeing how this journal page progresses. Creative Blessings! Kelly #56

VonnyK said...

I can never get any stamp out perfectly even with a new stamp pad. I don't think I hold my mouth right. The journal is progressing nicely. I can't wait to see the end product. It's a bummer when you just can't get to things, I'm sure you'll get those cards done in time.
Have a great week,
Von #25

Eliza said...

What no shopping did you leave it at my place? LOL hhmmm journal pages I love your journal pages and don't worry about Christmas it will be here soon enough. Have a wonderful week.

Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan #42

peggy aplSEEDS said...

That's a great journal page! I enjoyed enlarging your picture and peeking at all the bits and pieces around your craft area.
Happy WOYWW!
peggy aplSEEDS@3

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H
Oh dear I hope you haven't lost mr Mojo that wouldn't be good at this time of year or maybe it's just a time issue. Good luck with catching up and glad your cold is better l think mine is finally going promise not to bore everyone with it anymore
Janet @12

okienurse said...

WOW busy workspace this week. All sorts of fun things to see and play with. I need to reink my black pad too after this last go around with Halloween craftiness. Love those pages. Look forward to seeing them finished. Have a great week and thanks for dropping by and sharing with me. Vickie #76

Belinda Basson said...

OK, so I had to zoom in to spy on your bucket of dirty water! I would not have noticed it if you hadn't said anything! I am late to visit as I had a self inflicted deadline to achieve...#19

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Helen, short and sweet indeed! Being late with birthday cards has been something of a trademark for me this year - I did sit down and sort out cards right through till the end of the year the other day and felt very virtuous. However I now realise I haven't done the one for the 21st as I wanted to do 'something special'. That's my crafting sorted for tomorrow then!! Thanks for the visit, Cindyx

Shoshi said...

Your journal pages are simply gorgeous, and what a busy desk! It all looks very productive.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #37

Debs Willis said...

Love the colour n your journal pages. Looks like a very busy desk!
Thanks for your comments Deb 22