Wednesday, 21 December 2016

WOYWW 394 but EEEK Who's ready?

Hello deskers..  It's Wednesday.  perilously close to Christmas.  Hands up who's ready?    (I don't really want to know, it will just depress me...)    But before that we have another date with Julia and WOYWW
I did decide to add a bit more to the journal page - so far, a bit more outlining of the shiny green stencilled letters,  and some white splatters. (love splatters!)
I'll probably "faff" a bit more with this still yet.....
So, who's been enjoying the annual CountryView Crafts Advent calendar sale then??? I am sure it's not just me!  (I know Shaz has been keeping an eye on it as she tipped me off one day for some Paperartsy goodies... which I ignored as I DID have most of them that were on offer...!

I have been fairly good so far,just two orders ......

one of which has arrived so far - some Sizzix dies - I love flourishes, and have wanted a really big one for ages... and the Tim Holtz scribbly Christmas (especially the tree) grabbed my eye a year or so ago... so they fell into the basket one day.

and here is a close up of the desk... a tartan ribbbon that came on a parcel that was sent to work, and I was offered first refusal, a tartan wrapped present from my cousin,  waiting for the big day..
and when I was at Kew last week I bought a book "London's secret places" with the idea of finding somewhere different to visit.
  But don't hold your breath.... I went to Kew last Saturday in the thick fog - it was amazingly atmospheric - see here if you have time -I know some of you saw the link on facebook

I'd better call it a day, this is not very short and sweet -   I will be attempting once again, after work, to try and get the last two gifts... yes, running seriously out of time.. and no ideas either!! so your desks will be visited later on.  Promise!

It leaves it to me to wish you all, a very Happy, and Healthy (we can hope!) Christmas and New Year  - keeeep WOYWWing!!  


Anne L said...

Happy Holidays Helen. Oh those dies look amazing and great job on the journal page. Have a Merry Christmas and all the best to you in the new year. Hugs ~Anne L#2

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm Helen ditto on loving those twodies as well, they'd both make great stencils. Enjoy hunting out Londons secret places. I was really fascinated by the Clink. The first goal in London in back street on north bank of Thames. You prob know it well.
Blessings upon you as we remember Jesus' birthday and a healthy 2017.
Happy WOYWW!!
Shaz in Oz.x #3

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and Merry Christmas. Love those Tim Holtz dies. I do not own a die cutting machine (except for a tiny one, so limited in what I can buy) - which is good, otherwise I would be wanting to spend money I do not have! Kew is always amazing - and wish I could visit more often. Ali x #10

Kathyk said...

Woo Hoo, looking great and I can see why you were taken with the scribbly flourishes

Seasons Greetings and Happy WOYWW


Annie said...

I'm doing my rounds of the blogs before I start baking my mince pies and decorating the Christmas cake.
I just want to say thank you for another year of fun and friendship and to wish you a very happy Christmas and here's hoping 2017 comes with good health so we can all enjoy lots of crafty fun together.
Annie x # 12

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, I've been very good too at Susans Sale, I think I've had 3 things so far! The thing is, are we actually being good, or does it mean we already have most of it, lol? I suspect the latter. I'm not entirely finished- I've just realised I have to make Dougs card! Oops.
I almost ordered the Scribbly Christmas,then instead I ordered the Winter Greens. And one of the handwritten words ones, I forget which now, :)
Have a lovely Christmas Helen, much love from us both, Hugs, Shaz xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I bet that book about the hidden places in London will be so interesting and very useful for future trips out - I shall look forward to seeing the photos! That flourish is beautiful, I love them too - if I did papercraft, I think flourishes would be the only thing I used, lol!!
Thanks for all the fun, support and friendship this year lovely gal - it has meant an awful lot,
HUgs, LLJ 15 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Helen. Took time to look at your Kew in the fog photos - they are fabulous - really atmospheric. Well done. How easy it would have been to stay in snuggled up by the fire on a miserable day.... well done.
Have a truly special Christmas - hope you get the last two presents you need!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #11

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, yes I have to admit I have had an order from CVC as there were some Tim Holtz stamps that I quite liked but I have also missed some days which is probably just as well Lol! I didn't realise you were on Facebook, will have to try and find you. Wishing you a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year, Angela x 14

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful photos of Kew in the fog. It looks so magical. Nice journal page. Love the new purchases. I am trying to be really good and not buy anything. Sigh.

Sharon k #25

Lindart said...

Love the journal page - so free and fun! Your desk looks very full and ready to create awesome things in the New Year, and those new stamps and dies - send them my way! I'm hoping to get artsy stuff for Christmas, I usually do, so I'm excited as I really don't buy for myself much lately. Have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #28

Christine said...

I am determined to visit everyone this week if only to say ...
Have a good Christmas, lots of hugs and laughter.
Thanks for sharing your lovely misty walk, loved it.
Christine #29

Nikki C said...

Funky New Tim Holtz dies looking forward to seeing those all done up :)
Merry Christmas
Hugs Nikki 6

craftyani said...

Kew in the fog. Was watching Kirsties Christmas crafts tonight and she was in Columbia road Bethnal green she said this was an unknown Christmas bonanza with unusual gifts etc.

Shoshi said...

A lovely collection of things, Helen, and your journal page is gorgeous. I love spatters too! Your Kew photos are so atmospheric and ethereal. Thank you for your visit and comment - I am definitely hoping for a healthy 2017 - this year it's been one thing after another but thankfully mostly minor, compared with last year lol! My hand is gradually getting better with the physio's exercises and a lot more comfortable with the fingers taped together.

Have a lovely Christmas and happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #18

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Your album pages are great.

You'll have fun with the new stash.

Hope you get to visit the various secret places.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #16

Angela said...

Hello Helen,

What an intriguing desk filled with an enormous stash of goodies to play with! Enjoy your new stamps & dies!
I really like your inspiring journal page.

Wishing you a lovely Christmas time and a happy & creative 2017.

Angela x

Debbie Rock said...

Thanks for popping by my blog this week Helen - such a crazy, busy time of year so it was lovely having you visit and now taking a few minutes to catch up in blogland. I LOVE all your photo's from Kew and am amazed at how often you go ... really delighted you love the place so much. I've deliberately avoided CVC advent calendar or I'd be in the D-I-V-O-R-C-E court over the holidays ... BUT am with you on that flourish! Good job I missed it!!!! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas. Oh yes, I have two goals for next year - one to do more Gell printing and the other to get into journalling - shall be watching your posts with increased interest!!!!! Love to you, Debbie xXx

lisa said...

It's always great to grab a bargain when it's something you really like isn't it. That swirl looks lovely. I really don't know why we put ourselves through the stresses of Christmas. Thankfully, i get gifts when i see them throughout the year so that part is always's the food that always stresses me!!
Enjoy the festivities and thanks for popping by earlier.
Hugs Lisax #23

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oooh fun stuff followed you home :) I love the scribbley tree so it will be fun to see what you do with it.
Helen, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas & Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #31

Neet said...

I too love swirls so am looking at your die with envy.
Love how your journal page has evolved, are you calling it a day or keeping going?
Wishing you all the best for the Christmas Season and wishing you a Very Happy and Lucky New Year.
`Hugs, Neet (thanks for visiting me the other day)
ps I did enjoy your fog photos

Mi Schra said...

Hey Helen! Thanks for stopping on over last week! So happy to see that your desk is full of creativity... mine is a mess and no time to post this week at WOYWW. No worries though. I hope to get some creative time in over the holiday season.
Would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season. ♥ Full of joy and peacefulness.

Twiglet said...

Happy Christmas to you - I have serious tartan ribbon envy - - easily pleased!!xx Jo