Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WOYWW 403?

It's that time again!  I really don't know where the weeks go.

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Since last week I have been playing in a new journal, one with black paper. the piles of gels and pastes seems to be growing...

there are also a bag of bottle lids (Paperartsy infusions) which arrived on Tuesday, following a discussion at Stevenage with Leandra about the fact that I'd made the holes too big..

She sent me a new set.. free.. gratis... for nothing.
Excellent customer service
close up of the journal page... It's by Pink Pig.  I bought it in Glasgow when the girls and I went to the show at the SECC the year before last.... thought it about time I christened it..

lots of texture paste and stamping and flowers.... Need to find some words now, then it's done.
Watch this space!


This week is going to be hectic, so not sure when I'll be visiting, work is having a launch party for our new office (I will be in the original one) - they're only round the corner from one another -  and we're working on Friday till 8 and then Saturday 10 till 2...
but I hope to get time to visit some of you as normal today!


26 comments:

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I imagine your approach to a page will be quite different with black as a base, instead of white. Lots of texture which looks great.

Fiona #4

Neet said...

Love how you have "gone off the page" as it were with the flowers - looks most attractive.
Saw something about the new office the other day, hope you are not bothered you are staying in the new one and working such long hours, Saturday too. Still, you get back what you put in with your boss, it seems a great place to work, and you have some lovely treats. Don't know anyone who gets to go to Wimbledon and other places through work.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps yes, Leandra is lovely and that was extremely good service.Don't be too envious of my Seth class - I was ill for one I had booked last year and gutted, just glad I made this one.

BJ said...

More journals of loveliness I see. Great to get the bottle tops too. My son got me a badminton shuttlecock keyring for my birthday but had marked the order "to collect" by mistake (from Portsmouth!) and I took the phone call to OK the postage to be added and chatted to the lady saying it was probably for my birthday, so unbeknown to me/him she added a second keyring in pink as a surprise for me/him. Aw some people are lovely aren't they? BJ#10 (not so quick off the mark this week LOL)

Annie said...

I really love your journal page Helen and it's so lovely to hear of good customer service like that.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x #12

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Although I'm not into all this journaling - I really like that page. It's lovely. Well done. Hope the office move goes well.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Interesting to see the black journal pages - I bet that made you approach it differently. I remember my old art teacher who often gave us papers other than white to work with, it made us think outside the box, that's for sure! And you are a loyal customer of Paperartsy so you deserve good customer service :-D
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

sandra de said...

I like the black base, feels like it has already got a head start. Pretty page. Don't worry about visiting life sometimes just gets in the way.
sandra de @19

Judys Lace Creations said...

Love the pretty flowers.I have been working with flowers too, and as blue isn't my fav colour, I have made myself make lots of blue flowers.I am going to put them together in front of tv while I have dinner.Is is 8pm here now!
Judy

Sarah Brennan said...

I like your journal page. I have a Pink Pig journal too, but with white pages. I haven't thought of using one with black pages; will have to give it a try. Happy WOYWW Sarah #23

lucy Knight said...

Black paper books are the best. I like writing on them in silver to see the magic of language appear. Your book looks great, keep up the great work and have a great week - EmbroidRage #2 x

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit last week, much appreciated.
I've seen black paper on a lot of the blogs - may have to splash out .... again!
Take care and have a good week
Christine #28

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, it's always good from a job security point of view, when work is busy and expending.Great journal page, you always make it look so easy! Have a great week, hugs, Shaz#5 xxx

Sharon Koole said...

Wonderful page! What great customer service on the bottle lids.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #31

Melissa said...

That was definitely good customer service!

Your page is so lovely with all that texture & gorgeous flowers!

WOYWW#3 Melissa - thanks for stopping by this week

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, lovely page - working on black must be quite different from usual and be a bit of a challenge. Nice of your supplier to send the replacement lids. Good service like that gives you confidence to go back and order more ... not that I'm encouraging you :) Sounds like you have quite a busy working few days - hope it all goes well. Elizabeth x #35

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Helen,

I saw a card made with black cardstock and was totally impressed! White embossing really made the image stand out. Can't wait to see your journal pages on the black (unless the one you show is on black, in which you can't tell). I like how you went over the sides of the journal page with the flowers - very cool.

Oh, I know how work gets in the way. I'm still working full time but am hoping to retire in October!!

Congrats on being Numero Uno!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay (35)

Lindart said...

Love the contrast of the black page and the white collage - striking! I must get one of those - they look like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #37

Tracy said...

Love the journal page, that really is good customer service which is increasingly rare these days!! Hope all goes well with the new office. Tracy #15

Darlene said...

always in awe of your work !!! I am just trying to Journal....not too successful at the moment LOL....ttfn Darlene #39

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Helen! Your page is fabulous, love those flowers! Didn't join in - thought we would be away and not able to comment on desks - don't like that!!! Bit late in the day now to get around as we are definitely off tomorrow -early! Hope you don't have to work too hard! Just seen PA's new stamps oooooh!!! Hugs, Chris

Julia Dunnit said...

OMG you won't be able to go to Kew! You are a dedicated and good employee!!
Remarkable how different a black page can make, those flowers really pop in the design against the dark, me like! Great and lovely gesture from Leandro, somehow not surprised by it at all.

donna garner said...

The wanderlust classes are really good Helen, but I have to say require a time commitment to really get the most out of them, I know a number of people haven't yet 'done' the classes so I expect there will be a group who do it at the time and others that do it later- time permitting, I hope your busy end of week goes smoothly, thanks for the visit, Dxxx

Shoshi said...

Your page is going to be gorgeous, I know, Helen! It's lready looking fabulous. I assume from what you wrote that the new Infusions are now available? I must order them! I love those paints... Thank you for your sweet comment - yes, it's been a very rough ride and it's going to take time to get over it all, with the prospect of further surgery once this lot is all healed up, to make a more permanent repair of the hernia. Today I've done nothing but watch TV and sleep.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #34

craftytrog said...

I love how colour pops on black! Your page looks great Helen!

craftyani said...

Love working with black card makes decoration stand out so much. I notice you work full time wonder where you find time to do all the crafting I am retired and have no time.

butterfly said...

Love your florals against the black - so dramatic! How lovely of Leandra (though given you must be practically keeping them in business, so...!!). Sounds like a busy week - hope they don't overwork you too much.
Alison x