Wednesday, 17 January 2018

WOYWW 450

Happy Wednesday again, deskers!  That week went fast (again).. it's time for WOYWW again.
Still in a creative buzz at the moment; I really hope I can keep it up!

so there are a mish-mash of things going on
balanced on the tubs of pastes, is this week's journal page for the France Papillon FB challenge,

in the middle of the workspace is an MDF tag that I'm working on (no more info, it's a secret!)


the scraps box just behind the tubs of paste is in serious danger of toppling its scraps everywhere.. I need to sort through that soon

this was a journal page for me I did at the weekend
(full details in the post below this one)











and last week's FB page (two posts down!) which many of you have seen


I am much more comfortable working in journals than on other surfaces at the moment, not sure why that is, I intend to pursue other projects to try and change it... watch this space!




I'd just like to thank the deskers who use Google + for always visiting and leaving comments, when I cannot respond...
to answer Sarah, that stencil you liked so much, by Stencil Girl is called Curves.  it's 6x6. 

Hope you all have a good week.

Oh, I nearly forgot to say... I spent part of Sunday throwing out some old magazines (Crafts Beautiful type from 2005/6 ) and stamp catalogues... from 2002/3.. a whole recycling wheelie bin full... the clear out has started!



24 comments:

Neet said...

I too am more comfortable journalling than anything else - maybe when I am with someone else mixed media can take over - but on my own it is journalling.
Love your pages - especially the last two photos.
Hugs, Neet xx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. I like the start of the tag - and that page on beauty especially. Glad your mind is so full of creativity...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Annie said...

I really love the pages you’ve been working on Helen. Well done you with the big sort up and clear out too.
Hugs,
Annie x #9

Angela Radford said...

Oh Helen, I don't know where to start! So I'll begin at the end. Magazine clear out makes me happy as I've been doing that for some time now and taking out pages I thought were worth keeping and filing them. Need to get rid of some Somerset mags. too but not brave enough yet. The journals are gorgeous. Some of mine have been on the go for some time but determined to try and finish more of them just keep getting distracted especially the last two weeks. Loving the tag too. Have a great woyww and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x14x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Helen,
Yup, clearing out here needs to be continued, a goal for this year... I hope and pray! Hard isn’t it?
Love your space and your two journal pages. I never journal, I make cards, and cards, and sometimes atcs! That’s it... mind you my style is always changing don’t have any set style, so don’t get bored.
Thanks so much for your great desky share.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #4

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Heather Marshall said...

Good morning Helen, well done on starting your clear out ... a wheelie bin full? Wow! Your journal pages are lovely, the colours on the appreciate beauty page are just what I would have picked. Have a lovely week Heather #17

Diana Taylor said...

Loving your art work Helen and what a fab selection to enjoy today - the tag is looking gorgeous and of course butterflies are always one of my favourites. Love the floral page too - the black layer of flowers at the back works really well and that's an amazing background on the last set of pages - I like the vintage feel.
Well done on starting a clear out - definitely something I should be thinking of doing soon!
Diana x #20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A clear out? (Oooh, that sounded a bit like Lady Bracknell!!!) Fantastic, you'll rediscover some gems and feel better for having a sort out. Good luck Carruthers :-D. Love the journal pages btw, you can tell that you had fun doing them.
Hugs LLJ 11 xx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I am also loving working in journals - it is so satisfying to flick through them and see them lined up on a shelf. I have bought myself a few cheap canvases to play with this year though. My clearout also continues. There is a lot in my recycling bin this week. Ali x #22

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, blimey, I can recall that I used to keep all my crafting magazines I bought too- finally did as you did and recycled them all. Came to the conclusion I was never really likely to go back to them. Love the pages, especially what you've done with the Wildflowers. I have the stamps & dies, must use them. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

Marit said...

I really like your art journal pages! I, too, work best in a journal. I tried working on canvas but I somehow 'block' when I try it... so I stick to my journals then ;) Love from stormy Holland, Marit #22

Sarah Brennan said...

Thanks for letting me know about the stencil Helen. Some great journal spreads; I like the variety of colour palettes and backgrounds. Good luck with the clear out! Sarah #6/26

Anne Williams said...

Hi Helen your journal pages are great, like the tag as well. I have a pile of old magazines- I hate throwing away things but cannot find anymore homes for them so not sure what to do! Have a great week. Annex 15

April Story said...

I too have been quite inspired. I hope we both stay that way. Lovely journal page with the flowers.
April #28

Lindart said...

Love your busy, loaded to the hilt, desk! Awesome! I also really like your last journal page with the man, Tim's cut out figures? I just bought 2 sets of them and I love them! Good for you for going through your mags and getting rid of them, I have so many that I never look at, but they somehow give me comfort just being on the shelf! At some point I will have to through mine as well!

Felicia Aaron said...

Helen, loving those journal pages! I love to journal, but haven't been so dedicated this past year with it all! I need to get back into it, but I have been dabbling in so many other things lately! I have a scraps bin as well, or two or three! Who needs that many right? But it's like I can't part with the scraps for fear I may need them in a mixed media piece!!! LOL I fear I need to take on your momentum and do some clearing!! Happy Wednesday to you! :) Felicia #31

Vicky Fisher said...

Hello Helen, I love that fb page, I am glad I started in my wanderlust journal,have the intention of keeping up this year, scraps have loads of them box afetr box 🤣 can not throw anything away, never know when it comes in handy, thx for your visit earlie, Vicky

Twiglet said...

You have a real knack with those journal pages Helen - they are really fab.xx

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Loving your journal pages.

Thankis for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #13

pearshapedcrafting said...

I think you know already that I love these pages! I finally got to your photo blog -Oh My! Pleased you have made a start on your throw out too - I have a bit of a slow time with mine!! Hugs,

Claire said...

beautiful pages!!
hello again xx
happy WOYWW
no. 41

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Helen, sorry I'm late! Always enjoy a peek at your busy creative space LOVE those journal pages, I didn't know France did a FB challenge, must check that out. Have a lovely week :o) Annie C #17

BJ said...

Love looking at your journal pages they are all so different and inspirational. Super tag too. Thanks for the visit, sorry I take so long to reply, life just has a way of taking over. Always appreciate my comments, Thank you BJ#10

craftyani said...

As they say better late than never. I am sorry for the late comment but I did read last Wednesday just not had time to comment. Love your journal something I have never tried, but it seems so popular and people say relaxing. Ani