Wednesday, 7 February 2018


Morning/afternoon/evening deskers... another Wednesday dawns and it's time for WOYWW again... link as always at Julia's gaff.. 
I'm expecting to see evidence of her ScanNCut endeavours today, given her previous post!  No pressure then, Julia!

As for me, my first parcel arrived on Friday and even though it was delivered to work I had to open it to investigate!
Here it is on my home desk though..
 the paints are gorgeous colours, especially the one called Blue Lagoon.. I have used it. although not sure what on now, so I can't show you!

my floor  "desk" taken from a standing position to cut out shadows...

the journal page is for this week's France Papillon's challenge, have to say I've struggled a bit this week, the theme is "how are you feeling today" and I've been unsure how to put it on paper... however, it's progressing!

you can see I've used the JoFY mini flower stamp already too! 

I was however, really pleased how last week's page ended up (full details in the previous post, but here's the end result)

I might be late home from work today so for the desks I don't get to visit before I leave for work, may be a bit delayed in reaching you


BJ said...

Adore your journal page and the words are just right. (hope I read them in the right order) love the pink page too. Super job as always. Hope the snow doesn't come your way to hamper your commutes. BJ#2
PS So funny that Neet got #1 wasn't it?

Neet said...

Love the little guy sitting on that page - love how you do these pages with the jagged lines (only way I can describe it but I love it, really do).
If you read my blog post I think you would find it hard to paint how I feel today! LOL
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

Claire said...

LOVE the journal page!!!!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 4

Lynn Holland said...

The words are so relevant at this time of year when so many of us are in the doldrums one way or another.

brenda said...

More lovely inkiness Helen. Will keep an eye out for you Sunday, if all else fails I know where I can find you lurking !!

B x

Annie said...

Not sure I’d want to work on a page to show how I’m feeling today....argh!! Cough, cold and earache! How do you create that on a page?
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x #16

Christine said...

Sorry I haven't been around the past few weeks to visit and comment, life huh!
Love the journal page, my life feels like that line, very jagged in places!!
have a good week
Christine #21

Sarah Brennan said...

Your finished journal page is amazing; the quote is the perfect finishing touch. Lots of lovely new goodies too. My new set of Oxides arrived this week so I will have to find time to play between other projects. Have a good week. Sarah #23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, lovely new stash and what a great journal page too - I did read that when I saw the link on FB. The colours of those new paints are lovely, I bet you'll enjoy using those!
Hugs LLJ 15 xxx

Marit said...

Aawwe, you've got Seth's new colors... awesome! I do love how last week's art journal page turned out, gorgeous! Happy woyww, warm hug from Holland. Marit #26

Felicia said...

Helen, I have to tell you that I am pea green with envy over that first photo! I want Seth's new paints and those stamps are gorge!!! Good for you! I mentioned last week that I was liking your journal spread! I know how it feels to have something that is a work in progress, when you aren't either "feeling it" or unsure of how to convey the prompt! I love it what you are doing! Have a great rest of the week! Blessings, Felicia #32

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, lovely goodies, especially the stamps. the journal page is awesome, really unusual. Not sure how I'd follow that challenge theme! Have a lovely week, hugs, Shaz #11 XxX

buterfliecrafter said...

Hello helen, yet again lovely additions to your craft stash, your ajpage from last week is outstanding, and for ly linking 😢😢😢😢, happy woyww

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, lucky you to get your Paper Artsy order still waiting for mine. I love those new flowers by Jofy and can't wait for them to arrive. I understand you not being sure about more inks but I just love the Oxides and Oyster stamp have a great offer on them again so just had to get them lol! Thanks for the visit to mine and hope you have a very happy woyww, Angela x17x

Stacy Sheldon said...

I simply love how this journal page is turning out the sentiment is so fantastic :) Helen. :) I figure that I may not end up with every shade of Oxides because, I do have them in regular distress but, I find my self reaching for them more often than anything else lately.
~Stacy #35

Julia Dunnit said...

Lagoon Blue sounds perfect doesn’t it, it’s definitely all in the name! I hadn’t any scan and cut stuff In use on my desk....but there were a couple of trial pieces buried somewhere, does that count!, love the finished journal page and totally get why this week’s prompt would cause you to pause, crikey! I like the Jody flowers...that solid one would look nice with the spidery one stamped over, wouldn’t it? Or do my eyes deceive me as usual!! New badge in the post Gal. Xxx

Heather M said...

Hi Helen. Love the journal page! And nice haul of goodies for you to enjoy! Have a lovely week Heather #31

Plush Possum Studio said...

Journal pages and more - you've been really busy!
Rose #7

Shoshi said...

Your journal page has turned out absolutely fabulous, Helen! Well done indeedy! Thank you for your sweet comment and I'm glad you liked my secret project bit, and also that you enjoyed hearing about the kitties, the naughty girls! I did a marathon cooking session today and making very good progress with my post-operation meal planning!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #15

Sue said...

Hi Helen, You will have with your new goodies.

Love your journal page.

Thanks for stopping bny my blog.

Sue #22

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Juicy new goodies that’s for sure, Helen, lovely ... drool!
And your finished Page looks great excellent work.. was thinking it’s not only great to get new things but best of all to actually use them.. well done on flower stamp used already!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x #9

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, nice goodies. You're going to have fun with them. Love the finished journal page from last week - looks less like a reading from a heart monitor -
the quote and cute character are fabulous. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #30

SusanLotus said...

Ah, terrific tools to start working with!
Wish it was my desk. ;D

My desk is too messy to work on. Need to clean.

I see some nice projects too on your desk. These
wednesdays gives alot of inspiration!

Happy WOYWW,
Sussie nr 38.

Lindart said...

I love how that journal page turned out - that little guy just exudes mischief! Your new toys look wonderful, I just want to get right in there and start playing! Yes the snow is lovely to look at (I'm in Canada, BTW) but not lovely to clear off the car! LOL! Thanks for your visit, Lindart, now #35

pearshapedcrafting said...

The new colours are fabulous and I have stamp envy already! I'm looking forward to seeing this journal page once it is completed! Hugs, Chrisx

Twiglet said...

I'm sooo late getting round the desks this week! - You have so many lovely things to work with and always create such beautiful pages - clever you! I'll get back to my knitting! lol xx Jo