Wednesday, 25 July 2018


Hi, welcome back for another WOYWW.. it's still way too hot here and of course I was away at a friend's in York last weekend (pics from the weekend here)  - so no crafting has been done.

York is such a beautiful city with loads of history.  I implore anyone who hasn't, to go if you can. I love it there.

So, no crafting as I said, but shopping was done (yes, the pre-order I mentioned last week are the new Distress Oxides - still waiting for them)  but one order has arrived...
 the new Paperartsy Fresco paints... 12 new colours (well, 11 new and one re-introduced but I already have some left so only needed to buy 11)

Looking forward to a play if - as they say - it is going to be cooler at the weekend (by cooler they mean a few degrees and possibly "only" 24 degrees. ) 
and a close up so you can see the colours a bit better!

Heatwave permitting, I'll be round to visit your desk soon! 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Well, what a surprise, it's Wednesday again and time for another desk share post for WOYWW.. and still no post since last week's! 

There isn't a lot going on either (done some shopping, orders in transit ... well one is, one is pre-order) but I did manage to finish the neon journal page

(must put away my birthday cards soon... the pile on top of the ink pads to left of craft mat)
close up

the words are some under-used Remnant RubOns of Tim Holtz...

I am 3 weeks behind on this challenge, so much for A Layer A Day/A Spread A I am trying to work on all 3 of the next spreads at once!

still, the World Cup is over, Wimbledon is over.... heatwave seems to be abating even if temporarily, so maybe things will get going again...

and I'll soon have more new toys to play with, that must be worth catching up for/with!

No trip to Kew this coming weekend, I am going to York on Friday for a few days, for a get together with some friends.. so different places to photograph!   I love York, so am looking forward to that.
Last week's Kew post is here though! 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

WOYWW 475 semi final time!

Here we are again... writing this watching football.. and Wednesday sees England facing Croatia in the World Cup semi final... eek..    first though, it's WOYWW  with Julia and chums..
I won't be visiting between the hours of 7pm (UK time)  and ... the end!  I'll be watching through my fingers... 

some crafty goodies came to stay this week....

you can see last week's journal page still exactly where it was, still untouched from then...

maybe after the weekend when the football and the tennis is finished I'll get back to creating!

Neet wanted to see a close up of the gin box too
(the box the bottle came in, for someone who queried what a gin box was last week)  so just for you...

and the inside is as pretty as the out...

In case you missed it, last's week's Kew visit (a short one - in length of visit not number of photos) is here and Sunday's visit to Hampton Court flower show is here (even longer in terms of photos)

so for now... COME ON ENGLAND!!

see you soon. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018


Come on England.....
sorry,  I mean welcome to another WOYWW (writing this watching the World Cup on Tuesday night.)
journal page on the mat is last week's so far unfinished ALAD/ASAW page.. using my birthday neon paints...  loving them!  I will be toning down the page soon...

in the wicker basket below and left of the tv is the empty Kew gin box... obviously the bottle is in the fridge, that isn't empty yet!!  I love the box, it is very pretty and will be using it somehow for something... I have sampled the gin, it is very nice!
Wishing my American friends a very happy 4th of July.   Catch you at a desk near here very soon...

edited after the end of the game... woo hoo England won a penalty shoot out...
Plans for the weekend have now changed, was going to the Hampton Court Flower Show on Saturday but that's when we play next, so will go on Sunday so I can watch... and may, just may, squeeze in a quick trip to Kew on Saturday morning...   Happy days!