Wednesday, 11 September 2019


I am probably not here... I am probably scheduling this post!  However, it is time for WOYWW at the Stamping-Ground again.
slight change of plan, am home... editing my scheduled post!

I have spent  a few days by the sea with my friend Lin in Poole.  Was hoping for good weather.

managed to add this from my phone to the post I started before I went...

this was on Saturday afternoon down at Poole Quay where we enjoyed an ice cream - it was a bit sunnier and definitely warmer than it looks in this photo!

the post I had scheduled included this photo..

I was still playing with the new Paperartsy Fresco paints from last time! I really like the pastel shades they've introduced this time round.

but we had some play time at her huge table in her craft room.

the last time I stayed this also doubled as guest bedroom but as her son and his girlfriend are now living in their own flat, their room is the spare bedroom - so more room to play!

 I''m working in the journal I took with me and Lin is prepping for a craft show she's going to in a few weeks
 she will kill me for including this but probably won't see it....

I took the mice stamps with me and added some of the ones I'd already coloured to this page (and indeed, one to the page I called finished last week!! )

Lin said this mouse went well with the page, as he was coloured in the right colours.

we did get out and about a bit with my camera, but they will be in a post on photosbyh  later - if I get them sorted tonight (Tuesday night)  I will add the link here (done!) 

till then, happy WOYWW


Neet said...

Almost forgot to link you, then wondering where you were I remembered. Phew!!
Some friend I almost turned out to be.
Hope you are having a wonderful time and that the weather is being kind to you. It's been nice here but I think it is raining now. Still, if you two are busy crafting it won't affect you will it
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Nice to see someone on the other side of your desk today Helen. Looks like you at fun at Lin's. Have a great time for the rest of your break and hope that the weather is kind. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

Claire said...

Wonderful photos!! And so much crafty/arty fun!!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 4

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

You lucky thing! what a great place and a friend to craft with, what could be better. Wishing you a happy week and a great woyww, Angela x9x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, sounds like you had a great week. Love those mouse stamps, and yes, he fits perfectly on that page. I may have been persuaded to have a look at the paints, I have a lot of bottles of acrylics, but nothing really pastel. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

Lillianb said...

Lovely protoe's looks like you had a great itme,
Loving the jaurnal pages,

Lilian B #7

Glenda said...

Looks like you are having a wonderful time! That is one huge crafting makes me so happy to see that! Love the pages of the journal...very beautiful! Happy WOYWW!
Glenda #13

Caro said...

Loving the crafting on holiday - great looking space to play in. Your pages with the mice are so cute! Hope you have a good week. With love & God Bless. Caro xxx (#10)

April said...

Looks like you've been having lots of crafty fun. Love the big table. And enjoy what is left of summer - love the pictures of the water.
April #18

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Yes love those mice Stamos too, Helen, and live Lins with desk, wow what beauty, it would’ve been fun to craft together. Dies look too cold for ice cream in that first photo too..
Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #15

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Lindart said...

The sea looks chilly! But beautiful none-the-less! I love your mice journal page, so much fun! And that truly is a lovely crafty space to spend some time with your friend - very nice! Have a great week, Lindart #21

StampinCarol said...

Hope your day out is great!
Fun crafty photos! Love seeing all that is going on!
Thanks for popping by and have a wonderful week!
Carol N #20

Miriam said...

It sounds like you and Lin had a great time. I love the pages you've shown....thoigh I'm trying desperately to not want those mice!

Dorlene Durham said...

Great journal page! Those mice are adorable. Love the sneeky peek of your friend too. LOL Dorlene #22

Shoshi said...

How lovely to go away with a crafty friend and share creative time together! Lovely big room too. I love your gorgeous pages and the fabulous pastel shades too. The sky looks a bit grey in the photo but I am sure that didn't damp your spirits! Thank you for visiting and for your good wishes for my PIP result. I am thrilled with my new food processor and got it working today - it worked an absolute treat, and I made some vegan pate (delicious!) - much more successful than my previous effort! The instructions left a bit to be desired but I managed to suss out how to assemble the machine in the end, and once I've done it a few times I'm sure it will be second nature.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #11

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had to laugh at that photo with Lin in it. I thought I was the only person who hung plastic bags on door knobs! It's really fun to craft with like minded friends. Loved the photos on the other blog.

butterfly said...

Looks like you had lots of fun playing in Poole... the mice look great on the pastel page, and I like the number detailing too. How funny that you had one in just the right colours for the lovely floral page - happy accidents!
Alison x