Wednesday, 16 September 2020


 It's happy desk day again - WOYWW 589 - time to share your crafty spaces - head to Julia's for all the info 

With not having a morning at Kew I thought I'd have lots of time at the weekend to get some crafting done... 

I had a couple of birthday cards to make.... 

I used the new "crazy waves" stencil I got last week, and the dancing hares die (Tim Holtz)
for the first one 

and the Dina Wakley stamp set for the second one

Then I turned my attention to my journal 

my new Kew membership card arrived at the weekend and was in a lovely envelope covered in pictures of allium beds at Kew and other images - sadly the Palm House on the front cover was on the reverse of the alliums and I couldn't work out how to use both

the alliums won and I repeated the crazy waves stencilling in the background and then added some flowers stencilled over the top

the green flaps were used for the hares in the birthday card 
I still haven't rectified the journal page from last week... maybe next week!  

so although i didn't get to go toKew last week, you still get a glimpse!  


Sarah Brennan said...

Love how you've managed to get Kew onto your journal page Helen. Great cards too. Thanks for the visit. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #?

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Lovely journal page - just so Kew!!! You didn't go last weekend?? Goodness, whatever happened? Hope you weren't ill. Well done - those birthday cards look fun.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Morning Helen, really nice to have a little bit of normality back into my life again. That crazy wave stencil is awesome, like a meadow backdrop for those hoppy hares. The journal page reminds me of a brochure, good use of the Kew envelope. Take care & Happy WoywW Tracey xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Super cards - I love that wavy stencil and the dancing hares (more stuff for my wishlist) - oh and the Dina Wakley stamps.
Great journal page too...
Happy woyww! Susan #8

Julia Dunnit said...

Great cards Helen, like that crazy wavy stencil in your hands. Did it feel nice to get down to some Cards again, you’ve had quite a break from them! great page with the Kew envelope, I think the alums would have won me over too!

Lynnecrafts said...

Hi Helen, great cards; I love your dancing hares. Your journal page is fantastic.
Stay safe
Lynnecrafts #10

Neet said...

Absolutely love those hares! Oh heck, I want!
I would have scanned the envelope to get the two images but you made the right choice and did something useable.
Why no visit to Kew, have I missed something?
Hugs, Neet 12 xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, glad to see there's a touch of Kew in your post. The dancing hares are now on my shopping list!! I love aliums ... I have some bulbs ready to plant - I can't wait to see them in all their glory! Have a lovelyvweek, Heather xx #11

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, I like the Crazy Waves stencilled background a lot - bet you'll use that for loads of things! And of course I love the hares too (goes without saying really!). The journal pages are fab, love what you've done with it.
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen that envelope from Kew looks gorgeous, think I would have had to scan and make a copy and keep the original but that's just me another thing to hoard Lol! Loving the bunny page too. Happy woyww, Angela x16x

Annie said...

I love your cards and what a fab way to use the Key the pages.
Annie x #9

Twiglet said...

Oh you clever thing - The pages recycling your Kew items are really lovely. fab colours and I love alliums. xx Jo

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, I thought I hadn't seen any Kew pics this weekend! Love how you've incorporated the envelope into your journal, I do love alliums. Great job on the cards too, really striking. Stay safe, have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 X

StampinCarol said...

Love your Kew page! Great use of the envelope!
And love the dancing hares card.
I couldn't link up with Julia, no Mr. Linky when I came online.
Hope you have a great week!
Carol N said...

Terrific cards and journal page ~ so many beautiful shades of purple to enjoy

Crafting With Jack said...

Hi Helen, couldn’t you ask them for another envelope? I find people are quite helpful when I ask. Great card and journal page. Angela #27

Dorlene Durham said...

Great journaling pages! I love how you added the envelope. And those hares are hilarious! Have a great week. Dorlene #24

Shoshi said...

Love your dancing hares, Helen, and your Kew envelope makeover is a triumph. You could always scan and print anything on the reverse that you want to keep. As always, your colours are wonderful - a lovely subtle blend. Great stuff! Thank you for your comment and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi x #15

Lillianb said...

Great work, Love what you have done with the envelope,


Lilian B # 10