Wednesday, 28 July 2021


 Another week has flown by and it is once more time to hang out at Julia's for WOYWW  

Once more I have a very unproductive floor space to share... I've been working on a birthday card that I can't share yet 

but here's a teeny sneak peak!  

and a look at a journal page worked from last week's Dina Wakley supporter video session starting on the horizontal line... 

to create a horizon line.  which she developed into a loose landscape 

I've more or less copied the basics of what she did, just to get my eye in as it were. 

to finish with, the "desk" shot - taken from the sofa!  

the foreground is filled with some of the journals I'm currently working in! 

As always I'll finish with the link for Kew from Saturday 

Just before I go I'd like to wish Jan a hugely happy birthday for Sunday - hope you have a fabulous day and are spoiled rotten.  

to the rest of you - happy WOYWW!  


Mary Anne said...

I love you desk shot! Such goodies. And the landscape looks great to me. I keep saying one day I’ll get subscribed to those extra videos and never manage it. Oh well. Enjoy the cooler weather and Happy Woyww!
Mary Anne

Sarah Brennan said...

What a great landscape Helen - sometimes copying first is a good idea. Enjoy Kew onSaturday - hope there's less rain this time. Stay safe, happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

roffeycreations said...

Hi Helen, intriguing corner of the card - nice subtle colouring - Have a great week - stay safe & well - Cheers Maurs xxx #6

Annie said...

I love the landscape you're working on. Kew looks as fab s always.
Annie x #10

Julia Dunnit said...

Great view of the desk Helen, you might be using the floor and people might think that’s all a bit erratic, but look at the organised storage! Sight for sore eyes I can tell you! Am liking the sneak peek, super impressed that you aren’t telling us about pushing deadlines, even the lonely ATC I made was to meet a deadline!Am taking iPad to Mum’s today, it occurred to me that if she’s awake she may like to look at your Kew pictures too, a nice change to me reading articles from the paper or Sally and I debating which one of us is her favourite!!😂😂😂

Diana Taylor said...

That little landscape is great, I love the shadowing on the trees, they look like the sun is setting on them. The photo of Kew is gorgeous as always and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished card after than intriguing little sneaky peak!
Hope you have a good week,
Diana xx #13

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, look forward to seeing the finished card. The landscape looks interesting too and of course you Kew pics are always a delight to see. Wishing you a very happy woyww, Angela x14x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, that DW tutorial worked a treat because that landscape is really good and the horizon just right! I like the chalky pastel effect too, good job! Thanks for the birthday wishes, I aim to be a riotous old lady, it starts on Sunday, lolol!!
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

Crafting With Jack said...

Hi Helen, that birthday card looks interesting! A great journal page, reminds me of an artist whose name I can’t remember. Lovely end photograph. Happy WOYWW Angela #9

Spyder said...

Interesting birthday card for... have you given it away. Are the flowers meant for Jan, what a lovely idea. Lovely landscape too! (and of course the Kew pictures!)Stay Safe! Keep crafting! Happy WOYWW!? (Lyn) #15

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

A rare glimpse of your "desk" Helen! I have my floor covered too, but apart from die-cutting, which I tend to do on the floor, I would miss not having a work surface. How on earth do you manage? Love the dreamy landscape and thanks for the heads-up about Jan's birthday! Have a lovely week xx zsuzsa #16

Neet said...

Wellm you deserve a medal for that shot of the birthday card. What a tease you are.
Like the look of the journal page and the view with "some" of the journals you are working in.
Hugs, Neet 8 xx

Lynnecrafts said...

Love your landscape and the Kew photos are gorgeous as ever Helen. Loved the euphorbia sand sunflowers.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 4

Shoshi said...

I love the beginning of your card, Helen, with its subtle colours, and as always, your journal pages are so lovely. The landscape is beautiful. Enjoy the videos!

Thank you for your visit and your kind words about my treatment. I've more or less decided to refuse chemo whatever they say, unless I'm in imminent danger of death without it, which is very unlikely given my other results. I really don't want to go through that again as it made me feel more ill than I'd ever felt in my life and I still have ongoing effects, 6 years on. Anyway, we'll see what he says on 11th.

I'm having great fun with the ToDo. I did some die cutting this afternoon with excellent results. I also cut some mats to go with the card bases I cut last week - the job took half the time with my fabulous new guillotine than it would have taken with the Fiskars trimmer. I hope you manage to find a decent one too, which meets your creative needs.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi x #12

Lindart said...

Hi Helen! What a wonderful "desk" you have! and so nice that you can visit Kew every week and enjoy the beautiful flowers. Do look up Bohemian Crafting, Eva is lovely! Have a great week, Lindart #20

Felicia said...

Helen, getting around late tonight, its been a long day! Love your board beginnings, can't wait to see the card!! Your desk/floor always cracks me up!! I don't know how you do it Helen!! Wow, you have some major journaling to do!! LOL Thanks for stopping by my desk Helen and as always, your sweet comment! Blessings for the rest of your week! Felicia #17

Empire of the Cat said...

Love the angle of the desk shot, there's a lot to look at there for sure. Your landscape also looks interesting and the Kew flowers are always a treat. Happy WOYWW! Elle #18 this week

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I like your Dina Wakely piece ... Looks like a Tuscan landscape. And the 'desk' shot is revealing - there's clear floor space in the background! Room for more goodies. I'm enjoying your trips to Kew again albeit from a distance. Have a great week. Hugs Elizabeth x #22

Susan Renshaw said...

Love those sneaky peeks!
Great view of your desk!
Happy WOYWW!
Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #7
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Stacy Sheldon said...

Looks like a cool start to that scene Helen :) ~Stacy #21

Twiglet said...

I love the soft, fuzzy look to your landscape (that's not really the technical term is it!) Can you tell I'm not a true artist!! Still loving your Kew pics - a real breath of fresh air. xx Jo