Wednesday, 4 August 2021


 Another Wednesday, another desk  floor .  it's WOYWW  again. 

I am sure you've all had much more productive times than I have...

I adapted a card I had in stock for a work colleague's birthday

I tested out a stencil I've had a while without using

(it's by Stencil Girl and similar to one I have but different...)
and I added some gloss sprays to some papers.

you were right that the sneak peak I shared last week was indeed the card I made to sent to Jan for her birthday at the weekend but it's probably not my place to share the results!  

so, having teased you I leave you with the link to Saturday at Kew ! 

don't ask me what this is, I don't know, but it is fascinating! 

Happy WOYWW  !  


Sarah Brennan said...

Ooh I do like that Stencil girl stencil Helen. It's good to have a stash of cards which can be adapted for last minute occasions. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Mary Anne said...

ah, such a beautiful mess! Funny, I used that stamp on a journal page. I think it's be on my blog later in the week. One of my all time faves. Nice stencil too, but I am adopting a spending ban for a bit cause I have too much stuff untouched. Your page of Kew photos is such a lot of loveliness, I keep going back for a look. No idea what the heck that one is....centre of a flower for sure, but what one??

Happy WOYWW.
Mary Anne (1)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Stencil Girl are in my opinion some of the best stencils on the market and their blog is good too. The photograph looks like the centre of a flower to me and the textural detail is amazing. Wishing you a very happy and productive woyww, Angela x17x

Lynnecrafts said...

Glad to see you having fun with your stencils. Stunning Kew photos as ever Helen. Loved the macro sequence with the moth and the triffid close ups!
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 14

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Goodness - whatever is that flower? Was it really that colour? It's amazing. Believe me - you have been a lot more creative than me!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It’s a fab card, thank you so much! I’ve shared in on my post toda6 but wouldn’t have minded you sharing it either! That’s a great pic from Kew, I had to work out what it was at first!
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

I love the card for your colleague and the Stencil Girl stencil is fab - what a great image and in lovely colours too. Great effects from the gloss sprays too.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana xx #19

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never owned any Stencil Girl stencils because they were all out of my price range. This card is lovely.

Not playing here this week, and you don't have to tell me how many Kew posts I have missed. I've already heard about it from my friends in CA. I probably won't be able to visit this week, since I'm so busy in the yard, but I hope to make up for it late Saturday or Sunday morning.

Twiglet said...

Stunning flower from Kew. I loved the card you made for Jan and your "purple" range look good too. xx Jo

Caro said...

That stencil is amazing, and I love the card you made. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#18)

Neet said...

Love that DW stamp and the way yu have used it - fabulous!
Now that stencil - You have made a terrific job os using it as those strands of hair look awfully fine and yet there is no bleed or anything. What a terrific image it is - can see that being useful in jouralling.
Intriguing flower? Off to Kew.
Hugs, Neet xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

It's ok, a little bit is better than nothing, and still keeps your creative juices flowing! I love that stencil girl stencil and the colours you used on it are so cool! Is the last photo a flower? Fascinating! Happy #635! xx zsuzsa #25

BJ said...

It's a close up of a flower?
Pretty cool whatever it is.
#Happy WOYWW BJ#24

Crafting With Jack said...

Your stencilling work is fabulous, I need more practice. I am off to gaze at Kew next. Have a great week Angela #15

Annie said...

I really love what you’ve been working on.
Thanks for calling by at mine earlier...I’ve had another manic day so far shortening the sleeves on 4 coats! So far I’ve not heard from my bride so I’m still hoping she comes later.
Annie x #12

Empire of the Cat said...

You do look like you've been busy, love the stencil and the card. That is a very intriguing plant! It reminds me of something I've seen before but can't quite place it... Happy WOYWW! Elle #20 this week

Felicia said...

Helen, love what's going on on your ummm, floor! LOLOL That still makes me tickled! I don't usually do "face" stencils, but I do like that one!! And the colors on those pages are singing my song!! Love, love the flower photo, it's simply gorgeous!! You do have a knack!! As ALWAYS, those Kew photos are AMAZING!! Blessings Helen, Felicia #27

StampinCarol said...

Pretty cool stencil and birthday card!
Love the busy desk!
And the plant, how fascinating!
Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
Carol N #29

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

I live a sheltered life Helen, never heard if stencil girl but love it and your use of it and cards.. and desky fun aka on the floor!
I dont kniw how you do floor crafty fun.. but guess no deak so it's a must!
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

PS sorry typos late at night on mobile phone.

Lindart said...

Hi Helen! Thanks for your visit! Your birthday card is fun, I think I have that stamp! Such a nice stencil as well, I look forward to seeing how you use it on a journal page! Looks like a lot of lovely experimenting going on, have fun! Lindart #32

Stacy Sheldon said...

I like the design of that stencil Helen, ( but she looks really HUGE) to me at first glance. very interesting pattern on those leaves too. ~Stacy #31

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous pieces as always, Helen. I love your use of colour and the stencils are brilliant.

Thank you for your visit - I'm glad you liked our lilies! Unfortunately they are going over today but we've so enjoyed them. I made a start on my die organising today after we went to the Range yesterday and I found some nice baskets to keep them in. Now I've just got to decide where to keep the baskets!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi x #11

Lillianb said...

Just love the stencil. I have lots and really must try to use them more, Busy looking desk as well,

Take care and stay safe,

Lilian B #10

pat brennan said...

Enjoyed reading and looking at what you have been up to.
I haven't been active on WOYWW for such a long time and I lost my Artistic mojo ages ago. I am hoping for inspiration looking at prolific artists like yourself.

Susan Renshaw said...

Both stamp and stencil are on my wishlist!!
Amazing pic from Kew...
Happy WOYWW!
Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #23
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craftyani said...

Sorry I am late visiting but I am here now. Good to have cards with backgrounds prepared so you can adapt to personalised friends. ANi