Wednesday, 29 June 2022


 Happy Wednesday to you all - another WOYWW has arrived and we'll all meet up at Julia's again

Thank you for your birthday wishes for Sunday,  I had a quiet day mostly watching the Test match (cricket)  after of course spending time at Kew on Saturday

my "tea party"  well coffee morning I guess lol

Lynda and Kim, two of the weekly regulars and I had cake and coffee (they had tea)  

I didn't do a whole lot of crafting this week

I added some more layers to my masterboard from last week
circles are stencilled, the rest are stamps
started another journal page too

finally I just remembered to take a pic of the new distress colour inks and sprays that arrived on Monday

the light is bad under the electric light so the colour test underneath isn't very accurate

I am now watching tennis most evenings so there won;t be much crafting done this week either!

Happy WOYWW,  see you soon!  


Sarah Brennan said...

SNap with the desk Distress display Helen lol. Glad you had a good birthday - enjoy the tennis! Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #?

Marit said...

Belated birthday wishes Helen! Coffee/tea with friends sound like the perfect party to me! I love your art journal spread, the colors must be inspired by that passion flower, am I right! Thanks for your visit to my desk, enjoy your week! Love from Holland, Marit #4

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Pleased you had a nice birthday and I am so loving the Masterboard and can't wait to see how you use it. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x12x

Diana Taylor said...

So glad you had a lovely birthday. The master board is looking fabulous and I just love the journal page - gorgeous colours.
Hope you have a lovely week, enjoy the tennis,
Diana xx #13

Lillianb said...

So glad you had a lovely birthday, and the mother board is looking good.and always nice to have new crafting things.

Take care and stay safe,

Lilian B # 12

Lynnecrafts said...

How lovely to have a birthday party at Kew! Your master board colours are lovely. Your Kew photos as ever are stunning. I particularly love the passionflower photos this week
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 6

brenda said...

A lovely post Helen and belated Happy Birthday, had forgotten we are both June girls, mine was Monday, not counting candles anymore though!

B x

Spyder said...

I still have no inks! I must get some. What's the best colours to start with? Or does it really matter...just, over time collect them all! Fabulous birthday at Kew. Photos are gorgeous! Have a great week, Happy WOYWW?! ((Lyn)) same as last week! #16

Neet said...

Glad yhou had a nice birthday, as we get older we seem to settle for more sedate celebrations don't we.
Love the new Distress colour must remember to order the Oxide and reinker. Long gone are my days of 'must have it all'.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Mariane said...

What a tea party. Looking so cousy.

You are doing such great things with what you have around you :) Love it !!

Mariane #19

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thank you, thank you Helen for poop up comment box.. yay.

Run of non pop ups but embedded comment boxes,as thought will start at those around where I was. 5 or 6 in row no comment possible …
Ah well read posts but not the same.

Lovely passionflower, they are stunning, great master board and additions plus new DI, well done happy belated birthday too.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Helen! Happy belated birthday! The tea party sounds lovely with some yummy treats! Looks like your background was inspired by the colours in the passion flower, one of my favourites! Have a happy week! xx zsuzsa #20

Annie said...

Good to hear you had a good birthday. I will be sewing [for pleasure] in front of the tennis now I have finished my work sewing.
Annie x #7

Anonymous said...

Love that journal page. Am very unconvinced but the new DI colour, am as usual, sure you will convince me otherwise! I was convinced it would be a shade of brown that I would have wanted! Hasn’t the cricket been great, I often think if you while we’re sitting shouting at the players!

Tracy said...

Yaaay for a birthday celebrated with good friends at Kew Helen ๐ŸŒธ⚘๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸตIt's a joy seeing your masterboard come to be with each layer you add ๐Ÿ’• loooving all your photos ๐Ÿ’› Enjoy the tennis, feet up ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜Sending love and hugs have a beeeautiful week. Tracy #14 xxxx

StampinCarol said...

Love the new Distress color! Great pages!
Looks like a great little birthday celebration!
Have a wonderful week!
Carol N #22

Crafting With Jack said...

Love your master board and your journal page looks good too. That looks like a nice big piece of cake, I hope you enjoyed it:). Angela #10

Mary Anne said...

GACKKK! SO late. My life just spins out of control some days and WHY WHY WHY is it always on a Wednesday! I love the masterboard (such of fan of those) and the yummy new colours. The journal page is looking good, as are yur stunning photos. All in all a great start to my desk hop!
Happy WOYWW next-day!
Mary Anne (2)

Twiglet said...

Glad you enjoyed your birthday - Kew is so beautiful and the perfect spot for a treat or two. The tennis has been amazing hasn't it. I've just watched Katy Boulter win - awesome! xx Jo

BJ said...

Ohh love the new journal page you started. The red berries/flowers popped right out at me. Glad you had a nice birthday. Hugs BJ the super late this week #24

Kyla said...

Glad you had a good birthday weekend, the new distress colour looks nice.
thanks for visiting my desk already