Wednesday 31 August 2022

WOYWW 691 - a (very) brief moment of fame

 Once more we meet for WOYWW with Julia and the deskers 

I'l l start with my desk - floor -  

despite having a Bank Holiday weekend and an extra day,  I didn't spend any time crafting...

I took this waiting for the Channel 5 programme about Kew to start...

I sat poised with my phone to capture my moment of fame...good job you can rewind live TV these days -  I kept missing it -

 At the front of the queue, (in the blue hat)  posting to Facebook no doubt!  
and then they finally got to the bit about the orchids (there was some earlier stuff about the building of the display which was really interesting)  but I really can't believe they got me to sign a release agreement for this!  

good job I'd taken my hat off inside in the heat or you'd probably not know it was me...

and then last weekend at Kew - quite a bit warmer than in February!!  

Wednesday 24 August 2022


 Welcome along for week 690 of WOYWW .    We're looking forward to the crop too 

I started another journal page in the large Kraft journal

gesso, gloss sprays,  stencilling 
the scribbly writing is pieces of Dina's collage tissue,

stamped images 
and a desk.. floor space. 

my knees/legs won't take working on the floor much longer and I really will need to work out a proper desk !  

Last weekend the bus and train strike prevented getting to Kew on my normal Saturday but by Sunday transport was playing nicely and I went to Kew then instead - met up with  Kim, one of the other regulars too 
photos - here.  

This weekend the bus strike isn't until Sunday and Monday so it's back to normal. 
this bed featured heavily on this week's Channel 5 programme at Kew - the parterre beds in front of the Palm House - the one that is always my blog opening shot 
and I played with the globe lens and the mirror installation.

Next week's Kew programme is the one I'll be in -  I really doubt it will be more than 30 seconds but it'll be quite exciting!

Thanks for looking and see you soon  - we're a bit thin on the ground at work with holidays and stuff, so doubt I'll get to visit anyone at lunchtime, but will be round for the early birds or later on!  
Happy WOYWW  

Wednesday 17 August 2022


 Welcome back for another WOYWW -I'm writing this on Tuesday evening where it has cooled down sufficiently to be wearing proper clothes!  


I cut out the faces from last week and added them to a journal page -  as usual it's a work in progress, I meant to finish it this evening but was watching Kew, a Year in Bloom on Channel 5

I've had an email from the production company to say I'll be included in the episode going out on 30th August (the orchid one)  eek!  

It was hot as they promised at Kew last Saturday - pics here 

(I left when it hit about 30 degrees around 11.30) 

and as I mentioned I had another time slot at the Tower for Superbloom - as they have been talking about on social media, the heat has done for a lot of the flowers and there wasn't much left to see (unless like me you like seedheads!)  Pics of those here 

the cosmos were good though, and the sunflowers 

I left there when it hit 30 degrees too! 10.30 in the morning.... 

thanks for looking and happy WOYWW  

Wednesday 10 August 2022


 Wow, Wednesday again already!  Time for another get together at the Stamping-Ground for WOYWW...

I hope you're all keeping well and surviving the heat.  Not happy to see the temperatures creeping up again this week!  

so this week I bought some (more) new stamps launched by Dina Wakley on the 1st.

I stamped them on some cardstock 
and then used one of the faces in a journal page
slightly staged shot whilst watching the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games - have really enjoyed watching, mostly the athletics, but also the diving  and I caught some highlights before I went to Kew last Saturday of the rhythmic gymnastics which was fabulous

this is a close up from the shot above... one of the sets of stamps over a painted swatch.
the intention was to have it in a journal page by now.... ah well.  

Not my idea, saw it on you-tube.

and finally, if you didn't see it on Saturday, the link for last week at Kew.  

hibiscus, the size of a dinner plate, growing outside the Palm House.

I'll be round when i can  - but may be later than usual as it is hair cut/colour after work so I'll be home late.

Wednesday 3 August 2022


 Wednesday again, can only mean one thing -  time for WOYWW with Julia and the gang.

Thanks for all the comments last week

I had a couple of cards that I needed to make last week, so have actually something to share today!

I started with Dina Wakley paints sponged through a stencil (Paperartsy)  

I knew I wanted something over the top
so added some Posca paint pen doodling

one of these is a birthday card and the other an anniversary card for my brother and SIL  

I also played in my A5 journal too

distress oxide stencilling and stamping in similar toned archival inks

I was delighted to get back to Kew on Saturday after my covid absence -  photos here 
don't you just love this sunflower!!

Thanks for looking, and happy WOYWW .  I'll be over soon!