Wednesday, 2 August 2017

WOYWW 426 - August???

I know we say this every month.. but I don't know how it's August...
However, we can't stop the clock turning and the months passing... let' s do some desk hopping instead!  Julia and the gang are waiting for you here.. with a fabulous new WOYWW logo too.

Desk time... well, floor time, you know me by now.
 the journals are on my workmat, the little one shows a page I've been working on in fits and starts... I am itching to start one of the new ones I have put aside ready... I love the A5 size I normally use (the one here is smaller, A6) so I may have to break into one very soon...
 the pile for the workshop at the weekend is growing, has been reorganised and is waiting to be packed.  the pile of fabrics and trims are on a small (ish) box of bits and bobs...
we're doing a fabric book, which will involve sewing (HELP!!!) and I am really looking forward to it..
We were told to take some favourite bits we may want to incorporate...
and the silver wedding anniversary card got finished and posted (no idea if it was received as my brother and SIL are away in Bath according to their FB update!)

3d gel stencilled (Donna Downey stencil) then coloured lightly with silver Treasure Gold and added some flowers wrapped in silver rikrak and placed on a white feather (just because I found it when I was rummaging, for no significant reason!)

Anyhow, hopefully next week I'll have the results of my workshop to share... have a great WOYWW and happy birthday yesterday to Jan.  (hope the card wasn't too late!)

26 comments:

Nikki C said...

Have fun designing the fabric journal looking forward to seeing how it turns out hugs Nikki 1

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. A lovely card - well done. I'm sure you will do just fine with the sewing - enjoy the workshop and the fabric book.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Neet said...

Nice card! Love the addition of the feather even if it had no meaning it adds to the overall look.
Will look forward to seeing your fabric book - eek - sewing! I still have not put my meandering book I did with `Leandra together. I must do it one of these days. I had such fun making the pages. I know you will perform better than I did.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love that card. It's gorgeous and I'm sure your brother and SIL will love it.

Hope you have a fun time at the workshop. I can't help you with hand sewing. All I could help you with is machine sewing. I'm sure someone from the workshop will help, though. No number cause I'm not playing, but hopefully next week.

Lynn Holland said...

You had me with fabric journal. Wish I was coming with you Helen.
Have a wonderful time and I can't wait to see what you do
Lynn #9 x

Sarah Brennan said...

Gorgeous card, I'm sure brother and SIL will have loved it. Good luck with the workshop; I look forward to seeing the results. Sarah #12

Julia Dunnit said...

Yikes, sounds like an intense workshop...well, anything involving a needle and thread!! AM sure you will love it , just as I'm sure that I will love what you make. I'm the great unfinisher at workshops, so will be very interested to hear how you go! An A6 journal strikes even me as quite small....I wonder if it'll end up a challenge?!

Annie said...

I love the card Helen....so pretty. Sewing? Help?.....yep I can do that :-) Just shout.
Hugs,
Annie x #11

Anne said...

Love the card, have fun at the workshop! Anne x #13

Angela Radford said...

Lucky you Helen, a workshop. I always find it difficult to know what to take that is when I manage to get to one. Have a wonderful time and make sure we see the results. Have a great woyww too, Angela x15x

Christine said...

Fabric Journal! that's different, looking forward to your post all about it. Love the card, great stencilling.
Enjoy your week
Christine #17

BJ said...

Oh sewing sounds good to me, nice bits and bobs, love the card. Yes I had to get in the box too! Thanks for the visit BJ#6

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, love the card. Have a great time at the workshop, I'm sure you'll create something amazing. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #16 XxX

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes lovely gal! The card is fab and it arrived in plenty of time, it was a real surprise - thank you so much! That workshop sounds fun - oooh, are you being tempted by the dark side (ie sewing, lol), hope it's a good one and you enjoy it!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Felicia Aaron said...

Helen, first off, because I LOVE plenty of goodies in my stash, right away noticed those TWO amazing boxes FULLL TO THE BRIM with PaperArtsy Fresco's....I WANT THEM!!!!! LOL They are my all time favorite paints! Love using them in my crafty projects! Lucky you! :) I love your journals that you are working on. I have several sizes that I like to work on myself. And your card is lovely! Your brother will treasure it! Happy Wednesday! Blessings

Hazel said...

An exciting pile for the workshop - sure it will be a great success. Thanks for sharing - Hazel, #26 x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That's a pretty comprehensive looking pile of bits and bobs. Have fun at the workshop and I look forward to the results.

Fiona #29

butterfly said...

Looks like you've got some excellent bits and bobs to play with for the journal workshop. Looking forward to seeing the results (I'm not the person to HELP anybody with sewing, though, sorry!). Love the anniversary card - the shimmering texture is so cool against the white - very glamorous!
Alison x

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW Have a great week! xx Jan (31)

Bernice said...

Great card. Enjoy the workshop - maybe you will develop another hobby - sewing!
Bernice #25

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card Helen! Enjoy your class!

Claire said...

As always, a busy inspiring desk! I'm a bit late visiting, but thank you for dropping by my desk yesterday :)
Happy WOYWW!
Claire, no. 7

Sue said...

Hi Helen, The card is elegant.

Enjoy the workshop at the weekend.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #10

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous card, Helen, and have fun at the sewing workshop. You are a multi talented lady and will have no problems with it, I am sure! Look forward to seeing what you do. Thank you for your lovely comment - yes, our new kittens are completely absorbing and I have to discipline myself to do anything else at the moment lol! We love them more with each passing day and they are so pretty, entertaining and fun, and affectionate too.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #19

AliWade said...

Happy Very Belated WOYWW. I should really be doing something else, but am sitting down with my laptop in front of a very interesting documentary about a dinosaur! That workshop sounds great. Hope it was enjoyable and look forward to seeing the results on Wednesday. Ali x #20

Sharon Madson said...

Beautiful anniversary card! I am sure they will be happy with it no matter when they get it! Thanks for your earlier visit!