Wednesday, 30 May 2012


*WARNING - Tidy peeps beware* !! lol

A bit of a mess this week! Got lots of 'stuff' kind of just 'dumped' on my desk today!

The Journal is lying open and 'airing'! I made the mistake of closing it too early last time I worked on it and the pages stuck together! So annoyed with myself as the pages were lovely. hey ho, we learn by our 'mistakes' i suppose, must get me some greaseproof paper though, that may help with the Gesso'd pages! The Craft Stamper mag is there because I want to use that freebie stamp to finish of those journal pages....silly me entered those into a challenge but FORGOT you have to do some STAMPING ... *rolleyes* .. Honestly, I am such a scatterbrain at times! lol

There is an Alterations Lace border die and some Tim Holtz Idea-ology stuff for that Configurations tray you see there, which is finished but I want to change a few things in because I have decided that this will be a gift! Will reveal all later so watch this space!

Now - Seeing as Mr D over on THE STAMPING GROUND is currently away on an impromptu 'holiday' ( get well soon Julia's dad) I have decided that I am NOT going to keep this short this week...because I have 'things' to say. lol

I found the WOYWW bloghop by accident, courtesy of JENNIE at THE ARTISTIC STAMPER , wondered what she on about, followed the links and... well the rest is history as they say.
I am SO glad I joined because I have met lots of lovely people and had such wonderful help and support when needed,  found inspiration by the bucket load, learnt new techniques and joined online courses!! My journey had been fantastic so I thank you all for that ! :D

But most of all...... a HUGE  big THANK YOU to Julia for organising such a wonderful trip and one of THE longest coffee breaks in history!! lol!

Right, seeing as all the 'mushy' stuff is out of the way - I'm off to drag my sad sorry butt upstairs lol, I want to finish off my ATC for the Birthday Swap - do the stamping on those journal pages, fiddle about with that Configurations tray - AND when it's all done I'm going to dye my hair Cyber Purple!!  My white roots are showing!!! Trust me! Purple and White is NOT a good look for me at the moment lol!!!

Take care all, thanks for dropping by and have a Happy WOYWW ! :)

Jackie x


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW!!
You can be as mushy as you like, pet - you can definitely feel the love going around today! I just hope Julia is getting a hint of it over in Spain. I feel just like you do about the meeting of wonderful folk who we wouldn't normally bump into. Hooray for WOYWW and Julia for kick starting it in the first place!!
Cyber purple sounds awesome - we need pics next week please :D
LLJ #77 xx

Joynana said...

Wow, 3 years of meeting new people and getting inspired by what you see at different blogs. I have only been enjoying this venture for the last 3 months, but it is truly addictive and I thank Spyder (Lyn) for showing me the way. I am so glad that Julia started it all and Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW. #117. And I am the next person after you, so I guess that means that I get your wonderful ATC.

Belinda said...

Hi Jackie! Yeah for the long post. I tend to get wordy on mine and figure people will move on when they are tired of my chatter. I too have only been on WOYWW for a little over a month I think and love it. I think it is fabulous idea to connect people all over the world. I look forward to Wednesdays to play.

Now on to your journal. I love it. I have seen a few amazing art journals while visiting desk and they just blow my mind. So pretty.

About the mistakes of sticking the paper together too soon..girl I have been there so many times with other type projects that I stop counting. From one scatterbrain to another...this too shall pass!!

If you are interested in swapping ATC I made a few extra and would love to share if you have any left. My email address is

Take care!
Belinda (#113)

ScrappnBee said...

Love the desk today! The journal's colors are fabulous! How sad to lose all that work by closing the pages early! Thanks so much for the peek! I agree that this has been the best, longest coffee break ever! Happy WOYWW birthday! -Amanda x98!

sandee said...

I slide a piece of wax paper between my AB when it's drying, stuck together pages are NO fun! I hope you are having a great WOYWW day and hopefully you will show a picture of all the ATC's, that would be great fun to see! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Rita said...

Fabulous Desk Jackie, it means you've enjoyed yourself. Purple will be lovely. Maybe one day I shall join you in that. Hugs Rita xx

mark gould said...

happy woyww, great to see such a busy desk, great colours in your journal, mark 91

Helen said...

I can't keep short most days either! Love your desk - the journal is fantastic. Happy WOYWW, Helen 8

May said...

Fabulous desk.. love that journal page fabby colours... Hugs May x x#4

Shoshi said...

Jackie, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog and for your birthday wishes - my hubby and I had a lovely day out together and ended with a meal out which was great.

So glad you like my latest zentangle art! If you look at the patterns (do visit the Tangle Patterns site - link in my blog sidebar) and follow the "step-outs" you can see how simple it is. I prefer to take mine further than the proper way of doing zentangles, on 3 inch "tiles" (card squares) filling abstract shapes - what I do isn't strictly zentangle but I do use the patterns! It's still the same principle, filling the basic shapes to get the result you want. Easy peasy.

Mushy is great! This is a great blog hop. I just wish I was better at it - I never seem to manage to visit more than a handful! I have made great friends on here and learnt so much from everyone!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #60

BJ said...

loads of yummy timmy stash can I come round to play? BJ#35

karen said...

Hi Jackie! Thank you for emailing your details! Your ATC will be put into the mail on Thursday! I hope it doesn't take too long to get to you from here in Canada.
I love your journal pages and the super-vibrant colours! I hope we will get to see a picture of your Cyber Purple hair!
xoxo Karen

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is one gorgeous journal. The colors are awesome. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

Queen Of Toys said...

Your desk is one of my favorites of all the desks always loaded with interesting stuff, please don't clean up anything, it is perfect the way it is.

Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
Eliza #140

Ali said...

Oooh I love your busy, messy desk (sign of a creative mind! :lol:) and those journal pages look lush!

Happy WOYWW anniversary!

Ali #86