About Me

My photo
Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

WOYWW #155

Yay WOYWW and I've actually done some crafting!! Shock Horror! Opened my Altered book and found some of my labels had stuck together, so got out my typewriter to make some more. That done I set to actually using some of the new products I have bought recently. First the Artemio London stamps (you might have spotted them lurking last week). I have been wanting one of those Union Flag stamps in 2 parts, so you can stamp the 2 colours separately, for a while now - cool (must try it with different colours!). Used my new Nestie Moroccon Accents dies to set off the stamps on the card. I got the nesties at the Sincerely Yours Show in Biggin Hill last Sunday. I wore my WOYWW badge but didn't meet any other WOYWW badge holder - shame. I have also made a tag using the gears embossing folder I bought a few weeks ago. Thought it made a good backdrop to the Tower Bridge stamp. I guess that is me for this week, makes a change from all the Timmy Dress Formness which ensued from doing his May tag last week!

36 comments:

sandee said...

Another one of my TH enablers, yes I am talking about you! lol Y'all got me buying TH goodies left and right now! I'm actually going to make something with them too...one day! HA! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous Spellies, i love mine too:D and what a fab tag you made also loving the patriotic image too:D
Lisa #16
xx

sandra de said...

Ohhh such lovely tags and creations.
Sandra @41

Judy said...

gee, I'd love to play at your desk.We're making TH a Very Rich man!!

okienurse said...

awesome tags! Love all the stuff on your desk too. Vickie #28

Helen said...

amazing work going on here, love it! Helen, 17

Neesie said...

I've got a tea caddy just like you're red telephone box. ;D
It all looks great and you're obviously having fun...enjoy the deskhop.
Thanks for popping over to my place ~ I appreciate it! Neesie #11

Ann B said...

Love your tag and I Spy a colour wheel on your AB - haven't started mine yet but I'm gathering images.

You asked about paper roses and I found this tutorial for ribbon roses - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NriXH3qMuqk
I don't start mine like this, just roll up a centre, but the rest of it with the folding and rolling is the same. Bit fiddly, especially if you have clumsy fingers like mine but the results are good.

Ann B
x
#40

Redanne said...

I have that Artemio set and love it because of the two parts, the flags look good in other colours, so do try it. Your card is gorgeous, as is your tag, that embossing folder is really quite effective with your Tower Bridge stamped image. Happy WOYWW, Anne #18

Jacqueline said...

Oooh! Great desk this week! LOVE that tag though! What a great image!

Not done much to my altered book for a wee while now so need to do a catch up fairly soon! Need to get some greaseproof paper though to stop my pages from sticking together!

Thanks for sharing

Happy WOYWW

Jackie #98

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, I am back. Saw your comment on another blog about 'following'. I didn't know what to do either when I started blogging 3 months ago but I logged in to Blogger and now all the people I follow come up in iGoogle. I do have to log in each day through iGoogle but it is a great way to see the work that other people do - you probably have a long list of blog posts to catch up on. Hope this makes sense. A x

MvM-design said...

Happy WOYWW Wednesday!!
Quickly to the next desk ;-)
Hugs Marleen #19

kassa said...

Love your creations and the Artemio stamps have stamped up a treat, will have to look them up as I like the idea of 2 parts.
Kxoxo#54

Queen Of Toys said...

Nice work, love the tags, thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW

Eliza #49
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab makes and I love your typewriter! I wish I kept mine now. Take care and enjoy this sunny & warm WOYWW. Zo xx 80

Daniella said...

Your pieces are lovely! And I've not yet seen that gears embossing folder! I must find it!!!
Thanks again for the info on the Tim site! You are awesome!
Happy WOYWW!
xxDaniella #135

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVely makings with the Jubilee theme it's almost here too and a nice long weekend...loVely to see your typewriter it takes me back to school days doing my Pitman 1&2, mines up in the roof somewhere...thanks for sharing...Mel :) #21

Nora CG said...

Seems that you have been very busy. I love all the goodies on your desk. Your work is awesome!!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hooray for Tower Bridge and everything Union Jacky, yay for the UK. I really like the design you've done and know for a fact that Julia would love it too!
Hugs, LLJ #57 xx

Laura said...

Love how you got such different "looks" from the same focal point stamp (the Tower Bridge) on your two projects. Happy WOYWW. ~ Laura #130 (Thanks for already popping over for a visit!)

Becky said...

Love your typewriter! Your tag looks fantastic, that is an awesome embossing folder!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Holy cow! There is a manual typewriter on your desk! So cool! I almost bought an old, old manual one once just as decoration but then I came to my senses that I don't have anywhere to put it (true story-I just have NO SPACE in my house). Great London card and totally fun tags.

Darla said...

I wish I still had my old typewriter.....these look great, didn't take you long to master the stamp. #148

May said...

Look at that typewriter... its Fabulous love it!!!love the London card and fabby tag!! great London Bridge stamp.. Hugs May x x x#30

Bernice said...

Seeing your typewriter makes me wonder now what happened to mine. My Granny bought one for me over 30 years ago - maybe its still at Mums house. Lovely card and tag.
Bernice (#82)

kay said...

love that union jack stamp,thanks for visiting me
have a fab woyww
kay #33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well I never - a Swansea Jack you are!! There's lovely :D My mum was from Brynmill and me dad from Fforestfach, so I'm a Swansea descendant too. Calon Lan, OMG, that brings the Hiraeth out in me too :) Lovely to find out our connection there!
Take care,
Jan xxxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

No, the funeral was in Llanelli as my folks live in Burry Port, I was brought up in Pembrey. OMG, the Gower beaches. I took my two boys to Caswell every time we were down, that is my favourite family beach though Oxwich and Pennard are close runners up. We always had to go to the Mumbles arcades after a day on the beach. My mum's family came from Mumbles, my Grandparents are in Oystermouth cemetery so I know the area really well!!
Jan xx

dottielottie said...

Every time I see these spellbinder Moroccan accents used, I think I neeeed them. I think you have captured 'Britain' wonderfully in your card, and your tag is fab.
Hugs
Lottie x

Queenie Jeannie said...

So awesome!!! As my bestie is English, I've been enjoying all things British! Great work!!

Jeannie #75

Neet said...

So you met y friend Barbara, dem'ing the Nesties possibly, when at Biggin Hill.
Love your patriotic card - what a great idea with the flags tucked behind the edging.
Glad you joined in the hop.,
Hugs, Neet #25 x

Valerie said...

what neat projects!

Craftgirl said...

love your tags and the typewriter. I think I have one somewhere.
carol

Julia S-W said...

Wow BJ!! Love the two things you've made. I particularly like the cogs tag - strange I know for me,but true!! I now see why you like the new die cutters you bought (so brave of you to go too - I'm 100% proud of you for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Wonder if I need to buy those too??? Gorgeous work BJ - clever you.
Juliaxx

Julia S-W said...

Me again. I thought you didn't like stamping?????
xx

Cass said...

oh crikey, I had a typewriter like that, only mine was yellow. Love the stamps, and accents... Fantastic work.

Cassidy