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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. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WOYWW #168 - Sewing & Paints!

It's that time of the week where we "show off" our desks to the world courtasy of Julia over at the Stamping Ground.  Here's mine with my newly received SWAP card from another Julia! It's adorable, the theme was "Sewing", and it came wrapped in the pink tissue with a beautiful little tag as well. I have also included the card I sent out. Underneath this is my latest scrapping LO of Epsom Derby Day. Just at the photo stage having cropped them. Also there is my Altered Book with its new bead edging which I blogged earlier.



Oh and the scariest thing is my latest stash of Texture Paste and some Acrylic Paints. I tried a splodge of the paste out and even stamped into it. I am pending using it for the cover of my Altered Book, "Andy Skinner" style as I saw him demonstrating the "Mechanical Bird" at The Craft Barn recently.

Internet Update : Connection stable but set at a very slow rate, we wait in anticipation...........................................  Happy WOYWW Everyone - BJ.

39 comments:

Hazel said...

Love your new stash and your desk - thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #8 x

Bridget Larsen said...

Love that sewed card, I must get my mojo back and do stuff now that I am done with my xmas cards
Bridget #7

Spyder said...

You've been very busy this week...I've just got a mess, as I can't show my cards yet! They are hiding. New stash looks interesting! Thanks for my snoop, Have a great crafty week!
Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #18

Joynana said...

New stash is alway good. Love those paint colors. I should try the texture paste. #25

famfa said...

Gorgeous cards.
Famfa #28

EELS said...

Love new stash. Your desk looks super busy too.
Have a great week.
Elaine #31

scrappymo! said...

Love that sewing theme swap idea...the card is so pretty. Love the glimmery thread!
The layout underneath looks interesting...will have to page back and see if you have shown that yet!

Redanne said...

Lovely new stash BJ, great colours of paint. Love the dress form card you received too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #32

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Nice cards/ATCs! I've used texturing paste with stencils before but haven't tried stamping into it. Must put that on my list....

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #30

Peggy said...

love your goodies some of my try favorite things to play with have fun!!! and a grab wee.

fairyrocks said...

Lovely bits on your desk. Looks like a terrific swap.
Have fun with the texture pastes. I have played a bit with them. I am batting a 50% success rate LOL
Keep smiling and creating.

Katie said...

Love all the tags you've made. Have fun with those paints :)

Katie (39)

Helen said...

I keep meaning to find some texture paste...! Glad you're scrapping your Derby Day pics - do make sure you share them with us nosy lot! Have a good day. Helen, 19

Queenie Jeannie said...

Gorgeous cards! I love all the colors and textures!!! BRAVO!

Jeannie #62

okienurse said...

Really neat and tidy desk and those cards are gorgeous. I love new paint and media stash. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Julia S-W said...

Wow, BJ with paints and texture paste - so impressed! Can't wait to see your Andy Skinner-esque cover for your altered book. Mmmm - loving those swap cards too . . . .must have been some cool people who made those!
Julia (not WOYWW one - just me!)

Buttons said...

Whoa! Brave and exciting texture paste/acrylic paint. This will be sooo cool. Love the look of your altered book too. Hugs, Buttons #81

Tertia said...

Love your desk. It looks ready to play. Lovely tags and amazing altered book. Wish I could see more of it.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia 52

Glenda said...

Wonderful desk. Looks like you just about ready to jump in with both feet. Enjoy the texture paste!

Helen said...

Lots of gorgeous things on your desk BJ. Great Tim tags and that book looks ripe for a peruse! WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 15

sandra de said...

Lovely tags and cards. I will have to check out your altered book. I did one of Andy Skinners online workshops and really enjoyed learning his techniques. I am sure it was wonderful to see him in action.
Sandra @95

Eliza said...

Love your desk some wonderful things on there to play with, what time can I come over? LOL Love those little sissors on the card, so cute. Awesome journal work too.

Eliza #24

sandee said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the cover of your book, and you better stop touching that beaded edge!( I know you are, lol )Keeping my fingers crossed for happy internet connections! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Elizabeth said...

I knew I'd get here eventually, just too all day :) Your desk is a real treat for the eyes - the card and tag from Julia is gorgeous and those are fab photos laid out for that layout. Look forward to reading about your further experiences with the texture paste. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #105

Trish Latimer said...

oooh texture paste and paint....thats my kind of stash!!! have a lovely week..Trish #90

Lisa said...

I love the sew card. Love your desk Nutritional Content
Happy WOYWW! LisaDV#124

Dawn said...

Wow, what a delightful desk this week my lovely and soooooo neat. Ha ha, I have the avocado paint too, its gorgeous to work with. Ooooh, can't wait to see your AB cover, that technique always looks so impressive.
Big hugs x x x x

Roudi said...

Oh lovely card and tag! I really like the one you sent back as well!
Sending some WOYWW love your way. ♥
Roudi #126

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty card and tag!
Have fun with your paints and paste :)
Mary Jo #120

May said...

Love your desk BJ, looking foward to what you create with the texture paste.. Gorgeous card & tag...have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#4

Lindsay Weirich said...

what a great card from Julia! happy woyww! Lindsay #46

Karen said...

LLove your beautiful tags, so wonderful and colourful too. Happy WOYWW! Karen T 96 x

Becky said...

What beautiful cards to get I'm the mail and then to be wrapped up so pretty too! Love your new paints!

Morti said...

Gorgeous cards, all of them. Have fun with the texture paste!

Thanks for stopping by.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely cards..very much hints of autumn, I think! And I really like the decorative edges in the previous post too :)
Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

trisha too said...

Gorgeous cards, a favorite theme of mine--such great colors and textures! Your altered book is intriguing--I'd definitley like a look through that!!

Thank you for stopping by this woyww, BJ!
:)trisha

Alexandra said...

Your tags are quite lovely! Well done. Something I'm not good at. :) hee And LOVE all of your goodies.

SueH said...

Sorry to be so late visiting this week.

I love the new stash you have to play with BJ, the colours are fab and I’m sure you’ll have fun with them.
Loving the tags and card too.
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#56

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous desk, love the swaps too!