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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. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WOYWW #176 - Steampunk!


My husband bought me a couple of crafty things this week, the "Heat it" craft tool from Ranger and a 30g bag of watch parts which are in my trusty purple tidy tray. Been cutting out some leaves for an Autumn tag (like my October SWAP card - previous post), also planning a few swaps.
To join in this wonderful Wednesday of Workdesks go and visit Julia, and all will be revealed. And please leave your number in comments so I will be able to find you more easily. Happy WOYWW.


21 comments:

Maria said...

Wow so love all those watch parts lucky you, I need to get a proper heat gun I use a massive powertool at the moment and it gets way too hot...
Love what's on your desk this Wednesday happy crafting...

Maria
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/woyww-176.html

butterfly said...

Oh, lovely watch parts - I just got some from Calico Crafts, but haven't had a chance to crack them open yet... looks very exciting! Great buys by your husband... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#31

kay said...

you have a lovely hubby BJ,enjoy using the watch parts
have a fab woyww
kay #53

Helen said...

oh, those watch parts, how fab!! Well done your hubby! Helen, 4

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh look at all those lovely watch parts - have fun creating! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

Neil said...

Good morning; just thought I'd pop my head round the door and say Hi. That heat gun is definitely a great tool; one of the best, if not the best on the market. Hope you have a lovely week.
Neil #61

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, I agree with Neil, above, on the heat tool, it is a great buy and loving all those brilliant watch parts, look forward to seeing what you create with those. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #41

sandra de said...

Love how many watch parts bits you have in 30grms. Must of cost you a fortune!! What a great tool I am definitely getting one when my old heat tool dies. What a lovely DH.
Sandra @93

Ann B said...

Love all the watch parts. I bought some and then vandalised some old watches I had but didn't end up with half as much as you have. Have fun using them - hope to see lots of time-based projects in future.

Ann B
#94

MaggieC said...

Just noticed your comment on another blog about your old heat gun. You probably already know this (sorry if you do) but in case you haven't come across it. If you heat your embossing from underneath, you do not blow the embossing powder off, and you get a smooth shiny finish. I am looking forward to seeing what happens to all those beautiful autumn leaves. Hope you show us soon. Have a good week. xx Maggie #65

House of Bears said...

It took us ages to buy a heat gun, before that we were resigned to watching paint dry!

The bears @#105

scrappymo! said...

Hi from #14 Scrappymo!

Can't wait to see what you create with the leaves. Looks like you have fussy cut the bunch...good for you...it is a lot of work though!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the visit last night. I wasn't trying to avoid you, it's just I'm still fighting computer woes. I thought this problem would be fixed, but it was not.

I am LUSTING over those watch parts. One of the ABs I made was TIME, so I always enjoy seeing them. You are so lucky to have a hubby who respects your art and looks for art fodder. I also look forward to the Oct leaves.

sandee said...

OK, those watch parts look awesome, I think I might be drooling! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, that's a lovely tray of Steampunkery!! I really love your purple candle cards that are hanging up, very pretty!
Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

Daniella said...

I can't live without my heat gun! You will love it!! And those watch parts look yummy!!
xxDaniella#26

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Those watch parts look like so much fun!
What a great husband :)
Mary Jo #115

Dawn said...

Hi honey, much more organised than I will ever be my lovely!! Those watch parts look like lots of fun, but ever so fiddly??
Huge hugs x x x x

Elizabeth said...

You'll be able to dry inky stuff gently and not chase it all over the card with that heat gun. I used a lot of my watch bits on an altered canvas and one or two other pieces - I used Anita's 3-D gloss to bed clusters of the very tiny bits. Elizabeth x #40

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Now where did your dear husband find so many watch parts? Very cool looking! Your desk looks very inviting!!!

Thanks for visiting me already!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #18

LuLu said...

Howdy,

Isn't it great to have such avnice hubby? Mine is always buying me neat stuff too! I also collect watch parts - and just used a bunch on my Father's Day journal! I actually take watches apart - very relaxing...

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!

Peace,
LuLu
http://lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/2012/10/woyww-10-17-2012-birthday-haul-little.html