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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, 16 January 2013

WOYWW #189 - Chronology

Oh how I love it when it gets to this time of the week where we share our desks, weeks crafting and new stash. It is never too soon for me to celebrate what we lovingly call WOYWW so a huge thank you to Julia our host for this mega mid-weekly blog hop.

So what have I been up to then? Well I went to visit some internet friends on Saturday and received a huge load of SWAP stash and I was also taken to the Oyster Stamps shop where I was quite reserved. However today was a tad different as I raided my local Do-Crafts stockist for their new Chronology Range. In fact I love the range so much I had to prise myself out of the shop!

Love Timmy's tag this month too so have made a second one in a different colourway and using some of my newly acquired Chronology Range. The 9 cog dies are super. One has Paisley type cutouts which just looked like a mustache to me so I just HAD to add that to my tag - LOL.

Oh and I made a couple of ATCs for my friends to remember our meet-up on Saturday too.

Have a fun week all you WOYWWers.

33 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, what a bonanza week you've had so far. It's lovely to meet up with crafting friends - the stash looks super. Love you tag - the moustache is fab - and the Chronology stuff is gorgeous. I must admit too being quite taken with it too. Elizabeth x (no number yet)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, you've been having a high old time!! Glad you've had a fun week...that turquoise possibility tag is luscious...def my favourite!
Have you been skiing on the Beacons yet??
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Helen said...

Gosh, BJ you have been busy - shopping, crafting and having fun!! Love your Timmy tag in those colours. Still not done mine! Helen, 10

sandra de said...

Gorgeous tag and ATC's. Would love to have a rummage around in your fab stash.
Sandra @16

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, loving all your purchases, I have tried to restrain myself with the Chronology purchases (only bought a stamp so far) but after seeing your cogs I may weaken.......... Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

butterfly said...

What a fabulous post - full of the joys of crafting, shopping, sharing and swapping. Love the Chronology stuff too, and went a small step further than Anne - two stamps, and (something I've never bought before) a sheet of decoupage shapes.
Love your turquoise-y TH tag and your butterfly ATCs are just fabulous! Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#39

House of Bears said...

We love the Chronology range, can we swap desks? Love your craft project.

The bears @# 86 this week

MrsC.x said...

so many gorgeous bits this week

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Shazsilverwolf said...

I picked up the Creativity mag for the free stamps, lol. I also ordered one of the Chronology stamps, and now I have my eye on the die, seeing you use it.Have a Great Wednesday, Hugs xx Shaz #64

Dawn said...

Awe BJ what a brilliant post my lovely. Your tags are divine as always sweetie, love them especially the Timmy one! Lol am off shopping tomorrow for a new raincoat at a large local shop that sells docrafts too, hmm have resisted the cog die so far but may yet crumble ha ha!!
Huge hugs x x x x

MiniOwner said...

No wI donlt usually go for Docrafts but I think they've got it right with the Chronolgy stuff. I have a pile of it, too. I love your ATCs. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@104)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

BJ, I'm such a numpty!! I left the wrong message...no wonder you were confused!! Sigh...what am I like??
My only excuse is that I was bleary eyed when I logged on this morning..it was too early and dark for any sane person to be up.....
But your tag is still gorgeous!!
LLJ xxxx

Ria Gall said...

Ah another lover of the new DoCrafts stuff I have been playing with it and just loved it. I love your tag and ATC.
Ria #114

Roudi said...

I always love taking a peek at your workdesk. So many things to see! I really like your tags and ATCs. (the little 'stash for sure!)

Happy WOYWW from Egypt. xx
Roudi #115

Ali H said...

Yes I have had my eye on the Chronology stash too - they seem to have copied the Ranger Ideology stuff but much more affordable !
Great tag ! Love the colours & the cogs etc ! Have a great week Ali x #8

Jackie said...

A lovely post ...I see u have the free stamp from new creativity magazine ...I to have it
Love the tag
Jackie 26

sandee said...

It looks like you have been a busy little bee, and what wonderful goodies you got to play with now! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina :)

okienurse said...

WTG! BJ you made out really well on the swap and buying the goodies you did! I will have to look into the Chronology stuff. Love the tag and ATC! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #43

tuesday afternoon said...

Love your ATC's. I have that embossing folder with the pine tree, it makes a lovely impression. Great Tim tag as well, don't you just love making those tags.
Happy WOYWW

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi BJ...thanks for your vist and lovely welcome to my for first WOYWW too.. Love your workspace and stash.. Chronology stash is especially lovely - must get some... have a great week..happy crafting Gill x

Almo said...

Hi BJ Thank you for your visit to my blog on my first WOYWW your Timmy Tag is great love the colours I think this cog set is really good value 9 cogs in one set, oh and a few moustaches. Hugs Mo x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi BJ, a tip for your die if the cogs don't want to come out- cut through a sheet of waxed paper ( I think I got mine in Tesco), it lubricates the die slightly, or rub with a tumble drier sheet, or with either a bar of soap or some beeswax.All these tips came up on Splitcoast Stampers forum when someone had a problem with intricate dies sticking. Tried out the waxed paper, soap & beeswax, and they do work. For the beeswax, you can usually get it in haberdashery- quilters use it for running thread over to stop it snagging, or you can use a genuine beeswax candle. Off to find the die now, lol! Hugs,Shaz.xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Reserved? No way!! Am delighted to see tht DO Crafts have caught up with real trend..tht chronology range will do no end of sales in the wake of TH's grungy popularity, slightly better priced, huh!! Loving the tag, so nice to see this subject matter treated with COLOUR! Gorgeous,

Sarah said...

Shopping and creating ... sounds like a good week to me!! Love your ATCs! Thanks for popping by my desk too! Sarah x #133

shirley clark said...

Love what you are doing with those dies.

Becky said...

What awesome new stuff! Love the washi :) Your tags look great too!!

Gita said...

Great stash there. I will be starting Tim's tags this year. I still have to make mine for this month. Your ATC's are pretty!
Brigita #125

Laura said...

I can see why you had a hard time resisting that Chronology line -- great stuff! Isn't it fun when a challenge (like 12 Tags) really sparks your creativity? I was going to make something for a challenge last night and it motivated me to get a little messy with an art journal page that I'm sure I wouldn't have made otherwise. Hurray for the Internet and all its inspiration. Happy WOYWW (on Thursday). ~ Laura #118 [Thanks for the visit.]

Lori said...

Absolutely love all your projects.

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Oh, I'm sorry I brought heartache by cutting my 12x12 papers.... haaaa

It looks like you made out quite well with the stash share and also with your purchases. I noticed the canvas on your desk (Valentine) and it looks great! I love the TH tag and the two ATCs.

Thank you for visiting me already.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #123

Buttons said...

Oh, you are seriously tempting me into getting more from that fabulous Chronology range. Loving the projects you have shown us this week too. Hugs, Jenny #29

Nicky said...

Wow what a lot of crafty goodness - love the tag and ATC's – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week

April Story said...

What a great haul. :-) Glad you were able to control yourself. LOL Great job on the second TH tag.
April #141