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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, 3 July 2013

WOYWW #213 - Photo Week

A veritable treat for you all today, my desk mid-crafting! Shock Horror, BJ makes a mess! Yes this is the weekly WOYWW jaunt around crafting desks of the world to see what everyone is up to.

Been taking more photos this week than crafting. Firstly for the 2013 Summer Scavenger Hunt and we had our first photo share this week too. Then there was the 12 Months in View jaunt around our house looking for stuff with Roses on.







But back to the desk, you'll see my July calendar page in my 12 Months Journal, I made the butterfly stamp for it.

The mess is all for the twinchie for week 4 of the Summer of Colour Challenge - the colours being Charcoal Grey and Pale Pink. I wasn't really inspired but had a go anyways. The crackle glaze on the dove didn't work too well.

Last week's craft club was a Distress Masterclass and here is one of my cards. I did a mini tutorial here and the craft club's blog is here.

This week's craft club was cross stitch. My eyesight certainly was a challenge, but I managed this in club so was quite pleased.

Happy WOYWW everyone.

36 comments:

Nikki said...

Your desk is so cheerful with all that purple and yellows and such a pretty butterfly you made :) happy Wed hugs Nikki ??

Pamela Haun said...

You certainly had a productive and crafty week! I love the Twinchies for SOC. pretty for not being inspired.

Ali H said...

I'm enjoying the photo hunt too but haven't posted yet! Love your pink card!

voodoo vixen said...

You have been busy this week, love the butterfly you made and the dragonfly card. Annette #4

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Such pretty colours in your photos. Ali x #33

Helen said...

Great desk, and you did so well with your G at club last night, not sure when I will get time to finish my H... or if my eyes will allow it! Helen, 2

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ, busy as always. Great calendar pages, love that hand cut stamp, what a great idea. I wouldn't have been much inspired by pink and grey either - I had an ex-boyfriend whose parents house was decorated in pink and grey, pink walls grey ceilings - yuk. Have agreat week, will you be starting on your Tim Tag? MMx #47 (I think)

Belinda Basson said...

I do love how you have used your stamp you made! Very clever and my word but you are busy! #49

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love your butterfly stamp and I see you and Helen go to the same craft club and have both been doing beautiful cross stitch! That must be so much fun! Your desk is always such an inspirational splash of colour and originality. Thanks for sharing and brightening the day! Julie Ann x #54

Anne said...

Hi BJ you arare so busy theese days! I have not been able to play at my desk for over a week! Love the pink card. Anne #65

Jackie said...

I see you were at Craft club with Helen again
I saw Helen's letter H on her blog and see you have been doing your letter also You do get to try at lot of different crafts
Jackie 38

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Actually I love that Twinchie...grey and pink work so well together! I have enjoyed reading about your Scavenger Hunt photos too!
Hugs. LLJ 59 xx

Monique said...

That's a wonderful twinchie, you have been busy. Beautiful embroidery, I wish I had that patience.
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week
xx Monique #74

Laura said...

Lovely butterfly stamp - handmade you say? very impressive!
Laura
83

Ria Gall said...

you have a great desk going on today with lots of lovely crafting stash out on show.
You have made some wonderful pieces this week
Happy WOYWW today I hope the rest of the week is a good one for you
Ria #52

Lynda Norton said...

Great desk, love your 'July' page in the journal, that caught my eye on your desk before the smaller shot.

Lynda#93

VonnyK said...

Your twinchie is lovely, gorgeous colour and you made that stamp, really clever. The dragonfly card is fabulous.
Have a great week.
Von #14

House of Bears said...

But it's quite a neat kind of mess too. Looks like you've been very busy this week.

Waving hi from the bears @#92 this week

The Taming of the Glue said...

Wow, what a great busy desk. Love all that's going on. The twinchie is lovely, really like those colours together. Hugs. Pam#27

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, mess, what mess? It just looks the everyday desk of a crafter to me. Pink and grey is one of my favourite colour combinations, that is, for wearing, but I wouldn't have thought of it for a crafty project. However, it works very well and your twinchie is lovely. Lovely post altogether. Hugs, Elizabeth x #60

tangledpen said...

really really cute things, that you created! :) (BTW, I did a bird for the colors grey/pink as well ;))
Cheers,
Jana #76

Shaz Brooks said...

Love your projects, and the cross stitch is lovely. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #41 xx

Claire said...

great photos of your wonderful creations!
happy WOYWW and have a blessed week :)
no. 35

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I didn't play in WOYWW this week because I'm leaving soon for the holiday. But first, I wanted to tell you how much I liked your pink and gray SOC entry.

Like you, I wasn't especially fond of the colors, but I am glad you found a beautiful way to use them on your twinchie.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - You LUCKY LUCKY GIRL - I would LOVE to have gone to the TH event - but hey ho - will be watching your blog for hot tips after you've been! Hope the drum exam went OK. Thank goodness our exam season is over - just AS results to look forward to aaargh! Hugs MMx

Shahrul Niza said...

Wonderful variety of art you've made this week!. LOVE the butterfly stamp :). The bird twinchie & the x-stitch look so sweet.

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, that cross stitch in one evening? Nothing wrong with your eyesight gal!! You are busy, I'm not sure how you get it all done..and you know what..the smaller the art, the more mess it makes..fact. Law!!

lisa said...

Where you at craft club with Helen by any chance. I've just seen something very similar on her desk?????
Your makes are all beautiful. Charcoal grey isn't a colour that immediately comes to mind is it, but the pink works really well with it.
Hugs Lisax #72

Cazzy said...

I like your purple blog and the purple and yellow photo, you like purple I take it!

Cazzy x #113

Kristin Van Valkenburgh said...

xo

kay said...

Just going though the comments on tim holtz blog and pleased to see you are going to the workshop in pm too x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work! it still looks tidier than mine! Valerie

Tracey Fletcher King said...

wow you did so much with the colour prompts... just lovely... you clearly enjoyed using these colours... happy week 4

Lori Saul said...

Such beautiful and delicate creativity- you made the most of these colors here!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi BJ! How are you doing? I love what you did with this week's SOC colors! I really liked seeing your desk, too! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Natasha said...

Beautiful work, really impressive for such a small space. Gorgeous use of the colours. :)