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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, 12 February 2014

WOYWW #245 - Big Tease

I have a significant birthday this coming Saturday, as can be seen by the beautiful card I received from Anne a week early and opened by mistake!










I thought I needed to mark this occasion with something a bit special and I took delivery of this package yesterday. Obviously I can't open it until Saturday, but thought I might get you all guessing. Such a tease. I have placed it on my desk the right way up, not upside-down like the delivery man had it! I'll reveal all next week, and maybe I'll post clues in the week too!

I have done a lot in my 12 Months in View journal this week. I used the giveaway papers for my flower of the month page and I made up the pocket and tag, the front of the tag became my Timmy Tag for February.

I also raised an issue with Ranger about some of my Distress Stains changing colour or becoming smelly and I await replacements.

I have been watching the Winter Olympics and have been totally taken in by the artwork they have been using. I did a page in my journal, diary (DLP) and my February zine using the designs.

I then made up all the 4 zines into a little book.






Do come and join the fun in what we lovingly call WOYWW at Julia's pad.

Happy guessing!

And the clues start

1) Going by the comments so far I can say it is NOT a visual craft as such although it will be something nice to look at in itself.

23 comments:

Karen Gist said...

ITS ARRIVED!!!!! How can you bear not to open it????? Have the most fantastic birthday sweetheart xxx

Claire said...

Ah, another significant-birthday person... mine's in April so I'm having 13 weekly giveaways to celebrate - we're no. 3 at the mo...
Wonder what's in that enormous parcel??? Happy Big Birthday on Saturday!!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 26

Mrs.D said...

Oh I am itching to see it opened and you doing with it what it is designed for. Not giving away any secrets here.
Love your crocus page, beautiful
Chris #48

Jackie said...

That's a big parcel ..... I wonder what can it be??????
Is it a crafty gift?
Jackie 22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Julia and I were praising the Olympics artwork too! I love your journal pages, you've really caught the colours.
A big birthday, huh? Hope you have a wonderful day...it gets better from here. I've definitely got my devilment back after a subdued couple of years!!
And I think your parcel contains a xylophone!!!!
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

Anne said...

Hi BJ it's fun reading what people think may be in your parcel :-) :-) The pages etc you have done are just gorgeous. Anne x 78

sara j said...

Hi BJ-
Aren't those graphics gorgeous at the Olympics? The first time I saw them I was bowled over. But my mouth was literally hanging open (not a good visual!) when I saw your pages....they are FABULOUS. How did you do that. I want to copy it. BADLY. They are so vibrant and full of life - now that I stop to think of it so different than my usual impression of Russia, but then I suppose that's the point. And what a grand idea to make them into a little journal.
I have no idea what the package is - I'm terrible at riddles so will just look forward to the big reveal next week.
Enjoy. Hugs.
Sara j #30

glitterandglue said...

Hi BJ - a big birthday - but, oh, SOOOOO young!! That crocus page is beautiful - well done. Think I know what is an the parcel from its shape - but am I allowed to guess out loud???? Can't have everyone else thinking I'm clever.. just happen to share an interest, if I've guessed right.
Have a great day.
Margaret #74

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I can see why you like the colors and the patterns the Olympics are using. Bold and bright! Well, now I haven't a clue what is in the box but how exciting for you! Judy #82

Carole said...

Beautiful pages...bright happy and colorful. I think you package looks like a xylophone. Have a happy significant birthday.Carole #68

Shaz Brooks said...

Beautiful card, and Happy 50th for saturday. I hope you have a fabulous day!I just say these days I'm 18 with 40 years experience, lol.Glorious colours in all of your artwork, its such a pleasure after all this dreary weather.I'm guessing its musical of some sort in the parcel- must be the thing, Beloved Hubby has just bought himself two guitars!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz # 43 xx

Helen said...

Happy significant birthday...lol! Not sure what that could be - are you taking up harp playing? (I know it's not really the right shape!) LOVE your journal pages. Helen 12 (and yes,I'd like a bigger house - are you going to buy me one?!)

Gita said...

I love your Sochi pages. Beautiful colors. Brigita #88

Caro said...

You are a true tease! The artwork you have on display is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#56)

kay said...

Think I need another clue Bj,am very intrigued and you have been busy.loving the explosion of colour :-) have emailed you re birthday and there is a pic on my blog now of what was in my parcel on Monday x

Lea.H said...

happy birthday what a lovely card. no idea how you havent opened the package yet, my hubby has to hide mine :( usually in his car! :) Lx 91

Lea.H said...

happy birthday what a lovely card. no idea how you havent opened the package yet, my hubby has to hide mine :( usually in his car! :) Lx 91

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday a few days early. I'll be back to wish you one properly on your big day.

I think you're teasing us, and it's really a metronome. JOKE!! I actually have NO idea what it is.

I confess I haven't been watching the Olympics. But I love those colors and I may just have to watch now that the colors are so visual.

Thanks for visiting me while I slept, ate, and cuddled with Bleubeard. I can't believe you visited me before I visited you this week. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Ali H said...

Great Olympics page ! Welcome to the over 50 club - says I 50 & 5 months - so great we can go on Saga holidays now !! Well if it is your birthday there must be a party - so I think it's a harp ! I hope if you take it to the party someone WILL ask you to play ! Have a brill birthday ! Ali #36

Nikki C said...

That's one big box OPEN IT !!!! have a WONDERFUL BD and enjoy all the goodies hgus Nikki 4

Sharon Madson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I cannot imagine, so can't guess what is in the package. I can't wait to see it next week! :) Thanks for stopping by earlier.

DeDe Haysom said...

Hope you have a fabulous birthday on Saturday....Can't wait to see what's in that huge parcel.....Happy crafting
DeDe #98

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,
You are such a tease. I'm thinking it must be a small harp?!?

Your Sochi journal pages are great. Unfortunately I haven't been able to watch much of the Olympics; saw a bit of the Opening Ceremony (lucky enough to watch the United States march in).

Thank you for visiting me already!!

Happy WOYWW
Kay (86)