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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 31 October 2012

WOYWW #178 - Busy Scrapping

Here we are again at Julia's Place to present our desks in all their glory! I've been busy scrapping this week trying to catch up with my day to day photos and I only have them printed up 'till the beginning of July! Hmmm need to order some more prints methinks - oh the selection is so laborious.

My latest page is laid out as it was earlier. It is of The Craft Barn Extravaganza back in June where I met Karen on the Tando table and Neil busy with his "big one" (kitchen towel!!) and Dylusions. I have since finished (I think) the page so you can see the "before" & "after" stages, and I used some of  my watch pieces from woyww #176, for the first time. GRIN!

This week I have also received the next Art Journal in a circle thingymebob I am doing at present. My first real adventure into AJing and so nice to see other people's work in the flesh as the AJs pass through.

There are also some SWAPs hiding in the final picture. My November SWAP card on UKPC where we have the theme of spots for Children in Need, plus my December EXCHANGE pieces where we are doing a patchwork wall hanging in Red, Gold and Green. The brown envelope has my original Advent tag all packed up and ready to post in December!

Still need to make more of those pesky Christmas cards though!!! I'll be looking out for inspiration on your desks for those. I'll always reply if you leave your number. Happy WOYWW - BJ.

Just received my prize from the $50 winning on the Random Draw at Simon Says Stamp and Show. It took a week to get here and it was my first ever entry so I was extra blessed. Can't believe how cheap card is in the USA, so I go 2 packs, some metal embellishments and the adorable little mini lantern just right for my Nativity Scene Stable. You can see I couldn't wait to see if it worked, hoped USA batteries were the same as UK ones - phew! The tiny bottle of crackle accents made up the amount including the mega postage from the US. Oh happy me. Thank you SSS&S.


Elizabeth said...

Lovely post, BJ. Your latest scrap layout is gorgeous - love the circles and the positioning of the embellishments ... matched to the photo subjects. Great photos of the day too. Happy WOYWW, Elizabth x (no number yet)

Eliza said...

I really enjoyed this post, such a lovely layout and other art on your desk. Thanks for sharing

Eliza 40

Anonymous said...

Happy WOYWW. Great scrap LO - lovely colours and the circles are fab. I keep meaning to start an AJ of my own, but time passes by and I still haven't got round to it. One day! Ali x #55

Helen said...

Great layout of a great day. Can't wait for next year's....! Have a good day, Helen 4

Neil said...

Morning BJ. Great desk today, though I will admit to feeling a bit weird thinking I'm in someone else's scrapbook! Great layout though, it was a good weekend that!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Nice LOs!
I was standing on my head to take the fabric shots... :)
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

sandra de said...

Gorgeous lo and lovely to see pics of people that participate in woyww. The AJ looks really interesting.
Sandra @87

kay said...

fabulous layouts and photos
have a fab woyww
kay #75

Annie said...

I'm sat reading my WOYWW blogs on my sick bed this week but have my mask on so you don't catch anything. I'm enjoying reading what everyone is up to this week [it's better than reading magazines :-) ]. I'm leaving a copied comment so you know I've called by because my hands are too weak and shaky to keep typing out my comments this week.
Big hugs,
A x #93

Karen said...

Like Neil says...it was a fabulous weekend I feel really honoured to be part of your scrapbook. Lovely page BJ xxx

Neet said...

Love that lantern. Just my kind of thing! Great things in your parcel and great LO's you did following your day out. Love that tag with the candle - gorgeous colours.
Hugs, Neet 23 xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Great stash win, congratulations.Gorgeous stuff on your desk,Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #90

Roudi said...

Aw look at the little lantern! Lovely tag, too!
Happy WOYWW! ♥

Roudi #99

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Your scrapbook pages look great! And that lantern is perfect for your Nativity Scene. Congrats on the win!

Not joining in on WOYWW this week but wanted to stop by and say hi.


Unknown said...

Gorgeous LO. Hope you are enjoying the Art Journal RR.

Anonymous said...

Oh BJ, you had some lovely Christmas cards on your desk last week though!! Not enough time to do everything is there! Love those pages you've made and great you got to meet some real life peeps! Love your new goodies, SSS is a great place to shop!!

Brenda 1

Karin said...

Great L.O. the Extravagzer was great fun. Lucky you on your win, Simon Says always have reasonable prices it's that dratted P&P that pushes the prices up.

Robin said...

Your layouts are beautiful! Congratulations on your Win! Happy Halloweenie today!

Julia Dunnit said...

Great prize isn't it - love that little lamp, how dear! Meanwhile your Lo is great - I wonder if the beautifully posed Neil knows that he's a feature in your scrapbook!

Tammy said...

Your desk is so neat and tidy! And gorgeous layout! Congrats o the win - enjoy your new goodies. Thanks for stopping by my desk today. Happy WOYWW! Tammy #106

Unknown said...

Congrats on winning. You have some lovely artwork.
Thanks for visiting.

Ali H said...

Great layout & your journal project sounds great fun too ! Thanks for showing us all ! Ali #57

Dawn said...

Wow, busy busy again sweetie. I love the scrap page of the extravaganza, fab pic of you and Karen, what a lovely way to remember the fun.
Congrats again on your prizes, looks like you will have lots of fun with the bits you chose.
Huge hugs x x x x

Julia S-W said...

Great Tim goodies - I see you've got the kraft core I wanted!!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous layout, we could have passed each other on the day lol. I live in Surrey too.
Congrats on your SSSS win, lovely goodies you chose.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} xox #143

Queen Lightwell said...

Oh, I'm so happy you won the drawing! And got some fab goodies for it, yeah! We, in the states, probably don't realize how great the prices are here on craft supplies...but then again, according to the overflowing state of our desks and craft rooms, maybe we do! lol It's the reason I have to reorganize at times, after all. :) Thanks for stopping by my newly reorganized desk and leaving a sweet comment...Deeyll #60

SandeeNC said...

That little lantern is the cutest, I am looking forward to seeing your Christmasdecorations, wouldn't it be fun to do a Christmas on Wednesday posting? I love looking at peoples trees! Still hoping I'm forgiven for my little prank, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Jenny Marples said...

Loving the after layout and so pleased for you that you got a fab prize from SSS&S. So much fun to be had!! Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #81

okienurse said...

Great looking layout! Looks like everyone was enjoying the extravaganza! I love cropping with friends. Congrats on that great win! Thanks for sharing and dropping by my blog! Have a great week! Vickie #37

Anonymous said...

I so rarely see scrapping on WOYWW - how funny you and I both have layouts up today!

Happy WOYWW a day late.

MA (2)

Ann B said...

Bit late getting round this week - busy day yesterday, so much so that I have jumped up the 'leader-board' from #65 to 62.
Congratulations on your win - lovely prize and tags.
Love the page but your fooled me a bit - clicked on the before picture first by mistake and wondered why you had used scraps of paper for the letters - the 'after' is much nicer.
Ann B

Darnell said...

Your layout and AJ are fantastic, BJ! Congrats on the mega win from all the Sesses! What fun you'll have with all that! Darnell #63

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great layout! How fun to have met some crafty friends. I enjoyed the "in progress" shot as well. It is interesting to see how the final product came about. What great goodies you got from Simon Says. Neat mini lantern! Of course you had to try it out immediately!!!!