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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 5 December 2012

WOYWW #183 - Advent 1

Hello all you lovely WOYWWers, hope you've had a good week. I have been a bit busy with this and that so here, without further ado, is my desk (if you don't know what on earth I am on about - pop over to Julia's place and prepare to be amazed!)

Yes I know, a pretty tidy desk but the fruits of my labours are there to see:-

1) My November Timmy Tag, let me shout it from the rooftops, was one of his winners for last month. I was brought to tears! Aww.

2) The November tag I just made for my tag journal based on techniques I learnt on the "An Attitude of Gratitude" Challenge blog. Just need to make one of Tim's December tags for the 4 to go in my tag journal.

3) My little "Attitude of Gratitude" journal nearly finished. It was my daily challenge throughout November and I am pleased to say I completed a page a day and then the cover too. I have 7 pages and the inside covers to go yet. I have it open at my first of 4 Advent pages. I am using the tags from my Advent presents to journal on so it won't get done properly until Christmas Day.

4) I am marking the 4 Sunday's of Advent with an ATC I made for each, so here's the first.

5) The cover of my Altered Book is done at last, the stages in its making are here.

6) Oh and finally, here's where I put my Tim Holtz mini lantern - on my Nativity Scene. My husband has linked it up to a mains adapter so we can leave it one all evening without going through loads of batteries.

Oh sigh - what a lovely way to start Advent.


Apryl said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

#11 Apryl

Words and Pictures said...

Great tags, and huge congrats on the TH win!! The journal is looking lovely - those tags look great... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Helen said...

Great tags, and well done!!!! Your journal is gorgeous. Helen, 5

Roudi said...

Ooh pretty eye candy to look at!
Love love your journal and tags. ♥
Happy WOYWW! xx
Roudi #48

MiniOwner said...

Oh a desk full of gorgeousness today - I love your tags. Happy Wednesday :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner @1)

sandra de said...

Wow ... and a huge congrats on your win. Well deserved.
Sandra @27

Redanne said...

Congratulations again BJ on your second win on Tim's tags!! I really love your nativity set, it is so beautiful and that is a great idea for Tim's latern, I don't switch mine on in case it runs out of juice - silly really........ Happy WOYWW, Anne x #49

House of Bears said...

What gorgeous tags. The journal page is lovely too.

The bears @#59 this week

SandeeNC said...

That lantern is so perfect for the Creche, it's a wonderful addition!waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

the tags look fab
happy woyww
trace x 33
ps I have festive candy

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the lantern in the advent! Congratulations again on the November win and I love all of your arty pieces (promise I will return and look through all the book soon! saw Bernice's today in the flesh - its lovely!). Sunshine Girl no. 21

thriftycrafter said...

lovely things and I have the Hope ATC, or one identical, :)
The lamp looks fab.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my. TH recognition, brilliant and well done you! You're right, that and the lovely lantern over the nativity...perfect start!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Congrats on the Tim Tag!! Your tag is really great! The attitude tag is very cool too. Love the leaves.
Karen 97

JoZart Designs said...

Well done getting into the TH Limelight! Lots of lovely bright crafting on your desk there!
Jo x

Ali H said...

Hi thanks for stopping by - it's getting a bit spooky that we seems to like so many of the same things ! I love your projects this week - so inspiring to see everything you have been up to ! The tags are lovely - how does a tag journal work - is it made of tags or you put tags in it or what - sounds intriguing ! I see everyone making tags but don't quite know what they DO with them all !! Take care Ali #9

Louise B said...

Fab work. Love the colours of the tags. #76

Jackie said...

Well done on the Tim Holtz tag win.... I bet you were so thrilled...... You have been very busy a hive of industry
Jackie 31

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Wow - you've been so busy! Lots of nice finished projects to see.

The lantern looks very cool on the nativity.

Thanks for visiting me already! I'm slowly getting around to desks.

Hugs, Kay #100

trisha too said...

Congratulations, how fun is that? And your tiny lantern, that is adorable--what a great addition to your Nativity!

#100 this week

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love the advent journal, so pretty!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I popped over to see your Seasons Cover again, and enjoyed all the other wonderful tags and art! Your Nativity is gorgeous & the little light is just perfect! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

An absolutely gorgeous finished book cover. It really DID improve it to give it a bit of glitz and glitter. Wonderful. I'm also enjoying your Advent pages, too.