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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 23 January 2013

WOYWW #190 - Idea-ology Glasses

Horrah - THAT time again
A WOYWWing we'll go...

So what delights do I have for you all today? A scrappage in progress, a "shades of grey" card, my alpha challenge and my half decorated dress form. Oh and the chain I just made for my glasses from a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology chain!

Scrap page is using some of the contents from my newly acquired stash that I received this week from "The Stamp Attic" having been nominated for some "Pay it Forward" goodies. It was a complete surprise and many thanks to Bernice for nominating me.

The "Shades of Grey" card is for my Aunt. I wouldn't actually read the book myself but couldn't resist making a card for her as she has! I even added some chain from my glasses chain which broke yesterday!

Knew my dress form pin cushion would get a make-over one day and sure enough I have been pinning fabric flowers and lace to her as and when I come across/receive some. She is coming along nicely and easily changeable too.

Then there are the glasses with the new chain. Now I'll have to get some more Timmy chains to ring in the changes.

Have to say it is really difficult taking photos without my glasses on these days! Had to have a few attempts as I kept missing bits off! Happy WOYWW.


Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, your glasses chain has got to be the top contender for the prize for the most original use of a Tim Holtz product - and very trendy too.

Not read the book either but I've heard/seen plenty of references to it in the crafting world. Your aunt is going to love the card - it's lovely. I like the embossed panel and the butterfly is beautiful.

Have a great WOYWW. Elizabeth x (too early for a number)

Jackie said...

Love what your doing with the dress form...it looks lovely
Chain for glasses is a great idea using tim chain!!!! It's such a pain our eye sight going as we get older isn't it.... (Not that we r old) I myself had two operations on my eyes last year and have four different sorts of glasses I have to wear on a daily basis!!!!
Jackie 16

Claire said...

oooh! what goodies!! can't wait to see what you create with those...
thanks for the peek!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 5

Helen said...

Love the shades card, (I did read the books) hope your aunt appreciates the joke! The dress form pincushion looks fabulous - and what a haul of goodies, what a great PIF you received. Helen, 9, hoping the snow goes quickly!!

okienurse said...

awesome lot of stash on your desk! I think your aunt will love the card. I read the books and wasn't impressed but I know a lot of folks that loved it. Love the new glasses chain...might have to steal the idea! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

Julia Dunnit said...

Ha, the shades of grey card is fun! I really like the dress form, pinned with bits of 'found' pieces, it may well become an invaluable item in your armoury! What a fab PIF from The Stamp Attic, great generosity.

Redanne said...

I think your Shades of Grey card is great fun for someone who has read the book/s, I really could not be bothered reading them. So much showing on your desk today - great idea with Tim's chain and what a lovely surprise to receive a parcel of stash like that too..... Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

Neil said...

Good morning.
Just popping over to say Hi. You've been busy! Lots to see and loads of scrummy stash too!I hope you have a good and creative week to follow.

Roudi said...

Oh, Sandee from in the hills of North Carolina would totally love the Shades of Grey card! lol

Your pincushion is so pretty. Love your projects this week!

Happy WOYWW from Egypt. xx
Roudi #76

sandra de said...

Your take on the card is great and I love the little angel in the bottle. Can't believe so many people got into those books!! Actually all the projects on your desk are great, clever idea to use the TH product for your glasses.
Sandra @67

Neil said...

Hi just saw your comment on my blog, the masks are my own range launched recently, manufactured by Tando and available from The Craft Barn and other Tando stockists! The seahorse is lazer cut wood veneer.

MrsC.x said...

lots of lovelies on your desk love the card and dress form

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #45

shazsilverwolf said...

Lots to see! Love the dress form, the shades of grey card is ace! Congrats on being the PIF nominee, that is a great looking stash.Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

House of Bears said...

What a lovely busy desk you have. The card is great, we haven't read the book ourselves. Great stash, lucky you,

The bears @#91

ria gall said...

Wow you have been busy I think the shades of grey is a real fun card, the stash you received looks amazing how lucky.
Ria #92

Cass said...

You have been busy. The chain is a fantastic idea, love the card and the dress form.

Cassidy xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I LOVE that Shades of Grey card, how pretty and subtle and just downright gorgeous is that?? Yummy!
Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

Almo said...

Hi BJ You have a busy desk today, great use of the old glasses chain on the grey card and great use of the Tim holtz chain for your glasses! must put one on mine I am forever losing them, Love that dress form. Happy WOYWW Hugs Mox

Unknown said...

Love your decorated dress form! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #112

SandeeNC said...

I know my eyes widened when you said you made a Shades of Grey card 'cause I KNEW you didn't read that book, lol But then I did and my mind is eternally in the gutter ever since..ok, it was before I read it! Anyway...lol..I love the pincushion dress form, so cute what you've done with it. Now are you going to decorate the chain for your glasses? Oh, and you asked howI attached the tube under my shelf....with LOTS of hot glue!Thanks for visiting my desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Dawn said...

Ooh fab desk this week BJ, tee hee ref the glasses chain - what a brilliant idea honey.
I love your 'shades, ahem!!' card, so very very effective and beautifully crafted. Ha ha I haven't read it either sweetie but then again I'm an Anne Rice fan and I doubt it could best her Beauty trilogy in any way at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Huge hugs x x x x

voodoo vixen said...

Oh what fun that card is, it looks so elegant while having the underlying meaning! Haven't read the books either. Love the eyeglasses chain, that is so clever... would never have thoguht of it! Annette ~18

Ali H said...

Hi Bj thanks for stopping by earlier - you asked about the Gelli plate ? Its about A4 sized, 10mm thick strange soft gel like clear block. You brayer arcylic paint onto it - press on masks, stencils, draw patterns (nothing sharp that will indent the plate) then place paper over it & rub gently & the design is printed onto the paper. Clean with baby wipes ! just playing now but hoping to create some nice background papers/ tags etc ! Ali #19

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW what a great workspace. Lots of stash and wonderful projects - thanks for sharing...Gill x (#97)

lisa said...

What a lovely post. You have some gorgeous new stash there to play with, what a wonderful surprise to receive it. I had to smile at your "scrappage" what a great word, must remember that one and the shades of grey card is gorgeous.
Hugs Lisax #60

trisha too said...

Wonderful post, with pretty pieces, and some yummy new stash!!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha #164 this week
and a little late!

Anne said...

Love the card, have not read the book either. There are some really lovely things featured in your post and on your desk. Thank you for visiting me.
Anne x #145

PS I finally got the tape glider to work and am getting used to it now.x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Sounds like you've been having fun! The stash of goodies you go from The Stamp Attic looks great, and the card for your aunt is gorgeous. Blessings!

Daniella said...

BJ what an awesome post! So much to see!! I love the glasses chain, so inventive! And the card is gorgeous. I keep hearing about these "grey" books and have no idea what the deal is with them. I have to find out more.
I have the same wood dress form. I usually use her to model jewelry for me. She is "dressed" in white. Maybe some colorful flowers would be good!
Congratulations on your new goodies!

scrappymo! said...

You clever girl reusing that eyeglass holder chain! Well done! The card looks great too!

You lucky girl...that is quite the prize...How nice lovely that you were nominated...such a nice
compliment to you!

Jenny Marples said...

You have been so inventive! Love the how the dressform is coming along and the chain is clever. Thanks for dropping by, hugs Jenny x

MiniOwner said...

Sorry to be so late in getting back to snswer your question on my blog about the photos - I use LiveWriter to compose blog posts. It's free to download and easy to use - just Google it. :o) HTH.
Sue x

Gez Butterworth said...

Hi BJ, I've hopped over from Dawn's blog! You have some terrific artwork on your blog. Love the glasses chain and your dress pin cusion is just fabby! Hope you are having a lovely weekend, best wishes, Gez xx

SueH said...

What a lovely surprise to receive that big pile of new stash to play with, I’m sure you’ll have fun with it all.
Your Shades of Grey card is beautiful, as is the dress form.

Thanks for stopping by this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 111

Ali said...

Doing a belated skip around the WOYWW posts!

Lovely PIF goodies and I love your dress form pin cushion - I totally need me one of those! :D

Ali #77

April said...

Too Funny - I won't read the books either. ;-) I like the picture of your glasses with the new chain. It could be framed. :-) April #110