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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 10 April 2013

WOYWW #201 - Crafty Week

Hi there all you WOYWWers and oh my - what a crafty week I've had. Done quite a few things and even blogged SEVEN times since last week. Where shall I start?

My new purchases from The Craft Barn, included the "B & J" to be used for decopatch at a craft club, Distress paints (at last), an embossing folder and quite a few other things which you can peruse HERE.

I finished my mosaic tile and you can see a close-up HERE, along with the wooden drum set model I finished off for my son. I followed that with doing my Timmy Tag for this month it is HERE.

I did quite a bit for my 12Months in View Challenge, stamped and painted the Primrose - flower of the month on both my calendar page and zine and made up the little giveaway pocket for my tag. All HERE and more HERE. I've been adding new stuff to my desk tag for some weeks now and realised it had butterflies so perfect for the Country View Challenge so entered that HERE. Then I just HAD to enter the Ranger Colour Challenge with the Earth Day colours - HERE.

Then, having chatted to a lady at The Craft Barn  she told me of another local craft club so I went to that on Monday. I met a lady I used to work for, some 10 years ago and also it turns out my husband cycles with the wife of one of the ladies who runs the group. Small World. We did stamping through a shape, my cards are HERE.

Oh nearly forgot, my latest crafty piece, it is a second page in my Art Journal Round Robin. I had done a Good Friday page using the top decorated border from the Radio Times but then realised the Easter Sunday/Monday borders linked up and just had to do something with those too. Note the birds in the distance flying home in the Good Friday one, then flying to their nest of 3 eggs then the 3 fledglings in the last one. It just had to be done.

And I bought some envelopes to make mini albums with too. What a week, hurrah for Easter holidays.


505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Wow, I'm tired just reading your post! Can't wait to see what you create using your new supplies.

I need to go check out your finished tile piece.


Belinda Basson said...

Love the colours you have used in your journal. #23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, you have been busy! I feel quite tired now and need a lie down... :). And any use of zips is good by me whether sewn or stuck...yu have my admiration!
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Neil said...

Wow, you have been busy! Glad you enjoyed the new shop, Loving all the bright colours you've used. Looks like you've had a very productive fun time. And, thank you, the wrist is easing, I have managed a couple of days without the brace but not 100% yet.

Helen said...

Love your BJ they will be perfect for decopatching at craft club next time... you may not get them both done in the time though (I speak from my H experience..) I hope to pick something up at Ally Pally on Saturday for the purpose. You have been so busy since last week, it seems! Have a great day. Helen 8

Claire said...

so many crafty, creative goodness on your desk, BJ! and i love your new letters :)
thanks for dropping already - here's a link to the family chart http://store.scrapbook.com/bb-303334.html
i got mine from ebay for a snip!
happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
no. 4

Queenie Jeannie said...

As usual, everything is bright, cheery and beautiful in your world!!! Love all your pieces - just lovely!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Elizabeth said...

Morning BJ, you were up early this morning and that's an impressive list of what you've been up to this week ... I haven't managed a fraction of that. Looking forward to seeing the letters decopatched ... I have an E waiting for me to do something with it but so far the muse has not visited - yours might give me the kickstart needed. Happy WOYWW, Hugs, Elizabeth x #41

Rebecca Hoy said...

Gosh I thought I'd been busy but you really have been BUSY- well done! Happy WOYWW, Rebecca x #40

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - you've put me to shame!I had planned on doing loads this Easter hols but have felt proper poorly so mainly been making friends with my Duvet. I love, love LOVE your journal page - the flying birds are fab. MMx #67

Heathers Inspiration said...

Wow BJ,
You have been Superwoman this week x
What a wonderful creative time you have had :)
Will pop back to see some more as so much to see.
Happy WOYWW Heather #73

House of Bears said...

Goodness, you've certainly been busy. We love when we get a really crafty week. Love your journal pages.

Waving hi from the bears @#79 this week.

Jackie said...

What a lot you have done this week!!!
Looked at your stamped card from your link it turned out very nice I'm sure your pleased with it
Jackie 3

An Occasional Genius said...

Thanks for popping by my blog recently BJ, goodness you have had such a busy week! Love your TH tag but my favourite project of the week is the cards you posted on Monday from the craft club...just gorgeous!. Have a lovely day x

The Taming of the Glue said...

Wow...so many projects on the go. I feel quite lazy!! Wish we had a craft club in Dover. I tried to start one and there was no interest at all. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Unknown said...

Your work is stunning. I love the colors in your journal...Happy crafting #87

tuesday afternoon said...

Lots of lovely colouring on your desk this week, feels like Spring! Happy WOYWW

kathi17 said...

Wow, you are really creating a lot of things, and they are all lovely!

It's my first WOYWW, and it was fun visiting you. Until next time, Kathi #109

Gill Edwards said...

i am exhausted just reading that! How do you find time to eat and sleep in all that Lol

Love the distress inks, considering getting some myself.

happy week

Gill x #118

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo wow! Fabulous! Kim

fairy thoughts said...

Oh my goodness it sound as if you had a good week.... exhausting but fun. You sound like a one woman craft club. I'm impressed you have even made your ATC
thanks for visiting me already
janet #25

Nikki said...

Fantastic Pages in your journal so bright and colourful hugs Nikki#2

SandeeNC said...

You have been a crafty little bee, loving all the bright colors you use! Not playing in WOYWW today but wanted to stop in and check in on my favorites ( sssshhh, don't tell anyone ) lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Emily said...

Wow, what a busy week! Always so much colour and brightness on your desk - I need to be more brave with colour!


Ali H said...

Wow - busy girl ! Love your journal pages ! Thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali x

Unknown said...

A quiet week then?!
Love all your bright colours.
Karen #73

Spyder said...

Lovely bright colours (and, you're so clever) they much the purple of your blog too! Have a great crafty Week!! HaPPy WoYwW!

((Lyn)) #52

Spyder said...

((Lyn)) #24

I think I was 52 last week!!

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Busy, busy, busy! I am trying to visit everyone! jenx 129

okienurse said...

Awesome post! Sounds like you have been really busy too! Love all the new supplies you bought from the Craft Barn. Excellent post about it too! Sorry I have been absent the past couple weeks but life has taken its toll and sometimes you just have to give in to it and go with the flow! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #58

scrappymo! said...

Wow...you have been a whirlwind of activity...Wish we had some stamp clubs here...

You have made some wonderful pieces...that stamping through the shape looks great...loved the round script one!

Your Tim tag was so stunning!

sandra de said...

OMGoodness you have been very productive on your desk and your blog. Great spiritual lo.
Sandra @28