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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 8 May 2013


Well we have a before and after Craft Club desk for your delectation today.

My BEFORE desk has some cards I have made (one for a swap) based on a sketch. In the process of making a mini book with CD covers, using a Kaiser Craft pad.The tags and pockets for my round-up of Spring in my 12 Months Journal which is open at the May calendar page. Been having a Bluebell frenzy this week and my Garden photos are all on previous posts.

As for my AFTER desk. The organiser of the craft club was getting rid of stuff so I just had to acquire some of it. So I have lots of paper flowers and diecuts, some card blanks, a few flower fairy sheets and a roll of mesh stuff. I got a stencil from Helen too - thanks Helen! Love your journals.

I think that is quite enough STUFF for now don't you?

Anyway the class was on decopatch, I missed most of the paper selection as I was looking at the STUFF! I just had to have blue for my "BJ" so I took the last ones available and would you know they were the same design to the "G" I received in a SWAP but in a different colour - excellent.

I have popped some of the flowers I acquired on top as potential decoration when I finish glueing the outside of them. Probably will add the little turquoise flowers to my "G" to bring them together too.

I did make my Timmy May Tag this week aswell.

So that is me in a frenzy of colour and STUFF this week. Pop over to Julia's pad to have your world opened to loads more WOYWW desks in various states of  creativeness.

Oh and I have run out of the ATG acid free refills and 3M don't seem to have any in stock HELP!


505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Your desk looks nice and colorful! I'd say you scored some cool stuff too!!!

I love getting a jump on visiting WOYWW posts.

Kay (no # yet)

sandra de said...

Lots of lovely goodies on your desk and the tag looks fab.
Sandra @12

sandra de said...

Thanks BJ for the comment on my non working link. All sorted now and only at @29. have a lovely week.
Sandra @29

Ali H said...

Loads of great colour on your desk - it looks a happy place this week! Great projects ! Enjoy your week! Ali # 35

The Taming of the Glue said...

Great stash on your desk. Love the Timmy Tag, the colours are fab. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

Anonymous said...

Happy WOYWW. Some great new stash there. Loving your tags - so colourful. Ali x #26, with candy

Anda said...

Love the stash on your desk and the stags are stunning.

Happy WOYWW! #44 xx

Helen said...

Great to see all your new STUFF and hope you like the stencil! the cards and your mini book look gorgeous. Thanks for visiting already - you were up early today!! Helen, 5

okienurse said...

great looking desk BJ! Isn't it great that the papers are the same just different colors. I love all the ATC too! Looked back at the bluebell pics...Awesome! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #36

Sandy said...

That stencil is lovely, have that one on my wish list.. Love your tags and what luck that the g you got in the swap was in the same paper..
Sandy :) #36

ria gall said...

wow you have so much for us to have a look at today and how lucky were you to get all that crafting stash. Your Tim tag is wonderful loving it
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Neil said...

Ooh, lovely creativity here today. Lots of yummy stash too!

Hope you have a good week. Neil #19

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hiya BJ - so busy again - and so much crafty stuff - I spy a gorgeous flower stencil there - got to get me one of those!!! LOVE your Timmy Tag - stylish! MMx #73

Candace said...

Busy desk! I've got some letters that I have wanted to get around to decorating for ages now and haven't

Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

Candace #64

Heathers Inspiration said...

Hi BJ, loving all the colour and interest on your desk - Gorgeous x
Your letters look Fab :)
Have a beautiful week WOYWW Heather #74

House of Bears said...

Goodness, you have been busy. How lucky to manage the same set of papers for your letter, it looks lovely.

Waving hi from the bears @#79 this week.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous tags as always sweetie, you are sooooooo brilliant at them.
I love the 'after' desk too, some fab stash additions, what a beautiful stencil you lucky girl.
Huge huggles x

Eliza said...

Your tag is amazing, love it and the colors you have used. Great stencil too, lucky you.

Eliza & Yoda 50

MiniOwner said...

Oh wow some fab projects for us to see this week, BJ, thank you for sharing. Happy Wednesday :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@101)

Unknown said...

Love all the crafting goodies that are on your desk. Your tags, packets look amazing. Love that Timmy tag. Happy crafting #1

Anonymous said...

Your post made me so happy today! lol! LOVE the projects and the colors. wow! Gorgeous.
Happy Wednesday! SueC#120

dottielottie said...

Hi BJ, Love your tags,would never have thought of using cd's for a mini, great idea. Lots of great stuff to use on your desk especially the letters and love your timmy tag.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #131

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, great post and love all your spring themed tags and pockets - lovely colours. Lots of stuff - should keep you crafting for some time. The decopatched letters are super - your room is going to be well decorated with them. Hope you've had a good day. Elizabeth x #55

Kim's Creations said...

Love your, joy is in the journey, tag! Happy crafting!

Ginny Maxam said...

Fun Colorful desk today, thanks for sharing! I love the tags!!
Have a great week! Ginny #120

Anne said...

Didn't you do well. Great desk love all the colour. Happy WOYWW Anne x #70

Unknown said...

Fabulous tags! And your desk, quite busy. Love the letters! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #115

glitterandglue said...

Love the tags and pockets. Initially thought they were fabric, 'til I got the closer picture. They are great.
have a fab week.
Margaret (glitterandglue)


G'day BJ
I usually don't get around for WOYWW till Friday as when Julia posts the link I am at work in the evening here in Oz. My day off isn't till Friday then but I'm home sick all this week so here I am just one day late (I couldn't type yesterday due to sore hands and why I am home!!). AAHHH you are the BJ in Helen's post LOL...I see another Mosaic too there on your desk. Love the colours you have used in yr Tim H tag for May and congrats on the scored items...wish someone would chuck out their stash for me to score some LOL
Annette In Oz #39

Krisha said...

Hi BJ, WOW what a wonderful looking desk this week, so many things to play with. Your tag is stunning, LOVE it as I am sure Mr. Tim will too.

sandysewin said...

Your Tim tag came out fantastic. Actually, I love ALL your tags!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind words.

Happy woyww,

Sandy #36

Anonymous said...

What a nice and busy workspace. I adore your tags!
Gabriele #112