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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 11 December 2013

WOYWW #236 - Plenty Award

Here's my desk this week and pride of place is my Craft Club Award.

Not sure if you were on board with my "Juan Sheet" episode, where craft club used "one piece" of patterned paper to make lots of cards with. I was so tickled pink by the class title that I went on to make quite a few lots of "Juan Sheet" cards.

Here's my original post including the UK advert which sparked all the hilarity. HERE

Anyway, little be known to me the craft club make awards for the end of the year and I was presented with the "Plenty ACMC Award for 
Best Newcomer". I clapped in delight. Isn't that just FAB. Here are the tags I made the organisers as the sister club finished this week too.

Other crafty things this week are the last 2 pages for the Craft Barn Challenge which I have posted HERE.

Also various pages/items for the December pages of my 12 Months Journal. And finally all the little pillow box diecuts from craft club this week ready to be made up for my advent pocket calendar as they are just the right size.

Hope this wasn't too long for a WOYWW post but I know some of you love to know what I have been up to. Wisdom tooth socket getting better slowly so to make up for that I fell down our outside steps and have mega bruises and my ribs are all sore too. Whatever Next?


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I almost forgot about WOYWW, and had to quickly get my art photographed. Glad I saw your post.

I love the Stars and Stripes page. Are you a Johnny Depp fan?

Have a great WOYWW. Obviously, I don't have a number yet.

Helen said...

Have to go and catch up with your posts, well done on the award. Helen 24

Julia Dunnit said...

Ow BJ, poor you..a fall is really a shocker for a grown up, I hate that for you. But am glad there's some improvement on the tooth socket, my gawd, it's been a slow heal saga, let's hope it now improves daily. great award, love the way they did the Juan sheet dressing??and best newcomer??how flattering! you should be very chuffed.

Julie Lee said...

Oh, I love the award!!!! What fun and hilarity! I popped over to your post about the cards and caught the advert. Then everything made complete sense! Great cards, by the way and thanks for the visit - glad you like Kat as Siouxsie - she is a good sport and has modelled for Matilda before. Julie Ann xx #45

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the fact that your craft club presented you with that award!! Fab sense of humour there!
So sorry to hear of your fall though, I bet you ache all over, poor thing. Not much you can do except a long hot bath and rest....
And I edited my post to include 11.12.13 ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

Dawn said...

Awe what a fab post sweetie, your award is amazing and oh so appropriate tee hee, well done you.
I hope you feel better soon my lovely and that your bruises heal quickly.
Huge hugs x x x x

Donna Wheat said...

congrats on the award, thanks for the earlier visit, Donna #42

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I fear I only explained to Cara what a tip-in is, so I apologize. It's an old bookmaking term for a page you add to (in this case an altered) book. To add it to your book, you cut two adjacent pages the length of the page about 1/2 inch away from the spine. If you recall, this is also one of the ways you can remove pages (and excess bulk) from a book you want to alter.

Next, add glue or tape to both inner sides of the flaps, then insert the page between the two flaps. Close flaps and make sure you have good coverage of your glue or tape.

I hope I explained it this time. If not, please ask further.

Karen said...

Oh BJ, you are in the wars! ope you aren't too achy today my lovely. I LOVE your Juan Sheet award, only crafters would think of a thing like that hahaha!!! Its probably very well deserved too! xxx

Unknown said...

Love your desk and congratulations on your award! Who doesn't want a crafty award! Now, you must get out there and pick up some purple felt and make some purple ornaments for sure--felt is so fast and easy to sew. Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #10

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your award!
Hope your better soon
Jackie 40

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your award!
Hope your better soon
Jackie 40

Christine said...

You and Shazinoz drinking the same water? Take care of those ribs and show off your bruises.
Congrats on your award, what a lovely surprise!
Might have a Juan day myself - sounds intriguing.
Bishopsmate #73

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - You have been in the wars! Hope your bruises heal quickly - get some arnica on them - works a treat! Congrats on your award - well deserved too, and I've enjoyed looking at your other projects too. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF this week girl! Thanks for your visit MMx

Bernice said...

Oh that sounds painful. Well done on the award though!
Bernice #48

Ali H said...

Oh not another fall victim - I'm only just on the mend over a week later so I know just how you feel ! Love the tags especially the holly one ! Ali #96

sara j said...

I am so excited that someone else claps!!! I have been known to do that as well, and it's always for something really, really fun. Congrats on your creativity and award! Thanks for visiting the Fun Room this week!