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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 15 January 2014

WOYWW #241 - What A Pretty Parcel

Oh look what landed on my desk this week, such a pretty parcel! I wonder what it can be?

Here's what's under the parcel, a host of projects on the go:-

1) my 2014 diary containing my documented life challenge pieces.

2) an art journal round robin book where I really ought to get my entry done soon!

3) the beginnings of my 52 weeks journal where I will do the psalms challenge alongside the journal 52 challenge, both weekly.

4) the penultimate month in my 12 months in view journal of the seasons, plus my January zine entry.

5) a little mini book made using the Tim Holtz Valentine mini book method. I did this with the first craft club round at my house - what fun we had.

6) A get well soon card for one guy who couldn't make the craft club as he is poorly.

7) A badge from Gilwell Park Scout Camp which I need to sew on my son's scout blanket as he was away last weekend for the Winter Camp - gosh it was cold.

So exactly what was in the parcel?

Well a friend, Anne, had reorganised her storage so she had some 12x12 boxes going spare so I bought 4 from her. Thanks Anne, the parcel really made me smile inside and out! Can't believe I have filled all 4 already!

Thanks to Julia for this weekly blog hop.
Join in WOYWW to see loads of craft spaces round the world.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a LOT going on. You manage to be in more challenges than anyone I know. Very nice.

BTW, I thanked you for pushing me to the Project 52. I appreciate it. Now I look forward to seeing what you make each week.

No number yet, of course.

RosA said...

Well, we must have both been pressing send at the same time because I was pretty sure I wasn't going to be No.1 when I refreshed the screen :)
Those 12 x 12 boxes are great. I have one but they are hard to come by here, for some unaccountable reason.
Have a good week,
RosA # 1

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Judys Lace Creations said...

Good on you going in for challenges!
Like what I see on your desk.
Judy #19

Andrea said...

WOW you are busy but hope we get to see some more close ups of your work love the doilies and colouring of your January zine entry have a great week ahead crafty hugs Andrea x #17

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lots of fun photos. You are busy! And I too love those 12x12 boxes. I keep projects to go in them too.
Happy WOYWW and Enjoy a creative week #22

HeARTworks said...

I joined in The documented life project too! Isn't it a lot of fun, and it's making my planner so pretty too! What a lot of projects you have! can't imagine how you do it! You are probably so organized, unlike me! patsy #10

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh my BJ you sure are busy with lots on the go. That delivery box is really lovely I'd be wanting to use it as well as your 12x12s. Cheers RobynO #13

sandra de said...

Great collection of art work on your desk. Those 12x12 storage boxes look wonderful.
Sandra @28

Helen said...

I hope you got (are getting) some sleep after your early link up..LOVING all your challenges you're doing this year, you have lots going on... and those 12x12 boxes are great. Thanks for the visit. Helen 7

Neil said...

Good morning.
I'm trying to squeeze as many visits in as I can before work gets in the way. Thanks for sharing your little corner of creativity today. Busy busy busy, you do have a lot going on and all looking great too.
Hope the rest of your week is a good one.
Neil #33

Eliza said...

Wow that is one desk really packed with some amazing journals and great parcel, it looks fantastic, shame to have to open it. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 32

Jackie said...

What a desk full you have!
I have been looking at Journal 52, a Stampotique team mate told me about the group so I have joined the Facebook group to have a bit of a look! Good luck with doing yours!
Jackie 18

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a busy desk!

Happy woyww.

Zoe #42

Mrs.D said...

Gosh you are busy BJ, you make me feel quite a slacker. Isn't it interesting how crafters get so excited about new storage.
Chris #46

Anne said...

Oh my word BJ but you were early posting!!!! Wonderful work on your desk - puts me to shame. Glad the parcel was so pleasing- must admit I loved the wrapping- I want another one of those bags :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #49

glitterandglue said...

Good morning BJ. Oh my - I trust you went back to bed after managing No.2!!
You are so busy! What a lot of exciting goodies on your desk - have fun. The Psalm challenge??

Have a great week.
Margaret #52

Julie Lee said...

Oh my, what a lot of projects! And they all sound so interesting and they all look so beautiful. What a desk full of colour and joy! A craft club at your house sounds like fun. I've been absent for a few weeks, but it's lovely to be back and what a joy to visit your lovely, busy world. Happy WOYWW. Ooh, yes, congrats on almost being the first to post! Julie Ann xx#54

Ginny Maxam said...

Good Morning BJ!
Your blog was the first on my Hop this morning and what a treat! Great projects, I am curious what is the psalm 52 challenge> could you leave me a note on my blog if you have time to tell me? a bible challenge seems very intriguing! Thanks for sharing and have a great day! Ginny #71

Diana Taylor said...

You've got some lovely projects on your desk - and those 12x12 boxes look like a great idea - I'll have to look out for them, they're the perfect size to store decorative papers.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #51

Tertia said...

Goodness, you have a LOT of things on your desk and it still manages to look so neat!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #83

Krisha said...

OMGOODNESS BJ! I thought my pile of journals and journaling projects was big.......but you win hands down!

Your card is fantastic, perfect for a man.

Krisha #26

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So much to see and do on your desk today. That'll keep you busy and off the streets and having lots of fun. I had to giggle that you've filled the 4 bins already. Yep, if I had them they'd be filled already too. It is just the nature of the craft. Judy #82

lisa said...

You are so busy, BJ but how lovely to get such a pretty parcel. Those boxes are so handy. I reorganised all my 12x12 into my new drawers but have filled the boxes with many other things!! They are a great size.
Hugs Lisax #53

Julia Dunnit said...

No 1!!
My word BJ, you've got a lot on! 52 weeks, year in a week, life in a day..golly there's almost too much to remember let alone fit it all in! Love the way your boxes were wrapped, really your friend knows how to create happy mail - how shocking that you've managed to fill all four already...*ahem*.

Ginny Maxam said...

Thank you BJ for the info I am going to check it out in a little bit ! I will get back to you!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

I tried leaving a comment from my smart phone and I was totally surprised by what my phone "typed out" and what I said! Hence the deleted comment.

Good for you to keep up with all of your projects. I'm going to try following along with "A Documented Life." I had bought an old daytimer at the thrift store in the hopes of altering it - and now I have a prompt!

A power strip is a strip of outlets to plug in various appliances. You aren't the only one that didn't know what they were so I'm wondering what you call them in the UK!

Thank you for your early visit!!

Hugs, Kay (3)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the fact that you've filled four boxes already! Good for you...didn't Anne package them nicely? All your projects are fab, lovely colours. You always have a riot if colour on your post...lovely :-)
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi BJ, I have some of those boxes- they are ace. Doesn't take long to fill any box for us, does it?
You look to be super busy, with all those challenges- where do you find enough hours, lol.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #33

Sharon Madson said...

You are so motivated! I need some of that mojo! Happy WOYWW! #71

Unknown said...

You are always a very busy lady! Thanks for helping me to find the Journal 52 website. I am going to combine those weekly prompts with my The Documented Life prompts. But instead of doing a separate page I am doing an ATC for the Journal 52 prompt and adding it into my journal using little envelopes I found that are just the right size. I always love visiting your site.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! BJ, you have an awful lot of projects going on ... when will you find the time? Love the gorgeously patterned package from Anne ... I bet it cheered up your courier just to carry it to your door :) Thanks for dropping by earlier, while the craftroom was still our of bounds. In answer to your question, the room is still pink, and it will remain pink until I'm away for 5 days in May (babysitting 2 of my grandchildren). The EM plans to make the best of my absence :) Thanks for sharing your projects and have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #67

Neet said...

What a feast of loveliness greeted me when I turned to your blog. Lovely work.
Thanks for visiting me earlier.
Hugs, Neet 24 xx

Spyder said...

Love all your journals and so many in all different styles too, fabulous!! Have a very Crafty week! Happy WOYWW?!

Claire Grantham said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier..You have A LOT going on!! I love those 12x12 boxes..they are great. Cx #25

okienurse said...

busy busy woman. I don't see how you get all done that you do BJ! I loved Gilwell when we went there in th 1990's. I hear it has changed a lot now. Not having a scouter I probably won't make the trip again but...Love all the happy projects you have going on! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #99

Uniflame said...

Thanks for your visit yesterday! I love all the things you have going on! They are all spretty! Uniflame - 65

LuLu said...

your desk has excellent projects this week - I love the 52 week journal. I'm starting a 2014 calendar/art journal this week. You might like my PARIS journal on youtube. keywords: lulu Paris washi fatbook scrapbook.

Would love for you to enter my GIVEAWAY when you have a moment or 2 - ends Jan 20, 2014.


Happy WOYWW,