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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 12 February 2014

WOYWW #245 - Big Tease

I have a significant birthday this coming Saturday, as can be seen by the beautiful card I received from Anne a week early and opened by mistake!

I thought I needed to mark this occasion with something a bit special and I took delivery of this package yesterday. Obviously I can't open it until Saturday, but thought I might get you all guessing. Such a tease. I have placed it on my desk the right way up, not upside-down like the delivery man had it! I'll reveal all next week, and maybe I'll post clues in the week too!

I have done a lot in my 12 Months in View journal this week. I used the giveaway papers for my flower of the month page and I made up the pocket and tag, the front of the tag became my Timmy Tag for February.

I also raised an issue with Ranger about some of my Distress Stains changing colour or becoming smelly and I await replacements.

I have been watching the Winter Olympics and have been totally taken in by the artwork they have been using. I did a page in my journal, diary (DLP) and my February zine using the designs.

I then made up all the 4 zines into a little book.

Do come and join the fun in what we lovingly call WOYWW at Julia's pad.

Happy guessing!

And the clues start

1) Going by the comments so far I can say it is NOT a visual craft as such although it will be something nice to look at in itself.


Karen said...

ITS ARRIVED!!!!! How can you bear not to open it????? Have the most fantastic birthday sweetheart xxx

Claire said...

Ah, another significant-birthday person... mine's in April so I'm having 13 weekly giveaways to celebrate - we're no. 3 at the mo...
Wonder what's in that enormous parcel??? Happy Big Birthday on Saturday!!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 26

Mrs.D said...

Oh I am itching to see it opened and you doing with it what it is designed for. Not giving away any secrets here.
Love your crocus page, beautiful
Chris #48

Jackie said...

That's a big parcel ..... I wonder what can it be??????
Is it a crafty gift?
Jackie 22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Julia and I were praising the Olympics artwork too! I love your journal pages, you've really caught the colours.
A big birthday, huh? Hope you have a wonderful day...it gets better from here. I've definitely got my devilment back after a subdued couple of years!!
And I think your parcel contains a xylophone!!!!
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

Anne said...

Hi BJ it's fun reading what people think may be in your parcel :-) :-) The pages etc you have done are just gorgeous. Anne x 78

sara j said...

Hi BJ-
Aren't those graphics gorgeous at the Olympics? The first time I saw them I was bowled over. But my mouth was literally hanging open (not a good visual!) when I saw your pages....they are FABULOUS. How did you do that. I want to copy it. BADLY. They are so vibrant and full of life - now that I stop to think of it so different than my usual impression of Russia, but then I suppose that's the point. And what a grand idea to make them into a little journal.
I have no idea what the package is - I'm terrible at riddles so will just look forward to the big reveal next week.
Enjoy. Hugs.
Sara j #30

glitterandglue said...

Hi BJ - a big birthday - but, oh, SOOOOO young!! That crocus page is beautiful - well done. Think I know what is an the parcel from its shape - but am I allowed to guess out loud???? Can't have everyone else thinking I'm clever.. just happen to share an interest, if I've guessed right.
Have a great day.
Margaret #74

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I can see why you like the colors and the patterns the Olympics are using. Bold and bright! Well, now I haven't a clue what is in the box but how exciting for you! Judy #82

Carole said...

Beautiful pages...bright happy and colorful. I think you package looks like a xylophone. Have a happy significant birthday.Carole #68

shazsilverwolf said...

Beautiful card, and Happy 50th for saturday. I hope you have a fabulous day!I just say these days I'm 18 with 40 years experience, lol.Glorious colours in all of your artwork, its such a pleasure after all this dreary weather.I'm guessing its musical of some sort in the parcel- must be the thing, Beloved Hubby has just bought himself two guitars!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz # 43 xx

Helen said...

Happy significant birthday...lol! Not sure what that could be - are you taking up harp playing? (I know it's not really the right shape!) LOVE your journal pages. Helen 12 (and yes,I'd like a bigger house - are you going to buy me one?!)

Caro said...

You are a true tease! The artwork you have on display is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#56)

kay said...

Think I need another clue Bj,am very intrigued and you have been busy.loving the explosion of colour :-) have emailed you re birthday and there is a pic on my blog now of what was in my parcel on Monday x

Lea.H said...

happy birthday what a lovely card. no idea how you havent opened the package yet, my hubby has to hide mine :( usually in his car! :) Lx 91

Lea.H said...

happy birthday what a lovely card. no idea how you havent opened the package yet, my hubby has to hide mine :( usually in his car! :) Lx 91

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday a few days early. I'll be back to wish you one properly on your big day.

I think you're teasing us, and it's really a metronome. JOKE!! I actually have NO idea what it is.

I confess I haven't been watching the Olympics. But I love those colors and I may just have to watch now that the colors are so visual.

Thanks for visiting me while I slept, ate, and cuddled with Bleubeard. I can't believe you visited me before I visited you this week. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Ali H said...

Great Olympics page ! Welcome to the over 50 club - says I 50 & 5 months - so great we can go on Saga holidays now !! Well if it is your birthday there must be a party - so I think it's a harp ! I hope if you take it to the party someone WILL ask you to play ! Have a brill birthday ! Ali #36

Nikki said...

That's one big box OPEN IT !!!! have a WONDERFUL BD and enjoy all the goodies hgus Nikki 4

Sharon Madson said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I cannot imagine, so can't guess what is in the package. I can't wait to see it next week! :) Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Unknown said...

Hope you have a fabulous birthday on Saturday....Can't wait to see what's in that huge parcel.....Happy crafting
DeDe #98

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,
You are such a tease. I'm thinking it must be a small harp?!?

Your Sochi journal pages are great. Unfortunately I haven't been able to watch much of the Olympics; saw a bit of the Opening Ceremony (lucky enough to watch the United States march in).

Thank you for visiting me already!!

Kay (86)