Tuesday, 31 March 2015

WOYWW 304. . . . . . WIP .....Still

Hi Deskers
I know we say this every week but it really is amazing how quickly the week goes by and it's Wednesday again. 
My desk doesn't really look much different to last week ... low MOJO .... I need sleep.

I have done a little work on my clock ..... mostly stencilling and stamping..... its still a work in progress and likely to be for a while....

Its looking a bit the same all over.... it needs something else.....I will leave it for a while to see what I come up with ..... other stuff to do ..... 
It's my GS first birthday at the weekend ..... I was asked to make him  something. This is the start......

I will post the finished item next week....... any guesses? not much to go on is there ?
Short post this week just the way we all like it....especially Julia  our  crafty desk controller   she has  the list of where all the best desks are ..... there are a lot to get round..
Please leave a comment so I can visit you back. They really mean a lot.
Thinking about  Shoshi   this week who finally had her operation on Friday  and is doing well, do visit her for the latest news.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

WOYWW 303 Time!....... thats what

Hi deskers 
 Is it really Wednesday again .... so soon. back for another happy blog hop around the world.... you never know where it might lead c/o the inspiring Julia at the  stamping-ground .
Here's my desk this week ... late on Tuesday evening .... but  will be the same on Wednesday as I will be at work all day.

I'm back on track with the UFOs this week .... this is the cog clock I brought at Make it .... 2 years ago. I am  finally getting around to decorating it .... it has been MDF on the wall since Handyman put it together when I brought it. 
 You can see gesso, paints, stencils and a paint pallet.... I never seem to remember to clean these ... they just get more layers of dried on paint.
Not really sure where I am going with it ... grungy, floral, pretty or weird? .... maybe a mix of all 4 ... now that would be weird.
Talking of weird here is the finished DLP page from last week complete with creepy/cute (delete as applicable) Blythe Doll faces.

Lots of layers, gesso, inks, stamps, papers, doodling and a border which was the theme.
I was quite pleased how it turned out in the end.
That's all folks I'm off to bed ... long day tomorrow.... see you on your desk later..... please leave a comment and your Mr Linky number if you have one..... Ta

Friday, 20 March 2015

Friday smiles 111

Hi peeps I thought I would join in with Annie's smiles today as I had a lovely time last Sunday with most of my family

We all had coffee and cake at our local Neros. GD Erin had a great bag piece of cheese cake ( she will eat anything with the word cheese in ). 
My lovely mum is front right and my equally lovely MIL is back left.  I am very lucky to still have both of them and 3 lovely daughters too ( only 1 couldn't make it ... She was enjoying her first mothers say at home ... We did miss you Emma. 
Pop over to Annie's for more smiles .... Go on you know you want to

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

WOYWW 302 not much

Hi Deskers
Is it Wednesday again . . . . so soon? yes I guess it is..... so time to show and tell.... here's my desk. Julia at the  stamping  says keep it short .... there are a lot of desks to get around, but as  there isn't much to see, it won't be difficult . . .  even for me.

Front left is a big pile of magazine ..... waiting for me to sort through.... not sure when that will get done  (note to self.... stop buying magazines)
Front middle is a painted paper bag with ..... 'bits' in..... you know the type of paper pieces. I will use for 'something' probably in my DLP journal.
Front right ... the glass worktop saver I use with my heat gun.... I must have used it recently but cannot remember why.... oh well.
Just above that is a half painted box... one of my UFOs ... passed over to GD Erin to finish.... so now its her UFO .... sneaky eh? another one done LOL.
At the back are a few stamping supplies left out from a card I made but didn't photograph.
I did finish a page in my journal this week.

 I think the prompt was something to do with the elements.

This is the start of this weeks page .... I started it at 2.30 am this morning  ... I forget the prompt.

I'm not sure where I am going with it..... the face is a bit scary isn't it?
Anyway ....That's all folks.... please leave a comment so I know you popped in.... and I can visit you back.
janet aka fairythoughts

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

WOYWW 301 lots of balls

Hi Deskers....
How you doing? ... back for another peek at my desk ... and why not, I like to share.
Julia likes us to keep it short (so do I normally ) but I think this will be a longer than usual post....... sorry.
Julia at the  stamping-ground  has all the names you need for an entertaining peek  at the worlds crafty desks do visit ..... and share its great fun.
I have a different desk to share with you this week (ok so this is from Sunday, but I did finish the project today).
Ta Dah ... my kitchen table

Some polystyrene balls, ephemera and a dish of something that looks like melted chocolate.... but definitely isn't...its the Powertex I shared last week. I thought I should use the bottle I brought at the show ... while I can still remember how to use it.

I had a lot of fun making these strange ornaments to put in the garden..... mind you it was VERY messy and I'm glad I had gloves on.
3 sizes of poly balls, a vase and a brooch.

This was originally a boring cream and brown coloured vase. I think I'm going to adjust the face and make it a bit less green.

The brooch...the light is terrible here its a much nicer colour IRL 
As this is WOYWW I should show you my real desk as of Tuesday evening.

 I brought some Dylusions sprays at the show last week ... only 3 colours.. Oh my are these fabulous? ... you bet they are ... they blend so well together.... cant wait to get more colours...... ASAP. 
This is my DLP journal along with stencils, paints, DI pads, sprays and some clear Gesso (amazing stuff). and other stuff.......blah blah blah.

Finally  a  humble attempt at a Mothers day card.... ( I make 2 the same ). I must admit I'm not spending as long making cards as I used to..... well there are only so many hours in the day..... and I need them all.
Have a fun week  and if you leave a comment I will see you on your desk very soon.....
 A question about comments..... if you take the time to visit why do you not leave a comment..... don't know what to say? ... just leave a face ... smiley or not I wont mind .....its just nice to know you've popped in.
janet aka fairythoughts

Friday, 6 March 2015

Friday smiles 109 simple pleasures

Hi peeps life can be full of simple pleasures. ..... Like the sure signs spring is on the way ....
A long line full of washing ... Well it made me smile .... As I said it's the simple things. 
I'm linking up with Annie  share and visit more happy blogs ... Have a look ... Go on ....You know you want to 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

WOYWW 300 Really ......Sunshine and new stuff

hi peeps
OMG is this really the 300th week we have been showing off the contents of our desks...... all thanks to the lovely Julia at the   join in do .... its very addictive.
On my desk this week is ..... some afternoon sun...... and new stuff

Don't be fooled..... 10 minutes earlier hail stones were bouncing off the window.
Lots of Stuff but not much being done..... back to work this week.
So what can we see?

New stash from the 'Make it show' at Farnborough.... some stencils/ masks... pads..... key embellishments..... stamps and a secret in the white bag.... I will show at a later date. At the back is something called Powertex .... see below for more details of this fab product.
On the far right is my night time sketch pad (lots of waking up at night at the moment ... so I am doodling in the dark to cool myself down ( I'm a lady of a certain age  you know). This has proved quite interesting!

This is on my messy desk ..... the latest page for my DLP...... yes I know the eyes are too close together..... but I don't pretend I know how to draw properly.. I just need to add some letters ..... Take a peek ... at the world outside! A  reflection on my inclination to hibernate this winter I think.
Anyway back to powertex.... I did a work shop at the show with this new...ish product.... Oh my..... it was interesting ..... I made this.

The base is a Budweiser beer bottle. We  covered  different fabrics with the liquid Powertex which was the consistency of melted chocolate (but strangely cold).
It took a while to work it into the fabric.... lots of squeezing and squishing..... but it was easy to position it around the bottle and add the face.
We dried the bottle for a few minutes  for it to go hard and then  dry brushed on metallic paints for a shimmery effect on parts of the fabric and the face.

It sticks to almost anything .... except plastic so I intend to make some decorated polystyrene balls to put in the garden..... watch this space, I may have said this before, but hey ho!
Anyway that's mine.... can I come round to see yours.... please..... just leave me your number and I'll be around after work.
Oh I nearly forgot to include last weeks finished item .... The skull I had been painting ... Ta ... Dah

Finally a huge THANK YOU to Julia for organising this blog hop every week .... HIP, HIP HOORAY. .....HIP HIP HOORAY..... HIP HIP HOORAY.