Wednesday, 27 October 2010

WOYWW BEFORE THE CLOCKS GO BACK

Can you believe the clocks are about to alter for another winter?? I hate it when it happens but get used to it as the weeks go by and snuggle up at night in my dressing gown watching tv. But how nice would it be to never see the winter??? Well I for one would not mind 12 months of summer for at least one year. That's just what my neighbours have EVERY year!! They set off at 5am this morning for Goa and will not be back until next April!!! How exciting is that?? Safe trip you two, see you in blogland, email land and Skype for the next 6 months.
We, on the other hand, can jet over to Julia's to spy on the craft desks of the world from the comfort of our own little pads. I have been up to a few bits and bobs these last few days, making pages for She's chunky book swap.
I used Tim's papers to stamp flowers on to and made up 3 roses. My, do I find it hard to get the 2 petals bit folded correctly. These flowers are made with a medium size stamp, but I also stamped out some tiny flowers and will have a go at those today. Doubt they will have middles made with the 2 and 1 petal bits!!
I also found some 'fluffy stuff' in my cupboard which I haven't used yet, so I 'splodged' a bit on a punched snowflake to see what happened. Nothing! so I heated it a bit and it did 'puff' slightly.


I must practise more with this 'cos it's time for those Xmas cards!!!!









I should have been wallpapering yesterday, but the weather made the light really poor and I don't do artificial light. Just can't see properly in it. Ok, I'm using a desk lamp now - being 7am - but it's got a daylight bulb in it, so 'peg leg' and I went out instead. I was after the new Magnolia magazine, which I finally managed to get after a 40mile round trip.


The cards in this issue are a dream. I wish I could make them all and frame them.
I also ended up with 2 new Martha Stewart punches, one courtesy of my DH.


I was browsing a few blogs yesterday and came across a card which had the gorgeous border on it. Little did I think that I would have that punch by the end of the day. Better still, right next to it in the shop was the corner punch. Well, what good is one without the other eh???

My poor 'peg leg' has man flu now. He is in a right old mess because coughing is really bad for him what with his double hernia and all. I reckon a trip to the chemist for some cough medicine is on the cards today. Enjoy your woyww hopping everyone. I will try (probably in vain again) to get round everyone 'cos I love a good 'ol nosey.

34 comments:

Mandi said...

Don;t envy your neighbours the flight! But nice to be warmer, cant even say I envy the sun LOL Hoe happy do I sound heheehe
Super flowers, they look amazing!

Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

Candace said...

love those flowers you have made, very professional

Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing

Candace
#8

Sandy said...

Wow what for lovely roses.
Amazing working place.

Sunshine Girl said...

Great flowers - when I make mine I fold the top of the two petals back and then twist it around a pokey tool - works for me! you could always try spraying it lightly with water first too to make it more pliable. Hope OH is feeling better soon - and enjoy the magazine - had mine delivered on Saturday and have already read it 3 times! Thanks for sharing (no. 26)

Helen said...

Love your flowers! The paper you've chosen for them is fab. I don't mind winter (as long as we don't get tons of snow like last year) as I don't "do" heat and would hate all year round summers...

Gez said...

Morning Joanne *waves*
Your blog is looking lovely as well as your flowers. :) Oooh Thanks for the nod about the new mag.. will definately look out for it. Enjoy your new punches.xx
Hope PL is soon on the mend.. goodness he's had more than his fair share. Sending you both lots of cyber hugs. Gez ♥

Chrissie said...

Without the winter I couldn't truly appreciate the summer... if we get one.
Those flowers are just yummy... well done you!
Chrissie

Artyjen said...

I could easily do summer all year...perhaps just a touch of autumn/spring but defo NO winter! LOL
Great looking roses
xoxo Sioux

Cardmaking Galore said...

I love all seasons but summer is definitely better

airing cupboard crafts said...

I love those flowers they are amazing. Thanks for sharing

Laura (63)

Jules said...

Love your flowers. I love stash shopping like that - see it, want it, have it within the space of a few hours, rare but lovely! #65

akilli melek said...

those flowers are fab, put me in the mood for playing with my punches now. I have to say i really miss autumn and winter. I would trade for the 'too hot' summers we get here. caroline #14

S said...

Pretty pretty flowers. That's the second time I've seen that magazine - looks interesting. S #84

Scrapmumur said...

Your flowers are fantastic.
Thank you for your so nice comments in my blog.
Hugs, Murielle

butlersabroad said...

I just worked out how much you paid for those punches in US $$ and nearly fell off the chair in shock! Last week Michael's (a large craft store in the US) put some MS seasonal punches on clearance, I got a set called French Scroll for the US equivalent of 10 pounds!!

Sorry about PL, it never rains but pours doesn't it? Love the flowers too, I've never tried making them.

Hugs
Brenda 89

Linda Elbourne said...

Those flowers are A-mazing!
#72

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely area to work in and some nice new goodies. I don't buy many craft magazines and always wonder about the Magnolia one but as I can't buy it locally I'd appreciate knowing what it's like. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 24)

Linby said...

fab flowers. enjoy your new goodies.
Linbyx
109

kelly said...

I hate this time of year too, the cold dark winter night and go awful snow on the way soon:( the flowers look great x

Phree said...

Gorgous paper flowers, the MS punches look great.

Neet said...

Great flowers, fab magazine (I want one), love MS punches and wish I was off to Goa for - how long? That's a WOW in itself! Lucky neighbours. #46

Rachel said...

Your flowers are awesome. They'd make great broaches. And if you're making small ones, they could be earrings. Just a thought.

cheers,
rachel #43

Gez said...

Morning Joanne.. I have add a click 'here' button to my post!.. sorry for the confusion. Have a great day. Gez.xx

jodpea said...

If you asked me I'd say I prefer winter to summer (can't bear all the bugs summer brings) but this year the darkness is really getting to me already! I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't get the centres to work out. I saw a tutorial with a brad in the middle that I intend to try at some point.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous flowers - and I have trouble with the centre petals when I make them too. Elizabeth #51

Doone said...

lovely desk loads of beautiful craftwork to admire, your flowers look fabulous,

Dx 52

Juls said...

lovely to look at your crafty space and all your lovley crafting goodies!!! TFS Hugs Juls #138

lisa said...

I'm with you over 12 months of Summer, how fantastic would that be. I hate the clocks going back too and the dark nights. Still by the 21st Dec the nights start drawing out again. Hurray!!!
Love your paper roses.
Hugs Lisa (90)

JoZart said...

Really interesting post with lots of lovely things going on there. Nice treat to get those great MS punches!
JoZarty x

karen said...

Oooh, those flowers are lovely! I have to learn how to make those!
Thanks for the peek at your workdesk and what you are working on!

Bluefairy4U said...

Fabulous flowers Joanne, hope Oh feels better soon. I have that magazine beside my bed, I'm afraid I'm not into magnolias much but love the cards and the layouts and ideas. Lucky you getting two new punches. Have fun JO.xxx*88

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the flowers, they are fab!

Get well wishes for hubby too!

A.xx(80)

Ciara said...

wow, those flowers look like the Prima ones I'm giving away!

Love your new punches, I just got a MS one with presents on, very cute.

Ciara
xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving your roses hun... and I just got me some Fluffy Stuff too..I had some of that Aplique stuff but it was so old it went yellowy... and I use it for snow.. and we don't want yellow snow now ROFL x