Wednesday, 9 February 2011

EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER.....WOYWW

Lining.......Since my awful spell of the 'blues', my life has been busy, busy, busy.
Having been on the verge of wondering what this craft lark is all about, I've won an ATC giveaway from the incredibly talented Laura Carson, received some gorgeous, gorgeous pieces from my crafting friends and been asked to help in  preparing some pieces for the Stitches trade show at the NEC the weekend after next. How incredible a journey is that??
Have to admit, therefore, that my workspace piccies were taken in the sunshine yesterday.
I've been using alsorts of different things to colour these projects, including alcohol inks, which actually turned out one of the best mediums to use.

Coupled with Copics, Sakura pens and distress inks I've managed to create some lovely coloured backgrounds and images. Once the show is over, I will be able to  'let the cat out of the bag' -not that I could ever have a cat in a bag, much rather have it on my knee, purring away and keeping me warm!!!
That's another little buz, my new blog, which is supposed to be launching next Monday, http://craftingpets.blogspot.com/ . A place where crafters can upload photos of their Crafting Buddies every couple of weeks. Now, I was hoping to use Mr Linky but I don't yet know how to use it, plus, I got an email asking for money! I think that was a hacker though. Anyway, watch this space on Monday, or rather, the other one.
I am not sure how many desks I will get round to over the next 2 weeks, so please don't be mad at me if I don't call. Our wonderful leader Julia says, it's the taking part that matters not the getting round everyone - or words to that affect.
I will be travelling down to Newport Pagnell 2 weeks today - yeeeek! - for my once in a lifetime crafting experience with the king of craft himself, Sir Tim and the utter talented duo, Lin and Leandra. I don't think it's hit me yet, but as soon as I have to pack (what on earth is that - packing a bag) I will be a quivering wreck.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll leave you with a look at a tag made for me by a super friend, willing me out of the blues..........

24 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You could NEVER have the blues with all that's going on in your world right now. How fantastic for you.

BTW, Bleubeard would rather play in a paper bag than with his toys!

Helen said...

Glad things are on the up - and that's a great tag you were sent to cheer you up.

Rebekah said...

Stunning tag and what a fabulous array of colouring mediums! You sound very positive and very happy! Hugs Rebekah xx

Sue said...

Hi ya
sounds like you are going to be busy, gorgeous tag, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(11)

Shaz in Oz. said...

Arr! No wonder you are a quivering wreck with such dizzying heights in store for you! we wait with baited breath to hear what you have learn from such clever folk and thanks for sharing that tag very gorgeous!
Shaz in Oz.x

Karen said...

I am glad you are feeling brighter! You have lots of interesting things to look forward too and it sounds as though you will be kept really busy - fun things though :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #58

Poppit said...

That looks like the beautiful work of She to me! Enough to cheer anyone up! Sorry to hear you've had a bout of the blues but yay for having a GREAT week! Your crafting pets blog sounds adorable!!!! Good luck with the launch! Poppit #75

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Sounds like you have a lot going on in your world right now. Go Girl! I love how the sun shines in on your desk!

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning tag hun! Hope you're feeling sunnier soon, crafting certainly helps keep the blues at bay, Jo x

Spyder said...

Have to have a 'go' wit inks, haven't tried thatyet, and yes linkz or one of them is now asking for payment! but there's still few out there that don't. Great idea about loading up our furry friends! Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn))

Sandra said...

What a good friend you have, to make you such a lovely tag

S said...

Thanks for the peek at your desk. You're lucky to have such a crafty friend - wonderful tag.

Mrs A. said...

I had heard that the links were not free anymore. Love the tag that you had from your friend. Bet it put a smile on your face.
Hugs Mrs a. #83

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, you sound much more positive Joanne, and the NEC work is great - good for you. As for the Linky thing - it is free, go to Blenza.com and register, then you can use - any probs, jolt me awake and I'll try to help!

butlersabroad said...

So good to have friends to help you along when you need them. Life is just full of surprises isn't it? Will look forward to seeing your samples in due course. Used the live in Newport Pagnell... funny to think or Sir Tim visiting!

Hugs
Brenda 89

Katie_Bolinger said...

glad you've gone from blue to rosy. This has been a bad season for a lot of people. Looking forward to when the cat emerges from the bag.

SDCrafts said...

The one thing you don't seem to do Joanne is 'stand still'. Your crafting has really grown and that is such a marvellous achievement.

Thanks for popping by earlier!

okienurse said...

Very nice pics of your work place and stash. I love all the colors and mediums. Enjoy your trip!
Vickie

Carola Bartz said...

What a cute tag! Enjoy your trip and the crafting experience with Tim - sounds great!

Nicky said...

Glad the blues have gone and no wonder with that lovely tag you recieved and all thats going on have fun ~ Nicky no.9

She said...

Hi Joanne. It was so lovely to catch up with you and 'Peg Leg' on Sunday..........I am so pleased you like your Tag and Poppit how lovely of you to say that :-) Lovely comments Joanne :-) Hopefully catch up with you soon......Have a great weekend! Love S xx

lisa said...

I'm so glad things are on the up. You are certainly being very creative. Love that box of inks, I must get more than my little collection of 3!!!!
Gorgeous tag.
Hugs Lisa (127)

Starla said...

Sounds like you are in a creative heaven right now! I love the final tag...what a lovely gift! Star 102

Marjo said...

OMGosh time just got away from me this week. Now I can't remember where I've been. The columns look funny..lol Sorry to be so late visiting. Maybe I will just still till the next WOYWW...lo

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs,Lucky #2 Marjo