Tuesday, 30 July 2013

WOYWW - Drying in the Rain !

Hi there, just a quick post this week as work has been mega-hectic lately & I am trying to get an early night as I have to be on the train to London by 6am tomorrow - off to an all day food photography shoot for some of our products launching this Autumn.

So all quiet on my desk this week - just a few charms & large beads destined for something altered !
A couple of ATC's and a tube of paint.

The paint is clue to last weekend's crafty activities !

The weather broke & Sunday was rain lashed alternated with sunshine - so it was a day for dashing out into the garden in a sunny spell for some cutting back, harvesting (rhubarb & cucumber !) and the endless weeding !
Oh and planting out a lovely hot coral echinacea & a lemon flowered coreopsis which leapt into my arms in Carmarthen market & begged for a happy home!

On Saturday, Rich & I ventured into a bargain shop as he was looking for coat hangers.
We had never used the shop before & it was an eclectic mix of goods - but I did spot some great bargains that were just calling to me to be altered !

So as the rain came down on Sunday I was gesso-ing & painting some things to be altered further - starting next weekend !
Here they all are - drying in the rain !
A photo frame, a sign, a little clock - all for less than a fiver ! And a money box which I had had for ages.
Hoping to get more creative with these in the coming weeks !

My friend Lynda & I have a Journal Challenge underway - to create a page out of this stamp which we both love !

I have no idea why she reminded me of this song - the Whole of the Moon by the Waterboys.
I love this song & now I can't stop it keep playing over & over in my head !!!

So I took the opportunity to use a new embossing folder & to play with a brayer & use my new Kaleidoscope ink pad - both of which I bought at Newbury earlier in the month!

So here's my challenge page ...

And I have decided to put my small ATC collection on the side of my cabinet rather than shove them unseen in a drawer - so my little collection is here to show you !

And I have had a happy week booking a couple of classes - Lynda & I are going to a Kate Crane Junk Journal class at the Stamp Attic in October - and I have a place (which will be given to me as a birthday present !!) on Finnabair's Spell Book course at the Artist's Trading Post at the end of November - so really looking forward to them - anyone else going ?

Have a great week ! Ali x


  1. Hi Ali
    Spooky or what.. I have distressed my lady in exactly the same colours as you and the song I had in mind for my page is "If youre going to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers in your hair. " Not sure who sang it! And we both are busy putting things on the wall to admire. Great minds and all that. hope your trip goes ok. Lynda x

  2. Happy WOYWW, busy space this week. Can't wait to see what you do with your new finds, especially the clock

  3. Great journal pages and I like the idea of the ATC display... I LUV ATCs. :-) Hope you caught the train OK !!

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE in Greece #58

  4. Great post and fab bargains. x Jo #11

  5. Love the ATC's. Trying to decide what to do with all mine- like you I don't want to put them away. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #22

  6. Fab challenge page.
    Happy Wednesday
    Karin #123

  7. Oh we love that stamp too, so pretty.

  8. Happy WOYWW!

    I love that clock you bought to alter, I bought a cabinet, which cost me £5 and I nearly didn't get it but thought I would regret it if I didn't and I have two wall clocks I want to alter and haven't got on with it!

    Lovely journal page too.

    Cazzy x #92

  9. sounds like you aresuper busy! love the old scale..keep well

  10. It is coming many interesting things and lovely happenings to You. To me it is a trip to see Your workdesk. It tells many stories about You in Artist. Wonderful.
    Best wishes, Uuna

  11. This sounds like a wonderful week, dear Alison! So many wonderful things to do. And also your workdesk is looking great! So many things in work, wow :) I love your journal page with this wonderful stamps and colors.
    Hugs Erika

  12. Looking good, I keep hearing about Katie Crane - must try find out more. Hope you are not in London today too, its hot enough here in the North West I believe its a lot worse in the centre.

    Love your desk, and your ATC's.

    Lynda #59

  13. Sounds like you were in London when we were in the Mumbles and vice versa now - LOL. Love the journal and the ATCs on the cabinet are great, I have mine on my fire surround along with twinchies and jigsaws.Thanks for visiting my post-hols desk BJ#120