Wednesday, 26 May 2010

WOYWW... Not Contagious...

... At least I hope I am not... for you see, a severe bout of ickyness has befallen me *sad face* Apologies for not being here for a couple of days - I have been as sick as a pig, now either it is a reaction to the injection or I have eaten something dodgy *and with my cooking, the latter is more than likely to be the culprit LOL* Needless to say, I am absolutely shattered and the pain in my back is totally horrendous, I think that that act of "talking to God on the big white phone" has made things a lot worse though. *Sympathy needed please.. I know, all I ever seem to ask for at the moment is sympathy... I am such a wretched creature ROFL*# Anyways...today is Wednesday which means WOYWW.. led by Julia, the Leader of us nosey parkers... come on, join in, tis fun to see what everyone else is up to :O)





I am ashamed of this pic today... don't look at the mess below my gorgeous shelves - they are fab and I have three more that Grim is going to put up for me - I need more space for the rest of my wooden stamps and for bits and bobs, hence the detritis on the desk! It is a culmination of all those little bits and bobs that haven't got a home in the not so new room at the moment!




Anyways, thankfully, I managed to join in with the brand new Gingersnaps challenge before the sickness arrived - the new theme is a Color one and the colours are... Black, Burgundy and Ivory. I love this combination and I could have made something really classy... but... being a lazy old moo, I just picked up whatever was laying about close by and made the above card instead... I am really loving using the spikey flower from Tim's Alterations to make a Crysanthemum-like flower. For the background stamping, I tried a different way of the "watercolour" technique, instead of spraying water onto the inked stamp, I sprayed water onto the craft sheet and dipped the stamp into it, more controlled amounts of water onto the inky bits and I loooove the effect :O))




The base of the card is coloured with Aged Mahogony Distress Ink and then I added in some stamping using Tim stamps and an Idea-ology Book Plate for the greeting. Those little Idea-ology pins are so addictive, I neeeeed some more already :O)) Now, if you fancy a little challengey thing today, hop over to the Gingers, they have some amazing art on there from the rest of the DT. I am off to hop around to see as many peeps as I can before I have to retire to my sick bed again, I am hoping I can get about to see as many of you as I can this week but I apologise already if I don't make it... have a goodly day peeps... TTFN

Hels x

59 comments:

Nicks said...

awww chook, i hope you feel better soon.. now that is what I call a proper desk so dont be ashamed lol

Sandy said...

Oh wow this rock.
Stunning card Hels. Love the red.

Helen said...

Just love this piece, tis truly fab.
Sorry to hear you're not well, hope it passes soon - but not thsi way, lol!

patcrafts said...

Oh I hope you are feeling better soon. Well at least we can see your desk isn't organised for the camera. Love the way you have displayed your stamps.
Left you a comment on previous post re this weeks challenge mine is on my blog.
Pat xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have had the worst luck (or health) since your move. Do you think you are allergic to moving (grin)? Seriously, get better soon.

Love the tip about putting the water on your craft sheet instead of the stamp. Very clever and a totally adorable card (and example), too.

Jennie said...

mmm it is a bit more messy than mine ..lol
Hope you feeling less icky today
Hugs xx

Kirsty.a said...

Beautiful card. Hope you feel better soon

Kirsty.a said...

Beautiful card. Hope you feel better soon

flutterbycrafter said...

Really sorry that you're feeling so bad, get better soon. Love the card.

bosenberries said...

Love your card.... it's fantastic! Robin

Linda Elbourne said...

I hate feeling sick ... I hope you get better soon X Desk not toooooooooo bad :0)

Anikraft said...

LOvely card and great idea for using the alterations die, I think that partcular flower is the bit of the die I've used the least so far so thanks for the inspiration! Get better soon! x

Mummylade said...

hope you feel better soon! The card is absolutely stunning btw

Gez said...

Gorgeous card Hels. Great colours. Hope you're soon feeling better. (hugs)

Kate said...

Enviable collections of stamps. I like the boxes with them all standing in. I think from nosing at other peoples work spaces you need to be able to see the stuff you've got to draw inspiration from it.

Hope you are feeling much better soon.

** Kate **

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It is really classy hun, absolutely gorgeous :) We can't expect the desk to be too tidy when you're still getting sorted. Sorry about your back and you feeling sickypoo :( Hope WOYWW helps :)
Anne xx

Cheryl said...

Aww Hels sending you big hugs and heres hoping a speedy recovery. As for As for the card it is amzing and the colours are gorgeous big hugs Chiz x

whyducks said...

Poor poor girl, a lot of nasty bugs around, although with what you have been through it could be partly shock. Go speak to the doctor asap. Love your card, it is not a colour I have, but now having seen it I may well add it to my collection. Get well soon. x

Kaz said...

Love that card and you can be forgiven for the messy desk that I wish was mine!!
Hope you feel better soon xx

lesleyanne said...

absolutly stunning Hels
hope you are feeling a lot better soon
lesley xx

Kim said...

The card is beautiful, Hels. Hope you're feeling better soon!!

joey said...

Hiya Hels

hope you are feeling much better real soon :O) your card is gorgeous as for your desk yay! it is looking much better than mine this week lol

Joey.x

angelwhispers said...

Your desk looks fab to me!!! Love the shelfs they look so interesting the stamps are beautiful!!! Love Chanelle xx

Fiona said...

Sorry to hear you are still unwell. I love your card Hels :) Hope you feel better soon.

JoFY said...

Nice work, sorry to hear you're feeling unwell - hope you feel better soon.
Jo

Kay said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well hun. The desk is obviously Grim's fault coz he hasn't put the rest of the shelves up yet x

Darcy said...

Love that card, the colour is so rich, the depth of the flower is fabby.

Feel good soonly.x

Yvonne said...

Fantastic work space, what mess.. looks perfect to me :o)
And yep, so comfy my new chair!

Tracey said...

Sorry to read you arent well and I hope you feel better soon. Love your used craft space...not messy, just used. The card you have made is wonderful.
I am so glad I joined this WOYWW today as its such an insight into everyones world.
Tracey

Dawn said...

HI hels i think I may well have to get my stamps in some cleat tubs and put them on shelves as Theey are all in a massive plastic tub in a cupbard and I can't really get to them with out going through SO MANY (although I shouldn't complain I love all my stamps) and I can always do with more!

Sympathy..... go on then, I do hope you are feeling better por you poor you. (is that enough?) Me thinks it is lol although joking apart I can perfetly imagine that's it's no laughing matter so good for you to join in

Love Dawn xx

Spyder said...

Lovely lovely page, fabulous!! hope you're feeling better Have a crafty day
((Lyn))

Joanne said...

If you ever give up crafting, can I have the contents of your shelves and the tiered blending tool stand please??
More seriously, I am really sorry you are suffering after last week's 'procedure'. Surely they can help you to be more comfortable? I hope it goes right now. Luv Joanne xx

Lori said...

Poor baby, if it makes you feel any better, tis a wonderful card, I love the watercolor stamping. Nice touch. Now, don't go cooking or anything this week, let Grim take care of that....lol. Hope you feel better!

Enfys said...

What a super card, great post, I really enjoyed reading it..
big hugs

en x

Alix said...

oooh hope you feel better soon hels...and i love your card...but it is spookily like something i've just made for a magazine you might know!! ;0)

Foil Play said...

Hope you are feeling much better soon, Hels.

Those clear tubs look very handy - your project is gorgeous :-)

Tracey said...

Yep, your right, your desk is a mess, so I think I will just pay you a visit TIDY up your shelves into my shopping trolley, to make room for the rest of you stash on those shelves, that sounds like a cracking idea to me! LOL
Hope you feel better soon hun, and that your big jab works for you, scrummy card too.
xx

Ann said...

Gorgeous card and I love the colours. You have an amazing collection of stamps there.
I hope you get well soon and are raring to go for the WOYWW One Year Anniversary next week!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful work of of art this week and your desk isn't all that bad. I do have to say I *love* seeing the Stampotique Stamps on the shelves ;-)

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Woohoo, more and more lovely stash appearing as you get unpacked, it's all fab! Sorry to hear you've been poorly - get well soon.

Nicki, xx

Julia Dunnit said...

So sorry you aren't well, but really happy to see your desk has had some use! Your card made me go OOOOOOH, which is a good thing. OOOOH it's gorge - love those colours.

Twiglet said...

Love the card - hope you are feeling better - Wipso & Twiglet

minnie_mac said...

Hope you feel better soon. Have had a good ogle at your shelves and stamps, and your gorgeous artwork.

Marilyn
x

kes said...

lots and lots of sympathy heading your way..loving the shelves nice of grim to do it for you hee hee xxx

TinaB said...

Love the art Hels xx Thought your desk was tidy for to long lol! xx

Pam said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs Pam x

Cheryl said...

oh wow how i love all your stamps,hun oh love the craft space,and as for your card just stunning,realy love the flower hope you feel better soon love cheryl xxxxxxx

Paper and Ribbons said...

Gorgeous shelves indeed! lovely card, I will have to try the water spritz on the sheet technique!

Ali Manning said...

Love your challenge piece, Hels - feel better soon!

Nikki said...

That is one Beautiful card love the flower you've created :)

Glen said...

Love the colour combo on your card Hels. Your room is beginning to look more like 'home'. *Ü* I hope you will feel better very soon. TFS. ~Glen~

Lynne said...

Sorry I did get over yesterday. The red card is fabulous. Hope you are feeling better soon. Lynne xx

Bettythebaglady said...

That card is gorgeous-for a sick woman you sure have some lovely work on show.Wow.Could get into the Tim thing more but only so much money/time/etc etc.Special healing hugs BettyXXX

mckinkle said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon.

Super card, I love the spikey flower too, must look at those TH dies a little closer!

Keryn ;0

DonnaMundinger said...

You POOR THING!!!! Get well SOON!!!! what a PITA after all you've been through. Gorgeous piece, Hels, and thanks for reminin me I've got some of those pins! xxD

Angie said...

I was so sorry to hear that you have had to scream 'europe' to the loo ( as Dudley Moore would say ....please dont say whose that?) As for the back pain I hope you get some relief. It has been said that many of us ladies suffer 'Scrappers Back' and I think if there is already a problem it makes it even worse. Love what you are creating ...Take Care xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

That is a very pretty card and that book plate certainly adds something to it. Love the colors and distressing. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah sending you big huggys from Scotland. Hope you are on the mend now cause I seem to have lost Wed and Thurs!!!
Love the space and that creation is amazing. Thanks for sharing, Love Hazelxox

Paula Gale said...

Hi Hels - sorry its taken me so long to get here - i've been doing this a bit more sporadically... the shelves look well stocked and at least they are straight so its a good job you left it to grim!!

Hope the sicky feeling has gone away - didn't realise youwere feeling poorly and at least you didn't mention it in our emails to each other so you're not too bad at feeling sorry for yourself...

your offering for the gingersnaps challenge is fab - I love the colours...

hopefully by the time you read this - and because i'm a couple of days late = youre feeling much better by now.

Big hugs

Paula x x x

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