14 November 2012

WOYWW 180


Hello everyone and welcome back to my world! (or at least the crafty bit of it:) It's time to bounce around the crafting spaces of the planet with our 'hostess with the mostest' Julia Dunnit and the rest of the gang over at the Stamping Ground. If you fancy joining in just jump over to her blog for all the deets.

My photo is a bit blurry today (dodgy operator:) but that represents life this week - a bit of a blur, rushing around trying to accomplish a million things at once. Craftwise I'm working on stuff which takes time. For the moment the Christmas stuff has been put to one side. See that pile of leaves on the left? Gotta cut those out by hand, and there's a load of oak leaves to do too when I work out the ingredients required. There are lots because they are needed for a number of ongoing projects, including the money/bird box in the middle. That was one of my few purchases from the MDFman at the NEC - oh yes, FEW! I had the best time meeting up with Butterfly to scour the stands for 'the essentials that were on the list'; it was great to get another opinion about whether some things were worth it. Mind you, I now have a shopping list for Viva Decor/Paperartsy/MDFman which even Santa would groan at!!! Back to the desk, I've been messing with the key/bird embellies and testing my ideas for ink/colour blending for the box based on the dragon clock on the right. It came from Nottingham about 20 years ago before you ask so I shouldn't think they are still available!!! There's a background still to do for another leafy card, but that's still in my head. Right, that's it for now. I need to go and visit my fellow WOYWWers. Thanks for dropping by; I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Hugs as ever, Buttons x

37 comments:

  1. It all looks like highly skilled stuff to me, I'm impressed.
    Lynn //57

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  2. Loving the look of that money box, I bet you will do something fabulous with that! Those leaves look beautiful, but I don't envy you having to cut them all by hand. It must have been lovely for you to meet up with Alison, must admit I was slightly envious of you both going round the NEC, I have never been there (don't know why) but it is always great to get another opinion. Have a happy WOYWW, Crafty hugs, Anne x #65

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  3. so much to see, bet yo had a bll meeting Alison...glad your danta has a alist to groan at as i think santa may well groan at mine too!! no desk from me again...but have a great week Trace x

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  4. Thanks for sharing your desk again this week - look forward to seeing the finished projects in due course

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  5. Phew Buttons ,life sounds hectic and it gets worse as Christmas approaches!!Wish I could have gone to NEC..nothing like that ever happens in Athens....your birdhose looks super, good luck with the project Zeffy 78

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  6. All looks fantastic! I didn't make it to the WOYWW - Hoping to do my first one next week....Really looking forward to seeing these finished items xxx

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  7. G'day Buttons.
    You were jolly quick off the mark paying me a visit and thanks for your lovely comment.
    There's a lot of cutting out to do there but sometimes I really like doing repetitive tasks - sort of meditative. It might be a pleasant contrast with the busy week you've had.
    The money box is interesting too, has lots of potential.
    The butterfly is done with fairly heavy vellum, painted with Twinkling H2Os, and then the embossing on the back makes the whole thing quite dramatic. If you want more info than this, let me know.
    Enjoy the week,
    Ros. #94

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  8. Our photos are always a bit blurry! Dodgy paws! Wish we had been at the NEC but we were afraid our paws might get stamped on in the crowds.

    The bears @#93 this week.

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  9. Ah... do the leaves and the bird box go together? Or are they for the card? Lots of lovely cutting for you! Slightly regretting not getting a bird box myself now - and wowsers for the clock... can't wait to see what you get up with that! Happy WOYWW and happy playing!
    Alison xx

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  10. Terrific things going on at your desk Buttons, a feast for the eyes. x

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  11. Didn't know you were going to the NEC. I went Saturday and came back with way too much stuff LOL

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  12. Oh I do love this globe trotting from desk to desk. Bird box? Bird house here LOL Looking forward to seeing what you do with it! Thanks for coming my way!! Sandi #29

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  13. The birdhouse looks great so far. Whew, cutting out all those leaves, lots of work ahead!! Brigita #45

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  14. Hi Jenny

    Loving the desk and how fab to meet up with Alison. Look forward to seeing what you are making.

    Hugs

    Annie xx

    ps quick post as packing to do.Also have to google craft shops in London city centre x

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  15. there seems to be a few NEC purchases on desks today...i saw the MDF stuff and my friend i went with purchased a few bits there to. Bird house is nice good luck getting it all done
    Jackie 58
    http://SCRAPBANGWALLOP.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  16. It looks like a lot of creative pieces are on their way Alison! :-))

    greetings, Alie

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  17. Lots of new fabulous goodies on your desk Buttons... I did not link up this week as work is super crazy... Looking forward to see your creations.. Hugs May x x x

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  18. Gosh the birdhouse money box looks interesting, look forward to seeing it completed and I'm glad it's you and not me having to cut out all those leaves.
    Have a great crafty week.
    Cheers, Elaine #17

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  19. I think one of the best things about drying time is that sometimes it allows you to finesse your design as you go along. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your little birdhouse.

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  20. I can't wait to see what you do with that bank! Mind you, if I had a bank, it would be empty buying more essentials! Have fun!

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  21. Fun fun fun! And meeting Alison, extra fun!

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  22. Looks like a lot of fun! Can't wait to see it finished! Hugs, Sandra

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  23. Hi Buttons - cant wait to see what you do with that birdbox! Had never heard of the MDF man so have found his site - mamma mia! - I could stay in his warehouse for months, happily decorating boxes etc! Nicola x

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  24. great looking desk! Love all the crafty goodness hanging around there! Love that house bank ad the clock. Can't wait to see what you do with the house! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #62

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  25. Lovely craftiness goings on on your desk! Love the bird/money box. Never heard it before but it sure looks cool. Happy WOYWW! Nan 103

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  26. Love the look of your seasonal desk and certainly looking forward to seeing the money box decorated. Am green with envy that you and butterfly met up and went around the show together. I'd love to meet you two.
    Thanks for visiting me and Hugs, Neet15 xx (who is playing catch up after internet went on a silly yesterday)

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  27. sorry Im late visiting everyone . I had no time to visit anyone yesterday. loving your crafty desk and cannot wait to see how the bird house evolves ..I can relate to large wish lists mine just keeps growing and growing i would need to move to a bigger house if I ever got it all but back to the real world that's not likely phew !... have a great week x #60

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  28. You are so busy, clock bird boxes and leaves!! Ithought I was the only one who painted leaves...haven't done it since playschool though, the kids loved doing them have a great week
    ((Lyn)) #21

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  29. A very creative place, cannot wait to see the ready birds house.

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  30. Cute bird house money box - it will be lovely I am sure. x Jo

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  31. Sorry I missed you yesterday. Love that bird house - I'll be back to see how it looks all done. Happy Wednesday. LOL
    Sue x (MiniOwner@85)

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  32. I can see something stunning coming from this little lot!!!
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

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  33. Happy to read that you met up wioth a chum at the NEC..so much more fun. I too am in thrall to MDF man...my untouched MDF is from a purchase in February, so don't be like me! Loving your idea of the leaves for the bird house..my word, you've got a lot on!

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  34. Hi Buttons, I'm still bouncing around ... Sounds like you had great fun at the NEC with Butterfly (who wouldn't?!), ending up with lots of goodies and wishes left over. Good luck with all that cutting out for your creations!

    Have a great couple of weeks!! I won't be WOYWWing next week because I'll be in the kitchen prepping for Thanksgiving. All the best! Darnell #41

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  35. Hullo there Buttons ah so much going on and never enough time to do it - as you say a bit of a blur! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #10

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  36. I'm REALLY late getting round to people this week - family life getting in the way!

    So, I figured I'd better pop in and at least say thanks for stopping by!

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  37. I'm running later than Morti! And I don't even think I have an excuse, except for that whole time warp thing Julia mentioned...just yesterday it was Thursday and now its Tuesday? I have no idea how these things happen! But I did make it over before this WOYWW is officially over so I hope that is redeeming, somewhat. :) Anyways, your desk looks like you have several altering projects in the works...hope they are proceeding well and turning out fabulously! :) Deeyll #65

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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