Wednesday, 1 February 2012

WOYWW#139

Hi there everyone and welcome to the massive blog hop of desks in all their glory, big ones little ones, empty ones and full ones; messy ones and tidy ones; Julia over at Stamping Ground has the lot! I've had a load of fun this week and my desk reflects that so I make no apologies this week for the state of my place!
Has he NO shame I hear you say? Naah, not this week. What you see is the leftovers of a creative zone after being in full swing; I've managed to finish about 4 or 5 pages in my journals that have been brewing in my mind for a while now. I've made a book from scratch; finished off some class samples and managed to get ever so slightly ahead of some deadlines so I'm feeling pretty chuffed even if I'm so cold I can't feel my toes!
So in the middle is one of my pages (apologies for the weird colour, it looks much better but in this light if my camera wants to over compensate it will, no matter what I do!) The right hand side is finished and the left will be finished sometime soon; just brewing a bit in my mind still!)
On the right here is this box, which some of you will have seen before. I use it now to keep all the stuff that I use a lot of in my journalling classes as well as my own journalling, in one place, so all the old gift cards, lids, charcoal pencils and pens etc. Anything that I find useful to make a mark on a page will end up in here..... so won't be long till it's full I guess!
Anyway, better don the thermals and get back out there, I'd better tidy the mess up a bit and pack for my class on Friday at The Craft Barn; I'm also demoing there on Saturday the 4th February so if you are in the area do pop along for a day of fun and inspiration.
Cheerio folks; hope you all have a blessed and creative day!

51 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my... you have had fun this week!! LOL Love the journal pages... one day when I grow up I am going to learn how to do those... and I think its fab that you actually use your lovely box for something!!

inkypinkycraft said...

Great desk, gosh you have been so busy, know what it's like to be cold as we hAve had no heating!!!!fingers crossed it is now fixed! Hugs trace x no 53

Bella said...

Cool busy desk. Love your journal too.

jude said...

Wow you have been creative this wek Neil loving it all.I absolutely love the lid of the box for your journalling pens stunning.Have fab day at craftbarn.Happy wednesday and have creative week hugs judex55

Helen said...

you have permission to be messy, you have been so busy! Love your journal page... happy woyww, Helen 42.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Fab journal page! Looks like you had a lot of fun making the background! Great idea about the box full of supplies, although since I keep saving bottle caps and all sorts of things to make marks, I need a whole bigger box!! Patsy from br />HeARTworks

Spyder said...

ohooo neil, this crafty space of yours Always looks so yummy and inviting, there's sooo much going on, love it all!
have a great week
((Lyn))
Happy woyww

Jacqueline said...

Love looking at your desk! :) I always find something inspirational there ! :D

Happy WOYWW and thanlks for sharing,

Jackie x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there again Neil!! wow this yummy again! and the mess is quite delightful in my eyes - yep that's how we make stuff, pull twice as much as we need play and finally get the (and then it wont photograph as we want !!) thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

okienurse said...

very crafty looking desk this week and it sounds like you have been really busy!! I love your journal pages! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #87

April said...

It's always great to see a desk after a good crafting session! love that box! x

Rainbow Lady said...

If I looked like that I would not be watching tv.... which is why I am most of the nights these days lol. Lovely pages and great creative desk. Thanks for popping to mine too, have a great day... very cold up here xx

Jaki Morris said...

Love it!!
#thatisall

Jakix

CraftygasheadZo said...

How inspiring, love the page, and your blog is really interesting place to be. Enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

Sue said...

Hi Neil
long time no see, your desk looks as busy & creative as always a hive of industry, gorgeous journal page,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x(54)

Victoria said...

wow amazing work this week x

Ann B said...

Wow Neil, you have been busy and clearly having a great time. Love the journal pages - made me smile as well - and the box of tricks.
Happy WOYWW.
Ann B
#65

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Love the crafty space, fab, Happy WOYWW Hun, hoping this posts as I have had issues all week!!

Lou P

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, you're in the groove, on a roll....bet the cold has kept you going too! Loving the look of your desk, don't tidy on my account! Also love the little sign hanging at left front!!

Lou said...

Oh never be ashamed Neil, you are an artist and artists need to be creative when the mood strikes, and you need all your creative stash about you for the inspiration so no tidying, just leave a space big enough for you to continue creating wonderful projects, I am in Kent too and have managed to visit the Craft Barn a couple of times, (i have to be careful I could get in serious financial trouble if i visited more (not that its expensive, i just want it ALL) I am more of a cutsie colouring crafter but your work does look amazing and very inspirational well done in getting ahead and braving the cold! Hope you have a great week, Lou @ #26

Rachel K said...

I love your desk, it looks great, like loads of fun stuff has been happening.

Deb said...

love your journal page that is complete and I am sure the other one will look just as fabulous!
Happy WOYWW Debxx #8

Karen said...

Great desk and a great art page. It certainly sounds like you have been busy!

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow. That desk is pretty full this week. Thanks for dropping by while I slept.

Danielle said...

Loved seeing your desk this week! It looks like you have been really busy. Your journal page is beautiful!

Hope you have a good week and get those toes warm! Danielle #22

kath said...

thanks for this week's crafty snoop neil.looks like a fun creative space...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (63)

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness--it looks like you've been really busy in the most marvelous way! :)

May said...

A full desk is the best, my fingers are twitching just looking at it, your journal is fab, love the colours and textures, Have a great week, Hugs MAY X X X

MvM-design said...

Busy creative desk.
Love your AJ-page!!
Hope you had a happy WOYWW !
Hugs Marleen #50

Shazsilverwolf said...

Always so inspiring to visit you- so much colour and so many ideas. Have a great day, Shaz

Yours Artfully said...

Looks like you've had a very productive week this week Neil. Better brace yourself though, the weather forecast does not bode well for shed dwelling!!!

Lin

Kim Dellow said...

Oh it looks nice and busy! Lovely bit of creating going on there! Kim

Rachelcardqueen said...

Just heard the class is cancelled on Friday so you'd best go and unpack!! What am I going to do now???? Was looking forward to making the book was going to use it with Andys projects! Oh well will have to try and make my own won't look as good though I bet

Fuchsia said...

Very Productive ! nice to see
Have a good week

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Your desk looks very interesting today Niel

Did your order come okay?

Laura #86

Hazel said...

Fab journal pages - your desk is obviously the result of much creativity -(Hazel, WOYWW #10) x

The Crafty Chick said...

Loving the bomb site that is unashamedly your desk! Snap in my studio shed. See you tomorrow!!

Leandra

mommyle said...

I absolutely LOVE your journal!!!! Have a scrappy week!!!

Nicky said...

Love the desk so much to see - glad you have had a great time playing - have a fun week

Angie said...

Busy desk as usual ... I so love that box ...and the quote on the journal made me smile.

scrappymo! said...

The best part of cleaning it up is that you will be basking in the glory of your finished creations. They look great.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, oh my ... you have been busy. My camera has a mind of its own too and I can imagine that you tried several shots before giving in. I have a box full of similar bits and bobs but the lid isn't as beautifully decorated as yours ... well, not decorated at all :) Hope you have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #78

Sheena said...

Great desk, it really does look like you've had fun! Your book looks great too.

I'm attempting to visit everyone on the WOYWW list this week. t'is a daunting task but at least I'm trying, more than I've done before!

Sheena
xxx

Brenda B said...

Looks like a ton of fun you've had there Neil, hope your toes have recovered by now!

Hugs
Brenda 115

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great journal page and love the saying! Your desk definitely reflects that you've been playing up a storm (with gale force winds it appears). Happy WOYWW.

fairy thoughts said...

now thats what I call a messy desk but your journal page is fab
janet #6

RosA said...

Your desk is so inspiring. I love that there is so much happening there. When my "desk" overflowed yesterday I ended up painting on the kitchen floor! Love that quote on the journal page!

That Craft Place Ltd said...

Now THATS what i call a desk! lol! Great journal page, I love your style of crafting!
You must pop down to sunny Eastbourne again soon, we are moving to much larger premises to fill up with goodies like yours!
Lisa - That CraftPlace
(19)

RosC said...

Great desk, very busy, good storage ideas. I find that the lighting improves for photos if I zoom out a fair bit (without falling off chairs) and turn off flouro lights. Sometimes the auto White balance doesn't handle the fluorescence. Hope this is useful if you haven't already tried it.
TFS, Ros.

Neet said...

Busy desk and great journal page. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 151 xx

Tuire said...

Well, your desk only starts to look "normal" :P
Love your journal, and the last week´s steampunk box is gorgeous!
Have a great crafting time!
Tuire