Wednesday, 18 December 2013

WOYWW #237.....

Good morning peeps.
Wow, only one week to go till Christmas Day! So much to do and not quite enough time possibly to get all that I want to do done. But hey, that's life.
I'm guessing for many of you, crafting takes a bit of a back seat over this period with family and festive fun a priority. It does for me, though planning never seems to stop, 2014 is already being worked on behind the scenes.......
However, today is share your desk day so here is mine...... There's a fair bit on the go but at the same time I think it is relatively tidy.

 On the left, the latest Making Cards magazine with a book that I need to get finished and bound soon.
 Next to that, some new dies, I didn't think I would really need this pocket watch so I didn't buy it immediately, now I finally succumbed, along with the inner circles, I am really glad and can see me using it loads.
 Propped up at the back, a larger journal which I was working on recently. It weighs a ton and the cover is so textured; fun to do though.
 Then, this is what I'm busy with at the moment; doing a cover for one of my journals. Still a long way to go but we'll get there. I have an image in my mind. I just need to get there layer by layer in reality.
 Lastly, propped up is another journal , a paper mache chest and my small forest journal.....
                           
My little world this week. If I don't manage to get round to you, I wish you and yours a blessed, festive and special Christmas and may 2014 be a truly brilliant year for you. Thank you for all your encouragement and company over the past year; I appreciate it all.
God Bless you, one and all.

37 comments:

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow. Your work is amazing. I love your journal cover. #6

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful work, beautiful vibrant colors!
Merry Christmas!!
Kelly #2

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lots of special things. You totally amaze me in all that you have going on at one time. And all of your projects are great designs. To you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year #8

Helen said...

What a fabulous array of work you have happening! I love the journal covers. Thank you for the good wishes and return them, for yourself. Happy WOYWW and Christmas - eat drink, and be merry. Helen 28

Scrapcat 1 said...

lots of work going on here. Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tracy #41

VonnyK said...

I love your really textured journal cover and I'm really liking where your new cover is going. Love the colour.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Von #38

Julia Dunnit said...

I see you're braving weather if not actual cold to get back to your bigger desk!

Glenda Brooks said...

I always love to come visit and see all your works of art! You are such a creative and talented person and I love being able to have a look at your space! Thanks so much for sharing! Merry Christmas!
Glenda #50

Eliza said...

So much happening on your desk, I also wish you and your family the best for Christmas and the New Year.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 15

Elizabeth said...

Hi Neil, it's inevitable that crafting will take a back seat - just until the festivities are over. Love your book covers - they are so heavily textured and tactile looking. Seasons greetings to you and yours, Elizabeth x #45

Donna Wheat said...

great work as usual, love the dark journal cover, thanks for the earlier visit, Donna #39

thefrugalcrafter said...

fun projects in the works! Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas! Lindsay #56

peggy lin said...

Nice projects in the works!
Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas!
#19

Krisha said...

Just popping in to say Merry Christmas.
Thanks for sharing your work space each week, and for visiting earlier.
Krisha #23

Winnie said...

I have been wanting that die also, but haven't sprung for it yet. I have his metal watch and haven't done anything yet with it as I am weird like that! Love your covers, and all the fun textures you got on them! Thanks for the kind visit today! Merry Christmas!! Winnie#51

Karin said...

Hi Neil,
I'm loving the look of your journal cover and also the journal that you are yet to bind. Lots of interesting things being created in your room.
Happy Wednesday to you,
Karin #3

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Neil your journal covers are fab as always. Thanks for visiting earlier. A very happy christmas to you and your family
Hugs
Lynda x

Lisa-Jane said...

Merry Christmas to you too Neil! #41

sandysewin said...

Wow, your journals have so much amazing texture, love 'em!

I too always look at the TH dies with a skeptical eye. I don't want to pay that much money for something I'll only use once... maybe. But you're getting good use out of them. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the lovely comments.

Happy Woyww and Happy Christmas!

Sandy #1

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Neil, so many fascinating inspiring things in your posts always, and this week is no exception. Adore the journals, as you say, so much texture there. Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year, from me & my Beloved Hubby. Huge Christmas Hugs, Shaz #44 xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Neil,

There is so much art and texture and creativity happening here!! Your work is amazing!

Happy WOYWW and thank you for popping by to visit me! I wish you the happiest of holidays!! Hugs, Darnell #10

Karen Ives said...

Lots of lovely work on your desk. Thank you for visiting
Karen #33

Maxam Made said...

I love that pocket watch Die I haven't seen it before ! Lots of great stuff on you desk, very dimensional!Have a great week and thanks for stopping by earlier! Ginny #9

Ali H said...

Love your projects !
It has been a joy to see all the things that you have worked on throughout the year - thanks so much for sharing your inspiring work!
Thanks for calling by earlier !
Hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas ! Ali #40

sara j said...

Your desk is always fun and inspiring. Loving the journal covers...so much texture and subtle color. Beautiful. Curious what type of binding system you use; I'm fast approaching the desire to make an investment - if you have a second would you mind leaving me a comment just with the name? Thanks!
And thanks for visiting the Fun Room earlier...Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Sara

Danie May said...

Neil you desk is fabulous, looks so inviting and busy and you definitely have lots of projects on the go at present. Having decided on Time for my word for 2014, I think I may have to go and find me that pocket watch die too! Thanks for sharing your space with us today and your earlier visit to my desk. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Danie #37

RosA said...

Love that journal cover you are working on. Just gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by earlier.
RosA # 21

Andrea said...

wow what amazing work. I love visiting there is always a feast for the eyes thanks for hoping in earlier and a very merry christmas to you and your family crafty hugs Andrea #48

BJ said...

Great desk this week, love the journal covers and know what you mean about a die you have been holding out for. I got a poinsettia at last yesterday from the Craft Barn and made my Timmy tag at last!
Thanks for visiting me this week. Happy Christmas BJ#35

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lovely journals. always an inspiring stop on the WOYWW hop, you. I love compiling wish lists but am rubbish at actually sitting down and shopping for stuff - can't buy it all, can't decide what I HAVE to HAVE. {sigh}
Sorry to be late but now I can get to my desk, it's commenting time - pop back to see my tidy-up 85% done....


Happy last WOYWW before Christmas!
Mary Anne (24)

Kate said...

Lovely interesting things on your desk, as always! Have a great Christmas.

~Kate~

Robyn said...

busy,busy! love all the colors and textures
!thanks for visiting and the snoop around your place.
robyn 7

Daniella said...

Wonderful things going on, on your desk!! Your journals are awesome!!
I doubt I will be playing with WOYWW next week (if there is one) so have a Very Merry Christmas and many Blessings This New Year!!
xxDaniella#12

Nan G said...

How'd I miss leaving a comment? Must be old age...:) Anyways, love the extreme texture on the book cover. Are those the bits you made a couple posts back? Look forward to seeing the second cover finished. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy Holidays! Nan G #14

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You always have such interesting stuff on your table. Happy belated WOYWW and happy holidays! #73

Kyla said...

ooh some lovely book covers and I look forward to seeing what you make with that die.

Happy belated WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla

peggy apl said...

Hello, Neil! May the blessings of this Christmas season be yours throughout the coming new year!!! Happy creating!