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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

WOYWW 175

I'm back!  It felt so weird to miss out on WOYWW last week... how can something become so essential in such a short time?! And if you don't know what I'm on about, come share the addiction over at Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground where every Wednesday you can explore the Workdesks of the world.

And here's What's On My Workdesk this Wednesday:



Basically there's lots of inky stampy stuff I've been using on four projects which are all on the go at the moment.  I hope to be posting one of them later today - it's slightly covered up so as not to reveal it before it's ready - but do watch this space!  (Done now!) You can see the three TH metallic distress stains which I've been experimenting with, and a new arrival right in the centre - the embossing diffusers - very excited about playing with those.  The big gold bottle is just an old sun lotion bottle that I use as my water spritzer.  There's also a background made with paper napkins that's got a bit stuck, but I'm hoping inspiration will strike soon.

Short and sweet - just as our lovely hostess likes these posts to be, but I can't go without sharing just one moment of glee with you: I discovered yesterday that one of my projects has been "pinned" on Pinterest by... wait for it... the man himself, yes, Mr Tim Holtz!  Have a look if you don't believe me... I don't do Pinterest, so it took me a while to work out if what I thought had happened had really happened - and even now little bubbles of laughter keep erupting unexpectedly at the thought!! 

Have a very happy WOYWW, and I'll be round for a snoop soon...

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. 
Josh Billings

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.
Traditional Proverb


Update:  Sorry... the post has just come, and I quickly wanted to share my extremely happy mail with you.  I was thrilled and delighted to win the Crafty Individuals prize as part of the Tando Creative Birthday Blog Hop last week... and the incredibly generous prize from Jean and Malcolm has just arrived.  Not only lovely Tando things to play with, but amazing CI stamps and masks, and some very cute Christmas tags too - I'm blown away!!

Had to take the picture on the floor as workdesk is now full of half-made project, not yet ready for viewing!

48 comments:

Lou said...

Wow about the pinned by TH, the project is lovely though :) Im new to pinterest so haven't got my head around it yet.

Lou #72 x

Eliza said...

Sorry I don't do Pinterest so I don't understand but to have anything recognized by the One And Only Lord Tim wowowowowow you rock. Clever girl you are..... Very nice piece of art it is too.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza #53

Angie said...

Wow ...this is a desk full of creativity and fun ...love it ...and there is still space to work. Noticd your 3 tier tray ...had one ...got rid of it ....no insite ...would have used it now I've seen yours ..doh.
Congrats on being recognised by Lord TH...I am like Eliza ...know nothing about Pintrest though.
Had to check my number as you are 73 now ...yes I've moved xx#70 now xx

Neet said...

One of my favourite blogs which is why i didn't understand my not being a follower. No surprise that TH has pinned one of your creations - you do such lovely things. Congratulations - no wonder you keep smiling.
Awaiting more pictures.
Hugs, neet xx 29

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow congratulations, no wonder you are smiling!!!! Ha a great week, hugs trace. X

Buttons said...

WOW! No wonder you are smiling. Then again your work is so amazing it's no wonder you've been 'noticed'. Looking forward to the next project already. Hugs, Buttons #82

JoZart said...

Well done you!
Your desk looks good and if you prop up the inkstand on the right you'll be good to go! tee hee!
Jo x
Thanks for your visit and comment.

Redanne said...

How lovely to be recognised by the master himself - well done and well deserved Alison. I got an email from him once and DH had to pick me up off the floor!! Such a wonderful feeling and it will last a long time....well done again but your work is so amazing I am sure he will be keeping an eye on you... Crafty hugs, Anne x #60

Francesca said...

Hi Alison I see we have changed numbers agin from early this morning, now the 1's. congrats on being pinned, not sure what that is, but to be recognised by the great TH must be fab....Great desk. Love Francesca

VonnyK said...

Wow, that is really something for the man himself to pin you. Congratulations.
Have a great week.
Von #18

House of Bears said...

Oh wow, well done on the pin, that's well worth a mention. We love your prize too, have fun playing.

Lisa M said...

Kudos to you my friend for being pinned by Tim. :D That's an incredible honor and your postcard was a masterful piece of artwork, so I love that it's being recognized even more. Your desk is a mess!!! I absolutely LOOOVE it! :) Congrats again for the fantastic generosity of the blog candy. You will no doubt be filled with hours of entertainment there. :)
big hugs Alison,
Lisa xx

Cestina said...

Oh what a gorgeous package to arrive in the post! I see some Gatsby stuff in there....huzza

By the way - when you have to move your stash to Stratford, and set up a new Workdesk there, how about using that make-up box for some of it that is sitting on the carboot pile?

Mrs.B said...

WOW - Congrats on being 'pinned' by Tim!! That must be the ultimate recognition. Not surprised though, it was a beautiful piece.
Congrats on the CI win too.
Avril xx

Angie said...

Oh what a great prize package and what a wonderful creative space. So much going on, I envy your ability to do multiple projects at once.
Angie #18

Karen McAlpine said...

I saw that you had won the Crafty Individuals super prize!! If I could not win it, I am glad that you did!! LOL. Looks like a really great collection of stamps!! Having fun with the Metallic stains?? I have been playing with them too. I found they are more lustrous than glittery. Happy WOYWW!
Karen 103

Andrea Small said...

Congratulations on pinning and prize. That looks a lovely stash of goodies - yum yum x

Krisha said...

Congrats on being Pinned by Tim Holtz and for all the lovlies you won. I did re-Pin your work. So now you've been Pinned twice!! Thanks for popping by my blog this week.
Krisha #30

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You had two lovely surprises today? Lucky girl! I am sooo happy for you since you are bubbling over with joy, and joy is contagious, also my second name!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Rita said...

I love your dfesk Butterfly, it looks very interesting. What a wonderful prize to win, I know you'll fun with all those goodies to play with. Hugs Rita xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Ohhh what a fabulous prize! Congrats

Anita Houston said...

Of course he's pinned you!!! You are fabulous!!!! Congrats my dear!!!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Oh to be pinned by TH. Amazing!! Congrats.
What a fab. prize pckg.!!

Jojorenee said...

Thanks for stopping by my place! You know I didn't know that one of the requirements for prizes was to mail in your card either until after the fact! I made cards to use for myself! Tamika #15

Dainty Diva said...

Being pinned by TH is just so amazing. I would not know what to do with myself if that happened. Congratulations is in order.

pearshapedcrafting said...

No wonder you're smiling-although must say it was only a matter of time until the great man found out how brilliant your work is! Congrats too on your prize! Oh! Nearly forgot to say - love your busy looking desk,Chris#111

Mari K. said...

You have a great collection of goodies on that desk to play with! And that prize pack looks just wonderful! So many new goodies to enjoy. Have a great week! -Mari #28

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done on the win, how wonderful to get such a great stash of stuff in the post! I noticed the big gold bottle immediately, and panicked that you might have a liquid gold spray that I didn't know about!

Annie said...

Wow Alison. I am so thrilled for your creations to have been pinned by Tim.....you must be delighted.

And congrats on the win at CI. Look forward to viewing yur creations. I will need to have a tidy up before I start creating again.

Hugs

Annie x

Anne said...

Hi there great desk - very creative. Congratulations all round recognised by the great Tim (I'm just finding my way around Pinterest- don't think I should get too involved as already spend too long here :-))fabulous goodies you've received and also popped to look at finished project - brilliant!!! Thanks for visiting me. Anne x

Nicky said...

Wow great desk and lovely news that you have had your work noticed by Tim - not sure what pinterest is though? Congratulations on your win and I looked at your later post and saw your finished project - its stunning thanks for sharing

Tuire Flemming said...

What the news you have... Pinterest and the prize... Congrats!
Thanks for visiting :)
Tuire

Gillian .... said...

Hi Alison, wow lots to share this week, spied the stains,texture fades etc on your desk, congrats on being repinned by the man himself, haven't had the time lately to surf, and congratulations on your candy win, have fun playing. Happy WOYWW Gillian #23 x

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely busy desk there and well done on being pinned by TH! Not go into that myself as I have enough to keep up with working (full time), crafting and house stuff! I only do FB cos it is on my phone!
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Pinned by the man himself! That's an accomplishment. Busy desk and now I'm busy too, gotta dash.

okienurse said...

Congrats on getting pinned on Pinterest by the man himself. He knows a good thing when he sees it. Like the busy desk. Looks like a fun things are getting done. Congrats on the prize. Vickie #41

butlersabroad said...

Such a wonderful desk, busy but creative. Well done on both the win and the pin!! And I'm here late enough that I've seen the amazing Sonnets tag book you posted, truly stunning. Absolutely love the colour scheme, beautiful work.

Hugs
Brenda 1

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fantastic rust effect on your book! Congrats on your win - looks like some hallowe'en possibilities there!

Lucy x

Twiglet said...

Better late than never - especially today as I have just read your "sonnet fragments" post above. It is a real treasure - I love the way you have linked the texts and page theme. The whole book is a gem! x Jo

Gabrielle said...

Gosh that prize package is incredible! Lucky you! Enjoy playing with that lot! Happy WOYWW #42

siljanskreativeck said...

Wow...what a full desk! so much colours and tools!! I think i´ve to buy a lot of things ;)
LG siljan

MaggieC said...

What a wonderful week you are having, being recognised by Tim Holtz and then winning that fabulous prize. You are a talented lady. I don't have house elves, but the Borrowers live below our house. Thank you for your visit this week. Enjoy your lovely new stamps. xx Maggie #88

Laura said...

Wow, congrats on getting pinned by TH himself. :-) Very cool. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. I hadn't heard of the Jill books -- I'll have to check them out to see if my daughter might like them. Did you ever read the Misty books -- Misty of Chincoteague, etc? I'm sure I must have read Black Stallion as a kid. ~ Laura #109

KatzElbows said...

Great desk. I've been without most of my stamps for ages, so I'm totally jealous of you getting to play.

Congrats on being pinned by Tim and thanks for stopping by.

cheers, rachel

Tamika said...

Everyone is using there stamps around the desks that's a good thing! Congrats you're a superstar! Tamika#14

scrappymo! said...

Those are some lovely stamps on your desk! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

~stephanie~ said...

Congrats on the prize package and the Tim Holtz pin on Pinterest! Loved seeing your workspace and the gorgeous finished project!!! Thanks for visiting my blog. ~stephanie~ #141

Kezzy said...

Hi Alison, sorry I haven't been commenting lately, as you know life has been a bit difficult lately, and your kind words have been amazing. I have kept up with your blog as you really inspire me, not just in art but life, the way you bring life into your art and how you write and express yourself really has started me looking more at what and why in my art, I'm so inspired that I have decided to try a journal, help me express my feelings of failure as a person and mum lately. I had a really proud moment when I saw crafty individuals blog the other day and seen you were the winner and how she really loves your blog and hopes to see some of your projects using her products, I am a big fan of crafty individuals and when I saw this I thought, I know her, I know her blog and felt really chuffed that you were mentioned. And wow what can I say Mr Holtz pinning your pic (is that how they say it lol) I just went to have a look and wow never been on there before, but I really want to have a nosy at his stuff, I do like him and have took a class with him when he came to uk but I wouldn't say I follow him around everywhere on twitter etc. But a huge well done, he obviously can see what everyone else is seeing, your amazing in art and as a person as well. I haven't listened to music for ages but am so impressed to find myself in music again, maybe thats why it's raining all the time now, me singing lol. Lots of hugs Kerry xxx p.s. I normally check out your blog daily on my mobile but on computer at the moment and can see you have done the follow by email :-) definitely doing that. Also in a few weeks when I get over all of this life stuff lol I am definitely up to swapping some ATC's :-) xxxx