Wednesday, 2 March 2011


Evening Peeps

I cannot believe that it is Wednesday already.  How quick (and busy) was this last week? 

It does not seem 5 minutes since I was all excited about meeting Tim Holtz and the lovely ladies from Paperartsy and thinking that I really should be packing my case.  And here we are taking pictures of our desks again and sharing with the blogging world.  If you do not know what I am babbling on about just click HERE and you will be transported by magic to Julia Dunnit's blog where you can see other like minded Crafty people revealing their desks!

As you can see I have alot going on on my desk this week.  You can see the journal which I was hecticly making last week (is that a word "hecticly" - it is now!!).   I have not finished it quite as last night I printed quite a few pictures to put in there and now I just need to finish decorating it!  I asked Mr Holtz to sign the picture which I had put of him inside and instead of just signing it he actually took time to flick through the whole thing.  He asked me if I had made it just for the event (Yes) then he declared it was "Cool"!!  How chuffed was I that he declared my work as "Cool"!!!!!  I was very surprised as most of the Butterfly stamps are not Ranger!!! I will finish it off over the weekend and share it with you later.You can also see the lovely little toolkit which the guys from Ranger gave to us on the workshop (it is the clear pouch with white zip!). 

If you go to my previous postings this week you will see the lovely pieces which I made at the Paperartsy event as well as a fair bit of rambling (gushing) about the whole event!  Loved the whole day and want to go to another one soon!

I have spent the last few evenings trying to tidy my room up.  However, as I picked up the box from QVC containing the TSV from last week I started to put the alcohol inks in the tin and one thing led to another and I ended up having a VERY inkey time yesterday evening.  I have not sat and played with my goodies like that for ages - in fact eons of time ago!!  Here are a few of the slides and glossy card samples I made last night.  You may notice that I used "my mate Tim's" book for inspiration and also the March edition of the Craft Stamper.  I bought those slides about 4/5 years ago and this was the first time (and certainly not the last time) that I had even attempted to use them!!!  Naughty I know but hey ho!!!

Well.  Need to finish the tidying (maybe not! LOL!)  I am hoping that I might just start my Birdhouse this week - planning on using alcohol ink on the roof - somehow!!  Any ideas on how to Get into the Groove - sounds like a song I used to know!

I WILL go around and look at more desks this week and thank you all for leaving comments for my postings.

Happy Crafting.  Be Safe!



Karen said...

I am glad you had a really fab time with Tim, I love your card samples they are gorgeous!
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #68

S said...

Fun stuff; glad I popped by.

Suzilou said...

I love your work space Hettie and I adore the beautifull things you make, those inks are stunning and I loved watching Tim on QVC using them, I didn't buy any though, how good am I hehe and am so jealous you got to spend time with him in real life hehe. Look forward to seeing your journal xx

Twiglet said...

Lots of lovely things to snoop here!!
Don't forget to pop over to our shop and put your name down in the next gift draw.

Scrapcollectr said...

How very exciting to get a thumbs up from Sir Tim! The book does look awfully impressive! You go, girl. Yes, of course you can come over and play.....all u have to do is get to Newark Intl Airport and I'll pick u up! Lol
Thx for visiting my blog...

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, the alcohol inks well done! Some fun things going on there..thanks for sharing, and for popping over and cheering up my day!
Shaz in in Oz.x

Sheila said...

Great work with the inks. Impressive!

Pam said...

So glad you actually played - I can tell from the piece that you had fun! And thanks for the visit. Have MORE fun this week!

Fiona Whitehead said...

What a great time you had with Tim - I'm loving seeing what everyone did and not just that little bit jealous - lovely projects x

karen said...

Great fun desk you have this week! I just caught up with all your posts and it sounds like the PaperArtsy/Tim Holtz was super-fantastic! So glad to hear it!
I love the slides you have made here, they are beautiful!
Thanks for visiting me!
xoxo Karen

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - love the results of your inky playtime! Fab! I recommend you keep badgering your husband about keeping chickens . . . they are fun & useful (even if they DO trash your garden). Been keeping chooks for about 10 months now - steep learning curve, but I think my 2 have me trained now! LOL!
Hugs, Sandra

jude said...

Hettie ,you have had fab paly with your inks and your creations are stunning.will pop back over weekend to see the book that Mr T liked can't wait to see.In the mean time pop over to my blog i have some candy your just gonna loveee.
hugs judex35

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the alcohol ink backgrounds, fab desk! Shaz #125

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh boy you do have a lot going on. That's OK all in good time, right? I've got some alcohol inks but haven't put them to use yet. I just may now that I've seen your work! Thanks so much for letting me peek!

Rumtruffle said...

Popping by from WOYWW. Sounds like you had a great time with T!m. Your work looks lovely. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Helen x

Jovita said...

Your creations are very beautiful, you have plenty of goodies to keep you busy. Thanks for the peek into your workspace.
Hugs #160

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah you see, a play tie with Mr Holtz has made you drop your inhibitions and now you can just sit and play with all those artsy products without fear! FAB!!