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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

WOYWW #359 - Kindness

Horrah fourth week in a row showing my desk off at WOYWW, whatever next?

Needed to do a bit of crafting to show this week so set to Tuesday evening.

Here's my desk with my new smartphone. I'm taking photos with that, my tablet AND my camera and getting into a right pickle!

This was the downstairs desk shortly after it arrived last week.

Then when my new word dies came.

And then when I got my spray booth (pizza box) out to do my first journal page in AGES!

Of course then I HAD to sort my ink pads and applicator sponges.

The journal page is using the hand prayer I did in church a couple of weeks ago. We had to draw around our hand and write what we thought of KINDNESS and then we prayed about it.

I did some Dylusion sprays for the background and a bit of stenciling (tidied that box too) and stuck on the glitter items I'd die cut last week as they were STILL on my desk. 

I made some cards too.

Not to mention the SWAP card I made earlier in the week

and the planting......
Mr Grasshead and
CD Sunflower.

Well I think that is me for this week.

Happy WOYWW everyone...

...and I'm sorry that as I still haven't got Google+ I therefore cannot reply to some comments, although I do visit your pages.


Helen said...

Great to see you again, think you must have got so excited to be playing along, your link isn't right...but I found you! Love the hand, particularly. Helen #1

Bridget Larsen said...

Your link has gone wrong but I found you by reducing back to your original blog address, someone has got to tell you are not linked hey.

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary.

That hand is just awesome

Weather is good all over the globe I hope. We are much cooler now so its more comfortable which is a godsend, its been a hot horrid summer this year
Bridget #2

Bridget Larsen said...

LOL you are too funny with your linking but yes you have it right 3rd time lucky

Vicky Fisher said...

Amazing journal page and so meaningful. Love your spraybooth.Happy WOYWW from Vicky #10

jill said...

A cool journal page. I've used a box before when spray with my inks & glimmer mist . I still seem to get it everywhere are times.
Happy woyww Jill #5

Vicky Fisher said...

just wanted to let oyu know:
JAM (=Journal About Me) is a year long challenge held by Tiare Smith, she gives us a prompt and challenge each friday and we are creating in the round

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, you have been up to a lot this week!! Your spray booth made me laugh, even if I used that, I'd still end up with more paint on me than the paper!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx
Ps, I'm glad the bunting is still going strong!!

Chidkid said...

Loving those ideas. Keep smiling and loving life! Elaine no. 24

sandra de said...

Well it was quite fun chasing you via the link... got to see your previous posts he he.. The journal page is stunning and I absolutely love your spray booth. Such a cool idea.
sandra de @11

My name is Cindy said...

Well BJ we've all been jumping around looking for you LOL!! I know what you mean about getting in a muddle with the pics on different hardware - but its the cloud thing that does my head in!! Lovely journal page. Happy Wednesday, Cindy #29

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Love the hand page! Very meaningful as well! What a great idea to have a spray booth. I must say, I've given up on sprays. I might give them another chance later, but for now we don't get along! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #36

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love your page & your booth! Perhaps I should do that as I get ink everywhere when I spray!! Take care Zo xx 35

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, I'm also thinking I shall copy your booth idea!Its brilliant. Love the card too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Zo love your desk with all the media lined up so often the way three phones and table and laptop etc etc.
Love your hand and that is a beautiful prayer to prayer, thanks for sharing your seedhead idea .. haven't seen one in ages and love the cd sunflower on post below how kewl!
Gods creation is a marvel!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 34

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Angela Radford said...

Hi BJ, I have to use a booth or I end up with ink everywhere. Lovely post today. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafty WOYWW, Angela x 25

trisha too said...

Ooh ooh ooh, love love love that hand! Your spray booth looks like a good idea--I generally make a mess of sprays, but haven't tried a contraption like that, it looks like it would keep things fairly tidy!

Happy woyww to you, BJ!
:)trisha too
#44 this week with
baby shower deco

Jill Kiln Fired Art said...

you have been busy, love your spray booth, I have one similar but covered in aluminium foil for taking photos, it's surprising how useful a cardboard box can be

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful hand page. I love the box you have to paint in. I love using the Dylusions but I always end up making such a mess. The card looks really nice too.

Sharon K #49

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, I rose to the test you gave us and found your WOYWW post. Gosh, you have been busy - makes me feel like a shirker! The sunflower seed in the CD box must be fascinating to watch - think I might look for an empty box and do the same for my great niece - I think she will love it. As I said before, your card is beautiful. Makes me want to go to Paris. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #31

Lindart said...

LOVE your hand journal page! I often put hands into my pages as well. That spray box is such a good idea, I have spray all over everything on my table, no matter how careful I am! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #57

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of great pictures to check out today. Love the cards you have on your desk as well as the sprayed journal pages you were working on. Good luck with your green thumb projects! We'll keep an eye out to see them grow. PJ #61

Sue said...

Hi BJ, You have been busy, but at least that keeps you out of mischief;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #21

Lisca Meijer said...

Your journal page with the hand is awesome. I really like thsat.
I also like the word dies. They are so useful. I still fussy cut as I don't have any.
Congratulations on your new phone. Do you know how to use it? I have one (not a Samsung, but something like that, as that was cheaper) but I need a 12 yr old to teach me, which is not available as I don't know any teenagers with smartphones. I have to wait until Sunday if I need help sas there is a young man in church that has one similar to mine. I now know how to make a phone call, use Whatsapp, and take a picture. But then I don't know how to get my pictures onto my computer so that i can do something with them. AArggh! Technology! By the time I've sussed it, it will be obsolete...
Thanks for visiting earlier,
Have a good week,

Diana Taylor said...

You have had a busy week!! I love the hand stencil page - what a lovely idea and the little peacock on the thumb is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for the visit to mine, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #28

Bernice said...

Lots to see on your desk this week - you've certainly been busy! Thanks for visiting earlier,
Bernice #23

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Your hand journal page is great. I love the way you have perched the little peacock on the thumb. Thanks for stopping by.

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Your hand journal page is great. I love the way you have perched the little peacock on the thumb. Thanks for stopping by.

StampinCarol said...

You have a LOT of cool stuff going on! Great hand page! And that's a clever paint booth! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great rest of the week!
Carol N #47

Artatag said...

Nice journal page! I havent used much sprays lately, because it messes with acrylics.
Thanks for your earlier visit.
Gabriele 53

Sharon Madson said...

Love your journal page! What a great idea to make it and then praying! Yes, we all have all these electronics; I am trying to comment now on my Mini iPad, and having a difficult time of it! It changes my words! LOL. Thank you for your earlier visit. #54. Oh, and I have had trouble with linking, so you are not alone!

Shoshi said...

My fold-down spray booth is also made from a pizza box. I have 2 others, made from normal cardboard boxes, one for spraying inks and the other for adhesive sprays. Your hand prayer journal page is abslutely gorgeous... Such a lovely idea, and your background and emellishments are perfect! It's a beautiful piece of work. You look very organised - I've had a bit of a tidy up too, althouth the sewing area remains in chaos. Thank you for your comment on my blog - I am not over-impressed with my efforts so far but live in hope that I will improve in the coming days!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #62

LisaDV said...

I'm totally loving your prayer hand!! It's really gorgeous. The flamingo, swan and swap cards are all just lovely! And I smiled when I saw all the tech lined up. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV #48

Stacy Sheldon said...

the journal page with your hand is so cool, and I LOVE that you use a pizza box to catch splatters that is so smart :) thanks fro the earlier visit, ~Stacy #56

Neet said...

What a lovely journal page and what a lovely idea to link prayer to art.
Good to see you here again, hope this turns out regular.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx (thanks for visiting me yesterday whilst I was out and about)

Mrs.D said...

BJ, I seem to have missed you out when I replied to all those who had visited my page, Thank you for dropping by and compliments on the dedication card. It was only laid out there, it changed a bit in the sticking stage.
I do like the idea of a prayer hand and the way you have mounted it, very effective.
Chris #22

RosA said...

The hand print in your journal page is lovely.
Thanks for dropping by, and yes, the brownish mess on that paper is scrap paper with overspray on it, and yes, I like it too :)

Kyla said...

Ah....the spray booth I keep meaning to make and use but never have....yours looks well used and may give me the push I need to make one (rather than overspraying and cleaning up every time!).
Kyla #7

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier, had to go looking for the die, forgotten all about it!!!
Love the idea of the hand, prayer and word.... food for thought.
Take care and have a good week
Bishopsmate #30

Kelly said...

Wow... you've had a very busy and productive week! Yes, love the shiny things moments, as my husband calls them. Your journal page is beautiful. Go you on using stuff laying around. Creative Blessings! Kelly #43

MiSchra said...

Thanks for stopping by at my space... I'm in love with that hand journal page! Fun, fun, fun.
Wishing you a wonderful and creative time. Hope to see you again next week.
MiSchra ♥ #66

MiSchra said...

P.S. Congratulations on your 4th post in a row... I'm on my 3rd. ;-)