Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WOYWW 190 - Images aplenty

Quick post before DH and I set off to walk the grandkids to school.  Spent last night crafting at my next door neighbours. Her husband is on a business trip for 10 days so I have gone to hers for the past 2 weeks.
Brought some colouring as it is so easy to pack up a few copics and some sheets of images. Here is a peek at what I unpacked when I got home.  

The beautiful bird stamp at the bottom left was a RAK from Samantha Healey of Lady Bug Crafts
She had a giveaway on her blog and I was the lucky winner.  It is a La Blanche stamp and is a very easy stamp to stamps so beautifully and evenly! I tried one image in in Memento Black and another in Memento brown.  Little Miss C is dying to try this bird so one image will go over to her house...perhaps we will even colour them together...

Whoops, I see there are a couple of images in there that I coloured at the scrapbook store crop last weekend...guess I hadn't unpacked them yet!!!

 I have been a bit remiss in blogging in 2013...hope this post and these images get me back into a better routine. If you are wondering why I am showing you my desk, pop over to Julia's blog and check out more desks from all over the world! But be sure to leave her some bloggy hugs.


Redanne said...

Very nice of you to craft with your friend, it must be lovely to have someone close who crafts too! The images you coloured are lovely and well done on winning the stamp. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #57

Sue said...

Well compared to my crafty place at the moment yours is ultra tidy hun lol hugs xxx

JoZart said...

Some super images there and how lucky you are having a win!
I really marvel at all those clear storage pots at the back. gorgeous!
Jo x

Ria Gall said...

What pretty stamp images they will look fantastic when you have them all coloured
Ria #92

Sue said...

Thank you sooo much for your lovely comments on my blog hun xxxx

Oksana said...

Beautifully coloured images, the birds are lovely. Thank you for your kind messages on my blog, I have enjoyed blog hopping today around the workdesks!x.

Redanne said...

Back again! Oh poor Mary to have a doppelganger like me! Sorry to say I don't know anyone by that name, I grew up in Ontario and sadly never had a sister. Maybe we just both have common faces..... Hugs, Anne x

Anneliese said...

A really tidy place - I like lthe storage system - what's in there? Wool, fabrics?

Buttons said...

Very industrious of you and so kind to be with your friend too. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #150

scrapn_momof2 said...

Wow your desk is clean! Mine looks like I left the window open during a tornado. LOL. Can't wait to see some future projects made with the images you colored.

Hammers said...

OMG!! Are those jars you are using or what?! I am in love with them and your space!! Happy WOYWW. Cx #84

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous new stash, and what fun to spend the evening crafting with a friend.

Many thanks for your comment - I have every intention of enjoying myself to the utmost tomorrow at the show - I get out so infrequently that it's a real treat! I've got my list ready (I know I shan't confine myself to that, lol! but have some Christmas money that's just crying out to be spent!!) I'll certainly be doing a post about the show, and am going armed with my camera and 2 newly charged batteries.

I've finished the spoke guards and they are now installed in all their glory on my wheelchair! Have art, will travel! I'll be doing a post about them, too, once I've finished working on the video.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #147

Anneliese said...

Yes, I saw the decoration now - I enlarged the photo. The colours and the shine are so beautiful.

Lavinia said...

OOOOo I long to be a good colour-er-inner like you! The images you have coloured a re fab, but whats even fabber are all those jars!!!! whaaaaa I love them! they look wonderful!
Have a creative week!
Lavinia 98#

Stasa Lynn said...

Your desk is awesome and I love your new stamp!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're so sweet and such a good friend and neighbor, Maureen!! You are also smart to put the time to good use and getting some fab coloring done!!

Hope you have a wonderful week! Darnell #131

Annie said...

How lovely to craft with a friend.....and it looks like you got lots done too. :-)
A x #47

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oooh . . . lots of lovely colouring-in. I like the way your PB mice are coloured grey instead of brown beneath the lantern! Brilliant idea.

Sarn xxx

Gibby Frogett said...

Belated WOYWW greetings..Love your desk..looks so organised, and love those clear storage boxes/drawers? Lovely stamped images too... happy crafting.. Gill (#97)

Eliza said...

I do love those jars of ribbons and twine in the background they look so effective and inspiring too.

Nice images and yes that bird one looks great.

HappyWOYWW belated sorry

Sheilagh said...

Thank you so much for you prayers and kind words. My daughter got the best news and now I can breath again.



trisha too said...

That sounds fabulous, to have a neighbor who is also an arty friend!!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha #164 this week
and a little late!

Anne said...

Hi there you images look lovely and your desk is so tidy. Oh how I would love to have a closer look in those drawers at the back. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x

okienurse said...

Awesome desk! Love all the images you are coloring! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a comment. Have a great week! Vickie #35

Anonymous said...

and you said you never win...congrats.


Robin Spitzer said...

Oh how I love those beautiful colors popping in the background of your desk area! Thank you for,the visit,

Robin #151

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your coloring is looking great, and I also like the wall of jars/boxes filled with what appears to be embellishments. It's like a mosaic. Blessings!

Jules said...

Hi Maureen

Nothing like a good colouring session to get the creative juices flowing .. .. I love taking a stack of colouring when I visit my Mum.

We sit talking for England whilst I colour.

Looks like you had a very productive time!

Love Jules xx

Joanna said...

I know :) It is what is on your desk Wednesday series :)
Beautiful stamps, I have some flowers by La Blanche.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to get a stamp that works so well! Enjoy crafting with your friend :) xx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Glad you were able to have some crafty time with a friend!
I am looking forward to a scrap weekend coming up in March. I haven't done one in a while.

I hope you are feeling well!

Anonymous said...

I've discovered a lady I know through blogging who was living in the UK has moved just 3 miles away from me in Michigan, we've talked on the phone and hope to get together soon to craft. I like you you think I got great bargains, wasn't that your name I saw pulled out on kath's blog for the HA stamps??! That's what I call a bargain, lol!!


Samantha Elliott said...

Hey Mo! Just called by to see if you were ok as I am kinda missing you!
Sending Hug!

Queen Lightwell said...

Nice coloring! And how lovely for her to have the company. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog already and leaving a sweet comment. I enjoyed it! (And responded to it, too)
:) Deeyll #161

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maureen,

I sent you an email as I wasn't sure if I'd get to your desk.... but here I am! Very nicely done coloring. How great to have a neighbor that loves crafting!

Oh, the home front. My realtor tells me that it's a slow time of year -- except for the two places that I was interested in. I'm still trying to sell it myself and just renewed my online ad for another month. The two places that I was interested in had been on the market since July and August! Yikes. I'm hoping it doesn't take me that long. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

On a sad note, my good friend (who taught me to knit) passed away Wednesday. It's been tough for me.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Maureen,
Well first time able to get in here and do some blog hopping!
Some lovely work going on here, do love colouring in.. and so break away from home nice too!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #58

sandee said...

I bet your friend enjoyed having some company while her husband was away! Here's hoping that you to more blogging, after all it's the way we stay in touch! Thanks for stopping by my blog, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Daniella said...

I'm so glad you visited me today!! Your desk is so tidy, and you color so beautifully too!!
Glad you get back into your routine!!

BJ said...

Thanks for stopping by, I can see we have both been the recipients of prizes, cool isn't it? BJ#27

Tracy said...

Great images.
Going to a crop this Saturday, and thinking of bringing some colouring ;)