Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's on your workdesk Wednesday??? And giveaway!

Tis the hour for WOYWW greetings yet again...and May ones too. Cor Blimey, both time and sanity are a fleeting things. I'm actually VERY glad to be at my desk and not on a hospital trolley. That persistent cough stayed put and I awoke yesterday to find my legs had suddenly been kidnapped and replaced with two uber prime pork sausages. "Eeeek, I look like my Great Auntie Elsie!" It's not often you look at your own legs and become nostalgic about both family and BBQs...
"Who's that?" asks post auntie Belgian hubby. Someone who was as loving as she was wide... As a young child I was always mesmerised by her washing line and the surface area of her knee length flowery knickers... Anyway I was sent off to hospital by the midwife, had a full MOT, and all is well. Just tired, all coughed out and typical vintage mum stuff... I've also been reunited with my ankles. Amen.
C'est moi, again, in June's Craft Stamper where I have two articles. This is a peek of some Dad stuff!
Venturing further with the inky art journal thing which is way too addictive already. I was late for the hospital because I was scrubbing Wild Plum and Lettuce Color Wash off my fingers - and I had to hoover (???) Women.
The hand squiggles are still brewing but I do love my typewriter. This is a line from a fab Paloma Faith song. Quite fitting for an art journal.
I have two copies of the new Craft Stamper magazine (just in case we need to build the ark...) If you would like this copy just let me know below and I'll be happy to post one off to somebody.
Still reading mine but I have seen a fabuloso article from WOYWWer Trish Latimer and there's a free swirly stamp from Jennie too!
That's it from the funny farm here. Until we meet again, Sarah.

73 comments:

Barb King said...

I would love to have a copy! You have such interesting things on your workspace, love those spray inks. You do such beautiful work. Barb (not woyww'ing this week, but I follow your blog).

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sarah,

If you're drawing names for the mag put mine in the hat, please! How cool that a fellow WOYWWer is in it.

Oh, you poor thing (legs and ankles). I must confess, I have always had big legs.... haaaa My two friends are also dealing with the swelling of pregnancy. Take it easy and put your feet up!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I see you made it to number 1 again. You must sit on Julia's blog. I just happened to stop by and hit it at about the right time. I'm not sure if you would put my name in the hat for the magazine, but I don't think we get it here in the states. Not sure, but it's one I have never seen. have a great WOYWW from number 4.

sandee said...

So glad to hear that you are reunited with your ankles, lol, hope your cough gets better! take care, and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You've not only got a funny farm but an oh so inspiring one! Now that you're into art journaling, 'm looking forward to seeing your pages. These are great and the line from the song is thought provoking. Is the truth ugly? :^) patsy #11 (unless it's not)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh I forgot! I would love to win a copy of the magazine! if you will send it to the Philippines! :^) patsy

Karen said...

Great desk and I love your art journal projects. I do hope your cough eases soon [[hugs]].

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen #12

RosA said...

UK Craft Stamper is my favourite magazine and we are about two months behind getting them here (Australia). Don't send it to me (much as I would like it), because the postage would probably be more than the cost of the magazine. But I would be pleased to send you an ATC at the appropriate time (no matter what number you are), so let me know your snail mail addy, if you would like that. Happy WOYWW! and take it easy!

RosA said...

Forgot again ... I am No.17

Judy said...

Sorry you haven't been well. I love your pages..very arty and inspiring.Love your blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Queen Of Toys said...

Please get better soon, I understand how you can alianate your body because you shouldn't own it when unwell, I would love to get my hands on that mag... LOL I find it so hard to get here in Australia.

Eliza #19

Jeremy and Samantha said...

glad to hear all is fine in the health department and congrats on the publication. You are way more artsy than my OCD would ever let me be I can't even smudge or spray but I adore oggling your work. Happy Woyww #8

BJ said...

Loving your Art Journal page. I guess you make up your own stencil shapes to use by the looks of it - maybe I'm wrong. And TYPEWRITER hmmmm wondering it my old one is still in the loft. I have my laptop upstairs and the printer is down so I often don't bother to print out stuff. The typewriter would be a great solution. THANKS BJ. Oh and I'd love to go in the draw for the magazine as it might give me some incentive to stamp more. Thanks kindly BJ#18

Neil said...

Hi there; I'm trying to get my visits in early today. Great looking inky desk so thanks for the peek into your creative place! I hope you have a blessed and creative week. I'd love to receive a copy of the mag so pop my name into the draw please! I'm also pleased that you have re-aquainted yourself with your ankles!
Neil @#5

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the busy desk and art journal - you take it easy! Sunshine Girl No. 29

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...glad to hear that your feeling better Sarah...I think we all have an Auntie with sausage legs in our family tree...loVe your art journal pages...Mel :)
Count me in for the Mag too please x

Redanne said...

I have already my Craft Stamper from cover to cover and love your work in it and you are right about the article by Trush, it is excellent. Sorry to hear about your swollen legs and ankles and hope the cough goes soon. Anne (was #42 and now No 44 I think)

inkypinkycraft said...

Loved your pieces on the mag, hope you are feeling better soon, loving your journal pages, have just bought one myself, blank and staring at me as we speak!!!
Hugs trace x 40

Chrissie said...

Wonderful inkiness and congrats on yet another gorgeous publication!
Chrissie

Daisy236 said...

Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery....I love the art journalling. Do you really have a typewriter??? I love the font too x
Joanne#46

May said...

So glad sarah you have found your ankles again... Keep your feet young lady when you can...(bossy mothers voice) he he .. Fab news on being published.. and I love your journal pages, Have a happy week, Hugs May x x No32

Lynn Holland said...

Ive just smiled all the way through your WOYWW what a lovely way for me to start the day looking at your desk and reading your blog.
Hope you keep well this week
Lynn. 53
One I made earlier today

Helen said...

Congrats on your aarticle in CS! love that journal page..gorgeous colours. Not quite sure why you had to hoover before your hospital appointment, but there you go!! Glad all is well. Helen, 7

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the MMOJOM post yesterday, for some reason can't comment on it from FB...again, I think it's an ipad/blogger problem. Your desk looks lovely - if a little intimidating for a gal like me that doesn't use the bottled stuff so much. But am happy to see that the surface you're working on becomes your work surface, very much a habit of mine.So, have you needed to replace a typewriter ribbon? From where did you find?
Very glad the porky legs weren't a serious sign...oh my word do take it easy, you so don't want to be forced into bed for the last 6 weeks!

Spyder said...

Fab deck as always! On the dongle so not much Internet time, whizzing round as fast as I can!
Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #47

Rita said...

Hi Sarah, Love your desk and all the Dylusion inks, I would love some of those. I got my CS on Saturday and read it twice. Great article. Hugs Rita xx

Dragon said...

Thank goodness you got your ankles back!! Congrats on your articles and your positive MOT results
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Suzanne said...

Really looking forward to the CS mag. I subscribed to get the CI stamps but not in time to get this months ed. However, I'm far too impatient to enter a giveaway for it, I'll be at the shop Fri am for mine!!!Your article looks great from the sneak peak.
Good Luck with the pregnancy, it's all sounding horribly familiar!!
Take care, #73

Ann B said...

Number one again Sarah, how do you do it? I suspect you have super-powers and now the instant Julia posts.
Glad all is well with the health scare, just don't overdo it.
Love your journal pages - beautiful.

Ann B
#26

craftymonki said...

Congrats on the #1! Looking forward to seeing the article, Craft Stamper is one of my favourite suscriptions. Hope the swelling isn't too bad, I remember losing my ankles during pregnancy, don't miss that, but it's all worth it!

Happy Wednesday!

Zoe #72

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'd love a copy if you're drawing names please! Glad you're okay and all is well. Fab work as always. Love your pages. Take care & enjoy this week's WOYWW offerings! Zo xx 68

lisa said...

Glad everything turned out very well, Sarah. It can be worrying can't it. Plenty of rest and crafting me thinks!!!1
Congrats on CS. I spotted you straight away. It's a great article and lovely makes.
Thanks for sharing more journal pages too. I can't believe this is your first foray, they are just stunning.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #79

April said...

Glad all is ok, hope you shift your cough soon, mine is gradually subsiding now! Lots of colour this week, lovely creations. If the mag is the one that features your work I'd love to go in the draw please. x April #85

Tracey said...

Love your desk, you have such interesting bottles on there. I have had a good peek at your blog too and wow, such wonderful creations. Have a lovely day and if you could pop my name in the hat for the extra mag that you have, that would be brilliant. Tracey x

okienurse said...

Are you shipping copies to the US? I have yet to find a shop that carries the publication in my area...rats! I remember those days of swollen ankles that truly do resemble sausages and the baby flipping over and causing a fast run to the toilet before overflow occurs. I sympathize and it is over soon...hang in there. Congrats on the pub by the way. Vickie #91

sandra de said...

Ohh yes please put my name down for the mag. perfectly understand if you don't want to post to OZ probably more expensive then the mag. Love your free flowing art journal pages. Lovely way of expressing so much feeling, colours and creative energy.
Sandra #96

Jaki Morris said...

You are too funny! Well done on being number one this week. I always read the first and last!
I've never bought any craft stamping magazines but I think I need to start.
Good luck with browning your sausages, we may get some sun this week!

Jakix #99

Carmen said...

VERY scary sounding ankles. Feel slightly nauseated at the thought of them sizzling away on a barbecue but had a chuckle at the thought of your Auntie's bloomers :D

That journal page is stunning!

Carmen #... hold on while I check...
#74

Oh and yes please enter my name in the draw :) Thank you.

Ali said...

Oooh so glad you are well and that the ankles have decided to reappear - isn't pregnancy so much fun?! :lol: How long have you got left to go now?

Saw - and loved - your articles in CS. And wow... your art journal page is delicious. I love Paloma Faith. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Ali #97

Joynana said...

Hi Sarah, sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well and good to know you are starting to get better. Love that journal page so very colorful. lots of wonderful spray color on your desk. #102

Craftychris said...

Well done being in Craft Stamper - will be buying at as usual its my favourite mag. I'm so glad you are all ok and your legs are back to normal. I hope your cough has gone too. Your makes are fabulous. Try and relax a bit!!! Take care xx #98

Gabrielle said...

Lovely to know you, and your ankles are reunited! Love the journal page - I really need to be brave and have a go at one! Happy Wednesday!

Peggy Cain said...

Love your art jouranl page! I've never seen that magazine. looks pretty cool Have a great day!

Helen said...

Hi Sarah I love your post you have a wonderful chatty style. If I won a craft stamper it would be fab as those cover projects look tempting. If not thanks for the heads up - I didn't realise it was that time already. WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 64

butlersabroad said...

I think you must have a sixth sense when it comes to WOYWW posts, no matter what time Julia posts you're always first!! It made me smile to see that you're number 1 again! Can't be long now til the wee one arrives can it? Hopefully no more dashes to the hospital before then. I'd certainly love a copy of the magazine as I can't get it over here but I do buy it on the odd occasions when I'm home of course.

Hugs
Brenda 114 (sigh, back of the line again!!)

NEEDLEWINGS said...

OMG, what wonderful things you do! Your previous post had me loving all of those flowers too!!! I would love a copy of the magazine, but looks like it has been spoken for several times! lol I haven't seen it before.

Had to chuckle at your post. You have a wonderful way with words! needlewings#20

MvM-design said...

Love your desk , sprayink!!!

Happy WOYWW Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #25

fairyrocks said...

Yikes, Kankles !! So glad you got that settled away, Stay off those feet woman, Hope you are feeling up to perfect soon. I would love the magazine, but it would cost you more to post it here than it is worth. Keep smiling and creating. Do you have your baby names researched and chosen ?
Love the knicker size description,
Thanks for that mental visual LOL

Kat Griffin said...

Oh My Glad you are all well now. Your blog is lovely

- KAT -

SusanLotus said...

Great journalpage and I wish I had all those colourwashes and mists! :)

If the magazine is still available I´d love t o receive it.

Hope you´re week will be a creative and fun one!


Susan, WOYWW nr 104

BumbleVee said...

do be careful...my sister had the same sort of thing I think.... got quite toxic near the end of a pregnancy...

And, I can relate to the damn coughing...I've been doing it since Feb 22 ... and now...a shadow on my lung in the xray...great....more crap to worry about.... til we take a second on in 6 weeks....
hug,s V>

Carolyn Phillips said...

Glad you've found your ankles again and that midwife could say everything was ok. Take care of yourself.

Loving your inky pages, there is so much to look at and inspire on them. I want to ply NOW!

If you draw for the mag then I'd love to be in the draw. I've not read Craft Stamper in a few months.

sandysewin said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better!

I love the colors in your journal. Your desk just looks...enticing.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #150

The Weekend Artist said...

Ohh i would love that copy but am on the other side of the world so I guess just give it to someone else. I love the way you write your blog that makes me feel like you are just right beside me. Great photos as well! Hope all's well with your legs!

#58 TWA

kath said...

Hi sarah...thanks for today's crafty snoop...loving your journal cover...hugs kath (59)

Twiglet said...

Oh such gorgeous journal pages. have a good week. x Jo

Tertia said...

I would love a copy of any magazine with WOYWWers in.
So glad to hear that the cough was nothing serious.
Happy WOYWW

Hazel said...

Lots of lovely inkiness here - love your workspace (or should I say 'playspace'?! thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

Ellie said...

LOVE your pages!
...and I wouldn't mind winning the Craft Stamper!

Samantha Elliott said...

Hee Hee! I think we had the same grannie! Though mine was in South Wales!!
Saw your pieces in the CS but I still can't believe those photos in there are of you!
Glad to hear you are feeling better Honey. You look after yourself Pet.
Hugs
xxx

Liz Black said...

Love what you've done on your Art Journal, such stunning effects. I shall look forward to seeing you in Craft Stamper. Thanks for sharing : ) Liz at 145 x

Bridget Larsen said...

love the cover of your book, gives me an idea for the ATCs. Thanks for the funny story and I hope you are better
Bridget #172

Alexandra said...

I just love all the fun stuff on your desk, Sarah. Lots of bright colours and doodads. :) Your book looks fab, too.

#134

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, I am one of your followers and would LOVE the magazine.
Also, I have assisted in the deliveres of hundreds of babies. I would love to be there for yours. I love your blog too. Keep being the inspiration of so many, many artists who follow you.
Thanks, Love, Liz
Liz Walters
4418 Rock Garden Circle
Prescott, AZ 86301

RosC said...

June Craft Stamper already. I just picked up the March edition - delivery is very slow in the Antipodes. Well done on the articles.

Love your journal pages, gorgeous colours. HOpe you feel okay now too.

Ros #178

Neesie said...

You gave me such a giggle reading your post...I sometimes suffer with swollen feet (its a long story) so I could relate to it although I don't have a Great Auntie Elsie!
Thanks for letting me take a peek at your desk ~ enjoy WOYWW :D
By the way, I'd be thrilled to receive a copy of Craft Stamper magazine because I have so much to learn having never stamped before (shock ~ horror!)Eek! I wonder if this mean's I'll be struck off WOYWW?
Neesie #22

Zeffy said...

Hi there..popping over from WOYWW...I am so imperssed with your work..love the way you use your things and your colour....wishing you best of luck for the arrival of your babyy

Marjie Kemper said...

Glad you've straightened things out but Sarah I can't stop giggling that you delayed your trip to the hospital to get the Color Wash off your hand. Hilarious! And congratulations on your articles... would love to read them!

kay said...

loving all those fabby bottles of craftyness,will be collecting my cs mag first thing before work tomorrow so look forward to seeing your article
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay #38

trisha too said...

What a great space, so full of inspiration! Happy woyww!

:)trisha
#181

(You can send that copy to me, if you really want to . . .)

nerllybird said...

Hmm..I'm fairly sure you meant 'mesmerised'...unless your auntie's bloomers have your face permanently imprinted on their mind. Which is just silly. Loved the CS articles, hope the rest of your pregnancy is relatively trouble-and-swollen-parts free!
Helen S #70

Trish Latimer said...

Hi Sarah! only just seen this...THANK YOU for the shout out about my article!! Yours are pretty darned good too medear!
Fingers crossed the next few weeks before tiddler makes an appearance go smoothly, you rest, you hear?!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kezzy said...

Hi, been meaning to comment all week, I follow your blog everyday but on my phone so commenting is a nightmare on there lol. Love your journalling it is fantastic. Think I'm going to check out the course you mentioned, I have done a course which is done but you still see the material, by Christy Tomlinson, her workshops are also fab and I think you would really like her work, you could check her out on google and see her She Arts they are fab. I also have Katie Cranes DVDs which are fab, but guess what I still haven't started. I suffer with OCD and sometimes for me it's not the right time to do something so I can't start, weird how OCD can effect you. Absolutely love the tags and the grungy butterflies. I have that wooden stamp but still not used it, still frightened of the whole inky bit, mind you I have learned alot from Chemistry 101 I was inspired by you to take it and finally I understand lol. Aren't the new Distress inkpads spring lush? I can't believe I didn't do the tag mojo month, just didn't see to happen but going to have a go of the flowers, mind you it's horrible accounts month so I hoping I have time. I go to artsycrafts in June I'm mega excited. Will you take a break from mojo monthly when baby is born? Right I shall go, sorry it's a long comment lol. I also wanted to know if I could send you a woyww ATC? I haven't done them before, but I entered last year and thought this year as Julia said you could do a few extra to others you follow. Don't worry I'm not expecting one back you have lots to do but If you don't want me to I understand. Happy woyww, late again :-) Kezzy xxx p.s Shan is doing really well and finally has put on weight so not underweight anymore. We have been experimenting with cooking and baking. She is 16 this year and would like a party with family and mates and I have promised her that 90% will be Gluten free, so some of my mates will be making bits and my other mate has a mate that does cakes professionally and they will be making a full Gluten free birthday cake. xxxx