Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Whats On Your Workspace Wednesday - 139

Afraid my table this week is a little bare. Was away for the weekend and find that journey down the M6 and M5 to Bristol increasingly hard to do, still it is worth it to see family, especially my youngest Granddaughter Kitty - she is growing up so quickly.
Even thought there is nothing creative on there at the moment I thought I would show you my favourite storage box.

It is a Really Useful Box with a pair of trays in it that are full (and I mean full) of all my little embellishments, charms, book rings and lots of bits and pieces all waiting for the right project.

Also on my desk is my journal as I finished a page on Friday.  Well I say 'finished' but I'm not fully happy with it, seems a bit too grungy for me - what do you think?

Am lucky enough to have been to Venice twice.  The first time we arrived by train and I couldn't believe the view from the station as it opens out directly on to the Grand Canal - what a station approach that is!  I bought some cheap acrylics for the background and used my Darkroom Door stamps adding watercolour to the images.  Think the reason I'm unsure about it are the 'floating' lampposts - look like spooky angels to me.

Finally a photo of Kitty
Worth the journey down the motorway don't you think?

This is a scheduled post as I'm off out tonight. Don't get out much (boo hoo) these days but I am going with a friend to see the Strictly Come Dancing Tour at the MEN so it will be a late night for me and a lie-in, and when I do get up I will settle down with a cup of tea and slice of toast to tour the other desks via Julia's fantastic desk-hopping site at Stamping Ground, and now she is doubly famous (having been featured in this month's Craft Stamper magazine) it will probably take me the rest of the day.

34 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Love your page, Ann - fab colours - looks like watercolour. Great way of using those stamps, too and I have them... h'mm. Lovely little girl x

Ephemera said...

Your box looks very interesting would love to have a rummage in there LOL & your journal page is stunning, definitely no grunge there, just gorgeous artwork. Lovely photo of your DGD. XX

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great storage, fab pics too. Worth the journey :)Enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

inkypinkycraft said...

Great journal, love it!!!oh, cute photo and well worth the journey!!!!hugs trace x no53

Karen said...

Oooh lots of lovely goodies in your box, I can see why its your favourite and a really beautiful photo of Kitty :) I love your art journal page, lovely colours you have used :)

I have added my name to your followers Ann, I hope that is okay with you??

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

L00py's Craft Creations said...

definatley worth a trip hunxx,
lovely creative area, xx Happy WOYWW hun, hoping to get to post on blogs this week, as it didnt let me last week!!

Lou P

Stephanie said...

I'd have a blast digging around in your goody box. And Kitty looks like a sweetheart!

Lou said...

Awww she is gorgeous, and well worth the nasty journey! never done a journal page and i think yours looks just fine, love the look of your storage hope you have a great week Lou @#26

kath said...

thanks for this week's crafty snoop..looks like a fun creative space...love all your bits and pieces and your beautiful helper kitty...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (63)

Brenda Brown said...

Your page is fabulous Ann, love the journal style of it .... and what a gorgeous pic, Kitty is adorable.
Hope your week is going well.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

jude said...

Gorgeous piccies love kitty photo.I love the journal the colours are fab. Have fab wednesday and creative week
judex55

May said...

WELL worth the journey she is soooooo cute, lovin the journal great pics, have a good week, Hugs May x x x x

Brenda B said...

Lovely organised bits and pieces box Ann. LOVE that journal, it's brilliant leave it as it is!! And yes, little Kitty is definitely worth the trouble to go and see.

Hugs
Brenda 115

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You are so well organised!
Stunning journal page.
Kitty is adorable.
Wishes
Lynne

Yours Artfully said...

Kitty is adorable, you must be very proud. Nice and very organised box of bits'n'bobs too.

I'm also lucky enough to have been to Venice, a magical place and I agree entirely about that view.

Lin

Deb said...

you certainly have some treasure in that box! your grandaughter is adorable!
Have a great week!
Happy WOYWW Debxx #8

Craftgirl said...

I have one of those boxes with 4 trays. LOL I see what you mean about the lamp posts but if you hadn't mentioned it I wouldn't have gone back to look. I still like them and the grungy look is perfect. Your grandie is a little cutie pie.

See you on Saturday.

Carol

Danielle said...

Great little embellishment box! Danielle #22

okienurse said...

great post today with all the awesome pics! Love the one of little Katie though! The embellie box is great too and I love the Venice journal page. I have been to Venice a couple of times but wasn't impressed! It was noisy, dirty and smelly I thought. I went both times in the summer so maybe I will try it in the winter when there is less heat and tourists! Listen to me! I bet someone wishes I would stay home too! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

scrappymo! said...

I don't think the lamp posts are spooky at all! To me they represented a memory. I have only been to Venice once...in September...
My journal page would have mosquito's the size of those lamp posts and a pharmacy shop which my poor dear cousin had to search for as she was so sick from the welts!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hope the Strictly experience was a good one! I love that box of bits of yours - would dearly love to come and have a riffle through all that loveliness :) Speaking of which.. Kitty is so cute. Worth the trip!!
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Nicky said...

Would love to come and have a rummage through your box of tricks and looking at the lovely photo I would say the trip was definitely worth the motorways - have a great week

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, lot's to see in your post today! love that box and it's contents! i like grungy but if the floating lampposts are not to your liking, maybe a light horizontal painted line can anchor them down. i have been to Venice once and hope to visit again. it was too short a visit! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Angie said...

Love boxes full of bits ...each time you rummage through ...you see more.
I think your page is lovely ...BUT ...if YOU are not happy then maybe you need to do something to make you happy with it. It was only when I read your dissatisfaction with the lamp posts that I saw it too...a little ...but then it is Venice ...what else would they be doing lol
What a gorgeous GD ...and I think that is a perfect door sign below. xx

sandee said...

OK, had to laugh and take another look at the lamp posts and your right, they do look like ghosts! And ms. Kitty is gorgeous, what a beauty! waving hi from the hills of NC :)

fairy thoughts said...

the box looks very organised my ephemera is thrown in a box in a muddle. the book fron tlooks lovely, the colours are really interesting
thanks for sharing
janet #6

pat said...

I too was traveling to see grand kids, so I am a little behind.
Your journal is soooo nice. I'm afraid mine will never see the camera. :>)
Darling little girl.

voodoo vixen said...

I love your journal page but its that box of lovely bits and bobs that has my total attention... yummy!! OK... Kitty is gorgeous too!!

Sheena said...

Aww, your grand-daughter is adorable!
Your journal looks lovely too.
Doing the woyww rounds, looks like it's gonna take a while!

Sheena
xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I stopped by Wednesday to say hello, started writing a message, and my computer froze up on me. I had to restart it, and lost where I had been, since no one's name was darkened anymore. I was thrilled to read your lovely comment on my blog. Yep, this looks like a REALLY USEFUL BOX. I should get one! Oh wait, I'm not spending any money on art supplies this year (grin).

I see your concern about the lamps, but if this is a journal, you can turn those lamps into a lovely and useful page by journaling in between them and leaving the bottom (Venice) without words. Have a great Friday.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Ann, some interesting stash + arrangements of itty bitty items on your desk and love the photo of Kitty, thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

My name is Cindy said...

Hello Ann - oh Kitty is soooo gorgeous!! Hope you enjoyed Strictly. Just wanted to let you know you are the winner of my January Art Draw - the Chinese New Year Slide Mailer. If you can contact me with your address details and let me know which of the two featured in the draw you would like I will get it inthe post this week. Best wishes, Cindy

Spyder said...

Love really useful boxes and I'm always looking out for them in sales...then of course the best bit...buying more stash to put in them! Lovely pic of Kitty, wish my grandson Mason lived in this country! Wish I was home crafting too, aw well, maybe next week! Happy Late WoYww
(Lyn)

BJ said...

Love the colours on your AJ page it is beautiful. I wouldn't have noticed the lamp posts "floating" if you hadn't mentioned it as my eye was more drawn into the scene and down the waterway.