Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Well, today's been a busy day - I intended to do something for WOYWW 278 much earlier today, but this is now my first opportunity.

You can see some Christmas things that need to be sorted and tidied, having had the goodies out when I was making cards for the challenge blog deadlines. You can also see a few things that are out ready for making a few more necessary cards.

A couple of weeks ago I said I would tidy up some of my unmounted stamps, so some progress has been made with the clear acrylic ones:

Earlier today I blogged a few cards for the start of some challenges - if you wish to you can scroll down to see these, including the new Buckwells Crafty Challenge blog - I am privileged to be part of the team for this new venture. I was pleased with the card I created for this, so thought I'd also include it here - I used the Lavinia stamps that you can see in the front of the box above, making a background with gelli plate, masks and acrylic paints:

Off now to have a look at what everyone else has been doing for WOYWW 278, including, of course, Julia, the queen on WOYWW - and if you still don't know what I'm talking about, please click the link, find out and join in the fun and the snooping!!

Oh ... and thanks for all the visits and comments last week - much appreciated.


  1. Hi Hazel, if I lived nearer to you I'd offer to help you sort out that tempting pile on your desk :) Your card is lovely ... I like your gelli print background. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #51

  2. Oh Hazel, what a delicious crafty pile on your desk!! It looks like you're going to be having LOTS of fun!!

    Love love love your card!!!! You used some of my favorite colors!!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Amy E. #9

  3. Happy WOYWW Hazel, my Christmas stash was semi tidy and is sort of on the floor now!

    Love the background on your card.

    Cazzy x #52

  4. You are like me, Hazel, you're not lacking in stash!! Your card is gorgeous!! Happy WOYWW!! Thanks for visiting me and have a wonderful week!! Hugs, Darnell #23

  5. love your colors and tidiness!
    Thanks for visiting and your kind words!
    Robyn 4

  6. Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. Well done you with the sorting. Really love that gorgeous card.
    Annie x #25

  7. Haha, nice pile to sort out! Lovely card, the background makes it dreamlike:
    Gabriele 28

  8. This is a gorgeous card Hazel. Must say you have used my favourite colours and do love the fairy..Hugs Lozzy xx
    all that yummy crafty stash tooo

  9. Hi Hazel, great pile of crafty stash there. Your finished card is lovely and your tidy boxes of stamps put my storage to shame!
    Thanks for your kind comments
    Debs 24

  10. OMG Hazel I so love the gelli plate background you have made it is really, really awesome. No wonder you are on a design team with work produced like that. Pretty good stash on the desk too.

    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan #2

  11. I like your stamp storing system, Hazel! It looks very neat! The fairy card is simply lovely! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #78

  12. I like that pile on your desk. Lots of fun stuff! I bet your cards were wonderful! And the card you posted... very cool. I see quite a few WOYWWers have geli plates and they sure make fabulous backgrounds! I'm a day late but still enjoying visiting blogs. Happy belated WOYWW!
    Carol N #41

  13. Looks a busy desk Hazel loving how you store your stamps l think l might just invest in something like that looks a lot tidier than where l keep mine xx

  14. Lots of gorgeous goodies on your desk this week, Hazel, waiting to be made up! I love what you've done with the gelli plate. This is something I haven't tried yet.

    Thanks for your visit and your nice comment - I don't consider a WOYWW comment to be late until afte 11.59 p.m. on the Tuesday night lol!! I love them spread out through the week. I am glad you like what I'm up to at the moment, and my first piece of felt! I made another one last night, and have just uploaded the blog post about the class. Felt making is soooo much fun!

    Happy belated WOYWW,

  15. Hi Hazel. Oh my gosh what a lot of stamps you have! That Lavinia one is really sweet and the card you made is stunning! No wonder you are on the team.
    It's never too late to comment. I take a whole week to hop from desk to desk. (Today is Thursday and I got to yours)
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week,

  16. Wow, what a beautiful card and the stamps you used are gorgeous - I am going to have to keep my eye open for Lavinia Stamps in future! Thanks so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #37

  17. Lovely colourful card - and lots of things to look at on your desk. Congrats on the sorting!
    Thanks for visiting and for your comments.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #17

  18. Hi Hazel, thanks for visiting me.
    I'm a bit late because I have been out walking all day and am now trying to catch up.
    I love Lavinia stamps and your gelli print is lovely.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

  19. Your card is lovely and I see another gelli plate enthusiast. Would you like to come and sort my stamps out? No..don't blame you lol :) I have so many that I've been selling some to make room in my studio. Thank you for visiting my blog Anita #45 WOYWW

  20. That really is a pile of Christmassy goodness on your desk and yes, also the first official sighting of a Festive Stocking!! You're going to be having fun :-)
    Love that fairy card btw, such pretty colours and a nice bit of bling as well!
    Hugs, LLJ 30 xx

  21. First, Thanks for stopping by for a vist and leaving your kind words.
    I just love the Fairy Card, she is so beautiful, just look at her wings!!!
    and such a pile of goodies you have to sort,,,, I bet you had fun playing to get to look like that.
    I'd like to ask what you used for your plastic pockets you've orginazed...?

  22. You have a very festive looking desk Hazel, and your pen and stamp storage
    looks great too. Love your card with it's striking gelli plate background, very striking. Thank you for visiting me earlier and your comment Lottie #61

  23. That card is beautiful, good luck with getting your stamps sorted. I need to sort all my dies onto magnetic sheets but I keep putting it off!!


  24. Thanks for stopping by! Love your card! Your desk sure shows you're busy creating!

  25. Your stamps are looking very tidy. I could take a lesson. Love the fairy card. April #84

  26. Wow! Love your marker storage! :)
    thanks for stopping by earlier.

  27. Beautiful! That magical looking background you created has so much depth and is very appropriate for your fairy. Blessings!

  28. Beautiful card.

    I like your stamp storage.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW Sue #36

  29. Wow this is a stunning creation and those silhouette images really pops against the creative background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  30. What a great collection of goodies to play with. And that card is lovely. Hugs, Chris # 16

  31. I like how your little pile of Christmas looks like it got shoved over to one side! And I loved your card when I saw it on Sparkles. Did you check Stamping Sensations blog yet? You and I both got Top3 using the exact same image!

    Brenda 54

  32. I'm running very slow.. But I made it. Thanks so much for the peek. Oh I see you made it so mine too. lol ok so we are both running behind. All is good in crafty time. What are you using for your clear stamps.. what kind of packets. I have a big issue with mine all the time. Thanks Roberta 66

  33. Lovely fairy card, Hazel! (I'm always a little slow with my woywwing, and only on very rare occasions make it to every desk--so you just drop in whenever you feel like it, okay?)

    Thank you for stopping in this week, and a happy woyww to you!

    #70ish this week

  34. hello - you did well with tidying those stamps. Like the card. Thank you for visiting- sorry I'm so late. Anne x

  35. Sorry I get the prize for late visiting! I am away from home again and doing a bit of catch up from my hotel room. Looks like you have those stamps under control there and what a beautiful card, love the background you have created. Annie C # 82

  36. I think I usurped Annies getting the prize! I am always a day or two late but this is almost a week. Love the desk and all the stamps neatly organized. I have been busy swapping out rooms but haven't spent a lot of time organizing...that is going ot start soon. Love the card with the fairy..a favorite of mine. Thanks for stopping by earlier this week. I enjoy hearing from everyone. Vickie #21


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