Wednesday, 21 July 2010

WOYWW 'week 59'

I was lucky enough to go to LB crafts on Saturday for a workshop with the one and only.......Linda Elbourne! She is as lovely in real life as she is on her blog (and I'm not just saying that because she'll probably be reading  this today ....I'ts the truth!) and me and my sister had a fab and very inspirational time.
This is what i made.....
 there were 5 postcard pages for the inside and here is one of them...
   
This is a page Linda made to show us different techniques and as I was cheeky enough to ask if I could have it, I am now the proud owner of one of Linda's works of art. (the photo really doesn't do the colours justice)
...........and now for my desk - "Shabby Chic- ish WIP" and struggling a bit but I'll keep going and hopefully I can show you the end result next week!

See you later and tomorrow and Friday probably......have a great Wednesday!

xx

P.S. If you've arrived here on the off chance and are wondering what's going on hop over to Julia "Queen of the WOWWers" blog to find out what it's all about. Link is on the side of my blog.

64 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love a tidy desk, so this was a fun post for me. I'm impressed with your WIP and of course your courage to ask Linda for the finished art (postcard). Way to go. Happy WOYWW.

Helen said...

Ooh, lucky you! A Linda class AND a piece of Linda art! Your album looks great.

kath said...

love seeing your shabby chic desk and can't wait to see the finished project....hugs kath xxx

Helen said...

I haven't seen those little frames before - have you been buying stuff without telling me?!

love Sis xox

Wipso said...

So glad you had a good day with Linda. Love your book.
A x

Nikki said...

Love all those warm colors and great little Tag book
hugs Nikki

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

wow! love the colours, amazing work :)

Kate said...

Lucky you! Some great projects and LB's work is amazing.

** kate **

Sue said...

Hi
lovely tidy desk, with work in progress, gorgeous book, beautiful colours, have great day, sue,x

Cardarian said...

What lovely projects and such an interesting snoop!
Thanks!
Cardarian

Cheryl said...

oh wow lucky you,your work is just brilliant so beautifull created ,too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Julie M said...

What a beautiful book, Andrea - I especially love the flowers and leaves. And your desk is looking good - lovely shabby chic going very well so far.

Julie :o)

Tracey said...

I love the look of the frames on your desk and look forward to seeing the finished project. Glad to read you enjoyed your workshop last weekend.

Tracey

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous mini book :-) Love what you're working on too
Anne x

JoZart said...

Love your desk and the WIP looks to be great. Thanks for the sneek peek and for showing the super results of the workshop.
Jo x

Yours Artfully said...

It was lovely to see you and Helen again last weekend and I'm so glad you enjoyed your workshop with Linda...you guys travel a loooong way but I'm sure you'll agree Linda is worth it!

I'm curious to see your finished project next week, I'm squinting at the screen trying to see what you've done so far....it's looking really yummy.

Lin x

Lothian Crafts said...

Love the postcards. Your frames look good as well.
Elaine

Linda Elbourne said...

Awww ... you sure know how to make a girl blush! It really was a pleasure to meet you both and I enjoyed every minute too ... your projects both looked amazing! I am still trying to locate the pins BTW :0) X

craftytrog said...

Lovely piece of art on your desk Andrea! x

Bettythebaglady said...

Interesting and I spy sequin waste tucked in there. Do you use it like a stencil?Hugs BettyXXX

Ikki said...

Hi, Your postcard book is just FAB! I'd have loved to be with you at the class sounds like you learnt a lot from a very talented crafter! Have a brill week, ikki

Anneliese said...

Isn't Linda FAB ?! ... glad you had a great workshop, looks lovely what you did there ! .. Looks like a busy & interesting desk too :o) x

Alix said...

i bet you had a blast with Linda...and the projects look beautiful...liking the look of that frame too...will we see the finished thing next wed?? ;0)

Cath said...

Love the frames and what a great idea with the large sheet of paper under your workmat.
Good on you asking Linda for the tag lol.

Cathx

Cath Wilson said...

Looks like another tidy desk - I despair of me, lol. The project looks very Lindaish - not hard to see the influence. Glad you had a good time - would love to be close to Lin's shop!

Kathy said...

Oh wow! fab book and fab desk shot. I bet you had a wonderful time with Linda (whispers: is she as mad as she "sounds" on her blog? hehehehe)

scrapcat 1 said...

what a beautiful book you made and a fab piece of art your desk looks really tidy but I can see it a working area too

Maz said...

Great looking book and your WIP looks promising! Looking forward to seeing the finished article! x

FlipSyde said...

I sure do like that postcard page you made. I love the muted colours and the circle-y tab cutout. That's my kind of postcard girl! Hey, good for you for asking for her art - I can't say I blame you; it's cool and you are tickled to have it!
Happy WOYWW,
Amy

Twiglet said...

Your day with Linda sounds brill and your book etc look gorgeous. Its great to get a bit of inspirational input isn't it.

Wendy said...

That frame you are working on looks lovely, a good isea for my finished craft room.
I am also from wales Cardiff

Darcy said...

great book, love the flowers and butterflies. Sounds like you had a great day. What are all the M's stamped on your desk lol

Handmade with Love said...

OOOh that book looks lovely! Very pretty indeed and your other project on your desk looks like its coming along nicely too! Have a great week! Tracey x

kayc said...

Glad you enjoyed your workshop. Your project looks good. Kathleen x

Foil Play said...

Wow - what a beautiful book - look forward to seeing the outcome of your WIP :-)

Julia Dunnit said...

Looks like it's coming on a treat to me Andrea. That Linda's workshop looks super too - and what a great way to wrap up your hol. And, how many choc oranges did you have to eat to get the mug then??!!

Bluefairy4U said...

Andrea thank you for your comment, Your work is awesome. I wish I was nearer to you.
Lol Jo.x

Spyder said...

love your little picture frames I have some somewhere, must hunt them out! Your post cards are fabulous!! Have a great WOYWW!!
(Lyn))

MOONFIRE DESIGNS said...

Hi, Love that book! Sounds like a great workshop, - might have to book me one of them LOL.
Rach xxx

Carmen said...

The booklooks amazing. I'm so jealous you were able to have a class with Linda.

As to me having loads of stash... am OK at the moment but am usually on a complete stash ban between Ally Pallys and am usually pretty desperate by the time it comes to the show so to have to wait till April now is going to be... hmmm... interesting to say the least, Still - getting creative with limited supplies is all part of the fun fun fun :P

Violets Corner said...

The book is fab! And the frame looks very interesting too :)

Hugs
Maarit

chrissy xx said...

Can't wait to see your fishished project! It's always nice to learn from someone else. It keeps your mojo working!
Chrissyxx

Kay said...

I am so jealous of you getting to a class at Olney! Linda is such fun and so talented, isn't she? Love the book you made, and your WIP looks fab.

angeleef said...

Oh this is all so beautifull!!
I really like that photo thingy you've got going on there. I'm a keen fan of everything that's related to pictures and ways to hold them up :)
** Evi **

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Loving your desk this week, great book, I love it! hugs Heidi x

Sid said...

Very neat place to work !!

Sarpreet said...

great seeing your desk, and work, look forward to the finished project. Thank you for visiting my blog

Kaz said...

ooo me likey likey the WIP a lot!! xx

joey said...

Oh my Gosh Andrea look at that creation absolutely sttttttunning! looks like a fab little project coming together on your desk. Joey.x

Lynne said...

Lucky you LB Crafts and Linda, what more can a girl want? A very tidy deskyou have there, looking forward to next week for the finished frames.

minnie_mac said...

Love the book that you made. Fabulous.

Marilyn

Thistleblue said...

Fantastic postcard book album thingie, it looks gorgeous! and love the WIP on your lovely tidy desk! Hope you've had a fantastic WOYWW!
hugs
Michelle
xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

great work! how nice for you to meet up with a blog friend!

Alisonw30 said...

Thanks for sharing your (very tidy!) workspace x

Alisonw30 said...

Thanks for sharing your (very tidy!) workspace x

Sam said...

Wow that is brill hun and to get one of Lindas pieces too awesome!!
Love your desk this week, I just can't do shabby chic - I can do a mess very well though hehehe :)
Take care
Sam x

Lou and Mel said...

Love the postcard book - I must find out about Linda's classes - eas it Olney that you went to? I'm only 15 muinutes away!

Sunshine Girl said...

What a great book looks like you had a fab time! thanks for commenting on my blog and I have caved in and distressed a load of white ribbon (had to do three boxes!), was worth it though!

Angie said...

Sounds as though you had a great time ...love what you created ...and love whats on your desk xx

Ali H said...

Hi Andrea
Thanks for stopping by my blog & looks like you had great fun with Linda !
I'm over in Pen-Y-Groes - glad to find another LB Crafts fan here !!
Do you belong to a craft group locally ? Just wondered if we might be able to get enough girls signed up to make it worth Linda coming to Wales !! But I'm newish here so don't know many crafters - just some of the ladies who have made me very welcome at a small scrapping club in Pontadulais. Looking forward to seeing your creation finished - I've had a quick Glimmer-mist tonight & am leaving stuff to dry !!

debby4000 said...

Oh fabby book and love your desk.Look forward to seeing that fab creation in alls its glory.
luv
Debby

Chrissie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your workshop... who wouldn't with Linda taking it! Super WIP too.
Very tidy desk too.
Chrissie

Kathleen said...

Lucky you :-) and a tidy desk with something that looks very interesing on it too.

Elliephant said...

i love your pen pot! very cool. And the pic frame looks really good.