At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, March 6

WOYWW 196 - Having fun...


Not a great shot - another gloomy day in England...

But another ebay bargain is brightening my day - I got a great journal kit for £5.99, which includes a blank A4 memory book, papers, embellishments, pencils...


I've covered the front with one of the papers included in the pack, and added my own decorations, which I haven't stuck down yet, as I'm not 100% sure of the lay-out...


The pages are a lovely weight cardstock, just made for mixed media, so hours of fun are in store. I'm planning to use it as a scrapbook, using old family photos, hence it says 'Remembering the Special Times' :)

Also, on the desk is a card I've just made for my brother - his birthday is next week. It's my first attempt at decoupage, using the Hunkydory card-toppers I showed a couple of weeks ago. I found the coordinated cardstock a bit much, so I used a standard plain card instead.


You can't really tell, but the grill and a front bumper, and one headlight are 3D. I'm learning what I can and can't manage one-handed, and those lil foam squares are wonderful for this! I hope he likes it - he is a bit of a petrol head :)

And that's it for this week - short and sweet! Make sure you pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what everyone else has been up to...

With love, til next week xxx








47 comments:

Jackie said...

Morning claire
Well I think you got a bargin for £5.99 the book alone must be worth more besides that hot off the press kit ... Well done you
Jackie 10

Andrea said...

My you have been busy and what a bargain well done you..I always miss out ..no luck !. hope the scrapbook comes together sounds like you have a good plan look forward to seeing it progress have a fab week Andrea#14

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I love the journal kit - what a bargain. The card for your brother is fab - gorgeous blue. Ali x #22, with candy

sara j said...

LOVE the car!! What a perfect image for most men...certainly my sweetie would like it! And what a great bargain you got on ebay...savvy shopper!! Enjoy.
sara j #29

kath stewart said...

what a bargain..happy journaling claire...thanks for sharing...happy WOYWW...hugs kath 28 xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

…Some lovely work going on here, Claire!
Great male card and well done on making in one handed :D clever indeed!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

Tuire Flemming said...

The journal kit looks like much fun! And the price wasn´t bad either.
Great card for your brother.
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #18

Sandy said...

Oh its so nice to get bargains and your Journal looks like a great one. You have done a lovely cover. Your brothers card I am sure he will love the 3D effect you have done..
Sandy:) #16

podgypanda said...

Hey Claire, Like your jornal those colours are very spring like, makes you think of sunshine.
Have a good week
Julie(paperpathway) 32

Annie said...

Hi Claire....what a bargain and I love your front page. I have not tried journalling yet but must give it a bash.

Happy WOYWW


Annie x

Helen said...

That looks a total bargain!! Enjoy the journal. Your brother's card is great, I am sure he will love it. Have a good day. helen, 8

Ria Gall said...

wow what a bargain don't we just love good old ebay it has everything we need.
I love the paper you have used on the front of your scrapbook and your layout is looking real good. I will be popping back to see how this book grows when you start playing with your lovely papers
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Gibby Frogett said...

As a Formula 1 fan, I love your brothers card. Your journal kit looks fabulous, you'll have great fun with that. Happy WOYWW Gill x #45

Neil said...

That was a bargain buy, I'm sure you'll have fun with it. Hope you have a great week. Neil#23

SusanLotus said...

Such a lovely journaling kit. I think the result will be great.

Happy WOYWW!
Susan, nr 60

Heather Alger said...

That looks a great bargain, have not used E Bay, must take a look and see. I do love your card, it has lovely dimension x
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Antonia said...

great kit and even greater price!! have fun
Happy woyww
Toni #75

Glenda said...

What a wonderful kit! Love the idea of journaling. Happy WOYWW!
Glenda #76

tuesday afternoon said...

Good luck with your journal, hope you have lots of fun doing it. Happy WOYWW

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Bargin indeed! I love it all this week. Looking forward to seeing more. The card is particularly nifty. Esp one handed :) DD has right hemi-CP and has learned to do a lot one handed. Tricky but where there's a will...

Happy WOYWW

MA (1)

PS I was up at 4:15 this AM - I said one another blog the only benefit to disrupted sleep is a shot at #1 :) Maybe next week I can sleep in!

Nan G said...

Very pretty journal cover! Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

Lori said...

Love the journal and the card.

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog.
Lori #107

butlersabroad said...

That's a great bargain Claire, makes up for those stamps, lol! Love the card, I'm a petrol head too (used to work for Aston Martin), it looks like a Bugatti!!

Hugs
Brenda 105

Maisie Moonshine said...

That certainly is a bargain! I know you'll have fun with it. Your card is great, I'm sure your brother will appreciate it. MM x #99

Winnie said...

Your journal page is so pretty! I am a cardmaker, so I gravitated to your card right away. Love the cool image and that you 3D mounted the grill. Cool effect! Enjoy your day! Winnie#78

sandysewin said...

The card is great, I'm sure he'll love it!

Doncha just love a bargain?

Happy creating and happy woyww,

Sandy #122

Chrysalis said...

Hi Claire - thanks for your WOYWW visit and kind comments. Your journal looks very promising - great to start a new project, eh? And I know your brother will love his card. Thanks for sharing, Chris x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Claire, I think your memory book is going to be lovely. Your idea of making a scrapbook of it will mean it will be treasured forever. Congratulations on your decoupaged card - it's terrific. Hope you've had a good WOYWW. Elizabeth x #26

Sue McDonald said...

Hi Claire, thanks for stopping by I managed to get home early from work and have alittle play before class tonight

Happy WOYWW

Sue #24

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW to you. Love your brothers card, and the colors of the journal kits are great. Enjoy

Kat Griffin said...

lovely style you have going on . I know from my experience that everyone I know loves to get handmade cards and gifts better than anything else. you have such a great style and Im sure you have brought many smiles to your loved ones
#145 KAT

okienurse said...

WOW what a bargin! It looks like it will be a lot of fun playing with. Thanks for dropping by and visiting at my desk! Have a great week. I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking your desk! Vickie #11

Lauren Costello said...

Happy WOYWW! What a great bargain you got! Lovely card too, I'm sure your brother will love it!

Lauren x

Krisha said...

Great card for your hubby. Your bargin brought you lots of goodies. Love you album cover
Krisha #126

Carol Yates said...

Happy WOYWW, I think you grabbed yourself a bargain, your card is lovely.
Carol.x #49

Charlene said...

Great bargain and super card! Your brother is sure to love it. #91

Kelly said...

I love the journal kit by Hot off the press. I'd not seen those yet. Hmmm. Nice work on the card. I'm sure your brother will love it.

April Story said...

Looks like you found a great bargain. And the card is great - love the car.
April #145

Eliza said...

I am sure your brother will love your card because it was made with love by you.

I have to admit I am a fan of decopage and 3D effects, a long ago tradition that should stay with us forewver.

Thanks for visiting me

Happy Belated WOYWW
Eliza

Eliza said...

I am sure your brother will love your card because it was made with love by you.

I have to admit I am a fan of decopage and 3D effects, a long ago tradition that should stay with us forewver.

Thanks for visiting me

Happy Belated WOYWW
Eliza

RosC said...

The journal is a nice bargain and you're making something very nice out of it so far. I like the car design - that's fun too.
What a beautiful church, a fine place to find support for the spirit.
Hope you're enjoying your week so far.
Ros. #89

Neet said...

What a fabulous win on ebay and what a fabulous job you are making of doing the pages.
Love the card too.
Sorry I am late - been on a short break away. Hugs, Neet 36 xx

Spyder said...

It all looks great to me so far! if you use photo glue you could stick it down but then, later, pull it off (carefully) again if you changed your mind! happy Late woyww?
((Lyn))

Alison Scott said...

What a great bargain. It looks fabulous. I love the front as it is now.
I'm late visiting for WOYWW as was offline yesterday,
Have a good week
Alison
#34

JD said...

Great projects, tfs...

Ohhh Snap said...

Aren't bargains the best? Lovely crafty set you have. And the card is fabulous. #113

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a great ebay find!! Although you guys have the best shops too, lol! Have fun putting it together.