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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WOYWW, A card and a new art journal!

Good morning my dear bloggy friends!

I am not blogging much these days - I guess life is happening and I just don't have much time these days - honestly there isn't even much to show as I am not doing much crafting ! I will get back into the swing of it but it is happeneing in a very slow pace! 
I have started off with a card - I made it for my daughters boyfriend! He is into sailing so I thought I would make something with a boat....here is what I came up with....

The background was some DP I had in my stash from Kaiserkraft ( I think) but I didn't like the color of it so I changed it with dipping into distress stain broken china and peacock feathers! The stamp is from Inkadinkado and I colored it with distress markers - the rope and fish are from my stash!
This week I got a special package - it was from the newly wed Donna - from Doings of Doone! She sent me a lovely art journal from Dyan Reaveley - and Donna and Jo from Jozart each made a page for me inside....here are some photos of  my new journal....
Donna also did a bit of decorating on the outside....

here is proof that it is a genuine Dylusion thinge...

Here are the pages Donna made for me.....

and Jo.....

How can my humble knowledge of art journaling compete with this??? They are both true artist so these pages are just gorgeous!  I just started off with coloring the inside cover page using silks...gives the page a bit of a sheen.... I have an idea what my next move will be and I will reveal it later in the week....

And I shouldn't forget to mention that I  also got lots of other bits and bobs in that package amoung them was this lovely art journaling guide from Dina Wakley! I have already read through half of it - really amazing book - I recomend it! THANK YOU DONNA I AM REALLY HAPPY!!!!!!!

So there that is my desk this week....I have a few photos from my holiday but I downloaded them to my other computer so I can't get to them at the moment - I might put them on my next post!

We have some rainy days after all that sun and heat - we might be wishing those days back as the temperatures have certainly dropped! Hopefully there will be an Indian Summer! 
Have a nice week and a lovely WOYWW !
Lots of hugs to all of you



  1. Looks like lots of fun with the Art journaling
    Have a Beautiful week - Heather #85

  2. What a special gift - how lovely. Looks like you are going to have fun with your own journal, too.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #37

  3. Lovely pages that Donna and Jo did for you. Now we await your pages and know they will be super too.
    Got side-tracked - what is this about newly weds?

    Hugs, Neet xx 25

  4. Looks like fun, super pages the ladies made for you and super card you made. No desk from me, there isn't anything to see, well there is, but I can't share it yet! Take care Zo xx

  5. What a lovely treasure you new journal is. I love your card, there is something about sail boats that fascinate me.
    Have a great week.
    Krisha no # didn't link up this week.

  6. looks like a lot of good and fun stuff. Thanks so much for the peek, and always bright blessings. Roberta #40

  7. wow, you lucky girl! I love donna's work and have her book on my wish list :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 38

  8. Such a lovely card! I love boating, used to sail with my late hubby all the time. Miss that! Those gals are amazing artists, love their pages in your new journal! I have one but have yet to put ink to it. I have Dina's book and it is fab. I was lucky to take some of her classes when she came to NYC, wonderful lady! Enjoy the week and your new journal! Winnie#84

  9. Voščilnica je čudovita. Ta odtis že čaka na moji mizi :). Hvala, za prekrasno in nadvse poučno popoldne. Lp

  10. The card for your daughter's BF is just great!! As for your gifts from Donna- wow, love their pages.. and I am sure your's will be equal to them. Make sure you show us! Helen, 23

  11. Beautiful card, fine holeness - backround and and the boat.
    I like, also, Your journal. It is very interesting and creative. Great!
    Happy WOYWW, Uuna #58

  12. Lepa cestitka in krasno, kar so ti poslale.

  13. What a fabulous thing to receive! I'm sure you will do the journal great justice with your creations. Love the card too, Dolores.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #56 xx

  14. That's a fun card you created, Dolores. It's hard to make art for a male.

    I'm very impressed with the journal that Jo and Donna sent you. I'm sure you will fill it over time. It will certainly inspire you. Happy belated WOYWW from #2.

  15. Hi Dolores
    Don't you just love happy mail and this is awesome bloggie friends are so kind. the decorated pages are fab too.... just to get you started. thanks for your comments on my window.. it's only staying in for a week

  16. Lucky you to get that book, this will get you in the creative mode that is for sure. To have pages done by two wonderfully tallented ladies too. what a bonus. Oh that extra journalling book looks like a good read, enjoy.

    Belated WOYWW greetings.
    Eliza & Yoda 30

  17. Lovely book! and the card is great too, love that fish, just perfect for it!

  18. Wow. What a lovely book! So lucky to get such stunning work from WOYWW friends. We have such a lovely community, don't we? :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (30)