WOYWW 617 + new portrait


Welcome to Crafting With Jack and another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  My finished Mystic Girl Painting, I didn't completely follow the tutorial, but you are not expected to.

Next I did some little watercolour squares. Several of our happy band of deskers have used tutorials from CeeCee on YouTube and it was next on my list after my painting.   I have noticed, in tutorials, that when people use the little pans of paint they seem to have no difficulty in getting a good quantity of useable paint.   I am not sure what make mine are, but I always have a problem with them.  I have a set of Rare Earth watercolours waiting in the wings, but I shall persevere with the ones I have for a little longer.  I did a practice sheet first and then tried out various pens.  Doing these little squares seemed quite therapeutic and I am going to try some bigger areas to draw or stamp on. 

I printed out a selection of leaves and branches that I had on my computer so I didn't have to sit there thinking "What shall I do next?".

I almost forgot to include a photograph of my desk!

I have downloaded some beautiful photographs of horses, foxes and birds from sites that allow you to of course.  I am thinking of doing a horse next although my list of the things I am doing "next" seems to grow!  I am joining up at Julia's Stamping Ground and then visiting all the lovely people in the WOYWW group.  Today was a beautiful day and we sat in the garden reading, I hope you had some sunshine today too.  My niece goes into hospital today hoping to have her baby.  She has been getting so fed up and is already 10 days late!  Praying for a safe delivery x


 Welcome to another Wednesday, another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Yesterday I sat outside with my husband and it felt lovely and warm.  The weather though is about to change!  This  week  I have made some ephemera, photographs 1 and 2, and finished my journal pages, 3 and 4.

For the above I used old book pages and some images in my "bird" box.  For the images below I tore narrow strips of paper and then machine stitched lace pieces on.  For the smaller piece I sewed them on horizontally.  I then cut that piece into strips and added some tiny bird pictures and pink flowers, I added another piece of torn paper behine to soften the edge. The idea being these strips are added to journal pages along one edge.  I saw both ideas on a YouTube video by Anna Milford.  Anna's were made more individually where I did the whole page.  It's funny how you think you know what to do and then you go and do it differently!

My finished journal pages, I haven't made a cover yet.  I have left space for writing and adding further pictures.

Now for my craft room view:

I am starting a new portrait with Ida Andersen.  The course costs a little under £20 a month.  Although Ida always says to use what you have, some of the colours I find hard to match, like Caput Mortuum and Caput Mortuum Violet.  I ordered the colours I needed for two of the portraits and since they have arrived I am starting.  Nearly every day for the past two weeks my husband has been asking me when I am going to start!  You can see the one I am starting with, and to the left is a little pile of other photographs from her site.  An owl, a deer and two more portraits.  I have seen a turtle one that Ida is doing as part of another group and I hope she will be adding that to her site too.  I am off to link this up at Julia's Stamping Ground and visit all the other deskers this week.  Stay safe and take care x


Welcome to Crafting With Jack, It’s What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday and I have just realised I have no photograph of my craft room to show you.  I could show you a photograph of my chair in the lounge as that is where I have been working lately.  Yesterday I designed the tickets above. It took ages to do the numbers upside down as I quickly realised you can’t just flip over numbers.  Then my dear husband informed me he didn’t think tickets had number each end!  I still have my working file so I shall probably change them! (Quick update: having looked at images of tickets the way I have done mine is done as is only one number and numbers at each end the same way up!)

Over the weekend I made some small 2 x 3 inch cards as I wanted to add some to my journal, I also designed some backgrounds for my journal which I have printed out, but not yet used.  I used some Lacey images from Pixabay.

Below some progress on my journal pages.

I am off to have a look at the other WOYWW posts and link up to Julia’s Stamping Ground.  Have a lovely day and I hope the sun is shining for you x


 Welcome to Crafting With Jack, spring is on its way here, and I can tell because we have frogspawn in the pond.  There have been several nights of serenading frogs and now the amount of frogspawn is growing!  

I have been doing a course with Ida Andersen and although I didn’t follow the course exactly here is my “Star Girl”.

I decided to sign up for her monthly course which gives you access to all her tutorials.  

Yesterday I decided to make some pages for a junk journal with some pages from The Country Diary.  They were pages without pictures and the middles were damaged getting them from the book.  I trimmed one side so I would have a new middle line.  I am finishing the pages off this morning.

My desk this morning, since I never know what I am going to need, everything comes out :)

Work in progress!  I am linking up to Julia's Stamping Ground and then off to visit everyone else's desk.  Thank you for calling, see you soon x


Welcome to What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday at Crafting With Jack.

Mixed media Jelly-fish.

Followed by a clear desk ready to start again!  And below five collage masterboards that I made for a challenge on a mixed media group on Facebook.  I don't normally do collage masterboards, although I had fun doing them, they are a little bit "busy" for my taste.  The top two I used to make a journal cover,  one on the inside and I cut two additional pieces for the outside covers, unfortunately in trimming off a bit of overhang I managed to cut into the spine, so I cut the covers away and need to do a separate spine. 

I have been busy collecting some pages together for a journal.  I bought "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" for this purpose, but when I measured the pages they are wider than I want.  So I have decided to scan them all and then I can print them them smaller.  I have seen the pages for sale on Etsy and I thought maybe I could do that which would help towards the cost of printing.  I need to look into selling on Etsy first.

Finally, I am designing some journal pages:

Linking up with the rest of the lovely group at Julia's Stamping Ground.