Tuesday, March 1, 2011

WOYWW - not enough bird cages

You would think if you were taking part in an atc swap you would check the number of people participating before you start.  Yes, you would.  But no, I didn't.  So what you see is a row of handmade birdcages ready to evolve into the atc's plus one hasty cut out job.  Now, I have to get out all the other stuff to finish it off.  Because I have this horrible habit of putting everything away when I have finished!!!  At least I got to drink my tea.

On the left of the pic is a lovely stash of matt board that I got free.  Yes, free!!  I was out bright and early getting photo's framed and I asked the framer if I could buy some off cuts.  He handed me a box and said "take all you want I usually throw it out".  I showed restraint and took half, knowing I will be back next week to collect my pics and taking the rest of his offcuts.  Thank you Mr. Framer.

I am adding my February art journal pic again ... just because I am happy that it turned out ok and it was underneath all the matt boards.

I am also watching a Doone video tute on how to alter photos and add to an altered book.  This is all really new to me.  I am a technique junkie sitting glued to the screen watching everything Doone is demonstrating.   Then I get up to make a cup of tea and start playing with the cat.  When I finally get back to my desk I have to start watching the video again I forgot to hit pause.  That's about all for this woyww.  Now have to see what everyone else is doing.


  1. Love the Feb journal.
    Don't forget to pop over to our shop and put your name down in the next gift draw.
    A x

  2. Would love to see what you do with your bird cages - and well done on your find - its always worth asking

  3. Love your art journal. As for putting things away afterwards sorry I have never heard of that could you explain more lol!!

    Laura 66 xx

  4. Love your calender pages, they look great :)
    A very creative desk with all those lovely bird cages!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #68

  5. Lots of lovely things happening on your desk. Those bird cages look great. What luck to get all that lovely mount board, it's so expensive to buy. I may have to go and see if there's any going spare in our Framers.
    Your journal page looks gorgeous.
    Hugs Lisax

  6. That sounds like something I would do - not check how many ATC's I would have to make before I joined in! Love your Feb art calendar page :)

  7. I love your Feb pages done the colours is gorgeous x

  8. Gorgeous journal, can't wait to see the finished wip. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW.

    Hugs, Marjo #5

  9. arrggghh

    you watch em more than once??


    your atc is ready and featured on today's vid...


  10. love the journal, but seriously, putting everything away, whats that all about?

  11. Useful video, no?
    I love altering photos too!

    Quit putting your stuff away.
    Leave the crap out.
    It saves time.

    Sort of.

    Tea? sometimes. Wine? YES.

  12. Hi Sandra, I don't put anything away, that's why I'm in such a muddle but you must put too much away. Maybe try just putting a bit away, keep the really useful stuff handy?
    Hehe .. free matt board! I've been known to collect a bit of that too! Very useful! Thanks for the lovely ATC which came yesterday. It's gorgeous! Is that lovely colour "just" Glimmermist?

  13. Well, Doone knows everything - thank goodness for rewind huh! Your journal is gorgeous!YOu aren't alone about having to make stray one offs!

  14. Very nice art journal and what a find getting all that mat board for free! The bird cages are very nice ATC's Thanks for sharing. Vickie #49

  15. grate page, love the drama of it,

  16. ah, Sandra,.. I had a huge chuckle that you put everything away.. I am the person who leaves the drawer open so can put it back then forget it is open and clobber myself on it..der!! and yes, one must have tea with crafting, loved that you watch and re-watch cos tis me all over..addicted to watching others craft.. I now have to watch download daily never had to once!!
    thanks for popping over and yes! am on the mend..phew!
    love Shaz in Oz.x

  17. You are off to a good start on your ATC's! I will have to check back to see what becomes of the birdcages!
    Yes, Doone is a fountain of knowledge and always good to watch her videos twice anyways!
    Your journal pages for Feb look fantastic!
    xoxo Karen #55

  18. Journal looks fab- and I am going to look for a picture framer near me,lol. Shaz #125

  19. Those are lovely bird cages, I've been seen birdcages a lot this week on blogs. Your journal is wonderful. Free is always great :)

  20. That journal page is fantastic! I have the attention span of a goldfish, which means I have to watch the videos at least 3 or 4 times before I can make any sense of it.
    Happy belated WOYWW