Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Hello again lovely Peeps and thank you for visiting on this trying to be lovely morning. If you've come here from The Stamping Ground you already know about the phenomenon that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, if not you can find the details here.

What's on my workdesk this week is mainly a mess I'm afraid. I've just finished the journal page I started in class last week and I'm working on my entry for The Craft Barn Dictionary Challenge. The rest is stuff I haven't put away - I was doing so well on tidying up after each project and now I'm regressing!

Anyway for better or worse here we go...

The eagle eyed among you will see that there is one of the new Molly Blooms "Out and About" stamps hiding under my art journal - It is George dressed as Biggles - very sweet but a good one for those difficult boy cards. My lovely Mum has given me loads of Molly Blooms stamps this week as a cheer me up. THANK YOU Mum!

The background on these pages was created using Pan Pastels blended with a sponge and then additional layers laid down with the same coloured pastels (sorry can't tell you what colours I used as they were class supplies, not my own) and some additional red, all sponged through Dylusions stencils. The harlequin design is stamped in Jet Black Archival (Dylusions Basic Backgrounds stamp) the red lines are DecoArt Santa Red acrylic paint laid down with the edge of a credit card. The houses are from a digital kit by Nancy Baumiller at Crowabout StudioB (Joyous Journeys, Row Houses).

My Dictionary page is in its early stages, the letter this time is R (for Reine, meaning queen), I need to find some more embellishments, but off the top of my head I can't think of anything in my stash that is suitably regal!

Oh yes, just in case you wanted to see it here is my completed Zentangle Diva spread.

Don't you just love that text! - for more of Dyan Reaveley's sentiments with attitude check out her other stamps herehere and here.

That's all from me today, hope to catch up with you all later. Have a great WOYWW!


  1. I do indeed love that text! Journal page is fabby and I'm looking forward to seeing your dictionary page. Happy WOYWW! xxx Keren

  2. just LOVE the journal spreads - esp. the home quote!
    like keren, can't wait to see your finished dictionary page :)
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 4

  3. Love the home quote, how true is that?!?!! Happy WOYWW! Karen 72 x

  4. Lots of wonderful creativeness this week :)
    LOVE your Zentangle Diva pages x
    Happy WOYWW Heather #73

  5. We had our dictionary challenge piece on the desk too. Love your journal pages.

    Waving hi from the bears @#79 this week.

  6. Your journal pages are really colorful! And Dyans words do always make me laugh!
    Have a lovely crafty week!

  7. Thanks for showing the finished zentangled diva page... I love to see it completed! Also, your house-page made me smile, LOVE that quote/phrase! And Nancy 'crowabout' Baumiller.. ohmy, I forgot about her and haven't visited her blog/site for a long time. Thanks for the mention and happy woyww. Marit #82

  8. Love everything on your post today. The zentangle has turned out fabulously, the dictionary page is great and I love the houses page. (Sorry, I read the post and then jump to comment and forget what I've just read. DOH!). Great post.
    Famfa 97

  9. Hi Maisie
    Happy Wednesday.
    I love your journal and of course, the Zentangle - will show it to number one daughter
    Rosie x

  10. Wow--all your pages are so inspiring, but I especially love the idea of the dictionary challenge! Thanks so much for visiting me today--you make me want to dive right into my art journal and do something cool! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #52

  11. Your desk looks really tidy to me! Love the pages especially the zentangle, and you are so lucky to have a mum who gives you stamps! I am the one who gives my mum stash!

    Cazzy x

  12. Your 'Home' journal page made me smile, and I just love zentangles. Happy WOYWW

  13. As always love seeing what you're up too and what you've completed.

    Rather like the Zentangle and the home quote just Sooo True.

  14. LOVE Dyan Reaveley stuff - so quirky! You've used it all so well too.

  15. Brilliant journaling. I'm going on a weekend course run by Dyan Reaveley in June and seeing your work has made me even more excited! Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

  16. Awww!!! How sweet that your Mother cheered you up with stamps! That's true love right there! Lovely, lovely journaling and so funny too. Keep up the great work!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #32

  17. Oh, wow! Some fabulous projects here. I'm another fan of the Home quote- too true. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz#127 xx

  18. Super journal page and even better to read the saying. The first half was good and the 2nd half made me smile. Dictionary page coming along well, how about a border of stamped crowns? Hope you are feeling better now. I had a run of colds from October to March, now I need major dental work! AArrhh Thanks for visiting me today BJ#20

  19. LOL sounds like my one listening! lovely work, especially the houses and the pan pastel work... I have resisted them so far. Thanks for your visit .. you are kind of right about the flower pounding. I will try and post more details next week
    janet #25

  20. I love your journal pages! Love the sentiments especially the one about saying what you like cos no one listens! Journalling is the one area I've not tried yet but hoping to rectify that after I go to my first Dyan Reavely class in June!! (Does a Bee-style waggle dance around the room! Excited ? Moi?) I'm going to pop along to the Craft Barn page to find out more about the Dictionary Challenge. Sounds interesting! Happy WOYWW from Sand #140

  21. Great stuff going on here ... love the dictionery project!! Happy WOYWW Sarah x #125 ps now following your blog!

  22. Your dictionary pages and your Zentangle text is amazing! So enjoyed looking at all your creations.Thanks for sharing. dix #119

    1. Hi Dix, thank you for visiting, I've tried to get to see you twice now but apparently my Google account can't access your blog - maybe you have your security settings on tight? Would love to come and see you. MMx

  23. Love the zentagnle! I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

  24. Good looking pages.
    Dictionary page is very interesting. Do you leave it in the book, or take it out?

  25. Wow...that art journal page is great and so true...I chuckled when i read it!
    Thanks for your kind comments earlier.

  26. What great journal pages. I love the houses - and the quote is too true. LOL April #121

  27. Looks like you've been busy! Love the quote about saying what you want at home! I should use it to make a wall hanging for my youngest daughter! LOL!
    Anna #150

  28. Miss Maisie, you are one productive WOYWWer--wonderful los, I especially like the home one with the pan pastel background!

    #142 this week

  29. I love your bold use of color. Blessings! WOYWW 154


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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