Wednesday, 7 August 2013

WOYWW #218

Happy Wednesday to all my lovely visitors. If you're hopping over from The Stamping Ground you know all about what's going on here. If not you're missing out on SOOOOO much fun, go here to find out how to get involved.

I'm spending Happy Time in my craft room this week. The Junior Moonshines are at Grandma's so I'm indulging in some craft ther-happy. (d'you see what I did there? therapy - ther-happy?)

Anyway, on with the show...

This is what my desk looked like at close of play yesterday - just before scooting off to AJ class. (I've taken a "long shot" to show you the tactical use of the floor in my crafting endeavours).

Mostly my desk has the aftermath of my August Tim Tag which I'm hoping to post tomorrow.
Speaking of which - if you happen to glance to your right you will see "a proud moment" on my sidebar >>>>>>>>>>

I'm really thrilled to have been picked as a July winner of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013. You can see my tag here if you're interested. This was only my third Tim Tag so I was really surprised to see my name on the list. I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has left me a lovely comment on my win, your support and kind wishes are very much appreciated.

Finally, I wanted to share with you a couple of pics of the fabulous faux batik technique we learned at AJ class last night. This is achieved with a heat embossing resist and Dylusions. (I have then over stamped the leaf design with black archival to make it pop a bit more and added some gold metallic highlights). These pictures were taken under electric light to show you the fantastic shimmer effect this technique leaves behind.

We had great fun playing with this technique, which works equally well through a stencil, I think you'll agree that the results are amazing.

That's all from me, Catch you later!


  1. Huge congratulations on your Tim Tags Win! Hurray! I was only thinking this morning that I would like to have a try of Dylusions sprays. This technique looks fab! Ah, so much to try out, so little time! Have a great Wednesday! Julie Ann xx #41

  2. Wow, loads of congrats this morning. Firstly on your Tim Win..that's my girl!! Secondly on that beautiful batik.. I loved it, I does, especially the gold highlights..yum. Lastly, but most importantly, on being child free...wahoo! Kick up those heels and revel in the chance to be as naughty as possible!!! That's what I would do....grin...TMI? Possibly......... ;-)
    Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

  3. Congrats on your Tim Tags Win. Really well done. Lovely colours on your batik, I still wouldn't have the patience.

    Always look forward to seeing what else you come up. Enjoy your week, Hope Mr. M is relaxing as well!

    XX Flo

  4. Lovely stuff Maisie, love the addition of the gold highlight very much. I swear, your craft room looks like a shop I once owned...

  5. OMG forgot to add my HUGEW congrats over your TH Tag win..big up to you!

  6. Wow! I love the results of the workshop you followed! It looks amazing! Thanks for visiting me today :) Uniflame - 63

  7. CONGRATULATIONS, and celebrations ... ok, so I'm old enough to remember the Cliff Richard song being released!!!!!!!!!! Seriously though, well done on your win, and I love the effect you've got on your latest creations. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. If you've time you can look through my website and see just some of the stuff I've made over a period of years. Teddy hugs, john-w #77

  8. Congratulations on the win. Isn't it a great feeling to see your name mentioned? Have fun making this month's entry.

    Waving hi from the bears @#84

  9. Fabulous tags and fabulous Workspace! Makes me want to come over and play:) Happy WOYWW!

    Evelyn #81

  10. I am so happy I found your blog! I have signed up to follow you this morning! I love the is just gorgeous!

    1. Hi Glenda, and welcome! Thanks for signing up to follow me - it is very much appreciated. MMx

  11. oh you're so great with techniques! a huge congrats on the tag! what a fun room you have!

  12. Oh Huge!!! Congrats on the win with Tim your tag is stunning.. I love all the little trinkets and your wonderful butterfly. The tag above is lovely with its great batik look must give that a try.. Your room is wonderful looks so bright and cheerful. Thanks for the comments about my journal pages I am just learning and having so much fun trying all sorts on new for me items and techniques.
    Sandy :)

  13. Congratulations on your fabulous Tim Holtz tag win! That tag is stunningly beautiful and it looks like the one you are working on will be equally exquisite! Thanks for sharing your desk and your beautiful work!

    Wonderful WOYWW to you!

    Lynn #21

  14. Oh I LOVE the faux batik technique, is there a tutorial somewhere perchance. Congrats again on the Timmy win, I never got a blinky for any of my wins - what is he giving as a prize these days? BJ#85

  15. Congrats Maisie! Love the batik!!
    Krisha #19

  16. Congratulations, well done. I keep seeing these tags on blogs and I have no idea how to do them, really must find out.

    Lynda #82

  17. Wonderful work & COngratulations!!! :)
    Cheers from
    Jana #71

  18. Congratulations xx
    love your project and the colours are Fab :)
    Have a Beautiful week Heather #103

  19. That tag technique is lovely, added to my list of things to try. So pleased for you Maisie- i was almost as excited as you when I recognised your name on the tag list, lol! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #48 xx

  20. Ooh gorgeous work there, beautiful colours and the shine is simply wonderful! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 79 x

  21. Oh yes, I saw what you did there--we could all use some of that type of therapy!

    Such a fine shimmer on your tag, you got a great photo of it, too!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww--sorry I had the wrong link in for this week, you actually saw my last week desk, not that it's much different this week, lol!


  22. congratulations you must be over the moon as you should be what a great week for to have a look at the tags have a great rest of the week and happy woyww Andrea#42

  23. Your craft room is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Also i like your tag!
    -Tera #104

  24. WOW! The technique looks absolutely awesome!! And belated congrats on your TAG win! I'me nvious ... no, of course I'm happy for you :-) Have a great day and thanks a lot for your visit, Suzanne

  25. Well done with the new madeup word, Maisie! A girl after my own heart. I love therhappy!! And yes, the results are amazing with your shimmery technique! Congratulations on the July WIN at TH Tags!! Very impressive!!

    Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit to me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #12

  26. WOW congrats on winning the TH tag prize last month. I did a round of travel tags the end of May so I entered them in the August tag go round. Love that gold accented batik. I need to try that cause it really pops and I love things that pop! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my desk! Have a great week. Vickie #36

  27. Beautiful craft room Maisie! The floor is a much underrated commodity, I use mine all the time! Huge congrats on being a T!mmy tag winner! And I love the Dylusions tag too, just beautiful. Thanks for the car love, she's not usually temperamental!

    Brenda 3

  28. Oooo so glad you loved the technique, was a lovely class last night, lots of different looks, I'm in awe of your craft space......soooo tidy!!
    See you next month


  29. Busy desk - love the 'tactical' use of the floor LOL. Gorgeous tag, a rally cool effect. Thanks for the visit, Cindy #37

  30. Lovely work space lots of great busy ness going on. Congrats on you Tim win! Im off for a peek x

  31. 1st thank you for stopping by my desk and leaving such a nice comment. :D Congrats on your Tim Holtz Tag Win. I think it's awesome. You should take out a full page ad. I would. No, seriously, I would. I so love your craft room. If it were mine, I'd never come out of it. No seriously, I wouldn't. I'm not sure if you are in the US or not, but if you are, here is a FYI… has the Distress Ink pads and Stains on sale for $2.99 each. I sign up for their newsletter and will get codes for free shipping or 15% off my order, etc. I just bought like 6 or 7 ink pads to work collecting all the colors. Congrats again. Happy Hump Day. (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW #4

  32. Congratulations. Well done. I love the colours on your latest piece.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #68

  33. What a wonderfully busy desk. And of course the floor is a valid place to stash stuff whilst in the throes of creativity!

    Congrats on your win! :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for your kind comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #9

  34. Love your workspace! The faux batik page you show looks fantastic too! Best of all - Congratulations on your win - your tag was truly beautiful!
    Enjoy your crafting time! Chris113

  35. Loving the gorgeous emboss resist tag, that highlighting with the over-stamping is fabulous. and Congrats on your win it was well deserved as your tag was beautiful.. Looking forward to seeing more of your TH Tag Creations, Happy WOYWW! Danie #14.

  36. Happy WOYWW Maisie and BIG congratulations on your tags win, you deserve it and I hope you get a wonderful prize!

    ha ha I geddit! Love the new tag too.

    Thanks for visiting me, and I am glad you found the angel policies useful.

    Cazzy x

  37. Hi Maisie, first of all, CONGRATS on the TH tag win, how wonderful is that? and secondly, that is a beautiful technique with the batik effect and I love the added gold to make it all so lush. Happy WOYWW Annette #5

  38. wonderful craft room. can i come and play please

  39. Love your batik piece, any chance of sharing the technique another week or are you not allowed?
    Congratulations on the TH win, well done to you -now to follow your link and have a look.
    Hugs, Neet xx 50

  40. Hi Maisie
    you have such a pretty craft room and very organised.... just how mine would be if I had the room .... yeh right in my dreams
    love your Tim tag well done on your win
    enjoy the rest of your 'therapy'
    janet #27

  41. Lovely craft space that you have, way to go on the Tim tags too!

  42. Nicely done on the Tim Tag win. You can't win if you don't play, right? I love the buntings you have hanging out in your craft room. So cheery and happy looking. I'm playing catch up after having been offline for nearly three days due to internet woes associated with our recent rain, but wanted to stop by and thank you for your earlier visit.

    Happy quite belated WOYWW from #2.


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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