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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

WOYWW #109 - A Pressie from Neil + My TIO Tag

 Where are the wings??? For the year, that is, tee hee... I can't believe we are already into July and another WOYWW Wednesday!!! I am sure there is more than 1 in each week!!! And why are Wednesdays, so important??  2 main reasons really - TIO challenge and sharing desks and work with the world c/o the fabulous Julia at Stamping Ground...

Above you can see my alcohol inks out from last weeks' challenges at Stampman and Grungy Monday. You can also spy a new tool - a chobbler for rounding edges...

I have been sorting out my Tim Holtz pieces and adding to my stash, with more metal bits and some new stamps. These boxes are just a couple that I keep my things in..

And right here at the front, my Fresco paints... I love them. They have such a great finish. There is also one of my stains... don't have many of them, but I expect I will get a few more eventually... Now how lucky am I??? Just look here...

 You might remember there was a mix up on WOYWW anniversary swap week, and my partner did not make an actual thing... well, a couple of wonderful people made things for me, and one of them was the VERY talented Neil, who made me this lovely book, with this fabulous stamped cover...

The background is beautifully crackle stamped, and this TH birdie is so delicate. It is softly grunged round the edges and  I am lovin it!!

 I think this is wax, stamped into whilst hot...

And this is the inside of that tiny card, with such a lovely message... I have only just shown this because it came whilst I was in Venice, then the stuff with my mum made me forget to show it... so here it is now and thanks a whole bunch, Neil, I am so pleased and grateful for you sending it!!! - and finally...

Here is a tiny detail of my TIO tag for this week, available to view over at DragonsDreamTIO, or in much more detail on this blog, here. The theme this week is The Age of Chivalry, so if you want to join in, just pop over and have a look...

I hope you have a lovely week, and get to do what you want to do...
Love and Light
Frankie
xx

31 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Fresco's are lush aren't they!! Oh and.. you NEED all the Stains... they are LUSH too lol am with you on the speeding thru the year thing... next thing we know it will be ... dare I say it... Christmas!! x

Neet said...

What a gorgeous book from Neil. Lucky you. Busy desk! Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous book you recieved. I love your box of alcohol inks.

Very creative desk.

Laura 25 x

jude said...

Wow how kind of Neil and it looks absolutely beautiful.I too am firm fav of those adorable fresco paints!
Have fab weednesday hugs Judex 15

JoZart said...

How lovely to come back to Neil's thoughtful gift. WOYWWers rule! Beautiful book and tag.
Your own tag is really influenced by your Venetian trip... exquisite!
I adore my corner chomper but some of the plastic guide corners have come off so beware.
Love your creative chaos...
Love JoZarty x

Neil said...

Glad you liked it and I hope you had a good time in Venice, one of my dream places to visit, perhaps next year!

Helen said...

What a gorgeous book - how lovely of Neil.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think that wax stamp with the celtic pattern in is fab - I love anything with celtic knotwork in! xx

okienurse said...

Very nice looking desk. Gorgeous presents! Vickie #43

NatashaMay said...

Awesome work! Love your buzy desk. Happy WOYWW!

Tuire Flemming said...

Love your busy desk! And that book is gorgeous!
Tuire xx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
lovely goodies on your desk,what a gorgeous gift from Neil,I can't believe we are into July, someone put the brakes on!!! thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Doone said...

ooh now I want a chobbler.

dx

fairyrocks said...

wonderful work you do, I love sorting through the TH goodies too. keep smiling and creating

April said...

Lots of lovely goodies on your desk. Inks and stains and that kind of stuff is something I'm really lacking in! would really like to start a bit of a collection. Gift from Neil is lovely! thanks for sharing.

sasa said...

That's a whole lotta stash going on...

Super gift and so beautiful - just perfect for you with that embedded piece! Stay strong in heart and mind...
Thanks for sharing, enjoy the desk hop.
Sarah at 2

butlersabroad said...

Love the "chobbler", looks like something that might run amok in your craft room when you're sleeping! Make sure you lock it up each night, lol!! Beautiful book from Neil, how kind of him to send it to you.

Hugs
Brenda

ElizabethR said...

You lucky sausage that book is gorgeous!!!!! I too love my little tool, the corner chomper lol!!! Love You Elizabeth xxx

Angie said...

How king people were to you ..Neils is stunning ...and your piece is beautiful. I dont often have my sound on but i do today ...what a gorgeous piece of music came through the air waves from you.... I didn't want to leave your blog.

angelfish said...

I love my 'chobbler', very useful tool:) What a lovely thoughtful gift to receive.

Carola Bartz said...

Neil's book is fantastic - great colors, the crackled background is gorgeous. Love all the details.

Sam said...

That book is lushious!! Lucky girl!! When can I come and play in your room Frankie?

lisa said...

I've just been having a catch up with all that's been happening Frankie and I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. I hope she gets home soon and, it must be very worrying for you.
Your trip to Venice sounds amazing, the photos are magic. I love the masks and have two on the wall above me as I type although they came from Lake Garda rather than Venice!!
What a beautiful gift from Neil, no wonder you are thrilled with it, how kind he is to think of you.
Take care
Hugs Lisax

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a great post. Lovely work by Neil, always unique ideas he has. Happy WOYWW

nerllybird said...

Such lovely stuff! Your tag is stunning! And how lovely to get that from Neil. I had to laugh at 'chobbler' - great word!
Helen S

Spyder said...

wowo, it's beautiful lucky you! fabulous desk as always! Happy crafting
HaPpY WoYwW!
((Lyn)) #29

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a fabulous book Neil made you! I esp like that round medallion on the cover! Wonderful! Now what are you going to put in it? Patsy from
HeARTworks

Elizabeth said...

Busy desk - never heard of a chobbler before! Neil always does fabulous work and this is no exception - love the stuff that looks like seed pearls, just stunning. Your heraldic images are fab too. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #72

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, Neil's work is so fab isn't it! Lovin the sneak you've given of the Chivalry TIO - wonderful colours Frankie.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Frankie awesome work there by Neil and all turned out good after first disappointment there... ..thanks for sharing and for popping over and running late sorry happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Caroline said...

Fab projects! Would love to see your creativity on the Fiskarettes blog, so come and say hello! Hope to see you soon, Caroline x