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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WOYWW #164 - Good Week Getting better!!

Hello Hoppers of the world!! Snoopers of the world unite on this, yet ANOTHER Wednesday, to peer and ogle, and yes!! covert (well I admit to it anyway!!!!) the stuff on desks all over the place. All courtesy of the chief deskarian, Julia... be whisked away on soft zephyrs here...

So how has the week treated you?? Hope you have been ok. I am walking with my friend BlackDragon, whose dear grandad died this week.... peace BD

And how am I??? well, feeling a bit better with this sun and bright light all day... serotonin levels rising a bit now, with the lamp and the real thing!!! Hands are about to be done on Thursday - OH!!!! HELP!!!! I HATE it!!!! It is SOOO painful, but better when they settle!!! So it just has to be faced... and just realised it's tomoz!!! Ugggh!!!

And crafting?? Well, I finished the book and started another, this time for our cruise memories of a couple of years ago... pics later. I have also worked on a commission - a bracelet for a teacher pressie. I did the chain threaded through with stretch cord one, with turquoise chips and beads, with silver tone findings and charms... you should tell me what you think?? I hope she likes it!! So here we go with the pics then. Hope you enjoy..
 Desk as of 23.20 Tuesday evening. The two books are really fun to make and I always enjoy working with my beads... They are in a handy tray, cos I cheated and beaded outside in the sun!!!! Good stuff, eh??

 This tray is really useful, but it's actually the lid of the box you have seen on my desk before, to take photos on...

 The bracelet turned out quite pretty... might have to make myself one... easy technique too... simples

 Here is the book from last week and the new one for the cruise photos... don't know what I will use the first one for, just LOVED the papers and the making... so here are a couple of spreads...



 And this is the front cover of the cruise book. I have used Tim Holtz Destinations stack and Kaiser Craft Check In... plus a couple of papers from other collections which suit the scheme of things... I am LOVIN' it... can't wait to print and mount the pics... the pockets are big enough for ickle booklets on a theme eg Santorini...
 LOVE the closure too... it's  G45 small keyhole plate with a Tim Holtz clock key. The chain is fastened at the back and clips into the key handle. I have punched a Vintaj long tag with the word "cruise" and filled it with a Vintaj patina to make it pop!! A couple of pages follow...




And finally, the back cover with the other half of the Destinations paper. I am loving the suitcase paper for the spine too...Here you can see that I made a hole and fitted a metal eyelet, through which I added the chain. It all went together very well.

So that's about it from me this time. I loved visiting you all last week and look forward to seeing your comments again this time. Thanks and welcome to those new followers who have joined my journey recently. I am so flattered and proud that you find my blog and work worth a visit or two
Love and light
Frankie
xx

35 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

a gorgeous book, love all the details...wow love tht bracelet it is gorgeous!!!!!have a great week lv trace x

Robin Panzer Art said...

Wow your books are fab! Happy WOYWW Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Helen said...

Gorgeous desk, love the books and the beading - hope your hands are ok and the procedure isn't too painful tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you. Helen, 6

Julia Dunnit said...

'It all went together very well'..blimey, talk about understatement! It's wonderful and I so admire how you just get down to it and don't fart about with the pictures BEFORE you've made the book..brilliant as usual. Good luck tomorrow...after hands, sit in the warm sun and let the warmth help.

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow its all lovely - I am sure the teacher will love the bracelet I know I would! and I love your cruise book too. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl #1

May said...

Hi Frankie, What a Gorgeous Bracelet.. beautiful colours.. Fabulous albums you have made.. love the Tim holtz papers.. Great memory books.. Have a sun filled week.. Hugs May x x x#11

Victoria said...

Those books looks absolutely amazing! Sorry if this seems like a dumb question but I've never made one before.... how are the pages held together? I'd love to have a go at making something like this! If it looks half as good, I'll be chuffed!
The beadwork looks pretty stunning too but I'm trying not to look too closely as I can't afford another hobby!!!
Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.25

jill said...

Wow to you mini album you've made it's lovely . Thanks for sharing with us, happy crafting jill #32

MrsC.x said...

gorgeous bracelet enjoy the sun i shall be blogging out there later ;)

tfs happy WOYWW! :) Mrs C.xx #33

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Love the mini album, it's so cool. I love that look.

Aeryn @ #27

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Oh, my, your desk is full of goodies. Lovely bracelet and well-done journals awaiting memories. Charlotte #42

Tuire Flemming said...

I really love those books!
All the best to you. Take care!
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #49

kay said...

i am loving your album,must get those papers,you have done a superb job :)
happy woyww
kay #35

ju said...

Just love your books and the bracelet is gorgeous too. Going to have a good look around you blog now.....fab stuff x

Francesca said...

What fab books, love the colours. You have worked hard I can see. Franceswca #53

RosC said...

Hi Frankie,
Lovely work on your desk, especially the photo book which is beautifully crafted with everything placed precisely and in parallel.
Hope the hands are okay - I can't recall what is happening with the hands. Surgery of some kind? Hands are so precious but it's a waxing moon so the energy is right!
Take care,
Ros #19

donnalouiserodgers said...

well everything turned out beautiful Frankie, I particularly like your 'simples' bracelet,

dx @ 65

Nancy Wethington said...

Frankie, your work is beautiful. What method did you use to bind your book? I'd love to make one.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Frankie, good to find you more upbeat and sounding cheery. Your book is fabulous - love every page and all the tiny details you've incorporated. The bracelet is gorgeous too - I don't think it is cheating to go outside and craft in the sun, it makes sense to me to take advantage of every beneficial ray you can :)) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #24

Joynana said...

LOve your mini albums, do you have directions for those or maybe you could do a tutorial. I love the look of the pages and everything. #81

butlersabroad said...

Frankie those books are amazing and you're so nonchalant about them, like this is something you just threw together! Very pretty bracelet too and good luck with the hands thing for tomorrow. As Julia says, sit in the warm sun and let it do it's healing work for you.

Hugs
Brenda 86

Bernice said...

Your bracelet turned out really well - I'm sure the teacher will love it. The books are fantastic - I always intend to do one for past trips but haven't actually got round to starting yet!
Bernice #74

Darla said...

Way too hot to sit outside here. You have some awesome stuff going on! #102

Danielle said...

The book is lovely. I love the details. And the colors of those beads are gorgeous. Enjoy the sunshine! dani 3110

Trish Latimer said...

Love the bracelet Frankie, those beads are such a beautiful colour! Trish #55

Monica said...

Your desk is full of interest and those books are so incredible and beautiful. What a way to store your memories. my first visit to your site. thanks for open house.

Charlene said...

Beautiful book and that bracelet is stunning...enjoy the sunshine over there! #80

Kate said...

Love all those beads and the books look great too.

** Kate **

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love your bracelet but I especially like the shot of all your beads and charms laid out! I have succumbed to beading as well...oh dear, it's a slippery slope from now on :D
Hugs, LLJ ~28 xx

Gita said...

Stopping in from woyww...the bracelet you made is very cool!!

butterfly said...

My first WOYWW, and it's wonderful so far. Gorgeous makes with gorgeous papers. Interested in the light therapy - do you find it helpful? Sorry to hear of your friend's loss.
Alison x
#128

scrappymo! said...

Oh my7 goodness. the bracelet is so striking!
Those books are gorgeous. You are very talented!e

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous bracelet and amazing book. Sorry for your friends loss. I hope today goes well and you continue to feel better. Take care xx #44

Caz said...

Gorgeous book, gorgeous bracelet too!! I keep changing my mind about getting the destinations pad but maybe I will now!!
Happy Crafting
Caz
#141

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! oh my gosh i'm lovin the projects on your desk! that cruise ship book is gorgeous!
thank you for sharing!
hugs,#29
peggy aplSEEDS