Wednesday, 14 August 2013


Hello Wednesday Peeps and welcome to WOYWW #219. In case you don't know what this is, it stands for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and it's all started by Julia over at STAMPING GROUND  where we all go round Blogland nossing at what other people are up to each week. I couldn't join in last week coz of my exhibition but here I am today to show you an amazing gift I received this very morning from my friends over at THE HOUSE OF BEARS :-D  Just lookee what they sent me.........

Such an awesome batch of goodies and the bestest ever tiny little easel and canvas........ isn't that just sooooo stinkin' cute ??? AND I can use the lil' easel to display my ATCs when I photograph them. I am just so overjoyed with this new stash :-D a huge THANK YOU to my darling Bears :-D xxxxx

Now onto my latest project - I can only give you a little sneaky peaky coz it is my piece for the August Members' Blog Hop with SMEARED & SMUDGED - it's my first ever real piece of Mixed Media art :-) I'm not exactly sure I LUV it but I think it's come out OK - well it is a totally new thing for me to do, so I will keep practicing :-D

Anyhoo - I am popping off now to buzz round the other desks on WOYWW 219, so maybe I will see you round some of them :-D
Byeeee xxxxxxxxxx


Winnie said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see the piece! From what I see, I love the textures, and the soft blended colors! Very sweet Bears to send you goodies, use them in fun! Thanks for the visit today! Started my day in a good way! Winnie#85

Hettie said...

Isn't it great when we get Happy Post? It kinda lifts the spirit I fink! I had some yesterday too!
Liking the peek at your new piece. New stuff and techniques is always exciting!
Hettie 50

Anonymous said...

What a nice surprise to receive mail like that! :)
I'm very curious now to see what your mixed media piece looks like!!!
Thanks for stopping by earlier :)
Jana #79

Anonymous said...

Fabulous textures in your mixed media piece, I bet it will look fantastic!

Dawn #42

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely gifts in the mail and I think your design piece is great, super colour and textures! Annette #9

Lynn McAuley said...

Your mixed media piece looks stunning! I can't wait to see it all!!

And what a sensational array of crafty goodies have popped out of this package!! I know you'll have fun with that!!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Ike, scrumptious goodies on your desk today. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your mixed media project, that's a very tantalising glimpse - great texture! Thanks for your visit MMx #83

sallysbitz2 said...

Looks like you have plenty of goodies to play with on your desk. Unfortunately mine is bare !!!!! apart from my new Tonic indulgence dies ordered off of Create & Craft last week.
Just had new flooring laid, lol, so up the air is not the word, lol.

your sneek peek looks rather interesting x

hugs sally x

Uniflame said...

What a lovely goodies! That is a great way to start your day :) Have fun with them :D Uniflame - 75

House of Bears said...

Oh goody, it's arrived, and quite quickly too it seems, sometimes the post amazes us. Your mixed media piece looks great so far.

Hugs from the bears @#93

Lynda Norton said...

What a lovely gift from the bears, what a thoughtful bunch they are:)

Your art is great.

Lynda #89

Regina Hamilton said...

I like your sneak peak project. Can't wait to see it when your done. That easel and canvas are just adorable. Love the stash. Thanks for stopping by. happy crafting #2

Shaz Brooks said...

Gorgeous stash from those lovely bears. I bought some of those mini easels too. Ace, aren't they? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #45 xx

Kristina said...

Hi Ike,
Lucky you w/ the goodies!
I cant wait to see the finished MM project for the SS member's blog hop! Stay Crafty my friend!

Anonymous said...

Gosh I haven;t been to Smeared and Smudged for a LONG time. I wonder what old browser has my log in details... Love that distressed piece and I ALWAYS love seafoam green...

Happy (so late) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (37)

susibee said...

Lucky you with the lovely package from the bears, they have certainly sent you some lovely goodies to play with.

Your mixed media piece looks intriguing and I look forward to seeing the end result.

Thanks for visiting me earlier.

Happy WOYWW. Susi #105

Monique said...

Thank you for visiting me earlier today and your lovely comment. Those are some awesome goodies the bears sent you and I'm very curious to find out more about your new project.

Wishing you happy WOYWW and a lovely week.
xx Monique #97

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, aren't the bears the loveliest creatures on the planet. It looks like they sent you really happy mail! Looking forward to seeing more of your latest project. Julie Ann xx #39

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I love those bears - and I really need one of those mini easels. Ali x #56

Ali H said...

Always so great to get a parcel ! The easel looks fun ! Ali #49

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW Ike! Thanks for visiting me, and yes Sooty could be on guard! Alfie would never dream of sleeping in my craft room for fear I would drop something on him!
That was a lovely present, you have some lovely things there, and yes those little easels are great for photographing things that don't stand up!

Cazzy x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How wonderful Ike. Love the great gifts you got from the Bears. Deskers really ARE the best.

As a mixed media artist, I think you have it down pat. Don't sell yourself short. You did a fabulous job, especially if it's the first time. BTW, I can't wait to see the entire piece.

Thanks for dropping by earlier. Happy WOYWW from #1.

VonnyK said...

You've certainly got a fabulous gift from the bears. love the easel. I'm really intrigued by your mixed media piece. There are so many textures in that little bit you showed. I can't wait to see the whole thing.
Have a great week.
Von #13

April Story said...

I hope you will share a picture of your full piece of art once the person you are giving it to has gotten it.
April #120

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Suzy - its so good to see everyone sending packages and having "Blogger Day Out" visits - Your new project looks verrry interesting - will keep my eyes peeled when its finished... Have a great week - Happy WOYWW Mxx #70

MaggieC said...

I have not ventured into mixed media stuff, but I do like the textures you have achieved, and aren't you the lucky one to get all those lovely goodies from the bears. Thank you for your visit this week and you will be pleased to know that things are gradually being ticked off the list. The problem is that I keep adding new things to the list to take their place. Still, money is not earning anything in the bank so I might just as well spend it on keeping the house up to scratch. Have a good week. xx Maggie #116

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ooh . . your new mixed media adventure looks interesting Ike. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

What fabulous Happy Post . . . wonderful.

Sarn xxx

sandra de said...

Lovely goodies and the mixed media looks it is going to be amazing.
Sandra @108

cyndee starr said...

good job on your first mixed media piece. looks like you're a natural. there are no booboo.

trisha too said...

That IS too stinkin' cute! And your texture is gorgeous, what a great piece that will make, Ike!

(I actually did get a little carsick, but not too bad . . .)

Thank you for stopping by this woyww, I appreciate your visit and comment!
#27 this week

toni said...

Hi there! Nice haul from those very generous bears, that's looking like a very good mixed media piece lots of lovely texture . Thanks for stopping by have a good crafty week toni 118 x

Queen Lightwell said...

Lovely happy mail! :) Can't wait to see the whole of your completed project...I've never really played with that kind of thing before. Was it terribly fun or just terrible?! :) Anyways, thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment already...you really missed the explosion in my house of crafty/bedroom stuff from last week though! lol :) Deeyll

Mary said...

Hello and Happy WOYWW - a bit late....Love the Sneaky Peaky, can't wait to see the big reveal. To answer your question It is the Pine Needle Border from Memory Box. The number is 98467. Yes it's becoming one of my favorites.

Suzy said...

Wow those bears are generous! Nice stuff they sent your way. Thank you for stopping by and for your comments on my first WOYWW. Suzy #139

Angel Allen said...

Hi Suzy
Your blog is awesome. Thanks for visiting me and thinking of Mac, it is much appreciated. I'm your newest GFC and Bloglovin follower.
Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

Gotta love happy mail and that RAK card is fantastic so wicked :) and what a great idea to have a mini easel to show off atc's
hugs Nikki 10 thanks for the visit and I emailed you back :)

Shoshi said...

Hi Ike, sorry to be so long replying - I am having terrible trouble being able to post comments in blogger. Some blogs will allow it, and some won't. I have just installed Chrome and am trying with that - no joy to start with but it seems to be working now! We'll see how it goes...

Thank you for your lovely comments. I am sorry to hear that you have suffered so much from both UC and Crohn's - I have been told that although my UC goes throughout my colon, the inflammation is not as severe as some. After only 3 days on the mesalazine I noticed an immediate improvement and I would now say I am symptom free! It's like a miracle. Let's hope it continues... Anyway, it's enabling me to function during this busy time of our move. Glad you are excited about my new ARTHaven - I just can't wait to start getting my stuff in there now!!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #87

kattera22 said...

Happy belated WOYWW!! Thank you for your kind comments on my Blog, Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, What a crazy Week It's been! Love those little wooden pieces! Also yes, i LOVE washi tape, so I'm glad to hear you do too! I rarely use it though, I mostly just hoard it! lol :D

-Tera #101

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

oh wow what great goodies!!! Totally jealous of that little easel. What a perfect way to display your ATCs ;o)

Rita said...

Always a treat to receive goodies from friends!
What I can see of your mixed media it looks wonderful! :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am very slow--from WOYWW #100.

Kezzy said...

Wow such gorgeous goodies how awesome it is to receive a surprise parcel. Wow your mixed media sneek is looking fab, lots of beautiful texture amazing. Happy late woyww :-) Kezzy xxx