Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

WOYWW - enough is enough ..

 I am sure the sight of a tidy desk last week was much to much for a lot of you - but you will be pleased that normal service has been resumed this week!
Actually my desk has been like this since Monday - as the weather so so bloomin miserable (as is the apparent norm on an UK bank holiday) I took the opportunity to spend some time at my desk -

but as it turned out it was just as miserable there as well - nothing went right as you can see from this example. I was trying out a faux floorboard technique by Andy skinner - the actual background was OK but then it went all wrong when I started stamping on it ;-( - if you want to see how it should be done then check out Andy's blog where he is doing some free tutorials he has also set up a new website for his online workshops - I thoroughly recommend anyone to have a go, I have been doing his Timeworn course and have had a ball - sadly its now coming to an end but but I now have the Evil Elixir Mixer one to look forward to!

Here are a couple of shots of my project I have been doing as a final piece for the Timeworn Course ( I showed you the bare bones of it last week) - cant show you the final piece just yet because a) its not finished and b) it's only polite to upload it to the Timeworn site first

For anyone who is wondering how my poor dog is after the sad photo last week of her, she is now fully recovered and back to being a happy dog - if you ever pass my house this is the sight you are likely to see... she was very frustrated last week at not being able to get her head through the cat flap and watch the world go by!

TTFN - hope you all have a good week, I'm now off to visit as many of you as I can

Nicks x


  1. glad to see the puppy is doing better this week. I think that is a really cute pic. Really like what I see of the Timeworn project and look forward to seeing more of it! Thanks for sharing. Vickie @106

  2. Great pic of your dog

    Hope your crafting gets back on track. Sometimes we all get days where everything goes wrong

    Thanks for sharing x

  3. Love what your doing with your final piece Nicks!! Your very talented..
    What a gorgeous dog!!!

  4. Your Floorboard doesn't went wrong, it looks *Artsy* (:o)Some Embellishment on top and nobody will notice a mistake.
    xoxo Elly

  5. Now this is more like it - what we expect - nice busy desk! Love the pic of your dog, glad she is better!

  6. I think your faux floorboard looks really interesting! I wish I'd had time to craft during the weekend - we had houseguests, meaning a total of 4 kids under 4! Ack! :lol:

    P.S. D'you know you have word recognition turned on? I know a lot of people struggle with it and don't/can't comment if it's turned on... I didn't even realise it was turned on on my blog till someone commented to tell me! Blogger had turned it on by default during the last upgrade!!

    Ali #117

  7. your sneaky peeks are brill,pleased your dog is better
    have a fab crafty week and
    happy woyww

  8. woo hoo Andy Skinner left a comment Nicks, how fab is that.............loving the sound of the Evil Elixir Mixer, must look that one up. x

  9. I'm with Netty- Evil Elixir Mixer is the title of the year! Glad your doggie girl is better :)

  10. Your Andy Skinner work is fabulous !
    And Marzie didn't seem like a wounded lady last week just frustrated with her salalite dish LOL

  11. Well to me the faux floorboard one looks perfectly ok, you are too hard on your self! The other pieces look incredible, off to check that Andy Skinner site out the moment I'm done here.

    Your dog picky had me laugh out loud, not visited here for far too long!!!

    I have enjoyed looking at your space
    Have a good week and happy hopping!

  12. Lovely work - thanks for sharing.


  13. Great space...thanks for sharing!

  14. Wow, that box with the keys is stunning! I can see why you are looking forward to the next course. #85

  15. Fab creations, love the vintage look and your dog is so cute. Take care, it's Sunday, but I'm still working my way through the list! Zo xx 75


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