Wednesday, 25 August 2010

WOYWW 64 & "G" for Geisha

I must thank everyone who sent such kind messages last week, whilst I was in Brighton helping my family whilst my DD1's other half was in and out of hospital. Things went from bad to worse, and I was torn in all directions, as I had to rush back up North to my DH who was whizzed into the hospital A&E. What a nightmare, but things are getting better all round. He had pneumonia and a clot on his lung, linked to his recent hip replacement operation but with all the good care and treatment he is getting he should be home next weekend.
Here's my usual messy mix and you can spy my geisha page in progress and under my scissors are all the embellishments for my letter L which I had to leave so it is much as I left it when I rushed off down South. 
Must mention after reading Chrissie's solution to storing her JCB of the adhesive world... the ATG gun. I drilled holes in the handles of mine and added hanging cords. I dreaded cracking them but the plastic drilled no problem on both.
I really missed getting round to visiting all the WOYWWers last week as the computer I borrowed in Brighton was so slow and dodgy that I only managed to spy on a couple of you. 
Take a peek at the blog of the Queen of the Crafting Desks, the inspiration of we mad minions who dare to bare our souls via our craft desks, every Wednesday, drum roll................ that is.... tad dah!..... Julia at Stamping Ground!!!  
I sent scans of my MAD HOUSE sign to quite a few people recently, just for fun as there were so many comments about it, so if anyone else wants one just let me know. 
It's the first time I've managed any crafting for a fortnight, and I have missed it so much, but today I found some "ME" time and it was really therapeutic. I made this easel card as an entry for the Stampman fortnightly challenge. The image is one of my Asian designs which I did for Stampattack and the Geisha is great if you like to colour, especially this one which is the bigger size. The top and the borders are cut with my new Tim Holtz die.
The Geishas also come in ATC size so I used that to make G for Geisha as my next page of the KCUK alphabet swap. Maybe I should add a G somewhere on it?
Well I'm off now to catch up and peek at your's so thanks if you pop by mine!

47 comments:

Helen said...

Sorry you've had such a bad time, hope it all sorts out soon. Love the desk shots though, and fab art.

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh, hoping your OH is heaps better and DD's OH too.. loving your oriental art :O))

artyventure said...

Well, here's proof that a messy desk yiels wonderful creations!

lisa said...

Goodness Jo it sounds like you've had a real time of it while I've been away. So sorry to hear your DH is back in hospital. It's been a really rough time for both of you. I hope he's on the mend now and the rest of your family are getting back to normal.
I love your Geisha cards, well done for finding some ME time, the best therapy.
Take care
Hugs Lisax

Cath Wilson said...

So glad to see you got some 'me' time, Jo - you've had a heck of a couple of a weeks. Hope Dave goes from strength to strength and you get more time to craft. Lovely, messy, creative desk. LOVE it!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh no Jo, you must have been frantic when you got the call about DH. Let's hope he's soon on the road to a complete recovery. It's good you got some 'me' time as you say it's so therapeutic. The Geisha stuff is all fab, gorgeous easel card and ATC ;-)
Take care
Anne xx

Wipso said...

Your crafting is always so lovely Jo. Really hope all return to good health in your family. Maybe we should start up a crafting room attached to a hospital? Like you, I seem to be spending a lot of time there lately.
Hugs,
A x

Bluefairy4U said...

Oh Jo, I am so sorry about your darling husband, I will say a prayer and hope for a speedy recovery for him. Hope your daughter is better too. Just love your Geisha girl cards beautiful and the colours are great is this a stamp man geisha. LOTS OF LOVE AND GOOD HEALTH JO.xxxx

Sue said...

Hi Ya Jo
oh poor you last week, glad to hear things are a little better, hope Oh is home soon, luv your creative desk, your Geisha girl is stuning, beautiful creation, many thanks for the mad house sign, lol tis brill. have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Dotpat said...

Jo so sorry th hear Dave took poorly, I don't know how I missed that, glad he is getting better. Your desk is great, I don't feel so bad now

Doreen said...

I am so glad things are getting a little better for you.I love your Geisha girl your desk looks very busy.xxx

Artyjen said...

Sounds a nightmare indeed! Glad all is improoving....love the Geisha piece
xoxo Sioux

Morti said...

Love your Geishas! Hope your OH gets better soon....... x

Minxy said...

I hope all the poorlies make full recoveries and life can return to normal for you
you certainly have a productive looking desk

Kay said...

Jo I'm so sorry to hear your DH has been so poorly. Glad he is improving though and hope he is home soon. The Geisha is beautiful x

Sheila said...

Nice mess going there. :) Lovely geisha.

Sally said...

Hope the family are all on the mend - loving those Geisha pieces of art!

Spyder said...

Your card is gorgeous! and I have my Mad sign up in the craft room, but it was far toooo messy to show and tell this week! next weeks it'll be the desk where I'm staying so it has to be tidy! No crafty stuff :(
have a great woyww!!
(Lyn)

Pam said...

You poor thing I hope things settle down this week and everyone is on the mend soon xx

Nan said...

I'm sure you will be glad to have your DH home safe and sound...take care of yourself too. I think art helps us take care of us though! Love the geisha and your desk top makes me want to dive in and make something! :) Nan

Suzi said...

Wonderful workspace and fantastic cards too. The little images you saw are giraffes with clothes on, they will be on my blog tomorrow as a DT card for CRAFT challenge blog. Pop over and take a peek, they are adorable.
Have a great day.
Suzi x

Heather x said...

Oh babe! It never rains but pours! Thinking about you and your family :)
*hugs* Heather x

Lulabelle said...

Great desk! Lots of lovely stuff on there!!!

Nancy said...

Hope everything starts to improve, I know how you are feeling at the moment!

I love you geisha card and the busy desk you have

x

ikki said...

Lovely cards and hope your hubby will soon be better. ikki

Sheilagh said...

Love your messy space, very creative:)
Best wishes to you and your family for a full recovery for the men and less stress for the ladies:)

Sarpreet said...

wow! Gorgeous cards - love your craft stash, Thank you for visiting my blog on WOYWW, Happy WOYWW - more pictures of more stamps and papers to come and to drool over

joey said...

Hiya

oooh I do hope everyone is well again real soon, look after you too it always takes a toll even when we dont expect it too xxx

I absolutely love your desk those geishas look fantastic, I dont usually mix in oriental but I really like these, and I totally forgot to email you previously to say thanks for the info you send me aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages ok lol

Joey.xxx

Twiglet said...

Your Geishas are really beautiful.

nerllybird said...

What a beautiful card and ATC. Sorry to hear about your family's illnesses, hope everyone is on the mend now.

Serendipity Stamping said...

I hope all the family illnesses are coming to and end as it is so hard on everyone! Beautiful Geisha girls!

cockney blonde said...

OMG Jo, what a nightmare you have been having. I do so hope everyone is recovering. Poor Dave, back in hospital but thank goodness he is OK. Do take care of yourself. Its times like this that I really wish I was still living on your side of the Pennines. Thinking of you and sending luv and hugs to Dave, x

Carola Bartz said...

Love love love the geishas!

Cheryl said...

oh am so sorry to hear about your husband,hope it all gets better for you very soon,love the geisha girl she is really beautiful hugs cheryl xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have had the WORST luck with family illnesses. I hope your DH is better soon. At first, I thought it was a ruse to get you home for a good home cooked meal, but then I read how serious it was. So, please pass on a get well quick message to him.

The geisha is gorgeous. Nope, I don't color, but I sure can appreciate those who do. Love all the coloring and shading you did, too.

Kay Carley said...

Great easel card Jo. I particularly like the shaping at the top. Thanks for participating in The Stamp Man's challenge this week :)

Jingle said...

Oh, LOOK at all that fun stuff!!! Your card is beautiful!

olive said...

Jo thank you so much for the beautiful card you sent me... it is beautiful and so me! especially with all you have had on your plate. You are such a generous person....... hope all is well now at your end. Have a great bank holiday weekend..... Ciao

Doone said...

goodness - Scary Stuff - hope all is well now -

your geishas are gorgeous, and Love your mad house - we have one with a washing machine on that hangs on the kitchen through to laundry room labelled up as our 'Futility Room'....

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wishing a speedy recovery for DH and some time for you so you can finish your gorgeous Geisha's.

xx

Thistleblue said...

so sorry to hear your family is having a rough time of it. Hope DH gets much better and back home soon! Thanks for sharing
Have a great week!
hugs
Michelle
xx

Neet said...

Gorgeous cards Jo - and a busy desk as always. Hope Dave gets home today (Friday) as I know how much you have missed him. Our love to you both. Please take it easy for a few days.

Linda said...

Gorgeous geisha cards! I hope your husband is feeling much better this week.

downrightcrafty said...

Fabulously messy and interesting to view great creations too

Yes I think most of my visitors would be envious of a messy desk like this

thanks for the belated return snoop
Hugs Kate xx

Esther said...

Blimey you've had a busy, worrying time, glad you found time for some crafting to destress a bit and hope eveyone is on the mend.

What a fabulous busy messy desk...Happy (Late) WOYWW...Esther xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous Geisha cards, and I love all that crafty goodness on your desk - lots of work going on there!
I am sorry to hear of your family health problems and I hope that your relatives are well on the road to recovery now.
Thank you so much for visting my blog - Hugs, sylvia xxx

Carmen said...

Oh my goodness - I hope DH is on the mend soon. I'm sorry I'm so late getting to your desk. Top tip on the ATG gun - I'll have to remember it when I finally get one :)

The geisha card is just stunning.