Wednesday, 13 October 2010

WOYWW 71 & Flying Cows!

What a busy week since last WOYWW and it's getting busier as I'm prepping for Japan Day in Manchester on Sunday 17th. (details of the event on my side bar)  As it's quite boring making so many production line cards and card kits and prepping "Make & Takes", I have decamped to the coffee table in the living room. Partly so that my DH doesn't forget what I look like and also to watch TV to relieve the boredom of so much cutting and sticking. 
On the table you'll see my new Craft Focus (Trade) magazine which I'm dying to find time to browse. The blue file is full of Washi paper offcuts. There are some of the Lost Coast and Crafty Individuals Ums I bought at Port Sunny... still drooling over them. 
I'm also working on samples for the brand new Asian stamps I designed for Stampattack which will be launched at Japan Day. I only just received the plate and you'll see my first stamped images of them ready to be coloured and made into cards. I'm so thrilled how they have turned out as the detail is excellent, even to the tiny hairs on the poppy.
I've made about 30 cards and 50 card kits as there will be so many non crafters amongst the visitors but it doesn't look very much for all that work, here in these baskets.
Here's my workdesk in a worse than ever mess with (on the left) a box of samples for Sunday, (on the right) the basket of fan cut outs for the "Make & Takes" and lots of goodies waiting to be put away after the Port Sunlight Show.
Bemused, confused, amused about what on earth I'm on about? Then pop over to our glorious leader Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, to see so many more work desks exposed for the voyeurs of craftland.
Don't forget JAPAN DAY is on Sunday 17th see sidebar for details!
Cows Can Fly!
After sitting indoors demming all day at Port Sunlight Show we decided on some fresh air and exercise on a glorious Sunny Sunday. It was better than Summer, as it was so unexpected, so we ventured down to Otterspool Promenade on the edge of the River Mersey. Families were out enjoying the Autumn sun, people were fishing and there were so many kites flying. I discovered it was a special annual event... OSOW One Sky One World where kites are flown all over the world on the one day to promote World peace and understanding and friendship between people of all nations.
I loved this one below!

Here's the Octopus and the Elephant
This stallion's legs moved in a convincing galloping motion
 I think the flying cows, below, took the biscuit and caused so much amusement.

 I bet Liverpool Lou won't recognise all this from memories of the Cast Iron Shore which was there in our childhood days!! The promenade was constructed from the earth dug out to make the Mersey tunnels so many years ago it was all debris.
This one's for you Anne!
A lovely, relaxing, peaceful, happy day. 


Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I'm most offended! I really don't know just how old you think I am Jo! Don't go by my blog pic; I've had a hard life hahahaha.
Fab photos of the kites, those kites are fantastic. I really fancy having a go at kite flying.
That poppy is superb! all the stamps look wonderful. ooh can't wait for Sunday, really looking forward to the show and meeting up.
BTW can you make another banana cake on Saturday ready for Sunday LOL
Anne xx

joey said...

HiYa Jo

Wow I wonder if he got up high enough to jump over the moon lol, great piccys!

Your desk looks so very busy lol


S said...

Looks at all those cards, someone's been very busy. Thanks for the peek. S #80

Helen said...

Looks like great fun with the kites! Good luck with Japan day.

Joanne said...

Thanks for those wonderful photos. I enjoyed that.
Luv Joanne xx

sasa said...

Busy lady - great work. Hope you a have a fabulous day and weather - hope to read all about it soon.
sasa 10

Minxy said...

Looks like you've been a busy little bee, hope you have a blast with the japan day and congrats on your stamps, great kite pics too happy woyww

Anonymous said...

It might not look like a lot but I bet it represents a huge chunk of your time! Good luck with the Day and have fun too!

Brenda 96

Sherry said...

Sounds (and looks) like you're working really hard, but I sure it'll all be worth it.

The thought of your file of washi paper offcuts had me drooling - lol!

Love those kites!

Martina2801 said...

Wow that looks great, Jo! You`re so busy! Thanks for sharing

Twiglet said...

Great kites pics and your Japanese cards look really lovely.

Helen said...

Lovely to see you on Saturday. Hope Japan Day is successful for you too.

Helen x

lisa said...

You always find such interesting things when you're out and about, Jo. These kites are great.
Your new stamps looks gorgeous, poppies mmm, my favourite.
You've been really busy with all your kits, hope it's a great day, I'm sure it will be.
Hugs Lisax

Dotpat said...

Fab pictures as usual Jo, you really have been busy. Was lovely to see you Sat

Lizzybobs said...

loving the look at the make and takes for Sunday am hoping to get there - I love the prom for the kites - missed them this time though - thanks for sharing with us - lv Liz (19)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Really fab post this week. Loved all the have been a busy bee. Loved the flying cows!!


Chrissie said...

Wow Jo, what a lot of work, I hope it was appreciated!
Fabby pictures too, what fun!

Doone said...

So there is hope for me if cows can fly,

you would have loved the kimino exhibits at the Beetroot tree

I think i want to try a japanese style lino print


Carola Bartz said...

Those card kits look like a lot of work!!

Pat said...

I think you have been one very busy lady! I saw a card in one of those baskets that I fell in love with! Great work, and your desk looks clean by my "recent" standards! lol

Hugs, Pat

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I loved the beautiful photos of the beach, but those cows were the funniest. I hope you and Anne have a good time together on Sunday. It's wonderful when art friends meet up for a fun day out and about.

Those make and takes look really time consuming. I hope it is worth it, but it sounds like you really will enjoy it, especially for such a worthy cause. Happy WOYWW from number 2.

Morti said...

Hi Jo! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your Japan stamps - you're quite the artist, aren't you? Brill pics of the flying cows too - I did chortle!

Neet said...

Fab kits Jo - and you are so busy with nedt Sunday - see you there!
Have jumped to you on WOYWW as it will be ages before I get to you.

Ciara said...

And I thought it was just pigs that flew ;-)

Looks like you've been a very busy lady, I hope you have a great time on the 17th. I'm sure everyone will appreciate all your efforts.

Great kite pics and isn't the autumn sunshine fab?


The Taming of the Glue said...

Have a great day on Sunday. I'm sure that all that hard work will be worthwhile. Pam (20)


Phew - I feel quite worn out after reading about all your hard work Jo - how do you fit it all in! As for the flying cow - she is udderly gorgeous!! (I want one)!!
Have a great weekend - Hugs, Sylvia x

Gez said...

Amazing photographs. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to show my children the flying cows in the morning!! Good luck with Japan day.. it sounds FAB.. off to follow your link. Thanks for your kind get well wishes. It is the most awful thing I've ever had! Can't wait to hear how your weekend goes. Hugs, Gez.xx

Terry & Kim said...

Good luck at Japan Day! I love your little tag book - so cute. Thanks for sharing all of those terrific photos.

Terry #18

Candace said...

Love the kites

Enjoy your weekend


akilli melek said...

love the busy workspace and laughed out loud at your photos of flying cows. thanks for popping by on wed. caroline #1