WOYWW 165 – little castle


Hello to you!  It’s WOYWW day.  I had the remnants of my “word rosettes” card on my desk at 2pm – by 3 pm it was all neat and tidy with my project for today ready and waiting.

I mounted both full plates of stamps – something like 50 stamps in the end – and plan on using them to decorate the castle.  The smaller one is the template from the book, the bigger one is after I scanned it and re-sized it.  It should be fun.  It’ll be very steampunk, as the stamp images are.  It’s not for anything or any reason in particular except that I have been wanting to make this since I got the book a year or so back.

Last week I had an non-existent  WOYWW showing but this week I am hoping and praying that with the dawn of a new month my internet will cooperate  I just need to hold on till the 8th when my new dedicated line gets installed!  Frankly, as we were something like 19 gigabytes over the allowed 40 gig last month and online for 726 hours out of the month (I checked – the month had 744 hours in it,  How is it possible I was offline for 18 hours?  LOL!)  I say again – how the heck can they dare claim “Unlimited” broadband when it is, in fact, limited? I’m surprised I was able to do anything at all.  Fingers crossed!

30 thoughts on “WOYWW 165 – little castle

  1. I love steampunk. A great project.
    Happy belated WOYWW

  2. Well, you either use A LOT of internet time, or somebody goofed when figuring up your hours! The castle looks awesome, and I can’t wait to see the book!!

    I’m having a giveaway, open worldwide this week. Come check it out if you get the chance!

    Amy E. #30

  3. I love that castle and am agog to see what you do with it! I used to make castles out of boxes and Pringle tubes all the time when my boys were very young, then got them to create themselves when they were older. We had so much fun, it was fun using junk to model and the boys loved making homes for their Lego men…happy days 🙂 I shall enjoy seeing your end result!!
    Thanks for the birthday wishes!
    Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

  4. Hey! You are right! The only limit to unlimited should be the hours in the day. That’s just not right to say you were over. Your castles are totally cool. I’ll keep an eye out to see what you create with them. Judy #119

  5. WOw that castle is incredible. i would love to see more recycle art stuff. i have a hard time mixing stuff, the concrete head never sees whet to do. I find parhcmet paper more usefull than freezer paper as I use it for press, baking and preventing glue from heat and Bond mess up my ironing board
    Monica 342
    PS parchment paper is grease proof paper

  6. Do I recognise that castle….. I’ve not made that one, it will be interesting to see it finished.

  7. That is a lot of stamps to mount!
    I bet it feels good to have that task done 🙂
    And I can’t wait to see your finished castle!

  8. Have fun with your steampunk project. I bought a few items to try this out….i kept seeing it online and finally learned what is about…looks fun and different!

  9. Thanks for your lovely comment – I got my new power adaptor this a.m. so I’m up and running with my fav laptop again yayy!! I’ve been hearing a lot about freezer paper recently, so I’ve just ordered some and am keen to try it. I didn’t realise you could iron it on to things. I’m very interested to hear more about printing on kitchen paper ironed onto freezer paper – have you got any photos or further info about this, please? Sounds right up my street!!

    I’d also be very interested to see a pic of your WOYWW ATC with the kitchen paper.

    I’m thinking of doing a blog post (or more) on the subject of using waste stuff in our art, as several people have commented about it, and it’s something that could be a challenge, and fun, and give some interesting results. It will be interesting to see what people come up with.#

    Shoshi #7

  10. that castle you have done is a bit special! Cannot wait to see it completed.
    This is the second plate from oxford Impressions I have seen and wanted this morning. Two totally different ones but necessitating in a trip to the web site.
    Thanks for sharing – or should I say thanks for tempting me. Hugs, Neet xxx 27

  11. Only 726 hours online! tsk, tsk!
    Look forward to seeing that castle completed 🙂

  12. The castle is such a good shape and no doubt you’ll make it spectacular… look forward to seeing it finished!
    JoZarty x

  13. Love the castle template! I can’t wait to see what you come up with for it! Have a great week!
    Glenda 93

  14. My word..I do not want to know about my online hours…although I understand your frustration and reasons for monitoring it…am so not going there!! Am loving the’s a thing about you – you do things just for the sake of doing them..I need a bite of that ability!

  15. I think there are wierd things go on behind the ISP scenes. Give them a good argument! That castle is quite an eyeful, and the stamps will keep you busy for ages. Looking forward to seeing the castle when it’s finished – endless possibilities.
    Ros. #60

  16. wow – that castle is cool – I must have missed a post somewhere with the background to this tho….what book?

  17. Great castle! jenx 71

  18. Wow, I just love the idea of a steampunk castle! Please show this to us when you have finished it. Hope you get sorted with your internet link, could not live without mine…..Anne x #58

  19. Intrigued to see how your castle turns out. Have a great week, Helen, 24

  20. Can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s all done.

  21. I imagine the castle will be amazing when you have finished.
    Sandra @36

  22. Can’t wait to see the castle. I love the look of your card. And why didn’t I think of stamping images and then resizing them…. holy moly. The things I learn during desk hopping!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #31

  23. Great looking stamps there and the castle looks awesome already!
    Cheers, Elaine #22

  24. Wow! The castle is really awesome. And glad that you finished your stamps. That is a big job. Dani #26

  25. Yep, I know what you mean…sometimes, by three in the morning, when they think every ones in bed, pop goes my connection…and it slows down, waiting for ever for it to open a page! I love what you’ve been up to, must pop back to see the end result! Have a great week! Happy WOYWW!?
    ((Lyn)) #18

  26. Great job on all those fabby stamps.. lovin the castle.. Beautiful rosette card.. Have a good week, Hug May x x x x#12

  27. That castle project looks fabulous!Can’t wait to see it done!
    Judy #20

  28. Well done on getting all thse stamps mounted up. Your rosette card looks great! So other parts of the country have internet problems as well as us here in NI!
    Bernice #2

  29. Your castle looks most intriguing, Mary Anne! Can’t wait to see it steampunked up lol!
    Hope you get the broadband problems sorted soon. Nothing worse than computers playing up…
    Happy WYWW,
    Shoshi #7

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