Good Morning WOYWWers, Friends and Followers,
What a week last week was ... what with Julia celebrating three years of WOYWW and the Queen celebrating 60 years on the throne!
Apologies to those of you I didn't manage to visit. Although I failed miserably to get around all 181 WOYWWers I did rather better than my usual. And if it hadn't been for Mr Google preventing access to quite a number of blogs, because of a possibility that they had been infected with some malware through connection with shabbyblogs.com, I would have visited many more.
Not to mention that my PC has been acting up - refusing to switch on over the last few days but today behaving impeccably!
And then there has been the Jubilee celebrations ... got to admit I've spent far too much time on the sofa watching the pageant one day and the concert yesterday ... but it was worth it just to see Madness on the roof of Buckingham Palace ... loved the way the facade became a huge screen :)
But here we are, all the jubilations are over ... thank goodness for Wednesdays, otherwise we'd all be feeling quite deflated :) Anyone still not familiar with WOYWW, this is the day we reveal to all and sundry what is on our workdesk. Julia of Stamping Ground fame kindly arranges this weekly desk fest ... do join in, it's fun :)
And so with no more ado, here's what's on mine this week.
I've just begun to make a card so all the supplies are out. I've decided on the paper and card, the stamps, ink pad and ProMarkers colours I'll be using, and there are a few possible embellishments out too, flowers, ribbon, buttons, gems and pearls. Not much else to talk about ... I see one of my rulers can be seen at the back of the photo and there's a pair of scissors out too - essential tools of the trade.
So on to the ATC I made to celebrate the third anniversary of WOYWW. Hopefully it will have reached Belgium by now and France will have received it.
As you can see, I went all red, white and blue - well, it just seemed right to celebrate both great British institutions in the one ATC :))
I was lucky enough to be paired up with April and received this beautiful ATC from her.
April tells me she is something of a novice at making ATCs but I see no evidence of that here. The colours are beautiful and have been blended perfectly and the dandelion stamp is one of my favourites.
I also was very lucky to receive an ATC from Alipeeps too.
Gorgeous - again, beautifully blended colours and I love the sentiment.
Both ladies have an ATC on the way to them and thank you to you both, April and Ali - your ATCs will be treasured always and I'm now busily thinking what I can do to best display them in the craft space.
Julia would like us to brief in our postings but this week that would have been nearly impossible with so much to show. I hope she will forgive me.
I won't be here next week, or the week after that either. We are off on our holidays, yippee!
I'm more than a little excited about it as, not only are we going to be visiting Harrogate, Chesterfield and Wiltshire, but there's plans afoot for me to meet up with one or two WOYWWers whilst on my travels. I'm saying no more at present but I promise to report back and, of course, I'll be taking my trusty camera to record the places and the people I see. However, because I'm going to be on the move a lot, I doubt I'll be posting much, if at all ... that is, unless I stumble on a cyber cafe on my travels.
In the meantime, I'll be doing my level best to visit as many of you as possible this week, in between packing my cases and the craft tote ... you didn't think I could manage two whole weeks without crafting, did you? ... and I wish you all well and hope that you find lots of crafting time too.