Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WOYWW - the 4th Anniversary

Afternoon WOYWWers, Followers and All,

Apologies for being so late to the party, almost didn't make it, but this was one celebration it would have pained me to miss!

Yes, time to celebrate this amazing phenomenon that is What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. When it was instigated four years ago by the equally amazing Julia Dunnit over on the Stamping Ground, I don't think anyone, even Julia herself, could have foreseen or imagined the huge success the weekly snoop fest would become :) I, for one, am immensely grateful to her for the time and effort she puts into organizing WOYWW, not least because of the many friends I have made through being involved. As Julia says, Deskers are nice people.

Right, on to the desk.

Not much to see - just a partly done scrap page. And it may be some time before it's completed too as I'm having to put my feet up, quite literally ... so frustrating! The photo in the layout is of a much younger me with my dad, taken in 1967 - a lifetime ago. I have so few photos of my dad, he died tragically young, that I think it's time I scrapped those I do have. To the left is a pile of paper scraps, ribbon and lace which may or may not be used in the layout. At the back can be seen my TV controls - I listen to the TV while I play craft - that same photo cropped - I thought of using it on the layout but then rejected it - and a dish with bits and bobs of embellishment, also rejected.

That's the desk this week. All that's left for me to do is to thank Julia once again for making this endlessly fascinating weekly visit to folks desks possible, thank Nikki for providing the fabulous anniversary badges - it was difficult choosing from the selection, they are all lovely, but nice to have the choice - and, finally, to thank all of you who take the time to visit and leave a comment week after week. You are all loved and appreciated by this happy scrapping/crafting blogger :)

Right, I'm ready, I've propped my feet up on a footstool and plan on visiting as many of you as time, and my feet, allow.

Take care and happy crafting,


  1. Lovely page Elizabeth - don't we really miss our Dads. Ours was a treasure - luckily we do have lots of happy memories. Happy WOYWW4 x Jo

  2. Make the best of the feet up time Elizabeth. Gorgeous LO page....happy memories.
    Happy 4th birthday celebrations.....and here's to many more.
    Annie x #4

  3. Such a fun visit! Please not I am right after you on the Linky and am I. For the ATC trade but forgot to ** my name! Please contact me at,have anwesome day! # 156

  4. That's a super page, love the papers and colours there. Take care Zo xx 79

  5. That's a lovely page Elizabeth. Thanks for stopping by today :o) Happy 4th Anniversary to you xx

    Fiona #153

  6. what a great page, and happy woyww to you. who could believe what fun we all have each Wednesday! Helen 39

  7. Hello Elizabeth, the photo page is lovely and such a sweet pic of you and your dad.I love the layout, hope you get better and can be crafting at your desk in no time, healing wishes sent your way..

  8. You may say there is not much to see - but it is beautiful - clear, lovely colours, fine memories, and a dish full of pieces to save for something else. What more could we need. Trust you are soon up and about as you would wish.
    Have a great WOYWW anniversary, feet up, drink to hand, TV pad close by, and letting the ideas just roam around in your head.
    Margaret #70

  9. Happy 4th WOYWW to you, Elizabeth! I'm so glad we met through the desks and especially in person when you came down south! I hope you're not having too much bother with your feet....... :-(
    That is a really pretty LO, the colours of the papers are so soft and gentle. It's nice to highlight a special photo like that.
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

  10. What a lovely lay-out, and a beautiful photo. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #150 xx

  11. Thanks for visiting my desk! Lovely layout and colors for your page, precious memories! Happy 4th Kim #165

  12. What a lovely picture Elizabeth, & the paper is so elegant & just right for the older photo. I've been working on a scrapbook page myself this afternoon using an old black & white photo. Happy woyww Jill #3

  13. Hi Elizabeth
    I hope you are ok and I hope you are keeping your feet up if that is what you are meant to be doing. I Love the photo of you and your dad that is going to be a very pretty page when it is finished
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #49

  14. Thanks for the visit to my desk. Love the layout you are busy with. Sorry to hear you have to keep putting your feet up. Happy WOYWW4 #8

  15. A lovely LO Elizabeth. I married in 1970 and have similar lovely photo of me and my dad. It is coming up to seven years since he died (4th June) Happy WOYWW Anne x

  16. Hi Elizabeth,
    Sorry to hear your not up to par for the party. LOVE you scrapped page. 1967 was a good year, I was so much younger then LOL. It is a wonderful picture of you and your Dad.
    Krisha #140

  17. What a gorgeous scrapbook page. I'm not a scrapbooker, as I've told you before, but I can appreciate good layouts.

    Hope you feet (and footstool) hold up. Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

  18. What a lovely LO and how nice to be able to look back at something so poignant as this.
    Now what is this about you having to put your feet up? Hope that whatever is troubling you at the moment is soon better.
    Thinking of you
    Hugs, Neet xx 1 (and thanks for your visit to me)

  19. Sorry to hear you are having to put your feet up I do hope all will be well soon
    It's a lovely scrapbook page you have on the go at the moment
    Jackie 5

  20. Hi Elizabeth, thank you for visiting my desk today, I popped back to see yours..lovely layout, beautiful picture. I love scrapbooking too, but haven't had much time for it lately :( Happy WOYWW4, hugs, Carole Z #154

  21. I agree with Krisha, 67 was a very good year - I was born then!!!!
    Those Vintage Note papers are lovely for the wedding snap.
    Hope you get back on your feet soon.
    Happy WOYWW 4th birthday

  22. What a gorgeous layout, I love the colours and that is a lovely photo of you and your dad. Happy 4th Woyww Birthday and thanks for sharing. LIz@161

  23. I love the papers you are using there and I look forward to seeing it when its finished but in the meantime please take care of yourself. I never tire or seeing people's creative spaces. Happy anniversary!

  24. Wonderful layout! Love the photo! And you're not the only one who watches TV while "crafting"! Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #151

  25. Aww Elizabeth another fabulous page your so creative! What a gorgeous looking couple l'm really loving all this scrapbooking and should make a start after winner your book although l did and it turned out more like a card so l'll use the same image and try again....Photo's are so special l don't have many of my parents either but the ones l do have will make a lovely layout thank you for sharing yours and l hope your feet are not too tired yet lol take care xx

  26. Fabulous page Elizabeth, the papers are just perfect for it! Compo the cat has been a very big hit at the cats home, they all thought he was a lovely cat (They didn't see him 5 weeks ago!) They think he is very big and probably the Bodmin Bog monster! He's all black so looks like a black leopard. They phoned to say he was settling in his cage with a snuggle blanket and purring a lot! Just as well, because it is raining here now, and the compost heap would have been very wet and cold! Have a 'fabupus' WOYWW4
    HaPpY WoYwW4
    ((Lyn)) was# 19 now about 21 I think!!

  27. Such a lovely LO and I think I had a dress very similar to that for my graduation from elementary school!! ;) Hope your feet aren't giving you too much grief, kinda hard to use the 'pooter with your feet on a stool! Thank you for visiting me! Happy WOYWW4 Anniversary! Annette #2

  28. Hi elizabeth happy 4th
    those were the days eh.... black and white tv no computers most people didnt even have cars or telephones .... now look at us. Bad it's not all bad how else would we have 'met' such lovely people from all ove the world.
    thanks for sharing and hope you are rested soon
    janet #32

  29. Wonderful layout Elizabeth. I would treasure and scrap those precious photos too! So tragic when death comes early...

    You are doing a great job on the layout so look so young and lovely!

    So fun to be here for the anniversary week! We are all so blessed to have julia's hard work and dedication to rely on...week after week she makes sure we are covered! Dedication...

  30. Hi Elizabeth! What a beautiful memory in the photo! Seems you and I have lots in common, legs/feet keeping us down and very few pictures of our fathers who died too early. I think it is beautiful the way you are creating the pages for you and him. Hope your feet feel better and you are up and about a little more. It's hard being down. Big hugs to you, Rasz #164 today!

  31. oh I forgot to mention that I love the way you have your abbreviations spelled out on the sidebar of your blog. That helps me SO much since I rarely know what an abbreviation means :)

  32. Hope you still have those feet up and are not slipping. I even do that in bed - we have one of those clever beds that you can raise the head and/or the feet, and I find it really helps me. I love what you are doing with those photos, and I want to do something similar with the many photos I have of Geoff, but I am struggling at the moment to find a good scrapbook to start with. I need two at least, one for each of our children. Take care of your self and enjoy your 4th anniversary . xx Maggie #43

  33. Happy 4th, Elizabeth!

    That's a really lovely photo of you and your dad, I'm glad you are able to document it through the medium of scrapping. Thanks for popping round, have a great week - Lucy #22 x

  34. I hope you had a good read while you had your feet up Elizabeth and thank you for calling into see me.
    Typical me didn't touch any of the projects on my page... No I started another because I had a piece of cardboard I couldn't bear to part with. It will be appearing in my new blog in a day or two. (I'm still running the old one).
    If you've still got your feet up pop over and have a look.

  35. It's a beautiful page. Sometimes the more precious photos take me the longest to get around to scrapping. Deskers are a lovely group of people. Happy WOYWW4! and thank you for visiting my blog : D. #166

  36. Hi Elizabeth thanks so much fr popping over and saying a big happy WOYWW$ hullo to me already.

    Just sometimes find it hard that WOYWW starts at the end of our day here in Oz, I try to do what I can before I go to bed, then next morning feel so far behind so some week never catch up...
    Am sorry you have to put your feet up I craft standing up and so that would be really hard pray of it of short duration. I seem to remember you're diabetic so guessing it maybe because of that.. praying for you in it... not being well can be a trial.

    ah, dear friend, that scrap page, I love it!
    Wow, what a beautifully precious memory thanks for sharing it with us all, happy WOYWW$ Shaz in Oz.x #37

  37. Great desk and scrap page. I need to get some of my older photos out and scrap and journal them so the kids will know what they are all about! Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! HOpe you have a great week. Vickie #14

  38. Happy 4th ...this woyww family of ours is amazing ...I love sharing peoples lives ...nosing in their crafty spaces ...being inspired by others creations and meeting up every wednesday ...or as often as I can.
    I am so sorry you are having problems this swollen ankles? or veins... hope your 'feet up' time is enjoyed with plenty of magazines to read and maybe some knitting, while you mend....hugs from your blog fried Angie xx

  39. A really nice page Elizabeth! I love scrapbooking older pictures! Happy WOYWW anniversary to you! patsy

  40. What a lovely layout. It will definitely be something to treasure.

    Hope you're feeling a bit better soon - my cold amounted to nothing which can only be good!

    Happy WOYWW 4, and thanks for stopping by.

  41. great LO, I love doing the heritage ones. I try to use up at least some of my scraps in any LO. It helps with continuity in the albums, but it also pleases me just to use them up :-)
    Did I miss something? Are you injured? If so I hope you get well soon.

  42. Hello Elizabeth,
    Thanks for leaving me a message - I am chugging along the WOYWW list too. What an amazing phenomenon, and I'm sure you're right. Julia would not have imagined we'd still be desk hopping four years later. I'm very happy we are!
    Lovely layout page, and so important to capture those long ago moments.
    Hope you're enjoying your weekend which I hope is a little warmer these days.
    Happy WOYWW-4
    Ros. #28

  43. Wow what a sweet page! Love the soft colors. You did a marvelous job.
    Thanks for visiting me already!

    Happy 4th WOYWW birthday!
    Roudi # 20

  44. I’m sorry to be late in visiting but I’m now on day four of my quest to get round everyone this week. I know it’s going to take some time, but I wanted to say that it’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

    Aww Elizabeth, I’m sorry to hear that your feet are giving your gip. I know what it’s like when your body won’t let you do the things you want to do because I frequently have problems with my knees. I agree with you, it’s so frustrating.
    Your LO is beautiful and you make me feel guilty not having touched my own heritage album for a long time. Maybe when I get back from my holiday I’ll start again. Hope you’re feeling better soon hun.

    Enjoy your weekly snoop, especially as we’re celebrating WOYWW’s 4th Anniversary
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @82

  45. Sorry to hear you're having to stay off your feet, hope you get to feeling better soon. :)
    That is very special you have any pictures of your dad and you together and it looks like your skill with the LO's will result in a lovely scrapbook to help you treasure those photo's and memories. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment already...I appreciate how you feel about the flush, I am not really looking forward to it, but I really do want to keep my gallbladder as I dearly love fatty foods like cheese pizza! lol :) Deeyll #29

  46. What a lovely pic! I like the colors you've chosen to work with. I'm still trying to catch up. I'll be Wednesday again before I do me thinks. :) Thanks for the earlier visit. a belated Happy WOYWW4! Nan G #6

  47. Yep - you need to get those pictures in a book while you still remember. That is a lovely photo. April #125

  48. It is good to look back at old photo and remember when. I have sent you and email where to send your address so I can send you the ATC that I made. Image some of my art in Scotland.

  49. I have used my new journal and so far it is working just how I want it too fingers crossed.. I was getting a bit frustrated with my other one and the rings in the middle getting all gunky think I was just to messy for it lol.
    Your layout is lovely I did some scrapbooking last Friday for the first time in ages you will have to visit my blog tomorrow you wont believe what was in the kitchen till you see it..
    Thanks for the visit to my blog.
    Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary
    Sandy :)


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