Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WOYWW 156 - Celebrating Three Years of What''s On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Good Morning Everyone,

Wow, it three years of WOYWWing for Julia at the Stamping Ground - can you believe it? Now, that's something worth celebrating.

I remember Ilurking for a considerable time before deciding to join in the fun which is this weekly snoopathon :)  However, I finally plucked up the courage to join in on Week 71, 13 October 2010, and according to my calculations I've participated in 81 WOYWWs!

Over those many weeks I've 'met'a fantastic number of wonderful and inspirational crafters, made a lot of cyber friends, learned an incredible amount, not only about crafting in the UK but also, because of the International nature of the participation, what it is like for crafters around the world.

And the variety of crafting folk's are involved in ... not just the scrapping and cardmaking that was my thing, but mixed media art, recycling and upcycling, knitting, needlework, painting, book altering, etc., etc. It's been a revelation!

And all because of Julia's decision three years ago to host a weekly reveal of workdesks - thank you Julia and happy third anniversary :)

So what's on my workdesk this morning is mostly ATC related ... well, there are some blanks, my ATC stamps, an ink pad, all of which came out while I was working on the ATC to pass on as part of the celebration. The shabby chic flag cards are just there because I like them, but  the heart is a template from an earlier project that hasn't found a home yet, and, of course, there's my much treasured WOYWW badge. That's all there is to show today. I debated with myself as to whether to show the completed ATC and decided that it would spoil the surprise for the recipient, which is why it is out of shot.

Right, I'm off to add my name to Julia's list and join in this week's celebrations by visiting as many of you as I can today ... I'm aiming for 100% this week, do you think I'll succeed?

Enjoy your day everyone, especially Julia, who is probably sitting on a poolside lounger sipping something cool, basking in the knowledge that WOYWW goes on, even when she's got her feet up and enjoying a well earned rest :))

Edited Note: Just to clear something up ... the shabby chic cards are Cardmaker's Delight toppers and not ATCs - sorry for the confusion :)

Happy Crafting,


CraftygasheadZo said...

Super desk pic, love your makes and that stamp looks fab! Great ATC's too. Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW. Zo xx 43

April said...

Hi Elizabeth! you follow me on the list :o) so please can you send me you address when you have a mo and I'll get my ATC out to you, I hadn't made ATC's before this so not entirely sure what people are expecting??!! buy hey I've given it a go :o) my email is

Looks like you have been busy with the ATC's, they look great! Happy WoYwW 3rd Anniversary :o) April #108 x

Annie said...

Aren't we blessed to make so many friends thanks to WOYWW Elizabeth?
Happy 3rd WOYWW birthday.
A x #89

Kathryn said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Happy WOYWW Anniversary to you! You're right, look how much we've gained in friendships and ideas due to Ms. D! Amazing!!!
Have a great week!!

ScrappnBee said...

Congrats on so many WOYWWs! I joined just under a year ago, and I can't imagine a Wednesday without it! Happy WOYWW Birthday!!! -Amanda x113

JoZart Designs said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday! Great to be part of this wonderful fun group! Your post sums up WOYWW so well and if you take a look at the posts on Neet's, a certain mystery lady from Oz and mine you'll see how good WOYWW really is.
Have a great Jubilee w/end,
Love joZarty x

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth,I'm a relative newcomer to WOYWW, but I can see how many people have taken this to their hearts, and found friends both locally and in cyber space.
Have fun with your swaps.

Redanne said...

Your post says it all really Elizabeth, I have only been entering for a few months but love every minute, even the long haul to try to get to everyone! I am afraid I have not been secretive like you, I've shown the lot, but I was a wee bit proud of myself as I had never made an ATC before. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #38

france papillon said...

wow, 81 WOYWW already! So happy to swap atc's with you, i think that's one of the amazing things about WOYWW, it brings people together with totally different styles :)
love your personal terms, especially Bonnie's nick name, lol.
Have a happy week,
france #97 xx

Rita said...

Happy WOYWW aniversary Elizabeth. I love my Wednesday visits to everyones blog, even though I never get round them all. Hugs Rita xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

Love to see your desk each week Jacqui #161

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW!!
Your post really does sum up what it is to be part of this weekly joyous madness. And I love the way it has spilled over into friends meeting in real life!!!! I have really enjoyed the warmth and camaraderie today!
Hugs, LLJ #77 xx

Helen said...

I have so much fun on Wednesdays thanks to Julia - I have made so many friends! Love your patriotic ATC's! Helen, 8

May said...

Happy WOYWW Elizabeth.. Love your ATC's love the Jubilee theme.. I am working this weekend but will record most of the fab celebrations to enjoy later.. Hugs May x x x#4

fairy thoughts said...

hi elizabeth, I have certainly learnt a lot and met some lovely people on this weekly tour de force. lovely colourful desk
janet #43

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love visiting all my friends on Wednesdays too. It fun to recognize work spaces and see what everyone is working on. And it like you said, great to see the variety of crafts we all work on. I am hoping to visit everyone this week too, but oh my. I've hardly made a dent so far! Your shabby chic flags are great!

BJ said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for visiting my desk - I'm also amazed at all the wonderful people I have met through WOYWW, it is great isn't it?
BJ #35

Angie said...

Its amazing how at the beginning it was paper crafters and now, as you say, there is a wonderfully rich spectrum of crafters/artists. I cant believe that it is three years for me. I have missed quite a few over the past year but that is the most ....not sure I missed any the first year. It is a wonderfully creative family we are part of.Happy 3rd Woyww Birthday

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks so very much for popping over and no did not take an extra suitcase over or an empty one was actually quite full but lot was for family and so left it over there....
... for other friends I caught up with which were quite a few, so had some loot for them, so did have room on the way home!
But did actually send a parcel home to myself which was just as well and it had most of this in in it - except for girls pressies to me.. and it arrived here the same day as I did so only took eight days from Manchester to Oz! so that was really good thanks for sharing! and happy happy 3rd WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #35.

PS Re, Affleck's etc. yep, loved the shops there so good I dont live in Manchester or I could be very broke.. :D

Sue from Oregon said...

Well Elizabeth, we certainly have become WOYWW junkies huh? Thanks for the headsup on the the malware stuff too. Always good to know! See you next week! Sue Kment

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by..Love the flag cards. Always nice to visit your posts, hope you have a wonderful week and HAPPY WOYWW

VonnyK said...

I have met so many wonderful people on woyww and learned so many things. I really is a fabulous place. Great little Union Jacks you have there.
Happy 3rd anniversary and have a great week.
Von #20

Ali said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.. am pleased to say you're not too late at all and I would love to send you one of my little extra ATCs! Just pop back over to my blog and use the link in my post to email me your address and one will be winging its way to you shortly. :)

Love the work in progress on your desk - the little shabby chic flag cards are just lovely! :)

Ali #88

Twiglet said...

Hi Elizabeth - thanks for calling in to my blog - we have found so many fab blogging friends over the last 3 years haven't we. Thanks also for the warning about possible problem above. Have a great week. x Jo

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for visiting. This is a lovely way to "meet" people!
Happy belated 3rd WOYWW anniversary!
Tuire #17

Hettie said...

Happy Anniversary Elizabeth. I have to say it was partly because of Julia I started blogging at all! She deserves a poolside drink for organising all this for so long!
I saw your above post. I e-mailed a few blogging buddies to let them know as I was going round yesterday. It was because of this I had to change my page as it wouldn't let me proceed to move things! Grr!
Have a great Jubilee weekend! xx

Shoshi said...

No pics available unfortunately, Elizabeth - I've been getting that a lot on Blogger this evening. Mega boring...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and for your birthday wishes. I had a lovely day out with my hubby, and we visited my friend who shares the same birthday and she loved her card and little box.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #60

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Isn't this a fun way to spend a few days? I have made many friends, too. I;ve had a lot of fun with this awesome group we visit each week. Happy day after WOYWW from #2.

RosA said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for visiting. I am a bit late this week. There's so many desks to visit! Thanks for the info re shabby blogs etc. I really am a computer novice, any hints are appreciated. Happy 3rd Birthday WOYWW!

Neet said...

What a lovely blog post you have done. Love your Union Jack toppers and look forward to seeing your atc on your blog or someone else's next week.
Happy Blogaversary - Hugs, Neet #15 xx (late because she had a shed load of visitors yesterday)

Spyder said...

Oh Elizabeth your ATC's look great and are just perfect! I shouldn't have chickened out as a few woywwers told me off!! in a nice way!)Have since made a few to send off. Have great week!
Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!
Playing catch up coz there's never enough time!
((Lyn)) #92 ...

Sarn said...

Nice WOYWW post Elizabeth. Happy WOYWW wishes going your way . . . a little late . . . but better late than never eh?

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Eliza said...

The talent on this site joined by Julia is so diverse but awesome, such a fun bunch of people. Thanks for sharing your desk.

Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
Eliza #140

KatzElbows said...

Happy (belated) WOYWW. I love that you didn't show your ATC. That way the recipient gets a lovely surprise.

Hope you're having a good weekend.
rachel #7

Morti said...

Sorry I'm a bit late getting round - the Queen's Jubilee got in the way a bit!

Lovely bits on your desk this week - I love the Union flags!

Happy WOYWW, and thanks for stopping by.

Erika said...

Hi Elizabeth I haven't been great at getting around many folk this week either....far too much going on in real life!! Thanks for sharing your space and love your toppers.
Hugs Erika. #101