Wednesday 6 June 2012

WOYWW Week 157 - ATC for Week 156 Revealed

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, 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.

Happy Crafting,


...the yorkshire fox... said...

...your very organized Elizabeth & so neat, be nice to see what you make, your ATC's are gorgeous & the ones you recieved are super too...thanks for sharing have a fabby day...Mel :)

Sarah said...

Just about to head up the wooden hill, but popping by. I think WOYWW posts and linking up have put me in good stead for baby-care! Fabulous ATCs... yours is a real beauty and keepsake - France will love it! Have a wonderful holiday and break from it all and of course I will keep WOYWW posted... Thanks for calling by! Sarah.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wish I had gotten YOUR ATC. I love the way you combined the words using a banner (bunting, as you would say) and the words. My mind didn't think that way. Wish it had!!

Hope you have a great WOYWW. It's good to visit you BEFORE we get a number because it makes it easier to take my time and really read your post.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought I left you a comment earlier, but it didn't show that it had been accepted.

I remember saying something about your lovely ATC having a bunting. How original. Wish I had thought of something like that, but my mind didn't work that way. Happy WOYWW from #4 because I now have a number.

Rita said...

Fabulous ATC Elizabeth. Same name as our gracious Queen too. Your desk looks as if your about to have some fun creating to-day. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita 17 xx

kay said...

your atc that you sent out is gorgeous,very british and like you i enjoyed watching the celebrations and even had a family bbq to celebrate on the monday but it was cold!.thanks for visiting me
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

Kath Stewart said...

Hi Elizabeth...lots of gorgeousness on your desk today...have a great holiday...hugs kath xxx

Jackie said...

Good morning Elizabeth. I am not 'into' ATCs but these are lovely, and the first one is perfect for sending abroad :O)
Jackie xx

Annie said...

Fab ATCs Elizabeth. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Look forward to hearing all about it on your return.
A x #59

Belinda Basson said...

WOW your ATC is stunning and the ones you got are also fantastic. Lovely to see how differently we all work. I am with you on the WOYWW to look forward to too.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I LOVE that patriotic ATC!! How fantastic is that, combining Jubilee and WOYWW, you clever thing! Hope you have a fab time meeting the Wiltshire WOYWWers :)
Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

Angie said...

What a gorgeous patriotic atc you created ...perfect for jubilee week too. ...and those you recieved are beautiful. So glad you enjoyed my Inverness trip out for part two ...if you have the xx

JoZart Designs said...

Have a great holiday Elizabeth... I hope the sun shines for you. We're off to Germany tomorrow and we're only just back from Brighton! Love your patriotic ATC.
love joZarty x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super ATC, hope you enjoy your trip, wonder where you are going in Wiltshire, it's not too far from me, I go to Trowbridge often as that's where my best friend lives. Enjoy. Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 65

Neet said...

You will love Harrogate - next time pick the timing with the stamp show they have there twice a year and then you can come and say hello.
Lovely atc's you received and yours - well, it blew me away - ab fab!
Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet #6 xx

france papillon said...

thank you so much for the gooooorgeous atc you send me, i love it! I hope you'll receive mine swiftly!
Wishing you a great trip to Harrogate, Chesterfield and Wiltshire, and great meetings with the fellow WOYWWsers!
Aye yours ;)
france #71 xx

Erika said...

Morning Elizabeth, loving the ATC's on your blog, enjoy your meet up with fella WOYWW folk and have fun with your card.
Hugs Erika. #61

April said...

Looks like your all organised and ready to go with the card! lovely colours you have picked out. Thanks for the mention, glad you like my ATC. The one you are displaying here is fantastic, loving the the British theme! And Alipeeps' creation is fantastic, love the stamping. I'm looking forward to receiving your ATC. Have a lovely time over the next couple of weeks. x April #79

Redanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, your ATC is absolutely gorgeous and the ones you received are beautiful too. Hope you have a nice holiday, meet up with good friends and have lots of cheer! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #24

Sarn said...

Fantastic ATCs by all concerned. I particularly LOVE your Red White and Blue one.

Wishing you happy hols.

Hugs, Sarn #80

Spyder said...

I hope you have a lovely time away, you might even find some brilliant crafty places too! Having a few blogs who I can't open but not as many as last week! Happy Crafting!Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) at #64

Spyder said...

ohoooo I forgot to say, was double checking my spelling!...your ATC is brilliant!!

SandeeNC said...

LOVE the patriotic ATC that you made and I am loving seeing all the ATC's that everyone made, thanks for sharing them! I hope you have a great time on your vacation and you're such a tease, who are the 2 WOYWW'ers you get to meet? That sounds like such fun, and please keep on the look out for a cyber cafe so you can keep us posted!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Helen said...

wonderful atc's - I love the red white and blue one particularly! Have a great trip - can't wait to hear all about it! helen, 16

toni said...

Hi Elizabeth, your desk looks ready to go, I love your patriotic ATC and the ones you have received are lovely,hope you enjoy a good break thankyou for visiting me best wishes Toni 135 x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

The ATCs you received are lovely. Interesting that they both have the same background colors!

I hope your holiday is fabulous - and that it works out that you meet up with some WOYWWers.

Thanks for visiting me already!!!

Kay #114

May said...

Fabulous ATC Elizabeth.. and the ones you received just Gorgeous! Have a super trip... I wonder who you are meeting.. have a super time with lots of pics... Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#34

fairy thoughts said...

looks like you are already to go with your desk to.
great ATC's both made and received.
My dog has fish fingers because she has just had some teeth out and has ulsers as well, so they are nice and soft for her to eat.
janet #53

Anonymous said...

Lovely atc's Elizabeth, both given and received. Have a wonderful holiday and I do hope you get to meet up with some woywwers.

Brenda 94

Hettie said...

What a beautiful collection of ATCs on your posting today. The one you sent is beautiful and soo apt for this time. The two you have received are beauties.
Have fun on your holidays!
xx 135

SophieNewton said...

Beautiful ATCs and your patriotic red white and blue is awesome. Happy WOYWW!

SueH said...

That’s a nice little collection of ATC’s you’ve received Elizabeth and I love the one you’ve made too. We have some very talented crafty friends out there, don’t we!

Your desk is looking great as ever and is that lush coloured ribbons I spy at the back there.

Happy Crafting

Kathryn said...

Hey E!
Absolutely love your ATC! We had the same idea to make it from our home countries. Great minds... ha!
Thanks for your visit today, I appreciate your words, REALLY! (wish we were able to use bold, underlining and italic on this thing!)
Enjoy the Queen's festivities!

Di said...

Amazing ATC you made there Elizabeth - so much detail in such a small space, and perfect for all the celebrations, including WOYWW of course.

Hope you have a brilliant holiday - and that your Wiltshire WOYWW gathering goes really well ;)

Di xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Elizabeth, Oh holidays what fun you will have mm know some folk who are WOYWW-ers in Wiltshire so we will see if my guesses are right, it is fun to catch up with them!! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #8

BJ said...

Oh Elizabeth your ATC is beautiful - might have to try and copy that one as I am so into the patriotic thing at present, what with actually seeing the Queen and all. BJ#32

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, I love your ATC..I put a similar spin on mine too, but yours is a hands down winner for sure. We got home in time to watch Monday's celebrations, it's been marvellous. I know I've said it before..but I do admire the way you know what you're going to use before you sit down and start...I just don't have that sort of end sight! Enjoy your know parts of Wiltshire are a no camera zone, right?!!

RosA said...

That's a lovely British ATC you made and the ones you received are gorgeous too! I love that cat stamps in the post below! Was wondering if you got that Teeny Weeny Cards book? And, if so, do you like it?
Happy WOYWW!
RosA # 153

Joyce across the Pond said...

Hello Elizabeth - I'm popping in here - I came over from Sharon's (refuse to call her Shazz, sorry - she knows this)comments....I see that you live in Ayr...for goodness sake that is no distance away from us....yes, an expensive bit of water but it seems like almost home etc!! Anytime you feel like getting on a ferry and coming over here to the middle of Northern Ireland we would be happy to take you around Killymoon Castle....the family who live there are very ordinary and my husband is their Church Elder so we know them very well....and the grounds in front of the castle are as nice as they appear to be in the print. Sharon didn't tell you that we walked to the little bridge chatting of this and that and avoiding the sheep who were grazing the meadow....we had a lovely time - not enough time to craft much as we wanted to take her around as much as possible so Sunday was sort of a 'day of rest' as it were!
Nice to meet you through her blog and I'm sending you best wishes from a very wet Cookstown...augh....I'm sure it's raining in Ayr as well.

Tertia said...

Hi there, enjoy that holiday, it sounds fabulous to me! It is so cold and miserable over here, I could do with some warmer weather,
Your ATC is wonderful and the two you received looks fantastic too!
Happy belated WOYWW

Sue said...

These are beautiful ATC's, both the one you made and those your received x

Eliza said...

Your ATC is amazing love the banner bunting and the red, white and blue, so fitting.

Happy crafting
Eliza #50