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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WOYWW - Week 164

Hello Fellow Woywwers and Bloggers

Yes, it's that time again when we share our desks, warts and all, to the world courtesy of our hostess Julia over at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/.  If you want to join in then check out Julia's blog for details.

Short and sweet this week.  Thank you for all the lovely birthday messages last week, I had a lovely day.  I have posted three times since last week so have very little to show other than commission cards, which are currently under wraps.  So here is my desk this week:


I know, it's a mess, but I am just finishing off a little treasure box, the glue is still drying so I just left everything where it was and went to bed.  My canvas on the shelf is going to my neighbours today, we are going for dinner and the colours are just right for their house.  I did post the canvas a couple of days ago if you want to see it fully.  My Tim Holtz Ideaology is now all neatly stored in my little plastic organiser and you might just be able to see a new die/stamp set that I got from Sizzix/Hero Arts - more butterflies - yay!

I thought I would show you a card I made from the left over butterflies I have been doing cards with this week.  I had a light bulb moment, I am going to do one butterfly in each of the distress ink colours and put them on my wall for reference.  They will look like the ones on my card below.


That's it from me, if you do call I hope you will be kind enough to leave me a message.  I will do my best to visit as many desks as possible and will return the compliment if you visit me.  Crafty hugs,  Anne xx

PS - whilst the Olympics are on I may not get to as many desks as usual - sorry, but this is a once in a lifetime event for us here in the UK (for my age group anyway - lol).

51 comments:

  1. Beautiful butterflies Anne,
    I love your lightbulb moment too ;D

    I can't wait to see the Olympics too...but I'm hoping to be around for a few more, not just this one!
    I just dread the silly-o-clock times we'll have to be up in order to see the events.
    The cycling lads did brilliantly though didn't they?...whoops this is supposed to be about our art :$
    Have lots of fun...and good luck to the UK... the eyes of the world are watching! xox

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  2. May I share your light bulb?! I am finally building up a few distress inks and love the idea of doing butterfly colour samples. That card is gorgeous Anne.

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  3. That's an excellent idea, to have all the TH colors displayed! You are so darn creative, can I be your friend? wait...I already am, lucky me!!! waving hi, waiting for Julia to post, from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  4. what a great idea with the butterflies,i love butterflies! the card is beautiful and i love the gorgeous colours! have a great week hugs trace x

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  5. Hi Anne...wow your butterfly card is totally gorgeous...enjoy all your Olympic viewing...happy WOYWW...hugs kath xxx

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  6. Hi Anne, loving your butterfly card...may I borrow the butterfly idea because it is absolutely brilliant! Carole Z X

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    1. Please be my guest, these ideas don't happen very often!

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  7. What a beautiful card!! I too shall be glued to the tv..... enjoy! Helen 6

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  8. Yep Anne, and that goes for me too - will be glued to it. Still a bit bad tempered over our inability to get tickets, but getting over it day by day!! Love the idea for the butterfly ink chart, such a nice idea to make something so useful look quite lovely.

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  9. I love how you've used your left over butterflies - so bright and cheery! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.25

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  10. Gorgeous Butterfly card Anne, is it a stamp???? as I love the word fly in the middle!! What a fab idea of a butterfly ink chart.. Sounds Brillant.. I may use that idea if its ok for my craft room.. Have a super week, Enjoy the Games!! Hugs May x x x#11

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  11. ooh your card is beautiful! Your ink chart idea is brilliant, I hope you don't mind if I pinch it too? You should patent it - you would make a fortune!! Thank you for visiting my desk and your nice comments, I hope people look back at your previous post too - that canvas is gorgeous - mind you, that goes for everything you create! xx

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    1. Very funny, lol. Please do use it! A x

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  12. Hello Anne,
    The canvas on the shelf looks very pretty, and so do the butterflies in the next pictures. I'm very keen on using the DIs as clear colours on white rather than making them drungy.
    Thanks for leaving a lovely comment again. I do appreciate it. Enjoy the Olympics - it's so exciting to have the Games "at home".
    Cheers,
    Ros. #19

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  13. A BIG HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO A VERY VERY TALENTED LADY.
    Can't wait for our crafty day together.
    Love Lynn x x x

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    1. Thank you Lynn, me too, really looking forward to it too. A x

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  14. Oh redanne...this new card is gorgeous. I pinned it...I hope that is Ok with you...let me know if it is a problem and i will delete it.

    I would like to scraplift your card idea but i would do it on canvas. I make up Xmas hampers for new families from Muldova (used to be a part of Russia). They emmigrate here with 5 grand and 2 suitcases. They are doctors and lawyers, accountants and teachers in their own country. They come to Canada to give their kids a better life and often clean our offices etc.
    They are honest, hardworking people and my daughters and I have sort of adopted 8 families for the last 2 years.
    Art is just so not on the agenda when you need dishes, pots and pans, furniture, etc. I thought I would make a hair flower for each of the girls, a canvas for the parents, and I am stumped for the little boys so far!
    Anyway, Iwould like to try your card in a canvas...I think it would look fab. I have 4 canvasses so must get to creating. I will give you full credit and link back to your card when I blog them.

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    1. I am very flattered! Thank you so much! A x

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  15. Hi Anne - as usual your desk looks like its full of on going projects and I can't believe you've got enough Tim stuff to fill those drawers - lol!!!! Fab butterfly card - its really a beautiful use of colour! Big crafting hugs! Rachel xx

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  16. I love those butterflies, great idea. That plastic organiser is fabulous. I can't wait for the Olympics, but it will mostly be the repeats of events as we are asleep during your afternoon and evening. Did you manage to get tickets?
    Have a great week.
    Von #48

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    1. Sadly not, but I prefer watching it on TV anyway, no traffic conjestion that way! A x

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  17. Happy WOYWW Anne x as always your desk is so interesting. Brilliant storage for T!m's crafty bits and I just love the idea of using those butterflies to display the DI colours. Your neighbour will so love that canvas, it's stunning. Still to post but hopefully soon x

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  18. Your pretty card has me longing for Spring Anne and the gentle flutter of Winged Delights in my own garden. Your desk isn't untidy - it's works in progress and indicates you are having fun!

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  19. Hi Anne I love your butterfly card. And the cool idea for a butterfly distress ink sampler! Don't forget to show us the end result. I saw on Tim's blog the new little christmas trees they launched coloured in the same way. Your boxes are a great way to keep all the lovely TH goodies to hand too. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 39

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  20. What a fantastic butterfly card - looks so colourful and elegant at the same time. What die/punch did you use? I'm on the hunt for a butterfly one but haven't found the perfect one yet! Happy WOYWW! Karen T 66 x

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    1. Karen, it is a Wendy Vecchi stamp from her Botanical Art Set LCS037. I smooshed some ink onto a card, stamped over it, cut it out and voila! A x

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  21. Lovely card, and a good idea. Fracnesca #54

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  22. Beautiful card!
    Have a good week and enjoy the olympics,
    Laura
    78

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  23. I like the craft drawers Anne, very useful size. Those butterflies are beautiful - I think everyone likes butterflies don't they.
    I too am looking forward to the Olympics - as you say, once in a lifetime probably for the older of us. I always watch as much as I can anyway mind you. Enjoy the rest of your day :0) x

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  24. ooh coincidence...I was looking at those really useful teeny boxes just yesterday, and decided against them...now I want them!!!!! The butterflies look amazing, and what a cool idea to use them as your colour swatches...I think you have started a craze there!!! Trish #55

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  25. I've got a real things about sets of little drawers, so quite fancy yours!! And those butterflies (and sentiment) are beautiful, really pretty - they'll look lovely on your wall!
    I, too, will be glued to the Olympics - really looking forward to it :)
    Hugs, LLJ #27 xx

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  26. Love those butterflies. They are so happy!

    Good on you and happy WOWW.
    Nancy

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  27. I just so love that card that I may have to stamp some butterflies in distress right away! Great idea to have them in your craftroom so that you can see the colours you want, brilliant! xx

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  28. Gorgeous card! And what a brilliant idea to have butterflies in the colour of the distress inks... I may have to ask your permission to copy that idea please!? xx

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  29. Beautiful card! Love the placement and vibrant colours. :)x

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  30. What a beautiful card!
    I love the butterflies and your idea for coloring them :)
    Enjoy the Olympics!
    I am hoping to watch a little of it myself :)
    Mary Jo #96

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  31. I love the butterfly idea and the sentiment! I am with you on the Olympics - it will be brilliant. x Jo

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  32. You sound very busy there. Love the butterflies and what a great idea to use them as a DI reference. How pretty they will look fluttetring in your room.
    Enjoy The Olympics. I shall definitely be watching too.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #67

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  33. I LOVE your card! I'm going to try that!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Aeryn @ #27

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  34. Great inspiration to color the butterflies and hang them for reference!! How cheerful and heart-warming that will be each day to walk in and see them there, all aflutter. You're brill!!

    Thank you for your visit to my place earlier and for your kind comments, as always, especially about the journals!

    Enjoy the Olympics; we'll be glued to the TV here as well. Hope all goes smoothly.

    Have a great week! Darnell #116

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  35. A great idea to use the butterflies for colour reference!
    Bernice #74

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  36. I love, love, LOVE that butterfly die. I recognized the colors right off as the new Tim summer ones. That is a fabulous idea to make butterflies out of the colors and hang them on the wall--a great reference tool AND good looking.

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  37. that card is gorgeous - i love it! I spy a really useful box on your desk! I have that one for my embellishments too but it is pink of course!!! jenx 61

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  38. Oh Anne, that butterfly card is just stunning... I would love to do something like that, and use lots of different DIs. It's soooo effective, and I adore the sentiment - can I borrow that one please? I'm doing an 80th birthday card atm which has got to be done by the weekend (my hubby has just reminded me) and it's all butterflies! Still Dylusions inks though, and lots of work with my Cougar cutting machine - the new pen tool is so awesome! You've got a busy desk there, and I love your RUB organiser. I'm gradually collecting RUBs and would love to replace every miss-matched box in my ARTHaven with them, but I doubt if that will happen in a hurry!

    Thanks for your lovely comment - I shan't ever get to visit every desk again, I shouldn't think - far too many these days. I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing any gems that I'd want to keep visiting, and I've now made a list of "must-visits" (don't worry, you are on it lol!!) and no doubt this will be added to in time.

    As for my annotated photo, it really was easy-peasy to do, using my desktop publisher. You just create little text frames which you can move wherever you want, and add lines with arrow heads on them. Everything is moveable, not like trying to do the same thing in Word which is an absolute nightmare.

    Busy with Butterflies till the end of the week! I'll blog about it later.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #51

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  39. I agree about the Olympics and tomorrow night (Friday, I am late posting) I will not answer the phone whilst watching the opening ceremony. I used to work with Danny Boyle's twin sister.
    Just love your butterflies and what a fabulous idea to cover your wall with them. That's a fabulous card you made - may I copy it please (will mention you if that is ok)
    Hugs, Neet xx 8

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  40. Love the butterflies! and what a great idea to use them as colour swatches! I missed posting for WOYWW this week, but I haven't been up to much crafting anyway :o) x April

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  41. Ahha!! I think I spy your treasure chest. Can't wait to see it for real.
    Sandy

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  42. I am intrigued with your treasure chest. Love the Butterfly canvas. I could do with making some swatches too.
    Carolx

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  43. Hi Anne, great post and I love your canvas, the butterfly colours are so vivid. The EM, who is 73, remembers the last Olympics to be staged in this country ... he was 11 years old at the time and had to go to the local cinema to see the action ... which makes him one of the few to have witnessed it twice in his lifetime. I'm glad to say I can make no such claims :)) Belated happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #24

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  44. Thanks for stopping by. As you know I love butterflies and think the idea of using them as a display and colour reference is brilliant. Love the red tag too btw. BJ#155 rather late this week and hoping the internet connection holds out...

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