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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

WOYWW - Week 180 - Glad to be Back

Hi Everyone

I have been missing for the last couple of weeks, not for pleasure I am sorry to say, but I have missed you all and I am so glad to be back!

My desk this week looks like a complete wreck, I am doing Christmas cards again using my Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint stamps.  I am also making something special but will blog that on Thursday, as it is not quite finished - it is really different so I hope you will come back and have a look.

So why am I showing my messy desk?  Well if you want to know more then pop over and see Julia, our Hostess with the Mostest at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk for details on how to join in on the fun.

Here is my desk - yikes!


Apart from the stamps you will see a die cut snowflake border (Memory Box), some Distress Inks, some white acrylic paint, some Tim Holtz idea-ology Tissue Wrap (Melange) - still on my desk from my last project.  Also, a Merry Christmas stamp, some Distress stain, a sanding block, some Pinflair glue gel, some pinecones that I made up last night, some rusted jingle bells, glue, corrugated card, pokey tool and some stamped images, ready for colouring.

Well, Julia likes us to keep it short and sweet so I am off now to see what some of you have on your desks today.  If you do visit, I hope you will leave a comment, I love to read them and will always do my best to return the compliment.  Happy WOYWW everyone!   Crafty hugs, Anne x

47 comments:

  1. You've got some nice stamps there Anne and thank you for all the cards you did for our day care centre, they were much appreciated.
    Lynn //57
    X x x

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  2. ...a great looking productive desk Anne, I adore the blue print stamps they are my fave's in my collection and the new ones look amazing too, so much gorgeous things coming out from Ranger...Melxx :)

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  3. Lovely creative desk anne & just wanted to let you know i got the memory box die of the skeleton that i saw on your desk weeks ago, thanks for telling me where to get it from. jill #56

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  4. great to see that you succumbed to the new tissue wrap...so didi i ..gorgeous isnt it?! no desk from me but happy woyww Anne x

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  5. Ooooh...can't wait to see your finished Christmas cards.
    You are only one I am dropping by tonight...DH and I both feel like we are coming down with something and we have a long drive into the city tomorrow for my 6 week visit with the surgeon.
    Fingers crossed he Ok's the treadmill and the auquafit classes...I have gained 10 pounds with all this light walking only.

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  6. So many fabulous things to look at on your desk this week Anne, love the look of those inky stamps and the Memory Box border is one of my faves.
    Happy woyww and crafting.
    Elaine #17

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  7. This looks like crafting paradise to me Anne. Will have my eyes peeled for your next post - sounds exciting.
    It would have been lovely to have you there with us on Sunday. We will have to organise something when you are on top form. Huge crafty hugs, Buttons #64

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  8. great to have you back Anne, loving what's on your desk...can I come and play...hugs kath xxx

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  9. Nice stamps on your desk and I can never have enough TH stuff. The tissue wrap sounds very interesting.
    Sandra @75

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  10. Something Christmas is happening right there, I wonder what it could be. I've finally started on my little canvas for you Anne. There's just not enough hours in the day! Michelle x

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  11. oooh loving the stamps on your desk...Carole Z X

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  12. glad you are back but nonetheless you have been so busy! Love those stamps and all you made with Lynn and co. Congrats too on the new babe in the family.
    Jo x

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  13. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards and tomorrow's creation too. Thanks for visiting me earlier BJ#37

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  14. You have a lot of very interesting stuff on your desk...I haven't got round to buying the new TH stamps - I am thinking of using what I have for this Christmas... I have already spent too much! I will be back to see your special project...
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  15. What a lovely desk and I saw the post on Lynne's blog about the lovely day you had together making things. Those are the best days aren't they?

    Take care

    Jakix #86

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  16. I guess we were away at the same time. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I love the stamps you are using. I made so many cards for the craft show, that I had to take a break and work on other things. Now I need to finish them off or I won't have any to send. Can't wait to see you Cards finished.

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  17. wow Anne - your desk looks full of crafty goodness - just as it should be hun! Hope you and yours are okay and that you're enjoying the new addition! Big Hugs rachel xx

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  18. Looks like you have a lot planned with all you have on your desk today. Have fun.
    Hugs,
    A x #74

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  19. Fabulous desk Anne. Doesn't look too messy either. Love that border and the blueprint stamps.

    Just a quick comment today as off to London tomorrow to see Andrea Bocelli...............so excited. London will be all festive too.

    HUgs

    Annie x

    HUgs

    Annie

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  20. Glad you're better - lovely to see you back! I loved the boxes and cards you helped Lynn to make, they were sooo pretty!
    Love the snowflake border - I bet you use that a lot!
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

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  21. Gorgeous things on the desk... the blueprints look just as good on the stamps as they do on projects, and I love that Memory Box die. I am thrilled with my Cargo case, and while I managed with boxes last time I was on the move, this time I had no driver, so everything had to be carryable on the train - not sure how I'd've managed without!

    Do hope you're feeling better, and things are settling down on the health front. Had a lovely time with Buttons and she mentioned you'd really been going through it. We miss you when you're not here!!
    Alison xx

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  22. ohh lovely stamps! cant wait to see the cards! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #28

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  23. I am not familiar with the blueprint stamps - will have to check those out! So many interesting bits. Thanks for coming my way.. Sandi #29

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  24. I thought you had been missing. Hope all is well with you...I want some of those stamps so bad...gonna be gorgeous! #100

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  25. Glad you are back!! Your desk makes me want to dive in and play!! Is that the TH pinecone die pinecones? I really want to get that one!
    xxDaniella#28

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  26. Welcome back, and to a busy desk - wish I could have got these stamps as I think they are fab. Helen, 3

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  27. Hi Anne lots of lovely things on your desk, i like the look of those rusted bells. Like you I've missed a couple of weeks or so . I am really looking forward to seeing what your mystery project is. I sense a little bit of excitement in your post you've got some fab ingredients there!
    The white sharpies are great really white and opaque. Congratulations on the new addition to your family such joy ! X

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  28. Good to have you back at WOYWW and crafting away, Annie! From all that jazzy stuff, I can imagine the wonderful creations to come!! Have fun with the new peanut!! I heart you, Darnell

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  29. Happy WOYWW Anne :) I'm loving your stamps and the snowflake flourish. Your desk isn't too untidy, so no need to 'Yikes', hehe.
    I've seen the beauties created at Lynn's and I'm so jealous, haha. I'm LOVing the paper bag book. Is there a tutorial for it Anne?
    Have a fab evening, with love n hugs, Mo :0) xx

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  30. Love, Love, Love... Those stamps Anne... sorry not linked again it's just super busy at work.. I do hope you are doing well health wise... Take care... Hugs May x x x

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  31. I SPY Tim's new Christmas stamps!!! looking forward to seeing what your up to Anne.
    hugs Lynn

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  32. Love the memorybox dies, so delicate. I have a few and I think I may even have a Christmas one somewhere but as I haven't 'started' Christmas yet I'm not sure where it is.

    Will definitely pop back tomorrow for the big reveal.
    Thanks for calling in earlier, bit late getting round (again) this week as I have been out with a couple of friends who have birthdays today and tomorrow.

    Ann B
    #67

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  33. Lots of lovely stuff on your desk this week, Anne. I am sure what you produce with it all will be brilliant. Those pine cones are great, aren't they - I made some last year and couldn't believe how realistic they turned out. I cut them on Sheba, my Cougar cutting machine, so I can make them what size I want. They even sound like the real thing - that lovely rustly noise when you handle them!

    Thank you for your lovely comment. My hubby is almost completely back to normal now, thanks - he's still pretty exhausted after it all, which isn't surprising really. It is a horrible bug that is going round. He had a rotten time, and I felt so helpless - I just wanted to do something - anything - to make it all go away and make my poor boy better again!

    So glad you like my projects from this week. As for the zentangles taking a lot of patience - they don't really, because you just sit and do them, and the repetitive nature of building up the design "one stroke at a time" as the zentangle site says, has a wonderfully therapeutic effect, and you get into a sort of rhythm with it. When broken down step by step, these designs are actually very simple, and it's amazing how you can build up complex designs and whole art works with very little trouble! It's tremendously fun to do, and I'd recommend it to anybody. You don't actually need to be able to draw to do them, amazingly.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #20

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  34. Love the Timmy stamps, have been watching Hels on c & c - her demo's are so cool! I have the snowy border too - it is so delicate! I just have to use it!! I haven't managed WOYWW this week, hopefully next week xx

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  35. Those new stamps look intriguing Anne. Looking forward to seeing what comes from your inspired crafting. Take Care an d it's good to see you back :)

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  36. I think those blueprint stamps are great, I've seen the drangonfly and leaves, but not these holiday ones. Can't wait to see what you make with those! Have a great week!

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  37. Welcome back Anne - hope you are back to 100%. That desk looks very inviting and organised. I spent a good 10 minutes today looking for some gems that I had just used a few seconds previously. After tearing my hair out, I eventually discovered I had been wandering around with them stuck to the woolly sleeve of my cardi! Nicola x

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  38. Nice to have you back on WOYWW - not sure what those stamps are - I am so out of it at the moment. Look forward to seeing what you show us tomorrow - seen the gorgeous cards on Lynne's blog so really look forward to your reveal tomorrow.
    Hugs, Neet 15 xx

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  39. Hello again Anne. Glad to see you back. Mind you, I was away last week myself.
    Interesting desk this week, and I've enjoyed perusing the stamps, the tissue paper, the general collection of things in use. I have fallen for many of the Memory Box dies in recent times and this one looks great.
    The paper in my journal is cotton rag paper. It's not highest grade so one must be careful about how much water is applied. It's certainly a lovely texture to work on. I'll put another page up later today. Thank you for your lovely message. The weather is improving a lot here and my freckles are on the march.
    Lots of smiles,
    Ros. #94.

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  40. Good to have you back Anne - I hope all is well - I think your desk looks wonderful!!!!!
    Sandy

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  41. Love the Tim stamps and I see a roll of his lovely paper behind them I am hoping to use some of his paper to do a background on my art journel soon
    Jackie 57

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  42. Great looking desk that is very busy and creative. Love those stamps. I don't own them...yet. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #62

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  43. Wow that xmas project on latest post is really gorgeous - it must have taken ages to create. x Jo

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  44. Love those stamps! Look forward to seeing your Christmas projects. Chris105

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  45. I am kind of glad i am late getting around to see your post as I got to see what you made with your Tim holtz stamps above.. what an awesome paper bag project you created.. Love the cover and great idea with its little pockets.. Thanks for visiting my blog.. Sandy :)

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  46. Well, I don't know where the time has gone, but I haven't made a return visit and I do apologize for just about missing the boat here! Thanks for showing the stamps on your grid mat...I wondered how big they were as I was thinking of getting some and now I know. :) Now, according to Sandy's comment I can see what you've made on another post...guess I'll have to go find it, huh? Thanks for visiting me early on in this weeks WOYWW.
    Deeyll #65

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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