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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

WOYWW - Week 187 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Woywwers and Blog Friends!

Hope you have had a good Christmas and New Year.  I missed WOYWW last week because we were preparing to go around the Country, visiting our three Children and their families.  It was fun but exhausting and we are only just back.  I have tried to keep in touch with blogland but it is difficult with family around most of the time.

If you are wondering what WOYWW is then please have a look to see what our Hostess, Julia has to say over at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk.  It is fun, but addictive too.

My desk has not seen much action since my last post. 



There are quite a few new dies and embossing folders, some more Clear Rock Candy dry glitter, a Christmas card I made using my new poinsettia embossing folders (I did a card in case I forget next Christmas that I have the folders!).  The tag in the middle is from my wonderful blog friend Chris whose work is a joy to behold.  To the right is a card and two ATCs from a blog friend, Julie, in Belgium with whom I did a swap through the Haunted House blog.  The card was done using glow in the dark card and it does look great in the dark.  Right at the front are two little notelet holders I made using my new Harlequin die, which I love and think I will get lots of use out of.

I was lucky enough to win $50 from Simon Says Stamp and I also got some vouchers for Christmas to spend in my favourite craft shops.  It is going to be difficult to choose what to buy, from my ever lengthening list of wants/needs.

If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment, I do love to read them all and will always try to return the compliment.  Happy WOYWW to you all and wishing you all you wish for in 2013.  Hugs, Anne xx

68 comments:

  1. I spy with my little eye ots of wonderful on your desk and I bet you already have grand plans for it too! It is lovely to go away visiting but then there is the bliss of coming home too.
    Happy New Year to you Anne and Happy Creating too!

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  2. Loads of fun stuff on your desk! Congrats on your win and enjoy some guilt-free spending with "found" money.

    Happy woyww and New Year!

    MA (5)

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  3. oooh! what goodies await on your desk for your magic touch... have lots of fun!
    wishing you all good things in 2013 and happy WOYWW :o)
    no. 14

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  4. Awesome lot of new goodies to play with! I have the Harlequin die and got it by accident but now that I have it I will never let it go! I made a mask with it for my journaling and a lot of other fun stuff. Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

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  5. love the goodies! hope you enjoy making your choices with your winnings/vouchers, lucky you! happy new year. helen, 4

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  6. Ooooh lucky you Anne, loving all the goodies and congrats on such a great win, the tag and ATC's look fabulous too.
    Happy new year to you too.
    Cheers from
    Aussie Elaine

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  7. Lots of fabby things on your desk... and I like the idea of making a card to remind you of what dies you have!! Congrats on your win, what fun you will have choosing!
    Happy new Year Annette #23

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  8. lots of new goodies on your desk...look forward to seeing what you make with them...congrats on your win and enjoy your spending spree...happy new year hugs from kath & buddy (37) xxx

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  9. Happy New Year Anne. Yours was the first name that I saw when I blearily eyed went on WOYWW in the wee small hours before crawling back into bed.
    Now I need more information on this 'glow in the dark' card! Never heard of it but then I hadn't seen the diamond die either and it looks so good. As does the beautiful card you have made to remind you about the embossing folder.
    Must say your stamping gift from Chris looks rather special, lovely colours too.
    Hope you have a wonderful year and thanks for the friendship through Blogland.
    Hugs, Neet 12 xx

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  10. Spending time with your family is THE best thing to do, though I guess you'll be enjoying getting back to your routine as well. Have fun spending the vouchers, I love doing that, it feels better than money somehow!
    Happy new year, LLJ 31 xxxx

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  11. Thanks for visiting me this week Redanne. Your goodies are scrumptious, you best get on and do the January Timmy Tag now, I was up gone midnight doing mine!! Happy New Year BJ#27

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  12. Just popping in to say Hi. Hope the coming year is a good, creative and blessed one for you! Spending time with family is the best thing at this time of the year! Some lovely new goodies on show, and I know what you mean about choosing what to spend you prize money on, always difficult!
    Neil #36

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  13. It's always good to spend time with family at Christmas, re-charge the batteries and start creating afresh in the New Year. Lots of new goodies so looking forward to your new creations - Happy New Year!!

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  14. Oh my word I agree, the Harlequin die really speaks to me. Ulp!! I found the same, my extended family just don't get my desire to stay in touch via blogging....they can't et over the 'stranger' thing...and I can't prove them wrong without forcing them to join in!! happy New Year Anne....looking forward to more of the same!

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  15. Hi there Anne. Had to stop by regardless of the mounting time issues this morning. So glad you got to see all the family and have loads of new stash to play with. Can't wait to see the results. Hope you have the most wonderful year ahead of you in 2013. Huge hugs to you my crafty friend, Jenny xxx

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  16. Oh so many goodies to play with! Jump in with both feet and begin creating! Happy New Year!
    Glenda #43

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  17. Happy New Year to you. Oh lots of wonderful things on your desk to play with. Congratulations on your win, I am sure you will have fun spending the vouchers. Tracey R ±48

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  18. Congrats on your win- how cool! Love your desk- I'm sat here thinking,' I need that...and that ... and that'...lol Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #41 xx

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  19. Happy new year. Great to have got all the new stash - have fun using it!
    Bernice #60

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  20. Happy new year Anne. Congratulations on your win, have fun choosing all your new purchases. I was smiling to myself when I read about your poinsettia embossing folder. I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys stuff then forgets I have it, though it is a lovely surprise when I come across these goodies later, like finding a present to myself, lol. The tag and ATC's you received look great. I don't have the harlequin die yet, your wee notelet holders are cute!

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  21. Love your desk this week, look forward to seeing your Tim Holtz designs in the New Year. Happy New Year
    Sue V

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  22. Ooh an exciting desk! I'm loving the poinsettia - I think I need that die. LOL Happy New Year and Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@67)

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  23. Lovely goodies on your desk and you did very well in the swap and winning a voucher. I think 2013 is looking very nice indeed.
    Sandra @24

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  24. Happy New Year to you! What a lovely collection of goodies you have there to enjoy. Happy WOYWW! Karen 71 x

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  25. Looks like you're in for a very Happy New Year playing with all those lovely goodies Anne. Brilliant news on winning the voucher too, I love SSS, but I want just about everything, lol!

    Hugs
    Brenda 73

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  26. Hi Ann, fancy you having a Pergamano tree as well. Congratulations on the win, I'll help you spend your prize if you are struggling, and on receiving the beautiful tag - I'm now following Chris's blog as I needed a closer look and got hooked.
    Hope you have a happy and healthy New Year and maybe you will get up to Vickie Stampers in Warrington some day.
    Ann B
    #58

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  27. Congrats on winning the Simon Says prize! They have lots of great stamps :)
    Glad you had a great holiday, but I know that it also feels great to get back into a routine, too :)
    Happy New Year! :)

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  28. Hi Anne, Wishing you a Happy New year. Thank you for dropping into my blog. Lots of lovely things on your desk here. Looking forward to see what beautiful creations you make with them. I need to pop over to Chrises blog now for a nosey. Looking forward to seeing you very soon. Take care till then. Mo xx

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  29. Hi Anne and a Happy New Year to you. Loving all your new stash and the poinsettia card. Also love your tag on your earlier post too. Here's to a fun filled crafty 2013, hugs Erika. 59

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  30. Hi Anne, lots of lovely goodies on your desk today. I'm intrigued by the 'glow in the dark' card - it sounds as though it was made especially for Halloween :) I've already spent my crafty vouchers and if you are anything like me you take a list of 'must haves' and veer away as soon as you see the 'gotta haves' :)) I did remember to get a new craft mat though - it's only taken several jaunts to the craft shop for me to remember!!! Thanks for your comment and nice to learn that we are almost of an age :) Wishing you a happy and healthy year ahead and I look forward to reading more of your posts throughout the year. Hugs, Elizabeth x #54

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  31. Hi Anne - your desk as ever looks wonderful - so full of interesting stuff - funny about our lists of needs/wants - it never gets any shorter does it - although I've found the list contents have changed quite a lot over the years!!! Glad you had a good time with your family and that you'll be back to blogland now!!! Big Hugs Rachel xx

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  32. Hi Anne,

    Look at all that goodness! In my haste to de-clutter my little place I packed away all my embellishments and really miss them. I'm hoping to re-organize and make some things easier to get to.

    Happy WOYWW and Happy 2013!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  33. Happy New Year to you Anne, here's to it being a happy, healthy and creative year for you. With all those vouchers I have no doubt that it will be a creative year, what fun to know you have some shopping sprees ahead of you!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  34. thanks for visiting and a happy new year to you too .sounds like you had a fab christmas if not a little tiring!!.. have fun shopping im sure you will,your new goodies look fab too and stunning tag .. enjoy!...hugs Andrea #9

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  35. Happy New Year Anne,
    Your desk looks fab, all those new goodies to play with.
    And all those spends too - lucky girl! Enjoy your shopping. Can't wait to see what you buy. Hugs, Linda xx

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  36. Lucky lady, lots of toys just waiting to play. Enjoy and congratulations on the win.
    Happy New Year #107 Carole

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  37. Hah I never even clicked it was Wednesday Anne until your blog came up on my emails. Well done on yet another win, couldn't happen to a nicer lady.
    Happy times to come.
    Love Lynn xx

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  38. Happy New Year Anne!! well done on your win huggles hun all the best for 2013 xx

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  39. Fabulous goodies on your desk! I spy some yummy dies I would kill for. :) Congrats on the SSS win, that's 'sweet'! New Year's greetings! Nan 78

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  40. So much cool stuff on your desk! I so love the harlequin die! Your Christmas card is gorgeous too. Happy New Year to you and congratulations on your fab win. Enjoy your crafting spending and I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations this year! xx

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  41. What wonderful things on your lovely desk. I had to chuckle with the skeleton wearing a santa hat. hee :)

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  42. Hi Ann great new goodies - its just getting the time to play isn't it !! Love the house die - haven't seen that one before - hope you'll show us something you make with it ?
    Happy New Year ! Ali #121

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  43. All those wonderful things to play with; how wonderful. But it's those arcs that really shine, especially throne at glows in the dark. What a brilliant idea. (That pun was unintentional.)

    Happy WOYWW,
    Love Rachel, #6

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  44. Happy New Year Anne. We are both well blessed to spend precious time with our families. I'm so thrilled that mine were all together for the first time since the three grandees were born. It was heaven!
    Back to crafting now once I get organised and i looked at Creative Jump Start today and it really inspired me to get going.
    Love jo x

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  45. You have a lot of lovely new things to play with there. The tag is absolutely gorgeous. Happy New Year and thanks for visiting me. Anne x #120

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  46. I want to see what you do with the new dies.
    Have fun.
    Carol

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  47. How fun to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says! My wish list there keeps getting longer and longer. I like your idea of making a card with the dies you have so you won't forget you have them. That is some smart thinking! What is with that pile of skulls in the back there, that looks kind of fun.

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  48. Happy New Year to you Anne! So glad to hear you've been having a wonderful time visiting your family, and I hope 2013 will be kind to you and all of them... Certainly starting off well craftily - look at all those lovely new toys to play with, and great ATC swaps. Didn't manage the WOYWWing today - to be honest, I had no idea it was Wednesday!
    Alison xx

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  49. Lots of fun things on your desk! Is it a die at the sort of center back tath looks like a 4 folds card. It looks really interestig.
    You have sparked an idea now about the poinsettia EF...TIt looks gorgeous and all Xmas is 50% off at both my LSS in my town so I had better call tomorrow and see if they have that one! I bought some Tim Holtz stamps today but forgot to look in the EF bins!

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  50. Whoops, just posted and forgot to say #21 Scrappymo!

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  51. Wow you have some fun toys on that desk your poinsetta card looks so kewl Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 2

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  52. happy new year. Enjoy your new things. Poinsetta card looks lovely.
    Famfa

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  53. Greetings for the New Year Anne. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and that the New Year will be great for you and yours.

    Interested to see your desk with all the embossing folders and dies. The tag is very appealing so I went to look around Chris' blog - lovely work. I think ATCs are flavour of the desks so far and I'm interested to make some more this year.

    Warmest wishes to you,
    Ros. #125

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  54. Happy New Year Anne, glad you had a lovely Christmas, visiting your family! I do intend to join in with WOYWW, but after my attempt at 'tidying' the craft room yesterday, I still can't see my desk! Lol - next week! Meanwhile what wonderful goodies on your desk and loving your 'makes', hugs, Carole Z X

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  55. A very Happy New Year to you Anne x what a busy festive period..... I have not posted for three weeks and time has just flown by. Looking forward to getting back to normal. Going to see my poor mum today for the first time in almost two weeks. She took the flu on Christmas Eve and came back home from my sister's on Boxing Day.......heading straight to bed. She has managed to surface in the last few days.

    Hoping to post later tonight so best wishes for 2013

    Catch up later

    Annie x x

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  56. Congrats on winning the Simon Says contest, I swear you are the luckiest girl! lol If you lived close by I'd have to stop by and rub your heard for luck! I love that poisettia!! So glad you stopped by, yeah, I love the mini albums too! Sorry I am late stopping by, but yesterday I had to go change everything out for VD so I am running behind!waving hi from the cloudy hills of North Carolina :)

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  57. Welcome home, Annie! Glad you are back safe and sound and I hope you two go gently and allow time for resting up from the long, but wonderful, holiday trip!

    You have lots of new goodies there I see, and congratulations on winning the $50 and the vouchers! So many toys, where to start?? Have a blast! I can't wait to see what you create for us in 2013!!

    I'm not WOYWWing this week, just snooping! I should be back next week. Have a great one!! xxoo Darnell

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  58. Great selection of goodies on your desk Anne. I bought the dwellings die, i couldn't resist after seeing some of those fabulous projects people did at Christmas. Now what to spend you tokens on ? There is so much fabulous stuff out there just been browsing tim's new products i see i shall never be

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  59. Sorry Anne pressed the wrong button ! But no doubt you can guess that my last word was going to be 'rich' x

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  60. Wow Anne, over 60 comments, how awesome is that? I'm thrilled if I get 5! Glad you had a good family Christmas, enjoy spending your prize and vouchers. I've just looked on Tim's blog and he has even more lushness coming out for us! Happy New Year, love barb x

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  61. That poinsettia really pulls the eyes right in! It is gorgeous! What a fun desk and I am sure it will all be used beautifully! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  62. Great tip on trying the sprightlies one by one, Anne - thank you. I will definitely give that a go, as I do think they're cute - and I'd love to get as far as embossing them, but I've usually lost my temper by that point!!
    Alison x

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  63. Anne you've had a busy Christmas, but just look at your lovely haul there, how wonderful. Hope you and your family enjoyed the Christmas break and you had a very Happy New Year. Have fun in 2013, I know I'm going to. Take care. Michelle x

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  64. I'm back!!!! Yep the E is back to front but have a look also at the background - the Tim Holtz stamp is " The Impossible is often the untried" I stamped it on the back of the glass - making it back to front on the front. I have been doing some experimenting with stamping on each side of cheap glass frames and it is really interesting the looks you can achieve.
    Thank you for your lovely comments they have bouyed my spirits - a million little things are all sapping my joie de vivre!

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  65. I see lots of goodies on your desk Anne, Tim Holtz is my fav goodies....thanks for your comment too and I have a candy going so please put your name down..luv annie
    http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

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  66. Hope you are rested from your travels - it's good to go and it's great to be home. I do hope you stay healthy!!!!! I see that gorgeous tag Chris made you. I want you to know I love her and it seems very appropriate that my favorite people are friends! Happy New Year Miss Anne -- I look forward to all your posts!!
    Sandy

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  67. Chris8 January 2013 20:21
    A busy festive season for Anne hope you're back up to strength now. Congrats on your SSS win, have fun with that, look forward to seeing what you'll get. Gorgeous ATCs from Julie, I bet they're wonderful IRL and thank you for the mention and link up you're so sweet and lovely. I love your poinsettia card, a great idea as an aide memoir and I think you're right about the harlequin die, I keep thinking about buying that one too, useful for lots of things. It just remains to say All the very best for 2013 and lots of crafty adventures :D xxx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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