Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WOYWW # 312 (oops): the one where she can't forget the ***

I'm back from my trip just in time to join Julia at Stamping Ground for the 6th anniversary party at What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.  And what a celebration it is bound to be.  After 310 312 weeks, this Wednesday blog hop has only gotten stronger, and many of us look forward to it each week.

I realize many of my British friends (those who were at the crop or who sent ATCs to Julia) have seen my ATCs.  I made a masterboard, where I first stamped the background in green, then added the yellow swirls, after which I added the handmade diamonds (handmade from a pink eraser), then the number 6.  I made five of these masterboards,

then cut them to size as I showed last week.  As usual, a rocking horse had to be present, so this year I placed it on the instruction side.  Yes, I ripped off this photo from last week's post.

I sprayed many dictionary pages with my handmade shimmering spray mists, then cut the pages into flowers.  I then added the center, which paid homage to WOYWW.

These are the ones I'm saving for friends who live here in the States.  My PIF partner will NOT get one of these, but will get one I made while I was gone on holiday last week.

These are the two I made for Julia, and like a fool, forgot to photograph them before I sent them.  Thankfully, Julia sent these to me.  If ONLY I had those gorgeous hardwood floors!!

Today's rocking horse is for Johanna so she doesn't have to hunt to find one this week!!!  Of course, I realize many of you also come each week specifically to see the rocking horse.

I'd like to thank Nikki for making these awesome WOYWW buttons to celebrate year 6.


This is shorter than last week, but longer than Julia prefers, so please leave your number if you are coming from Stamping Ground.  That way I can find you.  Sadly last week, I left suddenly on Thursday when I realized it was Memorial Day weekend in my country and didn't get to visit some of the later visitors.

So now, let's party!

55 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

Happy 6th Anniversary! Love your ATC's... posted yours out to you yesterday so it should arrive in the next week or so... with a fair wind! LOL

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Elizabeth! I'm no. 2 and 3 this week so there's no escaping me! Yes I'm one of those who forgot to put an asterisk the first time in spite of the many reminders!!!! Am I going to try and send you another ATC? I've sent you TWO and none of them have appeared on your doorstep!!! Happy WOYWW anniversary!!!! patsy

Helen said...

masterboards are the way to go... it's week 312 by the way, not 310... happy 6th anniversary to us all! hope your atc from me (and the rest of the crop gang) arrives soon! Helen waiting for the link.

sandra de said...

Happy 6th anniversary. Love the idea of the masterboard such a great idea.
Sandra de

Eliza said...

Hi Elizabeth and furry friends, happy 6th Anniversary to you too what a milestone achievement. I have loved finding your rocking horse each week when I have been present for duty that is and I also try when not. Love the ATC's you made.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 22 & 23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 6th WOYWW! Thanks for all the support and friendship over the past few years ( and the rocking horses too!!)
I believe I put one of my ATCs into your envelope at the Crop, but it was a very busy day for me, so forgive me if I didn't!!
Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

Neet said...

Happy 6th!
Kewl idea with the atc's , I especially love the centres.
Hope you and Bleubeard are celebrating today.
Hugs, Neet 29 xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Elizabeth -happy 6th WOYWW. Super cool ATCs love how you made your flower and the centers.. enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#18

Kristiina Majuri said...

Gorgeous ATC:s! While searching my stash for what I'm sending today I realized what I should have done, hope I still remember my ideas a year from now (and hope it still feels like a good idea then) happy anniversary, wishing you a creative year!
Kristiina #6

Artatag said...

Oh, I missed out completely this anniversary! Shame on me! But I had a lot to do lately, but still that is no excuse.
I adore your ATC's, that is a nice inspiration for me, as I love to use book pages!
Hugs
Gabriele 36

sue jones said...

What a great Idea and saves so much time too!Happy Anniversary ! x
Soojay 37#

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I am a huge fan of masterboards (and Felix the Crafty Cat always has great ones on her Masterboard Mondays) so great to use them for multiple ATCs. I ended up doing a few "sets" with the same basic idea but different backgrounds. Anyway, I DO know where you live - in the top spot. Lovely place to be on Anniversary week

Happy 6th-anniversary WOYWW!
Mary Anne (3, after the duplicates gets removed)

Julia Dunnit said...

Well what a happy day this is! Nice to see you back, I hope your trip was a lovely one and that you're back to feeling 100%. I loved the masterboard ATCs,, and that you did special ones for me..makes me very bug headed! I bet you didnt have to wipe dust off the rocking horse or the foot of the furniture to take that picture!

Angela Radford said...

Hi to you both and happy anniversary. Gorgeous ATCs using my most favourite technique, masterboards area a god send for the busy crafter.
Wishing you a great and happy woyww, Angela x 36

Angela Radford said...

Sorry was 36 now 37 x

Annie said...

Oh what a wonderful six years it's been Neet. We really are part of such a lovely bunch aren't we? I am the proud owner of one of your ATCs and will be showing all I've had already next week.
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Annie x # 36

Jac Desordre said...

Im new to all this desk hopping, so please be gentle with me, from what Im reading, Im guessing you collect rocking horses ? if I am right how many do you have now ? Loving the ATCs that you are showing

Thanks for the snoop on your workspace
Jac x
N0.39

Marit said...

I always love to come by your blog and find the rocking horse Elizabeth! Your ATCs are gorgeous too! Happy woyww and happy 6th anniversary. May we 'meet' many times more. Love from Holland, Marit #43 and #44 (forgot the asterix the first time around, oops...)

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, and hugs to Bleubeard. That pottery rocking horse is wonderful.As are your ATC's. I collected one from the crop, :). Happy 6th Anniversary, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

Nan G said...

Hi E! Love the ATCs. Hope you had a good holiday weekend. Wish I could participate in the Woyww anniversary doings. Hugs to you and Bleubeard and Squiggles from us Girls. T especially got all prettied up to visit her 'guy'. :)

Lisca Meijer said...

I love your ATCs. Thanks for showing how they were made. I hope to participate next year. I just have to be a bit more organized as May is our travelling month.
I’m still travelling but managed to have internet today so I’m visiting as many of you as I can. Happy anniversary all! Six years is quite a long time.
Have a good week and CU Wednesday
Lisca#45

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Love your ATCs, and collected mine from the crop and hope you have received yours by now via Julia. I know what you mean about seat belts cutting into your neck. Mine is now set as low as it will go and it also has a velvet cushioning pad to make it more comfortable. Well done for getting the covetted no 1 spot on this special day. xxx Maggie #8

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth, and Bleubeard of course. Your ATCs are lovely, like the nod to WOYWW in the flower centres, and the one for our WOYWW Queen is special. Unfortunately, I really did not feel able to participate this year but I have high hopes for the 7th anniversary. Love the pottery rocking horse too. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth, and Bonnie of course :) x #54

Nancy said...

I really like the backgrounds on these! Clearly using a masterboard is getting thumbs up from pretty much everyone. Will give it a try. Maybe a tutorial on doing yours- or too late, as it's done and cut?

MrsC.x said...

Happy 6th Anniversary WOYWW-er!
heres to many more
Charlie x #35

Sandy Leigh said...

Well I had to visit no. 1 on this lovely anniversary! Your ATCs are beautiful. Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #52

sandysewin said...

Love your ATCs, so very cheerful!

Thanks for the blog visit earlier.

Happy creating and happy woyww!

Sandy #24

Belinda Basson said...

Thanks for the visit already. I see you have the No1 spot for the party today! So glad you could join in too today, your ATCs look fabulous and you were more industrious than me, as I have only made the one to swap with my partner. Here's to another year of WOYWW! #26

StampinCarol said...

Wonderful ATCs!!! Your motherboard is cool! And the rocking horse... just too cute! Happy 6th WOYWW!
Carol N #55

Beverley Baird said...

Such lovely ATCs. Love your rocking horse. Happy 6th-anniversary WOYWW! (Thanks for stopping by)

pearshapedcrafting said...

I'm back too!! As a proud owner of one of your ATC's I can say that the flower is really shiny and I love the section of the master board that is on mine!!! Love your little rocking horse! Hope you enjoyed your break and that you had chance to recover from the rotten bad health you've been having lately!! Hugs, Chrisx 65

Marit said...

Getting back to you this evening to thanks you for your comment and a little explanation... Bister (or 'bistre')is a pigment powder that traditionally was made by boiling wood soot and was available only in natural colors (dark brown with yellow undertones) Nowadays, you can get it in more colors and I guess it's chemical... After I first used the powder on an art journal page, I wrote a blogpost about it. You can find that here: http://www.maritspaperworld.com/blog/a-bister-page-in-my-art-journal/ I like the stuff because it is hard to manage and leads to unexpected and surprising results! I don't know if it is available where you live though...

Twiglet said...

Your little ATC arrived this week via Julia. Thanks lots its really lovely and very clever. Happy 6th WOYWWaversary! x Jo

Cardarian said...

Hi Elizabeth!

Thank you so much for the ATC which I was given via the crop from Julia. I did put one in the bag for you so I hope you will get it soon!
Thank you for all your kind comments!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

lisa said...

Sounds like you've been very busy with your fabulous ATC's. Happy 6th Anniversary and thanks for popping by earlier. Your comments are very kind.
Hugs Lisax #38

Hettie said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love your ATC and it is on my windowsill until I get round to photographing it with its buddies!!
Lovely Rocking horse too.
Those little bottles are mini misters, some filled with Brushos and others with reinkers with water, some empty.
The drawer with the turquoise label is where I keep little die cuts so they are on hand, mainly little tags and stars.
Yes that is a C stamp on my desk. I was making Rudolph Day cards which I will share maybe tomorrow.
Hugs
xx

Claire Grantham said...

Wonderful ATC's Elizabeth - so clever. Thanks for the visit and your kind words. I live in the states..do I count as a friend :) I have one ATC left..hee hee. Claire #25

Nannie4 said...

Well done! I forgot to photograph my ATCs too. Haven't been batting 100 all day. Some days are like that. thanks for your visit and comments today. I do love participating in WOYWW. We can learn so much from each other. Awesome!

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Elizabeth! Late doing the rounds as I didn't get far before I had to go out today. That's a gorgeous rocking horse - I am astounded by how many you have!! (And do you keep track of which ones you've shown?). Happy WOYWW6, Cindy xx

Laura said...

Hello -- happy anniversary and thanks for your visit. I love the ATCS and the story of how you made them. I like using dictionary paper or music paper on things. ~ Laura #64

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really like your ATC's, especially the clever way in which you incorporated the WOYWW into them. Thanks for your visit and blessings!

April Story said...

Your ATC's are lovely. :-)
April #75

itsamistry said...

Lucky people getting one of your lovely ATC's. Thank you for your visit and Happy WOYWW anniversary Anita #42

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello there! Fabulous pics, yes I do believe I picked up one of your creations at the crop. Glad mine made it to you. Take care Zo xx 47

AnyOldCraft said...

Hello and thank you for your visit.
Yes I have lots of messes.
I can't seem to create if I keep it tidy lol
Thank you for your visit and see you next week :) #35

Shel C said...

Ohh..love your ATC's :) Thanks for visiting my desk yesterday and your kind comments. <3 Shel @ PaperOcotilloStudio

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I got lost in the Cracker Barrel post above this one. Your Cracker Barrel is way bigger than any I've been in. It was great seeing how your ATCs came into being. I've enjoyed checking out all the ATCs on the various blogs. Thanks for visiting me earlier. Your comment about how it was nice seeing a longer view of my space made me think of some other angles I can take when I don't have much to show on my desk (which is often because I have that annoying habit of picking up-lol). Judy #73

Kezzy said...

Oh wow your ATC's are gorgeous and I love how you have added the 6 background. I am completely honoured that I get to send you your ATC. I have waited to see if I am definitely the last one playing and I am. The rocking horse looks adorable. If I could have your address to send you the ATC and a few surprises that would be great. I haven't been on for so long but it's super great to catch up. Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

Sharon Madson said...

I thought I had been here already, but guess not. Great ATCs and lovely rockig horse. :)
I wanted to thank you for the instructions for putting Niiki's anniversary button on my Blog. It worked! It is now on my Blog. Thank you much for taking the time to come over to my space and telling me. #56

Lizzie said...

Hi Elizabeth, glad to have your lovely kind comments on my card-making efforts! Thanks for visiting my blog. I've finished the baby book and hope to post about it on Friday evening, in case you want to come back and see.

The ATC process is very interesting. I like how you make your own home-made things - stamps, glitter paint, stickers etc. Supplies are very costly, so it's great to be able to improvise with what you already have. I try to do similar myself (and just today, a blog friend was showing her ingredients for making her own textured medium - gesso and talcum powder!)

Hope to visit again soon. Lizzie #68

RosA said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for the visit earlier. That's weird that you have the same stamp (the one with the girls under their umbrellas?). I've never seen it anywhere else. I THINK I bought it on ebay (although it's a while ago, so I could be wrong) so I don't think I ever knew the manufacturer's name.
Also, funny that you mentioned the original rocking horse stamp. Making my own rolled roses reminded me that I really should use Cardarian's flowers ... they are too good to be used :)
RosA # 40

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well Elizabeth, I chuckled my way down the shopping post and then onto this desky one :D
And much more to my liking desky ones, am bit like you in shopping, tend to do what you did, too (Unless it is a craft shop though!).. however not sure about the camera hope it was sorted ok, as there is to be part 2 am guessing so, wonderful work on atc's!

Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing.
Happy WOYWW6 Shaz in Oz.x #33

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

see you there! said...

The group has had a long run and seems to be going strong. I enjoyed seeing your ATC's.

Darla

Kyla said...

It was great getting ATC's from overseas at the crop and I will blog about them soon.
thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla

Morti said...

Happy WOYWW 6!

Thank you for your kind comments. I'm a bit slow getting round this week! I'm pretty certain I did pick up one of your ATCs so I'm not sure where it went.... I'm going to have to have a rummage in my handbag because I keep finding miscellaneous ones popping up from nowhere!

Morti