Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WOYWW - Happy Anniversary!

Hi Folks
Would you believe it, 4 years today! Short post today as it's almost The Craft Barn's Extravaganza time and I am not ready!!!!! I did however not want to miss this very important date!

My desk, taken yesterday afternoon, it looks much much worse now so consider yourselves blessed.... The ribbon and lace drawer is open; I really should close and tidy as I go, shouldn't I? It would keep it neater and easier to tidy up at the end of a session!
 Look, Anniversary ATC alert, One for my swap partner, one for Patsy who already asked to swap(Email me your details please!) which leaves a spare couple so if there are two others who would like to swap, let me know. If more than two ask then I'll do a random draw as I won't have time to make more at the moment! I've having fun with my masks too.
 Anyway, back to the desk, one of my book kits all made up for a loose leaf journal and I'm working on pages inside at the moment.
 And look, Susan sneaked in to play/help me with some stuff too. It's always good to have some creative time shared.
 Distress paints and grunge paste.  All the paint caps show the colour, I do love these paints and my collection is growing! I've only had a tiny play with the Grunge Paste but early indicators are looking good! All sorts going on really. Not enough hours in the day.
Happy Anniversary all you Stamping Ground WOYWWers, Here's raising a glass to the next .
Have a good day everyone!

44 comments:

Nikki said...

Nikki said...
Happy WOYWW4 :)
Your desk looks so kewl with all that lace trim peakin out so much to play with
I'd swap with you if you like
hugs Nikki
here's my post

Francesca said...

For once I'm really early, your desk looks like mine, hope to see you on Sunday, so wouldn't mind a swap. will bring mine with me even if I don't get pick. Have a good day. Love franesca

Belinda Basson said...

I would love to do an extra swap with you. The loving and Desk hopping goes on even without Mr Linky...just have to wait for our PIF partner when he does appear! Happy WOYWW4.

Jackie said...

Always nice to have a crafty friend round!
Not tried the grunge paste yet.... But would like to
Jackie 6

voodoo vixen said...

Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Your desk always looks like such a fabby place to play... and now I need to find out more about grunge paste... must have been out of the loop for a while as I haven't heard of it! Annette #2

Lynn Holland said...

Nothing like a bit of pressure to get the blood flowing. Hope you will be ready.
Lynn 22

Belinda Basson said...

Well it looks like I was really meant to get one from you as I am now your official partner! Do you still have my snail mail addy or must I email you?

The Taming of the Glue said...

I'm slowly collecting the paints as well. Haven't tried the grunge paste but it sounds fun. Love the cover of the journal. Happy 4th WOYWW. Pam#36

Julia Dunnit said...

Yep. Tidy and shut the drawer and you've got at least 4" space gained - bu that takes two minutes and it always feels like that's not to be spared! Lovely to see Sue enjoying some shed time too!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Neil thanks so very much for popping over already to my desk .. as you are first commenter on my post will be sending you one of my spares.. or that is the plan! yet to finish them off!

A great creative space today, as usual!

Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy 4th anniversary of WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #37

okienurse said...

Great looking desk even with the drawers open. Wish my DH liked to do crafts. I would like to swap if you still have any available. Email me your address okienurse@gmail.com if you would,like to swap. Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! Have a great week. Vickie #14

Helen said...

Good luck at the Barn, wish I could make it this year. Your desk looks rummagable as always!! (that's probably a made up word but you kow what I mean!) Helen, 39

Roudi said...

Your desk is always bursting with color and energy. Lovely to look at every week.
Love your journal and those pastel paints look like a lot of fun!

Happy anniversary! xx
Roudi #24

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I also like how those caps have the colors. I keep all my paints, EPs, and anything with a nondescript top turned upside down so I can see the colors. This would be a god send in my world.

Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

mamapez5 said...

Hi Neil. I hope the Craft Barn day goes well. On such occasions I almost regret moving to sunny Spain, as I miss out on all the fun days. Your desk is always so busy and some of your projects are amazing. (I expect they all are actually, but some touch me more than others!) I still have an ATC to finish off before someone sends me their address. Hasta luego. Kate x

Joanne said...

Its nice to see a messy desk where things are actually getting done - good ones at that.
Happy 4th woyww.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Neil
your desk is looking great this morning some lovely lace and the wonderful distress paints. I am with you on the love of the paints and I am trying to add to my collection
Loving your journal kit
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #50

Sandy said...

I would love to swap with you Neil if you have any spare, Sandy_beach@y7mail.com.au.. Your desk as usual looks so awesome and what fun to have a friend over to have some crafty fun with..
Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary
Sandy :)

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Neil, always such a busy looking desk and always exciting projects on the go. Would love to swap with you but I think the odds are stacked against it! Have a great WOYWW MMx #85

JoZart said...

Happy 4th WOYWW anniversary... pleased to know you as paort of this big group friendship!
Love your workspace lately as you are doing so many wonders there.
Jo x

VonnyK said...

I love visiting your desk, so many goodies to explore. Grunge paste sounds like something my kids used to bring in from the garden :).
Have a great week, happy 4th anniversary.
Von #68

Angie said...

Happy 4th ...you always have such an amazingly interesting space. xx71

SueH said...

It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

Your desk is always very busy Neil and today is no exception. I’m loving the colour of the book kit, very nice.

Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82
x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super interesting desk as always! Take care Zo xx 79

Kate said...

Happy WOYWW 4th birthday. Your desk is looking so busy with interesting projects. The ATCs look quite chunky, I hope you will share the full pics next week.

I've had time for one olay with the new Grunge Paste too and it was all good!

~Kate~

Joynana said...

Hi Neil, happy anniversary 4th. I know I am to late to swap. Loving your workspace, it looks like a lot of creativity is going on here. I so want those paints. Guess I will have to start buying a few at a time. #110

ike said...

Hi Neil and Happy WOYWW anni :-)
I love the look of your desk and would love a browse through all your goodies :-)
I would have liked to Swap with you but I am right at the back of the queue :-(
Have a great time at the Extravanganza xx


IKE xx #124

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http://suzy-ikesworld.blogspot.com

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Neil - love your work & desk & paints & lacey bits... Happy WOYWW 4TH Birthday...Mxx #137

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view your desk and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

Monique said...

Your bookcover looks amazing and zo does the little sneek peek of the ATC's.
Happy WOYWW4

Gill Edwards said...

youve got some nice stuff on your desk this week, i like the teasing pic of the ATC's. I would like to swap with you please.

Gill #132

Nan G said...

Nice looking desk today, Neil. I've heard about grunge paste will be curious to see how you use it. You're my PIF for the ATC swap. Please send your address to me at: froggydesigns3 at yahoo.com
Happy WOYWW! Nan G #6 (was 7)

Caro said...

I love your desk and that journal is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Have a very happy 4th WOYWW birthday. Caro x (#67)

Elizabeth said...

Hello Neil, and Susan too, happy 4th anniversary to you :) I always enjoy a rootle around your desk - grunge paste is something new to contemplate - and the colours on the paint caps are great. Hope you've had a lovely WOYWW, Elizabeth x #155

Kim's Creations said...

Lots of fun stuff on your desk. Happy 4th! Kim #165

Sandra Castle said...

Please enter me in what looks like might be 'The Great Neil ATC Draw'! I've used GP a couple of times now and I'm loving it! Happy 4th WOYWW! Sand #172 x

sara j said...

Always fun to see your desk - and what fun would putting things away be? You might miss a totally cool connection that wouldn't have occurred if that piece of lace hadn't been just sitting there. I am such a fan of your books...there just isn't enough time!!!! Whoops. Apparently you're feeling like that now as well. I like to remind myself that work expands or contracts to fit the time available. So I'm sure you'll get done exactly what you need to!! Hope so. Have a good week.
Sara j #42

peggy apl said...

Happy 4th WOYWW anniversary, Neil! your desk is always exceptionally interesting and it's been great to have the chance to get a peek at it! put my name in for your random draw for your ATC swap pls!

Lucy said...

Happy 4th, Neil!

I really like that you have friends round to play with your stash! Thanks for popping round, have a great week - Lucy #22 x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Wow love the many items on your desk, even with the drawer open, where is it by the way, LOL. Nice you have someone you can share your creative days with on occasion! Enjoy your week. #47

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by, Happy WOYWW4 and what fun photos once again.love the colors. Enjoy a great week, I'm taking a break from rhubarb !! pie, jam, cobbler and it's still raining.

Cazzy said...

I love your desk and blog, and the ATCs but I haven't made one to swap sadly.
Anyway Happy WOYWW.

Cazzy #157

scrappymo! said...

I am drooling over the gorgeous book with the coins on top! Superb work!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the fun elements you used on your book cover, Neil. Blessings!