Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WOYWW 156 - Happy 3rd Anniversary!!!

Woohooo!  Here we are then, third anniversary at last!  And we're off on our mammoth blog hop.  I for one am going to attempt to get round EVERYONE this week.  We have a four day holiday weekend here in the UK, in honour of our lovely Queen celebrating 60 years on the throne, so I might stand a chance of getting to more than my usual clutch!  I will certainly visit everyone who visits me.

Now, if you're wondering what I'm on about - go and visit The Stamping Ground where you can commence your world-wide wanderings across the workdesks of the world....LOL

Yes, I'm up for an ATC swap, and I've made 5 in total.  Not a lot I know, but quite a bit of work went into them, and I've had a kind of busy weekend (more on that in a mo) so didn't manage to get more than my lucky number done!  So, I'm going to send an ATC to the next person in the list after me who is participating, and then if anyone else wants to swap with me I'll accept the first four askers.  Let me know via the comments and we can work out addresses etc. 

NB - Edited to add.... actually, anyone who wants to swap ATCs with me, I'll happily make some more if you can be patient and wait a couple of extra days, but they won't be the shiny silver ones below.... LOL.... mainly on account of me having run out of the adhesive aluminium for the  moment.


My desk this week.....


It's busy but not as busy as it could be.  If you look really hard, you'll see my ATCs at the back there.  The main thing I'm working on is a pillow box for a gift for a friend's daughter who turns 11 later this week.  I got the cutting file from Silhouette for my Silhouette SD, and then I'm just inking up the cut shape with blue (french blue) and green (aquamarine) chalk inks, and stamping a seaweed frond in London Fog stazon.  That's all coated with lashings of ice coloured stickles... I'll add ribbon and a charm once it's assembled.  Her card is a mermaid Tilda, she having a thing for mermaids at the mo.  I've not made the card yet, so watch this space for a pic once done.



So....if you read last week's small print you will have seen that I had a... *coff*... special birthday on Saturday, and Mr B was planning things.  I had known about a couple of potential visitors, but not feeling 100% in the run up, I begged him to cancel any massive party ideas he had, so bless him, he did just that.  However, two people he didn't cancel, and I'm glad he didn't.  My two best friends from secondary school - Vrinda and Nicola - came up on Saturday evening and stayed till Sunday, and we had a low-key but fab time.  I last saw Vrinda just over a year or so ago, but Nicky I'd not seen for nearly 4 years.  It's funny - I look at them and see them just as we were as teens.  Hard to think that their collective children have 83 years between them.  LOL.  Make that 94 years between OURS, even though Lil Miss B isn't my own, she's still mine...


I won't go on too much more - suffice it to say that the birthday fairy bought me lots of lovely goodies including plenty of craft supplies.....and a scrapbooking tote trolley!  YAY.  I also got a fab gargoyle and moon-gazing hare for the garden...



And before I forget - thank you to everyone who left lovely comments on my blog and FB - your birthday wishes were much appreciated!

30 comments:

Lavinia said...

Happy WOYWW Morti! As well as happy birthday to you too, nice looking stash was bought I see, nice! Thats the kind of prezzies we like eh! Just wondered if you fancied doing an ACT swap with me? If no one else has jumped in & made a clain that is! Let meknow ok! Love the garden helpers, they come alive at night youknow ;) but they wont come in the house though, well mine dont anyhow! :)) have a great week!
Lavinia
x

RosA said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW! I would love to swap an extra ATC! And I am also going to try and get around to more desks than I normally manage!

craftymonki said...

Happy WOYWW birthday and real birthday too!

It looks like you're beneath me on the list so please email me at craftymonki@gmail.com with your postal address and I'll post out your ATC :)

Zoe x

Bridget Larsen said...

I'd love to swap with you Morti. I made a bit more than a few lol as you can see on my desk this week. Happy Birthday. Email my your snail mail bridget.larsen@gmail.com I'll send you an ATC whether I am one of your 5 or not
Bridget #25

Judy said...

You have a great post. I'd love to swap with you.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So glad you had a lovely time for your birthday! Good ol Mr B for organising something fab for you :)

LLJ 77 xx

PS The gargoyle looks VERY happy in his new place of abode!

Doone said...

I have an ATC for you - can you let me have your mail addie via my contacts tab?

Lizzie and I have known each other since we were 11 and I practically lived at her house, so really she is a sister,

I still forget to use her married name...

and we still behave like kids when we are together even if our wrinkles tell a differetn stroy,

happy 3rd birthday,

dxxx

JoZart said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday! Great to be part of this wonderful fun group! Happy Birthday to you too and it looks like despite not feeling 100%, you have enjoyed every minute of it.
Lots of love JoZarty x

Helen said...

You have had a great time, I have lost touch with my school friends, such a shame... Happy WOYWW, your ATC's are lovely! Helen, 8

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping in to wish you a happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary! Who would have thought it would grow to be such a weekly treat for us all to catch up and see so much inspiring creativity! Here's toasting the next year.....

Gabrielle said...

Oh gosh! I am thrilled to have been under you in the liost if I get to own one of those fabulous ATCs! I feel really honoured! Thank you x Your birthday haul looks amazing and it seems like you celebrated in style with those you love - what a perfect day!

sandra de said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday. Please send me your address. I would love to send you a little atc just as a thank you for all your lovely comments over the years. My email desand@optusnet.com.au
sandra de

Twiglet said...

Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary and Many Happy Returns for your birthday too.
We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
Happy to swap if you want to.
Have a great week. x Jo

Ann B said...

Love your metal ATCs, I was going to try some with sticky back metal but ran out of time so mine are all stamped. I know the metal ones you had on offer have all gone but I'm more than happy to trade (and wait) for another of your ATCs.

Ann B
#58

Ann B said...

Oops - forgot to say 'Happy Birthday' for last Saturday
Ann B

CraftygasheadZo said...

Glad you had a lovely day. Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW. Zo xx 37

May said...

Fabulous ATC's... I expect they are all spoken for now !! as I see on the comments you are in demand.. enjoy!! Hugs May x x x#4

MvM-design said...

Love watching all those lovely ATC's!!
Happy WOYWW anniversary ☼
have a great week!

Hugs Marleen # 28

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm glad I was able to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week. Those gorgeous ATCs are simply amazing. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

Elizabeth said...

What a shame you weren't up to a big birthday bash but it seems that you still had a lovely celebration with your friends ... and all those lovely goodies too. My DH bought me a tote last year and it is terrific, it's going on holiday with me in a couple of weeks because I just couldn't not use it :) I'm determined to get round the whole list - well, as much as Google will let me - see my latest post for an explanation! Hope today has gone well and that the rest of the week will be good too. Elizabeth x #96

Angie said...

omg ...wow ...those atc's are fabulous ...shame I'm not in the swap... great birthday stash too....Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday

Monica said...

i WANT TO SEND YOU AN atc SO PLEASE SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS

Lavinia said...

Hiya! Yep one's yours going in the post when you send me your address! OOooo cant wait for mine, chuffed! They are great one's you made, love the Metal look!
Lavinia
x

Queen Of Toys said...

It sounds like you had a low key but lovely birthday anyway and Happy Birthday again. Sorry you were not feeling the best to have a full on party by the sound of things.

Your ATC's are the best,they look fantastic. Thanks for sharing

Eiza #140
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Minxy said...

Glad to see you got lots of lovely goodies for your birthday, I love your ATC's. Sorry i'm late, Happy WOYWW Anniversary
Minxy #3

Redanne said...

Hi Morti, try as I might, I cannot get round to everyone anymore, did it a couple of times but this weekend has been busy with the Jubilee (as you say). Thank you so much for your visit, I love your ATCs, they really are little works of art, thanks for your comment about mine! I will look out for you this week on WOYWW. Anne x

Bella said...

Thanks for the WOYWW visit, I don't even have the Jubilee excuse cos I didn't get to very many desks this week either...and tomorrow is Wednesday again.

BJ said...

Hi Morti,
Thanks for visiting my desk. I haven't done very well getting round this week, always visit those who visit me though. Would you believe I have just TODAY bought some Aluminium tape from B&Q so would LOVE to SWAP an ATC with you as yours look lovely. How did you do them? I haven't used it yet! I'm now making patriotic ATC's as and when I find more SWAP partners, absolutely loving the celebrations, did you see we saw the Queen and the Duke on Saturday on their way to the races. You should be able to directly reply to this so send me your address and I'll get creating an ATC for
you. BJ #35

Ali said...

Oooh your ATCs look fabulous and so does that pretty pillow box! :)

Glad you had a good birthday - happy WOYWW anniversary!

Ali #86

Samantha Elliott said...

Happy Birfday Morti - 21 was it? xx Love your gargoyle!
Thanks for your visit.
Hasn't the weekend been fantastic. I haven't watched so much TV in one weekend as I have this one. I never watch TV except Antiques Roadshow, and NCIS!

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