Wednesday, 6 June 2012

WOYWW 157 - into the fourth year....

WOW!  Wasn't last week fabulous?  I had hoped to get round to everyone but in fact only managed a third of you!  Well, my excuse is that I got caught up in the Jubilee celebrations and we watched a lot of it on TV and....and......well, sorry.  I think the whole WOYWW thing has gotten so big that if you're in full time work, it's hard to visit everyone and still have a crafting life along with giving your family the time they need.  Notice the order of priority there....LOL!

So, as we step into the fourth year - and if you've still not got a clue, visit WOYWW HQ here for all the deets - here's my desk this week!

Absolute mayhem.

I've been working on a card for a two-year old.  Well, he will be, this Friday.  I've also been doing a little bit of strawsilk work, having booked myself into a craft fair on the 18th August.  Looks like LLJ may be joining me - hehehehe.  Double trouble!


Here's the card for the two-year old.  Something simple and basic because I was in a hurry.  And it's hard to be boyish.  LOL.  So, Magnolia's Edwin, with an embossed "2" using the Cuttlebug steampunk gears embossing folder.  A little bit of background paper, some peel-offs - they actually finished it off quite nicely - and a sentiment.  Edwin was coloured with Copics, and Ice Stickles added to his wings...  Quite sweet and very simple.


The card I was doing last week in all its glory here.  I think the little girl in question should have liked it - haven't heard yet!  Pearl Tilda from the new Summer 2012 - I have to fess up that I didn't actually colour her.  I saw her on ebay and thought I was buying the stamp, only realising I'd bid on a finished topper as I hit the "bid" button.  Doh!  But it worked out ok, and I added my own flowers and DP etc.  Like the double bow?  Check out Jak Heath on YouTube for a tute....


And here she is in my new toy - a fabby light tent with lights from my two buds who came to visit last weekend....sigh....love it love it love it.  Thank you ladies!



The pillow box from last week's post which was in its flat form - here it is made up with ribbons and tag (SU punch).


Lastly, we spent Monday afternoon at the local ex-school with the local Community group who put on a barbecue and assorted activities for the children.  Despite my layout from last year where Lil Miss B (on the left) had her face painted and I took the photo-op as I thought it might be the last time, she went for a full on facial flag and showed she's a true blue Brit to the core.  I have to say, she's rocking the look totally - she's beautiful (but can't say that to her face, oh no, she'd tell me I'm stoopid) as a Union flag, eh?  And NO WAY does she look 11 years old, eh?  Ok, so she's 12 next month.  LOL.  With her are Ben and Heather.  How the two girls managed to persuade Ben to go for the red butterfly on his face, I don't know, but I think he's a bit sweet on Lil Miss B...!


And finally, one of my all-time fave photos.... taken on the same day as the photo above.  Arwen is decidedly not-bothered by all the Jubilee goings on around her.... bless....


See you in a comments box near you soon!

21 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had to laugh about the comment box and the photo of the kids. I've got the fever, too. It's been a fun week, even if I do live across the pond. Happy WOYWW from #4.

BJ said...

Morning Morti, Gosh your desk is busy, love the WOYWW stand was that from a previous anniversary? Embossing the "2" on your card is a great idea. Must get one of those light tents for DH for his birthday (so I can use it - LOL) FAB box too. BJ #32

Bella said...

I too loved the Jubilee goings on and lived vicariously through the telly. Love the finished box and the photo tent is just fabulous!

craftymonki said...

Ooh! I love your cards! Where did you get your amazing light tent from?

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #60

Redanne said...

Hi Morti, your cards are lovely, the embossing on the 2 is fabulous. Love your pics too, what a beautiful dog too. Have to admit I am exhausted after watching the festivities on TV, how the Queen must be feeling I cannot imagine. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #24

VonnyK said...

Wow, so much to see. Love that number two. Cool box for taking photos, I don't think even that could make my photos any good :)
Did you make that WOYWW block?
Kids look great too.
Von #1

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great pictures, loving your cards and light box. Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 65

KatzElbows said...

Is it bad that I'm totally with Arwen? I'm so over the jubilee! But I love your desk. Lots going on and still plenty of room to work!

Now, share. Where did those lovely women get that amazing tent/light thing? Because I want one! Really, really want one! You lucky, lucky thing.

cheers,
rachel #78

May said...

Great pics of the children's fabby painted faces and the dog of course not bothered by it all... Love it! You have a light tent I have been thinking about one of them... will be checking out your pics on the blog from now on.... Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#34

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm so with Arwen right now!! My get up and go has bu**ered off somewhere! I love the photo of Lil Miss B, she is completely gorgeous and natural, you should be very proud of her.
Liking the card, nice work there missus! Have rung the tel no you gave me - am waiting for a reply...
HUgs, LLJ #70 xx

kay said...

your light box is fab,great pics
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

butlersabroad said...

Looks like a lot of fun in your neck of the woods, love the doggy pic.

Hugs
Brenda 94

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw, lovely smiley flag faces! Youve been busy, great cards...and a craft fair sign up...madness!! See ya soon.

Samantha Elliott said...

Awwwwww! Arwen looks soooooo cute!
Love that picture of those face painted kids. You ought to scrapbook that you know. I bet it will not happen again!
Wasn't the whole weekend absolutely fabulous? Loved it all!

SophieNewton said...

Gorgeous cards...and I love the face painting. Happy WOYWW!
Sophie
#81

Mary said...

What a sweet card. VERY Nice... Love the kids. It looks as though everyone was so excited and had a great time helping create history. We across the pond got to wave the flag while watching all the goings on via TV. Morti, I tried emailing you, can you check my blog profile and email me. I'll get the recipe out to you as soon as I get your address. I got back the email I sent you. Again though... Great card. Your light box looks just like mine. I love it.

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy belated WOYWW from rainy Pembrokeshire. You have so much going on in your wonderful post, I don't know where to start! Strawsilk - must Google that, never heard of it. Gorgeous cards. Loving the photo tent thingy - NEED ONE NOW!!! Fab photos of kids and ultra-cute dog (just want a cuddle now). Ali x #54

Tuire Flemming said...

The light tent is really a great and useful gift. Nice pics of the kids and that pile of hair with a nose...;D
Have a lovely week!
Tuire #14

Tertia said...

Loving the Edwin card and the Tilda one is very cute too. I am a big Magnolia fan.
Happy belated WOYWW

EELS said...

Hi Morti, it sure takes a while to get around to comment on everyone's desk doesn't it. I love your super big magnifier lamp, mine is it's little brother lol.
Also, love the cards too.
Happy WOYWW
Cheers, Elaine

Doone said...

no it was not fabulous - I am in utter chaos,

I think I mailed sandra d's without a stamp and didn't mail neets that did have a stamp - so she thinks I don't love her, and i haven't even attempted to mail you yours because I haven't got an address ( but I do have a stamp on it) and it says mad morti on the front, so it must be yours - please can you email me your addie so I can restore a small semblance of order???

arggghhhhhhh

home again, and the holiday feeling has disappeared...

but the STASH of atcs on my desk that had been mailed to me are just so so so sos os so lovely yes - it is amazing after all and so very well worth doing...

ha ha haha

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