Tuesday, 28 May 2013

WOYWW 4th Anniversary

It's almost 3 years since I first joined in and posted, ..(ie., owned up, confessed to,)  my crafty, ....(ie., messy, arty, creative,) desk,....(ie., space, bomb site,) for WOYWW, but it is a whole 4 glorious years since it all began. 
Our Super Leader, Julia, certainly didn't know then just what she had started with her idea to share our arty workspaces, but I'm sure she does by now. There have been so many wonderful friendships made all over the world, friends who have met up and friends yet to meet. 
Thank you so much Julia and thanks to everyone who has participated, commented, inspired, shared art, shared ideas, given so much friendship, love and support etc., and I am so grateful to have been a part of it all.

You can find out more about WOWWW and all who take part each week by visiting Julia's Stamping Ground Blog.
There'll be celebrations on Saturday at the WOYWW Crop but I'm so sorry I'll have to miss it, but know you'll all have a whale of a time.

My work desk this week is my dining table where I am finishing off a few crafty bits and I am joined by my new friend and travelling companion, Flat Susan, with balloons, waving her flag in celebration!

I've added to the journal pages I started in Slovenia last week during my super stay enjoying the fabulous country, thanks to the super hostess with the mostest.... my lovely WOYWW friend Cardarian.
I've been getting my ATCs ready to join in the swap and I've got quite a few extras to exchange if anyone would like one. Just leave a comment and email me your postal details. 

If anyone has a Clas Ohlson store near them they have a craft section with some items at a very good price which you may find interesting and rather desirable. My latest find is their new range of washi tapes..... 3 reels in a pack for around £3.50. There are other designs too.
I also made a tag (that's in the RH bottom corner) to send to the next hostess of Flat Susan..... the special little lady who is travelling the world, on a free ticket, in her own tiny suitcase. 
Pop over to Hickydorums, Neets blog to find out all about her


Nikki said...

Stunning ATC's and that washi tape seems like a steal very kewl designs on them
Happy WOYWW4
hugs Nikki C ??

Neil said...

Hi Jo, happy anniversary. Your desk is looking wonderfully creative. Loved seeing the photos from your trip too! Hope you have a good week.

Neet said...

Hi Jo
At this unearthly hour I am wide awake and now have opened my envie that you gave to me. Thank you so much for my wonderful, lovely, gorgeous act for the birthday bash!
Can I have a separate piccie of the tag that FS is off with please.
What a celebratory day it is. Happy WOYWW no 4
Hugs, Neet xx

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Jo, I'm zooming round from Julia's comments box.
My mum got a workbench from Clas Ohlsen in Manchester and some tools for her wood carving. Then it was advertised on classic fm, I'd never heard of it before.
Flat Susan is having a rare old time lately isn't she. I've got a Sally Spoon who travels round but she has been in hibernation for a while, I thing I will giver an airing.
Lynn xx

voodoo vixen said...

Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary Jo love the look of the ATC's you have there... will you swap one with me?


Annie said...

I've opened my ATC from you now....it's gorgeous and I will do a show and tell next week. Thanks so much for the love and friendship Jo.
Happy 4th Birthday celebrations and here's to many more.
Annie x

Cardarian said...

Hello my dear friend! Happy 4th Anniversary! So glad to have met you and thank you for all the smashing time we have together!
Lots of love and hugs,

mamapez5 said...

I have really enjoyed reading about your travels with Flat Susan. I'm tempted to invite her out to Spain for a few days.
I'd love to swap an ATC with you, so I'll put you on y list. Have a great day. Kate x #45

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Welcome back even if it's only for a short time before you jet off again!! Loved the pics from Italy but especially the amazing day at Liverpool. We have booked a holiday cottage near Chirk in July and I wouldn't mind popping up to Liverpool to have a nose around..I've never been and it loos a vibrant place!!
Have enjoyed The Adventures of Flat Susan as well :-)
Happy 4th WOYWW!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xx
PS don't know if you've seen, but I am now a crochet addict and it's all your fault.....lol!!!

Helen said...

Am trying to visit as many desks as possible, but I never miss you, and what beauties you have on offer today! Happy 4th WOYWW, who'd have thought what fun it would be. Helen, 39

Redanne said...

Hi Jo, thank you so much for the gorgeous ATC. I was up early but did not post til late so I could show it, it is beautiful. Loved hearing all about flat Susan's escapades too, she certainly gets around! Happy 4th WOYWW. Hugs, Anne x #62

Karen Ives said...

Hi, lovely journal pages, stunning.
Had trouble getting to you through Mr Linky, had to go from Julia's comments.

Karen #81

Anne said...

Hi Jo and a Happy WOYWW - isn't it exciting. I am enjoying reading about Flat Susan's adventures. I would love to swap ATC's with you if you have any left. Love and hugs Anne x #84

TwinkleToes2day said...

Happy WOYWW 4! - Your link on Jula's blog is broken :( Mr Linky is incorporating your message about forgetting an asterisk, so we get 'Blog not found'
Anyhoo, your desk looks uber busy & I love your art pages :0) Mo

lisa said...

Your ATC envelope has been propped up on my craft desk for the last few weeks teasing me and this morning I could at last open it!! Thank you so much, Jo, it's beautiful, I love it. Yours is on it's way, I'm a little behind as always!!!
Your journal pages are looking stunning and I've enjoyed my trips around the world with you just lately. You have had some real adventures!!
Thank you for your wonderful friendship and support in this little world of blogging.
Hugs Lisax #95

Anonymous said...

All amazingly lovely! I, too, am so sad you won't be able to make the crop - I was looking forward to it!

I am HOPING I will manage to get one final one finished (but it's looking unlikely at the moment due to some fairly serious curve balls live has thrown my way) but will bring the LillyBo one's that ARE finished (which is, I think, 3) for Donna and Dolores to carry to you. Now I need to get then packed up for my train journey to hook up with Julia for a ride!

Maybe next year? :)

Happy 4th Birthday, WOYWW!
Mary Anne* (26!)

Alison Wade said...

Happy Special WOYWW. You and FS have been to so many interesting places. Hope she won't be too bored when she gets to Pembrokeshire. Ali x #93

Donna Rodgers said...

I am so glad the two of you had a Fab time with Dolores and Alan can't wait to see her on Saturday, will catch up with you soon, the care, dx

KatzElbows said...

I'm going to use your journal pages as inspiration to use colour in a mre exciting way. Thank you so much for that. And thanks for the heads up on the washi tape, I shall have to indulge!

Happy anniversary,
Love Rachel #48

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super ATCs and creations going on there. Take care Zo xx 79

Twiglet said...

Oh Jo - my little ATC is lovely, thanks lots. We are such suckers for gorgeous little handmade bits and bobs aren't we. It's brilliant seeing how different each one is and so good to link up with ATC swappers around the globe! Thanks for the heads up on the fabric - it all feels lovely so I am sure it's nice stuff - cost £1 for all of it!!! I didn't realise it was Liberty - wahoo!!!!!! Happy 4th WOYWW. x Jo

Kate said...

Lovely journal page, looks like fireworks.

Happy WOYWW 4th anniversary.


Ria Gall said...

Hi Jo
what a great desk there today and your ATC's are fantastic. Lots of lovely colours have been used.
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for visiting while I was sleeping. I so appreciate your lovely art and everything you make. Wendy hopes she can meet Flat Susan one of these days, but for now, she'll enjoy seeing where she travels.

Would you PLEASE tell Donna I can't get her blog comments to work for me? I joined her site, but now when I try to log in and leave a comment, I get a message that says "that e-mail address is already in use." I've left many messages to her, but they all come back the same way. I'm not sure how to correct the problem, either. Just PLEASE let her know I'm thinking of her and have tried.

KatzElbows said...

No, maybe we should arrange a Norman crop? I live in Manchester and would be willing to get one going. I'll chat to Julia about it when I see her.


Helen said...

Just popping back to say I have emailed you and would be thrilled to swap with you. I have your addy from something I won from you once so unless you'v moved I can post it tomorrow on my way to work!! Helen again 39. (no, I moved up, 38!)

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jo, gorgeous colours in your journal. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #150 xx

Angelfish said...

Gorgeous art journal pages and ATCs. That washi tape looks pretty cool too. Happy 4th Anniversary xx

Fiona #153

Roudi said...

Hi there Jo!
Thank you for popping by earlier today. I would love to swap ATCs with you. E-mail me at zahran.queen@yahoo.com
I'll be posting them tomorrow first thing in the morning. :)

Love your ATCs! and Flat Susan looks like she's having a lot of fun!

Hugs. xx
Roudi #20

Caro said...

Flat Susan looks very festive! I just love your journal pages...they are stunning. In answer to your question on my blog I would love to swap with you. Can you email me your snail mail address please! Thanks for sharing. Have a very happy 4th WOYWW birthday. Caro x (#67)

Liz Black said...

I love your journal pages and your ATC's... fabulous! Happy 4th Woyww Birthday and thanks for sharing. Liz@61

Julia Dunnit said...

Flat Susan..is she Workdesk Wendy's third cousin once removed do you think?! She's certainly having the most fantastic journey!
WOYWW is utterly enriched by your warmth and art Jo, please don't under estimate you role in this circle of friendship. Happy holidays, and of course, enjoy being with your little frauleins!

Angie said...

Happy 4th Jo ... have enjoyed your travels and your desk so productive.
Flat Susan looks like she has had an amazing time with you.I have to say your journal pages are stunning as are your ATC's. Thanks for your lovely comments xx71

pearshapedcrafting said...

So glad that Flat Susan is joining in with the celebrations! Love your pages! So pleased that I joined in with WOYWW - you are right, there are so many people that would never have met! Have fun, Chrisx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Jo happy 4th
dont know what happened to your Mr LInky link but it said no such blog, there 's no hiding i found you anyway. love the ATC's such lovely images and all that gorgeous inking on your pages. thanks for mine i havent opened it yet .... straight from work to babysitting and the weather monster story.
thanks for sharing ... I will e mail you in the next few days with the magazine article,
janet #32

famfa said...

Beautiful ATC's well done. Flat Susan is lovely
Happy 4
Famfa 121

famfa said...

Got carried away there reading about Italy and Liverpool - great photos and lovely words. I forgot what was on WOYWW now. Oh yes those lovely ATC'S.
Happy 4
Famfa 121

scrappymo! said...

What a deliciously arty desk! Lots of creativilty on those ATC's and on your pages!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow super inspiring work space. Love your flat Susan and such a fabulous journal! Totally wanting to swap and just e-mailed you ;) Thanks for your comment!


Sandy Leigh said...

Hi Jo. Your art journal pages look amazing! So beautiful. Well, I think you are below me on the linky list--but you noted that you had forgot to put an asterisk before and then your link doesn't work...so I wasn't sure. But I found you anyway! For now, I'll assume you are my ATC recipient, so if you could email your info to xstitchdiva@msn.com. Sadly my ATC will never be as gorgeous as yours! But would love to send you one. Happy 4th anniversary! Sandy Leigh #78

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.

Thank you so much for the ATC Jo, it’s beautiful. I dabbles in a bit of silk painting a while back but wasn’t very good at it but seeing all those lovely ACT’s and the tag makes me think I should give it another go.

Enjoy your weekly snoop, especially as we’re celebrating WOYWW’s 4th Anniversary.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82

The Taming of the Glue said...

What a great creative desk...so much going on. Love all the ATC's you've made and the journal pages look fab. Happy (belated) 4th WOYWW. Pam#33

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view some desks 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

sandra de said...

Hi Jo thanks for stopping by and what a treat to see Flat Susan have a splash in Italy. Happy woyww.
Sandra @83

okienurse said...

Awesome pics of your trip to Slovenia. I have been once, by accident...got on a bus in Treste Italy that went into Slovenia and came back to Treste thank god! Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! HOpe you have a great week. Vickie #14

Gill Edwards said...

loving your ATCs Jo. Im just learning about this flat Susan, how great that she gets to travel the globe. How is it decided where she goes next?

Happy WOYWW 4

Gill x

Hettie said...

Happy Anniversary Jo! Just caught your next posting and your trip looks to be fantastic with Flat Susan!! I shall have to let you know if we get to our trip next year that we are planning so she can join us!!
It is going to be quiet on Saturday without you!! Tee Hee!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

happy WOYWW4 to fat Susan and to you dear Jo.. and you have been very very busy haven't you? such lovely work! take care and God bless Shaz in Oz.x

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Jo - lovely to see you enjoying yourself on your trip - and lovely ATC's - I am slowly getting to visit everyone this week - Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

Patsy Paterno said...

I have exactly that same washi tape design- the one with handwriting! Can you imagine??? How wonderful that you are visiting a WOYWW friend in another country! One day you should come to the Philippines!
You sent me something really special some time ago, and I just realized that I have not even thanked you! I've been asking Peggy for your address so I could send you something. Well, now is as good a time as any! And not as a trade! Please email me your snail mail address :^) All your work is wonderful and it's lovely taking a peek at your desk from time to time. Happy Anniversary from the Philippines all the way to Slovenia! patsy.paterno (at)gmail.com

Julia Dunnit said...

See how late I am getting around this week..
Thank YOU Jo, for the three years of support and friendship and inspiration, you are a real constant for us regular deskers. Thanks too for the gorgeous gorgeous ATC and gift..rally there was no need- but I really love it. Sitting here in my nightie with it wrapped around my head!!

Karen Ives said...

Thank you for my stunning ATC.
Love Karen

Susie Bentz said...

Love your art journal. I haven't joined in on WOYWW, but I can see the friendships you have developed from it - fabulous!

Looking forward to meeting FS. Perhaps I will share my work desk with her! ;)