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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Here we go WOYWW 142

Hello fellow WOYWW-ers or any one else that pops by!

Please pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what I'm on about and, of course, to meet fellow crafty peeps sharing their desks, space, floor...er um, and where ever they choose to create!

My desk today

Well this is how I left it yesterday so this is what's greeted me this morning. I'm in the middle of a stamping session. I don't know about you but when I want to colour and create, I get frustrated having to do all the stamping bits first so I often have mammoth stamping sessions and get all the images ready to colour. I'm stamping onto Ultimate graphic paper bought from Polka Doodles. The stamps are mostly from Crafter's Companion's SWALK, Strawberry Kisses ranges but I have stamped some Tilda stamps and even some Christmas images. Oh yes, I plan to get on with the dreaded 'C' word early. But then I say that every year!

The button collection has grown again this week and now white buttons have joined the rest on the shelf. Thank goodness my dad gets through a jar a week of that sauce stuff he has!

Right last week you may remember my desk was covered in printed out sheets. Well I've made a couple of cards with them so I thought I'd show you them too.


These are both from those sheets, and are for my brother, one from my son and the other from me. I love this vintage style and enjoyed distressing, tearing and splattering to create these 2.

Right I'm off to make a coffee before starting my trip around your desks. Yes I visit everyone and try to leave a comment if Blogger let's me that is. But it does take me a few days, I don't sit here for hours at a time you know! Lol

Take care Zo xx

66 comments:

Karen said...

Love the stamped images on your desk and your cards are really gorgeous, they are both lovely :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

emma mitchell said...

Hi Zoe I wish my desk was as tidy as your, Fab cards, I love them.Your union jack button is brilliant !!
Emma xx

Gwen said...

So tidy and wonderful collaged cards.
xx 101

Sarah said...

Great storage there- very tidy and fab layered creations too! Thanks for letting us look in, enjoy WOYWW and your week, Sarah at 16.

butlersabroad said...

Those are great cards Zo, really like the papers you've used,especially the Made In Britain ones. I find that every time I stamp out a load of images I want to go and use something I didn't stamp on my nest card! I have a shoe box with a lot of images in that I never seem to use much of! What is that sauce that your Dad likes so much that he eats a jar a week!!

Hugs
Brenda

Sam said...

Another tidy desk - what is going on.
If you haven't been to Prague I thoroughly recommend it.
I am desperately trying to catch up with last week so I am not posting this week. I also have two projects on the go which are not for public viewing - yet!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...Zoe your cards are gorgeous, lovely work...i'm afraid it's all about the prep work and that goes across the board but sooo worth it when you get to put everything together...have a lovely week...Mel :)

Laura said...

Hi what a great desk your cards worked out really well. Have a super Wednesday, Laura

Linda said...

I like watching your button collection grow each week. Beautiful cards! Linda #99

Jackie said...

I was down in Somerset on Saturday! Your desk looks wonderfully tidy, mine doesn't look that tidy when I haven't got any work on :)

famfa said...

Great cards.

Polly Polkadot said...

Love the cards, and the desk looks so tidy. #91

lisa said...

Your desk looks so organised, Zoe. I never manage to stamp out images and colour them all in one go but end up doing them as I go along, probably why it takes me so long.
Your vintage cards are gorgeous, love them.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #127

NEEDLEWINGS said...

lovely cards and desk so tidy! Bet your house is spic and span too!

Tuire said...

Your cards are truly gorgeous! Love your cute button jars.
Thanks for visiting my blog :)
Tuire xx

Ann B said...

Can't believe you are thinking of starting on the C cards in February - you must send out a raft of them if you have to start so early.
Love the two vintage cards - style is right up my street.

Ann B
#55
I have blog candy if you are interested

Chrizette said...

Thank you for visiting my WOYWW this week. Love the stamping marathon idea . . .

Celestial Things

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I also want to create when I want to create. :<) So I have many stamped and printed digital images in a container so that I can start to color and create without having to stop to get images ready! I love your cards! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Anne-marie said...

Great storage you have and so tidy love the stamped images ooooo don't mention the c word but time is flying by so maybe I should be like you and stamp a few
Anne-marie #4

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Lovely cards and a big welcome to the white buttons jar! What a great idea to do the wholesale stamping and then you just get the joy of colouring! Happy woyww! xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great desk filled with lovely stamps. And good to hear your button collection can still grow :-) Love the vintage cards you've made from printed sheets. The colour combination is perfect. Thanks for sharing and have a happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka

May said...

I love those cards, Fabulous, glad to see your buttons are growing, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

Neet said...

Love your collage cards and good to see that button collection keeps growing. Now what colour next week?

Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my blog - Hugs, Neet 33

MaggieC said...

Thank you for coming over to visit today, and for your lovely comments. I love your images, and you are not the only one to be doing Christmas. I am also trying to do a few each month throughout the year to attempt to avoid the usual panic. Have a good week. xx Maggie #11

scrappymo! said...

Love that flag paper..where ever did you find that beauty?

It is hard to find anything British themed over here. I snatch up anything I see, for my vacation scrapbook.

VonnyK said...

Your cards are great. All that tearing and splattering must be very therapeutic.
Have a great week.
Von #38

Shoshi said...

Love your beautiful cards, Zo, especially the patriotic one!! Your colours are perfect. Your button collection is coming on nicely. They are so decorative!

Thanks for popping by my blog - glad you like my butterflies!

Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #19

Lexi said...

Hi, Zoe! Thanks for visiting me. I love the distressed look of those cards! Now I can't wait for my inks to arrive! :)

Hugs,
Lexi #36

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

How wonderful that your son makes card with you! That must be fun! I loved it when we made crafts with my son (he was younger then!) Patsy from
HeARTworks

karen said...

Those are really cute images you are about to colour! And the cards turned out fab! I really like that British flag background paper!
Happy WOYWW!
xoxo Karen #93

Jaki Morris said...

Love the cards and the design of your blog! This bit with the comment form is brilliant. Maybe I need to learn how to tittify my blog! Just add it to the long list of things to learn this year

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week

Jakix

April said...

Both of those cards are lovely! I don't have many image stamps, I often use digi stamps and have quite a few printed out ready to use. x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi there. Oh, I love those cards! Very nice. Coloring is so very relaxing, isn't it? It takes me back to childhood - just enjoy it so much.

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#29

Erika said...

Zoe another lovely neat desk....great cards I love your style with all the layering and colour combo.
Thanks for sharing,
Erika.

BetteK said...

Really do like those cards! What on earth are you doing supporting a team so far away from Somerset? Happy crafting! Love Debbie xXx #89

kay said...

have visions in my head of you stockpiling jars and making everyone eat them so you can have the jars for your crafting :)loved your craft space and fab cards,x

Peggy said...

A little late visiting..I love seeing the upcycle jars way to go!!

Debs Willis said...

Hi Zo, lovely tidy desk, and I keep all my clear stamps in binders like that too, makes it so much easier to find them! Only prob is, I now hae a large number of binders!

Thanks for your comments on my blog

Debs #92

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lol I live near Bath, so Bristol isn't that far really. It's just a quick (or slow whatever you put it) to go to Rovers as it is Yeovil who are the other nearest team to me! Thanks for popping by. Zo xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lol no sauce is force fed I promise! Zo xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Depends if I have a jar to put any in! I'll keep nagging my dad to hurry up and eat his sauce! Zo xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's MCS cd rom Jewel Britannia. Zo x

CraftygasheadZo said...

My dad is Coeliac so can only have certain sauces, the jars are from Tesco Finest Tartar Sauce, small size, as large sizes have ingredients containing gluten, that's why he gets through a jar a week, it's only small! Zo xx

Katie said...

I love the cards! I don't mind the stamping part, but I hate the cleaning the stamps part. I just started using digital stamps - they are so fun and easy, just print and go!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #14

sandra de said...

What a lovely tidy desk ... I do like things in containers. thanks so much for visiting.

Gabrielle said...

Sorry it's taken me a while to visit - seem to have been in a timewarp this week! Love the ever expanding buttons!

Craftychris said...

I like stamping ready for colouring too. Loving your cards, I've never really tried the collage type of card - I'm not brave enough! Thank you for visiting my desk - Have a happy and creative week xx

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing WOYWW, love the idea of stamping first, may have to try that. Beautiful cards too and love those buttons! Thanks for visiting my blog x

Morti said...

Cool cards, Zo - enjoy your colouring this week!

Thanks for stopping by....

Angie said...

Lovely space, might I ask what sort of sauce you are using for those button jars?? I love this being able to see other spaces and places and have such fun peeping about! Thanks for sharing!

Redanne said...

I love the Rule Britannia card, right up my street. It is OK that it is Friday and you are still doing your rounds of WOYWW, there are a few of us I think. Thanks for leaving me a comment. Anne #100 PS - your desk is far too tidy!

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Gorgeous cards! it takes so long these days to get round everyone and when your busy its impossible!

Becky said...

Look at all those fabulous stamped images! Your cards are beautiful!

StampinCarol said...

My desk is rarely that clean! LOL! It's only that way when I'm needing to start a new project then only for a few minutes. And your cards are beautiful!

Sheena said...

Great desk! Your button collection is growing nicely - and I love your cards!
Good luck getting around everyone, I know it takes a long time!
Sheena
xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm definitely a stamp as you go type of person. If I did up a whole bunch of images beforehand I'd lose them before I got to their projects. Great fun cards for your brother!

Anesha said...

Great stamped images on your desk and two fab cards. Thanks for the visit. :)

RosC said...

Hi Zo. Thanks for visiting - I'm still cruising around too. Don't visit everyone, but everyone I know or who writes comments to me plus those who land on '0' or '5' numbers... mostly. ;-) Just can't manage the lot.
Your cards are fun, and it's great to have some natural light too.
Take care,
Ros. (103)

Barb King said...

Thanks, Zo for stopping by. Your cards look great. I do the same as you, stamp a bunch of images and then make the cards. Seems faster that way.
Barb

Mynnette said...

Your card is gorgeous, and I cannot believe how CLEAN your workspace is!!! Organization is definitely NOT my strong suit, but I am in love with your button jars!!! Thanks for leaving me a comment! :)

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Blimey that is organised I am more of a not quite sure how it is going to turn out yet we will see what happens kind of creator!

Karen said...

Lovely cards there, also I do the same as you, stamp several images at once then colour and finally, put it all together! Have fun at WOYWW - Karen 131 x

SueH said...

I don’t know about you Zo but I always find card for men so hard to make, although having said that I’ve found some wonderful Crafty Individuals stamps that are just perfect.

Loving the two cards you’ve managed to make though. That vintage ‘shabby’ look suites the papers perfectly.

Thanks for visiting me this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

ikki said...

Hi Zo, Enjoyed browsing your blog - you have some great crafting on show. Also think your new hair cut and glass suit you really well. Enjoy your week and thanks for dropping by the Cupboard. ikki x

Lisa-Jane said...

They look like some great images there. I'm new to Promarkers and stamps that need colouring so I'm always happy to see blank images needing a little lurve.

Laura said...

Your button jars look pretty! I know what you mean about getting tedious bits out of the way (the stamping in your case) so you can get on to the more fun parts. When I use my diecut machine I usually do a bunch at once.