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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, 1 February 2012

WOYWW 139

Go me, joining in yet again, I know I promised myself that I would do so, but I didn't expect that I'd be able to join in every week so I'm doing well!

Ok here's my desk;

I have to apologise, & be honest with you all, the majority of things on my desk over the last few weeks have been DT related which is why they are partially hidden!

Last week I teased you all with a stamped image that was hidden, and things are no different this week. There's the upside down shaped card, some of you may recognise the template and design but you'll have to come back in a few weeks to see the finished card! I'm working hard to get quite a few of my Crafty Boots DT cards made so that I can have some spare time in February to make cards just because I want to, rather than needing them for anything.

The button stash is growing, I bought a couple more bags from the local haberdashery as they are still selling them cheaply.  I'm on the look out for some small glass jars to house them in properly but haven't found any yet.

Now the lovely programme at the front of my desk is actually showing my last article that I wrote for Bristol Rovers, yes that whole green page is mine! I'm working on my next article and wanted to check back and refer to what I'd written previously so I needed it at hand.  To the right of this desk is another desk that is home to my laptop, so it's handy to be able to put things on the other desk while writing.

I know I posted this yesterday but I thought I'd share it again with you WOYWW friends.  It's a card I made yesterday using my prize from Create & Craft of Dawn Bibby's flower patch kit, plus I added the Loralie fairy topper as I thought her colours went perfectly.

Right I'm off to link this over at The Stamping Ground and look forward to visiting your desks during the day. I do look at everyone's and try to comment on as many as possible.  So thanks for popping by today, say hello, I'm always so grateful for your time and comments and really enjoy getting to know you all.

Take care Zo xx

73 comments:

Spyder said...

love the card! Not much on my desk seeing I'm not home, hope to be back in the messy room soon, have a great crafty week!
((Lyn))
HapPy WoYWW!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zoe, it's great to see you here again ... your desk is still looking organised and tidy ... you can't have too many buttons, especially if they are a bargain. Lovely card, the fairy does compliment the DB kit colours perfectly. Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #78

inkypinkycraft said...

Lots of buttons, I bought my button jars in ikea, little spice jars from kitchen bit and they have little shelves too...fab value and look like jars of sweets when full!!!hugs tracex no53

Gabrielle said...

Mmmm... suspiciously tidy! Feel embarrassed to show my pit of a desk now! I think I should put my head down and get a few of the challenges done too - but finding the time is really hard! Thank you for sharing x

Twiglet said...

Oh such a tidy desk!! Love the little card. x Jo

Lou said...

Lovely card - The buttons will look great in little jars, hope you find some soon, hope you have a great crafty week Lou

Deb said...

the card in progress looks very interesting, looking forward to seeing the end result! love the finished card too, so pretty!
Happy WOYWW Debxx #8

L00py's Craft Creations said...

lovely creative area, xx Happy WOYWW hun, hoping to get to post on blogs this week, as it didnt let me last week!!

Lou P

Di said...

Hi Zoe, thanks for calling by, I really appreciate it. As Trace says above, the little spice jars in Ikea are perfect for storing buttons :) Happy WOYWW! Di xx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! I keep my buttons in little shelves that were from the hardware store. I'm a button fiend!

Karen said...

Hello Zoe, its great to see you on WOYWW again. I love the card, its beautiful :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

Danielle said...

Lovely card! Looking forward to seeing all of the projects you are creating! Danielle#22

April said...

ooh more lovely buttons! Love the card you made using your prize! such lovely colours. x

Brenda B said...

Buttons! I love buttons! Little glass jars are a great way to store them too. Lovely tidy desk, even if you're having to hide stuff from us!

Hugs
Brenda 115

Jingle said...

What a pretty card!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lovely tidy desk! I'm a button collector too, they are just so lovely, I can't help myself! Good luck with finding some jars. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Judith No. 114 Happy WOYWW

fairyrocks said...

Oh, I love the skirt on your girl, so filmy and magical. Gorgeous work. DT peeks eh...Hmmm
Keep smiling and creating I am #132

scrappymo! said...

I love that card that is open and looks like steps! I have never done that technique and it looks like buckets of fun.
Thanks for the peek.

Becky said...

Oh you can never have too many buttons, especially if they're on sale! Your card is beautiful!!!

Nicola said...

I have a bit of a button fetish too, have you tried B&M's for glass jars? Not sure if there is one where you live. That's where I get mine :) x

Anne-marie said...

your card is lovely and such an organised desk. Have a fab week
Anne-marie x

Laura said...

Hi, what a great desk today, I don't recognise the template for your card. You have turned your prize into a beautiful card. Ikea do lovely glass jars that would be good for your buttons. Have a lovely Wednesday, Laura

Sherry Edwards said...

Beautiful card! I used to be a regular on DoCrafts - mainly ATCs, wonder if we ever swapped? As you love buttons (and who doesn't), you may like to look at this blog - if you haven't already seen it.
http://buttonfloozies.blogspot.com/

Thanks for already stopping by my desk this week :)

Sherry (139)

SueH said...

Well thanks to the wonders of WOYWW I’m here having a peek into your crafty world this week and there seems to be much going on.

I have my buttons in spice jars and although mine didn’t come from there try IKIA, they have loads of different sizes so it might be worth a look.

I hope the rest of the week’s turns out to be just as crafty.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Angenita said...

I recently met someone who is afraid of buttons, can you believe that?
Love your desk with secrets, they make me curious :)
Beautiful card!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

We used to live in Somerset and my husband and son would often go along to support Bristol City (sorry) when they played. Lovely tidy desk. Thanks for stopping by today :o)

MvM-design said...

Lovely card!
Hope you had a happy WOYWW !
Hugs Marleen #50

Sue said...

Hi
you can never have enough buttons, lol interesting looking template, gorgeous card, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW,sue,x(54)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That upside down card looks interesting! More like paper engineering, I think :D Oooh, let me loose with those buttons - I've got a bit of a thing about all things buttony, I'm afraid!
And you're a published author too - impressive!
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm a button addict too! I love the Ikea jars but all mine are in old condiment jars - looks so purdy!

May said...

Lovely desk, Love the card, have a agreat desk, Hugs May x x x

Kim Dellow said...

Pretty! And lots of yummy buttons too! But least we know why it is tidy at the moment, you have all mess hidden out of the field of shot don't you? Tee Hee! Kim

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

Hi Zoe thanks for stopping by :)...sounds like your a busy lady with the football stuff...i'm an avid reader myself and enjoy creative writing and attend a book club once a month...don't know where we find the time for everything!...beautiful card...have a wonderful week...Mel :)

Fuchsia said...

Fab workspace !
thanks for passing by mine .
loving the card

Have a good week x

Bugged Designs said...

Thanks for popping by my blog and sharing your workspace with us (and for keeping up with the woyww-ers). Old jam jars would be nice for buttons and you could also decorate the lids, just depends whether you want big jars or little ones.

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, we're happy that you've made it back again! Cricket that is a long article what you wrote..how often do you do that? I've seen this shaped fold card on another blog this week, so am expecting lots of great things!!

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment....Oh that card is so pretty:)

Nicky said...

love your desk - I use ikea spice jars for my buttons and embellishments, they fit perfectly into my desk drawers - love your card have a great week

Hardwick Creations said...

I love the card Zo, the colours are great!

Rumtruffle said...

Mmmm you have me wondering about the card turned upside down, looks very interesting, please post the end result next week!

Rumtruffle said...

Mmmm you have me wondering about the card turned upside down, looks very interesting, please post the end result next week!

okienurse said...

beautiful card! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

karen said...

Your desk is very neat and tidy! The upside down card with all the levels looks very intriguing! I look forward to seeing the finished card! And the card you have made with your prize is fantastic! I love the colouring you have done on the image! Her layered dress pieces are fab! I spent a good amount of time admiring how you have made them translucent and also where they layer on top of one another, how you coloured accordingly! Great job!
xoxo Karen

Kathryn said...

Lovely card! My first visit to your blog. You're very talented!! Thanks for the peek at your desk and for visiting me today as well.
Hugs!
kat

MaggieC said...

your desk makes me feel ashamed of my pit of mess. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments this week. xx Maggie #112

Angie said...

Ikea have small spice jars that many crafters use and you can get small kilner style jars in baking shops ...good luck ...thanks for the snoop

Tammy said...

Look at you, teasing us with your DT projects! :) Hope that you get your wish and finish everything up so you can make some cards just because you want to! Thanks for sharing your desk! Tammy #118

Annie said...

Love the card and buttons :-)
Hugs,
A x

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Buttons! :) Have a look in your local charity shop for nice bottles, I find our local charity shop is a great place to seek out things like that. Love your card too :)

RosC said...

Thanks for calling by with a lovely comment. Great you're on a design team - that's very cool.
Ros. (180)

Craftgirl said...

Great workspace, love the card.
Thanks for stopping by

Carol

lisa said...

Your card is great, well done on your prize.
I'm very impressed that you are published, WOW!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #116

Craftychris said...

ooh lots of buttons! Love the card - its fab to win stuff isn't it? Thank you for popping by my desk. Have a fab week xx

Charlene said...

Your card is so cute! And good luck with your new kitchen! It's always great to have something like that all new & the way YOU want it. Thank you for visiting me for WOYWW it was my first. Charlene

mommyle said...

Wow! what a tease!!! I can't wait to see more finished products!!!

Sue Althouse said...

Thanks for the peek at your desk and what a cute card! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Sue #142

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm definitely going to have to keep checking back for the status of that upside down card. It has me very intrigued for sure! Lorelei! Once upon a time a lady gave me several printouts of Lorelei toppers but wouldn't let on what they were or where she got them. I was so excited to stumble upon them later that I scooped up a stash straight away. They were Christmas themed so perhaps I need a new stash to play with! *sigh* All the things I "need"!

BumbleVee said...

You're right...the little fairy gal is exactly the same colours as the under portion of the card...
this is only my second week....we'll see how I go on trying to keep up as well ... ..hahahha... I'm not that great with commitment sometimes....

Neet said...

Great desk and even greater card that you are showing to us. Me thinks you are a bit of a teaser and I want to see what you have hidden. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #151 xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

That's an interesting structure! is it a card?

Pam said...

Nice Card. thanks for visiting me I'm a bit behind in my return visits!

Hugs Pam x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Lovely card and congrats on your win!!! Glad to know your button collection is growing! :)

Katie said...

I love the card you made! I can't wait to see how your upside down shaped card turns out, it looks intriguing!

I use the spice jars from Ikea for my buttons and such. They are clear and small, but have wide mouths as you are supposed to be able to get a spoon into them to get out the spices! I love them, and if I remember correctly, pretty inexpensive for a pack of 4!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #31

sandee said...

You can never have too many buttons, here's to hoping you find some pretty jars to house them in! Lovely card, coloring is great! waving hi from the hills of NC :)

voodoo vixen said...

I love both cards, the apron one is brilliant!! I like the look of the cut out architectural thingy card on your desk too.

Anne said...

Like your cards. Your desk looks well organised/neatly placed. also ike buttons. I bought some small jars from Ikea- think you can just about see them in week 136 of WOYWW on my blog. I think they were £1.99 for four when I bought them. Thanks for visiting my blog. Anne x

Barb King said...

Thanks, Zo for visiting my blog. Wow, you have a tidy desk, that is probably wise to pick up after each project-I'm the opposite, just keep piling it on, usually have 5-6 cards going at once. It is a hassle to clean up, I should be more like you. Have a great weekend!
BArb

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Zo, thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Do love your card and its is so different great design, girl - and well done on joining us again! mm addictive you know! Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

Sheena said...

I love the card, and I'm intrigued by the upside-down one too!
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW – I’m almost half way through now!

Sheena
xxx

Sam said...

Gosh you are a busy Bunny. As for button jars, I think most of us go to Ikea judging by the number of jars I recognise as I go round desks. One can never have too many buttons or ribbons for that matter!!

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

you have a wonderfully pretty blog.
lots of lovely buttons there and you look like you are doing a great job on a 3D project.

Morti said...

Wow - I'm intrigued by your desk this week... that card looks fascinating so I'm going to have to make sure I'm back to see the finished article!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardarian said...

I had a good snoop around your blog - lovely copic tutorials - I am a bit late commenting - I guess I will be back tomorrow! Ha, ha....
Have a lovely evening!
Hugs,
Cardarian