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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, 15 February 2012

WOYWW 141 - here we are again!

Oooh I'm so late this morning. Well I'm not but it feels like I am. I've already been up to my parents this morning as it's my Dad's 60th birthday, so of course, I had to go and give him his cards and pressies.

Ok my desk this morning is full of printed off sheets, ready for cards I want to make for March Birthdays.



Those of you who have been visiting the last few weeks will notice there are things missing on my desk - my button jars. Well look where they are now....



Yes finally I have had some shelves put up on the wall right next to my desk! And those eagle eyed of you will notice there is another jar of yellow buttons now. The collection is growing!

Anyway last week you all saw the starting of my Dad's card.  My first idea of the acetate overlay didn't work out and do you know, I'm pleased because the final card is so much better.

Here it is for those of you who didn't see my post which featured it.



I'm thrilled with it, and so was my dad when he opened it this morning!

I'm looking forward to visiting you all over the next few days, I managed to visit all of you and left comments on a majority of your posts last week. So thanks for sharing, I'm loving seeing your desks and your work. Thanks to Julia over at The Stamping Ground for hosting our collective creative spaces!

Take care Zo x

62 comments:

okienurse said...

love your dads card and all those printed off sheets! Where do you find those to print off? Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

CraftygasheadZo said...

The sheets are from the Jewel Britannia CD ROM by My Craft Studio. ooh will pop over to yours. Zo x

Neet said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad. He sounds really special. I love poppies and so I absolutely adore the card you have made for him.
Thanks for sharing.
You still have time to sign up for my blog candy - it ends tonight - Hugs, Neet 29 xx

Vipera said...

You have beautiful tidy workplace! The shelves are sweet ) I Like those jars with buttons in them ) and the card is fab!

Happy WOYWW!

Olga x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I love poppies, so I really like that birthday card.
Fiona xx #103

Gabrielle said...

Love all the potential on your desk - the union jack one especially! Exciting cards being made I think! Love how organised you are this week! I have a huge list of craft 'to do' and it never seems to get any shorter! MUST make time to craft for me too!

May said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, STUNNING bithday card I love poppys, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Pam said...

Card looks great hope ur dad has a fab day x

lisa said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad. I'm glad he loved his card, it really is a stunner. You have inspired me to do something with this stamp for my best friends birthday at the weekend. She goes the the Lakes every weekend, they have a static caravan and just loves it so this will be perfect.
I can't believe you are onto March Birthdays already, you are so organised.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #133

Sheena said...

The new shelves are lovely - as are their contents! I'm sure it won't be long til you can't fit anymore jars of lovely buttons on there!
Happy birthday to your dad! I'm sure he was delighted with his card - it is stunning!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Sheena
xxx

Brenda B said...

Great printables Zoe, don't think my printer would give such nice results as that. Yay to the shelves and yay to the buttons too!! Beautiful card, absolutely LOVE the pop of red, no wonder he was pleased. Gosh you have tiny feet, lol!!

Hugs
Brenda 6

JoZart said...

Happy Birthday to your Dear Dad! The card you made is stunning and I'm so pleased he loved it too.
Thanks for popping by my blog and for your comment, I've put you in the scarf draw too!
Love joZarty x

Shoshi said...

Zo, I love your Dad's card, your gorgeous printed papers, your coloured buttons - all lovely colours everywhere in your creative space! Great to have new shelves too. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and glad you like my silver butterflies. I love experimenting and trying out things just to see what happens!! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #35

Katie said...

I love how you finished your dad's card! Congrats on the new shelf, the buttons look great there :)

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! They said the flowers are coming today...we will see!

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #21

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely Zo, bet your dad loved it? Great seeing all the yummy print outs! Kim

Sarpreet said...

beautiful buttons, beautiful papers and toppers, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Fab shelves and jars of buttons - makes me happy to see that! Love your dad's card too, the red is zingy :D
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Zoe and your crafty space looks lovely, great shelving and I love your button jars. Hugs Teresa xx

sandee said...

Love the button jars! They look so pretty displayed on your shelf, and the card you made for your dad is fabulous! Thanks for letting me take a peek at your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Angie said...

That is stunning ...a real work of art... love the close ups to see the amazing details

RosA said...

That's a lovely card you have made. The colours are great! And you can't have too many shelves, can you?
Thanks for visiting me!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Such a lovely blog and have signed on to follow . Great cards and a lovely button jar! needlewings #56

Lou said...

Your Dads card is amazing Love it Lou x

Ann B said...

Lovely card Zo, bet your Dad was chuffed to bits to get that one. Wish I had more shelves - could buy lots more stuff then LOL.
Thanks for dropping in.
Ann B
#55

Lisa said...

More shelves always helps with getting things off the desk. What a stunning card, beautiful cards.

emma mitchell said...

Wow!! Zoe this card is amazing
Emma xx

Pat said...

Your workspace is great. I like how you've organized your buttons.

Doone said...

thnak you for visiting me yesterday, I think you have every right to be proud of your Dad's card, it is lovely, and my Goodness, what did you do before those shelves? - now you need cupboards, and more tables and another room and....ha ha

Dx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Beautiful, beautiful card that you made for your dad. I just love the black, white, grays with a splash of color. I really like your little shelves for those special stashes. Cute jars for your buttons.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Good to hear your button collection become bigger and... you have some jars to put them in. Your card for your dad is amazing. Perfect colour in combination with the grey tones. Well done. Have a happy and crafty week. Bye, Franka

Erika said...

Zoe I hope your dad had a great 60th. Your desk space looks beautifully tidy and organised. Great card too. Thanks for sharing, crafty hugs,
Erika.

Bugged Designs said...

Lovely card and button jars (much nicer than my tupperware box hidden in the cupboard!)

RosC said...

Hi Zoe. Thanks for visiting me this week. I do like the card for your Father. Masking is such a versatile technique, isn't it? I went to look at your previous posts. On the way I passed your new kitchen which looks ab fab! I bought a wonderful kitchen with a house around it and it's a real culinary workshop. Hope you enjoy it.
Ros.

scrappymo! said...

Your new shelves are great. Anything that gets the supplies up off the work surface is loved by me! It also showcases your button jars!

Your Dad's card is great. The addition of the red is just stunning.

I think the printed off sheets are so interesting. Where do you get them...do you have to use special ink?

April said...

Wow! The card turned out great! Looks like there will be some lovely creations for those March birthdays! very handy shelves too! x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Zo, do love your work - great job! TFS and happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x thanks for popping over too.

CraftygasheadZo said...

The sheets are from the MCS Jewel Britannia CD ROM, I don't use any special inks just what's in my Canon printer. xx

karen said...

I can see why your dad loved his card! It is gorgeous! And I like the papers you have printed off as well! Especially the Union Jack one! It has a great grunge-look to it! Did it print out like that or have you done that yourself after printing? I will have to check back to see what you make with it!
xoxo Karen

DottyA Cards & Things said...

This is my first visit and have really enjoyed myself looking around....
Your BD card for you Dad is just Fab! You do Beautiful Work/paly!!!!!
Not to mention that Beautful Kitchen remake!!! Wow!!!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit my place and leave such kind words too!!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful card Zoe, I'm sure you dad loved it! Great that your button jars have a new home! Have a great weekend! Xxx

Becky said...

Love all those bright papers on your desk and your shelves look great! Your card turned out fantastic! Love the pops of color!

Mary Ann said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love the poppies. Thank you for visiting my blog this week:)

Debs Willis said...

That card is gorgeous! Love the effect of the red on monochrome.

Thanks for your cmoments on my blog

Debs #150

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Great printables! Love the Union Jack one in front - will have to look up My Crafty Studio. Also love your dad's card and am having serious oval button envy. :)

Cheers,
Susan #146

Amanda said...

Your Dads card is lovely those poppies just burst off the page, and you can always rely on a bit of MCS I pressume you got the C&C deal as I did, I just haven't played with mine yet.
Amanda x

Linda said...

The card is gorgeous! And it is nice to see that the button found a home. Have a great weekend! Linda #111

Lisa-Jane said...

What a lovely card and that button is a really wonderful shape! LOVE buttons!

Anne-marie said...

Hi, lovely craft space you have. I love the card great storage for your buttons have a fab week
Anne-marie x

Barb King said...

Don't those buttons look nice sorted by color like that. Nice card for your dad.
Barb #112

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautiful, beautiful card for your dad! I hope that he had a wonderful birthday1 Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Craftgirl said...

The card is lovely and I like your button jars:-)))

Thanks fro stopping by

Carol

Tracy said...

Thanks for popping by my site Zoe! WOW! That card is gorgeous and how lucky is your Dad to have a such a talented daughter? Beautiful. I love buttons although I've never collected many of them. Oooh you JUST inspired an idea for me. THANK YOU for that! I'll have to add it to my burgeoning list of things to make. :) I look forward to catching you next WOYWW!

Yogi said...

nice desk area. It always nice to be able to put things on shelves and stuff, out of our creating way... The card for your dad is gorgeous. Love the poppies in the foreground with that pop of color. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my post. I'm #170
Have a great day

Annie Smith said...

Beautiful poppies!! My husband put shelves up for me too the other week...and what a difference!

Chrizette said...

Happy belated WOYWW! I am so late this week. Loved seeing your desk and looking forward to seeing those sheets turned into cards :) I need to do a little orginizing on my desk!

Celestial Things

MaggieC said...

That is such a lovely card, with those bright poppies really popping against the quieter background. Thank you for your visit this week. xx Maggie #98

Lorinda said...

Such a beautiful card for your Dad! Glad you have some new room to grow your collection. There's just never enough space for all of the crafting, art supply goodness that is out there! Have a great week!

famfa said...

Absolutely beautiful. You should be over the moon. I bet your dad is proud he has such a talented daughter x

Kim x said...

This is just stunning, love the colours.
Love the new kitchen as well it looks great.
hugs Kimx

Mrs A. said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love poppies on cards as they are so vibrant. Hugs mrs .

Anne said...

Hi there sorry so late visiting. Went to see my son and family last Thurs unti yesterday so not much done. The finished card for your dad is gorgeous. Also like your kitchen. Anne x

Morti said...

Such a lovely, vibrant card, the monochrome background really makes the red poppy "pop". Congrats on the new shelving!

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