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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, 11 April 2012

WOYWW 149 - celebration!

Hello everyone!

Before I show you mine, just in case you haven't heard of WOYWW, you'd best pop over to Julia's place and find out what all of this flashing the desk malarkey is about!

The desk -


So there's the finished altered box (top right), the Altered book I'm working on (bottom right) and then some of the papers I'm using to cover pages in the altered book!

Here's a closer look -

The box, top and side -

Inside -


Pretties -

Yes, I've used the torn bits of pages from my altered book to cover and decorate my box!

Here's the Altered book up close -

The front cover -
 The finished niche -
 The back cover -

Covered pages ready for me to add photos etc throughout the year -



I thought I'd used the British/red, white & blue theme for my book as it's to be used as a decoration in our family room which will have this colour scheme. Plus I want to keep pictures of me and my boy from 2012. I've chosen images of favourite places, things that I like, things that are on trend at this time etc so it will be a record of this year.

Oh nearly forgot, the button collection has grown - 


Couldn't resist the purple buttons that were sold in a little bag at the local haberdashery store!

Lastly, I want to share with you another piece of art that I have created that is also destined for the family room, a Zentangles page, drawn around mine and Keagan's (my boy!) initials -



Just a heads up to all you WOYWW-ers I've got blog candy on offer to celebrate reaching 100 followers and for actively posting for nearly a year now! You can find out about it HERE I'd love to see you all join in!

Take care Zo xx

65 comments:

Jackie said...

love those buttons in jars!!!!
Jackie (Scrap Bang wallop)

Suzanne said...

That book is beautiful Zoe, the colours are very appropriate for 2012 too. X

emma mitchell said...

WOW Zoe these are beautiful ,you've been very busy by the looks of it. I love them all they're all equally amazing.

Neet said...

#Great zentangling, love the buttons, love the AB (especially the niche - well done you) but the box...
That took my breath away - it is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #10

Sandy said...

That looks so cool.

VonnyK said...

The box and book are gorgeous. That zentangle is amazing, how on earth did you manage all of that without going blind. I went nuts just doing a small one, that is so beautiful.
Have a great week.
Von #41

Helen said...

Wow!! love it all. The box is fab, the buttons gorgous and the zentangle great! Helen, 39

Lynn Holland said...

Everything looks so good and I wouldn't have been able to resist the buttons either.
Have you had a look at Button Floozies blogspot. You should see the buttons someone gave me, but they are not really buttons.
www.buttonfloozies.blogspot.com
Lynn
One I made earlier today
#16

kay said...

such gorgeous projects,love your AB
have a fab crafty week and
happy woyww
kay,#70

Teresa said...

Smashing projects Zoe,
love your jars of buttons too.
Teresa xx

Shoshi said...

Wow Zo, your work is gorgeous this week! It's so nice to see the altered book and box finished - I was intrigued to see what you would put in the book, and it's all lovely, lovely, lovely!! As for your zentangle, it's stunning. Great post altogether!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. The Choc-a-Bloc project is very slow because everything takes ages to dry. It's also very experimental, and I'm not sure how it's going to turn out - I'll try and keep it in view each week so you can see how it progresses!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #18

sandee said...

Your AB book is awesome, I love how you created your niche with the torn edges, and using the pages you tore out to embellish your box is so smart! I would love to see a larger picture of your zentangle so I could appreciate all the design! waving hi from the chilly, windy hills of North carolina #50

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful projects!! That box looks amazing but so does the rest! Great way of storing those buttons too!

Have a great week and happy hopping!
#32

Angie said...

Oh wow, oh wow your box and book are beautiful! That Ztangles (sp) is just incredible. I don't know what that is lol, but it looks amazing!
Angie #28

Diana Evans said...

oh these projects look amazing!!! so wonderful to see all this inspiration!!!

Sheri said...

Love the color palette, and can I just say, I have button envy!! Happy WOYWW. Sheri #24 (Thanks for coming by earlier)

Helen said...

Hi Zo I am returning your visit to mine! I have just had a closer look at your Zentangle. Wow what patience you must have. It is a lovely piece. Happy WOYWW Helen 35

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

...fabulous work...gorgeous altered box beautifully decorated inside and out and the book is quite breathtaking...thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, such stunning projects, I love those Urban Stamps too xx

trisha too said...

Your book looks wonderful, how great that you used the pages in another project.

And I'm such a magpie, the buttons are VERY distracting!

Happy woyww!
#48
:)trisha

Franka Benjaminsen said...

You did a lot of great work last time. Love the altered box in the soft blue colours. The altered book looks wonderful too. Especially the small ATC sized cards on the front. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a crafty week. Bye, Franka #11

BJ said...

Love the red, white and blue papers where did you get them? I'm planning a London Altered Book and would love some. Thanks for visiting my space BJ #42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely work this week!! Like the papers, the altered book but, best of all, that amazing zentangle based on your initials. Quite fantastic :)
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Amy E said...

Wow wow wow!!! Gorgeous altered items!! Absolutely beautiful!! You are SO talented!!!

Thanks for taking a snoop at my desk too and finding the WOYWW badge! I think I'll make it harder and harder to find each week...should be fun!!

Amy E. #30
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

MaggieC said...

Your zentangle is incredible, it looks so textured. Thank you for your visit today and kind comments on my card. Have a really good week. xx Maggie #2

Darnell J Knauss said...

All your work is amazing, Zo! Truly. You've made a work of art zentangling your initials!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Look at that Zentangle! That is just incredible! I love your box, even the inside is decorated! Love the altered book and all the great papers you have to work with. I am totally going to have to do the book niche thing myself.

Miriam said...

Lovely work - love your button jars. thanks for sharing.

#148

fairy thoughts said...

Wow who's been busy then?
so much great stuff, your AB is amazing you are so far ahead of me I cannot see we are doing the same thing. I love the way you have used your extra pages on your box. The zentangle is amazing too. I want to finish the decorating now so I can do one
janet #19

Emma said...

Wow...what gorgeous projects!! Absolutely gorgeous Zo...you should be really proud f yourself!
Love Emma xxx

famfa said...

Your zentangle is truly inspirational. Amazing. How long did it take you? Altered stuff is very good too.

mommyle said...

Your book is incredible!!! I feel a Scrap-lift coming on!!!

dottielottie said...

Your art work is great, love the colours of your altered book.Love your jars of buttons too, they look delish sitting on there shelf.Happy crafting.
Hugs
Lottie x

thefrugalcrafter said...

where do I start? Love the book! wow! and the box (Need to dig out those skeleton leaves) and the Zentangle page, brilliant! Happy woyww!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Wow, so many fantastic projects in one post! I am blown away by each and every one of your pieces!! Happy WOYWW!

Lisa Richards said...

What an incredible zentangle! I'm going to zoom in for a closer look! You did a great job on the altered box and book. Have fun filling that book with photos!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Lisa

okienurse said...

Love the zentangle. Your desk looks really busy too with the finished book and box...Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk. Vickie @106

Kathryn said...

Love that teal/blue altered box!! Wonderfully made, just beautiful (like all your creations!)
Also...truly awesome initial artwork!! I could look at it for hours and not see all of it...very cool indeed!
hugs!
kat

April said...

Loving the altered box and book! The red white and blue theme is lovely. Your zentangle is great, so detailed! x April #126

Morti said...

Fab buttons, delightful box, just LOVE the altered book and wow on the Zentangle - how long did it take you?

Thanks for stopping by!

Morti #4

May said...

WOW!!! Fabulous makes love the box oooaaahhh the book is just amazing.... and your zentangles are jaw dropping!!!!! Incredible work... you clever girl, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x No15

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh....more buttons lovely! Nice zentangel also.

kyla #127

Ann B said...

Managed around 50 or so desks yesterday so trying to get round a few more this afternoon.

Love your altered box and the zentangle, and that pad of printed papers looks fab - must seek that one out and add it to my stash.

Off to have a look at your candy now

Ann B
#46

Lisa-Jane said...

The colours you've used in those projects are great! Such wonderful papers and all the projects have turned out great.

Craftychris said...

Wow! so much cool stuff you have made. Loving your book. It takes me ages to get round peoples desks too. Thank you for visiting mine xx

ARTful Wings said...

Wow altered book is just fantastic and as for your Zentangle - how long did that take?? - STUNNING!!! Polly

Cynthia Eloise said...

wow, you didn't miss a spot of paper on your zentangle. awesome.

Sheena said...

The box looks fab Zo! I love all the torn pages over it and a fantastic idea as you had all the pages from your fab book!

Loving the way your button collection is growing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sheena
xxx

Joynana said...

So many great projects. Love the box and the papers and everything. #25

karen said...

The altered box is so pretty! Love the blue colour! And the altered book is cool! I like how the niche part has the torn page edges!
xoxo Karen #168

RosC said...

Hi Zo, thanks for visiting me. I'm rock solid on that chair, done it so often but not usually with the Comfort Queen on my feet. She's such a soft woolly bear, I was tempted to stay there.
What a work of art. Altered books are not much my thing to do, but I really appreciate the work and the visual appeal of this one. The little box is very sweet with its pretties.
See you next week,
Ros. #90

Queen Of Toys said...

Oh my that zentangle looks so active there is no way I would have the patience to do one of those.... LOL beautiful altered box too.

Thanks for popping in to see my desk and leaving a comment.

Eliza #80

Erika said...

Loving your zentangle, I haven't tried that yet. Great altered book and box too. Playing catch up as I've been away so happy Friday the 13th instead.
Hugs Erika.

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous projects. I love the bunting paper
Sophie x
No.79

Mary said...

Your Zentangles is a work of art. Gorgeous! Your box is so very pretty. I think I will make one to hold daily thoughts. Very nice...your altered book...oh so special. You are quite the artist young lady.

BumbleVee said...

ooooh. ...busy, busy.... and a lot happening here@@!!

Polly Polkadot said...

Wonderful Zentangle. I like the choice of colour scheme for the book - glad you slipped the red in too!

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!! Your altered book and box are fantastic. I love how you did your niche with the jagged edges, that looks like it was a lot of work, but soooo worth it eh! .... and as for your doodling work - another WOW!!!!

Thanks for coming to see my desk this week :)

Sherry no. 73

Peggy Cain said...

I love the box and the book my favorite part was the niche. I never seem to get all the way through the desks on Wednesday not enough hours in the day LOL thanks so much for stopping by my desk have a great week!

Sarah Anderson said...

WoW!!! That is a brilliant piece of zentangling! It'll look stunning on the wall. Love your altered book too, very patriotic :)

Laura said...

Your Zentangle is crazy good -- and I'm enamored of your beautiful jars of buttons. :) Happy WOYWW (and thanks for visiting my blod.) ~ Laura #124

Becky said...

Oh my goodness, your book and box are just amazing! I can't believe it!!! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie-Emma said...

Wow I love that zentangle... and the book... and the box!!!! All so brilliant! And the book colours are definitely very appropriate for 2012 with the Jubilee etc! :) xxx

StampinCarol said...

WOW! Your altered book is wonderful! And your zentangle... Oh my!!!

Lavinia said...

Wow Zo! Your creations are amazing! And the Zentangle is very very accomplished work Superb, truly stunning! Love the Altered Book, especially the niche!
Lavinia
x