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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, 30 May 2012

WOYWW 156 - Happy anniversary!

Happy WOYWW anniversary everyone!

As I've only been joining in since the start of the year this is my first anniversary with you all - I'm really looking forward to sending/receiving an ATC with whoever is after/before me on the list (my email is on my sidebar!) and will get mine posted off asap.

Right so my desk today, it's the same this morning as it was last evening, you see, I was in the middle of making an envelope when the door went yesterday mid-afternoon, Mr Postman with his van was there with a crafty parcel, and well, the envelope is no further towards being made as it was then because, oh yes you're eyes don't deceive you, I took delivery of both Tim Holtz books, Candi stamps and my very own scrumptious Smash Journal! <much hand clapping & squealing> All of which I purchased with Birthday money, well spent I think!  So, of course, the rest of the day was dedicated to reading said books from cover to cover and much page stroking was done of said journal!


Though I really do need to make that envelope at some point!

Last week many of you kindly commented on the coloured image and wanted to see what I would make with it, so I thought I'd show you today - 


Just a simple card where I mounted the image onto a tag before layering onto the card that was covered in matching papers. Add a spot of lace, ink and buttons and it's done!

I must say I'm thrilled to have found you all and to join in with this weekly snoop around the world, I'll be forever grateful to Julia for inventing such an amazing concept that has introduced me to some wonderful people.  And thank you too, to everyone who takes the time to read and leave a comment. Some days you really don't know how much they mean to me and how it keeps me going. 

Now pop over to Julia's - The Stamping Ground to see what everyone else is up to on this special WOYWW!

Take care Zo xx




51 comments:

sandee said...

Got your ATC all packed up and ready to go! I hope everyone shows their ATC's next week, wouldn't that be fun too? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

craftymonki said...

Beautiful card and super new stash! You'll love the book!

Happy WOYWW birthday!

Zoe x

inkypinkycraft said...

Oh you will have so much fab fun with your books!! The cradle is beautiful, and she is so well coloured!! Have a great week hugs trace x 39

BJ said...

Hi Zo, a smash journal eh? Sounds like fun. Pretty card and lovely layers. BJ#40

Kathryn said...

Hi there you lucky Zo! You crack me up (stroking the pages)! Don't blame you though!
Happy WOYWW Anniversary! So glad I met you!
hugs!
kat

Helen said...

Great mail day! Happy WOYWW, Helen 8

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh lucky you - I don't think I'd have got much done with BOTH Tim Holtz books and all that yummy stuff - sounds like an afternoon well spent!

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping in to wish you a happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary! Who would have thought it would grow to be such a weekly treat for us all to catch up and see so much inspiring creativity! Here's toasting the next year.....
I'm sure you'll enjoy the TH books, full of great stuff!

crafty....du said...

Hi I have an atc to send you could you please email me your address :) du9999@hotmail.com, love your work and happy jubilee weekend :)

Kerry

ScrappnBee said...

The card came out fabulous! Hey, I have been here since just after 2nd anniversary too! It has been great getting to know you! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW Birthday!!! -Amanda x100

April said...

Ooooh lovely new stash :o) and great card too! Happy WoYwW 3rd Anniversary, and here's to many more :o) x April #95

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW!
Like you, I am a relative newcomer but oh, how I enjoy WOYWW. The warmth and friendship is just wonderful - and all from people who, ordinarily, I'd never have met. So it's even more precious. Have a great day :D
Hugs, LLJ #77 xx

emma mitchell said...

Love your new stash and your card is gorgeous ,she is so cute.
Hugs Emma xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zoe, lovely happy post, those birthday pressies look super and if I lived nearer I'd be hotfooting it round to yours for a sneaky look through those books. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your smash book. So agree with you about the benefits of WOYWW ... it's such fun and getting to know interact with so many fab folk is just such a pleasure. Happy WOYWW and have a lovely day, Elizabeth x #96

Twiglet said...

Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary.
We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
Have a great week. x Jo

Redanne said...

WOYWW certainly is wonderful, don't know where I would be without it now! Love your card, very pretty image. Those Smash books are really taking off, everyone either has one or wants one, I would be stoking it too! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #38

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

OH a smash book! Cool! I have only recently heard of them. Love your new card and had to go to some past posts. I got so behind with this quilt that I didn't get to do any blog hopping in awhile. I had been going through with drawl!

crafty....du said...

Your atc was posted this afternoon so should be with you very soon, wow you have smash books too, me too love the desk

Kerry

Rita said...

Hi Zoe, your desk looks fine my dear and your ATC looks lovely. Well Done. Hugs Rita xx 104

May said...

Love your desk and card Zoe... such a cute image!! I love WOYWW.. I find it a little hard with working full time.. but I try my best to visit most people each week, I feel part of a little blogging family... Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW.. Hugs May x x #4

Erika said...

Oh my Zo that is one tidy desk! Love the SC image too. Thanks for sharing and happy 3rd anniversary, hugs Erika. #101

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I had to laugh! Yep, many times those new incoming purchases distract me from what I am working on. I can so relate! Your colored image came out very sweet. Now go make that envelope!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I just love new-stash reveals - it adds to my shopping list LOL!. I have Both Tim's books and have to say I like the first one best. I refer to it all the time.

Have fun with your new goodies and Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne (15)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm glad I was given the chance to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

Michelle Webb said...

Smashing smash journal, I need one in my life. Fabulous parcel you got there. Happy WOYWW. Michelle x. #104

Lynn Holland said...

Thanks for visiting the Doodly Birds this week, as you know they like a bit of company and say they like your pretty card.
Lynn x x
One I Made EArlier Today

fairyrocks said...

Both the TIM books...awesome happy mail. Have fun, they are on my list of wish I had too.
Keep smiling and creating

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you, Zo, for taking the time to take a break from all that page stroking to come and visit me!! Your card is adorable! Have fun with all your new toys!

Sue from Oregon said...

Ok Zo...this WOYWW is really addictive isn't it! Happy 156th WOYWW post! Lovely card too! Sue Kment

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for popping by and Have fun with the 2 TH books. Have a great week and HAPPY WOYWW..it's so fun to see the creativity and meet some great people.

okienurse said...

great desk and card this week Zoe! Love the card. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #178

Angie said...

Love your stash hoard ...I have not given in to the TH books ...yet ...and i would be doing lots of stroking too...if I did.
I know what you mean about comments ...Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday.xx

VonnyK said...

Love all the goodies you bought and that card is gorgeous.
Happy 3rd anniversary and have a great week.
Von #20

Bridget Larsen said...

aaah such a sweet girl you have coloured out
Bridget #25

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Zo, Thanks so much for popping over and do love your card and esp the bowtastic one underneath! happy 3rd birthday of WOYWW! thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz. x #30

Daniella said...

Such fun treats in the mail!! And wonderful work too!!
Happy WOYWW!
xxDaniella #133

Neet said...

What a lovely post - straight from the heart. Enjoy your books and using them to try everything out.
Lovely card - such a cute image.
Have a good Jubilee weekend and a good 3rd Blogaversary. Hugs, Neet #15

TeddyBobCrafts said...

I love it when the postman brings some crafty stash. Definitely no more for me for a while after spending on the Copics, but I have sold some things on Ebay so that helps a bit. Haven't heard of the Smash journals - will go and Google. Happy belated WOYWW. Ali x #171

June Nelson said...

Aw this is just so pretty darlin love it huggies June xxx

Polly Polkadot said...

How I love parcels! (I'm not taking part this week)

Anne said...

Hi there It's lovely getting crafty stash and I would have been just like you. The card is lovely as well. Belated 3rd WOYWW Anniversary Greetings. Anne x

RosA said...

Love your cute pink card with the lace! Happy 3rd Birthday WOYWW!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just adorable, hope you have a great weekend huggles pops x x x

Queen Of Toys said...

Thank you for sharing your completed card, it looks lovely. Oh and what a lovely collection of books I have the first one but not the second and I have not done one technique out of it either. I know I need a slap on the wrist, I have no encouragement.

Thanks for sharing and glad your participate.

Eliza #140
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Minxy said...

Isn't it fab when nice mr postie brings us goodies, have fun with um, Sorry i'm late, Happy WOYWW Anniversary
Minxy #3

Dee's Craft Room said...

Oh, what a splendid card. I love this image, it is so very cute and, as always, beautifully coloured. It suits the sugar almond pinks so well, really pretty.

Dionne

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Happy belated WOYWW 3rd anniversary Zo! Thanks so much for visiting my desk. Your ATC is adorable. Enjoy all of your new toys and have a wonderful week! xx

KatzElbows said...

Very cute card. Happy belated WOYWW and sorry it's taken me so long to repay your visit.

cheers,
rachel, #7

Morti said...

Sorry I'm a bit late getting round - the Queen's Jubilee got in the way a bit!

Oh yes - new stash and books would certainly side-track me! Now go get that envelope made, if you haven't already!

Happy WOYWW, and thanks for stopping by.

Ali said...

Oooh what lovely new stash - no wonder you didn't get that envelope finished! :lol:

Happy WOYWW anniversary!

Ali #86