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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, 20 June 2012

WOYWW 159 - a 1st & a 2nd!

Morning - well here we are again! 

I so look forward to Wednesday's that I get quite cross with myself when I'm not well enough to spend the time visiting you all, last week I didn't do very well at all, but am feeling a little brighter so let's hope I can visit as many people as possible this week.

Okay my desk, pictures first then I'll explain - 


Side view


Better view


Close up of my first photo book I made (see my post last night)


Closer view of 'Sporty Boots', my new (& 2nd) digital stamp available from Crafty Boots! 

I spent most of yesterday creating my photo book in Craft Artist Pro, then printing it out before learning how to use my 'The Cinch' machine for the first time. So the photo book was left on my desk over night to dry, as I had created the cover separately and stuck it on! 

I also started colouring Sporty Boots but got distracted by the photo book. So I plan to finish colouring her in today. But am thrilled with her skin tone, I even managed to create freckles! (Not sure if they show up or not)

Anyway pop over to Julia's at The Stamping Ground to catch up with the rest of the world's greatest desk snoopers!

Right where's that kettle? I need coffee!

Take care Zo xx





61 comments:

Amanda said...

hi Zo
you cant beat a bit of colouring,nice image.
Amanda J @ 76

kissinia said...

Nice! So neat and tidy! Congrats on your new stamp! Have fun with it! Happy WOYWW! kissinia

Lynn Holland said...

Good morning Zoe,
My eye caught your colour chart, I think that is a brilliant idea.
Hope you have a good week.
Lynn and the Doodly Birds x
73

Neet said...

Beautiful colouring - you must have a lot of patience.
Good luck with your book - I love my Cinch - am really looking forward to seeing the cover you created.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #21 xx

VonnyK said...

Crafty Boots is looking fabulous and that skin tone is excellent. Had a closer look at the photo and the freckles are so cute. The photo book is great.
Have a great week.
Von #28

Hazel said...

I keep colour charts like that - so helpful. Glad you are feeling a bit better - hope it continues. Thanks for the opportunity of having a peep at your workspace - trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

sandra de said...

The colour chart is a really great idea ... I can't believe there are so many copic colours.
Sandra @32

craftymonki.com said...

Wonderful colouring, Zoe!

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #57

TeddyBobCrafts said...

I am loving your colour chart. Could do with one of those. As always, your colouring is first class - perhaps one day I will be able to match it?! Happy WOYWW. Ali x #61

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Well done you - I have one of those but can't keep it up. Must do better :) Your colouring is lovely, BTW. The skin tone is just beautifully done.

Happy WOYWW

MA (4)

Debs Willis said...

Hi Zo, your skintone is ace! And I can see the freckles when I zoom in too:-)

Glad you;re feeling a bit brighter, I'm blogging from work, but haven't managed to link to WOYWW yet, stoopid work pc won;t recognise my blog, just everyone else's lol!!

happy Woyww

Debs #"who the heck knows??"

Laura said...

So many different colours!!
Wishing you good health
Laura 94

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fab desk.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sarn xxx #80

Rita said...

Sorry your poorly Zo. I'd love to have all those lovely colours of pens. Your colouring looks brilliant. I am still learning. Hope your better soon. Hugs Rita xx

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

Hi Zo...fabby set of ink pens (I purchased my 1st just yesterday, Picket Fence) I have a long way to go to catch you up, great shading & super skin tone too & I loVe your photo book...great makings, thank you for dropping by me, have a wonderful rest of day...Mel :)

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Looks like a you're a master at colouring :o) Makes my efforts look very childlike! Sorry to hear you weren't feeling so well last week. I didn't make many desks either. Let's hope we both do better this week xx
Fiona #132

Twiglet said...

Great projects on the go. x Jo #84

Bernice said...

Lovely colouring and such a lot of copics! I started with Promarkers, so I think I'll have to stick with them now, although there seems to be many more shades with the copics.
Bernice

trisha too said...

Fun image, Zoe! (While you're at it, make me a cup, too, okay?)

I didn't have much to show this week, so did WOYWW--The Daughter Edition!

:)trisha
#143

Helen said...

love Sporty!! Trying to gallop round some desks whilst dinner is cooking! have a great day, Helen #33

Miriam said...

Glad you are feeling better.

Fab stamp and colouring.
#101

Erika said...

Zo I could do with a cuppa too. Love your desk and your colour chart is fab. Great colouring of your image and yes I can see freckles. Have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika. #83

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous colouring, I love that chart you have with all your colours on, I do like a nice bit of organised crafting
Sophie no.93

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I love your coloring!
Glad you are feeling better this week! :)
Mary Jo #123

Jingle said...

well, that image is looking quite lovely thus far!

Amy E said...

Sporty Boots is adorable! I can't wait to see her in full color! And are you loving your Cinch yet? I really love mine and I've been using it a lot lately!

Thanks for taking a peek at my work space!!

Happy WOYWW!

Amy E. #17
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

lisa said...

Your photo book looks gorgeous, Zoe and I so wish I could colour like you, she looks amazing.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #103

Ali H said...

Fun projects on the go ! Glad to see you back in action ! Have a fun week ! #Ali 39

May said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better Zoe, your colouring is fab!!!!Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#62

Danielle said...

Lovely imagine - and such a great color chart. dani22

Spyder said...

I have Craft Artist, but nearly everything on it doesn't work (I won it) You press to use something and it takes you to the webpage to buy it! anyway My poor computer is like me and hasn't got enough memory! Your drawing looks lovely! HaPpY wOyWw!
Have a great crafty week
((Lyn))
#20

Darnell J Knauss said...

Glad you are feeling brighter, Zo. Thanks for coming to visit me! Your coloring is great and, yes, I can see her freckles!! All the best, Darnell #45

Angie said...

Thanks for dropping by ...it really is so hard to get round when the link list is so long....love your character and colouring. xx#9

sandee said...

You are so darn organized, it kills me! lol I love your coloring and the photo book turned out wonderfully! Hope you are feeling better! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Neesie said...

You can't beat a good session of colouring. It looks brilliant.
The photo book looks great too ~ jam packed with wonderful memories.
I'm so happy to hear you're feeling better this week ;D
Have fun ~ Neesie #26

emma mitchell said...

Hi Zoe I love your colouring on your fab image , she gorgeous.
Hugs Emma xx

okienurse said...

great coloring Zo! I love the freckles on her nose and cheeks! I need to color more but lack the energy here lately. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments! Vickie #23

butlersabroad said...

Great image Zo, I can see the freckles when I zoom in, lovely skin tone. Great holiday book too, always nice to have a go at something new. Another hot day here but they've promised rain and thunder this afternoon which will cool it back down again!

Hugs
Brenda 2

Daniella said...

So sorry I am late!! Wonderful work space and beautiful work!
Hope you get to feeling better!!
xxDaniella#167

Doone said...

Hi ZO,

thanks for the Thursday visit, I suspect I did not return your visit last week,

I like your stamp and colouring,

but oddly i find your colour chart a thing of beauty -

dx

June Nelson said...

LOvely image me darlin and cant wait to see it finished, pleased your feeling a tad better now huggies June xxxx

Emma said...

So glad to hear you're feeling a little better now but still sending you lots of hugs full of tlc, and don't worry about visiting when you don't feel up to it, you just look after yourself and take it easy!!!

Take care my lovely friend...
Love Emma xx

scrappymo! said...

Very nice image and the skin tones look great...Can't wait to see the rest.

Minxy said...

Thanks for visiting my desk, Sorry i'm a bit late.
Congrats on your digi's, I like your copic colour chart, is it a download from copic that you colour yourself?
Hugz Minxy #11

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my! You CAN see the freckles when we enlarge the photo. SO cool! I love it when an image I am coloring comes together so well. For me, it is just an accidental happening. The photo book looks like a lot of fun.

mommyle said...

Your skin tones are amazing! Super envious!!!! Have a great week!

KatzElbows said...

There's nothing quite like a nice bit of colouring in, is there? And thank you for reminding me that I need to do some colour charts for my ink pads. And my paint. And my pencils...

Have a great weekend when it comes.
cheers, rachel #19

Lavinia said...

Brilliant Digi stamp & great colouring too. I still have a very long way to go with marker pens! Hope your feeling better & more perked up! I am feeling ill tonight as I have just moved my desk out & all my craft stuff is packed up :(
Lavinia #5
x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! looks like a great photobook. you do coloring really well!
hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

Li'l Pidge said...

Wow, nice colour chart. Love the colours in your digital page on the next post also.

Kyla #74

Barb King said...

You are great with that coloring, Zo! I only own 3 copics, and still havent figured out the shading yet. Thanks for stopping by my space, I am late visiting this week, but better late than not at all! Barb

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Zoe, well your colours pens etc are very scrummy as is your colouring do take care. Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

Redanne said...

Thanks for your visit Zo, I am still on my rounds too! I am so impressed that you can use Craft Artist! It must be me because I can't do anything proper with it yet but I keep on trying. Anne x

Eliza said...

Lovely card and so sweet. Thanks for popping by my blog.

Eliza #163

Sue from Oregon said...

Good morning Zo-thanks for popping in to say Hello! Love you neat and tidy desk, along with your fun creations. Took a peek at your book below...very very fun! Your cinch did a great job binding it all together. I love new tools! Have a great day and happy WOYWW!

Jaki Morris said...

I too am visiting on Sunday! Scrolling down to find your WOYWW post I cam across your cards. I thought, 'I know that paper'
I bought a set from create and craft and it arrived this week. Unfortunately, I'm too busy to use it, I have to wait another two weeks
Take care
Jakix

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm late as usual ZO, but you wont mind huh? LOVE the photo book, its wonderful, and I need to get me to Menorca too, it looks beautiful. Bet you're really chuffed aout your new digi gal, she's ace...love your colouring so far, my word you're patient and good at it.

kay said...

hi zoe,reading your posts,you have been busy colouring and love the chart,see you are organised like me.thanks for visiting me
kay #63

BJ said...

Hi Zo, thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't got round many desks this week but am determined to reply to ALL you comment on mine. I may not be a colourer-in person but I dig the colour chart. I have done the same for my distress inks :) I have been debating a book binding device so the cinch looks cool. I did leaf back through your blog and recognised the "Keep Calm" papers - cool aren't they? BJ #47

Morti said...

Yes - her freckles show up! Well done you... I love the copic colour chart, by the way - I always think it's a piece of art itself, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by...

Valerie said...

what a cool workspace! Love your copics! I still need some practice with my coloring and shading. Your image is cute! Like your color chart. I need to update mine. Your photo book looks great! Don't you just love the "Cinch"! Great tool if you make lots of these type albums! Valerie #55