Welcome Everyone

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, 29 May 2013

WOYWW 208 Anniversary version!

Four years ago the wonderful lady Julia decided to share her desk for the world to see, and invited others to do so too. Now I confess I'm a late come-er to this party as I only started about a year and half ago. But now I love it - I do miss weeks, but I can always rely on the kindness and support from the ever growing WOYWW list. SO if you haven't braved the brashness of blatantly baring your desk/space/floor wherever I suggest you get that camera out and get snapping. It is rather cathartic you see, then pop over to 

and join up, you won't regret it and who knows you may make a few friends, and they might actually become friends in real life too!

My desk today is a colouring heaven, pens everywhere and images too - 

I have so many June birthdays it's unreal and they are 'special' ones too, ones where I need and want to put the effort in to colour and create.

I will be at the Crop on Saturday along with my fab friend Debs (Deb's Pen Pot). Last year I took a Smash Book, this year I'm going to be colouring. So if you want any help with colouring I'll be happy to help, I'm no expert, well unless you count my Spectrum Noir Accreditation, but I know I've got a small amount of skill and I love to share how I colour. It's about the technique and finding the light and darks of an image. Doesn't matter what colour you use the principles will always be the same!!

Right that's it - oh before I forget I am not taking part in the ATC swap, purely because I have too much stuff to get sorted, but if anyone would like a little something from me, but are happy to wait for it then please ask!! 

Take care Zo xx


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, Zoe...I love colouring in! Please could you stamp me an image so I have some tutoring from you? Only a small one as I won't have much time...would that be ok??
I am really looking forward to seeing you and Deb on Saturday!!
Happy 4th WOYWW!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

Helen said...

See you Saturday - don't forget the pens then! Happy WOYWW Helen, 39

lisa said...

You have so much colouring in going on there, Zoe, good luck with all those cards and enjoy the crop.
Hugs Lisax #95

Anonymous said...

See you then! I may be quilting cause I am just that busy and that lazy I need it to be something I can grab and go ....

Looking forward to seeing your lovely colouring IRL.

Happy 4th Birthday, WOYWW!
Mary Anne* (26!)

Kate said...

Happy WOYWW anniversary Zoe. Hope to see you Saturday.


Donna Rodgers said...

See you Saturday, Zo, and will bring your ATC with me, dxxxxx

Neesie said...

Oops so I got it wrong you haven't been involved with the WOYWW gang since the beginning. You probably joined very near to when I did.
Your desk looks so tidy and I can see you are going to have a great time with all that colouring! ;D
Have fun and enjoy the 4th Anniversary WOYWW xoxo
Neesie #111

JoZart said...

Have fun on Saturday ... I wish I could be in 2 places at once so I could be there.
Happy 4t WOYWW anniversary and I'm so glad I'm a part of it and lucky enough to meet so many lovely people!
Jo x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Zo, coloring is my favorite part of stamping so we share a love there. Not so great at it, but continues to improve. Have a great day!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Zoe - have fun at the Crop. Your desk looks very neat with all those pens and images to colour.

Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW.

Sarn #57xxx (Thanks for visiting)

Ria Gall said...

Hi Zoe
I love those images you have printed off for colouring I can see some very special cards coming from that little lot. Enjoy the crop I know you will all have a great time
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Zoe, look forward to meeting you! And I will be coming for colouring lessons, that is one thing I freely admit I am not good at, so any help is always welcome. Now I have to add images & Promarkers to my packing list, lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #150 xx

glitterandglue said...

Wow - all those pens - now I am seriously going green with envy... It looks like you are in for a busy time at the crop! Have a great day.
Margaret #70

Alison Scott said...

Have a great time at the crop.
Happy WOYWW 4th Birthday

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

My daughter would be very envious of your wonderful pen collection. I would love a few tips on colouring, if you have the time to show me on Saturday. Looking forward to meeting you xx

Fiona #153

okienurse said...

WOW! I love pens and this looks like a pen heaven today! I need to take time out to stamp some images to color. Life just doesn't give me a break some weeks though! Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary. Have a great week. Vickie #14

Caro said...

Colouring in is so therapeutic and I have to confess to being very envious of all your gorgeous pens! Thanks for sharing. Have a very happy 4th WOYWW birthday. Caro x (#67)

Ginny said...

It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time on Saturday. Thank you for sharing your desk. It looks like you are ready for a day filled with creative fun.

Jackie said...

Enjoy the crop I am sure it will be great for those meeting up hope you take a few pictures for us to see
Jackie 5

Cards by Alison said...

Wow Zo love your desk, would not dare to expose mine to the world it's topped up with all kinds and not all of it crafty stuff. Love Alison xx

My name is Cindy said...

Hiya Zo, Happy WOYWW4!! Can't wait till Saturday but haven't had a chance to figure out what to bring although some colouring might be an option. Looking forward to seeing you, Cindy x Perhaps we can talk trade.... I'll have some stuff with me and I never mind waiting :0)!!

EELS said...

Great looking images Zo, have fun colouring.
Cheers, Elaine #69

Elizabeth said...

Hello Zoe, happy 4th anniversary to you :) I'm now suffering from pen envy after seeing your collection, and I did think I had plenty :) And Spectrum Noir Accreditation does suggest that you are more than a tad good at colouring in :)) Enjoy the workshop - I'm sure a lot of folk are going to benefit from your know-how. Hope you've had a lovely WOYWW, Elizabeth x #155

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Zo happy 4th
gosh aren't you organised with your pens, mine end up all over the place... maybe i need some tuision... see you on sat!
havent you been a busy girl... looking at the previous post fabulous work
janet #32

Queen Lightwell said...

Oh, I do wish I could get some lessons from you! But the flight and timing are just not in my ballpark. lol :) At any rate I appreciate you stopping by to leave me a comment already and hope you have a super fab time at the crop this weekend. ~Deeyll #29

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love to see all your images and your markers lined up for coloring, Zo! You do what you do best and what you enjoy! Have a wonderful time with Debs at the crop and thanks for coming by to visit the Playhouse earlier! Darnell #34

Lisa Richards said...

Have fun at the crop! (I really don't even know what a "crop" is, but it sounds like fun!)
And have a great WOYWW4 week!
Lisa #119

Angie said...

Happy 4th ....I wish I lived near you and could pop by for colouring lessons....I'd bring the cake lol
Seriously though ...maybe you could do some technique demos picture and explanation ...I cant be the only one that has problems using pens like promarkers ...the end result is never right ...or colours bleed outside the lines or ....the problems are endless ...for me anyway. xx71

The Taming of the Glue said...

Happy, happy, happy face (me, that is) when I see all that colouring to be done! Have a great time at the crop. Happy (belated) 4th WOYWW. Pam#33

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view some desks and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

RosA said...

Thanks for dropping by and for your kind comment. Your colourig in station looks very organised!
Happy 4th Anniversary,
RosA 39

SueH said...

I know I’m a day late but I’m trying to make it around everyone this week. It’s going to take some time, but I wanted to say that it’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

You have a very busy desk this week Zo, with all that colouring going on….make you save some for the weekend. Have fun at the crop, I wish I lived nearer.

Enjoy your weekly snoop, especially as we’re celebrating WOYWW’s 4th Anniversary.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by, Happy WOYWW4 and sounds like your just as busy, Life goes by so fast with need to do things. . Enjoy a great week, I'm taking a break from rhubarb !! pie, jam, cobbler and still raining.

Cardarian said...

Hi Zoe!
Happy WOYWW4! I will be at the crop and I will have an ATC for you but we don't don't have to swap if you are busy! I must thank you for all your kind comments!
Lots of hugs - see you soon!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Zo thanks for popping over and have fun colouring you are organised indeed!!! happy WOYWW4 Shaz in O.zx #37

Morti said...

Oh, I dunno! I think you may be telling a porkie pie there missus! I've seen your colouring and it's looking pretty much expert to me.

Thanks for stopping by - see you on Saturday!

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Zoe - colouring - my first entry into the creative world as a child and I still cant leave it alone - only now its Twinkling H20's as my main passion LOL - have fun at the crop - wish I could hop over there from OZ and join in... I am slowly getting to visit everyone this week - Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

Nikki said...

Your super organized with all those images to colour up have fun Happy late WOYWW4 hugs Nikki 145

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw Zoe, I'm late of I know why you have that huge sheet of heads ready to colour. And please, any one reading this, don't believe her - she IS an EXPERT at colouring, you just willbe left breathless when you see it in real life. It's incredible. Thanks for your ATC, you already know I love it.

scrappymo! said...

You are going to be busy with colouring...those guy images look great.
You are a oucky girl to be able to go to the crop! Hope you had buckets of fun!
Happy belated WOYWW4