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, 21 January 2015


Happy Wednesday everyone!

As always many of us share our desks for WOYWW, following our leader Julia - over at The Stamping Ground.

My desk is in full on colouring mode as I work through my order list for Bristol Rovers style notebooks that I'm making to raise money for the charity I support. Details here -

So here is my desk - 
I've got my plates and alphabet die out to create the Bristol Rovers words plus a couple of other bits including mirri card, scraps of card used for doing Epiphany tool cuts. Oh the ink pad and coloured girl are for someone's birthday card I've yet to make!

The window side is full on colouring with my images and all the pens I'm using for all sorts of hair colours etc.

Here's some of the finished notebooks - 

Each different and coloured to suit the recipient!

On a personal note, I'm still unwell, now 2 weeks in, I finally gave in and went to doctors end of last week. Got some tablets, but he said could be another couple of weeks before I recover from this virus fully. I'm better than I was, but finding just basic tasks tire me quickly. Thankfully colouring is relaxing and I enjoy taking my mind of things!

Take care Zo xx


Lunch Lady Jan said...

My first comment got eaten by blogger, so I'm trying again!
Love your colouring in, it's not surprising that you've got so many orders for those books! I'm on baby silver owl as we speak ;-)
Hope you pick up soon with the tablets kicking in....Gordon has got a whacking chest infection at the moment too...he's really feeling low :-(
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Zo feeling unwell is not fun, pray virus departs ASAP...
... but so love the colouring it is really beautiful!
happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #38

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

sandra de said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well. Hope the meds make the difference. Gorgeous colour work on your notebooks.
sandra de @43

Anonymous said...

I do hate a virus, winter or summer, spring or fall. It just has t run it's course and the tablets only help with the symptoms. Lovely to have an excuse to lay in bed for a few days, but it doesn't mean all the stuff that needs doing gets magically sorted! Still, colouring in is fairly low impact so at least you can wrap up warm, keep a steady supply of warming liquids to hand, and maybe indulge in a little treat from time to time and ride it out while still being a LITTLE productive. Love the dotty shadow - such depth!
Have a Happy WOYWW day!
Mary Anne (6)

Queenie Jeannie said...

So glad you went in and got some meds!! I hope you feel better very soon! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I agree that it's quite relaxing even if you aren't feeling tip-top!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #14

Marit said...

Lovely notebooks!!! I hope you feel better real soon - there's a virus going around that's rather nasty and longlasting (in the Netherlands that is... but maybe it hopped over to the UK?) Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #51

lisa said...

Hope your are feeling more like it very soon, Zoe.
Love your cards, they are great and thanks for popping by earlier. More snow here today so staying in where it's warm and cosy.
Take care
Hugs Lisax #31

trisha too said...

Oh my, sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, it does seem to take forever to get over some of these things, how frustrating for you.

Your notebooks are ADORABLE, how fun!

Happy woyww to you!
#68 today with

Eliza said...

Oh Zo, please take it easy and look after yourself, I am please you went and got some medication. You are such a battler and a strong person. I love your colouring skills and those cards are fantastic.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 35

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Zoe, glad you have something for it, I totally agree, its horrible keep getting tired out doing simple things. And everything takes at least five times as long! Yes, was hoping for better news, but it could well have been a lot worse, so its swings and roundabouts. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

Shel C said...

Those notebooks are totally em :) Nice that you can raise a little money while sharing your creativity :) Shel#71

Sandy Leigh said...

Crafting and working for a cause - awesome! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #59

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Coloring is always good therapy! Sorry to hear that you continue to be unwell. My intestinal thing is slowly clearing up... you know it will be gone by my doctor's appointment this coming Saturday. I love your factory line of little notebooks. They are coming out very nicely and will be a bit hit! You have great patience to cut out and glue down all those letters. Judy #76

Helen said...

Hope you kick the virus into touch soon (see what I did there?!) the colouring is fabulous, I hope you make loads of cash. Helen 5

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Zoe ..sorry to hear you are still poorly ... its that horrible time of year again... I remember how bad I was this time last year, but luckily so far so good ... wont tempt fate any more. luckily the colouring is taking your mind of it and will help with the recovery too I expect.
take care keep warm and let your body heel
janet #19

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Sorry to hear you have not been well. Hope the tablets help and you are feeling stronger soon. Loving how you lay out your pens so tidily. Those notebooks are a sheer joy (and I am not even a football fan!). Ali x #64

My name is Cindy said...

Oh dear, hope you feel better soon! Great little books, and I'm still thinking what I could do, will be in touch. Thanks for the earllier visit. Cindy #50

Robyn Oliver said...

Hello Zo...well thanks to Jan I've popped in to visit. So now I read as well as your major health problems you're also unwell - well I'm sending huge hugs and get well wishes. I read about your fund raising too and love the note books you're making for the Rovers fans. I'm not sure if I can help but I'll delve into my stash of cards and make some more and in a while will contact you to send them over. We never know how lucky we are and you've made me aware again. Thanks and just check out Jan's blog every week for a laugh. Hugs RobynO#42

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

There are so many people suffering from the viruses floating around this winter. Sorry to hear you are one of them and I hope you soon get over it. Thank you for your visit. i am definitely having fun creating backgrounds with the Brushos etc. Hope you have a better week. xx Maggie #27

okienurse said...

Love the books you are making for your group! Coloring helps me settle down and takes my mind off my aches and pains. Winter is always a bad time for me with the cold and wet. Sorry to hear you have been sick. There is a particularly nasty virus going around here at the moment so I have been staying home in hopes of missing it. I took the flu shot this year so I hope it helps. I hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Vickie #33

Kyla said...

Loving your colouring. If we wanted to raise some money is it best to send you some cards or sell them ourselves and do a just giving to you?