Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WOYWW 260 - the 5th anniversary!

So, we've cropped  which was fabulous fun - lots of you have stopped by and read all about it, and now we get to swap ATC's on this,the 260th week of this great desk hop. Just in case you're visiting from another planet, Julia has all the info here

Here's my desk this week - back to the floor, after the fun of working at a desk on Saturday!
the atc's I received on Saturday - from deskers there and deskers who sent them in advance care of Julia - thank you all, they are fabulous!
 My raffle prize - donated by the lovely Janet - love the mug she painted herself! - the other side says "mess is more" - yup!










 the fabulous tote I bought from LLJ - it's just beautiful!

This was my suitcase I took to crop - do you think I took enough?
I don't seem to have taken a picture of my desk at the crop, which is very remiss of me!  Suffice to say i spread out a lot (though most of the contents of the case stayed in there on the floor!)


My atc's - created from a few masterboards using JoFY Paperarsy stamps, and cut up. I kept them simple this year!

I'm looking forward to seeing lots more pictures of the crop and your desks too, so I'll be there as soon as I can!

54 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love how you displayed your ATCs on the WOYWW banner from the crop. I bet you're glad you saved it, too. Like you, I'm looking forward to seeing more photos from the crop, but I was especially grateful that you posted yours when you did.

No number yet. Heck, I don't even have my post finished yet. Happy WOYWW, anyway.

peggy apl said...

Thanks for sharing about the crop. Sounds like it was so much fun!!! HOw nice to be able to swap so many ATCs without spending on postage! Happy 5th WOYWW anniversary!

peggy apl said...

Thanks for sharing about the crop. Sounds like it was so much fun!!! HOw nice to be able to swap so many ATCs without spending on postage! Happy 5th WOYWW anniversary!

Nikki C said...

Wow that's alot of ATCs to have swapped so kewl to have so many sounds like you all had fun time at the crop and all your ATCs you created so bright and cheerful with those JoFY stamps
hugs Nikki C no desk yet :)
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Krisha said...

What a wonderful haul of ATCs from the crop, they are all so pretty.

Love the bag you bought too, and that cup is so cute. LUCKY you!! (grin)

Krisha NO # YET

fairy thoughts said...

I think I already said I was glad someone I knew won the mug .... Enjoy. Love the banner display and the ATC s.
Happy anniversary and have a good week
Janet

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The ATCs look wonderful all together. 'Twas lovely to see you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the lemon drizzle cake! Happy 5th Anniversary! Here's to the next five x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The ATCs look wonderful all together. 'Twas lovely to see you and I'm so glad you enjoyed the lemon drizzle cake! Happy 5th Anniversary! Here's to the next five x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lovely to see so many of the ATCs. Shame we didn't get to chat as much as I would have liked but lovely to see you anyway. Loved your AJ and already looking forward to the next one LOL!

Happy WOYWW
MA

When will the Linky appear? Probably now as I type :)

Lin said...

Those ATC's are gorgeous Helen!! I'm so glad you had a fantastic time xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Helen, I made it CLEAR to Julia. Just like last year, I want NOTHING in return. This is my way of giving back, dear.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It was fun, thanks for coming and being part of the day! Hope the tote gives you many happy hours of use too!! Thanks for the support and friendship over the past couple of years :-)
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Minxy said...

So glad I got to come along, was a great day and was lovely to see you xo

Neet said...

My masterboard went by the board so to speak. Glad to see yours didn't.
Great post Helen, love the bag you bought and the raffle prize was terrific - great mug, terrific selection of atc's.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Amy E said...

Thank you so much for writing about the crop and taking all the great pics Helen!!! If I didn't live half a world away, I would have figured out a way to be there. Your posts were so great though, I felt like I was!! Thank you!!

Amy E. #23
Scrapthissavethat.com

Annie said...

Looks like a good time was had by all at the crop....hopefully one year I will be able to join in the fun.
Happy Anniversary....here's to many more.
Hugs,
Annie x

butterfly said...

Sorry, a desk? Oh, I see... at the crop! Sounds as though you had an absolute ball... Love your masterboard ATCs - they are so full of colour and fun. Happy WOYWW anniversary!!
Alison xx

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Thank you for sharing the pics, nice to see for those of us who could not attend. Sounds like you had so much fun! Love your ATC's, so colorful! If you have any left over i would love to trade with you. Diane #58

Anne said...

Sounds like a brill time had by all at crop! Love all your accqusitions! ( sp) Happy Anniversary Anne @ 41

Chrysalis said...

Hi Helen - glad you had a ball! The atc's you received, and those you're sending, look great. Have a lovely week, Chris # 15

Angela Coles said...

gorgeous tote, and lots of lovely ATCs.

happy anniversary, blessings from Angela #78

JoZart said...

Super post Helen, wish I'd been at the crop and missed you all.
Happy 5th WOYWW birthday and thanks for all your comments, friendship and fun.
Lots of love Jo x

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

Loving the Tote.

I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

Kezzy said...

Hi Helen wow everything looks fab that you won/bought, I bet it was such a fun day. I haven't popped my desk on yet as I'm busy creating lol. I really love all the ATC's you have received they look brill. I was wondering if you would like to swap? I have a couple left. Yours look fabulous, but then I lurrrve Paperartsy lol. I'm even more excited because I have my first meeting with a bloggy buddy Rachel Fisher, she is my area so she is popping around in the afternoon for a crafty play, I'm so excited, nobody around my area seems to craft so I don't get to go to meets etc. Eeeek I'm waffling lol. Happy 5th Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx

Carole said...

Thanks for sharing. A great collection of cards. Be well Carole #68

MaggieC said...

Thanks for that lovely ATC on Saturday. It was good to meet you in person at last. Didn't we all have fun there? Roll on next year. xx Maggie #49

CraftygasheadZo said...

IT was fabulous to see you again, we had a super day didn't we?! But I feel like we needed longer cos didn't get chance to chat to everyone as much as I'd like! Fab pics. Enjoy your day & take care. Zo xx 80

Nan G said...

fabby cup and i'm so envious you got That print bag! i loved That print way back when LLJ showed it on her blog. gorgeous atc s from the crop. sounds like everyone had a marvelous time. hugs and happy woyww5! nan g #77

Eliza said...

Hi Helen

Looks like you had fun at the crop and what a wonderful bunch of goodies you have acquired, love the mug and tote.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda #8
Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, what a fab day we had. Where on earth did the time go? Felt like we just got there, and it was pack up time! Great meeting old and new friends, chatting and crafting ( a bit,lol). Happy 5th, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz # 72 xx

Angela Radford said...

Sounds like you all had a great time. The ATCs look great, just love Jofey stamps.
Happy WOYWW Anniversary, Angela x #41

Caro said...

What a gorgeous lot of goodies you got from the crop, including the wonderful selection of ATCs. I love the look of yours as well. Thanks for sharing and joining in the fun, Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary. Caro x (#43)

isisimaginings.com said...

A wonderful array of goodies, you did very well. I love that bag.

Robyn said...

Mess is More!!!! ha- theres a stamp in that!
Love your desk/floor- andy space I spread out is my desk!
Thanks for your kind words and I do hope you will participate in the poetry journal sharing!
Happy WOYWW5th!
thanks for stopping by, your kind words and the snoop around
Robyn 24

Robyn said...

Mess is More!!!! ha- theres a stamp in that!
Love your desk/floor- andy space I spread out is my desk!
Thanks for your kind words and I do hope you will participate in the poetry journal sharing!
Happy WOYWW5th!
thanks for stopping by, your kind words and the snoop around
Robyn 24

Belinda Basson said...

Hope that case had wheels! I too go to crops like that...then don't use half of it! But if I didn't take it, I would have needed it! Happy WOYWW 5! Thanks for a great on line friendship. #61

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, you can never take too much crafty stash to a workshop ... it's all needed 'just in case' :) Love your selection of ATCs received, the super tote bag and that mug ... mess is indeed more! Your ATCs are fabulous - the masterboard is a brilliant way of creating them. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #97

Hettie said...

It was rather fun on Saturday but over so quick. We didn't get chance to talk much but there is always next time!
Hugs
xx

Mrs.D said...

Thanks for visiting me earlier, and I have sent you my address for ATC.
You seems to have enjoyed the crop, it would have been wonderful to come, but we had booked to come on the boat months ago.
Love Chris #19

My name is Cindy said...

Well I'd be up for twice a year if you are.... Love that mug, didn't notice it on the table. Looking at that suitcase I really don't know why you didn't let me take some of it home....Great to see you back in you natural habitat on the floor! Happy WOYWW5, Cindyx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Helen Happy 5th WOYWW, isn't it exciting, I've thoroughly enjoyed desk hopping and seeing pics of the crop and the girls one blogs with every week. Thanks for stopping by my desk, I see you got my ATC. Lucky you to win a raffle (cool mug) and to buy that lovely tote...niiice. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#35

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voodoo vixen said...

Oh Helen, I am jealous... you bought the lovely grey fern leaf bag from LLJ!! What fab taste you have, I was admiring it on her blog a couple of weeks ago! Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary to you, hugs from Annette #3

Helen Allen said...

Hi Helen thank you for popping by I am a bit late visiting because I had real life visitors yesterday! Loving all the ATCs especially your Jofy ones - those stamps are fab. Back to finishing off my ATCs! Happy WOYWW Anniversary Helen 47 x

Debbie Rock said...

Hiya Helen ... how lovely it was to meet you at the crop and to get the chance to see your FABuLOUS journals ... I really was awestruck by them and bow down in admiration. One day I will go and get myself a suitable blank journal and just go for it - one page at a time - something I've always wanted to do but just never had the courage. Thanks for popping by my blog and look forward to following yours! Love Debbie #54 xXx

sandra de said...


What a great collection of ATC's and it looks like you all had such a wonderful time at the crop.
Sandra de @67

pearshapedcrafting said...

OOh! I really am on catch up! It was great to meet you at last and feel so privileged to have seen your journal! We didn't seem to have much time to chat even though it was a whole day!! Will e-mail you today! Chrisx 59

Andrea said...

hi helen looks like you had a super time ..that is quite a full suitcase !...I love all the differnt ATCs you recieevd isn't it wonderful seeing everyones individual styles. I do love yours I hadn't heard of
masterboards until another post I visited tonight had done the same what a fab idea for creating a larger workpiece to then play with however its needed. they look awesom I do love those jofy stamps on my never ending wish list .Belated anniversay wishes to you and heres to the next 5 years and to friendships old and new crafty hugs andrea #91

BJ said...

Fabulous ATCs and prizes and and the tote is super great. Glad you managed to get all the stuff back in your suitcase! A little birdy told me you were having great trouble closing it for the way back! Good job I didn't get you to carry the frame from Julia too - LOL. Think I saw you creating that masterboard (or one similar) at craft club??? Still not brilliant today but just remembered an hour next to my SAD light box might be the answer, hope so. BJ#103

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah thanks so much Helen for popping over and for sharing all the picks so wodnerful the time you all had ..., happy WOYWW% Shaz in oz.#18

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I just received a special mail delivery...from the Crop Girls. Thanks so much for the fun..I love your ATC and this was a true surprise. I love the fact they were all unique and FLAT !~ I have to learn to do that. So many pretty stamps abd techniques.
Have a wonderful weekend and Thanks so much.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

You have a nice collection of ATCs there! I love the ones you've created - I think I'm going to have to get that stamp set.....

LLJ is such a wonderful seamstress. I bought a bag from her a few years ago and love it! I'm also the proud owner of some of her bunting.

Thank you for visiting me already. I can't believe it's already Sunday and I'm just now getting around.
Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (89)

glitterandglue said...

Hello Helen. Thanks for visiting and for your comments. Yes, John is now home - and you may indeed see some of the ATCs ad cards on desks this coming week - but that particular one has had to travel 12,000miles - so may not have arrived yet!!
What a great desk - lovely prize, and that great bag from LLJ. Sounds like a fabulous day was had by all at the crop.
Margaret #27

Morti said...

Hi H! Happy 5th WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm sorry I'm so slow in getting around but better late than never eh?

I've got your address any way but will be popping an ATC in the post to you when I send out your charm - did the fingerprint mould kit arrive ok?