Wednesday, 26 May 2021


 What a lovely week that was last week - celebrating the anniversary of WOYWW.    Can anyone believe it's the last Wednesday in May?!!  

I've received some beautiful atcs from my swap partners, and it would have been much more sensible if I'd checked the photos I took of them in daylight before dark!! 

we'll start with shopping!  true to form, the goodies i'd ordered (Kraft journal, stencil and the shimmery orange paint) were waiting for me at work last Wednesday.

After Kew on Saturday I went into Cass Art in Kingston on my way home to stock up on some different media and watercolour paper, and some paint pens.

so.  Take 2  for the atcs
top left - Debbie, top right Mary Anne
bottom left  Caro,  bottom right Angela

top left Cindy,  top right Zsuzsa 
bottom left Annie (Wipso)  bottom right Jo (Twiglet)
left, mine,  top right Jan (LLJ)
bottom right Diana

there were several extras too, as well as postcards

thanks everyone!

my official swap partner, Elizabeth, atc is on the way from the US.
I'll share that when it arrives.

So that's my desk today 

Just the Kew link to go - photo overload as usual here
and to keep this short I'll just add one to tempt you over!

my favourite alliums!!  

I'll be back there again this Saturday (and for the next 9 I already have time slots booked for so far)   so you won't be allowed to miss much!  


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My ATC pales in comparison to the beautiful ones you received. You sure bought a lot of new media paper and pens. I'm in awe. Guess you know I don't have a number yet, and I just finished my post, too.

Sarah Brennan said...

What fabulous ATCs you have received Helen. Nice new stash too. Glad you are able to enjoy more of Kew now more is open. Happy WOYWW. Stay safe. Sarah #2

Mary Anne said...

This is one of the best weeks in our Woyww year, seeing all the ATCs that have flown around the wotld. Both my swap people wher in the USA, how funny is that? Enjoy your new stash. I’ll be enjoying my rediscovered stash for a while...

Happy Woyww
Mary Anne

Neet said...

I can't really see that Kraft Journal - it sounds interesting - is it all Kraft paper? Love Kraft, especially with white stamping on it. Ooh, that gives me an idea for making one - thanks for the inspiration.
Lovely atc's, I recognise some of them.
Hugs, Neet xx

Spyder said...

I do love seeing your pictures of Kew and of course your fabulous ATC's that have arrived! I too recognise a few of them too. Stay safe, Happy WOYWW Lyn ((Lyn)) #9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love alliums too, they’re just so Pom-pommy (if that isn’t a word, it should be, lol!) and I have some popping up in the garden right now. Lovely selection of ATCs, I thought there were some really different ones this year, it’s lovely to see them all together on desks xx
HUgs LLJ 10 xxx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Nice Kew pics and loving the ATC collection. Got yours too. Interesting collection of new goodies too, you simply must show us what you do with them. Hope you have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x19x

Annie said...

What a lot of lovely ATCs you’ve received. Thanks so much for mine. I’ve just been out snapping pics of our alliums before it rains them.
Annie x #15

Debbie Rock said...

Hello Helen - I now can't think of Kew without thinking of you! Aren't all the ATC's just amazing? All so different and totally representing the maker's style of art ... true little treasures for sure. Take care love from Debbie 21 xXx

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh lovely new stash - I am very tempted by the Kraft journal, but am resisting for the moment! Thank you so much for the ATC, I love it, and I'm very glad to hear you have another 9 visits to Kew booked.
Have a great week,
Diana xx #25

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Saturday visiting Kew's followed by art shopping! I would have enjoyed that too! Lovely picture of alliums - never knew what they were called - must get some, I like those too - would look great on art journal pages! Glad my ATC has arrived - thanks for yours - it looks lovely and sums up the essence of WOYWW so well! Have a lovely week, Helen! xx zsuzsa #26

Twiglet said...

So many lovely little works of art. Thanks for yours Helen - we just love to receive them. xx Jo

Crafting With Jack said...

You have received some fabulous ATC’s, will check your Kew page, but I love the last photograph. Happy WOYWW Angela #12

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Do love alliums, not sure I’ve seen them for real Helen but they are so VERY lovely!
And as are those ATCs .. and shopping too is great.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Julia Dunnit said...

Loving the aliums already, aren’t they reliable, considering the yucky weather. Reckon you might actually have sunshine this weekend, hope your time slot will allow you time to enjoy it. None of us need to look too far for inspiration this week, the host of ATCs are just amazing and so interesting to see the different techniques and mediums, so much more to them these days. Especially if you’re Debbie!!

Robyn said...

lovely cards- and blooms too! Robyn 29

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Caro said...

What a lovely selection of new goodies to play with, and such gorgeous and different ATCs. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, with love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#22)

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen,
Looks like so many pretty things have found their way to you :) love the garden shots too. ~Stacy #32

Lisa-Jane said...

That shimmery paint looks a gorgeous shade! I was so pleased to grow 4 albums this year - I do so love their form and colours. Stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #8

Scrapthology said...

What a great collection of ATCs, you have such an eclectic mix all of which are lovely in their own unique way.

Empire of the Cat said...

Lovely ATCs. How lovely to visit Cass Art, I haven't been in an art shop for ages, have to make do with Cass Art online instead. Happy WOYWW! Elle #35 this week

roffeycreations said...

Hi Helen, Nice ATC's I hope you have a lovely week - Thanks for popping by - Cheers Maurs xxx #38

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Helen, thanks for your earlier visit and comments re wedding photos. It was such a great day!! I'm still being good with my craft purchases - mind you I don't seem to be better off! Spending too much on alcohol probably! Love alliums - mine are looking great this year they have really multiplied. Considering splurging on some of the really big ones for next year! Thanks for your visit. Have a good week, stay well, stay safe, love n hugs Cindyxx #23

Heather M said...

Hi Helen, great assortment of ATCs. How lucky being able to,pop into Cass Art - I have to order from them online! Your last picture has totally confused me. I thought I had planted some allium bulbs ... and they have grown tall and strong, but still not flowered ... but the stems on whatever I have planted look far thicker than the ones in your photo! I'll just have to continue waiting until they flower! Have a lovely week, Heather xx #17

Shoshi said...

What a great collection of ATCs, Helen. Thank you for your visit - so glad you enjoyed seeing the completed kitty throw in situ with my hubby ensconced on it!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #24