Wednesday, 25 May 2022


 Hello lovely deskers hope you are all well after our 13th birthday last week? So we start another year of desk hopping...with Julia and the gang. Check it out at the Stamping-Ground   Also news of a crop  in October  - hurrah!!  

As promised I'll share the atcs I made to swap -  I used 2 of the chickens from one of the Paperartsy sets by Elena Zinski 

I must apologise for not completing the backs in true atc style- I sent some off without numbering them at all

My letter box hasn't been so busy in such a long time with all the envelopes of atcs landing on the mat in return - 

and I love the pretty envelopes so many of you sent too (I may have muddled some of them up, sorry) 
Ali , Catriona, Annie and Jo (and of course a poem too from Annie) my drunk chickens, Angela R, Caro and Jan

I am so sorry I ran out of atcs to swap back with Catriona -next time!!  
Mary Anne, Christine, Julia
Lyn (Spyder) and Cindy

You are a clever bunch of crafters!  Thank you all.

Finally and briefly, Kew last Saturday - something a bit different to enjoy - check them out if you have time

I'll be there again this Saturday and then off to a wedding reception in the evening so there may not be quite as many photos of alliums next week  

Thanks for looking and as ever, Happy WOYWW  


Mary Anne said...

Loved this wacky birds lol! But the TH ones you leant me are still my firm faves. Seeing all the other ATCs the week after the anniversary swap is always so fun. And that guy is quite a charmer isn’t he? A cross between yoda and golem lol!
Have fun at Kew and the wedding!
Happy Woyww
Mary Anne

Sarah Brennan said...

Such fun ATCs all round Helen. I am enjoying them all vicariously via other people's desks. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I laughed out loud when I opened your ATC, it reminded me of some crazier times in my youth, lol!! Thank you, I have really enjoyed getting mail this week, just fab. That was an interesting shot of the sculptures at Kew, very different and weird perspective, made my eyes go funny!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Annie said...

I loved my was so you. Fab photos of Kew as always.
Annie x # 8

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

That is a great collection of ATCs Helen and I loved the one you sent me. Loving the photo of you too. Sending woyww hugs, Angela x14x

Diana Taylor said...

That's a great collection of ATC's Helen, it's been a fun week hasn't it. I shall pop back for Kew later. Hope you have a fun evening at the wedding reception.
Diana xx #17

Crafting With Jack said...

Lovely ATC’s on display. Those trolls are marvellous, lovely faces too. That mirror structure is intriguing. Happy WOYWW. Angela #16

Ali Wade Designs said...

Happy WOYWW. It has been nice to receive Happy Mail this week. So much of my life is digital now, which will make it simpler when we move house (and we plan to do some travelling in Europe). I love the big troll at Kew. Ali x #22

Tracy said...

Goood morning Helen 🥰💕⭐ gorgeous ATC's you created along with the happiest of mail you recieved 🥰💕 beautiful they all are 💛Such a joy to see you in the photo this morning ... one day we will visit Kew 🤞love seeing your photos each week.Enjoy the wedding 🥰⭐💛Love and hugs Tracy #20 xxx

Twiglet said...

We loved your funky ATC Helen - thanks lots. Your day at Kew looks amazing - the colours and the fun - well worth a visit. xx Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

I just knew that when you used some of those Pa stamps that I’d find a need… I do love those chickens! Great pic of you at Kew, takes a lot of looking! I’ve been browsing places to stay in Shrewsbury, man it’s a bit pricey, we must have a convo about how we play and plan. I’m really tied up till after jubilee so will get in touch properly after that. Meanwhile, enjoy the wedding do, I hope there’s fruit cake!!

Lillianb said...

Such a lot of ATCs. the pictures of Kew a amazing and my favorite is Bird of Paradise. I have one at home but its yet to flower,

Lilian B # 18

Christine said...

I love the Zinski designs, your birds are just a treat, thank you.
Love the photos last week, but if you're going to a wedding . . . . photos of Posh Helen?!?!
Have fun
Christine #23

BJ said...

Oh Helen your chickens are funny, love your ATCs. Super Kew photos, love the trolls and those mirrors are fab. Wish I'd made more ATCs to Swap this time.
Happy WOYWW BJ#13

Anne said...

Hi Helen. Did my blog post last night and forgot to link this morning. Love seeing all the different ATC's. Your photos from Kew are great. Going back to have another look. Anne x 28

Lindart said...

The drunken chickens are so much fun! I think they are a hit! Hopefully next year I can participate if I am organized enough...thanks for your visit, have a wonderful week, Lindart #26

pearshapedcrafting said...

We've been quite busy so haven't got around to Kew yet! Lovely to see the variety of ATCSs. Happy WOYWW, Chrisx

StampinCarol said...

What fun chickens and ATCs! And what a collection you got back!
Love the Kew photos!
Have a wonderful week!
Carol N #24

butterfly said...

Those chicken ATCs are so much fun - congratulations to all on the 13th birthday of WOYWW - amazing! And lovely happy mail in return...

I know, I've been missing blogging too - but there's just been a lot to deal with lately. As I said, I hope to be a bit less absent now. Looking forward to catching up a bit with Kew visits over the weekend too.
Alison x

Lynnecrafts said...

Your chickens are so funny, Helen. Lovely Kew photos - I adore the velvety irises.
Take care
Lynnecrafts 7

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Helen! Thanks so much for your visit! Lovely ATC's sent and received! I really love your funky birds! Glad to see you're still enjoying your trips to Kew's - I can imagine it's good for the soul and you have something new to discover every week! xx zsuzsa #19