Wednesday, 6 June 2012


Alas, alack, the celebrations are over. No, no, no, not the jubilee, the WOYWW anniversary! :D And what a swell party it was, with hundreds of desks to nosey at and ATCs in their hundreds, if not thousands, being made and swapped! I did my darnedest to make it round all 180+ desks before midnight Tuesday but I didn't quite make it so apologies to the last few dozen that I didn't get to.

So here we are again beginning a fourth year of the biggest blog hop in the world. So what's on my desk today?

The usual mess and chaos including Distress Stains and inks from recent ATC sessions (WOYWW ones and others) and the Promarkers are out and about today as I've been playing with colouring some images. There's a Sugar Nellie image in progress and there's also a whole sheet of gorgeous Dilly Bean digi stamps with one already coloured in and ready for making into a card. I only came across these fabulous images this week, by following a link from Sue's blog, and I'm just a little bit in love with them!

There's a couple of other items of interest in the room today, out of shot of the main picture. There's a CJ page in progress:

And there's a random addition... two of DD1's toy knights.

They sustained injuries in a fall from her castle playset (their shields snapped off - lord knows why the manufacturer didn't build them to withstand such a fall given that the castle includes a trap door for the specific purpose of dropping the knights from a great height! :lol:) and are awaiting the tender restorative mercies of mummy's hot glue gun! :lol:

That's it from me this week. Thanks for stopping by, would love it if you'd leave a comment. :)


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

MM think I might be first his week as all you good folk over there in U k will be sound asleep we have been up for hours and past our lunchtime here - weird isnt it?? happy WOYWW and love the idea of mummy's hot glue gun repairing knights! Happy WOYWW - not linked over so no number, Shaz in oz.x

Bridget Larsen said...

For some reason I could not view any of your pictures on this post. But I did visit you hee hee
Bridget #21

Tuire Flemming said...

One of mankind´s great inventions:hot glue gun :)
You left yesterday a comment on my blog and asked about the swap... well, I made some more ATCs, so if you like, I can still swap one with you! You can contact me with e-mail:
Have a great day!
Tuire #14

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Ali, what a busy desk you have there. I keep resisting our naughty leader tempting us to other things like the Dilly Beans - not sure it will last much longer!!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Ali, your desk looks really busy with the beginnings of another lovely card by the looks of it. The image is fab. Hope you can repair the knight so that he can fight again another day. Have a good day and Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #48

nerllybird said...

Haha, love the soldiers! Might go and have a look at those digi stamps, too.

I missed posting last week, like a twit, and I'm pleading with people to do an ATC swap with me. If you'd like to, please let me know either via comments or at No pressue, though, lol
Helen S #77

VonnyK said...

Love those litle girl pictures, they will make some great cards. AMazing what you use a hot glue gun for isn't it. Hope the knights are back fighting in the castle again.
Have a great week.
Von #1

Sarn said...

Happy WOYWW hon.

LOVE my ATC thanks.

Nice creative desk you've got going on there! xxx

KatzElbows said...

The stuff for your CJ page looks intriguing. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. And your desk looks great. Busy and fun filled, but with a bit of a push back, loads of room to work!

rachel #78

Shoshi said...

I love your beautiful page. And well done, being a "knight in shining armour" and mending the injured knights after their fall from the castle ramparts!!! Your daughter is very fortunate to have such a lovely toy to play with (even if not very robustly made) and also a mum who can fix things so well!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and glad you like my latest zentangles. I'll be doing a proper post about them later so you'll see them in more detail.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #89

Anonymous said...

You're my first port of call as I didn't get to you last week! Lovely busy desk, those images look great with the frames around them. What would the world do without a hot glue gun, so bloody useful!

Brenda 94

famfa said...

Love those black and white pics at back. Are they the digi stamps? Great desk x

kay said...

have fun colouring those fab images,hope you can repair the knights
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

Redanne said...

Hi Ali, your desk looks sooo inviting, you are so organised, wish I could be like that. Love your journal page too and well done you for getting to so many people, I tried, got to just under 100 but fatique set in!! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #24

Daniella said...

Hi Ali! Thanks for making it to me from last week! getting to everyone is almost impossible so you did a great job!!!
I remember the days of fixing those stupid toys. As you said, they are meant to be played with like that so why do they make them so easy to break? They do it so Mom will buy more is why!!
Great work desk!!
xxDaniella #106

Angie said...

What a busy desk that you have to do first aid on the knights too....the weeks just pass so fast dont they.

ScrappnBee said...

Love your desk today! I repair more little toys at my craft desk then I'd care to admit! Love it all! Thanks for sharing! Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda x75

505whimsygirl said...

I've never worked on digi stamps. That would help solve my storage problem though.

Hot glue guns are the best! Now, back to protect the castle.....

Kay #114

May said...

Busy bee desk... I enjoy digi stamps as well as stamping there is room for both!! Hugs May x x x#34

SophieNewton said...

Hope you manage to fix those knights! Happy WOYWW!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I always love seeing the random things that wind up on people's desks. I rarely get them on mine, except receipts. For some reason, my hubby drops all receipts on my desk. And for some reason I pile them all up until the pile bothers me and then I toss them all. It isn't even like we have a history of returning things. Anyway, I hope the knights are up and battle worthy again soon. Love the images and the other things happening on your desk today.

Whimcees said...


So many interesting items on your workdesk! The CJ page is going to be very beautiful! Good luck on the knight repair - you are a good mom! Wishing you a happy one!


Barbara Diane

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lots going on, I remember trying to mend toys for my boy, usually attempting to glue legs back on to horses! Take care my WOYWW friend, am still snooping on Thursday! Zo xx 65

April said...

Your desk is looking very busy! Those digi stamps are lovely! x April#79

BJ said...

Love your blue and purple page. BJ #32

Julia Dunnit said...

Im not familiar with Dilli Bean..but I'm about to be, they're wonderful images! Expect by now that you've mended the bold knights and they're awiting their next plummeting!

Neesie said...

Apologies for being so late visiting but as they say better late than never eh?
Wow your desk looks like there's masses of creativity going on there.
Your the hero of the day helping poor injured knights ;D
If you nip over to my place you might be interested in joining in with my first 'giveaway'.
Have a great week! Neesie #7

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