Wednesday, 27 June 2012

WOYWW 160 - what a messy pup!

Hangs head in shame here, I did a bit of a tidy last week and now it's back to this:
No more crafting for me until this lot is sorted out - that's my pledge for today. It's just piles of made, used, waiting to be put away, newly bought and waiting to be played with stuff. Just dumped and it's driving me totally nuts.

But, the prettily set out bit looks like this in close up:
From the left, top to bottom: a tag and ATC from Kyla (my WOYWW ATC link), then ATCs from Sarn, Judy, Jo, Annie, Sam, Judy, Judy, Judy and last but not least Rach. Snort, Judy ain't a gal to do things by halves is she? All amazing ATCs ladies and I'll treasure them - they look so lovely all laid out that I feel the need for a board of some sort to display them on :)

I also know I have a lovely ATC from Kay - I was emailing her about it, and had been showing it to Len so I just know it's tucked away somewhere safely, possible protected by the load of cr*p stuff piled up on my desk!

Plus, more photos:
Such a pretty 'bits tub' from Jan last week when we had our WOYWW lunch - love all the sparkly 'jewels' and:
From Elizabeth, what a work of art! Loads of fabulous detail and enough to make me give up card making altogether :(

The lovely Julia's goodies are already in use, I don't suppose you'd also like a trip round my dressing table while you're here?

Now, run away over to Julia's to see what she's up to today - and then onwards for a good snoop at what everyone else is playing with this week. Do let me know if there's a desk in a bigger mess than mine is right now - I'd feel loads better :)



Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, love your collection of ATCs - I'd have to have them hanging up somewhere within my line of vision - they are fabulous. Glad you liked the little photo album so much and I hope you'll enjoy using it. We did have a great afternoon did we now? Oh, and if you haven't already seen LLJ's blog there's a fab photo of us all round the table - we were so lucky with the weather :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Unknown said...

G'day Di, I like the look of your desk, it has a nice 'feel' to it even if things need to be put away. Fabby ATC's too, Right now I'm waiting for three to arrive from the UK and they will be the first ever that I've been involved with never having made them before.
If I swap again I'll adopt your method of displaying them - super.
Elaine #33

Danielle said...

Great collection of ATC's! And I love your blinged up trash bag. dani31

Lisa said...

Love all the fab finds on your desk but was admiring the acrylic blocks I'm trying to find different size ones but no such luck

Inkypinkycraft said...

you have some lovely atcs on your desk and the pot is really pretty..crafty friends are great arent they?!
have a great week.
ps i have some nearly a year anniversary blog candy! trace x 58

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah hi there Di you will be pleased I have a card ready to link up with you as soon as I remember (just realised had posted it and not linked it, der! about two hours ago ah well not rush yet as long as school gates are still open so agree with you about dumping things and not putting away as we go love your atc's and saw some lovely pickies of you all to Shaz in oz.x #50

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah hi there Di you will be pleased I have a card ready to link up with you as soon as I remember (just realised had posted it and not linked it, der! about two hours ago ah well not rush yet as long as school gates are still open so agree with you about dumping things and not putting away as we go love your atc's and saw some lovely pickies of you all to Shaz in oz.x #50

Anonymous said...

Lovely collection of ATC's. The bin and the album are wonderful.


Zoe #54

AliWade said...

Fab selection of ATCs - and your gifts from crafty friends are pure genius. Ali x #70

Amanda said...

Fabulous atc's I think you need a lovely frame to hang them on the wall. Gorgeous pressies too. Oh and lots of new goodies too, love new stuff. Hugs, Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Hey! I recognize that stuff - but then I did see LLJs blog last night :) Lovely album, and I love seeing all the ATCs. I had fun making mine but doubt it's something that will be in heavy rotation for me. I think, like making cards from the scraps of scrapbook pages, I may plan on making ATCs from my arty play samples. Sounds like a plan!


Mary Anne (1)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good morning!!
What a collection of ATCs and a clever way of displaying them. Nice to see the Bling Bin in its new home, may it hold many scraps for you :) And sorry, but your desk is definitely messier than mine, lol!!
Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Love those ATC's. Whjat fun you're going to have with the sorting.It makes me feel good when I've done that.ope you feel good too.
Judy# 82

Helen said...

Fab atc's and the album and bin from your lunch - gorgeous! Helen, 26

Annie said...

My Mum always told me not to lie Di so I have to say your desk is the messiest :-) but I do love to see a really messy desk so I shall be back next week for another look.
A x #83

Karen said...

Mess means creation and that's the most important part. Having fun and enjoying it. Enjoy WOYWW. Karen 90 x

Anonymous said...

Happy WOYWW Di

Fantastic ATC's, there's so much talent out there! Also, think you bin is wonderful, I could really do with one of those!

As for the desk, it's messy, I can't lie but I am struggling to find the hammer and nails ;). Where have you hidden it??????

Big hugs xxxx

PS. Did you get my email? xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great post full of fab pics! Your desk is so creative I just want to come and play! Take care, enjoy this week's snooping extravaganza! Zo xx 74

lisa said...

You'll enjoy finding all these goodies new homes I'm sure, Di. It makes you investigate them all again, well it does me.
Your bling bin is gorgeous and the album from Elizabeth a work of art.
A lovely crop of ATC's too. How generous are fellow crafters!!!
Have fun with it all and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #98

Hazel said...

What a lovely lot of wonderful crafting you've received - fab selection of ATCs, super bling bing and the album from Elizabeth is gorgeous. I'm sure you'll soon get those piles tidied away again. Thanks for letting us have a peep into your workspace today. Hope you have a good week. Hazel, WOYWW #27 x

Victoria said...

I'm a bit nervous visiting you today given that I've just read that you're on the prowl with a hammer! Gulp! Yes, your desk is quite messy but we'll let you off - after all, it's the sign of a busy, active and thoughtful mind, isn't it?!

Sarn said...

Morning Oh Messy One! Goodness me . . .

You got lovely ATCs there - wasn't it a fun swap?

Put that hammer DOWN!

Happy Tidying Away Day!

Sarn xxx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wonderful goodies you got in the mail! happy WOYWW!
blessings and hugs from #24
peggy aplSEEDS

sandra de said...

Lovely to see a pic of you at LLJ, wonderful atc's and the craft bin is a treat.
Sandra @105

Twiglet said...

Such lovely craftiness on display today Di - who cares about a bit of mess along the way. x Jo

Glenda said...

If you don't have some kind of mess, then you haven't been creating! Looks like you have been a very creative girl! Love the ATCs!
Glenda 107

Anonymous said...

Looks like we're both in a bit of a state this week Di! I pledge to tidy up this weekend if you do, lol! Beautiful atc's and gifts, looks like you all had a great time judging from the photos and the post Jan wrote up.

Brenda 5

PS. Working on Sarn's Rudolph Challenge and all with snippets too!

Unknown said...

Hi Di You all looked like you had a wonderful time meeting up. Beautiful gifts from fab friends. I have to point out though that if you don't get your pretty ATCs displayed you will have nowhere to work! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 89

Eliza said...

Brilliant collection of goodies from others you have. I just loooovvvvveeeee that bin it is devine and so perfect, does she take orders? I don't think your desk is messy at all, just a little putting away of things and it will take you all of a nano second to achieve, so no stressing here ok.

Have a happy crafting filled week
Hugs Eliza

Princess Judy Palmer said...

My desk is in about the same state as yours, no better, no worse. I have showcased your fabulous ATC to me today. That piece by Elizabeth, is that a flower made with a zipper?! Whatever it is, it is stunning. You are quite the lucky girl to have that. I hope you get your desk straightened up so you can have a good play. Me, I'll be at work, bored to tears for the next 8 hours. Okay, well, I guess I can visit desks until my eyes cross. Anyway, my point being by the time I get home I'll be so tired of doing nothing that I doubt I'll play. Ooh! But maybe a package of crafting goodies will arrive in which case I just might have to try them out. Right?! RIght! RIGHT!!!!!??!!!!!

Sandra H said...

Great collection Di and l like to see an untidy desk it shows your a worker by the time l have finish one card my space is a total nightmare!! enjoy calling at yours :)x

Peggy Cain said...

love seeing your ATCs and I really like that bling bucket. have a great day

SandeeNC said...

You got a nice collection of ATC's! You also got Jan's lovely bling cup I see, and that's the combination I want, lol I think you got the best one ;) waving the #49 from the hills of North Carolina :)

mamapez5 said...

Oh dear Di. It looks as though it is tidy-up time. I have a similar pile of new, tried once and need to find a home for, items, but because mine are neatly tucked away on a shelf on my tidy-up tray, I can kid myself I have put them away, until I add one more item and the whole lot come tumbling down!
I love the ATCs, but I have to keep mine in folders. They fade too quickly on the wall. But I keep them to hand so I can browse through them regularly. They are a real source of inspiration.
The gifts from your crafting friends are lovely too. Kate x

Monica said...

maybe i should do that with the last 10 years of ATCs that no longer are in the RV adorning the walls and making it a mini gallery.

Hettie said...

Lovely ATCs there Di. Beautiful album by Elizabeth and lovely bling bin from Jan. I didn't recognise you in the photo without a flower in your hair!
I am going to put my ATCs on a decorated canvas at some point. I am still awaiting one more.

Julia Dunnit said...

MY desk is worse than yours, but lucky me, its not yet driving me mad!! Fab collection of ATCs , didnt Judy do well!!

Debs Willis said...

Lovely ATC's, definitely display worthy! And your LLJ bling bin is cool - so jealous of your lunch date - maybe another one could be planned for a Tuesday so I can come and play....?? :-0

Now, tidy that desk, you slovenly wench (tee hee!)

Happy woyww

debs (far messier than thou) #146

Kathleen said...

The desk of a true crafter, well I would say that as mine is pretty similar, mostly for the fact that I keep losing things, cut out a pair of shorts to use to paper piece, totally disappeared off the face of my craft room.

Kath x

mamapez5 said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Di but a) I don't have any grass, b) I don't do ironing or only about once every couple of months, c) you are welcome to come and visit any time you fancy a bit of crafting in the sun, and d) I have a couple of ATCs looking for swaps. See my latest post here Kate x

Anne said...

#150 Hi Di your desk doesn't look as messy as mine,and the rest of the room,and the landing and the dining room -Oh yes it's just spread to the kitchen table as well. Hangs head in shame. Lovely ATC's Anne x

Darnell said...

Great post, as always! You'll have that lot tidied up in no time. What a wonderful outpouring of love with all those gorgeous ATCs and awesome gifts from friends! It's a good life! Darnell #55

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

What a great collection of ATCs! I'm sure mine will turn up - the little bird may be out in your garden?

Hugs, Kay #34

RosC said...

Hello Di. Love the bling bin (I've been to see LLJ) and all the ATCs. They're really lovely.
And the desk looks pretty good apart from the pile that needs sorting. Too easy!
Ros #121

Spyder said...

Hi Di! Lovely collections of ATC's, I'm still sending a few out, gone and forgotten who to!! And I've been reading all about your get together with fellow woywwers, what great fun you've had! I'm in the middle of having my door and windows done, just me and the cat that isn't ours in hubby's office, typing and keeping out of the way!!
I wonder if they'll put a new cat flap in the new door!?!

Spyder said...

oops forgot the paste and copy bit!!
Have a great crafting week! HaPPy WoYwW!!
(((Lyn))) #32

Joynana said...

Hi Di, such a lovely selection of crafty goodness. Isn't i wonderful to have so many great friends. #35

Whimcees said...


You received some beautiful ATCs - and I love the 'bits tub' and want to make one for my own! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane