Wednesday, 4 March 2015

WOYWW 300 ******* !!!! ******

Here we are again Wednesday - time for WOYWW and a momentous one as well. number 300 !!! Congratulations to WOYWW and it's lovely founder - Julia at The Stamping Ground why not pop along and find out what's going on!!! You'll have fun.

Thank you for all all the lovely visits and comments last week.

Since last week I worked hard prepping for my class on Saturday - it went well and everyone seemed t enjoy it and are coming back for more :-) _ I'd better get cracking preparing for it- even though I only (usually) do one a month it comes round very quickly.
On Friday I had a play day with my Stampin Up Upline - a lovely lady also called Julie. We also went for a yummy lunch. Another of her 'downlines' was there as well. She had lots of new goodies that she kindly let us play with :-) .

DH and I went out for an Indian meal - very yummy. On Sunday youngest DS and family visited. My eldest GD told me all about the artist they are studying at school ( she is 7) he has captured her imagination that's for sure. It is Hundert Wasser ( hope I have spelling correct) she said 'grandma his name starts with W but you say V because of where he is from! We had to look at lots of his work via the internet. Anyway she wanted to make a road for her Barbie to travel on, on her scooter :-) and she wanted to draw things in her interpretation of Hundert Wasser. There were more photos but I accidentally deleted them .

Anyway to my work space

Above is showing my brief play this afternoon - not for my next class but the one after :-) an all day one I love that DSP from Stampin Up - Painted Petals - I think.

A view of rest of table - need a tidy up I think. The sheets are instructions for what I am working on for the all day class - I bought them!!!

Dreadful photo but this is what I'm working on for All Day class - any ideas?

Three recent makes ( well the 'bluey' one at the back I changed slightly ) Have two birthdays and a Wedding  Anniversary coming up!! 

Still working on foliage in Sugar Craft!!! 

Will visit everyone who visits me, my 'regulars' :-)  and all ending with same number as me. x 


  1. Your workshops sound like so much fun! I'm glad you're having so many good times with your family. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. love the little road for the barbie, so lovely when something really captures their imaginations isnt it?
    and great projects from you too, be lovely to see what your purple box becomes :)

    thanks for sharing :)
    happy WOYWW
    Love Mrs.C.xx

  3. Meant to check before I came in this little box whether you had posted the cards you did at your workshop or not. Must go back and see in a mo.
    Not a clue what the box is going to be - a container for cards perhaps? But I like the three cards you are showing us, think I have that butterfly die somewhere.
    Well, I am impressed with your 7 year old grandees road, brilliant colouring, now to check on Hundert's art as well.
    Hugs & thanks for visit game - Neet 10 xx

  4. Hi Anne, love your cards at the end of the post, beautiful. Lovely to hear of children being inspired by art too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #27 xx

  5. LOVE the road for Barbie, I'm sure it will be well traveled.
    Gorgeous cards.
    Krisha #2

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :) Looks like you are busy being a SU! Demonstrator. I used to be one for 10 years starting in California, moving to Kansas and then moving to Arizona. It is a fun business and I met and taught tons of fun people...but my artistic style outgrew it I guess :P I love the butterfly card! And your little person looks to be a promising artist :)

  7. Lots of color and creativity going on here, and here's to 300 more!
    Robyn 18

  8. Fun workshops! Your cards are so pretty too. Happy WOYWW #300! Sandy Leigh #58

  9. What a fabulous post, Anne! It's wonderful that your GD is so clever and artistic and likes to play with you!! Thank you for sharing all your pretty photos!! Happy 300th WOYWW!! Thank you for visiting me. It's good to see you again! Hugs, Darnell

  10. It sounds like life is as busy as always for you this week. Love the Barbie road :-)
    Annie x #22

  11. I am not surprised to see that artistry runs in your family, Anne! I am so glad you are enjoying your workshops and Sugar Craft adventures woven in with good times with your family :) xx

  12. Lovely SU stuff, your ladies will enjoy that class very much!
    Thanks for all your friendship and support over the past couple of years...long may it continue!
    Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

  13. Your cards are beautiful! Love them. The box? No idea.... are you going to alter it?
    I just googled Hundertwasser. I like his art. He died in the Pacific in the year 2000. (The artist Gauguin lived in the Pacific too).
    Now back to packing my suitcase,
    have a great week,
    thanks for visiting earlier,

  14. Lovely to see both your work and that of your grandchild. Love those papers on your desk... So so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the visit earlier.
    Catherine x #36

  15. hi Anne - thanks for visiting - how lovely that you may have a fellow arty-crafter in your GD !! What fun to craft together in the future ! Ali #21

  16. That is so neat that you encouraged your granddaughter's interest in art by looking up more of his art online! Thanks for the peek at your beautiful cards! Also, thank you for your earlier visit to my space. And you really should try the Bokeh technique, as i I did it with all SU! Products. :) #66

  17. Loving those gorgeous cards especially the butterfly one. Thanks for the visit to mine, hope you have a good week and happy woyww, Angela x 42

  18. I love that artist too, he uses wonderul bright colours. It's great that the little ones love art. I love your cards. Enjoy your classes and don't worry about the messy desk, that's just a lot of creativity.
    Have a great week,
    Von #32

  19. I enjoyed reading your post, especially the part about your granddaughter's fascination with Hundertwasser and the photo of her work inspired by him. As a parent and educator, I love when children are passionate about learning. Blessings!

  20. Sorry for arriving so late - been busy day!! Love your finished cards but must say your workweeks looks brilliant!! Chrisx 44

  21. Oh you are a busy one, such pretty cards, Anne!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww!
    Happy 300!
    :)trisha, #70

  22. Dropping by to say hi and thanks for visiting. I just had to look up Wasser's work since your GD's art looked so nice and colorful! Wonderful!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@11

  23. Hi Anne happy 300th WOYWW, and thanks for visiting. Sounds like you have been very busy and having loads of creative fun, with GD too. Cheers RobynO#14

  24. Love your GDs colourful drawings! Wish you luck with your classes, I imagine it takes quite a bit of preparation! Happy 300th woyww!
    Kristiina #29

  25. Sounds like you had a lovely lunch with your stamp buddies over the weekend. And playing with others' products is always fun. You have a very, very busy desk, but I confess, I have no idea what DSP is or what it stands for. Happy 300th WOYWW from #3.

  26. hope your classes go well, the prep looks fab! love the cards. Helen 5

  27. You have been busy. Lovely cards.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #31

  28. Thanks for your visit. :) Your cards are beautiful! I particularly like the butterfly card. Looks like you will have some fun classes coming up. Have a wonderful crafting week. Nann#54

  29. Gosh you are busy - I love the petal paper, very pretty - and your GD's drawings are so sweet, I love Wasser's work too. Happy 300th and have a great week,
    Diana #40

  30. You are keeping busy! And your GD sounds positively precious! They do get excited about things. How old is she? I have a dear friend, Maestro Steven Byess - google him - you'll smile - who knew at the age of 8 he was going to be an orchestra conductor. He was inspired by a class visit to see a symphony. He said the experience was 'magical' and as soon as the maestro raised his baton and the music began he knew wht he wanted to be when he grew up. You just never know. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Creative Blessings! Kelly #73

  31. You sound busy, Anne - lots of lovely activity on your desk, and some very pretty cards.

    Thanks for your kind words - you are right, it was truly awful having my surgery cancelled right at the last minute like that, but in the long run it's a good thing because we've got a clear fortnight in the house without Mum, and we can both rest and recover from all the recent horrible stress, and prepare for the rescheduled surgery on 18th. It's long enough away for me to bury my head in the sand and forget about it for a while - plenty of time for freaking out nearer the time lol!! Glad you enjoyed my "droopy" photo (very characteristic attitude from them both), and yes, I am relishing my fresh pineapple and mango, and a whole packet of cashew nuts that I roasted last night!

    Happy belated 300th,
    Shoshi #45

  32. Fabulous makes, love seeing them. Thanks for the visit/ Take care Zo xx 55

  33. Oh that is one really busy desk and it is good to see, I love those cards you have created and what's going in the box? lots of cards? I create boxes for my cards to give them as sets like notelets. I am sorry I didn't return your visit last week, things really did go pear shaped on me and well time is sometimes difficult to create even when you burn the candle at both ends. So many things have been going wrong lately, I do hope you forgive. Anyway must shoot off and do some more work, thanks for sharing this week.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #89
    Happy 300th WOYWW

  34. My Painted Petals (stamps and paper) have recently arrived and they are so scrumptious; I can't wait to play with them. Lots of prep work needed for those workshops, but they are a lot of fun as well. Thanks for the visit earlier! Judy #74

  35. Interesting stuff on your desk this week. Good luck with the class.... Teaching can be such fun when the class is something you love
    Janet @16

  36. Those cards are lovely. I especially like the colour scheme of the turquoise? one in the middle and the butterfly one at the front too :)

  37. Hope your classes go well. A very busy time indeed - lovely projects as well.

  38. Thanks for your lovely comment, Anne - glad you enjoyed your "virtual" Chinese meal on my blog lol! I am enjoying the rest and relaxation but I am feeling very, very exhausted at the moment, which is scarcely surprising, I suppose, given what I've been through recently. I just hope I'm feeling better by 18th so I can face my surgery.


  39. Dear Anne thanks for caring enough to come over and say hi!
    And yes agree Bokeh is fun method too! love your cards great work!

    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy belated WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #91

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

  40. Loved the picture you made with your granddaughter. Isn't it special sharing times with our grandchildren! I really love the card with the butterfly on. Do you sell your cards?

  41. Lovely cards. I hope Barbie had a good trip. ;) My mini is for a swap so I have to finish it. Tho, I'm finding it difficult to work on something so small. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #75 a bit late

  42. Hello Anne. Got here at last!! Only 5 days late.... Busy desk area today, with all that preparation going on. Hope the classes go really well when they come up soon. A little artist in the making is your grand daughter!! Well done her.
    Are you heading to the NEC for the show late next week? Mrs D and I - and hopefully John - are going Friday. Would love to meet up...
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4


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