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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

8 years of WOYWW! Congrats!!!

My dear bloggy friends! 

HAPPY 8TH WOYWW ANNIVERSARY!!!! What a wonderful celebration! And how long it has lasted! And I hope it goes on for many, many years! Congrats to our Queen of desks Julia! Thank you for your idea and weekly gathering! It is amazing!
What I love about it most is the friendship that has happened over the years but also on the crafty side I have discovered many new things on the WOYWW desks over the years! It is just such a nice thing to be part of! I am also participating in the ATC  thinge! So besides the person who I have to contact - the next one linked after me, I will gladly send ATCs to anybody who would want them as I have quite a few! So write something in my comments and I will contact you and send the ATC! Last year I tried to contact a few ladies but they never got back to me with their addresses so where do I send them? 
Anyway even though it is a birthday party we still have to go about our regular business - that is showing our desk and what we have made this week!
Nothing that exciting on my desk today - a few ATCs and a other bits and pieces! I am very much into fountain pens! As you can see there are a few on my desk! I loved them at school but over the years stopped using them but my friend Jo gave me one as a present and I was hooked!!! I buy different color inks so it is fun to use them! Another crafty obsession! Huh!!!

 There is something new in my craft room and that is a new blind! I am not hiding from the people looking in ( the craft room is upstairs anyway)  but because my room is positioned on the southeast the sun is sometimes very strong and there is a strong reflection - also I think papers and other crafty stuff fades over time in the sun so I decided for a subtle blind ! I really like it - tell me what you think.

I have made a few cards - it seems to be birthday time so I am trying to keep on top of things...so here are a few of my latest makes!

 Last week I showed the Kiss Glitter that I bought at the Create it show I tried it out this week and I really liked it! First you don't have glitter all over you when you use it and what is really great you can sort of have different looks depending on how much of it you use - it can be quite a distressed look which I really liked - you can see it on the close up!!!

This card was made with the Concord and 9th Lily stamp - and an Altenew birthday die - I am not very happy with it because I think the sentiment has covered the flowers too much! What do you think?

Well that is it - my 8th WOYWW anniversary blog post! I will leave you with a photo of a lovely peony that has just come up in my garden! 
Have a lovely week - enjoy WOYWW - not just today but also in the future - it is a wonderful thing!
Hugs and love to all - we need a lot of love in this world don't we????


  1. Good morning my friend and a very happy 8th year anniversary. What a wonderful group we are part of.
    I love your new blind....very pretty
    Annie x #16

  2. Hi Dolores, I'd love to swap ATC's, if you email me your addy( theres an email link in my sidebar), I'll send mine back by return. Love the cards, especially that circles embossing folder, thats really lovely. And the Peony- absolutely divine colour. Love it. Have a lovely week, Love & Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

  3. Darling Girl - I am gathering things for you and will present you with a whole box of loveliness when I come over in October - will private message you dates so we can be sure to get time together, love you hugely and thank every woyww star that we met through this wonderful internet blog hop nonsense, big hugs happy anniversary Doone @ 23

  4. You are right about that kiss glitter. I have many of the metallic version and they are great. Will have to try out the glitter version having seen your samples. Lovely blind. I have the same problem in my shed, but mine are plain white! Happy 8th anniversary. Sarah#27

  5. Thanks so much for sharing your desk, Delores, and happy 8th birthday of WOYWW!
    We can really say WOW to eight whole years, eh? Of fun, friendship and learning!!
    I need to send an atc to you... so need your addy, as your name was the first * name after mine :D
    Would you please email me your address (there's an email link in my sidebar) or just hit reply to this comment as it is embedded in my comments. I will get it in tomrrow's mails as nearly midnight here now :D better get off here!!!
    I love the HB die, but do agree, it has covered too much of the lovley stamping. You need to overlay it on a background, like your lovely glimmery blue embossing background, or a spray with stencils or perhaps a brusho background... crafting is always learning that is why i love wowyww.

    Happy 8th WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #32

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  6. Hi Dolores. Good to see you today on the anniversary. What lovely cards - well done - and what a peony! Stunning! They are incredibly "showy" plants, aren't they? Over so quickly, which is a pity.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

  7. I was simply delighted to see you at WOYWW again. It's definitely been too long. I loved the look of your desk and the colorful storage containers that are handy, too.

    The blind is amazing. And yes, I fear the sun has a fading effect on paper and turns rubber to mush over time.

    Thanks for visiting while I was gone. Happy 8th Anniversary from # 1.

  8. we do indeed need a lot of love in the world.. sending some your way for a happy WOYWW Helen #2

  9. Your cards are as lovely as your peony is! Happy 8th !
    Rose of Rose's Art Garden #50

  10. Oh Dolores! Your desk looks wonderful! Your cards are so beautiful! Trying to get around as many desks as I can! Chrisx 48

  11. Pretty, pretty cards :)
    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
    Bubbles #36

  12. Wonderful cards! I think I'm the person you send to. My email address is Ipswich2 at aol dot com.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #37

  13. I love your new blind! And I'd love to swap - thanks for the visit earlier :) Can you send your postal address via the Contact Form on my blog? http://nestofmist.blogspot.co.uk/

  14. Hi Delores, I like that Kiss glitter, looks great, and Yes I agree about that sentiment on the card obscuring the flowers, think it needs a smaller sentiment in bottom right corner.
    Thanks for visiting my desk, and I know I am lucky to be able to craft on a boat, but I like to spread my stuff a long way and being restricted to a small table is hard work.
    Happy WOYWW anniversary
    Chris #3

  15. I'll swap ATCs with you! I've already got one in an envelope for you so will get that off tomorrow. I'm so glad we met through WOYWW, just think, our paths would never have crossed otherwise!
    That peony is so beautiful, they really know how to show off eh?! Lol
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

  16. The blind is a very good idea, I have had problems with cardstock fading and clear stamps turning yellow from too much light so, I tend to keep the curtains closed a lot in the summer where I live. :) Happy WOYWW! ~Stacy #42

  17. Happy 8th Anniversary! I love the look of your desk...and your blind! Also your cards are great. Have a great week.
    -K #39/40

  18. Lovely cards. Happy WOYWW for the 8th year in the road.
    April #34

  19. Gorgeous blind! I probably agree with you on your question of whether the Happy Birthday takes up too much room, covering the flower beneath. I think a smaller one, set down on the right hand corner might be better. Happy 8th WOYWW! Lindart #51

  20. busy looking desk! I love the blind and you definitely have made some gorgeous cards. Happy WOYWW 8th Anniversary! It has been a lot of fun blog hopping with this group! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #55

  21. Sorry so late in my comments. Yesterday buzzed by. I love your cards and I have to agree. The Happy Birthday die covers so much of that beautiful flower image. Happy Anniversary! Dorlene #49

  22. Hi Dolores - thanks for your lovely comments - I have used up the last of my ATCs but next time I am dumfing I will think of you and make something to pop in the post!! x Jo

  23. Happy 8th Woyww and that is a lovely new blind. It's nice to have a sunny place but filtered through makes it so much easier
    I have a new blog badge on my blog too for #8 if you would like it
    Hugs Nikki last place

  24. Hi Delores, me again.
    I'm your PiF would you please email me with your address please, thank you Shaz. Xx
    My email is on profile page see link here.

  25. Hi Delores. I'm on catch-up this week. I read what you said about people not getting back to you and it might be because they have noreply emails. Mine is like that so I have a contact form on my blog which comes to my email box. If you would like to swap with me and could send me a message using the Contact Form that would be great. Happy woyww anniversary. Have a great weekend, Angela x17x

  26. Mm sorry Delores, but your email bounced too, twice!!. I tried two email addresses.
    Is this right...
    Was wondering if it's meant to be merecat, or kerecat...
    If not please let me know.
    Ta hugs Shaz.x

  27. If you find my comment in your email and hit reply as if you're replying to an ordinary email it will come to me, as my email is embedded into comments that go into an inbox.... yours in @no-replycomment.blogger.com

  28. Gorgeous peony and lovely cards Dolores. As for your blind, well, I think it really suitable for your craftroom, light and airy looking with those pretty flowers.
    I will gladly swap if you send me your address.
    Thanks for visiting me and Happy 8th Anniversary - Hugs, Neet xx

  29. I know I'm late, but just ignore that! gorgeous peony, I hope it lasts and gives you much pleasure. I love that you've enjoyed WOYWW and learned and gained from it, it's a perfect result! Your cards are lovely...I don't think the die cut obscures the flowers too much...they are definitely visible!