Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Whats on My Workdesk Wednesday 158? WOYWW stuff

I have had a busy week teaching and demoing and generally having painty, inky fun...but the most fun has been watching my post box for the arrivals of the ATC swaps from the 156th post of WOYWW.

You see I did a few extras and so did my name sake Belinda Fernandes from the USA, Yvonne from Australia, Zeffy from Greece, Hettie from the UK and Janet also from the UK.

Janet was my recipient and I am pleased to hear that she got my little gift and ATC and so have Julia our Hostess for this whole Wednesday madness of desk snooping and hopping...as well as Gabrielle who I am the recipient of the PIF for which I am still waiting on our mail to get to me...Our mail out of here is quick, but the mail in, seems to take about a week longer...I think they do affirmative shopping so everything has to be picked over coming in...that is my opinion anyway...but it helps eak out the anticipation!
So far I have received this surprise gift of a butterfly album from Belinda Fernandes together with her ATC on the right and I have decided to make it into an album all about WOYWW and the friends I have made and so here is the start of it, with the ATC from Zeffy on the left.  I have used some of the brown tissue paper which Belinda wrapped her ATC in to cover my one page of the butterfly.
The above photo is an update as at 1:45pm here in South Africa...stop press:  Yvonne's and Hettie's ATCs and notes have arrived!  Yvonne's is the fish on the left done in Sparkling H2Os together with the beautifully illustrated card of  Emu's (very similar to our SA ostriches).  The ribbon and the WOYWW MAYHEM ATC are from Hettie in Wales...OH how generous everyone is with their time and their stash.  I am so unbelievably grateful.  It has made my day!

That is me for this week folks...see you at your desk soon. With or without Mr Linky!

Thanks for the visit


Bella

26 comments:

  1. Yes, the amazing absent Mr Linky does make it a bit of a challenge but we are a dedicated lot. Love the album. Nice you used a bit from one ATC to cover a page - I love the special symbolism in projects, even when it might be only you that knows of it :)

    Mary Anne (5)

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  3. Great looking desk and that butterfly album is awesome! I have been saving snippets from posts etc that I am thinking about putting in a book also. WOYWW means a lot to me. Have a great week. Vickie #42

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  4. ...wow what an awesome greeting to your blog...Table Mountain & the ocean, what a stunning part of the world you live in, I must miss you each woyww!...a loVely idea for your butterfly album & a great keepsake, not seen a pink craftmat so much prettier than the dull green, they should make them in all colours, thanks for sharing...Mel :) #7 your new follower.

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  5. That is gorgeous!!! have a lovely day. Helen, 3

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  6. Hi Bella thanks for popping over, and for your atc which soon will be here...I must be blind but unless my eyes deceive me (which is quite possible) I dont see a link on your post for Julia's blog. I was going to check my number {which is record for me} about number 70 something! ah well, so glad you are having fun with your atcs coming over your way happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #70 something.. :D

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  7. PS sent you an email to answer your other query..

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  8. what a wonderfully busy desk, and what lovely atcs to put an a gorgeous album! you're a lucky girl :)
    have a great week!
    no. 46

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  9. It is coming! Along with a 'test' one I made in case the real one never shows up! Happy WOYWW - I forgot this week!

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  10. Lovely desk. Thanks for the peek

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #12

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  11. looks fabulous - it's so great to see all the atcs and you have a wonderful colourful haul... Thanks for calling by...Sarah at 2

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  12. Oooo Bella, I love those flutterbies, I think they are gorgeous. Quite an array of ATC's you have there too. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

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  13. It's only fair BelindaBella...you made our day with gifts of thoughtfulness! The butterfly album is lovely, how kind...and how weird it is sitting reading that you're going to make an album about WOYWW!!

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  14. what a super idea to use the album to remember woyww,fab atcs you have received
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #25

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  15. Wow Belinda a stash of ATCs that you have there! clever to put them in an album! Your ATC arrived yesterday and I just love love it!! it is so beautiful and clever...i love shrink plastic. Your card is special too i love the texture is has.Keep well and God Bless.

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  16. That is a brilliant idea of an album. I was thinking of doing a canvas with mine to go on my ceiling (I am in an attic!). Forgot to mention to sniff my ATC!! Honestly!! It is vanilla embossing powder from SU!!

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  17. Hi Bella, thanks for visiting me, can you tell me your number please so I can tick you off my list, can't for the life of me find you on Julia's mega list. Ah - if you won in April aswell as someone else I know, perhaps they do send out different prizes to each winner as she got a stamp set like me and another winner in May got something different to me too. Thanks for stopping by BJ#8

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  18. You got gifts too, wow, you must be one of them nice WOYWW people! lol Thanks for the animal identification, I got one of Yvonne's cards too but thought they were ostriches, didn't dawn on me they were emu's! My bad! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  19. Fantastic butterfly album and so many wonderful ATCs! Have a great week! Darnell #129

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  20. Oh wow Bella, what a fantastic post!! I adore the butterfly album idea and I think it's just great, saving all the tissue paper, ribbon, etc. etc. and adding them to the WOYWW album! I so look forward to seeing how this progresses. It will be a unique record of friendhip and a special group of people here on WOYWW!!

    I just love the emus! What fabulous, funny faces they have! I love all the ATCs you've received. I am so glad I am able to join in this swap even though I didn't sign up when I should have. If you would like to swap with me, that would be very nice!

    Thanks for your very understanding comment on my blog. I try not to beat myself up about how few people I manage to visit these days - I agree that quality is important and like you, I love meaningful comments!!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shohi #15

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  21. How lucky to get your ATC's already! I am not holding my nreath, with the 5 month postal strike here in Gauteng being 'over', I am slowly starting to get post from February!!! SO FRUSTRATING.
    Happy WOYWW

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  22. Fab ATCs and what a lovely idea doing the butterfly WOYWW album, how fab is that?? It has been a wonderful couple of weeks of friendship around the world, doesn't get any better really!
    Hugs, LLJ ~1 xx

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  23. That butterfly album looks like a very fun project for sure. What a great collection of ATCs you have! This has been a fun swap!

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  24. A very creative desk there girl! Love those butterflies! Glenda #96

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  25. Ooh, you have received a lot of goodness there! And yes, we both have the ATCs from Sam and Belinda! Thanks for mentioning about the ribbon saying "Everything Stops for Royal-tea"!! I totally missed that! And I love that emu card from Yvonne!!
    xoxo
    Karen

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  26. Bella,

    What great ATC's you have received, it's so nice to get fun mail.

    Have a great crafting week
    Eliza #65
    www.queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au

    Please use this link when replying or the stamping Ground blog link.

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