Wednesday 29 May 2013

Celebrating 4 years of WOYW!

Yes, it is 4 years since the world-wide blog hopping phenomenon known as WOYWW (What's on your workdesk Wednesday) was conceived by the amazing Julia. I have joined in with it faithfully almost every week since discovering it 3 years ago. As a result I have made some on-line friends and  have enjoyed nosing around everyone else's creativity, gaining inspiration as I went. As a result I couldn't resist making up a little poem (definitely not my forte) using the acronym as the basis.  I would love to know what you think!
Here is my desk for this week's entry.  At last (after about 2 months!) those acrylic paints have been put away and the chaos on my desk consists of my smash book and the things I have been making my ATCs out of, namely prima flowers, stamps, and distress inks. The piece of orange card that has my dodgy hand writing on was the first version of the poem... scribbled down late last night so that I didn't forget it! My mug of tea is half-full but going cold as I have been side tracked by making the ATCs. My desk guardians (octopi family) are still protecting my stash for me and you can also see the lovely dangly charm that JoZart made for me and my WOYWW badge.
I have completed another page of my smash book (only 2 months behind!).  This one is of Alex's 6th birthday.  We had a family day with presents in bed, a treat breakfast and a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife park.  I thought it would be fun to put the photos into the 6 shape and decorate the background with distress ink and doodles. I am entering this into Kaboodle Doodles 'anything goes', Cupcake Craft challenges 'boys' (this is all about a little boy!) and  All Sorts 'Happy birthday' challenges. 
For those of you who were asking how my weekend went, it was wonderful.  Alex and I had a great time with Mum and Dad.  We had some wonderful walks, they helped weed my garden and plant some new flowers, and we even managed to fit in some dress shopping. That is all from me for now.
Have a great week.
P.S. I do have a few WOYWW4 ATCs going spare if anyone is interested...they will be given out on a first come first serve basis so let me know in the comments if you would like one.


Annie said...

Love the photo of Alex with his Grandparents....happy memories in the making.
Happy 4th Birthday celebrations and here's to many more.
Annie x # 5

Redanne said...

Hi Caro, I think your poem is wonderful, how clever of you! As you are the next asterisked person above me then I have an ATC to send to you. If you check on my sidebar in my details section you will find my email address. Please send me your addy and I will get it off in the post to you. Love your desk, it remind me so much of my own! Lovely pic of your family too. Happy 4th WOYWW, hugs, Anne xx #62

Helen said...

Well done you, you say it very well. Happy WOYWW Helen 39

JoZart Designs said...

Yes please! to sharing an atc! Happy WOYWW 4th anniversary and it is lovely to have you as a blogging friend. I enjoy sharing your appreciation of your family life as well as your artwork and you do have such a lovely family. Love the idea of the photos within a number too.
Jo x

ria gall said...

Hi Caro
Your desk is looking good as is your special page layout. I love how you work your pages out you can see the thought you put in to it.
I would love to do an ATC swap with you if you could email me your address to I will email you back with my address if you are happy to swap
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #49

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab desk and great pics. Take care Zo xx 79

Anne said...

Hi Caro I love your poem what a clever idea. I tried to think of something clever for this special woyww but as you will read I didn't manage it!!!
Like your LO for Alex's 6th birthday.
Lovely photo of your parents and Alex.Glad you had a lovely time. Anne x #84

Heathers Inspiration said...

Hi, Love your poem its beautifully written and presented :)
Have a Beautiful week Heather WOYWW #116

SueH said...

It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

Great desk this week Caro, it looks like your Smash book is still coming along nicely
Enjoy your Wednesday snooping on this very special Day
Happy Crafting!
Sue @82

Alison Scott said...

Hello Caro. Great page of Alex birthday.
Great desk and a lovely photo of your parents and Alex.
Happy WOYWW 4th Birthday

The Taming of the Glue said...

Fab page for your smash'll soon catch up! Love the poem. Happy 4th WOYWW. Pam#33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol, the poem is fab!! Much better than what I could have done! Honestly, Caro, my stamping is nothing to write home's only a single layer and is very simple with no embellishments at all.... I don't do complicated!!
Lovely pics of Alex and his grandparents btw!
Happy 4th WOYWW,
hugs, LLJ 9 xx

Lynn Holland said...

What lovely photographs.
Lynn 22

okienurse said...

awesome picture of Alex and your parents. I love the 6 smash book page. Awesome idea! Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary. Have a great week. Vickie #14

Nan G said...

A WOYWW old timer! You go girl! Loving the color of the ATCs...can't wait to see in person! Cute octopi family. Wonderful page and pic of mum and dad and Alex. Fab scenery. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #6

Ali H said...

Hi Caro ! Great poem ! Looks like you have fun in your smash book ! Have done a few pages in mine - just trying to get in the swing of it ! Have a great week & thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali x #23

Ali H said...

Hi Caro ! Great poem ! Looks like you have fun in your smash book ! Have done a few pages in mine - just trying to get in the swing of it ! Have a great week & thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali x #23

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh Caro, I'd like to trade an ATC with you if you're willing. Email me your addy?
Love the six page, what a great way to say it and still have loads of pics.

Julia Dunnit said...

I totally forgot to say that I love the poem..basing it on the acronym couldnt have been harder!!

Neet said...

Well I think your verse is fab and very clever.
Looks as if you have had a lovely weekend, and lovely weather.
Sorry I am all ATC'd out or I would have swapped.
Hugs, Neet xx 1

Spyder said...

Very clean and tidy, well, almost as tidy as last weeks!!Your Number 6 page looks fun. have a great crafty week!
HaPpY WoYwW4
((Lyn)) was# 19

dottielottie said...

Hi Caro, Love the colours you are using for your ATC's very pretty. Your poem is lovely and just right for today. Thank you for visiting me already.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie #92

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely scrap page, and the photo of you all is fab too. Happy WOYWW4 Anniversary! Annette #2

famfa said...

The poem is great, well done. Love the photos in the six, very creative.
Happy 4
Famfa 121

VonnyK said...

I love that poem, I'm hopeless at those things and you did a fabulous job. I am your next number and I've already emailed my address to you.
Happy anniversary and have a great week.
Von #68

scrappymo! said...

Hi Caro
Your ATC's look wonderful and I would love to swap with email is and we can exchange addresses there.
That is my moniker and the figure 1 after it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I confess. I finally saw your octopi family. I haven't noticed them before.

Happy WOYWW4 from #17.

Eliza said...

Hi Caro

So nice seeing more of your family what a lovely country setting to have a photo shoot. I love your 6 page and you have done really well with the layout of the photos it really isn't an easy thing to achieve to get the photos all lined up and looking so fabulous.

Have a great week and yes I really liked your poem, miles better than what I could achieve LOL

Thanks for visiting.

Hugs Eliza

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Caro ah what a lovely post - love your poem with the acronym well done!

Great work!
Now the pickie of the visit with mum and dad looks so very very lovely thanks so very much for sharing it makes one smile!

You asked it I would like to swap with you.. I had sent my last one up but have almost finished another .. (and that is it not doing ANY more till next year ) so yes would be thrilled to swap with you.
thanks for that..

My email address is on my profile page, link on my blog sidebar to Profile, or also attached to my name where my comment is on your blog.
It has my email link or leave comment if cant find it.

You did not have one or would have emailed love Shaz.x

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view some desks and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

Twiglet said...

I love the poem and birthday LO. Happy WOYWW4 x Jo

sandra de said...

Hi Caro,
Lovely pic of the G'parents with your son. What a gorgeous view from the top. It has been lovely dropping by every week to see what is happening on your side of the desk. I would love to swap an ATC just send me your address<

scrappymo! said...

Hey Caro...would love to trade with you...pop me an email with your address!
Left a comment last night but not sure if it went through...forgot to say your little guys layout turned out cute...but the photo with your Mum and Dad is precious.

Jackie said...

Love how you have used the photos to make the 6 on your smash page it looks great sounds like you had a good time with your parents
Jackie 5

Cazzy said...

Hi Caro,

Happy WOYWW!

How are you? I see Da Mew's creations sitting in the background, I thought they were for Alex!

Cazzy x #177

roffeycreations said...

Hi Caro - I am slowly getting to visit everyone this week - Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

Roudi said...

Hi Caro, I think your poem is wonderful!
Love the "6" page you've made. Great job!

Happy 4th WOYWW birthday!
Roudi # 20

Nikki said...

Sweet Poem :) Happy late WOYWW4 hugs Nikki