Wednesday, 4 November 2015

WOYWW 335 - The Halloween Crop and trying to get back into blogging.

 Well, after stalking silently for the past few years most of the participants of Julia's WOYWW (Stamping Ground) I attended the WOYWW Halloween crop in Wiltshire with Dolores (Cardarian). Everyone was most welcoming and I had a marvellous time. The food provided by Lunch Lady Jan was super tasty and there seemed to be a never ending supply of tea and cake. Everyone was very friendly and I felt right at home. I was so busy saying hello and getting to know my fellow crafters I didn't take any photos of the day.
I received some lovely tags that I will display in my craft room. Thank you to everyone for making me most welcome, thanks to Jan for lovely food, endless tea and cake, and thanks to Julia, for without her WOYWW, the day would not have happened. A big thank you also goes to Alan (Dolores DBF) who drove us there and back in comfort.

Now to the matter in hand - what is on my work desk? I have been making a card for my sister in laws birthday.  It's just a simple one but I am sure she will like it. The stamp is from Personal Impressions and I painted it with my Inktense pencils. Stickles provide the glittery bling on the stars. Apologies for the photo, the light isn't brilliant and is reflecting off the card. Besides the card there is the remains of the creative process plus lurking amidst it all is an orange lollipop which I keep for when I get insomnia and have a middle of the night crafting session. I always want something sweet at 3am!

Now I shall see if I can link this up and come and visit you all. I shall endeavour not to forget my password this time!

Thanks for reading,


  1. Woohoo!! You made it :-) Lol Seriously, it was great to meet you on Saturday and even better that we can now keep up the friendship! You fitted right in with the gang..it's funny how easy it is to get on with someone in reality when you've already got to know them well through t'Interwebs. Your card is very pretty, I like that stamp very much and of course, you can't go wrong with bling! I had a serious case of Pencil Envy at the Crop and will be asking Santa for some. I've been a good girl...honest ;-)
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xxx

  2. Welcome to the online crop!! lol So pleased you had a great time and it's good to meet you here.
    Have a good week
    Bishopsmate #38

  3. such a happy mess! butterfliecrafter#12

  4. Welcome, Lizzie, to this mad, mad world of WOYWW Good to have you aboard. Your card is really lovely - must admit I never thought of keeping something like that lollipop for a midnight feast! Food for thought there!! Enjoy your craft - enjoy this mad, crazy group.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  5. The card you made looks beautiful!

    Greetings, Sofie #11

  6. Hey!! you made it!! great to see you on Saturday and glad you enjoyed it - hope you'll come again. Helen 5

  7. Hi Lizzie, great to see you joining us online as well as in person. Really pleased you enjoyed the crop, although with all that tea, coffee and cake, it would be hard not to,lol. It's so nice to meet online friends in the flesh,everyone is so lovely. Love your card, and the 3am lolly made me laugh, especially as with me its a can of diet caffeine free coke! Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #7xx

  8. Well, you're here! Welcome to our Wednesday madness. I'm glad you enjoyed the crop and have finally been able to get a blog together. Well done. This means you have about 60 instant friends!
    Your SIL's birthday card looks beautiful. She will be pleased! (She doesn't read your blog, does she?)
    I smiled at the 3 am lolly. Gotta keep your glucose levels up. At 3 am they dip dangerously (I speak out of experience having been a nurse and done a lot of night shifts)
    Have a good week,

  9. Hi Lizzie and welcome. Love the birthday card, sure it will be much appreciated. Have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela x 23

  10. Hi Lizzie and so pleased you enjoyed yourself at the crop. Great tags and that's a lovely birthday card.Have a super week RobynO#28

  11. Oh your card is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your desk.
    Happy Wednesday
    Angie #45

  12. Love all the tags from the crop and so jealous after reading all the lovely reports
    Bridget #20

  13. How wonderful that you got brave and went to the crop! I'm glad you had a lovely day - and that you're now joining in with WOYWW. You've certainly come home with a beautiful collection of tags - lucky Lizzie!
    The card you made is so bright and happy. I love all the bright colours - I suppose that's why the pencils are called "Inktense". I like Stickles too - it's great to add a bit of sparkle, without going over the top (or with over the top, if that's what is required!). My favourite is "Diamond" Stickles, because you can add it to anything, of any colour and it just adds sparkle, without altering the colour underneath.

    Have a happy weekend!

    PS. Thanks for your visit to my blog!

  14. It was lovely to meet you. I enjoyed seeing your colouring, stamps and pencils. Thanks for stopping by today.

    Fiona #51

  15. Hello Lizzie - sorry I wasn't there in person to say hello. I usually am. I haven't missed a WOYWW crop the last few years but sadly I couldn't make the halloween one as I was taking my son to Newmarket to start his college course. Next time hey?! Take care Zo xx 32

  16. It was great meeting you, they are a lovely bunch...and I know the sweet tooth feeling!


  17. It was lovely to meet you and see your skills in action...that card is lovely, takes way more patience than I have, your sister in law will love it! So glad you're blogging again!


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