Tuesday, January 31, 2012

woyww- Craft 1/Cleaning 0

Up early and I took a pic of my desk with the beginnings of a small collection of cardstock, papers, photos ribbons and some embellishments for a layout of our holiday in San Francisco.  This small collection will eventually turn into an amazing pile of stash that starts to cover every surface.  San Francisco would have to be one of the loveliest cities we visited in the States last year.  The weather caught me off guard but, the city itself was beautiful, friendly, fun and relaxed.  Actually it had a similar feel to Sydney ... maybe that is why I loved it so much.   

Last week I was working on the distress ink background for an ATC and here she is all complete. 

 I also made another of Laura Carson's Accordian ATC books for a small swap and I am pleased with the end result. I am hoping this has already arrived at its destination.  Now, if your initials are TFK and you don't like to spoil a surprise turn away now.  If you are like me and can never leave a pressie untouched before the big day keep scrolling down.




All in all a productive week if you include crafting but a total loss if you think a clean house is important.  I wonder if other WOYWW'S have been creating rather than cleaning....

52 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra, the little book is great! I must make one so I can use that great tape stuff. The teacup serviette always look good too. I love that WOYWW is a bit early today ... I can go home soon, hooray!

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  2. I'm so glad you stopped by already. I was on my way to invite you to the AB party on Monday. I'm actually CRAZY about those tea ATCs. They are gorgeous. And I like how you made the accordion ATC book, too. Now I think I'm intimidated by your awesome art.

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  3. Well i havent really done either im afraid to say drs visits yes!Need some me time a long day to sort out me thinks the room is a stash of mess.Love your atc
    have fab week happy woyww hugs judex55

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  4. It arrived today and I love it beyond belief... you are so clever and generous and I will treasure it... Have to get working on finishing your off... feeling the pressure now... thanks so much Sandra I really love it and you are soooo talented...xx

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  5. I had the privilege of seeing your beautiful work in person over at Tracey Fletcher King's studio,gorgeous.

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  6. I'm just doing a quick dash round to see what everyone is up to this week before my daughter comes out with the twins. We are doing a fitting for her Wedding dress and making a start with the Wedding invites....I can see a busy day ahead of me :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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  8. Good to see crafting is winning over the dreaded HW.. have fun making your layout.
    Happy Wednesday
    Minxy x

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  9. Hi there. Great to have a peek into your crafty world this morning thanks to the wonders of WOYWW! Hope the rest of your week goes well too.
    Neil #48

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  10. Great looking desk and the ATC and the book are awesome! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #87

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  11. Lovely work as usual - the book is fantastic and the colours in the teacup/pot are gorgeous, so bright and cheerful! Lucky old TFK!!
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

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  12. Looks interesting, fab book & ATCs. Enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

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  13. Hi there Sandra, ah you are going to have great fun there an the creation at the bottom is lovely - and interesting that San Francisco is like Sydney! off to peek below.. :D thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

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  14. Fantastic ATC's, the book is beautiful, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

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  15. Clean?? What??! I've been staying at s-i-law for a few weeks now...she does nothing but hoover and clean and clean and dust and moan if I drop a crumb! I can't wait to get home and craft!! Your crafty-mess looks great to me!! happy WOYWW
    ((Lyn))

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  16. love the title A Tea C, very clever!

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  17. Housework! erm whats that! hehe brilliant ATC's and a fav=b book Hope that you have a great crafty week Lou E # 26

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  18. Those papers are going to make a lovely LO, they are the colours I always reach for first!!!
    Love the accordian book too, some lucky person is going to be very happy.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #116

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  19. Gorgeous ATC's and your book is stunning, its really beautiful :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

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  20. Oh, my--my friend would be head over heels for the ATC book--she loves just ANYTHING tea and your book is so cute! Wonderful job!

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  21. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities (but I confess, I haven't been to many big cities). I'd love to make it to Sydney so I could do a comparisson!!

    Your ATCs are just beautiful. If I was TFK I'd stroll down even faster!!

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  22. thanks for this week's crafty snoop..looks like a fun creative space...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (63)

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  23. Cute ATC book! I am seeing so many ATC's this week, it is making me want to create some of my own. Danielle #22

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  24. Thanks for a great crafty snoop this week. Cleaning? We're supposed to clean?!!
    hugs
    Enfys

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  25. Creating comes first any day! Love the ATC - thanks for the peep into your crafty space -(Hazel, WOYWW #10) x

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  26. Definitely agree, cleaning can happen anytime, crafting has to be done RIGHT NOW!, lol. Great ATC's, still on my list if things to do. Shaz

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  27. Definitely crafting comes first every time. Why do the best ideas come to you in the middle of the night? I now have a notebook to hand to write it down before I forget. xx Maggie #112

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  28. no, house much, much later, far too many more interesting things to do and keep us happy! have fun with your layout, SF is on our visiting list for this summer, can't wait!
    Happy WOYWW Debxx #8

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  29. San Francisco is on my bucket list of places to visit. Your desk looks very organised the green basket you have - I have some orange ones for die cut scraps.

    I look forward to seeing the finished LO

    Laura #86

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  30. Love what you have been doing this week rather that housework ...I HATE cleaning ...dont mind laundry ...hate ironing but manage to reduce it to just a few bits ...enjoy cooking most of the time so Yes I tend to craft or blog hop or research family history ...well almost anything instead of housework lol

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  31. Oh yes...I craft rather than clean...hehehehe...cuz 2 wonderful ladies come in every 2 weeks and clean for me. I used to get them weekly but it got a bit pricey...it is amazing how (if I police (whoops, remind) my husband) we can manage with every two weeks. I just have keep the kitchen clean and it is amazing how the dishwasher does most of that.

    So I just have no excuse...I had better start producing more pages and card!

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  32. indeed San Francisco is wonderful (although I was freezing when we went!). your ATC book is delightful! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  33. Hi Sandra, Off work today. Got some "art" done. Might put on blog tomorrow. Anything I try to do here at home via android phone takes sooooooooooo long! Favourite colour, you ask? Well, in my normal indecisive way, maybe green, blue, pink, really, any colours appeal if they are combined well. Sorry, not much help.

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  34. "rigobo" ... proves I'm not a robot, hehe

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  35. What you've been creating this week sure beats housework - love the ATC book, perfect for a 'tea Jenny' like me :) BTW, the butterfly you made recently is beautiful - love colours, gorgeous :) Hope you have another week where the crafting wins. Elizabeth x #78

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  36. Oops! I should have said 'the butterfly canvas'.

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  37. Super clean desk... love the book and also love San Francisco too. Love Cynthia # 2 x

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  38. Cleaning? Clean House? What are these things you speak of? lol!

    I'm attempting to visit everyone on the WOYWW list this week. t'is a daunting task but at least I'm trying, more than I've done before!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  39. A clean house is only important in the context of crafting--if you have no space to play, then tidy up! If the cat is mistaking your craft pile for the litter box, then tidy up! If small children are lost in your hoard and making distracting rustling noises, then tidy up! But otherwise, naw... who cares?! Great ATC book! I've never made one but can't really see why I shouldn't give it a whirl (except for the lack of time thing, but that ain't due to house cleaning!!!)

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  40. Lovely atc, great tidy desk and WOW what a fab book. The lady I am staying with in CA would love that. What fabulous pictures and how beautifully presented it is.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #151 xx

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  41. Love that ATC book! The finished ATC looks great. Wish I could have such a tidy space. (SIGH)
    Happy belated WOYWW

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  42. SF in the summer has rain, so it's not surprising you were caught off guard, hehe. I like the calm before the storm desk photo.
    Aeryn (181)

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  43. I love your ATC! I always choose crafting over cleaning...probably why we always spend Saturday morning doing such a huge clean up of the apartment every week!

    Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
    Katie #31

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  44. greta title, just as it should be too.
    you have been busy lovely ATC's
    janet #6

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  45. For completing such a big project and starting another one your space looks quite clean. I am so jealous of your ATC skills as I have yet to conquer one but it is on my near future to do list. TFS #44

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  47. ooh I always wanted to visit san Francisco... tis on my bucket list.. one day eh? Thanks for the share x

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  48. I wasted my day off on Friday with the ironing board. Huff.... more fool me, I s'pose!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  49. That desk looks pretty organized. And lovely pieces below it. Thanks for visiting on my blog, Sandra.

    Coleen in Ukraine

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  50. Great desk, thanks for sharing.

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