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Wednesday, May 30

WOYWW No. 156 The Third Anniversary


I've only been a part of WOYWW for a few weeks, but apparently 'The Gang' have been meeting for 3 years, and today's the third anniversary!!

So, I really wanted to join in today - despite feeling still yucky *sigh*

My desk hasn't been touched since Sunday, when I was feeling a bit brighter, and made this journal page...


I'd been sitting and dozing and listening to the birdsong through the open window... we're enjoying/enduring a mini heatwave in the UK at the moment.... and all i could think was how these tiny creatures can make such big, sweet songs...


As you can guess, my supply of readymade words didn't contain all I needed :)

You can also see an ATC...


I found this one inside a notebook a few weeks ago... I used to make and swap a lot of ATCs before the stroke - this one's dated 2006 - but I cannot work this small anymore...

But I wanted to join in the celebration of WOYWW third anniversary swap, so this lil creation will be travelling somewhere new...

And thank you for all the comments last week - I so enjoy reading them! - and big apologies for not getting round you all... surely, I must feel better this week...

Take care xx




26 comments:

Lynn Holland said...

I'm listening to the sound of a lovely blackbird now as I browse round the desks.
You did a nice job on your journal page. I will have to show it to my Doodly Birds to see if they recognise the one on your page. Have a good day.
Lynn
One I made earlier today

Di said...

Hi Claire, OK, you trying to confuse me here with your comment on my blog?

What made you think I was going to send an ATC to Kyla? The way it works, I hope, is that Kyla is sending an ATC to me and I send one to Stamping for Pleasure. Kyla is the asterisk immediately before me and Stamping for Pleasure is the asterisk Immediately after me (really funny as she's a pal and we're swopping anyhow).

So how did you pick that up wrongly? My first entry didn't have an asterisk so that one gets ignored. You standing in for Julia this week? :)

Have a great WOYWW - and let me know if I've totally lost the plot, but am sure I still have enough marbles to have worked out fine what to do. Snort, or maybe not......I first added this comment to your WOYWW post for LAST week! I blame the sunshine!

Di xx

Di said...

Forgot to say I love your ATC BTW - the words are so appropriate too in the circumstances :) Di xx

Di said...

ROFLMAO here :) I think we've got it sorted, just don't let us blondes loose huh?

Now, sit back and enjoy WOYWW - I think we both earned it :))

Di xx

Helen said...

Hi Claire - I have recently noticed people making really thick and chunky ATCs on blocks of wood. Maybe you could try one of those. Why not start your own trend of plus size ATCs!! :-) Hope you feel better soon. Take your mind off your troubles and craft, craft, craft! Happy WOYWW Birthday to you from Helen 83

VonnyK said...

Sorry you are yukky too, I am much better now, so hope you get better quickly. Love your journal page and the ATC is gorgeous, someone will be lucky to get that. Shame you can't work small anymore.
Happy 3rd anniversary and have a great week.
Von #20

Ann B said...

Seems the WOYWWers are sharing bugs as well as ATCs this week. hope mine doesn't last as long as yours - just started with it this morning. Love your ATC. I used to make loads but went off them - now I'm back on them, life is truly a rollercoaster.
Just popped yours in an envelope and it will be on it's way tomorrow.

Ann b
#58

Helen said...

The birds woke me at 4am this morning... so I will be drooping this afternoon at work in the heat!! Love the atc, your recipient will be delighted. Happy WOYWW, Helen #8

Helen said...

The birds woke me at 4am this morning... so I will be drooping this afternoon at work in the heat!! Love the atc, your recipient will be delighted. Happy WOYWW, Helen #8

May said...

Gorgeous ATC... hope you feel better soon, Hugs May x x x#4

MvM-design said...

Love watching all those lovely ATC's!!
Happy WOYWW anniversary ☼
have a great week!

Hugs Marleen # 28

Katie said...

Feel better soon! Love your creations!


Katie (38)

Glenda said...

Sorry you don't feel well. May you have healthy days soon. At least the sun is shining. I live in the southern US and it has been HOT already! Today is a nice one at 84 degrees!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the journal page and the strips of song traveling from the bird across your pages. Sweet ATC too. You do such good work!

Shoshi said...

Like you, Claire, I enjoy listening to the birdsong - my hubby has fixed the feeders outside the patio doors where I can watch their antics too. we've got a gorgeous blackbird in the garden who sings his little heart out - a wonderful, liquid, musical song! Love your journal page with the birdsong music on it!

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well. I've not been too well recently either - the heat does me absolutely no favours. I am very behind with everything and sadly have not managed to get involved with the ATC swap but send good wishes to all who are involved!

Thank you for your kind birthday wishes, and your lovely comment about my latest artwork! Now I've got my wonderful Inktense pencils, there will be no stopping me as I branch out into COLOUR!!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #60

Serendipity Stamping said...

Sorry you are feeling poorly, but the birdsong should help some. I am in awe of your Journal page. #128

Sue Brown said...

Loving the artwork, not loving the fact that you are STILL poorly :( Hope you pick up soon x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's nice to have the chance to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week. I think this is a lovely ATC and so are your journal pages. I know what you mean by working small. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

Angie said...

Love the music comming from the birds beak ...Happy 3rd woyww birthday

Elizabeth said...

Participating in WOYWW is a lovely way to "meet" fellow crafters such as yourself and see what you are up each week. Sorry to read you aren't too well, hope you make a speedy recovery. I enjoy listening to the birds tweeting away outside too,but I would prefer it wasn't at 3.30am which is what it's been recently :) Happy belated 3rd WOYWW anniversary! Elizabeth x #94

Lisa Richards said...

Your desk if filled with inspiring things! Your journal page and ATC are so creative! Nothing is more relaxing than listening to the birds sing. I finally got outside to help in the garden today after work. It seems I take the wonderful weather for granted and don't get out there as much as I should. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Tamarai said...

Love your work station and the art that happens on it.

Nora CG said...

Hi Claire!
Your pages and designs are so beautiful!!
I want to thank you for my beautiful postcard. It made my day!

Hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

Nora Clemens-Gallo

Queen Of Toys said...

I think every effort you make is worth of a massive amount of credit. Sorry to hear you have been ill, wishing you a speedy recovery.

Nice atc and journal page.

Eliza #140
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Minxy said...

cool journalling and atc, Sorry i'm late, Happy WOYWW Anniversary
Minxy #3

Ali said...

Sorry you've been feeling rotten... hope you're feeling better now? I love your journal page (what a fab way to use the tape!).

Happy WOYWW anniversary!

Ali #86