Wednesday, 16 October 2013

WOYWW 228 - With a Special Friend!

Hello Friends

Yes it is Me joining you from a not so sunny Wales today.  I have a couple of days off from work so I thought I would share my desk with you today.  I also had a very Special Desk Mate joined me yesterday so I am sharing photos of her sat at my desk too.  In case you haven't been to my blog on a WOYWW Day click HERE for all the details.  

So without further ado, here is my desk as it is right now....

That is the cover of my next project there waiting to be run through the Big Shot and the stamps are waiting to be stamped on the inside pages.
And now for the Special Guest who was at my desk yesterday whilst on her visit to Wales....

This is my Blogging Friend Kim who is currently over from the States visiting Wales and the South.   Kim was my sender in the WOYWW Swap in 2011.  We became good friends and when I knew her and her Hubby were coming to the UK I offered for them to come and stay for a few nights.  We got on so well and it was sad to see them go yesterday.

But before Kim and her lovely Hubby went Kim just had to have a nosey in my Craft Room.  Here she is looking through some of my Artistic Outpost stamps that I will be using later.  We did raise a glass to you Julia to thank you for bringing us together!

Before I go I just want to share with you what I have done with my ATCs from this year's WOYWW PIF....



I used VOS K&Company paper for the main album and then white Snippets cardstock which I stamped for the tags.  I will later on today write the blogger name and the blog site where each ATC came from.  I may do the same for last year's now too!

That is is now.  I look forward to seeing you throughout the day. Don't forget to leave a comment when you leave and join the rest of the Blog Hop HERE.

Hettie  

40 comments:

Victoria said...

How lovely to have a special visitor! I thought for a moment that Parsnip had come over for a bit in Di's absence. It's always a joy to have a look at your beautiful attic - so much loveliness to behold! Look forward to seeing your next creations!

Sue said...

It's sad when your friends have to leave I felt like that the day I met Maureen and Sue P because we had had so much fun, your crafty attic is gorgeous! so much stash lol huggles hun Sue xxxx

Annie said...

Julia really does have a lot to answer for doesn't she? :-) So many friendships have blossomed from our WOYWW links. The world really is a smaller place. Thanks Julia :-)
Hugs,
A x # 5

Shaz Brooks said...

Its truly amazing how many friendships have been formed by WOYWW. Love your project for the ATC's. One of these days I'll try something similar to store mine. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #29 xx

scrappymo! said...

How nice that Kim and her husband came to visit! Julia's blog has created friendships that will endure...all over the globe..

Your ATC book is such a great idea. Love the idea of the tags marking the info!

ike said...

GREAT ATC folder - lovely idea and how fabulous to have a visitor :-) It's amazing the new friends we make in here :-)
Thank you for sharing and letting me visit :-)

Happy WOYWW228

IKE in Greece #94

Kyla said...

I agree, Julia has a lot to answer for!! It is truly amazing how many new friendships have been made via WOYWW (I for one love the fact that I have made new crafty friends over the past 2-3 yrs). Love the ATC holder (I spy mine!!) and so glad you were able to meet up in person.
kyla 74
(from a very wet and windy craft room)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to see that Kim and her hubby made it to sunny Wales! So pleased that it all turned out well for you after all the planning :-)
That is a pretty ATC holder, you really do have the knack for putting colours together...that really is lovely!
Hugs, LLJ 3 xx

lisa said...

How lovely to have such friends to stay, we have a lot to thank this blogland of ours for don't we?
Love the ATC holder, such beautiful works of art deserve a special place to live.
It's not stopping to rain here, urghh!! Got soaked walking home from work.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #110

Belinda Basson said...

Sad for you that her visit is over already! That was so long in the planning! Great photos today and hope going back to work was not too stressful!

CraftygasheadZo said...

How lovely! But then WOYWW has brought so many of us together and I now have 'real' friends out of my blog ones! Your ATC booklet looks amazing! Take care Zo xx 86

BJ said...

Adore your ATC album what a great way to keep the memory. BJ#1

Kathleen said...

Fabulous post.

Kath x

Lindart said...

SO much fun to meet a fellow stamper that you've known online and have her stay with you! Lucky you (and her!). I love having crafty friends stay with me! Great post!
Lindart ♥

Anne said...

How wonderful to have a blog friend come to stay. The album is fab. Happy WOYWW Anne x #81

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your album and your craft space is fabulous. I also want to say a HUGE thank,you for,popping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment and I am so thrilled your hubby liked my card too, thank you, thank you . Tracy x

Kim said...

Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality! I love your craft space and you have inspired me to start some mini albums of my own!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Hi Hettie, what a wonderful studio you have! I love your desk top today, even my floor looks a mess today, well, most everyday! Great idea for your ATC's. How nice to have company stay with you, wonderful friendships! Thanks for visiting today....hugz

Maudieroff Roffey said...

I do so love to see pics of blogging friends having a good time - looks like Kim was well taken with your craft space - am determined to join in the ATC space this coming year - have missed so much sharing of creativity - have a great week Hettie - happy WOYWW Mxx #72

MaryH said...

How lovely that your blog buddy got to visit your wonderful country (Wales has always had such an 'exotic' sound to me ...would love to visit there myself! Cornwall too). It must have been so joyous for ya'll to meet face-to-face and enjoy some quality craft time. Thanks for allowing us to share it with you just a little. Your desk made me feel right at home, except it's still neater than what is in my room. Fantastic way to display all the stunning swap projects you've received too. TFS & Hugs

Helen said...

We haven't seen you here in a while, so it's good to have you back! How nice that you and Kim got on so well and she looks right at home at your craft desk! The book for your atc swap is great, too btw! Helen, 13

kay said...

It's perfect to hold your atc's x

Kate said...

How great to have Kim visit. I hope you saved up some special Welsh weather for her!

~Kate~

Andrea said...

thanks for sharing a wonderful post its great to hear how woyww has brought people together it looks like you had a fab time and have friend for life.. makes me have a a BIG SMILE and warms my heart , have great week despite the great British weather ! Andrea #65

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oh Hettie does look like great fun you had great to meet up with cyber crafty fun!! and PIF guess it went when I was not looking, bad blogger at the mo!!Shaz in Oz.x

Di said...

Love your ATC holder Sam! It's gorgeous.

And Kim looks a lovely lady - right at home there in your craft room :)

Hugs, Di xx

Twiglet said...

Well that is fab - just what WOYWW is all about - wonderful friends and lovely crafting! x Jo

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hettie
how wonderful to have a blog friend come and stay with you. I have made a friend through WOYWW who lives just around the corner from me it is wonderful to get together with her.
Love your book idea for the ATC's
Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

trisha too said...

Hettie, that is really wonderful--and a true tribute to WOYWW, isn't it?

Your crafty space looks amazing, and the atc book, what a great idea. Thank you for stopping in this WOYWW!

:)trisha
#21 this week

Mistylynn said...

It's always nice to meet our online friends in real life. Thanks for sharing all of your cute stuff.

The Crafty Laydee said...

How lovely for you and your visitor Hettie:)Nothing beats a good crafty session with a friend does it?
Love your ATC holder-whata great idea :)
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely to make good pals via blogland isn't it? So nice that it brings us all together.

FAB ATC holder . . . excellent idea you clever girlie.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Alison Wade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. How wonderful that Kim and hubby came to stay with you. Are you going to visit her in the States? Love the ATC book. Ali x #96

Debs Willis said...

So organised! Bet you had a great time with Kim visiting :-)

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous creations and how lovely to have someone to play, errm, craft with lol! Gorgeous albums too x

The Taming of the Glue said...

How fantastic, meeting on here and becoming such good friends. The ATC book is lovely. Hugs. Pam#68

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a terrific post, Sam!! I love your amazing desk and your amazing visiting friend and your uber-amazing ATC Swap Holder! I think you will find that brilliant item will be CASEd through Blogville!! Happy Belated WOYWW and thanks for the visit to me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #57

April Story said...

How cool to meet someone through WOYWW and then really get to meet them in person. So glad you hit it off. What great ATC folders. I really like that idea. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.
April #61

Dianne said...

It's Sun. and I'm still snooping, what a wonderful WOYWW post,just goes to show crafter's are the best people..Your ATC book is fantastic, excellent gorgeous way to display those beautiful ATC's, thanks for taking the time to visiting, and your lovely comments.

butterfly said...

Lovely to have a WOYWW visitor - and what a gorgeous crafty space you have there in the eaves... Lovely display album for the ATCs too.
Alison x