For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

WOYWW 209

IT'S FRIENDSHIP, FRIENDSHIP, 
JUST A PERFECT LITTLE BLENDSHIP,
WHEN OTHER FRIENDSHIPS HAVE BEEN FORGOT,
OURS WILL STILL BE HOT...
(Ray Charles)

What a week! Firstly the WOYWW 4th Bloggaversary, then the CROP2..I don't know about you, but I'm shattered.. I've had to go back to work for a rest ;-)

First, the Desk and then some Thank You's!

Bunting!! Woohoo - I haven't made any for ages and I love it :-)  However, the reason that I am showing you is just to highlight my stupidity...sigh...again...
You see, the moral of the story is not to promise to swap more ATCs than you actually have....cough.... so this bunting is by way of an apology. It's amazing how ATC-like it does look!! Not..



Cor - look at all those juicy colours......

OK, my ATCs were like this. Now, be kind, this was my first (and only!) attempt at stamping. Thank you Julia, for letting me run amok in your craft room!







I worked on the KISS principle - Keep It Simple Stupid!! Story of my life......
But I got some awesomely creative ones in return! Thanks so much Guys!





From Shaz Silverwolf, Kyla, Zoe and JoZart..






Sue H, Janet (Fairythoughts), Doone, Helen and Twiglet...




Julie Ann Lee, Hettie, Bleubeard & Elizabeth, Wipso, Cardarian...
What a beautiful selection..thank you all very much :-)

Sue H and I did a crafty swap recently..these are some of the cards she made me...






                     Gorgeous, aren't they?






A beautiful Thank You card from Debs, ATCs from Sandra De (that made me giggle!) and Lisa Craft Garden and the most gorgeous scissors keeper from Janet (Fairythoughts)





Sue H also sent me this cross stitch - it made me laugh sooooo much..it says Bad Hare Day! I have a bit of a thing about hares..this one looks like me if I have to get up too early! He's definitely going on the wall above my crafting desk, lolol!

And finally, Sam (Hettie) presented me with this beautiful little album..it is soooo gorgeous. Photos don't do it justice...
Smiley, happy colours.... I love it!!
So, after a wonderful weekend, this is what we've ended up with to send to the Women's Refuge...four quilts, a whole pile of toiletries and £150 raised at the Crop.  THANK YOU :-)

Have a great week!





62 comments:

  1. Wow Jan, this is one full post with lots to see.

    Well done on your first ATC, it looks great. You have received some stunning ones in return, all very different but equally amazing.

    Another well done on getting that lovely stash of goodies together for the women's refuge, everyone's hard work will be greatly appreciated l'm sure. There's so many needy causes out there isn't there? It's a good job there are people like you in this world to donate their time and effort :)

    Happy WOYWW xx

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  2. How lovely that you got so many cards and aren't they fantastic too.
    Lynn //28

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  3. WOW!! I really need to go to the post office!! What a bounty of goodies you have Miss Jan!! Whoppee. Isn't it nice to have talented friends!? I've so enjoyed your emails and learning at least a bit more about the dashing' duke!! Will be in touch soon. Hugs
    Sara

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  4. What a lovely collection of ATCs and cards you have! Gorgeous!
    Have a good week,
    RosA # 19

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  5. It has been a fabulous week Jan and you made it even specialler for me Honey!
    Nice bright colours on the bunting!!!
    I think your first ATC is gorgeous.
    Hugs
    xx

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  6. Gosh I am tired reading all of your activities but what an awesome thing to attend the crop I so am envious of you all being able to catch up like that. I will one day.

    Love the bunting especially the colors, so bright and cheery and all those goodies for the refuge, you are a wonderful woman, have a cuppa and put your feet up.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 18

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  7. It sounds like it was a great day of fun and friendship on Saturday. So glad you all had a great day. Really wish I could have joined you but life just seems to get in my way.
    Thanks so much for the gorgeous ATC...life has just got in my way and I haven't managed to email all my friends who have sent mine to me [Sorry]. I love them all and the fact that they were sent by friends I haven't met [as yet].
    Hugs,
    A x # 49

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  8. Hi Jan love your post. You have indeed received some beautiful things. Also thought you did really well with your ATC - it's great. Well done on what you raised for the Women's Refuge. The Crop certainly sounds/looks such fun. love Anne x #53

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  9. Nothing wrong with KISS - you are a natural!! it was a great day (still thinking about it) and a great amount raised for the Refuge - Go US!!!! Helen, 5

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  10. Wow, wow and triple wow Jan! I think your KISS ATC is really beautiful and you got some beauties back too, all so lovely. Well done for raising so much at the crop too, that's amazing but then crafters really are generous folk aren't they.... It looks and sounds like you all had a great time. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #51

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  11. WOW!!! What more to say? You really have been blessed - some beautiful gifts to thank you for your hard work. ENJOY!!!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #30

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  12. Fabullous! Aren't you a lucky one!! Fantastic STC's and soooper stuff!!
    Happy WOYWW
    ((Lyn)) 32#

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  13. Gorgeous summery fabrics - that bunting will look spectacular. I love your 'simple' ATC - very effective, and I like the KISS principle - had a chuckle over that! Hope you have a great week.
    Diana #71

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  14. loved your ATC and that's a stunning group of atcs cards and bits in aren't they all .it never ceases to amaze me the wonderful talents around and how everything is all so different yet equally beautiful .well done with the fundraising too thats a great result.
    have a fab week and happy woyww Andrea#78

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  15. Hi Jan - That fabric selection is wonderful, love those summery shades and designs, your bunting is going to look great. You've got a wonderful selection of ATCs there too. MMx #68

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  16. What lovely yummies everyone made...and lovely bunting too! Have a good WOYWW - I must slink off to do some writing now, but will catch up with desks here and there! Debs #83

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  17. Your ATC is gorgeous, much better than what I did and oh my goodness, you got some beautiful ATC's from everyone. Very inspiring, I can't wait until my new glasses arrive so I can start creating again. That fabric for the bunting is gorgeous, I really love the little dragon flies.
    Have a great week and such a lovely thing you did for the women's refuge.
    Von #14

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  18. OMGoodness I don't cope with two events on one weekend. I don't no how you did so much and still managed to make the bunting. Glad you had a giggle with the ATC. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @53

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  19. Oh my gosh, what gorgeous ATC's you have!!! I love yours too, sometimes CAS is the best. Be proud of your stamping, you might like to do more if you ever have any spare time! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 89 x

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  20. So many lovely goodies you've shown us . So many talented ladies out there. happy woyww jill #82

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  21. What a fab pile of cards and ATC's. The fabric looks gorgeous...lovely bright cheerful colours, ideal for bunting. Well done on the stamping but be warned, it is addictive! Hugs. Pam#9

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  22. You have a lovely collection of ATC's and don't feel bad about the numbers... I was struggling to get rid of mine and then all of a sudden I realised I had a heap of requests and had to go head down, bum up and make some more!! LOL I actually think your ATCs are lovely, KISS always works!! Happy WOYWW from Annette #8

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  23. Aren't crafty swaps the best? Loving all your gifted art work, and your atc too.

    Waving hi from the bears @#85

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  24. Now I am wracked with guilt because I traded all my ATCs (all 4 of them LOL!) and had it in my head to give you and Julia one then totally forgot!

    Still, it was a lovely day and lovely to see you after so long, so al I can say is "will do better next year..."
    :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (10)

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  25. Hi Jan
    oh my goodness just look at all those amazing ATC's you have received they are beautiful. Wasn't last week wonderful so glad Julia did this as I have never made any ATC's before or been part of a swap.
    Your bunting is being made from beautiful fabric
    Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
    Ria #40

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  26. Hi Jan - its lovely to see all the ATC's around everyone's desks... Happy WOYWW... Mxx #98

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  27. Well Lunch Lady Jan a "huge-pat-on-your-back" heading your way from downunder or another fab post and most certainly a job well done!!!


    ... and about that atc it is just smashing, very well done, but am sure folk who were promised an atc will LOVE the bunting from your fair hand also :D your certainly had some amazing stash from crop and all the money for refuge and goodies that is fab too.

    ..happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #7

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  28. Wow Jan what an amazing post! As a past recipient of your bunting I know whoever receives it will love it. Great photos of everything you received and well done for raising so much money for the refuge, hope you remembered to stick in my 20 quid too! Loved all the photos in the recap, I hear Julia cut off her nails in the guillotine, snort!!! Sounds like a fantastic day, hope you've recovered!

    Hugs
    Brenda 96

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  29. Just love those fabrics on your desk. Great ATCs you got. Well done on your charity drive. :)

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  30. What a bloggy wonderful post Jan! Well done on the collection for the refuge - that is absolutely amazing. Those little ATCs are so gorgeous - much fun had making and receiving them!! x Jo

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  31. This is gorgeous stuff! The fundraising is just amazing too. And I LOVE that cross-stitch (said the life-long cross-stitch-aholic), and I'm very proud to tell you, dear soul sister, that I used "sticky-beak" in my post today. No one has mentioned it so far! Your post today makes me happy, which I need, because although I just went to the dentist for a checkup, last night I noticed something strange happening to my tooth with the crown and really stressed out about it, because I'm envisioning that horrible visit to the dentist--ugh! So glad it's WOYWW, because all the desks cheer me up. Hugs dearest. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #100

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  32. That's a gorgeous selection of ATCs you have there. The hare is awesome, I love it! Thanks so much for bringing us all together on Saturday and feeding us so very well :o0

    Fiona xx #117 (or something!)

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  33. You’ve certainly a lovely collection of ATC’s there Jan and everyone is so different. It’s great seeing all the artistic talent out there isn’t it. The ones that you made are great too.
    I can’t say I’ve heard of the ‘KISS’ principle but maybe it’s something I should try to get my mojo back in some shape or form.
    And your table is looking as bright and cheery as always with that lovely bunting.

    Have a great week and……..
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ #60
    x

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  34. Hi Jan, gorgeous & well deserved pressies for you there. Sams photo album is amazing, I can tell everyone, having seen it in the flesh, as it were. My DIL Becky asked me to send you special thanks for the plants for Margaret- she was very touched. So happy with how much was raised for the Refuge.We had such a lovely time, can't wait for the next one. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #33

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  35. ey up e Duck,

    thanks for the Hospitality

    and the ATC

    it is Not a Competition you know...

    Niall says thanks for the ping pong and the opportunity to realise he can blackmail me about the incident of the bush in the night time in Wales.....and the not so dry feet

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  36. I love your bunting and your eye for fab funky fabrics! Was lush to see you again and we sure had a great time. Am pleased too that so much money was raised and gifts donated. Take care Zo xx 65

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  37. What a gorgeous selection of creations you have there. I love your KISS ATC... it is really pretty. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#55)

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  38. OMG - what a gorgeous collection! I didn't get chance to take part last week and now I'm turning a delicate shade of green!! Well done on raising the funds & getting the items for the refuge - they deserve it. Have a great week. x

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  39. Wow!! What a lovely collection of fabric bunting and ATC cards. Congratulations on rising so much money - all in a good cause :)

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  40. Really don't stress about the ATC...My second batch only got into the mail box this evening, hopefully to get into tomorrow mornings early mail! Life happens to the best of us! Hugs #38

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  41. I thought I had been here already, but apparently I'm having one of those senior moments! You got a lot of ATCs. It won't be long before you figure out a way to incorporate both sewing and paper crafting. I know you had a great crop, and I look forward to many more. You put the most FUN events together. Happy WOYWW from #4.

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  42. What a lot of lovely ATCs you've got there! (and other presents as well). Sounds lik you all had a great day out at the crop.
    Bernice #55

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  43. wow, what a great pile of awesome goodies you recieved. Friends are the best! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ #12

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  44. You really have been spoilt with all your goodies! I'm glad the crop went well and am really pleased that you managed to raise so much for the refuge! Thanks for popping by, have a great week (Fairy Thoughts informs me that you may be down next week with Julia? If so, I'll see you then!). Lucy #27 x

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  45. What a lovely collection of ATCs. Knowing my time limitations right now I stuck at four, but I wish I had managed to make more. And you have lots of other lovely gifts too. Crafter's are so generous.
    I love your bunting fabrics by the way! Kate x #33

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  46. This is such a gorgeous post! I only just got round to visiting because my internet went down earlier! I am going to post a little gallery of mine next week, I hope! I loved yours - really nice design - simple but wonderfully effective. xxx#59 Julie Ann.

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  47. No mate...thank you. I can't tell enough people that Saturday and last October were entirely your doing...I'm being credited for organising that I just didn't do. I just went to the station a couple of times and made some cuppas. And because of the Silverwolfs, I didn't even put a chair or a table away. More beautiful photos on your post again. And this time, I don't wish to have the power to edit!!

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  48. Hi LLJ
    didn't we do well, £150 was a great amount to raise. thanks for the ATC.... you will make more you know you will!!
    If you do come to Winchester on Monday I will try and remember the toiletries I forgot on sarurday
    janet #26

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  49. Hi Jan!

    Thank you so much for organizing, cooking and doing everything to make us happy! It was a lovely day and as soon as I am over there you and Julia will be coming to my "crop" !
    Lots and lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  50. PS : I forgot to say LOVELY PHOTOS!!!!! Had a laugh! Some are really funny!

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  51. Great photos today. Lots of craty goodness and gorgeous arty ATC's.

    Love the card and gifties you have received...and well earned I might add. I dream that one year, one of my trips to England may align with one of your WOYWW crops.

    LOVE that book from Hettie...so bright and summery!

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  52. WOW! What a haul, lady! People sure do love you a lot!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Lisa
    #141

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  53. What a lucky bunny you are - or is that a happy hare. Love the juicy Summer fabric colours for the bunting. BJ#22

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  54. The crop looks and sounds a wonderful day, Jan so it's no wonder you've got all these lovely goodies. I had to laugh that you've resorted to the bunting!!! Don't be so dismissive of your stamping, I am very proud of the ATC you stamped for me.
    I hope you have managed to put your feet up just a bit this week and enjoyed this lovely sunshine. Don't forget to sit back and smell the roses sometimes!!!
    Mr Craft Garden thanks you for the birthday wishes, he says he is in good company as we read in the paper that it's Johnny Depp's 50th on the 9th!!!!
    Have a good week
    Hugs Lisax

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  55. i think your ATC looks lovely. Gorgeous colours and some fun stamps. What more could you want?

    Thank you so much for everything you did to make the crop such a wonderful day, including a photo of my craft area which you've made look really cool! I'm really glad we raised so much money for the refuge.

    Have a great weekend when it comes.
    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Love Rachel #29

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  56. What gorgeous ATC's you have there and well done you for your stamping efforts. Sounds like you had a great week and thanks for sharing. Happy Woyww Liz@135

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  57. Hi Jan

    I LOVE your ATC, mine will me finished ASAP - just as soon as I adjust me bra!

    Of course the Crop would be a resounding success - with the two Js at the helm why ever not. I was missing from swilling the decks duty of course but you're forgiven :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  58. The ATC's you received are beautiful. April #137

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  59. Hi LLJ,

    Wow - you received a great collection of ATCs! And the other goodies are wonderful too! I'm glad the crop was a success. If only.... oh, but I did put it on my bucket list!!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  60. Fab haul Jan! Love the bunting too :-)
    Debs #74

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  61. What a wonderful result from the crop for those in need. Well done, Jan!! And, oh my, but don't you have a very nice first stamping attempt (are you hopelessly addicted then, like the rest of us??) with your ATC and THE most stunning array of giftee ATCs from others! You'll need a trophy case just for the display. Everyone is raving about you and the job you did - not surprising! I SO wish I could have been there!!

    Enjoy the rest of the week! I'm just popping in to visit this week, so no no. for me. xxoo Darnell

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  62. Hi Jan, yes the moulds are indeed re-usable- hopefully they will stay that way for a long time. What do you want me to make the pendant & heart from- I can do it in Fimo( oven bake clay), or from Shrink plastic. They will still be light, but the sword should look more realistic.And there's no charge- this is the fun bit, finding out what I can do with it, lol! Hugs, Shaz xx

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