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Wednesday, 12 September 2018
WOYWW #484- The After Crop Edition.
I'm sure many of you have seen all the fab pictures posted by LLJ, who blogged it after the event, and I'll add a few at the end of the post. It's a bit photo heavy, so apologies ladies.
Some of us made ATC's, and others had something different to share. 😀
These were the ATC's I made.
Instead of colouring individual cards, I cut down some Brusho backgrounds to ATC size.
Larger image here, so you can see the stamps used.
The stamps I chose reflect the feeling of WOYWW, I think.
Across the Miles is from a Christmas sentiment stamp, and that's in honour of all the WOYWWers around the world.
Let us be Grateful.... comes from a set by Chocolate Baroque, called Words of Gratitude. The word Friends came from a stamp block I bought many years ago at a craft fair. The WOYWW used up some more peel offs, and I finally added a couple of acrylic gems to the butterflys antenna.
ATC's & tags from the croppers.Clockwise from the left, ShazinOz, Sarah Brennan, Neet, Jo ,Chris (Mrs D),Christine (Bishopsmate),Margaret, and Heather M in the centre.
LLJ had spectacle cases as her swap, and Annie (Wipso) made a gorgeous tiny bear with his own little poem.
The case is now keeping my glasses clean on my workdesk, and the little bear had a fridge magnet on his back, so as my PC unit has a magnetic backboard, that's where he lives now.
There was a raffle, where we get to choose our prizes, and my choices were a Memory bear made by Annie- with a WOYWW tag!- and a little bound notebook, which I have just realised I forgot to photograph.
Annie said if she'd known I was going to get him, she'd have made him black, lol. But green is probably my second favourite colour,😀, and he's just gorgeous. So thank you for making him Annie. 😉
I have to find him somewhere to sit where he can see the goings on, but not get inky!
ShazinOz gave everyone a little bag of goodies she made up. And no, I haven't eaten the chocolate yet!
I took colouring to do, as the amount of time spent crafting can usually be counted in minutes, rather than hours. Well- consuming all that coffee and cake, and all that chatting doesn't do itself you know! So it was something I could stop & start easily. And I needed some practice. Okay, a lot of practice. I took my Prismacolour pencils, as I hadn't actually tried them yet, I also took a selection of Promarkers, but to be honest, I loved the pencils so much, the markers never saw daylight.
I was amazed how easily a blended look can be achieved with them, I've never, ever got results like this with markers. But that may improve with more practice.But I really loved the results here, and I can see me doing a lot more colouring in future.
This has nothing to do with the crop- I saw these in Poundland last week, a BIG bag of sequins, in a copper and a bronze colour, and will be great for shaker cards, amongst other uses.
Last week I showed those Wedding photos, and mentioned that Rich had carved the bench they sat on. It was hard to see much of it in that pic, but here it is.
And so, on to the roundup of crop photos:
Everyone looking very industrious- don't worry, it didn't last.😁
Annie,Jo & Shaz,Elizabeth & Hubby, LLJ, Mrs D,Sarah and Christine.
We had a lovely weekend with Annie & Jo & the Hubbies, as we all stayed in the same Travelodge.
LLJ and the spectacle cases, and Sarah.
Shaz & Shaz!
Team DougnShaz (Thanks for that Elizabeth!) and Shaz
The traditional group photo.
And the menfolk, without whom most of us would not have got there.There were another two, but they'd sloped off to a footie match, lol.
I'm sure you'll get lots more photos from the others, we all had a fabulous day. Join in the blog hop by leaving your link at Julia's place, The Stamping Ground,and keep your eyes peeled for announcements for next year- maybe you'll be able to join us, meeting up with all these crafting friends is just the best. AND we raised almost £170 for the two charities being supported too!
I forgot to say, we're off to the Netherlands this afternoon, so I'll visit as many as I can before we go, and I'll catch up with everyone else as and when Internet access allows!
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