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Wednesday, 29 May 2019

WOYWW #521- The Nearly Crop Time Edition

Yep, just a few days now,and many of us will be meeting up for the Birthday Crop,meanwhile we're linking up at The Stamping Ground, to show our desks to the world.  Need to get my butt in gear and sort out what I'm taking.
 Some ATC's have arrived from folks, thank you ladies.

I must show the the envelope that Diana's came in.

The front..............................

 The back...................................

 and a little envelope with die cuts in.
But how amazing is that envelope?

Goodies from Zsuzsa too,

And a card from Cindy.

These are the ones I made, some have been sent but most will be swapped at the Crop. If anyone still wants to swap, let me know.

Made some cards over the weekend, and discovered the one thing I don't have is a New Home die! So I made some die cuts on my Silhouette, which is fine, but if I wanted to use glitter card, that won't cut it. So, I popped over town and had a look in The Range. And look what I found!

These mini word dies at £1 each- what a bargain.They have masses of dies at this price, all sorts including things like fantasy (unicorns & stuff), and Beach. Loads more word ones too.Well worth a look if you have one near you.

 They are pretty much an inch high, which is perfect.(25mm)
Notice I'm keeping the enabling to a sensible level, whilst maintaining my reputation?😎

They'll all be in my dies box at the crop, so if anyone wants some sentiment die cuts, that'll be your chance.

And so, I'm almost done here.

 This pic I'm showing for Zsuzsa, after her cat Oreo walked all over her work last week. It's clearly a cat thing, Zsuzsa.

And that just leaves.......................................And Finally.............................................


Helen said...

Gorgeous atcs both sent and received, Shaz! the sentiment dies look great, must remember to add some card stock to the (growing) pile of things I am bringing with me! Helen #??

Neet said...

Your atc's look exactly like mine. Good job I didn't show them- it would have been an identical blogpost. Wasn't Diana's amazing. .Zsuzsa had a fancy one too.
I saw those dies in The Range and was tempted but didn't buy. Only because I have lost my "bee' stamp and went to see if they had one. I was sad to see the poor range (no pun) they had of rubber/polymer stamps. Guess I was sulking when it came to the dies.
Glad you got a nice haul.
Love your atc's - what a great idea your image is
Hugs, Neet xx

Claire said...

Such wee treasures!! And yes, I'm determined to finished projects started way before 2017, heehee :)
Happy WOYWW!
Claire no. 2

Anne said...

Hi Shaz. Fab makes from you and others! See you soon. Anne x#9

Sarah Brennan said...

Loving the ATCs Shaz and really looking forward to the crop. Great find with the word dies and your reputation is indeed intact lol. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #12

Julia Dunnit said...

I saw these dies during an indulgent walk around the other day...didn’t buy any but really feel that they are perfect for card makers and the £price is amazing...bet very few people only buy one! Aw your ATCs are really cheery, can’t wait to see you at the weekend. Xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I didn't make enough ATCs. I wish I had made more. I love yours.

Had to laugh at those cat prints. I make handmade paper and had some laying in the grass one summer day waiting for them to dry. A bird (probably a robin) walked across one of the wet pages and was headed for another. I said "Shu," which woke Bleubeard, who promptly headed for the bird. I had a lovely sheet of handmade paper that had bird tracks and cat prints on it! And to think I almost returned it to the pulp bath.

Have fun at the crop and please take loads of photos. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Annie said...

Love all the ATCs Shaz. Cats will get everywhere but so do dogs....where ever I am Milly is with me even if it means jumping up on my knee mid sewing project just cos she needs a cuddle :-)
See you very soon.
Annie x #14

Kyla said...

ooh what an amazing envelope! Mine were plain this year totally forgot about decorating them!
Sadly not able to make it to the crop so will miss you all :-( but looking forward to seeing the photos on FB etc.

LOVE those mini dies too, £1 each? That is really good value!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol, love the last two pics - cats eh? And old crafting projects too, lol!! I share your amazement at Diana's beautiful envelopes, they are gorgeous! Really looking forward to seeing you soon, lovely gal.
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

Thanks Shaz, so glad you liked it - it's a good example of me not knowing when to stop - I had to make myself create a white space on the envelope first as I couldn't trust myself not to fill the entire address area with stamping! The ATC's are fabulous and I love the cocktail glass stamp that Angela used. I am off to the Range in the next few days so will look out for their dies - they are not something I would have thought of looking for there, but £1 each is a fab bargain and they would be a useful addition to the stash. Your New Home cards are gorgeous - what a lot of different little house stamps you have, and of course I adore the butterfly ones (but then I think I might have said that before!).
Have a great time at the crop,
Hugs, Diana xx #18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

LOL at the paw prints! It's always handy to have a Range nearby, although I always feel awkward now going back since I stopped working there. Notice how the three pink ATCs go so well with Diana's green one? Of course, Diana's is in a completely different league - from mine at least LOL. I haven't received yours yet, Shaz - now I'm concerned that it may have gone missing in the post? I'll let you know when it turns up. It's ok, cause I wasn't going to show them anyway until next week. It would be lovely to meet you at the crop, but I still don't know if I can make it. If I do make it, I'll just pop in for half an hour to say hello to everyone. zsuzsa #23

Stacy Sheldon said...

*cough* I think I have some ufo's that are lingering for longer than two years lol... Loved the cat trails and the bitty word dies you found Shaz. the glimmer on the atc's is really cool too. ~Stacy #27

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, You have been busy with your fab ATCs and cards.

I've always wanted to decorate my envelopes, but thought Royal Mail doesn't like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #10

Caro said...

Gorgeous ATCs both sent and received, and I am looking forward to swapping at the crop. Love the cats thing - seen it before but it always makes me smile. Happy WOYWW! Love & God Bless, Caro x (#15)

StampinCarol said...

Great ATCs!!! And cards!
Your's are pretty cool, love the balloons!
What a deal on the dies! Bet you'll get oodles of use out of them!
Funny on the cat tracks. I do miss having one but...
And got a great laugh from your quote! Good one!
Thanks for popping by and have loads of fun at the retreat!
Carol N #25

Twiglet said...

Aren't we lucky to receive such lovely artwork from Diana - I would love to be able to do that! What lovely ATCs you have sent/received. So looking forward to Saturday - all organised here I think. xx Jo

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, definitely some great ATCs making the rounds. Will be fun exchanging them on Saturday, but I think I might make a few more just in case as I don't want to run out! I visit the Range quite regularly, pick up some great crafty bargains. I'll look out for the dies next time I am in. Looking forward to seeing you again on Saturday. Thanks for stopping by earlier - I do have One Note- never thought to put my craft stuff on there. Would make it far easier when I go shopping! Have a great week, Heather xx #11

Lillianb said...

Great ATC's and know you will all have a great time at the crop. Just shows how long cats have been about love the cat paws .

Lilian B #13

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Brilliant collection of ATCs you have there. Wish I could be with you all on Saturday but know you will all have great time. Have a lovely crafty week and a very happy woyww, Angela x17x

Shoshi said...

What a great post, Shaz, so full of goodies! Gorgeous ATCs, envelopes, etc. A real feast for the eyes. I was sorry not to be part of the swap but I couldn't cope with it, with everything else I'm dealing with at the moment. I loved your funnies this week! So typical of cats to do that, and nice to think of Roman kitties leaving their mark thousands of years ago! What fun. 2017 projects to be finished in 2019? Ha ha, that's a joke... I've got UFOs going back nearly 40 years!! (It's as bad as trying to get out of Europe.)

Thank you for your great comment. That box had some free samples. I don't use them regularly - I use Coloplast Sensura Mio bags - real Rolls Royce variety! Yes, I can't get my head round the kitties being 2 either, any more than I can believe I'm now 66! It is great about the pension, though. It's going to make a big difference. I'd love to hear your experience of getting PIP if you'd like to email me sometime. Things are gradually coming together with completing all the stuff but it's a horrible nightmare and it does my head in.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi x #21

Dorlene Durham said...

Great ATCs and cards. I love your quotes, they always make me laugh! Have fun at the upcoming crop. Dorlene #28

Debbie Rock said...

I've had a few ATC's arrive - aren't people kind?! But I am not sharing them until after the crop as I didn't want to spoil the surprise for anyone ... I shall do a "show all" WOYWW next week! Sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday - was a rotten old day and I just sort of went to ground - your comments are always so kind, Shaz ... you are a real and true friend and how blessed I am to have you in my corner. Love to you & Doug from Debbie xXx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Just letting you know that I've got your ATC, Shaz! Looks lovely, thanks so much. Going on my blog next week! I can't believe you made 50 of them - wow!

Lindart said...

Beautiful ATC's-lucky gal! I really love the Diana's! Yours are also very cute with the balloons! I've been enjoying all your cards on Instagram - you have been busy! As far as the wooden letters go, I now have 2 sizes! I found another box of them at another Dollar Store that are larger! Enjoy the crop, I look forward to the annual report! Thanks for your visit, Lindart #30

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz - Couldn't comment earlier as I spent Wednesday lying prone on the settee feeling VERY rough - however... here I am now.
A wonderful "and finally"!!! How true - I have a cupboard (or two) filled with what John always called my unfinished symphonies!! His argument was that if Schubert could have one, so could I! Yes, the works is just great for dies and things - apparently, there are even more on their website than get into the stores - although I admit, our local store is getting more and more in!
Love your ATCs - I look forward to seeing them on Saturday.
Take care. Travel safely. You going up tomorrow and staying over somewhere? God bless.
Margaret #4

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great ATCs Shaz well done, looks great too those dies, Word dies are so useful. Know you’d have had a great time at crop
Very late at calling .. but happy belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing your desk, Shaz in Oz.x #24

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