Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WOYWW - 22nd May 2013

Here we are again ready to do the rounds of the blogs of the world! I actually have two desks going at the moment (3 if you count the one I am sitting typing at)!  
When I was unpacking new furniture and things I found a couple pieces of cardboard that looked fabulous... and Chris, bless his heart, he didn't even query why I would want to keep them, just nodded in that resigned sort of masculine way that indicated he was prepared to just go with the flow, even though we had a garage full, floor to ceiling, of the stuff!  So I gathered a few bits and pieces from various drawers and cubbyholes and had sat them all on the desk till a light bulb lit up in my head.
Just look at it... I just knew it was going to be fabulous if I peeled a bit of the paper covering off!
It reminds me of honeycombs... I keep expecting to see a bee buzzing around my head at any moment.
This is it at the pre-glue it all down stage... so it may look nothing like this in the end and has been moved to a table next to me while I figure out what to do next... 
and on my desk is this... yes, ATC's for next week!  I am going to make 12, one for the woyww4 list and 4 others already have homes to go to.  That means there are 7 going begging... so if you would like one, mention it in the comments and I will do a first come first served.  I allotted $30 to postage for these but if that gets bumped up, I may make a few more, but there are no guarantees! LOL
If you are reading this and wondering what on earth I am rabbiting about go to our esteemed leader's desk here and read all about it... you really won't regret it!


  1. Hi - I just knew when I saw your first picture that it would turn into something super duper! What fabulous card you unfolded! Really looking forward to seeing the end product.
    Would love to swap an ATC with you as I have long been a fan of what you do. Hope it is ok as I am in the ;UK.
    Thanks for the peek into your world and your earlier visit to me.
    Hugs, Neet (2) xx


  2. This reminds me of the paper I kept from a friend's new weight scales. It was fantastic.

    I'm sending you an ATC, but don't look for it near the 4th anniversary. It will get there along with a few other goodies I'm accumulating for you. I might even have something for the "kids," too.

    Happy WOYWW from #10. BTW, your post isn't showing up on my sidebar.

  3. yes our men must wonder what they married lol we become hoarders when we get stuck into it
    Bridget #11

  4. That card is really fab Annette - I can see why you wanted to keep it. I look forward to seeing the 'after stick down' version.

    Toni xx

  5. You are so resourceful and I love how it looks so far, I am sure it will be even better when it is finished. I only managed to get 5 ATC's done. Helen 5

  6. oh fabulous!! Love the texture and proves we must throw nothing away! My mind is now wanting to have a go, but I'm so up to my eyes in 'things', I can't! (yet) Thank you for my snoop!
    Have a HaPpY WoYwW!
    ((Lyn))) #55

  7. I'm doing a quick blog dash before I get started this morning cos we have another estate agent coming today to take pics of our house so it needs a final hoover and tidy through :-)
    I love the bee hive cardboard Annette and look at all those ATCs in the making....I hope one has my name on it :-)
    A x #52

  8. I have never made an atc in my life and I'm not sure if this is a swop or not but I'm sure they will be fabulous as all your work is. Looking forward to seeing the final honeycomb picture.

  9. Wow! That cardboard was fab, fab, fab! I am always pouncing on cardboard now too, but you are so right about the honey-comb effect. I love what you are doing with this. Thank you for sharing. xxx#58

  10. oh my! stunning honeycomb! Very clever of you to uncover the hidden treasure. Looking forward to seeing the 'stuck down' version :D

    Happy WOYWW
    Karen #79

  11. That cellular card is absolutely fab (in your hands) and that shape is so on trend right now - Stamping' Up are all over it!! Isn't the light over your desk fab. Postage is a bummer in terms of cost for the ATCs, I think you're very generous to join in with such numbers.

  12. well this is really a case of what some see as rubbish we see as treasure and your cardboard really is treasure. Look at that honeycomb effect I think you need to find a bee to place on it somewhere.
    Sending hugs and hoping you have a great day
    Ria #74

  13. Loving that card, it does look fab with the cover peeled! It actually looks just like a wasps nest to me.

    And the reminder that I need to finish my last few ATCs (seems like I've been saying that for WEEKS)

    Happy WOYWW!
    MA (7)

  14. Oh yes the honeycomb is perfect for that project. Glad you are busy with ATCs - if you want to swap with me send me your address!! x Jo

  15. You have a great eye for the potential in what others through away. The effect is stunning. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @21

  16. I think all our other halfs have that resigned look! Love what you've done with the packaging!
    Happy WOYWW. Pam#20

  17. I tis the only way a guy can survive marriage to a crafter and after a few hundred years they start bringing you bits they found. My DH is relieved I have a gear die.

    I would love to swap an ATC with you and after the current desk filler is completed ,hopefully to day i will start on mine.
    Monica 103

  18. ooohh, that cardboard peeled back looks great with the honeycomb look. I'm sure it'll look fabulous once completed. Brigita #113

  19. That's some fabulous paper. It does look like bees should come flying out of the little holes.

  20. Yep- I thought Honeycomb too! Love it, Looks like it will be a fabulous piece when you've finished. I'm a first time ATC-er, but would love to swap with you! have a great week, hugs Shaz #125 xx

  21. I can see why you'd expect to see a bee at any moment! tee hee. I've been collecting Starbuck wrappers for a while and now have a few coffee friends collecting them too.

    The layout looks great - it'll be interesting to see it once everything is glued in place.

    Thanks for visiting me already!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (6)

  22. That looks very kewl and I agree the other halves just go with the flow when it comes to our creative sides :)
    I'm working on my swaps too can't wait to see what everyone is creates
    Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki #9

  23. I'll trade to if you want I'm in Canada

  24. What a gorgeous busy desk. The layout is great - love the idea with the cardboard. Once a crafter, never a thrower-away!! Have a great week there in foreign, sunny climes.
    Margaret #153

  25. G'day Annette
    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment for WOYWW. OMG that cardboard is beautiful and I like where you are going with it on yr LO. I Hope you are settling into life in Brisvagas :o)
    Annette In Oz #4

  26. I wanted to tell you, I don't expect an ATC in return for the one I'm sending you. Mine will be very late, anyway, because I refuse to pay all that postage for one little piece of card stock and I have nothing else ready at the moment. But there will be other opportunities for us to swap in the next year and a half, so save your pennies, or whatever denomination they have in Australia.

  27. The ATC's look very exciting! I can't get in too deep with making these, so I'll pass for now. Hoping to get ONE made, lol!
    Great idea with the cardboard. Creative mind!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Lisa #163

  28. Today is my first day of joining WOYWW. I am a cardboard hound too. I love the honeycomb look and am excited to see how it turns out! Have a great week and I look forward to following your awesome blog. Robin #139

  29. It's ok, you're with a fellow group of hoarders of cardboard...we all understand!!
    I read your previous couple of posts and LOVE your poppy quilt and assorted creations!! Binding the quilt is my least favourites part of the making... I hate it, even though it makes othe Quilt look finished...blah blah blah. The big ribbon is genius!!
    Hugs, LLJ 40 xx

  30. I would love to swap with you, but I can't find a way to reply to your email comment so as to send my address xxx #62 Julie Ann

  31. Adore the honey comb and know exactly what you mean about the pre vs post sticking stage as it always chages a bit with me too. Thanks for visiting me and entering the spoon draw BJ#51

  32. It's amazing what you can make from a bit of packing material. It looks fabulous. I still haven't even started my ATC yet, better get a move on.
    Have a great week.
    Von #66

  33. Lovely to see you back Annette, and it looks like you're somewhat settled in sunny Australia at last. That packaging is fantastic isn't it? Good job you saved it from the crusher!

    Brenda 100

  34. Hello there your work is fab. I bought a ready meal just to get a separator in the packaging that I could use as a stencil. Someone else had bought the meal and showed it me . My DH didn't bat an eyelid :-) Sorry I'm late visiting. Anne x #73

  35. OK, here's the thing, first I am apologizing for not having been around, but I have been uber busy and now I am going to have the audacity to ask you to do a favor for me ( shakes head, I'm shameless ) But I am in a contest and sad to say but it's the truth, it's a popularity vote, so here's the favor...would you be so kind to go over and vote for me? I sure would appreciate it from the bottom of my pitiful heart! lol (vote for the camera, please ) ( waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ #19

  36. Well, I think using an old packing box for a journey piece is just about as apt as it can get - at least, in your case it does! Glad it's all going well out there for you...

    Thanks for stopping by!

  37. oooh! just lovely, busy things happening on your desk this week :)
    sorry it's taken so long to reply - the days have just evaporated!
    happy belated WOYWW x


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