Wednesday, 27 May 2015


It is the WOYWW 6th Anniversary Swap!!  This is my desk on this auspicious morning... and yes, it is 4.30 a.m. as I type this... 
these are the ATC's that I have managed to make... 12 of them and then the wrist said no more crazy lady, that's it.... the doctor says I have a ganglione pressing on the nerves in my wrist which needs operating on to remove it... 
So this is the ATC I have made to swap with my mystery person in linky list... to amke up for its lack of beauty on the outside I made it into a 'secret keeper' with the anniversary message on the inside when the top is slid upward!!
and you can see what a problem I have with the cats.... its 4.15 a.m. in this photo... and its daylight out there and the cats think that that means Mum should be out of bed and getting them breakfast!
Garden is looking nice though and I really appreciate the nice early morning view from my spot at the window... 
Congratulations to Julia and all the WOYWW deskers on the 6th Anniversary of visiting each other, I have been missing in action most of this year but couldn't not be here for this... I still have few ATC's to swap with peeps if anyone is interested!!
Thank you to NikkiC for the lovely button as always!!


  1. Your garden is GORGEOUS, but those ATCs are over the top. They put mine to shame. Truly to shame.

    Yours is still sitting on my desk. I need to get a few things together and thought I would send it when I send the PIF envie.

    Happy, happy 6th WOYWW anniversary. May it (and our friendship) last a lifetime.

  2. 4:30 am and its so bright! I get up at 4:30 most days, earlier sometimes, and it is super dark here in the Philippines! I would love to swap with you! Save me one! Although I have only managed to make 2 ATCs as of now, I will surely make more! Love your ATCs!!! Happy Anniversary to us! patsy

  3. wow you are dedicated writing "live" - I schedule... love your atcs, they are not plain at all. Happy WOYWW Helen #9

  4. Hi Annette - happy 6th WOYWW and I see I am to send you an if you'd like to email me your details I'll post it off tomorrow...
    Your ATCs are amazing, wow very cool. And thats a fabulous view from your desk...I have pesky cats too that wake me at 4:50 ggrrrr and it's still dark here then. Have a great week Cheers RobynO#18

  5. What a fab garden - and I love the little ornaments you have there (spelling words).
    I didn't know about your wrist - how awful for you, hope the operation is soon and you are fine afterwards. Out of action for a very short time too.
    Fab atc's you have made - Your atc is in the post.
    Happy WOYWW 6th Anniversary - Hugs, Neet 29 x

  6. 4.30?? Blimey, I haven't seen that time for a while! It's very light though and yes, your garden looks fab :-)
    I love your design of ATC, especially with the secret sliding element, very clever indeed! I've got some ATCs spare, if you'd like to swap?
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xxxx

  7. Love your sliding ATC, very ingenious! I love our light nights, but I can imagine a problem with cats, LOL!
    Happy woyww!
    Kristiina #6

  8. Wonderful ATCs Annette and great view from the window - even if it is silly o'clock.
    Hope the ganglione is sorted quickly. Isn't that the thing that 'old wives' used to say you should hit with the family bible - sounds rather a painful way to cure the problem. Wishing you a speedy resolution.
    Toni xx

  9. LOL! I am so there with you - whatever made me thing making 30 pop up cubes was a good idea? But I do have one for you and how is it I had no idea you were in Scotland for the foreseeable? Lovely, Hubby is off up to collect DS from Dundee but the GF lives in ..Cairn Bahn? No idea how to spell it :) which is a bit more north. We may pop up end of the summer if we return him by car rather than making him take the train :) If so I'll be sure to drop you a line. Maybe we can finally meet up for a coffee...

    Happy 6th-anniversary WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (3)

  10. Oh my gawd..4.15...I presume you'll be napping later? No wonder cats sleep all day! Can't you make them a blackout sleeping mask?!!!!
    MIA or not, so glad to see you here today, really appreciate it and your ATCS are of course, just fab! Sorry about the ganglion...don't believe the people who tell you to slam a large book down on it, my Dad tried it and erm, cracked a little bone - and then had the op! It was life-giving-back though, so don't hesitate girly!

  11. Oh what a wonderful six years it's been. We really are part of such a lovely bunch aren't we? Your ATCs from Jo and I will be in the post today :-)
    Have a great day.
    Annie x # 36

  12. Goodness, you are an early bird but your garden looks beautiful, even at such an unearthly hour. Sometimes it's the best time of the day, although 6am is more like it for me!!!
    Love your ATC's and hope your wrist is soon mended. It's horrible being in pain.
    Happy 6th Anniversary
    Hugs Lisax #38

  13. Yay I am so happy to be your swap recipient. They look stunning as does your garden. Far too much light for that time of the day. I will email my addy. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de

  14. Would love to learn how you created the ATC's with the secrete message. Awe-inspiring idea! Happy 6th WOYWW Anniversary! Diane #29

  15. wow those atcs are fab, i would love to know how you made them ? I too end up getting up early but not because of cats, our lab, she just cant sleep past 5am, if you find the answer before me let me know, love your desk and those sayings are fab, Thanks for the snoop on your workspace
    Jac x

  16. Hi Annette, lovely to 'see' you!Love your ATC's, and your garden looks incredible. Just saw Julia's book comment- I remember when one of my sons had one on the back of his hand as a child, someone told me the 'old fashioned' way to get rid of them was to hit them with the family bible!-The ganglion, not the child, lol. Happy 6th Anniversary, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xx

  17. What wonderful ATCs! I love the idea of the pull-out message! And I love the highlighted number six. Well done.
    I’m still travelling but managed to have internet today so I’m visiting as many of you as I can. Happy anniversary all! Six years is quite a long time.
    Have a good week and CU Wednesday

  18. I LOVE the ingenious design of your ATC's. I also enjoyed the calming views from your work desk window. Happy 6th WOYWW Blogaversary! #55

  19. those ATC are gorgeous! So clever. OMG I do hope you have managed to nap by now after being up at that time- I was feeling good for getting up at 7 on not a school day!
    Been working on my garden today - no where near as nice as yours ( or as tidy!)
    Soojay 37#

  20. Happy 6th Anniversary WOYWW-er!
    heres to many more
    Charlie x #35

  21. Beautiful garden! Our cat thinks 4 am is the time for feeding.... And I just love your ATCs!! Happy 6th WOYWW!
    Carol N #55

  22. Beautiful cards!
    My cat does the same... 4 am and it's time to play :oP lol

  23. Our ATCs are on their way! Yours look totally stunning. Clever you. That garden is gorgeous too. Happy 6th WOYWWaversary!

  24. Hi Annette, just been scrolling back through your posts - way back in fact - to catch up with what you've been doing. I can't believe how much I've missed over the last 5 months!!! Good to see your new window fitted - the light it lets in is wonderful though I'm sure you'll appreciate that blind when it arrives. Your ATCs are fabulous. I have only one elderly cat but she's up with the first light of day too!!! Happy WOYWW 6. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #54

  25. Love the ATCs, very clever idea. Have a great woyww anniversary and happy crafting, Angela x 37

  26. Loving your ATCs great work. Take care Zo xx 47

  27. Happy Anniversary. Great ATCs. I have no idea how light it is at that unearthly time in the morning!! Nice looking garden.
    Hettie 62 I think!!

  28. Ok your ATC's are so creative and they look fun to play with great hidden little message inside and Happy WOYWW #6 Hugs Nikki 9


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