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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

WOYWW #157 - ATC City

Hi everyone, happy WOYWW. Have had a great week making ATC's for lots more SWAPping. There are 4 more on my desk at the moment, pending... I made the dolphin one for my main SWAP and then had to make a few more. Then I got all PATRIOTIC - I wonder why?
The 2 on the easel are ones I have received so far in the SWAPathon, from MAY and Redanne.

We did get to see the Queen as she drove to the races last Saturday. Can't believe we have lived so near for nearly 14yrs and hadn't tried to see her before. You know where I'll be each Derby Day from now on - LOL.

Managed to get hold of some Foil Tape at B&Q today, my friend Julia, mentioned this to me a while back. She's made some great stuff with it.

The other thing on my desk is my trusty Fiskars paper trimmer, love it.

I guess that is me for the week. Still haven't caught my breath from last week. Thanks everyone for making it a fab week, especially Julia.

29 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVely compact work station you have there...super ATC's you've made, I saw May's first hand this evening, great work, thanks for sharing...Mel :)

sandee said...

I'm surprised your ATC's don't have the fab queenly picture that your hubby took on them! lol Seriously, I only wish the queen knew how touching it has been to see how much y'all care for her! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Lucky you to get to see the Queen. I knew you were excited when you created that AB spread. In the states, the foil tape is called HVAC tape (heating and air conditioning). I get mine at the hardware store. Looks like you made some awesome ATCs, though. Very impressive!

Redanne said...

Good Morning BJ! I saw your pic of the Queen and it was amazing, hubby did so well to get it. Love your new ATCs, love mine especially, with the dolphin, thank you again. That tape sounds interesting, got some from Ranger but it is a tad expensive, if you need to practice like me. Off to B&Q to find it. Anne x

kay said...

had a peek at your earlier post and what a fab pic your hubby took of the Queen and Philip,great layout also.
your atcs are super
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

kay said...

hi bj,got your comment thanks and would love to trade a atc,have messaged your via your email addy,hope you get it:)kay #52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Neat workdesk there! And lovely ATCs too - I've really enjoyed sharing these over the past week. Glad you liked your bunting - I'd leave it up if I were you, the Olympics are not too far away....any excuse :)
Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

JoZart said...

You look nice and tidy and ready to craft! Must have been special to see HRH during this special time...
Love joZarty x thanks for visiting

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooh how exciting seeing the Queen though my son would be more impressed that you were at the Derby! Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 65

Jacqueline said...

Oh nice tidy desk this week! Mine is 'all over the place' at the moment! A bit like me really... headless chicken = me !! lol..


Thaks for sharing,

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

May said...

Soo glad you got to see the Queen.. I have been to the Derby a few times it is a great day out... Fabulous ATC's... thanks again for mine .. I will treasure it... I must look out for that tape at B&Q sounds interesting.. Hugs May x x x#34

Helen said...

Well done!! Love the ATC's and I too will look for that foil tape!! Helen, 16

Glenda said...

Such a lovely work space and I love all the pretty ATCs! How wonderful to get to see the Queen!
Glenda #85

Peggy said...

love the ATCs wow seeing the Queen
have a great week !

Morti said...

Helloooo! Thanks for stopping by today.

The wooden WOYWW stand you asked about was indeed from another anniversary - the first one. When there were an awful lot fewer than now, Julia's lovely hubby made them for her to send out to her linkers. I joined just after the anniversary but she had one left and I begged it from her. She dropped it off in passing one day, and when we eventually met up we hit it off, so I'm chuffed to have got one...

butlersabroad said...

Bit hard to get back to normal after all the excitement, the Olympics will be next. Lovely ATC's.

Hugs
Brenda 94

Rita said...

Hi BJ, Your ATC's looks lovely and bright, just like the lovely ones you received. I love your desk ,it looks very interesting. Hugs Rita xx 17

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You have a lot of things on your desk, but still lots of room to play. I need to learn to give myself some more room (but still have it all out too). Your ATCs, both coming and going, look fun. I never have tried to see someone famous because I don't do crowds well. Well, I guess hubby dragged me to a book signing by Ozzy once. He didn't pay me no mind, just signed. Hey, I'll bet you at least got a wave from the Queen!

fairy thoughts said...

i'll be interested to see what you are going to do with the tape. Great ATC's they are fun to make aren't they?
thanks for you earlier visit . . the buttons are sewn on to a brunge board cuff as a bracelet.
happy WOYWW
janet 53

Julia Dunnit said...

Don't thank me, its all about what you and the others do! How great you got to see the Queen, she does love the racing, perhaps you should ask her for tea! Ive already seen one of your ATCs on my travels today, isnt that a blast!

SophieNewton said...

What a good idea, B&Q for foil tape! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW!
Sophie
#81

Zeffy said...

BJ I am expecting ATC s from the UK I hope that at least one will be all patriotic,would be lovely to have a jubilee momento made by a British crafter! So lucky to have seen the queen,,and wow what a good shot your DH got!!

Queen Of Toys said...

Nice ATCs and glad you had fun with the swap. I love my Fiskars paper trimmers too, I have the large and the small, just perfect they are. You also have a little art stand like mine, aren’t they fab. Might paint mine not sure yet.
Thanks for visiting me

Happy Crafting
Eliza #50
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Laura said...

What a fun assortment of ATCs! So glad you had a chance to see the Queen -- your husband managed to get a very good shot considering it was a moving vehicle passing by! Happy WOYWW (on Thursday) ~ Laura #101 (Thanks for popping over for a visit already.)

Tertia said...

So many great things on your desk. Love the ATC's.
Happy WOYWW

EELS said...

Love the ATC's and your super desk. What a cute little easel.
Elaine

Twiglet said...

Making the ATCs has been fun. Thanks for popping over to my blog - my little dumflings are made using a needle felting machine but you could do the same with a felting needle or a little needle punch (Clover) x Jo

Daniella said...

Sorry I am SOOOO late! very hectic here. my little one turns 13 this weekend! Where does the time go??????
Your desk looks very creative and your cards from friends are awesome!
xxDaniella#106

Queen Lightwell said...

Thanks for stopping by my crafty space and leaving me a sweet comment...I wish you could come round to play too! I think I have something very similar to that foil tape, now I just have to see if there was a link up there for me to follow, huh? So then I will have a new technique to try out, yippee! :) And the ATC's you've created are fabulous! I took lots of pictures of mine, except one that I forget to get the final pic of before I sealed it up to mail, but I'm waiting until this next woyww to post them since my mailing took so long! And they were mostly all international too...so I don't even know how long they will take to get where they are going. Well, I'm off to google that now,
take care! :)
Deeyll #154