Tuesday, 1 June 2010

WOYWW - Week 52 and Anniversary Challenge

Hello friends and fellow bloggers.

If you are here, you are either a follower and seen that I have posted, or are here by accident (how did you manage that???!!!), or are here for a very important event in the blogging calender... Yes bloggers, it is WEEK 52 in the phenomenon that it Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday...

Julia - the founder of the 'Cult', set us a challenge a while back in order to properly acknowledge and celebrate the first anniversary (week 52) of WOYWW.  The project had to be something that incorporates the WOYWW letters (if you know what I mean) and be something that you can proudly display around your craft area.

Well, I'm sure that we will all probably play to our strengths, whether that be knitting, painting, stamping, sewing or dumfing!!!  Mine is playing with paper - after all, this is the paper playground.

Being a big fan of Funky Hand and their word books (and bright and colourful ones at that), I thought this is what I would do.  Also, I thought that I would share within the word book exactly what WOYWW has meant to me as a newbie blogger joining in with some seasoned bloggers and crafters all those months (well nearly 5) ago.


Taking part in WOYWW has opened up a whole new world to me and been something that has helped me make so many special friends... some of whom i've met, some i'd love to meet and some that, unless I win the lotto, I'll only be able to talk to on SKYPE.

Anyway, I wanted to reflect within the wordbook what this all has meant to me - so i've journalled (well typed) some words that cover what I think it all stands for:





I thought I'd show my appreciation for all you people who visit me, so I'm going to offer my wordbook as a little gift - so anyone who leaves a comment this week will be chosen by one of those random generator gadget thingies meaning that everyone will have the same odds of winning.  

It is Tuesday evening as I am at my friends house for some much needed R&R in Lincolnshire - but don't fret, I've bought my laptop with me so I can blog and keep in touch - Donna won't think me rude - her favourite pastime is surfing the net...  Anyway,
Donna lives in Gedney which is almost where 3 counties meet: Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, so a trip to the seaside in on the cards - I definately need some sea air in my lungs after all that has happened these past two months.

I just want to thank all my fellow bloggers - whether I have spoken to you once or tonnes of times - your comments, visits and most of all support has meant so much to me during the time i've been blogging - which co-incided with me finding out about my tumor at the beginning of the year - I really feel like you went through it with me - you have all been an absolute rock for me...

Here is my desk as I left it this morning - and should be like it upon my return unless eldest son and DH are closet crafters and cuttlebug while I out...



And a bonus look at underneath the desk - but only because I've tidied it up!!!



Anyways, if you want to know what this WOYWW lark is all about, hop over to Julia's blog at the Stamping Ground - or click on the WOYWW button in the right hand side of my blog - you will be able to visit everyone who links up to Mr Linky and joins in the fun.  Leave a comment and some love at each blog you visit, and i'm sure you'll make as many friends as I have over the last 5 months - a place where everyone makes you feel welcome.

After I'd showed you my cupboard with all my files and folders in - the one that I had swapped from the bottom of the stairs.... well, I'd been in it and left the door slightly ajar, when Dylan started sniffing round... I opened the door and found this



She is just so funny, mischievous, comfy - and loving... she's never very far away from me.  Bless.


Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to read this post. Please come back again. hugs, Paula x x x

62 comments:

  1. hi paula *waves madly cos you is so far away* hope you are resting...

    Love your funky word book, so bright and cheery. I can't believe you are giving it away. What are the papers? Gawd they are some serious scissors, you could do a lot of damage with those lol

    Cute Kitty, I would quite like a cat, but Ian is allergic, would rather steal your Dylan though lol

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  2. LOVE that book Paula ... a lot! Have a wonderful break XXX

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  3. Love the book. what a nice idea ...our wednesday meeting means a great deal to a great number of us and you have summed it up very well.

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  4. Good Evening Missus!
    Your book looks FAB honey. :)Hope you have a lovely time & the sea air does you a world of good. ~Crosses fingers~
    Thanks for thinking of me re; the award I will call & pick it up a.s.a.p.
    Hoping to get Skype up & running when Rachel goes to China so you never know!!
    Wishing you a lovely Wednesday. Hugs, Gez.xx

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  5. Hi Paula
    Glad to hear you went on a break it will do you the world of good, we made the same thing, I was going to make a LO and then remembered about the c.d and thought that would be good.
    Speak to you soon, enjoy
    Christine x

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  6. awesome project!! way to go!

    your kitty is the cutest!

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  7. The internet is really a cool place for getting to know fellow crafters. :)

    Love your kitty!!!!!! Can I have that if I win??? LOL...just kidding!!!

    Your project is fantastic!!

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  8. Have a great time, and your book is fab - I can't believe you'd give it away either. Dylan looks well comfy!!

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  9. I hope you have a nice break by the seaside and rest that surgery weary body of yours. Your minibook is brillat and I love the bright colours you have used. I also love the spotty plate that you seem to have hovering over your desk. How have you manged that??? :)

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  10. Fab blog and lovely book Paula - We all feel the same about WOYWW don't we?

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  11. Hi Paula. You have echo'ed how we all feel about our Wednesday get togethers. Hope you have a great few days away and come home relaxed.
    Big hugs,
    A x

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  12. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous idea! I love your book - I have so enjoyed being a part of WOYWW, and you've chosen some great words to sum it all up. Here's to another year!

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  13. Hi Paula,
    Great project for week 52!
    Enjoy your R&R.
    Clare x

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  14. Now Paule I've already had one little weep this morning and another is on the cards. Oh dear must stop and shop.Have a lovely R. and R.That is one thing I would love to win but we are all winners 'cos you've shared it with us. Lots of hugs on this special day.BettyXXX

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  15. ooh i love your book, so gorgeous - the colours are fab!!! have a great day xxx

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  16. Love your word book what a fab idea. Have a lovely time and thanks for the award will pick it up when I get a minute.
    Hugs Pat xx

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  17. What a fab book Paula. Enjoy your break! It will do you good! Speak when you get back. Kathleen x

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  18. great wordbook. what you doing with an empty box the cat can sit in?

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  19. hehehehe just had to laugh at the cat, they get into some strange places :o) Oh no Paula, you've left your purse behind, or was that deliberate LOL
    Love the wordbook, so colourful and a great idea ;o)
    Have a lovely break.
    Hugs Anne xxx

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  20. Paula your word book is fab. Great colours and I love the words that you used to describe blogging. I thought I was looking at my black cat when I saw the cat in your boxes.
    Cheers Elaine

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  21. Awww she looks so comfy in there! Love the word book. Hope you are relaxing and the seaside sounds like a fab idea.

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  22. Hi Paula, your word book is a brill idea and so appropriate and I agree totalling with your sentiments! Enjoy your R&R and come back soon. love ikki x

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  23. oh wowo your woyww is so wow, That's it!! I'm definitely going to swap my piccys over and put in some thing very fabytagous! Have a crafty day!!
    ((Lyn))

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  24. Wonderful project Paula. Fabulous choice of adjectives too!
    Why do cats decide to settle where it looks terribly uncomfortable as if to say... 'you couldn't make yourself at home here could you!' Superior creatures! I love 'em!
    Chrissie

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  25. Hi Paula...so pleased you are having some well deserved/needed r&r. Enjoy your time there XXX

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  26. Wey hey, you're on your hols!! Thats great and hopefully you'll get to the seaside too, just watch out for the seagulls Paula!!

    Super wordbook, what a great idea too!

    Enjoy yourself!

    Keryn xx

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  28. FAB book hun - love the sentiments within also.
    enjoy some sea air.
    Lynn x

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  29. Fantastic book..such a fab idea. Have a great break and enjoy the seaside!!

    xx

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  30. OOh I love your word book and need you to tell me more about this funky hand thing as I have never heard of it! I love the bits you have put inside too. Have a lovely time with your friend and relax, you deserve it! Can't e-mail out from here for some reason but I will be touch as soon as I get back! Hugs Tracey x

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  31. oh our milo is just the same. He has a preferred shelf to go to and he looks just the same . Black all over!. Leandra

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  32. SO cute cat ! Thanks for sharing !

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  33. Love your WOYWWAC entry! It's the perfect tribute to this event. And I agree that this weekly hop has really changed my life and introduced me to a ton of wonderful new friends. Looks like Dylan has gotten into the act, too. Happy WOYWW.

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  34. Oh Paula..you make my eyes leaky. Everything that WOYWW may have done for you it sure has done for me..but remember, the friendships are sustained because of who you are, not WOYWW. Anyway, I hope you're stilltaking it easy - all this fab crafting worries me. That said, your book is FAB - great take on the challenge...and such a typically generous gesture to do all that work and give it away.

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  35. Hi Paula - so glad you are having some well deserved r & r but am slightly worried as you appear to have left your purse on your craft desk - how are you going to buy crafty stash while you are away :o). I honestly believe we get as we give so if you have made loads of friends on WOYWW then you are reaping what you have sown.

    xx

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  36. Your word book is fab Paula...enjoy your time at the beach...I love getting some sea air!

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  37. What a fabulous idea for your WOYWWAC Project. It's great and really meaningful, I love it.

    I love Dylan more though LOL!!! Has she every been locked in a cupboard ??? I have to check everywhere for Thomas sometimes and then he seems to magically appear from nowhere just like the Shopkeeper in Mr Ben (did you watch this on TV when you were a child - I hope so or you won't have a clue what I'm going on about LOL!!!).

    Anyway, hope you have a great time in Lincs.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  38. stand just over the Norfolk Border.. thats the best air!

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  39. Wonderful word book and so nice of you to offer it as a giveaway. Love where your cat has go to, they are so funny. Enjoy your time away and relax. Tracy Evans x

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  40. Nice woyww ! :-) And so cute cat...

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  41. Fab book hon, glad to hear you are taking things easy nothin like a bit of sea air!!!

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  42. The word book is such a lovely and inspired idea. Happy anniversary.

    ** Kate **

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  43. what a wonderful project! happy anniversary!

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  44. Gorgeous book:) love the colours and sentiments
    xx

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  45. Loved looking at your fabulous book the colours are just so beautiful love it!! and your crafty space is great plus the added bonus of seeing your little friend!! Thanks for your comment on my blog Chanelle xx

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  46. oh wow gayle you have been busy just love the colurs on the book,and your cat oh my adorable hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

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  47. Yummy pussy cat I had to say (so cute) and the pages of yr book are wonderful

    love Dawn xx

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  48. Love the word book Paula! Glad to hear that you haven't been up to any more mischief whilst I was away!! I'm having fun trying to catch up with everyone, bit of a losing battle though!

    Hugs
    Brenda x

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  49. WOW Paula -I'm not sure where to begin this week - your WOW WOYWW book - or the cat on YOUR blog! :-)

    I guess I'll start with the book. Paula, your WOYWWAC project is just FAB - the cover is so gorgeous, I thought it was enamaled letters at first! The sentiments are lovely - and I can't believe you are gifting it to some lucky WOYWWer. I sure hope it's me! (Smile)

    And Dylan - wow, I have a special place in my heart for black cats - where has she been hiding and why haven't you been posting pics of YOUR kitty each week? Inquiring feline lovers want to know! :-)

    Have a great week - hope you're feeling better - I have a great pic of LEgened I have to post as soon as I find the time in my currently crazy schedule!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  50. Not long now Paula...I am going to Ikea on Saturday...hoping to get the cupboard painted next week....then voila!!!

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  51. Lovely wordbook. You've thought hard about what WOYWW means to you (and us)and captured those sentiments beautifully. Your cat is gorgeous too!

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  52. Fab book, great space too !

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  53. Love the book and the cat in the basket! Nearly have my craft area in the conservatory set up now, flat pack craft table delivered today, half up after much swearing!! Will have to finish it off at the weekend and take some pics. I need to get a cat to go with it now, used to have one but hubby isn't keen on getting another :-(

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  54. Such a cute kitty and the book is fabulous!

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  55. What a wonderful idea sweetie pie, it really captures the spirit of WOYWW. Sorry I'm so late - the time thief seems to have taken up permanent residence in my house at the moment. Sometimes it seems like I'm racing towards old age, but in my head I'm not even really a grown-up yet!!

    Hugs, Nicki, xx

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  56. Lovely book Paula! Sums up WOYWW perfectly! x

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  57. Hi Paula, I love your blog and the mini album you made very clever, and mostly your cat.thats too funny its something my cat does too
    thanks for the nice comments,Hugs Normajean

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  58. Hi Paula :)
    Your Album is just perfect !!! and you are the queen of long posts so your button has been made up and is sitting there on my blog ready for you to take .. hee hee I hope you love it
    and it's surprizing where are cats end up at my cat has a box fetish too any size and he'll try to fit in it .. and I love it when he tries for ones that are to small .. kitty with a box on his head is so funny to see lol
    hugs Nikki

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  59. Wow! What a great project and so colorful and meaningful too! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  60. Happy WOYWWA, Paula! I love your Funky Hand word book - what a great idea.
    I'm just going to head off let Anice and the other girls know about this now....

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  61. Paula I just love your word book, very creative. Your desk looks busy and your kitten is so cute.
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoyed your rest.
    Tracey

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  62. Sorry Paula, I'm still on my way round, slowly but surely. Love your word but it's fab.
    x

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Thank you for your super scrummy spangly comment and for spending your valuable time letting me know what you think...

Crafty hugs, Paula x x x

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