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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. I go to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

WOYWW #364 - 7th Anniversary

Yay I made it to the WOYWW 7th anniversary, which makes it 10 weeks in a row for me after a long absence.

I have even made a couple of ATCs, one to SWAP and one to keep.

I was inspired by a twinchie I made a few years ago.

As for my desk, not so good - been having a problem with the wall so had to remove some stuff and it hasn't made its way back yet.

I did finish the scrapbook page in the week though, after as shopping trip where I bought some new clothes and some of the mini dies just like our Julia had on her desk a few weeks back.

I used the triangles from the bunting die and the ribbons from the t-shirts to complete my page.

A few people asked about my harp last week. Yes I am still playing and even treated myself to a bigger harp last year. I'm still only at grade 1 or 2 level and finding reading music really hard but plodding along.


Debbie Rock said...

Helloooooo!!!! I am your ATC swap as you are the next person on the list!!! Will email you for your address. Happy 7th!!! Love Debbie #18 xXx

Kathyk said...

What a feast of photos today

Happy 7th anniversary WOYWW


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 7th WOYWW!! Wow, I love the fact that you've gone Harp-tastic! Is the bigger one full size? What beautiful instruments, I love the fact that you're enjoying them so much...it's the same with me and the brass band. I just enjoy making the noise :-D
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Anne said...

Hi BJ. Like your ATC's - not joining in this time - as you know life been tricky. Beautiful harp. Wondered how you were getting on.
Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary Anne x #25

Twiglet said...

I am determined to get round all the desks in celebration of the fun we have with all our mad WOYWW friends so here I am! Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary - here's to many more! Beautiful harps - wow! x Jo

Jackie Mackay said...

Loving your ATCs. The bees ones would be a real hit with my bee-keeping friends. It appears that keeping bees has taken over from keeping chickens. Happy WOYWW birthday x Jackie #31

lilian said...

Great ATC, Desk looks very busy,

Happy anniversary.

Lilian B WOYWDW #36

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh what a beautiful harp. I've never seen one close up. Looking at the colours of the strings, they look like the keys on a piano. I assume it is the same system. Go for it girl! You're never too old to learn. (the process just gets slower as you get older, but it is a lot of fun).
I am determined to visit everyone. I have dedicated today to WOYWW. (a freezer meal for hubby I'm afraid!)

Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary

Helen said...

what a beautiful atc you made! I am still so impressed with the harp playing, I can't read music at all (my music teacher at school was not impressed with my "abilities" in her music class, she was a bit of a dragon though!) Your scrapbook page is just gorgeous - what a great photo of you! Helen #11

Angela Radford said...

Love the ATC you've made. Pleased to see you are still playing the harp too. My plan for today is to visit everyone even if it takes till midnight! But you might know the one day when I planned to sit and do this people keep coming, post men x 3, friends x 2, workman x 1 and my hubby in and out, dogs decided they needed to go out more than usual but I will get there Lol! Have a great woyww 7th Anniversary, Angela x30

Diana Taylor said...

I really love your harps - harp music is so beautiful, I have a CD of it and it's very relaxing. I have struggled to learn to read music over the years and I'm really feeling too old to learn it now so I do envy you that talent.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I popped your ATC in the post this afternoon too!
Diana #22

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, so great that you have kept up with the harp. Whatever grade, you are learning something, and thats great. Have a great week, Happy Anniversary, Hugs, Shaz #8 xx

My name is Cindy said...

Hi there BJ - 10 weeks - you are doing well!! Had a rather bitty day today, haven't managed to get as far round the anniversary hop as I had hoped. My mouse died and I had to wait a couple of hours for the batteries to re-charge so I did manage to do my teen card today so that will go in the post tomorrow. Happy Anniversary!! Cindy #48 xx

Chidkid said...

Love this bee ATCs..stunning. I wish I'd joined in now. Elaine no.33

Princess Judy Palmer said...

BEE happy--love your ATCs. Good job on keeping it up for 10 weeks. I've been terrible lately, usually not wanting to fuss with my cranky camera. Your scrap page is looking good! That's so nice to see new stash used right away! PJ #63

Diane Futrell said...

Cute ATCs and great page layout!
Happy anniversary!!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #2

dmgarafalo said...

I so admire truley gifted people, with talents in so many areas. you are amazing. Music & art! Ilove stamping as it allows someone like me - who cant draw or cut a straight line to have an outlet for creativty, as my head hurts from using it! Donna #13

Andrea said...

love the ATC's great colour combo and what cute little bees .Fab layout my scrapbooking sadly is on major go slow. i have no musiacal talenst and dont belive i have ever knowna harp player thaats quite special a very happy but little belated anniversray WOYWWW Andrea#6

Sue said...

Hi BJ, You'll enjoy using your new dies.

ATCs and LO are lovely.

I am finding learning to read music really hard. As a consequence my harp hasn't been out of it's carrier this year.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary.
Sue #24

Bridget Larsen said...

UNfortunately I dont play any musical instruments. I remember twinchies, made them ages ago and loved them but it was a challenge to decorate on something so small
Bridget #11

StampinCarol said...

Great group of photos! Love your ATCs and scrapbook page. And the dies look like lots of fun! Thanks for the visit and Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary!
Carol N #4

Anne L said...

Happy WOYWW 7th anniversary and thanks for visiting my blog earlier, great job on the layout and just love those mini dies...super cute. have a great week Hugs~Anne L#3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It feels like it's been forever since I visited you. In fact, I would have been by sooner, but not long after I was finally able to link up, my electricity went out TWICE due to hail and thunderstorms that knocked the power out. Not it seems my internet is having a meltdown, and I have to reboot after each person I visit.

Wow, that new harp is incredible. I like that you showed how much bigger it is. I hope the wall isn't a structural problem, and can be easily fixed.

Thanks for visiting me Wednesday. So glad your AB means so much to you, too. Happy 7th Anniversary from # 5.

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, I'm sorry I haven’t managed to comment earlier, once again life got in the way! However, I have promised myself to get round all the desks this week to celebrate our 7 years of WOYWW friendship - so here I am. Love your ATCs and your beautiful layout. I learned to read music at primary school and I think that must be the best time to learn. Not that it helped me to become much of a musician :) Have a great weekend, Elizabeth x #66

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi BJ well I've always loved the harp am totally impressed you're learning it :D
great work with your bargain dis too :D
Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy very belated WOYWW 7! Shaz in Oz.x #8

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