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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

WOYWW - 195

Oh dear, the technology is playing up today.  The picture I wanted to show you is not on this computer and the network is down at the moment.  so, anyway, I will do the write up on this one, then, hopefully put the photo in later.

Later update:- As you can see, the picture is there now.

Last week on WOYWW, I showed you just a peep of one of my toppers, made from my wooden stamps, which are now away in their labelled box for now.  I thought I would show you the rest of the toppers ready to mount up  this week.  (Although, my desk has been a hive of activity this week, there is nothing I am allowed to show you for the time being.  It is all for the Craft A Scene design team for the March Challenge.)

Apart from the two roundels, there is a sunflower and a multicolour butterfly peeloff decoupage waiting to be mounted up. The colouring in was done with a mix of Promarkers and Sakura pens. 

I hope you will all join in with this week's get together over at Julia's place, and have a good chat and a cup of coffee and a biscuit, and see what we have all been doing this last week.  If you are just thinking about joining us, come on, jump in and play.  Just read the info posted on Julia's blog and join us, all crafts welcomed.  See you later.  Have fun.  xx


sandra de said...

Ohhh maggie your toppers are gorgeous and the colouring is beautiful. Technology is a pain... give me a gluestick and paper anyday.
Sandra @12

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Maggie loving your piece of work there very lovely!!!

all the differing hues - colouring is so therapeutic.

At last able to WOYWW again …Some lovely work going on here!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

Jill said...

OOh that is looking interesting, love those colours Maggie, Happy WOW day! Jill x

jill said...

Lovely toppers Maggie . my favorite is the sunflower. Happy woyww. Jill #22

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful coloring on your toppers, Maggie! And those butterfly peeloffs are astonishing! Happy WOYWWing and have a wonderful week!! Darnell #35

Neet said...

fabulous bright colouring Maggie. Isn't it a pain when you want to get something published and the dashed internet is playing up.
Thanks for visiting me so early. Happy WOYWW. Hugs, Neet x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love intricate patterns like those on those roundels! Any time you get bored of colouring, just give me a shout, lol! I could be round in 5 minutes *grin*
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

okienurse said...

awesome toppers. Love all the bright colors and shapes. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #39

Helen said...

oh, yes coffee (well tea for me please) and biscuits... ) thanks for sharing your desk. helen 8

Ria Gall said...

your toppers and butterflies look fantastic I can't wait to see what you are going to do with those.
Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
Ria #48

Julia Dunnit said...

Youare a good and patient gal..all that precision colouring, lovely stuff! Love a wood mounted stamp. Enjoyed your Friday smile pics too - how nice to have a late date for Christmas!

Spyder said...

Butterflies are always lovely and add 'something' special to card i think...yep... even a man's card if small enough! Wonder what your 'scene will be!! I'm just showing my mess this week! I have nothing I can show! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!?
Lyn #71

Scrapcat 1 said...

oooh secrets! looking forward to seeing what you have been doing, love the butterflies, thanks for sharing Tracy#72

Debs Willis said...

Hi maggie, cute butterflies, and can't believe you posted at 1 min after midnight!!

also see you've signed up for the WOYWW crop, so hope to meet some familiar names and match faces :-)


Debs #95

Heather Alger said...

You have been so busy, I Love to do Decoupage too. Must get round to some again soon x
Happy WOYWW Heather #85

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for the peek into your crafty world today.

Alison Scott said...

Those toppers look fabulous. I love the sunflower one.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maggie,

Oh my - I can see everyone listed on Julia's blog..... but I found you!

Your coloring is wonderful. So glad you were able to post the photo!

Thanks for visiting me already!

Kay (no idea what number I am!)

Gill Edwards said...

love the design and colouring of those toppers, fab!

Gill x #123

Fandhmum said...

Those colours on the toppers look great
Rosie x

Christine said...

Love those butterflies - are they on acetate?
Bishopsmate #105

Anonymous said...

How lovely. I can think of a lot of uses for them already :)


MA (4)

Cardarian said...

The coloring you have done is sooo beautiful! I can see there is lots going on on your desk but of course sometimes we can't show what we are doing!
Lots of hugs,

lisa said...

Those toppers look beautiful, Maggie and is that a host of butterflies too.
You sound very secretly busy there, how intriguing
Hugs Lisax #69

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW... lovely desk and toppers..and was drawn to the recycled chocolate ice-cream container..yummy... Gill x #103

Lisa said...

Your toppers are gorgeous. And I have a real thing for butterflies! I LOVE yours!! They are beautiful! Thanks for popping in on me. Have a crafty week! LisaDV#115

Angelfish said...

Beautiful colouring Maggie and you'd be welcome for hot chocolate any time. In fact I've just made some more! Have a lovely weekend.
Fiona xx

scrappymo! said...

They are all looking so lovely.

I love making the toppers even more so thatn than cards themselves. Don't get me wrong...I love the finished card result but the most pleasire for me comes from the work spent creating the individual pieces I then assemble into cards.

I think it is because the colouring, the mounting of the image, building a flowers cluster, etc, have less stress to me that the finality of sticking down the bits and bobs onto the finished product.

Anne said...

Super toppers! Great blog too! TFS!

VonnyK said...

They are so pretty, love the sunflower and those butterflies are gorgeous. I am having computer problems too, I'm nursing my cpu until my computer friend gets back from overseas, it could die at any moment and I have to keep backing up all the time which is a pain.
Have a great week and hope the computer problems get fixed quickly.
Von #75

trisha too said...

These look great, Maggie!

So I noticed your non-pinner badge and had to laugh--I don't pin a thing, and am honestly not sure how, but do have a pinterest account where my daughter pins things that she wants me to see!

Usually it's things she wants me to make for her.

Happy WOYWW!
#142 this week with a
bunting and lots of snow!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh great toppers - they look lovely. Hope your son had great birthdays! Thanks for visiting me this week.

Caro said...

The toppers and colouring is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #67

Mrs A. said...

Thoroughily enjoyed my time at CraftaScene last month and can't wait to see what the new challenge will be for March. Gosh March already.
Did I blink! Hugs Mrs A.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, great shot of your desk and those toppers are lovely - like the bright colours. Being late means that I've seen your completed scene for Craft A Scene and it is fantastic. I enjoyed reading how you put the scene together - impressive welding :) Hope you had a great weekend and that Monday is proving to be good too. Elizabeth x #104

RosC said...

Hi Maggie,
I'm visiting back-to-front this week and the picture was worth waiting for. Gorgeous colours, the designs almost look like rose windows and the butterflies are very eye-catching.
All the best for the weekend,
Ros. #89