Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Hello peeps...a bit of a cheat this week as I am posting my desk from Saturdays WOYWW crop...that way more people may feel as though they were there (or at least channeling the joy that the day brought!).

So, after spending more than 1.5 hrs trying to unpack....I get SO easily sidetracked and spent most of that time chatting and drinking tea I finally managed to set my desk up

Those that know me know that I am not the cleanest in the world so I made sure I took a plastic sheet to protect the village hall table! I decided that I would start next months 365 journal pages hence all the dylusion sprays.

It was a great day, meeting old and new virtual friends with lots of tea, cake and a fabulous lunch and raffle!  I won a a prize in the raffle this year!  A mahoosive tape runner and Sam (Hettie Craft) had to show me how to set it up!  There was a freebie table and a sale table and Lunch Lady Jan had some wonderful bags for sale too.

I sat next to fellow inky crafter Shaz Silverwolf (I was terrified I would spray ink over someones nice clean crafting so was SO relieved when I spotted Shaz!).  She had SO many great ideas and stamps....I ended up taking photos of her ideas to replicate!!!  I will definitely be trying out her homemade silicon moulding made some great moulds for a fraction of the price.

Then there was MaryAnne...seriously that lady puts my experimenting to shame!  I have been playing with thermo plastic and using it in moulds and trying paints etc to colour it....MaryAnne has been putting it through embossing folders in the sizzix!!!!

These ladies have made my "to do" craft list twice as long!  That is the best part of the crop for me, the catching up and seeing peoples work (Helen's journal was a lush in real life, Di's wedding bouquet we  helped to make at the last crop looked stunning and Sam's travel journal she was making from scratch was stunning....far too many lovely projects I saw in the flesh to mention).

These are the ATC's from the day (as well as a lavender bag from LLJ).
From top left to right: Debbie (tattered Rocks)-I have not met Debbie before and was really blown away by her tag and also the crafting she made on the very talented lady.  Maggie, Cindy, PearshapedChris, the lovely Julia.
Middle row:Cardarion, MaryAnne, Robyn, Janet Fairythoughts
Bottom row: Helen, Zoe (check out her fabulous colouring) Shaz, Elizabeth and Bluebird and Sam (Hettie Craft) .

It was lovely meeting you all on the day and I look forward to the next one!

Happy crafting



  1. So many gorgeous talented people, so many ideas, so little time .... Seems to be a theme of the day. You were brave taking sprays though .... I get them everywhere handyman usually re paints the wall after hehe
    Happy anniversary and have a good week

  2. Gorgeous ATCs Kyla - what talent is out there in WOYWW land! You are the name after me on Mr Linky so email me - twiglet517 at and I will post you one of my little ATCs. x Jo

  3. You are making me wish even more that I could have been there, so many talented people.
    Would love to see some of the pages in your journal as they develop.
    Happy crafty woyww anniversary, Angela x #45

  4. All I remember of you at the Crop is a great big smile....oh and inky hands, lol! Hope you approve of the use I put them to :-)
    I looked out of the kitchen hatch and was tickled by you and Shaz talking very animatedly about something - isn't that what WOYWW is all about?
    Hugs, LLJ 1 xx

  5. Don't see my ATC there ... sorry must have forgotten to give you one! Email me your address and I will happily send you one Kyla ( LOVE your work by the way ... can't wait to now follow your blog to see more of your wonderful crafting. Love Debbie #55 xXx

  6. A very Happy 5th Anniversary to you Kyla! 'Twas a great day, it just wasn't long enough!

    Fiona #19

  7. I lived the day right along with you. And your ATC sits proudly on my desk now that the envelopes I tried to color are gone. I'll show it next week, along with the wonderful gift you sent. Don't worry. I haven't forgotten you. Thanks for being such a great friend even though we've just started visiting each other. Happy, joyous 5th Anniversary from #22.

  8. Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

    I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

  9. It was fabulous to see you again, time flies but we must sort something. Your pages are lush, wish I spent more time with you but the day went so fast! Enjoy your day & take care. Zo xx 80

  10. Sounds like you have a fun time at the swap. You rec'd some beautiful ATCs. Happy 5th #16

  11. It was always going to be another fabulous day!! Maybe next year we should sit together and can see who can out-mess the other!!! Take care, and see you soon!! Helen 7

  12. I thought your journal page looked fabulous, when I had a sneaky peek! I realised tonight when flicking through my ATCs I didn't have one of yours, so thought we hadn't swapped. You have one of mine so that is fine.
    Cardiff meet up very soon yeah? A nice little girlie wander round John Lewis sewing section.

  13. Hi Kyla, Happy 5th WOYWW, isn't it exciting, I've thoroughly enjoyed desk hopping and seeing pics of the crop and the girls one blogs with every week. You girls certainly had a great time at the Crop and I see you got one of my ATCs. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#35

  14. Looks like a fab time for all - a great way to learn new things. Have a lovely week, Chris # 15 xx

  15. I'm still chasing my tail trying to chatch with as many wonderful blogging friends this week to wish them a Happy 5th Anniversary. Hope you had a fab day.
    I have recieved your lovely ATC via Julia from the crop but I'm sorry I don't have your address to send you one in return so could you please email me your details to wipso@toucansurf,com and I will pop one in the post to you asap.
    Annie x

  16. HAPPY WOYWW 5TH ANNIVERSARY and look forward to following more of your wonderful work Kyla! The tag you got from me at the crop wasn't an ATC ... just little mementos of the day so if you would like an ATC I am more than happy to send you one - I have a few spare and will only throw them out! Thanks for popping by my blog and hope to see you again soon. Love Debbie #54 xXx

  17. Look at all those fabby ATCs you gave there from all the pictures everyone had a fun time at the crop hugs Nikki

  18. Don't think we got to chat at the crop, I was all a fluster after my first ever long drive and then franticly trying to make some ATC's so didn't get to chat to everyone, which was a shame. Maybe next time. Your journal looks very vibrant x
    Happy Belated 5th WoYwW Anniversary xo I'm still trying to catch up!
    Hugs Minxy #4

  19. Hi Kyla,

    Yep, the Crop is definitely going on my Bucket List! It sounds like everyone had a wonderful time. How cool to learn new techniques and share ideas. The collection of ATCs you received are wonderful!
    I like the start of your journal page.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (89)

  20. Hey Kyla! Happy 5th WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm sorry I'm so slow in getting around but better late than never eh?

    I need your address hun, to send you my ATC. Finally got them made last night and then realised I'd not got inky in about 9 months... the horror.....

  21. Belated happy 5th WOYWW anniversary! The week has gone by so quickly
    and I am still trying to visit for last week! How wonderful for you to be able to
    get together with other WOYWWers. What fun and creativity all in one room!
    Blessings and hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS


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