WOYWW – 23 June


Todays WOYWW is all about a mini-book I’ve been working on. Based on a template for something completely different (a folding Flower CD case) it went from this:

How it come in to play:  I was looking for a flower shape to use as a template for a completely unrelated project and this popped up.  I was pretty intrigued by the idea of a CD case that folded down from a flower so I downloaded the PDF.

and this:

How it came in to play: I was looking back at a very old layout, one of my first published ones, and the bit of the quote that I used on it made me go looking for more by Alan Beck.  Instead of NEW ones I found a much expanded version of the OLD one.  And it’s a corker!

to this!

How it came in to play: I unearthed a kit Shimelle put together for a GoGo retreat, I think, that I was meant to get a few extra bits from her to finish (a few more embellishments and the INSTRUCTIONS LOL!) Loved the kit, no idea how to make theoriginal  project, but it worked a treat for this one!

I’d best snap a quick wider view for you, so I am not accused of hiding my shame thru careful cropping!

35 thoughts on “WOYWW – 23 June

  1. Wow! this is stunning MaryAnne, really lovely 🙂

  2. what a brilliant idea, great things going on, on your desk this week.

  3. What a wonderfully ‘lived in’ desk. Lots of lovely goodies to see. Love the flower and your blog.

    Lesley Xx

  4. my kinda desk, piled high with lush stash :O))

  5. Fab little project there!

  6. Ooo Fab and the desk is in mid-creative flow! Fab. Kim

  7. Busy desk! That book is gorgeous!

  8. Busy desk and lovely flower HugsPam x

  9. Loving the used look …. so much classier than my used and abused look :0)

  10. wow that’s some desk, no wonder you get so much done with all that creative stash around you.

  11. Wow, that’s an amazing project. Love the messy desk too!


  12. wow – sooo much going on – so love the sentiment – really beautiful

  13. Love the busy desk and nice to see another ATG fan! Love the book too.

  14. Great desk lots of creativity going on, lol! Thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi xx

  15. I love it! Can’t wait to see more details to come!!! The quotes are great, too.

  16. love your creation hun, that sentiment is so true :0)
    I want some of them circle cutter thingies, I try with scissors but it never ends up being a circle :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

  17. What a scrappystickyinkymess Mary Anne! *Ü* I loved the snoop and rummaging around your desk today. That flower is beautiful…and especially with the journalling centrepiece. TFS. ~Glen~

  18. What a gorgeous mini book and what I could see of the quote looks wonderful (poor old eyes aren’t what they were LOL!)
    The workdesk looks very ‘creative’ and I’d certainly love to rummage through all those drawers.

  19. Wow that looks like a busy desk, lovely quote and a beautiful project, thanks for the snoop

  20. oh wow great work space,love your work too very creative,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  21. Busy busy desk, great :0)
    Kate x

  22. Great project 🙂 The desk looks like you’ve been busy
    Anne x

  23. Hiya

    lovely creative desk with lots to see, your mini book is just beautiful.


  24. wonderful creative desk, love your album!

    hugs m xx

  25. Really love your mini book.
    A x

  26. Wow I love your desk, it looks like mine most days! I love a busy desk. The flower is gorgeous!
    Carly x

  27. Woah, definitely a creative mess you have there! LOL I think the “push back” method works best when you actually have a few inches of space hehehe! Lovely project though, I shall have to look at the rest of your blog!

  28. That is stunning xx What a great work space xx

  29. Gorgoeus Project hun ,love the template.Have a great wednesday hugs judex

  30. Ah now the desk I’m totally familiar with – just like mine mid-or-end-project. The book is fab, I love it on the bloom..and I love the text, will defo be exploring that, thanks for the share!

  31. Hi Mary
    wow your flowers card is gorgeous, very busy desk you have there, have good day, sue.x

  32. I’m in awe of that lovely flower piece and also all those wonderful containers that are within arm’s reach. Looks like you’ve really been crafting. Happy WOYWW.

  33. I just love that template and your work is amazing. Love your “used” desk!!

  34. maryanne that is just so beautiful,thank you for the link, i will definately be checking that out. hugs lou xx

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