WOYWW 210 – ATCs and doodles


My WOYWW desk is relatively tidy this week, cause I am working on doodles and need it to be clear.  I do have my ATC binder out – you’ll see why later.




There is a little test sample of doodling in a Nestie there, but I have a new one planned. That’ll be what I am working on today.


I mentioned a day or two ago in the other sample post that I wanted to try my vinyl stencils within the Nestie shapes. Like it was something new. DOH!  I am losing my mind, clearly, because remember this? DH’s doodled iPad cover?


Yep.  Used a vinyl stencil on it.  Talked about it in great length.  In 2011.  Forgot all about it.  It was one of the same stencils I grabbed yesterday and that was the remember-trigger.


I am also planning a word with some letter stamps – I know the stamps will work as well as the stencils would, and either way they need to be hand-cut.

I wanted to showcase the ATCs from the WOYWW 4th anniversary, so here is my official swap from Sandy at Lonelycards (Australia) and it’s just so sweet – hand-painted, don’tcha know?


and one from Annette (also Australia – and mine went to Ros C in Australia) which is totally vintage and lovely.



And here they are in the page protectors, with the rest of the WOYWW ones:


From: Sandy and Annette, then Cardarian, Crafty Gashead Zo, Donna Louise, Helen (H)


From: Kyla, Fairy Thoughts Janet and Shazsilverwolf (and one random one of mine peeking in at the bottom)



38 thoughts on “WOYWW 210 – ATCs and doodles

  1. ATC’s are lovely, and iPad cover is fab!

    Debs #100

  2. Your doodles look fab……….and the ATC’s amazing

  3. Love all your doodling …and all the ATC;s are gorgeous xx104

  4. Your doodles are amazing and you have quite a nice ATC colletion there too! I have been looking at that stamping gear! I should have discussed it with you at the crop! Ah well!
    Lots of hugs,

  5. Amazing collection of ATCs – I bet you just want to keep looking through them! Your blog is just bursting with ideas!

  6. Amazing “doodles”. Nice selection of ATCs. Will be checking in again. #121

  7. Love the folder for the ATC and what a collection you have. Oh and that iPad cover amazing.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda

  8. Fabulous collection of WOYWW Atc’s! Love the blinder! Happy Crafting!


  9. Gorgeous AtC collection, and the Ipad cover is brilliant. Love the amount of work thats gone into that. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #38 xx

  10. Hi Mary-Anne, you really are an accomplished doodler – the cover for your DH’s iPad cover is amazing. Loving all the ATCs I’m seeing today – it’s been an exciting couple of weeks waiting to see what the postie will bring. I have similar page protectors for ATCs, but I think I’m going to have to get a few more before the fifth anniversary. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #78

  11. Wow! what a fantastic collection of ATCs you have and a great album to keep them in. Love your zentangling too. Thanks for visiting earlier..Happy WOYWW and have a good week Gill x

  12. Fabulous collection of ATC’s and I love the binder. Perfect for the collection.
    Sandra @104

  13. Hi Maryanne, well fab things on your desks as usual… just love the idea of doing a zentangle in a spellbinder…one of these days going to do some as have some great pens to use with them..
    Such crafty desk fun happening here, love the atc folder, fab!
    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #4

  14. Lovely ATC’s.
    I need to tidy before I can work too.
    Robyn 92

  15. Loving the Zentangle doodles. I love doing them and made a picture that contains mine & Keagan’s initials. Must use my stencils and dies as templates as that’s a great idea. Love your ATC album. Take care Zo xx 29

  16. Love your doodles, so clever.
    Karen #49

  17. Love your doodling so creative – I haven’t thought of using stencils what a great idea Mary Anne – and your ATC’s are lovely… Mxx #25

  18. Hello there. We love your ATCs, lucky you. We also love the doodle idea and may have to dig oit some Nesties for a play.

    Waving hi from the bears @#71

  19. Lovely ATCs. Great treasures. Mine’s coming from thousands of miles away, so not arrived yet….trying to wait patiently – not my greatest gift! Have a good week.
    Margaret #70

  20. Awesome looking ATC’s. Living in South Africa means I am yet to recieve one, but I am very patiently waiting.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #22

  21. Wow, I love that iPad cover! How funky is that? I tried Zentangling, it drove me nuts!! I couldn’t wait to finish each section rather than enjoying the filling in….which rather defeats the purpose of doing it for relaxation! I have zero patience…..sigh….
    Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

  22. I just love the idea that one can legitimately be busy ‘doodling’. i cant see the fault in forgetting the two year old ipad cover….I’m shocked that it’s two years!

  23. So glad you received my ATC they where such fun little paintings to do.. Love your Zentangles they are awesome.. Love your Ipad cover and using the stencil inside the circle like that how clever..
    Sandy 🙂 #48

  24. your zintangle is amazing the cover is stunning how could you forget it? You have had some lovely ATC’s drop on your door mat and I love the album idea.
    Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
    Ria #44

  25. wow that ipad cover is amazing, i love doodling but that takes it to a new level. I need that stencil
    Gill x

  26. What amazing doodling! Your atc’s look fab, I still have mine in an envelope, must remedy that!! (oh and I went stash shopping, just a little, so if you don’t want to visit I will understand!!) Helen, 13

  27. Aren’t we a creative bunch? Love the ATCs you have received and the projects you shared.

  28. I can see me getting started on zentangle – yours is fab and what a good idea to use the stencils. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@34)

  29. Loving all the ATCs – aren’t we a creative bunch?
    Love your doodles – incredibly neat!
    Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week 🙂
    no. 3

  30. Great idea to use the stencils with the Nesties…might have to borrow that one! I love the cover of your ATC binder, looks like Dylusions inks? Hugs Pam#28

  31. You rec’d some fantastic ATC’s. Love your doodles. Happy crafting #8

  32. great looking ATC’s Lots of talented people on WOYWW! Love the iPad cover. Looking forward to the new creations! Vickie #26

  33. Fabulous collection of ATCs! And I love that doodled Ipad cover!

  34. I remember the iPad cover, it looked fabulous, imagine you forgetting it?? LOL Glad the ATC arrived, its fun to see all the different ones on peoples’ desks. Annette #7

  35. What a wonderful book you’ve got there filled with all those ATC’s and that is one kewl Zentangle you’ve created hugs Nikki #1

  36. Wondering what pens etc. you are using for the zentangle? Finished the tray card today,will get a picture soon. also made a Kennedy word book to go with it. Beverly

    • Mercy me! You HAVE been busy 🙂 Excited that I have inspired you. I used a mix of pens – mostly Pigma Micron, but also Sharpies, ZIGs, and another odd brand, UNIball, I think. Some of mine are getting a bit dry and colouring n patchy, so I need a few more if I am going to carry on with this!

      Hope I’ll get to see your card and your book…..

      Mary Anne

  37. What great ATCs. I’ve just started playing with them after wondering what the hype has been about. 😉 Lovely iPad cover!

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