Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WOYWW 416 - 8 years, ATCs and my Bible

Happy 8th Birthday WOYWW.  Doesn't time fly when you are having fun?!  Julia over at Stamping Ground is the creator of this weekly event, and you can join in there.

We are doing an ATC swap to celebrate - and I have one spare to give away.  Let me know if you would like to swap with me. (gone)

Some creative stuff is happening on my craft table this morning.


I wanted to journal the image that has appearing on the television and social media since the horrible events in Manchester, so I searched for a Bible verse that would represent courage.  Psalms 31:24 caught my eye.  Simple words.



I had read about how good Crayola Twistables were for Bible Journaling, so I bought myself a selection of pencils and crayons to try out.  They are brilliant - definitely no bleed through, and can hardly see any shadowing either (even with the very thin paper in my particular Bible).  Using them for highlighting text and adding colour to images.  Definitely need to get the big packs now, so I have even more colours to play with.

You can see my little pile of ATCs ready to go in envelopes.  I used some left-over pieces of card from a project making affirmation cards.  Lovely shades of blue.

I rarely buy craft magazines now, but Making Cards this month had some really cute Boston Terrier designs that I couldn't resist - and when I opened up the wrapping there were a set of really useful border stamps too as a bonus.

Otherwise you can see my pen box etc.

I hope to visit some blogs today, but Wednesdays are always busy with my evening golf lesson, and we also have to go into town for a solicitors appointment (finalising stuff on the sale of a property), and I plan to visit the post office too.

I will be blogging in more detail about my Bible Journaling this week, plus finally showing some of my scrapbooking.

Ali x

21 comments:

  1. I think the events at Manchester have hit us all hard - it makes love, family and friendship even more important. I'm glad the new pens are good, if they don't bleed through the thin paper then that's amazing!
    Happy 8th Anniversary,
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

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  2. We Dutchies are shocked too by the events in Manchester... it's a harsh world we live in at the moment and I'm grateful that I met so many lovely and loving people (like the online 'deskers' community) to keep the balance and make me still believe that there's lots of us who do choose love over hate.
    Your name is listed next to mine in the woyww-list so I will send my ATC your way, yay! Can you send me your mailing address? Email me at marit[at]maritspaperworld[dot]com
    Have a lovely day Ali, hug from Holland, Marit #29

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  3. Good morning my friend and a very happy 8th year anniversary. What a wonderful group we are part of.
    Thanks for all your visits and for all your lovely comments.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #16

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  4. Hi Ali, my ATC for you will be getting posted either later today, or tomorrow- waiting in for a parcel at the moment. No bleed through on thin paper is incredible- no wonder you want more, lol. Have a lovely week, Love & Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

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  5. Absolutely the right quote for Monday's events. Also describes Manchester beautifully. Glad the new crayons are working out so well. Happy WOYWW anniversary. Sarah #27

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  6. happy anniversary Doone @ 23

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  7. Hi Ali. Your desk looks great fun today - so many different elements on it. Glad you have found pens which work when Bible journaling. My own daughter sometimes uses clear gesso before painting anything - finds that helps so the page doesn't crinkle.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing your desk, Ali, and happy 8th birthday of WOYWW!
    We can really say WOW to eight whole years, eh? Of fun, friendship and learning!!
    I've sent you my addy, as you requested in your comment on my blog, as your name is above mine ... hope Maarit realises she's supposed to send it to Sandra De.. cant be tricky to tired brains like mine. :D
    So agree re the need of the LORD at such a time as this .. or nay time really and may the LORD bless the dear hurting folks of Manchester... great Bible journalling.
    A very happy 8th birthday of WOYWW!
    We can really say WOW to eight whole years, eh? Of fun, friendship and learning!!

    Happy 8th WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #32

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}


    Happy 8th WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #32

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  9. I have some Twistables, but they don't look like yours. They are big and WAXY. I love the look of yours, and now must see if they have them in the states. I adore what you did for Manchester in your bible.

    Thanks for already visiting me while I slept. Happy 8th Anniversary from # 1.

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  10. great news about the twistables! Happy WOYWW Helen #2

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  11. I like the Bible verse choice - it fits the times. My thoughts and prayers are with anyone affected by Monday's tragic events. And 9keeping our chins up now) Happy 8th Anniversary
    Rose of Rose's Art Garden #50

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  12. I haven't heard of these "twistables" before... I may have to look into them if you recommend them :)
    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
    Bubbles #36
    http://patchworkapples.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/woyww-416.html

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  13. Ooh that is good to know about those colors and the bleed through (lack of) :) TFS! ~Stacy #42

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  14. Happy 8th Anniversary! The markers sound promising! Definitely get more! Have a great week.
    -K #30/40

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  15. Love it when there is creative stuff going on at the desk. Happy WOYWW.
    April #34

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  16. Happy 8th Anniversary. Love your journalling. It's been such a sad week. Makes family and friends so important at times like this.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs Lisax #26

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  17. I haven't heard about Twistables ..... will have to go on a pencil hunt!!!
    Take care
    Christine #22

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  18. Your new crayons seem to be working out well! I have decided I need the Distress Crayons (see my Intagram post for today!) So sad what happened in Manchester, let's hope they can find all who were involved. Happy 8th WOYWW! Lindart #51

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  19. I've been seeing more of the Twistables and might have to get my hands on some happy 8th Woyww and I have a blog Badge for it on my blog hugs Nikki last place

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  20. Hi. I'm on catch-up this week so sorry I'm late. Happy woyww anniversary. Have a great weekend, Angela x17x

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  21. I often wondered how you bible journallers got on with the ink and colours, the pages are beautifully thin. Glad there are some answers out there, certainly gives you some confidence in your work. The heart logo is just in the best place, Ali.i hope your busy Wednesday went well!

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Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x