Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WOYWW 171 ...I really missed you all.

It is quite a few weeks since I last joined in a WOYWW but here I am …back with my Blog Family after about a 6 week break  ….I actually don’t have anything on my desk except  a mess but these ATC’s were on the table so I thought I would show you them ….my first attempts, inspired by everyone’s creations at the Birthday Challenge all those weeks ago .....ok months ago lol.  These ones were created while away 'cat sitting' at my sons ( see previous post if you want to see their cats and my GS‘s)…and they have been sitting here for a few days waiting to be put away. (click for a close-up).

 I have some more part finished but I have not done any backs yet. I am not sure what I am going to do with them but I needed to make a birthday card for DD ….OMG she is 40 …. and used one like a topper ….I think it works….maybe that’s the answer for me when needing a card. I also made a card for GS Olly but forgot to take a photo …doh.
 I also did some doodling while away … not that happy with it as I just could not get it to flow neatly but hopefully I will get into it again …and become neater eventually. I was not going to show it but then I needed to prove I had done  something else crafty during my break from bloging. lol
 This is another page in progress
That’s all this week and I will try to get round to as many of you as I can …great to be back bloging again.
See I can do short …ish posts …and it is the 3rd  one this week …. which is a record for me.

Take Care xx


JoZart said...

Your ATCs are really good and it looks as if you have been making them for ages. They are perfect!
The doodling is far better than you are making out as it looks so quirky so take heart and be positive about it.
Hope you are getting back into the swing of crafting..
Lots of love Jo x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to have time to yourself like that - that hardly ever happens. So I'm really glad that you had a good rest and enjoyed your crafting (love your ATCs and the doodling)
Looks like Mr Mojo has returned from the desert, lol!!
Hugs, lLJ #73 xx
PS Lovely pics of you and the boys on the previous post!

Helen said...

I have just caught up on your frantic summer!! Love your atc's and doodling! Glad things are going better for Jake. Helen 20

Anonymous said...

Fabulous ATCs! And doodling too. I just cannot get into the ZEN of it myself. Love the look but for me it's so stressful :)


MA (1)

Helen said...

Hi Angie. Thanks for popping by to visit me. I love that you have put words into your doodles. Journal Doodles - fab! Great ideas too to use your ATCs as toppers. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 5

Peter said...

Nice to see you back again! Always love the creative work that you do.
P xx

House of Bears said...

Your ATCs are fab, using them as toppers is a great idea

The bears@#113

Amanda said...

Great ATC's. I dont journal (thinking about starting though) but I think your journal doodles look really good.
Amanda @93

crafty....du said...

Super creative and busy desk :) great atcs

Kerry # 7

famfa said...

Good zentangling. Keep it up, you're doing a good job. ATC's are lovely.
Famfa 13

Daniella said...

For a first timer, your ATC's look awesome!! Fab card and doodles too!!

Twiglet said...

well the ATCs and doodling look fab to me. Great idea to use them a scard toppers. Just whizzed down your posts too - what a chirpy sweetheart little Jake is - glad things are improving for him. x Jo

Eliza said...

Those ATC's are great and that birthday card perfect. As for the crafting in your album (doodling) i think you have done an amazing job, don't put yourself down, art takes time, creations a little more. Enjoy yourself.

Happy crafting
Eliza #90

scrappymo! said...

Wow...those ATC's are great. I have not made any but agree with you that they would be handy to use as card toppers.
Somehow I think that after this "unveiling" that you are going to be in some ATC swaps!

kay said...

hi angie,thanks for visiting me,loving your atcs,and great idea to make them into toppers :)
happy woyww
kay #64

Tammy said...

So many cool ATCs! Love them. Great start on your doodling! I so admire people who can put pen to paper that way. Happy WOYWW! Tammy #121

Buttons said...

Angie those ATC's are gorgeous!! You are right, they do make great card toppers and are really helpful if you need a quick last minute card. Just a greeting needed. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in future weeks. Thanks for dropping by. Hugs, Buttons #70

Anonymous said...

Nice to see your back Angie, hope you enjoyed your blog break and are ready to go again. Love the atc's they look great on their own or as a card. I think you're being too harsh on your doodling abilities, I wouldn't know where to start! I think "Celia" will make a great beanie too and I've been looking at simple patterns today, don't think there's enough for socks, and what with winter coming up, a beanie it is!!

Brenda 3

Barb King said...

Nice ATC's! They are fun to make, and swap. Great doodling, too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

May said...

Welcome back Angie it is lovely to see you back where you belong!!Gorgeous ATC's & card as for you doodling its wonderful, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x#65

Redanne said...

Hi Angie, so nice to have you back and your ATCs are fabulous, I really love them all and yes, they do make great card toppers. Next time Julia does a swap you will be all ready! Thanks for your visit earlier, and again, it is good to see you back. Crafty hugs, Anne x #77

fairy thoughts said...

hi angie, your atc's are wonderful, very texturaland they will make great toppers for cards.
thanks for sharing
janet #37

RosA said...

Those ATCs are absolutely gorgeous! Can hardly believe you've only just started making them! And the doodling looks pretty impressive too. Thanks for your kind comments re. my knitting. There's not enough time to do ALL the stuff I would like to do.

Deb said...

wow, your ATCs are just amazing, I really need some inspiration as I have to make a set for an upcoming retreat, will be back for a closer look I think!

Neet said...

So nice to have you back - you have been ;missed.
Your doodling is far better than mine - I just cannot get into it as how I try.
I have always thought ATC's make good toppers so if inspiration is out for card making make a topper and put it on one. Good to have you back. Hugs, Neet 17 xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing ATC's, love the colours you've used.

Happy belated WOYWW, thanks for stopping by my blog


VonnyK said...

Those ATC's are so good. Love all the backgrounds and colours. Your doodling is fantastic, great zetangles, very creative.
Have a great week.
Von #54

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Angie,

Those ATCs are great!!! And I'm loving the doodling. Isn't it fun!

Thanks for stopping by my place already!

Hugs, Kay #31

Anne said...

Hi there and welcome back The ATC's are fabulous and love the card and doodlings. Just had a peep at your previous post - your grandsons are so cute. Glad you were able to see them even if only for a short time. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x #149

Lisa-Jane said...

They all look great, I might be tempted to give ATCs a go myself after seeing those!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Shoshi - welcome back and it is nice to keep up with everyone isnt it ... and think your atc's are most impressive can see a theme going there and they goo very well on Jay's card too! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #23

Sue from Oregon said...

oh angie, you have so much patience to doodle like that! It would drive me crazy!

SueH said...

Aww, it’s good to have you back with us Angie, has it really been six weeks. Well, it certainly looks like your mojo has returned because those ATC’s look amazing. I’ve never really understood the point of them if I’m honest and the one and only one I’ve made was for the anniversary but what a fantastic idea to use them as toppers for quick cards.

Thanks for stopping by this week and good luck in my Candy draw.

Happy Crafting!

sandra de said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and saying such lovely comments about my canvas. Your ATC's are fabulous and I agree popping them on a card when you need to is a great idea. Now you are a Zen girl as well. Woyww is introducing us to so many new ideas ... such fun.

Elizabeth said...

Great to see you back, Angie. Love the ATCs and I'd say that you have been pretty busy during your blog break - well, cat-sitting, kitten rearing, g-kids on holiday, doodling ... it all sounds busy, busy to me :) The kittens are adorable ... we have finally decided that The Boss is enough of a responsibility (and occasional expense) for us - she's old and so are we :)) Hope your weekend is going well. Elizabeth x #11

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love those ATCs.. beautiful doodling..

Michele #156

Jojorenee said...

Your ATCs are beautiful and so is your doodling! I have to show my daughter she loves to doodle!Tamika #162