23 April 2014

WOYWW 255

Wednesdays do come round quickly, don't they? So here's my 'desk' this week - back on the dining table busy making ATCs for the swap in 5 weeks' time...

I won't show any completed ones, so they'll be a surprise for the recipients, but this is 'an experiment' :-}

But I will show the BUMPER Last Giveaway in my Celebration Sundays - I shall miss my weekly Giveaways :-(


You can see more photos and info over here, where you can leave a comment to be in the draw on Sunday (27 April) at 11 am (BST) - the day before my BIG 5-0 on the 28th :-) 

I am happy to post the goodies anywhere, so please don't be shy and help me get my birthday celebrations off to a happy start!! Leave a comment here.

Now, I'm away to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what others are up to...

xxx



60 comments:

  1. How lovely of you to celebrate your 'milestone' birthday with a giveaway... nice goodies. Have a great week - must get cracking on MY atc's soon, lol! Helen 5

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  2. Great giveaway and your ATC sneak peak look amazing love the puzzle wrap around hugs Nikki 4

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  3. Love you sneak peak, very cool puzzle Atc!!
    HAve a great week!! Ginny #19

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  4. Great little ATC and a very clever idea of the interlocking piece.
    Sandra @20

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  5. What a lovely idea (and generous) your giveaways look yummy

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  6. Oooh now that looks like a fabby designed ATC with the jiggie pieces like that! I have entered your gorgeous give away too, what a lovely prize indeed! Happy WOYWW from Annette at #7

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  7. The ATC looks fascinating - the jigsaw piece idea is great. I hope your birthday goes really well - I will be 12 years older than you, the day after. Have a great week, Chris # 19

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  8. Great idea for the jigsaw ATC. Nice of you to celebrate your big five O with us, have a great day, thanks for sharing, Donna #26

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  9. Your ATC looks great. I need to start on mine too. I hope you have a great birthday, I've been there and its not so bad!! Have a happy week Lynda B 29 x

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  10. They look amazing Claire and your jigsaw ATC has me intrigued....thanks for sharing Vikki #22

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  11. I totally spoiled any surprise by showing mine but hey ho. I'll have at least ONE surprise as I am working on a different "special" one for my direct swap partner on the day. Pipping you at the post was a fluke - I checked in the middle of the night (I don't ever sleep for a long stretch) then first thing in the AM and got lucky. Now I just have to weather the storm of internet issues on both sides of the Atlantic (our mail server in my parents basement and my UK ISP - grrr...) and get commenting between shopping and skating! Best get to it :)

    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (1)

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  12. I turned 50 last December and really it is just another day that skips on bye. Great bunch of goodies on your desk this week. Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
    Happy WOYWW

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  13. Life begins at 50 so time to get your motor running :) Love the little jigsaw piece, what a clever idea.

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  14. Ah, am going to a school reunion today because my year group turns fifty...you're in good company!!
    Meanwhile, I like the gate fold puzzle pieces...am always left in awe of ideas that others use for their ATCs...if you didn't see them, totally worth scrolling through Mary Anne's blog to fined hers! they're amazing!!

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  15. Hello Claire and thanks for visiting . I was just reading your 'your profile' my it puts my little knee problem I to perspective!
    Love the idea you are ' experimenting' with for ATC's. I really must start. Hope you have a wonderful birthday . Wish I was coming up to big 50 - I've already had the big 60! -) Have a great week. A nne x #37

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  16. Thanks for calling by earlier. Love the design of your ATCs.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 38

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  17. Happy birthday, Claire, and I am sure you will celebrate in style. I had my big 6-0 last year. Your ATC looks very intriguing and what a wonderful idea! I am hoping to take part in the swap but need to get my skates on and start making some. I've got so many things on the go at the moment!

    Thanks for your two lovely comments - our kitties are indeed very pretty girlies, but oh so naughty too! They provide us with endless entertainment value, and we are so pleased that Phoebe has overcome her shyness and has included Mum in her very limited circle of those she will trust (my hubby and me!!) and Mum is being constantly entertained by their antics - Beatrice doesn't like Phoebe going into Mum's annexe one little bit because she considers Mum to be her own personal property, and she gets very jealous! They keep Mum happy and the moaning level has decreased sharply, which is a real blessing for us!!!

    I laughed at your comment about my new sewing machine - it's pretty well what Mum said too! She used to have an old Singer that had an electric motor attached, and along with the hand-cranked Singers at school, that was what I cut my sewing teeth on, too! My grandmother's old Singer tressle table is now spray painted white, with a glass top on it, and serves as a beautiful hall table. Things have certainly moved on, and it's now my turn to learn to use a computerised electronic machine with more bells and whistles than you could imagine!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #43

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  18. Your ATCs have got off to a good start!
    Thanks for dropping by,
    RosA

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  19. Your ATC looks great. Thanks for your visit.

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  20. I really like the jigsaw pieces on the ATC, that's such a great idea!! Goodness but people are clever :-) I am off to Julia's tomorrow to do some ATCs - only the second time in my life that I've stamped anything, lol!! The first was last year's attempt. Happy Birthday you youngster!!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

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  21. G'day Claire
    and happy WOYWW. Thanks for already dropping by my blog. Oh wow I love the jigsaw wrap for the ATC and that roll of washi paper looks good too!! How sweet that you are doing a give away for your birthday...may do that myself this year. Happy birthday too!!
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #8

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  22. I love jigsaw pieces to work with - looks interesting and fun!
    Great prize.
    Hugs and thanks for visiting me - Neet 27 xx

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  23. I like the jigsaw pieces. They look very cool. That's a really nice giveaway. #61

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  24. Love the jigsaw atc's, how did you cut them out? Happy almost 5-0! Beautiful birthday giveaway too, how very generous of you.

    Hugs
    Brenda 64

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  25. How fun is your desk. Loving the puzzle card and all the fun bits there. Wishing you a very Happy 50th Birthday in adance, hope it is fabulous. Nifty Fifty! Winnie#53

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  26. Hi Claire, thanks for stopping by at mine, loving your ATCs.
    Maybe another week I will open the drawers and let everyone have a peek lol!
    Happy birthday for the 28th and happy crafting, Angela x48

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  27. Ooo the jigsaw cover looks interesting on the ATC are you swapping more than one, Iust get a wiggle on if I am going to do any it's not long in crafting terms is it
    Janet @24

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  28. Now that ATC looks very intriguing. I'm going to make some to trade at the woyww crop, to save on postage this time around. Enjoy the last few days in your forties and celebrating the next part of the adventure. Thanks for stopping by today. You're right the hols were over in a flash.

    Fiona #59

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  29. Hope your BIG birthday is great fun! And I love that ATC you're working on. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #72

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  30. Hello Claire, I like the look of the ATC you're making ... I like the jigsaw flaps that open to reveal ... what? Intriguing! Fifty is a very good birthday to reach ... I remember my big five-oh birthday party so well ... I'd very much like to be that young again :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #39

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  31. Love the jigsaw ATCs awesome idea! I have a 5 0 coming up in 6 months........Yikes!
    Hope you have a great Birthday!
    donna#70

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  32. Happy Birthday! Great way to celebrate - it's what we did when I was teaching Montessori pre-school, the children would donate a book for their birthday! Hope your fifties are nifty! Lindart #82

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  33. Love your experimental ATC design -- very cool! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting. ~ Laura #69

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  34. Very interesting, that ATC design!
    I'm very glad that Elizabeth liked her B-day gift....of sorts. Always so much fun to surprise somebody.
    Thanks for the early visit.
    Krisha #74

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  35. Love the puzzle front on your card! It's wonderful and calls to be opened and played with.

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  36. Hi Claire is that puzzle piece an ATC? Amazing. Cx #83

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  37. I'm working on my ATC's too- lots going on here! thanks for visiting and your kind words.
    Robyn 41

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  38. Hope you have a lovely birthday.

    ATCs lovely.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sue 44

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  39. Ooooo, that necklace is gorgeous. And the puzzle bits on the ATC are clever.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #62

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  40. That is a really clever ATC! Karen #31

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  41. Looking forward to my journal from last week's draw, I feel so lucky to have won that. I'll be attacking Mr Postie on Friday then LOL - Thanks for your visit BJ#52

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  42. I recognise that ATC shape and will be very interested to see your finished ATC in 5 weeks time.
    Happy Wednesday,
    Karin #40

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  43. Your ATC looks great fun and lovely goodies in your giveaway too. Happy WOYWW :o) Annie C #57

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  44. Ooh, fancy interactive ATC! I'll be hoping you are above or below me on the list :D
    Happy Wednesday
    Laura
    51

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  45. Claire, thanks for your visit, and I love your jigsaw puzzle ATC. And those trinkets at the back are intriguing, lots of lovely bits there.
    Give away looks good too.
    Bless you
    Chris #34

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  46. Love those ATC's and happy birthday! Thanks for your sweet visit. Sandy Leigh #60

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  47. Hi Claire - thanks for visiting ! the jigsaw ATC's are looking intriguing ! Do show us how they turn out ! Ali #17

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  48. Hi! Now that Puzzle ATC looks really interesting. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments.
    Here from WOYWW. Happy Wednesday!
    Cathy #73

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  49. Happy WOYWW Sorry to run and dash... .Nice to give on a BD, good for you!!
    hugs, Kimmer #96

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  50. Love that puzzle ATC, what a great idea. I'm always amazed at how clever you all are at coming up with such imaginative ideas. Happy birthday for the 28th and have a fabulous week..
    Von #13

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  51. Cute ATC - I like the way it's like a little card. thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. The mouse pad is actually my daughter's and it has a picture of Robert Pattinson on it. Upside down he does look a lot like David Tennant. I'm a fan of Dr. Who. :-) I use the mouse pad to stamp on to get more even coverage. Poor Robert - he's got ink all over him. April #71

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  52. Hi Claire and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier. So impressed with those who have their ATCs in hand, mine are only vague thoughts but I am being urged to start....Your ATC is very interesting - I hope we all plan to display them on our desk maybe #261. Cheers and have a great week Robyn#18

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  53. Hello Claire. What a lovely design for an ATC - a surprise in the middle. Great fun.
    Thanks for already visiting - yes, freebie on magazines can be pretty good. Having only fairly recently been given a big shot, I am buying mags with embossing folders or dies I will use... oh dear, MORE stash!!
    Margaret #49

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  54. ooh i like the look of that ATC, how unusual
    Gill x

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  55. Some real little teasers on your desk this week. Thank you for your visit this week. I am glad to see someone else using that fantastic electric eraser. I could not do without it now, just because you can get into such small places. Did you ever take a chance on the Gelli plate? Have a good week. xx Maggie #10

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  56. Hi Claire,

    Your ATC looks quite interesting! Is that a puzzle piece or a stamp? Either way it's very cool. You really know how to pay it forward in celebrating your birthday!

    I'm not participating in WOYWW this week as I couldn't visit too many desks.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay

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  57. ah well done on your puzzle envelope for the atc very clever Claire.. and may happy returns too for the 50!! :D wonderful candy, too!
    happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #42

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  58. Oh my! You are setting such a good example - the jigsaw shape looks really interesting! Enjoy your birthday! Chris 67

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  59. Oh my! You are setting such a good example - the jigsaw shape looks really interesting! Enjoy your birthday! Chris 67

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  60. Gah! Its taken me so long to get around this week #coulddobetter! But one of the benefits is that I arrived on your actual birthday so happy happy birthday to you!!! I love the idea of that jigsaw card and I have pinned it to come back to because I think it would be an ace birthday card for small people :-) #32

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