Wednesday, 4 April 2012

WOYWW 148


'' excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way''
Booker T Washinton  1856-1915


...hello everyone...It's that wonderful time again when we all get to see the desks of the world and the crafting goodies they hold...all thanks to Julia over at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ go over and check it out...

...right lets get down to business...I have an up & coming project with a theme  of The Seaside so once again i've been on a treasure hunt, what I was looking for I didn't find but these little treats are what I did...


...and in that small pile of stones was these...


...two little hearts...


...and another...
...and then I saw this for my collection...


...well thats my desk I'm off to see whats on your's...
XXX











31 comments:

  1. Looking forwards to see what you make of these Mel Hugs Elaine .
    I lived by the beach when growing up , loved to bring home all the flotsom and shells .

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  2. Isn't nature wonderful at times!? Can't wait to see what you come up using that pile of lovliness! :D

    Happy WOYWW

    Jackie x

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  3. There is nothing in the world quite so wonderful as dawdling along a beach, seeing what you can find! And, wow, didn't you find some gorgeous stones. We always used to come home laden - actually still do :)
    Hugs, LLJ #7
    PS I really love your quotations at the beginning of your blogs :)

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  4. Oh Mel, your creative heart is so in the right place - Im not sure what you were looking for but I'm delighted you could see the hearts....'I saw the Angel in the stone and carved to set it free' - said Michaelanglo....you're right up there!

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  5. Most of us would only see stones....you see hearts! Just lovely pieces and will make wonderful additions to your collection. Happy WOYWW

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  6. I could sit and look at your workdesk all day long ... what beautiful finds. Happy WOYWWing! Love Debbie #99 xXx

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  7. Lovely shells and pebbles. I love collecting bits and bobs like that. Take care, & enjoy peeking at the WOYWW desks this week. Zo xx 78

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  8. love your heart stones yes I do remember you had these on your post a while back when first found your blog - happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #63

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  9. Your doing it again young lady !!! you little tease I wont be able to sleep now until I see what wonderful Creation will unfold from these beautiful natural elements!!! Happy Easter, Hugs May x x x No11

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  10. How lucky to find hearts. Truly magical in the crafting world.
    Hugs Joanne xx #48

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  11. Beautiful treasures, especially all the little hearts. And I love your tag in the previous post, the butterfly from ribbon is amazing! Never seen anyone quote Beverly Nicholls before either, you've reminded me I still haven't read his last two books!

    Hugs
    Brenda 13

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  12. I too collect heart stones. Love them. Great collection, would love to see what you do with them. Famfa#23

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  13. This is a post after my own stone heart. I too have a collection one for inside, one for outside. Lovely

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  14. Fab fruits of a successful beachcomb - how amazing to find 3 stones/pebbles shaped like a heart! Can't wait to see what you make with them, Best Wishes, Deb x

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  15. Ohhhh I'm so envious of your seaside treasures, I only get to harvest them once a year, those heart shaped stones are precious, what do you do with them? #44 and waving hi from the spring laden hills of North Carolina :)

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  16. we come home from every walk burdened with stones and detritus - but ah! the memories... My boy once found me a stone with a fossil shaped like a heart, and he to this day doesn't realise how rare they are...it is a most treasured possession,

    your hearts and flotsam are beautiful

    dx @80

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  17. Ooh, I have to follow you to see what becomes of that pile of lovlies!
    I too have a treasured heart stone, it just sits lonely on my window sill.
    Laura ~102

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  18. Love those heart pebbles, I've yet to find any despite getting the children to look when they were younger (or maybe that's why!). Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Suzanne #100

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  19. What an amazing find, you could paint! them but I think they look perfect just the way they are.
    janet #56

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  20. Can't wait to see your creations with these beauties! barb #116

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  21. Wonderful treasures from the sea Mel! Look forward to seeing what you use them on! x

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  22. Oh Mel, I just love your little pile of treasures! It saddens me soooo much that I can no longer go beachcombing and pick up all the things I love, just to have, or to make art from. I now use a wheelchair and can't go on the beach any more. My greatest joy was walking on the beach (esp. in the winter!) never knowing what I might find. Have to do other things now! And I have LOTS of things that I enjoy!!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I've got lots of ideas for more papers, and also zentangles - in fact everywhere I look these days, I seem to see things that demand "Zentangle me!!"

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #25

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  23. I always look out for heart shaped stones too on the beach down here. Thing is Brighton beach is JUST pebbles so you can spend an aaaaaaaage looking lol

    Jo #160

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  24. I love the heart shaped stones, isn't nature clever? A fab collection of seashore goodies.

    I am sorry I am a bit late this week!! Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely Easter, Luv Karen xx #173

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  25. Gorgeous finds, love the little hearts x
    Sophie no.71

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  26. What beautiful shells - things from nature are always so inspiring. Have fun with your seaside project. Ali #111

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  27. Looking forward to seeing what you create with those two little hearts. dani133

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  28. You have just taken me back to when our children were small, and my bag always came back from the beach weighed down with shells and stones they had to have but couldn't possibly carry for themselves. I think there is still a box upstairs full of shells from various beaches. You are right, there is a lot of shading going on, lots of colouring. The cottage by the sea is one I have done in several different ways, water colours, Promarkers, and charcoals. It seems to work with everything, and reminds me of a viewpoint on the Isle of Wight. Thank you for your visit this week. Have a good Easter. xx Maggie #9

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  29. oooh now thats cute...love the shape of those pebbles.

    Claire #85

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  30. Loving the heart shaped pebbles, and what a treasure of seashore goodies....can't wait to see what seaside theme beauty you make from them Mel!! ;)
    Jan x

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)