Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WOYWW - Behold, a thing of beauty!

 Just looking at the picture, makes me smile. It took two whole days, from 6 till late and a little more on the third day, . I thought my back was going to break, I had muscle pains in places I did not even know I had places, but it was all worth the effort, Just look at my beautiful craftroom. Everything in its place and colour co-ordinated too! I love, love, love just going in there and looking at everything, and working is such a pleasure!
 Another view of my beautiful room and here you can also see the reason for the post, the wonderful WOYWW blog hop. My desk where I am busy making invitations for grandie no.3, Tertia-Lee's birthday party in October. I know its very early, but when school starts, there just is no time to do anything. Everything is cut, stuck on glue dots, ready to go and has double sided tape on. All that still needs to be done is the scoring for the bases.
 I had strict instructions about these invites. It had to be a ladybird, and it had to open and have flapping wings!!! I could not think how to do that, so I had to come up with something that she would approve of. Made a protorype (Thank goodness for this Magnolia stamp!) and took it to her for approval. She loved it, so now I am making 40 of them.
 Yes, you heard right, 40!!! What was I thinking?? I do love them though and she is my granddaughter, so...
excuse me please, I have some invitations to make before I leave to go to grandie no 2's school to hear her recite a poem during their morning assembly.
This is what the invitation looks like when it is closed. I am thinking of putting the name on the red piece, what do you think?
Thank you so much to all of you for your kind comments on my blog last week. I am happy to report that I managed to visit every single one on the list and leave a comment! Lets see what happens this week.

67 comments:

  1. Its absolutely gorgeous, I love that construction type design, she will be very happy and the envy of all her 40 friends
    Bridget #7

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  2. Beautiful organized room, and omg you are sweet to make all those beautiful invites!

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  3. Wow your room is GORGEOUS ! How could you not be inspired in there - but 40 invites - did you agree to that when you were in a state of exhaustion from tidying up !! They are lovely - look so well constructed & beautifully executed - but 40 ? May need to go for a lie down just thinking of it ! Well done you !! Ali#54

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  4. A room to die for i think it's so great. Better to get some project started a little early because it's not worth the hassle of leaving it till the last minute. everything looking good jill #48

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  5. Love the invitations and the room is so lovely and inviting - you must be so pleased with it. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #8 x

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  6. Gorgeous invites and I love,love,love that craftroom it is so organized and bright! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

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  7. love the invites, so cute and cheerful.The craft room is fabulous, love how you've organised the paper into a rainbow!! Trish #90

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  8. You must of slipped by me in the secret of night LOL I am so sorry I have not visited you in return. I made it a policy of mine to visit regardless in return people whom visit me. I hope you forgive me?

    I love your invitations and yes I think put the name in the space it will make them all perfect, probably should make an extra just in case too, always one child misses out.... Awesome job.

    Love your new space so neat, tidy and spacious to play in. I will come to your place and you can come to mine, deal?

    Eliza #24
    Happy Crafting

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  9. I love your room it's Amazing. No wonder you love going in there. Good luck with invites, yes name on red bit would be good. Thanks for visiting - good luck with seeing too x
    Famfa 28

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  10. Hi Tertia thanks for popping to see me. I am buying a camera this weekend so watch out for the tutorial- there will be one I promise :-). You have done a wonderful job on your craft room it looks amazing. Painting all your furniture to match was genius. Your ladybug invites are a labour of love - You will get extra cuddles for sure! WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 15

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  11. Your craft room is magnificent! And your invites are absolutely precious--so cute! It's funny because I just saw a comment on another blog where someone was looking for a magnolia stamp! --Sandy Leigh

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  12. Your hard work really paid off because the craft room is just gorgeous. And the Invites are so charming. I am new to WOYWW, but am glad to meet great artists like you.

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  13. Wow, that's all I can say! Your room turned out beautifully, well worth the long hours and the back ache! Love those invites, but 40! I don't think I know 40 people to invite to a birthday party as an adult, let alone a 3 yr old, lol!! I'm always on about the "C" word, I make "C" cards year round!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 5

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  14. Your room turned out gorgeous! I often look at rooms for inspiration and when i see mismatched furniture I always wonder if it could be painted!

    Yours turned out fab!

    The invitations are woderful. I loved the way they looked in the first picture and then almost drooled when I saw how they look when closed.

    I am off to llok for your followers button.

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  15. your craft space is a dream come true! and those invitations looking like a purse are amazing!
    xxDaniella#29

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  16. Squeal!!! LOVE your craft room!!! I just finished mine as well - just have some decorating yet to do. It is so nice to just sit in there and admire the handiwork, lol!

    I have this Magnolia stamp - huge fan! I can't believe you are making 40 of these!!!! That's a ton of work!

    Jeannie #62

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  17. Love your oom Tertia. Wow! Am so envious. That dresser is stunning. Gorgeous creations. I would have been tempted to colour photocopy them... Wow! Hugs Sharon

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  18. Wow Tertia that is some invites they're fabulous bound to be treasured. Loving how your craft space is looking too, everything neat and tidy in a home...so green my place is a tip. Enjoy the rest of Wednesday and thanks for sharing, hugs Erika. #89

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  19. I really don't know what to say is fantastic, amazing, exciting, wonderful........... 'cos all of it is.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  20. WOW!....amazing....gorgeous....orgasnised...It's beautiful Tertia, those invites are so pretty too. Just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing pictures of your wonderful room. Michelle #12

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  21. Thanks for stopping by. What an amazing room, think I have just died and gone to crafting heaven, no wonder you just love to look at it. And those invites are brilliant - 40!!!!!
    As for my altered book I have blogged each page as I have done it so if you are really bored you could page down "a lot".
    Happy WOYWW BJ #6

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  22. Wow, looking at your work area made me smile, too, how lovely!

    The invitations are adorable, and I think you are right, the name there would be just the thing.

    :)trisha #36ish

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  23. Wow!! The craftroom is gorgeous and so are the invitations. You did a fabulous job on them.

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  24. Oh my goodness - your room is really lovely and those little invites are perfect! x Jo

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  25. WOW, WOW, WOW, Fabulous crafty space..love it!!! I want it!!!! your invites are Stunning so adorable... Hugs May x x x#4

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  26. Your crafty space is superb, lucky you and no wonder you drift in ad out to admire it! It has obviously inspired you to make those gorgeous invites. I bet the ladybird is influenced by Gaston in The Secret Garden?! My 3 yr old grandee loves Gaston and I got her one that scuttles about and also talking Ben and Holly and Nanny Plum. A great success!
    Love JoZarty x
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

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  27. First let me say thanks for stopping by my blog today. Second I love your room it is so beautiful. And the invitation is just gorgeous. So glad that I stopped by. #25

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  28. Hiya Tertia thanks for your comment about my ribbon storage, I was thinking of going the way of yours but don't have a wall space for reels....BTW your new craftroom definitely is a thing of beauty, I love it and it looks so neat and tidy like mine.
    Happy woyww
    Elaine #31

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  29. Hi Tertia, love your really beautiful room, not surprised you love to go in there. Those invites are adorable and I think putting names on them is a wonderful idea. Thanks for your visit. Happy woyww, Anne x #32

    PS - well done for getting to everyone, it is months since I was able to do that!

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  30. Oh, your room has turned out so beautiful!! I can see how it would be such a pleasure to go in there! And I guess that is a good thing as you have 40 (!) invitations to make! Those are some fabulous invites! Wow!
    xoxo Karen #150

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  31. Your room is gorgeous and the card is absolutely fabulous.
    Sandra @95

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  32. Your craft room is great and worth the effort. I like the pop up ladybird cards too.
    Carol

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  33. Such a lot of work, but so worth your efforts looking at your photos. Lovely organizing the cabinet is so gorgeous too. Keep smiling and creating, terrific 3-D card work too. Thanks for popping by happy WOYWW

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  34. Oh Tertia, your room is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I bet it feels AWESOME to craft in there now!!

    Love the invitations! I vote for names on the red part!!

    Amy E. #3
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  35. Do you hear that Tertia....? That's me drooling looking at your room. What a fantastic job! ;D
    I can see you're going to have wonderful times ahead.
    40 invitations...wow she's one lucky popular little lady. They look amazing and I love ladybirds too :D

    Thanks for visiting my space earlier.
    Happy WOYWW
    Neesie #11

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  36. that looks awesome! happy woyww lindsay #46

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  37. Hi Tertia, thanks for popping over to my post last week - yet to a post this week been yuck health wise so not blogging much, but so agree with your stunning room, all I can say is WOW!!- love those invites - but 40 you must be crazy, 4 or 14 - but 40!! happy WOYWW! Shaz in oz.x

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  38. Hi Tertia, Wow wow wow Your crafting room is stunning. I love it and those ladybird cards are amazing....a true labour of love.
    I'm happy to pop over to make you a few school outfits....if only eh? What a giggle that would be.
    Hugs,
    A x #72

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  39. Sorry to be so late visiting this week Tertia

    Well, it was worth all the hard work because your craft studio is looking amazing and I know you’ll spend many more happy hours in there.
    Your granddaughter’s party invitations are amazing and her friends are going to be so excited to receive them.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x
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  40. That crafting room is just awesome, worth all the hard work. I bet it gives you such a thrill when you walk through the door. And if you create such pretty things like the invitation in there, well, it was a worthwhile investment in time and energy!!
    Hugs, LLJ #71

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  41. Wow, what a difference, your room looks fabulous, well worth the effort. Those invites are gorgeous but 40??? That is going to be one heck of a party. Good luck.
    Have a great week.
    Von #45

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  42. Wow, I love, love, love your room! It's so inviting and tidy. I'd love to work in there. :-)

    Hwee #92

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  43. Your room looks great! How awesome to have room to store your cardstock and papers flat and visible! You could fit the whole WOYWW contingent in there! Crop at Tertia's house! (OK, I'll quit goofing around now.) The party invitations are amazing. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my blog this week.

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  44. Jealousy is not a good thing. I'm not jealous of your room... well... just a tad...

    Those invites are great - you must be in the running for Gran of the year!

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  45. No wonder you are proud of your craft room, it is STUNNING, and really appeals to the OCD in me!! Congrats on getting approval of the invites and good luck with getting them finished. You really are a super-Gran :) Hugs, Buttons #81

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  46. Oh WOW! I'm sorry I've not actually red your post... I've been too busy drooling over your craft room. Omg! That is amazing....stunning...I am so jealous :)


    Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments x

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  47. You can come and play any time, so long as I can come and play in your sparkly new(reclaimed) craft room! Well done on getting it all done and super well done on the invitations too! #79

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  48. Oh my gosh! What a wonderful crafting room! WOW! I'm envious! And the invites are just super cute! Thanks for visiting my space and have a really fun time playing in your room!!
    Carol N #121

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  49. What a lot of work, but the invitations are very pretty and just what a little girl would like. Very clever, and very sweet.

    Your room is glorious. I would love x3 to have everything so organised, especially the spectrum of coloured paper. Worth the back ache I'm sure. Hope it's under control :-)

    By the way, I'm certain that you left a comment for me but I've lost it. Had some trouble shifting from comment waiting to published and think I clicked the mouse too soon or too late. Thanks for visiting.

    Yours as ever,
    Ros. #125

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  50. Your new craftroom is fantastic - I'm sure you'll spend many happy hours in there! Those invites are so cute - a real labour of love.
    Bernice #140

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  51. Tertia, your new room is absolutely fabulous. I know what you mean about going in and getting that great feeling - I'm starting to get that now, too, but still a long way to go before I'm satisfied - probably won't happen actually, until we move and I can start from scratch, to design a totally new ARTHaven exactly how I want it.

    It's been a tough few days. Unfortunately Dad is now in hospital, having taken a turn for the worse the next day. He looks very old and frail, and it's so sad to see. My hubby is being an absolute tower of strength and helping us all through this - don't know what we'd do without him! He's off visiting them again today and I'm trying to rest up at home and regain a bit of strength.

    Hopefully I'll be able to host a WOYWW party in my new space before long! What fun we would all have!!!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #35

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  52. Oh, I'm so happy for you! Your new craft room is absolutely a thing of beauty. No wonder it makes you smile!

    And what a dedicated grandma you are!! Those invites are works of art!!

    Thanks for coming by to see me! I'm still making my way around. Have a great rest of the week! Darnell #136

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  53. Oh my life Granny Tertia, well, I share your joy, your rooms looks absolutely wonderful, what a haven!! Perfect for such labours of love as those beautiful invitations! I think adding their name to the front will be wonderful, little gals do like a thing personalised, huh!

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  54. The room is gorgeous im very jealous and the invites are beautiful..go granny tertia!! Im sure her friends will be delighted x

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  55. The room is gorgeous im very jealous and the invites are beautiful..go granny tertia!! Im sure her friends will be delighted x

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  56. The room is gorgeous im very jealous and the invites are beautiful..go granny tertia!! Im sure her friends will be delighted x

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  57. Well done on your craft room! It's fantastic! The invitations are beautiful and you are smart to get them done early. Thanks for visiting my blog and happy belated WOYWW! #37

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  58. Beautiful craft room! And what a lovely job on those invites! Have a fun time getting your nice clean room messy! Thanks for visiting my blog! Lindart #153

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  59. Oh my gosh, your room looks beautiful and so do those invitations!

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  60. Wow, that's going to be SOME party with 40 kids possibly attending. Your room looks fantastic and can only be a boost to your creativity...

    Thanks for sharing your space and for stopping by!

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  61. Double wow!!! Your craft room looks amazingly beautiful and like a very efficient place to work. As to the invites, they are the cutest ones I've ever seen. I have 2 teenage daughters, so I'm somewhat of an expert. :-) Blessings!

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  62. What to comment on? Your beautiful room or the invites - which first?
    Well the room is utterly gorgeous - I think I could "live" in there - so pretty, so tranquil, so beautifully laid out. A real haven for crafting.
    Now the invites - yes you must love your grandeee very much and I have never seen such special gorgeous invites in my life. They are superb! I hope we get a tutorial some time when you have a minute to spare.
    Thank you so much for sharing such a great post - Hugs, Neet xx #58 (very late I know but been busy enjoying myself away from the computer)

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  63. I'd say your room was worth all the pain and agony! It's looks awesome and I love the invites. So cute! Thanks for visiting my WOYWW post this past week!
    Sandy
    sandy's crafty creations

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  64. What a wonderful room, so worth the effort. You will have a fantastic time in there, but will it stay as tidy? Thank you for your visit this week. My list is gradually getting ticked off, and sadly I need to do the jeans as they are needed for holiday. Have a good week. xx Maggie #102

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  65. That craft room has me drooling. It's something to aspire to. Your granddaughter is so lucky to have someone to make such nice invitations for her. I have never attempted the stand up cards I can't imagine having to make 40 of them. She is definitely a lucky kid.

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