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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

WOYWW - Preparations

Hello there. It's Horace here for the weekly blog hop that is WOYWW. Click the link if you want to find out more about this addictive phenomenon.

We've volunteered ourselves to be part of a Blog hop over at UKS, a scrapbook forum. We were so pleased when they decided to allow bears to participate, although we're not sure they know what on earth they've let themselves in for!

Anyway, on the bear's desk this week is my secret project for the blog hop, which is due to go live on 15th April. Check out UKS if you haven't already, it's so much more than just a scrapbook forum, and has a wealth of information on many crafts.

Without giving too much away, on the bears desk there is some washi tape in various colours - I love this stuff but seem to hoard rather than use it! There is also some tissue paper, a canvas, some stamps.... So my project may just be a 'how to' on decorating a canvas, and possibly, maybe, some tissue paper stamping. If you'd like to see the finished project please do come back and visit on the 15th April. It's our first ever blog hop, so we're not sure how we'll manage, and depending on how we are received, it may be our last!!

Can you see the phone book on the desk? It was delivered through the door the other day, how kind of them to post us a handy gluing and wiping book! As you can see, I'm listening to tunes on the ipodgy, I find it helps with the creative process, although Podgy says he may start charging the other bears to listen to it!

Oh, what am I wearing? Well you can't take part in a blog hop and not wear suitable travelling clothes, hence my special space suit, perfect for hopping around all the other blogs.

In fact, while I'm wearing my travelling suit, I may as well take advantage and go hopping round some WOYWW desks.

With love from the bears.


  1. Hi Horace and all the bears :0)
    You are looking very smart in your space suit and busy with your launch prep for UKS.
    Hope you all had a Great Easter and didn't eat too many eggs x looking forward to your completed project and the 15th.
    Happy WOYWW Heather #71

  2. Morning Bears- indeed, that was very kind of them to deliver you bears such a great stamping/crafting aid- your fame must be spreading! I shall pop over & have a look at UKS, I mainly tend to use it for my Silhouette, I forget about all the other places on there. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #52 xx

  3. Hi Bears, Horace you are looking hot to trot! Have a great blog hop. MMx #73

  4. hi there Horace,

    - did you know I have a bear called Horace but he is a very tiny bear not even as big as my hand!
    .. he was made by my grandmother about thirty years ago - he would not need a space suit as he is quite comfy in Oz thank you :D

    ...have fun with the tissue paper hope you dont get too much on your paws now! Happy 200 WOYWW Shaz in oz x.

    PS as this is blog hop too can't see you will do anything but well at t'other one :D

  5. Hi Horace, looking ready for anything there!! Enjoy the hop (both of them!) Helen, 4

  6. Love the suit Horace but where Oh where have the other bears gone?

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 41

  7. LOL! Those bears get quite a lot done, don't they? Happy they are willing to participate in the blog hop, and can't wait to see what they come up with.....


    MA (1)

  8. So what exactly is it you do witht he phone book? Thanks for visiting me BJ#60

    1. Anything that needs gluing, we place it on a page in the phone book to spread the glue, anything that needs inking gets the same treatent, ditto stamping onto tissue paper. It acts as a handy book of scrap papers. Once one page is dirty, just flip to the next. :)

  9. I'm wondering how this washi mixes with fur? Think my bears may get in a sticky mess...
    Happy WOYWW

  10. oh you do make me laugh each time I come over to your blog I just love what you bears get up to and the little outfits are fabby.

    look forward to seeing what you are up to so I will be back

    Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
    Ria #64

  11. Oh Horace, you look very fetching in your orange travel suit and I bet that hood has come in very handy for keeping your ears warm while all that snow has been around. Thinks I might have to get one of those for myself…..mind you, I don’t think Orange is my colour.

    Intriguing, this canvas you’re working on for the Bears first blog hop, but judging by those lush washi tapes, it’s going to be something gorgeous. Can’t wait to see it when it’s done.
    Thanks for stopping by this week.
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ 72

  12. Hello Horace, what a lovely creative desk you have. Great travelling suit, perfect for desk hopping.

    Happy WOYWW. Susi #58

  13. Hi Horace, cool outfit love the colour. Don't worry about UKS they are going to love you all. Looking forward to seeing your finished project. Thanks for the message and visiting earlier... Hope you had a lovely Easter and lots of choccie eggs... Lots of love to you all... Gill x #93

  14. Happy WOYWW! Great blog hopping outfit! Looking forward to seeing what your secret project produces on the 15th!

    Lauren x

  15. Hello bears
    Thank you for the great idea for using the phone book
    You bears are so clever
    Jackie 8

  16. Love the suit, you won't get lost in that!
    Famfa 88

  17. cute outfit.
    congrats on the blog hop

  18. Cool space suit - sure the blog hoppers will adore you cute bears just as your normal friends who drop by regularly do !! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with on the 15th ! Hugs Ali #20 (PS I get my Art Journaling magazine on subscription from Rainbow Silks if that helps ?)

  19. washi tape and a smart new space suit, you are a lucky bear Horace. Good luck with the blog hop you will be fab

    Gill x

  20. What a yummy selection of washi tapes, and the outfit is super cute.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Hugz Minxy #60

  21. I've no doubt you'll be an absolute hit on the UKS hop... and you've got the right protective clothing, just to be on the safe side, so what could possibly go wrong?!

    I'm totally with you on the hoarding of the washi tape... it occasionally gets let out to play, but it's hard to let it go!!
    Alison xx

  22. Hi bears
    cute outfit... out of thos world even ..... sorry
    janet #27

  23. Aw bear looks snug in his little
    orange outfit!! Have a great crafty week!
    HaPPy WoYwW!!
    ((Lyn)) #51!!

  24. Love the new suit! It looks so good you Horace! Now why did I think of that...wipy up book. Darn trash man just took my phone book. :( Oh well, I look forward to your first ever hop. I will be dropping by to see how you bears get on. Happy WOYWW! Nan #19

  25. Hi Horace, its my first time visiting...and look at you, invited to do a blog hop, sounds like it will be awesome. Think I will go check it out. I have a shark in my craft room...Cathryn #128

  26. Are we having a book challenge this month? I'm off on holidays soon and I might not have time to do one.....

  27. Sorry, just posted now! We were side tracked :)

  28. Greetings Bears,
    Thanks for stopping by the Fun Room. We are dreadfully late in make our rounds this week; just don't know where the days went. Looking forward to seeing your project. Loving the color I'm seeing on the desk....
    Sara J #29

  29. Wow, Horace, you are soooo clever!
    Love the colours of this .. I don't do pink ... but these cerise and fuschia are gorgeous. I have some canvases somewhere .. now where did I last see them????????


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