Big Big Thank You!

To all of Julia's WOYWWers. I have had loads of comments and emails wishing me well, and I would like to thank all of you for taking the time and trouble to send wishes and encouragement to what is, after all, a complete stranger.....what a wonderful bunch you all are. Have felt stronger over the last day or so, so am hopeful that I will soon be back to normal. I wish there were a way to thank you all properly, please know that each and every comment has been treasured.


Hi everyone, still not up to crafting yet I am afraid....well not strictly true, I had to make a card yesterday for my best friends birthday. I sat at my desk for ages and nothing happened. Not and idea, no inspiration at all. I eventually put a card together, which was horrible (she loved it, but I didn't). It wasn't my normal standard and did nothing for me at all, and I forgot to take a picture too. Or maybe it was a subconscious thing....I don't know.
Sorry nothing to show you, will try to do better.
Please pop along to the stamping ground to see some much more interesting Wednesday Desks.

I'm chuffed!!!

I entered my first ever challenge with an easel card a few weeks ago, never done it before...and guess what?? I got a top 3 mention. Thank you all at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog.

I am still not feeling to good and am not yet up to crafting again, so won't be entering the current challenge....but I will be back!


Hi Everyone,

First thing I have to say is a big apology to the High Priestess of WOYWW, Julia at stamping Ground. Sorry I missed last week Julia, I have been poorly so I have a sick note Miss! I won't go into too many details, don't want to make anyone else feel yuk, suffice to say I have been quite ill the past week with a virus that hit from nowhere last Tuesday night. I didn't get out of bed again (apart from being taken to the loo!) until Friday night. Still can't eat so feeling very week and dizzy etc. Lost over a stone in 4 days (bonus!). So trying now to get back on my feet, but haven't got back to any crafting yet. I have some photos to share, which would have been last weeks effort as they were taken just before I fell ill. I hope that is ok for this weeks entry.

Luckily for me I had got ahead of myself with up and coming birthdays. I made the football card for my cousin's birthday, he is football mad and plays in a good local team. The football was cut on my gazelle and paperpieced.

The other card in progress is for my Mum to give to My Mother and Father in law for their anniversary coming up soon. It's their 60th. Quite plain and simple really, just cuttlebugged for embossing and a decoupage image.

Pop on over the stamping ground to check out everyone else's desks.....


I had to come on just to have a rant and blow off some steam....

My Mum delivered the card I made for the Scrumpy drinking, electric guitar playing 50 year old order today, and she has just rung me up to say the lady that ordered it wants it changed. (posted here if you want to see it).
Apparently she has asked for the name Jane to also be included in the inside....fair enough I thought. But then she said that she also wanted the scrumpy picture much bigger and that I had forgotten the drum kit!!!!
What drum kit I said. Well I now know that she also plays drums, but the lady didn't ask for that and where she thinks I can put that know I don't know!!!
I am trying to tell myself that the customer is always right but I am not feeling it right now!

Sorry rant over.

Morning WOYWW er's

Good Morning to you all

I have my latest project to show you this morning. The 21st Card that I shared last week went down a storm and resulted in an order from another club lady for a 50th card for her neice. She sounds like a bit of a character really, the background I was given was that she is to be 50 years old, plays electric guitar in a band and is nicknamed Scrumpy! The request was that I use the same card shape as the here it is..

Outside                                                                 and Inside...
I have decided to be brave and enter this one for a challenge, after a chat with Chrissie yesterday (thanks for your time and advice Chrissie!), I am going to enter this card in the challenge at Crafty Ann's Blog. Pop over and have a look.
Now some of you will know by now that I can't work in a total mess, so once I had finished I tidied up ready for another session this morning...but  guess what?????   Don't tell any one, but I think my house has a crafting fairy, or a ghost??? Look at my desk this morning-

The guilty party is my Daughter, who now she is finished exams and college and that annoying stuff is resurrecting her scrapbook that she started ages ago. This is the result of her rummaging through my papers etc for matching colours for her where did I see that padlock???

Pop over the Stamping Ground to check out the other WOYWW desks today.

Just a quickie

Mandy at Craft Fox Cards has some great candy on offer for her birthday....Click and check it out.

Happy Birthday Mandy!!

New Look

Hi everyone, as you can see I have been chained to the computer most of the day trying to update the look of my blog. After a couple of nervous breakdowns, a lot of tea and a fair amount of chocolate, I have got this far. I think I like this layout a lot better as it is much lighter and more cheerful. I have surprised myself by managing to embed (techie term!!!) two...yes two! slide shows as well.

Off for a lie down in a dark room now to recover. Let me know what you think!