Ok everyone....happy Wednesday!

Just a very quick post today as I have lots on and need to be out the door soon....we have a mega important meeting at work today that could make all the difference to the Company, it is Daughters first day at Uni and due to parking permit problems etc etc I need to take her and pick her up again later, and I have my Son home today ill.
this was my desk this morning, no time to tidy up after I finished yesterday. The project is a Christening card I have been asked for for a baby called Riley. Here is the finished thing....

Come along to Julia's blog....The Stamping Ground to have a nose at everyone else's desks and current projects...it's fun.


Good Morning Campers....
Wednesday again already, I really don't know where the week goes!
Quite a quiet week craft wise this week. I didn't have any family birthdays, anniversaries or anything to make for, and whilst I have been ill I haven't been asked for cards by anyone, so no commissions either. So I took the opportunity to get something done that has been needed for a long time. Totally boring to everyone else I think, but I desperately needed a new shopping list thingy for my fridge door. The old one was a gift from a friend many years ago and the bit that held the pad in place had broken and the paper often fell off, also the pen holder had broken and the pen was only held on by a piece of string. Here's my new one!

I have incorporated a handy little pocket for vouchers etc and a post it note pad as I can never find them when I want one!
That's it really from me this week, check out Stamping Ground to see what everyone else has been up to this week......go on...come and have a nosey around!!
Take care everyone!


Do you know what....I am seriously loosing the plot. I completely forgot it was Wednesday today. My Son has gone back to school today, so I am officially in Monday mode!!!! Hence no picture to show you today, but my desk is just covered with the rubbish (scraps!) left over from the baby card in my last post. So not much to report today, apart from the fact that I am back at the doctors again today to see if there has been any improvement. I wish I could say that there has been, but I don't feel much better despite the double load of antibiotics...anyway, we will see what he says later. Have a great WOYWW day everyone. If you don't have a clue what I am chuntering on  about check out Julia's blog at Stamping Ground...all will become clear.

Challenge Card

I have decided to enter the challenge this week over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog. This week there is a sketch to work from. This is only the second time I have been brave enough to enter a challenge. My first ever was on this blog to and I was honoured to receive a top 3 place, I was chuffed to bits. Well I haven't felt up to crafting much lately, but I really want to get back to it, so I thought I would have a go this week. I haven't worked from a sketch before, and found it a quite interesting experience.

This is what I have come up with. I have been asked to make a card for a soon to be new arrival, so I thought I could perhaps combine the two. The papers are from some 6"x6" Papercraft4u pads that I have had for ages. The stamp is an Anita's stamp, again had it for ages and ages. It is stamped twice and decoupaged. I carefully cut slits where the ribbon design was so I could actually thread some proper ribbon through. The edges of the frame shape were coloured with a chalk ink pad for shadow effect.
Hope to like it....

WOYWW- here again!

I am back....not yet fully recovered, but at least able to face blogging and perhaps a little crafting again. For anyone remotely interested (I wouldn't be!) the pleurisy turned to pneumonia, so I am still rattling with antibiotics etc. On the plus side most of the pain has now gone.

Enough of that,
This is a gift that I made just before I took a turn for the worse. Jenny's flute teacher has taken herself and her other half off to some sunny climes to get married. So I made this for her to either take with her or to keep as a keepsake.

I have made one thing in the last week, for a sad reason. My nephew and his wife had some terrible news. Their much awaited baby had died, they found out at the 20 week scan. What can you say at times like these? I just wanted them to know we were thinking of them. I found a fantastic poem to go inside that said it all, so I kept the card simple.
I just want to say a big thank you to Chrissie, who you will all know from WOYWW. She came to see me last week and delivered to me the birthday bundle candy I was lucky enough to win from her blog. It was lovely to meet her face to face, we had only spoken once before on the phone. What a lovely lady she is!

Ok everyone head over to Julia's blog to check out the other WOYWW entries this week. Have fun....

Edited:- I have been asked to share the poem I used. I guess it is always hard to find the "right words". I found a site by searching online. There are some beautiful poems here that had me in tears just reading them through. The site is here and I used An Angel Never Dies....just tweeked it slightly to suit our situation. I site I hope you never need to use...but is worth bookmarking just in case.