Wednesday, 24 June 2015

WOYWW # 316

This is WOYWWednesday - checkout the tab at the top of the page for further info - and our thanks go to Julia for hosting again, even if she is sunning herself in foreign climes!!!

I managed to spend a day in my Craft Room but when I will manage that again I don't know.  Our Open Weekend is this weekend so I am spending most of my time in the gardens - tidying up and planting to fill gaps - but I made some cards for my card swapping groups and die cut a few male 'things' which I am now 'poking out the bits'.  I thought the brown card was a bit too thick for the die but the paper cuts just don't look so good therefore 'poking out the bits' must be done!!  lol
Shaz - you may notice that some of the Decoupage Flowers you made are appearing on my ATCs (I give credit to you) as I needed some 'music' background and your flowers were perfect.

Thank you to all my visitors last week, loved your comments - the flower pots are still a work in progress ........
Have a good week.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

WOYWW #315

This is WOYWWednesday - checkout the tab at the top of the page for further info - and our thanks go to Julia for hosting again.

Just popping in, as per usual I am rushing around, but have to share with you what I am up to at the moment.
If any of you have been reading one of my other blogs - Recollections and Memories - you will know that I volunteer at a Steam Railway Works mainly working in the Visitors Garden. Other Volunteers have been working to refurbish the Signal Box and it is now, after many months, nearing completion.  
I am working on refurbishing the 'flower boxes' that are attached to the Signal Box and railings around the Signal Box Garden. 
I am mending and painting in rotation as I can't depend on the weather - no surprise there then!
I have completed the first two, now I am working on the next ones .... 
They are in a sorry state.
I bring them home and empty them out in the garden.
After a good scrub I can mend them, filling in holes and glueing splits - think mixed media!!
Then paint ..... this is the best bit.
Back story to the gold centres is that some boxes (gold & silver leaves and accoutrements) were thrown out and my DH, being a nosey sort of person, brought them home to me.  
The person who owned these boxes - enquiries to be made - was a meticulous worker so I have used some of the gold leaf in the centre of the Tudor Roses as a passing acknowledgement to him/her.
I am today, hopefully, adding another two boxes to the completed list!

I am sorry I did not get round to visiting many desks last week, I hope to be better this week.  
A big thank you to my visitors, for the lovely comments and the laughs .... you really do brighten up my week.
oh!  BTW - I will be catching up with my ATCs swaps soon, I haven't forgotten I am still owing some.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

WOYWW #314

This is WOYWWednesday - checkout the tab at the top of the page for further info - and our thanks go to Julia for hosting again.

Well, after all the excitement of the past weeks, the desk is back in use.  I found a swap that was near closing date but I really needed to join.  Countries - England.  Have to don't I?

So here's the desk in all it's glory.

There are cut up leaflets, stamps, inks and backing papers.  Hopefully, they will go into the post today and the desk will change into a card making desk.

Until then I will catch up with the 'goings on' out there in desker world.
Have a good week, enjoy whatever it is your doing ..... remember ..... nothing lasts forever!!!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015


.....and the sad news is that I have no work desk today. 

I am travelling home so my view(s) today will be  varied..... this will be one of them.

Hope to catch up with you all later...........


Arrived home safely so I am linking up, visiting a few desks and then making 'Thank You' cards - which will be a later post.

I am sorry to say that I will then spend tomorrow packing again ........ for a wedding this time.

Which makes me wonder; Why can't these occasions be spread over the year?   Why can't folks live nearer?  When will I get to spend time at home for longer than two weeks?  

But at the end of the questions comes .... Praise God for good health and good friends!!

Have a good week.