Wednesday, 30 December 2015

WOYWW #343

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

Shocker of a desk to share today!!!  I have gathered the aftermath of a good Christmas onto my desk to sort through.

Starting at the top left of the picture ....

Empty Chinese Restaurant Calendar boxes - useful for Chinese New Year ATC swaps.
Ephemera from our recent trip to Paris, underneath which is a few card making goodies,
underneath which is a selection of 'hit 'em with a hammer toffees'  - family joke!
underneath which are several Christmas gift bags to put away for next year - recycling is fun!
To the right are peeks of my latest ATCs  - Christmas Spirit swap.

So there it is .... remnants of Christmas past .... it's not sad really as I have a couple of presents to enjoy and when all is put away..... there's always next Christmas to look forward to!!  lol

One more day left in 2015 which hasn't been a bad year for us here, ups and downs but we are still here and as I always say .... every day's a bonus, Praise God.

Thank you all for your friendships, laughs and sharings this past year, you all make my Wednesdays a day to look forward to.  Thank you for all the comments that you took the time to make - I enjoyed reading them and they made me feel very loved.

Here's to many more meetups in 2016.  May you always walk in the light of God's Love, be blessed by Him in many ways and be a blessing to others that you meet along the way.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Wishes

So here it is - Merry Christmas Everyone!

My tree is not completed but I am happy, especially with the pressie from PJ sitting at the bottom right of the tree - the only house to be unpacked this year.  The blur at the bottom of the picture is my train - chuffing around the Christmas Tree .... let the Christmas Spirit ring .....

 ... and this is what I wish for you all this Christmas .......

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

WOYWW #342

Desk Sharing Day - details on the WOYWW tab above - Thanks go to Julia for hosting... Short and sweet!
First off - thank you to all my visitors last week.  You made me laugh so much, especially the comments about my photo - that's how I really felt about having/publishing that birthday - so many of you guessed my correct age - 35 years old!!

Here is my oasis, sorry - my desk.

This will be my first swap of 2016 and the theme is 'Mugshots'.  I have chosen my subjects, sketched out the basic designs and now waiting for inspiration as the the actual 'crime' sheet.   The Ginger Cat is finished,  I think Snow White will have something to do with an apple, Baa Humbug speaks for itself but the 'Mummy' .... all ideas welcome .......

Oh! did I hear you ask if I'm ready for Christmas - am I ever?  Never!!!!  But we will enjoy all the celebrations - as I hope most sincerely that you will.  
Between opening presents, eating food and ...... crafting (of course!) may the Peace of the Christchild enter in, warm your hearts and stay with you throughout the New Year.
God Bless

Friday, 18 December 2015

More November Swaps ............

It's lovely to be back creating again ..... 
Noobie Swap 

I am using this card (courtesy of Helen) for my swap this month, it follows a sketch back in September.

The sentiment is cut from the same card as the main folded card which is plain and shows off the patterned paper a treat. 

I searched through my paper book to find a pattern that would be suitable for the envelope ..... perfect!

I received this outstanding card by return ...........

 the photo does not do it justice!  Thank you Carol

Technique - use Peel Offs

I attached these two roses to the lower right corner and then applied the sentiment.

Alphabet Swap - K for Kite

Another Craftee card kit - I was so happy to hear that there is a buyer for the Company and they are starting to produce the kits again!!!  Yeah!  go Craftee go!  ahem!  Sorry!  The card is a patchwork card with a tiny bow and a silver cord and lovely colours.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

November Swaps

This month I am back to full time swapping so here are my first cards ...........
1 to 1

I embossed my rose stamp with a dark rose embossing powder onto a pale pink card.  I folded a teabag medallion and used one of the squares cut in half for each corner.

Colour My World - Green Card with Blue embellishments 

I just love these images from Rick St Dennis!  They are rather naughty but ..............
So I coloured this image in blue and gold with an added blue feather for interest!!!  One diecut background and my card is sorted.

Make a Card with ... Leaves

 On this tri fold card I have used some of the leaves from our theatre trip  - can't believe it was nearly three years ago!!!!  The leaves are carefully stored in their little box waiting ....... so this was the time .... I pasted one of the leaves onto a separate piece of card and fussy cut round it, attaching it to the right hand side of the card.  I printed out an insert with a border of leaves to fit inside the centre of the card.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

WOYWW #341

Thanks to Julia I can share my super duper desk this week - more info on the tab above.

Just love my desk this week!

Never thought I would make it but .....

One box of cards ..... written, stamped and ready to post.  Ta! Da!

There has been a lot going on round here ....

.... and the Christmas cards just kept on being put back and back but now ......


This is how I really felt about this birthday .....

Don't ask me where the years have gone 'cos I have no idea .... I certainly do not feel this old ..... think the records must be wrong!!!!

You all have a great week and I will try to visit as many desks as I can ...

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Lots and lots of cards!!!

This is what I am looking at in my lounge at the moment  ......  reckon the big one has run out of lives now!!!!

I have received cards from family, friends and Cardmaking Groups ....   oh!  and the DH!  Guess which one he sent!!  lol

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

WOYWW #340

Desk Sharing Day - details on the WOYWW tab above - This get together is organised and hosted by Julia with all the knowhow here.  Thank you Julia....

Yes!  I know it looks the same but there IS a subtle difference  - Christmas pressie now on top of the Birthday pressie!!!
When I saw this stamp I thought how brilliant to use with my gelli plate - as you can see will fit almost perfectly.  Then there is the brayer - think I will need this  ...
Ignore the price ticket on the stencil - I bought this and the rubber stamp at silly prices so included it in the pressie - I like to be good to myself sometimes!!!
Since arriving back home from Paris I have been a tad busy - I am still in 'recovery' although did manage to get the all clear from the Doctor earlier - so maybe later today I will get round to playing .......... watch this space!!!

Have a good week, thanks for all your good wishes last week - much appreciated.xx

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

WOYWW #339

Good Morning!!
It is a good morning for me as it is the first morning I have been out of bed of my own volition since last Friday!
I had a tickle of a cold last Wednesday evening, which developed into a streaming cold on Thursday and, to be honest, I don't remember much of the next few days.  In the early hours of Tuesday morning I had to call 111 who sent a paramedic, who after two hours managed to get me breathing and feeling well enough to go to my GP.  
Turns out I have an infected lung which aggravated an asthma attack.  There I was sleeping in bed day after day!!!!

My desk is pretty much the same as last week except for an early birthday present - way early but I don't mind!!
I won't get round to using it this week as I now have to catch up on 'stuff' - a 'Mr Potato Head' costume to make, clothes to sort and pack for a trip to Paris ...... so much to do and so little time!
I shall enjoy myself don't you worry, I feel so blessed to be up and about!

A belated thank you to all my visitors last week, I hope you will forgive my tardiness.  Thanks to Julia for hosting a great get together although I may not visit many desks this week (just a tad busy you understand!)