Wednesday, 9 March 2016

WOYWW #353

This is WOYWWednesday - if you want to find out more then checkout the tab at the top of the page - and our thanks go to Julia for hosting this weekly meet up.

After all the 'excitement' of last week, stamps have been sorted, jumper been worn, cards posted and Mothering Sunday delivered, now I am moving on towards Easter ...... I send out a few cards to friends and family every year. 
I like to let folks know that I think of them at times other than Christmas, and remind them of the reason for Easter.  Much as our Government wants to make this time a Bank Holiday, shopping reasons you know, I shall still send out cards for Easter although I know that if the Government have their way, Easter week will go the same way as Whitsun Week.
I don't think so......  Take for instance this year ..... Whitsunday is May 15 ..... Spring Bank Holiday is May 30.   It never surprises me the number of people who will say that the Bank Holiday is Whitsun!!!


Here's the desk that I am showing, with the start of the card making.  I have a digital image, sentiments and peel offs so far.  I know that I have some more images 'somewhere'and, once I have sufficient items gathered, I will begin the crafting (not today as Little Soldier is coming to play!)

The more eager eyed of you might spot the brown/blue square at top left.....

This is where those who know me will not be surprised and others will wonder .....

The story goes like this ...
.... I was visiting a warehouse with PJ, just looking as it is a 'male' sort of place, when I spotted these sanding sponges.  One side is coarse, the other fine and they are held together with blue sponge.  Just right for distressing the edges of cards ..... at 15p ..... into the trolley they went.  
I usually manage to collect a few paint sample cards when here but they have had a clean up so no luck today.  The stationery department was still there, into the trolley went some glue sticks - large size - and two small bottles of glue.  Another successful visit!!!  
PJ bought some drills, overalls, paint brushes and other boring male stuff!!!!!

Once Little Soldier goes home I shall be round to visit as many as I can before bedtime.  Thank you for all the comments left for me by my visitors last week, you make my day.


  1. I'm with you, Christine. Easter is just SO important - an opportunity to remember just what happened all those years ago when Jesus died and rose again. I, too shall continue to celebrate the important events despite the government's attempts...
    The card is going to look good - trust you find all that you need to make them. Good visit to the warehouse!!! Well done on the sanding block.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  2. It's amazing how us crafters can find new stash in the most unlikely of place huh? And even though I'm not a church goer, I find it sad that time for rest and reflection is not considered important these days....
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xx

  3. don't you just love finding crafting items at the oddest places. Happy WOYWW from Vicky#8

  4. Hi Christine, i love that digi image and I too think that Easter should be celebrated although I am not very much into sending Easter cards, I just don't seem to get round to it.
    Well done for finding the sanding block, did they go in your basket or his? Did he pay for them without noticing?
    Thanks for sharing.
    Chris #35

  5. Sanding sponges... I should buy me some too as the small piece of sanding paper I had in my atelier is really worn out. Have fun creating the card! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #34

  6. Enjoy your little soldier.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #38

  7. Christine, I so agree about the Spring Bank Holiday/Whitsun thing. It used to be one and the same- what on earth happened? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  8. you can always rely on warehouses and diy stores for some great bargains! Helen #21

  9. I guess that goes to show maybe I should tag along with hubby..never know what you might find!

    I hope you show us the finished Easter cards.

    Sharon K #48

  10. Happy WOYWW. I am not a believer in anything religious, but I do still send a few Easter cards to close family (mainly my excuse to do cute bunny designs!). Ali x #59

  11. That sanding sponge looks ideal. How clever to find it there.
    The Easter image looks perfect.
    Sharon xx #50

  12. "Love is come again like wheat that springeth green" will soon be sung.
    I like your card design.
    I am also now following.

  13. Hi Christine. Between my headcold and a weekend getaway, I'm a bit late getting 'round. What happy bits you found. I always snoop for 'crafty' stuff when we go to home improvement/ farm supply type places. Interesting textures to play with for sure. Creative Blessings! Kelly #61

  14. Yep! I'm always on the lookout for non crafty things to craft with too. You were very successful with your buys. Love your image on the desk.


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