Wednesday, 19 June 2013

WOYWW 211

Hello and welcome to WOYWW!!!! It's our chance to snoop at desks around the crafting world and see what everyone else is up to!  Don't worry if you don't have  a desk, I work from trays on my bed, so anything will do!

Sorry I didn't make it last week, a good friend of mine died after a seven year fight with cancer, it certainly puts everything into perspective and every day I am so grateful my cancer is stable and I am still here to help raise funds for charities with my cardmaking.  I also had a bad outer ear infection and the tennis elbow is still playing up, but hey, I'm still here and that is the main thing.  You just learn to live with pain and get on with life and crafting helps me a lot to cope with that.

So what is on my tray today?  It's a card I've just put together with offcuts and the backing paper was free in a magazine for Fathers Day.  It's ideal for a male card and this one is going to be so ta-dah - perfect timing!

I've got a few ideas in my head so as usual I've got a few things on the go at once.  It keeps my little grey cell working!

Happy WOYWW everyone!

Enjoy!

18 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Great work space! TFS! xx Jan(96)

Helen said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. Have a good week, if you can. Helen 31

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Karen, that card is shaping up nicely, love the colours. So sorry to hear about your friend, sending hugs. MMx #70

Twiglet said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. I hope you can enjoy your crafting - it's always good therapy I find. x Jo

Redanne said...

Oh Karen, I am so sorry to hear about your friend, it really does put things into perspective. I complain about constant pain but it is much better than the alternative... Good that you can turn your hand to crafting. Thanks for your visit too. Happy WOYWW, Hugs, Anne x #51

Tammy said...

Love a good male card! I have a hard time with them since most of my embellishments are flowers and butterflies. LOL. I need more manly embellishments. The perspective is good but so sorry about your friend. Happy WOYWW! Tammy #118

Carole Z said...

Hi Karen, thank you for visiting my desk earlier, love the look of what's happening on your desk - I was so sorry to read about your friend and you're right, it really does put everything in perspective, hugs, Carole Z X #80

Sandy Leigh said...

So glad you are feeling healthy! So sorry though to hear about your friend. It is good just to be thankful for every day we have. Love the card you are making, pretty papers. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for visiting me too! Sandy Leigh #22

Helen said...

Hi Karen. I am sorry to hear about your friend. I agree with you that crafting is great for what ails you. Love how you card is shaping up. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 78

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh blimey, sorry about your friend, Karen....the death of someone close really does make you revalue your life. I hope you're ok....sending hugs......
The card is fun! I'm making stuff for Rachel and her RNLI at the moment, but in the summer hols, I intend to do some more stuff for you.
Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

JoZart said...

Sad to hear about your friend but stay positive for yourself! It's good you are so cheery and keep enjoying life and helping others.
Thanks for your message and I'll put you in for my mystery candy!
Jo x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Karen
so sorry to hear about your friend but well done you for fighting on and still raising funds. I live with several conditions that mean chronic pain 24/7 so I know where you are coming from and how crafting is a saver.
Loving your papers as you say great for men
have a great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #47

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm sorry about your friend's passing and your terrible ear infection, Karen! You are so inspirational with your positive "could-be-worse" attitude! I second that!!

I hope things go better next week and especially that you get rid of that ear infection. Thank you for stopping in to the Playhouse and letting me know you came by! Darnell #20

Nan G said...

My condolences on the loss of your friend. Great work tray today. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

Daniella said...

Your desk looks awesome! And I am sorry about your friend. I am glad you are winning your battle!! Keep being awesome!!
xxDaniella#8

Julia Dunnit said...

Condolences over the loss of your friend, that was a long and brave fight indeed..we aren't expecting any less from you missus! SO the card involves a bone...that's the only clue as your main images are upside down..teaser!

tangledpen said...

I am so sorry to read about your loss. My heart aches reading this.
Also I am sad to read that you have cancer as well. This is really challenging...
I am a cancer survivor myself and just posted a few days ago that I received the lab results of the latest biopsies - all healthy!!! I am so relieved.
I'm glad I found your post - thinking of you!
Kindly, Jana #100

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm sorry about your friend. I am also sorry cancer has struck you, too. That card really IS perfect for a man. Reminds me of argyle socks. Have a great slightly late WOYWW from #17.