Wednesday, 26 June 2013

WOYWW 213 - What IS That...?!?!

Welcome to WOYWW! So what is this mess on my work trays you ask???  Well, I won some candy and in it was lots of lovely strips of glitter paper - my first thought was - what the hell am I going to do with those? Then I stopped, thought about it and .....

Voila!!!  I came up with the idea of putting them on a piece of waste cardstock from some packaging I had (Recycling Queen does it again!). At first I interwove them but I didn't have enough of the colours to do a whole piece of cardstock, so I just decided on the stripes instead.  You will see this soon as a backing on a card I've got plans for!

Lastly, here is the card I made which you saw on my WOYWW previously.  Julia - you are right - it was a bone.  I added the little bones all over the card - you can just see them in the photo (sorry light wasn't too good).  I just love this stamp set, so many good uses for different cards.

Gill, you might recognise the bone from one the lovely packages you sent me.  I always use every last bit if I can!  Recycle Queen again!

Have a great WOYWW everyone and I'll be putting on my best Visitors Hat soon!


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Rudolph Day 6 - Duck!!!

Yes, it's another one of those little ducks!  I love them so much, they are also so easy to colour so you can make up a batch of cards quite quickly which is handy around Christmas time.
It feels strange making cards in the middle of the year, but making one or two each month for Rudolph Day makes it so much easier when December finally comes around.


Wednesday, 19 June 2013


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!


Monday, 17 June 2013

Special Card for a Special Friend and other news....

Welcome to my new followers - it's great to have you sharing my blog with me.

Happy Birthday Gill....!!!  I can now post the card on my blog. Sorry about the background but it was I had to hand at the time.  I decided to do something 'outside of my comfort zone' instead of the 'cute and cuddly' which I normally do.  I used some of the lovely Pearl Drops which you sent me to try - they work well on flowers as long as I leave them to dry somewhere outside of jumping range from our little blind old lady Domi. Sweet pea that she is!

Here's the card you saw with my last WOYWW posting.  Sorry I missed it last week, but I had a bad week, a good friend of mine died after a seven year fight with cancer.  It makes you realise how short life can really be.  I'm so lucky my own cancer is stable and I really hope it stays that way as long as possible.

I've also had an outer ear infection, the antibiotics are helping, but boy do they give you indigestion pain!!!  My tennis elbow has it's good and bad days.  The main thing is I'm still here and able to help others with this dreadful disease with my cardmaking making funds for the charities.

Keep smiling and keep fighting - never give up!


Wednesday, 5 June 2013


Happy WOYWW to everyone!!! What is WOYWW you're asking - well check out the link and you'll find out - it's great fun and you will find so many lovely people along the way.

Sadly there's not a lot on my work tray at the moment, but there will be soon as I've got a few to make. 

Before I go, here's the Decoupage card I was cutting out last time.  It's easier to cut with tennis elbow but I am going to persevere to do some Special cards for you all to see.

Also thanks to Gill - she saw my plea for the name of some backing paper with wellies on it, and very kindly sent me some - thanks again Gill!

Thanks for coming to visit me and hope you all have a great sunny day!


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

This is a really cute card (my fave type as you probably know!). I had some core-dinations from the bargain sale (big pack for £1).  I used my nail file to distress it (who needs expensive distress tools huh!). As I've been dubbed "Queen of Recycling"!!!  The card candy came from the lovely Gill - thanks Gill - I've made them go a long way!

Another decoupage card here. I used one of my Christmas die-cuts and used it as a backing mat for the little rabbit.  I used one of my favourite butterflies on this card. I've only got about four of them left now.