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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WOYWW, Gifts and starting something new!

Good morning dear bloggy friends!

I hope you are all warm and safe...we have had a mixture of snow and rain these last days,  so wet and dull most of the days, not very uplifting! I haven't started this year very well healthwise.....after a cough ( that is still not gone)  now my knee is playing up again ( I am using a stick now!) I don't feel very optimistic! Still as I lay in bed most of the days after coming back from work my mind is constantly thinking about art! I haven't started on my art journal or altered book yet but I have written down a lot of ideas in my little notebook and watched all the Creative Jumpstart videos, so I think there will soon be an explosion of lovely stuff on my desk! 
I am still keeping up the "1 Christmas card a week" thing - sometimes I make 2!Last week I showed you my moms card that I sent her for her birthday and she really liked it saying that that card was the most beautiful one I ever sent her - now that was worth a lot as my mom very rarely praises any of my work! I must thank you all for all the good wishes for her birthday - she was soo surprised but I told her " mom this bunch of people are the best" and it is true!!! 
Anyway before I show my desk I must show you something else! Yesterday evening when I came home I went to take out all the mail and I found a package there from JOZART!!! I took it up to my flat and here is what was inside - a lovely gift for me and my mom!! THANK YOU JO !!! It is so beautiful and when I read the prayer my eyes were filled with tears! Lovely, lovely lovely!!!
These are the little gifts.....

and this is what you find inside.....

I will send it to my mom today...THANK YOU SO MUCH JO! IT REALLY MEANS A LOT TO ME!!!!
And now my desk - another mess - well I decided to make an Easter card and started off with some acrylic paint and some drops that I made intentionally - it is all over the art world these days so I thought I would give it a go! The card is far from finished but I know what I want to do and I will show it when it will be finished...

Here is a close up.....

The lovely flourish stamp is from Lost Coast Designs.....
Lately I have been hording a lot of stamps and other stuff which I forgot to take a photo of but I will in the next few days - hopefully my health will improve!
I haven't come round to all of you who have commented although I did try....I will try to do better this week! 
We are suppose to be on strike today - I am against it as a strike will not get our country out of the crisis but I guess people don't get that, so the whole of the public sector is not working! Eh well!I guess the union bosses have to earn what they are very well payed for!! Huh!!!
Have a lovely day! I will be around your desks to see what is new in your little crafty world!If you still haven't heard about this thing that goes on every Wednesday (WOYWW) go on to our HQ where Queen Julia rules!
Lots of hugs to all of you,


  1. What beautiful gifts from Jo...she is such a lovely lady with such a huge heart isn't she?
    Really hope your knee improves for you....it's such a depressing thing to have when knees start to play up like that [speaking from experience].
    Sending you big healing hugs,
    A x #47

  2. How kind to recieve such beautiful cards like that , happy woyww jill #56

  3. Such a beautiful gift and the card you are making is lovely. I can't go past a flourish stamp they always look so elegant. I hope you health improves.
    Sandra @67

  4. So happy that you like your little gift and it's the first to arrive out of 8 that I sent so I was getting a bit worried they were all lost somewhere.
    Love the card with the flourish. So classy!
    hope the cough goes completely and also that your leg eases very soon too. We really shouldn't have to have Winters to put us through all this. Hope to see you on Skype on Fri. Love jo x

  5. What a lovely gift! I really love the beginning of your card and look forward to seeing it! Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for your visit, Chrisx

  6. Beautful gift from Jo. Love your card, you've given me some more ideas for the cards I'm working on right now, Thank You!!Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

  7. Sorry to hear you are not feeling to good. I hope your mojo returns soon - the beginnings of your card look like they are stirring! Look forward to seeing the finished card. I like the paint and splatter look. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 42

  8. Oh mad that flourish stamp is LUSH! Love it. And lucky you - what a fab giftie. Isn't WOYWW just grand for crafty "networking?" See you in June !!

    MA (11)

  9. Wow, that flourish stamp really is stunning!!! Hope your knee will calm down soon! Dealing with pain (I know what I am talking about) can be very, very exhausting - and crafting can be a fine help in forgetting about it!

    Thanks for your visit and the lovely German greetings!!! :))

    Not so far off greetings from cold and wet Vienna!

    die amelie x

  10. What wonderful gifts so pretty and thoughtful.
    I love the start of your card it really looks lovely will look back to see the finished item
    Ria #92

  11. Well, I sure hope you are feeling better soon! Coughs are so hard to get rid of, not sure why they linger on for as long as they do. I have bad knees too so I can relate to the pain you're having! Good for you for keeping up the Christmas card making...I'm just getting my tree down! lol Thanks for visiting my desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  12. Hope the cough clears up, they do seem to hang around longer over the cold winter months. I love that your Mum thought your card was lovely, we all knew she would!! ;) What fabulous little gifts to arrive in the post from Jo, they are beautiful!! Annette #18

  13. ah i do hope you start to feel better soon, Jo's gift is lovely, and I adore your flourish card rest and recuperate and we will talk soon,


  14. Aw how lovely of Jo. Hope you start to feel better soon. Great desk pic too. I nearly didn't post today as am struggling, but didn't want to miss out, might suffer withdraw symptoms!! Take care Zo xx 139

  15. Oh Dolores, I hope that your knee and cough improve soon...it's not good being poorly like that.
    The card and prayer from Jo are wonderful, she is a thoughtful and lovely lady. I bet your mum will be very happy!
    And I love the flourish on your card, that's going to be so beautiful. Gorgeous swirly whirly!
    Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

  16. Hi dolores
    sorry to hear you are still poorly I know how you feel as i was the same at the end of the year, springis on the way.... oh yes it is!
    your package from Jo is lovely , she is very talented. your card looks good maybe some spraying is the next step?
    have a good week
    janet #30

  17. great looking desk this week! I love the cross cards that Jo sent. She is an awesome woman! Hope you get to feeling better soon. It is the pits to be in poor health! Thanks for sharing and have a great crafty week! Vickie #35

  18. Sorry I am late, and to find you not well. Hope all is better soon. The parcel from Jo is gorgeous! Have a great day. helen, 9

  19. How generous of Jo - so lovely! Spring will be here soon - chin up Dolores!! Belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx #68

  20. Oh Dolores am so sorry to read that your knee is troubling you, that and a cough that won't go is enough to put you off feeling like doing anything. I love the card, those formal swirls and then the rebellious spots of ink, it looks marvellous. Keep warm and look forward.XXX

  21. what a lovely gift for you and your mum and the card you are working on are lovely - Nicky 82

  22. What a lovely gift, and such a delightful surprise! Your card is beautiful--I'm partial to Lost Coast Designs, some of my favorite stamps!

    Happy WOYWW!
    :)trisha #164 this week
    and a little late!

  23. i'm dropping by to say hi! and i hope you'll get well soon. great idea to do your Christmas cards all throughout the year. Jozart and the rest of the WOYWWers are wonderful, aren't they? your flourish card is looking great!
    happy WOYWW!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  24. I hope your knee settles down...I know it can be so painful to walk.
    Is it a torn meniscus? I had arthoscopic surgery for that a few years ago and was walking (gingerly) a few hours later. It was swollen 3x the normal size but it gradually went down and had no more excruciating pain...just bruised and swelling pain which is good pain cuz it goes away.
    If it is meniscus trouble I pray you will get some relief friom a surgery like that.
    Your card is gorgeous. I haven't tried the splatteres yet but I love the look of it.

    Lovely parcel from Jo...very touching!

  25. Hullo there Delores,
    Well first time able to get in here and do some blog hopping! Am so sorry you have not been well, it really affect ones when peaky esp when mobility is affected... bucketfuls of sympathy there and hope leg is on the mend.
    And wasn't Jo so very kind to send these to us.. was very delighted with mine also.. she is incredibly thoughtful.. but not only does she think of it she gets up and does it!!

    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #58

  26. What a great gift for you and your mom. I LOVE the card - I am going to have to copy that design - I hope you don't mind. :-) April #110

  27. Now wouldn't A & D be pleased to be with us if we were walking around in THOSE sun glasses!?!
    Just posted instructions for the Cross in my Pocket. Let me know if it's understandable to follow!!??
    Jo x

  28. Sorry to hear you are not a well Bunny! Sending a hug over the water to you.
    Lovely goodies on your desk too!

  29. Thanks for the little update abut your knee...my heart goes out to you...I have used a stick at times and it is not fun...Your back and shoulder can get sore from bending a bit to use it:(
    I am on a wait list for full knee replacement too...but luckily for me, mine does not hurt very much anymore...the pills I take for my back are making the pain in my knees under control.
    I will pray that you get some relief as I know it must be hard to work and walk when you are in such pain!
    Congrats on meeting your resolutions...your ideas to box up smaller things in your room are great...no more falling itens! Good ideas!
    A Xmas card a week is a great goal! If we do it, we will be relaxing in Dec, having a relaxed. carefree buildup to Christmas...teeheehee