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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WOYWW, I am back with cards!

Hello my dear bloggy friends!

I have been away from WOYWW for a very long time...I think it is the longest I have been away from blogging since I started! There have been many reasons I was away - between work, trying to sort out my pension, my mom being ill, and a tragedy that has struck our family recently - my moms brothers house burned down and my auntie died in the fire - my uncle has now been left without a wife, a home and everything really at the age of 88! How sad is that? On top of all these things my health hasn't been very well and my DBF has been suffering with bad pains in his knee! I will be honest I could some Wednesdays write the WOYWW post but I know I couldn't come back to any of you kind people that comment because I am just so busy so week after week it was the same! I hope that after all these bad times things can now just go to better - I am still an optimist! I hope I will be able to resume my regular blogging!
So what have I been making all this time I have been away you ask??? Lots and lots of cards! Actually sometimes I think that is what keeps me going.....My desk at the moment is very clean - I mean clear as I cleaned it yesterday after I made a card for my friend Donna from Doings of Doone. She won't be looking at my blog because she will be away this week so I can show the card!

 It is made with all the "elements" of  "modern cards" - bits of paper - some was from a paper pad some I made myself, then there is vellum, sequins and die cuts! It is hard to decide when to stop adding things - maybe I went to far with the embellishments but I wanted it to be a happy card! 
These are photos from my phone so not very good but I have a few taken with my proper camera you will get to see them too...
So this is something I made for my boss who has celebrated her 10th anniversary working in our library -  I made this wall hanging for her to remember .....we are librarians so books in piles are a must! :-)

Here is a card I made for somebodies 50th birthday...a friend of mine asked me to make it....

My boss also got married this spring so I made a card for her wedding - I used a Julie Nutting doll stamp and then "dressed" her up as a bride - I really liked that card - one of the nicest I have made this year....

The picture isn't very good here is a close up.....

and the dress.....

So that was the wedding card and now I will just show you 2 more....one I made for my nephew - he is into trains and it was his birthday......

 And here is one of my Easter cards.... I will show more of them every day this week....

This is not a card but it is a photo I took today in our faculty garden and I just love that sun shining on those bright yellow flowers.....

Have a lovely week and I will try to get to as much of you as possible! I better sign up soon  at Queen Julias headquarters now otherwise the clock will strike midnight and I will turn in to a mouse.....
Love and hugs to all of you...


  1. oh my, Dolores, you poor thing- sending huge hugs to you and your family. what a terrible thing to happen. Good to see you back, and the cards are great! xxx Helen 11

  2. Res te že dolgo ni bilo in sem te pogrešala. Po vsem tem kar si zapisala, upam, da gredo svari na bolje in želim, da ostanete močni. Čas veli rane, čeprav so hude.
    Lepo, da si vmes tudi ustvarjala, saj so voščilnice naravnost čudovite. Lep pozdrav!

  3. Oh Dolores what an awful time you and your family have had. Really hope things are on the up for you all. Lots of gorgeous cards as always....crafting is a blessing to a lot of us in difficult times.
    Sending you big hugs,
    Annie x. #51

  4. Good grief Dolores, you poor thing...you must have felt that the world has been against you and your family....:-(. I'm so sorry, especially about the fire, that's just tragic.
    I have missed your cheery blogs so am happy to see you back....
    I love the way you've used netting on that wedding dress, just GORGEOUS!!
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  5. G’day Dolores
    I haven’t participated in WOYWW for maybe 9 months and I am trying to get to as many as I ca. So sorry to hear of your bad news there and I do hope all starts to improve soon! Yes creating is the perfect distraction and cures many many heart aches. All your cards are divine but I adore STEAMPUNK and love the steampunk ones best.
    Annette In Oz #23

  6. I'm so sorry to read of all the terrible things you and the family have been going through. Be encouraged - things will get better. I'm very glad your crafting helps you. Your cards are lovely. Here's to a good week, Chris # 35

  7. Oh bless you - what a dreadful time you have had. I think we should have a special * that means "I am linking up with WOYWW because I need my friends but won't be able to reply." That way we can all pop over and cheer you up. So glad you have been able to make those beautiful cards - it does us good to craft in times of stress, I think. Hugs x Jo

  8. You poor thing, that is a lot for one person's dish to hold. My deepest sympathy to your uncle, so, so sad.

    On the brighter side those are some gorgeous cards you have made.

    Glad your back
    Krisha #17

  9. Hi Dolores, our hearts go out to you, for all the tragedy. So good you have managed to find some peace for yourself in crafting. Beautiful cards, all of them. Your yellow flowers- Dandelions we call them, are beautiful, aren't they? Everyone sees it as a weed, but all the insects adore them. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #44 xxx

  10. Welcome back, Dolores! There are so many of us who have been away for weeks or months and have come back this week!

    I'd like to add my condolences to you for all the tragedies that have happened to you and your family. I applaud your positive attitude in spite of it all. It will get better. Life is a series of ups and downs and you are sure due for some "ups!"

    Your cards are incredible! I really liked them all, especially that stunning wedding card!! Take care and have a great week!! Hugs, Darnell #26

  11. ah praying for you dear Delores.. how utterly devastating for your dear uncle.. really really sad. happened to my brother in law's auntie too and the uncle was left .. house destroyed.. they were cooking chips, tried to save house not themselves... pray for all your ill and sorrowing family for God's mercy to lift up their hearts .. to Him.

    Pray for your health.. think sometimes it affects you were the path is not smooth.. and so normally ok parts seem to play up..
    Wow love the cards.. esp male card..
    ..all very good and love the sunshiny yellow flowers pickie too, thanks for sharing, happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #30

  12. I won't mention al your problems here as we have spoken personally but life has to get better for you. You always stay smiling and are a joy to have as a friend.
    Your cards are all wonderful and there's a lot of imagination there making them so special for each individual recipient.
    Lovely to speak tonight,
    Jo x

  13. Back again Delores.. thanks so much for your news on my blog.. actually emailed Jo and she let me know that so thanks am glad to know it just being busy and nought else :D
    May The LORD be with you dear friend and those you love, Shaz in oz.x