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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WOYWW - New stuff and a few cards!

Hello my dear friends!

I am back on WOYWW after quite a while - things regarding my so called pension are going very slow so I am a bit dishearted and that also affects my writing on the blog but I am back now so get ready for loads of photos!
First up is my desk which today shows a lot of new stuff - I have ordered some stuff from Simon says Stamp - mostly dies and stamps and a few of their inks - I want to see if they are any good and also the colors are a bit different from the ones that are around so I splurged a bit! I also ordered some memory box dies which I still think are the most beautiful and intricate of them all...

There is so much stuff on offer these days online and in shops , I really think card making has caught on! It is hard to choose - you get so overwhelmed with stuff! I promised myself this will be the last buy of the year but I am sure next month I will be buying again - what an addiction!
Ok then lets get up to cards! I have made quite a few recently in all sorts of styles... I must admit I have gone off the Tim Holtz browny sort of style and am now into more lighter colors! I just need the "happy" in my life!
So here is a scenic birthday card I made for my DBFs grandson Ethan - he was very happy with it I have been told...

Next up is how I combine watercolors with making cards....just used them as a lovely colorful background and then stamped flowers with black ink on top! I will add this to the gallery of Najlepši par - the stamps and die cuts are from them....

and here is one I personally really like - I made it for a new baby girl - my boss just had a baby so I made a card all of the girls here at work signed and my daughter wrote a little poem to go with it! 

I made a nice autumn card which you can see here...
My DBFs daughter has had an operation recently so I have made a get well card for her - it is also a more autumn - ish card! The background paper inspired the whole card - funny how you get ideas from a bit of paper....and yes I also decorated the envelope!

Last card on this post is one I also made for my DBFs daughter for her birthday - it is coming up very soon and as he went back yesterday I thought he should take it with him - she doesn't read my blog so it is safe to show it....As you can see the background colors are TH Distress inks - I do love them as they blend together so beautifully! I put a cover up die cut out of silver paper on top and then added all the rest of the bits and pieces on top - die cuts, flowers, pins, bling - it is all there - I think the card is really flash and pretty!

So that is it for this weeks addition! I think I will start on my Christmas cards this week - I am not really a Halloween person - I might make one card just for fun but as I have all this lovely new Christmas stuff I think it is time to give it a go! So next week will probably be the first Christmas edition! :-)
Have a lovely week and enjoy your crafting!
Lots of hugs to all of you,


  1. I've really missed you so it's good to see you back joining in the fun. Gorgeous cards.
    Annie x #12

  2. I just adore your cards, Dolores, especially the bike and cut out leaves ones...so bright and cheerful - love 'em!
    So have your plans for moving to Kent taken a back step at the moment? Hope you are ok......
    Sending big smooshy hugs,
    LLJ 34 xx

  3. Beautiful cards here today. Well done.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #18

  4. Hi Dolores, nice to see you back. Lovely cards, I especially like the last one, beautiful colours. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #25 xxx

  5. Krasne novitete in čudovite nove voščilnice
    lp Tamara

  6. Wow you have been busy Dolores and now you are keeping us all agog with so many lovely cards.
    Sorry to hear the pension has been a bit of a mess, hope it is soon solved and you realise your dreams.
    Hugs, Neet 16 xx

  7. Hi, nice to meet you. I'm relatively new on the block.
    I loved looking at your cards. They are beautiful. I used to do cardmaking too. But I now live in a country that doesn't give or send cards, so it's on the backburner and I concentrate on scrapbooking.
    Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.

  8. What beautiful projects. I love the water color card. I want so to try that. I am anxious for fall, came sooner than normal but it's my time of year. Playing catch up too. #59 Have a fun week

  9. So much crafting loveliness. I think the leafy get well is my favourite. Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great day and have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #69 x

  10. Love your splurge purchases, Dolores! I agree, Memory Box dies are just beautiful. Hope you get your pension sorted out soon, must be a very stressful time for you. Take care. Oh, and I love the cards!! Helen 4 xx

  11. Wow, you've been really busy. I love your new colourful style - beautiful. Love, Chris # 14

  12. Loving all your crafty stuff. I keep trying to convince myself that I should use things I've got before buying anything else but it's not working.
    Hope you have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 36

  13. I always love your card round-ups! So much inspiration in on post :) I'm with you too - the Memory Box dies are so good. I love how they cut and they are often so delicate and pretty I just want to use them ALL the time.
    Have fun!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

  14. What fabulous cards love the bike. Different to what I have seen done with dies, but my knowledge is limited. I buy sometimes then don't take them out he packet

  15. Waw, kakšna objava polna krasot!!! Tvoja kreativnost je brezmejna... Pošiljam pa še dobre misli hčerki...za čimhitrejše okrevanje!

  16. What lovely cards, and I do like the leaves.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #35

  17. Thanks for your return visit! I am enjoying the felt making very much - so much potential, and I now have a great long list of things I want to make in the future. I tend to make cards only because I have to, and would much prefer to be doing other things, but when I'm making them, I do enjoy it.