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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WOYWW, cards and sewing and goodies!

Good morning my dear bloggy friends!

I am back again can you believe it? Well I said I would be! I haven't responded to many of your comments but I hope I will get round to a lot of you today! 
How was your week? Did you have rubbish weather like we did? It wasn't cold - about 25 deg C but we had rain - still it looks like we will be back up to 28 - 30 deg C by tomorrow! That is about as much as I can take - the 38 - 40 does not suit me! :-)
Anyway moving on it is the desk and the crafty stuff you want to see (WOYWW!!!) so lets get right on the subject! I have been busy in all directions of craftiness this week! That is I made some cards and also did some sewing!
First up my desk....a messy desk...

and a desk full of goodies......

Not wanting to mention the C word but yes that is my first C purchase of this season . Huh! I guess I will have to start on those C cards.....
Next up a few things I have made this week... first up it was my daughters boyfriends birthday so I made a sort of  "man" card......

The background was made by using distress inks and stencils, then I used a few dies - I think they are both from Lil inker - my daughters boyfriend is an IT man so all that  "webbing" in the background seemed appropriate.
Next up another card for a friend - a young girl who used to work in the library with me....
Here I went more "happy" with the colors - I bought this Indigo Blue stamp called "ink splat butterfly" - love it! I paired it with butterfly dies and I think it is very useful....I also made a matching envelope...

No not finished yet.....I recently bought this lovely Janome sewing machine....what a joy......

I have been using it mostly for making the quilt for my daughter but a week or 2 ago one of my friends had a baby and I was thinking I could make something with my new sewing machine for her....So I made a little bag so she can put some of the baby stuff in it.....Jo from Jozart has shown me how to make various bags - I just made this one a bit bigger .....

I packed it full with cute little goodies.......

and sent it off with this card and matching envelope which I made using dies and stamps from Najlepši par - a Slovene company that makes lovely stuff!

You must be exhausted after all this reading and looking - I am, writing all this so I better say ta, ta for today...
Have a lovely week, enjoy making all your crafts and I will see you soon...
Lots of hugs to all of you....


  1. Oh Dolores, you did brilliantly with the sewing...I look forward to seeing what you do next! I love my Janome machine...mine is mechanical rather than computerised but it's sturdy and does a great job.
    And your ink splat butterfly made me smile! I'd buy that in the shops :-)
    Hope you and DBF are ok....it'll be great to see you at the Crop!
    Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

  2. LOVE both your cards ... and that bag is just gorgeous - I imagine your friend is just delighted with it! Happy WOYWW'ing to you! Love Debbie #25 xXx

  3. the weather here in the north of England is terrible, but it means more crafting. You have some lovely cards, thanks for showing us. Jill ~25

  4. My goodness you have had a busy week. Your cards are lovely and all very different. I'm sure you will have lots of fun with your new sewing machine. The bag you made is very pretty. Have a great week and happy crafting. Barb#27 xx

  5. Hi Dolores, the 'man' card is brilliant, love it. and the baby card and gift, thats lovely. Shame we are visiting your area at the wrong time, lol, never mind, maybe Octobers WOYWW crop? I'll be sure to say hello to Jennie for you. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  6. What lovely cards Dolores! I love the man card. He will love it..
    The card and present for your friend with baby is so gorgeous! I love the idea of a bag plus presents and a cute card. Do you have baby showers in your country?
    When are we going to see your quilt? I can't wait.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Many greetings from sunny Spain,
    Lisca (Olddutch)

  7. Jo's the prefect teacher for you especially with her sewing skills
    Lovely card you made for your son in law (to be?) and what a great die that is for the words.
    Hugs, Neet 15 xx

  8. yes, the weather has been pants here!! really rotten... the card for your daughter's boyfriend is fab!! and love the sewing. very impressive. Helen 2

  9. Koliko lepih voščilnic, tista s čestitko za punčko me je pa navdušila, saj je naša draga kolegica prav danes dobila punčko
    lp Tamara
    naj te vreme ne vznemirja preveč
    česar ne moremo spremeniti
    moramo na koncu sprejeti

  10. Ahh brilliant post Delores, thanks so much for sharing it all. Really think the IT birthday card is so appropriate. Love both dies, great combo.
    Thanks so muc for popping over. Shaz in Oz.x 34

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  11. What fabulous post Dolores! I wondered where to to begin but must say I love the butterfly card! Ah! but then there's the baby bag and the brilliant man's card…oh and the new stamps and the card at the bottom with that cute elephant. Glad to see there's a little space on your desk so that you can play with your new stamps and so sorry for being late - got caught out by 'Stuff', Chris 31