Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WOYWW, Something new, a couple of cards and a bit of spring!

Hello my dear WOYWWers!

So happy to be back blogging but as I am so busy it is still very rarely that I can come on here! Still the work in the house is chugging along and we are almost finished with the first lot of improvements. The kitchen has been slightly renewed we have a new dish washer and washing machine, we have ordered new wardrobes for the bedroom and my future craft room is beginning to take shape. My DBFs sofa bed is coming this week ( he is going to have an operation soon and we needed a bed downstairs as he won't be able to go upstairs for a while). So that is what is happening on the home front. On the crafty front there is also news!
I HAVE A NEW SEWING MACHINE!!!
It isn't a superfancydoeseverything one but for the beginning of my renewed sewing career it is good enough! I used to sew a lot when my daughter was young but then other things took over and I didn't do much sewing at all. I am hoping to get back on the horse and start again - especially as there is so much decorative sewing to do in the house now!
I have also made a few cards - my mojo is a bit low lately - I have ideas but they come and go and when I sit down to make something there isn't much of a result! Still here are a few examples of my latest makes. 
Here is an Easter card....


The stamp is a lovely Avery Elle one, I fussy cut the bunnies and gave them a bit of glitter and a lift,  the oval frame is Sizzix and the paper in the background is from some magazine I have picked up at Tesco's .
Next up is a card I made for my brother - it is his name day tomorrow so I sent him a card ....it is quite simple but you can't really make a card too frilly for a man, can you? I did go with the trend and put some mirror card on the card - it should have been foil but I am not very good with foil so I opted for mirror card. 
The die and stamp is from Clearly Besotted stamps



Next up is a card I made for my DBF's granddaughter. The stamps are a combination of Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn.....just a cute card for a special little girl...




And now a bit of spring for you.....the flowers are trying to convince us it is spring but the temperatures are not really that convincing!
Our camelia is just coming out.....


and the daffodils....


So there that is me for this weeks episode of WOYWW. Go on if you are interested what that weird combination of letters means have a look at the Stamping Ground and you will find out all the deep secrets of WOYWW.
Lots of hugs to all, have a lovely week,
CARDARIAN

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WOYWW 300!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

Hello lovely WOYWWers!

300 WOYWW! What a lovely celebration! How many blog hops can boast with that sort of anniversary???? I think there isn't a single one in the world! How lovely and many thanks to our Queen Julia who organizes it week after week! What would we do without our lovely Queen at Stamping Ground?????
Happy birthday to all you WOYWWers!
 I have been missing out lately due to my big changes in life but I thought to myself as busy as I may be I am not going to miss this one. So here I am back with a bit of the usual stuff we show week after week - a desk - messy as usual and a few bits I have managed to make in between the big makeover of my DBFs house!
Well it isn't that big but whatever you do, in a house that hasn't had a change (and a woman's touch) for over 25 years, seems to be big! And there is just so much sorting out I hope once this is all done I never have to sort out anything for the rest of my life! Huh! Still the first leg of the kitchen makeover is done and we have a new wash machine and dishwasher! Yipeeee!
Ok back to business now lets start with my desk - actually dinning table turned into a crafting desk....


What you can see is a pack of new papers and an Avery Elle Easter stamp,  my art journal I have been playing with lately, my little drawers that are full of little crafty trinkets, oh dear my Avon foundation (don't know what that is doing there) and  my glasses hidden in my glass case! Have a look around there is more to see even a little bag of pecans! Really????
And now a few things I have made lately....
Here is a card made with my new Paperartsy stamp set....The sentiment is from a Unity stamp set - it has been sent away so I hope the recipient has it already!

Next up is a card I made for my DBFs grandaughters birthday....the bluebells are a Clearly Besotted stamp and the little girl is a Mama Elephant stamp....


And here is a card that is actually a sort of copy of one Julia Ebersole has made with some new dies she designed,  but I didn't have any of those so I used ones I had and I think my versions looks quite ok!



And here is one I made for my daughter - she had her diploma exam a few days ago and I thought this one would let her know how proud I am of my lovely daughter....




So there - this is my 300 WOYWW anniversary post.
Enjoy this week and keep crafting and WOYWWing! It is great isn't it?????
Lots of hugs and love to all 
CARDARIAN