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....
Cardarian





Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WOYWW, 2 months not blogging, sad news and life must go on!

My dear bloggy friends! 

Yes I am actually writing my blog post! I have not posted for more then 2 months - I just can't believe it is such a long time. And so much sad news! First the news of our lovely WOYWWer Eliza from Australia passing away and now I have just read Julias sad post that Janet Fairythoughts has passed away too. Two lovely ladies! I am sooo sad!
Everything I am given by friends I keep so I kept things I got from Eliza....

This was a lovely card, ATC and even the envelope sent to me by Eliza.......

This was something I got from Janet.....her lovely talent of jewelry making....

She was always kind and giving, I once mentioned on my blog I was looking for shaped sequence....she offered to send them to me and in a weeks time I got all this lot.....and she didn't want a thing for it!!!!

So today I am sad that these lovely ladies have passed away.... I am in Slovenia at the moment so I can't come to Janet's funeral but my prayers and thoughts will be with the family she loved and lived for!
I have been away for such a long time because of many reasons....We went through the operation of my DBF - he has fully recovered btw - I had visitors - my dear friend Jo from Jozart and her lovely Dave have been visiting - we started on the quilt I am making for my daughter and Jo  has been showing me lots of sewing tricks! Then we made our way over Europe in our car and we are now in Slovenia! When we came here we found my flat in a bit of a disaster - the block of flats where I live  has been painted so everything had to be cleaned and put back the way it usually is and it took me a while to do that, especially as we have been having temperatures between 35 and 40 deg C, Then I had to visit my mom, celebrate my daughters 30th birthday and visit doctors as I haven't been looking after myself while I have been caring for others and my health has deteriated - my ticker was not ticking the way it should and now I am on tablets that keep that in check!
As you all know life must go on so this was my desk after I arrived home....

A right mess.....I have since cleaned up and I wouldn't be able to write this if the situation would have been the same....I just started making a card for a newborn little girl but it isn't finished yet so I can't show it. I can show my sewing project in the making...You probably saw it on Jo's blog but if you haven't this is the center piece.....


and these are the blocks I am now making with my new sewing machine (Janome TXL 607) because my old Husquarna went up in flames - literary!.....Did I mention there has to be about 200 hundred of these blocks? Huh...I do take on more then I can manage don't I????

Ok then that was me entering the WOYWW world again...sorry I was lost in space - but I have now returned to the mother ship and our captain Julia from Stamping Ground can rightfully tell me off!

Lots of love and hugs to all of you! Friendship my friends is the glue of the world!
Yours faithfully,
Cardarian