Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WOYWW 402, cards and a few new things....

Hello my dear bloggy friends!

Another dull day here in Kent - I really miss the sun can we please have a few days of it ? Or at least one whole day of bright sunshine!!! Please!!! That's my moan for the day!
Did you have a nice Valentines Day? We went out with our MG and had a lunch in a country side pub! Nice! At least I didn't have to cook!
Getting on with the usual stuff I have been busy up till yesterday with my Valentine's day cards and all sorts of other things.....my desk is as messy as ever - well I do tidy up almost every day but as soon as I make something we are back to square one! Huh!
So here is my messy desk...

Besides the usual mess there are a few novelties - I bought a few little bottles of enamel accents - I think they will be quite useful! Then there is a new sizzix wild flower die from TH. You must know by now that I am crazy about flowers so such dies grab my attention and end up in my stash...on the right hand side there is a pile of paper and on top of that are 2 new stamp sets - although I have lots of stamps I have virtualy non with bunnies, chicks and other stuff that would be handy for Easter cards so I got them and one is from Altenew and the other from Winnie and Walter! You will see them in detail when I make some cards with them!
Now here are 2 last cards from the Valentine's Day batch.....



I got some lovely mail art from Donna.....

I sent back a card in this colorful envelope.....I used distress inks to color the roses and then of course realised that if the postman carries it around in the rain it will turn into a big mess so I dried it properly and then put some glaze medium on it to protect it ! I did a test before hand as that could turn into a mess too but if you do it fast it works..... I know there is this TH micro glaze thing you can buy but a tiny container cost around 9 pounds so I think using the medium is cheaper!

 
And as last her is something I have been doing this morning .....just stamping and coloring but I don't know what it will end up being.....
I started here...


and ended here....

So there I think I am finished now - I have lots to do this week - 2 sympathy cards, 2 birthday cards and of course it is time to start on my Easter cards - busy times aye?

Have a lovely crafty week !
Hugs to all of you,
CARDARIAN



Thursday, February 9, 2017

WOYWW 401, Operation date and beading!

My dear bloggy friends! 

I am so sorry I missed the 400 WOYWW! I did make stuff to show but when Wednesday came I was a bit down as my dear DBF got his operation date! Well we are very happy to have finally got there after almost 3 years waiting but is was a shock! To be honest we both sat in the lounge just quiet both thinking is it really going to happen or will we be sent home again but the next day after the call the letter did come and it is true! 
So that was that I will have to wait for the big 500 now !!! :-) Huh!
I must say Julia had this amazing idea - I wonder how she came up with it and it has brought together this wonderful group of ladies and we are not just crafters but we are proper friends! Thank you Julia for having this amazing idea 400 weeks ago!!!! It is lovely to be part of this gang!
Celebrations aside it is time to get back to business and that is showing our desks! I will start with my very messy desk - I am probably this weeks winner for messiness! Have a look.....

This week I made a few more cards....a less traditional Valentine's Day card....

and two more traditional cards with pink and red....


I also made some felt hearts! I started really enjoying sewing and BEADING!!!!



That is all from me this week ....I still have to visit people who visited me before but I will be going around to this weeks WOYWW gang too!
Have a lovely week and enjoy your crafting!
Hugs to all,
CARDARIAN