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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WOYWW, A messy desk and 2 Bday card!

Hello my dear friends!

I was away last Wednesday as I had to take my mom to the hospital as she had a check up on her healing and I am very happy to say she is much better - she was actually told she doesn't need crutches anymore unless she walks a very long distance! Also her arm has healed well so all in all she is ok and I think she is very happy about it! I think the thought that she would have to go into a home really scared her so she did all she could to make herself better! I spent the whole weekend there - we went shopping, she had a new ID card made (as she will be 80 on Saturday!)  and I cleaned the house for her so she is ok for a while!
As you are now updated with all the goings on here in Cardarian's land I will now show you my messy desk!
What you are looking at is an already half tidyed up desk - I had a 15X15 cm space to make my card - I think I have some illness called messinitis as I can never have a nice and clean tidy desk!

I will tell you a secret  - I have gone absolutely mad about dies! I am just so in love with the Memory Box ones but also others - they are so intricate and versatile you can do all sorts with them! So you will probably see quite a few cards with these dies on my blog in the next months! Of course I haven't stopped doing stamping - I also love rubber! Oh well to be honest I love everything crafty! I think that is the reason I can not decide on any style! I like to do all sorts - I would be bored with just one technique for the rest of my life! Here is one of my latest creations - I used a few dies a stencil and an embossing folder of course you can't make a card without a bit of TH DI and my newest toy the Wink of Stella pen - love it!

Here you can see that lovely shine from the Wink of Stella pen... 

This card was made for a friend of mine who's birthday is today - she already recieved the card so I am ok to show it...
Next is a card I did with more stamping - I have combined two stamps and I really like the outcome and also dies and flowers which I jazzed up with a bit of gold color - this was a card for another one of my friends....

I now have to put on my thinking cap and make a really nice card for my moms 80th! You will see that soon...
I hope you have all heard about this mad thing that goes on somewhere in England - people congregate and show their messy desks! The leader of all this madness is a lady called Julia at Stamping Ground  - go over there and see what it is!
My dear friends I wish you all a lovely week
Lots of hugs to you,


  1. It's so lovely to hear such good news about your mum's health....long may it continue to improve. Really love the latest cards you've been making...it doesn't matter what methods you use cos the results are always beautiful :-)
    A x # 44

  2. Hi there! Glad to hear that your mum is ok, great news. She sounds like a determined lady :-)
    That gold card is gorgeous, really beautiful - maybe you could do something like it for your mum?
    Are you able to come to Crop3 this year? It's on 24th May...be wonderful to see you and get a great big Cardarian hug :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xxx

  3. I have to agree about the memory box dies they are so beautiful. Love the cards you have created.
    Sandra @28

  4. Super desk and I'm so pleased your mum is doing well. Take care my friend. Zo xx 56

  5. Happy WOYWW. Glad your mum is on the mend. From personal experience I know that it is such a stressful time. Love both cards, but the stamping on the 2nd one really caught my eye. Ali x. #47

  6. You have made my day saying that your mum is much better and on the mend. I think it would be really scary to hear you might be going into a home, I would get myself sorted out regardless too. 80 is no young effort, my dad is nearly 81 and fighting fit with a Slovenian girlfriend too, go figure. I so love your cards, but that Gold card is brilliant, I love everything about it. Glad to hear too that you are enjoying dies, they sort of sneak up on you and then take over your life, so be careful. Hope you have a wonderful week and give your mum our love.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 32

  7. So glad to hear your mom is home and doing well. I am also glad you gave the thing I have a name, as I to have messinitis! Love your elegant cards you shared, such fun images and diecuts. Winnie#64

  8. beautiful die work! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #8

  9. I am right there with you about NOT having a style, cause I love to try and do everything! LOL

    I do love die work and I find myself getting more of them, even with a Cricut I think I need more Dies....go figure.

    It is grand news about your Mom, do wish her happy birthday for all of us.

    Of course your cards are stunning.

    Thanks for he earlier visit
    Krisha #26

  10. Hi Dolores, love your gorgeous cards- the stamping one is beautiful. Messinitis- I reckon thats what we area ll afflicted with, and its incurable, lol.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #33

  11. That's great news about your mom! Your cards are great. I, too, love dies and embossing folders but I don't do as intricate work as yours. Gorgeous! Thanks for popping by and Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #4

  12. Glad to hear that your Mum is recovering and feeling better. I am also a sufferer form this messyitis bug, mine is an advanced case, as I have far less desk showing than you do. Tomorrow is booked to have a real onslaught into the chaos, fingers crossed. Thank you for your visit today. have a good week. xx Maggie #24

  13. Lovely cards and great news about your mum.
    You desk is a hive of industry, not messy at all.
    Hugs and thanks for the visit, Neet 24 xx

  14. the memory box dies are fab aren't they I love them too. glad to hear you mum is better,
    have a great week
    janet #18

  15. Such loveliness! And lovely news about your mom too. Not sure I know the Memory Box brand so now (Of course) I have to go hunting. Shame on you for tempting me....


    Happy WOYWW evening!
    Mary Anne (19)

  16. I agree. Those Memory Box dies are fabulous! I'm getting a collection of them! Love that gold card.
    RosA @1

  17. So pleased your mum is on the mend. I love your cards and some lovely dies there. I think I too suffer from messinitis (as do many WOYWWers!!).
    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    kyla #30

  18. Your cards are lovely. Good to hear your Mum is better and a big birthday coming up too - all good wishes! x Jo

  19. Relief about your dear Mum..so glad she's as good as recovered, and no doubt as she's an independent woman, going without the crutches will be great for her. Less worry all round huH! Lovely lovely cards gal, I have no idea what the Wink of Stella pen is..and I hardly dare look for fear of needing one!!

  20. I was thrilled to read about the good news you shared about your mother. That was fabulous.

    I admit, I don't understand a messy desk, but I know some people just don't feel right unless their desk is filled to the brim and everything is within easy reach.

    I adore both your cards. The embossed one with the lilies of the valley is stunning. I was bowled over by it.

    I used to have that lady stamp, but I loaned it to a friend and she "lost" it. No big deal, though, because I never got it to work well for me. But you made it work for you by overlapping the other stamp with it. Well, well done.

    Thanks for visiting me already because I'm so late my number has changed from 16 to 13.

  21. Love the cards and I am going to have to check out those Memory Box dies now! Thanks for sharing your awesome cards and I hope you have a great week. Vickie #99

  22. Well done for all your creativity and beautiful results. It is part of the creative process to make a mess and people who don't make a mess, don't make anything!! Mind you, some people DO TIDY UP!! Heh, he!
    Hope to see/speak tonight,
    love Jo x

  23. Good to hear your mum is doing so much better. Messinitis? Maybe we should start a support group, I think I might be suffering from it too.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #77

  24. Vesela sem, da je tvoji mami bolje.
    Počasi pa bo. Krasene izdelke si postavila na ogled-nad nožki sem pa tudi jaz navdušena
    lp Tamara

  25. My mom turned 80 last January 12. I am so glad your mum is doing much better. My mom is in the hospital and not doing so well. :^) I like your cards, especially the last one- fab! Patsy