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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

WOYWW 353 A makeover, an Art book, Easter cards and everything distress!

My dear friends! As you can see my blog has a makeover! I am back after more then 2 months. I don't want to apologise much it was just me - I think I was just in a bit of a crisis - even though moving over here seemed to have been easy it wasn't and sometimes it does bring me down being away from family and friends! As I don't know any people here where I live and being used to always having lots of company it sometimes feels a bit lonely! Also my health problems don't make me happy! Anyway I won't go on about it I will just show you some of the stuff I have been doing in the last 2 months! After we came back from Slovenia I started working on an art book which I was going to send to Donna - a WOYWWer from previous times who has now moved to France - it took me so long to make it but it is now finally in France! Here are a few pages...
I also made a little bag or should I say pouch for the book - it was a quilted one which I am very proud of!
I have made loads of Easter cards - I will show a few today and the rest in my next posts - ha, ha I am hoping to return to my regular posting! Anyway here are a few Easter cards...
And last but not least - on Saturday I went to a lovely workshop Jennie from the Artistic Stamper held for us! It was all about DISTRESS! We used every distress product there is on the market - ink pads, distress markers, stains, sprays,paints and we even tried the new distress crayons! We made a little reference book of all the techniques and here is what I made! Thank you Jennie for the lovely time! So here is our teacher...
the table was full of distress products....
and here is what I made....
Oh dear I forgot to show my desk....I am sure there isn't a messier desk around....
So that's me done...have a lovely week and don't forget to nose around and hook up to our HQ - the Stamping Ground! Love and hugs to all of you CARDARIAN


  1. Love your messy desk, love your Distress concertina card (could have done with that course as I am using DI's this weekend at the show), love love love your Easter cards and I know Donna will love the book she has received from you.
    Don't worry, you will soon make friends when the better weather comes around - folks stay in and warm at this time of the year.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

  2. The book and the cards are just great - and I love what you made on your day out at the workshop. Well done!
    Take care. I trust your health improves and you soon settle and find some friends where you now live.
    God bless.
    Margaret #1

  3. Can relate to missing friends and family, 10 years ago I was a nanny in the states, which normally would last a year, but after 4 months I begged my mom to come home again. some lovely pages in your friends book and how lovely it has its own pouch. and that distress technique book is absolutely fabulous. and remember creative minds have messy desks. Happy WOYWW from Vicky#8

  4. Hello lovely gal! I hope you're ok..it can't be easy moving from your home country to somewhere else. Are there any craft groups locally where you can meet like minded, mad crafty gals? Your book for Donna is quite wonderful and that quilted bag is fab!!
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xx

  5. Hi Delores,
    So wodnerful to see you at WOYWW again... sorry indeed that you've been poorly and pray you pick up and find some crafty friends near where you live now...
    Also to think that book went to Donna, I met Donna with Neet, Jo and co in 2012 in Manchester. How wodnerful, say hi to her for me, all the way over in France.
    Wow, there is so much gorgeous creativity shared I dont know just where to start love your workshop art though, brilliant work!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 7

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  6. Hi Dolores. So many fab makes on your desk today. Never feel lonely my friend....we are all here for you. xxx
    Hope you have a great week.
    Annie x # 30

  7. Welcome back dear and yes, it can hit you hard when you live far away from friends and family... being creative can be healing then ánd you have a lot of online friends. I love the book you made! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #34

  8. Lovely pages and Easter cards and I adore your distress booklet! Love the makeover on your blog - mine would be due one too, but I'm too busy blogging to worry about it! Happy WOYWW! Nice to have you back! zsuzsa #47

  9. Sorry for your rough couple months but hope everything starts looking up. Great book and love the cover bag you made for it. Super cute cards. Have a great week.
    Diane - WOYWW #38

  10. Beautiful! I love the book you made for your friend and at the workshop.

    Moving away from friends and family is really hard. I still get homesick and it has been years. I moved from Ipswich in England to Kalamazoo in Michigan. Big culture shock. I nearly packed it in.

    Sharon K #48

  11. Hi Dolores, so glad to see you again. The workshop with Jennie looks wonderful, the technique book is great. Love the idea. I've bought myself one set only of the Crayons, the Neutrals.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  12. Absolutely love and adore the book you made!! It's always hard missing family and friends, but our hearts always seem big enough to add new ones! I am sure yours will be full again soon!!
    Love your messy desk... a messy desk is a happy desk at work!!
    Happy Creating to you!

  13. great desk - it does look a little busy yes... glad you had such a good time with Jennie! love the Easter cards too. Helen #21

  14. Wow! Your concertina book and the art book for your friend look stunning! So glad that you have got over your crisis. It is hard being away from family and friends but I'm sure that you will soon have a circle of nice people around you. In the meantime, you have all your crafty friends out here in blog land.
    Have a good WOYWW
    Sharon xx #50

  15. Lovely cards for Easter and I like the distressed artcard you made.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sussie, nr 44 WOYWW, sorry for being late...

  16. Well you have certainly made up for lost time with this artsy, creative, fun post. Great special book for Donna (Doone)which I am sure she will treasure and be thrilled to have. Jenny's Distress workshop looks like a big it for you and the book of samples is super.
    Great Easter cards too. all in all a hugely successful result for your first post of your post makeover blog.
    Hope to see you on Skype tomorrow.
    Love Jo x