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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

WOYWW 571 A busy week!

Hello everybody!

I hope you are all well. I am sure you have all got the message from the government although some people seem to be confused so Matt Lucas has explained it clearly! 😄

I thought this was quite funny! Back to the business of today we are showing our desks and talking about what we have been doing all week! Well.....
I was thinking this morning how making cards has changed over the years! And how the stamp industry has changed. Nowadays it is all about dies and die cuts , the stamps are relativly simple ...I used  to love stamps from a company called Lost Coast Designs that were very elaborate also others...I seem to be happy just using a few die cuts for a card sometimes these days... I made an effort this week and stamped a few bits - used an old stamp for the background which I have recently rediscovered ....

Of course I still used die cuts....
With being at home and nobody coming in the house I am free to have a mess everywhere so upstairs in my craftroom this is the mess on the desk.....

What you see is a bunch of stamped sentiments cut out with this relativly new die from Taylored Expressions that cuts lots of them at once - very handy! Then there is a bag of sequins and gems which I use a lot and a few bits from this new kit called Tropical Paradise from Tonic Studios which arrived with a 2 month delay - I will show some of the dies included next time - quite nice dies !
Not finished yet with the messy photos....downstairs in the lounge I have taken over the table with my sewing stuff - making masks...as I was going to take the photo Alan said "What?!? Are you taking a photo of all your junk?" Junk to some, valuable assets to others 😉

Next week is anniversary week and we have to show something we never finished or wanted to do and never did and actually finish it or do it! Huh! I have a lot to choose from - over the years I have started a lot of projects - got really excited and then...got bored and abonded the half done project. So I am now deciding which forsaken project to choose and finish till next week...Huh! Our task master gives us hard tasks! 😏
My dear friends have a lovely week.. I will try and visit as much of you as I can! I am getting back in the swing of it but I am still slow commenting! Will get there!!!
Love and hugs to all stay well and safe !
PS.:Have you noticed I discovered how to put emojies on my post?!? he, he..


  1. I like your messy desks Dolores. I like stamps and stencils still. I don't use as many die cuts, mainly my nesting dies for matting and layering. Love the card though. Look forward to seeing which UFO gets finished for next week. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #11

  2. Hi Dolores. Yes, I had noticed and I am green with envy... Can't work out how to do it on mine. You have no idea how glad I am to see someone else gradually taking over the whole house with their art work, sewing, knitting... That card is lovely - and yes, there is a huge push to use dies for everything - but I still like stamps, too!
    Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  3. Hi Dolores, hope you and Alan are both well. Love the card pics,beautiful. I remember Lost Coast designs too. I agree, crafting has changed so much, especially the availability of sets of sentiment stamps- I remember when 1 wood mounted sentiment cost the same, or more, than a whole set does now. Lol, I found the emojis a while back too!Have a lovely week, Stay safe, Hugs, Shaz#10 X

  4. Yay, it's good to see your desk in all its messy glory!! It looks like you've been having a great time in these crazy lockdown days. The Matt Lucas video was hilarious and perfectly sums up the madness. Well done for sewing masks as well, I've been giving them away to family and friends.
    Take care and keep safe,
    Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

  5. ha - my room is extremely messy too but mine is just off the living room so i can see it in a mess :/ Hubby know that i am photographing my mess for the hop now but did say something similar a few weeks ago . Take care and stay safe Soojay #27

  6. You've done way more than me this week... big fat nothing here.. highly unlikely to get done the project I have dug out but .... take care Helen #1

  7. Well done to Matt Lucas but not sure he thinks it's funny really. Busy lady by the look of it. I remember Lost Coast Design and have a few of their stamps. Wishing you a lovely crafty woyww. Stay safe, Angela x16x

  8. Junk? JUNK? J U N K? I hope you washed his mouth out!! It is nice not to have to tidy away so much isn’t it! That’s a clever die that cuts multiples I must say, and it looks lovely on the card. That tonic kit took a while to get to you didn’t it, I guess we should just be pleased that stuff is arriving. I like the sound of some tropical themed crafting I must say. I didn’t mean to set a hard task for next week dear gal! the hardest part for me has definitely been deciding where to start!!

  9. Loving both your busy desks. Good luck in choosing a UFO for next week! Happy belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, with love & God Bless, Caro xxx(#6)

  10. Hi Delores.. was lovely to see your name pop up.. I'm slow ar commenting too. And yes I remember the Lost Coast Designs. US company I think.. never had any of their stamps. I love dies but stamps are my first love.
    Loved seeing your desk x 2 and very pretty card showcasing an oldie but a goodie.. I've an SU French script stamp like it.. old disc too. But often used.
    Sorry for late visit! 😊
    Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love, in these different times.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X #13

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