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Wednesday, July 26, 2023


 Hello dear friends!

Are you surprised? Yes I am back! I must admit I struggle just sitting in front of the computer ( terrible sciatica pain) , but I said to myself I have to start with my crafting and blogging again. So here I am.

My last post was in January when I hoped I would be a regular but life keeps interfering, I was ill, my 89 year old mom had terrible problems with her eyes so I had to take care of her and then I finally got a date for my knee operation ( after 11 years of waiting) so I started going swimming to get stronger and ready for the op and now the sciatica happened.Oh well...luckily my daughter is a physiotherapist and she is trying to sort me out. It is a year since my Alan passed away and I still think of him every day but I am being positive and remembering all the good times we had.

Now about my crafting... to be honest I haven't been doing much as I just didn't have the will to do stuff, plus I still haven't sorted out all the boxes of stuff I brought from England, but recently I have been watching a lot of videos and the will for making cards has come back. Also I am pondering about all these new techniques especially foiling. Is it worth it? The thing is my main way of making cards is stamping, die cutting and using stencils and embossing folders - if I start with foiling that means I have to buy a foiling machine, foiling plates... and all that goes with it. I used to like to go with the flow but some how I think these new techniques are just demanding too much... so what do you think crafty friends? Do you think the investment is worth it? Well that is my debate for the day....

And now my desk...very boring...I have bought yet another set of washi tape, die and stamp from Pink fresh studio...I am a bit obsessed with this stuff. It is quite easy to make nice cards with these washi tape die cuts and me not being to good at coloring it really helps. If you look closely you will see to pairs of glasses..why? Because if by any chance one gets buried under piles of my stuff the other one then pops out! Neet aye? 

 I have recently made a card for my 91 year old neighbor. He and his wife are such kind people and take care of me although I should be taking care of them. But I do help with phone and computer problems. So here it is a sort of man card....Layering dies from Honey Bee stamps - love the flying bird. The background is a die from Pink fresh studio.

So there my first blog is done can you believe it? Hopefully I will carry on. I will try to visit you all depends on my sciatica. I am rushing back to bed now - Pain, pain, pain! Huh!

Love and hugs to all of you lovely WOYWW-ers.

Have a lovely crafty rest of the week


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

WOYWW 712 Still cold but my desk will start to look like spring!

 Hello friends!

I hope you all had a good week and did a lot of crafting ! That did not happen in my case BUT I did start sorting out my boxes. I had a box full of A4 tonic studio card-stock and I am telling you I have found that I have every color imaginable, so my files where I had a few  are now full! I think there is enough there for the rest of my crafty life! Also I put away all the Christmas stamps and dies which I didn't use much as I didn't send any cards although I did make a few and they will be used next year! I also sorted out some Valentines day stamps and dies and also some Easter ones.

Now to my desk! Another rather bad photo! My camera is somewhere - I don't know exactly where so I am using my phone camera - as my phone is on its last knocking ( I am deciding to buy a new one but I haven't decided yet)   the photos are not very good - sorry!

As you can see I pulled out some Penny Black stamps with a Valentine's Day theme: I did stamp them but haven't colored them yet. Also there are some new dies from Penny Black (resolution to not buy anything went out the window) I found a heart stencil from Simon says stamp so I have a few Valentines day things ready to make things. Although my dear Alan has passed away and I can't make a card for him anymore I will give some cards to friends who don't have partners but are happy to get a Valentines day card! 

I hope I will have some cards to show next week when I sort my desk out so that I at least can put a A2 card on there! To write this post I had to prop my keyboard on top of that pile of things you see on the photo! 

I want to share a memory with you ... Whenever I went to craft shows like Ally Pally Alan would come with me and while I was pottering around he would patiently wait for me. Here is a photo of him at Ally Pally happily waiting for me - He was such a nice man! It was 6 months since he passed away and I decided to only think of happy memories.

Lots of love and hugs to all have a lovely week - enjoy crafting as it is still cold and our hobby is the best thing to do on a cold winters night!


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

I am back after 2 years! WOYWW 711

 My dear bloggy and WOYWW friends!

After 2 years of absence I am back to start my new blogging life! A lot has happened in these 2 years! Most of 2021 I was very ill! After a lot of physiotherapy and suffering I got to a point where my life was a bit easier and I was hoping to have my knee operations and then be free of this pain! But in 2022 tragedy struck again! My dear Alan fell and broke his neck and in a second became  paraplegic! Which means he could not feel anything from his neck down. He was hospitalized here in Slovenia and then flown back to England after a month and sadly passed away a few months later. A few weeks after Alan passed away my dear friend Jo Pritchard a fellow crafter also passed away so I have lost 2 of my dearest people. I will be honest I did not expect this to happen and it has really struck me down so bad some days I couldn't even get out of bed. No crafting has been done for many months. I did try to make Christmas cards but also gave up on that as there was no mojo at all. My daughter got really worried for me and has been sending me encouraging messages for weeks now every morning so I thought I must get out of this terrible route otherwise I will pass away too and I still have to take care of my 89 year old mom and my daughter, so I decided to give it a go and start life over again! It is hard to do it but I must! The sad thing is because I went back to England to be with Alan I have lost my spot for my knee operation so have to start anew on the waiting list! Also I had to move out of Alan's house and my flat now is full of boxes I have shipped from England and have no will at the moment to unpack, well I don't even know where to put things! So my dear friends that is what has happened to me in the last 2 years! I have finally made 2 cards this week, one for my moms birthday and also for my cousin - they both have their birthday on the same day! My photos of my desk and cards are not very good as I have taken them with my phone and well the quality is poor but I hope to improve my blogging and photo skills as time passes.

So this is my messy desk and craft room!

And here are the 2 cards I managed to make with Pink Fresh Studio washi tape and dies! Not very good but that is all I could manage for now!

Sending lots of love and hugs to all of my friends and I hope I will have the courage to carry on crafting!