Month: September 2015


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Hello everyone. Lots of photos today of what is, and has been, on my workdesk. It was my birthday last Saturday, and Mrs D gave me two beautiful stamps – the Peace one and the bird one. Tuesday we went out for coffee and cake to Anglesey, and just HAD to go into the craft shop where some of my birthday money was spent on a couple of inks, a cosmic shimmer paint and some glitz. Also on my desk is a Christmas card made with a die John treated me to a couple of weeks ago, a border die which came in a package, and the Tonic Lantern box die. I have had this on order at my local craft centre – and finally it has arrived.

And this is how it looks when made up. I’m thrilled with it – even  if the ribbon isn’t the best for the job. This was just a trial run to see how the die worked. I used heavy paper rather than card – and it folds easily.

So, what else have I been up to? A dear friend’s birthday happened last week, too. I made a little pergamano box and popped her gift inside it. It is only about 2 1/2 tall by 3 inches long, so packing the little gift into it was quite a puzzle – but we got there! The card was also for her.

So that has been my somewhat unproductive workspace this week. I had all sorts of exciting things planned – a weekend away visiting friends and our family, a lot of time doing jigsaws and art work – but none of it materialised, I’m afraid – as I spent Saturday sitting in the A&E department of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Yes, John is back in hospital with yet another infection! I do trust they really get to the bottom of things this time – so that we can actually go to see our family and friends!! Preferably before winter sets in.

That’s me this week folks. Why not join in the fun of WOYWW – What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? Go to meet Julia our very efficient hostess, ands find out all the hows and whys.

Take care, my friends. God bless.


Categories: ArtCraftyStuff


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Hello again – this time from our new site. This is what I have been busy working on since I last saw you all. Some Christmas cards for Parental Care Ministries. batch making of cards isn’t my preferred method – but doing so many, then it has to be! 2 dozen of each design, and hopefully PCM will make some much needed money to help build a girls’ dormitory and fit it out with new beds for the children at Kyehimba school.

We hope you like our new site – and that it is easier to read than the last one. If you take note of such things – do see that the web address is different. We shall try to get things working well, add details as we go along. It’s completely different to work on, so more learning.

We have really missed you over the summer – although I have popped in for a sneak peep most weeks, I haven’t had the opportunity to leave any comments.

That’s me done – if you have found your way here by accident – pop over to Julia our lovely hostess, and find out all about What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Take care.

God bless.


Categories: ArtCraftyStuff

Welcome to our newlook site

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Hello. Welcome to our new website. For those who have visited our old site, you will recognise all the changes. They have been a long time coming – and we hope this will be easier for you to read and see. It will hopefully be a fairly regular blog posting, with especial Wednesday posts linked to WOYWW – the weekly, worldwide get together of crafters and artists hosted by the lovely Julia. WOYWW stands for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – and is a lovely way to make friends around the globe.

Hopefully we can manage to understand the new settings with this website, and make it pleasing to view – for those who have visited us before, please note the new web address.

This really is a practice blog post – it has just taken me an hour and a half, plus two phonecalls to my webhosts to achieve getting the picture in!! But – I’ve done it. Maybe it will be easier next time!!!

Take care.

God bless,

Margaret and John

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