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Hello my friends. I can’t quite get my head around the fact that yet another week has passed, and we are almost at the end of January already! Surely there must be a missing day somewhere – it has come around too fast!. However – here we are at yet another WOYWW – so – without further ado – my desk…

Two shots this week to show the appalling state after a manic card-making session this morning (Tuesday). I then had a mass clear up in order to photograph the cards I had made.

So, looking this way we see the picture frames I have managed to source, some cards already bagged for the hotel, piles of stamps, dies, scrap cards (I didn’t like what had been produced), inks, and some cards standing up drying. They are the Easter cards I was working on this morning.

And looking this way, we see a drawer out of the unit, open on the floor, those two naughty crazy coloured bird pens eyeing one another up – presumably they are quite territorial??!! There are the brushes for inking some of the cards, an empty tea mug, specs, and a full waste bin. What chaos ensued!

However, the chaos was worth it – the results were quite prolific. Just a small montage of some of them…

Firstly I printed off some Faye Whitaker images and made those up; then tried out a new die – it cuts really well, but I need to remember to put some baking parchment between the die and the card or paper; then I tried out a few Easter ideas – making 4 or 5 of each design. Lunch and shopping called after that mammoth session….

That’s me, folks. Thank you SO much for all your visits last week. Yes, I had a great time celebrating John in the Lake District – lots of laughter as my friend and I remembered some of the crazy things John and I did together, a few tears, but a very positive experience. A grey day weatherwise, but a beautifully happy day on the whole. No good trying to show you photos – nothing spectacular at all!

Take care my friends. I’m sorry there were some of you on Google+ who left me a comment that I couldn’t reply to unless I signed on to Google+. I did visit, and only wish I could have written something…

God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW399”


    Love your craft area! So inspiring!
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:36:47

    Oh well done Margaret, a good few really great cards! It’s a bit of a pressure when you get going, so am not surprised that you experienced the ‘not good enough’ thing for a split second. Love the sight of your space all busy and yet, organised..a space for the finisheds, the bagged up, the frames…see method in our madness! Glad to hear that you had a great day in the Lakes. xx
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:34:09

    You are one little factory, you go girl,Thx for your visit, Vicky
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017 10:37:53

    Hi Margaret, That’s a great selection of cards you’ve made! It’s very satisfactory to make so many in one big card-making session, isn’t it? 🙂 Thanks for visiting earlier too. Much appreciated.
    Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:05:33

    What a busy bee you’ve been – its always necessary to make a mess when you’re being creative! Thanks for calling by earlier. Bernice #15
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:27:24

    Annie Claxton
    Hi Margaret, well that’s what I call a happy and productive kind of chaos! :o) Annie C #11
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:12:49

    How does it go….you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs! and it’s worth it in the end as we can see. Have a great woyww, Angela x 19
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 22:05:32

    My goodness, Margaret, you have been busy! Lots of lovely cards and a nice desk buzzing with activity! I am so glad you had a good time in the Lakes and shared some very positive memories of John – that is a real tonic to the soul. Thank you for your lovely comment – I am still feeling very tired and battling with the old enemy of guilt (“stop being so lazy and get on with something” lol”) – after 10 years of this I should know better by now! It’s just that I’ve been so much better recently… Anyway, at least I can do my embroidery and art on the iPad when I’m not up to being in the studio, so I shouldn’t complain! It has been a busy time, and I do enjoy my baking when I’e got enough energy! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #31
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:39:07

    Hi Margaret, So glad you had a nice time remembering John. I hope all your memories are happy ones from now on. What a lovely variety of cards. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #18
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:51:53

    Sandy Leigh
    Your cards look completely professional! But can I say, I’m kind of obsessed with those double sided brushes I saw laying there!!! Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh #45
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:07:52

    Lovely creatively messy desk! I love the cards with the children, I have a few of those myself! You have done a great job with all those cards! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #48
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:22:52

    Lovely cards, mammoth session. Well done you. Thanks for visiting me BJ#28
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:46:02

    So glad you enjoyed your day over the border. Nothing like laughter and tears to make it worthwhile spending time with a friend. Have spent far too long looking at your craft room pictures. What a gorgeous room you have and so organised. It looks massive and seems to have lots of counter space that you can fill up with items or crafting. Keep enjoying and making more of those gorgeous cards. Blessings, Neet 2 (from America this week) xxx
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:06:21

    I love visiting your “mess” looks like creative happiness to me! robyn 8
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:05:16

    Gorgeous set of cards, really beautiful! How lovely to spend a few hours cardmaking. Have a good week Christine #20 ish
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:56:55

    Sarah Brennan
    Wow, now that’s what I call a mammoth session. Glad your visit to the Lake DIstrict was so positive. Happy WOYWW Sarah #37
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:21:06

    Sharon K
    Lovely cards! Looks like you’ve been very busy. I love the ones with the All Our Yesterdays children on them. So classic. Glad you had a great time in the Lake District. Happy WOYWW Sharon K #35
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:34:26

    Hi Margaret, blimey you have been busy! Love the frames you have found, I was looking for smaller ones, lol. Dies and shimming- what a nightmare that can be. Some of them drive me quite crazy. Fortunately, clean up in my room is quite quick- we put laminate down! I am well, two weeks today ans hopefully it will all be done with. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:37:57

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Hi Margaret. well what lovely collection of cards well done on your clean up oh that my room looked more like it..like your Easter cards, did notice them before i read the post. I gather from below that you need some frames .. are you talking of digital frames I am guessing the real deal as you talked of one of a wee framed picture of John’s .. of it is digis let me know as have heaps. this is also good site for Bible verses too, if you dont know.. http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/ Happy 399 WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #15 {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:17:39

    So lovely to see such productive card making and what lovely results. Glad you enjoyed your time in the Lake District too. Hope you have a good week. Hugs, Annie x #13
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:03:54

    I wouldn’t say your desk was in an appalling state, I’d called it creative chaos!!! Happy WOYWW Kathyk #10
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:42:24

    Wow someone has been busy, love the card in the bottom left hand corner and all the others too. Also laugh at my desk when having a mamouth session sometimes I think is this a card making desk or the bathroom – talc, shaving foam (not mine I might add) make up brushes etc you get the picture. Glad the Lake District went down well remember my daughter taking me to Blackpool on the 1st anniversary of my husband’s death yes Blackpool but it went down well as we had so many memories of the place. Keep card making. Ann
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:13:40

    Oh my what a large crafting space! Looks like you have been having fun and working hard! Super cards! Aren’t they delightful and beautifully made! Happy WOYWW! Anne #7
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:07:07

    a fab collection of cards. I can remember my mum doing a cross stitch picture with the same images of the children posting the letter . Happy woyww Jill #4
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:45:38

    I love your space – even messy. I really must try and get sorted for a table or desk to work on this year… says she again!! Love the cards, that’s quite a roll you’re on. have a great week. Helen #1 (pipped you this week, lol!!)
    Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:40:12

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