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Hello my friends. I do hope this finds you well and safe – particularly if, in Britain, you have been around huge snow drifts, arctic temperatures, and no way to get out of your home! Well, here is an opportunity to look outward and have a good nosy round some of the world’s workspaces! Here’s mine!

The desk has seen a fair bit of use this week, as you can see by all the drawers spread out at the top of the stairs! What can we see today? From right to left, a half finished card, a glass mat (decided to do some different things, so needed a surface for paint), cutting mat with scissors, DST, Scalpel etc.,  baby wipes, a watercolour pad, my tool box, a box of electric tea lights not put away, and then up higher to the left, a pile of Christmas images etc., in the hope I may soon be like the rest of you and making Christmas cards, then on the floor a basket into which go finished cards for the hotel, a bag of bits again not put away, and a drawer of Distress inks, chalks, paints, and some coloured waxes.

Presumably all this has led to the creation of something?? yes indeed.

A few cards – the top two and the three on the left are all my own photographic images – worked on in Serif, then printed straight onto a card base – trying out some ideas. The four bottom right are all Pollyanna Pickering images.

But I haven’t only been busy at my desk on the landing… There in the lounge in the evenings…

Looks gorgeous – but wasn’t an easy one! So many different shades of red!!

Today I thought “I want to do something different”. I see the amazing work you all do on 3D multi media projects… and decided I wanted to have a little go… Nothing like any of yours, but a complete departure from the comfort zone for me!

Compared with your work it is incredibly simple – but I did it!! I had bought this picture frame – made of thick cardboard – some time back, and painted it with a rich red wax last autumn. Yes, it was to be a Christmas present. Oh well, another year! The white poppies are a tattered lace image from a disk then die cut, the swirls and butterfly are die-cut. Just put together, really – but, as I say, a complete departure for me.

So, that’s been my week folks. I have spent much time speaking with Chris (Mrs D) who found herself frozen into the canal in Shropshire, unable to move for several days, and with absolutely no internet signal. She has asked me to say thanks to everyone who visited last week and left comments on her blog post. She read and appreciated them all, but couldn’t reply. They are on the move again now – I’m not sure where they are headed next, but they can at least feel they are getting somewhere!!

Thanks to all those who visited my little offering last week. I really love reading your comments. I’ll do my best to get round again this week – may take me a couple of days…

Take care my friends. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW457”


    Oh Shoot, less than an hour to go to next week’s WOYWW and just realised I hadn’t replied to last week’s comments yet!!! I was busy getting back into the world after being laid up with a bad back. Now I’m knee deep in egg cutouts yep on my desk awaiting midnight and desk photo! I’ll really try harder this week! BJ#2
    Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:11:05

    First, sorry for the late reply, it’s the first time in awhile I’ve had the time! Thanks for your visit, my friend and I had a very busy week! It seems so quiet here now! It must have been very strange (and cold) to have been frozen into the canal! I’m glad they are on the move again! Your photo cards are awesome! And your 3-D project is beautiful! Someone will be happy to get that for Christmas or birthday someday! Until Wednesday again! Lindart #31
    Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:22:41

    Annie C
    Hi Margaret, my you’ve been busy again – what a great idea to print your own photos onto the card base. Your photo frame is beautiful, it will look lovely with some pictures in there. Sorry for the late visit, have a great weekend :o) Annie C #14
    Sat, 10 Mar 2018 16:52:16

    Hi, very busy indeed, I do not have the patience to do puzzles,maybe one day, who knows, great gift for next year already the picture frame, so organized and timely you are
    Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:49:38

    Wow Margaret, what a productive week you’ve had! You do produce a lot of cards and put me to shame! Your mixed media piece is simply lovely. As for the jigsaw, rather yu than me… They always have one going in the waiting room in the oncology dept. at the hospital and they had the same one for ages, and each time I went (6 monthly) there didn’t seem to be too many more pieces added – it was an extremely hard one and absolutely enormous. Progress was very slow! Thank you for your visit, and I’m amazed that we had more snow in Torquay than elsewhere in the country – it’s most unusual for us to get any at all as it’s normally so mild here. At least I was able to crack on with my project but found it very hard to keep warm! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #17
    Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:48:41

    Kim Y.
    Happy WoYWW! Thanks for stopping by earlier; We’ve had another 12 inches today, and its still snowing…Love March!! Congratulation on your frame, very nice! NOw you are on a Mixed media roll!! Have a great week. -K #29
    Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:20:07

    Hi Margaret. Loving your cards especially the bunny one. Your Flowers on the picture frame is lovely and such a great idea for a gift. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and a lovely creative week, Angela xXx
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 21:28:04

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret, another busy week for you. Lots of lovely cards and such a nice multi media project. Maybe you haven’t started Christmas cards yet, but you have a lovely present finished! Thanks for stopping by earlier. I agree … Neet is lovely! It was really great to meet her at the show. Have a lovely week Heather x #13
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 20:20:13

    Hello Margaret. You have been busy – as always. Great cards. I love your ‘something different’ it’s lovely – glad you tried something different – always good I think. Remember ‘less is more ‘ I like simple!!! Poor Chris and her hubby. It will be so good when they get settled in their house. I hope it won’t be too much longer now. Mum’s bungalow has gone now – all completed Thursday before last. Sad for her – I think it contributed to her being so unwell. She has left Chard behind and her bungalow. Went their with my father and had such plans. It’s hard to believe it all now. Anyway have a lovely week. Take care. Anne x #16
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 19:41:02

    Carol N
    I love your cards! Especially the photo ones! And the frame is just gorgeous! Your jigsaw puzzle does look difficult but it is pretty cool! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a most wonderful rest of the week! Carol N #26
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:32:51

    Hi Margaret, A very busy desk, but what beautiful cards have been made. Your photos are lovely and great to use on cards. Will you keep the puzzle? I love the frame. A perfect present for anyone. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #20
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:31:58

    Lovely post, Margaret. Your desk looks a whole lot busier than mine and the cards are beautiful. I particularly like the ones with your own photos – gorgeous. The picture frame is also lovely – impressive even. The poppies and butterflies looks beautiful against the rich red. Chris and hubby are certainly having quite an experience in their boat but if they have to be frozen in anywhere beautiful Shropshire has got to be one of the best. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #27
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:41:16

    Goodness, you have been busy!! What a great selection of cards…you’re a wonderful teacher, I’ve been remembering what you taught me when you were down. The only thing that I can’t do is start with the topper and work backwards!! I have to work from t’bottom up as it were, lol! Well done on your mixed media too – it looks great and as long as you enjoyed the making, then that’s ok! Hugs LLJ 8 xxx
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:39:52

    Hi Margaret, so many lovely things to see! Love your Mixed Media project, I’ve had a dabble once or twice myself, would love to do more, but I tend to overthink these things, then put myself off, lol. We went into Birmingham last week for a concert, and the venue was right next to the canals, and they were frozen solid, so can imagine Mrs D’s predicament. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxX
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:56:56

    Well, for some techie reason, I can’t see your picture, but I guess you have been busy as usual. Maybe it will work on laptop, but mobile phone without 4G is not the best signal. That’s the joy of travelling on the canals.
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:21:46

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW. Yes, we survived the rare snow for here – but it was horrendous trying to get water to all the animals (all pipes frozen, so we were having to take hot water from the house, and I was sent out in my little car to buy hosepipe/water fittings) and keep the milking parlour working/washed. It is a relief to be back to the normal weather. Great cards. I keep meaning to use more of the photos I take. Ali x #23
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:52:00

    Busy bee again – and what delightful cards as a result. Love the images and am so in awe of your prowess on the computer. I haven’t a clue when it comes to things like you have been doing. Poor Mrs D, being frozen on the canal, I would never have thought of her being in that kind of plight. Glad they are on the move again – hope the house is soon ready for them and yet hope they get some lovely sailing done on the canals. Hugs & Thank You for visiting me, Neet xx
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:36:15

    You’ve been busy again! Great to stretch the comfort zone legs and that photo frame is a triumph..try something else now, I’m pretty sure you have a knack. As for everyone making Christmas cards. Oh how I laughed. I’ve got 13 occasions for cards in March and I haven’t made those yet!
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:24:50

    No doubt I wont be the only one who says this – those cards with your photos are brill! Well done! And well done on having a go with the 3D project, very good for your first time. I am pleased that you had a go – even if, as in my case – you find out it’s not for you!! Have a good week God Bless you Christine #23
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:40:10

    The photography in the cards is lovely along with the cards themselves. WOW that’s a fantastic mixed media project. You should be very pleased with it, it’s Gorgeous, just needs some of your photographs. Have a good day Ellie #13
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:19:31

    So lovely to see what you’ve been up to this week. It’s good to try out new crafts and I really love the results…..you might say it’s simple but the effects are really lovely. Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Annie x #14
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:18:59

    Sarah Brennan
    Morning Margaret, another prolific week I see. Your photos are gorgeous and just right for cards. Well done with your first steps into mixed media. Next stop; a cheap scrapbook (8″ x 8″) from Hobbycraft or The Works and a play at art journaling? Glad to hear Mrs D finally managed to get moving. Hope you are now snow free and have water! Sarah #10
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:22:45

    I only realised last week that your desk was at the top of your stairs on the landing… doh! where have I been to have missed that. Glad that Mrs D has thawed herself out and is on the move again! Helen #1
    Wed, 07 Mar 2018 06:38:44

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