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Good morning my friends. Honestly, I have no idea where the time has gone – I must have blinked, because suddenly it is two weeks since I last posted! Well, never the less – here goes – my desk (lousy photo!)!

The aftermath of a bit of a card-fest! You can see my pile of paper I use as a softer base when stamping; my white basket with important bits; a pile of cards all bagged and ready for either the hotel or local charity shop; my handcream, near the front of the desk so I must have just used it; the diary, open and ready for the manic events of the next week and a half; the computer has an image of an azalea taken last year on a visit to Bodnant Gardens; and the little book Neet gave me a couple of years ago. Yes, the boxes and baskets are still under the desk and no, there is still nothing in them as the craft event in June has been postponed until nearer Christmas – phew!

But I have actually done work on my desk this past two weeks – and I have also been receiving bits and pieces ready for the team to take out to Uganda.

A lovely parcel of bags from our Jan (LLJ) arrived one day. Got home to discover a note telling me there was a parcel in the greenhouse! Thank you SO much – they are gorgeous! I know Annie (Wipso) and Jo (Twiglet) have been busy, too, but I’ve not been that way to visit yet and pick everything up.

So, here’s a little of what I have been up to…

A bit of a mixed bag, as it were. More Pollyanna Pickering, a gorgeous balloon image Shazsilverwolf gave me, and a stamped image of the serenity prayer.

More Pollyanna, two of my own photos (Windermere and Dovedale), two tags, an embossed card, a Thomas Kinkade image, and one try at a real fancy easel card! This last one was only possible because when I was away with the family and out looking for wallpaper, I discovered a Gemini machine on VERY special offer. Cuts beautifully – yippetty-do-da! Yes, I’ve been having fun with it!

Then I played a little with stencils, pastels, and shimmery watercolours, and another tag.

And last, but not least… When pottering around Llandudno the other day I found some craft things in one of the charity shops. Well, as you know, it’s against the rules not to look… and I found a bag stuffed full of kit pieces, cards, envelopes, fancy shaped cut-outs… so I played! Added a few of my own bits as well, just to make them more “me” and less “Create and Craft”…

So that’s me this week folks. Chris and Adrian (Mr and Mrs D will be moored up outside their potential new home by Wednesday evening (I’m writing this late Tuesday evening). They have made it right across country, and complete on the purchase next Tuesday. I will be missing in action next week, as they have asked me if I would help with some unpacking of boxes. I’m sure they will have forgotten what they possess! I’ve seen the internet pictures of their new home, but it will be good to see it in real life, and see them established in it!!

Take care folks. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW465”


    Looks like a hive of activity but still neat, dont know how you do that mine just piles up higher as the hours pass. Thanks for your visit to my desk.
    Wed, 09 May 2018 17:17:35

    Guess what I saw today? The ‘Essence’! Passed it on the way to my mum’s. Hope they are settling in. Big hugs, Angela xXx
    Tue, 08 May 2018 20:19:17

    Wow! You have been busy!
    Thu, 03 May 2018 16:58:27

    Oh you are such a busy bee Margaret – lovely cards. Don’t worry if you don’t get round to ATCs – we will still send ours – just cos we love doing it and you deserve one! xx Jo
    Thu, 03 May 2018 12:04:06

    Hi Margaret. So pleased to hear that Chris and Adrian have arrived it doesn’t seem that long ago that I mentioned to her that Lincoln might be a good place for them and now here they are. Can’t wait to see their new place. Great collection of cards. It’s amazing what you can find in charity shops these days, I must say I keep helping to keep them stocked Lol! Have a lovely woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x18x
    Wed, 02 May 2018 22:15:45

    How nice that Mr and Mrs D have finally arrived at their new home! It will feel like Christmas helping them unpack! you certainly have been busy cardmaking – wow! I like how you have used photos on some of your cards. Have a great week, Lindart #35
    Wed, 02 May 2018 21:30:16

    Hello Margaret it is good catching up with everyone. Thank you for visiting me. The bags are lovely as are your cards, you too have been busy. Good to hear that Chris and her DH are soon to have a home! Hope all goes well with their moving in. Take care. Anne x #15
    Wed, 02 May 2018 20:37:26

    Hi Margaret, oh holy cards, batman you have been busy 🙂 I esp. love the swan and the gown cards. ~Stacy #28
    Wed, 02 May 2018 17:48:22

    No wonder you’ve not been about. You’ve been one busy lady! Beautiful cards. Thanks for the visit this morning. Lovely to see you. Off to the PO in a few minutes but wanted to stop in. Creative Blessings! Kelly #24
    Wed, 02 May 2018 17:46:16

    Wow what a lot you have got done!! Well done you for helping out Mr & Mrs D. Thanks for your earlier visit. Cindy #20
    Wed, 02 May 2018 17:39:59

    Hi Margaret, You sure have been busy with all those lovely cards. Don’t know if you are aware, but your number has changed to 2 (Jan of LLJ got the linky6 thing sorted.) Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #7
    Wed, 02 May 2018 17:33:49

    Margaret you have been busy making some lovely cards . It’s amazing what turns up in charity shops isn’t it .
    Wed, 02 May 2018 17:18:05

    Carol N
    WOW! You have certainly been busy! Great cards! And enjoy your time next week with Mr and Mrs D!! Carol N #22
    Wed, 02 May 2018 15:42:05

    Annie Claxton
    Hi Margaret – goodness me! you’re a prolific crafter :o) Beautiful cards! Have a great week. Annie C #14
    Wed, 02 May 2018 14:35:24

    Two weeks gone? I have been off line for two months (I moved houses) but it’s good to be back and find you are still creating your beautiful cards! Love from Holland, Marit #23
    Wed, 02 May 2018 12:59:27

    Well, first of all, enjoy your time with Chris and Adrian – unpacking boxes sounds like a lovely job and it will so help them get established. Glad the quest for the new home is finally almost over. Please send my love. Oh Margaret, what a busy bee you have been. I cannot begin to imagine how long you spent making all of those cards – I am sure they will be received gladly. Lovely to see the bags and know there are more ready for collection. Enjoy your trip. Hugs and Blessings, Neet xx (cannot remember the book??)
    Wed, 02 May 2018 12:12:55

    Ann Marshall
    Hi Margaret – you have been busy making cards. Really must treat myself to some dies have machine but no dies. Love the serenity prayer and often use it. Lucky friends to have you to go and help with their boxes. Ani #3
    Wed, 02 May 2018 12:04:50

    Wow, you have been busy with the cards, I’m so pleased that go so well! What a find in the charity shop, I’m pleased that you got such useful items there. What fun to go and see Mrs D’s new place, give her my love, I hope they’re really happy there! Hugs LLJ 8 xxx PS I’ve been into Julia’s Mr Linky account and deleted the old links so your number will be different. LLJ xx
    Wed, 02 May 2018 09:51:38

    All I can say is ‘WOW!’ You have been busy, beautiful creations though. Exciting times ahead for Chris and Adrian, give them a hug of encouragement from me. Take care and stay warm Christine currently #49 but open to change
    Wed, 02 May 2018 09:44:27

    Sarah Brennan
    Morning Margaret. Wow you have been busy, glad you had a good find at the charity shop and the Gemini bargain too. Jan’s bags look fabulous. Say hi to Chris and Adrian from me when you see them and have a great week. Sarah #8 last week / #39 this week.
    Wed, 02 May 2018 07:41:05

    welcome back, you have made up for lost time with all the things you’ve been doing! what a great selection of cards. Helen #31 ormaybe 1 who knows!!
    Wed, 02 May 2018 06:36:12

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