Hello my friends. You find me all on my own again now. Shaz is safely tucked up in America with her friend there. Despite flying almost into the hurricane zone she arrived safe but tired after a 20 hour day! It was good having her stay here – we were able to visit Anglesey last Thursday – a place she had never been to before – and have lunch out and some fun in a craft shop. Then it was an early night ready for an early start for Manchester airport.

And now, after seemingly ages, my workdesk has seen some action. This morning I had a bit of a card fest – managed 8 altogether before lunch was cooked!


A little bit of fun with some papers (from Shazsilverwolf), washi tape, ribbons, wax and gems.

So my desk now looks somewhat busier – at last!


Some ink sponges, duflex images I found in a store and thought they would be useful, glue, scissors, the finished cards, and a pile of Christmas card bits awaiting use. The cutting mat sits empty – expectantly awaiting tomorrow when I hope I shall have a little more time to do some art work.

Thank you to everyone who gave me such lovely ATCs, tags, purses, teddies, koalas, chocolate, peel-off sheets, card fronts ready to make into new cards, that I came home with from the crop. I have finally managed to unpack everything – it’s all gorgeous, and I am already using some of the pieces you gave me Shaz and Neet.

So that’s me this week, folks. I did actually manage to visit all last week’s WOYWWers – finished the last few Monday evening! I’ll endeavour to get around a little earlier this week.

Take care. God bless.




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26 Replies to “WOYWW485”

  1. You’ve been much more productive than I have this week, though i did manage 2 birthday cards… must get off the sofa and down on the floor in the evenings to get crafting! Helen #3

  2. Morning Margaret, a very productive week. Glad Shaz arrived safely, the weather is terrifying! It’s bad enough here when they give 70mph warnings, I can’t imagine what 150mph must be like. Have a great week. Sarah #4

  3. Poor Shaz (Oz one) bet she is not used to such weather, but so glad she is safe and well. You were a lovely host and I can guess at the name of the place you took her to on Anglesey. Wonder if she had one of their delicious cakes.
    Good to know that my card fronts are going to come in useful.
    Blessings, Neet 2 xx

  4. Wow, that is very productive and I love the cards. Glad you had such a lovely time with Shaz. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week. Caro x (#16)

  5. After your two weeks of busyness, I bet you’re relishing the peace and quiet – it was so great of you to host Shaz for the week, I hope she managed to do all that she wanted. Hopefully she’ll have another wonderful time in America (hurricanes notwithstanding). Hooray for being able to sit and craft, especially when it’s with the stash passed onto you by other WOYWWers…it’s double pleasure isn’t it? The stash and the reminder of our wonderful friends 😀
    And I LOVED Ruthin! We had a really happy couple of hours wandering around the old houses, streets and back alleys. Loved the fact that you could just wander around the ruined castle for no charge. The gallery is interesting to walk around, the artwork is quite high end and expensive but worth a peruse!
    Hugs LLJ 13 xxx

  6. A lovely lot of cards, Margaret, and despite your business, your room looks pretty tidy to me! Thank you for your comment – yes, it’s been a busy time, and the health issues are ongoing, but how right you are; a timely reminder not to complain too much when we remember people in the Third World having to walk for 3 days to see the doctor.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #10

  7. Wow, 8 cards before lunch – that’s quite an accomplishment! It’s so lovely that you were able to host Shaz all the way from Australia but I bet you’re glad you got your house back now. We’re having a sleepover for my son with FOUR of his teenage friends – and while I’m looking forward to it – part of me is dreading it LOL. Happy crafting! xx

  8. Happy WOYWW. Isn’t it wonderful that so many of us are getting creative this week. It seems like old times to see glue etc out on my crafty table. I have been thoroughly distracted by typing up my post and reading other blogs, so will get up now and finish the laundry/have my shower before it is time for lunch. Where do the days go? Stay safe and warm in this storm. Ali x #20

  9. I bet you had the longest sleep the night of Shaz being safely delivered to the airport! You are a superstar and I’m sorry that I didn’t ring last Thursday, but I just wasn’t up to it. Pathetic. I’ll be in touch with Shaz, of course. Meanwhile, I need the formula you’re using to make EIGHT cards before lunch! EIGHT> I SHOUTED that!! Keep out of the big winds lovely lady, catch up v soon. ANd PS, what a great job your tech friend has done of the blog!

  10. Enjoy your crafting time – you deserve it after all your brilliant organising and visitor entertaining. Your cards are lovely. xx Jo

  11. So glad Shaz made it safely to our eastern coast. It is a dangerous place to be, even now that the hurricane winds have subsided and left its mark with ugly flooding. You are a rock star hosting Shaz the way you did. Bless you dear.

    I don’t make cards, and I know why. Yours are simply out of this world. Thanks for dropping by earlier and happy WOYWW from # 1 thanks to Helen.

  12. Hi Margaret, I should think you are ready for a rest. Pleased to hear Shaz got to her next destination safely. We seem to be getting some strong winds today, we’ve been sent a yellow warning though I did go out and do some gardening earlier until it just got too windy. Enjoy your crafty week and happy woyww, Angela x17x

  13. Sounds like you all had a great time at the Crop (I looked at your previous post)!! How fun!! Great cards and a desk ready for more! Have a great week!
    Carol N #24

  14. Hi Margaret, ooh I bet that was just simply fabulous having Shaz there 🙂 and YAY that her plane was able to land. a lot of the roads are still flooded and not drive-able in the storm zone.
    I am totally impressed with 8 before lunch time too 🙂 ~Stacy #28

  15. Hi Margaret, sounds like you all had a wonderful time and it must have been fun to have Shaz staying with you too. Wow! that is a LOT of cards to make before lunchtime :o) Annie C #21

  16. Hi Margaret, glad to hear Shaz arrived in America safely. I am amazed that after such a busy time you were able to sit down and make 8 beautiful cards before lunch! Enjoy your crafting time and art work. Thank you for stopping by earlier, I aim to have plenty of rest and relaxation in Canada. Have a lovely week Heather x #9

  17. Eight cards before lunchtime? Wowzah, you were busy having fun! Thanks for your visit to my blog earlier, have a great week. Love from Holland, Marit #23

  18. Wow, you have been productive! After I get these Christmas cards finished I’m moving on to make some other stuff for sure! Have a great day and thanks for the visit!
    Angie #30

  19. You were a fantastic hostess at the Crop!
    Love that you have managed to use some of the papers already, I am still clearing a backlog of work and on an old laptop!
    Have a good week
    Christine #35

  20. You were a fantastic hostess at the Crop!
    Love that you have managed to use some of the papers already, I am still clearing a backlog of work and on an old laptop!
    Have a good week
    Christine #35

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