Hello there my friends. A gorgeous afternoon here on the North Wales coast, the sun is out, but it isn’t too hot. Being a redhead means I don’t cope well in very high temperatures – I burn, wilt and melt!  I show this first picture in the full knowledge that you will guess what it means!!

Yes – I’m dashing around again – off this Friday to see Cornwall, Devon and Gloucestershire… which means, of course, that the piled desk of last week is no more (although the floor hasn’t been hovered yet!)…

So, from the front right.. My diary with my bank instructions for getting all my pennies in the right pile – it has been an expensive week, having had to purchase a new mobile phone and a new freezer! Then the Christmas cards to take away and colour in – plus my bag of water colour pencils. A couple of needlefelting kits for 3D creatures. A pile of cross stitch stuff for some more Christmas cards. My address box and the caravan sites info. A pile of scrap paper for stamping onto – then a great big blank space. That space is all ready for the folks who are all coming to have a holiday by the seaside whilst I go have a holiday by a different seaside!!

So many of you made such lovely comments last week – thank you! – and asked to see a few of the cards I have been making. My style really is CAS – I physically can’t mix patterns on one piece, and in fact, rarely use very patterned papers. Many of you manage it so beautifully… I wish I could… but there we are! So here are some I have taken to the hotel…

The outside…
…and the inside
Pollyanna Pickering goes down a storm at the hotel!

A week last Sunday I was approached by a lass in the church asking for a dozen cards for a friend of hers – so I hope these are ok for her…

I love these large dies – this is a 5x7inch card
Codmans is iconic in Llandudno. The family have been doing Punch and Judy shows on the prom for over 100 years!

So that’s me folks – getting excited about trip 4, adding more miles to that wonderful car of mine which God so beautifully provided for me, seeing more of my wonderful land, and meeting yet more new people.

Take care folks. See you in October. God bless.


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24 Replies to “WOYWW534”

  1. the only trouble with you having such an exciting life in your caravan on your travels is we see too little of you! your desk looks very organised with your pile of “stuff” to take…. Have a fabulous time and see you soon! the cards are fab, thanks for taking time to share some. Helen #1

  2. Oh Margaret October is such a long time away, we will miss you, I will miss you. How lucky you are going off to the seaside, it is something I have missed these eight and a half months – a trip to the sea. We even contemplated hiring a caravan somewhere (hotels are out with the way I am at the moment) but I am not sure about the journey. Anyway, with a bit of faith and the hope I have been given all this could change.
    You just go and enjoy your next little holiday, I just love the first picture, where o earth did you find it? It is so appropriate for you. Certainly gave me a smile this morning.
    God Bless you
    Neet 2 xx

  3. Have fun gallivanting Margaret. Hope you manage to get a little crafting done while you are away. The cards are lovely. I particularly like the first one! Happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  4. Morning Margaret. How lovely to just take off when you feel like a break though. I live at the seaside but nearly always holiday by the sea too. Love your desk all prepped and ready to go. So just you enjoy yourself and we’ll see you soon. Lots of safe adventures. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Yay, the Caravan hits the road again – safe travels lovely gal, I hope you have a ball! October does seem an awful long way away, I shall miss you lots. Well done on all those cards, I like the CAS approach too – that dragonfly die is rather lovely, I like that a lot!
    Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

  6. Thank you for visiting me over the weeks I have been MIA.
    Love that you’re all prepared to travel ….. we are in Devon the second week in September (based in Brixham) so if you’re down that way would love to meet up for a coffee.
    Love that stamp about Knowledge and all the cards are great.
    Have a good week
    Christine #17

  7. How fun that you are off to travel and spend time away from home. I do love your cards and the person getting them will be so happy! Have a great rest of the week!
    Glenda #16

  8. Hi Margaret, hoping you have a wonderful trip, some beautiful counties you’re visiting, especially Cornwall. Loving all the cards, I too rarely use patterned papers these days, and I have a mountain, lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

  9. Have a fabulous time Margaret, I hope the weather is kind to you during your adventures. Beautiful part of the UK to visit. Take care and stay safe.. See you in October.
    WoywW Hugs Tracey #15
    P.S Your cards are fab and will create a wish and a smile to those who receive.

  10. Lovely Cards. Have a WONDERFUl trip. We just came back from Cornwall ( 2 weeks in NewQuay) . I Love Cornwall and Devon. Hubby is From Camarthen and we used to go every year to visit him mum while she was alive- I can imagine that it is much cooler there than here in blistering East Anglia.

  11. Margaret, love the shot of your desk and you goodies packed for another adventure. Do take us virtually with some pictures.
    I totally get the ouch feeling with expenses. We just had the outside of our home repainted and then our water heater broke!! Grrrrr… So I get it my dear!
    Loving all the cards. I especially like the dragonfly birthday card. I love butterflies and dragonflies and that one is gorgeous.
    Thank you for the visit today!
    Belinda #23

  12. Have fun galivanting in your van again.. we will miss you on the desks. Love the selection of crafting goodies you are taking with you, and those cards and gorgeous. Love CAS. Alex had the most wonderful time at Soul Survivor and went forward on the final night to give his life to Jesus – he said he felt the Holy Spirit moving in him for the first time and was so happy. He is filthy, tired and has no voice but loved every minute. As I said in my post the books have been on my reading list for ages… I have to confess to having avoided The Shack due to knowing it was sad but have been persuaded to give it a go. Will be interested to see how I get on. Have a lovely week. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#11)

  13. Hi Margaret. Don’t worry about the Halloween cards, I have a reason for making them now which you will find out about later. Loving your cards and hope you have a nice time away. Wishing you a lovely week and a very happy woyww, Angela x8x

  14. I hope you have a most wonderful trip! Your cards are very pretty! Thanks for popping by and looking forward to tales of your trip!
    Carol N #21

  15. Hi Margaret, you’re well organised for your next trip which, I must say, sounds fabulous. Love all the parts of the country you are visiting. Your cards are all fab – i particularly like the way you’ve used the die-cut in the first to create the very pretty inside decoration. Have a safe journey and a great trip. Hugs, Elizabeth x #19

  16. Ooh Im excited for you! So much preparation of stuff before you can go..I love the row of stuff lined up on your desk..soon to be in the caravan and in swinging full use! Dont forget we’re a stones throw from the A303 if you want or need anything whilst you’re going and coming! LOVE that entrelac jumper, you are a clever stick.

  17. HI Margaret, I love the elegance of those split panel dies and I honestly think if you were mixing patterns with them it would take away from that I guess. 🙂
    looks like you got a lot of projects packed into that bag too. Have fun traveling! ~Stacy #26

  18. Hi Margaret and thank you for your visit over at mine. Oh yes – I know that technique well – note I didn’t show what was UNDER my desk 😀

    I am so jealous of you pootling around the country – I keep saying I’d love an old VW camper and do something similar. We are off up to Scotland in October but that’s by driving up and staying on a farm in Fife. It’s my Summer holiday because it’s so much cheaper than booking in the Summer AND I am exactly the same as you – I just shut down in the Summer. Cannot cope. I am praying for jumper weather!

    I don’t know what the CAS style is (I’m not a card maker) but what you’ve done is beautiful – I especially love the stencil effect!

    Have a lovely week – I love your work area – the light is so lovely!

    Carmen x #30

  19. Well, Mrs. Gadabout, aren’t you the busy one with all the travelling! Have fun! I love the cards, especially the die-cut ones. Very pretty dies, with nice contrast. Lovely work! Thank you for your comment. It’s funny about patience, isn’t it. I would never have the patience to do all that stunning parchment work that you do! And I have absolutely NO patience with flower arranging. My hubby calls me a plonker lol!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi ’20

  20. I love all those cards and I wish you save trips, lovely roads ahead, beautiful travels that will make for amazing memories! Love from Holland! Marit #14

  21. Hi Margaret.

    Have a wonderful trip – bring back some photos to share! I especially liked the blue thank you card design with the matching (stencilled?) pattern on the inside. One of my friends has just asked me to make her some “all-purpose” cards to use instead of shop-bought ones – you’ve given me an idea of how to make the insides pretty too!
    Amelia #29

  22. Hi Margaret.
    Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits! As I type this, Bob wants to play cards so that’s next on my list. hehe. I love that you are getting some traveling in. I adore that die you used. Where is it from? Also love the color dusting you did to leave the impression on the inside of the card. gorgeous! see ya next week. Creative Blessings!

  23. Looks great fun chez Margaret, am really really late so you’re on the road again! Yipppedoo! Have fun do!
    Loved the pile and explaining, hope you’re mobile is as good as mine, I really really love mine, so grateful all is well, photos good and user interface is simple as Samsung are, that’s why I love them. I won’t get Chinese one, had number of Samsung’s now over ten years
    October will be here in blink, once we hit the “ember” (or “ber”) months the year is rapidly burning out! ?
    My concern is not enough Christmas cards as looked at them today. You’re getting ahead I can see.
    Happy very belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #4

    {Wonderful Words of Life – Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards – Shaz in Oz}

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