Hello my friends. I trust this finds you healthy and enjoying life and creativity. It’s been another busy week here on the North Wales coast. I have really been enjoying my pergamano and doing exciting preparations to send presents and cards to my family. My desk this week…


Taken around 2pm on Tuesday – a grim, dull day at that point. I was attempting to finish these little pieces, so had pulled out a box of gold card, there was a pack of 12×12 papers, the usual detritus of a card fest, and at this right hand end, a pile of cards I printed off this morning for my own use. Not too bad! However… a mere 2 hours later…


… By then the sun was shining, but there is barely room to move! In a mad moment I decided to add a bit of glitz and glam to the Christmas cards I had already made… that’s fine; but glitter and pearl drops need room to dry! This task is obviously going to take some time…. The to-do list right at the front right here has a LARGE number of today’s tasks crossed off – YAY!!! A good day.

So, what else have I been up to…


… Hmmm… spending money. I simply couldn’t resist – not that I tried very hard!


…making a couple of special pergamano cards… I’m pleased with these. I don’t do enough of this craft!!!


… hunting the internet to find a different way to present my family with their Christmas money, and I came up with these. They are little wallets, with lots of folds and different papers. The money slots between the back fold and the middle one. Simple and quick to make – called a tri-fold accordian card and demonstrated by Tina Zinck.

So that’s me this week, folks. I am gutted I won’t be able to partake in Julia’s lovely idea to celebrate week 600 – I don’t have a camera or microphone on my computer (it’s REALLY old) so can’t do zoom meetings. I’m sure you will have a fantastic time together!

Thank you to everyone who visited and left a lovely comment last week – you are great! Take care of yourselves. Stay safe. God bless you.


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31 Replies to “WOYWW594”

  1. I’m not sure I;ll be able to join in either although i suppose the phone would – but it’s a bit small! I am impressed at your production/drying line – very productive!! the pergamano cards are stunning, and the wallets look really useful. Have a great week. Helen #2

  2. We will miss you at the Zoom get together Margaret. I can’t believe how much you get done in 2 hours. Great cards and wallets. Stay safe during lockdown Happy WOYWW. Sarah #1

  3. Happy WOYWW. Lovely to see your very productive crafty table. I have made the grand total of 2 Christmas cards so far – simple print out, cut and fold ones from Craftsuprint. At least it is a start! I like those tri-fold money holders. Re. Zoom. You can buy a stand-alone camera that just plugs into the USB on your computer. I have one (from Amazon). They don’t cost much and give a very good quality picture/sound. If you would like more details and some links, then let me know. Ali x #7

  4. How creative you have been and with a list of to do’s and loving every moment.. it’s a lovely feeling when creating for loved ones. Your parchment is amazing, so much detail all so beautiful. Have fun creating, I know you will.
    Take care & Happy WoywW Tracey #8 x

  5. I think you won’t be able to comment on my blog – same problem as LLJ but I did link via Safari to see if it made a difference (it seems to be Chrome & BT that is the problem). My goodness Margaret, you are a busy bee and so organised. Love the parchment cards, especially the scene at the manger.
    I hope that by Christmas, which isn’t that far away, you can spend the time with your family and give them their adorable little pockets.
    Sending love, God Bless
    Neet 6 xx

  6. Hello, I’m back . . sort of!
    What a beautiful array of cards, love the Pergamano ones. I used to do that many years ago before I found Mixed Media. Love the designs you’ve used
    Thank you for all your help and prayers over the last few weeks
    God Bles

  7. But you have a phone Margaret…I’m sure that if you can download the zoom app onto it, you can join in! will ask the zoom people about it. Meanwhile, what a fantastic spread of cards, your couple of hours takes me a whole day! The Pergamano cards are beautiful, you SHOULD be pleased with them, how light fingered and patient you are. It’s raining cats and dogs here today, so Have re-jigged my day , more desk time, less outdoor work!

  8. What an accomplishment in just a couple of hours! And lovely too. Yes, Zoom does work on a phone so get a little stand for your phone and plan to join in!

    Truly, lovely cards.

    Mary Anne (9)

  9. Hi Margaret,
    I adore your little wallets. I’m not much into paper crafts but I might have to look those up.
    If you have a smartphone you could use zoom on that. If not we’ll miss you.
    Stay safe and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 16

  10. I hope you do manage to get Zoom on your phone as it wouldn’t be the same without you, Margaret! You have been so productive this week, well done, it puts me to shame! I think adding glitz and glam t the Christmas cards is a great idea, can things be too sparkly? (Asking for a friend, lolol!)
    Keep safe and warm, lovely gal –
    Hugs LLJ 17 xxx

  11. Gosh, you have so many cards on the go and they’re all pretty! Love the big family portrait on your desk! I didn’t realise there was a Zoom meeting scheduled! Must find out more about it. If you want a cheap device, I would recommend the Amazon Fire HD 8″ tablet (full price £89.00 – I managed to get it last week at half price during the Prime event, which was an absolute steal, but it’s well worth the full price, I would say). It’s brilliant and it runs Zoom amongst lots of other things (Facebook, Instagram, Netflix etc). You could also use it to keep in touch with your family. I didn’t realise how much I needed it until I had bought one! Have lovely week, Margaret xx zsuzsa #13

  12. You have some beautiful cards there Margaret – the Pergamano ones are stunning, and I love the tri-fold accordian cards for the money gifts for your family. Like you I’m always trying to find nice ways of presenting money so that it looks like some effort went into the gift ! I can see why you were tempted by those beautiful dies, they are lovely and I’m looking forward to seeing what you create with them.
    Hope you have a lovely week,
    Diana xx #19

  13. Hi Margaret, wow you have been busy! So many cards in such a short time. They all look so beautiful. I do love the Pergamano candle, it’s so lovely. Love the Papercuts dies, I bought a few earlier this year, but not used them yet. The money wallet cards are a fab idea, they look great. Love how you’ve blinged up the cards, but I agree, you need a lot of room to spread stuff out to dry sometimes. Stay safe, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

  14. Hi Margaret, I can’t believe how much you can produce in 2 hours. I know what you mean about the drying space/time. I added glitter to my daughter’s wedding invites, and I had them spread out everywhere – forgetting I also had to actually work in the room. The Pergamo cards look lovely. I have used Zoom once last week, on my tablet – it wasn’t too bad. Thanks for stopping by my blog. We are just keeping our fingers crossed that no further lockdowns are announced at the wedding venue! Have a lovely week, Heather xx #15

  15. Margaret, boy you sure have it going on on that desk!! What a turn out! LOL I absolutely love those new stencils….I would have had too…hee hee, and what a great idea for the money wallets, they are sooooo cute!! Have a great rest of your week! Blessings, Felicia #32

  16. By the looks of it Margaret you can start Christmas next week!! Love all of your creative work. Have you been shopping at the Pergamano Sale yet? I’m tempted to dip in for a second spend!! ssshhhh don’t tell!
    Such a shame you haven’t a zooming facility. I’ve managed to use my smart phone turned on its side, but find my tablet works better, as we haven’t a camera or mic on our computer either.
    Take care, with love and hugs, Sue #35. xx

  17. Hi Margaret, I don’t know how you do it but you accomplish so much more in a couple of hours than I ever do. I like the gift card holders. Your pergamo cards are stunningly beautiful. I’ve never tried the technique – happy to leave it to experts like yourself. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #30

  18. You do have a long to do list ~ I’m glad your making headway! Your pergamano cards are beautiful, I might have to research that more since I don’t understand how you get the cuts through the paper. Enjoy your new supplies too ~ Love, Karen#40

  19. My goodness, that’s a busy desk, Margaret, and a superb collection of cards. Your Pergamano ones are particularly lovely, especially the beautiful candle one. Very well done. Love the wallets too – a brilliant idea.

    Thank you for your visit – glad you like Tiny Carpet #3, and thank you for your good wishes for my various appointments. As for the dates, we saw them growing in Israel and other Middle Eastern countries but I don’t remember seeing them in bags! In Israel the bananas are wrapped up on the trees which looks pretty strange – they put blue bags over them.

    Happy WOYWW and God bless,
    Shoshi x #22

  20. In answer to your question about the Pergamano sale you’ll find it at Pergamano.com. Or via Barbara Grays Clarity Stamp blog/website. Happy shopping. xx

  21. Hi Margaret thank you for your earlier visit! I am very late today, t’internet has been choppy all day, all the local FB groups are moaning about it. I love your production line! I really need to get in gear again, but for now just concentrating on getting better, this s the best day I have had for nearly 2 weeks. You can zoom on the phone, I may have to try that unless we have our new ipad or laptop by then. Would be pretty small though if we all turn up!! (My pc doesn’t have a camera or mike either!!) Stay well, stay safe, Cindy #25

  22. Your wallet cards are clever! Great presentation of the gifts!
    I love your pergamano! They’re gorgeous!
    Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #29

  23. Think every time I visit you Margaret my jaw bounces off the floor at the amount of work you’ve done, soooo many cards well done and not batches like mine. I’m thinking 90 will be enough for me and another 15 or so and I’ll be done which is good as need to do other things. Have some easy ideas up my sleeve. Also good.
    Love your pergamano too, it’s something I always wanted to learn but never have done so. Love your new dies too. After being really good for most of the year, I have been really bad in the last six weeks. Really bought lots. Mostly needs but not all.
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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

  24. Hi, good to be back in the saddle post-op, didn’t think it would take me 2 months to get back to crafting, although I haven’t been just sitting around, just doing other things…

    Oh my goodness so many cards and the wallets are super.

    I must have missed the #600 suggestion, will have to look that one up thanks for the mention but sorry you won’t be able to join in if it’s zoom. Do you have a smart phone as you can zoom on those too, limited space but possible as one of our church connect group uses one.

    Thanks for the visit BJ#26

  25. Wow! You have a lot of cards there a;nd I love the wallets. Looks like you used lots of scrap patterned papers. So fun! Dorlene #37

  26. HI Margaret WOW!! you had a busy day, that looks like a very impressibe production line – but still much tidier than I would be, it would have been allover the floor in my room! The pergamano designs are beautiful, that’s a craft I’ve never tried … yet! Have a lovely week 🙂 Annie C #23

  27. Good morning, Margaret. Those cards are lovely. You do know how to prod, don’t you. As I was reading, it dawned on me that with all the mail issues, Cards need to go out earlier this year! Guess I need to get moving, eh? I haven’t done pergo in years. Maybe that will be on my To-Do list for 2021. Thank you for drawing me back to the fold. FYI… the video for the baby album is on my 10/26 post if you want to look. I’ll have a link in my post tomorrow. Hugs & Creative Blessings! ~ Kelly #31

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