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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

WOYWW #424 - Did You Miss Me?

Had an impromptu visit to Mum's in Wales last week which was the reason for my absence.

I had thought I'd have time to craft in the Summer but with the HOT weather and outings it just doesn't seem to have happened YET!

Whilst on Rhossili Headland I duly waved to Jan!

I also dug out some old photos whilst there including this part contact strip.

I have done a photo order from Photobox, just in time for the 30% off promotion. (202 prints)

I still have my Christmas visit to Mum's to scrap from last year, but all set up for the moment crafting grabs me......

Other things:-

Need to mend one of my Corsa C'Mon Dolls from the car as his hanger broke off.

Also I have been getting ready for the Geocaching Pirate Summer Challenge. Yes I am truly bonkers!

Happy WOYWW Everyone

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

WOYWW #422 - Empty Desk

Hmmmm empty desk again except for list of things to do.

I finished the shirt collar removal last week and it was received with thanks, some money and more importantly some chocolate!

I also recovered my badminton racquet grip, never realised the handle would have been wooden! 

This is my spare, I did my main one too.

Only real crafting was a birthday card for hubby.

Glasses Update - I got my refund of £60 for the difference between the Varifocals I hated and the Bifocals which are much better.

I have since bought a pair of single vision driving sunglasses on-line for £30.40. Wasn't going to bother but it has been quite sunny of late!

So that's me, really need to do some scrapping and ordering of my next set of prints as I am 6 months behind now!!

Got a craft friend round today too, best set up the Cuttlebug!

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

WOYWW #421 - Sewing

Yes a change today as I have my trusty sewing machine out.

When my husband's shirt collars are worn, I remove the top half to make Grandad Collars. 

Anyway one of my husband's colleagues liked the way this looks, and as they don't need to wear ties all the time, he has requested I do the same with one of his shirts. It's not worn but the points curl and it's his favourite shirt.

The other item which needs attention is the grip on my spare badminton racquet. Over time they deteriorate and you get "black hand" syndrome as the grip comes off on your hand. This has happened to a few people at the group I am facilitating then I realised my spare racquet was in the same state too.

I did a couple of LOs this week too.
My Son's 18th birthday and Christmas.

Please can someone tell my body it has got 10-15 degrees cooler as I am still HOT HOT HOT.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

WOYWW #420 - Too Hot to Craft

Yep too hot here in the UK to craft!

Unless you count painting my toe nails! Nail polish is on desk at least!

I even cheated a bit with the two cards I needed to make as one was a previously made twinchie used as a topper and the other was made before but I just added the lettering.

I did get my Bifocal Glasses and that all seems to be going OK.

I am doing a daily diary on my Facebook page like I did with the Varifocals. It's much more positive.

I'm the new advocate for grey hair and bifocals.

I took this photo last Sunday in the Garden of Remembrance where I go to remember my Dad's passing (19 years ago) which just happened to fall on Father's Day this year. Glad I'd had the dedication as well this year, time holding a baby soothes the saddest heart.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

My Dad - Father's Day

This year Father's Day will be particularly difficult for me as it coincides with the day my Dad died, back in 1998.

On top of that my friend is having her son dedicated too.

The pain eases but it never goes away.
The memories are sweet though, so a couple of photos:-

Back in the day - holding my pushchair I do believe.

On the farm with his trusty tractor behind him.

Love you DAD.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

WOYWW#419 - More ATCs, Scrapping and Cards

Not much on my desk this morning except my BP petrol receipt from last night, as I was supposed to get double Nectar points with the voucher but it didn't work???

Might look into that today.

I received my last few ATCs so now have a lovely set which I have put on my fireplace tiles.

I'm back to my usual style of scrapping and have done some more pages from last December.

I made a black and white card for a friend's birthday and a second spare one with bits left over from the first.

Exam season (A-levels) here so things are a little unusual, 2 down and 6 to go for my son.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

WOYWW #418 - Not a Paint Person.

So to my desk, not much happening other than the next set of photos to scrap.

So popped my ATCs on it for all to see.

I received another 3 after last week's posting and have sent another 4 since.

As for last week's paint pending, I guess paint to me is like stamping - not my thing.

Whereas pretty papers, coloured card and diecutting IS my thing.

So what did I do with the painted background?

Well I cut it up and and diecut it - LOL.

Happy WOYWW Everyone

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

WOYWW #417 - A Shambles

My desk seems to be is a state of, I will do it sometime!

I did a couple of scrapbook pages in my usual style, here's one.

The other is of my "birthing partner" experience so really can't show it.

Anyway having been part of the, "For the Love Of Pretty Paper (UK Scrapbooking Group)" for a few weeks I thought I'd try a painted background.

I have an idea (on the lines of my journal page and ATCs), I even got some paint out but that's as far as it went...........

There was something else on the desk before I photographed it this morning and that was pages of lists of stuff to do. There seems to be a lot of deadlines at the moment, things to remember to do and it is all getting out of hand.

But the best part of the week was the HAPPY MAIL. I have received 3 ATCs from the mega anniversary of last week so far. From Shaz, Julia and my SWAPee Angela. I love them all.

I seem to have a few left to SWAP if anyone would like one still.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WOYWW #416 - ATCs and Varifocals

Been a bit of a week trying to get used to new Varifocal glasses and failing miserably!

On the left my new driving glasses, great - on the right my trusty reading glasses excellent for all sorts of stuff, like crafting, reading, ironing, cooking etc.

In the middle the glasses of torture land, not much use for anything at all.

Then the medication, which seems isn't much use to me either and the GP said on Monday I may as well stop taking it, so I am left in limbo land there too.

And it would seem I have Osteoarthritis in my fingers so the embroidery has had to be put on hold as I don't think it helped matters really.

Then my trusty tape measure used to measure the distance from my eyes to various things as outlined on my daily Facebook diary of my experiences with the varifocals.

On the plus side, I did make my ATCs, a dozen of them over the weekend. I was prompted by seeing paint pots on a desk last week and in honour of our wonderful host, Julia, I have made mini interpretations of a design of hers I loved back in February.

So that's one for my partner, one for me and one for Julia, so 9 left up for grabs if anyone would like to SWAP.

Happy 8th Anniversary of WOYWW Everyone.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WOYWW #415 - Mainly Scrapping

Laid out on my desk are my next two scrapbook pages.

The last two are hanging up still.

The others are already in my album.

Yep done quite a bit of scrapping this week.

Also a journal page using up the frames from The Works" dies I got last Thursday.


A few cards I need for next week.

And as I found a beautiful fabric butterfly when looking for something else, I added that to my embroidery.

Got a friend coming round for a crafty play date this morning too.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.