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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. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WOYWW #377 - Bits & Bobs & Bhs

To show I do manage to get some sun on my desk I took this yesterday late morning.

Much brighter than SAD light which is still on btw as the corner is jolly dark!

My bits and bobs tin had decided to share its contents with my desk this week, forcing me to sort, tidy and trim it down a bit.

So I made some cards and posted one already for an upcoming birthday.

Unfortunately after making the first one I got Juniper Liquid Pearls on my new Bhs t-shirt. Managed to get most of it off but there is still a slight stain.

Oh dear, and Bhs has closed for good now, I will miss that shop. 
Slight glimmer of hope looking at the website link though???

So thank you bits and bobs tin for making me use some of your contents to make some cards.

And thank you Bhs for being such a great shop, you will be missed.

Happy WOYWW Everyone

PS Happy news my son did really well in his AS exams (1st year of A-levels - age 17yrs), and he's been up to Carlisle on the train alone to visit his girlfriend, but that's another story. Very proud Mummy.


Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Nothing better than using up some of your bits and bobs. Gorgeous cards. Shame about the t shirt, but yes it does look like BHS is not totally dead. Not been for a few years anyway (our nearest is in a town about 90 minutes away that we don't go shopping in too often - might suggest to hubby that we go there later, as he wants to look at laptops and they have a big PC World there, and there is also a Lakeland!), but I always loved their lighting department. Congrats to your son. Great results. Ali x #12

Kathyk said...

Sorry to read of the slight stain remaining on your fave BHS shirt ... slight hope on their website? Fab desk and make



Christine said...

If you haven't tumbledried your tshirt may I suggest using Shout spray - from Wilko or Waitrose - just spray on the stain and then wash. I find it more effective than Vanish and a lot less hassle!
Love those cards from your bits and bobs tin, I may start a tin like that as I tidy up .....
Take care
aka Bishopsmate #18

Sharon Madson said...

You made some great cards from your "bits & bobs tin". Love that name. I don't know what "bobs" are but probably related to "bits".
You have every right to be a proud Mom. Thanks for the peek, have a great week. #33

Felicia Aaron said...

BJ, I am in love with your cards! You are super cute card maker! I don't do as many as I could, but your beauties have inspired me! Congrats to your son as well! Have a wonderful Wednesday! :) Felicia #32

StampedbyChris said...

I have a bits and bobs box. It's fun to go thru it and find new ways to use the pieces.
Chris #26

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, my 'UFO's' box gets sorted when I can't physically cram anything else in lol. Great way to get some extra cards though.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3xxx

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous card you made there, and well done for using up your bits and bobs - hopefully you've now made space in your tin to put some new ones in! Congrats to your son on his results too.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana #19

Annie Claxton said...

BEautiful cards BJ and what a fantastic sunshiney picture of your desk :o) Annie #5

Angela Radford said...

Loving the cards, very nice. It is a great shame about BHS as they have been with us for so long. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 16

Anne L said...

Hello BJ. Love you tin of bits and bobs and and stunning cards you have made. Congrats to your son with his grades. Also love the sun shinning across your desk.......I am so envious as I am in the basement with a tiny window that brings not much sun light in at all. Have a wonderful week Hugs ~Anne L#7

Helen said...

Great cards, shame about the tshirt... well done again to your son. Yes, be nice to have a bigger house to put all the stuff in! Helen #1

Neet said...

Lovely cards - and sunshine too. What could be better?
Hugs & thanks for the visit to mine.
Net xx 5

Sue said...

Hi BJ, Well done your son. It's so nice to here of youngsters doing well.

Wish my desk got the sun, but this room never get's much sun. My bedroom get's a little, but by the time the sun has got round to that side of the building it's getting obscured by the trees.

I have a odds and ends box and always look in that first when starting a project.

Cards are beautiful.

Ace is good on stains.

It is a shame that yet another well known store closes.

Sue #10