Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Hello there. Time for another peek at other Crafters desks from around the world. Want to know more then visit the lovely  Julia's Blog!!!
So I did manage to finish everything for the weekend of crafting, even had a few hours to chill out on Friday before packing up the car, collecting one of the ladies and heading for my friend's house!!!
Had a glorious weekend! One lovely lady described it as magical - how lovely of her.
After setting up we sat outside for drinks and nibbles it was a beautiful late afternoon. Then we began the first project. Made a box to hold four note cards and a card to go with it in case anyone wanted to gift it. I had also made a gift box with a candle holder, lavender candle and hand cream inside. Everyone seemed to have fun. Then a lovely supper with an Italian theme - yummy.
Some ladies stayed the night but I returned home.
On Saturday I returned at half past nine and we had a delicious breakfast before starting the next project - a Mini Album and two layouts using Memories and More from Stampin Up. I was very nervous about this as I'd not done anything like it before- but they loved it- said it was good to try something new. We sat outside for lunch and again for Afternoon Tea!!
On Saturday evening we went outside again for a drink and nibbles and then had a Spanish themed dinner. We all went home full, tired but happy! :-) I forgot to photo the ladies with their completed projects. I will share at some point when I have photographed mine.

Here is my work space tonight ( Tuesday) I have cleared up most of the stuff I took to the weekend sessions but needed to make a card for tomorrow's Card and a Cuppa.

My butterfly embosslit ( I think that is what it was called has snapped :-( I managed to still use it though.

Some photos from the weekend - sorry if too many

Goody bags for Friday

Gift boxes

Pre crafting nibbles and drinks

And we're off

Breakfast on Saturday

Nearly ready to craft

You can see the front of the mini album

Time for a break

Pre dinner drinks after a fabulous day!

I am shattered today as I went on a trip to Upton Cressett Hall with the WI. Upton Cressett Hall
We began with a wander around Bridgenorth. Then it was off up a very, very narrow lane to get to our destination. Eventually the coach driver could proceed no further and we had to walk the rest. I was not amused as my joints and knees were not happy. Two ladies could not walk it but the owner of the hall went to the coach and collected them. It was not ideal though.
The Hall was lovely and in a beautiful setting but I was disappointed that we were shown very little and some of us felt that the owner went through the motions of showing us what he did and really wanted it over but had to suffer it as they need to promote the place. Rather sad really.
Had lovely cake and tea before departing - though there was quite an uphill climb and I am just not fit enough really :-(

A few photos, I felt it would be frowned upon to take any more inside.
Anyway a bit long I know but hope you have enjoyed. Looking forward to visiting everyone tomorrow. ( Wednesday )

Wednesday, 30 May 2018


Good morning all. I am actually posting on Wednesday morning for a change, usually do it Tuesday evening!
I'm looking forward to seeing some of the lovely ATC's you all exchanged last week.
I couldn't manage it this time , although there will be one special one to a special lady :-) who kindly remembered me!

Thanks for all the lovely comments last week. I think I got back to everyone.
Hello to Sarah Brennan who always leaves me a comment but I can't on hers.
I am much, much better thank you all.

Have been busy getting ready for this coming weekend - my so called Crafty Retreat - my friend hosts it for me. We go on Friday , craft and eat :-) , return early Sat morning for breakfast , lots of crafting and eating and fun!!!! I have prepped everything and am finishing of some gifts for the ladies. Only six this year but I have preferred it really. Last year there were nine and it was a lot of preparation!!!!

Oh yes, I actually had two turn up for Card and a Cuppa last Wednesday ( thanks Julia for your wise comments re this, I have taken them on board!) The one lady was delightful. She had not done anything like it before, at end said she was hooked! The other one with her might be more difficult, we shall see. They have said they are coming back. :-)

So my workspace. Organised chaos at the moment!!

Photographs taken this morning but light not good. Think more rain due!!!
I am in West Midlands and that storm at the weekend was unbelievable!!! I live on an unmade road, at the top and we had water pouring down our drive and the road was like a Creek. It has made a real mess of the road. :-( Luckily we were not flooded though like some poor folk. An elderly man died , not too far away when his car was submerged. :-( so sad. 

I will be round later to visit your desks. Have a great week everyone. You can find out more re WOYWW by clicking on link on sidebar. Join in and have fun! 

Last Thursday I took a day off from prepping and DH and I went out for Afternoon Tea! A Christmas present from eldest son and family. 
We went to Newhall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. Unfortunately my photo of the cakes didn't turn out! It was all very yummy though. The grounds there are beautiful and we enjoyed a walk around afterwards. 

 DH. Someone kindly took one of both of us but I don't like it much!

A lovely afternoon !!! 
Bye for now. Hopefully back soon! 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Hello every one. Thank you so much for all the good wishes last week. I think I managed in the end to visit everyone who visited me. I'd linked up quite early and then realised that I ought to see GP as I certainly wasn't getting better and in fact felt quite poorly :-( Managed to get an appointment and ended up on antibiotics. :-(
Had to cancel a planned afternoon tea on Thursday but managed my class on Saturday. Only four ladies but we had a lovely morning. I did a little display that included a 'nod' to the Royal Wedding. I served scones and jam and we put TV as Meghan arrived at Windsor Castle. We made a set of cards in white and blue with a red flower - all wore some red, white and blue. Everyone agreed it was a lovely morning. Oh and I did a small raffle - all red/white/blue.

So my desk tonight (Tuesday) Tidy as I have been tidying up as I go. Prepping for next event - a Friday night and All Day Saturday crafting event. So as I prepare I need to keep ordered.

I was stamping off with new SU colour - it really is lovely.

Below my display on Saturday, a bit of bunting, Harry and Meghan on the light box

 Below the Raffle Pack :-)

Two of the ladies watching the Wedding.

I will try and visit a few more desks this week. 

On Sunday it was the Christening of my Great Nephew Henry. After the service we went back to my nephew's house. It was a glorious day and we sat outside. There were a lot of children but they all played so well together. It was a beautiful day. I'm glad I was well enough to go, though I didn't feel too good when I got home. 
Well I am trying one more time the Card and a Cuppa - see what happens . I will let you know. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Hello. I knew last week ( again) I'd have very little time to visit so didn't pop on. We went to our eldest Son's in Yorkshire on Thursday. On the Wednesday I tried Card and a Cuppa - again no takers, despite four having said they were going. So will try next Wed - that will probably be final attempt for now if no one turns up :-(
I have been preparing for a class on Sat ( all being well- I'm not feeling all that well :-( ) and then at beginning of June I have a Friday Eve, All Day Sat Event. Lots to do for that but I have started. 
So to my desk 

I have been working on some cards and playing with some new ink pads /new colours from SU.

Well I think that's it for this week, I know very short for me. As I said not feeling at my best. 
Will visit all who visit me and those ending in same number as me.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Gosh it's been a while since I joined in. It seemed that every Wednesday I was going to be unable to visit desks so I didn't feel it fair to post and then not be able to comment on other desks.  :-)

Crafting wise I have been busy. Classes and an attempt at a new venture - Card and a Cuppa at the Community Centre . No one turned up for first attempt, though others there did show an interest, so I will persevere for a while. These things can take time.
Today I have been sorting out some cards for a good cause  - Chemo Unit. My SU Up line has a lady who goes to her class, who has terminal breast cancer. She has been undergoing treatment for some time. She still tries to help others and has been making cards for the unit. I understand she not able to send any now. My Upline has done a lot and asked if anyone else can help. I was happy to. Sadly the lady's husband has now been diagnosed with bowel cancer - so, so sad.
Some of the cards I have sorted today for the Unit.

I have made several cards etc for family birthdays, card classes and for table swaps when I went for a meal after Onstage in Telford.

There are more but I don't want to bore you!

So to my desk!

A mess :-) need to tidy it up!

I look forward to visiting everyone who visits me and those ending with same number as me and as many more as I can manage.

If you want to learn more about WOYWW then visit the stamping ground blog and find out more!

Since my last visit I have been to Sidmouth to see mum. She is OK, the Care Home is lovely. I wish the situation was different but it is what it is :-(

Mum with my brother.

The view from mum's room.


DH and I at Sidmouth, had a stroll after breakfast.

It was sad leaving mum. It is such a distance, not sure how often we can make it down there! :-( 

I also had a lovely weekend st Stampin Up Onstage event! 

This last weekend was our youngest son's 40th birthday - how did that happen ? Lol 
Our eldest son and family came from Yorkshire for the celebrations. On Monday it was DH's birthday - a lot of celebrating, food and cake :-)

 Some fun friends at Onstage - there was an 80's theme.
 My haul of swaps!
 Above our sons and beautiful D.'s I.L.
 DH on his birthday!

Above the 'birthday boy' :-) 

Bye for now. 


Hello there. Time for another peek at other Crafters desks from around the world. Want to know more then visit the lovely   Julia's Blog...