Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Hello again, it's Wednesday again which means a hop around the world having a nosey at other folks desks and crafty things. If you want to join in then pop over to Julia's desk. Click onto button at end of my blog.

My week has sped by so quickly I've not made it onto my blog since last week. I 'll put more about what I've been up to along with photos when I've shown my desk. Doing that first so you don't need to go all through post to find it if you are in a hurry.

To be honest there is just a jumble of things. I had 5 cards to make by the end of last week and very little time. I did use the bug on three of them and the sticky tape you can see. The coloures basket at the back has all sorts of bits and pieces and I think I was looking for something I thought I'd dropped in there.

More tape. scissors,cutter,tools and at the front to the side a gift box I am playing with for a future project.

Some cards - well a gift bag first - not sure if I've already posted this or another version of it. It's made from a 12 x 12 piece of card/paper - this one is Indigo from Stampin Up. Beads from the lots I have in my collection, little tag from Stampin Up punch flowers from punches I have - can't remember exactly which.

The one above was for my son who had a birthday on Sat 28th April. I used idea from SU catalogue.

Oooooppps thought I'd flipped that round- this one is for my nephew who has a birthday on Friday.

The above is for a lady on a forum where we send b'day cards to each other. I've used SU card - indigo, the border along middle is a Memory Box die. SU tag . The colours are not showing so wel. It is brighter and sparklier in real life . There are stickles on the flowers and glittery butterflies.

Hope you like them.

As I said Saturday was my younger son's birthday. We went with him and our DIL and granddaughters to Ironbridge  and in particular the Enginuity Museum.  The girls loved it.

We had an indoor picnic and my DIL had made a cake and lit a candle and we sang happy birthday much to the amusement of other visitors. My granddaughter wanted to know why Daddy only had 1 candle on his cake.

When we left the Museum we went into town and the girls and I had an icecream even though it was cold but at least not raining.

We sat near the famous Iron Bridge eating our icecreams. The river was swollen, fast flowing and very brown.

I took several photos but can only show a few as my granddaughters are on others and DS doesn't like them on internet.

How would you have liked to have to do your washing in this?

There were several displays like the one below wwhere you could scan an exhibit and then there was an explanation on a screen. My youngest GD loved scanning.

Below some more exhibits that were hands on and the girls loved turning, pushing, feeding, sorting etc etc -Science mad fun!!!

 Below the bridge and the swollen river.

I would have liked to get inside here but it was closed.

The icecream shop - yummy ice cream shame the day was so cold.

Well that was just a taste of what we saw and there is a lot more we could have looked at but you would need more than a day.

On at eve we babysat so that DS and DIL could go out for a meal. DS and DIL asked us to dinner on Sun eve with D. I .L's parents to celebrate DH's birthday on Monday. My DIL had made a lovely blackforest gateau. So a great weekend.
 See you soon. Anne x


  1. Your cards are just lovely, Anne, and I love the gift boxes, so p retry. I also love the post it note witht he practising handwriting on it, one to treasure!

  2. Hi Anne
    wow you have been busy as a bee and having loads of fun times it looks like. Have a great week
    - KAT -

  3. -KAT- I am number 15 at WOYWW
    forgot to mention that

  4. Hope I've found your woyww post cos the page is jumping!! Because I'm in a field on my 3G dongle, zooming around as fast as I can before my connection cuts out!!! or I should say, caravaning!! HAPPY WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) #47

  5. Enjoyed my visit with you so much, Anne! Lovely cards. I can remember the wringer washer my mom used and I am very glad I don't have to use one. My husband's grandfather had 100 candles on his 100th b'day cake...using just 1 as one gets older is perhaps wiser(: Your river does reflect the weather you have been having. Now Anne, do tell please what you have been knitting this week. <3

  6. Hi Anne,

    Wow - your cards are great!!! I also enjoyed seeing photos from your day out. I love that bridge. The costume shop looks interesting!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today. I joined up as your newest follower!!!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #33

  7. Hi Anne - wow, beautiful crafty makes - you do have a flair! I love the length of beads on the bag - really stylish. Great piccies of Ironbridge too - a long time since I was last there.

    Happy WOYWW too, Di xx

  8. Sounds like you had a fab time with your family, parties and museums and sight seeing! Good for you! We're having our son's and one grandson's party on Sunday. Fun fun! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Well I am late with my rounds, technically it is still Wednesday somewhere in the world I think! Great space, interesting outing and Happy Woyww.

  10. Fab post. I've been to Ironbridge many's only about 20 miles from here :-)
    A x

  11. A great post Anne with lovely photos! I love your cards, they are all gorgeous, you certainly have been very busy!

    Have a great WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #12

  12. Wow Anne you have been busy!!! I think you have posted a similar bag before as I remember seeing it and liking it then, I really must have a go at one of those! Your card for your son is really great! Looks like you had a great time at the Iron Bridge, I went there on a school trip when I was about 10 so obviousley can't remember that much :o) but your photo's triggered a few memories x

  13. Looks like you had an interesting time. Your cards are lovely - lots of interest in your workspace as a result of what you've been doing - thanks for sharing - Hazel #10 x

  14. That sure is a lot of cards for a week, they look great too. Ironbridge looks cool by the way, may have to pay it a visit and not just for the ice cream lol. Hugs, Amanda #123

  15. sounds like a fab family day you,reckon you need to scrapbook those pictures
    have a fab crafty week and
    happy woyww
    kay #38

  16. Wow Anne what a long post, I like your cards and what an awesome outing to go on, so much to see. Thanks for sharing.

    Eliza #19

  17. Great pics of Ironbridge - we pop over there for the day out now and again. Your cards are lovely and will be appreciated I am sure. x Jo

  18. This looks like you had a great time, I always enjoy it when people post pics of their adventures!


  19. Thankyou all for the lovely comments. Anne x

  20. So Nice to see such a creative space and waving hello to the fellow 'Cuttlebugger' ;)

    I'm a bit late doing my rounds this week....phew... glad it's Friday! Happy WOYWW Asia #52

    Ps. I’m celebrating my 2nd Blogaversary and have a sweet little candy for grabs ;-).

  21. Gorgeous cards Anne! Your desk looks nice and organised as usual!
    I really enjoyed looking through your pictures of your day out too, it looks like you had a great day!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog last week - sorry it's taken so long for me to get back, it's been a hectic week and I'm not sure why!!



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