Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Well it's Tuesday as I write this but if I wait until tomorrow I am going to be very late posting. I have taken a pic or two of my work space and it won't change until tomorrow - hoping to get to it at some point tomorrow. I'd vowed that after my holiday I was not going to take on too much and become overwhelmed - but life doesn't work like that does it :-) so my calendar is filling up quickly. I cannot believe that it is almost the end of April!!!! On Sunday my youngest son will be 35 oh my where did the years go? Sunday is DH's birthday!!!!! He's a tad older!!!! :-)

Have had a fab day. Went to first Sugar Craft class of Summer Term and we are going to make anemones,cosmos, sweet peas, fuchsias carnations - yippee love making flowers.

Might be taking a card making class this week- bit of a bone of contention at moment so we shall see - am not going to stress though. What will be will be.

If you look at my previous post you will see I finished the prayer shawl and a couple of cards.

So what's on my 'desk' at the moment?

I have been making a card for DH and DS of course. I manage to catch edge of stamp on DH's card. Trying to make the smudges  into birds- can easily do butterflies but not sure if that's a bit girlie???? Yesterday was very frustrating as I also had problems with my pennant punch as I was trying to do DS's card!!!!

Had also managed to do quite a bit of organising re craft stuff. Have sorted stamps into sets which means haven't got to look through every single one to find what I want - still need to sort further but can't decide what to do.

Anyway if you don't know what WOYWW means pop over to the lovely Julia's blog and join in the fun.

Below you an see some drawers that I am painting - they are the wooden Ikea ones. Have been trying to decide for years what to do with them - have a germ of an idea
Also the start of DS's card.

Below DH's card with the butterflies/birds waiting to be sorted and the card itself finished!!!!

I will visit the blogs I follow, anyone who pops by my blog and leaves me a comment and those that end with same number as me.

Have fun everyone. Anne x


  1. beautiful beautiful cards!

  2. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your son! We're having fun at the beach! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Fab cards. Many happy returns to the two birthday boys. :-)
    A x # 39

  4. So your DH and DS share a birthday then, how cool is that? Great cards and we all have to cover up bits with other bit. Thanks for visiting me already, have drawn round the lettering on my New Year layout and made a few slip-ups but hey adds to the effect - LOL BJ#31

  5. Love the cards ....that 'husband' one is brilliant ....as are the ones on the previous post ...and the shawl is lovely too.

    Thanks for dropping by ...I have just stated doing the rounds on here. Had to smile over the hair ...believe it or not 5 years ago my hair was about 4 times as thick ...I plaited it when wet to make it sort of curly and was shocked that it made one skinny tail when once it would have created 2 thick ones ...such is the aging process. xx58

  6. love your cards and send wishes for Happy Birthdays to your DH and Ds. Left a message to tell you to pop back to my blog on an earlier post but meant to add it on this one... you'll see why!
    Jo x

  7. Do you know, Anne, I really like your spotty craft bag...that's so gorgeous! I rather fancy that, lol!! And I love your bunting card, of course, as I have a soft spot for that form of decoration :)
    Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

  8. Hi Anne,

    I have never seen a pennant punch must hunt one of them down, interesting, maybe stamping up ha! Your DH card is just great I am sure he is going to love it. Happy Birthday to DH & DS hope they have a wonderful day.

    Oh thanks for visitng me too.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 102

  9. punch malfunction drives me batty!
    the butterflies look great! love the look of the card and the trees.
    Thanks for visiting my place!
    robyn 92

  10. Love that card with the banner--and your husband's card is so sweet! I peeked down below at the gorgeous shawl too. Lots of pretty things going on. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #42

  11. a great desk going on there with some lovely projects taking shape. I look forward to seeing what you do with the draws. Love the cards
    Happy WOYWW #203 and thank you for sharing your desk with us today
    Ria #60

  12. I'd like a pound for every time I've done the same to a card I've been working on, Anne. Men like butterflies too - think of all those Victorian lepidopterists rushing around with their nets, many of them men :) I hope you got your punch to work again ... nothing worse that a sticking punch!

    I've no idea where the time goes - my boy will be 43 later this year and still my most vivid memories are of him when he was a cute and cuddly three year old!

    Have a great WOYWW and an enjoyable week. Elizabeth x #53

  13. Love that punch. I have longed for the banner dies from Spellbinders. lol! BEAUTIFUL card. Happy Wednesday! SueC#93

  14. Super card for your husband - you could enter that into one of the challenge blogs this week as they are asking for trees - link can be found on my blog. Enjoy the rest of your week. Linda x

  15. Hi Anne,

    Nice cards! Organization is an ongoing thing with me. I manage to put things away and never find them again -- at least now when I'm looking for them!

    I looked at your prayer shawl and it's beautiful!

    Thank you for visiting me.
    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (14)

  16. I hate it when I have finished a card and then botch up by smearing something, or accidentally catching a bit of ink on it and having to add something extra to try and cover it up...it happens all the time with me. The corrections are looking good though. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro xx #131

  17. Your card looks so pretty.
    Karen #64

  18. ool card! Nice to see a busy workdesk! Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW! Rhonda #112

  19. so true, time does fly by so quickly! like your punch and the cards that you are making for your DS and DH! Happy birthday to both of them!

  20. You are certainly one very busy lady!! x Jo

  21. Thanks for coming round to see me, Anne! Have a wonderful Sunday with all the birthday celebrations! Your cards are fantastic!! Darnell #52

  22. It is fun to see how creative one can be when a design goes awry, isn't it. Oh my! But I understand your frustration as well :-) Hope you are having a happy week...ours is cool but SUNNY ! Woohoo!

  23. You seem to be one busy lady! I just love the prayer shawl you made...what a lovely gift! The cards are very good as well! Thanks for visiting me....I'm glad that you liked me idea for tidying shawls. Hope you find it useful if you do decide to give it a try. Mine are still tidy anyway! Joan

  24. DH'scard looks amazing and I am, sure DS's will be too. Your desk looks so nice and inviting, wish I could come over for a play date, but you seem to be very busy.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #17


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