Tuesday, 18 June 2013


Hello everyone. Where does the time go? Another Wednesday already!!! ( Well I am typing on Tuesday evening as I am going to be so busy in the morning)
Just wanted to say thank you for all the kind wishes last week for me and my Mum. I am a lot better thank you. Mum continues to worry us. She has gone to her own home but is still feeling 'under the weather' the doctors have not really found out what caused her blackout - but she is on a lot of medication. She said today she had a funny turn in the garden and thought she was going to fall. :-( Please keep her in your prayers ( if you can)
Also thank you to Kay (505whimsygirl.) for the lovely ATC and photo card of the tractor. I am going to put my received ATC's etc together and will blog them later.
Anyway I'm sorry Julia for going off topic!!! To my desk at once. I have been finishing off a couple of cards this week. One for my grandson which I will show you at another time and one for my best friend who shares his birthday. I have been keeping my work space very tidy - guess cos not been doing a lot there. So it looks very boring. You can see the card for my friend and a stamped image someone sent me in a swap.

So as that is all pretty boring thought I would show you the gorgeous swaps I got from SU Regional Training in Telford.

 Aren't they gorgeous - there are some clever folk out there!!!

Finally - you'll be glad to know the other thing I've been doing is decorating these cakes for my GS's Village Fair. They are rich fruit cake baked in 4" tins. I had left over ingredients that needed using up. They are covered with marzipan and fondant icing. I had all the decorations ready in my 'Blue Peter' box - things I made earlier at classes.

Below on my 'desk' wrapped and ready to go!!!
Well that's all folks. Sorry I've not stuck to 'the brief' but hope you enjoyed looking.
Why am I showing you my desk/work space - oh you must have heard!!!! No then pop over to Julia's blog
and join in the fun. I will visit anyone who leaves me a comment,blogs I follow and anyone ending in same number as me. x


  1. such beautiful work, please don't apologize for not being brief, I'm sure I speak for everyone we enjoy a peek into your world, take care,

  2. Oh my, Anne.. you've been so busy! All your cards are frame-quality. And your CAKES.. goodness sakes, those look divine, I wish I could have a bite! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Where do I start? I love all your wonderful swaps...clever folk about. Your cakes are gorgeous.
    Glad to hear you're feeling better and will keep your Mum in my prayers....such a worry.
    A x #62

  4. The cakes are amazing and the swaps are super scrumminess. Thanks for stopping by my desk this week BJ#55

  5. Hi Anne. We hade 3 girls from our crop go the SU convention. One of them was working on her swaps right up to the last minute with a little help from her pals! You definitely got a fabulous haul of inspiration! Hope your Mum gets better soon. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 78

  6. Wonderful swaps but we are drooling at those cakes, mmm.

    Waving hi from the bears @#102 this week

  7. WOW, there's a lot going on there! And fabulous cakes too! Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment.
    RosA # 24

  8. The cakes are stunning and probably delicious as well. Love all the projects on your desk you cards are beautiful.
    Sandra @105

  9. What lovely swaps, they are all gorgeous and your cakes are so lovely.

    Happy WOYWW Susi #85

  10. Oooh, pretty card on the desk and wonderful looking cakes... could just go a slice of fruit cake with marzipan and icing with my cup of tea! What fabby swaps you received, that must be sheer pleasure looking through that hep of loveliness! Happy WOYWW from Annette #9

  11. All I can say is WOWZA! I'm stunned and delighted to see your creations! TFS!

  12. Firstly, hope your mum is recovering slowly...it might take some time. Make sure you have some down time too because being a carer is hard work.
    Next, I LOVE those little cakes..they're going to sell out really quick. Often people buy those if they don't want a massive cake. Well done, they look fab!
    Hugs, LLJ 43 xxx

  13. What a wonderful swap to be in. SU gave me my start in stamping many, many years ago.
    Your cakes are amazing, and look too pretty to eat.
    Thanks for the earlier visit.
    Krisha #4

  14. Hi Anne
    I am pleased to hear that you are feeling better but still a little worried about your poor mum, I do hope she is ok and I will keep her in my prayers
    Your desk is nice and tidy and those cakes look fantastic I could just do with a slice with my cup of tea

    Have a great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #47

  15. You're right, there's a lot of very talented people out there and you're one as well, those cakes look amazing! Glad thawt you're feeling better and will send good thoughts to your mum. Hugs. Pam#38

  16. Still praying for your Mum Anne. Do keep me informed about how she and Auntie are getting on. I am hopefully going to meet up with my Gran in two weeks and can't wait! We are meeting in Bristol of all places because I have a conference there and she reckons she can get there by train and have a meal with me. As you can tell I am rather excited. Anyway, I digress....love all those gorgeous cards...they are all so different and so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#137)

  17. Oh my word, aren't you talented? Love those little cakes! So glad to hear you are doing better and will keep your mom in my prayers. Thank you so much for visiting my "floor of shame today", lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  18. Gosh you're busy as ever anne, am so glad you're feeling a bit better...holding your Mum in my thoughts for sure. LOVELY cakes, my fave is the daisy decorated one.

  19. Your post was certainly not boring, Anne! I think your little cakes are awesome! And those swap cards, my heaven's woman, you could open a card museum with these beauties!!

    I do pray your mother finds her feet and stays well! Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping in to the Playhouse and letting me know you came by! Darnell #20

  20. Never boring my dear! And our thoughts are with your Mum! Now on to those "Hats"! Oh yum they are gorgeous! They look like real hats! I'm so amazed. Well,done dearie! Great cards from your SU swap too. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

  21. ah mind blowing all those cards Anne and sorry about your darling mother it is very serious and do pray the Lord's continuing watch care upon her. and esp for medical staff to search out all answers adequately, please Lord.. take care, Anne!
    wow those cakes are really a work of art - well done!!
    thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #29

  22. Holy stampin up!! What gorgeous tags, cards, and other goodies you got from your training day. Very impressive. And of course, those cakes are beautiful. You decorated them SO well. And since I'm trying to be brief (grin), have a super slightly late WOYWW from #17.

  23. I tried to leave you a message earlier, but my computer froze up about the time it was trying to publish. Your Stampin Up friends and workshop goers know how to make some pretty awesome cards and tags. Very impressive.

    Your tiny cakes are simply divine. They look like the genuine thing.

    Sorry to read about your mother. My thoughts are with her today. And a rather belated WOYWW from #17.

  24. I hope your Mum is recovering and feeling more confident after her fall. It is a very frightening thing to deal with for her and for you. Could she have Lifeline fitted in her home, which would give her a pendant to wear to call for help. This will even work in the garden. I have a pendant which came as a part of our house alarm and wear that all the time so that my family know that I can always summon help, now I am on my own. Those small cakes are such a good idea and I might steal it to use up some of my surplus ingredients. My only problem is that I am totally incapable of icing flat - my icing is always of the "snow scene" variety. Thank you for your visit this week and your supportive words. xx Maggie #13

  25. I loved seeing your swaps, Anne, and your beautiful cakes as well! Thanks for posting!
    Gracie xx


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