Tuesday, 13 January 2015


It's here again WEDNESDAY!!! and WOYWW (click to find out more)  where do these weeks go? Thank you for all the lovely comments and good wishes.

Sadly I have not found my necklace!!!! :-(

Well I am recovered from the bug - thank goodness. So I managed to put away Christmas Decorations and go shopping last Saturday. We also had a visit from our youngest son and his family. I'd advised them to not visit as I didn't want them catching 'the bug'. They popped in on Saturday afternoon when we got back from shopping, it was lovely to see them all.

On Sunday I started crafting again- yippee. Show you in a minute :-) I had some cards to make and needed to plan for my next class. I'm not overjoyed with the results at the moment. Do you ever find that when you've finished something you're not pleased with it?
It was good to get my crafting goodies out and I've also had a bit of a sort out - still got some more re organising to do.

Yesterday I enrolled again in Sugar Craft class and did a little clothes shopping. I've bought a warmer coat but think it might be too warm for me - so now undecided about it :-(
We had our granddaughters after school yesterday as well and gave them tea. Their mummy was involved in a project with children where she works and had to stay a bit later - going to be the same for next three weeks. The girls were as good as gold - had lots of fun drawing and colouring.

This morning I went to Sugar Craft - we made gelatine flowers - had a lot of fun - really enjoyed it.

So to my desk / dining table

the list on the right is my stock take list of card I have (hangs head in shame )
 I really like the paper I've used under my work after I've tried out various stamps and colours on it -  I know I'm sad.

Below there is a wooden crate at back left - contains card scraps- I have to decide what to do with them all. I keep every little bit and it's getting ridiculous. I am working out the little birdhouse - this a prototype - saw it somewhere - can't remember now. i ant to be able to open the top so am trying to work out an easy way for ladies to 'close'  it.

below is the card I have made for my Mum - unfortunately the colour is not very good on here - it is pink - looks more peach here

This one shows the centre panel.

Finally some thank you cards, get well card and birthday card.

Will visit as many as I can including all who visit me and end in same number as me. See you soon.


  1. Hi Anne, it sounds like you have gotten better and are doing lots of fun things with your family. Good for you! I like all your cards. I'm crocheting a Queen Anne's Lace scarf for my granddaughters! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. I'm enjoying another twinnie fun day here so am just grabbing 5 mins to visit my fav blogs.
    So sorry to hear you've not found your necklace. Really hope it turns up for you.
    Annie x #26

  3. Yes Anne, I very frequently finish things and really am unsure about it, you are not alone! but what I see from your finished cards ae lovely, so not to worry! scraps..Argh...if they aren't card front size I'm no longer keeping them (except white and cream).. It's getting out of hand and there's always a brownies or such group that benefits from them!

  4. Glad you have recovered from your bug. Love that stamp you are using or is it a stamp? very interesting technique
    Bridget #1

  5. I didn't even know you could make stuff out of gelatine! How interesting - do you use a special sort and what do they turn out like? How would you use them in a project as well? I'm intrigued....you'll have to show a close up of them on next week's blog!
    (How nosy am I?? Lol)
    Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

  6. So glad to hear that you're feeling better! I think ALL your cards look lovely - you're too hard on yourself. Good luck with your class! I have that SAB flower set too, but haven't inked it up yet.

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #17

  7. i often find I make things and dislike the end result. This year I'm trying to like my creations, or at least tell myself they are good enough, it's a work in progress. :)

    Horace @ no. 50

  8. Lovely butterfly card Anne - shame about your necklace - I hate losing things. x Jo

  9. I am sorry that your necklace has not turned up. It is rotten when you lose things like that, especially when they have a lot of sentiment attached. On a happier note, you seem to be so busy with sugar crafting and that beautiful card for your Mum. Hope you have a very good week. xx Maggie #27

  10. Your card is beautiful, and those butterflies are stunning. I would love to see your gelatine flowers - I've never heard of that before, I always use sugarpaste - sounds very interesting! Glad you are over your bug - hope you have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier,
    Diana #41

  11. Some lovely projects there! Really like the diecut butterflies! Good luck with your Sugar Craft class! I'm taking some online classes this year for the first time. It's all very exciting! Happy WOYWW zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #47

    1. Thank you for your comment. I can't leave a comment on your blog? x

  12. The card for your Mother looks so beautiful..pink or peach either way :) My Mom likes butterflies so she would love it. Happy WOYWW Shel #56

  13. So sorry to read you have still not found your necklace, but glad that you are feeling better, at least. The card you made for your mother is simply STUNNING. You may not have felt well, but the card sure looks like you are at the top of your game. Thanks for visiting while I slept. Happy WOYWW from #2.

  14. Hi Anne,
    What a bummer about the necklace. It still may show up so don't give up hope. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better and have been out and about.
    I know what you mean about coats. I'm not a fan but I HAVE to wear one here as it gets so cold. We are actually getting snow as I type this!
    Thank you for visiting me already!
    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (12)

  15. your mama's card is so very pretty. I think that happens to everyone some days, you nail it and someday's you think hmmm when your done... ~Stacy #85

  16. if you get half the enjoyment from sugar craft that I got when i did it you will love it. Great hobby which led me onto paper crafting so the other way around.
    Lovely cards, and glad you are feeling a bit better.
    Hugs, Neet 3 xx

  17. The card for your mum looks lovely and I'm glad you're feeling better.

  18. Hullo Anne. Sorry about necklace. ..Pray it turns up. Thanks for popping over. Thought I'd commented already but no! Lovely lot of cards you've made well done!! Happy WOYWW. Shaz in Oz.x #44

  19. Wow, busy, busy, busy. Love the cards they are so pretty!
    Angie #77

  20. Loads of lovely projects.

    Hope your necklace turns up.

    Glad you are feeling better.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #45

  21. I'm glad that you're now recovered from that nasty bug Anne, sounds like you had quite the time of it, and I hope the necklace turns up too. Nice to see a busy desk again, your crafty mojo will kick in again, it probably got wiped out for a few days with the bug.

    Brenda 57

  22. I'm glad you're feeling better, and crafting again. Sugar crafting! What fun! Will you show us next week what you made?
    Your cards are lovely, especially the one for your mum. She'll be thrilled!
    Thanks for your visit and your kind comment,
    Have a great week,

  23. Oh I teach at my local Hobbycraft store (in Solihull) too - it is sometimes difficult to get started/finished with a project isn't it. All your projects look lovely though and it looks like you are having lots of fun there - thanks for visiting me. Sunshine Girl

  24. Glad to hear your are on the mend. Thanks for my visit.
    I love the card you made your Mum... and I love your grid papers too... Would be lovely as a background paper for an Art journal... Never throw away anything! Lol!


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