Tuesday, 26 July 2016


Hello all. So what have I been up to since my last visit - if you are really interested it's in the previous post :-)

On Sunday I went into B'ham to meet the lovely Darnell!!! She is such a joy. Exactly as she comes across on her blog. She met with us at B'ham Grand Central. I also met Shaz ( Silverwolf cards),Chris - Cardius Bloggus ( Bishops mate), Ang, Mrs Duck from The Ducks Doodahs, Donna from Room in a cupboard, Maggie from Silver Crafter. There was also Ang's friend Kussum and my friend Marion ( Miriam :-) ) we all had a lovely lunch together and of course chatted away for four hours!! It all went by so quickly - it was a super way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Thank you Darnell for inviting me along and thanks to everyone else for your great company. Also many thanks to Julia who started WOYWW - if I'd not visited and joined in I would not have made and met some lovely friends.

I am at the back on the right hand side.

So to my desk -

I have been preparing for my Crafternoon Tea and then the following Saturday the repeat of my All Day class. Here I was having a go at a card I saw in the Stampin Up catalogue- mine will be slightly different. I really like this stamp set, thinlets and paper. Have been making up various samples.

I have been making a card for a swap - will save that for next week just in case the recipient pops by.

I have made a couple of cards,

This one was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest - I changed a couple of things.

And another

I will visit as many desks as I can , all who visit me and those ending in same number.

Today I went to Sugar Craft - last class of the term- when I have finished putting everything together I will share it.
 Afterwards we went to my friend Thelma's ( remember I mentioned her back in June when it was her 82nd birthday), Each year to mark 'end of term ' she holds her garden party. We all take something to eat and we get to look around her amazing garden. It is huge with an amazing collection of plants and shrubs.Apart from having someone come once a year to cut back large shrubs and trees she does it all herself.

There was also a delicious chocolate cheesecake!!!! We were very full afterwards and it did nothing for my diet!!!!
Hope you have enjoyed sharing my week. Hope to be back next week!!! Will try and remember some photos of Crafternoon Tea :-)


  1. I'm happy to see you with all your friends making wonderful cards and working together. What a beautiful garden.. such pretty flowers! And the luncheon.. oh my.. yum. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. What a fab week! How lovely to be able to meet up with everyone :) The garden party looks great too( especially those beautiful flowers not to mention the food ;)). And you managed to find time to create as well - I feel qwuite lazy ! have a great week .soojay 13

  3. I enjoyed seeing the pics of the Brum Stop of Darnell's tour! It was really lovely to see a photo of you :-) Isn't it wonderful that so many friendships have been made through WOYWW?
    By the way, I adore that soft silver/green dragonfly card, that is so smart.
    Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx

  4. What a feast of photos in today's post. I was lucky enough to meet Darnell last weekend myself and we had a blast.

    Happy WOYWW


  5. It's fun following Darnell on her Crafty Tour around the UK and so lovely to meet her last week. I'm loving the jar stamps. I've made 7 different cards with them already! They were a big hit in class last week too. Thanks for stopping by.

    Fiona #11

  6. What fab meet ups you've been having. Isn't blogging just wonderful. We wouldn't have met all these lovely like minded folk without it. The garden pics are gorgeous.
    Annie x #10

  7. You have been busy. It's great to follow Darnell's progress around the country and to see so many familiar faces.
    What a beautiful garden your friend has, I am very envious, and to be able to do it all herself, that must take some work. You certainly have been having a lovely time this week. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos, I've enjoyed my visit.
    hugs Lisax #22

  8. Fab pics and looks like you all had a super time! Take care Zo xx 27

  9. Happy WOYWW. You have certainly had a lovely week. Your friend's garden (and the food) looks stunning. I dream about having a lovely garden again - our's is mostly just weeds and rubble left from the farmhouse renovation. Ali x #26

  10. Hi Anne, was lovely meeting you in person! Aren't crafters the nicest people ever? Whenever any get together, they get on alike a house on fire from the word go. Like you, I've made so many good friends thanks to our beloved Julia. Loving what you've done, I too like taking a Pinterest card and doing something similar, but different. Gorgeous photos from the Garden Party, wonderful garden indeed. My diet would have gone out the window with chocolate cheesecake too! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #24 xxx

  11. Such a beautiful garden and a true feast I think - lucky you to be sharing in it! Also sounds like you had a fab meet up with our blog budddies. x Jo

  12. Lovely Pictures and fun times with friends. Those are the best. Great cards and fun. Peg 8 thanks for the visit.

  13. Hi Anne, So glad you got to meet up with Darnell and the other bloggers.

    Your friends garden is lovely and what a nice spread you all took.

    Cards are lovely.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #9

  14. Great pictures of your get-together! So fun putting faces to bloggers I visit! And isn't Pinterest great for inspiration! Seems that's become my #1 place to go. Just love to pics of the "garden"! Looks more like a botanical forest of beauty! Thanks for the visit! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #30

  15. Lovely to meet up with you on Sunday, pity we couldn't have stayed longer, but we told DD we would only be a couple of hours!
    What a beautiful garden (and food) at your friend's house. super time.
    Take care

    aka Bishopsmate #43

  16. Garden party! lovely and such a gorgeous garden too. Looks like you all had a good time with Darnell too. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela 14

  17. It looks like fun was held by all at those events - wish I could hang out with you, your cards are lovely as are your photos! thanks for sharing. hugs donna #40

  18. What a gorgeous garden - gives me inspiration as my one acre plot is getting to be too much. If she can do most of the work, then so can I. (by way of Teresa Kasner's blog)

  19. I'm so jealous! I would love to be able to visit a bunch of you for a fun crafternoon! The garden party sounds and looks amazing! I have no green thumbs, fingers, or toes. I am allergic to just about everything outside, so my yard has as few plants as possible with lots of paving stones. But I just love beautiful gardens with gorgeous flowers...they just don't like me. ;) Jen (My Scrap Menagerie) #46

  20. What gorgeous cards - I love the dragonfly especially. I am so impressed at your friend doing all her gardening - it's a beautiful garden and what a size to keep on top of! Lovely photos of your get together - isn't WOYWW wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #20

  21. The meetup looks FAB lucky you to be in the right location! Tests went OK with son there to help me through the pain and drive me home. Thanks for visiting and putting a spark into my day BJ#34

  22. It's so nice that everyone is getting to meet up. Lovely cards being made here even with your outings. Your friend has an amazing garden. Blessings, LisaDV #35

  23. Great garden. i would love it there,

    Very busy work desk,

    Thank you for you visit to my blog.

    lilian B #18

  24. Looks like you all had a wonderful Sunday afternoon and that garden is beautiful to look at hugs Nikki 4

  25. How fun! So glad to see such a happy WOYWW gathering. And your luncheon garden party looks magnificent. The food looks amazing. Glad you have had such a great week. Thanks for your visit and happy (belated) WOYWW! ~ Laura #33

  26. What a fab opportunity to meet up with so many of our group. I do remember you mentioning the gardens. I could spend hours there just wandering and taking pictures. I'm sure the garden is what keeps her young. I like what you're playing with. Just did my holiday pre-order. Shhh don't tell hubby ;-) Creative Blessings! Kelly #36


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