Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Gosh it's been a while since I joined in. It seemed that every Wednesday I was going to be unable to visit desks so I didn't feel it fair to post and then not be able to comment on other desks.  :-)

Crafting wise I have been busy. Classes and an attempt at a new venture - Card and a Cuppa at the Community Centre . No one turned up for first attempt, though others there did show an interest, so I will persevere for a while. These things can take time.
Today I have been sorting out some cards for a good cause  - Chemo Unit. My SU Up line has a lady who goes to her class, who has terminal breast cancer. She has been undergoing treatment for some time. She still tries to help others and has been making cards for the unit. I understand she not able to send any now. My Upline has done a lot and asked if anyone else can help. I was happy to. Sadly the lady's husband has now been diagnosed with bowel cancer - so, so sad.
Some of the cards I have sorted today for the Unit.

I have made several cards etc for family birthdays, card classes and for table swaps when I went for a meal after Onstage in Telford.

There are more but I don't want to bore you!

So to my desk!

A mess :-) need to tidy it up!

I look forward to visiting everyone who visits me and those ending with same number as me and as many more as I can manage.

If you want to learn more about WOYWW then visit the stamping ground blog and find out more!

Since my last visit I have been to Sidmouth to see mum. She is OK, the Care Home is lovely. I wish the situation was different but it is what it is :-(

Mum with my brother.

The view from mum's room.


DH and I at Sidmouth, had a stroll after breakfast.

It was sad leaving mum. It is such a distance, not sure how often we can make it down there! :-( 

I also had a lovely weekend st Stampin Up Onstage event! 

This last weekend was our youngest son's 40th birthday - how did that happen ? Lol 
Our eldest son and family came from Yorkshire for the celebrations. On Monday it was DH's birthday - a lot of celebrating, food and cake :-)

 Some fun friends at Onstage - there was an 80's theme.
 My haul of swaps!
 Above our sons and beautiful D.'s I.L.
 DH on his birthday!

Above the 'birthday boy' :-) 

Bye for now. 


  1. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your son and husband! I'm glad your mum is in a nice place, I just wish for your sake she was closer to you. You look like you're really enjoying your hobby! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Lovely family photos Anne and what fab cards you’ve been making too.have a good week.
    Annie x #41

  3. Hi Anne, so glad you've been able to visit your mum and that she is so settled now. Looks like there have been lots of events to celebrate. Some lovely cards for a good cause too. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #9

  4. Firstly, how lovely to see your mum looking well - it's a heck of a journey to Sidmouth though. I sympathise with the long distance caring of a parent, I did it for eight years. That 40th card is fantastic! I'm so glad your son loved it. And look at all those beautiful cards for the hospital, they're amazing and what a good cause!
    Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx
    PS I've been into Julia's Mr Linky account and deleted the old links so your number will be different.
    LLJ xx

  5. Lovely to 'meet' your family, some lovely happy smiling faces there.
    My you have been busy making cards - you put me to shame.
    Hope your mum is settled now, the place looks very nice and she looks out onto greenery which is always a good thing.
    Hugs, Neet 12

  6. So sweet of you to help out that lady, yes life can be very harsh sometimes... it's up and down: celebrating a birthday versus illness - hope you find some relaxing me time to create! Happy woyww, love from Holland, Marit #23

  7. So lovely to see your post, a real good catch up for everyone. Life does get in the way but it's so nice to see your card creations and a glimpse into what you have been up to.
    Sidmouth a beautiful part of the country, i'm not surprised you did not want to leave. Thank you for sharing WOYWW so nice to meet you. Best Wishes Tracey #6

  8. Afternoon Anne. Those cards for the chemo unit are stunning - well done. And some really lovely celebration photos. Happy birthday to two of the men in your life! A lovely picture of your mum. She looks well - so much better than she was. Yes, it's a l0ong way - but she seems settled and we have to go with life sometimes, don't we? Not easy though - I know - I was 150 miles from my parents when they needed help - we were up and down the motorways seemingly for ever. I do hope your card and a cuppa idea takes off - it sounds a lovely way to spend an hour - wished I lived a bit closer... I'd be in!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  9. Wonderful cards Anne , and such a good course to support.
    I'm making cards for my local animal shelter to sell in there shop.
    Happy crafting & keep up the good work .
    Jill #32

  10. No wonder you haven't had time to join in! the cards are fabulous. Your mum looks quite happy, try not to worry too much(useless thing to say I know!) distance is a killer; where is Dr Who with his Tardis when you need it. Hope your venture becomes successful. Helen #1

  11. What beautiful cards. I know they will be appreciated.
    Monia #27

  12. What lovely photos! I especially like your son's 40th card - a real stunner! Keep up the good work. Happy WOTWW, Cindy #21

  13. Lovely family celebrations - where does the time go? Your cards a beautiful Anne and will all be loved I am sure. x Jo

  14. great photos! Have a great week. Dorlene #30

  15. You have been busy! So sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad. Your Mom has a nice view, not unlike my own - the birdfeeder is just like mine! It must have been nice for her to get out by the sea, that's always a refreshing walk! Happy birthday to your son, you have a lovely family! Nice swap haul too! Thanks for your visit, Lindart #35


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