Saturday 25 May 2024

Thursday 23 May 2024

Teasle Panel

Just because these are the bijou version of the linocut backgrounds and teasles stamps from Clarity Crafts doesn't mean they don't work well on a large card.

Wednesday 22 May 2024

WOYWW 781: The End of An Era

Welcome to my first hosting of WOYWW and many, many thanks to Julia (and Jan) who kept this blog hop going for the first 15 years.  I am honoured that Julia has passed the baton to me hope that it can continue for many years to come.  She has walked me through adding Mister Linky so hopefully all will be plain sailing.

From top left: Angela (Crafty Cat), Neet x2, Cindy, Jo (Twiglet), Lynne, Annie (Wipso), Julia, Caro, Eva, Mary-Anne, Lynne (again).  Large background paper by Pat Brennan

My desk shows the wonderful ATC swaps made at the crop last weekend.  I am sorry but there will be lots of photos lol.

Eva, Pat and the back of Cindy
Helen and Lynne (Brian came too)

                               Angela, Annie, Jo, Caro and Mary-Anne
                                         Jo, Caro and Mary-Anne
                                   Julia chatting to everyone in turn.

Thanks to Helen for sending me a group photo as I ran out of battery in my camera before I could have one taken.  Thanks to Brian (Lynne's hubby) for the photo taking.

Pat, Lynne. Caro, Neet, me. Jo, Cindy, Annie, Julia, Angela, Eva, Helen, Mary-Anne

The raffle together with the swap and donate table raised an amazing £88.50, which I paid to the British Heart Foundation on Monday.  Thanks to everyone who came for their generosity.

These are the beautiful pots and plants that Julia bought me (and a set for Eva) for organising the crop.  I enjoyed potting them up yesterday morning.  We will be booking the same venue for the crop again next year as it was a brilliant location - with its own break out cafe area for lunch and lots of space for cake, biscuits and drinks.  Watch this space...