Wednesday 29 May 2024

WOYWW 782: Holiday

 Welcome once again to the weekly sharing of desks WOYWW, hosted by Julia until week 780 and now myself. 

My desk shows the letter received from the British Heart Foundation acknowledging my donation following the WOYWW crop.  Thanks again to those who attended for their generosity.
We are away on holiday for #2 son's 30th birthday.  He very generously laid out for a wonderful villa in Northern Spain and we had a very early start on Saturday for the flight into Santander.  It was worth buying a swimming costume to use the pool!
As you can see, the boys, their house mate and #1 son's girlfriend are also enjoying the facilities.

This is scheduled as we are hoping to visit Bilbao today.  I will probably not be doing much visiting until our return at the weekend, although the wifi is very good at the villa so I may get round earlier.

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...

Saturday 18 May 2024

Peppermint Heart Trees

I used the same Peppermint Infusions Collage papers that I have been using for my May #dailycollage2024 pages for this card using the new Tina's Bijou Retro stamps from Clarity Crafts.

Friday 17 May 2024

May #dailycollage2024 Challenge Part 1

 Incredibly enough it is already half way through May of 2024 and with it the first part of my #dailycollage2024 round up.  For this month I went with green in memory of my Dad and finished each page with one of the words stickers from Clarity Crafts.  I also used the Peppermint Infusions Collage papers in the background each time.

Wednesday 15 May 2024

WOYWW 780: Happy 15th Anniversary

Wow well done to Julia (and Jan) for keeping this weekly blog hop that is WOYWW going for 15 years.  I haven't been joining in for that long - only since August 2016.

My desk shows my #dailycollage2024 journal as I must confess that I haven't had a chance to make any ATCs.  I will have tags to swap at the crop this weekend though.
I have been interspercing Temu stckers with Tim Holtz Ephemera, Clarity collage papers and Words stickers.
Now to the crop.  We are up to 13 crafters plus a plus one as my sister-in-law Pat will be joining us.  As she introduced me to WOYWW in the first place it seemed right to invite her along. We will be getting going at 10am and will finish at 4pm to allow time for clearing up.  Eva and I will be bringing tea and coffee and I have had offers of cake as well.  I forgot to mention the sandwich shop which is across the road as well as the chippy and convenience store.  Annie is bringing raffle tickets.  Please bring something for the raffle and if you have anything to donate to the sale stall all money raised from these will be going to the British Heart Foundation.  The address is Penkhull Village Hall, Trent Valley Road, Penkhull, Stoke on Trent  ST4 5JB.
I am so looking forward to seeing you all and I know there will be many more there in spirit too.

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Floral Delights Round Up of Projects

 It has been a while since I shared some projects using the Floral Delights stamp collections from Clarity Crafts so here is a round up.  As usual, links to the original step by step projects appear below each picture.

A glazed vase (see HERE).

Monday 13 May 2024

Embrace Your Freedom: A Bird Tag

I couldn't resist using some of the birds from the Birds and Flower Rows stamp set on this tag for the Bird challenge on Tag Tuesday. I am just getting this shared before the next prompt is announced tomorrow.

Saturday 11 May 2024

Wednesday 8 May 2024

WOYWW 779: One Week and Counting

 There is only a week to the 15th anniversary of WOWYW and the balance has been paid on the hall ready for the crop.

I have been busy making samples so can't share any art work this week.  This is my latest breakfast of choice when not at work - Greek yoghurt, blueberries, strawberries and a handful of granola.
These are my new green themed pages for May.
I finally got the car back on Friday.  Luckily Mum and sis were able to come over to Trentham Gardens on Dad's birthday and we walked round the lake and had a meal in the Gardens.  The boiler then of course decided to play up so yesterday it was a plumber to the rescue - thanks to the colleague who gave me the lifts and passed on his number.
Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.