Wednesday, 24 May 2017


The big day has arrived. Sending a very big happy 8th WOYWW anniversary greeting to Julia at The Stamping Ground. I've been an on and off visitor over 5 years and have had long periods of time when I haven't blogged. WOYWW has always been my first post when I get back in touch and gives me a goal to aim for each week, it's where I have met new friends, and many many inspirational and talented crafters. A massive thank you to Julia for making it all happen each week over the last  8 years..impressive. ..Congratulations

Unfortunately, I won't be able to visit today as I'm on holiday this week in a forest with no internet /phone connection ..arghhhhh....I still had to take part.... So my plan is to schedule the post and asking my daughter to do mister linky for me on the big day,...I couldn't miss it.It does mean I won't get to visit anyone until I'm back at the weekend unfortunately and will post ATCS after the bank holiday.I've attached some little peeks at what's on offer

back of ATC wallets -tease I know!

So this was my desk last weekend a hive of activity in preparation fo the big day. I've made 6 ATCs, a couple similar but all different .I've made little wallets for the ATC's and cards...I hadn't planned to make the cards, this was a last minute would have felt wrong not to ... so a very busy desk.
the other side of the desk 

wallets side view- tee hee
 I have 4 left to swap if you're interested, let me know in the comments below and I will get in touch when I get back and get them posted.Have a great day and will get around as many as I can when I'm back ...I can't wait. A massive anniversary WOYWW hug to everyone. Andrea xxx 

sneaky peek card in the making 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Wow, I have now posted two weeks in a row I'm on a roll LOL.Today is another opportunity to check out the fabulous desk of fellow crafters thanks to the queen of hosts Julia at The Stamping Ground. I'm working today so have scheduled this and will be back later to catch up with everyone. My desk last night was a mass of die cuts. I bought the new Tonic ATC's dies and a few other dies and stamps recently and was having a play with my stash of scraps the last few days, I went a bit OTT but had some fun.
die cut galore
In the background and below is one of 3 different  ATC I am working on; not for any particular reason other than I liked the bright colours tropical colours. For this one I used several bits and pieces including a Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch some butterfly printables cut out that were free from a site called The Lilac Garden ....they are stunning colours. I coloured the backgrounds using Crafters Companion aqua markers then sprayed with a Calico Mr Heuy shine  for some glimmer and  edged with some distress ink, I think I used  Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral 
Brightly coloured ATC 

Crafty stash 
That's been me this past week playing with my new bits and bobs and finishing off some little projects on the go...there is no new cards this week.I do hope you've had a lot of crafty time to yourself or with others and I look forward to dropping in for a visit later. Thank you so much for stopping to have a look and a very happy WOYWWW. Crafty hugs Andrea X

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Goodness! the last time I linked up to Julia's, the queen of desker's and hostess of WOYWW was no 367, that's over 10 months ago ... It is a very happy Wednesday to all you WOYWWER's and I hope you are having a good week so far? I've got some appointments today and I hopefully will catch up with everyone(as many as I can) later.

This was the craft room last night I was working yesterday and managed to have some time in the evening to do some card making. I've been doing ATC'S for a swap I joined, the theme was Springtime in Paris. I can't share yet as swap not finished....sorry:-(

work in progress
As you can see there is a lot of bits and bobs around, the card I'm working on is the top pic with cute little bluebirds, it's from a Making Cards magazine I have every edition, it's a great magazine...and that's a lot of toppers and papers collected.

Below is the table to the left of my main work area with some stamped images I've coloured and a pile of papers. I'm always in need of simple thank you cards etc, and usually don't have any prepared... so I've changed that, I'm waiting to decide what to do next..not sure what to do. 

I usually spend ages choosing papers etc.I t takes me longer choosing what I might use than it does making a card !!

Thank you for popping in and I hope to be back again soon with the next batch of finished cards and some ATC'S.Happy crafting hugs Andrea x