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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

WOYWW 143

Further chaos this week as it is still too cold to work in my normal, preferred crafting space so stuff piled on the chair to leave me room at the dining room table to work.  




And what a mess it is!  Never mind ... managed to get the three cards I really needed to make done and dusted and, as you can see from the screen on the laptop, I was chatting on Facebook at the same time!  Talk about multi-tasking.


The blue tag with Tim Holtz's "Umbrella Man" on the left is just an experiment ... my sister-in-law saw a card I'd made and just happened to ask how I'd done a certain effect so, of course, I had to show her and that blue tag was just me quickly demonstrating various techniques ... it must have been tucked amongst stuff in my Tim Holtz box and migrated to the table at some point during my rummaging.


The three cards turned out pink and sparkly - not my cup of tea at all as I don't do pink but am not adverse to a little bit of sparkle.



This one is for the sister of my sister-in-law (the one mentioned above who got an impromptu demo!) - she was just diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her but didn't want to mention her illness nor say "get well soon" so came up with this.  I never really know what to do in situations like this ... never quite know what to say or even if I should send a card or not.  I think it is maybe ok to do so.





Next card is one for a friend whom hit a low spot last week and got herself into a tizz for needing to take a little time for herself.  She is always there for others and is just a joyous person to know - actually, I only know her as a cyberfriend but count her as one of my dearest friends.  
Anyway I have put together a little "pamper-kit" to post to her ... a bag of lovely smellies (bubble bath, shower gel, lotion etc.,) together with a little bottle of wine, a candle and the largest block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk you can get) - as the toiletries and candle are pink I thought the card just had to be pink too!  It is just to remind her it is ok to not be there 100% all of the time for others and you have to look after yourself too.

I wasn't at all happy with the back of this card.  I started to make it out of Ranger's "Stamping Card" ... just couldn't get on with it so ended up sticking it to one of my much preferred Tim Holtz (I wonder how many times I can get the words Tim Holtz into one blog posting?!?!?!) craft tags and tried to make the best of the side I had already started.  It's kinda, sorta ok for the back of the tag but I can't see me using the rest of the sheets in the packet.  Will need to experiment I guess.

And finally the last card ... such a story behind this one it has a posting all of its own!  

Now off to link myself to WOYWW over on Julia's Stamping Ground blog and hope to get round to visiting as many blogs as I can today and hubby is out tonight so might just spend the evening popping in too!

Happy WOYWW'ing everyone!!!!!

47 comments:

  1. Beautiful tags on your desk, lovely space.

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  2. Not a mess, but a busy, productive workspace - love the tags and the card above is gorgeous (Hazel, WOYWW #5) x

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  3. Love your tags, you have done well, even with the mess Neil told you to make lol
    Bridget #15

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  4. Hey!! Happy Very late woyww! (last week) I wanted to say I love your giggle tag, really going to get some 'stuff' and make some thing!!...well....soon!
    ((lyn))

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  5. Do you like pink?
    Love the tags, love the pink, love the shabby chic look.
    Love how caring you are - what a love pamper set you have put together, your friend must be special and you sound as if you are too.
    Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet xx #19

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  6. They are all cards with such thought behind them. When I had cancer ever acknowledgement from someone in the form of an unexpected phonecall, a receipe, a postcard from holiday etc. all helped. Not feeling alone is the most important thing.

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  7. The only reason I am so far up the list this week, and last week too, is that I sat up last night to log on as soon as Julia put Mr Linky up. It looks as though you are having fun, courtesy of TH and Neil. Hope you didn't drink any of that paint. If I get something that does not work to begin with, I usually put it somewhere that I can see it whenever I walk round the house. That gives me the chance to come up with a recovery idea. I have only thrown two things away completely. Have a good week. xx Maggie #9
    PS I should think you know exactly who the sampler was for, if you zoom in, you can read the names.

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  8. Such a lovely thought for your SIL with cancer! The pinks are gorgeous!

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  9. beautiful cards and obviously your temporary crafting space is a 'creative zone'! thanks for the visit.

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  10. Well I love your desk! Its not messsy, its wonderfully creative! The tags you have done are beautiful! And I am sure your sister-in-law will love hers! Its a lovely gesture by you & very well thought out! Brilliant makes. Have a great week.
    Lavinia
    x

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  11. I think it is great that you are sending a card to your sister-in-law. Sometimes the best thing to say is "thinking of you." I like all your goodies on your desk. In that top photo you have these little bins with locking handles, they sort of look like crates. I have been eyeing those myself at the office store recently.... Lots of creativity going on in your place.

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  12. Beautiful cards you made, oooh I like facebook to lol have a fab week
    Anne-marie no 18

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  13. I love all the cards that you are sending. They are amazing! The one for your SIL is perfect... it is amazing how the big C can be the elephant in the room and you just do not know what to say to show that you care. Have a great WOYWW! -Amanda 80

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  14. Lovely creative desk with lots going on for a good snoop. Great tags.

    Carol

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  15. What a lovely, thoughtful friend you are. Your cards are beautiful too.

    Thanks for coming to see my desk - and for making me laugh - your comment about me altering a torso - LOL!!!

    Sherry - WOYWW #6

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  16. I'm sure she will appreciate the card...I know I would ;)
    Your acetate story was fab too
    xoxo sioux

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  17. Such beautiful makes. Love the colours & techniques you've used. Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy your snoop around the oh so creative desks and take care. Zo xx 83

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  18. Debbie great tags, love the techniques you have used. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Erika.

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  19. Beautiful cards. I love all things pink & sparkly so right up my street. Thanks for visiting my blog

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  20. great work going on here and all very pink which is appropriate under the circumstances.
    I think it is fine to send a card, I did so recently and you have reminded me that i should phone her and see how she is doing. We all need to know we have friends... even virtual ones
    janet #36

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  21. I think you have been having a great time making your lovely cards ...the 'Neil' post above made me smile ...so often mistakes produce something even better.

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  22. What a kind friend to send a little pick my up to your friend. Reminds me of why I got into crafting in the first place....thanks for the wonderful reminder!

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  23. Wow! Beautiful cards! Pink or not, they're gorgeous. And the little package for your friend sounds so sweet! That should make anyone feel better!

    Not that you asked for advice or anything, but coming from someone who's husband has had cancer three different times, I can tell you that saying something...some kind words, a card, ANYTHING, is better than nothing at all. You feel alone and scared, and it's the best time to hear a few reassuring words from friends or aquaintances. Even if it's just, "I'm sorry" or, "I'm thinking about you."

    Okay, enough unwarranted advice!

    Thanks for your comments on my desk and Washi tape. You should really check it out....it's fun! Even Tim Holtz has some in his line of goodies!

    Amy E. #39
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  24. Great tags and great job at multi tasking. Glad to see so many of us do that. Happy WOYWW

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  25. Howdy,
    Your desk is looking very productive.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Peace,
    LuLu

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  26. Very busy desk! all of the tag cards are lovely! I'm not a huge fan of pink myself but seem to find myself working with it all of the time! and many of my favourite creations are pink.... weird really! x

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  27. I have had a good snoop around your blog, love all your projects and attempts to make them ha, ha ( ref. to the post above)! Thank you for popping by!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  28. I am drawn to your colour palette. What gorgeous things you have made. I also like that you have not 'crowded' the designs.
    xx

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  29. First I'd like to thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind words...!
    It's been such Fun visiting this moring and looking around your blog... you have such different ideas and creations...
    Love your colors and style very Tim H looking!!!

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  30. oh such wonderful craftiness going on!!
    #103

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  31. Great cards - visiting on Thursday because Wednesday does not have enough hours! but due to visiting later i get to read about your experiment with the paint and acatate, i really liked the card, (well the design not the reason you send it, but what a lovely friend to still send a card all these years later,) and had to smile about how far the paint went, hope you didn't drink the coffee! Have a great week Lou xxx

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my blog-love all your Tim Holtz stuff, I would love to take a class with him. YOu've inspired me to get out some of his stamps. Have a great week! Barb #116

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  33. Decided to follow you, would love it if you could follow me! Barb #116

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  34. I like your tags! I'm not into them but love seeing what others do. And thanks for sharing your work desk, too!

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  35. like your tags! I usually don't do tags but I enjoy seeing what everyone does with them. thanks for sharing

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  36. A busy table indeed Debbie, with lots going on by the looks of things.
    I’m sure your sister-in-laws sister is going to be thrilled to know that you are thinking of her but I know what you mean about being in a dilemma about sending it to here. I personally think the longer the subject is avoided the harder it will become to mention so the sooner the deed is done then you can all just get on with things.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue H #95
    x

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  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Your comment made me LOL, we crafters definately all have the same tools in common. What would I do w/out my TimHoltz scissors or crop-o-dile (couldn't fathom it :p).Great workdesk, lots of crafty goodness going on and your tags are GORGEOUS!

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  38. thanks for stopping by. Every mess is present so we can do a little bit housecleaning, not only crafting. ypur tags looks amasing LOL

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  39. nowt wrong with piling all your stuff on a chair, ahem I do it all the time, every chair I can get my grubby hands on

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  40. I've read both posts and can say that despite all your experimental stresses, the cards are just lovely. And your reasons for sending hem, very thoughtful. Once they're done and posted, I bet you'll need to have another go at the acetate technique!

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  41. Love the tags! Sorry it's chilly where you are having to implement a second creative space can be a pain in the rear because you always need the very thing you forgot to bring to the new area! Yes...some men have no understanding of artistic vision!

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  42. Your cards look great! I hope things warm up for you soon so you can go back to your space. Linda #114

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  43. oh wow!!!! what a wonderful workspace!!!! love your cards!!!!

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  44. Your cards are absolutely stunning & I love your carft "chair" - hope it gets warmer for you soon.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog
    Mistys Mum #99

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  45. Fabulous workspace lots going on :O)

    Ali x

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  46. I'm just dashing round a last few ready for tomorrow - love your desk last week! The tags are lovely....

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  47. I love the sentiment that you used for the breast cancer card. I also have trouble deciding what to say, but you got it perfect! I will keep your sister in law in my thoughts.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply, a bad cold had me down, but I wanted to get around and say hi before tomorrow's WOYWW!

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