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Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Missed the last couple of WOYWW's so determined to get here today ...can ALMOST see the wood for the trees with the "must do" crafting and I got up early to finish the last batch of my ladies cards ... I made all my male, anniversary, memory cards for the whole of the year back in January but only got as far as the end of May with all my lovely lady friends ... so this last batch of 53 will take me to the end of the year.  

Just some rather large inked, spritzed and crackle glazed butterflies to attach and I have them done - a good way for me to work with so many cards I like to make each year and it will be a HUGE relief having them ready and waiting to send off when the time arrives!  I can't believe how fast May has come upon us this year ... did we have Jan, Feb, March & April then?

From big large massive butterflies to ones that are much smaller ... a sneaky peep at my ATC's for the WOYWW crop that seems to be hurtling towards us now ... not far off but I still have SO much to do in preparation ... at least my ATC's are done and bagged and in their little box ready to pack into my craft tote!  
I kinda, sorta hoped these little butterflies would look like leather - they kinda, sorta do but not nearly as much as I'd hoped ... but, hey-ho, no time to change them and start over again.  
Am not dreadfully pleased with the ATC's but they have been made and will be swapped with love and people can always chuck them away!!!

I hope to make keepsake tags again this year and have an idea forming in my head AT LAST and hope to get on them once those large butterflies are attached to their base cards.  Time will tell if my idea with work out!!!

So where was I ... oh yes, up early to Do Sticking ... Happy WOYWW'ing fellow deskers!


  1. I can't believe how many cards you've made (although I saw the picture of all those tags!! and your butterflies are fabulous! can't wait to see them for real... still working on mine! Helen 7

  2. those butterfies are so pretty!
    thanks for sharing happy woyww have a great week
    Mrs C x #10

  3. wWell, they may not look like leather, but they're incredibly pretty! I love the colours you've used...I'm really into purple at the moment :-)
    Are you staying at the same campsite for the crop?
    Hugs, LLJ 19 xx

  4. You're never happy with your own work, so I don't believe anything you say about it any more. Your leathery look is good ..I've got a cobbled sort of embossing folder that I force everything through before coluring (it's an animal, prolly snake skin type texture), and its a fail safe..rescues me from using my mind to innovate!
    I'm rather presuming then that I should put you on the list for the WOYWW Crop..your post makes me feel that. Great!

  5. Wow! I'm impressed with that list of cards made! I just sortof amble through making cards here and there and then try to find suitable ones when the birthday comes - if I remember of course!!
    Looking forward to meeting up again at the crop.
    Have a good week

    Bishopsmate #22

  6. Thanks for sharing your Fab workspace xx Jan 25

  7. What a wonderful stack of butterflies! Thanks for sharing!
    Glenda #33

  8. The butterflies turned out lovely . Happy woyww Jill #8

  9. Wow! That's an incredibly impressive amount of cards. You don't do things by halves, do you?! If you are coming to the crop, which your post suggests, then I'll look forward to seeing you again.

    Fiona #24

  10. Beautiful butterflies.
    Have fun sticking :)
    Happy Deskday

  11. Debbie, you show-off! Finished ATC's! Honestly, I haven't even started! Adore those butterflies, both the giant ones and the smaller ones, so beautiful. Not long now till the crop, so I shall be seeing you there. Love and Hugs, Shaz xxx

  12. I love all the butterflies you've made - I bet the larger ones will look spectacular on your cards, and I love the little brown one - I though it was metal. Thanks so much for stopping by my desk, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #27

  13. Wow to those butterflies they are amazing! Lea - number 32

  14. They look really pretty! And whenever I second guess my ATCs I just try to push it away. As you said, they are shared with love and even if they aren't to someone's particular taste, they will appreciate the effort - or should. I know I do, and even the occasional ATC that I am not over the moon about, I still save and display. It really is the taking part that I love.

    See you in Burbage!

    Happy day after WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)