Wednesday, April 12, 2017


It has been about 2 months since I played on WOYWW!  Haven't done much in the way of crafting or anything truth be told.  Be sick for most of the time and then I just haven't felt like doing much of anything.   Somedays it is difficult to get out of bed.  I am hoping with the advent of warmer weather and longer days it will motivate me to get out and about more.  Not being a wimp and usually plodding forward whether I felt like it or not it has come as a real eye opener the lack of ability to get out and about.  I was averaging 2-3 doctors visits a week in February/March and that was all I was capable of doing.  I think we are on the mend now (husband has been sick this past month too!) and hopefully life will return to some semblance of normal soon.

My desks and craft room has suffered horribly with my lack of care.  I would take things out and not put them back and the floor and anything horizontal has stuff piled and stacked on top of it.  I did clear off a spot on the desk so I could make a few cards over the past couple months.  Got to get busy and get it cleaned up!  So this is my crafty has been in worse shape of course...

this is a picture looking directly at the desk...Sad story I have killed off 3 computers since January!  I went out and bought a new iMac and I am waiting for a friend to come over and take the data off this old one and put it on the new one then she is carting it off for parts.   YAY!
The picture on the right is facing the ends of the desk cause I thought someone might want to see that is there...I have so much I said I have been piling it up!  The file cabinet top is loaded with all sorts of bling bins and other fun stuff.

I have been doing a little card making but it takes so much effort and while I could normally turn out all of these in a day it has taken me months...  Sad!  
This card states my feelings about WOYWW and missing you guys!

Love this coffee cup and embossing folder!  It is so much fun.

I bought a box of cards and this is one out of the these prints.

All of these cards were made for swaps on ATT or on a Facebook group called Papercrafting Swappers.  I really have fun playing with these folks and enjoy the cards they send in return...

The Celebrate card was a color scheme prompt and fortunately in my stash I had just the right papers and flowers!

A Flowery Hello!  This started out as the color prompt card but after looking around I decided this was a good Hello card and made the celebrate card to fulfill the prompt.

Two more design sketches...The endless summer card is all die cuts and no stamping as per the huh!  The gate fold is a banded card...

The Blue and black made up into a nice mens card!

Last card is about time! 

Hope to make it around to everyones desk this week...  You should come join WOYWW and check out Julia's blog too!  If I don't leave a big comment just know I was thinking about you.  Hopefully I will have more to share next week!


  1. oh my, you poor thing! Hopefully you will be up and out and about more very soon. you've still made some impressive looking cards... shame about the computers though! oops..... Helen #1

  2. I would sooner see a desk like yours than one that is ultra tidy Lol! Love your cards and hope you are feeling much better soon. Hope you have a nice woyww and a good crafty week. Angela xXx20

  3. Hello Vickie. I'm so sorry you have felt so very unwell. Yes, maybe as the weather starts to pick up, and we get longer days, you will start to feel more like yourself. The cards you have made are fun, and so well done for managing them. Shouldn't worry about the desk - shows you have been doing bits!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  4. Hiya Vickie, I was pleased to see your name pop up on the list but then not so when I discovered the reason for your absence. I'm so sorry to hear you've been so's hoping that the nicer weather aids a swift recovery. Sending hugs and lots of love,
    LLJ 13 xxx

  5. So sorry to hear you've been so ill. Hope you finally get fully fit again soon. Hope the warmer weather helps. I particularly like that coffee cup card! Sarah #9

  6. The "EWE" card made me smile and I love the time one too. BJ#5

  7. Vickie good to see you back on here. Sorry to hear you have been ill and now DH is poorly too.
    You need a helping hand with that craft room, but I live too far away. What about DD, would she come for a few days and help you?
    Hope you soon feel in tip top condition, you are missed!
    Hugs, Neet 3 xx

  8. Hi Vickie, nice to see you back and what a beautiful collection of cards.
    sandra de @23

  9. Vickie, sorry to hear you have been feeling so rough, and a messy desk probably makes you feel worse. Hope you are soon feeling much better and able to make even more super cards.

  10. Gorgeous cards even if you didn't feel like doing them. I hope you feel better really soon and the sunshine will definitely Help! Thanks for the visit earlier.
    Lynda B

  11. Hi Vickie, Sorry you have been so unwell. Sending heaps of positive healing thoughts and hugs (((Vickie))).

    Loving all your cards.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  12. Hi Vicky, so many fabulous cards! You have been busy. The teasels are a common sight over here, more as a wild plant, although there are some cultivated ones too. Many years ago, they were used for 'combing' wool and fibres for weaving. Another interesting thing about them- they were the inspiration behind the invention of Velcro! Some guy, pulling them off his sons clothes after a country walk, had a light bulb moment, and Velcro was born. Have a lovely week, hugs, Shaz XxX


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