Wednesday, 2 March 2011


Good morning all you WOYWW’ers!

You know, I never believed my dad when he used to say to me that as you get older the time just seems to fly by but he was right you know because another week has gone in a flash and here we are at the start of March already……….it’ll soon be Christmas!

It also means that Wednesday is here again and it’s time to hop around the craft desks of the world, courtesy of
Julia and the phenomenon that is ‘What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday’.

You’ll be pleased to hear that I finally managed to put away all the holiday leftovers that were still on my desk last week so my table is looking very tidy for once.

I’ve been busy making cards too but I had some very sad news yesterday that my good friend Sandy’s mum, whose birthday cards I had just made, had passed away suddenly, so I had to stop making the birthday cards and make a sympathy card as well.
It’s come as such a shock because I only saw Rene just before we went on holiday and there was no sign that anything was wrong.
Sending love to the family Sandy (if you’re reading this) and I’m thinking of you all at the sad time.
R.I.P Rene.

I always worry when I make Sympathy cards that I go a bit OTT so I tried to keep it as simple as I could by just using Mauve and White and adding the detail with the embossing and the little crystal flowers which I colour tinted with Promarker. Hope I got the balance right with this one.

I won’t show you the birthday cards I made for Rene but here are the other two I made.
Didn’t realize I had a bit of a ‘Blue’ thing going on until now!

The first one is for my God Daughter.

She in Thailand at the moment, volunteering at an Elephant rescue centre so I thought a card with a paper pieced elephant on would be apt. The Basic Grey, Marrakech papers were perfect too, with all those little elephants over it.

The second card is for an old work colleague.

Again I’ve used Basic Grey papers, this time from the Marjolaine pad and a stamped flower image.

Now I hope you’re sitting down............... because for the rest of the day I plan to try and do a page for my Family Album. I’m not really a scrapbooker so I never find these at all easy to tackle but when I see the beautiful pages that Angie makes over at Glimpsing the Past, I always feel a tinge of guilt for not making more of an effort, so today’s the day.
Hopefully I’ll have something to show you very soon!

In the mean time, I hope you all have a very crafty and productive week and thanks for stopping in to see what’s going in my little corner of the world.



Sarn said...

That's a nice tidy desk. Sorry to hear your sad news.
Hugs, Sandra

Karen said...

I was so sorry to hear about your friend's Mum Sue, so sad.
Lovely cards that you have made :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #68

Twiglet said...

Such lovely cards, especially your sympathy one. It is difficult to get it just right and I think it is beautiful - perfect.

Don't forget to pop over to our shop and put your name down in the next gift draw.

Di said...

Hi Sue, such gorgeous cards. I'm so sorry one had to be a sympathy card, have also been down that road this week and when it's so close it is hard but you did it just right honey. I know how hard it can be, honestly. Hugs! Di x

Marjo said...

That is so sad, gorgeous sympathy card. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW.

Hugs, Marjo #5

The Crafty Elf said...

What a fabulous work area! I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friends mom. It's really tough when unexpected. Beautiful card by the way.

okienurse said...

Beautiful cards! Very nice work space. Thanks for sharing Vickie #49

Sarn said...

Hi Sue . . . thanks for stopping by my blog and in answer to your comment . . . my "Inspiration Jar" is an old tin that used to contain a mug. I decorated the tin and then cut out a load of hearts which I wrote ideas for making cards on. All the hearts & ideas go inside the Inspiration Jar and then, when you can't think WHAT to do, you dip into the jar and pull out some ideas to inspire you! Hope that all makes sense! I'll show you my jar in a fortnight's time on WOYWW!
Hugs, Sandra

Di said...

Wow, have just realised you live in Loughton! I lived for three years in Waltham Abbey and used to get the train into London each day from Loughton Station. Lovely walks in the forest too. Di x

shazsilverwolf said...

Your sympathy card is perfect- so lovely. Love your desk & storage too. Shaz #125

Angie said...

That Sympathy card is beautiful ...good luck with your FH LO ...I find it best to do one when a photo gives you insiration ...dont push your self .... I dont .Thanks for the kind words ...your LOs are great too. xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Sue, I think your sweet sympathy card is perfect. You seem to be right back at it now...Angie will be thrilled that her work has been the trigger for you - do let her know how you get on - she may not make it to your WOYWW because sitting at the computer hurts her back.

Tertia said...

That sympathy card is perfect. Love the elephant one too. Your desk is way too tidy.