Wednesday 4 January 2012


With Christmas and not being well, I haven't taken part in WOYWW for a while, so thought it was about time I did. However, this morning my workspace was clear, so nothing really to show, having showed all my cards yesterday and before. This afternoon I've been having a bit of a sort out - I always seem to be doing this, so I'm not sure why I still find things that I think should have hit the bin a long while ago!

I took boxes out of part of my big cupboard so that I could get to the envelopes for the long slim cards that I made yesterday - you can read about it here. In that blogpost I referred to a load of envies that I bought years ago to house small tall thin cards (A5 folded in half lengthwise). Now, when I said 'loads' you might well have thought I meant about a hundred, but, no, there are lots more.

The picture shows 20 envies at the front (the number I need for the cards I made and showed yesterday) and on the shelf behind you can see the two boxes of envies that reveal just how many I've actually got. I really don't think I will ever make that many of this kind of card. Why did I buy them?! (and I confess that once upon a time there were actually more, but I sold some on eBay - perhaps I ought to do that again).

So I thought I would share this confession with WOYWWers:

Anyone want any envelopes?!

By the way, if you don't know what WOYWW is then follow the link to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in.

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Simply something old, something new

For Christmas was given some Clarity stamps DVDs by Barbara Gray and a whole bundle of goodies to go with them. One of the stamps I received is 'cornflower' which I've used on this card, simply stamped with memento. The other stamp I've used is one that I've had for ages - a lovely Laura Ashley stamp from a set by Dovecraft. So I've used something new and something old. I lightly brayered the background using Big & juicy foliage and printed the scripture verse, having prepared it in Word using my favourite Lucida Calligraphy font.

I was prompted to make this card by Word art Wednesday 9, where these scripture verses were given for the challenge.

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This is also for:

Crafts by Carolyn forum TTC12-01: something old, something new
Freshly brewed January challenge: use something new
Tanda teaser 188: have faith
Try it on Tuesday: a card that is all your own work
Addicted to stamps: 20: something new (new stamp)
Fashionable stamping 12: anything goes using your new stash
Order of the opus gluei 121: out with the old and in with the new
The squirrel and the fox 8: something new
Stamps R us: what did you get for Christmas - new crafty goodies
Going grey with scrap creations: something old, something new
Ladybug 51: use your new stash
Party time Tuesday 49: something new
Digistamps4joy 34: anything (something old, something new) goes
My mum's craft shop 38: something new
Simon says: new something
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: something new
Jelly park friends: old year/new year
Di's digi designs: it's all new - show us something new
Craft us crazy: anything new and/or humorous
Flutter by Wednesday 184: open + butterflies
Paper Pretties Monday challenge: clean and simple
I brake for challenges: clean and simple
Fairytale 31: something simple
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Pile it on 1 of 2012: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 27: freestyle
Heart song 29: anything goes
Incy wincy 127: anything goes
The pink elephant 129: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
Top tip Tuesday 67: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Truly madly crafty January: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 39
Make it Monday 70

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Suzie's 365 4: pretty

After yesterday's 'ugly', today Suzie is asking to see 'pretty'. I bought these flowers with my Ocado grocery delivery before Christmas and they are doing really well - they brighten up a rather dull January day - so here is my 4: pretty:

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