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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

WOYWW - God Bless this Mess

First of all, many thanks to everyone who left a message about my mum. She is out of hospital now and doing fine, it seems it was a very minor stroke but we will have to keep an eye on her and she has new meds to take probably for ever. She's a tough old bird I'll give her that - she didn't say anything for 24 hours because 'she didn't want to make a fuss'.

Anyhow it's Wednesday again....and I am just a little bit ashamed of the way I left my workdesk last night
Almost all this mess has been generated due to a commissioned card to celebrate a 100th birthday - how amazing is that - for a dear friend's grandma. Flowery was requested so I have fallen back on a favourite Rose stamp which I coloured in with cosmic shimmers (disappointing) then beefed up with some copics and promarkers - much better!! I also at the last minute changed tack on the colour scheme but think I've got it cracked with these maroon papers from craftwork cards that came free in a magazine. I have opted for an 8 x 8 easel as I think that makes quite a statement without being too enormous and will post it when it's finished.

On the other side of the room are a selection of Mother's Day Cards for work - I have no idea what anyone wants so have some ornate ones plus a few C & S ones. I have been practising my spiral flowers and am quite pleased with the results even though I wasn't actually aiming for roses, I was looking for something a bit more funky looking!! Practice makes perfect I guess. You can also see my new TH Tattered Floral die - I am delighted with how well it worked in my humble little cuttlebug so I may have to splurge on a couple more of these.

I'm a bit late in the day as I have been working till late, but if you want to join in with what is left of WOYWW then pop over to Julia's blog Stamping Ground to have a nosy and maybe even join in.


Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Cindy, really pleased to hear your Mum's on the mend xx

I won't say 'mess' on your desk, but loads of creativitity in the making - lol. Your Mother's Day cards are stunning - love your spiral roses, so pretty. Look forward to seeing the 100 card too!

Thanks for your comment on my blog - but oh Cindy, all those 'B' words - LOL.

Hope you're over your cold/cough bug now too xx

Sussie said...

Great to hear that your mother os getting a little better now. :)

Your card will be very beautiful and don´t feel ashamed for your craft area. You should see mine! I can´t show it... It will destroy my image for ever... ;)

Have a nice end of the week Cindy!
Warm regards

Netty said...

Glad to hear you mother is doing OK, she sounds a lovely lady.
Love the flowers you made, so pretty. Annette x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh I love your hurricane desk! And what perfectly sweet cards! The roses are perfect just as they are. Great news on your mom, hope she'll get stronger.
Patsy from

Neet said...

gorgeous spiral flowers - any chance of a tutorial?
Gosh, this has to be the busiest desk I have seen in a while. Love the card with the oval cut out and looking forward to seeing the 100th when it is finished.
Glad your mum is ok, must have been (and probably still is) a worry.
Take care.

jonaks said...

its a lovely mess to look at.

Karen said...

Its great to hear that your Mum is on the mend Cindy :)
Love the creative desk and gorgeous cards, those flowers are really beautiful.
Hugs, Karen #73

Wipso said...

I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
A x

Ravenous Rae said...

Its ok to be a bit messy sometimes! I was digging through one of my boxes to find some letters and everything ended up everywhere... just happens when we are making art! Happy WOYWW. Rachel #163

Jan said...

So pleased to hear your mum is on the mend x
Great 'mess' on your desk lol....... looks like mine does all the time. I thought that was 'normal' !
Stunning roses.

Renee Stien said...

Glad to hear your mother is feeling better.
Looks like you've been really busy - these new cards are beautiful!

okienurse said...

glad to hear your Mom is better. Your desk looks very busy with all sorts of fun things out! Love all the mothers day cards. Sorry I am so late getting around this week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous card- 100, what an age to achieve!That is a fantastic desk- I love it! Shaz #148

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Your desk is a hive of creativity and looks great. Your card is stunning, can't wait to see the special card.
Vicki #171

The Crafty Elf said...

Your desk looks very inviting actually! Some great stuff there and glad to hear your mum's getting better.

Julia Dunnit said...

Made me laugh to see what's written on your bin!! My desk gets just like yours if I'm commissioned..can't stand the pressure and end up making about 4 to extend choice. Those ribbon flowers are just beautiful..

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