Wednesday, 4 April 2018


Good morning fellow deskers.  Wednesday is here once more!  I hope you all had a lovely Easter and are ready for a round of desk hopping courtesy of Julia and WOYWW 461

Inbetween taking my grandsons for breakfast with the Easter Bunny, and meeting one of my daughters for a lunch and shopping date, I did manage to make a few cards.  Mainly because we are going on holiday for 2 weeks on Sunday, and we shall miss two grandchildren's birthdays.

One is a Batman fan, so there was only one choice for his card!

The other is a girly girl who loves pink and flowers.  Easy enough.

They were born exactly one year apart and share a birthday, which does help with planning the parties - apart from one lives in Yorkshire and one lives in Lancashire!

Ah well, such is life!

I made three birthday cards for stock, and then got adventurous with distress oxides and stencil pastes, and voila!

This prompted a visit to Sweet Poppy website to order some more stencils.  I also watched some you tube videos and now need to buy some mica powder to add to translucent paste to give me more colours! This crafting shopping list is never ending! But I am having fun!  I got my ticket to Port Sunlight, so my next shopping spree can wait till then.

Ok, the reason why we are here ... desk shot!  Fairly tidy as grandsons came for a sleepover at Easter.  I made the cards after they had gone, and generally (time permitting) I do tidy up when I've finished crafting.  Although I am getting tempted not to, as I now have so many drawers and shelves I can't remember where I put everything away!

There are my clean stencil and wedges that I left to dry.  Stencil paste pots, new water bottle and my distress oxides.  A couple of mags that I bought this week, and one of the cards I made.  The pic looks a bit dark and gloomy - must remember to put the light on next time!

I will be without a desk for the next two weeks, as we cruise from Barbados to Europe, so I will catch up with you all in 3 weeks time!

Apologies I didn't manage to visit everyone last week - work and Easter took up most of my time.  I'll try my best this week! Heather x


  1. Great cards Heather, I had a bit of a chuckle imagining the wars of the roses between the birthday children though. Have fun on your cruise! I have a ticket for Port Sunlight but unfortunately Eva won't make it this time. I'll try and remember to wear my badge. Happy WOYWW, Sarah #16

  2. Wow, that cruise sounds super, do enjoy and take lots of photos and tell us all about it.
    Lovely cards, I am especially drawn to the black and white ones - are the images by Honey Doo by any chance?
    `i can see we are going to have to all have a meet up time for Port Sunny.
    Hugs - enjoy your cruise.
    Neet 3 xx

  3. Hi Heather. Oh my word - have a simply amazing time on the cruise. Sounds wonderful! ENJOY!!! We'll all be here when you get back, longing to see photos etc. Those cards for your grandies are lovely - great fun. The birthday cards are stunning, and the distress oxide one is beautiful. Well done. You've managed to achieve far more than I have - and I didn't have my grandies at Easter time!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  4. Hi Heather, Have a lovely cruise, and thoroughly enjoy yourselves! Love the cards you've made, and how amazing they share the same birthday! Like me & Beloved Hubby- does make planning easy, I agree. You can colour white/ translucent paste with reinkers too, and you can also mix in glitter. Thats good cos when it dries, the glitter doesn't shed!Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxXx

  5. Lovely cards gal, I love the way you started precise and die cut and gradually moved to paste and ink! Lovely effect background. Have a super super holiday, a Bahamas cruise sounds absolutely heavenly!

  6. great looking desk and what awesome cards! I always like to have a few extra to fall back on and to donate to the local veterans center for the vets to use! Hope you have a great trip and take lots of pictures to share! I did a transatlantic a few years ago and had a blast. I have a cruise of the Caribbean planned for June...really looking forward to a get away! Have a great week! Vickie #8

  7. love those cards, especially the batman one! Have a great week.. Helen #2

  8. Great cards. A cruise! lovely. Hope you take some photos spo we can share the trip. Have a lovely woyww, Angela x17x

  9. Happy WOYWW & thanks for sharing! xx Jan (36)

  10. Love the black and white cards always something so fresh looking about them. My late husband and his sister shared the same birthday but 3 years apart and our daughter missed it by 12 hours. Think yours could become the war of the roses again. ANi.#4 PS thanks for the visit.

  11. Perfect cards for the kids! Love the B&W ones too - so pretty! Thanks for your visit, Lindart #30

  12. Hope you are having fun on your cruise. You could still make us all jealous on Wednesday with a gorgeous holiday shot ;)

    I always have it in my head to put things away but then I can never find anything - my clutter is kind of organised... at least that's what I tell myself.

    Sorry I'm late - hope you are having a good week.
    Carmen x #37

  13. I have the same problem with drawers and shelves - out of sight, out of mind. Sometimes I have to buy things twice because I forgot where I put them and it's easier to buy them again - I can only do that with small/cheap things though. Love all your cards - especially the made-to-order kiddie ones to suit their individual personalities. You must have been thinking of them while making them, which makes them extra special filled with Granny love ;) Enjoy your holiday and show us all about it when you're back! Thanks for your visit last week and sorry it took me so long to get back to you xx zsuzsa #9