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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

WOYWW - 123

It probably will not be a long post this week as I am having to post through the dongle which costs large amounts of money.  Our broadband connection is down at the moment due to the computer having mislaid its network card and drivers.

As you can see, my desk is a little tidier than it has been in previous weeks.  The two piles of cards are from a Crafters Companion Peter Rabbit kit.  It has been sitting around for a while, taking up valuable space, so I decided that as part of the tidy up, it was time to make the cards.  There is not a lot to show really this week.  You can probably see my little pot of dog treats which are very useful in removing illgotten gains from the mouths of our two little horrors.  There is also a small pot of blue embossing powder, all ready to follow Shaz (Silverwolf), with her tutorial on hearts..

The only other thing I have to show you this month is a very simple card for a friend's birthday.  It has to be posted so needed to be as flat as possible.  The picture is a photo of a Rosa Mundi Versicolour (the Apothocary's Rose), and the background colour was created through My Craft Studio, where I put the design together.  The verse was one I particularly liked from a little book of sayings which I keep close at hand.  The recipient likes things to be plain and simple so this card fits the bill.

I will try to get round as many of you as possible this week, but computer problems may limit this, so please forgive me if I do not get round to see you.  meanwhile, why don't you all go and follow the links on Julia's home, which will  explain what we are all doing.  You will find them at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/

PS I have just tried to leave some comments, but Blogger does not seem to want me to leave comments when I am using the dongle and not the broadband,  I will look at as many desks as possible, and comment as soon as I can.


Anonymous said...

Hope your internet gets fixed soon Maggie, nothing worse than when technology won't co-operate. Very pretty Rose card too.

Brenda 88

Sarah said...

Blogger is finally letting me post comments so I am catching up this week. Love the card, it is so sophisticated

Violets Corner said...

Fab craft space and a lovely card!

Warm hugs

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's so frustrating when the internet isn't playing ball! Hope it gets fixed soon and then you can deskhop to your heart's content :D
Hugs, LLJ xx

Sam said...

You poor thing Maggie. Internet or computers seem to be the vain of our lives!
Lovely card you have made there.
Hope you have a good week.

Elizabeth said...

Hope your internet problems are sorted out soon ... so frustrating (not to say expensive) for you. Love the card you've created for your friend ... that's one of my all-time favourite roses. Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #53

Angie said...

Hope your internet is sorted soon ....yes your desk is way too tidy lol ...love your 'simple' card

Di said...

Stunning card Maggie, and the sentiment is perfect. Hope t'internet gets sorted out for you soon. We'll be here waiting when you get back :) Di xx'

lisa said...

It's such a pain when the computer takes it's bat and ball home isn't it. We realise how much we miss it when it doesn't work!!
Your card is just beautiful, your friend will love it I'm sure.
Hugs Lisax

Vipera said...

Such a big self healing mat *_* i can only dream about one like that! :) I like your workplace Margaret! it's sunny! :)

Olga x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've had problems with my e-mail for two weeks. So I can empathize with your internet problems. I hope by now they are sorted out. Sorry I'm late getting here this week. # 11

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh so very tidy, do you want to come and do mine for me?

Love the card hun, simple and elegant, xx