Wednesday, 8 March 2017


After a hectic few weeks I am hoping that normal service will be resumed and I can get some crafting (and blogging in!). Whilst the 'pay the bills' job does indeed pay the bills I must remember that crafting is therapeutic and is a great way to just be in the moment-when I craft I rarely think of anything else. I don't know if that is just me, but it works and I just need to remember to do it.

So that is what I did, I took a day off work and crafted.  It was BLISS!  I made tons of cards and felt a lot better after.  I think it is something I need to do more regularly (makes a note to herself.....and add it to the long list of notes I regularly choose to ignore!)

So, fingers crossed I am back in my stride and with that in mind here is my desk:

I am in the process of making Mothering Sunday cards which in the UK is in March.  

My "Man Bites Dog" cards - 'Crazy Prez Defends Fake Wall St'........seriously you couldn't make this up!!!!

Happy crafting


  1. I think your cards are all knowing indeed! glad you had a day's crafting, what a very tempting idea! Helen #??

  2. Pleased to hear you had a productive day off, sounds good to me. Have a great week and happy woyww crafting, Angela x 16 x

  3. Glad you found some time for you and crafted. I think we all do that, put our needs last even though we know we shouldn't. Looking forward to seeing how you finish off those cards #24

  4. So glad that you took a day to craft. I am finding that even 20 minutes after work is enough to help me unwind. Happy WOYWW Sarah #29

  5. Mm nothing quite like a period of uninterrupted crafting I get that all too rarely amd also have notes to self I ignore.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x 8 or 9

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  6. The difference between you at your desk for a day and me at mine...loads of cards!!! Still, I couldn't agree more about the benefits. As for the MBD cards, I'm almost afraid to look!!

  7. I think you need to video the MBD card deal...really that fell out of chance? You need to recognise your art time is as important as your meds - you would NEVER stop taking the meds for a few days eh? glad you have woken up and smelt the craft glue, keep up the leisure time Mrs C, and I'm off for my walk now, I might even post a photo to FB later... love seeing your daily jaunts... Dx #32

    1. I may video it-I usually pick about 6 or 7 cards and there is usually a dodgy sentence in's magic of the cards

  8. Yup, thanks for the Mothers Day card heads up, must put that on the list. I totally get the theraputic aspect of crafting. I took up cross stitching in 2008 when I was dealing with a lot of stress at work and realised I needed a hobby. I used to take the last Friday in every month off in my last job solely for crafting. I think everyone should! Thanks for sharing and have a great week - EmbroidRage #5 x

  9. Wow--it seems like so many of us have just had a hectic few weeks. Hope it all gets better for you too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40

  10. Those cards are becoming more like predictions! Glad you got some soul soothing cardmaking in! I think I need some of that too! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #43

  11. Those cards of yours are becoming very much either a statement on goings on, or predictions for whats about to happen! Glad you had a great days crafting, I too end up 'in the moment' when I'm crafting, I think thats part of what we all love about it. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz Xxx

  12. Excuse my ignorance but what are the cards with Wall street etc and numbers on. Like the fancy Mum stamp. #2

  13. The cards are spot on again!! I enjoyed your Making Of video on FB very much :-D. I too am very bad about crafting time at the moment, there's just too many other things needing urgent attention....sigh. Glad you enjoyed your day though!
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xxx

  14. I played bookie today too. I needed to spend a day cleaning. No fun, but it was nice to do it. Dorlene #42


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