Wednesday, 30 March 2011

WOYWW 95

Another week gone by - time to report to head girl Julia for desk inspection!

What there should have been on my desk is some new toys but at the time of writing this they haven't arrived! You'll have to wait and see.... suffice it to say, Tim Holtz and dies....

Instead, are a couple of cards I've made - one for a challenge (see Tuesday's post) and one for one of my nephew's birthday although I was about to have got the date wrong and sent it days too early.... oops!
Oh, well, it's ready for next week.  (Should have made my Mother's Day card tonight instead then...)
The birdcage and it's support are both dies from Tim - the support is the post for the hanging sign die, and I pinched this idea from someone I saw do the same thing - sorry, I can't give you credit as I don't remember where I saw this now!  I used liberal amounts of perfect pearl sprays and distress inks.

Several people ask what I do with all my tags - well, apart from a few that made it to the corkboard in my hallway, the rest sit in this shoebox!!  It's reached a dangerous state at the moment, every now and then the top ones slide off!  


Phone update - all sorted - refund of the call cost set against my account ready for the next statement (which in theory means the two sides will cancel one another out - I hope!)   Phone working ok!!

Eye update - you may remember that back in November I experienced a loss of vision which resulted in scans, poking and prodding and such like.  Well, last Friday was the long awaited referral to the neuro consultant chappy at the eye hospital - and it's good news (some of you have already seen that post last week) - the vision is improving (the diagnosis I had at the time, was not correct - that was a condition that doesn't improve and now I am told normally affects people a lot older with other health issues!!) but at least things are improved!! 

At the weekend, I - and several other bloggers - had some problems with blogger not uploadng photos although they seemed to be there - I started a help forum and the blogger people have sorted it - you do NOT have to change browser.  If any of you are affected, here is the link to tell you what to do to the affected posts.
Now, off to check out the other desks - I visited lots of you last week, but I am sorry, I didn't always manage to leave a comment, naughty I know, but..... I was there!


50 comments:

Nicky said...

Great cards you are making - good new on the vision - I also had problems with photo and put a fix for it on my blog - while waiting for blogger to fix the problem - Have a great week x

jude said...

Love your card creations hunni.So pleased you had good news .I went back to eye specialist last monday and has now told me hes referred me to neuro,but unfortunately my sighjt in rt eye is just a blurr.
so im really pleased for you !
Have happy creative wednesday
hugs judex6

Dragon said...

Great cards and hope your goodies turn up soon... Have a great week
Frankie
xx

Roban Studio said...

Hi ya Helen! I am so glad to hear you are having a better week all around. I like the bird cage I spy on one of your beautiful cards! Happy WOYWW #26

Marjo said...

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Have a great WOYWW

Hugs Marjo #22

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well, Helen, here we are with another WOYWW! – quite bit of really interesting and pretty things going on here again thanks so much for sharing..
Shaz in oz. x #35

Neet said...

Lovely cards on your desk Helen, what a great idea with the hanging thingie and the birdcage.
Glad to hear your eyesight is improving - let's hope it goes on and on.
Also good news that you got somewhere with the telephone problem - thanks for updating and sharing. #47

Wipso said...

What an amazing amount of tags you've got there. You should display them somehow.
A x

Virginia said...

Glad you've had a more positive outcome with regards to your eye. The tags look fabulous - hope your having a great WOYWW!

Minxy said...

Super cards, love the bird hung by the sign idea, and oh my thats some tag pile, why not thread them all up and hang them like bunting to inspire you :D
StAy InKy
hUgS MiNxY #48

Franka Benjaminsen said...

You've made a lot off tags. Sadley they are in a shoebox. Your cards look great.
Bye Franka

MvM-design said...

Nice desk , thanks for sharing!!
Love your cards!
Happy Wednesday;-)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that's me, flying in but not able to comment all the time. I don't have a box full of tags like yours, but I have resorted to 'doctoring' a few and using them on cards when erm, time challenged. Like my mother's day card for this weekend. Shhh.

Sue said...

Hi ya
fabulous cards, so pleased to hear the eye is improving, gosh all them tags,thanks for the snoop, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(13)x

Leonie said...

beautiful cards Helen- thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment!
HAPPY WOYWW!
xxx fairy leonie

Lulabelle said...

Your cards are lovely! I have a lot of tags too, we really should think of something to do with them but what?
Glad your eyes are getting sorted!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Sorry Helen made the wrong link at first and you ended up on over a week ago page here is this weeks WOYWW post -
http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com/2011/03/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-95.html

Sorry!
Thanks heaps.
Shaz in Oz.x

Spyder said...

Love TH dies...I now have 2 and 4 inks, but they ar growing toooo slowly!! Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn))
#51

Karen said...

Thats great news about the improvement on your vision :) Lovely cards you have made and what a lot of gorgeous tags!!
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #79

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! I think we need a sort of offshoot WOYWW - let's call it Maybe I'll Finish it One Day Monday (MIFIODM - how's that for an acronym?) as in my tidying I am def. unearthing projects that are way too old and need finishing. I had planned on photo ing them to try to shame myself into finishing them - I wonder how many of us are in the same state!?

Mary Anne

JoZart said...

Great interesting post with lots of lovely things to snoop on and better still good news about your eyes! So good!
Thanks for popping by mine and for your caring comments,
Love joZarty x

karenm said...

lovely cards. I do love that birdcage die. I have the hanging sign too, so I now know of another use for it, thanks

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Glad to hear your getting things sorted re. your vision. Love the cards your making and omg - how many tags have you got there.
TFS
Rebecca (41)

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!

Glad all your health issues are improving - also good you sorted out that telephone business! Love your cards and wow what a pile of tags!!!!
I have nothing like that to show off!
Will be back to see your new goodies when they arrive! I have ordered some stuff almost 3 weeks ago and still haven't recieved it - I am starting to worry I never will! :-(
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

S said...

That birdcage has to be the most popular TH item ever.

SDCrafts said...

That is good news about your eyes, Helen. You must be so relieved. My eyes are affected by MS and it isn't much fun.

Those tags so need a new home - how about - if you can bear the expense - one of those postcard or first day cover albums from WHSmith's? You can also buy just refills so you could customise the whole thing to suit a crafter's needs/look.

thanks for letting me see your desk!
Shirl #98
this week (I'm slippin')

Artyjen said...

Super projects and the hanging sign idea is cool :)
Thanks for your kind words the other day I really appreciate them....did i say that already? Can't remember!!! Doh
xoxo Sioux

MaggieC said...

Thanks Helen for your early visit to me and your kind comments. Thank you also for trying to sort out the picture problems with blogger. Like many others, it has sent me demented over this last weekend, and even yesterday, I had trouble uploading, trying to do it both through Picasa and direct. I have tried Firefox and IE. I often cannot see pictures from others, so change browsers to view the pictures. Glad to hear that your eye problems are improving somwehat.

Chrysalis said...

Hi Helen - lovely man cards (I mean lovely cards, but I'm sure the chaps are great too - LOL!). Thanks for saying the bird/cage were from Tim. I've seen them elsewhere and would love to get hold of them. You look like one very busy, creative lady! Thanks for popping by & I'm glad your eyes are better.

Chrysalis xx

nnalorac said...

Beautiful cards love this style! Soi many tags, I made one recently and I think it's one for my keepsake box as I love it so much. Thanks for sharing. Carolxx

Mrs A. said...

I think tags can be just as pretty as cards and are more novel in a way than sending a card. Love the bird cage. I thought it was a Tim Holtz die cut. Have seen it on other blogs one today in fact and wondered if it was. Now know where to get it from. Thanks for providing the info. Hugs Mrs A. #16

JoZart said...

have added info for marbling to my blog!
JoZArty x

Elizabeth said...

Love your cards - the hanging birdcage is great. Good news about your eye condition - such a relief for you. Have a good day. Elizabeth x #96

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Helen look at all those tags, you could make a journal with those to have them as a keepsake of techniques. Great news about your vision. Enjoy your day. Tracy x

Sandy Huntress said...

So glad to hear the vision is getting better! As crafters, what would we do if we couldn't see? The thought often scares me.

I LOVE the caged bird die, and I love what you did with it!

Happy woyww, Sandy #120.

Kezzy said...

Wow i love the card your working on and what a fab idea for the sign and the birdcage. Good news about the eye at least its improving, it must have been awful at the time worrying and having all those tests. I had the blogger problem but did find the forum you started so it helped knowing that others were having the same problem. Loving all those tags, you could do with starting a tag swap (instead of a atc swap!!!) Im sure lots would join in but doh that means you would get more back lol. You could make bunting out of them all and hang them around your craft room. Xx

The Crafty Elf said...

Love the bird cage but not as much as all your good news with the phone and your vision. Happy WOYWW!

Carola Bartz said...

Both cards are lovely - that birdcage always is fabulous - and I'd love to go through all of your tags and look at them.

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards. That cage and bird are my fav. die, I really must get it out to play with some more.

Twiglet said...

So glad your eye prob is improving. I think those tags need to be out where we can have a really good snoop.

okienurse said...

Very nice cards! Love the TH dies and papers. Glad to hear you are doing better with your vision. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #83

Pam said...

Good news about your eyes. Need to have a good rummage in your box of tags HugsPam x

Clare /aka/ Mummushka said...

So glad you have good news about your eyes! I can't imagine how awful it would have felt not knowing if you be able to make your beautiful creations. And that bird cage is 'def' beautiful. Thanks.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love your cards, especially the birdcage, and what a great collection of tags! I have lots of tags, but they are all bare. :( Hope your eye issues are resolved successfully very soon. Thanks for the peek and thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely cards! Fingers crossed your Tim Holtz Goodies show up soon. So glad to hear your vision is improving. TFS!

Starla said...

I like the card with all the Gents on it! (the bird one too...but the Gents are speaking to me this morning!)
Hope your goodies arrive in time for a play day this weekend!
And glad to hear the eyes are starting to do better. Star 117

Ciara said...

Delighted to hear you've had some good news on the eye front.

Your cards are brill :-)

Rachel said...

Glad your eyes are getting better - mostly for all of us so you can carry on making art for us all to enjoy! Great cards, especially the birdcage.

cheers, rachel #70

peggy aplSEEDS said...

glad to hear your good news! great cards on your desk. that birdcage and support are really great dies. and wow! what a lot of tags!

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