Wednesday, 20 June 2018

WOYWW 472

Well I think it's 472... there was a bit of confusion at Head Desker's last week... anyway link this week's desk here   Link?  What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.... I'll show you mine if you.....

Recently I had the chance to buy a journal kit from France Papillon - it came in super quick time - based on her Journal on Monday videos she does for Facebook/YouTube  - I will keep it nice somewhere until I pluck up the courage to use it! 
the little airmail envelope (which I'll be saving to use on a project, obviously!) contains the needle and some thread to fix the pages together.. 

I've had a somewhat tricky birthday card to make for one of my cousin's, who's birthday is next Monday, the day before mine; she's been going through a tough time mentally recently.
There is no chance of her seeing this so I can share what I came up with..
Wasn't appropriate to use a "happy" birthday sentiment; luckily my friend Lesley suggested this alternative (could I find one?  no,  but I did unearth a gorgeous alphabet set I'd forgotten about!) (Penny Black if you're interested; probably long discontinued)
Can't quite believe that next Tuesday I'll be entering the last year of my 50's.... where did that time go??? 

Anyway, I promised you Kew photos from last Saturday - only took 500 this time... so if you have a while (ahem) there are some on the post here  



34 comments:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hi ya Helen.. I was a little confused by the numbers too last week so i'm sticking with the 472 (I think too?!)
Nice journal, hope you don't keep it too safe you can't find it. The little airmail envelope is cute, reminds me of the old milk money envelopes we used to use at school hee hee!
You cousins card looks perfect to me, hope it cheers her up and she is getting the support she needs..
Happy Birthday for next week if I don't get chance to say it before, hope you get lots of cake!!
Night Night Tracey (#?) xx

Nikki C said...

What a cute Card you made there I gave up on trying to remember what week lol I just try to join in. Happy Early Birthday I'm next week too :)
Hugs Nikki ??

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just finished my post, and I also wondered if it was week 472. Thankfully 'm not the only confused person today.

That new journal looks lovely. You are brave to put it together.

I want to be one of the first to wish you a very happy birthday next Tuesday. I hope you celebrate in style, just like your desk today. Happy WOYWW from ?. I'm sure you know where to find me, though!

SumBunneh said...

I think that your wording is perfect and I hope your cousin will like the card.
Happy birthday for next week xx

Sumbunneh hugs x 
Erika #7

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Lovely sentiment on the card. Says a lot in a few words. Ali x #8

Lillianb said...

Happy WOWDWD

Great desk and love the card I know it will be loved by you cousin,

Lilian B #14

Sarah Brennan said...

It is definitely week 272 this week Helen. I like the way you got round the sentiment issue for your cousin's birthday card. Happy early birthday wishes to you too. Can't wait to see what you create in that FP journal. Saarh #19

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Firstly, I trust you have a very special day for your birthday next week. A mere youngster compared to moi!! I really like the card you have made for your cousin - you long to wish her a happy day, but sometimes it's hard - I had a similar one to make a couple of weeks ago. Took me ages to find the right words...
take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Julia Dunnit said...

Well no one was as confused as me about the numbers!!
Love the sentiment you went for on the birthday card. If I rummage a little, I have that alphabet too. Love it. Never use it, of course!! I did page through the Kew pics...I think you should draw their attention to your blog, by the way. I usually do it from FB and for some damn reason, google won’t let me leave a comment through FB and then I get cross and close the page and erm, forget. Sorry!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, hope you have more courage than me as I have those kind of journal packs hanging around for ever so look forward to seeing how you use it. The card, my friend, is perfection and I love it too bits. Happy woyww, Angela x22x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, thats a great card for a tricky birthday. Love the colours, and the bird stamp, he's really sweet. Sort of makes me think of Orville the duck, lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

Virginia said...

Oh the kit is lovely but I think I would be stroking it rather than using it too as it is so pretty.

The card is awesome as always, lovely happy colours.

Much love

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Don't keep it...use it!! Life's too short. The card is great, it made me smile!!
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

Annie said...

I’m just catching up with a few of my favourite blogs while I grab a quick coffee. It’s been a hectic morning to sat the least but I’m really buzzing.
I love the card and sentiment....really hope it helps brighten your friends day....and of course you have a wonderful birthday when the day comes.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Well done Helen on making a suitable card for your dear cousin. I pray she does have a happier birthday than she dared hope.. and that yours in stupendous too.
Funny colour yellow.. use it rarely in cards but did today and it really is a cheery colour.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. X #23

Diana Taylor said...

The card is just fab and you've found the perfect solution to a tricky card. I love the alphabet stamps - what a great style and they suit the little bird very well. I hope you get to use your journal soon - don't put it away whatever you do, or if you are like me you'll forget all about it!
Happy Birthday for next Tuesday, hope you have a very special day,
Diana x #20

jan spencer said...

Love the card you’ve made, did you make the BG? It’s great, actually I think your sentiment seems more personal than happy birthday so perfect.
Jan #31

Kelly said...

Good morning, Helen.
It is indeed week #472. I've gone through my planner and placed a tracking sheet on each Wednesday with them being numbered accordingly. Love your card. So cute. Fun when we can unearth a forgotten something or other in our work space and make it new again. As for birthdays, I'm only a year and a half behind you. Just does not seem possible. Days I really feel my age and the rest of the time I think I'm not as old as the calendar says LOL Crafting keeps me young! Creative Blessings! Kelly #36

Sharon Madson said...

Ha, ha. I wasn't here last week, but looked at it and titled my post the wrong number. Later, I had to go back and edit and change the number!
Love that birthday card and how you did a different sentiment just for her. Good idea. Well, I will head over to look a your photos. Happy WOYWW! #31

Neet said...

Oh Helen, I love that card. So sweet and I just love that chick so much - brilliant what you have done with him.
You have to sew this journal together? Mmmm must investigate although i cannot see myself buying one, I am just plain nosey.
have a good week.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Sue said...

Hi Helen, The card is just right. hope despite her problems your friend does indeed have a happy birthday.

Looking forward to seeing the journals when you do them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #9

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Helen, the card looks super, I esp. love the face on that bird and that you did make the sentiment with your alphabet stamps :) ~Stacy #34

Caro said...

A journal kit sounds interesting... look forward to seeing what you can do with it. The card is lovely. Caro x (#24)

Elizabeth said...

Ah, Helen, so nice to have a new journal to stroke for a while - just like my new fabric. Sorry to hear about your friend - hopefully that cute wee chick will cheer her up some. Not quite 50 - as my nearly 80-year old husband would say, you're still a youngster yet :) It's true too - 60 is the new middle-aged!!! Have a great week. Elizabeth x #30

Angie said...

I like the card it's quirky and made me smile. I don't know about the journaling thing but I'm sure you're going to do something wonderful and creative with it!
Angie #40

Hazel said...

Sure that card is right for the recipient. Thanks for sharing today - Hazel, WOYWW 472 #17 xx

Shoshi said...

That's a lovely card for someone in her position, Helen. Very appropriate and a nice sensitive message that will make her feel special. I hope her circumstances improve soon and she is happier. I'm not sure what a journal kit is but I am sure you will do something stunning with it! Thank you for your visit - yes, a busy time at the moment but I'll get it all done in time for the 100th birthday. I am sure she will have a lovely party on Saturday! There should be quite a crowd there I think - she's so active and attends a lot of groups. She is quite amazing for her age.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #38

Marit said...

Such a great card and sentiment to use! And yes, time flies, especially when we get older, doesn't it? I myself feel like a year goes by at the speed that used to be a month (this is an odd sentence, sorry, I find it hard to find the exact words in English sometime, but you know what I mean) Anyway, have a great birthday! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Have a great week, love from Holland, Marit #28

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, sorry I'm a day late. I always find it difficult to make birthday cards when the recipient is not having the best of times, so well done on making such a thoughtful card. Thanks for stopping by earlier and have a lovely week Heather x #13

craftytrog said...

Great card Helen! I'm sure it will brighten up your cousin's day! xx

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Helen, sorry I'm so late, it's been quite a week!! Well Jell of your journal kit, I love watching France's JoM videos, didn't know you could buy the kits. The card you came up with looks perfect, I'm sure your cousin will love it and appreciate the love that went into making it for her :o) Annie C #18

Kyla said...

Oh I love the card and the sentiment is perfect.

If I dont pop by before then hope you have a fabulous birthday too

kyla

Lindart said...

Happy Birthday! The 50's are long gone for me, but I remember it was when I would always forget how old I was, for that whole decade! LOL! So nice to make that card for your friend keeping her state of mind in mind, you are a good friend! Thanks for your visit, have a great birthday! Lindart #37

pearshapedcrafting said...

You will enjoy using the journal when you get around to it! Your card idea was great too! Chrisx