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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

WOYWW #301

Annnnnd we're back at our desks, sharing all our secrets, of the crafting kind, as usual. All thanks to our wonderful hostess, Julia, over at The Stamping Ground.
 There is actually some crafting going on, on my desk this week.
This is a stamp I got last week, from Indigo Blu, called Blazing Poppies. Although you could do them in any colour you wish, just as well, as my first set is blue, lol.
Two sets, as its Mothers Day ( Mothering Sunday) this weekend, and I need the card making fairies to help me get a bit of a move on here. One down, one to go.

First one for my Mom, who does like Blue, the second, for Dougs Mom will probably be in red.
The other pic on my desk, you will already have seen if you visited Cardarian ( Dolores) last week.
This absolutely gorgeous card turned up in the Happy Mail on Wednesday, a little before I actually saw it on her blog! The colours are amazingly vibrant, it really is beautiful. Thank you, Dolores, you really made me smile.
  So, a short and sweet desk this week, for a change.

Only one other thing I wanted to share, and I saw this on Facebook last week, on International Womens Day, and thought just how perfectly it sums up every single one of the WOYWW crowd. So, from me personally, thank you, to each and every one of my super-strong friends, for all your support, love and friendship!


MrsC.x said...

that flower stamp is so pretty, and what happy post!
Happy WOYWW!
Thanks for sharing
Mrs C.xx

Helen said...

what a fabulous stamp! It looks wonderful in blue, how versatile. Helen 3

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, you never cease to amaze me. So cheerful in the face of all your health problems and you continue to produce such beautiful craft work. Your Mom will be blessed with those gorgeous poppies.
Thank you for brightening my day.
Chris #26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I saw that sentiment on FB too and thought much the same thing!
Love that poppies stamp...for all that I'm not a papercrafter, I'd love to colour that one in, it's just so lovely :-)
Hope you and yours are doing ok - sending squishies!
Hugs, LLJ 5 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah well done, love this stamp and your blue effort there Shaz!!
...gorgeous indeedy and how beautiful is that card of Dolores ..
and the saying on it and below it! praying every blessing upon your ongoing treatment too dear friend.

Off to peek at post below as didn't post till friday last week for WOYWW and didn't get to many folks.
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #27

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Robyn Oliver said...

Loving the blue mothers day card beginnings, Shaz, have a great week Cheers RobynO#25

Christine said...

LOVE that poppy stamp and my favourite poppy is the Himalayan ..... which happens to be blue!!
I am sure your 'Mam' x2 will love the cards.

Keep on crafting

Bishopsmate #38

jan spencer said...

LOve the blue Poppies, I coloured my Poppy die pink!
I think that sums up WOYWW, making good comments, makes everyone feel happier.
Have a great weekend
Jan S no 50

Lindart said...

I LOVE the colors you used with your new stamp - the blue really pops! And the quote is awesome! Perfect! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #61

Sandy Leigh said...

I think poppies are so pretty in the blue! What a fun stamp. Makes me think I need more flower stamps. And your happy mail truly is happy and cute. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

Monica said...

Love the poppies. I think color is irrelevant unless you are drawing from nature. They are beautiful. So many words of wisdom. have a great week.

Krisha said...

Oh Shaz, that is a beautiful stamp, and what you have done with it is amazing.

As I tell my GD, "YOU'RE the artist and you can make it any color you want to!"

Not playing this week, due to the pet crisis, just taking a few moments to comment on the blogs I regularly follow.

Kristiina Majuri said...

Sure you'll get your cards done on time! The blue looks really gorgeous even though I myself prefer red. Love your happy maillooks so lovely! Wishing you all the best and a happy woyww!
Kristiina #9

StampinCarol said...

The Poppy stamp is gorgeous! And your coloring just makes it POP!
Your Happy Mail card is just lovely and that's a great saying! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #59

Ali H said...

Hi Shaz, love your poppy stamp - it's really dramatic and I love that you have made yours a mecanopis blue poppy! Great sentiment you have shared with us! Take care of yourself Love Ali #72

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. That poppy stamp is simply lovely - and it looks amazing in the blue - your colouring is great. Yes, indeed, how much better to build one another up with encouragement and support, rather than knock people's feet from under them!
Thanks for visiting already.
Take care my friend. God bless.
Margaret #7

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz.... love that stamp.... well all of indigo blu stamps actually. the blue colour is cool and the flowers really pop off the page.
When I saw the powertex stuff at the show I thought of you and knew it would be right up your street. if you see it at a show check out the class it is awesome to do ... and very easy.... really
janet #12

Shoshi said...

What gorgeous cards, Shaz. I love that stamp. As for the "strong women" quote - this is so true, and borne out by our friendship, I think! You have been such a wonderful encouragement to me, and so understanding and helpful!

Thank you for your lovely comment. The waiting game has turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it's given us the fortnight without Mum that we so wanted before, but which she made it impossible for us to achieve. It's been a special time and I shall look back on it with good feelings, I think! I've been careful not to think too deeply about next Wednesday, to enable me to rest and get myself together and prepare but now we're in the final week countdown, things will get more freaky as the time draws near! In the meantime I've been doing a lot of research into diet and other matters, to prepare myself for my new normal.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #46

Angela Radford said...

Those words are so true but unfortunately not always carried out except of course in our lovely woyww club.
Happy crafting, Angela x 31

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the poppies in that vibrant blue! Such a versatile stamp! Love the card and the quotes! Hugs, Chris 45

Stacy Sheldon said...

what a gorgeous floral stamp, these are going to be such beautiful cards :) ~Stacy #79

VonnyK said...

What a gorgeous stamp and it is coloured perfectly. The red one will be just as beautiful I'm sure. That certainly is a wonderful card you received and a great saying you found too.
Have a fabulous week,
Von #23

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Shaz, what a beautiful stamp and I love the shades of blue you have used to colour it. Happy WOYWW and sorry I'm late! :o) Annie C #76

Neet said...

Love those poppies in blue I have that stamp but have only used red or orange. Guess I will be using blue next time - thanks!
Real busy at the moment but must find tie to read more about how you are at this time of the week. Hoping to find you fine.
Thanks for the visit to me - Hugs, Neet 28 xx

sandra de said...

Gorgeous stamp ... absolutely love poppies and I think I might have something very similar!! Must start stamping again:) You are inspiring and super strong... and will be cheered along by your crafty friends for as long as it takes.
sandra de @29

Nannie4 said...

I fell in love with that flower stamp last week, Shaz, and now that I see it coloured beautifully in blue (my favourite colour) I love it even more!
Still sending prayers and positive thoughts for you and Shoshi. The saying about strong women that you shared is you personified. Nann #48

Shel C said...

I love the poppy stamp! I would have reached for the oranges and reds right away...but you are more thoughtful of whom the card is for :) Shel@paperocotillostudio #74

Artatag said...

This poppy stamp is just wonderful! And your colouring made it look so 3D. Awesome!
Gabriele 15

Pat Taviss said...

Hey there, happy WOYWW. Love your quote so much. Thanks for sharing

Pat #78

Paula said...

The poppies are beautiful, they look great in blue. I love the saying as well, it rings true. I am envious of your coloring skills!

Kyla said...

LOVE that stamps, it looks quite large too.
How fabulous for some happy mail for a fellow WOYWWer too, I love the fact we support each other through this platform and have made new friends.
Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #8