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Wednesday, 25 March 2015
This one felt almost deserted. Biggest complaint I heard from people walking around was that the organisers dare to charge the same for this show as the Christmas one, when it's only a fraction of the size. So that was definitely my last spring NEC show. Well, what did I get then? A Clarity stencil, of random sized boxes, a Sweet Poppy stencil for Christmas, and 3 sets of Clarity 'Wee Folk' stamps, which I think will go well with a lot of my scenic stamps.
Some Majestix stamps and some low tack masking tape. A set of heart dies, and one purchase I was really pleased about. For ages I'd been looking for a Diamond shape die set, and couldn't find one anywhere. Just happened to spot a single set hanging up on someones stand, so grabbed it.
I usually fold my own card bases, but square leaves a lot of offcuts, and I end up with too many scrap pieces to try and use up. Which always turn out to be not quite big enough for what I want!
One new Inkylicious quote stamp, and a few new Lavinia stamps. Love that spiky mushroom!
Last purchases now, and I left this one till last, as I know that LLJ will be swooning over them!
One last picture to leave you with, as you know we lost the awesome writer Sir Terry Pratchett a couple of weeks ago.
So, I'm done. Had a stinking cold this last week, which was not good! Just got me in the 7-14 day danger period, typically. Breathing got difficult enough I had to go to the Docs on Friday, and he's given me antibiotics to clear any infection, ahead of my 3rd IV chemo on Friday. Have to go for a blood test on Thursday, and if that's ok, then I get the treatment. So hopefully the antibiotics will have done their job, or I'll get put back for a week or so, I expect.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
There is actually some crafting going on, on my desk this week.
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!
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
On my desk this week, a bit of Internet retail therapy. A few stamps from Indigo Blu- including a Christmas stamp, so that counts as an early start for me, lol.
You can also see the DI marker for the latest colour, Abandoned Coral. I've just had the inkpad, marker and refill in the new colours. Glad I'm not collecting the paints/sprays/stains as well!
A few new Visible Image stamps- really cool birds and feathers, and the drummer and guitarist will make great teens/mens cards.
He's a punk hedgehog, and he's awesome. I shall name him Spike, and he'll be sitting here beside me when I'm blogging or wasting my life away on Pinterest etc. He has a perfect little corner there to keep him safe and warm, and I can turn him round to see the screen if I think he might be interested. He has such a sweet little face,and two extremely cute little feet- I love him to bits. Jan, thank you so much.
Had a couple of hours out Tuesday morning, my eldest son Ant has himself a week off work, and phoned and asked if I fancied going over to Webbs and Hobbycrafts with him and Beck. Which I did, only came out with a few things, but it was nice to spend some time with him, and I know he likes to actually get to see that I am as OK as I tell him on the phone!
Had a check-up with my Doc on Monday, to make sure that I'd been OK with the first cycle of the chemo, and to have some blood tests done. As long as they come back OK, then Friday will be the second of my IV chemos.
I haven't heard anything off Shoshi or her Hubby, so I don't know if she has had her surgery yet, but she did post in my comments that she has a friend who will be co-authoring her blog whilst she's in hospital, so I expect all the news and updates will appear there soon.