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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

WOYWW #353

And I'm here this week. Missing last week entirely due to having lost a day. It was almost Wednesday evening when I realised it was, in fact, Wednesday, and not Tuesday. For which I completely blame Beloved Hubby. You know how you know what day it is by what happens? Well, after the weekend,because Beloved Hubby works nights, I have two nights until Wednesday. Except last week he had Monday night off, which in my poor confused brain meant it was Sunday, and so on, and so on. Total fail. But here I am again, ready to add my link at Julias, over at The Stamping Ground.
Slightly staged desk this week, for a reason I will explain in a moment. First off though, a couple of recent purchases.
Crazy Cats and Mini Bird Crazy. The mini birds also come with the accessories on the same sheet, and yes, I have also bought the dies, as I truly detest fussy cutting.

Some of the Visible Image stamps I pre-ordered from the latest batch of releases.They came in two separate halves, as poor Mark and Helen are really struggling to keep up with orders.

Finally got the Mothers Day cards made, in the post below, as well as a couple from the masterboards. The reason I had to put what had actually been on my desk all the way down here is that I can't have the image popping up on Facebook- you know how it shows the picture that is first on your blog post?I got a request Monday morning, from our sister -in -law to be,( Dougs eldest brother is getting married this Saturday). Could I possibly make her some cards to give the bridesmaids/flower girls? Had a think, realised I had an idea that would be quick to do, so said yes. That was when I discovered there are SEVEN bridesmaids, FOUR flower girls, and a Matron of Honour!

The toppers consist of hearts/circles/squares of diamant√© threaded onto ribbon, the white  card is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, Swiss Dots. All I have to do now is print the inserts and they are good to go. I'm just glad I had a simple design in mind! So thats my show and tell for this week, I'll be round later so you can show me yours.


MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Love those designs, simple but effective. Just right for the occasion. I suspect that Visible Image have just reached the point where they have to expand Jo st to survive, a big decision for them. See you later this week. xxx Maggie

Helen said...

I am in two minds about the cats as I am not a cat person, but they are kinda cute... well done on making all those cards for the attendants - that's going to be a crowded set of photos (am sure we'll see some on FB!) Have a great day. (Wednesday, lol!) Helen #?

Nikki C said...

I don't mind fussy cutting. I like to cut super close the mini birds are cute and nice you get everything with them you cards are perfect for the occasion hugs Nikki 3

Julia Dunnit said...

So actually, the mini birds are better value huh! Your cards for the wedding are lovely, a week to go...classic non card maker timing! Hope to see some pics!

Neet said...

Wow, that was thinking on your feet with those wedding cards - and what a fabulous job you have made of them. I would have had them all the same and not thought of how I could vary them - well done you.
Oh don't tell me there are mini crazy birds ... I can feel more spending coming on, can understand why you had to buy them as you did.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Great set of cards done there - they look really classy. Some fun stamps, too - you will enjoy using those - real quirky.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Vicky Fisher said...

lovely new toys and those cards are very stylish. Happy WOYWW from Vicky#8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol - that was good thinking putting the important pic down the bottom of the post! Love the cards, simple and elegant.
I adore those new sentiments you've got, absolutely brilliant, I bet you'll use that madness one a lot ;-) But....and it's a big but....no matter how much of a cat lover I am, I just don't get those Crazy Cats at all!! (Hate the Crazy Birds too!)
Have fun at the wedding next week...wanna see loads of pics, pretty please!
Hugs, LLJ 4 xxxx

Debbie Rock said...

Alas, since himself's retirement we never know what day of the week it is and often have to actually sit and work it out ... "this and this happened on such and such day so it must be ... " kinda works sometimes! LOVE Visible Image and what a huge step they have reached - expansion of their business must be scary but they deserve their success! Also LOVE those cards ... clean and crisp and you did a super job with them ... wonderful keepsakes from such a wonderful day. Love to you, as always, Debbie.(probably not WOYWW'ing this week as desk is kinda, sorta emptyish) xXx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz,
Yes can totally get why you missed last week, truly doesn't seem a week ago!
well done on the makes of all those cards for the wedding, that is some wedding party! great design indeed!

Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 7

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Lynsey McGreavey said...

I love these designs so pretty. I am thinking of getting a tattoo similar to your birds and feather stamps. Love this Lyns xx #26

Annie said...

Some really fab makes over at yours this week Shaz....love the design.
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x # 30

Diane Futrell said...

Beautiful cards! Love the crazy cats and crazy birds. I still need to get my crazy cat dies. Love the saying in your stamps. Have a good week.
Diane - WOYWW #38

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards.

I gave in and bought the crazy bird stamps. I haven't bought the dies yet but I might have to. I don't like fussy cutting either lol.

I love the sentiment/fun stamps that you got.

Sharon K #48

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Those crazy cats and crazy birds stamps seem to be so popular! Now I want them too! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #47

Caz said...

Totally sympathise with last minute wedding card requests!!
Beautiful designs though, you did well under your time deadline!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What gorgeous cards. They are all quite stunning yet simple to make. I added the Crazy Cats to my wish list since I have a birthday coming in a few months. Mini birds huh? Oh, I'll just pretend I didn't see that! PJ #60

Stacy Sheldon said...

oooh did you have the original sized birds? ( I keep looking at the mini's trying to decide how much smaller they are in real life) so, I am wondering if you can get more birds on a cardfront kind of a thing so, It will be fun to see what you do with them.
your sister in law is very lucky to have you that is a lot of cards for a small amount of time.
~Stacy #62

Ali H said...

Fab cards well done for magicing them up! Ali x#68

Anne L said...

Happy Wednesday and let me say I love the Tim Holtz crazy bird mini stamps I have that on my wish list. The cards are so simple and pretty. ~Anne

Sharon said...

Beautiful designs for the bridesmaids etc. They look so luxurious and rich.
I adore my crazy cats and birds and like you I hate fussy cutting so had to have the dies too. Have fun playing with them
Sharon xx #50

Anne said...

Love those cards for the bridesmaids - simple design yes but very effective. I actually enjoy fussy cutting :-) sad I know. Anne x #32

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Lovely cards for the wedding party! I know that feeling of confusing the days. Thankfully I realised it was Wednesday just in time for nap time this aft so managed to throw some pictures into the blog and ramble a bit! Maybe we should set an alarm?! Happy crafting, Max #51 :-)

Lisca Meijer said...

Yes, those stamps are great! I just love your bridesmaid's cards. Simple but effective.
Sorry I´m late. I had my new computer today and I have been fiddling about with that but now I have everything going. (I am typing this on my new keyboard, which is Spanish, so I am constantly looking for things that are in a different place). I still have to sort out the printer and some speakers, but the system works!
Have a great week and thanks for visiting me earlier.

Lindart said...

I love those cat stamps - will probably be my next purchase! I got the full sized birds for my birthday and they are fun too, but i don't all the accessories - that looks like loads of fun! Your cards are beautiful, sometimes simple is the best! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #67

Shoshi said...

Lovely new stash, Shaz, and those cards for the bridesmaids are absolutely stunning... So stylish and extremely professional. I hope you all have a wonderful time at the wedding.

Thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, I've been too busy lately for my own good. I need some time to rest up, and then a mmore normal routine so I can actually get some art done again - it's awful but that's the thing that always gets shoved to the bottom of the heap! As for Phoebe, we are hoping that as the phenobarbital builds up in her system that there will be no further seizures. We are giving her lots of love and attention.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #53

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, I do love those stamps, especially the cats ones, and those cards for the attendants are gorgeous, all subtlety different, and lovely colours.
Thanks you for your generous praise on my site, bless you,
Chris #35

SusanLotus said...

I love your stamps! They are cool.
I have one of the older ones... about attitude and personality. Maybe I´ll make a card with it to next wednesday. ;) I want to surprise my daughter with it.

Have a great weekend!

Sussie, nr 44 WOYWW, sorry for being late...

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, sorry I'm late, been busy this week and still trying to catch up with visits. Love the cards and the new stamps. I had a little look round too and love the masterboards you've been making but guess you would have known that lol! Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 19

Virginia said...

the cards are fabulous and I'm loving your new stamps, I'm trying to be good but they are sooooooooo tempting!

Thanks for visiting my desk earlier in the week, sorry I'm late!

Morti said...

Ooh.... well done on the cards. They look very swish...

I've been resisting the Visible Image stamps for a while. I can sense my resolve failing. I think my biggest problem is trying to choose which stamp to purchase.

Thanks for stopping by (and I've had day issues too) my blog this week!

Morti @ 16

Angie said...

It's Friday and I'm hopping desk and I hopped onto yours! I'm so happy to see that I'm not the only one that fell for those cats and birds! There is just something so, quirky about them! Those cards are truly lovely!
Angie #54

Kelly said...

I am waiting anxiously to get my Crazy Cats. Might have to get those with my GC. Those cards look so simple but oh so elegant! Fab job. Creative Blessings! Kelly #61

Aimeslee W. said...

Oh, bravo to you for doing those beautiful cards on such short notice! I did buy the crazy bird stamps but I drew the line at the dies or the funky little accessories. I have so many stamps+dies now. And it takes practice to learn how to cut the smaller ones just right. Would have passed had I known. I'm fine with fussy-cutting. Tomorrow may be another story, but that's mine for today, heehee. xoxo