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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

WOYWW #427

Hump day again, and time to meet up at Lady Julias (if the Tiara fits....) place, The Stamping Ground.
I have a cunning plan...well a sort of plan anyway. I have not really crafted a lot these last couple of weeks, I suspect my mojo is still sitting in a bar on Kos, sipping on cocktails.
 So, in an attempt to drag him kicking & screaming back, I've been sorting out my UFO box. I was actually quite shocked at what I found- loads of pieces I'd forgotten about.

Exhibit A is some Stampscapes scenes, an experiment with some glitter paste, a few masterboard pieces and the bits for some Honey Doo stamped florals.

A couple of plastic wallets with half done projects in.
A whole load of those Mixed Media die cuts, matted up and waiting to be finished.
 A Christmas snow globe scene, and another wallet with some backgrounds in.

These are the backgrounds from the wallet- some just sprayed, some had white heat embossed images done with Brushos.

I found these in the same wallet- heat embossed dragonfly images, and I think smooshed through Distress Inks on my craft mat. Shows how long they've been there, having to try and think how I did them.

The Mixed Media die cuts.

So, the project for later this week is to turn most of these into cards.

And I've barely made a dent in the UFO box! I've told myself no more experiments until I've at least made all these up.

Finally, a quick giggle for everyone.

Quick edit I forgot about last night:
 I've had my PET scan, last Friday, and Monday morning I had my Radiotherapy planning session, and my first Radio is scheduled for the 31st of August.


Helen said...

ha ha! you have a nice pile of UFO's for sure... love the embossed designs; hope you get some inspiration soon. Helen #?

Claire said...

I love thistle heads and dragonflies, our garden's full of both :)
Just gorgeous!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 2

BJ said...

Know what you mean about the mojo. Craftshop demo day for me might just have worked.... BJ#9

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Hi Shaz,

I look forward to seeing all your finished projects. My mojo wishes it was sipping on a cocktail at a bar in Kos, or is that just me that wishes that?! Lyns #18 x

Sarah Brennan said...

You will certainly have plenty of cards once you've finished all those UFOs. Look forward to seeing them. Hope your mojo makes it back from its hols soon. Happy WOYWW Sarah #?

donna garner said...

Those half done projects are so important for the days we just don't have the energy to start something from scratch. You have enough there to keep you going a while! Hope your follow up goes well, if you wish I would love to hear any news you wish to share, much love dxxx #19

Anne Williams said...

Hi Shaz. Not joining in this week. Too much mum stuff going on! Hope all goes well re treatment. I've loads of stuff to finish, my mojo gone on holiday I think! Thanks for the giggle, really need giggles at moment :-) x

craftyani said...

Love dragonflies we have many that land by the swimming pool here in Spain. they are so graceful. Laughed at the funny. Hope your mojo returns perhaps it's gone the same place mine has gone. Anickoana

Annie said...

Hi. I'm just grabbing a quick coffee in between sewing jobs and am catching up on some of my fav blogs. I've already finished the wedding dress this morning then removed the zips from two shirt pockets and shortened the sleeves on 5 men's shirts.....it's my busiest week for a while so mustn't complain.
I love all your WIPs and am certain you will make some lovely cards from them all. Really glad to hear they are making plans for your treatment now and hope it all goes well for you.
Annie x #10

Cara said...

Well, that's going to keep you busy for a while! Good news that you have your radiotherapy scheduled now, I will keep everything crossed for you x

Cheetarah said...

I just LOVE seeing all those colorful backgrounds! I love my pigment powders too, they are so fun to work with :)

Have an awesome week! xo Cheetarah WOYWW #26

May said...

Your UFO box is full of beautiful crafty wonder... Love the dragonflies all of these will make stunning cards...I hope all goes well with your appointment on the 31st... and Thank you for the giggle.... Have a happy safe week ahead... May #17

Vicky Fisher said...

But experiments are so much more fun then finishing off ufo's, aren't they, Shaz? The quote made me chuckle, thx for your visit earlier, vicky

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Well done for attacking those UFO's Shaz! I'd like to say I haven't got any, but if I look closely, I'm sure I could find some hiding in my closet too - literally and figuratively! I really like the ones with the thistle and the dragonflies! Don't be too hard on yourself though - if the mojo wants to experiment just let her! We should be grateful for any inspiration - even if it just leads to more UFO's - I guess all my gelli prints could be viewed as UFOs, come to think of it! Enjoy your week and thanks for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh yes, cocktails on Kos - sounds like a good book title huh?! I had whiskey in Wetherspoons at the weekend, doesn't quite sound the same. *CLASSY BIRD* :-D. Hope the radiotherapy goes ok, sending big hugs.
LLJ 6 xxx

Lindart said...

LOVE the minion quote! Too funny! What a great find, all those forgotten images, have fun making cards, and don't forget to show us when you are done! And yes, who wouldn't rather be in a bar in Kos - I know I would! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #30

Plush Possum Studio said...

Your UFO box is loaded with fun stuff! Have fun using all of the pretties!
Blessings on every upcoming treatment, beginning with your August 31st appointment.
And thank you for your kind comment at my blog.
Happy WOYWW!
Rose of Rose's Art Garden #8

Sue said...

Shaz, Bloomin Blogger just ate my reply to you.

Looks like you have plenty of projects to keep you out of mischief.

Hope the Radio goes ahead ok and you don't have any nasty side effects. Sending heaps of positive healing thoughts and hugs (((Shaz))).

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #20

Julia Dunnit said...

I snorted. !!!
as for a UGO. Oh, I'm deeply impressed that you're going to do anything with it....I go through mine, realise they were ufos for a reason, and end up binning them. Yours are amazeballs by comparison. Hope it helps with the mojo. I always find a good shopping spree is a great way to start..!!

Annie Claxton said...

HI Shaz, glad you have your RT date, hope all goes will for you.
Thanks for the giggle, I did enjoy that, brilliant :o)
Your UFOs are gorgeous, so much potential there, hope they wake up your mojo!
Annie C #21

Sharon Madson said...

Shaz, these are some great UFOs, and I look forward to seeing some on some finished projects! Thinking of you and praying your treatments go well and are successful! #31

Shoshi said...

Lol lol lol at your funny for this week, Shaz - absolutely hilarious!!!!!

Glad you've got a date to start your radiotherapy, and I hope it clears up the pesky cancer once and for all. I have been soooo fortunate... My friend in the US has done very well after her Stage IV rectal cancer - huge advances have been made now and the prognosis is much better than it used to be.

I wish I could count all my UFOs like that, but I have to confess to having too many. Most of them are pretty big too and will probably take over a year to complete each one! This year was supposed to be the year of the UFO but so far I've failed miserably... but then I did have that emergency surgery at the beginning of the year that upset my schedule somewhat! Your UFOs are all gorgeous with lots of potential!

All the best for the coming treatment. Love and hugs to you both, and happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #20

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and the warm welcome! I love the UFO terminology ... I'll adopt that one straight away if I may! I was off work for 10 weeks, and have been back on a phased return for 3 months. I hope things get sorted for you and you are able to get back sooner rather than later. Best wishes Heather #27

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW (what is left of it!) and thanks for visiting my blog earlier. I cleared a lot of my UFOs out last year, but have a pile of 'backgrounds' and general trimmings left over from mixed media projects. Ali x #30

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, interesting collection of left-over stuff and I've been thinking I need to use up some of mine as I have lots of left-over masterboards. Until Mr Mojo returns, have a happy woyww sorting through your UFO box, Angela x13x

BJ said...

Have to add the TM wildflowers set wasn't my first choice but the only set they had. I'll just go with it, made 2 journal pages and a card since hehehe. BJ#9

Neet said...

Good to have the radiotherapy booked in.
Thanks for the minion funny - smile or smirk?
Gosh, I thought I had lots to do but you have so many ufo's they are going to keep you busy for quite soe while me thinks. Still you could be sipping cocktails ...
Hugs and thanks for visiting me, Neet 3

misteejay said...

Lots of UFOs to be playing with Shaz.
Glad to hear that treatment is now on track and planning has taken place.
I loved the chuckle and had to share with some female colleagues - the guys were wondering what was going on LOL
Toni xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, I can't stop laughing ... unbelievably funny! I'm so impressed with your lovely, and so useful, UFOs. Now that you've shown us yours I'm prompted to get mine out and see what I can be done with them. Might show you them next week - if I dare! Seems like things are going along at a pace for your radiotherapy. Not something to really look forward to but here's hoping all goes to plan. Hugs, Elizabeth x #33

Dorlene Durham said...

Great pieces of art. It sure does make starting cards easier. Have a great week! Dorlene #29