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Thanks, Shaz XX

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

WOYWW #573- The I stamped something Edition.

I did indeed, and I'll show you that in a minute. As always on Wednesdays, we're here to share our desks with the world, courtesy of our much loved Leader, Julia, at The Stamping Ground.

As you can see, folders of stamps open here, there and everywhere.


 I have ideas, you see, on what to do with these backgrounds I did a few weeks ago.

I have really bright sunlight coming through the window next to my desk, so apologies for the shadows.

This is the first one stamped up, I just need to add some colour to the butterfly, and probably the toadstool too, I will do that with pencils.
 Amazing thing is, it came out exactly as I had the idea in my head. Not too often that happens, lol. The caterpillar & toadstool , as well as the words, are all Lavinia stamps. The Butterfly is an old Papermania stamp.
My shoulder seems to be improving, thanks to a bit of Googling- despite
 the fact you should never Google medical symptoms, rofl- my shoulder pain, which we'd started to suspect was caused by a trapped /pinched nerve, well that seems to be precisely what is causing it- a pinched nerve in my neck, and after Doug feeling about on my neck,  I have one very sore spot on the right side. So, still going with the pain relief gel & painkillers.
Which brings us round to.....And Finally.........


Sarah Brennan said...

Ouch Shaz it's horrible when you have a pinched nerve. Hope the gel works and that it is all the way better soon. Like what you did over those backgrounds. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

Mariane said...

WOW!! Lots of things happen at your place. Sorry to hear about your shoulder. It will hopefully be better soon. I wonder Shaz, have you ever been to activeworlds? Because your name is so familiar to me :)
I love the way you make your cards.

Thank you so much for sharing!

Mariane #20

Christine said...

I just love how you can combine backgrounds with stamps, these ones are beautiful.
Interesting about your shoulder, . . . . hope the result of being painfree is permanent.
have a good week
Christine #24

sandra de said...

Ohhh Shaz I am still laughing over your final funny. That about sums me up currently, painting and eating chocolate. Lovely card and I am sure all the ones you create will be stunning. Hope you shoulder pain improves with time, pain relief and gentle massage. Stay safe as you create.
Sandra de @15

Annie said...

I've finished the latest Memory bear so have a little time to pop round my favourite blogs :-)
Sorry to hear about your shoulder still giving you trouble....hope it eases very soon. Your and finally really got me chuckling...just what's needed [the chocolate of course!!]
Annie x #13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol at the And Finally!!! Though I'm not a great chocolate eater, it's been very difficult to keep the weight off these past few months....sigh.... Sorry to hear your shoulder's still giving you gyp, hope Doug's manipulations have helped in the long run. Rhys has got Magic Hands too, he's brilliant at sorting me out. I love your card, great idea which has translated really well - that could be used for so many things!
Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

Hello again! It's been too long! How are you going? How's that pesky tailbone (or lack of) going? I really hope you are well on the mend and you were able to go on holidays again (I seem to remember you had bad news every time you went on holiday). I love those side stripe backgrounds but the thing that has cheered me most about my visit is that meme about punctuation and chocolate, so I have stolen it! Much love to you, Lisa-Jane (#23)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz.. do love those Lavinia stamps, watched Tracey the otger night on a video.. as result of a desk visit of course. Lovely card... and great funny.. I coukd eat chocolate for week cept am on a chocky ban. I have zero temperance with it so no buy. Re shoulder maybe some gentle massage as rub in cream will help. Or if all else fails go tp Dr and maybe some tests.. if not already done of course.
Happy WOYWW 😊
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X 6

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Neet said...

Love your 'and finally' - brilliant!
Sorry the shoulder is still troubling you, hope that you get relief soon.
Love the card with the Lavinia stamps on - look forward to seeing many more.
Hugs, Neet 9 xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Sorry it still hurts... but glad you are able to do bits. I love what you have done with your card - well done you! It came out exactly as you wanted it to. As for that "and finally" - fantastic!!!
Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
Margaret #5

Twiglet said...

Ha ha - love the and finally! Punctuation is so important and I'm pretty hopeless with it. I do hope your shoulder eases a bit - it makes everything so difficult. I love the little caterpillar card and especially the sentiment! xx Jo

Kelly said...

Good morning, dear Shaz!
Thank you for your visit last week. Your card was perfect for our celebartion. Lovely cards this week, as always. You always inspire me. No desk this week. Dealing with a personal security issue. Creative Blessings & Hugs ~Kelly

Sue Jones said...

Sorry your shoulder is sore :( , hope it is better soon. I love how you make cards - i really need to do this as i have loads to do. So if you saw my Circle thingy on FB, are you in the mixed media group that Tracy has? If so, whats your FB name , so i can see you ? xx
Have a great week
Soojay xxxx

Diana Taylor said...

Your card is gorgeous - I love the Lavinia stamps you used and the backgrounds you have ready to use are lovely before you've even decorated them!
I am sorry to hear you are still suffering with your neck - I do hope the gel works and you are pain free soon.
Love the And Finally - very true!
Hope you have a good week,
Hugs, Diana xx #21

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, I love the way you've prepared your card blanks for stamping it's a great starting point for all kinds of greetings. I do hope your shoulder is better soon. Wishing you a lovely creative week and a happy woyww, Angela x19x

Caro said...

Pinched nerves are awful - I hope it eases off soon. That card turned out perfectly! Happy WOYWW. Stay safe my friend, and I hope you have a good week. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#4)

Stacy Sheldon said...

ooh I hope those ointments and such start helping soon, and your shoulder stops hurting Shaz. Ooh and the color blocking for those stamps looks super :) sometimes I totally think I need more space so I could do that spread out the possibilities while playing. ~Stacy #32

BJ said...

Super stamping and glad you have worked out your shoulder pain. Mine is a bit more insidious as I have calcification of the tendons, my plain of movement is decreasing, so I'm seeing a specialist in August as it will be over a year by then and have already tried the osteopath and physio. The pain is only really bad when I move out of the plain it can go so any stretching beyond that and I'm in tears! Anyway I am even hopeful that the calcification will naturally absorb itself....... Thanks for the visit BJ#11

Shoshi said...

Sorry you are still suffering with your shoulder, Shaz, but glad to hear it is a bit better now. Well done getting all your stamps organised. Hilarious funny this week! Lol! I can identify... Thank you for visiting, and I agree, it's really hard to believe we've had the kitties all this time. I look back and see them so tiny, and I do miss that all-too-short period of their kittenhood! Thank goodness I made so many videos of them. I'm glad you like my wedding dress! I designed it myself and it is mixed-ethnic in style, with elements of Russian and Thai! Oh well, Shoshi has always had eclectic tastes... I got my Dr Martin's Bleedproof White on your recommendation and it's awesome stuff, isn't it - it was through getting that that I discovered the gold, and decided to treat myself to a bottle of that, too. These paints are not cheap, but I think they are going to last a nice long time.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi x #22

StampinCarol said...

After having a good laugh with the And Finally I think I can comment a bit more! That quote is great!
Anyway, hope the pinched nerve gets better. I've had one of those and it's no fun.
You certainly have a LOT of stamps! Love the cards!
Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #30

Kathryn Frantz said...

Such lovely light you have! Would love that!
Isn’t that stamp platform the best invention? I wouldn’t trade it for anything. So lucky to have bought one early!

Hope your neck has relaxed by now.

Happy Wednesday! (You are 8 hours ahead of me so it’s still Wednesday for me)

My name is Cindy said...

Oh dear, hope you get your shoulder sorted soon!! Well done one the stamping, I'm itching to get my Lavinia stamps out but not just yet, need to complete a few more WIPS before I reward myself!! I think I have already given up judging by my expanding waistline! Nowhere else, just my waist. It's not even that I eat much, its all the alcohol I think!! Happy belated WOYWW, Stay well, Stay safe, Cindy #14

Lillianb said...

Thank you for your visit and lovely comment

Love the card and the sentiment is so right for now,

Love the and finally,

Take care and stay safe,

Lilian B#10

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, Shaz, look at you doing stamping and better yet, having a whole card front turn out as you envisaged! That’s impressive. That journey from brain to cardstock is so hazardous when you actually have a plan! I hope with a couple of extra days on top that your neck and shoulder might be easing a little. I know what you mean about Goggling symptoms. I always end up on an American site and they always extrapolate into a horrible worst case scenario. I had a pain where my gall bladder used to be and couldn’t shift it..caused me to wince and drop things if it caught me wrong. Young Dr said I had to have a ultrasound before he could do anything. Pain got worse and scan appointment nowhere on the horizon, went back to Dr. Older Dr said I’d trapped a nerve under my shoulder and gave me a couple exercises to do and it really helped. Web MD and NHS online were telling me I probably had liver or kidney cancer. Scan finally showed nothing and trapped nerve in trapped in time. Long story, sorry!

Lindart said...

ROTFL!! I love the chocolate post! So sorry for your pain, pinched nerves take a long time to heal, but they eventuality do. I love the backgrounds, great idea to make several and then stamp later. I love Lavinia stamps too!
Have a great week, stay safe! Lindart #33

Marit said...

That card is amazing! I love the caterpillar stamp... I don't stamp much but I'm always drawn to buy stamps still... Sorry I am late with my return visit, happy belated woyww, have nice weekend! Love from Holland. Marit #25

Kyla said...

Glad your shoulder is hopefully sorting itself out, takes ages for these things to sort themselves out. LOVE your backgrounds on the white card, so simple but so very effective-may have to copy this!


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