Tuesday, 10 January 2017

WOYWW - II - Blue Kindness

How can it be Wednesday already?

When I started this blog last week, I knew that I would be linking up with the WOYWW  crew, but never did I expect that so many people to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments.. and you know what... it inspired me to blog again.. so thank you!

But I knew that I couldn't blog an empty craft space again... I mean.. craft spaces are for crafting, right? So then I thought... what should I make!

I had a play with some distress crayons for an idea that was lurking in my head.. but it wasn't really a project I was ready to start in full force as I need way more time than I had available... so then I was lacking a project to sink my teeth into until I saw a post on FB from someone asking for cards for their Mum's 90th birthday... and that her favourite colour is blue. So that had me thinking... blue kindness... I could totally get behind that.

So, last night I had 30 minutes spare and I pulled out some pretty pearly blue card and decided to use a Sweet Poppy stencil as the basis of what I hope will become a very elegant 90th birthday card for a lady I don't know and will never meet.

See my desk isn't always tidy!


You will see the card on my glass mat drying (yes the photo was taken last night as I leave for work at 6.40am and wouldn't be awake enough to remember to grab a photo!)

My desk is also strewn with distress inks (from my play the other day), a crystal ball in the background.. my heat tool and trimmer on the right and various other clutter that I may need (ok I won't need it but I was too lazy to tidy up!)

Hopefully I will finish the rest of the card off tonight when I am home from work,  or I will take it with me Thursday night to the craft club I help run at my local Community Centre. A proper photo of the card will appear once I know it has arrived and been opened (not until end January though).

Have a great day everyone :)
x

66 comments:

  1. Your link did not work for me so I had to don my detective coat and hat and set off in search of you from last week. That is how I arrived here so you need to check that link and maybe do a new one.
    Good to see and hear about a busy crafting area - look forward to seeing the 90th card in all its glory another time. That is so kind of you to make it a very special day for someone.
    Hugs, Neet 4 xx

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    1. Thank you for letting me know... I've fixed it... next week I will get it right for sure lol

      I just like helping people to feel special when it is something I can actually do.. I can't wait to finish the cars and be able to show everyone soon :)

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  2. Looking good Erika, your link didn't work again for me ....

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
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    1. Bah.. I've fixed it now... maybe next week I will manage it perfectly the first time.. in my defense it was early and I was on the train half asleep lol x

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  3. Hi Erika, it's refreshing isn't it when the Internet , and FB becomes a tool for helping people and brightening their day? Lots of nice things to see on your desk. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx

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    1. Totally agree.. I love making things but often need a deadline or a theme to focus me.. you saw that at the crop lol.

      Have a great week too xx

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  4. Hi Erika your work space looks so lovely. It is there to be used. I can't wait to see the card you are making. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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    1. can't wait to share it.. when it is finished. I have to admit I had a nap when I came in.. so will take it to craft group tomorrow to finish it
      Hugs x

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  5. Great WOYWW TFS. Happy New Year xx Jan

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    1. thank you :)
      Happy new year to you too

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  6. Glad you got your link sorted Erika

    Kathyk
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    1. me too.. it's my own fault this time too lol

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  7. I was wondering why that link didn't work! I like how your desk surrounds your chair so everything is within reach! I need one of those! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #20

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    1. thank you for visiting.. I love my desk.. it can fit two people comfortably (when the floor is tidy!) it's great.

      Have a good week x

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  8. Yay! That gorgeous room in full use! Well don e. Hope the person likes your card. What a lovely idea.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3

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    1. I hope she will like it too.. :)
      Have a great week x

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  9. I tried the other link too but then had to go to work.... your desk space looks good to me. Helen #2

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  10. How nice of you to make a card for someone you don't know and will never meet - I'm sure she will love it! I make birthday cards for my good friend's mother, who this year was 96, I believe. She saves all my cards and shares them with any visitors that drop by! I'm willing to bet your card will be doing the same with the lady you send it to! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #39

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    1. aww that's so nice!! I love making cards.. but find it hard to make them without someone in mind.. and this has helped me to get back creating :)
      Have a good week x

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  11. Lovely looking desk. Looking forward to seeing the finished card. I have distress crayons but have yet to use them. Do you like them?

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #38

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      I do like them.. but I need to get used to them.. I think they will be great for chunkier works or to hold some of the vibrancy of the piece.. it's almost like you add the depth of colour with the crayon and then remove the intensity with water or baby wipes.. which is the opposite to how you build up colour with distress inks (I hope that makes sense).

      thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. Very nice of you to share your talent with someone you don't even know. I am sure she will appreciate all the cards. :-) Happy blogging. :-)
    April #35

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    1. I hope she will have so many cards.. turning 90 is an amazing achievement and deserves spoiling :)

      thank you for stopping by :)

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  13. Thanks for calling by on me earlier. How lovely of you to make a card for someone you have never met....such a lovely idea.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Hugs.
    Annie x #16

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    1. I love taking inspiration from kindness.. and I needed a project and it really felt like one I could get involved in :)

      thank you for stopping by x

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  14. Hello, so glad you have blogged again and look forward to seeing the card. How kind of you to do that! Thank you as well for your kind comments on my blog. Anne x #18

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I can't wait to get the card on its way to its new owner so I can share it with everyone in a few weeks

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  15. What a lovely idea to make a card for someone you'll never meet but you know it will bring her happiness. YOur desk looks like a fun place - what a shame we can't just teleport over to each other's desks for a little play!! :o) Annie C #21

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    1. I was reading somewhere else in the blog trail about a lady who uses skype to craft with far away friends.. I am loving that idea.. the thought of sharing ideas and laughter sounds so wonderful.. and almost like teleporting in a way too :)

      Thanks for stopping by x

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  16. I'm amazed I've managed to reach you as the connection here is poor tonight and I'm hardly managing to return the visits. So pleased to hear you are enjoying being a member of our happy band. I have joined your followers as I know from experience how difficult it is to build them up. People who visit don't seem to join as followers like they used to, don't know why. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx 14

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    1. I will have to return the favour when my laptop is out as I can't seem to find followers on my phone.

      I'm really enjoying the creative push and encouragement

      Thank you for stopping by

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  17. I love your desk, and it looks pretty tidy to me! Mine is not being used very much at the moment as I work on my embroidery UFOs. Thank you for a lovely comment and I'm glad you like my embroidered pieces! It's fun to be doing them again. As for my teeth, I've never really had any trouble with my wisdom teeth apart from a bit of pain as they were emerging, but this last one is certainly causing me some pain... You'd think by age 63 I'd be wise enough without teeth to prove it! I'm still hoping it will subside on its own as it's done in the past, because I'm such a wimp at the dentist and dread having to have it taken out.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #30

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    1. Dentists can be scary for sure.. and painful.. and expensive.. I hope you won't have to suffer the pain for too long.

      I'd never seen an embroidered UFO before.. but they are so cool :)

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  18. I love it when I can use my artwork to bless someone else, as you are doing with this card. I am looking forward to seeing the finished card at the end of the month. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you for visiting... I love making things... and although making a little money back sometimes for more materials.m it's not why I make things.. I make things to make people smile or realise that they are special enough to take time out to do something just for them.

      I have the card packed up for my craft club tonight.. so it will be finished soon.. but lady's birthday is 27th January I think.. so it will be posted when I know she has opened it (you never know who may be reading my blog.. even a 90 year old lovely lady!)

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  19. Well that was super nice of you to make a card for 90 year old birthday girl! I'm fairly new to WOYWW and I love peeking as well as encouraging comments from my new crafty friends. Thanks for commenting on mine too. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #44

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    1. I hope you are enjoying WOYWW as much as I am.. it's like being invited in to see passion in the making... loving the interaction and encourage :)

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  20. Hi Erika,
    Welcome to blogland and welcome to Woyww! I'm sure you will have fun meeting lots of creative people :)

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    1. I am having a great time.. was lucky to meet so many people for real at the WOYWW meet up in November... and now getting to know people through seeing their spaces and what they are working on is inspiring.

      Thank you for the visit :)

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  21. What a lovely workspace & so FUN to create a beautiful card for someone you don't know!

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    1. I am having so much fun with this card and random ideas... it was just what I needed to kick-start my crafty 2017.
      Thank you for visiting:)

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  22. looks like a happy desk this week! thanks for visiting!
    robyn 1

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    1. Very happy desk.. although everything is now crammed into my backpack to go to craft club tonight lol :)

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  23. You have a really nice crafting area. I know what you mean about needing to remember a photo the night before, those work mornings do come way toooooo early.

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    1. I am a morning person after 7am.. but a complete robot until I step onto the train... scary really!

      Thank you for visiting me :)

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  24. Now that looks like a lovely crafting space.... and tidy.
    sandra de @22

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    1. Thank you... I am sure it will be less and less tidy as weeks go by and I start making things lol.
      Thank you for visiting me :)

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  25. Yes it is lovely to get nice comment, Thank you for your.

    great work space and looking forward to seeing some of you work,
    lilian B# 42

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    1. I am looking forward to completing things I can show... not long now.. I may start Valentine's to sell at work soon :)

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  26. Hi from WOYWW! Love your creative space. Sez x #51

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    1. I love it too.. I just need a lottery win so I can stay in there and not have to leave unless I want to :)

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  27. welcome to blogland and you've already found this awesome community of crafters. I also make the picture on tuesday as I too also leave very early (5:40)thx for your visit Vicky

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    1. I kind of cheated my way into this community by knowing Julia from when we lived 2 houses away from her... and I met some others through Facebook groups.. and was very welcomed to a crop they held in November. It was actually because of the crop that I was inspired to try blogging.. :)

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  28. Thank you for stopping by my blog!! I appreciate it so much. You have a GORGEOUS work space!!

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    1. Thank you so much.. it was my dream for ages from when I used to craft on a foldaway dinner table in the living room... so when we moved 5 years ago to this house and I was given my own space I made it my own with the help of an architect friend and Julia's amazing husband built it for me.. it's perfect to me.

      Thank you for stopping by x

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  29. Hi Erika, Looking forward to seeing the card.

    You'll have fun popping into WOYWW.


    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

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    1. Thank you Sue... I finished the card tonight... just waiting for the address to send it off to. If her daughter wants to see the card (I've asked her) before I send it on.. I should be able to post the photo of it next Wednesday :)

      Thanks for stopping by x

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  30. Happy Belated WOYWW. What a lovely thing to do - making a card for a stranger. I have Distress Crayons on my wish list - I think I would enjoy working with them. Ali x #29

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    1. I haven't played with them in earnest yet... but the little trials I have done have been fun :)

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  31. WOW what a lovely thing to do with the 90th card to a stranger. love the blue. Thanks for the visit BJ#13

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    1. thank you.. I really hope she will like it :)

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  32. Bit late getting on here I am :) Can't wait to see the card when you are done, I'm sure it will brighten this lady's day.
    I would low to swap cards with you. Just pop me an email to cardiologydepartment@ouklook.com and we can trade info.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Michelle

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    1. Oooooooooo card swap yay :D

      The Blue Kindness card is now in the mail... just have to wait until her birthday to show you all my make

      :)

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  33. The 90 year old lady will sure adore the card that you made! It's almost another Wednesday and I am awfully late with my visit... thanks for yours last week! Love from icy Holland!

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    1. Visits are never late.. just well timed :)
      I sent the card off so it will be ready for her birthday on 21st January... I can't wait to share the card next week once I know she has opened it :)

      Looking forward to tomorrow's WOYWW

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