Tuesday, 30 July 2013

WOYWW 217 ups and downs

Hi world
The last week has been one of highs and lows for me
Lows include my laptop being sick and going to hospital so I am writing this on my I phone .... It will be short,
Menopause melt down ( don't ask!),
It rained ( cooled down)
Highs include ... It rained ( very  refreshing)
I finally found time to make some cards
Lost 7 lb sorry to mislead not ALL this week
I realised the big M is not going away.... Deal with it :0
Anyway here's the desk
 pop over to Julia's to see more

Here you can see
Made cards, lots of DI pads, lots of stamps, texture pastes and I finally found my special awl.
brought some blending stumps for zen tangling.
Anyway enough waffle here's some cards I made inspired by Shaz silver wolf

I finally finished my lace book so if you would like to see it follow the link though I warn you there are a lot of photos :)
Usual rules apply ..... you should know them by now
Visiting on an I phone is slow going bear with! 


  1. I hope your feeling better and it's just the fun of being a girl UGG!! to that somedays !! lol lovely cards you've made and Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki I'm posted Here

  2. We can commiserate together. I had a similar week. (minus the sick computer) I've been menopausal since I was 32 (i'm 40 something now). I think I have found the 7 pounds you lost. I love how your cards turned out. The colors and design are awesome. I hope you have a better weekend. (((HUGS)))

  3. Wow thanks for sharing your Fabulous WOYWW xx Jan (15)

  4. Hi Janet, I hope you are feeling better soon ... the menopause is a pain but it does go away, eventually, if that is any consolation.Hope your laptop recovers soon too. Congratulations on the 7lb weight loss, that's exemplary :) I struggled to lose just 1lb this week :( Your cards are lovely - I like the tile effect. Hugs - I think you need a hug even if it is of the cyber variety :)) Elizabeth x #16

  5. Well done on the weight loss....mine is still going at 1lb a week so I'm happy with that. :-)
    Big hugs for coping with the big has it's moments doesn't it?! Love your latest cards.
    A x # 3

  6. Oh don't let all despair, just shut down and relax, play with your paper and craft. If something goes wrong blame the possums. love the last card it is really beautiful

    Happy Crafting
    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 4

  7. love all your cards - esp. the tree through the window, very effective!
    most impressed that you had the energy to make them with your ups 'n' down, and congrats on losing 7lbs - that's a lot!!
    hoping the cooler weather continues...
    happy WOYWW and have a blessed week x
    no. 8

  8. It's not fun to not feel well. and having your laptop go to the hospital (computer hospital) wasn't fun either, I bet.

    I'm very impressed at your weight loss. Good for you. Love those cards, too. they are all beautiful.

    Happy WOYWW from #2.

  9. Life can be a bit of a roller coaster at times can't it, but good on you for your weight loss achievement. Your cards are just gorgeous I particularly love the second one with the elongated design and pretty butterflies. Happy WOYWW and have a great week! Danie #25

  10. You will feel better believe me. Love everything on your desk especially all things distressed and your cards are super. happy woyww

  11. Hi Janet, DEEP sympathy about the big M - I had a flurry of symptoms a few months ago - but nothing since, if that's what I'm in for I just want a magic STOP button to be installed! Your cards are beautiful, I think the middle one is my favourite, love that water colour effect. Hope you have a better week. MMx #42

  12. Gosh life sounds like a bit of a roller coaster for you ate the moment. I love the watercolour effects on your cards. x

  13. Your cards look great. I can sympathise about the sick computer - mine has just come home after being away a week and its really too difficult to blog on a tablet or ipad.
    Bernice #39

  14. Oh dear you are having a rough week. Can understand. Life a bit challenging here as well.I dread the laptop being poorly. I have had post menopause/post menopause symtoms for 15 years now. Gggggrrrrr. My mum said she had one hot flush one day and then nothing.
    Hope things get better for you. Anne x #24

  15. Sending big WOYWW hugs to you, gal.....the menopause is a complete bugger but do what you have to to in order to get through it.....short of throttling the inane idiots who get in your way sometimes!!!!! Or stupid customers... ;-)
    LLJ 20 xx

  16. Congrats on your weight loss - awesome !!! Sorry about the big M... that's a bummer. It does go eventually so hang in there :-D

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE in Greece #58

  17. My sympathies wrt the Big M .... I do know how you feel. I am seriously considering medication just to get through our summers. Gorgeous card and well done with the weight loss. You really have achieved quite a bit and always such great ideas from the desks of woyww.
    Sandra @69

  18. megga sympathy from here too, I am at 'that' age so wont be long. Also suffering enough with the heat thank you. Hope your PC is fixed soon too. Great Cards though.

    Lynda #59

  19. Oh dear, it's not a lot of fun being a girl at times. Some lovely creations and lots of lovelies to see on your desk too.

    Fiona xx #31

  20. I feel your pain and am right there with you :)

    You managed to make some pretty nifty cards in spite of it all. I find Shaz inspiring too. I saw that post earlier (today? this week? can't recall) but it inspired me too...not to actually DO anything, but it got my mind racing. Well done for your follow thru!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (17)

  21. Aw fab desk with lots of fab goodies on show. Ergh to the M! My mum thinks I'm starting to get symptoms early. I'm doing everything else early so why no that I suppose but I can at least empathise, horrible hot flushes not helped by the humidity. Yay yo the rain too! Take care my friend, stay cool. Zo xx 77

  22. Beautiful cards and fabulous active desk! You have my sympathy re the hot flushes - I'm not looking forward to those!

    Dawn #94

  23. Stunning work Janet - especially the lace book - I absolutely love it!! x Jo #11

  24. Hi Janet, love how your mosaic looks like you are looking through a window! Ace. Re the Big M- has anyone ever recommended Agnus Castus? Its a herbal tea you can get from health food shops, and is supposed to be excellent, especially helping with hot flushes.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #22

  25. Oh the joys of being a woman! But your work is absolutely lovely. #114 Ann

  26. Hope the parcel, (finally got it posted) cheers you up. The horrorpause is a bummer but all things change and you WILL get through it. At least it's not stopping your creativity as you've made some lovely cards there.
    The parcel went all the way to Brighton, all around and back up North but never got to a PO until today when I got home! Hope it's worth your wait!
    love Jo x

  27. Oh Janet, what a week - hope the computer is better soon, not sure I can do much about the big M, lol! Hope things improve soon! Love your cards. Helen 6

  28. Sorry to hear of your ups and downs but well done for getting your cards done. Hope things settle down soon.
    Gillian #66

  29. aw mate, it's bloody hard being a gal isnt it. am deeply impressed that you're in the 'deal with it' mind set, good for you, and dont be tough on yourself at the times when 'dealing with. It' is hard. glad you found your awl, and gladder about the beautiful cards, bet Shaz will be chuffed at your inspired-ness.

  30. Hope your computer heals quickly Janet. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for a sharing a peek into your studio space, I love seeing what everyone is up to! ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33 (#132 whoa…I was late to the party today!)

  31. Argh, sounds like you are having quite the week but you have managed to make some lovely cards! Annette #1 for the first time in 4 years!

  32. Very bumpy week there Janet. Never mind the sun is out today!!
    Something will be cheering you up very shortly...

  33. Oh my sympathies to you! I just hit the big M and feel like I'm having a melt down, or going slightly insane, not sure which one. So sorry you are/were in the hospital. What a week for you and you still managed to make several beautiful cards!!! You go girl! Thats awesome. I'm late visiting so I hope you are feeling a little better :) Rasz #142

  34. I know what you mean with the MMD - ah I am in the same boat! I guess it is life - some have it worse some have it better! You did make some lovely cards and the lace book is just amazing!Very lucky that you lost all that weight - I don't see that happening for me ever!Huh!
    Chin up girl - we must carry on!
    Lots and lots of hugs

  35. You are a dedicated desker to tackle it with your phone, Janet!! I'm sorry you had a rough week, but your creativity didn't suffer. Your cards are fab!! Happy Belated WOYWW! Enjoy the rest of your week ~ I hope it's all highs, no lows!! Darnell #118

  36. Love your mosaic cards! And your desk looks great :-) It's always up and down but I'd so hate it if my computer wouldn't work LOL Fortunately I married my personal IT emergency service years ago :-) Thanks so much for your very kind comment on my blog. Have a great Sunday, Suzanne

  37. G'day Janet
    thanks for dropping by for WOYWW...never too late for that :O). I love your full busy desk and the gorgeous cards you have made. The last one is divine!
    Annette In Oz #4

  38. Hello. Well Im Roberta aka Bert #122. And Im new and very slow at this. I seem to get lost in all the goodies in every one sites.. just wanted to say thank you for sharing and letting me peak. Have a lovely day. Bert


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