Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WOYWW 26th April

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk




I'd just done this birthday card for my brother.



Happy WOYWW



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

WOYWW 19th April,m 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk




On my desk this morning are four Toppers for a swap.  The theme was Spring Garden.



Happy WOYWW.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Beauty Sleep


As you know my girls, like most Greyhounds, take there beauty sleep very seriously.  On average they sleep for 16 hours a day.


Polly says being an elderly dog (she's 10) she has to take it easy whenever possible, which seems to be most of the time.



Honey (who is 6) goes along with Polly and is happy to take a nap any time.  



We hope you are having a lovely Easter.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

WOYWW 12th April, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


This was my desk yesterday evening, with the card I had just made for a swap where you had to use peel offs.  I think I should have coloured around the sentiment in the yellow, as the purple doesn't help the sentiment stand out.





Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

WOYWW 5th April, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


On my desk I have the gubbins for a swap. 



I coloured in the Wolf and then mounted it on black card and then onto a deep red card.



Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

WOYWW 29th March, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



This is what is on my desk.  I coloured it in and then put the frame on.




Happy WOYWW.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Recharging Our Batteries

When you have had a busy week, there's nothing better than recharging your batteries.

My girls are very good at doing just that.



Here's Honey




Polly showing how it should be done.  This is known as roaching.




We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WOYWW 22nd March, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



This is my desk this morning.




This is a card I made for a Swap.  The theme was a Silhouette card.

The die was free in a magazine.  I used black and gold card.  The flowers were made by a punch.



Happy WOYWW.

Monday, 20 March 2017

I Introduce To You - Blue

Well I have a name for the Suzuki. I did think about AO, which Is blue in Japanese (Suzuki is Japanese) and the first two letters of my registration are AO. However, I put all 13 suggestions (from groups, FB, blog comments and emails) into a hat (well a bowl).

The winner is Blue suggested by Dianne Richardson.  There will be a little prize going her way.


Saturday, 11 March 2017

My New Baby

I picked up my newer car this morning.  I loved driving Kermit (my VW Golf), but he was 16 and more and more things needed doing.

I've got a 5 year old Suzuki SX4.  Dad had one several years ago, which I drove occasionally.  All I have to get use to is that it's not automatic, so I have to remember to change gear.  I stalled it twice on the way home, but I am sure I will get the hang of it.




I would have shown you front and back, but apparently it's not good to show the Registration plate.  There must be some way of blacking that out, but I don't know how.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

WOYWW 8th March, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning is messy for me.




Here are four cards I made at a crafting morning last Friday.




Happy WOYWW

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Polly's 10th Birthday - 1st March, 2017

If you are looking for WOYWW post, it is under this one.




My beautiful Polly is 10 today.  I still remember the day I went to the RGT (Retired Greyhound Trust) kennels to see about getting another Greyhound.  The lady who ran the kennels brought her out to me and that was it.  I didn't need to see another one.


She mended my broken heart when I lost Song, my previous Greyhound suddenly to Cancer.









WOYWW 1st March, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk




On my desk this morning I have the gubbins for three cards.


Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WOYWW 22nd February, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk





These are Toppers I made for a swap.  The theme was flowers and butterflies.


Happy WOYWW

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

WOYWW 15th February, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



On my desk this morning I have the gubbins for four toppers.







Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Honey's 6th Birthday - 8th February, 2017

My mischief maker Honey is 6 today.










She makes me smile every day.



Hope you have a lovely day.

 Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

400th WOYWW 1st February 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk

Well it is the 400th WOYWW.  Well done Julia for setting up such a fab way for crafting bloggers to meet each other and at the same time see their work areas and lovely projects.

On my desk today I have the four birthday cards you saw the gubbins for on my WOYWW post of 18th January. 


The topper for the first card was not made by me.  It was a tag on a birthday present.





Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

WOYWW 25th January, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



On my desk this morning I have Toppers for a Swap with the theme Christmas.  I used Christmas cards I got this year to make them.




Happy WOYWW

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Woe Is Me

Here's my Honey from the other evening.  She looked so uncomfortable.




 The reason she is laying like this is because she hopes I will take pity on her and get Polly to move off the memory foam pads.



There are memory foam pads in the rigid dog beds, but for some reason they both like to lay on the pads.  They will go into the rigid beds and curl up happily, but when Honey wants to go on the pads, Honey expects Polly to move.  Sometimes she will stand right close to the pads and glare at Polly.  Polly takes no notice.

It's such a hard life.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

WOYWW 18th January

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


On my desk today are the gubbins for four cards I need for birthdays in February.





The purple bag is actually for using in different handbags, but it's so useful for crafting stuff.

Happy WOYWW

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

WOYWW 11th January, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


Happy New Year


On my desk I have some more stash from The Range.  

The frame is a box frame, as I want to display some of my dad's things.  I have his Navy ribbons and some buttons, as well as a few other little bits.





Thank you cards for my Secret Santas (not so secret:)) and for a birthday present.  Two of the embellishments were given me in a swap.  The second card was made using bits from a previous card.








Happy WOYWW.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Honey's 2nd Gotcha Day - 9th January, 2017

It's Honey's 2nd Gotcha Day today.  Can't believe I have had my mischief maker two years.





During those two years I have managed to stop her acting like a rabid Kangaroo on the end of the lead, when she sees cats or bunnies.  She still gets excited and will go up onto her toes trying to be a beautiful ballerina, whilst she lets out a few barks and occasionally the odd howl.





Around Easter of 2016 the inevitable happened.  Honey had Happy Tail and would wag her tail very vigorously and at every opportunity.  She banged her tail one time too many and split it open.  My flat resembled a crime scene and I am still finding spots of blood now.  Even got a few spots on the ceiling.  After re-opening the cut several times an infection started, so the vet said it would be best to take the tail off.  Now instead of her tail wagging her butt does.





Earlier I called Honey my mischief maker, this is because she seems to attract mischief.  Often things just happen, like her nose swiping an ornament off the window sill,  backing up and knocking over the water bowl, throwing one of the toys and it landing amongst my photo frames sending them flying.  Sometimes she throws a toy and it can take me a while to find it.  They've been on top of the curtain rail and sitting on a shelf, as if they've been put there very carefully, but it's been luck it's landed without knocking anything over.  More than once I have come home to find two or three books int he middle of the room.  Not a mark on them.  I can only assume she didn't like any of them, or maybe she had already read them.  





She is the most vocal and often does her Wolf impression.  She's the most playful and definitely the most affectionate.





She's the first Greyhound I have had that has night terrors. She can't come on my bed, as if she wakes with a start, she goes rigid, growls and the next step could be a bite, so I have to keep her off.





For all her Honeyisms I wouldn't want her any other way.