Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Getting Messy.

Good morning all WOYWW - Check out Julias Stamping Ground if you have no idea what I am talking about. Looking forward to getting nosey and look at lots of messy Desks later on.  My desk just has some messy splats on a piece of cream card - messy is good. I am working on a LO of a couple of photos of me in CYPRUS a couple of rare ones of me in uniform - packing a box............ Happy Crafting

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Some more creations....

here are a couple of cards made in my craftroom this weekend. I was up at 2am this morning as i could not sleep for some reason and i finished them off.  2 are for birthdays at work. I work for a large card company so handmade cards are just not a novelty........we are surrounded by thousands of cards everyday so we will see how they go down as its the 1st birthdays since i started there in September. I did do Xmas cards but there were so many of them in the office I dont think mine made any impact.
We went to the cinema yesterday afternoon to see War Horse. It was OK but dont go and see it if you love horses as there are some upsetting bits during the WW1 scenes. There was 1 bit where i just could not watch and I am not particularly an animal lover - All in all a good Xmas day/Sunday afternoon film but in my opinion not the best I have ever seen - 6 out of 10 is my score.
Happy Crafting XX Sharne

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

WOYWW 18 Jan 2012

Hi everyone  - I have got a new workspace...... Ikea blocks are wonderful and i am trying for black and white theme but of course i can't throw anything away so there is the occasional wicker item. This is for Whats on your workdesk Wednesday if you are wondering - check out Julias Stamping Ground if you want to join in being nosy.  A couple of LO's of Hong Kong (I lived there for a couple of years) and Dorset our little hideaway for holidays that we borrow from my sister in law every few months.

these are some of the cards i made at the weekend on my "scrapbooking" class where i freestyled ......... see you later - booo after work. Happy Crafting.......................

Sunday, 15 January 2012

some cards...

Here are the cards I have made over the weekend. No a great amount of them but I think 6 is good for an days work.  I am loving the teal colour at the moment and it seems to match most colours ( brown, pink, green) I am also trying to be spring like in my colours so hopefully I have suceeded.  The trees and birds are covered in glossy accents so they stand out from the paper and are shiney. The other three are stamps from Lily of the Valley and coloured with promarkers. Very satisfying.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

WOYWW 11th JAn 2012

Hi everyone - Its Wednesday and time to snoop around other peoples workdesks. Check it out over at Julias Stamping Ground...

 no picture of my desk - sorry it is under contruction - been to IKEA........more to be revealed next week. Instead you have got a picture of my Mums cat - Fluffy. my sisters 40th birthday  and and my nephews birthday card ( not the actual one as I posted it before photgraphing it - schoolgirl error..........)  Looking forward to snooping when i get home from work a bit later on. This working for a living lark is serverly curtailing my crafting latey Got a scrapaholix crop in Broughton Astley ( Leicester) this weekend so really looking forward to that .Happy crafting everyone XX Sharne

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Passing of a Friend

I haven't blogged about this before as i think i did not believe it had happened but it has and I feel the need to tell you about it.  My husbands best friend had always been single and seemed happy enough. He had , had a couple of girl friends but not much came of them and they were over with not much of a fuss. He did however have a good  lady friend, nothing more, he worked with many years ago whom he talked of a few times. She went off and got married to someone else and through updates we knew that she had two children and lived abroad and Kens friend ( Jo) had vague letters from her over the years. It turned out that she had an unhappy marriage and eventually when the 2 sons were older she left her husband and moved back to York area where Jo and her (Rachel) picked up their friendship and took it a few steps further - a blossoming romance followed and Rachel moved in with Jo. We have never seen Jo happier and they seemed to be soul mates, totally besotted by each other. Rachel totally transformed Jo from a single middle aged man into an outgoing trainee family man. They bought a house together, Rachel resumed he job at the same place Jo worked, went on city breaks and had Rachel 2 sons to stay with them whenever they could ( they were at boarding schools and the Father still lived abroad). As I said we have never seen Jo so happy with his lot in life.  There were always suspicions from Ken and I that they  both drank too much but being occasional drinkers we thought nothing of it.  It was obviously more of a problem than we thought because in November Rachel was rushed into hospital and within 1 week was dead of Liver failure........................................................... I still cannot believe that this has happened and I cannot tell you how upset I am that her life was so out of control that she could not give up alcohol for the man she loved or for the 2 sons or even for herself.  Jo did not talk about this "problem" in their lives but it was obvious (now) that she had been drinking heavily for years - possibly the break up of her 1st marriage was because of this. The last time we saw Rachel was in Leeds in early November and it was not a good last meeting. She was dishevelled, had a swollen stomach ( she was a slim woman normally) Her face was very thread veined and her general appearance was not good. They had stopped off at Wetherspoons pub before meeting us at a restaurant and she drank a good bottle of wine over the meal.  Ken and I did comment between ourselves and we discussed whether I should have a private word with her but decided that nothing I could say would make any difference. In reality maybe I should have said something but I did not and now she is not with us anymore.  Jo rang us 5 days after our meal and said that Rachel had been rushed into hospital with Liver failure and was critical. We went over to York thinking we would visit Rachel but were steered clear by Jo who obviously did not want us to go to see her.  She passed away 2 days later - I am guessing if Jo could not make her stop drinking nothing I could say would have made any difference only caused her embarrassment and she was so far gone that she was already beyond any medical help.  Jo has since told us that she was secret drinking - she had stopped working 2 years ago under suspicious circumstances - we suspect drink was also involved here as well. She kept falling asleep at in-opportune moments - Once in the middle of an opera we were at with her anf Jo.............................
Addiction is a cruel disease and it is so sad that Rachel could not get on top of it - what a terrible terrible waste..................... I am so sad for Jo who is back to being a single man. However the few years they had together was great and Jo will never been the same man he was having had Rachel in his life. Nor will we.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Hello 2012 - WOYWW

Hello everyone.  My new years resolution is to post every week.......I am desperatley doing this post for WOYWW over at the Stamping ground. Of course I am not organised a new years resolution dosn't do that does it........ Here are a couple of really bad photos taken this morning of scrapbook pages I did at a scrapaholix crop down in Leicester.  I hope to get around some desks later on today and will leave messages if I can but I also have a Tomb Raider game on my PC to play with.  OK you are all more important than Lara Croft maybe if she was called Lara CRAFT i would fell happier being distracted from my card making......Lots of love  Sharne