Tuesday 19 November 2013

Busy on WOYWW!

Well as the title says I am rather busy so there hasn't been as much crafting this week as I would have liked, however, this evening (I am cheating by writing this on Tuesday evening) I have actually had to make a quick emergency card, as Alex's best friend is going to live in New Zealand and he leaves school this week.  So for WOYWW you can see my desk in the midst of making the card.  I basically pulled a lot of my blue/green scraps and papers out of my drawers until I found something I wanted to work with so there is a pile of papers on the desk, the card itself with the final pieces waiting to be assembled, a rubber stamp and ink pad and my trusty mug of tea.
Here is the completed card...rather simple as I was in a rush, but effective I hope!  The photo is one I took of the two boys while we were clambering round Higger Tor. Alex now has a copy in his room.
I couldn't go without showing you a photo of the new edition to my desk menagerie - MONKEY!  I am a tea addict and so Tim gave me a cuddly monkey as a treat.  He looks a little like King Kong looming over the octopus family, but it certainly makes me smile.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great week everyone.


Annie said...

Good friends like that will always be friends :-) Can just imaging them meeting in years to come and things always being as they were.
A x # 42

Art Joy of Sharing with Peg and Shel said...

Kong is awesome! Peg #46

House of Bears said...

What a lovely keepsake for the boys. We're rather impressed with your octopus family but they look nothing like their dad, hee hee.


Neil said...

Good morning.
Lovely card. Fun to see King Kong too.
Hope you have a good week.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Aw, poor Alex..it feels like the end of the world when your bestie moves away and you can't get much further away than NZ!
Your enormous Monkey made me laugh, esp your King Kong wisecrack, lol! Does that mean you're Fay Wray?? ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

ha, monkey a,de me smile too..what a lovely gift! I I like the card you made for Alex's chum..good for you..I always find myself pulling out the colour matches and then failing to put them away.....but you knew that!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again! I've made sets of 6 wine charms, silver hoops with different coloured beads on each that you hook around the glass stems so people know which is their glass at get togethers. I'll try to show a close up next week!
LLJ xx

Jackie said...

You made me laugh with the octopus family my mother has that knitting pattern and a couple of years ago every family member got one...... Must go find it!
Jackie 33

mamapez5 said...

Alex will miss having his friend around won't he? That's a lovely happy photo to use for his card.
I have enough trouble finding space for everything on my desk without adding large cuddley monkeys, but he is rather fun, and if he makes you smile then he has earned his place there! Kate x #84

VonnyK said...

What a beautiful card, I'm sure your sons friend will treasure it. Love the monkey.
Have a great week,
Von #24

Eliza said...

What a cute monkey, you desk looks productive even if you say it is not. I like looking for all the bits n bobs on the desk that people have, I find it interesting.

Thanks for popping in and saying hi.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 1

trisha too said...

Super cute photo, and that monkey is too fun, Caro!

Happy WOYWW to you!
#75 this week
with a tiny book

Nan G said...

Hey Baby, love the card! I like King Kong and the octopi. :) Thanks for the earlier visit! WOYWW hugs! Nan G #22

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Caro,

The card is perfect - too bad he'd moving away. You can tell how much they enjoy eachother's company - such a great photo.

Thank you for visiting me already. I'm slowly making it around.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (6)

glitterandglue said...

Hello Caro. What a lovely card - but Alex is going to miss his friend! Hope all has gone well this week for you all.
Thanks for visiting and your comments. Yes, there are times and seasons in our lives, aren't there? I dropped out of helping with most things when my girls were small. Now we are in a new season of life - called retirement, and it is busier than all the other seasons!! Hubby is church secretary, and I'm part of the worship group - also help out with creating things for the Uganda work our church is involved in.... you get the picture.
Margaret #20

Neet said...

I adore sock Monkey and wish I could find one for myself. Great post Caro, lovely photos.
Hugs, Neet xx