Wednesday 14 July 2021


 A brief hello and a very warm welcome to my blog and another edition of What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, the nicest blog hop in the world, hosted by the lovely Julia

This is my desk as it was on Sunday when i was playing and decorating some index cards, stencils, stamps, inks, pens and my trusty mug of tea.  That is the only crafting I have managed this week as work has gone crazy. Never mind, a little is better than none at all!

These are the 4 ICADs I made (I am now officially behind unsurprisingly!). I used a mixture of stencils and background stamps and the focal images are Dina Wakley stamps.

I have managed to swim about 5 times in the past week so all is well despite being busy... and I am enjoying my waterproof camera - we spent about 45 minutes in the water photographing these ducklings!

The big excitement of the week for me was a party!  14 of us met in a friends garden under a gazebo, shared food and danced to 80s music.  I cannot tell you how wonderful and hilarious it was! I will leave you with this rather daft photo of me unwinding after a stressful work day yesterday - not flattering but fun. Have a great week everyone and stay safe.

With love & God Bless,



Mary Anne said...

Can't say which I like better, the lovely ICADS (who cares if you are behind? Story of my life...) or the triumphant mid leap photo! The duck are cute too, we had little ceramic ducks dressed as a bride and groom on our wedding cake and now people will insist on sending us ducks for any occasion. DOH!

Happy Desk Hopping!
Mary Anne (1)

Julia Dunnit said...

Well it’s not unflattering Caro…any pic with your smile on show is a gorgeous one. So glad the waterproof camera is so useable, it must be nice not to have to worry too much about taking pics now. the pics of the ducks are just so sweet aren’t they. I a bit behind with FB but this morning caught your post about a five hour meeting. How hideous, sometimes you kind of think that the online thing isn’t helping….
Do you want me to write you a note?

Neet said...

I just love the photo of you unwinding. What fun it shouts!
Thanks for the ducky photos - so nice to see them all swimming about in the water - with you?
Fabulous icads - those backgrounds are so colourful and the images fit on them perfectly - a great combination.
God Bless - have a good week
Neet 5 xx

Kelly said...

Good morning, Caro!
Oh that water does look like the place to be. The duck pictures are postcard worthy! Beautiful. Glad you got to connect with friends and enjoy being together. Creative Blessings! Kelly #25

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Well done on at least managing to fit in some creative time, I hope now Summer is officially here you will get some more play time. Great ICADS, love the images. The party sounds fab, always a toe tap or a first pump from 80s music, I can just imagine the scene. Take care & Happy WoywW Tracey #9 x

Twiglet said...

Ha ha - love your photo Caro - it's that - "Works over - I'm free grin" isn't it! I hope things have calmed down at work - always seems to be a hectic time of year one way or another. Glad you found time for those lovely cards. xx Jo

Stacy Sheldon said...

Good Morning Caro, talk about birds eye view, I love the duck shots nearly as much as the celebratory view :) thanks for the smile, I am grinning from ear to ear. (love the colors of the girl cards too) ~Stacy #27

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Fabulous index cards - they clearly belong to the same series - which I think is the key to keeping up with the challenges, so you don't have to come up with separate ideas for each. You got really close those ducklings - I wonder what they thought when they saw you swim next to them. Make sure they don't get imprinted on you LOL - following you around, thinking you're mother duck. No picture of you dancing? I would have liked to see that! Did you dress up in 80's style? Have fun this week, hopefully it will be less stressful now. xx zsuzsa #24

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

i absolutely LOVE your ICADs. You put so much into each of them. They are little works of art. LOVE the photo of you in the water. I bet you had a lot of fun at that 80s party. Happy WOYWW from # 6.

Helen said...

I'm reading this at the hairdressers having my colour done - now that is unglamorous ! love the icads and enjoy the water if you get there today. Helen #2

Crafting With Jack said...

Love the colours in your ATC’s. Those ducklings are so sweet. I met someone else who goes river swimming, but she is not in your league. She only goes in the warmer months! Happy WOYWW Angela #7

Diana Taylor said...

I love your of you unwinding - it's fabulous and fun and certainly not unflattering. I love your Icads, it's great that you fitted in a little bit of crafting amongst all your other things. The party souns fab - it seems so long ago since we did anything like that.
Have a good week,
Diana xx #19

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad you have been able to enjoy lots of swimming Caro. Love the latest ICADs. Doesn't matter if you are behind or not - just that you are having fun. Hope work isn't so stressful this week. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

The cards look lovely. The photographs are amazing too. I can't imagine what the ducks are thinking when they see you so close. Hope you have a lovely creative woyww. Hugs, Angela x16x

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous index cards, Caro, and I just love that exuberant photo of you in the water! What fun. I am glad you are enjoying your special underwater camera. If anyone deserves one of those, it's you! What fun, swimming with the adorable little ducklings.

Happy belated WOYWW and God bless,
Shoshi x #18

Susan Renshaw said...

I love those ICADs!
And of course the lovely photos especially you with the splash...
Happy WOYWW!
Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #23
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Catriona said...

Love the photo of you jumping! Glad you had some fun time with friends.