At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, June 13

WOYWW no. 158


Well, yesterday was a rather productive day - finally, after a couple of weeks feeling like Dr Death's missus... my dh and I caught a nasty tummy bug and have just been passing it back and forth... thankfully, the kids are as right as rain :)

Anyway, the desk...

First a card I'm making for my Dad - Fathers' Day on Sunday :) The image isn't great, I'm afraid - it's another dull and drizzly day, and I don't know how to 'mute' the flash highlights...


It's a collage of stuff he likes - music (he's always listening to the radio, CDs, vinyl, cassettes in the car...), some script (he's an avid reader), a map (he's a great walker), flowers (he loves nature and he's a mean flower arranger!), and a good boy eating an apple (I think my dad's the only person I know who isn't a vegetarian, yet he gets his 5-a-day each and every day!!) No wonder he looks so good at 70 :)

And my beautiful ATC from the lovely Ann


... a celebration of WOYWW third anniversary the other week - I shall treasure it :)

And on the right of the desk, a journal where I'm working on this week's IA challenge 'Chickens and Roosters'. I've missed a few challenges lately, so I'm hoping the energy levels remain high enough to finish it...


I'm thinking I'll stamp 'Today is a new day...' across the page between the rooster and the butterflies...

Well, I'll go see if Mr Linky is up over at Julia's Stamping Ground - he's gone AWOL... probably in Poland enjoying the footie...

Then I can hop around the globe taking a peek at everyone else's desks :)

Have a great Wednesday!!




21 comments:

Helen said...

Love the card, and the atc's. have a good day - hope you are better now! Helen, 3

Helen said...

Love the card, and the atc's. have a good day - hope you are better now! Helen, 3

red2white said...

The card for your dad is very sweet. And I am glad you feel better, sending you sunshine from the Highlands!

red2white said...

The card for your dad is very sweet. And I am glad you feel better, sending you sunshine from the Highlands!

Ann B said...

Thought I recognised that ATC....
Lovely card for your Dad and I like your cockerel stamp - I have a thing about chickens as my Grandma used to keep them when I was little.
Ann B
#21

Laura said...

Love how you have collated all the things your Dad loves and put them in to a card.
Laura 78

Erika said...

Hi Helen my you had a lot to get on your card! Great job. Love the atc and your journal page. Thanks for sharing and popping by, have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika. #41

Sandy said...

Love your rooster and butterfly art so pretty. Sandy :)

craftymonki.com said...

Wonderful artwork

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #12

Twiglet said...

What a thoughtful card - sure your dad will love it! x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Ouf, tummy bugs are the worst, poor you. So exhausting, do be careful to keep yourself rested. You're terribly well prepared..I know it's Father's Day, but I'm kinda not really ready. OK, not started. Well done you!

Rita said...

Hope your both feeling better Claire. Lovely desk and those ATC cards are beautiful. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx 33

mamapez5 said...

That's a great collage for your dad. I'm sure he'll appreciate it.
I'm glad to say I took the Spanish sun with me for my visit, but sadly for friends and family over there, I seem to have brought it back with me, and they are now flooded out again!
i hope you are feeling much better soon,
Kate x

Samantha Elliott said...

Love your project for your Dad. I actually b-b-b-bought a card for my Dad as it made me laugh!!
Love that Rooster - he looks like mine - his name is Tony!!

sandee said...

Dang, I haven't done the IA Challenge and I have a rooster kitchen, you would think I'd be first in line to do this one, maybe tonight? yes...tonight it is! Ok, that's decided, lol, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

VonnyK said...

I love the card you made for your dad and the Inspiration Ave is coming along nicely. Love the writing in the background.
Hope you and the Mr are feeling better now and the sun is out for you.
Have a great week.
Von #83

Tertia said...

Love the card you are making and that ATC is gorgeous.
Happy WOYWW

Lisa Richards said...

Love your Father's Day card and the rooster stamp is wonderful! I love collecting hens and roosters! Thanks so much for your kind condolences on my blog. :)
Lisa

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your card for Fathers Day looks wonderful and is very personal with all your fathers hobby's. And I hope your get enough energy to complete your journal, because it looks so beautiful. Thanks for visiting me. Bye, Franka

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your dad is going to love the card! The ATC is beautiful! Wishing you a good weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Shoshi said...

Love the card you made for your dad, Claire. Great making cards for them, with the things they like, isn't it!! I love your cockerel and butterflies page too - really subtle and beautiful.

I would absolutely love to swap with you, and yes, of course, a Postcard would be acceptable - more than acceptable! I'll email you my snail mail address.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and glad you like my busy desk!

Sorry to be so long responding but I've been having problems with my comments awaiting moderation not being visible - it turns out it's a Blogger/Firefox problem since the latest Firefox upgrade, so I'm temporarily using IE till they sort it out - hopefully soon!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #15