Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WOYWW 121 - Slowly going South

My desk has remained clean for 4 weeks, that must be some kind of record, don't you think? Does that mean that I can be forgiven for the little mess today? Its not too bad. Just going South very slowly, getting worse daily, little by little. The leftovers from previous projects. My heatgun from embossing, the embossing powder, the embossing pad, some papers, some tools and some UFO's.
I have not done a whole lot in terms of crafting, but really love this card. The image is from Michelle Perket. Coloured her with my Copics and glitterified her dress and wings. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the local Chinese shop.

I recieved my Tag! It is beautiful in real life! Hanging on my craftroom wall and everybody comments on it. Thank you so much!

For some reason Blogger is not allowing me to Publish these next photo's the right way up! I finally got my cardreader to transfer the pics of the tag I made for Frankie's swap to my computer, so if you turn your head, you will see it the right way up.
Used lots of embossing and stamping and the ATC I made for a previous swap. Hope Jane recieves it soon and likes it.

Did not like the boring white envelope, so stamped some birdcages on there too - I had the birdcage stamps on my table, so I had to use them.

I am typing this in class, while my girls are preparing a debate on the death penalty. Young people never cease to amaze me with their wisdom. I am listening to their talk and thinking that I would never have been able to come up with such arguments at 17 and that in a second language!

Please spare a prayer for a fellow teacher who has lost her husband this week. She is in dire financial straights. She had to sell her house to cover her hubby's medical costs and is now forced to live in a low cost shell of a house. No inner walls and no ceiling.

One of my pupils also just told me that they discovered a huge growth in mom's uterus and that she is having tests done today to find out what is wrong.

Makes one grateful for the troubles in your own life.

Have a great day everybody and don't forget to visit Julia at


  1. You must be feeling better. My little craft area is slowly going south as well. I've been stamping quite a bit because I took an online class. Your card is beautiful - so sweet and pretty. I will pray for your teacher friend. That's a lot of troubled waters for one person.

  2. Great work, love the tags. My mum is in hospital too.

  3. I hope your pneumonia is a thing of the past. Your desk looks so good, mine has been a mess for more than a month now. Great projects Tertia.

  4. Lovely creations on here. Such sad stories, thank you for mentioning they do make you humble and realise how grateful you are. Much love, Jenny

  5. It seems to be a week of stories that pull you up hard and realise that all the small things we fret about are really insignificant. Hope fortunes change for all the folk you've mentioned.
    Your tags are beautiful - the one with the white music on black is really lovely :) Have a good week! LLJ xx

  6. Glad things are getting better for you - glad you received the tag safely too and that you like it!

  7. You make GLORIOUS tags. Simply wonderful. Much better than anything I could ever make.

  8. Stories like yours are the kind that make you stop and say thank you for all your own joys in life. How cruel to lose your husband and your home in one fell swoop.

  9. Lovely work. Sorry to hear about others' troubles. Should you be blogging in class??? I didn't manage to post until bedtime on Wednesday so now I am visiting. K no118

  10. Hope you are fit and well now ... so sorry to hear about the teacher and the students mum ... I hope life takes a turn for the better. Your fairy card is so cute.xx

  11. your card and tags are lovely and i love the birdcage stamps you used for your envelope. so sorry to hear about other's troubles. i know what it's like and so i'm saying a prayer for them.

  12. Apologies for being so late in visiting this week but I really wanted to pop in and see what you were up to last week. Your tags are gorgous and found the insight into your working life very interesting. So sorry to hear about your colleague's hardship - bad enough to lose a loved one without the terrible aftermath. Hopefully I will get around much quicker tomorrow. Elizabeth x #73

  13. Hi Tertia! Gorgeous tags!
    I discovered your blog on DKH designs - just love meeting other SA bloggers!