Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WOTWW - A weird week.

 Good morning all the wonderful friends from WOYWW (and I use the term friends, because you have all become good friends even though I have never met any of you face to face) and anybody else who happens to come for a visit. As you can see, my desk is slowly getting worse and worse - no time for cleaning between work and play you see. Did you spot the rasberry Fizzers? Love those!

 Went to a stamping get together on Saturday and had way too much fun. I also spent way too much money on things I really need (well, thats what I keep telling myself LOL) Came home and plated. I have been eyeing that poppy die for a long time and finally bought it. I am not sorry, I love it! Gave the poppies a little bit of life with my beloved Copics, added some scraps from my scrap box a little ribbon and that was all that was needed for a great card.
 My grandie was paging through some magazines and found this cool little album with instructions. How could I say no when she came to me and asked: 'Ouma. do you think we can make this?' I mean, you never, ever say no to a grandie unless it is potentially life threatening, do you? It is made from one sheet of cardstock and some patterned paper from a local company Fab Scraps. It was also an excuse to use another new die.
Thought I would show you the cake my DD made for Tiani's 2nd birthday. Such a prescious little  CANCER FREE girl!
The title of my post, you ask?
Well this has been a weird year, with many weird things happening. Chevaune's snake bite and more and then this week the tragic news of Oscar Pistorius shooting and killing his girlfriend. I pray for all the parties involved.
A friend from school is married to a teacher who teaches at one of our neighbouring schools. He went on a hike with some of the staff and some of the learners from his school and while on the hike one of the girls (15) slipped and plummeted to her death down a cliff. Please pray for him and all the people on that hike as well as for the parents of the girl. This is such a devastating thing to happen and must be the worst nightmare for any teacher.
May you all have a fantastic day and a 'weird free' week.


  1. Busy deak, the card is gorgeous. No you should never tell Grandie "no". LOL Such a cute cake too.
    Krisha #21

  2. Nice card!
    Happy Wednesday and have a creative week ;)
    Hugs Marleen #18

  3. lovely poppy card. Hope Tianihad a super fun birthday.
    What a terrible thing happening to the teachers as well.
    Happy woyww, Jill #33

  4. Yes a weird year indeed. Love the cake and the card and yes we always need new stuff, tiz good for the soul.

  5. Great looking work space. Love the cards. I didn't know we could tell the grandbabies no! Sorry to hear about the strange year. I hate to hear about the girl plummeting to her death and I can really relate to the teacher and the family! My son went on a hike and almost fell over a cliff but his foot got stuck in a crevice and they got to him before he could fall. We were lucky! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

  6. The cake is fab
    Best not upset granny
    Your space is creative and fun
    Jackie 19

  7. The die is gorgeous, I must use mine again! Love the card - and the cake, what a great celebration. Helen, 5

  8. Gorgeous makes on your post this week...esp that amazing cake.
    Sending lots of prayers your way for all concerned. x
    A x # 52

  9. Beautiful cards and the cake is spectacular. It is a sad world at times ...not at all how our maker wanted things to be.
    Sandra @83

  10. Wonderful cards, the cake is awesome x
    So sorry to read about the sad events
    that have happened x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

  11. A lot of people needing a lot of prayers I will keep them in my prayers and thoughts.
    Your desk looks great today and I love your card and the cake WOW
    Wishing you a Happy WOYWW

  12. Your desk looks great and I love your cards.

    Enjoy hopping around the world today nosing into people desks.
    Lori #57

  13. That cake is awesome! I bet she felt so lucky!Tamika #131

  14. I will certainly be praying for the people on the hike and also for those connected to the shooting. Not a nice week for you at all.
    So glad the birthday girl is doing well now.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier, have a good day/week rather than one like you have just had.
    Hugs, Neet 11 xx

  15. Such a mixed week of emotions and experiences this week for you. The fun of your crafting get together and the joy of Tiani's progress marred by the tragedies. I hope you find solace and peace through it all.
    Thinking of you and my heart goes out to you,
    love Jo x

  16. Fab cake! Love the card and booklet. Sorry to hear of such sad things happening to peeps you know. Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

  17. It does sound like a sad week, with all that news, but on a brighter note, that cake is just fab!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  18. Hi Looks like your album will be great fun for the GD ! Bella showed me the Fab Scraps papers when she took me to a scrapping shop in Cape Town last month - and I did allow a few to leap into my suitcase to come home with me !
    Love the cake !
    So sorry to hear about the pupil's death - how tragic for everyone. Take care Ali #27

  19. Thanks for stopping by last week, had computer problems so not many visits. Works good so far. Love your pink.. Sorry to hear of the young one, I wish older people would get there act together. What's with all the guns etc? Walk away, get on with life.
    Enjoy the week and Happy WOYWW

  20. Oh dear, cold knocked me for 6 again yesterday, then computer had a problem so DH had it all evening. Love the poppy card, which make of die is it as I might like to indulge myself. Thanks for stopping by and Happy belated WOYWW BJ#4

  21. Crumbs, what a roller coaster you've been on - amazing highs and terrible lows! On a lighter note, you are one great crafting family - your poppy card and booklet are gorgeous, and that cake ...!! Take care and have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog for WOYWW, Chris xx

  22. what an awfull year 2012 was for your extended family and friends...
    I pray that 2013 will only bring good times and good lives to everyone instead.

    That cake is fabulous. Your daughter did a fab job.

    The poppy card is so that you used scraps! You should put it in Pixies Crfty is a challenge where you post items made from snippets (bits of leftover stash. Normally, there are not any prizes but lately there have been!

    The booklet is beautiful...I would love if you did a post with the direction...I know my grandaughter would love to make something like this.

  23. Hi, Tertia, the cards and cake are fantastic! I love pink and white color combo. Great creations!!! :)