Tuesday, 19 July 2011

WOYWW 111, 1966 & Star Burst Card

Wow! I think I must have yawned long and hard 'cos a week went by somewhere and I don't know where! Here we are snooping on the crafty desks of the world via Julia's insistence so (after you've snooped on mine, of course) go over to WOYWW and see lots more on Stamping-Ground.
Well.... here's my desk, which was tidy, (honestly, truly, sincerely) just half an hour before this was taken until I started playing around and messing up again. No complaints please as there are still lots of the famous strawberries to be spied.
In a close up view you can see that HUGE basket of stamps waiting to be either cleaned or filed or both. I have this theory that if they are there shouting at me they may one day be "seen to". It doesn't work, especially as the basket often gets relegated to the floor then kicked under the table and is then very handy as a foot rest!
There's a couple of unpainted superlambananas, resting in waiting, just like the one I gave to Doone and if you pop over to her blog on her website, adonnathing you'll see the fantastic results of how she painted her's via her sidebar link.
On my desk I'm working on a trial of a star burst card which I saw on scrappystickyinkymess. Go over there to see some perfect samples of this great card and thanks to all concerned for all their great inspiration. 
My first try out isn't too accurate, I must admit that I'm not fussy on the lace as it's a bit pretty, pretty, for me, but there is a simpler, super, example by Valerie H Wilson, over there, which I love much better. Will have to have another play with this fab fold.

20th July 1966... the year England won the World Foootball Cup.... is  45 years ago, which means that today DH and I have been married this scary long time!! Wouldn't change him for the World and if I hadn't married him we wouldn't have our lovely precious family. 
Here's a collection of wedding photos to amaze you.. .yes! I was once 22 and can now say, far prettier then than I ever thought I was at the time. Wasn't that young man I married gorgeous!
Just imagine those bridesmaids in a rich turquoise... colour photography just wasn't an option those days!
Today these flying flowers arrived from the Channel Islands, courtesy of our girls, the grandees and their DHs... can't you just smell them, (the flowers, not the family, silly!) they are exquisite and will be even lovelier once they open fully. Big thanks to the gang.
There are 40 stems of freesia and the thoughtful note mentioned that the other 5 (making up our 45th anniversary number) were our 2 daughters and 3 grand daughters, all far away in distance but not in heart. 
We are well blessed, as they are the best. 
So many of you ask regularly about our little one in Germany so I thought I'd add an update at this poignant stage.
Our little grandee makes good progress with her treatment, and although it is so very harsh, for her and her parents, they manage somehow to stay strong. The little one is a star and is so happy when she gets back home in between hospital visits. 
The good news is that there should only need to be ONE more session of the intensive therapy, the completion of a difficult 6 months, before the next couple of years become an easier regime of tablets and tests. 
Thanks so much from us all, for all your thoughts, good wishes and for caring.


Angie said...

Where to start ....Congratulations on your 45years together. I LOVE freesias and had white ones in my bridal bouquet and multi colours in the bridesmaids ones....the smell is wonderful.
I think that card is such fun but I agree the lace could be a bit too much for some occaisions....not sure I have the patience to create one though ...looks like a lot of measuring.
Lastly I am so pleased that there is good news about your GD ...she is a star that shines brightly. xx

jude said...

Busy desk this week hun.Oh my fav all time flower the freesia I CAN SMELL THEM FROM HERE!!LOL
so pleased the treatment is going ok and only one more harsh session to go.Thoughts and prayers that it is asuccess and the next few months will be alittle easier for you all.
Have fab wedensday and creative week
hugs judex 8

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is an awesome Star Burst card. And of course, I love the flowers and the beauty and love they represent. Have a Happy Anniversary and a wonderful WOYWW.

Wipso said...

Thanks so much for the update from Germany. I think of her often but don't like to keep pestering you. Send big hugs from me please. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary...those are my fav flowers [had them in my Wedding bouquet].
Love to all,
A x

Paul Browning said...

Happy Anniversary :) and good to hear that the littlun in Germany is fairing well under the circumstances. Love your Starburst card, esp the peachy inky colouring, such a clever idea, must go and look at the link. Pxx

Neet said...

Gorgeous flowers and I love how the number 45 is depicted.
Love that star card - off to have a nosey and maybe a trial later - got visitors today.
Happy Anniversary to you and Dave - Love Neet x

Helen said...

Happy Anniversary! Love love that starburst card, it looks incredible. So glad your grandee is coping as well she can with the treatment. Am thinking of you.

nerllybird said...

Going to check out that starburst card, it looks great. Your flowers are beautiful, and so thoughtfully put together.
Helen S

Ann B said...

Happy anniversary Jo, love those flowers.
Pleased that the treatment is almost over for your Grandee and hope you can all look forward to happier times.
You made a beautiful bride and I love looking at vintage photos - I'll get my coat.......

Twiglet said...

Lovely post - fab photos. I bet those freesias will be gorgeous when they open. My wedding bouquet was freesias - my mum's favourite too! Love to little one - so glad she is coming to end of her treatment. x Jo

Angie said...

Had to pop back to see the photos ..brilliant ... you were a beautiful bride. I was married in 1968 at 21 .. so I too had big curls but in a different style and a long under the bust dress ...not so glam as your though. xx

Wipso said...

Thanks for the heads up about your pics. They are really fab and so 'of their time' :-) What a pretty bride you were.
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love photographs, find them fascinating, and yours were just beautiful. You can feel the love and happiness through the screen :) The freesias are beautiful too, I can almost smell them from here...!

lisa said...

As always, it's such a pleasure to come visiting you Jo. Many Many congratulations on your 45th Wedding Anniversary and thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Wedding photos.
What lovely flowers, I bet they are filling your home with gorgeous fragrance today.
I'm so glad things are going well in Germany, nearly there now. I know it's been a horrible 6 months for all of you.
I'm off to check out that lovely card link, I need a Golden Wedding card for next week and this looks like it might just be the one.
Take care and have a really special day.
Hugs Lisax

April said...

Lovely post, your desk looks very interesting and creative as always. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous wedding photo's!

Franka Benjaminsen said...

First of all I want to wish you a Happy Anniversary. With so much years you deserve a huge bouquet of flowers. And what a great card. For me it's a compleet new design.
Have a happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka

Helen said...

Well, I had to come back to see the photos - I love a good wedding photo - I still look at mine sometimes even after the divorce, lol!

Theresa said...

Love that ambitious desk, but my fave is the photos this week. Wonderful!

Rebekah said...

Love your stunning card it really is brilliant and what fab wedding photos happy anniversary! Happy WOYWW Hugs Rebekah #60 xx

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card!! and even more gorgeous wedding pics!! what a stunning bride you are and happy anniversary 45years!! wow, we celebrate 13years on Friday! hope we reach at least 45!:-D
Hope the little one keeps onward and upward with her health too!!

Lisa xx

Paul Browning said...

Brilliant photos - thanks for telling me to pop by again - they must really send a jolt of nostalgia through you. Pxx

Cardarian said...

Huh this post was choc a block full of interesting things, desk, fancy fold card, loved the wedding photos! You were one fancy bride! And your DH one handsome man! The flowers are lovely too - so nice that the kids thought of the simbolism! Thank you for sharing and congrats for this lovely anniversary!
So glad the grandee is doing well!
Lots of hugs,
P.S. We must talk more about you coming to craft on my terrace!

Sue said...

Hi Jo
happy anniversary to you both,
luv your star burst cards tis gorgeous, very handsome couple you both make, my fav flowers make the room smell beautiful, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Jingle said...

Beautiful project and absolutely GORGEOUS photos!

ScrappnBee said...

Happy Anniversary! How sweet of your kids to send you the flowers...they look gorgeous! The pics from your wedding are Fabulous! You were spectacular (and still are!). I hate cleaning stamps too! That is a job I usually give my 6 yr old when she wants to help! Enjoy your Day! -Amanda #45

Sam said...

Wow - where do I start?
1 Congratulations - we both have something to thank 1966 for - I was 32 days old on your day!!
2 Beautiful flowers - I love freesias and Guernsey.
3 Good news about your grandaughter.
4 Lovely Wedding piccies you have shared with us - thanks.

dizzy said...

wow 45 years great to hear as we dont much these days get far with marriage so well done and congratulations love the pics what a stunner you are ali could not beleive it was you and dh

great card to and good news on the little one that she so cllose to the end of the first stage big hugs all round jayne xxx

minnie_mac said...

Many congratulations on your anniversary. So glad to hear that your granddaughter is making good progress through her treatment.

Love the star card.


Dragon said...

Many7 congrats my dear... lovinn your photos- I know what you mean about not knowing how pretty one was in the olden days!!! Mine would have been 44 this year on 12th August... still miss him, even though the fragrant Freddie is fab!!!
Great desk and projects

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jo, loving the card and saw it on Maryanne's site this week she has been having fun with them(great idea and great job) congrats on anniversary and that was a beautiful day love the pickies!
Glad things are going well for your little one in Germany and pray it stays that way.. hard but light at the end of the tunnel now. Sorry am running late this week again! thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW.! Shaz in Oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh and Jo meant to say no left handers so that was great at calligraphy that is love Shaz in oz.x

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous photos, Jo and yes, you were beautiful - and still are! Dave, too - well, not beautiful, lol. Lovely flowers, too - you deserve them if anyone does. Bet they smell divine. The card looks really interesting.

Shoshi said...

Congratulations on your recent anniversary! My hubby and I celebrated our silver wedding in May. I loved looking at your wedding photos - so romantic and gorgeous! You both look so lovely. Wishing you many more happy years together!