Wednesday, 26 June 2013


I am late with my post today.  Pain is worse than usual, due to riding my pony for 10 minutes yesterday.  I enjoyed the ride, but was it worth it?  At least I am being forced to sit in my craft room and catch up with blogging etc!!

I am not sure if there is anyone left in the world who doesn't know what WOYWW is - but take a visit to Julia's Stamping Ground for more details and the Mister Linky list.

My photo shows my first attempt at cutting vinyl with my fab Silhouette Cameo.  It is the start of a graduation card for my stepson (he got a 2.1 in Computer Science from Bangor), and a 'Just Because I Love the Design'.  The scrapbook page above is the result of the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at  You follow a list of additions each week and by the end of the month you have a finished page.  Brilliant for total beginners like me.

Hope that everyone is well and enjoying their crafting.

Ali x


  1. I hope you feel better soon Ali! I love the way you 'build up' a scrapbook layout by adding things every day... it's been ages since I made a layout. It might even be fun to work on that size (12x12) again - maybe a huge art journal? Aaah... so many plans and so little time... Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #91

  2. Well done on cutting some vinyl with your silhouette all looks good to me! Hve fun with the card,and congratulations to your stepson! Hope you are feeling better soon. #70

  3. Thanks for popping by. Your step son in Bangor?? As in North Wales?? Only just down the road! Congratulations to him on his 2.1
    Like the vinyl cutting out. Look forward to seeing the finished card.
    Do trust you feel a bit better soon. My hubby has suffered from the effects of Rheumatoid arthritis for years - he reckoned that so long as he didn't plan too many things too close together, he would put up with the after effects! They are not nice, though - pain is a real distraction to everything else.
    Margaret #61

  4. Love the images you are cutting out. Haven't looked at gottapixel yet as mainly stick to Daisytrail, I must take a look.Hope you feel better soon. happy WOYWW and thanks for stopping by earlier...Gill x #81

  5. Congrats to your step-son. Love the cut vinyl. Happy crafting #5

  6. Hope your pain eases soon! Lovely to see what you're working on. The Wacky Wednesday Challenge sounds good.
    Zoe @ Top Floor Treasures, #100

  7. Hope you are feeling better soon. Make sure you get some rest this week x

  8. it looks like the machine cuts very well if the black silhouettes are the result!Happy WOYWW, lindsay #113!

  9. Hope you start feeling better soon! Your vinyl looks amazing!

  10. Sending gentle hugs (((Ali))). I hope your pain eases.

    Glad you are able to craft.

  11. Oh that's clever, we couldn't cut that on the Cricut. We hope you feel much better soon, it's no fun having constant pain.. Xx

  12. Oooh! please let the pain ease for you soon. I feel it for you.
    Take care and rest up
    Jo x

  13. I hope your pain eases soon and remember that feeling of being with your ponies, they are such gorgeous animals and being with them can be healing in itself. Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. Hope you have a great woyww week. Liz@71

  14. Oh my, I'm sorry about your pain, but happy that you have a pony! And a Silhouette, what a fun toy!

    #144 this week with
    a mess and a love apple

  15. Congratulations to your son, a real achievement. Must be so tempting to ride your pony, I expect I'd do it even if it meant a bad back! Hope you're on the mend soon. Happy late WOYWW. Pam#28

  16. I hope you feel better soon
    I am very sure you are proud of his achievement getting his degree
    Jackie 29

  17. That looks like a good start to a lovely card!
    Thanks for dropping by, sorry I am a bit late,
    RosA # 11


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x