Wednesday, 3 July 2013


I am up early due to a flare up in my Fibromyalgia and Hip Bursitis.  On the positive side, at least it means I get my WOYWW post done nice and early!

WOYWW stands for 'What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday' and further details/linking list can be found at Julia's Stamping Ground.

My desks are quite tidy this morning and nothing new to see, so I am attaching pictures of the graduation card I made for my stepson, using Serif CraftArtist 2 Professional and my Silhouette Cameo (my first attempt to cut out vinyl - which was actually very simple).

We will be moving over to the farmhouse soon - carpets are going down on Tuesday, which includes my craft room, so I can then start moving boxes over.  See the blog,, for lots more details and photos.

I am a happy bunny at the moment, as the Tour de France has started and I get to sit and cross stitch whilst watching it (even if it is just the highlights in the evening).   Cycling is another activity which I used to enjoy - we hope to try out an electric bike for me one day, and perhaps that will be a way for me to get out on 2 wheels again?

Happy WOYWW to everyone.

Ali x


  1. Brilliant! Love the inside especially and great o feature something on the back too! Bravo!Happy WOYWW!

  2. Hope your Fibro and hips ease off. Damp here today, so I feel worse.

    Fab card for your stepson.

    Hope the move continues to go smoothly.

    It will be great for you to get out on a boike again and an electric one sounds ideal.

  3. That's a great card, love the owl. So glad that you are getting some cross stitch done while watching the cycling,, enjoy..
    Sandy :) #42

  4. So sorry the fibro is playing up
    Sending gentle hugs

  5. What a great card, we love that scroll inside. Sorry to hear the fibro is annoying you, ours has been annoying this week too.

    Waving hi from the bears @#92 this week

  6. That's a great card, I love that silhouette!!! I, too, am a Tour de France fan... watching the race every afternoon (and watching the "Tour-talkshow" about it every night. THey have guests - sporters and journalists - and it's all about the tour. Yes, we have that in Holland!) Can't wait 'till they get to the mountains!

  7. Beautiful card, I love the littel owl.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    xx Monique #74

  8. I just typed a comment but cannot see it - now it may be that you end up with two comments by me but that's better then none, isn't it?

    What did I say? Well, that I LOVE that silhouette on the card and that I, too, am watching the Tour de France every afternoon (and the special talkshows we have about it in the evening too!) It's my 'ritual' in the Summer, I LOVE following it! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #101

  9. LOVE the card! can't wait to see your new craft room :) i'm a happy bunny too - Wimbledon!!
    thanks for stopping by already!
    happy WOYWW and have a blessed week :)

  10. Hi Ali
    sorry to hear you are going through a flare up that is never fun. I hope it soon settles down for you again. I am loving the card you made really great job
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week
    Ria #52

  11. Super graduation card. Sorry I'm a bit late replying but my son had his drum exam this morning, glad that is over now. Thanks for stopping by this week BJ#13

  12. Brilliant graduation card...I'd be lost without my Serif! Bet you can't wait to start organising your new craft room. Hope the pain starts to ease soon. Hugs. Pam#27

  13. Great card Ali, even with the help of the cameo, you still have to have your design head on. Sorry to hear you're forced up by pain - hope the day sees it reduce immensley.

  14. Hi Ali, Such a cute card :) Hope you're feeling a bit better and thanks for your visit. Happy woyww and have a good week. Liz@63

  15. Just popped over to see how things are going with the house , looking really lovely

  16. Well done on the vinyl cutting, the card is very cute. Sorry about the Bursitus, I am suffering from Sciatica and have been for a few weeks, so will be taking the pain killers soon. I am wondering if I can attempt to get on my bike again soon, not at the moment though.

    Cazzy x #113

  17. Love your card, and wishing you good luck and smooth sailing with the move to the farmhouse! Nice meeting you via WOYWW! ~tina

  18. Love the card! Good luck with the move. A late Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #25


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