Wednesday 5 September 2012

WOYWW 170 - What a week and What a Mess!

Morning everyone. Well there I was minding my own business just about to set off on a well deserved desk hop last Wednesday evening and then........My youngest decided to mess up a flick in gymnastics and off to the hospital we went!  Poor lad did a good job of it.   The NHS staff were fabulous and they have him all set to mend - he has one broken right wrist which is in plaster and one fractured left arm now in a you think he was trying to get an extra week or two off school? ;-)

So my desk is a picture of yesterday, Tuesday spent madly catching up with card class prep as he did make it back to school today after all.  What a mess you see before you!

Remnants of card making and tag making everywhere and definitely no time spent tidying as I go... As if!  You will be pleased to know I have spared your blushes and mine by angling my shot so you can't see my not so smalls drying on the radiator....did I really disclose that ;-D

Here is the shot of what I have ready so far for my class on Friday.  Three of these designs are responsible for the mess above!  I know they look like butter wouldn't melt.  One more card design to go so I should get that done today.  I had a bit of a brainwave and decided to make more card samples than the usual two of each - my class will like that and then I can put them all towards my Christmas Cards that I need for this year so I will have 24 cards completed today and the same amount next month ....why didn't I think of this last year??????

I'm off to bed and will be up soon to help Cal get ready for school - He is doing really well but needs a bit of help here and there - He is really glad to be getting out of walking the dog and scooping the poop!!..........I guess that'll be my job too then.

Sorry to everyone that I didn't get back to last week - I will do better this week - Touch Wood!

Happy WOWWY everyone....... and if you have no idea what I have been talking about and why then follow this link to Julia's to find out what a happy place WOYWW Land is.



  1. Helen, I am so sad to hear about your son's injury. That must have been stressful to say the least. I hope he feels well soon.

    Now on to you, girlfriend, you rock! You are crankin' out the cards. Something I am hoping will happen once these boys of mine scoot off to school again. Love your stuff.

    Please continue to share because it motivates me to keep on.

    Come play on my desk if you have time.

    Belinda (#26)

  2. I hope your son heals quickly.

    Wow! You have been really busy. The cards look awesome!

  3. Well I hope that Cal heals quickly so he can get back to walking and scooping soon! lol Your cards for the class looks wonderful and superb idea making several now to use at Christmas! Very smart indeed.waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  4. Hope your cheeky son mends quickly, nothing worse than having to pick up doggy doo. I love all the things on your desk, it's a work of art in itself. Boy have you made some things this week, wish I could be that organised.
    Have a great week.
    Von #58

  5. sorry to hear about your son , poor thing..hope he isnt too uncomfortable and heals quickly! the cards look fab, very organised! have a creative week trace x #61

  6. Yep definitely think missing out on the dog stuff would be a good reason for the mishap. Getting out of school just doean't happen much does it really! Your messy desk is so colourful, I found it quite relaxing and well done on the cards and extra ones too. BJ#63

  7. So sorry to hear about your Son, not one side but two, I think you may have your hands full for a bit, hope he mends soon.

    At least you have something to show for your mess, lol, all I have is a head hung in shame..........Happy WOYWW, Anne x #47

  8. Knickers! Not the ones on your radiator, safely hidden from view, but what I said when I read about your brave boy's accident. Hope the pain has gone now and that you are spoiling him a bit.
    Ann B

  9. oh dear! poor you, what a worry for you! He's fine, but sore, you, I bet were in absolute knotts! and all the added work! lol

    love the cards, fab hun, and my hubby hides my smalls under everything else on the radiators, lol
    hugs Lou p #83

  10. Good grief, poor wrong flick, hope he heals really fast and gets 'back on the horse' without a problem! Oh the stress to the heart when you get the call, poor you. Loving the cards, it's a great idea..I get sick of the sight of my workshop cards and end up making more....I should stick to my guns!

  11. Helen, so sorry for Cal, to damage both arms is really bad. Hope mends quickly. Love all of the wonderful cards. Maybe I should work that way. I have not even started on mine yet. #33

  12. With a selection of cards like that, the mess can be forgiven.. had to chuckle at the smalls comment lol
    Hope Cal is mending quickly x
    Happy Wednesday
    Hugz Minxy #9

  13. I'm not surprised you have a lot of stuff out with all those cards you have been making. I love the designs. Hope the class goes well on Friday.
    Sorry to hear about your son. I have spent many hours in the gallery at Lilleshall, watching my son's gymnastics classes. It always amazed me that there weren't more accidents. i hope cat mends quickly.
    Kate x #94

  14. No wonder you never got round last week. I remember the days when I had to go to hospital for sports injuries. Very scary for mom, but the child seemed to be back at sports almost immediately.
    Lovely cards.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #70

  15. Ouch! I hope those bones heal quickly! Love the cards!

    Katie (37)

  16. Lovely creative desk!!

    Have a great Wednesday!
    Hugs Marleen #55

  17. Oh the poor little dear the pain he must of been in, horrible. Are you sure he didn't do it to get out of going to school? Your cards are amazing I love the one with the flying sleigh.

    Yes the seasons are amazing I find it hard to accept sometimes when you have snowing Christmas's and we wilt away in the heat. LOL

    Thanks for visiting me, love your blog and will be back.
    Eliza #20

  18. So organized and so much to show for all your efforts. hope invalid is soon pooper scooping!

  19. Look at all of those fabulous cards!
    And am so glad your son is ok despite the broken wrist.
    Hope it heals quickly for him!!
    Mary Jo #132

  20. Your on a roll with the cards! Sorry to hear about your son. While I am scrapping my two are usually in the back ground doing Taekwon do moves and I fear for the same out come a hospital trip!

  21. Gorgeous cards... I wish I could attend the class too far for me.. so sorry to hear about your son.. Bless him Yikes! it must have hurt.. so glad you got good care from the NHS.. as I work for them and sometimes people say not so good things about us.. so very glad you were happy with his care as we do try to do a good job!!! Have a good week, Hugs May x x x#5

  22. Wow - that's going some breaking two arms..poor lad..
    Your craft space is looking good and as for knickers drying..we've all been there, lol!!
    Hugs, LLJ #81 xx

  23. I love that desk, big and full of crafty goodness! I wonder if thosae are dies on your shelf and what brand as they are pretty colorful! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #10

  24. So sorry for your son's injury...hoping he heals quickly. Girl just look at all these cards! Are you on a roll or what?
    Glenda 119

  25. Wow... I think you can be completely forgiven for having a bit of a mess around - what an incredible card tally! Do hope you son heals quickly - what a nightmare... Happy WOYWW nonetheless!
    Alison x

  26. WOW Helen! That is awful with your son. Glad it wasn't worse, because essentially he has 2 broken arms!!
    Love the messy desk. That's the only way to work for me!!

  27. sorry to hear of your son's accident, glad he is doing well! love all your samples, you have been so busy!

  28. Oh wow - I hope your son makes a quick recovery - at least on one of his arms!

    You have lots of fun things on your desk and those cards look great.

    Thanks for visiting me already. Work has taken the front seat today and I'm not happy about it!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #15

  29. All your tags look like so much fun. I have some tag/ATC's for this weeks WOYWW. You came over but I make a mistake with the linking and it went to a WOYWW from 2weeks ago. My bottlecaps were sealed with "glossy accents". Thanks for checking in and asking :) We used them as embellishments too and love them! Lisa

  30. Hello Helen, thanks for visiting earlier, I'm a bit late replying to everyone as not feeling well with a sore throat.

    Look a messy desk is a creative desk - that's why mine is so tidy lol. Love all the cards you've made.
    Cheers, Elaine #24

  31. Oh Helen...SO SORRY to hear about your son. That must have been terrifying. It's so hard when something like that happens to one of our children. Wishes for the speediest of recoveries.

    Your cards are STUNNING!!!!! Tutorials for those of us who live too far away to make it to classes??? Like those of us who live in other countries!!)

    Amy E. #36

  32. I like your mess - looks perfectly creative.
    Happy belated WOYWW BarbaraBee '148

  33. i always think a messy desk is a happy desk...or is that just a happy crafter?? Love your cards, great idea about making more examples to use later on.
    thanks for popping by earlier
    caroline #14

  34. Oh dear, sounds like a long recuperation will be needed by your youngest.
    I always love visiting your desk - it's a hive of creativity!


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