Wednesday, 5 March 2014


To join the world’s best and biggest nosey fest, click on the WOYWW link in my sidebar which will take you to our hostess Julia’s blog, where all will be explained.

Not a lot on my workdesk this week as I spent most of last week languishing with a horrible throat infection which is now a lot better. I am continuing with my teabag art, and in the meantime had to make a birthday card for my sister. You can see more about this on the post prior to this one.


I recently acquired some lovely Stampin’ Up equipment, including the Mosaic Madness set which includes a collection of stamps, a punch and an embossing folder, all of which fit together perfectly. I am not really into card making but sometimes do have to make them, and my new Stampin’ Up stuff will help me create cards relatively quickly when I need to.

To the right of the card you can see a background I created with the embossing folder and some distress ink – this did not work for the project in question, and it’s now found its way into my Backgrounds folder for use in the future. You can also see my teabags, some gel medium and a fan brush, and a large sheet of watercolour paper with a regular pattern made from drying teabags.

Not sure how much time I shall have for my ARTHaven this week because the monthly accounts need doing, so I shall have to closet myself in the office! Horrible.

Beatrice, our kitty in the dress, is still in the dress – her wound is healing very slowly but she’s on the mend. She’s been on antibiotics this week for her urinary tract infection, and my hubby will be taking her back to the vet this week to see how she’s doing. She’s been climbing the apple tree and sitting on the summerhouse roof – it looks so funny seeing her climbing trees in her little dress – like a proper tomboy! We are trying to stop her doing it though, because we don’t want her to get caught up in the branches.

Have a good creative week, everybody, and I’ll try to visit a few more of you this week.


  1. Glad to feel you are feeling better
    Nice card
    Happy WOYWW

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better! Your card is beautiful!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Kate #86

  3. Poor Beatrice, it's taking a while... and then you get poorly! Glad you're on the mend x
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 33

  4. It's been since forever since I visited and tried to catch up on your art, but I couldn't get your vids to run on my old computer. I did like seeing Beatrice in her dress. She looks so cute, but I'm sure she was in pain. Hope her infection has cleared up by now. I also hope you are feeling better, too.

    I have a question on the acetate, since I can't get your video to run. I get where you lay the glue and tea on the acetate, but I don't get where you place the waxed paper. Is it UNDER or OVER the acetate. I know you then put the polymer (or gel medium) on the tea, but I'm still stumped about the waxed paper and why removing it will add to the drying time. Guess I just didn't follow along, although I read it three times. Hope you understand what I'm asking.

    Have a great week, feel better, and have a happy WOYWW from #1.

  5. Smiling at the mental image of Beatrice tree climbing in her dress, lol. Glad she's doing well.Love that Mosaic set, seen quite a few things on Pinterest done with it too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

  6. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I had to scroll down to see pics of Beatrice in a dress.


    Poor kitty cat, I hope she's feeling better soon, too.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #23

  7. Hello Shoshi, I'm glad you feeling better, I'm with you I make cards when I have to,I like playing better, loving the tea bags and your tea page, mine is almost all cover, I have a box if small Celtic stamps they will be perfect for them. I'm putting all the ground in a jar, love tea art, I love to use used coffee filter to my friend collects them for me. I like you new stamping up goodies, the easier the better I agree, have a wonderful week.. Dianne #80

  8. I think it's that time of the year, there are lots of people feeling under the weather.
    Hope to see more of the teabag technique when you are better.
    Happy crafting, Angela x 63

  9. You may not make many cards, Shoshi, but that one is beautiful. well done.
    Glad you are gradually feeling better. Trust you have managed to kick the throat infection into touch! john still has a chest infection an is back on high doses of steroids... we plod on, sure that Father knows what He is doing - but it's tough!
    Have a special week. Love to hubby.
    Margaret #13

  10. great looking desk and card! Glad to Sorry I am so late getting by this week but at least I had some time come open so I could do some blog hopping! Thanks for sharing your awesome desk! Vickie aka Okienurse #57

  11. Hope you get some creative time after doing your monthly accounts. It's nice to see you working on a card:)

  12. Dropping by to say hi! Glad to know you are feeling better. The mosaic set is wonderful. took a peek at the card you made and it is lovely!
    Happy WOYWW!
    peggy aplSEEDS@28


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