Wednesday, 16 October 2019

WOYWW #541

Hello everyone, 

Time again to share what's on our workdesks thanks to
Julia clearing a crafty space over at the stamping ground
every Wednesday for us to show and tell... 

Been away for a long weekend with our Scottish pals, 
Blackpool's the ideal half way meeting point. Glad to see 
the Venetian Carousel still in working order, you'd think 
it had been on the North Pier for much longer than it has. 

Had to share a pic of it.. such a beautiful thing but
such a shame to see the Pier's in need of lots of TLC.

My desk shows my addiction to that Apple Blossom 
orchid stamp. I shared a make using it the other week 
it's such a useful stamp covering almost any occasion 
and everyone seems to need cards at the moment.

The reflective tree stamp was a bargain Ebay buy... 

Just need to add a bit more sparkle before they make 
their way to their new home on Thursday.

Back to DIY and garden clean up today if the rain holds off 
hoping to get that old decking off to the recycle centre. 

Look forward to seeing whats on you workdesk. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx


StampinCarol said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous carousel! And beautiful cards!
Have a great week!
Carol N #5

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a good weekend. I used to love trips to Blackpool when I was living nearby. The cards are all gorgeous with that wonderful stamp. Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

It's already raining here.... the weekend sounds fun an the carousel looks great. shame they don't keep places in good repair though Love the cards. Helen #1

Sarah Brennan said...

Fab cards Tracey. I haven't been to Blackpool for ages. I shall look out for the carousel the next time we go, it is a beauty. Good luck with the gardening. Happy WOYWW. Sraah #7

glitterandglue said...

Morning Tracey. Those cards are gorgeous - well done. Trust the gardening goes well - it's currently pouring with rain here on the N Wales coast, so no gardening here today - again! That carousel is great. Did you get a ride on it?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #8

Glenda said...

Beautiful cards! Love the pretty colors of the flowers and the simplicity of the black and white!
Well done! Glenda #15

sandra de said...

Wow, the orchid stamp is perfect and lovely to see a craft coloured background. Hope you have a great week.
sandra de @16

Diana Taylor said...

The carousel is beautiful but it's always sad to see places needing TLC. The cards are beautiful and I can see why you love that stamp, it really is a 'go to' stamp indeed!
Hope you get a dry day today - I'm hoping to get my violas and pansies planted up today if the rain holds off,
Hugs, Diana xx #17

Annie said...

Sounds like we were all away for the weekend....we went to the Cotswolds....wet wet wet!
Love the cards you've made.
Annie x #9

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh some beautiful photos. It's amazing how fast the seasons come and go. So much to do with each one. Enjoy the week.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to meet up with friends like that - great idea to meet up halfway. That's a lovely pic of the Carousel, they're beautiful things...takes me back to childhood! Those cards are really gorgeous and perfect as Thinking of You type cards.
Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

froebelsternchen said...

Great to meet up with friends - a wonderful carousel! Gorgeous cards Tracey! Big hugs, Susi

My name is Cindy said...

Lovely cards. I was on Cromer pier this time last week. Made me realise we never really took our own kids to the British seaside, always abroad!! Do love a carousel, saw a beautiful steampunk one in Brussels when I was there the other year. Happy WOYWW Cindy #18

Dorthe said...

Such a beautiful stamp, dear Tracey, your cards will be loved , where they are received .
Such a beauty it is the carousel, thank you for showing ,- I don`t know what the TLC is but
all over things need to be taken care of , and such a pity if the piers are not kept as should.
So glad you had a lovely time dear , we had too, here .
Hugs to you , and will write soon . xoxo

Redanne said...

You are so right about the Apple Blossom Orchid stamp, it will cover a variety of occasions, as you have shown with your beautiful cards.

How lovely to spend time with good friends. The Venetian carousel is stunning, it is such a shame that the pier has fallen a little by the wayside. It makes me sad that many of the piers around the country are in a similar condition.

Hugs, Anne xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I am getting rather fed up with the rain and hoping for some better weather soon. The carousel is gorgeous, I have always loved the art work on these fairground rides they are so inspiring. Loving the orchid stamp too. Hope you've had a very happy woyww, Angela x11x

Lillianb said...

Like other parts had two dry days so hope other get the same, Love the Venetian Carousel and that its still working. Love them as a child. Love the orchid stamps and what you have done with them,

Lilian B #12

Belinda said...

Hi Tracey! I love seeing carousels. There is one at a place I vacation a lot with my family that is the oldest in the US. I still think they are magical.
Loving your get well cards. Your coloring is beautiful and I like the reflection on the other card. Thanks for stopping by.
Belinda #25

Stacy Sheldon said...

ooh WOW Tracey that carousel is amazing. I love the colors you gave the blooms it really makes them look like Orchids at first glance and that reflection scene is very cool too :) ~Stacy #24

Let's Art Journal said...

The carousel is spectacular, isn't it! So glad that you had a wonderful time with your friends 😀. Your cards are stunning, I'm loving that tree reflection stamp! Wishing you a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x

Neet said...

Not been to Blackpool in ages, been to Cleveleys which is just up the road but not Blackpool. I had no idea about this beautiful Carousel. So glad you shared a picture with us, it is gorgeous, one of the nicest I have seen, including the one in Paris. What a lovely bonus on top of a weekend with friends - a long one too!
Love how you are addicted to the orchid stamp. Isn't it funny how we become like that over a stamp. Then something else comes along and you become addicted to that one for a time - well, that is how it goes with me. You made three lovely cards with your addiction stamp and I do like the flection one you got from Ebay. What a lot of possibilities there are with that!
Take care, have a good week
Hugs, Neet 3 xx
Thanks for the tip re the white pens and warmth x

Anne said...

The carousel is fabulous. Not been to Blackpool for many years!
Love the cards.
Thanks for popping by. Sorry re late reply. Emergency call out to elderly Auntie last night ( mum's sister - she is 94 years old)
Anne X 2

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Tracey, it's always nice to see what's happening at yours. And yes agree re the carousel, its s real beauty.. shame re lack of care for it and pier.
Love the cards, nice reflection of trees etc, love the orchid stamp I've a small clear set neglected somewhere.
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Happy Belated WOYWW.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x #10

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Mac Mable said...

Yes those jobs around the house and garden don't go away, do they? What a fabulous carousel and Blackpool is fun but a shame the investment isn't there anymore x Beautiful cards and that orchid stamp sure is useful x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with friends in Blackpool. I have to tell you, the carousel was what made me incredibly happy.

You created some awesome cards, Tracey. I know I'm late visiting, but that's been the story of my life lately.

butterfly said...

I can see you've been enjoying yourself with the apple blossom - they all look really pretty - and the I'm very drawn to that lovely tree stamp... reflective in both ways - I do love a visual/verbal pun, and it's beautiful at the same time as clever. The carousel is just wonderful - none of that garish fairground stuff... that's proper, that is.
Alison x

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello Tracey! I have been a little MIA, but love to have the chance to pop in and see what you are up to~ : ) These cards are beautifully done! I enjoy seeing your 'color-work' and I must say that reflective tree is very cool! It was great to see the carousal too! Thank you for including the pic.It is amazing and very gorgeous. Hugs to you and enjoy the rest of your week~ karen o