Hi hi!

Firstly, I’m trying something new here – doing this on my iPad to see if I can, for anytime I’m not home. Fingers crossed…

Secondly – I’m so incredibly sorry to all the recipients that are still waiting for their ATCs. They are ready to go today and I can only apologise. I never expected to be poorly for so long. The jury is still out on what is going on as it involves some ‘downstairs’ issues as well as the dizziness but the two things might just be a bizarre coincidence. I’m prone to outer ear infections and I have had labyrinthitis before (separate issues) but this felt different. I’m not so dizzy but boy do I feel weak and feeble!! *applies back of hand to forehead in a ‘woe is me’ fashion…

Anyway… to the desk dear friends!

The ATCs were all that was on my desk today and I was rushing to get them ready to post wondering if I was going to have to photograph an empty desk. Then the DPD man came at 4pm with my parcel of oxides that I ordered from my old supplier. What’s that you say? There’s more than a couple of Oxides there, isn’t there? Well yes… but in my defence, the post is £6 if you don’t qualify for free post and so I ordered something for a friend and then a new embossing pad, and then the Dina Wakley book to try and give me a leg up on the art therapy route, and I was over halfway to the free post. You know how it is. I’m among friends here, right?

I did have to scrub my table top clean after the whole ATC debacle. I have ADHD and I do want to do a separate post about how that affects me and in particular my creative process but suffice to say that I went about the ATCs in totally the wrong way – with no plan at all except for eleventy-billion ideas. I ended up using Dylusions sprays and as always for me, they went everywhere, they are SO highly pigmented that even a tiny bit of over spray will take a lot of wiping up. 2 days since I did the spray layer and I am still getting colour on my hands from somewhere. I’m unhappy with the finished items but I learned a lot and I hope the recipients appreciate the thought, if not the art! Talking of which, here are a few wonderful pieces of art that I received.

Neet was my PiF, and I loved the little faces poking through the apertures!!

Jan’s has headed for Scotland on it’s way to me and as Caro’s was the first that I received, it got put on the wall and I forgot to take a pic!

I love how different they all are!

Stunning works of art and I’m sure I’ll have more to show next week. Hopefully mine will have reached at least all the UK folks! I was so out of it last week that I rally hope I’ve managed to get the right addresses for the right people I haven’t left anyone out!

For now though, I’m off to the post office and then I’ll be heading over to Julia’s to start my Wednesday visits. Put the kettle on won’t you?

Stay safe and keep smiling x


  1. Sarah Brennan on 26 May 2021 at 6:46 am

    I do hope they find the cause of your dizziness Lisa-Jane. Everyone will understand about the ATCs. Better late than never. I do hope you are fully recovered soon. Happy WOYWW. Stay safe. Sarah #2

  2. Helen Lindfield on 26 May 2021 at 6:54 am

    Sorry you are still struggling with the dizziness, hope they get it sorted soon. Love your atcs – you’re right, they are all so different! Enjoy the crafty shopping Happy WOYWW Helen#4

  3. Neet Hickson on 26 May 2021 at 7:07 am

    Glad you liked my Pif’s – you got two in lieu of a postcard.
    You got some lovely ones and I am sure nobody minds waiting for one from you knowing how poorly you have been. hope they get you sorted, it must be awful to suffer dizziness like that.
    Take care
    hugs, Neet 1 xx

  4. Bleubeard and Elizabeth on 26 May 2021 at 7:44 am

    It’s too bad you are suffering from dizziness. I hope they find out what is causing it. You got lovely ATCs and yours is fabulous. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

  5. Bleubeard and Elizabeth on 26 May 2021 at 8:01 am

    I misunderstood. I thought the one you got from Jo was the one you made. My apologies. I didn’t realize until I saw similar ones of hers on other blogs.

  6. Mary Anne on 26 May 2021 at 8:44 am

    That’s the thing about WOYWW – we seem to be a very understanding and supportive lot, and patient with our desk-hopping mates when it is needed. Rest up, get well, and you will soon be back to fighting fit, I’m sure. I love the weeks of ATC shares – fab to get to see the stunning work even it I didn’t manage to make enough to share with EVERYONE. Maybe one year…

    Happy WOYWW
    Mary Anne (5)

  7. LLJ on 26 May 2021 at 10:12 am

    I’m really sorry you’ve been feeling so pants, I do understand totally how debilitating the dizziness is and how rubbish it makes you feel. I hope that rest helps resolve the situation, be it on a chaise longue or day bed! Is that my ATC that’s winging its way to Scotland? Did I do something stupid like getting the address wrong? So sorry if that’s the case…. I’ll double check the address you sent.
    And you have to justify nothing – I suspect we’ve all added to an order to get the free postage, lol. You’re amongst friends who don’t judge….. 😉
    Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

  8. Ali Wade on 26 May 2021 at 11:05 am

    Happy WOYWW. A very happy post day. I am waiting for a book I ordered about digital scrapbooking, so anxiously looking out for the postman each day (we don’t get post delivered every day now). Sorry to hear you are still not feeling 100%. My left foot/ankle pain continues to be troublesome (I have to walk slowly, and when it flares up I cannot walk very far at all). Must phone the doctor again and see if I can get referred to the hospital (appointment was cancelled just as the first lockdown started). Fantastic collection of ATCs. Ali x #28

  9. Jo Betts on 26 May 2021 at 11:35 am

    I do hope you are feeling a bit better – so many bugs etc out and about to get us! What a lovely selection of ATCs – we really enjoyed sending out our little packages. xx Jo

  10. Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith on 26 May 2021 at 11:54 am

    Dizziness is awful – it would stop me doing anything! Don’t worry about being “late” with your ATCs – at least they’re spaced out a bit. I was a bit overwhelmed receiving half a dozen on one day – the postman must have thought it was birthday – he also keeps calling me Karolyn LOL – but I just go with it! Lovely goodies! I have that book too and I know what you mean about dylusions – I used to have pink hands for days! Hope you feel better soon! xx zsuzsa #26

  11. Angela on 26 May 2021 at 12:43 pm

    I lost the Internet as I posted my comment:(
    It was very witty and I probably can’t remember it ?
    Fabulous ATC’s you have received. I am sorry you are still feeling poorly. I do know what it is like to feel weak and feeble, and I don’t like it either – she says holding the back of her hand against her brow! Oh , you forgot to send me your address.
    Happy WOYWW Angela #12

  12. Robyn on 26 May 2021 at 4:51 pm

    lovely cards- I’ve been the 11Tbillion ideas route! Robyn 29- I do hope you get some medical answer and relief.

  13. Carolyn Staton on 26 May 2021 at 7:26 pm

    I really hope they get to the bottom of the dizziness for you – it is a truly horrid thing to cope with. Love your goodies in the first picture – lots of lovely things to play with there, and you have received some gorgeous ATCs. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, with love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#22)

  14. Angela Radford on 26 May 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Lovely collection of atcs and a great collection of new goodies, what fun you will be having soon. Take it easy, you have a good excuse and hope it gets better soon. Wishing you a lovely creative woyww, Angela x19x

  15. Michelle on 26 May 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re feeling poorly, hope you feel better soon. Lovely to see all the gorgeous ATCs.

  16. Julia on 27 May 2021 at 11:09 am

    Ah, the old free P&P limits, what’s a girl to do! What a lovely haul. I don’t and won’t be doing journal stuff any time, but even I like the look of that book! a don’t worry about commenting or posting ATCs or anything whilst you’re feeling horrid, it’s not meant to be a pressure or a stress. I should know, am still addressing envelopes here.! Hope you start to feel better really soon now.

  17. Maureen Roffey on 27 May 2021 at 11:25 am

    Hi Lisa-Jane, I hope things get sorted for you – lovely ATC’s you have received – Have a great week – Cheers Maurs xxx WOYWW #38

  18. Heather Marshall on 27 May 2021 at 6:37 pm

    I hope they manage to work out what is causing the dizziness and everything and get you sorted. Nothing worse than being ill, and not knowing what is causing it. Eleventy billion ideas – yep, that’s how many ideas I have when I’m making ATCs lol. Fully agree with having to avoid paying P&P – and I always need all the extra things I add to my basket, hehe. Have a lovely week, Heather xx #17

  19. Stacy Sheldon on 28 May 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Hope they can figure this out so you start feeling better soon Lisa-Jane. the ATC’s look super 🙂 and of course, I totally get that free shipping thing too 😉 ~Stacy #32

  20. Lilian B #13 on 29 May 2021 at 7:22 am

    Sorry to hear you are struggling with your health and hope its sorted out for you soon. i really love all your ATC’s you were so lucky,

    Take care and stay safe,

  21. Shoshi on 29 May 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Sorry to hear you are still feeling poorly, Lisa-Jane, and I hope it clears up soon and they find some answers. What a great collection of ATCs and cards. Thank you for your visit and for all your kind words. Your Thailand experience sounds very interesting!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #24

  22. Spyder on 30 May 2021 at 12:47 pm

    The atc’s are great, I do reconise a few or simular. I have forgotten, as I often do forget what I have forgotten, if we’d decided to swap too?!? Let me know, or don’t, then I’ll know we didn’t. Hope you are feeling a lot better, don’t do too much rushing about! just craft, it’s good for the brian….I mean brain! (Hence the bad spelling, and I don’t have a spell check!) Happy very late WOYWW?! from Me! Stay Safe, ((Lyn))#9

  23. Lilian B #13 on 31 May 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Lovely ATC’s. I hope you find out why you get dizzy.

    Take care and stay safe,

    Lilian B #13

  24. eotc on 31 May 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Better to spend money on product than postage 100% lol, just did that myself today. Hope you get to the bottom of the dizziness soon, Happy WOYWW! Elle #35 this week

  25. Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith on 2 June 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Lisa-Jane, just popping in to let you know that I have received your ATC – I LOVE it! I’m not in WOYWW but will post next week, hopefully. Hope you’re well. xx

  26. Susan Renshaw on 4 June 2021 at 8:57 am

    What a lovely lot of goodies! Sorry I didn’t make it to comment last week – BUT thank you so much for the beautiful ATC just received! Just fabulous!
    Hope you are feeling better!

    happy WOYWW!
    #17 week 626

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