Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Good Morning all you lovely woywwers hope youve had a good week.Welcome to another woyww last Wednesday of January Where does time go!Girls wil be on half term soon!Anyway this where we all go around the world snooping at craftyness.If you'd like to join in pop by Julia's blog and join in the wednesday ritual.

Thankyou agaion for all the lovely kind messages youve sent Sophie and especially to Annie she was over the moon with the card and cute teddy ,never seen anythinglike that before.Still not well we are waitning on the bloods to come back hopefully today,so may be we shall no more,can't afored her too loose naymore weight as shes look thin ,and grey.Had the papers from the council and health board as they were informed straight away!Well new years not got of to great start as l;ast week and im still sorting out our bank are card was skimmed and lost alot of money.What annoys me is thr bank has told us they have gone into our account all hours of day and night various times took money out .They where a company apparently bet when looked into it registered at empty pizza resturant somewhere in London!!!!So im unsure wether we will get anything back!But just been a nightmare getting to call and change debit card /bank details .Thankgoodness bank did most of the transferring.So thats been my week.So nothing much done in the crafty area.Yesterday managed to start a tag for Hels Sunday stampers hoping i find time to complete ,and last weeks project still on the desk untouched!

Now i have to say got around most of you last week the ones who didnt get message just wouldnt let me leave one again so i expect that would be blogger playing up once again.

Above is the tag i started and afew charms and bits ready for going onto it.In the background last weeks project not much further forward.

Below is my Tim Holtz case i am trying to fill and get organized this is on the floor to the right of me.I shall try and get round you just hope blogger isnt having one of those days he seems to be having far too many lately!

Have fab wednesday and creative week until we meet next week whihc will be 1st Feb .Time just seems to fly and still no snow!:( Just remembered for all who wanted to know where i got my steampunk images from here's the link:

Love n hugs

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okienurse said...

Keep your head up Jude it will get better! It seems that when it rains it pours! How old is Sophie? Is it possible she has ME/CFS also? I read an article a few weeks ago that Juvenile CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia are more common then first thought. I will try and find the article and send you the link. Your in my prayers. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing! Vickie #27

Cathy said...

Blimey Jude, its been a rough start to the year for you, I do hope it all starts getting better soon.
Fab tag, love all those charms ... I so want a TH case or two, but hubby keeps mentioning the "space" word to me :(
Cathy xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Poor you,thinking of you and hoping that you get some better news soon!!!!!love all the goodies and the Tim case is looking full .happy woyww, hugs trace x no16

Annie said...

Oh Jude each week I come here hoping for better news. So sorry Sophie isn't feeling much better yet....'trust in the bear' and it will happen :-)
Banks!!! You really are going through a bad phase aren't friend would say 'break a match' to break the run of bad luck. Lets hope this is the end of it for you.
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thinking about you and Sophie, sending positive thoughts to you both.
I love the steampunkiness of the tag and all the little embellishments. Fab :)
Hugs, LLJ '#45 xx

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us nosey parkers today. It's always inspiring to see. Hope you have plenty of creative fun this coming week. Keep looking up, things will improve I'm sure, don't let circumstances pull you down, keep looking up. Sending good wishes to you and your family.

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh hun, big hug, ((( )))

Poor you, so tiring and stressful, it'll work out in the end, hopefully sooner rather than later, xx

Happy WOYWW, and I have candy up for grabs if your interested, xx

Lou P

Ann B said...

What a pig of a year you are having. Hope you get the money sorted out but more important is your daughter so praying they get whatever it is sorted soon and get her on her way to full heath. Don't forget to look after yourself
Ann B

Hazel said...

Sorry to hear your news - hope the blood results will enable a correct diagnosis that will bring help and healing. I love your charms (Hazel, WOYWW 28) x

Angie said...

I do hope that the blood results shed some light on what is going on must be a scarey time for you all.
Glad to see that you are managing to craft will remove you from your problems for a while... love the charms.
Big HUGS to you all.xx

Bridget Larsen said...

I know what its to have UFOs, I have lots lol
Bridget #32

May said...

Bless you, I do hope these blood tests will sort things out for Sophie, Love what's going on at your desk, looks fun, Have a positive week with all thats going on, Hugs May x x x x x

Anonymous said...

Oh good luck with all your tests, and with luck you'll at least get some info and a clear path of action. Crafting isn't a cure for much of anything (except boredom!) but it sure helps take your mind of things, if even for only a bit. Hang in there and keep us posted.

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (#4)

PS if your commenting opens in a new window, I usually succeed - if not, if you see this for approval I’ll consider it a Blogger miracle!

Lou said...

Awww what a nasty start to the year, hope things improve for your daughter 'very soon' and hope the bank sorts out your account - This happened to my son too, Hope you are having a good day and that you have a good week and that you are as well as possible Lou #84

JoZart said...

Bad enough about the bank probs but it will be sorted and I'm sure you will get reimbursed if you have not been negligent. We were wiped out fully in our bank acc plus £2,500 overdraft. We cancelled the overdraft facility PDQ! Now, via advice from Neet, we just use a basic account onto which we transfer enough for our day to day needs, no overdraft, so if anyone gets at the card they can't get more than the £100 or so we put on it.
Main thing is to get Sophie well again and no doubt the blood test should help this.
Love JoZarty x

Anonymous said...

Hope Sophie improves soon and you get the horrible bank mess all sorted. The project on your desk look super with the manequin. Have a lovely Wednesday, Laura

Sam said...

Let's hope February picks up for you ey! Here is a hug for you from someone who knows what it is like to have their card cloned. Fortunately it was only done once before I spotted it but not before the bank made ME feel like the criminal!
Lovely stuff on your desk. Keep your faith.
p.s. try Google Chrome - it seems so far to be working for me. I too had problems leaving comments but since I saw a comment somewhere suggesting Google chrome it appears to be working - quicker too!!

Morti said...

Oh no, not more problems! Poor you! I hope Sophie starts feeling better soon.

TangolikeRaindrop said...

I love the style of your tag - it looks fab! x

Sarah said...

the banks are too quick to have our money but.... hope it all works out in your favour soon - love your busy desk and goodies! Thanks for sharing, wishing you a creative week, Sarah. (at no.38 - NOT 8! A dud link)

Deb said...

sorry to hear about that bank business, hope it gets sorted soon. your tag is absolutely fabulous, love all the charms you have to add!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx #108

SueH said...

Aww Jude, what a rough start to the year you’re having.
It must be so worrying for you not know exactly what wrong with your daughter but hopefully the blood results will come back and they can get her sorted out at long last. Hope she’s on the mend soon hun((((hug)))

As for having your card cloned, I had the same thing happen to me a couple of years back. It turned out it was our local petrol garage that was doing it and they were prosecuted but I guess it’s not always easy to find the culprits.
And your right, it was a nightmare trying to sort it all out at the bank. I felt so uneasy about every using my card after that and now use cash whenever I can.

That tag looks like it’s going to be interesting.

Happy Crafting!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sending positive wishes to you all. Love TH products. Thanks for sharing. Zo xx 83

Jingle said...

Sorry about your troubles! I do hope Sophie gets to doing better soon! Your desk is full of wonderful bits and bobs!

Erika said...

Jude hope you get your account sorted I have had that happen twice to me, it's a nightmare. Luckily we got all the money back.
Fingers crossed for good results on the health front too.
Your desk looks very interesting, can't wait to see the finished art. Thanks for sharing,

Karen said...

Sending you lots of positive thoughts and good vibes, fingers crossed that the blood tests come back good :) I love those little charms and trinkets on your desk, they are gorgeous!

Have a great WOYWW, Luv & hugs Karen xx

Pam said...

Hi Hun sorry I havent been around for a while and so sorry to hear Sophie as been unwell hope shes better soon. Hugs Pam x

Twiglet said...

Thanks for the ideas for my leather scraps - I think I will try some embroidered cuffs and little purses!
I do hope things begin to look up for you Jude - what a rough time you are all having. We will be thinking of you and sending positive vibes and hugs for Sophie too. x Jo

Enfys said...

Nice busy desk Jude, love the look of your tags.
Enfys x

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear what a stressful time you've been having Jude, and I do hope things improve soon. I'm feeling better again today and hoping it's going to last - it's two steps forward and one back at the moment but I'm getting there. My muscles and joints have been painful too, and I had a dreadful headache yesterday. Want to get through this so I can get creating again!!!

Shoshi #79

Stephanie said...

I hope that all works out well for you and for Sophie!!

markkfinn said...

One part of learning how to sell at craft fairs is to decide what items to take and how many of them you'll take with you.

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Di said...

Oh Jude - what an awful time you're having. I'm sure the bank business will be sorted - the main thing is that you need positive news for Sophie.

Rudolph Day is on Sandra's blog - Stamping for Pleasure if you want to join in. A little prize this week too, you have to hit lucky sometime!!

Hugs, Di xxx

Debs Willis said...

Hi Jude, sorry that you're having such a tough time, what an awful thing to happen! Really hope you get it sorted, and that Sophie improves


Debs # 117

MaggieC said...

You are having a really rough time. Hope they soon get things sorted out for Sophie. Then to have your card cloned. I have had my credit card cloned 3 times, but each time the bank rang met to tell me and as soon as they had been through what I had paid for and what was not me, they stopped the card and gave me a new one. I lost nothing, just a lot of annoyance and hassle to sort out any payments coming off it. Don't let the bank get away with it - they can afford it, you can't! Good luck. xx Maggie #91

Neet said...

Oh Jude - I have not been following any blogs whilst away (too busy sightseeing and seeing friends)but will read through yours when I can to see what I have missed.
Hope you get sorted and don't lose anything with regards to this stolen id. That is terrible. Will be in touch via email when I get home as I have not got your addie here.
Hope things get sorted soon healthwise. You do get a rotten deal in life at times.
Sending healing thoughts to you all - Hugs, Neet

Kim Dellow said...

Hope everything went ok with the bloods and you got some answers.
Loving the peek at all the lovely bits and pieces going on at your desk. Big hugs. Kim

fairy thoughts said...

oh dear it hasn't been a good start to the new year has it. It can only get better, which it sound like it is with Sophie
Happy woyww
janet #35

My name is Cindy said...

Wow, surprised you have the heart to craft with all that's going on! Poor you, what a rotten start to the New Year. Hope things look up soon. Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy #51

sandra de said...

Such a rough start for you all. I do hope the medical team can give you some answers.

LuLu said...

Howdy and Happy New Year!

I'm back at WOYWW after being MIA since November.

Your gears are spectacular! you've inspired me!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear dear Jude - ah we all ache for you and I pray that things will settle down to a happier state of affairs with the bank coming to the party and paying up and the health of your dear daughter being solved and on the up and up! Sending lots of cyber hugs, Jude, and heaven-ward prayer sent up on your behalf. LORD bless and keep you and those you love, Shaz in oz.x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh my goodness, i'm sorry to hear about all the challenges you are facing. i do hope Sophie gets better and you get your money back! i love the look of those metal embellishments on your desk! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh my goodness, i'm sorry to hear about all the challenges you are facing. i do hope Sophie gets better and you get your money back! i love the look of those metal embellishments on your desk! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Lisa-Jane said...

I hope they find some answers soon - not a great start to 2012. I love all those charms you have there. I bet you are looking forward to 21st Feb when Tim Holtz is on QVC?

Katie said...

I hope they are able to figure out what is ailing Sophie so she can start to get better. And that you can get some of your money back. I will be thinking about you!

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #1

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Jude, I hope the rest of the year pans out so so much better for you all.
I have to say this.....I don't think all your TH stuff will fit in one suitcase!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jude, sorry to read that you've had your cc skimmed. Both my DH and I have had it done to us ... different times and places. DH in Italy but the perpetrator was in South America!!! I was lucky and got a call from my CC asking me if I had ordered pizzas to be delivered from Manchester - we're in Scotland so they would be pretty cold on arrival! Anyhow both our CCs were efficient, sorted it all out and we got our money back but it is a hassle having to change everything and learn a new pin number so you do have my sympathies. Hope you little girl's health is on the turnaround now and that this week is better than last. Elizabeth x #45

Brenda B said...

Wow Jude, what a crap start to the year. Hopefully there's no where to go from here but UP. Sending virtual hugs for both you and Sophie. And I'm with Julia, are you really going to get all your TH stuff in to one suitcase!!!

Brenda 97

voodoo vixen said...

Hoping Sophie is feeling better soon and what a time you are having.. I hate it when my bank account gets raided... nothing is sacred anymore but you should get your money back... shout loudly and firmly... nobody has the right to steal money from your account and the banks should make sure it doesn't happen.