Wednesday, 18 May 2016

WOYWW 363 - wedding, postcards and an over efficient bank (not)

Good Morning Friends! 

It's Wednesday again. It comes round so quickly. My desk has ATCs on it and as we are going to exchange those soon, I cannot show them. If anyone would like to exchange with me next week, I have a few spare. Please contact me and we can sort out snail mail addresses.

Here is my desk (with the ATCs covered by some paper and postcards):
I took the picture last night before going to bed and then I noticed I had left an envelope with my address clearly written on it for the world to see. So with my sleepy head I bravely opened Photoshop this morning and figured out how to erase the address.

The red book is a traveling notebook which has started in Australia in October and has already visited several countries. I was asked to share some recipes. So I will cook paella this week and take a picture to go in the book with the recipe.

The wedding card is one I made earlier, ah I mean last week and it is ready for this weekend when we are invited to a wedding. The daughter of one of our neighbours is getting married.
 I used ribbons, brads and decoupaged the image.

The postcard of Colorado came out of the green envelope. 
Here it is close up. It is the Mesa Verde national Park, which preserves the site of ancient communities of Anasazi Indians, including 800 year old dwellings carved high into the sandstone cliffs. Very interesting for me as I live in an area where people have carved cave dwellings in the cliffs and I live in one of those (modernised) cave houses. It is great to see ancient dwellings. The postage stamps are lovely too:
Beautiful tulips.

The red envelope is one from the bank. I was due a new debit card, but it never arrived. Annoyingly I had to suffer a week without my card before they decided they'd better order me another one. Within days I found a new card in my letterbox. Hurray! Today I got another red envelope with a new card in it. Now I have two! So I will have to go to the bank again tomorrow and explain that I now have two and I only need one. My bank is not usually this inefficient so I don't know what went wrong there....

I am going to link up with Julia at Stamping Ground and join 'What's on your workdesk Wednesday' where we show and tell (what's on our desk).

I've shown and told. Now it is your turn.
Have a great week,


  1. A lovely wedding card Lisca . Just as well you noticed your address was in plain view & luckily have sorted it out now. Jill #7

  2. Super wedding cad and the stamps are great what a bonus. Happy WOYWW BJ#15

  3. Well, that wedding card is different - I love it! That's the one I'd buy in a shop, I never go for the traditional types, always something different for me :-)
    Thanks for your support today, lovely gal :-)
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  4. Morning, Lisca. Love the wedding card - well done. Enjoy the celebrations with your friends and neighbours. Great looking desk with its secrets well hidden!! Hope you get everything sorted at the bank... doesn't it happen just when you really don't have the time to be sorting frustrating things out?!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

  5. ooh please may i swap ATCs with you, I promised I'll put in a postcard as well, you'll like the new one I've gotten
    Bridget #23

    1. Yes, of course. You have my address already. I'll put you on the list.

  6. Super card - have a wonderful time at the wedding. Anne x #24

  7. I'm loving your show and tell this week lisca esp the wedding card.
    It's raining here today so I guess we will all be enjoying creative's a good excuse isn't it?
    Annie x #13

  8. Lovely wedding card
    and a very interesting postcard from Colorado.
    I wish to visit that place ;)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Sussie nr 17

  9. That is a gorgeous, gorgeous wedding card! Love the postcard and the stamps too. It's a shame that in the UK the post office uses those printed stamps - they're so boring! But I guess they are only concerned about efficiency. Happy paella cooking! I'd love to try it, but I don't think hubby would eat it. Have a lovely week! zsuzsa #37

  10. Hi Lisca, trust banks, eh? Luckily yours both came to you. My son thought he'd lost his a few years ago- he hadn't in the end- and ordered a new one. Waited a couple of weeks, then he got a phone call from the bank, asking about an unusual spending pattern from him. He explained he hadn't had the card, turned out they'd sent it to an address he'd lived at over 5 years before, which had now been converted to bedsits! I can't remember if I said I'd like to swap with you? I may have, not sure. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #2 xxx

    1. Yes, I'd like to exchange with you. I was given your address when you were ill (to send you a card) but I don't know that I can lay my hands on it at this moment. Could you send it me again please. (use contact form on the right.)

  11. Beautiful card! I love the postcard too. I collect them. Would love to swap ATCs with you and send a postcard too!

    Sharon K #46

    1. That would be fab! Please send me your address via the email widget on the right and I will get back to you with mine.

  12. HI Lisca, I love the beautiful wedding card you made, it's really pretty and unusual. I'm going to be cooking paella today funnily enough - I'm practising in readiness for a party we're having soon, so we have been eating quite a few "attempts" at paella just recently! Any tips? :o) Annie Claxton #27

    1. This is mt recipe:
      Olive oil
      onion or leek, sliced
      1 bell pepper (preferably red for colour) chopped.
      100 gr meat like chorizo sausage or chicken breast
      a few strands of saffron or a tsp turmeric
      300 gr rice (paella rice or risotto rice or even long grain rice will do it)
      1 litre of stock (fish or chicken according to your preference)
      A tbsp tomato concentrate or a chopped up tomato
      200 gr frozen peas
      400 gr frozen mixed seafood, defrosted.
      - Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, then soften the onion or leek and the chopped pepper without browning.
      - Add the meat or sausage and fry for a bit.
      - Stir in the turmeric or saffron. Add rice until coated by the oils, then pour in the hot stock and add the tomato paste. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 15 min, stirring occasionally.
      - Tip in the peas and cook for another 5 min, then stir in the seafood to heat through for a final few minutes cooking until the rice is cooked (it depends what sort of rice you are using. Basmati rice will cook the quickest but it doesn’t look very Spanish).
      - Check for seasoning and serve with lemon wedges.
      Use the heaviest pan you have. (Le Creuset type is great). It’s important not to let the rice cook dry. Add water if the rice is too dry before it is cooked. Keep stirring and keep an eye on it. When the rice is cooked the stock should all be evaporated and in the end you are practically frying the rice. In Valencia they even let the bottom burn a bit so it gets crunchy, but we don’t do that here.

    2. Thank you Lisca, I needed a recipe for dinner tonight and hubby loves paella that I have never cooked so I will try and make it and report back
      Bridget #23

  13. what a pain with the bank cards... guess it was bound to happen though! love the wedding card, (and the post card) hope the day goes well for the happy couple. Helen #1

  14. Love those brightly coloured envelopes! I would love to swap with you - I shall e-mail you! Glad you got your card(s)! I also have some post cards for you! Have great week! Chrisxx

  15. Hi Lisca, thanks for the visit to mine. The stamps are beautiful. I have loads and really need to do something with them. Nice card too. Hope you have a great woyww and happy crafty week too, Angela x 20

  16. Well my desk does NOT have ATCs on it!! YET. I would love a swap if you are up for it. Great wedding card, Happy WOYWW, Cindy #36

  17. Great post Lisca - we have visited Mesa Verde - fascinating. x Jo

  18. Great pics of Mesa Verde... I am always amazed at how far you have travelled. I have atc's ready to go as well.
    sandra de @33

  19. Wonderful post! I have been to Mesa Verde and been inside some of those dwellings... I am still AMAZED at the amazing architecture that has withstood the elements for thousands of years. I owuld LOVE to swap ATC's ... you can contact me at scrapbooklynne(at)hotmail(dot)com Scrapbook Lynne WOYWW#13

  20. Hi Lisca - a travelling notebook sounds a great idea, and I love the wedding card. Have a lovely time, and a good week. Chrysalis 58

  21. We are in Albufeira, Portugal. It's simply gorgeous here and something we both needed badly.
    Big hugs,
    Annie x