Racing towards a Birthday

Guess who had a play in their craft room?  [grins]  I’m still not feeling 100%  and the mojo is still M.I.A.  and hiding somewhere in the craft room, but I’m still on the case and, with the help of our dog (an animal who can smell a biscuit crumb from 30 yards) I’m hoping to find that missing mojo very soon.

In the meantime I put together a Birthday card made with components from Hunkydory.


It’s a 3D card which folds completely flat, so no need for a big box.  When opened up (into an X shape) the middle sections are hung from invisible thread (from my sewing threads box)  and the two dimpled gold rings, and the central disc picturing the racing car, spin around – in a slight breeze (from opening a door nearby), or if you blow very gently on them.

below are three photos which show each ‘quarter’ of the card so that you can see it from all sides.

So – finally,  one card done!  That’s a big move forward in the right direction.  I’m off again to the craft room this afternoon, so fingers crossed …  there might be something else to share on another day soon. [GRINS a very hopeful grin!]

Happy Wednesday the 18th of January!  Did you know that … on this day in History:-

  • 1644 –  Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America’s 1st UFO sighting
  • 1788 –  The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony
  • 1896 – 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US.
  • 1919 – Bentley Motors Limited is founded
  • 1944 –  The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
  • 1964 – Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
  • 1967 – ‘Boston Strangler’ sentenced to life
  • 1973 – John Cleese’s final episode on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” on BBC TV
  • 1980 – Pink Floyd’s “Wall” hits #1
  • 1981 – Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
  • 1991 – Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy’s Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

That’s just a little handful of things which happened on this day in history.  Wikipedia    have a huuuge list, and if you’d like to read more about todays date simply click on the name.

Hope your week is off to a good start and that the weather is treating you kindly, wherever you are on the planet.  But … if the weather is fowl and you have bills to pay you’d rather not be paying … just think … you’re in a better place than you could be.  So please look at what you’re blessed with, and have a truly lovely,  blessed,  rest of your day.

Sending squidges from me in my corner to you in yours.






Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

41 thoughts on “Racing towards a Birthday”

    1. Hello Jessica,
      In part it’s my back – but a whole load of other things are going ‘wrong’, and I now have a new doctor who seems like someone who will get to the bottom of these things. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he finds out what’s wrong, so that we can put it right.

      Thanks for your lovely comment. 🙂
      Great to see you!
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Here’s to finding what’s right!! I spent a year down “what’s wrong ” boulevard last year. Not fun. May you get answers soon. Big hugs, my friend. BIG ones!

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    1. Hello Anne, how fabulous to see you.
      I’m thrilled you like the card. It’s a bit different from the norm – which I liked.

      Thank you so much for visiting and for your truly lovely comment Anne.
      Have a blessed rest of your day ~ Cobs. x

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  1. Love the card-how clever! I’ve been looking all over for invisible thread, can’t find it…no, really, I can’t!
    Pleased to hear you’re feeling better 🙂 xx

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    1. Hello Samantha.
      Invisible Thread … if you can’t find it in a haberdashiers … try Ebay. I bet that will turn a selection up for you. 🙂

      Thanks for the lovely comment, and for the visit!
      Sending hugs ~ Cobs. x

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  2. Sorry, small technical hitch there! Somehow I ended up posting a two-word comment to you, then got flipped through three other blogger’s posts without me touching a thing!! I clearly have special skills. I was going to ‘so nice to have you back’, in capitals, but I am now wary of my caps key as it is clearly possessed… Super card. Hope you continue to feel more like yourself. One mojo step at a time! Xx

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    1. Hello again, Puff! LOL
      I do that ‘touching the keys and breaking the internet’ thing all the time. It’s my silly fingers. They go off on a journey all by themselves and quite frankly, I think I should be really happy that they haven’t bought an American style fridge, or even a racing horse …. yet. lol

      Thank you for the wonderful wishes. I too hope that I’m on the road back to where I belong. (crossing fingers)
      Sending hugs and squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  3. Glad you were feeling well enough to go to the craft room – a very nice card came out with you! Baby steps, my friend – go get a hot cuppa and put your feet up for a rest.

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    1. aww… love you Salpal. You alway say the right thing. You are wise beyond your years … for I know for sure that you’re only 8 and a half. 🙂

      Thrilled you like the card.
      Sending love and hugs ~ Cobs. x


  4. The card looks really good, Cobs… when I first saw it, I had in mind something to do with the Solar System for some reason! And speaking of which, I’ve never heard about the 1644 UFO sighting, and I’ve done a lot of research into the early 17th Century, around 1642 to be precise! I must have always looked at the other page where that occurred… how odd!
    Hope you’re feeling even better now!

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    1. I’m getting there Tom.

      I can totally understand why the card made you think of the Solar System! All those circles and the ‘globe’ in the middle.

      Like you, I hadn’t heard of that UFO sighting, so before I posted it, I double checked using Mr. Google as my friend, and he told me many times that it did seem to be true.

      So lovely to see you Tom. Thanks for the comment, and the visit … and the good wishes.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  5. How fun to see you on “hump” day . This card is totally you because it moves and does all kinds of fun things. Hang in there…you are going to get to the bottom of this health thing what ever it is. We are all praying in that direction. Now…invisible string? Couldn’t very thin fishing wire ,which isn’t wire by the way, be used. I would think so but you know some days I don’t think like other people. Yesterday was my #1 sons 50th birthday. Good heavens…that must be why I don’t think clearly on some days. I have a new order for 20 Thank You notes. Better start thinking. I know…I need to post and photo and blog ..Yes, Mam!

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    1. Hello beautiful Beverly!
      The invisible thread . . . I bought mine from a regular haberdashery section of a department store – but you could buy it on ebay or at a sewing store. It’s used for any where you don’t want any stitches to show.

      BUT . . . I’m not certain about this so don’t take this as true …I’m guessing that you could perhaps use fishing wire (I know it’s not wire but ‘line’). However – it might undo the ‘tie off’ or knot, so if you try this, then pop a dab of glue on the knot (glue which dries clear so you can’t see it) and leave the thing alone overnight, to make sure it’s dry right the way through. That way the knot won’t be able to undo itself.

      Good luck with the Thank You notes! But I know you’ll make a splendid job of them because you’re amazing at what you do.

      Thanks for your prayers dear friend. I’m very, very grateful for them.
      Sending love and squidges from me in my corner to you in yours. ~ Cobs. x ❤


  6. For someone who is not 100% and perhaps still a few pages in the wind… have crafted an awesome card! I have a feeling I could be at 100%+ and not make that one.
    I think your mojo is well on it’s way to returning! So good to hear from you.
    And yes, I am truly blessed.

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  7. Such a great card Beautiful Cobs. ! If this is made without mojo, watch out people! I am so thankful you are feeling better. Way to get those Dr.’s on it! Sending Love, well and quickly healing wishes and of course sunshine 🙂 xxxx

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    1. Aww Bless you Ruthie.
      Thank you so much for visiting, and for leaving such an uplifting, wonderful comment.
      Thank you also for the good wishes, the love and the sunshine.
      Sending you squidges and love, from me in my corner to you in yours. ~ Cobs. x


    1. Hello Lynne, it’s so lovely to meet you.
      I’m deeply honoured to welcome you as a new member of the ‘team’ here. Everyone is so lovely, but you’ll find that out by reading their comments here, … and no doubt you’ll find yourself drawn to some other blogging friends too.

      Thrilled you like the card!
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, and for clicking to ‘follow’, and thereby joining the team of fabulous folk who come and have a virtual coffee and a chat. 😉
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x


  8. Did I forget to “send”? Goodness…I know I posted a reply about how creative this card is. Must be really losing my mind. Probable this PC…yes it’s not me it is something else I’m sure. heehee Have you tried Turmeric yet? Please do but it can’t be from the grocery store has to be the real stuff.

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    1. .. actually laughing out loud here. No, you’re not losing your mind. You poste me a comment, but it was waiting for me to get going and publish it. (I’m getting better, but still working on half power. lol)

      Turmeric … the smell of it makes me sneeze, and sneeze, .. and sneeze!
      Why? Has it got some hidden properties?
      If it will make my home clean itself, magically make cakes and sew sublime dresses? (like in Cinderella. Bibbity bobbity boo!)
      click to see the video:-

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      1. I could us some magic right about now. Been helping son #3 load wood from that monster tree we had taken down. I figure if he is willing to chain saw it I could at least help load. (if his dad was here I would be helping him) There will be fire wood for next year. The turmeric is magic. You must google it or go to Greenmed info. I’m telling you it is magic.

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        1. I shall research the magical properties of Turmeric, I promise.

          You be careful when helping with the moving of those huge lumps of tree, young lady!! We don’t need you doing yourself some damage. That is … providing that you haven’t already done this. tsk tsk.

          Please be safe Beverly.
          ~ Cobs. x

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