Wednesday, 13 June 2012

WOYWW - 158 - It's a tip

Wednesday again and time for the weekly snoop hosted by Queen Julia. Shame on me - whilst unpacking yesterday afternoon (after a brilliant School Reunion Weekend with little sleep of course) THIS was the total tip constituting my desk. I think there's probably a desk there somewhere underneath the cr*palanche (thanks for that expression Debs!) just waiting to happen:(
Oh dear, talk about 'warts and all'! There's some post to deal with to the right (home insurance renewal - do they think I wanna pay for their annual Company Christmas Party or something?!), fabby ATCs towards the back but I'll set those out nicely for next week's WOYWW - thank you my lovely friends for those that have arrived so far. Then, my haul from the weekend, here's a close-up for a better snoop:
The School Reunion was held with really easy walking distance of Art of Craft, North Camp,Farnborough so it would have been just plain rude not to pay them a visit. And even ruder not to have bought anything :)

The orange and black packets were bought elsewhere - we had a trip out to the nearest 'town' and the most 'exciting place' there was Wilkinson's (sheesh!) where I did stock up on some of their double sided foam pads at 70p per packet of 40 (size is approx. one inch by half an inch each). They're quite thin and brilliant for cutting up for decoupage and other things.

Other goodies are ribbons - pink of course, Annabelle's Meadow toppers as the papers are already in residence here, Craftwork Cards Warren the Rabbit toppers to colour (great ones for men in there), rainbow card, gold Glamour Dust for Christmas cards, their own iridescent version glitter dust and other bits and bobs. The newest fad here to try is gilding flakes, they had some terrific samples in Art of Craft (it's truly an Aladdin's Cave) and the staff are really helpful as well, if ever you get a chance to go, DO!!!

It was a great weekend, lovely to meet with my buddies Moira and Angie, and also 'Hi' to Glenis a card maker who I met there for the first time, and I suspect she's a very accomplished one, sigh :(

For less, or much more. mess - just go here to Julia's. I'll do my best to hop about but need to catch up with Pixies Snippets Workshop Challenge to check no-one has been playing with go-karts and also to get ready to fly off to the North of England for the day on Thursday. Wow, the life of a jet-setter :(

Di
x

51 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...I can hear your desk groaning under the weight Di...fabby looking bits & pieces, your always so busy I really don't know how you keep up...have a great day & thanks for sharing...Mel :)

Amanda said...

Oh lots of goodies there Di, pleased you had a great weekend just enough time to catch up on some sleep before you are off jet setting again. Hugs, Amanda x

mark gould said...

happy woyww, Busy looking desk, its always great to see what people are working on.
mark

Mary said...

I must agree with you. Oh so rude to have passed them by and then to not purchase a little something, or a lot of something....I must agree with you! From the looks of your stash, you were not at all rude! I look forward to seeing all your great creations....Have a most wonderful week.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Di, Thanks so much for sharing tip or no and yes can see the stash is most essential!! happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #20 in comments Mr Linky not up yet! :D PS do have snippet on my desk just not finished yet...

Redanne said...

Thanks for the peek at all you lovely goodies, the desk is not too bad (lol). Just enjoy it! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #30

Bridget Larsen said...

At least you unpacked, I just leave it in the bags and get them out as I need them lol. Great stash you have there
Bridget #13

Annie said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend away. Fab new 'pink' stash :-)
Hugs,
A x

Helen said...

what a busy looking desk! Your weekend sounds fab! happy woyww, helen #3

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a lovely time at the reunion. Good crafting stash Di, retail therapy and a reunion sounds like a perfect combination!

Is Lord Lucan hiding under all that stuff on your desk ;)

Happy WOYWW, big hugs xx

Julia Dunnit said...

You're an accomplished card maker, silly! Glad to see you remembered your manners when at the Art of Craft, I really am proud!! Reunion sounds like fun, and to boot, meeting someone who understands your hobby...you can talk without watching her eyelids droop!

okienurse said...

awesome lot of stash you picked up last weekend. Sounds like you had a lot of fun at the reunion! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #42

EELS said...

Wow what a lot of lovely stuff on your super desk, loving the ribbon. Have a nice week.
Elaine

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds like you had a super time and your desk is showing some fab new goodies! Take care & have a good time snooping the WOYWW desks of the world ! Zo xx 55

Tertia said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I agree it would have been VERY rude not to buy anything.
Happy WOYWW

Anonymous said...

Fabulously crafty space.

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #12

Helen said...

Morning Di - I am wondering where you went to school. I went to Aldershot Manor - do you know it? Small world. The craft shop wasn't there way back then. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

Ann B said...

Your desk is almost, and I mean almost, as messy as mine, but I don't have any new stash on it unfortunately.
Glad you enjoyed your trip and I can never visit a craft shop without buying something, even if it is just a pack of buttons or something.
Ann B
#21

lisa said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend, Di and some lovely crafting shopping too. It just has to be done doesn't it!!
I can see a pink theme going on on your desk!!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #74

Heidi said...

wow, Di have you stopped to breathe this week, Your workspot is imaculate. I don't show mine on woyww cos i am too embarrassed!! 4 kids need i say more. love the 'batteries not included' film too, haven't seen it for ages, must show the kids as it was before their time and just know they will find it funny. hugs heid x
ps sun is out now so am off to find my skipping rope lol

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh, you'll soon have that lot cleared up, I'm sure . . . well, fairly sure . . . okay . . . after all your jet setting we'll let you off if it's still like it next weeK!

Happy WOYWW hon. Glad you had a good time at the Reunion and at the LCS.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Laura said...

It would have been rude not to buy anything :) Love it.
Have fun playing with your new toys!
Laura 78

nerllybird said...

Ooh, another craft shop to inflict on OH - he never knows if my 'little drives' are designed to pass close by one of them, lol.
Helen S #23

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. That sounds like my sort of shop. Ali x #84

Darla said...

Glad you have fun with your school friends. Nice purchases, #99

inkypinkycraft said...

Your post did make me smile!!! Have great and creative week! Hugs trace x

RosC said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures, and the stash. Had a chuckle as you took me through your busy week. Reunions are fun.
Ros #9.

Sandy said...

look at all that wonderful pink glitz and bling and awesomeness. Sandy :)

Glenda said...

Nothing like a desk filled with goodies to play with! Enjoy each and every one!
Glenda#96

Anonymous said...

Ooh err missus, that's messy for you, I can almost hear you squeaking in alarm about it all! Sounds like you had a brilliant time at the weekend and I really hope your trip back yem gans well man.

Hugs
Brenda 107

SueH said...

How convenient that your reunion was so close to a craft shop….and it looks like to you made the most of your opportunity to shop, Lol!

Sorry to hear that you came back to a pile of bills though. There’s no way to disguise them unfortunately but if you are paying for their Christmas party make sure you get an invite.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Monica said...

No point having it spotless as you always have to start again and mess it up
#127

Deb said...

what lovely stash you got, enjoy your trip to the NE!
Debxx

May said...

Sounds like you had fun.. I agree how rude not to have bought some crafty stash... bargain on the foam pads... great buys.. Hugs May x x x#20

Twiglet said...

Sounds like you are having a fun time - enjoy every minute - x Jo

sandee said...

Love the cr*palanche, doesn't look bad at all, some lovely piles of goodies to dig into, especially that heap of pink ribbon!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Welcome back and thanks for sharing all your new stash with us! You've done quite well and had a great time and now you're off again. My, my! Have a wonderful time Thursday and, for that matter, all week long! Have a wonderful week! Darnell 129

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

Sounds like you had a great time! How nice to meet with crafty friends. You are guaranteed to always have fun!

Lots of nice goodies on your desk this week. I had to laugh at the avalanche..... tee hee

Hugs,
Kay #124

Karen said...

Someone is going to be busy....!! Lots of "pink stuff" ther for you Di. Hope to pop by the challenge, but not feeling too great at the moment. Karen 146 x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of great new pink and girly stuff there. Hey, if you want a new use for gliding flakes, check out the link on my blog. You, too, can poop glitter! I'm not shitting you! LOL! Pun intended. Have fun playing with the new stuff. I hope you can find time for it soon. Go carts?!?!? Two cheers for broken bones! whoop whoop!

Victoria said...

mmm lovely goodies! Have lots of fun playing with them all! Glad you had a good reunion and there's been no go-karting in my neck of the playground but there has been some alarming talk about a unicorn on the carousel!

Emily said...

Mmmm a lovely stash of new goodies there and it would definitely have been rude not to visit a craft shop while you were so close lol.

Have fun playing with all your new goodies.

Hugs Emily#52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, I think you were quite restrained at the shop.. it could have been an awful lot worse!!
I saw your comment on someone else's blog about stottie cakes..goodness that takes me back to our days in Newcastle. Hope you will enjoy yours!!
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

Anonymous said...

Oooh lots of lovely new goodies! I'm having to live vicariously on that front since our budget at home has been cut sooo much that I can't really afford to buy anymore stuff. Mind you, not that I need anymore stuff really cause I've got waaaaay too much already! Still, I shall look at your purchases and have a small sigh. Enjoy your goodies!

Scrappydiva (#125)

Samantha Elliott said...

Of course it would be rude not too go shopping!! I will be an 8 minute walk from Blade Rubber Stamps next week and if my cousin thinks I am not "popping" in there then......
Glad you had a good time. Now for round 2 of your jet setting ey!!
Shall I wave off the M4 on my way past on Monday?

MagsB said...

Oh gosh, my desk makes yours look tidy, hun! I don't dare enter WOYWWW - my desk is always hidden under a heap of STUFF! Yours looks so interesting - I'm looking forward to seeing what you make from this Aladdin's Cave!!

love Mags B x

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous pile of craftyness x
Sophie #68

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Sounds like a fun reunion!
And a chance to pick up lots of new goodies :)
Enjoy!

Mary Jo #120

Kathleen said...

Now this is what I call a cardmakers desk, looks great.

Kath x

Valerie said...

nice workspace and some fine looking goodies! Valerie #26

Queen Of Toys said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time and look at your haul, wow is that promarkers I see in the background?

Have a great crafting week
Eliza #65
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