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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

WOYWW #197

Well, this is my desk on Tuesday night- early shift this week, so it won't be changing! Stuff that needs putting away, to be truthful. It was in a pile, I spread it out so you could see what was what. Mostly freebie stamps from magazines-the large one in the middle with the womans head on was with Creative Stamping, (with the obligatory Thank You stamp) and a couple of Craft Stamper stamps on the top. The small Art Deco style( plus Thank You stamp) was with a Creativity mag- you all know just how much I needed two more Thank You stamps! The one behind that I bought from Hobbycrafts, a map stamp. Then on the right is a new mag I picked up from Tesco, with a set of stamps free, called Get Stamping. Didn't grab me when I opened it, so shan't be making a regular purchase, I'm afraid.Top left is a pack of card from Cardcraft UK, don't know if you can see them on top, but a couple of Darice embossing folders also came my way, a Honeycomb and a wire fence one. Next to that, the start of another Ruby Anniversary card, and some blue & silver flowers from the Tattered florals die.A few odd tools lying about- scalpels, tweezers and so on. So why the Show & Tell? Wander over to The Stamping Ground, where our ever charming hostess, Julia, will explain it all
.Earlier in the week, my desk looked like this:

All my bear panels being stitched together! Found a smashing e-bay supplier of gingham fabric, and it goes perfectly with the bear squares. The quilt is all put together now, but I will show that after Jo has had it to put on the LilyBo site. I should be getting it off to Jo next week, I just have to make the bag for it now. Happy Wednesday folks, I'll be round to visit later.


Krisha said...

Hi Shaz,
Wonderful stash of stamps on your desk this week. I have an abondancy of Thank You stamps too. Love the bear quilt.
Krisha #97

MiniOwner said...

Oooh your quilt is gorgeous. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@109)

Heather Alger said...

The Spring Fling set in the centre are great, The flowers and girl I have used a fair bit already still to explore them all though :)
Lots of lovely things to play with
I do love your Teddy quilt loads x
Happy WOYWW Heather #46

Rumtruffle said...

That quilt looks fun, I will look forward to seeing the completed article :D
I'm off to visit some more busy desks! Have a lovely crafty week.
Rum x

Winnie said...

Loving your quilt! Those bear panels are so adorable. Great gingham material you found. The fun stamps on your desk look cool. Can't wait to see what you make with them! Winnie#65

Redanne said...

Hi Shaz, I love the look of your bear quilt, the gingham looks great on it. I got my letter from Eddie this week to tell me where my quilt went and I got all choked up! I have a couple of spare Thank You stamps, can I interest you in one......lol. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #23

Helen said...

Love all the stamps on your desk, but best of all is that fab quilt! I'm sure the finished article is just gorgeous and will be much treasured. Helen, 11

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Shaz... your bear quilt is going to be absolutely adorable. Nice lot of stamping goodies too. Happy WOYWW Gill x #50

okienurse said...

great looking stamps on the desk. I love the freebies but when the magazine is worthless it would take an awesome stamp set to get me to buy it! Love the quilt. Looking forward to seeing it finished! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

House of Bears said...

This is our second visit, we rushed off to find Creative Stamping mag after you mentioned it, alas issue 8 was out of stock but we're off to ebear to look for more. Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

Buttons said...

A goodly lot of stamps to play with Shaz and I love your bear quilt. They are essential item at the moment! Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #135

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love those fabrics! That's going to be a funky quilt :)
I loved your comments about the Mother's Day gifts...your boys know you well!
I know your Studley! My brother lived in Redditch for many years, all my nieces were born there.. It's a small world :)
Are you still coming to the crop? Can you email me, ki want to suggest something!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

Anonymous said...

I am keying on on the quilting lately and yours is coming along grand. Love the gingham - it is just the right touch!


MA (21)

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz it's lovely to catch up with you again. That's quite some haul of freebie stamps you've got there - I've not come across Get Stamping before - but now I'll have to check it out - if only for the freebies. Your quilt is going to be fabulous the gingham is perfect. Happy WOYWW MMx #39

Ria Gall said...

great stamps on your desk there you will have fun using them. Your quilt is coming along really nicely you must be pleased with it.

fairy thoughts said...

Dont you just love free stamps, the craft stamper ones are usually really good, although the little people last month i wasn't sure about. I just brought the oher pack with the little fox on ... I thought it was cute. the quilt is coming along look forward to seeing it finished
janet #19

JoZart said...

Your desk is still nice and tidy and it doesn't count when new stash is lying around. I know what you mean about stamp makers adding the same old sentiments.
Your quilt is looking fabulous and I can't wait to see it. DH will be here to receive post but I am off to Germany on Weds so won't be able to post it so please show it on your blog and I'll add it to LillyBo when I get back.
There's be a prize draw for makers and one for followers in a day or two so look out. We have been sponsored with a donation of several plates of stamps so will draw one for followers nad the rest for makers.
Don't forget to grab a button as a Super Star Stitcher from last weeks LillyBo blog post!
love jo x

MaggieC said...

Lots of new goodies again, Shaz. You are a bad influence on me. I am slowly recovering from the bug, but, of course, Geoff has got it now, poor soul. Bec and family and us, we are all in quarantine to keep our various bugs to ourselves. Hope you two don't get it too. xx Maggie #9

scrappymo! said...

So fun to get free stamps in the magazines! What a treat!

The quilt looks fabulous...Love the bears and the colours.

Katie said...

That quilt is going to be so cute!

Happy WOYWW!

Katie 125

Caro said...

Nice looking stamps there to play with and the quilt is looking gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #61

Debs Willis said...

Hi Shaz - your teddy quilt is adorable. And I liked the reference card for your brads 'n bling!

Happy woyww

Debs #95

Julia Dunnit said...

Argh...i forgot about the bag!! Hmm, must think on! love your collection of mostly freebies..i too have more than enough but not really enough Thank You stamps! i dont look at the magazines in tesco, must go and flick through this new one!!

Kelly said...

Wonderful collection, Shaz! I scouted out the UK magazines over here in the states this month and none of them had stamps so I passed on all of them. Creative Blessings! Kelly #124 aka Rain

Joynana said...

I love stamps and am always on the lookout for something different. I especially love free stamps, but the magazines are usually just to expensive. I would love to see the quilt finished. #70

Gill Edwards said...

OOh you are teasing us with that quilt, i love it already though as blue is my fav colour.
Cant you get some cool stamps on front of magazines now.

Gill x #141

Nan G said...

Love the stamps on your desk! Cool glasses too. Oh my the bears are adorable! a couple days late Happy WOYWW! Nan #25

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Shaz,
Well, lovely work going on here, just adore that bear lily-bo quilts - great gingham match as you say (love eBay too dont have much choice really over here)! am organising my stamps for cataloguing so your bug has bit..
Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW a tad late, as usual! Shaz in Oz.x #15

MaggieC said...

Thanks for popping in, Shaz. Must get n touch some time this week with the techie man. Anyway, thanks for the thought about the pen from the back on the photo paper. It would have been difficult with this one as it had been put together some time ago and actually been mounted on a card, but I took it apart yesterday to remount it and add the stamping. I will tuck that bit away in my mind for the next one. Are you still working silly hours? How is the shoulder now? xx Maggie

Annie B said...

Hi Shaz
I just wanted to say I love your cards,your craf room is fab.
Blessings on your wedding day ..I just love your outfits and think you both look wonderful.
Love and Light
Ann x