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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

WOYWW # 198

Blimey, Wednesday again- doesn't time fly when you're having fun? First pic isn't actually my desk, but a glorious sunset seen from my desk one evening last week. Picture doesn't really do it justice, it was so vibrant & fiery. It looks like  we live on the edge of, or in, the countryside. In fact, the centre of town, and the Kingfisher Shopping Centre are actually a three minute walk from our house. This view from my window, overlooks masses of trees on higher ground, around the old churchyard.

This one was from late last summer, with all the trees in leaf. We are pretty much at the top of a hill, absolutely ace view, winter or summer.

So this weeks desk then- someone last week was saying about sorting out images they had stamped previously to start using up. Which reminded me I had found quite a lot during the move from room to room. So out they have come to start getting used. Well, some have come out- I'd not be able to see desktop if I had them all out. So, a stack of images at the front, a number more in the plastic wallets on the right.I have a habit of stamping quite a few images when I have stamps out, with the intention it will save me time later. Except I always forget about them. There is also a little pile of punched squares- I found a few images that didn't really 'work' as they were, these were chopped up to do some mosaic style cards with. The window to the left is the one the photos were taken from. Some off cuts of paper from the Papermania Chronology pack, a utensil holder from Ikea with my rulers & pinking shears in,dst, various tools, my windowsill with assorted crystals on, and a wedding photo of me & Beloved Hubby.

One last thing I have to share. Last Friday was Comic Reliefs Red Nose Day, and although I did not get to see it live, my DIL Becky sent me the link via Facebook to see the piece done by the cast & crew of BBC's Doctors- my eldest son Ant is one of the Editors, and here he is, on the far right with the black shirt & flame pattern.As he absolutely hates having his photo taken, this made me smile.
Have a great Wednesdayand go visit our lovely Hostess Julia at The Stamping Ground to find out what this is all about, if you aren't a regular!


Amy Wright said...

What a absolutely beautiful view you have there, I am very jealous!

Great work desk! Happy WOYWW!

Amy #97

Angelfish said...

Wow! What an amazing view you have. You'd never believe you were right in town, looking at that. Thanks for stopping by today.
Fiona xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great work there and yes I saw that Doctors film! Very funny! Enjoy desk hopping. Take care Zo xx 87

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely window by that clean desk.
Thanks for sharing the great photos. I love sunsets and I will love spring if it ever arrives.
Scraps..I could never use them all in my life time and I am seriously thinking of donating them to other collectors!!!
Enjoy the week Happy WOYWW

Debs Willis said...

Hi shaz, great desk, and what a sunset! I have loads of stamped images, plus 2 boxes of part-complete projects/class leftovers and assembled decoupage that are sitting there waiting.........

Problem is, there's always something new to try, or a deadline for a project, so the snippets keep mounting and only get used now and agin lol!

Happy woyww
Debs #85

Lindsay Weirich said...

That desk is awfully tidy Shaz, are you feeling OK, LOL! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #95

susibee said...

What a beautiful view you have from your desk.

Your easel card looks gorgeous.

Happy WOYWW Susi #67

MaggieC said...

If you want to watch the whole thing just follow this link http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/soaps/s16/doctors/scoop/a465731/doctors-cast-do-gangnam-style-for-comic-relief-watch-video.html
If it does not work, you will find it by going to Digital Spy and do a search there.
Thanks for popping in today. I bet you could draw if you had the time to play. I can do that thing with words etc with at least two programs I already have. Not sure if I have that very swirly font though. Have a good week and don't work too hard. xx Maggie #32
PS get those pencils out and have a go.

Ria Gall said...

what a lovely view you have and well done on getting those stamped images out and finding a way of using them.
Wishing you a very Happy WOYWW
Ria #44

House of Bears said...

We do exactly the same. Stamp out a tonne of images ready to use at another time then forget all about them. E've recently bought some plastic wallets to keep by the desk with all our craft extras in, hopefully they'll get used that way.

Almo said...

Hi Shaz, What a lovely view from your window, you lucky girl. There is something satisfying about using up all those stamped images that have been lying around. Hugs Mo x

Krisha said...

Hi Shaz,
I do the same thing, stamp images, even color them, thinking I'll use them later.....rarely happens and I have quite a stash of them.
Krisha #139

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I love sunsets and sunrises....and those pics are fab. The energies are very different at those times of the day..my favourite :)
Your desk is looking amazingly tidy, Shaz...is there something wrong?? ;)
And I love the Doctors clip....I'd forgotten your son was an editor..I used to be a Vision Mixer back when dinosaurs ruled the land!!!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Fandhmum said...

What beautiful photos, the last one made me laugh.
I look forward to seeing what you create with some of your previous stamped images
Rosie x

Monica said...

What a fabulous view and sunset. It is so magical to watch sunset. Your son sounds great fun.
Monica 127

mamapez5 said...

Lucky you, to have such a beautiful view from your window where you craft. Well done for tackling the stamped images. I have a go occasionally but there is always something new I want to try.
Kate x #57

gardenpinks said...

There has been some fantastic sunsets recently, just love all the colours in them.
A very clean and organised desk Shaz! Looking forward to seeing what you do with all those stamped images :)
Fab photo!
Lynn x

Caro said...

Gorgeous sunsets there. My son also did Gangnam style for Red Nose day! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro xx #81

Redanne said...

Hi Shaz, what a fabulous view you have from your Window, slight envy here..... Unfortunately I missed the video but will look it up using the link Maggie has suggested. Thanks for popping by, always lovely to see you! Hugs, Anne x #34

fairy thoughts said...

Lucky you that is a very inspiring view. It look slike we are doing the same thing at the moment... using up, I am finding it quite a challenge, having to be so inventive but I am determined to finish as many as possible
have a good week
janet #28

Alison Scott said...

Wonderful window to be gazing out of. Between the houses I can see the trees in the park and love to watch them through the seasons .
Like you I always stamp an image 2/3 times, I keep mine in a takeaway container so that I remember to use them!

Hettie said...

I think I took a picture of the same sunset but a Welsh one last week! The mountain across the way from us looked like it was ablaze! Great view you have.
Nice neat desk there Shaz. I wondered if I was on the wrong desk!
Tee Hee!
"Filed" in our house means the bin or fire!!
Thanks for visiting.

Ali H said...

Hi Shaz - great views - I do live in the sticks but low down - so nothing to compare with your views ! Have a fun crafty week ! Ali #22

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Shaz,
A great creative space today, am amazed at your stamped images I might do one extra when stamping but dont have heaps..

..and just as well really, as organising my stamps is quite enough really, though am sure yours would be great to scrummage through.

Love the sunsets we get some great ones too!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #25

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Shaz... what a lovely view you have from your window.
That looks a fabulous pile of stamped pieces to work with too - great colours - look forward to seeing what you create with them.
Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting yesterday too... Gill x #41

Stampin Boots said...

Beautiful sunset and lovely tidy desk!!

Happy (belated) WOYWW!

StampinBoots x #144

Karen said...

I love your sunset pics and your lovely clean desk :)
Oh! the gangnam dance - gotta love it !! Our local police officers did a video for charity last year. It was hilarious - they are so out of time!! - but it got lots of views :)
Happy WOYWW x