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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

WOYWW #199

Welcome one & all to the next instalment of our regular wander around the desks, hosted by the Incredible Julia Dunnit, at The Stamping Ground.
 Quite a few comments last week, about my tidy desk! So before I get a terrible reputation, its back to its former messy glory.
    A few weeks ago, Eileen Godwin, who runs the DT for Lavinia Stamps, (and was one of my earliest followers)  asked  people to let her know if they would be interested in Guesting for the DT, on the new Lavinia Stamps Challenge Blog. So I promptly emailed her, and a couple of weeks ago she got back in touch, and asked if I would like to Guest for April! So out came the Lavinia stamps, and I waited, somewhat impatiently, for inspiration to strike. And then, typically, just like buses, two came along at once, lol.
     One I can't show you yet, it will be on my blog on Monday 1st April, and also on the Lavinia Stamps blog, The other is in the post below this, and also on my desk here, on the right, hiding my Guest piece.
Top left too is a stack of reels of dotty organza ribbon, another e-bay find. Those stamped images are still sat there, nagging me. But, a nice long Easter weekend coming up, so hopefully, they will have magically turned into cards by next week. Thats Plan B, by the way. Plan A was to get some work done in the garden, but that idea has been put on the back burner! Plan B sounds better to me, anyway. I can also get my quilt bag put together, so I can get it off to Jo.Well, earlies this week, so I'll be joining in this afternoon. Just remembered, its also 'change the clocks' weekend- but I will have forgotten about that by the weekend, and probably be half way through Sunday before I remember. I usually am.


MaggieC said...

Shaz, I would definitely go with Plan B. It is probably going to snow anyway, so cosy and warm inside is more comfortable sounding. We were going away but not now. Two wet muddy dogs in a caravan in a cold wet field is not too appealing. Roll on Summer! I shall use the time to get ahead with cards, challenges and DT work, so that we can go away without panic if and when Summer starts. Have a good weekend. xx Maggie #17

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Shaz -yes plan 'B' sounds better, was going to say yipee to an extra hour to craft with the clocks changing, by then DH pointed out its loosing an hour- darn it, I feel cheated now!
Congrats on your April guest spot - look forward to following that. Love the card I can see - gorgeous design and colours.
Happy WOYYY Gill x #74

Gibby Frogett said...

oops I mean Happy WOYWW unless of course you have a Yellow Yacht LOL..Gillx

jill said...

Another vote for plan B, happy woyww, jill #148

Anne said...

Deffo Plan B it's certainly not gardening weather here. It's nice to pop by and say Hi. I have had to have a plan for visiting as was spending so long on here, I am visiting those ending with same number as me and you are this week!! Well last time I looked - it can change. Really love the card in your previous post. Enjoy your long weekend crafting. Anne x #84

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey I had forgotten about the clocks too!! Thanks for the reminder...I should have known having just celebrated the equinox!
I like the fairy card in your previous post, especially the spiral...I've got a thing about them :). I hunt down spiral patterns everywhere I go, sad but true!!
Hugs, LLJ 59 xxxx

Caro said...

Definitely plan B! I love the look of your desk and lucky you being a GDT on Lavinia stamps blog...I just love Lavinia stamps so must go and check out the new challenge blog. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #73

Redanne said...

I agree with the others, definitely Plan B, the weather is not set to improve, so they say. Well done on the Lavinia GDT spot and your card in the previous post is fabulous, love that spiral stamp, it looks great set into the moon like that. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #33

fairy thoughts said...

love your stamp storage, I think we are all on plan b with the weather this year, it least it can only get better. just let it be soon.
good luck with the card making.
have a good week
janet #16

Belinda Basson said...

You are lucky you had 2 ideas, sometimes if I put my mojo under pressure, nothing happens...

scrappymo! said...

If you want to pop across the pond to Wurrey BC you can help me in the garden if your heart is set on gardening. I have a zillion perennials that need dug and divided.
Plant club is having a fundraiser so they would be gone very quickly...if I just get them dug.
We have finally had the deluges end and have had a few sunny days...

If no pending trip planned, then I would go with plan B! teehee

scrappymo! said...

Me again...forgot to say congrats on the guest design team !

House of Bears said...

That's a lovely design piece you've made. We're giggling at the thought of your stamped images nagging at you though, wondering exactly what they'd be saying to you.
thanks for visiting the bears this week.

Almo said...

Hi Shaz, I would definetly be leaving the garden for another weekend. Liking your card, and your organised stamp storage. Congrats with your shot at the guest design team spot. Hugs Mo x

Gill Edwards said...

well done for doing a guest post, so exciting for you.

Gill x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your Lavinia Stamp Challenge creation in the post below is stunning, Shaz! Congratulations on the spot as Guest Designer!!

Thanks for coming by to visit me! I hope you have a lovely productive Easter weekend turning your images into cards!! Darnell #43

Annie said...

Like the others I'd def go with plan B. :-)
Thanks for dropping by at mine.
A x #44

Debs Willis said...

Plan B rules!

Congrats on the guest spot - look forward to seeing the finished project

Happy woyww

Debs #90

lisa said...

Now you are just teasing us, Shaz. Congrats on the guest DT, I can't wait to see what you have created.
I am also looking at envy at all those gorgeous Lavinia stamps, makes my collection seem very poor although with DD collecting too I can always borrow.
I would go with Plan B too, I think someone needs to tell the weather that British Summer Time starts on Sunday.
Happy Easter
Hugs Lisax #60

BJ said...

Definitely Plan B as FAR too cold for the garden don't you think? Thanks for visiting me. BJ#67

Robyn said...

Work in the garden, HA! it's like winter here for the first time all season!
thanks for the welcome and for visiting my space.
robyn 164

Winnie said...

Hi! I meant to drop in yesterday but work got in the way (funny how that happens!). I see you use Lavinia stamps in your work and had to pop over there as I was not familiar with them. Such lovely stamps. I will visit when you guest post! Very Cool! Happy Easter! Winnie #78

Ann B said...

Far too cold for Plan A so I would plump for Plan B and stay snug. Love the Lavinia card, have a few of her stamps myself but I don't get on very well with my brayer, have a love/hate relationship.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, I'm still trying to catch up.

The 'fairies' quote stamp is by Quietfiredesign, a US firm and some lovely stuff on her site. All the calligraphy is done by the designer. I would buy more but am frightened of potential customs charges and I don't think anyone over here sells them.

Ann B

Twiglet said...

Bit late visiting you - don't forget the clocks! Happy Easter! x Jo

Ria Gall said...

thank you for your visit to my blog sorry to be late getting back to you only I had to rest yesterday after getting to my sister's.Happy Easter to you and yours
Ria #94
Congrats on the DT shout and I love your first card for them, looking forward to see the next one

Alison Scott said...

Shaz, congrats on the DT slot. Can't wait to see it on Sunday.
I am another voter for Plan B all the way.
I'm catching up on WOYWW as was babysitting all day Wednesday.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz - sorry to disappoint they are not Roman numeral stamps they're Prima Vintage Trinkets (metal embellies) can't remember who I got them from either sorry. MMx

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm so late. Love your project. I always have two stacks of printed images. One colored and one waiting to be colored since I would much rather color than actually make a card. :-)
HeatherM #154

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Ohhh didnt know Lavinia had a challenge blog, thanks for sharing and gratz on being a guest for it.