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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

WOYWW #213

Another week been & gone- where do they go to?And into July- half a year flown by. Still, that does mean another round of WOYWW, over at The Stamping Ground, with the adorable Julia! My desk offering for this week, the leftover mess from playing with the Stampin Up Swallowtail Butterfly stamp, used in the previous posts.Really Useful box of sponges (Make up sponges, Poundland), some baby wipes, Distress Inkpads, a card & some more images on the easel. A couple of tags, embossing powder,scissors, heat gun. On my OTT lite, my name badge label from the crop. Bottle of water, for watering my Bamboo, behind it, and filling misters & so on.Not enough caffeine in it for drinking, lol.
OK, enabler alert again, sorry ladies. Called in at The Works (again) at the weekend, and they have loads of assorted Papier Mache boxes in there, and these awesome little drawer boxes.
And at 2 quid a throw, not going to break the bank.

 A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of a planter I'd done, (another poundstore bargain, stacking planters). Everything in it has gone a bit mad:

Just Petunias & lobelias, and a Fuchsia in the top. I shall be looking to get some more next year, when they have them back. They're really good-this pic is a larger version that I've filled with herb seeds. Its got four sections, the one with the flowers in has three. They just stack one on top of another, so you can layer it as tall as you want.

Another garden shot, its an Elderberry, a black-leaved version (now theres a surprise, from me)- the flowers are a lovely pink colour, instead of the usual creamy white.

So thats me  done, fairly short & sweet. Have a really good week all.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a fab idea those planters are! Really effective and they use a lot less compost, I should imagine. Anyway, you've obviously got green fingers because the plants look really happy! I'm very late planting mine out this year so they're looking a bit bedraggled at the moment..they'll pick up though!
I'm really glad that the night shift is going so well for you....I still don't know how you do it though!!
Ad I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with those little drawers :-)
Hugs. LLJ 59 xx

MaggieC said...

Lots of lovely pics this week, Shaz, and all those plants looking so healthy. In answer to your query about techland, not sure how things are at the moment. I need the time to get upstairs and sort out my craft computer to work in line with Doug's insatructions, but as you can see from my photos, crafting is sort of limited to providing sustenance for my two builders, Lee and Adie. They are working hard, so they deserve it. I might try some drawing though as I can do that anywhere. Have a good week. xx Maggie #3 (I woke up 17 seconds after Julia put the link up - good timing!)

Anonymous said...

OIh dear - I have to be in town later in the week, they have a The Works there, and those boxes ARE cute..

WOYWW is dangerous....

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (19)

CraftygasheadZo said...

I do love The Works, we don't have one here but there is one in Bath so when we visit there we pop in. Great finds and beautiful pictures. Take care Zo xx 69

House of Bears said...

We saw those little boxes in The Works, didn't buy them and now wish we had, maybe we'll take a trip back there.

Waving hi from The House of Bears @#92 this week

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz. If they don't have those drawers in my local Works I may have to cry! Your elderberry is looking gorgeous - we left one behind at our old house and the one we planted here is VERY slow to grow so I'm afraid I've got elder envy! Have a great week. MMx #47

Uniflame said...

I really like your planters! I also scrolled down and saw all the pretty butterflies you made! They are lovely!

Uniflame said...

I keep forgetting to add my number this week :S It is Uniflame - 70 :)

Jackie said...

Those little drawers were a good find in the works!!
Your Planters look lovely and full of flowers
The butterfly stamp is really nice I like Stampin up products they are areally good quality
Jackie 38

Monique said...

Lovely garden.
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
xx Monique #74

Claire said...

great bargain with the lil drawers! and your desk looks ready for anything...
happy WOYWW and have a blessed week :)
no. 35

Ria Gall said...

Hi Shaz
your desk is looking great today I am loving poking around all your lovely crafting stash.
Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #52

BJ said...

I want those drawers, could décopatch them lovely.

Sorry I'm a bit late replying but my son had his drum exam this morning, glad that is over now. Thanks for stopping by this week BJ#13

The Taming of the Glue said...

I have got to find a Works near me...I love those drawer boxes. Your planters are looking beautiful. Hugs. Pam#27

Shoshi said...

Love the busy desk, Shaz, and what gorgeous flowers. That stacking planter is a cool idea - must look out for something like that for the balcony outside my new ARTHaven. So glad you like my new space - keep an eye out on my blog for more photos.

Thank you for your good wishes for my upcoming test - I am trying not to worry as they say only 1 in 10 have cancer but it's still a big worry. More news next week, I hope.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #91

Anne said...

Such a fun post! My desk is never as witty as yours! Thanks for popping by and seeing it! LOVE that elderberry! Adore your beautiful butterfly cards too! Happy WOYWW! #34

Monica said...

Loved the tags you made with the stash now on your desk. pretty flowers and a cat to steal! Worth being sent to the colonies!

okienurse said...

WOW Shaz love the look of your desk and the way that garden planter is coming along...it is definitely spectacular! Just learned about Elderberry! I actually was wondering what one looked like as I drank my juice earlier!!!! On my vacation I picked up a bottle off Elderberry juice that is suppose to be a great cure all for all sorts of issues and decided to give it a try. We will see! Love the look of your Elderberry bush/tree. Beautiful! Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a message. Vickie #93

Julia Dunnit said...

Where do you get time Mrs? Loving the planters..funnily enough we were at a house on Friday and saturday putting in new windows and the nicest part of her FAB garden was the plated up herb garden..loads of little pots shoved in a bigger pot - looked and smelled fab.

Silvia said...

NOOOOO!!!! I can't get into Town and we have a The Works....oh NOOOOO
Thanks for visiting my Desk by the way
PS maybe I will sneak of tomorrow

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just superb Shaz peeking below..
.. thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in z.x #36

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful cards on your desk, Shaz! Love, love those planters and the stunning elderberry in pink! Thank you for visiting me and supporting the birth date idea! Happy WOYWW! Darnell #77


G'day Shaz
thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. OMG lots of goodies put on your desk...love the butterfly image!!!Oh Oh That ?wooden thing with the holes you have your pens in I'd DIE for one to have for my pliars!! We don't have either a Poundland or The Works here in Oz...well not in the Northern Territory at least but heck I wish we did...lucky you. Gorgeous flowers and puss too :)
Annette In Oz #21

Eliza said...

Those stacking planters look fantastic and all those beautiful flowers the bounty from the garden. From what i can see you have a very lovely garden and a very enticing desk.

Eliza & Yoda 81

Craftychris said...

Cook planters and loving the butterflies! Thank you for visiting me and have a fabulous week xx#67

sandra de said...

Gorgeous flowers and plants. But I have to say the butterfly is amazing. I had a quick peek at your earlier projects and they are all stunning.
Sandra de

Ginny said...

I love looking at your desk. You can definitely tell that a lot of great things happen there. I am going to have to look for those planters. I really like the way they look. Thank you for sharing. Ginny (#24)

Hettie said...

NEED those drawers! Pity the Works is a 60 mile round trip for me!
Your plants are looking good too.

Barb King said...

The butterfly tags came out great, such a nice color, and one that I never think to use. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. Barb #11


Thanks Shaz re the block info...I'll see what I can find here as there is an education supply place here too :o)
Annette In Oz

Bridget Larsen said...

I cant wait to see what you do with that box of drawers. Love that easel
Bridget #85

Kyla said...

Brilliant idea with the planter, I too went in The Works today and saw the little drawers too (so cute).

Love the black elder, you can make pink elderflower cordial from it!!

Happy belated WOYWW
kyla #50

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
I might just have to go to the works on Monday they would make great presents decorated or as they are. the elderberry is really unusual and sooo you lol
late getting round because of the tennis
janet #31

Spyder said...

Love the planters I've been painting mine all the same colour. Why haven't I got 'The Works' near me, I LOVE those little drawers, soooo useful! I wonder what you'll do with them, that's always hard to work out for me, coz as soon as I start one idea, another will pop into my head!! Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #36