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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

WOYWW #255

Well I hope everyone had a lovely Easter break- we had two days off, Mon and today, which was cool. Writing this Tuesday evening, to schedule, as I will be asleep in  the morning, lol.Got some crafting done, which are in the last few posts. A card and a tag using a couple of the Molly images I coloured, and then some cards using a technique called Northern Lights, in the posts below. So as of today, Tuesday, my desk is looking remarkably tidy. I do have a pic to show you of some purchases on Saturday, from The Works. Worth popping in, in you have one near you. The two square Papermania Urban stamps were £1.49 each, the clear one was 99p.The alcohol marker pens are 99p each too- they had about 8 colours, including a blender pen.  I got a black, as you can never have too many black pens (did I say that?) , a red, a skin colour and a blender.  And now they have a loyalty card- like I really need another one of those. Does anyone NOT do a loyalty card now? I've ended up with so many, I had to buy one of those little credit card wallets for my bag. Mind you, the amount of times I visit them, its probably a good thing.
 Just to prove that tidy is not my natural state, here is a pic from yesterday:
The images you can see on the left are the Northern Lights technique- its awesome, and so easy. I also seem to have an interesting looking background appearing on my scrap pad- another reason I prefer to work on paper rather than a craft sheet. So thats my show and tell for our Leader of the Desking Pack, Julia, over at The Stamping Ground.

26 comments:

MaggieC said...

You can get some awesome backgrounds from a blending mat too, Shaz. and even more from the Gelli Plate. By the way, are those black pens to go with all the Thank You stamps you have? Speak to you soon. xx Maggie

Monica said...

It is amazing how guilty we all feel about our lack of tidy. All that childhood drilling of tidy. Hard on us natural untidies. We don't even get a name tag like OCD. You know the tidy's spend as much time tidying as we do " looking for" so what the hell
Monica

Mary said...

Looks like your hit pay dirt...boy some really wonderful finds! That's California gold speak for... "You struck gold!" I had to giggle when you showed your yesterday desk. Mine could have been a twin. I made a birthday card and my room was a mess! Thankfully I have 2 working spaces and sometimes that's not enough!

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh yeah, am liking the scrap paper too! we aren't near a The works, but those collage style stamps are a bit scarey for me so I prolly wouldn't even have noticed them!! sand I agree...you can't have too many black pens, assorted nibs, all permanent would be best!!

Chrysalis said...

I love the Northern Lights technique - must have a play with that, as well as a visit to The Works! Stop leading me astray LOL!! Have a good week, Chris # 19 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your scrap paper will make an awesome background! In fact, I thought that's just what you'd been making, lol - I didn't realise it was just the paper underneath!!
The Works is such a great shop, there's one in Salisbury. I have to restrain myself when I'm in there :-)
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Claire said...

Oooh, that looks fun! I love just playing with colour...
Happy WOYWW!
no. 2

Shoshi said...

Great desk with lots of colour, Shaz. I've just visited your other two posts about the amazing Northern Lights technique. Beautiful!

Thanks for your visit and your nice comment. So glad you like my new ARTHaven! I don't always get to photograph so much of it. It's pure heaven to work in!!!!!

As for the kitties, they are little terrors. I used to have one who could smell bacon through 4 layers of polythene, the innermost one being vaccuum packed. And when you think you are safe because they are asleep upstairs, that's the worst time! I'm not surprised yours could smell the cheese from 2 floors up!

I'll get to play with my new sewing machine soon enough. Got to get the mini album done first!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #43

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

You can't go wrong with a nice scripty background to a stamp design. Will be back to check out the Northern Lights post later.

Fiona xx #59

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Great bargains Shaz, love he stamps funny how we are never getting any more..
.. and no not all places have loyalty cards esp craft ones as not many of them in first place .. and one in town had one an the just as went to claim it they said sorry we are closing.. :(
Great posts below love the cards you sued metallic with black to highlight the images, beautiful indeedy! Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #40

CraftygasheadZo said...

Bargains, there's a Works in Bath which I used to go into after having hospital at The Mineral hospital! Love what you can get in there. Am just popping in to say hi as no desk from me. Not been too great after going to 2 footy matches in 3 days so desk is empty. Take care Zo xx

MaggieC said...

After my spending at the NEC, I need to save up again, so I shall miss out on what The Works has to offer. I shall definitely be sticking to Derwent products in future. In my opinion, the Spectrums are nowhere near as good. Thanks for your lovely comments today about my trip away with the caravan. xx Maggie #10

Helen said...

I may have to pay the Works a visit.. ours is very small however, but a treasure trove of "stuff"! Have a good week. Helen 5

BJ said...

I NEED to go to The Works NOW!, wish I'd read this earlier as I would have gone, maybe Friday. Love the Northern Lights too. Thanks for your visit BJ#52

Andrea said...

hi i got the same butterfly stamp at my local works last week but looks like you got there early you have some real good bargains there..well done you:-) I had my sis visiting us for Easter she left this afternoon and not into crafts of any sort so not been near craft room since last Thursday..love the messy desk that's a fab range of inks you have there I love the green and blue combinations. I hope you have a great week I will be back next week hugs Andrea x

Donna Wheat said...

I love the Works, you can get some great buys, I got some alphabet stamps last month for just over a £1. Great technique on your stampscapes, must give it a go. Thanks for the earlier visit, Donna #26

KatzElbows said...

I've found great stuff at The Works too. We should clearly set up a support group for people who overspend on craft items. My local one has just renovated and moved all that sort of stuff to right near the door. But I had no idea they had markers. Good to know and thanks for the heads up.

Happy WOYWW,
Rachel #94

Krisha said...

Great new stamps, looking forward to your use of them.
Krisha #74

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Shaz
and happy WOYWW. Thanks for already dropping by my blog. Yes some bad weather here in my part of Oz indeed...just need the mould and mozzies to settle now LOL. Shaz I am so jealous...such gorgeous stamps and alcohol markers and for so cheap...Oz needs that store to open here! Your scenic cards and the ones where you have done the northern lights tech are gorgeous!
hugs
Annette In Oz #8

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz and thanks for popping by my desk earlier - Sophie just is truly such a happy girl. Your desk just looks busy like you're enjoying yourself but I tell you the northern lights card is really cool, might have to try that one. And I miffed why we don't have the cool shops you have overseas - I've never seen fabulous cheap stamps like yours and pens... :-( oh well Cheers and have a great week Robyn#18

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have some beautiful stamps on your desk. I'd certainly use them if I were a stamper. And bargains are what all us craters are looking for. You got them, too. Thanks for visiting me earlier. WOYWW wishes from # 9.

Regina Hamilton said...

I like those stamp images, and I'm loving that Northern Light technique.Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting #61

Angela Radford said...

I don't know why people worry so much about a messy desk, just think how sad it would be to see one that never got messy lol!
Happy messy crafting, Angela x 48

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What great bargains you got! I agree about the loyalty cards. They come and go. Nowadays at least a lot of places will let you use your phone number rather than carry around a card so that is nice. Love the looks of the northern lights card. Even the scrap paper left over from making it is really cool. Pretty colors! Thanks for the visit earlier. I did tidy my desk and that got the mojo going. I did have to sit there and move stuff back and forth for about 30 minutes first though.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous bargains! I really am loving this Northern Lights technique you are using - as you know I can't comment very well sometimes so hence I'm late again! Good Grief it's nearly Wednesday again! Hugs, Chris 67

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier - Paris is my most favourite city.
I love the Northern Lights effect, one technique I MUST try.
Bishopsmate #79

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