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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

WOYWW #297

Annnnd we're back! Where'd that week go? Anybody? A pic of a very busy/messy/creative/untidy (delete as appropriate) desk this week. Head over to our Julias, at The Stamping Ground, and add your link to the greatest Blog show on Earth.
So, the desk. Current project, Hubbys Valentines card hiding under the paper on the left. He reads this blog, you see.  You probably got the Valentines theme from all the red inkpads, lol. The second one from the left is one of Rangers new pads to replace the Adirondacks. A nice bright red, but to me it has a bit of a funny, solvent like smell to it. Not like a dye ink smell at all.At the back, inkpads I'm labelling. Just using narrow sticky labels that I drag over the inkpad to get the 'true' colour, as opposed to the colour my printer prints out with the official labels. Some new pots of Stencil paste, so I can try that cat stencil again. A couple of House Mouse stamps, not my normal stuff, but they were so sweet. Over on the right, torn off the envelope my Rubberstampmadness magazines arrived in, some really cool looking stamps. Sheets of sticky 'dot' sized labels that I label the lids of my re-inkers with, also the ends of my Promarkers, although the last few I ordered, I saw Promarker have finally started doing that. A mini Ink Blending Tool, next to my coffee. Decaff, it is 9.30 on Tuesday night.The red ribbon is from this years Christmas cake. Not only Valentines day on Saturday, also my youngest sons birthday. We took him and KT, his fiancĂ©e, out for a Chinese all you can eat buffet last Saturday, for a birthday meal, as we are going out for a Valentines meal ourselves this week. I have an appointment tomorrow, Thursday, for my treatment to start. Not sure if its actually my first treatment, or a meeting with the nurses to get all the procedure explained, and all the info. If it is that, then the actual treatment starts a couple of days later, so probably Monday. If I'm ok, we'll be having the following weekend down in Plymouth. One of Hubbys friends is 30 on the 21st, and his Mom is organising a surprise Birthday meal, getting as many of his friends there as she can. So fingers crossed. Right, I'm done, so you can wander off to many other wondrous desks around the world. See you later.


Helen said...

Your desk looks very pretty in it's shades of red! Hope tomorrow goes ok and you can do all you want to over the next couple of weeks. Helen #1

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Shaz. Trust all goes well tomorrow. Great looking desk with a whole mix of reds.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Anne said...

Hello Shaz your deskooms neat and organised - unlike mine and much more interesting. Hope all goes well re treatment. Hole you have a lovely Valentine's Day. Anne x #30

Debbie Rock said...

Ha! Now you see Shaz I have been able to share hubby's Valentine's card because he only reads my blog if forced! Well done Doug! Gold star from me!!! I struggle with my ink pad storage ... yet to find a system that works but at the very least should get around to labelling my Distress Inks to save the endless shuffling down the stacks only to find the one I want was on the bottom ... why is it always the last one I get to!?!?! Happy WOYWW'ing to you. Loadsa love! xXx

Julia Dunnit said...

Fingers crossed indeed, a weekend in Plymouth will be lovely. It's taken your red ink pads and subtle hints to remind tha tit's Valentines this weekend..am so focussed on other stuff...mind you, so is he! Interesting on the smell of the new ink pads..and do tell how you feel it performs wont ya!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Oh how I wish I could come over and play with all that cool stuff on your desk! So much fun. I wish you well. Remember we are all standing behind you. diane #39

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shar, good luck with the treatment, all good so far. Happy desk there, I love my Distress Inks so hope you enjoy playing with them too, Cheers RobynO#12

Christine said...

Sounds like we have caught you at a busy time! Hope tomorrow goes well so that you can get away to Plymouth and relax for a bit!
Take care

Bishopsmate #47

Nannie4 said...

Fingers crossed for you and good wishes for a good time in Plymouth. Hugs.
Nice tidy desk full of goodies. :<)
Nann #45

jan spencer said...

Hope your appointment goes well and have a lovely meal out on Valentines evening. Enjoy your time in Plymouth

Jan S no 54

fairy thoughts said...

A slightly different look for you this week, loving
All the redness......ah valentines must make handyman a card ...... It is my youngests birthday too..... She always used to say.... It's not Valentine's Day ... It's mine lol
I thought you would like the skull, I think I'm going to paint in for the Mexican festival day of the dead...... So cool
Hope all goes well at the hospital

House of Bears said...

I hope your treatment is as quick and painless as possible and that you are able to enjoy your Valentine's meal. Us bears will celebrate with some chocolate and Horace may make us all a card. Thanks for visiting us already.

Kristiina Majuri said...

Love the different shades of red, though I could imagine my hubby wondering why so many are necessary! Hope you get to enjoy your valentines meal, happy woyww in any case!
Kristiina #21

Krisha said...

Hi Shaz,
Thanks for the visit and the comment. After 64 years of being a brunette I still can't get used to the VERY white natural color.

I did the same thing to my ink pads a couple of years ago and it really helps.

Good luck with the procedure, will keep you in my prayers.
Krisha #4

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Love all those shades of red. Interesting to hear that about the new Adirondack. I don't use Stazon because I can't stand the smell!

Fiona #61

Lisca Meijer said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for visiting me earlier. I've jumped on the washi tape bandwagen very late. I bought two rolls last year in Holland and found I didn't use them as the colours turned out too bright. But these are so nice I couldn't resist I think I will use them.
I'm glad you have some nice things to look forward to around you treatment appointments.
I was intrigued by your pen holders in the background. They look like blocks of wood with holes drilled into them to put pens in.I used to have wineglasses with a stem but no foot. They came with a similar blocck of wood to stand them in. I think they must have got lost in one of my moves...
Have a good week,

Sandy Leigh said...

Praying for you to have an easy treatment and hope you feel good! I love those distress inks. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

Lunch Lady Jan said...

50 shades of red on your workdesk today!! Lol. Hope you have a lovely Valentines meal at the weekend. Gordon and I are off for a long weekend in Eastbourne, of all places, courtesy of the Accordion Orchestra I helped out! hope to visit Hastings and Brighton possibly.
Good luck tomorrow, let me know how you get on,
HUgs, LLJ 23 xxxx

Pat Taviss said...

Hey there, thanks for sharing the love today on WOYWW. Happy back at you.

Pat #71

pearshapedcrafting said...

Not taking part this week but couldn't resist peek at your desk! The new Ranger inks do look interesting so I'll be looking at how you get on with them! Good Luck with the appointments! I love surprise parties so hope you get there! Chrisx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, hope everything goes well with your appointment. I am interested about the new Ranger inks and will be looking out for those. Hope you have a great crafty week, Angela x 37

Neet said...

Good luck at the meeting - hope things turn out as you expect them to.
Gosh there is a lot going on on that desk of yours, I haven't a clue about the new pads so hopefully will get more clued up in a week or so when I am at a show. I seem to have lost touch with everything but then I am hooked on DI's so is it any wonder.
Enjoy yourselves in Plymouth, hope the weather turns a bit warmer for you.
Hugs, Neet 28 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So many different kinds of ink... and I'll bet you never have just the right one for the job either. Lots of space to give that ink a go on your desk. It sounds like you will be a busy lady the next few days. Take time to breathe! And enjoy your VD meal. Thanks for the visit earlier. Pretty much everyone agrees with you--skip the UFOs for now, maybe get to them later (or maybe not). Judy #69

Anonymous said...

There is something about those House Mouse stamps . . . they're not really my primary style, either, but I find them adorable.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hugs and prayers that your treatment will go well, with excellent results, and minimal side effects.

Happy WOYWW & thanks for visiting. :-) ~ Laura #53

Beverley Baird said...

Al the best for your treatment! Such a lovely, organized desk. So many kinds/colours of inkpads.
Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Shoshi said...

What a lovely interesting desk, Shaz. I love all the stuff you've got out! I have told my hubby that his Valentine card is in my head. He is not going to get it on Saturday, which is a shame. I said if he could bear to wait, I might get it made before next year!

Thanks for your lovely comments. Just hopping over to your cancer page.


Carmen said...

I hope you manage to get your weekend away - sounds like you need and deserve it.

Great idea with the stamping pads/labels. I have no need to do that because, brace yourself, I only own two inkpads :P

Carmen x #46