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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

WOYWW #322

WOYWW? again, and there is quite a bit on my desk this week. Actually, this is the tidiest shot, there is worse to come. Been playing about with my new alphabet & Bird Crazy dies, 2 posts down, and made a card with them and the Bird Crazy stamps, in the post below this.

  So, the next to worst photo:

Everything bar the kitchen sink, but there was no room for it!
And now, in all its terrible glory- those of you with a nervous disposition may want to go and hide behind the sofa, and peer through your fingers-

As I said, I made one card yesterday, and had idea for a couple more, so I'm working in the tried and trusted 'push it to one side and carry on' style. Except I'm about to run out of side.

This little fella will be taking a starring role, supported by a cast of die cut text.

In case you don't get down to the card post, here is my weekly enable: Sharpie markers are on sale in Tesco- multi colour packs, black packs, neons, all sorts. LOL. So thats my show & tell for this week, I'll be linking up with you all via Julia at The Stamping Ground, and see if anyone has made more mess than me!
 Oh, by the way, the PET/CT scan went fine last Thursday, just waiting for the MRI appointment now, expecting it to be early next week.
Quick update:  Had a phone call this morning, and I have an appointment to see Mr Radley at the QE tomorrow afternoon.Apparently, he's on holiday for two weeks from next week, and wanted to see us beforehand. Fingers crossed this appointment goes better than the first, otherwise me and him will be having words!


Bridget Larsen said...

Thats a nice big desk there with everything handy
Bridget #1

Helen said...

Phew, no Tesco near me... I do have a pack of multi colour sharpies though.. sometimes use something other than black too!! Loving the Crazy Birds, you colour them so well. Didn't think your desk was too bad, don't think you're trying hard enough, lol!!! Helen 3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Had to laugh at the desk. Everything but the kitchen sink that wouldn't fit! Really clever. Enjoyed the crazy bird birthday card. Lovely colors! Happy WOYWW from #2.

Judys Lace Creations said...

I saw Tim's video on these bird stamps, and yours look great.There's so much you could do with these cute stamps! Love your space.
Judy #7

Lynda Beazley said...

Thanks for the tip off on the Sharpies! I seem to spend my life in Tesco even tho there are only 2 of us to feed….OOh I forgot the cat and dog! I really love those birds and your card from the post before is really classy! Pleased the scan went well… On wards and upwards
Have a great week x
Lynda B 12

Debbie Rock said...

Cor Blimey Mrs ... you linked up early this week! I actually read your blog at stupid o'clock but couldn't comment from my mobile. SO at stupid o'clock I struggled to see the pics properly on the tiny mobile screen, in the dark, kinda half asleep but not able to sleep and with the reading glasses from the pound shop that we keep in the bedroom and simply could not work out what you meant by "behind the letters" ... duh!!!! I thought you had die cut the COLOURED letters and stuck them on ... penny finally dropped! I did not like those bird dies AT ALL until I saw what people are doing with them and, oh, if only it were not for "colouring in" I'd get them! Really don't need to add them to my collection though so all is good. I love that card ... especially the white on white lettering - going to have to give that a go for sure. Love to you dear Shaz from Debbie #noidea xXx

Annie said...

How is it that the saying goes....'You can't make an omlette without breaking eggs'. It's the same when you're being creative isn't it? You can't be creative without making a mess. :-) That's my excuse.
Annie x # 18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey Shaz, have you got out all your stash at once...that's really messy for you. I rather like it though :-) You've been having fun with those crazy bird stamps..they're quite mad!
So glad your PET scan went ok, let's hurry up the MRI now, thank you very much...
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

sue jones said...

will look in Tesco later today ;) although I was sighing over a video for a geliplate yesterday and hubby said "ohh get it!" :D
What a lovely long desk you have - the clutter is fab- Have a great week. Soojay 24

MrsC.x said...

i dont think your desk is that messy Shaz, there isnt any precariously tottering towers yet so your fine :)

happy woyww
Charlie :) #9
or find me here https://craftroomdiary.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/woyww-august-5th-2015/

Barb said...

That desk looks fun and busy. I love your crazy bird card and enjoyed reading your tutorial and tips. I don't have those crazy bird stamps but I really must get them and the dies look as if they cut really close. Loved reading your post. Have a lovely week Shaz. Barb#20 xx

Shoshi said...

Oooh, hiding behind the settee lol! I couldn't actually spot any daleks on your desk, Shaz, but that's what sent me scuttling behind the settee in the old days!! (Actually I was more terrified of the cybermen who gave me nightmares for weeks!)

What a lovely tidy desk. (Not...) But never mind, untidy desks belong to creative minds!

Thanks for your visit and for trawling through all my experimental posts! I am having quite a bit of success now, and am going to return to the UTEE and have another go! It's all tremendous fun and I'm enjoying it a lot. I don't usually have time for "pure research" but we all need to do it sometimes as it's a springboard for new ideas!

Hope you get the date for your MRI soon, and that you will soon get an admission date and get all this horribleness well and truly behind you. It's been a long year!

Shoshi x

Shoshi said...

Duh - chemo brain! I meant to say, happy WOYWW and sign off with my number, which is #30!


Julia Dunnit said...

Glad about the scan.
I went to Tesco yesterday and very deliberately did not go down the stationery aisle....all that back to school stuff! But now I have to. I really want neon sharpies! I will post a PIC next week, had an ATC from Diane off T Tuesday and its mostly coloured in neons and is a stunner! Love the view of your desk,that you finally have more inclination to play and mojo flowing. Love love the birds, just think the dies might be too fiddly for me!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, great to hear the scan went well, and glad you have been making some fabulous cards...I see them... and love those crazy birds - they're on the top of my wish list. Messy desk is just the best thing, gives us something to do when our mojo is low. Have a great week, thinking of you RobynO#22

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your fun comment, Shaz! Daleks lol! Glad you've got some updates from the hospital. I'll email you. I am very pleased with the silk clay.

Shoshi #30

stampinganja said...

My workspace get smaller and smaller all the time, then I clean up and think that I can really keep it tidy this time...lol
Hope you get a date soon for your MRI! Take care , Anja

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Great view of your space! And just look at that silly little bird! Everybody seems to be using them and they are really growing on me!
Glenda #34

Lisca Meijer said...

Lovely glorious mess! Thats what we want to see. Your little birdie is so crazily cute. He reminds me a bit of Calimero the cartoon chick.
I looked at your other posts to see the cards. Great!
Good that you are seeing the consultant tomorrow. Keep us updated. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and send you good vibes (and prayers).
Thanks for visiting earlier,
have a good week,

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You know, your desk has a good scattering of STUFF on it but you can tell it has all been used or considered for use lately. It isn't like there is so much stuff you don't know what is there. I'll bet it picks all up pretty easily. And what is this "Faint of heart look away now" stuff? Who in WOYWW is faint of heart???! LOL! I have a gift certificate for a stamp/scrap place in town. I got it for Christmas and hadn't used it because they are open M-F, 9-5 which means I'm at work and I never think of it the few weekdays I've had off. But, I have it planned for next week when I'm off for dental surgery (you know a treat for surviving) and I'm going to look for the Crazy Bird dies. Yep. And maybe one other thing. LOL! Judy #49

Belinda Basson said...

Good thing I don't live ther or you would have me at the shops... Good luck for tomorrow, I will be sending good vibes over the ocean. 11

StampinCarol said...

What a funny little bird! Love the busy desk. Mine will be empty for the next 2 weeks. Sure hope your appointment goes good! Prayers!
Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #45

Kim said...

Those crazy birds are fab! And I find the floor to be a great "set aside for later" works too; as long as I can walk in and out...
Good luck with your Dr. appt. I hope it goes well.

Kristiina Majuri said...

Your cards are looking great, such a fun way to use experiments, and I'm starting to feel I need letter dies... Besides, I wouldn't call your mess too bad :) Hope your appointment goes well, happy woyww!
Kristiina #35

Krisha said...

Hi Shaz,
It has been a long time since I have had a chance to run around Blogland and visit.

How have you been? You have been in my thoughts, even though I haven't been visiting.

Love those bird stamps and have really be resisting the urge to buy them. I think they are just adorable.

No WOYWW # I'm just doing a little catching up on some of the blogs I follow.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, everyone seems to have gone Crazy Bird mad recently. I have to admit I am busy colouring some of these too. Love the card you've made. I've seen those packs of Sharpies but like you I need to use some of what I already have before buying new pens. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a good woyww and happy crafting. Angela x 19

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Those crazy birds are fab...if your desk was REALLY messy I imagine they'd be building nests in the nooks and crannies! Good luck with your appt :-)

Laney said...

So much fun to see your desk and I loved your tutorial for using oil pastels to make backgrounds.

RosA said...

Those crazy birds are growing on me :)
I'm very pleased with those curved border dies and I think they will be very useful.
Hope your appointment goes ok.

Peg Robinson said...

Love those crazy birdies! Hope things are going better. Peg R 53

Twiglet said...

I am a great believer in the "push back" crafty method but I do run out of space at times too. Hope that app. went well and they get going with your treatment. x Jo

April Story said...

Your desk looks great. Love the way you colored the bird. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. April #39

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Your messy desk is something to behold! I am itching to sit down and play with everything. Fun to see all the TH bird stamps and the cards you have been making with them. The colors are glorious.

Neesie said...

Apologies for such a late visit Shaz, but I've been busy with visitors this weekend. I can certainly relate to your comment on 'push it to one side and carry on'... that seems to be my mantra.
You have a great space for your creativity there.
Have a great week. Neesie #48

Neet said...

Sitting with crossed fingers waiting for your post tomorrow to update me/us.
Loved seeing your busy desk and that little fella you showed us is so cheery, he made me feel all fuzzy and warm.
Hugs, Neet xx (sorry I am so late)

Neet said...

Forgot to say - think they are all Krafty Lady moulds from Oz but you can get them from the Craft Bug - Jane Pinder's site. May have the name wrong but look up the moulds and there will probably be a link. Had them years.
Hugs, Neet xxx