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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

WOYWW #345

Having a break from Christmas cards, finding it very strange I haven't got fed up with them yet. The last two designs are posted below this, and I still have a couple more designs to blog, and a few more in my head. Today being the day we all link up at Julias, at The Stamping Ground, to show the state of our desks and workspaces.
And this is mine,the large pink eggs at the front, courtesy of FB enabling by our own Julia! She said you could get these in Home Bargains for 99p each, so after asking Beloved Hubby nicely, it got combined with a little shopping trip to get some.A bit pink for my liking, but I'm sure once they've got some ink on them, they'll be fine. Which is what they are for, if you haven't seen them before. They make sponging inks really easy, with no risk of hard lines, due to the shape.
Behind them, my reading glasses.The photo album actually contains metal stencils, mainly my Sweet Poppy ones. Past that, you can see the makings of another couple of Christmas card designs. The acrylic gems are still in their little packets- I now need to have a look online for the clear plastic containers I have my others in, as there is no room for them. Behind them, a penguin, and he was a Christmas present from my Grandchildren. He has a little solar panel in the back of his head, so his eyes will light up When we get enough sun to charge him up, lol.Beyond that, it's just a general collection of 'stuff'- postage stamps/scalpels/odds and ends, you know the drill.So thats me, not too bad for once, I must admit.
Anyone else been keeping an eye on whats coming soon from CHA 2016? From what I've seen from Tim so far, this release is going to get expensive,lol. Mini Crazy Birds, and dies, a white Distress pad, some great mediums, and a lot of great stamps.  The only thing that doesn't grab me is the 4-way Archival pad. Most of my stamps are too big to make it practical.
Have a good Wednesday all, I'll be around later.

34 comments:

Helen said...

Hi Shaz, yes was following the CHA updates via Periscope (a twitter app with video streaming, very addictive and interactive so you could chat with the people at CHA) and love lots of stuff!! Great desk. Helen #?

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

There's been a bit of buzz about CHA in a couple of paper craft groups I'm in on FB, but I haven't looked. There's nothing left over for a craft budget when you've got a child at uni! I think variety is definitely the key with Christmas cards. Although I *was* sick of them come December.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have only seen the photos Neet left, since I'm not on any other social network. I am sure someone will show the biggest and best before long, though.

Love those eggs. Saw them at Julia's and think they would be good for those of us who have no grip in our hands, as well as no hard lines.

Bleubeard and Squiggles send their purrs. Happy WOYWW from #2.

Nikki C said...

I'm sure there are always new tools and crafts we'd like but breaking the bank isn't what I want to do lol I know Tim products are bank breakers cause he has so any nice things to want. Darn him for being so talented. Hugs Nikki 12

butterfliecrafter said...

thx for explaining the pink eggs, didn't have a clue, looks handy. Vicky#4

Clair said...

CHA looks so exciting. I would love to be there to see some of it in person. My favourite is Maggie Holmes' Bloom Collection!

Clair WOYWW #25

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, if you're still enjoying doing them, then why not Christmas cards? You'll be happy next December :-). Those pink spongy eggs make me laugh, so ridiculous yet so useful...good enabling Julia!!
Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

Linda Harris said...

You're desk looks very organised and the pink eggs sound a useful addition to your crafting.

Have a great week of crafting.

Linda #21

sandra de said...

Now I keeping seeing those foam eggs and think I might have to get some. Love the solar penguin, clever and cute. Hope you get some sunshine soon.
sandra de @15

Julia Dunnit said...

I've seen a few things coming from CHA...I don't fancy the distress crayons much, although a white ink pad will be a great addition. Haven't succumbed to the big crazy birds yet,but I like them, whatever size....! I know the pink eggs are shocking pink aren't they, mine are a bit duller now, but I can still find them on my desk without too much trouble! Your desk looks ginormous at this angle!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Now I am intrigued by those pink sponges so I Googled them to see if they are available here. They are but rather pricey to use with paint and inks. Sure when the novelty wears off the price will go down. Diane #33

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love the look of those sponges and may need to go on a hunt for some for me. Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW!
Glenda #34

Neet said...

If you are a TH fan you will love the crayons. He did some amazing tags with them so watch out for his videos. Have you linked up to Periscope? If not try the app and watch.
Love all the things on your desk - especially the penguin.
Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Christine said...

I think those pink eggs are breeding!!! Hope our chickens - coming later in the year - don't start producing this colour. Mind you, would look good in the egg cup!

Have a good week
Bishopsmate #41

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I couldn't imagine what those eggs were for! I thought they were for altering! Of course, sponging inks! Thak makes more sense. A bit like those distress ink tools with the handles? Brill! Have a crafty week, Shaz! zsuzsa #48

Nannie4 said...

Hi, Shaz. I have been following CHA through Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, which has just become Creative Scrapbooker Magazine --- they have gone global in the New Year. Some very interesting stuff, but I mostly buy mine second hand -- much less expensive that way. Those pink eggs look intriguing. I'll check them out online. I find it best for me to do my Christmas cards early in the year. It gets too hectic from September onwards! Love the ones you've done so far.
Nann4 #43

Karen McAlpine said...

Cool sponge eggs. Look fun!

Sharon said...

I wish I was close enough to get some of those eggs lol. Haven't seen anything like that in the states. I love your penguin in the background.

Barb said...

Hi Shaz, Neets photos look great. Lots of new stuff we're all going to NEED. I like how those eggs work and the pink ones are a lot cheaper. Cute little penguin present on your desk. Have a lovely week. Barbx #39

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for the visit to mine. I fear you are right about the new Tim stuff there are lots I would like but it will probably be slow getting to us so we will have time to save up Lol! Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 17

StampinCarol said...

Are those little pink eggs sponges and not hard? I, too have been watching CHA as I love the new Richard Garay collection and many more! Hope you have a great day!
Carol N #47

Annie said...

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date :-) I've been chasing my tail all day but have now managed to get to check out a few of my fav blogs :-)
Your desk was the last place I expected to see pink eggs Shaz but you're right in that they wont be pink for long and if they do the job you need I guess the colour doesn't really matter ;-)
Hugs,
Annie x # 11

Ali H said...

Hi Shaz - Christmas cards in January - about 10 months too early for me ! Good for you though ! What's the story with the eggs - are they foam & you sponge inks on with them ? Thanks for visiting ! Ali xx

trisha too said...

Oh gosh, I love looking at all the CHA photos, but hate to even think about keeping up with the new releases--SO many good things!

:)trisha
#62 today with
rabbits

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Shaz hope you are well… Well done you for making Christmas cards in January. I scrolled down to your previous blog and I love the cards you have made. Your little penguin is so cute!
Hugs
Lynda B 14

Bernice said...

I'll have to have a look for those pink sponges - they sound like a really useful idea.
Bernice #64

okienurse said...

nice neat desk. Love all the christmas cards you are making. I say go for it if you are enjoying it do it! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #61

Shoshi said...

A great post, Shaz, with lots to show on your desk! You seem to be doing well on the creative front, which is more than can be said for Shoshi at the moment I'm afraid! Still, as you say, having a good tidy up does make a difference. I've got a few ideas brewing now, which is progress. Well noticed - the tiger painting! I've used him in various things including the album I made about Dad. It's one of my better pieces!!

Thanks for your visit, and I hope you are continuing to make good progress.
Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi x #21

CraftygasheadZo said...

Those eggs are fun! Will keep an eye out though I'm not an inky girl really. Love the penguin so cute. I've seen some of the new stuff coming out and yep expensive comes to mind! Take care Zo xx 37

Peg Robinson said...

Yes, I don't know what they were thinking with that stamp pad. I love the new crazy cats. Loads of fun new stuff. Peg 66

Laura said...

I did my best to avoid CHA mania... I failed and saw a couple of collections I might 'need'!
Laura
38

catiecuddles said...

I'm more keen on Dyan's releases than Tim's if I am honest, but either way, hold onto my purse strings.
Thanks for sharing your desk and see you again next week.
Have a good week.
Catherine X #67

Morti said...

Ahhhh - your desk is nice and tidy..... I like what you've been doing with Christmas cards lately, it'll be interesting to see if I can stir myself to make any cards this year, let alone Xmas ones!

Thanks for stopping by....

Kim said...

Just getting around to visit, and foam eggs? Hmmmm. And yes; CHA has already proven a bit expensive; and that was just with the February releases; not only the mini birds; but I had to get the crazy cats as well. Totally agree with the ink pads; and not sold on the crayons either...
Have a great week.
-K

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