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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

WOYWW #391

So, the after-the-crop edition then. I'll put some crop photos at the end of the post, as always a great time was had by everyone. A few new faces, and lots of regulars too. Julia had a post yesterday about it, over at Desking Central, The Stamping Ground. Jan had a post on Sunday, with more pics. But, back home, and a bit of reality. I had stored all my offcuts in a drawer behind my desk, but they needed sorting, badly. So that was Sunday's job.
That's the drawer, and I decided I was going to separate the colours into various sizes of plastic wallets.
All the wallets a while later. They are too big to stand up in the drawer, which is a nuisance, but they go in ok lay down. I can never figure out why, with all those scraps, I never have a piece in the right colour that's big enough.😡

Anyway, sorting over, I realised I was late for this fortnights Christmas Card Club, so that was next on the list. Finished card is in the post below.

Two other items on the desk, this Holly die, one of the 'from China' dies. Quite large, as you can tell- the mat is marked in 1cm squares.

Also, the enabling from Morti last week of a set of 3 Inkadinkado stamp sets from E-bay.

 Off subject, had my final test on Monday, so now it's just a case of waiting for the surgeon to send for us, once he's got all the results,and has had a look at them.
 So, the promised Crop photo's then.

Julia, Mary Anne & Christine.

  Group shot, including the Hubbies.

Christine,( Pearshaped Crafting) Margaret(Glitterandglue) and Helen (Stamping by H).

Christine, (Bishopsmate).

Our lovely LLJ, and her Hubby, Gordon.

the Morti corner! lol. Morti, Hubby Dave and Livvy.

Still have some stuff not unpacked, so I will take pics of the ATC's some people made for next week.

Me and Erika.  I managed to get inserts stamped and into some cards, between chatting and eating cake!😀

Mary Anne.


Helen said...

great pics from the crop, I love seeing them. hope you don't have to wait too long for the results, and that they are positive!! Helen #??

SumBunneh said...

<3 <3 <3

Neet said...

I know exactly what you mean about the "scraps" - it happens to me too.
That looks a great die you got from China - I did get some circles the other week but haven't even put them away or tested to see if they do what they are supposed to. Love the stamps - off now to see if there are any others similar that I might want - I will get a Poe one one day!!!@
Lovely to see the photos of the crop, thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Annie said...

I have really loved seeing all the crop pics and wish I could have been there with you all.....it will happen one day!
Annie x #12

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's nice to see some other shots of the crop! I like the one of me and Gordon :-D. You've got some nice new stash - I love the holly die, it's going to be a humongous card though and the witchy stamps are great fun...
I share your pain with not finding the right sized scrap, that happens to me with fabric too!
Hugs, LLJ 8 xxxx

Kathyk said...

In amongst all the chat and cake there was indeed a fair bit of enabling done and I've yet to do my "post crop shopping"!! Lovely to meet you both, hope you enjoyed the concerts you were about to attend when we met



misteejay said...

I probably have every colour under the sun of paper & card but you can be sure that I will never have the 'right' colour LOL
Toni xx

sandra de said...

Wow looks like a great time had by all. Lovely card in your previous post.
sandra de @24

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I just adore your new stamp sets and it's lovely to see more photos of the crop. I've just said to Jan that all the hubbies who took part in this deserve a medal. I can't see my husband doing this LOL! Glad you had such a great time! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Was going to go to bed when suddenly thought should see if your post had any medical news as had just finished my prayer time when you were included, so tests all done and now wait to hear. Will pray on.
Love the crop pickies so much fun and that China Die is huge. I've had one go astray, not sure if they're sending another or refund, still waiting hoping it will come fir one more week.
Love the card below the way you've just pasted one corner with a mask. Great effect.
Happy WOYWW!!
Shaz in Oz.x #4

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

pearshapedcrafting said...

My scrap boxes/bags are always in need of sorting - no matter how many I use there seems to be too reduction in the amount! Great crop photos - such a lovely day and so good to see you again! Hope the results get back to you soon and are what you are hoping for! Hugs, Chrisx 27

BJ said...

Yep that's a big holly die! Crop looks like it was great fun. Thanks for visiting me. BJ#28

Julia Dunnit said...

Me and BJ are saying alike..bloody big holly missus. Saves a lot of card fiddling tough, eh! Saturday was marvellous, was totally knackered though!

Unknown said...

Good morning Shaz. Love the plastic envelopes for the scraps and yes I notice that to with never the right size or colour needed. Wish I picked up plastic sleeves now instead of the file system I did making all those expandable sides so the paper wouldnt fall out took some time to do. Love the halloween stamps you have picked up they are so beautifully detailed. The pictures from the crop look amazing and everyone having such fun with new and old friends to pass the time with. On another note so happy that all the tests are done and do hope you hear back from the surgeon soon, my prayers are with you. thanks for visiting me earlier and have a wonderful week. Hugs Always ~Anne L#15

Sharon said...

Looks like you had great fun at the crop. It's great seeing all the photos and putting names to faces. I hope all goes well with all the tests. I think the waiting is worse than anything.

Love the new stamps you picked up. Hope you have playing with them.

Sharon K #33

Unknown said...

So happy to see more photos from the crop! Thank you. And wonderful desk today. Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh #38

Dorlene Durham said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. Have a great week! Dorlene #40

Robyn said...

thanks for visiting - glad you got a chuckle! and thanks for bringing me into the crop!
Robyn 3

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, Glad you all had such a nice time at the crop.

I have my ribbons in similar plastic zip bags and like you I have to lay them flat.

The die and stamps look fab.

Hope you hear from the consultant soon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #18

Stacy Sheldon said...

oooh I like the envelopes :) and funny true story I have a holly looking die like that on my greed list at Amazon ( but, I have been hesitant to order it because it is like dirt cheap) so, it is cool to see your's is a decent size and hopefully it cuts well.

(can you turn the pockets the other way so they are portrait in the container and then you can flip through them like stamp pockets if that makes any sense?) instead of the digging thing with them laying down or do they have to go into something else to close?

just a random thought, ~Stacy #36

Angie said...

Me and the scraps have parted ways, it just got to be to much to sort and store. Now, larger pieces I'll keep but everything else gets recycled. Like you said you never have the right color in the scrap pile anyway lol! Happy Wednesday and thanks for popping over!

Diana Taylor said...

I just love your new stamps - I adore anything to do with beetles and insects, and can't pass a dead one without adding it to my collection. I am sure I won't rest until I've added that set to my other creepy crawly stamps! I love the photos of the crop, it looks like you all had such a good time.
Have a great week,
Diana #20 x

Lindart said...

How lovely to see all of you - and that some hubbys came! That's awesome! I LOVE those new Inkadinkadoo stamps - must put them on my wish list! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

Sharon Madson said...

Thank you for sharing the photos from the crop! So fun to see you and Magaret and Helen and the others too. So envious! You did say you got something done. I had been about to assume no one got anything done but chatting! LOL Thanks for your earlier visit. #36

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing more pics from the crop. I seriously need to catch your organizing bug...every week your working on something new; and my room has tried to kill me twice with the piles on the floor.

Have a great week! I wish you good news with your final test results.
-K #42

Anne said...

hello Shaz and thanks for popping by my blog. Glad your tests are done and i pray that you will get the best news! The crop looked/sounded such fun - maybe one day I might manage one. I love the holly die - fab size. Anne x #19

Christine said...

I think you did a great job with your Christmas cards at the crop. I am still impressed with the box of dies ...
smashing photos from the crop.
Have a good week
Christine #43

Shoshi said...

What great pics of you with all the WOYWW friends! So nice to see everyone's faces, and it looks as if a good time was had by all. It's good to have a sort-out too, and get things organised! I've tidied my studio over the past couple of days and got a lot of stuff laid out ready for the Skype tour tomorrow - not sure what to expect really! Thank you for your visit. So glad you like what I've been doing. I have a lot to do on that project and need to crack on!

I hope you get a date soon from the surgeon. We are thinking a lot today of a friend who was very recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with mets in her liver - she's had her bowel surgery today, and will be in the same ward I was in. She will have chemo after the liver op. It brings it all back, doesn't it, when you hear something like this. Let's hope that soon, all this will be in the past for all of us!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #23

MaryH said...

Enjoyed seeing the pictures of all the happy crafters & their DH's...looks like you were having some good fun. Also got a chuckle from the comment about with all the snippets and you STILL don't have the right color! (been there done that!). Good luck with the surgeon's news, and prayers that all will be well for you. Take care. TFS

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, pleased you all had a great time. Fingers crossed for the results. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela X 17

Beverley Baird said...

Your craft room looks so organized and a wonderful place to work. Great shots of the crop - definitely a fun, creative place to be.
Thanks for stopping by.

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Finally sitting down with my laptop to tour around a few blogs. Great photos from the Crop - I so wish I could get there. Ali x #29

Ginny Maxam said...

your desk is so yummy!!! Love your new stamps too! Have a great week! Ginny#45 WOYWW

Marit said...

I love the photos from the crop, I would love to be there too one day... I, too, spend hours searching for the right paper & color despite the organized storage... your boxes look great, hope it will help you! Thanks for your visit earlier this week... oh, December: busy times so I'm a late with my desk visit.. have a gret weekend! Hug from Holland, Marit #16

Morti said...

Aww, we had fun, didn't we!? Can't wait until the next time! I'm so chuffed I was able to return the enabling in your direction.... hehehe

Morti at (grumble grumble) 35

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