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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

WOYWW #410

Another WOYWW, courtesy of Julia at The Stamping Ground. So what IS on my workdesk? Well, a batch of cards made with the Mixed Media dies, that are blogged below.

Also, a visit to our local craft store yielded these Teasel stamps from Woodware, as well as a couple of Tim Holtz layering stencils I forgot to photograph!

Quite large stamps, so should make a good stamped image, I hope.

A walk through town yesterday, and a visit to Poundland to get some more foam tape.

A roll of tape, and 10 sheets of 25 square foam pads for a quid is a great buy.

There were also ear rings on my desk earlier, from a few days ago.

I had to repair a pair which had separated from the posts, and as I'd been having problems when wearing them, I came to the conclusion they were not nickel free, so ordered some new posts. Which came in a pack of 100. As I only needed to repair two pairs, that left me with 48 pairs going idle. Thats the two sets of square glass stones on the left.

 So I had a bit of a shopping expedition on Google, and bought a bunch of flatback semi precious stones, and made another dozen or so pairs. As most of the stones cost me between 30p and 85p each, it was a cheap batch.

Well thats me done, fairly short & sweet this week. Happy Wednesday folks, and see you later.


Helen said...

love those teasels! being Woodware, I am sure they will stamp beautifully. Looking forward to some wonderful cards! the stones are a bargain! Have a great week Helen #?

Sarah Brennan said...

Those teasel stamps look fabulous. I've just treated myself to the latest mini layering stencils from Tim Holtz. I shall get the large ones too eventually, but not until next month. Sounds like you had a bargain with the stones for the earrings. Happy WOYWW Sarah #8

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Shaw
I really like your new teasel stamps. I have been scrolling down to last week's post and really love all your cards. Hope you are doing OK.
Lynda B #11

Mrs.D said...

Hi Shaz, nice collection of cards, I really like the one on the extreme right hand side. Have fun with that Teasel stamp and please let us see what you do with it, it is beautiful.
Chris #10

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Great cards - and what a beautiful woodware stamp. I really like their stamps - they print well. Great mend on the ear-ring front - and a dozen new pairs into the bargain!! Well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Kathyk said...

Fab post, loving your new stamps - very Lavinia like too



Annie said...

What fab bargains this week Shaz. Love the teasel stamp....I always imagine hedgehogs when I see them lol.
Annie x #15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooooh, those teasel stamps are lush!! They take me back to my childhood when my mum always had a big vase full of dried flowers with lots of teasels in them. If you're walking to Poundland, that sounds to me as if your progress post-op is doing really well...gotta catch up with you soon, probably next week as I've got a houseful for the next few days.
Sending hugs to you and Doug,
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Those stamps are fab. I love teasels. Ali x #22

lilian said...

great post, Love the stamps,

great earing as well

Happy WOYWDW Lilian #24

Bubbles said...

LOVE that teasel stamp - it's gorgeous! :)
Your earrings are so beautiful - and what a bargain! :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

Barb said...

Gorgeous cards on your desk using the mixed media die Shaz. I love the teasel stamp too. Barbxx

glitterandglue said...

Couldn't resist coming back... I just LOVE the idea that you thought I might have a loo seat sitting on my desk. Made me look again at the photo - hmm! - does have a certain resemblance, doesn't it??!! Should have taken the pic at a different angle maybe, me thinks. But then, if I had done that, I wouldn't have started your day with such a laugh...
Margaret #2

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Another who loves the teasel stamps. There's a big clump of them growing close to where I park my car when I'm picking my boy up from work. I'm waiting for the light to be right so that I can take a silhouette of them. Look forward to seeing what you do with the images.

Fiona #29

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, I love the earrings and a nice pile of cards the top one is really striking.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the new stamps.

I love Poundland, The Range,The Works and we have a new shop here now think it is B&M (might be just BM).

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #17

Cara said...

Looks like you've had a productive week! Take care, Cara x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, great bit of shopping there I so love Woodware stamps. I did have a look at your earlier posts too and will have to pop back to them, love your cards. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela xXx20

Monica said...

Hi Shaz
Quite amazing how supplies multiply when all you wanted to do was repair. You should be busy this week just using some of your new stash! Thanks for visiting
Monica #31

Julia Dunnit said...

Well i passed over those teasel stamps, so no doubt I'll regret it once you get going! I love the idea of 50 new pairs of earrings, specially if it was born out of a genuine need like freeing yourself of the nickel. Works for me!!

Elizabeth said...

Your cards look lovely, Shaz, and I love the teasel stamp too. I get a bad reaction to nickel too which means I have quite a few pairs of ear rings, bought because they looked lovely, tucked away unworn. I'm so impressed with the 48 pairs you've made - a pair to go with every outfit. Have a great holiday weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #27

Dorlene Durham said...

Is that stamp a cotton stamp? I love it! I also love how we can create things in different mediums as well. I'm not a jewelry maker, but look at you go!! Dorlene #34

sandra de said...

Fabulous collection of stones and now earrings. Well done you now have a selection of gifts ready to go. Gorgeous cards on your desk.
sandra de @23

BJ said...

Love the mixed media cards, I'm still inspired to do some, one day!!!! Still embroidering - want to get the second one done for Mum as a surprise before I let on I'm doing it, if you see what I mean. Thanks for visiting me yesterday, just getting round to catching up now. BJ#5

Neet said...

Great repair and make session with the ear rings. Tuesday I went into town with an ear ring from my son that had lost it's back piece. They are so tiny making them very fiddly to put in. Hadn't worn them for a couple of weeks and when `i came to them only one had the back thing.
Went in the jewellers and told the girl and she went to get something to see what carat of gold tey were - then I saw it - the back was still on! Doh! Did I feel a ninny. Not my week eh?
Love the cards at the top, especially the black one - gorgeous.
Sorry I am so late, visitor got i the way of commenting yesterday and I was flat out trying to do my journal post for today in the evening. Apologies.
Happy Easter to both of you - see you soon
Neet 3 xx

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am so impressed you repaired your own earrings :) Thanks so much for finding that gals blog with the stamp mug shot too! ~Stacy

misteejay said...

Hi Shaz, I'm playing catch-up as my PC has been on a go slow.
Love those Woodware stamps - aren't they fabulous.
Toni xx

okienurse said...

busy looking desk...I had never heard of teasels so had to go look that up...we don't have them here. Wiki says that there are teasel combs and they kind of look like one of our thistle weeds but they don't dry to a hard head...Interesting what you learn on WOYWW! Love all the earring sets too. Nice going. Have a happy holiday and I great week. Vickie #38

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