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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

WOYWW #413

 Not actually a lot on my desk today, as Saturday I had to go for a CT Scan, we get the results on Monday 8th May, so not long to wait.
 On Monday we decided to get my hair dyed- I'd be worth a fortune now if I'd bought shares in a hair dye company when I was younger.😁
Today(Tuesday) I had to go for my annual kidney stent change, and that went fine, lucky me was first on the list, so went down about 9.15, was waking up in recovery at 10.00. Which was great, as I was gasping for a coffee, lol.😈

 So, I'm writing this now and scheduling, as otherwise I will forget it's Wednesday- it only needs a bank holiday to throw me completely.

Something you may be interested in arrived in my hot, sticky mitts on Saturday.

The Tim Holtz/Tonic Stamping Platform. The full post I did on the unboxing and try out is HERE, if you want to read about it, but in a nutshell, it's great!

Things I started last week, and then played with over the weekend are in THIS POST.
 Used some inkpads I've had for years, and some Brushos too.

 This was just some cardstock cut down to roughly A5, then spritzed with an assortment of sprays- some Tim Holtz, some Dylusions, and I think a couple of  Tattered Angels.
 They've flattened down nicely now, so I can use them to stamp on, and also get some cards made up from the others.

We are off to Happy Stampers On Saturday- we drive up Friday afternoon, and stay overnight,- so there will be some new goodies to show you next week. I do have a few items on my shopping list.😎.
 And I have a few people to meet up with, Neet, Sarah Brennan and Cara.Will be lovely to meet the second two for the first time. Anyone else going, let me know and we'll meet up & say Hi.
Final subject, the ATC swap for WOYWW 8th Birthday. I am going to join in- I must tell the truth, despite me keep saying I will make some, this Birthday swap is the only time I actually get round to it!
 Anyway, as well as my swap person, I'm happy to swap with anyone else who would like to do so- I don't mind where in the world you are- so if anyone would like to, please leave me a message in the comments, and email me your snail mail- my email link is in the sidebar. Then I can get an idea of how many I'll need to make, and I'll email you my snail mail too.
 Right then, kept fairly short & sweet, just how Auntie Julia over at The Stamping Ground likes it.


Helen said...

your hair looks fab, a right rainbow! glad the hospital visit went ok, and hope the CT scan results are good next week. Have a great time at Port Sunny. Not sure I can commit to atcs for the swap... Helen #?

Neet said...

If I get a chance to find some stuff I will do some atc's and swap with you (early?). Thanks for the heads up on Cara being at Port Sunny, I had already clocked Sarah.
Love the hair, saw it on FB yesterday and was amazed by it.
Hope it is good news for you on Monday. I am off for my 'shufty-scope tomorrow. Yuk!
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

Unknown said...

Hi Shaz glad your hospital visits were short and sweet! Gorgeous backgrounds for your cards very vibrant colours.
Lynda B x

sandra de said...

Beautiful hair pic and I have a feeling your colour theme has continued with your beautiful stamping and brusho techniques. Yes please to a swap :) I still have your addie from last year and I will send you mine by email.
Sandra de @8

Judys Lace Creations said...

You'll love the stamp positioning tool.I love mine. Glad the scans are over.Glad the stent went ok too. Wish I was brave enough to have my hair like that!!
Love the stamping and Brushos.
Hope the week passes quickly until Monday.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your hair is fantastic!! I loved it when i saw the pics on FB :-D. Am so glad that all the appts and procedures have gone smoothly, long may that continue. I know you're going to have a whale of a time at the Happy Stampers show, say hello to Cara and Sarah for me...are they thinking of coming to the Crop as well?
Hugs, LLJ 5 xx

Annie said...

So pleased the hospital trips went well...hoping the results of the scan are good. Love your hair....gorgeous colours.
Have a fab time at Happy Stampers.
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x #11

cuilliesocks said...

Wow Shaz your hair is glorious, what fabulous colours and so long, lovely.
Glad to hear you have the scan behind you and hope the results are good, enjoy your trip and meet up with crafty friends, Kate x

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the hair! Glad all the medical procedures went well; hope the results will be all positive next Monday. I'm getting excited for Port Sunlight too, I will be setting off just after 9am so should be there by 11am. Next week will be a big show and tell on 4 desks at least! Sarah #19

lisa said...

Wow, Shaz. Your hair is fantastic. How I would love to have that.
Love all your stamping, the colours are gorgeous, you've been very busy.
Glad all your appointments were nice and quick and good luck for next week.
Enjoy your weekend, bet you have a great time. I will get there one day. It's DD's 16th birthday so it would not be right to go craft shopping!!
Hugs Lisax #20

Anne said...

Hi Shaz. your hair looks fabulous!!! Hope scan results are all good. Love all the stamping etc you've done! Have a great time away- spend lots :-) always my motto. I hope to be able to join in the swap this time so I am going to say yes to swapping with you. Anne x #18

buterfliecrafter said...

Love your haircolor, and such long hair you have. You say not a lot on your desk, but you've got a lot going on, Happy WOYWW, Vicky #6

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Your hair looks amazing! Wish I had the courage now mine is fading - or, being red-headed, looking as if I have been left out in the rain!!! Lots of great things going on there on your desk. Please give my love to Neet when you see her on Saturday - tell her Llandudno awaits, and please tell Sarah I always read her blog, I just can't comment... Have a fantastic day, enjoy yourself - and make sure you find everything on your shopping list!
Take care young lady. God bless.
Margaret #22

glitterandglue said...

Oops - brain dead! I'm really hoping to make some ATCs and would be delighted to swap with you, Shaz.
Margaret #22

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Loving your hair colour. Glad the stent change went smoothly. Your backgrounds/stamping are fabulous colours. Yes, I would love to swap an ATC with you. Will email my address now before I forget. Ali x #10

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

OMG..how did you ever get that Stamping Platform. You must live in the country it was made. Just got notice my order now goes to June before delivery. I ordered it in March. I was upset. Thanks for the post on it also. Totally love the the fun colors you used on the cards, and the images are wonderful. I would love to do an ATC exchange with you. Have a fun week

Chidkid said...

Good to know you're on the up. Hope the results go your way. Love what you've been making. Getting them flat is quite a chore isn't it? Elaine no. 7

Sharon said...

Your hair looks fantastic! What wonderful colours. I'll be thinking of you, hoping the CT scan results are good. Love your backgrounds. Bright and colourful. I'm going to drop you an email hoping to swap ATCs.

Sharon k #27

Unknown said...

Hi hun, so glad your appointments are becoming more routine even if they do remain invasive... most people have no concept of the frustration of living to the fullest in a body that won't let you do what your mind would wish.. you are an inspiration... I am happy to do an extra ATC swap with you but be warned postage to France is not cheap- just let me know- no problems if you want to stick to UK/USA...

Lindart said...

You have sold me on the Tim Holtz stamping platform! It was on my wish list, but I think I will buy it for myself! Yay for the last of the oxide inks, I have to still get some of those as well. The cards you've been playing with look like you had a lot of fun - awesome! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #32

Sue said...

Hi Shaz,

I love your hair. I use to die mine purple, but just can't be bothered now, so I am grey, with my natural dark brown at the back. Why I haven't gone grey all over I do not know:)

Your Dragonflys and the other ones(can't think what they are called) are all lovely.

Glad your stent replacement went well.

Will be thinking of you Monday and sending heaps of calming positive thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #12

Unknown said...

Your hair is gorgeous! Love the color combo!
I have a mini MISTI and and 8x8 Stamp Perfect, love them both. So many different brands out there. I haven't seen Tim's yet. I'll have to check it out.
Hope you get a good report on your CT scan, will pray for you.
And, WOW, your cards are beautiful!
Have fun Saturday!!!!
And thanks for the visit!
Carol N #28

The Hardy Stamper said...

I'm glad your hospital visits went well. I'm loving your hair too! I am going to Port Sunlight on Saturday, so I'll see you there.

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh my gosh, I am in total Awe over your hair, its so gorgeous! :)
(and all the backgrounds are fun too!) ;)
~Stacy #31

Sharon Madson said...

Love your hair! Wow! I am excited to do an ATC swap. Only did it once before, and it was so fun! I will email you. And will you email me back your address, too?
Thank you. #37

Plush Possum Studio said...

I can't wait to see what you guys will come up with for the ATCs! First I've heard of it, mainly due to my having been away from this group for over a year.

Twiglet said...

Stunning hairdo - it gives us such a lift doesn't it. Glad your hospital visit went OK - good luck with the scan results. I will be making a few ATC's as usual so would love to swap. Think I might dumf this year!! xx Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

I read your stamp platform review with great interest, and when I have time, will have questions! I spent some time this afternoon making some backgrounds with Pixie Powders (apparently like brushos but pearly). Christ what a mess! Don't think they're for me at all, too many variables. Still, give me a chance to use the sheets ive coloured and then I'll decide. Your hair is just fab. Get on with those backgrounds then, I suddenly need someone to copy!!

BJ said...

Lovely hair and super dragonfly pieces, love all the colours. Thanks for the visit earlier BJ#26

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, glad your hospital procedure went well and you didn't have to hang around too long. Your hair is fantastic. Love the shades - very dramatic. I read your previous posts - most interesting. I've been thinking about buying a Misti for quite some time but I've just done a price comparison and the Stamping Platform is very much cheaper so I think I'll opt for that - eventually! I'm still on a spending freeze - although it is proving nearly impossible to stick to it. Hope the scan results are good - I'll be thinking of you on Monday. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great hair colour, love it. Seeing how you've been using up some old ink pads has got me thinking! I have the Misti and it took me ages to realise I needed it but Oh boy is it worth having, it makes the stamping much easier. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafty woyww, Angela x14x

Melissa said...

Your hair looks fabulous! And I really like those dragonflies!!

WOYWW#44 (Melissa) :)

April said...

OMG! Love the hair color. Great backgrounds and card fronts too.
April #25

Dorlene Durham said...

Your hair is so fun. I could never be that brave. I have the MISTi and I know its pretty much the same thing as Tim's. Love it but don't use it often mostly because I forget about it. LOL. Dorlene #36

misteejay said...

Super hair colour.
So glad to hear you are enjoying your stamping platform.
Toni xx

Cara said...

Glad to hear your procedure went well and I have everything crossed for your scan results, which makes typing tricky! Love your creations today, but my favourite has got to be your hair, just amazing. Looking forward to seeing it in person. Cara X

Vivian Cunningham said...

I enjoy your site and work. Hope you get to feeling better. take care.

Annie Claxton said...

Wow! Shaz I love your new hair colour, it's like midnight ombre, beautiful! Been wondering about that stamping platform myself, must go check out your unboxing now ... Sorry to be so late visiting, hopw you're having a fabulous weekend :o) Annie C #21

Annie Claxton said...

ps forgot to say Shaz, you asked about where I get those little miniature kits from - I go to AliExpress.com, but you can also get them from BangGood.com - the one in my WOYWW post last week was about £8 with free postage. Just bear in mind that you may wait several weeks for delivery. Also it's better to order small items separately as if the whole parcel adds up to more the £15 worth you may get stung for duty. Hope that helps :O)

Mrs.B said...

Hi Shaz, It was lovely to meet up with you at the show on Saturday at Happy Stampers, and the hair did look fab!
Hope you managed to get everything on your shopping list.
Hugs, Avril x

Kelly said...

Oh Shaz! Love the color. You are oh so brave. I've never had any desire to color my hair in any way. I figure I've earned every gray hair I have. LOL Thanks for visiting me. Wish I could have joined you in the meet-up on Saturday. I'm also joining the Birthday ATC swap so count me in, please. I'll shoot you an email on your contact form. Creative Blessings! Kelly #35

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