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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

WOYWW #414

Right then folks, here we are at yet another Wednesday, and I'm pretty sure the last one was not a week ago! As usual, we start off at Auntie Julias place, The Stamping Ground. Then travel the world viewing desks of wonderment, delight, and in some cases, shame. 😎
 The first few pics are from Happy Stampers- first pic shows Sarah Brennan(Sarahscraftshed), then me, next to me is Neet(Hickdorums).
 Chris( Pearshapedcrafting) is stood by the doorway.

 This shot has Mark Alexander, from Visible Image, along with a lady called Rachel Fisher. I know Rachel from the Christmas Card Club,(Fishers cards & crafts) and in an amazing coincidence, she had won last week in their Facebook draw to celebrate hitting 3000 likes, so was there spending her prize.

Back at our lunch break for this shot, the lady on the far left is Lyn Hardy, who I met through Neet.
 We also bumped into Cara(Craftingbunnies)  on our way around, but didn't get a photo at the time.

Talking of coincidences, some of you may remember me making some Christmas Cards last year, using the Tim Holtz mixed media dies & poinsettias. I'd cased the card from Pinterest, and linked to the lady who made it first, Avril, of Mrs B's Crafting Addiction. Lo and behold, our Chris knows her, and she was there on Saturday, so Chris introduced us.
The other really funny part was how many ladies came up behind me, tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I was Shaz, or Silverwolf! Rofl. Ladies who'd been visiting my blog, looking at projects I'd done. That was totally surreal.
So, onto the goodies then.

Some lovely new stencils from Sweet Poppy- the tree one at the back has a distinct bonsai look to it, and as that is one of Ants hobbies, will make a great birthday card for him.

On to Lavinia stamps, and top of my shopping list were the Green Man stamps!
 Some lovely fairy houses also dropped into the basket, but that was Hubby.

As were almost all of these. The only one I'd picked up was the Eclectica flowers- Hubby took a fancy to the rest.

These stencils were 50/50. I picked the top two, Hubby liked the two trees.

More Owls.  The stamps are really quite large, but there were some gorgeous samples done with them.

Finally, not a purchase, but a gift from Neet. She knows I love my Stampscapes stamps, and brought this with her for me. I love it, that will definitely get some use when I do some more, thank you so much Neet.

 Almost forgot about these- some loose stamps bought from Chocolate Baroque. There are some fab textures, and a couple of small stamps that will go well with my Lavinia Stamp for scene building.
 Also had a chat with Lesley Wharton, the owner. Lovely lady.
Okay, I'll stop there. I'm sure you will come across more photos of our meeting on the other ladies blogs, and there will be quite a few pics of stamps purchased, I'm sure.
 Oh, almost forgot- went to the appointment on Monday, for the results, only to find they hadn't arrived, as yet. They are chasing them for the next MDT meeting, so we have to go back in two weeks. A bit annoying, but to be honest, we almost expected it. A lot of the hospitals have had services downgraded in the Worcestershire area,including our own, and those services put onto Worcester Royal, and that was where I was sent for my scan. They were struggling under the weight even before that, so it really didn't surprise me they hadn't got here. I had expected my Oncologist to have put my appointment to see him off, when I had the scan date for just a week before we were due to see him. Oh well,  it is what it is.😏


Helen said...

Fab pictures from the show, and some gorgeous buys you (and hubby ) picked up. Hope the results come through soon and you aren't kept waiting too long. Hugs. Helen #??

Robyn said...

thanks for the tour of the show! and other desire goings on!

Robyn said...

edited- desker!

Neet said...

Tried t get close to Lesley but didn't manage it - wish I had as I love those background stamps you have bought. I always find them so useful, especially um's.
You certainly got some great purchases there Shaz - or should I say Doug?
Good to see you two as always. Take care and fingers crossed for the next appointment in two weeks.
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

Twiglet said...

Good to see some of our WOYWW buddies in the photos Shaz. What fab owl stamps you have - always a favourite with me! x Jo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great stash there Shaz! Happy Stampers certainly is the place for meeting up with friends! Thanks to Doug for taking the photos -may I grab them? It was so good to see you! Hope they get a move on with the results!Don't think I will be posting as we are going to caravan today! Hugs, Chrisx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, great pics of a happy day! Everyone looks wonderful, how nice to meet new folk too...you're famous now Shaz 😁 Have fun playing with your gorgeous new stash!!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

Kyla said...

Fantastic sounding show and some great new stash, especially the green man. .not seen that one on their mail shots (think I need to make a purchase!). Hope the scans turn up soon.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for update, had been wondering so we'll trust no news yet is good news to come.. glad you had such a good time at happy stompers was hoping to go to a show next month in Brisbane but now cancelled as have urgent dental work scheduled. Can't be help, love the new stamps and stencils esp latter.
Happy WOYWW, Shaz. 20 I think

Bubbles said...

Thank you once again for a Wednesday smile... such an appropriate little phrase considering how my Kittu-Belle has been behaving lately lol.
I am in love totally with some of those stamps and masks... the Green man is fantastic, and the tree and birds mask is just perfection.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Bubbles (PatchworkApples) #13

Anne said...

Hi Shaz. Looks like a good time being had by all. I love putting faces to the names in Blogland. You have bought some lovely goodies. Does Doug stamp as well?. Hope the results arrive soon and they are the ones you want!!!! Take care, Anne x #17

Lynn Hardy said...

IT was lovely to meet up with you both again at Port Sunlight. You got some great new stash there! I bought one of the green man stamps too - great minds think alike!

Sarah Brennan said...

Sorry to hear the results aren't back yet. It was great meeting you and Doug on Saturday. Those light and sound borders from IndigoBlu are really useful for creating backgrounds. See you again! Sarah #25

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

It's almost like you're a celebrity LOL! Lovely that you were able to meet up with some of the other ladies: I've recognized Sarah, Neet and Chris. Maybe one of these days I will make it to these craft shows as well - though I wouldn't trust myself with the credit card! LOVE all your stash - those Lavinia stamps are amazing! Enjoy your week! Sorry I haven't been around much. zsuzsa #26

Kathyk said...

WOW! What a haul? You can certainly get up to some crafting mischief with that little lot - ENJOY! Looks like you had a fab time at Port Sunlight too - great pix TFS



Marit said...

You are quite recognizable Shaz, I bet I would have tapped you on the shoulder too (and give you a warm hug.) Wowzah, some items you guys bought... love the big bonsai stamp and the stencils. Enjoy playing with it all! Love from Holland, Marit #23

Monica said...

No post from me today. I love, love, love that expression. Just prove CC was not a cat lover!

Those are fun pictures and I am sure you all had fun.

Kim said...

Hi Shaz,
I love your photos from the show; and you brought home some fab stencils and stamps! Too funny that your Hubby puts things in your basket; mine tries to take things out! I would love to swap an ATC with you. I couldn't comment last week as I was peeking from my phone.
And good luck with your results..I know waiting can be the worst. Have a great week.
-K #32

Annie said...

Im playing catch up after my fun morning with little Theo.....he's a real pleasure to look after. He left after lunch and since then I've had to catch up with urgently needed sewing so am rather late joining in today.
So lovely to see all your pics.....looks like a fun time was had by all. Fab new stash too.
Hope you have a good week.
Annie x #5

Sue said...

Hi Shaz,

You will have fun with your new stash. I love the Green Man stamps.

You'd have thought someone could have phoned you and told you not to go for the appointment. Hope at your next appointment they have the results.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #18

craftyani said...

You are so lucky meeting up with other crafters/bloggers. Love your new stamps can see some fantastic cards emerging. Love the cat caption now I know why things keep falling off my desk because it's flat. Sorry you didn't get your results I know the worst thing is waiting. Have a good week, Anickoana

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. What a great time you had at Happy stampers. So lovely to meet with so many folk. And to be tapped on the shoulder... fame.. now don't let it go to your head too much will you?!
Sorry you didn't get your results - all hospitals seem plagued by the same issues at the moment. Frustrating, but as you say; it is what it is.
No post from me this week. I've just spent the day being assaulted by colour at Bodnant gardens. An amazing day out!
Take care. God bless.

Stacy Sheldon said...

OOOH I am trying to organize my brain to know where to start, such fun mug shots of your smiling faces :) ( love the new stencils & that greenman face too! WOW ) the cat joke is hysterical. ~Stacy #36

BJ said...

What great goodies and a super meet-up too. My hubby didn't get along with varifocals either but is OK with bifocals and various other glasses dotted about the place! Hope I have better luck. Thanks for the visit earlier. BJ#21

Christine said...

thanks for your visit earlier..... made the background absolutely ages ago!
Looks like you all had a great time at the show.... love the Chocolate Baroque stamps....
Enjoy your stash
Christine #22

Cara said...

Looks like you picked up some great new stash too! Was lovely to meet you, sorry I didn't hang around long, wasn't having the best day and there were just too many people to cope with. Will defo be at the next one though. I still gave everything crossed for your results, sounds like I'll be walking funny for the next fortnight. Cara x

Plush Possum Studio said...

Cats totally would have pushed everything off it by now Lolz
Rose of Rose's Art Garden

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely to see a bunch of Happy Stampers, literally! Of course a lot of people know you from your blog, it's your hair that makes you recognisable! It must have been quite fun!
Like all of your new purchases, must admit to not being very into owls, but no doubt you'll change my mind!

Joan said...

I was one of the "ladies" tapping you on the shoulder and I'm here again checking in on your blog! I.m also friends with Neet and Avril (Mrs B) and met Pear Shaped Chris for the first time on Saturday. I love to meet up with people from blogland and Port Sunlight is such a friendly show. By the way your hair looks beautiful ! its what made me spot you.


Shoshi said...

What a great day out, Shaz, and what fun to meet up with all the WOYWW buddies and more! You got some terrific new stash to play with, too. Bet you can't wait to get stuck in with that little lot! I roared with laughter at your cat quote - how true, how true!!! Must save that one. Thank you for your lovely comment - yes, I didn't have to wait as long as I thought for the scan - only 2 and a bit weeks. Have you had the result of yours yet? I am really hoping something does show up on mine so they will just get on with it and do a proper repair as I definitely don't want a repeat of a blockage and more emergency surgery done by a general surgeon who again won't do a mesh repair. It's a really frustrating situation and I've even been wondering what heavy lifting I can do before Sunday's scan lol lol!! Glad you like the card. I had to make it quite quickly.

Happy WOYWW,and hope you are doing OK,
Shoshi xx #19

Robyn said...

So jealous, in a good way that y'all get to meet- thanks for getting me there the only way possible!
Robyn 3

Angela Radford said...

Great photos from the show. This makes me feel better that I'm not the only one that's been doing some shopping this week, great stash collection. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x16x

Lindart said...

Wow! What a great stash you came home with! Looks like you had an awesome time! And you are famous! Thanks for your visit, sorry I'm so late! Lindart#37

Andrea said...

sorry for late visit Shaz.I am having ongoing issues with internet/PC.WOW what a great haul ... so many goodies to play with.it looks like you had a fab day out. photos of the stampers group look great, Ive seen a few on the other blogs too, what a happy lot I hope you have a great time when you meet up again. belated crafty woyww hugs Andrea #4

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, sorry I'm late - I don't know where the days go. Lovely post, the photos of everyone at Happy Stampers are great and wasn't it so nice to meet all those bloggers and your followers. I like all your crafty goodies. Your hubby has great taste too. I can't see mine dropping stuff in my basket - he likes the finished product but that's where the interest stops. I particularly like the Green Man stamps. I'm sure you are going to have a fab time testing them all out. Sorry your appointment was a bit of a waste of time but, like you say, hospitals are struggling to keep up at the moment. Enjoyed that funny - so true. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #11

WOYWW #507- or the getting my act together edition.

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