Wednesday, 16 May 2012

WOYWW 154

I'm a bit slow getting back into crafting after a week's holiday so only works in progress to show this week via Julia's fantastic weekly global blog-hop over at The Stamping-Ground.


I have been spending, again, as on the way back from North Wales on Saturday I managed to squash in an hour at the Happy Stampers Festival at Port Sunlight and made good use of every minute. I managed to get a couple of IndigoBlu plates, some Chapel Road stamps and some of the recent releases from Crafty Individuals, plus a free stamp for being a follower of their blog.  The Distress re-inkers just happened to fall into my bag - I have the inkpads and I really NEED the re-inkers as well.

Also on my desk - a couple of background papers I made, some peeping out from under the inks and the other on the left has feathers stamped over in Versamark and then chalks added.  The shrine in the middle was supposed to be crackled but I made a complete mess so had to be removed - have just swiped over a bit of white acrylic to soften the blue paint underneath.

The knitting at the top is my finished fish and chips babies jumpers ready to go off - need to find out where to send them now.

Last on my desk is a pile of envelopes containing birthday cards from crafting friends as it's my birthday Thursday - can't wait to open them as I know so many talented people and love to get handmade cards.

Sorry for the lonf post but I wanted to show you this photo of a beautiful bluebell wood near our holiday cottage. I love the colour, smell and visual impact of a field full of bluebells so was thrilled to find this one, and although it was hard to miss WOYWW for the first time since I joined in this sight made up for it.




41 comments:

Neet said...

I have my own bluebell wood in my back garden and you are welcome to come up any time Ann.
Diane (Copics) is coordinating fish and chips if you want somewhere to send. Have a word with Alison.
Thanks for sharing your stash, now where did you get Chapel Road from?
Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet #11 x

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow love the bluebells...the goodies on your desk look fab! Have fun with those and have great week ! Hugs trace x 20

Helen said...

Morning Ann, Happy Birthday for Thursday. The Blue Bell photo is lovely. I have a few in my garden and they are one of my favourites. Your desk reminds me I want to get Tim's new stamp pads too!! WOYWW Hugs to you Helen 34

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...thats a healthy amount of stash and all very much needed...arn't the bluebells loVely they bring an instant smile...Mel :) #30

Judy said...

hat is Some Stash there Ann!happy creating!

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, hope you had a wonderful holiday, you certainly did well at the end, going to PS. Love that IndigoBlu plate you got, I wanted the TH papillion plate so had to forgo the IndigoBlu one. Those bluebells are just gorgeous, this is such a lovely time of year (even in the rain!). Happy WOYWW, Anne x

Annie said...

Happy Birthday for Thursday. Love the blue bell pic....my garden is full of them at the mo. Think it is a good year for them with all the rain.
Hugs,
A x #53

Helen said...

What a fabulous way to end a holiday (and birthday) with such a pile of stash. Love the bluebells. Helen, 4

JoZart said...

Great post Anne the bluebells look amazing. So glad you had a good holiday and ended it the best way possible with a crafty spend!
Love Jo x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I just love driving down the highway and seeing the ribbon of purple-y blue smeared across the ground when you whizz past a Bluebell wood! And Making papers. Sounds quite interesting, if hard to see :)

Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (1 - I blame too-early-rising DD)
scrappystickyinkymess

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I tell people I don't really NEED the stamp pads. After all, I hardly ever stamp. BUT, I DO need the re-inkers because there are SO many cool backgrounds you can make from them. You made a wise choice, too.

You commented on the pins in my post. I just took the name directly from the package. I think I would call them PEGS, too. But here in the states, they call the ones with the metal springs "clothes pins," so I guess that might be why they were called that. Thanks for pointing out the definite difference.

Guess you already know I'm number 5 this week.

jill said...

Happy birthday for tomorrow.
I've got one of those shrines but have'nt done anything with it yet.
Sorry to hear the crackle effect did'nt work . Lots of lovely stash on your desk also. happy crafting jill #62

VonnyK said...

Lots of lovely goodies on your desk. Love those bluebells, so pretty.
Have a great week.
Von #7

Elizabeth said...

That's a lovely lot of goodies to play with and lots of interesting stuff on your desk ... like the look of the blue cameo thingy on the left. Have a very happy birthday tomorrow ... 21 again? ... looks like you have plenty cards to decorate your mantlepiece :) Hope you have a happy and creative WOYWW. Elizabeth x #42

Lynn Holland said...

Lancashire lasses think the same.
I've got the same box of wooden flowers and have been involved with the fish and chip baby jumpers.
Happy crafting.
Lynn. 32
One I made earlier today

Spyder said...

ohoooo everyone's been to Port Sunlight, wish there was something near me!! (close!!) Lovely goodies!
Thanks for my snoop! HappY WoYww!
((Lyn)) #47....I think

Gabrielle said...

Your desk looks amazing. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has hit and miss times with crackle paint! Love the bluebells - reminds me of my nan and I love those memories! Happy Wednesday! Gabrielle #24

CraftygasheadZo said...

Ooh lush photo of bluebells, and fab new stash I spy. Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 66

Julia Dunnit said...

Impressive holiday booking with the Port Sunlight show at the end! I'm sure you do NEED the re-inkers, and look forward to seeing why!!
I need to add..doesn't Sorrel arrange herself neatly for bed!!

sandee said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow! Hope you have a great time, and share those handmade birthday cards with us next Wed, I love seeing what people do! That bluebell field is gorgeous!!! Great picture! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

kay said...

happy birthday for thursday ann,enjoy your new goodies and thanks for visiting me
have a fab woyww
kay #22

Laura said...

Oh to be sat amongst those bluebells...
Happy Wednesday!
Laura 121

Shoshi said...

Glad you had a nice time away. The bluebell picture is lovely. There's nothing more beautiful than a bluebell wood in spring lol! Love your stash on your table, too. Glad to see someone else involved in knitting for the Fish & Chip Babies - I've downloaded the pattern and am going to knit some too.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #95

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Pretty bluebells!
Happy Birthday tomorrow!! :)
Mary Jo #113

Astrid Maclean said...
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Astrid Maclean said...

Great looking goodies and it sounds as if you had a wonderful time!

Have a good WOYWW and happy hopping
#25

Darla said...

You have some great items on your desk and I love, love flowers!! #100

May said...

Lovely post Ann, fabulous bluebells.... YUMMY stamps on your desk....enjoy!! Hugs May x x x#26

BJ said...

Thanks for stopping by my desk. You just couldn't resist more stash now could you! LOL BJ#52

fairy thoughts said...

Love the bluebells, this is such a lovely time of year in nature. happy birthday for thursday, you have some great stash especially the indigo blue. is the fish and chip jumpers an on going project where can i find the pattern and details.... for my knitting group
janet #40

Miriam said...

fabulous crafty stash - you bought well!
#101

RosA said...

Fabulous goodies! Did I miss something? What's a fish and chips baby jumper? (I'm intrigued now.)

Kathryn said...

Hi Ann!
Really, REALLY enjoyed your pic of recent "stash"! Two things in particular. the sprayed, brown and aqua/green card and the little bag of bits just above it... what could that contain?? Probably something I would love to play with along with those fantastic new stamp sets!

In Texas (where I'm from) we have Blue Bonnets much like your Blue Bells but with white. Are they part of the Lupine family as well?
Hugs!
kat

Tracy said...

The meadow looks divine! I can only imagine it's wondrous fragrance. *sigh* Lots of fun things on your desk. Happy Late WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #88

Amanda said...

Wow fantastic goodies looks like you made the most of your trip to port sunlight. Happy birthday for today. Hugs, Amanda #76

butlersabroad said...

Hope you're having a fantastic birthday Ann, I like the look of the birthday rubber you treated yourself too, especially those two large background stamps.

Hugs
Brenda 110

Shoshi said...

Thanks for visiting, Ann, and for your lovely comment - so glad you like my recent work! I'm looking forward to seeing my hubby's face when he opens his card on Saturday. As for the Holbein, I've never actually seen it "in the flesh" - it must be pretty impressive because it's a huge painting!

Shoshi #95

toni said...

Hi Anne lots of lovely stuff on your desk and some great new stamps there . I haven't decided what to do with the eyes yet happy crafting toni 60 x

toni said...

P.S love the pic of the bluebell wood so vibrant x

Morti said...

LOL....sigh....so many stamps available, so little space and time.... lucky you - Port Sunlight!

Love the bluebell picture, they always are a delight to see, aren't they?

Morti #28

Queen Of Toys said...

Love your field of bluebells, it makes me want to lay down and stare at the sky go bye. It's always good to get some retail therapy too, good for you.

Happy crafting
Eliza #19
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/