Wednesday 20 June 2012


Almost halfway through the year and still the great Wednesday blog hop grows and grows.  If any crafty person doesn't know about this - where have you been hiding?  Pop over to Julia at the Stamping Ground to join in, or just for a snoop.

A full-on mess today (or yesterday afternoon when I took the photo) as the postman delivered my summer distress inks, the ones I swore I would not buy, yes those.  I'm a sucker, but a happy one as I love the bright colours, just what I need now the sun has decided to poke out it's face and remind us that it doesn't rain all the time - that's put the kybosh on it now.

The ink pads are hiding a couple of journal pages, the card is one I made (and blogged) yesterday as soon as I could rip the packaging from the pads and get going - love that salty ocean blue, especially when it's mixed with the spring peacock feathers (yes I bought that set as well, double sucker).

As it's summer(?) the summer stamps are also out, beach, sun, sand and fishes. I have my autumn ones in reserve for next week when the English summer is over.

What else?  Fabric and pattern as I want to make an owl doorstop, some beautiful hand marbled paper that I'm saving up for a special project, and have been since I bought it in Florence 5 years ago, empty paper bag, pink glue gun, oh, and some new stamps in the centre, yes, more new stamps.

Some of you may know that the England Football team (I use the term loosely) are involved in a tournament, or were yesterday as I wrote this.  Today they are probably licking their wounds, complaining about the ref and making excuses for once again being bundled out of the Euros early....on the other hand?????.... we live in hope.

(EDIT: Well they actually won and it wasn't us who were complaining about the ref, the Ukraines were.  Still it's only a game, isn't it?)

Happy Wednesday all you WOWWyers


Unknown said...

you look like you have been busy as a bee on your desk. I would love to see the Owl doorstop when you finish it !


chrissie said...

Sounds like you are going to be very busy Ann

Love the sound of the owl doorstep--hope we get to see that

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

What fab stash you have there. Hope you have lots of fun playing with it all....much better than watching the footy I'd say :-)
A x #76

Morti said...

Morning Ann! Happy Weds to you too. I sat through yesterday's match, the things we do to support our DHs eh?

Lovely supplies on your desk this week - I have to say I've not had a close look at the new ink pads - bit scared that I might want them if I do, if I'm honest!

Morti #58

Twiglet said...

Lots to snoop there. I keep promising myself a door stop for my sewing room but never seem to get round to it. x Jo

sandra de said...

I love all your goodies on the desk. I ummed and ahhed about the new colours of DI. But now that I see yours I think I might have to get those colours.
Sandra @32

Neet said...

I think it is about time you used that paper Ann - we all do that but if I use mine will you use yours?
Some interesting things on the desk - love the fabrics you have - this machine is getting to me (don't know about you). I actually dreamed I was making a quilt last night. I mean in a good way!
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #21 xx

Hazel said...

Lots of interest there including the new ink pads - I've got them but still haven't used them. Thanks for the opportunity of having a peep at your workspace - trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

Anonymous said...

Lovely crafty desk, thanks for the peek.


Zoe #57

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. New DI colours. Always a struggle - get them or not? (sigh) I, too, want to see the owl. And am fighting the urge to add more fabric stash. Have fun and glad the footie ended in a WIN.

MA (4)

Redanne said...

You do have some amazing goodies on your desk today, I love the fish card and those new inks are amazing aren't they? I did not think I would like the bright colours but I am a total convert now. Yes, you need to use those beautiful fabrics, if they are not worn thin from stoking them!! Love the Darcie's stamps too, it is a great set for doing notes with. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #43

BJ said...

YAY for the TH Summer set, I love the bright colours too, your card is super done in those colours. Can't wait to see your fabric owl doorstop. Thanks for stopping by BJ#47

Sandy said...

I so want to see the owl doorstop when you are done. Love the Tim colors they are so bright and perfect they just say summer. Sandy :)

famfa said...

Love the fish. Great desk.
Famfa 117

Miriam said...

Lovely busy desk - thanks for sharing.

JoZart Designs said...

Hi Ann
Sounds like you've been busy and I'm glad to be able to thank you for such a lovely birthday card... gorgeous! Got to get back in there crafting agin after all my wanderings! Almost forgot to post today
love Jo x

Laura said...

It's only a game?! I think one of the Liverpool Greats said football was much more important than life or death! :)
Laura 94

donnalouiserodgers said...

just emailed you because I was number blind and could not find you on linky, - I am following now so will see you post on dashboard & won't have to wait till you get me your number,

hope the feet come soon...


SophieNewton said...

I spy new ink...just love those new colours, mine are on their way ;-)
Sophie no.93

Mary Jo said...

Lots of lovely goodies on your desk.
Would love to see the owl doorstop as well :)
Mary Jo #123

Anonymous said...

Looks like I lost my comment. argh! Love those new inks very bright for TH, I'm a bit behind though as I don't have the Spring ones yet! Beautiful fish card too, really like it.

Brenda 2

May said...

OOAAHH I want those new colours.... NO NO I NEED THEM!! they are fab.. great creative desk Ann... When I got home from work about an hour ago Your Wonderful, Beautiful, Fabulous, AmAzing ATC had arrived and the fab stamps... Thank you sooooo much I love them !!!Big Hugs May x x x#62

Lynn Holland said...

Whoa how spooky is that ... I bought some marbled paper from the most fantastic shop in Florence several years ago. You could watch them doing the marbling at the back of the shop. They had things like marbled lampshades, books, boxes.... Everything was made from marbled paper. Hope it was the same shop Ann.
Lynn and the Doodly Birds#73

Danielle said...

Busy desk - love the colors of the ink pads. I just bought the spring ones last week. dani22

VonnyK said...

So much to see on your desk, love those bright inks. The fish stamps are gorgeous, I'm biased as I love fish. Those papers are beautiful.
Have a great week.
Von #28

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lots of lovely stuff on your desk - hooray for gorgeous bright summery colours, say I - while I like vintage stuff, it's nice to break free occasionally!
The Owl doorstop sounds good, hope you post it when it's finished :)
Hugs, LLJ #72

Neesie said...

What a full much to see. You're obviously having lots of fun!
It could be worse this house my boys get up at silly-o-clock to watch the footy!
Try telling them to be quiet and they look at me like I'm talking another language!
Have fun desk hopping ~ enjoy!
Neesie #26

Joynana said...

So many fun things to play with. Looks like your are having fun and much creativity. Thanks for stopping by my blog. #14

RosA said...

Hi Ann, Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments. I must say, everything on your desk looks tempting, love the ink pads, the fabrics, the stamps and that BEAUTIFUL marbled paper. Stop saving it for best and do something with it, even if you just use a little of it.
As for our mild winters, well, it's very changeable here and today has turned a bit nasty with colder temps and strong winds.
Happy WOYWW, RosA.

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the colours of the summer inks, I will get my hands on my standing order for these next week wooohooo
Bridget #13

lisa said...

They love tempting us with these new DI's don't they. I sucummbed to the Spring ones, love those but have resisted the Summer ones so far......
I saw them shining brightly on your desk straight away!!
Hugs Lisax #103

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Anne - do love your owl all at sea up there and your blue feeling :D fish down below you have been having fun! Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

Joanne said...

Bit late this week but I managed a peek at your owl post, brilliant. Love the fishy pieces and Tim's summer inks. Mine arrived on Wednesday but I also won a set from Ranger. Whoohoo!
Hugs Joanne xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy WOYWW! i am curious about distress inks. i don't have a single one. and they must be amazing if buy what you swore you won't buy!
hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

Julia Dunnit said...

As itype, the next game featuring England is about to start, yep, its only a game. But only girls can say that! Oh no, if you caved over the getting so much weaker, the summer ones are actually lovely!!

fairy thoughts said...

football is great for catching up on the blog... yes the same game julia is watching is on here to..... I am blogging and the handyman, well he's asleep.... great game huh
janet just back from italy #60