Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Foot Soak anyone? WOYWW (#121)

That would be me then!

Oh yes, since seeing you all for last week’s What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday my poor little tootsies have done a far few miles in the name of crafting and I spent Sunday ambling around all the lovely stands at the Alexandra Palace Big Scrap and Stamp Show.
In the past I’ve usually gone on the Saturday but Sunday was much nicer, you could actually get to the stands and see what you were looking at without getting pushed and shoved from this direction and that….all very civilized I must say!

Needless to say I came home with a few new goodies and didn’t over do it for once, Lol, but can you spot the deliberate mistake?

My new stash includes, Distress Stains, two sets of Marianne spiral flower dies, a beautiful Lili of the Valley stamp and some of their die cuts, pin flair glue and glue dots, two bags of Christmas Card Candi, some Platinum Stickles and no less than five Masks to use with the Distress Stain......and eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that one of the designs I’ve managed to buy from two separate stands...........what am I like!

Oh well never mind, I’ve decided to give it as blog Candi to one of my commenters this week so if you fancy having a play with a Christmas mask just leave me a comment and mention that you would like to win it and I’ll do a random draw and announce the winner next week.

So now onto my desk and what’s on it this week.

As you can see I’ve already been playing with some of the new stash and made a Christening card using the stamp, Flower dies and spotty mask.

I’ve also used the Sketch from Cutie Pie Challenge

The card for the lady who asked me about the wedding invitations last week and there’s some good news on that front too. She’s asked me to do them for her so I’ll have lots of work coming up but I don’t mind.

I’ve managed to track down the special card she wanted so my next job is to make a proof for her to sign off and then I can get stuck in. The wedding is in August next year so the bulk of the order can be done after Christmas but she would like to get her invites in the post in early January so the sooner I make a start on them the better………….so pleased I make an early start on the old Christmas cards now.

If you want to see more desks go and see head desk hopper Julia and she’ll set you on the right road to see the craft spaces of the world and I’ll be back next week to reveal who’s the lucky winner thanks to my stupidity.

Until then……….

Happy Crafting!


Update :- Well they say that generosity is returned twofold and that seems to be the case here.

Ally Pally has certainly turned out to be a lucky day out for me because I’ve just received an email from The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show team informing me that I have won the prize draw on the Particrafts stand…………and to think I wasn’t even going to bother filling out the slip.

Do I need to tell you all I’m a very happy bunny!


Bubbles said...

Gorgeous card! It's so cute :)
So... I have to ask - what's wrong with buying the same thing from two stalls? *lol* Just shows it's something you have to have - and so pretty you had to have it twice ... and it IS an absolutely beautiful mask.
Have a wonderful WOYWW!
aka Sheleen at Patchwork Apples

jude said...

Absolutely beautiful card .Glad you had fab time at Ally pally .Dont worry i do things like that often buy craft items i already have ,maybe not in the same day
Well id love to win the mask i have just got my christmas mojo mode after seeing all the lovely projects from crafty elf last week.Im sooo late this year as normaly have all my cards done but health has prevailed and well some might even have to get bought ones i hate to admit cant think the last time i bought a card
Thanks for the chance to win keeping fingers crossed look lovely holly vine mask me thinks.
Have good wedensday and happy Creative week
hugs judex 13

Helen said...

I have once bought two of the same stamp at a show, so I do know how you feel! Your stash haul looks very restrained (compared to mine on the Saturday...)
Please include me for your duplicate giveaway!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I've bought the same thing twice before now - LOL!! It's cos you love it soo much, one just isn't enough :) Hooray for getting the wedding job, that's gonna keep you busy for a little while. Love your posts - they're always cheery :) xx

kissinia said...

Wow! So many cool things you have on your desk! Ur card is lovely!

Sunshine Girl said...

Love your christening card - like that sketch too might use it on a card myself. Good luck with the wedding cards and I would love the template if I am picked - thanks for the opportunity. have a great week.

Fuchsia said...

Whoops !
but then I think we have all bought something twice before now I have taken to carrying a little book around with items I have and the colours so I don't do that again LOL !
The masks are lovely though !

lokks like you got some good stuff hope your poor tootsies feel better soon .
have a fabby week xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Well done on your win! have already visited here today but blogger seems to be eating my comments :( love your card - would love to be in the running for winning the template too! thanks for sharing.

Claire said...

I'm hopping over from the goodies you bought.. and buying twice isn't so bed after all...we get a chance too... I have seen your card on the cutie pie blog...The sketch is lovely isn't it..I have used it two or three time now.
thanks for a chance on winning

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh congrats!! yay for you! Loving the new holly mask... I didn't get chance to go to AP this time and I did miss meeting up with everyone and having a nice little shop... TFS!

Shoshi said...

Hi Sue, glad you had such a good time at Ally Pally. As for buying the same thing twice, I'm more than capable of similar sillinesses so I have my trusty little notebook with me at craft fairs, with lists of everything I've got in the back (e.g. colours of diff. things) and then I write down everything I want in the front, and tick them off as I go, and add anything that's not on the list. Call my organised? I'm not naturally - just trying to save myself from self-inflicted chaos lol!! I've just had the most fun ever at our local craft show in Exeter - you can see what I got on my blog, and photos of the show too. I got my first distress stains! Dying to try them out. Hop over and have a look at my fun day out, and also the mega fun I've had playing with Friendly Plastic pellets!

Julia Dunnit said...

Well done on the prize Sue - glad it's gone to someone we know!
Lovely card and more to the point - your work surface is looking calm and controlled...nice!

Susan Flynn said...

What a lovely card Sue but I find your worktop depressing - only because its so darn tidy and why can't I keep mine like that???? Congratulations on your win. I once bought a lovely Chanel lipstick got it home and put it in my drawer next to the same one I had already bought!!

Angie said...

That is a gorgeous card the 3D baby. Congratulations on your win the look of your new stash ...worth it even though you have sore feet lol.
So glad you bought two of the same masks ....I'd love a chance to win it looks a very pretty Xmas one.
I am a little bemused by the wedding in August but invites out in January ...I thought it was 6-10 weeks before but things must have changed.xx

Jennibellie said...

I LOVE your desk, just want to go rummaging through. Your card is lovely & lucky you on your winnings. Tfs Jenny

Woo said...

Adorable card Sue! So cute and I'm glad you joined in the first Cutie Pie Challenge! I hope you will become a regular visitor! good Luck and congrats on your Ally Pally Win! Woo x

Anonymous said...

Oh my word girl!! Your card is absolutely STUNNING!!! Love your elegant design and colors!! HUGS

Sharne Davies said...

oops a senior-ish moment. Congrats on getting a wedding commision just think how special you can make the bride feel by having beautiful handmade cards..........a priviledge and good income hopefully. Happy Crafting xx Sharne

jodpea said...

That must be so easy to do especially if a stall has a 3 for 2 offer or something. Most the time u pick something up just to qualify for the offer! I would encourage you to get ur Craft Robo out, I really love mine when he's not being naughty! Altho I can see from your purchases that u have a manual die cutter - I sold mine to fund 'Robo Cop' as he's become known so I don't have that fall back - I love the fact that I can cut almost anything out, any size without having to have the die first. I highly recommend the Silhouette Studio software, its loads easier to use than Robo Master and if you ran in to problems I'd be happy to help, I'm by no means an expert but I think its fair to say I know my round a PC! I also have about a million files I've prepped for cutting and kept just incase... A hoarder? Moi?!

artangel said...

Adorable card and well done on your prize!

Your goodies from Ally Pally look amazing (and I'd love to be in with a chance of winning your extra mask, thank you!)

famfa said...

Well done for your win. Also good on you for getting the order. Lovely card.

Lisa xx said...

Oh, this is adorable! well done and thank you for taking part in the first cutie pie challenge xx

kbrandy4 said...

Stunning card Sue!! Thank you for playing along with the Cutie Pies on our 1st challenge and good luck!!

Hugs Hazel xx

lisa said...

Sounds like you had a great time at Ally Pally, Sue. Thats a great pile of lovely new stash to play with.
It's so easy to get carried away buying things when temptation is just everywhere isn't it. I have those spiral flower dies on my Christmas list, they make gorgeous embellies don't they.
The LOTV card is beautiful and congrats on the Wedding order, you'll be one busy crafter now.
Hugs Lisax

esther a.k.a. craftyvox said...

Been there done that, ending up buying the same thing twice cause I love it so much! :) Would love to have a change in winning your double mask, so please sign me up?:)

fairyrocks said...

I am positively drooling over your beautifully organized desk full of goodies. Love your card too. Keep smiling and creating

karen said...

Your new stash looks yummy! And congrats on winning the draw at the show too! Want to try your hand at winning another draw?.......
I am having a giveaway on my blog if you would like to come and enter!
xoxo Karen

DottyA Cards & Things said...

My hubby says when I buy two of something that I must have REALLY liked it and wanted to use it twice as much....
Little does he know I'm just loseing it...te he :))
Love you card it's lovely!
I've enjoyed my visit, thanks for sharing!

Hazel said...

Congratulations on your wins, lucky you. I love how you have continued the baby's christening clothes outside of the oval. Thanks for entering our very first challenge over at Cutie Pie Challenges. Good Luck,
H xx

MaggieC said...

Well done for winning the prize, a real bonus after a good day. We have all been guilty of doubling up on items, either because we forgot what we already had or because we had lost the original. I am sure yours will find a very good home.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations on your win! lucky you! lots of goodies on your desk today and a chance to win as well! love the cute Christening card with the 3d flowers and ribbon! happy late WOYWW!

Elizabeth said...

Apologies for being so late in visiting this week but I really wanted to pop in and see what you were up to last week.Love all your Ally Pally haul - especially that lovley holly wreath mask and congratulations on your win. Hopefully I will get around much quicker tomorrow. Elizabeth x #73