Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW - Week 127 - candy, scavenging at the car boot sale and a challenge win

Good Morning All,

Wednesday again -  and Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday reveal has sneaked up on me as usual - check out her blog Stamping Ground to join in the fun and visit countless workdesks around the world.

Here's my desk today and it is in a guddle  - a pile of completed cards at the back, print-outs for the next card in the alphabet series at the front, the box that holds my kit that I take along to the craft class on Mondays, the box that stores stamped images that have been coloured in and last, but not least, the candy win from Jude of Crafts International last week - still not found time to put it away.

The postman delivered it yesterday morning so this was what was on my desk a couple of minutes later - love it all - thank you, Jude, I'm going to enjoy making good use of everything. And you can see the lovely little note-card Jude popped in with it - I don't know where she finds the time and the energy to do what she does!

And this is what was on my desk on Sunday.

Inspired by the inspiring and inspired Neil Walker of Neelz Expressonz I took myself off on a scavenge on Sunday. There's a large car boot sale on at the racecourse here in town almost every Sunday - the exception, of course, is when there is an actual race meeting going on -  so armed with Neil's list I went scavenging. Progress report to Neil: There's 10 items on the list: a flower, a heart, a small book, a box, a figure, an old bottle, a little frame, some keys, a tiny spoon and some fun! And it was fun - even my DH joined in and some of the stall-holders got involved when told what I was up to :)   I failed miserably to find any keys and my old bottle isn't really that old but it is covered with dust - probably been in somebody's attic unloved and unwanted for a couple of years. I particularly like the little owl I found and the wooden box has potential, as do all those blingy hearts. You can see Neil's post and the photo of his findings here.

Looking back I've had a great week - lots of icing on the cake  - and yet more exciting news. Over at Scrap Our Stash Challenge , a challenge blog dedicated to challenging and inspiring us to use our stash,  I've been chosen as a winner for the October challenge. And, what's more, as a winner I've been offered a spot on the December Guest Design Team. I need hardly say I'm chuffed as this is the first time I've had such an invitation :)

Right, after all that I'm off to the gym - yes, I'm sticking with the work-outs. I'm fitter, that's true, but the exercising has not done anything to stop the frequent painful spasms I get in my legs and feet. Investigations continue. I'll be back in a couple of hours, with a cuppa to hand, and ready to visit as many of you as I can today.

In the meantime, I hope you are all well and happily crafting away.


  1. Wow Elizabeth .. you have some scrummy things laying on your desk.

    I can't wait to see what you do with them all!!

    Love Jules xx

  2. Wow, you have an amazing collection of coloured images, gifts and car boot specials. Can't wait to see what you create. It all looks so organised. I hope your legs and feet improve.

  3. I live at car boot and have enough junk to start a shop - all collected with a 'one day I might' attitude. Great stash there - well done on the win and finds....and just as well done for keeping will help in the long run. takes a while for the body to feel the full benefit and improve circlulation....wishing you gusto!!! Thanks for the peek! Sarah at 14.

  4. Lovley tidy workspace. Looks like you had some great finds.

  5. You have some gorgeous things on your desk this week, Elizabeth. That candy is amazing, how lucky you are to have won it all.
    You sound like you had fun on your boot hunt and have come away lots of intriguing things. What are you going to do with it all?
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #74

  6. Wow the scavenge hunt things look great, fab idea, well done on e win, happy woyww, trace no 20 x

  7. Great desk - that prize candy sure looks yummy - sounds like you had fun at the car boot fair - thanks for sharing


  8. I love that word "guddle", very expressive. That is a great image on your desk waiting for you, and all that candy, that is a wonderful surprise for you.

  9. Like Maggie, I love the word 'guddle' - not heard that one before :) So many goodies, have fun! Di xx

  10. I love all your wonderful finds, your desk itself looks quite artistic. I can't wait to see what you make.

  11. Oooh stash!! hard though sometimes to use it lol, still have stuff I havent played with from the first day at NEC.

    Well done on guest designer!!

    Have fun

    Happy WOYWW Lou #44

  12. My goodness Elizabeth, you have the tidiest desk I have ever seen! Mine is a big desk and I have about a 6 inch square to work on at the moment, its a complete disgrace, lol. But Im a messy crafter. Well done on all your winnings. Lee x

  13. wonderful goodies! have a great time with your winnings. happy woyww. #1

  14. What great finds! Have to try this one week. Have a great week, Shaz

  15. are so creative and your post is full of fun I learned two new words "guddle" and "chuffed"...these are new words to me...did you make them up ? anyway you tickled my brain

    - KAT -

  16. oops, hope I am not posting twice. Not sure what chuffed

    Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

    xoxo Marjo

  17. Great car boot bargains you found. I love the little birdcage. Was that in the Blog Candy? Guddle?
    Carol #119

  18. The scavenger hunt sounds like great fun - you found some great stuff!! Now the joy of deciding what to use it all for :)
    Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

  19. I like the printouts on your desk and what lovely treasures you have won!

  20. Hi there, I'm a little late this week but wanted to pop in to see what you've been up to. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and have loads of creative fun! Glad you enjoyed the hunt! I'm about half way through creating my "assemblage" from the hunt too, just never enough time in the day!

  21. Your desk is always such fun to nose around ....and having a purpose when wandering round a car boot sale is a brilliant idea ....there dont seem to be many good ones near by your finds. xx

  22. Hi there. Fabulous cards you have made there - I was wondering how you would do Q but done it you have and very well.
    Lots of goodies on your desk this week too.
    Sorry to hear yu haven't got rid of your pains. I bought a wii at the end of August and I have found the Yoga on there every day to have worked wonders with my knees, both the one operated on and the one that I was going to have to have operated on. Worth a try. Yoga is not hard on your joints so you build muscle up without the jolting and jarring of hard exercising. I have even managed to lose 11lbs in the bargain too!!
    Have a good week.
    Hettie 25

  23. Wow, gorgeous and exciting desk shots today! I love all that gorgeous candy you won and congratulations on your GDT spot. I need to check out that site as I love scrapbooking. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

  24. Congrats on your win and also your card challenge success. Well done you. I have been making tiny dresses for baby Lexi today. x Jo

  25. Fab fun post, Elizabeth. Great prize, so lovely to win something and I too won a lovely prize this week from Twiglet's blog. The scavenger hunt must have been such fun and you did so well.
    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I'm loving every precious minute with my family here. I'll keep an eye out for a Woman's Weekly 100th birthday edition for you. In the meantime try supermarkets, Marks & Spencer, garages but I'll keep looking...
    Lv JoZarty x

  26. Thanks for your lovely comments re. my canvas. Wow, you've got some nice goodies there! I really love that bridge in the snow scene.

  27. How awesome was that win from Jude. She is one generous gal. I did a scavenger hunt once at garage sales and I couldn't find any old keys, either. Seems they are all taken or kept and people don;t get rid of them. Happy belated WOYWW from #4.

  28. Very tidy and organised and a lot of lovely things (Hazel WOYWW #89) x

  29. What a great blog post. Love the stuff you got from Jude, I once won from her and the package was amazing. Enjoy!
    Then you did the treasure hunt - never heard of it until reading your post - and what a fab find you had there. Now I wonder if you will make something from it? Hope so.
    You made me smile about husband's heart on my blog - I know you don't really think so.
    Thanks for sharing your great workdesk. Hugs, Neet #15

  30. Wow - well done you on having the luck this week! Fab haul from Jude!

    That scavenger hunt of Neil's looks fun so I'm off to have a nose and see what I need to do to join in...

    Thanks for stopping by!

  31. Your desks look very interesting and busy. Love the pictures you want to use for your Christmas ABC - pfft, where do you get the time?
    But I sniff around your blog and found a lot of beautiful alphabet cards.
    Also congratulations with your results at the Challenge. Well done!
    Thanks for visiting me. xFranka


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