Wednesday, 11 January 2012

WOYWW - Week 136 ... grungepaper and spools

Afternoon WOYWWers and All,

Yes, afternoon! I've had a bad night and been a real slow starter this morning. And my PC hasn't helped either, it's been on a go-slow all morning too - I suspect some programme, Windows/Microsoft, has been checking to see if I need any updates.  And now my security programme is doing a check too ... a necessary precaution but, oh, the frustration of it all. Okay, rant over for today, on to the business of the day - the state of my wordesk.


Ready for action with Timmy's grungepaper and Wendy's spools. I saw our Hels demonstrate these on TV a few weeks ago and just had to have them, but what to do now??? I don't actually own any of Wendy's stamps, big drawback ... but as I have taken the vow not to buy any more stash until I used what I already have ... it's going to be down to some improvisation. So I've taken a look at my stash and pulled out a selection of stuff I do have, stamps, dies and inks, that I think my just be acceptable substitutes. Wish me luck folks :))

The ice-cream box at the back - well, it shouldn't be there. It contains images I've stamped out already - just trying the stamps out, that sort of thing - and I was looking through it last night just to remind myself of what is there - and I should have returned it to it's place ... tut, tut, how sloppy of me :)

If you're reading this and wondering what WOYWW is all about, then click the icon on my sidebar and you will be transported to Julia's place, the Stamping Ground, where you will find dozens of links to other bloggers willing to show the state of their desks this morning ... such fun :))

That's it for today - short and sweet! I'm off now to start hopping through your desks - can't wait to see what you've all been up to this week :) I hope you are all well and easing yourself into the new year with plenty of crafting.

Happy Crafting,

41 comments:

  1. Afternoon, Elizabeth. I know what you mean about computers being slow. Mine has the habit of shutting itself down when it's done updates, really annnoying if you've just typed loads!!
    Your desk is beautiful and tidy. I like the look of those spools and can't wait to see what you do with them.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax

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  2. Thanks for sharing, & it is with thanks to you that I found WOYWW as I have been having a nose at your desk for a while now, so decided to join in today! Zo x

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  3. I was just going to ask what on earth spools do, then I zoomed in and read the front of the packet. AAh, so that's what they are... looking forward to seeing what you do with those :)
    Our modem and router are driving me nuts at the moment, so I sympathise with your PC troubles..*sigh*
    Hugs, LLJ #26 xx

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  4. Ooooh you look poised and ready to go! Are you sure you want to use up all your stash. I think you should amend it to enough so you can fit new stuff in....... I am not trying to encourage honest.......

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  5. Well the choice of stamps look great and yes I had to have the spools too...wonder where they will end ?! Have fun playing, hope to see the finished spools soon! Hugs trace x

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  6. Looking foward to what you will create Elizabeth with your goodies, lovely inviting desk, enjoy! Hugs May x x x

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  7. Elizabeth I love your work space it's so well organised and full of yummy stash to play with, enjoy and thanks for sharing....I'm not getting far cleaning as I would rather craft! I keep getting distracted, LOL.
    Erika.

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  8. Hello Elizabeth!

    Your workspace is so nice and tidy! Improvising is a good thing, I think. I'm sure you'll come up with something that will blow your socks off!

    Happy crafting!

    Hugs,
    Kay
    WOYWW #45 (you've already visited)

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  9. What a tidy desk I am so jealous I know that's bad but I really am !

    Marie

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  10. ooh some lovely art parts there...cannot wait to see what you make.
    Well done for signing up to the UIU challenge.....its a great idea, I'm going to allow myself craft fairs but I will question myself about each and everything I put in my basket from now on!
    kyla

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  11. Have fun with the art parts - they are fab fun! Your desk looks very inviting today, hope you get to play soon.

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  12. Looks like you are all set for a busy time - enjoy!!

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  13. thats looks very neat and organised lol,thanks for sharing at woyww
    hugs sandra (81)

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  14. Looking foward to seeing what you do with those art bits! I have so far managed not to buy them though I am dearly tempted!

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  15. Anything created with TH and Wendy stash should look fantastic. Looking forward to some pics of the finished creation.

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  16. Hi Elizabeth, your desk looks great-lots of inkyness going on!

    Happy crafting.
    Maria x

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  17. Your desk is so nice and organized! I hope your computer stops acting up soon, I hate when that happens!

    Happy WOYWW! Katie #10

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  18. wow what a tidy and organised desk, I wish mine was more like that. :) x

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  19. Looking forward to see what you come up with those sppools. I have taken the pledge (UIU) not to buy any new stuff and only use my stash up for 2012 and I'm getting withdrawal symptons
    already!!! hugd Mrs A .#120

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  20. Well, I think your desk is very tidy. So relaxing, to have some space to work on. I also am trying not to buy anything (much) until some stash is actually used up. Happy WOYWW.

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  21. Your desk looks clean and beautiful! Mine looks that way for about 5 minutes after I clean it....then it goes back to a mess again!!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Amy E. #60

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  22. Hi Elizabeth! Do you have to totally use up all your stash before buying any more or is it that you must go through all your unused stuff before being allowed to buy any more? I like the idea of the second option :) Belated Happy WOYWW - my main laptop wouldn't connect to the wi-fi yesterday and IT support was out at archery. It'd be more than my life's worth to go and fiddle with the router settings :)) Di xx

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  23. I will take up the challenge at some point this year lol,
    I'm seeing how many I can get round this way.then when I have finished I'll come back again, that is if I can STOP reading all the posts first Happy WOYWW

    LOu P

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  24. Oooh some interesting goodies on your desk this week! It's so tempting to buy more stash isn't it, I'm really trying not to at the moment too! I'm sure your improvising will turn out great! It will be nice to be different too :o) x

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  25. I cant wait to see the end result it all sounds very interesting. I used that grungepaper this weekend and was amazed at how it looks like suede leather when its inked up.. fab stuff Tim Holtz is the man . Thanks Sarah 163 x

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  26. Hi there Elizabeth,mm we have simpar bits and bobs there same inks, some stamps, dies same etc. etc. Looking forward to what you create did not see what Hels did with such things so have no idea of the process looks too tricky to me! thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #30

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  27. oooh your desk looks interesting you will have great fun creating! It's difficult resisting buying more stuff isn't it? Thank you for your kind comments and for following my blog - I am in double figures now!! I am following you too. The weather was lovely for the funeral thank you. Have a good week xx

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  28. Hi Elizabeth

    I'm definitely having problems myself today, half the blogs I visit just freeze on me! Luckily, yours isn't one of them.

    No news from Ciara I'm afraid..... :(

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  29. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog.Re my daughter at the moment weve all eaten the same and can only put it down to an EGG!whihc is how i got mine many moons ago when i was training
    judex

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  30. Evening! - thursday evening :) Lovely stamps on your desk.
    Have a happy week!
    Tuire #33

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  31. Looks like you are working on some fun projects. Who knows? Maybe the ice cream tub has the perfect image in it for what you are working on now.

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  32. You are looking well organised to me! It's good to improvise and I look forward to see what you end up doing.
    Love JoZarty x

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  33. I'm reading about issues and I too am having problems with some blogs freezing up and not being able to comment. Yours is one I'm able to comment on thank goodness! I hope life will get better for you soon. You're always so kind and upbeat. Love the cool stuff on your desk, do enjoy using it! Thanks for the visit today, Happy WOYWW

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  34. Well done for resisting those stamps, Elizabeth. This challenge is really making me think hard about what I am using, and how I can use everything in a different way. xx Maggie #105

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  35. Not a clue what those spools are so I am looking forward to seeing what you are doing.
    Hope you have got over your bad night and that it was not because you are ill or anything. Take care.
    Thanks for sharing and for commenting on my blog - Hugs, Neet xx

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  36. You will love your Art Parts - any polka dots or background stamps and flowers work just as well with Wendy things - or just lots of ink and paint! ...check out Kim Costello's yummy piece! http://paperbabe.blogspot.com/2011/05/wendy-vecchi-stylee.html

    Thanks for the peek in to your crafty space...Sarah at 6

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  37. Oh Elizabeth what a coincidence, guess what the postie bought me this morning? (and I shouldn't heve been spending either, goodness knows there is enough stash here to keep me going in to the next decade. Or possibly century. But I WANTED them LOL!! I can't wait to see what you do so I am going to become a follower and hope I don't miss it. Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy # 52

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  38. Your desk looks all set to go Elizabeth, I got the grunge bug as well....
    hugs
    Enfys

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  39. I could hardly wait to visit because you are always so good about visiting me. Then I had to wait and be late getting here. Sorry you had a bad night before WOYWW. I have been there before, but I don't think I've been that far down on the list.

    Like you, I often have to find substitutes for what I'm working on. Of course, if you have a preconceived idea of what you want, that makes choices and outcomes a bit harder. Just keep up the non-buying attitude and things will be great.

    Happy belated WOYWW (#3).

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  40. Not sloppy at all! The ice cream box looks like it belongs there! Hope you get lots of deep, restful sleep tonight and tons of art done tomorrow and all month for that matter!

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  41. I too had computer issues on Wednesday so maybe it was a national thing, although mine also slows right down massively when it does a security scan!! Lovely crafty items on your desk, I will keep a look out to see what you do with them??

    A bit late this week, but I hope you had a great WOYWW and also have a lovely weekend, luv Karen xx

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Elizabeth