Wednesday, 8 August 2018

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 479

Afternoon Everyone

Late again! Very late again! And for WOYWW over at Julia's Stamping Ground!!! The fact is that I haven't been anywhere near my desk since this photo was taken early this morning.
It's a mess! The EM and  I have been playing hooky, enjoying lunch out and a trip down to Alloway just for fun. But, I'm here now, refreshed and ready to get scrapping again. Photos, pretty papers, sticker sheets, Brushos and the usual detritus of the scrapper. The keyboard I'm typing on now was balanced precariously at the back there - I've yet to find a satisfactory place for it when not in use.

I've been shopping and thought you might like to see what new stuff I have to play with.

This is the mixed media pack from Mind The Scrap this month. BoBunny  Doubledot Pearlescent Gold drops - similar to Nuvo Crystal Drops I think -  rose coloured Zing embossing powder and American Crafts embossing pens in three sizes - broad, medium and brush tip. I can see I'm going to have to try these out - I'll post the results once I've had a play.
I was at a crop on Sunday. It was fun meeting new crafty ladies and I got a couple of pages made ... that's a bit of a record for me! There was a shop there - so tempting - I succumbed to a tub of textured paste and a pack of small stencil brushes - very useful. Something else to experiment with.

As I said, I had a lovely time at the crop.

Not only did I have fun getting to know these lovely ladies but I also spotted a clever trick for making lettering look extra special ... I'll be giving it a go on a layout soon.

Finally, just one book this week.
I found this book, Summer in Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber very entertaining  to listen to. The owner of A Good Yarn wool shop decided to offer a Knit to Quit class bringing together and interesting mix of people - all with something or someone they want to quit. This book is an easy and entertaining read and the characters were, with the exception of a two-timing ex-fiance, very likable. It's a perfect summer book.

Hope you've all been enjoying WOYWW and that you will have a great week ahead.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lol, I'm so glad you played hooky - that's the joy of being retired huh? G and I do exactly the same :-D. How lovely that you discovered a Crop to attend and one with a shop too, you'll have to leave your credit card behind next time, lol! And thanks for the book recommendation, I often follow them and will definitely have a go, sounds like good summer reading!
Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

Neet said...

Look forward to that 'clever trick' being revealed with lettering as I am hopeless with lettering. Always wanted to do nice lettering in my journal but never know how or where to start.
Looks as if you had a good time - and you had a good shop too. Super stuff fell into your basket. Terrible how these items have jumping beans attached to them!
Glad you two enjoyed yourselves going out - that is what retirement is all about surely.
Lots of Hugs
Neet 1 xx

Caro said...

A lovely busy desk with everything just ready to start scrapping. I look forward to seeing completed pages and what you create with your new crafting goodies. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lovely week. Caro x (#14)

Helen said...

I've read a few of hers, years ago. I enjoyed them. Glad you had a good time at the crop - and achieved some crafting, that is good going, lol!! Hope you enjoy your new goodies. Helen #2

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Elizabeth. Funnily enough I also spent the day out with my husband and have come back in the shed to catch up with some visiting and write tomorrow's blog post ready for the morning. I keep looking at the new TH stencil brushes. You will have to report back what you think of them. That rose coloured embossing powder sounds pretty. Look forward to seeing the secret to stand out lettering. Have a great week. Sarah #8

Jan Ltc said...

A very happy WOYWW.
Have a great week xx Jan 34

Dorlene Durham said...

Glad to hear you had a fun time at the crop. I went to one as well on Saturday and got a lot done. Have a great week. Dorlene #23

Anne said...

Hello Elizabeth. I don't blame you going out!! I like the sound of the book, I may well look out for it. The Crop sounds fun and informative. Look forward to hearing more about the lettering technique. Thanks for popping by. Anne x 4

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth. I think there is nothing better than meeting up with like minded crafters it's so much fun. I'm interested to see the tip you learnt with the lettering. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x12x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, meeting up with fellow crafters is always a lot of fun. Interested to see the new technique. Your embossing pens reminds me I have some from Kuretake * somewhere*, lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxX

Hazel said...

Glad you had a good time at the crop. Love your new goodies - enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good day. Sorry I’m late commenting- Hazel, WOYWW #15 x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Morning Elizabeth, looks like a great time was had at the crop. Not being a scrapbooker I have never been to one but it's always good to meet up with like minded crafty people as there is so much positive creative energy.
You will have great fun with your new purchases.
Thanks for sharing, wishing you a super week ahead.
Hugs Tracey #6

Twiglet said...

It's so good to get out and about and to have a few crafty treats is a bonus! I like the sound of that book - it could be written about us! xx Jo