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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

WOYWW Week 146 - What a Mess!

Well here we are again, these Wednesdays come around so fast - if you are just happening by and wondering why I am showing a messy desk, please pop over to see Julia at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/ for more details.

I am totally ashamed of my work space this week but I do have a good excuse - I went to Harrogate Craft Event at the weekend and bought lots of new things; things I 'needed' and things I 'wanted' and of course things I do not need at all, if I am being totally honest (I just can't help myself - lol).  A lot of them are still on my desk and awaiting a proper home.  The other half of my craft room is tidy (honest) but I did not think that would be very interesting.

I bought stamps from Tim Holtz, IndigoBlu, Inkylicious and Lili of the Valley, inks from Ranger, the new Dylusions Range (wow are they fabulous) but my best purchase of all is a cardboard easel to stand my cards on for photographing - it cost all of £1.75 and I love it (see below on the shelf).


I have only made a couple of cards this week, this one is nearly finished, just needs a sentiment.  I put my WOYWW badge at the front of the card (I am just showing off!).

The stamp is Lili of the Valley and I was lucky enough to attend a class by Bev Rochester who is a genius with ProMarkers, Copics and pencils.  I will never be as good as her but it will not be for lack of trying!

Thank you for visiting and please do leave me a comment as I love to read them.  Hopefully I will get round to your desk too - Happy WOYWW!    Regards, Anne x

76 comments:

  1. Much like my desk Anne, it was quite tidy yesterday,but to-day it is really messy. Maybe I should join in with WOWW to make me more aware of how untidy a crafter I am. Have a lovely day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. If only you had visited me last week - I put in my post where I would be working and you were on Lily of the Valley right opposite. What a shame we did not meet up.
    Maybe next time?
    Lovely card and what a cute picture. I am sure your colouring is wonderful, certainly miles ahead of mine.
    Hugs, Neet #4 xx
    thanks for including your number it does help.

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  3. I love that card, the coloured in stamp is fabulous...is that a bit of glitter I see?!?
    Sophie no.88

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  4. Your card is so cute - really lovely. Have fun with your mess on your workdesk, it just means there is creativity at work so don't worry! Karen 112 x

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  5. Oh new goodies! Lovely, there's no such thing as I don't need any new goodies!! Am jealous your saw Bev working, isn't her colouring amazing! Very pretty card too, I need more LOTV stamps!!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 2

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  6. Your card is stunning, coloured perfect... I love your busy desk its soooooo inviting!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs May x x x x No9

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  7. Lots of yummy stash on your desk, especially the dylusion sprays, i so need me some of those.
    Lovely card btw
    HaPpY WoYwWiNg
    Minxy #23

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  8. Oh, I do love a desk with lots on it! Sounds like you had a nice outing at Harrogate and came home with some goodies!

    I love the card - and see that you have your button. Aren't they the bomb!!!!

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

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  9. Your card is so pretty! I love it. New goodies how fabulous. I keep meaning to try some Dylusions Inks, maybe I should order some! Have a fab week and thasnks for visiting my desk xx no.95

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  10. There is still room to create so your desk isn't a total loss yet. I just did a mini-convention myself and shopped like crazy. Of course I NEEDED it all. hee hee. One of the vendors wisely gave out a coupon for 15% off their website good for the next 30 days. I will definitely go there once payday rolls around again. I love your soft delicate Lilly of the Valley card! I just ordered some LOTV stamps myself-my first ones ever. I hope they have a quick trip across the pond! Judy #134

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  11. Don't be ashamed of your space it's to interesting to be anything else but great.
    Lynn
    Ps thanks for visiting my place

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  12. You have a lovely ooking space - and we all need stash! Glad you understood MY reason for buying Tim's stamps before Ally Pally - that was my thought exactly, lol! thanks for stopping by. Helen, 21

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  13. Lucky you to get to a class with Bev! I watch her video tutorials online, but I do agree - I don't think I will ever be able to color as well as she does. It sounds like the craft event was a a good time!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Sara S. (#27)

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  14. I love Harrogate! Used to go there all the time when I lived in Northallerton. Betty's tea rooms are the best :) You got some great looking stash - you don't have to justify it to us, we understand completely that your collection needed new elements!!
    Hugs, LLJ ~68 xx

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  15. i chose not to go to Harrogate - and I regret it - i knew i would as soon as it became too late to go. I did however visit LOTV shop last Monday and spent a fortune. We all find ways to feed our addiction........ XX Happy crafting Sharne #71

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  16. oh the joy of going to a craft show and buying new goodies,its so much fun,loved your card,thanks for visiting me :)
    #51
    p.s not sure if you are aware that you have word verification on,might put some peeps of leaving comments,x

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    1. Kay, thank you. I tried to remove it when Julia asked everyone to and thought I had done it - sorry. I think it is off now!

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  17. Hi Anne Thank you for popping in to my desk. I have had a few comments about asking my mother-in-law to write on my layout! I will let her know that I can get the cream paint out if there is a mistake so she is a bit more relaxed about it. I like the Harrogate show too but I didn't make it this time. Glad you had some shopping fun! I love you card with the powderpuff fairy. So cute and lovely delicate colours too. Happy WOYWW. Helen ♯35

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  18. That's a lovely little image there! Lucky you getting some of the Dylusions stuff - I love her style. #77

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  19. Is word verification off now -just testing!

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  20. I went to the harrogate show on Saturday too, shame it is getting worse and worse every year.

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  21. I think my tidy desk is so boring compared to your's Anne...busy makes it look so much more creative ;)
    The card is beautiful and I'm going to have to request one of those badges...not sure about the airfare though?
    Sounds like the Harrogate show was a hit! :D

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  22. Love your desk, Anne - looks industrious and organised!! Nice card too!

    Ah, chaos... You have to create it in order to create order, I find! Not sure if I'll clear that end section of my black shelves by next week, though - I need to clear space from the other sections first, so I can move everything up. At least I've got all my mixed media stuff on one shelf now, instead of all over the place.

    It's looking a lot better now than when I photographed it, because all the boxes are now on the landing! Nothing done today because we've been out, and I'm now too tired to do anything.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #14

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  23. Hi Anne, It's lovely to have new stash! Hope you get to use it soon. Your card is sweet! You may not become as good as Bev, but you'll develop your own style! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  24. Your desk looks ok to me. We crafty peeps need a bit of mess now and then.... or all the time really.
    janet #13

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  25. Look at all that great stash you have to play with. We expect wonderful creations from them. Your card is so cute and really made me smile. Thank you for your visit and kind comments on our new stamp. Have a good week. xx Maggie #5

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  26. Love the desk and card - really pretty!
    Caz
    #160
    xx

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  27. Did you get the little stands from Pinflair? I think I have some, I use one to display my ATCs as well. I do love a good spend up at a craft fair - whether you need it or not. And these days it gives me more pleasure than new shoes LOL (Maybe if I culd still wear high heels it would be a different story but hush puppies don't do it for me...) Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy #17

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    1. Hi Cindy, no it was just one of those stands that sells all sorts, there is no name on the packaging but they are really strong. I am the same as you with the shoes! Thanks for popping by.

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  28. Sounds like a fun trip! Love the little fairy and her green wings! It turned out great. You must be a good student grasshopper! :) Have a great WOYW...even if I am running late! -Amanda 57

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  29. Beeeyootiful card Anne, I don't think you're far off colouring genius - it's wonderfully done. I love that you bought all that stuff but the best buy was the real bargain of the day! it was ever thus! I spy lovely squirty inks too, you're in for some fun crafting.

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  30. Pretty card, and new goodies! Fab, enjoy playing. Thanks for sharing for this weeks WOYWW, it's Thursday now but I'm still snooping my way through the list. Take care Zo xx 22

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  31. Wow! Lovely full workdesk - makes me want to delve in and look at all your products. Your easels really were a bargain. Love the card especially the colours.
    Suzanne #105

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  32. Redanne don't put yourself down your card is beautiful and I'm spotting your badge. Maybe instead of Where's Wally we should have spot the WOYWW badge!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your new purchases.
    Hugs Erika.

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  33. Thanks for your comment. Your card is adorable and what messy desk, I couldn't see one. BJ

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  34. Hello Anne, sounds (and looks) as though you had a wonderful spend up at Harrogate. Your card is beautiful - I can never get the shading in the hair right, I thing you did a wonderful job of it.

    Thanks for already visiting my desk this week WoYwW #8

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  35. I'm a bit late this week - only got to the mid-50s yesterday and doing my best to catch up.

    I'm green with envy over the Dylusion inks. I really, really need some but have put myself on an ink-free diet for a month and bought some fabric instead LOL

    Ann B
    #56

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  36. Your desk is not too messy. It looks like a desk full of fun!

    Love your card, such a pretty design & lovely color choices.

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  37. Thank you for visiting my desk - which should look more like yours really - it shows work is being done & enjoyed

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  38. Had to have another look Anne, just to test. Hugs Rita xx

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  39. Hello Ann. Thanks for coming by. I was early with my post this time, but with the time difference, went out before Mr Linky was up. I'll have to plan my Wednesday differently but we have a good market in the main street on Wednesdays so I always miss the early numbers.
    Your pink & green angel is very pretty, and a busy desk is never shameful.
    Take care,
    Ros. #40

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  40. Oh, such cuteness! And that isn't so messy! Just creative! :-)

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  41. Oh I see your working on a Dragonfly... Hope you show us that when your finished!!!!
    But this little Cutie on your card is just so different... with the LONG wings... I just Love her!! and getting all pretty up. Too Cute!!
    I enjoyed my visit to your blog so much I just became a follower..
    Thanks for Stopping by my place too and maybe you will follow me too!

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  42. Your cards are wonderful - good work!

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  43. I think your desk looks like a space were lots of creativity happens! Sounds like you got lots of new goodies, I will have to check out some of those companies, they are new to me. Not many places here sell Dyluson inks (Iknow I didnt spell that correctly), I would love to try some. thanks for stopping by my space!

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  44. Ah, yes the delicate difference between needs and wants. I do understand.
    Thanks for popping by, keep smiling and creating

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  45. Hello!

    So many wonderful things on your workdesk - and I love the easel! I am happy to see that someone else makes purchases she 'needs' - one never knows when a project will require something we may not have! Wishing you some sunshine today!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  46. Going to a craft fair sounds like a lot more fun than cleaning up a desk.Thank you for your kind words on my blog.

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  47. Looks like you have a bunch of fun new goodies, whether you needed them or not! HA! I think I always buy things I don't need, cause when I am crafting, there is always something I NEED! lol Oh well..thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog about my seahorse tag I made, I just wanted you to know that I made a tutorial about how I created the sea, if your interested I would love for you to check it out and let me know how I did on the tutorial as I haven't done many of them before. Thanks bunches and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)http://inthehillsofnorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2012/03/vellum-noun.html

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  48. Thanks for the info about Dylusions, I didnt realize that Ranger carries them. The few scrapbook stores around me have very limited ink selection beyond basic distress, maybe I'll look online. Appreciate the helpful info! Barb

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  49. Hi Ann - definitely a little green with envy that you have so many craft shows over there. *sigh* I'd travel a bit for a good show and sale!

    Love the dragonfly! Your layering is right up my alley - sweet!

    Cheers,
    Susan #128-ish

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  50. What a beautiful card you have made there. That is worth the mess if you create cards like that!
    BTW I have a theory - Creativity = Mess!!
    Fergus is waving!! He is cute isn't he and very well travelled too! He has his own scrapbook and has even had his photo taken with Mr Tim Holtz no less and Hels Sheridan - oh and Lyn and Leandra of Paperartsy! He has an eye for girls!! LOl!

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  51. I think your desk looks wonderful :) That card is awesome too!!

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  52. Enjoy using your new flitter glu! What a great desk full of stash. Thanks for dropping by. Amy #140

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  53. Another WOYWW badge! Love it. Happy creating this week!!

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  54. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. I do like that pretty pink card. You have some yummy supplies on your desk! Happy WOYWW, RosA#29

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  55. That easel looks fab. My cards always look warped in the pictures...I can see this would really help.
    Thanks for the kind comments about my husband. He is getting a bit stronger each day...He even took a short walk today!
    I have been sent downstairs to play on my computer as he is watching the hockey game and thinks I chitter chatter too much while the game is on....hahahaha
    I think I am driving him crazy....haha

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  56. Your easel looks super handy! I know just what you mean about needing craft supplies...if I see something I love then I NEED it! Which reminds me I went to get something at the store earlier and forgot it because I was totally distracted by Tim Holtz dies...oops. :-)
    It looks like you have a lot of organizing tools so I bet your desk is pretty easy to clean-up, if you ever like to do that sort of thing, I mean. I like mine messy! ;-)
    ~Deeyll #168

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  57. Cool badge! And I like the card!

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  58. CUTE card, and umm, no, not a mess, but my perspective is somewhat skewed by MY mess, as you know!

    :)trisha
    #163

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  59. That's an adorable "charming" card! You did some awesome shopping and have great new things to play with!!

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  60. I'm late, but getting there...
    I love the easel and your craft space:)

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  61. Your desk is "creative" not messy :)
    Love your dragonfly stamp! I was eyeing a dragonfly stamp recently but didn't get it, now I wish I had seeing the fabulous image you are working on!
    You asked if I had a Vagabond on my floor. It is a TH Cargo Case. I would love to have a Vagabond though!
    Thanks for visiting me!
    xoxo Karen

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  62. Hi I really love your cards and lots of yummy stash on your desk
    Thanks for passing by
    have a happy week x

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  63. Your desk is not a mess ... it's wonderfully creative! Sorry it has taken me until now to return your visit to my blog ... the "little" project I was working on has taken far longer than anticipated and time slipped away from me. They WILL be finished today.
    It was hugely satisfying bashing the brads with the meat-hammer and can report NO damage to fingers! Love Debbie xXx

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  64. We probably passed each other, Anne, I was at Harrogate too buying lots of things I just NEEDED!!! All the Indigoblu stamps had gone when I got there but had to have the flitter glue and flakes. Some LOTV also appeared in my bags too, how did that happen!!
    Love your Easel and the card, your colouring is perfect.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #123

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  65. Oooh it sounds like you got lots of lovely goodies to play with there! your card is so pretty and that easel stand was a great buy, I could really do with one. x

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  66. A really lovely, sweet card - and WTG on the stash haul! I'm on a definite crafting diet at the mo...

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  67. I thought you had bought it all for £1.75!!! We wish - a great choice of stamps - you will have fun - enjoy them all! I do ecommend the vintage road trip set... Thanks for sharing your desk and a bit of your life! Sarah (a late WOYWWer at no.1)

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  68. Thanks for hopping by my blog this week. It sounds like you got a great set of stamps - have fun with them! Lori #115

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  69. You can never have too much stuff!! Your card is lovely!
    Sandy

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  70. Wow, sounds like you had a great time at the craft event! And all those goodies on your desk! I love the dragonfly stamp, and your lily of the valley card is so cute! Thanks for your comment on my post:) xx

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  71. Wednesdays do come around fast! It's almost Wednesday again and I'm just finishing getting around to all of the desks! I've been fighting the flu. Sounds like you had a great time at the fair and picked up some nice goodies. Beautiful cards. Happy belated WOYWW - Tracey 55.

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  72. Just popping in, as I missed you last week, we were dog sitting and cat sitting this week! Hope you are feeling a lot better now! HaPpY WoyWw!!? Have a great crafty week. ((Lyn)) # 19ish!

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  73. What a great desk! And a lovely card as well. thanks for stopping by my desk last week, sorry I'm late! Becky 153 (this week!)

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