Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Well, well, well... another Wednesday rolls in and another chance to share our workspaces comes around with "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?" hosted by the wonderful Julia at the Stamping Ground.
Last night was craft night at Pickwell Farms... it's becoming so popular there now - apparently, someone (mentioning no names here *lol*) keeps blogging about the craft club and so people keep showing up there on the last Tuesday of each month :)
So, onto my desk... and all the goodies I bought last night:
I'm making an album for my eldest daughter - it's getting there... slowly *lol*... I keep getting distracted by the amazing papers that are available everywhere right now. I bought the A4 size Papermania paper pack "At Christmas Time"... such beautiful traditional designs (middle of the desk). I also managed to get hold of some stamps - simple wording - and they'll look great for my Christmas Cottage Mini Album (still just in my head at the moment!). I kept one of the reciepts from my purchases at Pickwells last night... I'm hoping hubby will see the £7.50 total and think that's all I spent... the other reciepts are torn up into little tiny weeny pieces and thrown away :) The reciept is on top of some of the £1 paper packs I also bought last night (bottom right)... the colours are so rich, with pictures of plums and damsons and autumnal fruits throughout.
Last, but by no means least, are the huge amount of peel-off stickers I bought! Mostly Christmas-themed peel-offs in gold and red... I used to be a peel-off sticker snob, but I actually love them - some are so intricate these days with a subtle colouring, that they look expensive and more like embossed images than cheaply priced peel-off stickers!
Of course, there's the obligatory cup of tea getting cold in the middle of my desk... I really should drink up before I end up spilling cold tea all over my new goodies!

I'm off to wake up my youngest daughter now - she's off to college today for her final interview and to show her exam results.
Hope everyone has a wonderful "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday?"
Have Fun!!!


crafty....du said...

Lovely desk can't wait to see the finished album :) thanks for sharing

sasa said...

looking busy and like a good crafting table should...hope all goes well with your daughter!
Thanks for the peek! Sarah (at 4)

ScrappnBee said...

Good luck to your daughter! love the missing slips! ...that never happens here... no never LOL! Glad that you are having a great and growing craft table of friends! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW -Amanda

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love those new papers, even though I don't papercraft myself, I can still appreciate the lovely colours and patterns. Have fun using that little lot :D Good luck with your daughter too, exciting times! Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Di said...

Good luck to your daughter! I'm rapidly becoming worried by all the Christmas things appearing on crafters' desks. And I just have to get myself down to Pickwell Farm! Happy WOYWW! Di xx

Tertia said...

Hope all goes well with your daughter's final interview. I never, ever take home reciepts, thats just asking for trouble. LOL

Lisa-Jane said...

That did make me laugh with the receipts! I've been to Pickwell Farm a couple of times but I didn't know they did craft nights, do many scrappers go? Have fun with the album.

dawn said...

I like all the goodies you got, I'm in need of some new goodies to play with. So many Christmas products are coming out already, I better finish all my summer projects fast.

Good luck with your daughter.

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah tearing receipts into little pieces. You've got it bad. But not bad enough. There is a WOYWWer that has reported eating her receipt! Lovely selection of Christmas now all you have to do is actually use it all!!

misteejay said...

Hope everything went well for your daughter.

Love all your new goodies - the 'At Christmas Time' range is lovely, isn't it.

Enjoy playing

Toni xx

Sandra said...

Your desk always looks highly creative :). I hope everything went well for your daughter

The Crafty Elf said...

Good Luck wishes for your daughter. LOVE love love Christmas...enjoy! Thanks for the snoop!

sutty said...

A desk crammed with goodies - you make me laugh with the receipts...I think we all do it (I remember stashing away cash before I went to Ally Pally so that it was more untraceable how much I spent LOL - tho in fairness he is very good and doesn't really mind)

Sussie said...

I´m doing the same! Also very slowly... :)
Thanks for sharing and the coffee looks yummie. Need one now!
Have a great day!
SusanLotus WOYWW nr 93

Crafting Time said...

Looks like some interesting stash you have there, I am having a similar problem as you as I have a wedding album to do but keep getting distracted by Christmas goodies!
This is my first visit to your super blog, I found you via WOYWW, I will be back next week to see what else you have been upto!
Helen x

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Looks like a lot of fun new stuff!