Wednesday, August 11

I Was Up with the Larks!

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Actually ... when I say larks ... I have exercised literary license ... they were indeed pigeons and I have no clue what a lark looks like ... or sounds like ... so ... if they were present ... I did n't notice them!

So now you are wondering why it has taken me this long to post my WOYWW! Well ... I have turned into a techy computer expert person over night and first thing this morning ... I backed up my hard drive! That might sound very insignificant to several of you ... but this is a practice I have been doing for several months on a monthly basis and it was only this morning that I realised both plugs on the back up wotsit contraption had a purpose ...  so I had n't been backing it up at all previously ... yes you can laugh ... go on ... get it out of your system before you get to my comments and laugh in my face :0)WOYWW11108

On my desk ... is lots of yummy shopping ... you can see the entire range of Julie Van Oosten's Collection elements ... I purchased them yesterday and the wonderful Lin will be selling them on her stand at Stevenage at the weekend ... get there quick though ... I am telling you this now because I guarantee that as a result of their complete yumminess ... they won't last long! There are spools and everything ... Yes ... Spools :0) Oh and if you are going to Stevenage ... it would be good to know ... just in case we bump into each other ... I may not recognise you without your desk!

I have also zoomed in on a wonderful book that my personal shopper the lovely Karen selected for me ... I have n't had a proper look at it yet ... but Zentangle is a form of meditation ... Who Knew??? Actually fellow WOYWWer Angie probably did ... she is terribly good at them.

I am off now ... but not before I install a blatant plug for SSS21608our new challenge site Simon Says Stamp and Show ... Thank you soooooo much to all the wonderful people that responded to my rather desperate plea on Monday to join in ... and if you have n't ... joined in ... well there is still time and a wonderful prize is up for grabs. Don't look at me like that neither ... our wonderful leader ... Lady Julia of Dunnit said I could install that plug ... she used to be in a pop group don't ya know :0)

Have a great Wednesday ... I only got to 56 of you last week ... I promise this week I will be back to the week before's form and see you all ... no matter how many of you there are.

Laters!

73 comments:

Chatterbox Chum said...

I shall be there at Stevenage and can't wait to see the all the new yumminess!! caroline

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Those elements look fantastic Linda as does the Totally Tangled book :-) No I didn't know Lady Julia used to be in a group but it doesn't surprise me
Anne xx

JoFY said...

That is a fab pile of stuff to be played with! Its exciting when you can't see the desk because there's so much new stash on it! lol

Helen said...

Plug away, SSSS is great. (Not going to type it in full though, takes too long!) See you Sunday - thanks - keep me some spool kits!!!

downrightcrafty said...

the hamper I am afraid is not as exciting as it looks, but pleased my cheapy bargain grabbed your interest.

must have missed the simonsaysstampshow plug, been to join now how could I resist and wow what a messy desk think I would score that on the 9/10 scale fab

thanks for the snoop
Kate xx

secret scrapbooker said...

Sounds like im as techy minded as you lol. I really should back up my photos but not much else to worry about.
Would love to be stash shopping but im watching the pennies in the hope i will be able to go to ally pally in september :0)
Kate x
ps off to look at the simon says
:0)

Cath Wilson said...

Lotsa yummy stash, Linda - the question is where are you gonna put it all, lol???? Love your DT sample, too - already saw it and loved it then. Enjoy the zentangles - they're fun!

Tracy Evans said...

Those goodies on your desk look lovely, and spools, I need some. What about the people who are not going to stevenage, can we get them on-line, I want some LOL. The book looks good too, I have a few friends who would like that. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

TinaB said...

Lots of fab stash! Hope you are well hun xx Miss you

Sue said...

Hi Ya Linda
brill post, did laugh about the birds, and the backing up!!lol, lots of lovely new stash to play with, have a great day, sue,x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Will it work? So far none of my comments have appeared but I'm not giving up!

LOVE those collage elements. And I love the lettering on Sunday as well - so glad someone asked. I think I have that template smeplace as well. Off to hunt it up.

Mary Anne

Cheryl said...

oh wow those,collage elements look fab,lots of stuff too see on here,hugs cheryl xxx

Minxy said...

Sad face :( coz i wont be at the weekends show so will miss out on all the treaty goodness, get Lin to save some for ally pally wont you!
Hadn't realized the new challenge had started so i'll be hoping over there once my mammoth desk hop is complete, I'm determined to make it to everyone today.

BethanyR said...

Looks like a fun deak to play on this week....

Kaz said...

What a fab lot of chipboard just begging to be painted and inked x

*Jennie* said...

LInda, great looking chipboard.. am looking forward to grabbing one for me when I get to Stevenage.. ooh that sounded rude didn't it?? but you know what I mean... hope to see you there.. are you working?
Happy blog hopping.. am just hopping while working which isn't always the best policy!

Neet said...

Oh those keyholes - and the body forms - drooling! That book looks interesting - taking to a different level I guess.
Off to your link now,

Deezines Art said...

Loads of lovely stash here - have a great weekend - Jacqueline xx.

Spyder said...

I didn't laugh, honest... me who buys empty gel pens and thinks they're clear... Lovely load of stuff, stuff i still haven't seen anywhere to buy, but then, They don't let me out much
(Lyn)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Linda, looks like you're going to be very busy with all the new stuff you bought! Looks great too! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Kaz said...

hey Linda, the DI storage is here xx

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Linda, hope you have a fab time at Stevenage, its a little far for me to go, but will probably see you again at Ally Pally so save some goodies for then. Love your book its fantastic as well as all your other works `I love father Christmas book also. Hugs Jo xxx

Artyjen said...

Lots of goodies to play with there :) love tha DT box...have fun at the show...just too far for me...would have to stay overnight and that makes it very expensive...I'd rather spend my money on stash!!
xoxo Sioux

June said...

Gosh Linda i love your workdesk, full of wonderful goodies, its inspiring
hugs June xxxxx

Lou and Mel said...

I'll be there with Mum and (possibly) sister.
Great work as usual!

Julie M said...

Up with the pigeons doesn't have quite the same ring to it really, Linda!!

Love the look of those elements - hope all goes well at Stevenage.

I hope to enter the new challenge this week, haven't quite worked out how to squeeze in wings on my current project though. But if not this time, definitely next time!!

Julie :o)

Pam said...

Up with the Pigeons! Suppose it better than arriving home just as the dawn chorus breaks out (no of course I didn't stay out that late on a night out with the girls) - thats for the OH benefit!! Will try to pop over to your new challenge blog tomorrow as out to Thursday night wine club late (yup I know its Wednesday today, we are a day earlier its been one of those weeks). Hugs Pam x

Hilda said...

Hi linda - I have been drooling over those Collection Elementsd since Lin mentioned them and that gaave me the nudge I needed to decide to go to Stevenage on Sunday!!!! Hope to get there early enough, but it is an arduous journey for me - M25 nearly all the way - eek!!!!Se you there - and save me one of everything!!!

Jingle said...

That looks like some fun new stuff you have piled there! And that project is gorgeous!

angelwhispers said...

You have loads of new yummy goodies to play with I'm so jealous!!! lol

Thanks for your comment on my blog Love Chanelle xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh lots of lovely new goodies to play with there! I am not going to Stevenage so hopefully there will be more stock available for Artisan or Hobbycrafts in Nov cause I will be at those! I still havent done anything for your new challenge site - been too busy sorting out cards and presents for my Dads 70th this Saturday so not sure if I will get chance to play this first time - but good luck with it and I am sure you will have loads of entries.

Cath said...

I love the collection elements, she has a great way of knowing just what you need..... Love the new blog.

Cathx

Joanne said...

Love the red butterflies and just look at all those goodies on your desk.
Luv Joanne xx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Lovely butterfly box. I'm jealous of all your chipboard goodies ~jeni :)

Darcy said...

wow so many new goodies! I love the look of that book, I adore zentangles, they really are theraputic.

Sid said...

Lots of fab stuff there...enjoy Stevenage, used to work in St Albans !

ikki said...

Hi, Love your new stamps and good luck with the new challenge - I'm sure it will be a great success. Have a great day at Stevenage. ikki

Jan said...

I'd like to get my grubby little hands on your goodie pile!!

Foil Play said...

Enjoy your new stash - it looks very enticing - as does the book too :-)

Dawn Edwards said...

Wow look at all those yummy goodies! I hope you find enjoyment in your Zentangle book. I have been doing the Zendoodling in my new art journal and OH MY is it comforting and relaxing. I have been a doodler all my life and probably always will.

Rosie said...

My that's some lovely looking stash you have there ... wish I was coming to Stevenage, it sounds fab!

Daniele said...

save some yumminess for us poor folks that don't get that far...actually where is your desk Linda under all those goodies
have a good show
hugs

Jane said...

OOOOooooo all those goodies look fab!
I struggle myself a bit to get round everyone these days too! I manage to get a look at everyone but don't always leave a comment:0(

Sarah A said...

Totally yummy drool (never mind spool) worthy collection elements!

Hey, you almost had me convinced you were a computer whizz until I got to the contrption part LOL!

Will try to join in over on Simon Says, see as your advertising campaign has worked so well ;-)

Sarah x

Kay said...

Won't be at Stevenage :( will be at Ally Pally though so hopefull some goodies will be left for that.

itsamistry said...

Ohhh lovely buys can't wait to see what you do with them. Zentangle is a big thing at the moment - lots of different variation and style.

I love the butterfly box.

bosenberries said...

Look at all that lovely shopping!! Only 56! Wow.... think I only managed 15 between keeping the little ones busy! Robin

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous chipboards, and love your creation. There will be plenty more things to snoop at next week in my room. Happy WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog.

Twiglet said...

Great blog - I think I shall dumf a lark next! lol

Esther said...

Not laughing..at least you had a go at backing up - I wouldn't know where to start!

Won't get to Stevenage (grumble, whinge, moan) but have every intention of having a go at the Simon says challenge - often don't get time to create till the weekend so always end up entering challenges that start on a monday at the last minute - but my brain is working on it even if my fingers aren't yet !!

Happy WOYWW - Esther xx

Ali H said...

Hi Linda
See I told Lin people would like those Zentangle books when I asked her to get one for me ... love all the new stash - looks totally yummy ! Looking forward to seeing what you make with it ! Ali x

Hels Sheridan said...

Ah you will have no problem recognising me at Stevenage hun, I will be sitting behind my desk.. well, not my actual desk, but a desk all the same :O)) I love that chip and I NEED some...now! xx

Tracy Evans said...

Thanks for the message Linda, I ordered my reels from Linda today, along with some of the other bits too, rude not to eh. Thanks again. Tracy Evans x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Scrummy new stash you lucky girl....Can't wait to see what you create!!
Have a fab time in Stevenage a bit to far for me(4hr drive). Please remember to take lots of pics if you have time.

xx

kath said...

thanks for sharing your crafty space and yummy stash shopping today linda love your busy desk and ...hugs kath xxx

Nan said...

I just walk around with one of those fragile stickers on my head as my DH calles me stumblelina. LOL
I would enjoy your new challenge I'm sure. If it involves TH and I'm happy! I wish I was there to go to Stevenage...sounds like stamps and that also makes me happy!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I kept my WOYWW post short this week, so you could visit more blogs (grin). Yep, I read your post and kept it short this week.

Zentangles are only relaxing if you enjoy making them or are good at doodling. If not, they are stressful and frustrating, causing even more stress and frustration. I've made ONE in my life and it was one too many. I really hope you enjoy making them and find them relaxing. That way I won't have to visit you in the loony bin. Happy WOYWW.

Lavinia said...

Yes go on!!!.... tempt poor old me whos trying to save for her holidays...lol....great looking ready for altering goodies!!Hope we get to see what your going to be doing with it all, cant wait!!!Have a great week!
Lavinia
x

Kate said...

Wonderful shopping and very interesting book.

** Kate **

Heather x said...

oh everyones meeting at craft places, stevenage and ally pally....I'll be stuck in Chesterfield as usual *sigh* :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Oh lots of fabby chipboard. I think chipboard is slowly becoming my latest obsession!! Thanks for your visit x

Claireliz said...

Hi Linda, your desk looks full to brim of wonderful goodies...again! lol.
Those elements are fab I gotta get me some of those :)
C
xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Look at the goodies and you get to go see more, that's look at now, over the weekend. Never heard of the subject of you mag. Mus check out.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhh Zentangle sounds very strange. Off to google it. LOL I am too far away to go to Stevenage but my best Bud is going to be Demoing there. If I didn't have agoraphobia would be down like a shot though to cheer her on!!! Thanks for sharing again, Love Hazelxoxo

Diana said...

I love getting new stuff to play with too! Thanks for sharing.

butlersabroad said...

Oh look at your desk and all those amazing goodies. Just so you know, you won't have to look out for me at Stevenage this weekend!! Sob, sob!

Hugs
Brenda

Piddawinkle said...

dont panic linda you are among friends, we are crafters not computer techs, the only reason we are on here is cos of WOYWW and the ability to shop at any time of day or night, LOL . . . love it .. have a good show wish i could be there

Phree said...

Fab chipboard, and the Zentangle book looks fun. I have had a go at doing some Zendoodling a while back. (Zentangle is a copy righted name for the same thing) I found it very relaxing, but also a real theif of time, you think you have been scribbling away for 10 minutes and it's more like an hour!

Carola Bartz said...

Linda, thank you for stopping by my blog. I simply love WOYWW !!!

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Lovely pile of crafting goodies on your desk!

Julie

Violets Corner said...

Sorry I'm late, the card is fabulous!

Hugs
Maarit

Linda said...

All that chipboard looks like hours of fun. Your card is gorgeous!

joey said...

Hi Linda

Sorry for being so late round this week! your desk looks ready to be dived into, I wont laugh that sounds just like something I would do lol lol. I am in awe of the creations over on the new blog!

Joey.x

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