Wednesday, 7 October 2015


What??? Six whole weeks since I was here? I honestly haven't been away all that time but as you know we do go away A LOT! I have been here several Wednesdays but don't like to pitch up and just show my desk - I like to visit and I knew that with what was going on I would only make about 4 or 5! Now I know Julia likes us to be brief, after all WOYWW is about show and tell then snoop err, visit!!
Details are on Julia's blog - The Stamping Ground.

So, what have I been up to - a few trips to the caravan, spending time with family, painting doors and decking, meetings, appointments, art journaling, keeping up with my DT commitments, colouring(yes, I have one of those adult colouring books at both places!), drawing, doodling, oh! a trip to Edinburgh and an outing to a craft show!!

As for my desk, I had a bit of a change round to give me a bit more room and make things easier to put away!
I waited ages for the light to get better but this is the best it's going to get I think!
My trusty pencil case to the left, a journal page ready to use but ignore the pile right by it, I've changed my mind about using those since I took the photo an hour ago! There's a little pile leftover from 'something'! My Christmas stamps are there to remind me to get on with something Christmassy - is it about 10 weeks to last posting date? The two eyes are seals from my new Visual Image stamps. Two skellies are laying around on top of my stamps - I have an idea, but we'll see….
Now I suppose before I go you would like to see what else I got at the craft show at Port Sunlight.
I also bought some of the new Distress colours but they are at the back in a 'sort of' colour order.

I can't promise I will be here next week but I hope so, I've missed you all and I'm looking forward to a big catch-up!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Annie said...

It's good to see you back Chris. Sounds like you've been busy too. Hope you enjoy your catch up with all that's been going on in blogland :-)
Annie x #6

Valerie-Jael said...

Your table looks good, I wouldn't show mine just now....Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

Barb said...

Your desk is looking nice and tidy. A lovely bright journal page waiting to be worked on. My goodness you got some lovely goodies. Those masks look fun. Barbxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not playing this week, but wanted to say how much I like the looks of all those stencils and the stamps. ANYTHING with birds often catches my eye. One question, though. How do you get those inks out of the boxes? Could it be your fingers are in better shape than mine, because I can't imagine trying to get them out of there!?!

Neet said...

Did Anne tell you I was working at Harrogate hence my not being at PS. like my eet ups with you both normally. Glad you had a good old spend.
Love those eyes at the back of the desk.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Great to see you Chris. I do love Crafty Individuals stamps and bought a few, back in the days when I had a craft budget! Hope we get to catch up at the Hallowe'en crop.

Fiona #43

Twiglet said...

Nice to have you back with us all! You sound to have had a busy time. x Jo

Anne said...

Hi Chris - I've missed a few WOYWW 's as well - life gets in the way at times. You certainly got lots of lovely new goodies to play with. I haven't made any CHRISTMAS CARDS YET :-( wasn't meant to be in capitals but may be it should be :-) Thanks for visiting me. Anne x #16

sue jones said...

Sounds like you have been busy! - Love the look of those stencils. Have a fab week. Soojay 8

Helen said...

Always enjoy a good rummage through someone's new stash! Hope you have a good week and make it back here next time! Helen #'1

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I didn't realise you'd been away for that length of time! It's good to have you back :-). You've certainly been gadding about. I love Edinburgh, we used to go all the time when we lived in Northumberland. And what a fab haul from the craft show...did you see anyone you know there?
Have fun playing :-)
Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

catherine said...

Looks like the start of a journal page Chris. Love all those new stencils and looking forward to seeing what you make with them
x catherine

Hettie said...

I spy with my lickle eye some luvlly jubbly!! Can I pop over for a play pleeeeease?
Thanks for visiting. My blog has been severely neglected recently but now the dark nights are here....
Are you going to the Crop?

Angela Radford said...

I can't believe it's so long sine you were around! Never mind you're here now Lol! Love the new stencils. Have a lovely woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How exciting that you are here this week though. It looks like you have some fun new stash. Did you get that Wilted Violet color? I pretty much ignore the new colors but that one really caught my eye. Your desk does look like it has more room on it. It definitely looks different than I remember last. Judy #48

butterfly said...

Always nice to have a change around - though then I have to retrain myself when I'm automatically reaching for something which I've moved to a new place! Looking forward to seeing some playing with the new colours... like Judy, I'm wondering which ones you've gone for. I'll have to try to make it to Port Sunlight some time - it sounds such a lovely show.
Alison xx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's great to see you , whenever you can! Bet your caravan trips have been super, the September weather was so lovely! A change around is good for the mojo if you ask me. But as for having things on the desk to prompt you to use them...oh my word..I just stop seeing them - good luck with it!