Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Happy ‘WOYWW and if you don’t know what this is why don’t you hop over to Julia at The Stamping Ground to find out and get the chance to see what everyone is up to today.
 So what’s on your work desk Wednesday then? As you can see mine has not got a lot happening on the creative front but there are several new goodies to spot. It was my birthday on Monday; we had a great few days away in Chester and lots of nice presents to open on my return on Monday night. I got many more presents than I was expecting as hubby also gave me what should have been my Christmas present! He couldn't keep hold of it; he’s hopeless at keeping things and couldn't wait!..I am very happy and over the moon as it means I got my Grand Calibur earlier than I expected and lots of lovely dies,  more than enough to get me underway.The other crafty items I received included my first set of copics…I am in heaven, an A3 glass cutting mat, heat tool and not forgetting a cute jar of buttons. I am so very lucky and would have been happy with any one of the above
 re- organised desk 

copics and buttons 

Unfortunately I was working late last night so I have had very little time to use anything. I have tried out the die cutting machine and had a little play with the copics and reorganised my desk/workspace. I had to find the perfect home for my die cutting machine. I can’t wait till the weekend…I don’t imagine much housework will be getting done.

using my presents 

Sorry, I'm sure I have probably bored you all and it’s a longer post than Julia would approve of but I'm so excited I promise my next post will be something more creative using my presents. Got to go now and get ready for work. I will check out what the other woyww’s are up to tonight. Why don’t you hop over to Julia’s and have a nosey look too!
Have a wonderful week… hugs x

 cute mini cake - spot the ribbon on  my desk 
( I couldn't possibly not recycle it !)


  1. Sounds like you had an awesome birthday this year! Cute cake and I did spy that ribbon on your desk. I thought about getting a Grand Caliber but decided on a Big SHot Pro because of all my Sizzix dies from the Big Shot. Don't you love crafting goodies. Have a great time playing over the weekend! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #2

  2. Morning, thanks for letting me peek into your creative world this morning. What a lovely pile of birthday goodies. Have fun using them all!

  3. Its great getting pressies have fun with them. Francesca #66

  4. Lovely to have a peek at your birthday goodies - have fun! Happy WOYWW! xxx Laura #51

  5. Happy belated birthday. Lovely goodies. My hubby is the same, can't keep anything hidden or a secret. Enjoy your goodies
    FAMFA (86)

  6. What a terrific idea for a crafty bday cake! Happy belated! You will be celebrating for some time with that great mound of presents! Sandi #105

  7. Belated happy birthday wishes. Housework can wait - you NEED to play with those new craft toys.

  8. Happy late birthay from the bears. What wonderful presents you received. Hope you get lots of time to play this weekend. As fr the housework, well it would only get messy again so why bother? :)

    Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

  9. Oooh no I love to see what new stash people have - such fun! Hope you have a blast playing with it all at the weekend -forget the housework its your birthday week! Happy Belated Birthday and thanks for visiting me.

  10. Great cake and fantastic gifts!
    Enjoy playing with your Copics, I love mine!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #8

  11. Oh happy returns! what a lovely time you've had, I'm really pleased that you've had such lovely gifts. I know this will sound ridiculous, but I think the glass mat is the best one, but I'll ask you again in a cople of years! have fun with your Copics!

  12. I see the ribbon!! I would have saved that too. Lucky you with all your awesome presents. Great color group on the Copics. Happy Birthday and Happy WOYWW!!
    Karen 109

  13. happy birthday, i would have saved it as well, thanks for the snoop

    judie no 70

  14. Hey girl your desk is way too tidy for someone who has just been given all those goodies.... go get crafting asap!!!
    No really hope you get to play soon
    janet #31

  15. What great presents! Happy birthday and happy thanksgiving! Have fun playing with the new goodies! Nan 93

  16. You have a nice, fresh looking desk. Lots of white! I hope you get to play with your new toys soon!

  17. Lovely gifts Andrea, nice hubby for doing so too...fab fresh looking desk as looks great...hehe until you get stuck into creating lol, then it'll be normal again..messy the way it should be...luv anniexxx

  18. Belated Happy Birthday Andrea! What a fabulous bunch of prezzies...lucky girl. Hope you find time to use them this weekend & mess up that desk a bit!
    Hugs, Renee 125

  19. Glad to hear you had such a fab birthday. You will not know yourself with a GC - dies become rather addictive!! I do exactly the same with ribbons/embellishments on stuff:) Hope you have the best crafty weekend ever. Hugs, Buttons #77

  20. Oh my, you were a lucky, lucky girl!!!
    It all looks great lined up on your desk just waiting for you to have fun with them. Your magnolia image is very it will be turned into a card by now. i am a bit late getting round too as i was feeling swamped with photo posting problems on blogger right when I was rushing about getting ready for the Black Friday sales.

  21. Yeah for gifts! Love how neat and organized your desk is, while still looking very creative. :) Thanks for sharing pics of your new goodies with us...keep us up to date on how you like your new die cutter, please? I've been thinking of getting one but wondering if its worth it...Deeyll #76


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