Wednesday, 29 December 2010

WOYWW....82 ...Another Year Nearly Gone...

WOYWW....82....Good Morning woywwers hope youve all had a lovely christmas and received loads lovely gifts including crafty ones.Thankyou to all the lovely messages left last week,im sorry missed you out some couldnt get to leave message.will try get round you all this week.Well if youd like to have a wee nose at whats going on with us crafty bloggers then pop over to the bosses site and read all about Julia's WOYWW Here.Why not join us nosey crafters for inspiration,and just to be
Well we managed to get up North and stay for Crimbo ,unfortunately due to weather warning on Sunday we deceided to leave day early as Heavy snow forecast for tuesday.Did it arrive nope turned into rain.Still had fab time saw mum who well hadnt a clue waht was going on bless her.The girls had fab time sledging in the snow,as here in this part of Norfolk weve had no snow as yet!
As you all read last week about my grubbie little theifs well to top the lot my boiler broke so returned to a cold cold house.Hay ho we shall get there with my wee electric fan heater.As not calling anyone out till tuesday as they are charging oncall rates round here due to the 2 week christmas break!They know what they can do with that!
Now onto Woyww today well it's full of new crafting gooodies yes santa was very kind this year brought me lots of bits and pieces.
The below piccy you can see some my Tim Holtz die,alphabet chipboard tiles,ribbons and at far back you will see a beautiful photo frame made by my dearest friend June.Iam now going to have to find awee photo to put inside of it.The ribbon lying on my desk in a bunch is what June wrapped my presents up in and too nice not to reuse.

Here the below photo shows you a beautiful Vintage postcard kit which can't wait to start play with,also some lovely K & Co christmas die cut images also vintage.So looks like i will be starting my crimbo cards early for 2011!You can just see a blue tin box that is from Stampin Up box full of Hodgepodge hardware.Metal frames brads and allsorts goodies in that tin,ontop some lace. My minstry of sound cd of the 80's.

Now for my bargains yesterday(Below piccy) we went over to Norwich only as warmer outside than in house at suggested we go to hobby craft as new large store just opened who am i to say no to a craft, opposite Morrisons so killed 2birds with one stone did me shopping too.
Well Bargains oh who doesnt love abargain.I found some beautiful Blue Moon charms these were reduced from £5.99 to 99p,so few of them dropped into the basket,then i found some packs of ATC canvas Paper for mere 29p for 10 few of those fell in basket too.My next bargain was some clasps been looking for some for while and blow me down on the shelf box full clasps packets of 2 sets for 29p.Just when i thought id finished came across someArtist trading packs.Assorted pack of 2sheets each of vellum bristol,smooth bristol,canvas,textured watercolour and 1 sheet illustration board for mere 49p...yes had to have few .Then i found some packets of adhesive ribbon 6 ribbon lengths all different 29p....So that was my trip to hobby craft.I must say long time since ive been into H/Craft.Normal prices seem very dear especially on some items.Didnt bother me i just stuck to the sale and bargain buckets...So if you have one near you pop along see what you can find in the bargains!

Now the year is nearly at an end and boy will i be glad to see it gone!as im sure some of you also will be .So i would like to wish you a very Happy ,Healthy,Crafty New Year .I will have a drink for all you lovely woywwers.Oh beofre i go i have some candy for you as next week 6th it's my 21st birthday yeah right who am i kidding,anyways im offering all you lovely Woywwers a chance to win some candy.This is different to my surpirse candy on offer on blog HERE
So you can enter both this one especially for you lovely Woywwers ,that make my wednesdays so entertaining and inspiring.So all you do is leave your name and link to your WOYWW post this week .If mr Linky palys up pleasze leave comment all will be entered.I may even add some of my bargains in the candy too!Thats it and i will draw next wednesday 5th jan.
So have great New Year be Safe,Merry And Enjoy !
Love n hugs Jude x :) x


Pam said...

Well that little guy at the top says it all doesn't he? Glad you got away for Christmas, if only for a spell. Looks like some lovely craft booty so that is a good thing! Maybe you can clobber the crooks w/something from there? Here's to hoping we ALL have a fantastic 2011. Best to you and yours Jude!

Marjo said...

Hi Jude,

Happy Birthday to you(read this on the! My DH has his B-day on the 6th too, unfortunately he will be way older than 21..hehe.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10

Leanne said...

Wow! Thanks for the opportunity to try our luck once again.

Anonymous said...

What a bugger! Our boiler went, but at least I can nip round to my mum and dad's and get warm that way!

Your desk, though, would make me not care that I was wearing gloves and ten jumpers. It's incredible and I am green with envy.

Good luck with the heat and a warm and happy New Year!
cheers, rachel #15

Sheila said...

So many goodies. Have fun playing with them all. Happy new year!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a lot of wonderful things you have to play with- great start to 2011! Patsy from

Cheryl said...

oh hun you got some great goodies,there,I am off to hobby craft today with Lisa,she is going to take me so hopefully you have left some for me hehe,glad you had a great time hun you so deserve it ,love hugs cheryl xxxx

oneoff said...

Awww Jude, I am so sorry about your boiler. You definitely deserve a break from all the hassle. Whatever happens, you just seem to plod on stoically - I really admire that. Hope the little fan heater is keeping you all warm enough, although I agree that going to Hobbycraft is a fine way to save energy and keep warm. I had my own little sale frenzy there (although no ATCs, hurumph) and have some beautiful stash to start the new year.

Wishing you a Happy, Crafty and Warm 2011,

Bernie #17

Sherry Goodloe said...

Now this is MY kind of work desk! Love everything going on here Jude!

I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by for a visit when you get a chance.

Happy *almost* New Year!

Sid said...

Loads of interesting stuff on that desk !!

Terry Blais said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that vintage kit! It looks good enough to eat. Congrats on the great bargains you found. Happy New Year!

Terry #25

Minxy said...

Glad you had a good christmas, certainly looks like you were spoiled.
Happy WOYWW and wishing you a very happy new year :D
hugs Minxy #33

The Paper Princess said...

Happy new year to you! Hope it brings you better luck! Love the goodies - thanks for a chance to win something nice!


sandra de said...

Sorry to hear about your boiler. Hope all your new stuff helps take your mind off it. Have a lovely new year.
Sandra #29

JoZart said...

Glad you enjoyed Christmas but so sorry about your heating. Hope you can manage to keep warm.
Great post to read about all your bargains.
Happy 2011
joZarty x

Kirsty.a said...

Think I'll have to pop round to our local H/Craft - haven't looked in there for a while they had no Christmas papers AT ALL!
Hope you get warm soon
Happy New year to you and yours

Ciara said...

Enjoyed reading your post today, although I am sorry to hear about your boiler breaking. They always break at the wrong time don't they?

Your bargains look fab! It's always so satisfying to pick up good deals isn't it? I'm also envious of your new die - that one is next on my list, along with some felt to cut with it.

I'd like to wish you a very happy birthday and all the best for the new year. I've enjoyed chatting to you on WOYWW over the past few months :-)


S said...

Lots of lovelies to play with; lots going on in your world. Hope it all works out for the best in a Happy New Year. S #48

Debgem said...

Such a lot of wonderful goodies to play with!! Have fun.

Wishing you a happy 2011!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You got some fabulous bargains on Boxing Day. And it was smart to go shopping. I have made a decision to NOT use my central heater this year, heated by natural gas, as it is more expensive than electricity. I am heating the rooms I use with an electric heater. However, I don't have a family, so it's easier for me. I hope your boiler doesn't cost an arm and a leg when you finally get it fixed.

Here's to an awesome New Year and try to keep it stress free. At least you have a loving hubby who will shop in craft stores with you. That's a real bonus! See you in 2011.

Toucan Scraps said...

lots of gorgeous stuff, glad you managed to get to family for Christmas. And thank you for more candy.

Be blessed and warm,
from Angela (#54)

Chelle said...

What a great hubby suggesting you go to a craft store.
Gorgeous stuff. #64

Helen said...

Lovely lot of goodies! Happy New Year.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great pics! Thank you for sharing. :)

Do you know about my candy? Pop over and join...

Happy New Year!


ANewYear said...

Oh look at all those goodies!! I agree, the ribbon that your friend wrapped the gift in is definitely a keeper; its gorgeous. Hope your heating gets straightened out soon.

Happy New Year!!
Carole #62

Elizabeth said...

Lots of lovely goodies and the h/craft bargains are great. Glad you had a few days away for the holiday - if only to be warm. How unlucky are you? It's probably the thefts that has caused your boiler to go on the blink anyway - probably churned up a lot of gunk at the bottom of the tank. I hope the coming year works out a lot better for you so I wish you and yours a Very Good New Year. Elizabeth #57

Twiglet said...

OOOooooo such a lot of lovely Christmas crafty goodies to play with!! Hope you soon manage to get the boiler fixed so that you are warm and cosy again! All the best- Jo

Ohhh Snap said...

Hope you get the boiler fixed soon. On the plus side, your new goodies look scrumptious. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.


Dragon said...

Sorry for the problems but it sounds as if you are surviving anyway, especially with all those lovely goodies
Happy new year


olive said...

didnt you get some bargains then, been looking for those ATC canvas's for ages. Will have to go have a lookie.... thanks for sharing and hoping you are getting warmer. have a great

Susan said...

Hi Jude,
I can wait for the year to be over. Miss 5 starts school in February and I am now starting to feel a bit apprehensive. Who will I chat to all day? She is more than ready but am I ready to let her go? [Tears in eyes]
Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
Susan #13

Scrapcollectr said...

As bad as the boiler problem is, it seems you got a little fun diversion from your bargain spree.... *smile* I hope 2011 provides consistent warmth for you and yours!
Thx for dropping by!

Hels Sheridan said...

Lots of fab stash to play with hun! Thanks for visitng me... guess what? My doc said it was a virus and ... gave me ventolin!!! Was it the same bloke I wonderLOL x

Net said...

At first I thought 'wow she's got a chimp on her desk, how cool!'

Lucky you on your Hoobycraft trip, mine had nothing!

voodoo vixen said...

Well didn't you do well??? Loads of brill bargains and fun stuff to keep the mojo revved up!! Hope you aren't too cold with the boiler being out!
Happy New year to You and Yours!! Annette

Victoria said...

fab desk and bargins - have a lovely new year x

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh my gosh, that monkey image is just too adorable and definitely fits us all! Gorgeous items on your workspace. Hope you get your boiler fixed soon and stay warm this winter!

Have a great New Year!
Thanks for the peek!
Tracey #86 :D

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Fab Stash!!

Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year!

Sam xx # 14

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow Jude, you did well for stash! How lovely, now just a little heat and you'll be able to sit comfortably long enough to play with it! Likeyou, will be happy to turn the year for sure - see you then!

Violets Corner said...

Lovely new stash! Hope you can stay warm and craft with the new goodies. Here's for a better 2011!


Serendipity Stamping said...

When you said you had no snow my first thought was - "what do you mean Norfolk was shut down for at least a day as the governor of Virginia asked everyone to stay home." Oh yeah, USA vs. UK, dah. Think I have gone round the bend. Have a great new year and create with joy. #75

Nicky said...

Hope you get your boiler fixed soon - love all the stash you have got looks like lots of fun to play with - Hope 2011 is a better year for you ~ Nicky 38