Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WOYWW #147

I don't believe it! I have not shared anything here for a WHOLE week! I'm sorry peeps, it's been a helluva few weeks but I will try to do better!  Anyway, you are either here to see my desk or just curious to see what I'm up to; welcome one and all. (There are plenty more desks HERE at Julia's place)
Here is my desk
 So, on the right, some new birthday goodies, New Idea-ology tags and cards, embossing folders and the new bag die. Jelly beans- hiding here so I get to eat them rather than my daughter..... one of those kind of gifts! Next to them, some experiments with papers and embossing and in the background there's a card.

 More birthday treats; shimmer sprays and a file which is all the embossing folder samples from the class I did at The Craft Barn on Friday. Great fun experiments with what you can do with your embossing folders!
Then; aren't these gorgeous; from my wife. She said she knows I could make them myself but thought I'd like them anyway as she did. I'm going to use them for storage but not sure exactly what yet.
 Then lastly these wings, and a feather. Got plans for the wings but I'll show you later!
So there's my place this week. In other news, Mom in Law is here from South Africa; been running back and forth to the tip; trying to catch up with deadlines, painting the daughter's bedroom and went to see Grease on Saturday evening which was fab. Now I need to catch up with more deadlines so I'll see you all later!
Oh yes, before I go, it's paint effects week over at The Craft Barn blog and I'm sharing a little travel journal/notebook cover HERE if you are at all interested in taking a look.

36 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, you've had a birthday - hope it was great - quite a haul there, it all looks fab. I love how you took you high up shot at a different angle this week!!
Helen 9

Joanne said...

What a wonderful birthday you've had, so many crafty presents. Looking forward to the end results from it all.
Hugs Joanne xx

jude said...

Sorry missed last wednesday seemed to just jump to sunday..lol Loads going on Happy Belated Birthday .I too have had spending spree no excuse really well girl has to keep upto date with mr Holtz now those metal sentiment labels are lush i have them also.Need time to play with the new flower die but the sun keeps pushing me to garden..lol
At lkeast the weather is beautiful for your visitor which makes a change in the uk!those stroage boxes look gorgeous your wife has good taste!why not keep ideology bits in them?
Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 67

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy belated birthday. Looks like you got a lot of gifts. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Jacqueline said...

Oooh nice birthday haul there!! Happy belated birthday, and I'm sure you will come up something fantastic as usually regarding those boxes! LOVE the way you use a lot of texture in your work as well. I so wish I had more money to try and get a few basics to give me a bit of a start in having a try. I have a few ideas but need to try them out to see if they will work first.

Take care and Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...your desk reminds me of aladins cave, full of treasures!...loVe the boxes your wife bought great for trinkets?...the vibrant shimmer mists are a must as are the jelly beans and any good parent would confiscate these from their child...I look forward to your coming posts Neil they're always a delight to the eye...Mel :) p.s. hope your being the dutiful son-in-law :)

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Lots of gorgeous goodies on your desk thiw week. Those embossing bolder samples all look brilliant.
Fiona xx #100

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

That should be 'this' and 'folder'! Trying to get round more desks leads to typos!

voodoo vixen said...

I think you made out like a bandit for your birthday and had to laugh at the way you said your MIL had arrived and you were off to the tip in the same breadth!! LOL Annette #22

Helen said...

Isn't it great to get presents that are perfect! I have been peeking at your favourite projects photos. Great work Neil. I love the birds and the altered bottle is stunning. Happy WOYWW from Helen 111

Artyjen said...

Wonderful pressies! Have a great birthday.
xoxo Sioux

Gabrielle said...

What a prefect birthday haul! Looks like you will be happily busy for a long time with that lot! Happy (belated) birthday and WOYWW x

JoZart said...

What an ace stash to receive for your birthday.... much better than socks!! Can you get any higher to take those vertiginous posts?
Happy Birthday
JoZarty x

Judy said...

I'd love to do some rubbings from those boxes!What great "goodies" you have on your table.

inkypinkycraft said...

Happy belated birthday, cant wait to see what you do with all the goodies! Hugs trace x no70

zandra said...

Hope you did something fun! Happy Belated Birthday.
Hugz, Z

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds busy, love those storage boxes and all your birthday goodies. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

Peggy said...

Happy WOYWW! Hopping around trying to get to more this week. Wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday and your space ROCKS!!!

okienurse said...

Happy belated Birthday! Looks like you got some really nice prezzies! Love the boxes and those embossing samples are awesome! Hope you have a great week! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #138

thekathrynwheel said...

Hi there Neil. I guess I'll be seeing you in May ;-) !

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great birthday haul! I love it when people feed my craftiness. It is much more exciting than shirts or cookware! Lots of fun new things to try out. Love the storage boxes that your wife found for you. You'll have fun making them more special and finding just the right stash to keep in them.

Danielle said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday! You have some fun goodies there. The boxes are really cool! dani42

trisha too said...

Now that's some wonderful birthday goodies--sounds like it was a happy one!

:)trisha
#41

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Amazing photos!! Amazing how busy we all have to be. Love all the fun goodies you have stacked up, Wishing you time to use them and enjoy them. Happy WOYWW. Have a great week

kay said...

happy belated birthday,enjoy your new goodies,have a great week :)
#64

Miriam said...

Ooh, lovely birthday treats.

Looks like you will be having great fun.

Thanks for sharing.

#164

Li'l Pidge said...

Happy belated birthday and Congratulations also!

Kyla #174

Ann B said...

So many luscious presents there Neil and the vintage boxes top the lot. Hope you had a lovely birthday. Thanks for sharing.

Ann B
#71

Spyder said...

ohooo this is just toooo much now, so many inks and sprays...I have ONE spray! It's all fabulous! I can see I'm going to have to order it on line as no one near me does this... Can you believe, I went into a (fairly) large craft shop last week and asked if they did TH things and the girl said...'Who?' Thank you for my snoop! HaPpY late WoYwW! Have a great crafty week
((Lyn))
#18

Queen Of Toys said...

What a great birthday you have had, belated wishes to you.

What a haul and some really fantastic treasures to play with.

Happy crafting
Eliza

Bridget Larsen said...

Enjoy the MIL
Bridget #79

May said...

Fabulous desk as always Neil... Happy Belated Birthday!!Happy WOYWW, Hugs May x x x

Neet said...

Oops, I went dizzy with that first photo.
What great goodies for your birthday - hope it was extra Happy all day.
Hugs, Neet #5 (who has candy on her blog) xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Your wife is a KEEPER! You're an open book to her aren't you! Those boxes are gorgeous...definitely for treasure!

SophieNewton said...

So much gorgeous stuff. Love it x
Sophie no.183

BJ said...

Only just read this and hope you didn't take your Mum in Law to the tip!! BJ