Wednesday, 6 March 2013

WOYWW 196 and a giveaway

Goodly morning friends.
Wasn't yesterday lovely and sunny here in the South East of England. I was even able to enjoy the joys of having the studio door open! Hopefully it's the foretaste of good things to come!
So, today it time to reveal your workplace in the weekly smorgasbord that is WOYWW. Hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground. Here is mine for this week. Not that I am able to do much at the moment other than shift things around. (For those who don't know, I fell and managed to hurt my wrist last week so it's braced and I'm not to use it. Too sore to use anyway!)
 So, here it is, full, but not of work really. I've just noticed that the one thing I am working on is almost out of the shot too.
 Still, here is a pile of stamps - all my new designs that over time will be winging their way to various peeps.... starting today but more on that later! There are a couple of new goodies, notelets, large paper clips, embossing folder (bargain at £2.00), a couple of polystyrene shapes, ribbon and Idea-ology binders. Not forgetting my new top hat just peeking out, and in the shadows there is a paper mache heart.
 Two of my stamps, a background and the matching border stamp. I'm giving this away to one of my followers today so if you'd like to have it, just leave me a comment on this post and I'll draw a winner randomly and announce it next Wednesday.
This 10" tag is what I was working on.....still waiting for inspiration to strike for the finishing!Right, that's me done today, hope you all have a great and creative week ahead.

81 comments:

Bella said...

ooooh, a lucky draw! Love those and love the prize too, a stamp designed by you! love the tag...hope the wrist recovers in time for the inspiration to hit!

kath stewart said...

a smorgasbord of creativity indeed Neil...check out the bowler hat...too cute..loving your new stamps...happy WOYWW...hugs kath 28 xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Neil
oh sorry to here of your wounded paw not fun .. and hope it up and 100% very soon for you!!

or your very own stamps how amazing is that - very clever! and giving them away whats more lovely..

…Some lovely work on that enormous tag too so beautful!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

Elizabeth said...

Morning Neil, sorry to read of your injury - hope you have a speedy recovery. Doesn't stop your desk from being a 'smorgasbord' of crafty stuff though - love the bowler and your new stamps are fabulous - love texture stamps. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth #26

Annie said...

Hi Neil......so sorry to hear your hand is in a brace and painful. Hope that improves soon. Fab busy desk and I love your new stamps....huge congrats.


Great tag and I am sure inspiration will hit.

Take Care and Happy WOYWW

Annie G

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Hope your wrist heals speedily and you are back to crafting soon. Love your stamp designs. Please do not include me in the draw, as I am resisting adding any stamps to my craft room! Can you do some digi designs? Ali x #22, with candy

Glennis said...

Sorry to hear that you are injured - hope it heals up soon! Thanks for the chance to be in the draw for your lovely stamps

Helen said...

Hmmm not sure if my comment saved or not, I got an error and coming back it says it's been saved, so sorry if I am repeating myself! Hope your wrist recovers quickly, and you can get back to doing what you do best. Thanks for the chance to win your candy. Helen, 8

die amelie said...

Wow, whoever will be drawn to get these awesome goodies is in for a treat.... sounds awful what happened to your wrist! Get well soon!

Thank you for your generous give-away!

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie x

Anita Bruzelus said...

Hi there!
Hope your wrist heals quickly.

I really love your creative blog, I get a lot of inspiration from it!!! Even though I dont write a lot to tell you!

And I was really inspired when you showed your stams the first time. Got to get some of them...

Laurart said...

I am not doing WOYWW this week but I am peeking in at others because I am so nosey - Lovely workdesk and I adore that tag! Can't wait to see what the finished tag looks like! Thanks for offering a lucky draw..such a nice thing to do! Love from Laura xxxxxxxx

Bubbles said...

I didn't realise you'd hurt your wrist quite so badly! Please do as the doctor ordered - though we'll all miss your uber-excellent creativeness - better a little while not using your wrist than a longer time recovering. I do hope it feels a lot better very soon.
I love the 10" tag, and those stamps are delicious!
Apart from all the artsy goodness that's always on your hive of activity desk, I love to see what brands you use - like glue and pens, etc. I guess that if you use it, it's probably a good buy - thanks for sharing!
Bubbles
Running very late this morning at #163 for WOYWW :)

Roudi said...

Aww so sorry about your wrist. Get better soon Neil! xx

Lovely new stamps and great looking tag. I'm sure you'll find just the perfect way to finish it!

Waving hi from the Pyramids in Egypt!
Roudi # 58

crafty....du said...

a draw :) cheers well love the look of your desk and thanks for sharing :)

kerry @ 30

Ria Gall said...

a very exciting desk with so many lovelies to play with. Love those stamps you have for the give away
Your tag is fabby loving the colours you have used and the layers
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Heather Alger said...

Hope you will soon be healed and not in pain.
Your Top hat caught my eye have not seen one in a long time.
Love your pile of stamps and lots on the desk.
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Winnie said...

Sorry to hear about your wrist. Hope you have a speedy recovery! Loving the tag! Such wonderful layers of color and the flowers are amazing you decorated with your stamps. I spied an egg on your desk. Can't wait to see what you do with it! Winnie#78

Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW so many lovely things to see as always. Having a carpel/RSI flare up myself for last few day and crafting sort of one handed, so empathise with you - and hope your hand is very soon healed. Gill x #45

Claire said...

i'd so love to play with your goodies - it's like aladdin's cave, your desk! and i'd LOVE a chance to win your stamps, so please put my name in the bowler :)
sorry to hear about the wrist - hope it's on the mend...
have a great WOYWW and a wonderful week!
no. 2

House of Bears said...

Oh no, poorly wrists and crafters, not a good mix, hope it's better asap so you can finish off that lovely looking tag you're creating. We haven't tried jumbo tags yet, but they're definitely on our to do list.

SusanLotus said...

Lovely tag!
And so much stuff to work with.

We do have some things in common. I have both balcony door and my studio window open today. Feels like spring is here. Sunny and a blue sky!
AND I also fell. Did hurt my hip very badly while springcleaning... :(

Have a great week!
Susan, nr 60 WOYWW

Glenda said...

So sorry you have been injured! Hope the healing process is a quick one! Love your tag, it is going to be fabulous!
Glenda #77

Helen Dickinson said...

The south east was indeed beautiful yesterday! We had a good time out in the sunshine!

Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

tuesday afternoon said...

Love your stamps, and your hat as well! Happy WOYWW

Laura said...

It was lovely in the sun - shame it's clouded over today
Sorry to hear you are injured,
I hope you are a quick healer!
Happy Wednesday
:)
Laura
93

SMYLING said...

hope inspiration strikes soon, would hate for that beautiful tag to become a u.f.o. your stamp designs are lovely too, would love to play with them.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Always love seeing what you are up to and sorry you are still not able to get on with much! Absolutely adore the beginnings of your tag! Chris@95

cat lacigale said...

love your work ! It is so inventive ! Thanks for the opportunity to get two more stamps ! beautiful ones !!!

Nan G said...

Yes it was a lovely day in central Florida too. Sad news of your wrist injury. Hope it heals quickly. I think your stamps and masks are so fab! How generous to do a give away. Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

Marit said...

I hope the weather is as nice as yesterday (it isn't at the other side of the North Sea...) and that your wrist heals well. I love all the stuff on your workdesk. Do I spot lino's??? I am not much of a stamper but do use them in my art journals, and your stamp would work really fantastic on my art journal pages - so please, yes, throw my name in the hat. HAppy woyww, Marit #94

scrappystickyinkymess said...

That tag is seriously gorg! I love it, and am really liking your stamps - I had to make sure I stopped by to see MORE. Isn't it a pain when ANYTHING keeps us from our desk (or floor or counter or lap even!) Happy WOYWW!

MA (1)

Minxy said...

Awww sorry you have a poorly wrist, I hope it mends soon and you can get back to being creative, And If I haven't already said, congrats on your new line of stamps.
Thanks for stopping by my blog,
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #76

Brenda Brown said...

Looks like you are still having fun even with your wrist out of action, but do please take care of it.
Love the scribble stamps, a very generous give-away thanks.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} x0x #90

Almo said...

Hi Neil, What a nightmare a crafter that cant craft:( hope your wrist heals soon. You had me serching for your lovely tag on your desk and spotted it just out of view. What great stamps on there I would love to have a play with them. Thanks for your visit have just joined you as a follower as your works looks fantastic and I need to see more. Hugs Mo#41

Chrysalis said...

Hi Neil - sorry to hear about your wrist - so frustrating, when you just want to get on = especially with that fab tag. Take care, and thanks for visiting me for WOYWW.

BJ said...

Thanks for visiting me this week - sounds like we are both in the wars. Would love to be in the draw but as I don't do following per se, I wonder if I count? BJ #69

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Neil
sorry to hear about your wrist, hope it is sorted out soon. I have tried to follow you twice but blogger is being a pain will try later would love to win the stamp. But i have a question for you..... why do you have a top hat on your desk are you going to alter it? do tell
thanks for sharing and have a good week
janet #43

lisa said...

Ohh poor you Neil. It must be torture not being able to play. Love your hat, is that going to get altered in someway?
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #55

Lisa-Jane said...

Great work on those stamps! Have a great week and hope you can get back to crafting soon.

ionabunny said...

Love that jumbo tag. Will be interesting to see how you finish it. Lots of good stuff on your desk. Hope you are back to speed soon.

Elly said...

The polystyrene shapes cought my eye, because i just bought the same shapes.(:o)Hopefully you get well soon, and finish your beautiful tag.

Sue McDonald said...

Hope your wrist gets better soon Neil, I know what its like when your out of action for too long (I had carpal tunnel on both wrists one after the other)so am very understanding.

I bet you've more ideas than ever swimming around in your mind know tooooooo

enjoy your WOYWW

Sue #24

mark gould said...

great tag mate, the tattered florals have come out great. stamps are looking good. happy woyww

mamapez5 said...

I love the colours on your tag. Sorry about the wrist. What a pain! (No pun intended!) I hope it mends quickly for you so you can get to work again. Thanks for dropping by my work-desk this morning. Kate x #57

Carol Yates said...

Hi Neil, thanks for popping over. Your desk always looks so interesting and very full. Sorry to hear about your wrist, my grandson broke his 4 weeks ago, it was a buckle fracture and he had to wear a splint, he milked it to the very last minute! I bet you are chomping at the bit already!
Carol.x #49

Tuire Flemming said...

Sorry to hear about your wrist! Hope it will be better soon! Your working space is always interesting. Love the flowers in the tag, they are gorgeous!
Have a nice day!
Tuire #18

Regina Hamilton said...

Sorry to hear about your injury. I hope you feel better soon. I love those stamps your giving away. Can't wait to see the rest.

That tag is beautiful, I can't wait to see it finished

Regina #141

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Neil, I haven't stopped by your blog before but I know I'll be visiting in the future! Sorry you're hurt - my youngest has just had a cast removed from his wrist so I can fully understand your frustrations! Your stamps look fantastic, I can see so many uses for them... have a happy WOYWW MM x #99

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy WOYWW to you. Wishing you QUICK relief from that wrist, funny what we take for granted. Lovely colors on that tag and I'm sure the idea will pop.. So many fun things in your photo, enjoy

Janene McAnally said...

Thank you Neil for hopping over to my blog! I have been visiting your blog for a while now and really love seeing your wonderful creations!! You desk always looks full of fantastic bits and pieces and the stamps are just GREAT! Sorry that you have hurt your wrist, it must be a pain (sorry pun intended hehe) to not be able to craft until it is healed, which I hope is sooner rather then later :-). Happy WOYWW.
Janene #47

fairy thoughts said...

ah ha I managed it this time so please count me in with the giveaway
janet #43

suzieq23 said...

Oh my, sprained wrist! Hope it heals quickly so you can create soon. Would really miss your projects. As for the give-a-way, thanks so much. I would love a couple of your stamps.

okienurse said...

Sorry to hear you fell and hurt your wrist! I fall a lot due to a disorder and I don't mind the falling so much but the pain that sometimes follows when I don't land correctly....well enough said on that! Nice looking desk this week. Lots of fun things to see! Hope your better soon so you can make more fun stuff to share with us! Love the stamps. Thanks for dropping by and visiting at my desk! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking yours! Have a great week. Vickie #11

Samantha Elliott said...

Owch! Sorry to hear about your injury!
Loving your tag so far - very colourful. Really must get my mitts on those large tags!
Hugs
xx

Tarnished Rose said...

I thought my desk was bad LOL.
Love the chance to win some stamps!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Karin said...

Hope your wrist feels better soon Neil.
After I shared the news on facebook about your new book covers a friend of mine asked if there are any finished samples and I can't find any. They look fabulous and I can't wait to play with the ones I've ordered. Next on the shopping list is some of your stamps. Happy creatings.

Dara Lynn said...

Beautiful spring tag....the flowers are absolutely artsy delish:) Amazing journey to see you walking with your new line!!! Would be thrilled and honored to show off across the pond:) Well wishes on getting better

Queen Lightwell said...

Okay, those stamps are awesome so I am one of your newest followers. :) Sorry to hear about your wrist, though, that is a bummer! The tag is looking fab...can't imagine how you're gonna finish it off but I'm sure it'll be perfection. ;)
~Deeyll #68

Andrea said...

sorry to here about your wrist hope you can use it soon tag looks fab already so sure the finished project will be ace. thanks for visiting have a great week and also cool hat Andrea#14

Judy McCarthy said...

Oh dear, falls are so bad as we get older.Sorry yours hurt your wrist.
I am so clumsy already!I fear to think what I'll be like in my 70's etc.I will have to have air bags on me so I'll bounce! I'll look like the Michelin Man!
Hope you can get to creating soon.

Nikki said...

Hi Neil Fantastic desk to peek at so much to play with congrats on the new stamps they look wicked and may you be feeling better soon
hugs Nikki
No desk this week lost track of my days work got in the way!!! :)

Jackie said...

That pile of stamps ...... You just want to look through them what a great give away your stamps are
Jackie 10

Di said...

Super stamps Neil - hope that wrist is soon better too!

Belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx #42

sandra de said...

Lovely stamps.... we all love a draw and a peek at your desk.
Sandra @61

MaggieC said...

Sorry to hear you have hurt your wrist, so painful and so restricting too. Hope it soon heals and don't be tempted to do too much too soon. Lovely stamps and your tag is so pretty. Take care. xx Maggie #37

Eliza said...

I could sit and play at your desk all day, what lovely crafty goodies you have upon it. Love that background and border stamp just yummie.

Belated WOYWW Greetings
Eliza

Caro said...

Gorgeous stamps Neil. Wish I could come and play at your desk sometime...lots of fun goodies there. Sorry to hear about your wrist...I hope it gets better soon. Thanks for sharing. Happy Belated WOYWW. Caro #56

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sorry to hear about your wrist, Neil. hope it heals soon. Superb stamps, I'd love to win them. You sure have come up with some fab designs. I'm just starting my desk visiting as I rested yesterday so I could go to footy last night. We (Bristol Rovers) won! So I am a very happy Zoe today. Take care Zo xx 92

nikkib said...

Hope you're on the mend soon Neil, it must be awful not being able to do anything when you have all your scrummy new stamps there just waiting to be inked up and used..... I am loving your new stamps and cant wait to get my inky paws on them...

Kelly said...

Though I'm sure it was not your intention, the first thing I saw was that fabulous top hat! Very cool. Sorry to hear about the wrist. Hope it heals quickly so you can get back to doing what you love. Your new stamps are very cool and would be honored to add them to my supply.
Creative Blessings! Kelly #156

April Story said...

Your tag turned out beautifully! I love the flowers. Looks like you have all kinds of goodies to use in your creations. :-) #145

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Neil, My first visit to your fab blog. I'm new to all of this! I have so enjoyed looking at all your wonderful projects. Your desk looks very busy and has lots waiting to be created! I would love to have a go at mixed media art, I think I'll go buy a canvas! Thanks for stopping by
Have a happy week
Lynda B #27

Lottie said...

Love, love, loving your new stamps - the birds especially, and the little boys - they are all so refreshingly different and original. What a fabulous idea to create the background stamps too - they really look as though they are hand drawn on your examples.

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Lovin the bird stamps Neil Too cute for words and those background stamps OMG I am so lovin those. Love what you have done with the tag so far. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachelcardqueen said...

Hi thought I'd left you a message the other day - seems it didn't work but hey tram rides and blogs mustnt go together!!! Would so love to be in with an chance to win you lovely goodies!! Hope you are feeling better soon and it wrist doesn't stop you from crafting to long!! Can't do without seeing what your up to!!

Kyla said...

Boo to your wrist still being in a sorry state....not being able to craft must be very frustrating!

Take care
kyla 151

scrappyjen said...

Hope injury better soon. Thanks for visiting me. Great tag! jenx

sandee said...

Hope your wrist is feeling better!waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Myrto said...

Get well soon Neil! I am sending some extra warm sun rays to you from Greece!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ugh, Blogger ate my comment...

Hopefully by now your hand is feeling MUCH better!! Sorry you hurt it!

I love your artwork and think you have amazing talent!!!

Robin Spitzer said...

Good Morning Neil, I pray your wrist is much better by now. love your patterned flowers on your tag.

hugs!