Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW 15th February 2012

Happy Valentines Day... I can say that because here it still is... for a few more hours at least!! ;)  So now to show what is on my work desk today....
Hmmm, yes, it looks a little manic... in the front bit is a canvas I am working on... I tried painting on it but it was not good so I have now just about managed to cover all signs of my artwork with paper and ribbon and stuff!!  It just needs some rearranging and sticking down... at the back is a pile of matchsticks because I am trying to do a tutorial for the little book of secrets... anyone know what to do with loads of matches, please tell me!!
This is what I woke up to this morning... which was a bit of a surprise as its been quite mild lately and I was getting used to not having snow!!  My friend and I had arranged to go get some retail therapy so I was out early and got it all put to rights before she arrived!!
If you look at the two photos you can see that the sun has moved across the houses opposite... yep, it took 45 minutes of shovelling to clear it all away.  
Whilst out shopping I found this noticeboard... nice one eh?  Shame I didn't have it last week so that I could have done some proper names for Donna's Paris photos quizz... typical. 
Oh and this teapot fell into my basket... I know... it has nothing to do with scrapping and Julia will probably be around to kick my butt... but it is fab, isn't it?  and I always have a cup of tea near my work desk!!  LOL
and this is what Chris bought me for Valentine's Day... yay!!  Now I can open it and have a play... just as soon as I have rescued the canvas... 

43 comments:

  1. I swear! You are the luckiest person I know. A BIG KICK, no less. How wonderful for you. By the time you move back to Scotland, you will have a truck full of nothing but art supplies. I'm SO impressed. As for that canvas, I can't tell you anything on that, since I've only used one canvas in my life and I hated it. But again, I think Tramp Art is the only way to get rid of all those match sticks.

    Happy Valentine's Day. It's still Tuesday here, too. And of course, happy WOYWW from # 3.

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  2. Hey, your Big Kick looks a lot fancier than mine. Have fun with it, mine's been just great!

    Bummer about the shoveling, but yay for the shopping. Your teapot is adorable!

    Happy Woyww!

    Sandy #19

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  3. I love my BigShot (kicK) wouldn't be with out it, best thing my mum bought me since forever,counting my three wheeled bike! Cold snow, ours luckily melted before it got settled.
    Have a crafty Week HaPpY WoYwW!!
    ((Lyn))

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  4. Perfect sentiment on your teapot. As for the snow it looks amazing ..... but then again I am sitting outside on a beautiful summer day in OZ. The canvas is a lovely work in progress.

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  5. Cute memo board! Here in the Philippines anything with Paris or the Eiffel Tower sells like hotcakes! Oh my, all that snow! Keep warm! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  6. What a lovely man Chris is. What a fab gift. Lucky you.
    Love the photos of the snow, but a heck of a lot of snow shifting.
    Great shopping, love the board and the teapot is a "must". I got one at Christmas with a bee on it and I love it.
    Look forward to seeing your little book of secrets - not a clue what to do with all those matches - son once won a prize for building something with one but that was 40+ years ago so not a clue what he did.
    Take care and keep creating. Hugs, Neet 29 xx

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  7. Boy, if I had spent 45 minutes shoveling snow then I would have been tired to go out shopping! Good deal! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :0

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  8. Wow what a lucky girl to get a crafty valentine! ENJOY! Love the tea pot and the desk shot. Good luck with the canvas too.

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  9. these are the days I wish I had a husband. Then he could give me goodies like that. Hmmm, maybe not the right attitude for a functioning relationship, haha.
    I also love the teapot! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. beautiful present, wow! and you woke up to snow. Now, you just need to get some dies and embossing folders to use in it! great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing with us, #52

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  11. Good morning; just having a quick pop my head round the door moment, before I have to get on with all my chores! Lovely to see what you are up to this week. It all looks fun from here and I'm sure you'll love your valentine gift!
    Neil #49 or thereabouts!

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  12. Love the look of the canvas and your new buys. Have fun.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  13. awesome valentine gift! Don't need to tell you to hang on to that one! Snowed here the other night. Made a big mess and took most of the day to go away! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

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  14. What a perfect Valentine gift - and it will last so much longer than chocolates or roses!! Your purchases (just happening to fall into your basket) are wonderful - love that teapot!
    happy WOYWW, Helen at 17

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  15. O my word I would love a big kick, have lots of fun!! love the T-pot IT'S GREAT, So the snow has arrived, my friend lives in Canada (near brooks) and I spoke with her on Saturday via skype and there was no snow and she did say she was just waiting for it to show up!!! Have a fab week, Hugs May x x x

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  16. Better that chocolate and flowers for sure! But oh that snow. Meh.

    Snuggle in and craft, I say :)

    Happy WOYWW

    Mary Anne

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  17. I love the notice board & the tea pot... on that note I think I need a cup of tea :) - Happy WOYWW, Helen T No. 89

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  18. Glad to see the snow is where it should be, in Canada, rather than on my drive. Love the noticeboard, once stayed in a hotel and they had something similar in every room filled with all those little bits and pieces a hotel guest might need - pins, sewing thread, spare button etc.
    Ann B
    #57

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  19. Love that Paris notice board - how funky is that?? And that was a fab Valentine's prezzy! I got two rose bushes to plant in the garden, proper old fashioned English roses, highly scented, mmmmmmm! Have to wait until the snow goes though :)
    Hugs, LLJ ~72 xx

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  20. Enjoy playing with your big kick. I reckon it's called that because it's just what you get - a big kick, it's so much fun. Don't envy you the snow.
    Hugs Joanne xx

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  21. Ooh love that Paris note board, I want one to put my own Paris pics on! Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 88

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  22. Oooo! Looking great (if a bit chilly! LOL!) Nice Big Kick! WOW! Enjoy it! Kim

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  23. Nice valentine present!!
    love to see your creative desk!
    Happy Wednesday :-)
    Hugs Marleen #45

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  24. Lots of interest today, including that fab teapot (access to tea is essential to any craftroom) (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

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  25. Ooh a Big Kick! I make do with my bug but there are times I'd like something bigger! As for the matches, lay them end to end down the driveway, light one end and stand back and admire how they melt the snow for you..... or not!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  26. ha,

    burn things, (with the matches)

    yes you ar in for an ass whupping, for clearly you are showing us wonderful stuff that is not upon the surface of your work desk - CHEAT

    look a the blue white in your snow photos - I have managed to get that blue using ranger inks


    yes I have....

    it is a perfect background colour for cool images

    thanks for the link


    Dx

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  27. Great Valentine's gift! (I love my Big Kick.) The canvas looks great. I'm using that paper on my next project - isn't it fun?

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  28. I think the teapot is an essential craft supply...I can't do without a cup of tea every so often to keep the creative juices flowing:)

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  29. I like how your canvas is just covered with all sorts of things that hide the artwork you didn't like. Enjoy your new fun toy! As far as the matches, maybe you could go on an arson spree and melt all the snow? Or does that sound like too much work?

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  30. Im not remotely bothered about you showing the teapot..would be offended if you didn't share all your great buys to make me green eyed!! Are you in a muck sweat after 45 mins of shovelling? I think I'd need the rest of the day off! Am liking the big ruched affair going on at the foot of the canvas...keep going. Matchsticks....aren't you supposed to build a ship and put it in a bottle?!

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  31. lucky girl!Happy WOYWW. Thanks for letting me have a snoop around your workdesk!!!
    Will be back next week to snoop some more.
    Lisa (WOYWW 8) xx

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  32. Love the teapot! And your Big Kick looks great, hope you have lots of fun with it!!
    emilyx

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  33. Don't envy that snow... just back from Germany and that was bad enough weather wise..... so cold! Worth it to see the family though. However that is the absolute BESTEST Valentine gift I've EVER seen!!!!!
    Lucky you,
    love joZarty x

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  34. Not sure what to do about the matchsticks, but the canvas just needs a little glue. Enjoy your Big Kick. I know I love mine. dani28

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  35. Great Valantines pressy....and I love the teapot...as for the matches ...cut off the ends and they are mini planks ...you could glue them onto a journal cover and stain them ...or cover a matchbox maybe. Have fun.

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  36. I love snow. I lived in Vancouver for three years - little snow I know, but I loved shovelling it. My neighbours talked behind their hands about the mad Aussie woman messing about with the shovel. Ha!
    Love the BigKick - use it to cover the canvas with lovelies.
    Smiles,
    Ros. (71)

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  37. Ha! I just love that teapot. I know someone I'd love to give that to for a gift!

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  38. Good luck with the canvas would love to see it when finished. Great Valentine's gift, kudos to Chris.

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  39. Wow, that notice board is gorgeous! And I think that teapot is perfectly acceptable, after all, where would we be without tea? ;-)

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  40. What a fab gift, Hope you have a great weekend Lou x

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  41. I'm loving the green ribbon at the bottom of the canvas, the teapot and the bulletin board.

    Great peek today, thanks for showing us.

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  42. all that shoveling you deserve all those awesome gifts/ finds and I can't wait to see the canvas upright and finished happy woyww. #52

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  43. Hi, long past Valentine's Day now but I had a lovely day, thanks - and so did you by the looks of things. From one tea Jenny to another, love that teapot. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #114

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