Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Another mid-week is here - and it is time to share photos of our crafty workspaces.  Go to Julia's Stamping Ground for more details and a linky thing.

No actual crafting occuring on my desk at the moment (my excuse is that we have been away for the weekend, business/study stuff takes up a lot of my time and we have also just put a property on the market - so I am having to deal with estate agent/solicitor/cleaning etc).  I have done some stash shopping in readiness to decorate my Ultimate Diary Planner and even make some cards.

Here it is -

Such a mixture - and mostly bought at bargain prices in our local craft shop's regular clear-out sale. Of course, washi tape is there, plus those cute rubber stamps, lots of stickers and assorted lovely stuff.  

I hope that everyone is coping with the strange weather that seems to be happening around the world.  It is colder here today, but of course not as cold as winter should be.  At least we have had some respite from the rain - and my ponies/Doris the Donkey are allowed out on their field again.

Keep on crafting!

Ali x


  1. Hi Ali, bargain crafty bits always makes one smile, but as for the weather, I'm also smiling -we've had some rain but ours accompanies the heat so we get humidity..not nice. Have a great week RobynO#36

  2. Lots of new goodies! Bargains are always good.

    Sharon #50

  3. The rain is relentless isn't it ! At least it gives time to get crafting ! Ali #13

  4. Ooh those round stamps are nice indeed, bet you end up making like post office woman with those! Am delighted you were able to take advantage of sales!

  5. You've picked up lots of crafty bargains there. Have lots of fun. Thanks for your visit to mine earlier. I hope you have a happy week. Barbxx

  6. You got a lot of fun stuff! Pretty cool! Would love to see your planner pages! Thanks for stopping by! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #47

  7. It has been really strange weather day warm next day ice and snow everywhere. Love all your crafty bargains. I was out yesterday looking for stuff for my DLP 2016 journal. Found way too much especially since I am going to try and use what I have. Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk earlier. Vickie #61

  8. Always good to grab some bargains!! Helen #1

  9. Hi Ali, Lovely new stash.

    Glad your ponies and donkey were able to go out into the field, as you had a dryer spell. Raining here today, so hope you haven't got it.

    Hope your house sale/buying goes smoothly. I had to deal with all that at the beginning of last year, as dad passed away and so we sold his bungalow.

    Did you realise your number has changed from 37 to 36.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #27

  10. Stickers! I've become a bit obsessed since receiving my UDP. The best I bought are emoticons perfect for accenting how I feel each day. Am loving using different colour pens too. Hoep you have fun decorating! Take care Zo xx 37

  11. Your new goodies look wonderful, enjoy playing with them! Have a great week.

  12. Hi Ali, look forward to seeing what you do with that little lot. Pleased to say we have snow here! Pleased the rain has stopped for you. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great woyww and happy crafting,
    Angela x17

  13. Nice new stash for you to have fun playing with, Ali! Thank you for your lovely comment. Today's dental appointment went OK but I've got to have a filling and I'm phobic so terrified! He was very reassuring though and said that at the end of the day he will get me through my phobia as he has with many others. It will be done in Feb. I so understand how you feel about your dental appointment and hope it goes OK. Sorry to hear you may have M.E. on top of the fibromyalgia. The degree of fatigue varies from person to person, and from day to day (or even hour to hour) so if you are fortunate enough to have better energy levels, that is great! I do get days when I just have to crash out on the recliner with total exhaustion, but my fatigue is generally muscle fatigue and rapid muscle fatigability and lack of stamina. I cannot stand or walk for long at all and always use a wheelchair or buggy outside, and crutches or trolley indoors, and I have a stairlift, even though I can manage stairs - it just wastes a lot of precious energy! I hope you go on all right - travelling can be a big headache. Like you, I manage to be fairly active at home a lot of the time.

    Take care!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #21


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x