Wednesday, 5 September 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

As I spend most of my crafting time and pennies indulging in lovely Stampin' Up goodies, it's not very often that I get other things.  On Saturday, however, we ended up going to a big Abakhan in North Wales, as my husband needed some odds and ends to finish making me a bag, and there was a small papercrafting section there.  There I was, unsuspecting victim walking round, when three stamps just leapt into my basket.  Shocking, I know!  I had a lovely mooch around the ribbons up in the fabrics bit and as a lot of it was 60p a metre, I indulged in a few bits and bobs there too!

I don't know if you can see the ribbon properly. There's one with pink VW campervans on it and the blue one has rows of beach huts.

There are a couple of other things on my desk.  In the middle is a packet of die cuts shapes from the lovely lady at My Little Crafty Corner.  Towards the left is a marvellous gift that was a complete surprise, sent all the way from the mountains of North Carolina by the lovely Sandy.  How on earth she knew I liked cats, I'll never know... ahem...!  Thank you very much, my friend!

Happy WOYWW everyone!  (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, visit Julia's Stamping Ground which is where all the fun begins.)

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Fun looking desk you have there Victoria. Hope your first few days back at school have gone well.

    What a cute gift from the wonderful Sandy. She is a sweetie.

    Sarn xxx

  2. Surprise prezzies are the best aren't they! Vicky x

  3. I've been to that store, a few years ago...Aladdin's Cave, or what? You got a nice little haul, there....gorgeous ribbons, but fancy sendin' you a cat on earth did she get that idea....hahaaaa!

  4. wow, Victoria, am not sure what I did with my comment as had done one and now it is gone - popped up to read more of your post... so if there is a half done one by me - am sorry - now as was saying, before I was so rudely interrupted by myself :D, I love that ribbon yes would have grabbed the lot from big Abakhan in North Wales too had I been there with you!!
    Esp the lot with the beach huts, went mad in the store at Manchester when over there but did not see it - now I did buy there the Michael Powell beach hut set stamp ,it is on Ros C.s desk today if you want to know what it looks like.
    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #48

  5. That little beach hut ribbon is so lovely, the campervan one is gorgeous too. Will be looking forward to seeing them on your cards.. Sandy :)

  6. I just had to do a google to see if there is one of their shops near us! I have a campervan stamp so I need the pink campervan ribbon and the beech huts are so pretty! The lace looks gorgeous, Victoria thank you so much for sharing where you got these items Karen x

  7. Fabulous goodies and it's strange how things jump into your basket quite unexpectedly isn't it?
    Happy WOYWW
    hugs {brenda} xox #147

  8. Mad how that happens when crafty stuff just leaps into your basket!!! does seem to happen to me everytime I go into a craft shop and funnily enough online too!!!. Very lush set of stash babes. The campervan ribbon is the same as the one I have and I got it in pink and blue. I didn't get it as cheaply mind you as mine was 99p a metre but I just had to have it. Love those stamps. Thanks for sharing lovely. Hope school is going good. Big hugs Clare xxx

  9. Ahem, meant to say, where is our kitty pic's today??? surely you are not slacking already Victoria!!! xxx

  10. Be still my beating heart! They look remarkably like Michael Powell stamps!!! Well of course they would just jump into your basket. Those stamps have very powerful legs you know - one just lept at me last time I was out! Lovely ribbon choices too. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Hugs, Buttons #114

  11. Love those ribbons, can see why they leapt into your basket! But, your husband is making you a bag????? How awesome, I think you need to!!
    Hugs, LLJ #81 xx

  12. Ooh, lovely ribbons and at such a bargain price too. I've been similarly afflicted by mysteriously appearing stamps ... seams they just have to come home with me. I'm sure you are going to make gorgeous cards with those Michael Powell stamps. Happy WOYWW, hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #90

  13. Stinkin' cute ribbons and stamp there, Victoria, and stinkin' great Blogland friends!! It's cause you're so adorable! Happy WOYWW and hope school is going well! Darnell #93

  14. Oooh, some really nice ribbon! I am a ribbon junkie. LOL Hate when those pesky craft supplies just jump into your basket like that and then nobody wants to believe you either! LOL
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #70

  15. Ooooh Victoria-Love those pretty ribbons!Ah,we crafters have to put up with some abuse from all the gorgeous items that "just"hurl themselves at us from the craft shelves(tee hee!!) :) x

  16. You certainly have a very colourful desk this week Victoria, will all those lovely ribbons and stamps on there, just waiting to be played with.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @# 117

  17. This looks like some pretty stuff Victoria! I see my funny cat - isn't he absolutely wonderful!!

  18. Always nice to get a surprise! And might I add your desk is pretty neat!Mika #146

  19. Lovely haul... VW campervan ribbon sounds fab! Only making it round very slowly this week, so belated happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  20. Hi Victoria thanks for popping by to see me. I am not at all surprised you were overpowered in the paper crafting section!! VWs and cute beach huts too - how could you resist such temptation ;-) WOYWW Hugs from Helen - can't remember my number anymore!!


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