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Wednesday, 25 November 2015


My desk this week is alternating between things I am doing, but cannot show, and all the things I bought at the NEC.   Why am I showing you these?  Well, it is all in the title of this post.  It is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, when we all join with the lovely Julia to show what we are doing.

Rather late as the show was the beginning of the month, but this is what I gathered from the NEC.   I suspect no-one will be very surprised to see that  pretty well all my goodies came from the Clarity stand.  There are a couple of other things but I cannot show them now as they are for presents.  I also stocked up on base cards which were good value.

They are all out on my table ready to find their permanent homes.

They are all sitting on my newest acquisition, the Best Ever Craft Mat from Ken Oliver.  I love it as things do not slide  on it and it stays put on the table.

I love this little set of stamps, perfect for simple clean type cards.

My collection of these chalk paints is growing and I shall soon need another storage box for them. 

 The re-inkers were on special offer with a free stencil as well, so it would have been rude to miss out, now wouldn't it?

My choice of stencil was down to the fact that my star stencil had been so badly chewed by a thieving little dog.  Surprisingly, I have just got that one out from under the heavy weights on top and it is back to being usable

This was what it looked like a few weeks ago, and now it is flat and ready for use.  So while I can see it still in one piece, I will leave you in Julia's capable hands and go and get inky with it right now.  Have a good week, everyone.


Nikki C said...

Pretty new stash all set for Christmas and our pets always trying to play with our stash congrats on salvaging your stencil :)
hugs Nikki ?? to early

Lunch Lady Jan said...

oooh, naughty Gemma, she really did mangle that stencil...well done to have rescued it. I'm glad you had a good time at the NEC, that's a great haul but my favs are those Illuminated Initial stamps, they're lovely!
Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Maggie it still makes me laugh to think of the 'thieving little dog'!! So glad that the stencil has been restored to use, that is unexpected to me I must say! I do like the rows of paint and re inkers, makes me feel that they could stay tidy forever!

Annie said...

What a fab lot of new stash Maggie and I'm chuckling at your thieving little dog....bet you love him really :-)
Have a great week.
Annie x # 9

butterfliecrafter said...

I would be so mad at the dog if he had eaten up some of my stash. Great new haul though. Vicky(#8)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Lovely stash! Those fresco finish paints are great! I want ALL the colours! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #29

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, so glad you managed to retrieve the stencil. Love the Illuminated stamps, I have a similar set somewhere, I know I have. May well be on older Clarity stamp as well, now I think about it. Nice goodies you managed to pick up. Speak soon, Love Shaz xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your goodies haul! Well done for salvaging the stencil after your 'thieving little dog' behaved so badly! Chrisx 36

Helen said...

glad you were able to rescue your stencil - am sure you've forgiven the thief!! great stash, of course. Helen 3

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, lots of lovely goodies on your desk this week - the template is lovely. Sorry, but I just had to chuckle at the tale of your star stencil thieving doggie - glad to hear it's usable once more. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #31

Sharon said...

What a lovely load of goodies! Almost like Christmas early lol

Mrs A. said...

Your stash of re inkers looks very tantalising. I missed those. Dare not show my stash I hid it away . Wouldn't do to have hubby asking questions. He queried me buying a 99p reindeer last week in a local store!!l Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Those stamps are gorgeous! Can see why you got them and yes reinkers on a special deal, would've been rude not to have them!! Take care Zo xx 33

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I love your new stash! Happy belated WOYWW!

Greetings, Sofie #37

Dora said...

indeed, beautiful stash. I am curious what you made of it.