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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WOYWW 168 Leftovers and Winnings

No, no, no... it's not possible that it's Wednesday again!  Over at the Stamping Ground, our wonderful hostess Julia Dunnit is already amassing the linky list of workdesks from Craftyblogland.  After having a snoop around here, hop over there for a chance to snoop around workdesks from around the world.  

Here's What's On My Workdesk this Wednesday...  As I said in the title, it's a combination of leftovers and a lovely prize package.  There are some half-made projects lying around, off-camera, drying or waiting for the next stage - but they're not fit to be seen yet!



In the centre is the card I made yesterday with my first Stampsmith stamp, and which you can get a closer look at here, if you're interested.  
Lying around it are some of the trial backgrounds I'd had a play with in the planning stages, and discarded.  

Well, not discarded, because they'll stay in my scraps-stash awaiting some sort of life in a future project.  I'm thinking some die-cut flowers could be pretty... not that I like making flowers of course!









Then there's this package, which arrived yesterday and which I'm very excited about playing with!  I was lucky enough to win the Gentlemen challenge over at the Vintage Page Designs blog with my album A Proper Gent.  

The prize was a voucher for Ali Manning's wonderful Etsy shop, also called Vintage Page Designs, so I was able to take the plunge and order the Vintage Gentleman kit I'd been drooling over...

And Ali included some delicious extras: gorgeous pastel seam bindings, some embroidered ribbon, and yummy buttons of all sizes and colours.  Look out for them on a project coming to this space soon...




Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you're playing along at the Stamping Ground I'll do my best to see you very soon over at your Workdesk...

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt
But crafty goodies come a close second!!

40 comments:

Alie said...

Congratulations with your prize!
What a nice one...I can imagine you're excited about it :-)
And your desk looks great with all the lovely things on it!

greetings, Alie :-)

Deborah said...

What a beautiful card! And well done on winning the vintage stash.

Karen McAlpine said...

I recognize the Stampsmith stamp! It is one of my favorites. Your card would be perfect for our Anything goes challenge.
http://thestampsmithchallenge.blogspot.com/
Love the backgrounds. Yummy candy!!
Karen 107

Fallingladies said...

Congrats on winning, its

Fallingladies said...

Oops, hit enter mid way, i meant to say its always fun to get things in the mail! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Andrea

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Hurrah for winnings, I had a lucky run earlier this year and it is so lovely:) I avoided sewing machines for years then invested in an Argos value machine (at £45 if I broke it not such a problem) - i started making bags last Christmas then decided to invest in a better machine and give clothes making a try, being fed up with shop stuff availability was a very good motivation ;) playing in the castle again tomorrow if you are not doing anything!

House of Bears said...

What a lovely prize. We're drooling over it!! Your card is fab too

The bears @#98

Joanne said...

A beautiful card and a super prize. Happy woyww.
Hugs Joanne xx

Buttons said...

What a great prize! Hope you get oodles of fun playing with it. Love your card too, and glad to see I'm not the only one to make backgrounds only to 'reject' them for another time. Your desk is so light with those windows above. Looks great to work there. Hugs, Buttons #81

Francesca said...

Beautiful card and congrats on your win and prize, all looks fab. Francesca #100

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your fabulous win,what lovely extra goodies too. Love the card with ballerina on, it is sooo beautiful. Loving your craft space too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #32

Helen said...

Hi Alison. Thanks for popping by. I am definitely going to shabby chic the frames! I love your A proper gent album. I can see why you won. Beautiful work. Have fun with your new goodies. WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 15

fairyrocks said...

I love the color of your wall behind your desk. Your ephemera package has me fair drooling too. Keep smiling and creating, thanks for popping by.

Frances said...

What a great workspace. The card is lovely. And the PRIZE-WoW! What fun to use your well earned treasures. Thanks for sharing, I love your blog.

Sandy Leigh said...

Thanks for stopping by my desk! I love your card and what a wonderful prize! Ahhh...embroidered ribbon and yummy buttons--LOVE it!!! --Sandy Leigh

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gratulation gorgeous prize, and the ballerina card is really awesome!

lynne said...

Congratulations on your prize, that looks such a wonderful pack to create with and of course your beautiful Stampsmith card which I have since commented on.
Wishes
Lynne

Laura said...

What a gorgeous card! I haven't quite got the hang of such marvelous layering of mists/paints/inks. But since you showed the pages that didn't make the cut, it makes me think that I just need to play around more. :) Happiest of WOYWWs and thanks for already popping over to my blog for a visit. ~ Laura #118

inkypinkycraft said...

Well done on your win, well deserved! I am sure you will make some amazing creations with the goodies!! In facti know you will! Trace. X

Minxy said...

Cute card and oh my what a nice package of goodies, I bet you'll have fun playing with them :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gorgeous ballerina card - love the delicate, vintage tones!! And clever you, winning the competition, what a fab prize :)
Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That vintage gentleman's kit is wonderful. I trust you'll have lots of fun making things with it. Your card is lovely and so are your backgrounds.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Congratulations with winning this Price Alison.
It's a great price with beautiful things
Enjoy it.
Also a gerta card.

Greetings Janny

Trish Latimer said...

cor, that paper kit looks fabulous! That gent is crying out for a silly hat methinks.....!!! Have a lovely week! xx Trish #90

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I have quite a few Stampsmith stamps. They are very different from other companies. Your card looks great.
Happy WOYWW
Carol

Victoria said...

Congratulations on your win! the prize looks great and I'm sure you'll put it to brilliant use! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.87

trisha too said...

As soon as I saw that package of goodies, I knew it was from Ali! She always wraps things with such style and care!

Congratulations on your Vintage Page Designs win, such great goodies!!!

Thank you for stopping by this week, Alison--I should have told the stamp maker, you are right, it is Blockheads!

:)trisha #36ish

StampinCarol said...

Congrats on the prize and on your win! How fun! Your desk looks like you're having fun creating all kinds of things! Thanks for visiting me and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #121

Michelle Webb said...

You're a lucky girl, so many wonderful vintagy things to play with. Your desk looks amazing this week. Michelle x #12

Lynn Holland said...

I don't want to do anything with that package you received only look at it. It's one of those "I want it moment"
We are running Lino printing/cutting workshops in the Manchester area UK for anyone interested.
Lynn x. 65

JoZart said...

Thanks so much for your comment and i'm reassured that most people like drippy girl. It wa an experiment and I think it will be something I repeat.
Your desk looks beautifully creative!
JoZarty x

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely busy desk there and super goodies too.
Hugs
xx

Lisa-Jane said...

What a lovely prize, even more so if it is something you have wanted for a while. Happy crafting. #79

Neesie said...

It looks like you have an amazing creative space there where lots of creativity happens.
The ballerina card is beautiful. Very delicate ;D
Congrats on your winnings...more fun to be had by the look of it!
Thanks for popping over to my place earlier ~ I'm sorry I'm so late returning but better late than never eh?
Have a wonderful weekend :D
Happy WOYWW
Neesie #11

Tertia said...

Congratulations on winning that wonderful stash! Enjoy playing with it. Your desk looks greatand I love the dancing lady.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #52

Shoshi said...

Love your industrious and productive looking desk, and what gorgeous vintage stash to win! Congratulations.

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - unfortunately Dad has taken a turn for the worse and is now in hospital - best place for him to be, so they can get the infection under control and also give him a full assessment, but it is sad to see him looking so old and frail. My hubby is being a tower of strength to us all.

Glad you enjoyed my annotated photos! They are fun to do, and always seem to go down well, so they are worth the effort! Can't guarantee them every week, but when I've got the time and inclination!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #35

Julia Dunnit said...

Beeeyoootiful card, so delicate with the white image. What a great and generous prize, am not in any doubt about the use you'll make of every last little piece!

Ohhh Snap said...

Oh my word!! Your post should have labeled E for Enabling lol. That stamp is amazing and your card is stunning! And congratulations on your prize (I do believe it's even better than a $2 TH stamp set lol). Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy (belated) WOYWW! #37

Neet said...

What a fabulous win - and hearty Congratulations - you deserve it! Your work is lovely and I am a big admirer of all you do.
Hugs, Neet xx and thanks for sharing with #58

okienurse said...

great looking desk and share today! Love the card and that prize pack is to die for! Love the gents pic! Sorry I am so late getting around but it is what it is with family, crafts, etc. time can sometimes become a premium! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68