Wednesday, 26 October 2011

WOYWW back to paper and card

Well another week and the stress levels are rising (the first offer on the flat is waiting for the new electoral register release at the beginning of December, the second offer is dilly dallying back and forth and likes it but can't rent it out to who they want so disappeared for a week then thought they would buy it with a friend to rent privately but now they are going to look at a flat for £20 000 more because then they don't have to do any work on it..............and so it goes on and on will someone just buy the stupid place so I can move on with my life properly please).  In answer to your lovely queries we don't live there any more when it becomes a matter of you and your families safety over money, family wins hands down so we have been renting for 9 months and the flat is empty. So there is no need for extreme tidyness - other than the pressure from my mother.......... But there is its position as a table of indeterminate purpose and to allow our family to eat together every night it must be cleared. So after dinner tonight it now looks like this (until dinner time tomorrow night).


It is mostly top secret santy stuff but I should be safe and your not seeing any more until after the C day so there. Yes I was playing around with stuff last week for the stamper of the year comp, not because I stand a chance in hell but mainly because I had an idea and wanted to try it out (and then had to do a card to) I don't even know when short listing happens by, because assuming it goes no-where I want to give the bag to the lady who makes the stamps. Any-ways it went like this:


This is the low quality photo and not sure that it does the colours justice but it really looked beautiful and sparkly (the bag that is), I'll post how I did it another time.  Oh and lastly if you are still with me I decided to give one of you lovely folk the chance of getting your mits on the Wizard of Oz nesting boxes.  Just let me know in the comments box if you want to be included and I'll randomly select a name and let you know next Wednesday.

Now off with you to other desks it is WOYWW after all.................

44 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

Lovely bag and card! Good luck with the flat. If realty market is anything like it is out here in the U.S. we will put you in our prayers and cross our fingers to boot! In any event, love the makeshift desk! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW -Amanda

Sunshine Girl said...

Hope the flat gets sorted for you soon - love the bag and good luck with the competition. I now craft on my dining room table too - I just shove stuff over so we can eat on it! Are you going to the NEC next week?? oh and I still havent stuck down but luckily no-one has sneezed yet!

Annie said...

Really hope the flat is sorted out soon for you so you can move on with life.
A x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Selling houses - bleurgh, hate it. Hope things progress smoothly for you, got everything crossed!!
Love the thought of Secret Santy Stuff - ooh, now I want to see and I have to wait....rats!! Looks as if you're having fun though. Smart bag as well, am sure she'll love it.
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Doone said...

it is a pain when you have to sahre your table, what you need is a big bag to store the stuff in just underneath for quick in and outs, ah yes, a bag just like the marvelous one you made me that is currently residing on my desk! thank you so much, love the print on the canvas bag, and the card, hope the blessed flat sells soon,

dx

Sunshine Girl said...

Yes am going Thursday too - shall we meet up and say hi? - then you will know which one I was all that time ago at Artisan! (am still confused about whether i sat to the left or the right! - there is no hope for me really is there!).

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah huge commiserations there on the "on again then off again" situation, think there is nothing worse. One always likes to know where one stands on things. and wow do I love that bag! it is really gorgeous, thanks for sharing and for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

Made by Mandy said...

Oh what a bugger about your flat, it sounded like a done deal and I am sorry you are being messed about.

Your desk looks like it has lots of cute Halloween projects going on. This is the 1st year I have done anything Halloween and I had such fun with it.

Well done for taking part in Stamper of the Year. I have no confidence in myself and could even begin to imagine competing in one of those types of competitions so I really wish you the best of luck.

See you next week xxx

RosA said...

I love that little bag! Was that picture on the fabric? Or did you transfer it somehow? Just wondering. The dining table always make a fabulous craft area! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the hint about the panoramic pics. Much appreciated! Oh, and I saw those Wizard of Oz boxes last week, didn't I? They are great! Happy WOYWW!

Karen said...

Your bag is so cute, very pretty. I know what you mean about putting away, I have to tidy up my trays on the bed before I can go to sleep!! Enjoy WOYWW!

Sarah said...

really hoping the flat goes and you can feel normal again - the cean larky sounds tough...just remeber it's not forever even if it feels like it.

Love the bag and can see it's gorgeous - lovely colours and image - lose yourself in your creativity!
Thanks for sharing today! Sarah at 5.

crafty....du said...

Love the bag :) forget your stress ( easy to say!) and lose yourself in the crafty bits everything will work out eventually :) have a good week

Ta Da! Crafts said...

The bag is gorgeous, looking forward to finding out how to so it! Good luck with the secret Santa stuff, it is very scary not knowing if they will like it or not. Hope the flat hurries up and sells. I'd love to be entered into the draw as well please. Have a happy Wednesday! Mel #59

Jingle said...

What a pretty bag and card!

scrapwordsmom said...

Thank you for stopping by Words of Me today!! Looks like you are busy...crafting is the best:)

Shoshi said...

Sorry you're having to do the property selling nightmare. Thanks for your comment on my blog - like you I'm much more of a "one-off" person really, but needs must! At least I know who she's likely to give the cards to! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #85

Twiglet said...

He he and I thought I was following you - well I am now!! Thanks for linking up and I am glad you want to join in the "Give away".

April said...

Wow you do so well having to tidy up your crafty stuff every day!!! Hope you get a sale on the flat soon. The bag and card are lovely! thanks for sharing x

CraftyLoops said...

What a gorgeous bag, such a lovely idea and a beautiful gift for anyone. Your card is so pretty too. I hope you get your flat sold son. I was a legal secretary for nearly 10 years and I know how stressful conveyancing can be for people. Hopefully someone will turn up with loads of money soon and they'll snap it up. I'd love to be entered into the giveaway please. Good luck. Lee x

MaggieC said...

Having just gone back through your blog, i now have a little understanding of your problems and really feel for you. You must have gone through hell over all this. I do hope that the flat is soon sold and you can begin to move on from all that. Then you can focus on all the lovely people in the world and forget the few very unpleasant ones.

Marjo said...

Good luck with the sale of your flat. What a pain with clearing your workspace just to eat...food is overated...lol Looks like great WIPS

Thanks for the peek and sharing, have a great WOYWW

xoxo Marjo

butlersabroad said...

Hope the flat gets resolved soon so you can at least move on with your life. Love the bag, and good luck with the stamper of the year thing too, son't sell yourself short!

Hugs
Brenda 84

sarahp said...

The bag looks great and Im keeping fingers crossed for you in the competition . .. Im sure youll do great xxx

The Crafty Elf said...

You must be going crazy!!!! Nothing worse! If only you could sell and as you said begin to move on it would make things so much better. Let's keep our fingers crossed for you and hope for a quick one! Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful week!

Macpurp said...

hope you get the flat sorted soon.
the bag is beautiful!
much love Teen x

Jo.C said...

Liking the coke bottle to add to your inspiration. I got the drawers from the Pier years ago as a gift. I was gutted when it closed down. Fingers crossed with the flat x
Thanks for visiting

Lisa-Jane said...

That bag is lovely! Did you stamp onto it? I'd definitely be interested in seeing how you did that.

My name is Cindy said...

Wish you luck with your flat sale - it is so frustrating not to be able to move forward. The bag is lovely and you should put it in, although I don't know when the shortlisting happens either!! I never get my act together enough to enter. And yes please can you put me in the draw? TFS Cindy #26

Carmen said...

First of all... YES, YES, YES! Please put me in your fabulous draw.

Secondly the bag looks amazing I bet it is gorgeous close up.

Thirdly, GRRRRR for your house woes. I hope it all gets sorted for you soon, what a palava!

Rumtruffle said...

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Helen x

Angie said...

That bag is gorgeous ..cant wait to read how you did it. I think I would go mad if I had to clear the table every day....after all we do have knees lol. xx

fairyrocks said...

Well you are keeping busy to help the waiting game. So frustrating. Wonder what you are making at that table??Hmmmm
Keep smiling and creating, hope your place sells soon.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous bag, I love those stamps! Yes to the draw please!! Happy WOYWWing! Lisa Sparkle :)

joanneck said...

Crumbs! I'm worn out just reading your post so goodness knows how you feel. Hope the flat gets sorted. Love the bag.
Hugs Joanne xx

Craftgirl said...

Are those on the right drinks for consuming or things for altering?
The bag is really lovely. Yes please to the draw.

Carol C x

Fiona (angelfish) said...

Keeping fingers firmly crossed for you. I know only too well, how it feels to be in limbo like this.

Bridget Larsen said...

Your desk is like mine, with lots of secret stuff going on LOL, cant wait for show and tell on your blog
Bridget #37 WOYWW 125

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love your desk- and a fellow Coca Cola fan, I see, :).Sorry I am late this week, Blogger has been a complete pain! I would Love to be entered in the draw, good luck with the Stamper of the Year comp too.

BetteK said...

Hello CraftyWomble ... with a bit of luck I am now able to pop along to your blog and thank you very much for your comments on mine ... it certainly helped knowing someone else had had trouble with their design and settings! My blog is almost back to how I had it ... but not quite. Am not sure I will risk tweaking it again ... I know when to leave well alone. xXx

Neet said...

Good luck for Stamper of the Year! Sorry to hear about the flat, we have just been selling a bungalow that we got stuck with (belonged to an aunt) and it took just over 12 ;months. We were beginning to despair as it meant us having a 2 hour travel back and forth to make sure all was well.
Hope you get rid of it soon.
Only just had my WOYWW posted as I have been away and now am hoping someone can guess where I have been - little prize for the first to do it. Hugs, Neet #133

Electra said...

I love your writing and as for the top secret santy stuff, keep at it, even if you do have to clear it away! Happy late WOYWWED!

sandra de said...

Pretty bag and card. Hope things turn out ok with the property sale.

kyla said...

thansk for visiting my blog. Love the bag and good luck with the flat.
kyla

fairy thoughts said...

lovely busy desk and the bag looks great
happy belated woyww
janet