Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW - new stash

Life is trying to return to normal here - almost succeeding sometimes! - and Wednesday means it is What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, thanks to Julia for co-ordinating it so perfectly.  
I decided I needed a little treat last week and indulged in a few (!!) bits and pieces, so here they are... (see, told you I was trying to return to normal!!)

Some Tim stamps, some new Paperartsy Fresco paint colours (I'm in love...) and some mega bargain cookery books from WH Smith - already both reduced by at least 50% to £9.99 and THEN - as you see from the sticker - 2 for £10... so the 2nd one (that I wasn't going to get) was only 1p.... it would have been stupid not to.... and as I didn't fancy Cheryl Cole's "autobiography", River Cottage was the winner.  But the Baking book (from the TV series) is fabulous... I may even start baking again...!
The Winter limited edition inks look a bit out of focus, sorry!  But boy are they fantastic colours.  I LOVE Evergreen Bough (a fab bluey-greeny-turquoisey colour) Festive Berries is a real red red and Iced Bough is a cool bluey-grey sort of colour... I blasted off a quick tag on Saturday afternoon

It's not meant to be fantastic, I just had to try out the inks.... if you didn't see it then, here it is again!

Anyhow, if Julia hasn't slept through the alarm again (sorry Julia!) head over to the Stamping Ground for some fab desks/floors (I'm not the only one!)/ironing boards etc to see what the rest of the world has been up to.
And don't forget to stop by Dragons-Dream later to see the latest Tag It On challenge (mine will be here later!)

49 comments:

Cathy said...

I love your new buys and that book was a bargain!!! I am waiting for my inks to arrive (now rather more impatiently than I was LOL!!) and that is a gorgeous tag, very festive.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You were FIRST. Great job. Pretty sure she didn't forget us this week. Limited edition INKS? What will they come up with next? They are pretty colors, though. Happy WOYWW from # 4 (I think).

jude said...

Love the look of the new stash and oh yes fresco pints to die for!!!lol.I received the winter set of inks too arrived within 2 days of ordering from siomon says as here they were sold out .So had alittle play yesterday the colours are lush the Festive berries is fab red that be ideal for valentines.
Enjoy your wednesday
hugs judex 4

Crafting Time said...

The books were a great bargin! The DI's look super, best get some to use!
Helen x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love that everyday cookbook and am thinking that I will have to hunt down the baking book... thanks for sharing those... love the colours on the tag and am impressed at how organised you are getting stuck into Christmas already xx

Sam said...

Lucky you to be first Helen!!
Always approve of self bought pressies!
Sam 25! (in my dreams ey!)

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow, paints look great and the inks look fab, have mine but haven't played yet! Happy woyww!trace x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The River Cottage book is really useful, I use it a lot! And I should look at the baking book as I've got to make cakes for the crowd at Julia's marathon at the weekend :)
Nice tag, missus - I love that evergreen bough colour too!
Hugs, LLLJ #44 xx

Tuire Flemming said...

You have really made good shoppings. Have fun!

Carmen said...

Ooh thanks for the tip about the books. I've been dithering about that baking one for months and months! What a bargain - I would be able to get one for a Christmas pressie and virtually get the other free - will have to pop to WH Smiths!

Annie said...

Number 51 here :-) I’m doing a quick dash round as many as I can this week to see what you’ve all been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant. Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
Hugs,
Annie x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

That's the way to feel yourself much better. I bought some stamps too last week and can't wait to start using them. I love these winter distress colours and your tag looks great with them. Have a happy WOYWW. xFranka.

okienurse said...

Looks like you bought some great new stash and books! I love the new distress inks and just got my set this week. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #56

ScrappnBee said...

Congrats on snagging the #1 spot & thanks for visiting! Love the TH colors too! They look great on your quick tag! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful WOYWW! -Amanda

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. I hope the rest of the week goes well and creative too!
I love the new colours too but have not played properly yet.
Neil #57

Morti said...

Ooooh - limited edition inks? Now is that a marketing ploy is that a marketing ploy? Nevermind, me WANTS!

Might have to check out WHSmith at the weekend too - what a deal!

Thanks for stopping by....

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Don't you love a bargain!!! and Lucky You to have the Season Colors of Mr TH..not in rural Iowa yet..Nice job with the tag colors. #60 wishing you a great WOYWW.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

British baking books always confuse me :) Yes, I have a scale but it's such a faff to drag it out when the cup-measures are so much easier :) Love the Limited inks, but I think I was fonder of the last set - purple is such a hard colour to match happily. I hope they will release them EVERY season and not just the one so I can have a crack at them next year if I don't succumb this year :)

Mary Anne (25, cause I slept in :)

Kate said...

I do love to see when people have new stuff and i might just have to try and get those new colour inks :)
Kate x

JoZart said...

Love your tag,( love the new colours) and congrats on No1!!! Thanks for your lovely comment too,

love JoZarty x

Ann B said...

Said I wouldn't buy the winter seasonal distress inks - do I really need some more??? - but am tempted after seeing your lovely tag. Still, I haven't used the autumnal colours yet.

Spyder said...

ooooh bargains!! Hubby always gets a cook book for Christmas from some one!! Have a great week, Happy WOYWW ((Lyn))) #66

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh I really must get the Winter set!! Though I was lucky at the NEC and nabbed the last Fired brick on the first day, people werent happy with me lol,

Have fun playing,

Happy WOYWW

Lou #46

Claire said...

I love the River Cottage books..his recipes are always good..and turn out to look like the picture... and children can make them too.. brilliant buy
The inks look good.. I may have to order some !!
Claire #69

Neet said...

Lovely to see you getting back in your stride and buying things. Nice tag by the way. Hugs, Neet x

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

You certainly didn't sleep through your alarm this morning! I am waiting for my distressed inks to arrive in the post :) looks like I can expect good things from them though :)

Sarah said...

great buys there and those inks do look fab - I'm now very tempted! Thanks for the peek! Sarah at 14.

BetteK said...

Was desperately trying to avoid getting the new season stamp colours ... it is now your fault I have to go and order them! Debbie #62

Anesha said...

Great purchases, love those stamps.

Angie said...

Wow those cook books were an amazing bargain ...love the look of the baking one. I envy you the ink pads ....just could not justify them ....they look gorgeous especially seeing them on your tag but I dont use the basics as much as I should.xx

sarahp said...

Loving the lovely christmassy colours yummy and as for baking,,, my new passion is making cupcakes not great for the figure but very tasty xx

StampDancer said...

ooh! What a lovely stash you have. I'm jealous about the new paints and ink pads! The cooking books look fun too! Enjoy!
Deb M

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You're right! Luscious colors! So bright and cheery, as is your tag! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Elizabeth said...

Oh go on, you've been spoiling yourself again - but you're worth it :) Really enjoy the Riverside Cottage programmes, and can quite see why you'd prefer it to Cheryl Cole's offering, but my current favourite foodie is Nigel Slater - his recipes always seem doable - the baking book looks a winner though. The TH inks look gorgeous,especially for winter - wonder what colours he will come up with next. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #76

Hels Sheridan said...

If you need a taster to check out the baking, I am happy to oblige ROFL That book looks loverly... I do like a nice cake (you would never have guessed that would ya)
Hugs hun x

Hazel said...

Well done for treating yourself. Love the tag (Hazel #89 WOYWW)x

Joanne said...

Fab books and what a bargain.
hugs Joanne xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm with Elizabeth - very scpetical about the Limited Edition inks idea; but can't deny that they're lovely colours on your tag! I think a treat was well in order Helen - and if you do feel inspired to cooking and baking, you've got the greatest books..am a real fan of both, especially at such a bargain. Marvellous!

Electra said...

Wow, you have lots of new treasures! Love your tag!

butlersabroad said...

I'm of the opinion that the only way to ensure you get the gift you want is to buy it yourself. Looks like you've done good!! I love to bake and should really make more time for it, but then I'd have to eat it all, and then exercise more to compensate which would all take more time!!

Hugs
Brenda 88

PS. Love the ink but not sure if I can justify the cost!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Yes, I love the new Winter Distress ink colours too- got them last week. Love the tags,Have a great week, Shaz

Marjo said...

Yummy Yummy goodies! Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

fairy thoughts said...

great stash, yup def a marketing ploy but hey ho! it works i am just going to search to get some. like the start of the tag, sorry not sure if it is finished or not !
thanks for sharing
janet

minnie_mac said...

Thanks for the snoop. Love looking at new shopping goodies !

Marilyn

VonnyK said...

Love the colours on your christmas tag, Can't believe it is nearly Christmas, so scary.
Von.

Bubbles said...

wow... I'd swap my desk for yours today *lol*
Beautiful tag... so artistic :)

Twiglet said...

I love a new book. The little tag is gorgeous. x Jo

Bridget Larsen said...

Love those new Tim Holtz distress inks, cant wait to use mine if I can eve find it lol
Bridget

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

enjoy experimenting with your new cookery books.