Wednesday, 15 August 2012

WOYWW 167

Welcome back to What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. The lovely Queen Julia's brainchild which sees us all hopping round snooping - there is no other word for it -  at workspaces.

Now that the Olympics have finished (boo, I'm missing it!) I am hoping to get some crafting done again, but haven't got there yet!

I spent a lovely day on Sunday at the Stamperama show in Stevenage, meeting up with some lovely crafty bloggy tweety friends! I had a very restrained spend
See! I can do small stash purchase!
I met my friend Kirsten in London and we then travelled to London's Kings Cross station where the refurbishment work that was causing such chaos last time I was there, has finished - look at this fab ceiling structure!

We both had to take photos like a couple of tourists (just as well the Olympics are on, people with cameras everywhere!!)

 Leandra of Paperartsy fame was demo'ing a fabulous image transfer method so when I got home I jumped onto her website to get some... so when I have time, I'll try it out.
I'll leave you with a birthday card for my nephew on Friday (hope he doesn't see this before then!) he's 16 and just done his GCSE's so his future is ahead of him, so I thought this appropriate.

See you next week - hope to visit as many of you as I can!

It would have been my Dad's birthday today, so he is in my thoughts.

51 comments:

catherine said...

Looks like you had a great time Helen and love the stamps. can't wait to see what you create with your new goodies
x catherine

May said...

You have been a busy girl Helen..love that card it's fabulous... lots of new goodies too enjoy!! Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#5

Shoshi said...

Sounds like you've had a good time, Helen. That building is amazing - I love curves created from straight lines!

Like you, I'm really missing the Olympics! Strange to find something else on the telly when I come down in the morning! Still, not long till the Paralympics so I'll get a good fix then!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #10

butlersabroad said...

From the look of it you spent more on the ticket and the travel than you did at the show! That doesn't make any sense, lol!! Like the refurb photos Kings Cross didn't look like that last time I saw it, but it's been a few years. Great card for your Nephew and it's good to keep our loved ones in our thoughts, I still think of my Dad a lot too.

Hugs
Brenda 5

Spyder said...

I love new stash,no mater how much, small piles or big piles...oops, that's sounded better in my head! Have a great Crafty week Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) #13

famfa said...

Lovely card, and that ceiling is amazing. Great photos
Famfa 16

Joynana said...

Looks like you had a really good time. Great stash (no stash is small). Love the birthday card (really cute image). #22

Lindsay Weirich said...

looks like you made out well at the stamp show! Happy WOYWW!
Lindsay-Frugalcrafter #25

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm missing the Olympics too. Love those pictures of the roof, nice of the tourists to provide you with camoflauge lol. Beautiful card! #20

sandra de said...

Amazing ceiling and the card looks pretty good.
Sandra @32

RosC said...

Hi H,
I love photos of ceiling structures like the one at Kings Cross. Also struck by the PaperArtsy stamp set you bought.
Happy wandering.
Ros. #14

Neesie said...

Busy busy Helen...but what fun!
I'm missing the Olympics too. There were quite a few late nights and early mornings though so maybe we can get back into a routine now.
I think your card is perfect for something about to take flight in the next chapter of their life.
Have fun desk hopping ~ Neesie #30 :D

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

I try to carry my camera so I look like a tourist in my hometown all the time. Your crafty purchases look interesting.

Remembering your dad is so important - I'm sure he's smiling down on you!

Blog candy is announced so pop over for a visit.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #37

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You know how much I love watching you be tourist. That ceiling is truly magnificent. Nice card, too!

Have a great WOYWW. I'm number 11.

okienurse said...

Love the picture of the new ceiling. It has been 10 years since I was last at Kings Cross. I am hoping to make it back to the UK in 2014 Have a great week trying out your new techniques then you share with us. Vickie #38

Ayala Art said...

great pictures! I will show my daughter, she is loving everything London :o)

BJ said...

WOW the ceiling structure is fab, so it your card, hope he does well in his exams. BJ#47

jill said...

fab card & celling. i like stamping with the paperartsy stamps the images are great. Happy crafting jill #45

scrappyjen said...

Great photographs - i love looking at structures like that - the curves and shapes are very inspirational. have a great woyww jenx 60

Redanne said...

It is always lovely to meet up with crafty friends.....not too bad for new stash purchases, you were very restrained! I love your card for your nephew, so appropriate for his age too. Anne x #59

Annie said...

Fab photo of the structure at King's Cross and fab new stash.
Hugs,
A x #61

Neet said...

Thinking of you whilst you are doing your thinking.

Gosh that is a fab structure and who could miss out on a photo opportunity like that?

Well Helen, you do surprise me with your restrained spending - restrained for you LOL.

Take care,s thinking of you - Hugs, Neet xx #21

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the balloon card! It's very apt for the lad at this time.. I know, my G3 is waiting for his results too next week!
I adore that ceiling at Kings Cross - it's reminiscent of the Great Court at the British Museum, I think. Fab pics!
And I think we are both afflicted by O.W.S - Olympics Withdrawal Syndrome!!
Hugs, lLJ #74 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Having just yesterday celebrated a birthday for my Dad that we thought he wouldn't see, I hold you dear Dad in my thoughts too - they are so precious. Wonderful pics at Kings Cross, it's a wonder people don't spend a lot of time craning their necks and bumping into each other!
Weren't the Olympics fab fab fab, I understand the shopping, it's withdrawal therapy!

Bernice said...

Nice to have had some retail therapy - the new LOTV paper pads have just gone on sale online, soI may have to visit there today! I know what you mean about your Dad - my Dad would have had his 72nd birthday next week but passed away very suddenly last Autumn - its still hard to take in,
Bernice #8

scrappystickyinkymess said...

How funny - I have a die that looks an awful lot like that ceiling! I recently got a few balloon images and love how you used them on the card. Now I am full of ideas...

Don'tcha love WOYWW?

MA (2)

Peggy Cain said...

I love shopping with other crafters and sharing ideas like those stamps you picked up on. have a great day

Glenda said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing! Glenda 87

Gabrielle said...

Was genuinely lovely to see you on Sunday! Suddenly the gap in between meet up melts away when we start nattering! Love the stash (however restrained!) The card is just perfect! He'll love it xxx

Red Kitty said...

Those new stamps you got look great, especially the bottle. Looking forward to seeing what you create with them. Happy WOYWW.
x

Twiglet said...

I love that hot air balloon card - uplifting!! Hope your nephew gets all he wishes for. x Jo

Danielle said...

Looks like you had fun! Beautiful photo of the finished ceiling!

The card is very lovely. I really like the balloon with that sentiment. dani #33

sandee said...

I am missing the Olympics too, kinda like withdrawals! lol I love trains but over here they are few and far between :( waving hi from the sandy beaches of Florida ;0

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I love the butterfly stamp on your new set, and your card is great!
Aeryn @ #112

Cardarian said...

Always fun to peek onto your " desk" as there is always some new stash there! Love the photos of the Kings Cross station! I hope to see you at Julia's crop!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is an interesting ceiling structure there. It is definitely picture-worthy. I could look at it for a long time. I'm impressed with your restrained spending. Don't look at my desk if you are looking for restraint. Love the card for your nephew!

fairy thoughts said...

looks like you had a good dday. The structure looks like the string you buy oranges in... but I love it
janet #9

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh some fabulous goodies, sounds like a lovely day.

The station looks amazing...I must have a look next time I am down that way.

kyla #52

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy Belated WOYWW - late getting round this week. Well done for your stash purchases - all fab. I would love to go to a show, but none held anywhere near here. Ali x #104

Tertia said...

Sounds like you had a great day out. Love that roof and the card is freat too, I am sure he will love it.
Sending you hugs accross the ocean on your dads birthday, those special days are always very hard for me too.
Happy WOYWW.
Tertia #115

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit, Helen - not sure I envy me my creative space at the moment because it's so disorganised and such a tip! I can hardly move in there... My dream is to have a really wonderfully organised, large and beautiful space where everything is in reach, and I can find everything easily! (Isn't that the dream of all of us?) One day...

Under a week till the Paralympics start, and then we can get a fix again lol!!

Shoshi #10

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Helen, I did love the Olympics too and was cross we could not get more on our free to air... love your new stash. Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #64

Jingle said...

You got some fun stuff! Very cute card and the show sounds fun!

JoZart said...

Hi Tinker... oops, Helen hee hee! Sounds like you are havings fun. Stevenage is one of the shows I've never yet made it to. One day maybe. Nice stash and not toooo little either.
lv JoZarty x

Amy E said...

Wow...sounds like you had a fun busy weekend! Love your mini stash!

That ceiling structure is incredible!!! Lovely pictures!!

Happy birthday to your dad...I still remember my mom's birthday every year :(

Amy E. #4
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Alison said...

Great to see you on Sunday, & nice to have more time to chat than usual :)
Your nephew's card is perfect, I'm sure he'll love it.
enjoy your new stash x

Elizabeth said...

Great haul, those PaperArtsy stamp sets are well named hot picks - they look like I need them ;)

It's absolutely years since I've been through Kings Cross station and the change is incredible - love that roof.

The card is perfect for a 16 year old - at that age they have a lot to wish for.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #54

Di said...

Coo, what a change in Kings Cross!

Love the look of all your new goodies and the card you made is really fabulous!

Belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx #7

butterfly said...

Ooh, lovely PaperArtsy stuff... couldn't make Stamperama because of my brother's wedding (honestly, some people!), so am very envious!
Alison x

Redanne said...

Hi Helen, just saw your fabulous win over at Wendy V!! Congratulations and I do so hope you will not lose your job, will keep my fingers crossed for you! A x

Helen said...

Hi Helen - Thanks for popping by. Great photos of Kings Cross - I didn't recognise the place. Hope you are having fun with your new goodies. Belated WOYWW Hugs to you from Helen 18