Wednesday, 2 January 2013

WOYWW 187 - but back to work

Happy New Year to all you WOYWWer's - I've had a lovely few days off work over Christmas, have caught up on much needed sleep, and ate loads and watched loads of tv (childhood favourite films, as you do!) but today is my first day back at work. (yuck! not looking forward to it!) so am leaving my 'desk' for you to look at in my absence. Julia will fill you in on all the details here...  I hope you all had lots of fun and food and family get togethers. I spent a couple of days with my brother and his family, which was lovely.

 And these are the fabulous crafty pressies I was lucky enough to receive, some from my brother and some from my Secret Santa (see here) It was a heartwarming tale by my Santa to make sure the goodies arrived.
This is part of a birthday card that I've been working on but I can't show you the finished thing yet as it's for my brother on Sunday, and he may see it before then, so this is a sneak!

I'll try and get to as many of you as possible, hopefully it will be quiet at work, catch you later!!

51 comments:

Redanne said...

You have got some lovely goodies there Helen, love those configurations boxes.... Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW, Anne x #7

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Arrgghh. Let me try AGAIN, but shorter.. Love the card and want to know about the number groupings, one stamp or many? Happy New Year and happy Woyww!

MA(5)

Claire said...

lovely, lovely goodies, you lucky girl!!! have fun creating with them!
wishing you all good things in 2013 and happy WOYWW :o)
no. 14

okienurse said...

WOW! Lots of fun stuff your secret Santa sent you! I was very pleased with what I got too...from a different group swap. Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

sandra de said...

Wishing you a delightful 2013 ... gorgeous goodies you have received.
Sandra @24

voodoo vixen said...

Love your gifts and the birthday card is fun with those stamps!! Hope work isn't too arduous and you get some time to get back into the groove slowly. Happy new Year Annette #23

Annie said...

I hope you have many happy hours in the next year playing with all your new goodies.
A very Happy New Year to you and yours.
Hugs,
A x #26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy new year, Helen! May it be fun and creative and hope we meet again! Glad to hear you had a lovely break over Christmas, I did too!
Hugs, LLJ 31 xxxx

Neet said...

Happy New Year! Hope it is a good one for you Helen.
Lovely crafting goodies (why do I never get any off folks?) for you to have lots of fun with throughout the year. Look forward to seeing what you do with the configuration boxes.
Hugs, Neet xx 12

Neil said...

Just popping in to say Hi. Hope the coming year is a good, creative and blessed one for you! Lovely goodies you got! I'm working on the floor too at the mo, but have to say, I'm looking forward to working at a table again!
Neil #36

slowlaneblog.com said...

Happy New Year. You got some lovely presents Look forward to seeing what you create with them:)
Silvia WOYWW#40

Bella said...

What good taste they have in crafty stuff! Lucky you to get these gifts, can't wait to see what you make with them.

BJ said...

Even more scrummy goodies to drool over. Happy New Year BJ#27

Julia Dunnit said...

Happy New Year, onwards and upwards girly! Back to work! itself is OK, it's the first early morning and commute that is always the shocker to me, alarming wake up!! Glad you enjoyed a restful Christm, you got some nice stuff I must say. your brother, my husband, his brother...I find January rich days quite hard and look at you already in the art groove...go you!

Tracey said...

Happy New Year to you. Wow some lovely crafty pressies. The card looks interesting too. Glad you shared the festive season with your brother and family. Tracey R ±48

Kate said...

Great Christmas stash, the little house box looks great as does the start of the card.
Happy New Year.

** Kate **

Bernice said...

Oh how nice to have got some new crafting goodies for Christmas! We don't go back to work until Monday, but I think the longer you're off the more difficult it is to go back!
Bernice #60

CraftygasheadZo said...

New crafty stash is always good! Glad you had a lovely time but boo to normal routine! We're not quite back to normal as Keagan doesn't go back to school until Monday. Anyway Happy New Year to you! Here's hoping that 2013 is a super year for us all. Take care Zo xx 69

butlersabroad said...

Tell me about back to work, yuck!! Up at 6am today, I'll be asleep at my desk by 11am this morning I'm sure! Lovely new goodies to play with, I have a birthday next week so have a few more crafty things lined up for then too!! We're only geared up for the snow because we get it every year, it would cost an absolute fortune to prepare the UK for snow, which might not come or only be around for a few days. SE Michigan spends over 2 million dollars most winters! That's a lot of money!!

Happy New Year to you, hope 2013 is good for you.

Hugs
Brenda

Caro said...

I hope the first day back at work wasn't too horrid. I love the look of all your lovely new crafting goodies. Have a very Happy 2013. Thanks for sharing. Caro #57

Ann B said...

Love those swirl stamps on your desk, can think of lots of things to do with them. Am also a fan of circles and spots so the birthday card in progress is a hit with me.
Glad you had a restful Christmas and hope it isn't too much of a bind going back to work, can't imagine what it's like after thre years of retirement.
Ann B 58

Erika said...

Happy New Year Helen, lucky you with all those lovely crafty gifts to play with. Santa didn't bring me any. Guess he thought I've got enough already!
All the best for a crafty 2013.
Hugs Erika. 59

Carole said...

New toys just waiting to play. Happy New Year #107 Carole

Twiglet said...

Great crafty goodies. Happy New Year! x Jo

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, lovely goodies to see on your desk today. I like the look of the make a swirl set and that little tin of inspiration is, well, it's inspired! Love it. Hope you had a good day. Wishing you a happy and healthy year ahead and I look forward to reading more of your posts throughout the year. Hugs, Elizabeth x #54

Nan G said...

Ooh configuration boxes and palette knives! Lucky you...nice Santa! New Year's greetings! Nan 78

Alexandra said...

What lovely gifts you received! Awww. :) And what a great start to your page. Happy WOYWW. :)

Elfcrafts said...

Hi Helen, what lovely gifts you got. Your card looks good looking forward to seeing the rest. Hope work went well, the holidays are over far too quick. Em x

Michelle Reed-Russell said...

Happy New Year Helen!
Lovely crafting goodies--have loads of fun creating.
Hugs,
Michelle #124

KatzElbows said...

Ah yes, that whole back to work thing, it really does get in the way of blog hopping! But I'm glad I got the chance to hop on over to you. I love your card; it already looks great and I can't imagine what else you're going to do with it. Can't wait to see it.

Happy WOYWW,
Love Rachel, #6

Krisha said...

Happy New Year! Running late this week so keeping it short
Krisha #114

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Helen, Ah love this....new stash to play with.. trust work was bearable and time to play later on!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #20

Di said...

The 'green stud' mystery was solved Helen! Happy New Year and sorry I'm a bit late for WOYWW. Hugs, Di xx #19

SueH said...

Happy New Year to you Helen!

It’s never easy to go back to work after a lovely break but it just has to be done….well for some of you anyway!

It looks like Santa was kind to you and brought you some lovely pressie…….just love the stamp set…don’t think I’ve seen that one before.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

kath stewart said...

thanks for sharing your crafty desk today..lots of lovely goodies to play with...happy new year...hugs kath xxx

brenda said...

Hello Helen,

Just wanted to say a somewhat belated Happy New Year to you and wish you all the best for 2013.

Two on the trot - can't be bad.

B x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lucky you! - The pressies not work!! Enjoy playing with them Chris#70

Lindsay Weirich said...

loads of new goodies, yay! Happy WOYWW & New Year! Lindasy #104

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love the build a swirl stamps and fab goodies you got!

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Lovely looking pressies - and good to know people made an effort to get you something they knew you'd like. I work in a clothes shop and January is affectionally known as 'Refund Month', because so many clearly get gift buying wrong! Hope you enjoy using them, Happy New Year and happy WOYWW, Deb # 131

My name is Cindy said...

Ooooh nice Christmas goodies - that'll keep you busy! Happy New Year, Cindy #61

RosC said...

Hello H, and greetings for a great year in 2013. Your secret santa was certainly generous - what fun.

Back to work is certainly a pain in the proverbial and I can hardly believe I don't have to do it now. I have about four clients who I see monthly and that keeps me interested. Wonderful.

Thanks for leaving me a comment. Glad you like the wild life shots which are all part of the joy of being in this lovely garden a lot.
Hot today! 40C plus, so watering tonight.

Smiles,
Ros. #125

Angie said...

Oh I need to do a post for my goodies I got a Christmas I suspect, but I'll have to unbury them first!
Angie #82

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love how the card is turning out, thats a really cool design. Looking forward to seeing the finished item.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41

MaggieC said...

I love that swirl set, and your card is beautiful. Like Shaz, I look froward to seeing the finished article. Happy New Year. xx Maggie #45

Angela Coles said...

lovely pressies there.
I unpacked my pallet knifes a few weeks ago, have fun playing with yours.

Alison said...

Lucky you! I didn't get any new stash for Xmas!
The sneaky peek looks great, look forward to seeing it all soon ;o)
Alison x

Gita said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by -- looks like you have a bunch of new goodies from Christmas. Hope you have fun playing with it all.
Brigita #101

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a wonderful haul you received!!! Crafty presents are always the best in my book!

Happy New Year!

scrappymo! said...

Obviously you were on Santa's good list! Looks like a great haul of paper crafting goodies.

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