Wednesday, 8 October 2014

WOYWW 279 - the secret is out!

If it's Wednesday, it must be What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? Head here to the Stamping Ground for the details and link up
.. not unpacked the bag of crafty buys since I got home!  there may be a hidden project under the journal - you'll have to check back this afternoon to see what it is!

 So, do you want to know where I was last week, on my secret trip?!
Well, if I show you this....

 ... some of you may recognise it and guess! (or you may have read the previous post!)





My friends Sam Lin (on the left in the photos) and Emma (missing from this photo) and I decided we'd go to the Happy Stampers show in Port Sunlight and, with huge thanks to  our very own WOYWWer Chris (third from left in this pic)
we got our tickets - following a chance comment at the WOYWW Crop in May - once again, Chris, a big thanks from all of us!

The reason I couldn't say in advance we were going, is the two ladies on Chris's left didn't know we were going, and were SO surprised to see us!



We had a great weekend, just wish we could have spent longer exploring more of Liverpool itself.
Port Sunlight itself is beautiful, you can read about
the trip here 

Oh, you want to see what's IN the crafty bag?? oh, ok, then as you asked so nicely...

there you go! restrained, wasn't I!  well it's not long since Ally Pally, after all...

I won't be able to visit many of you until at least Thursday as my boss is taking 3 of us to dinner and theatre tonight - Gordon Ramsey's restaurant at the Savoy no less, and then to see Evita!! How cool is that!  So, I'll catch up with you soon.  Happy Wednesday indeed.



44 comments:

Netty said...

OMG Helen wherever do you put it all.......lol

Have a great time out with your boss. Annette x

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Nikki C said...
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Nikki C said...

Wow you just are always showing off such fun goodies Have fun creating with it all hugs Nikki My Space

Regina Hamilton said...

You picked up some mighty nice crafting goodies at the craft show. #2

Maria said...

Looks like you had an amazing girls weekend away, totally loving your bag of goodies...
Have a great week of crafting.


Maria
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/what-on-your-work-desk-279.html

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lol! I was reading your post when WOYWW went live :)
Looks like that show was a bit better than Newbury...
See you later in the day to see the big reveal...you tease!

MA (4)

Create With Joy said...

Sounds like you had a marvelous time!
I miss our local get togethers!

Create With Joy #6
http://create-with-joy.com

Eliza said...

How wonderful to meet up with other WOYWW'ers I am currently doing that too another day planned tomorrow.

Great selection of goodies too, yes you were restrained LOL

Happy WOYWW
Thanks for visiting
Eliza #12

Belinda Basson said...

How wonderful that you got to surprise them! Great stash you got and I had a good snoop in the last photo. Those sprays look good and the stamps too. #17

Virginia said...

goodies galore Helen, I don't know how you get chance to use them all LOL

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah but my stash fits into three carrier bags!! Say no more ;-) !!!
Love the pics of you at Port Sunlight! Chris is looking well and happy, what a lovely thing to do. I like seeing group shots like that, good friends together :-)
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

Sharon Madson said...

Dinner and the theater! I know you will have great fun! And what a fun post you had today. Looks like you had lots of fun and oh what fun goodies you showed us too! #28

okienurse said...

awesome pictures and it sounds like you had a great time1 Love all the new stash! Have a great time at dinner and theater. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #25

Neet said...

I am even crosser now that PS got scheduled alongside Harrogate Show which meant I couldn't go. It would have been fabulous to meet you at last. Still, you got to come up north and have a good time by all accounts.
Wow, this boss of yours sounds a gem! What a wonderful way to treat staff. Enjoy!
Hugs, Neet xx 29 (but you have visited)

Jackie said...

Have a great time out tonight !
Lovely shopping you have
Jackie 10

Sarah Anderson said...

Wow, have a great time tonight, sounds fantastic

Angela Radford said...

Fantastic bag of goodies. I tried not to look but gave in as usual. I am going to Newark at the weekend. Hope you have a great time tonight, Angela x

Cardarian said...

Helen I just love all your goodies and I think the trip to Port Sunlight was wonderful - I must go to this show! You lucky girl having such a good boss - dinner and theatre! Wow!
Have a lovely time!
Hugs, Cardarian

Angela Radford said...

Sorry Helen forgot to leave my number. Angela x 39

Artyjen said...

Nice boss! :)
Have fun....you certainly look like you did at Port Sunlight.....it's just that bit too far for me unless I take days off work and only so many of those available!!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Those hearts are to die for! I wonder if I could make something similar! Have a crafty day! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I always love to come visit. I don't know how you craft in the floor, but to each his own! I just know you are going to have so much fun playing with your new goodies!
Glenda #44

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, very restrained indeed! I'm hoping to be ok to go to the Hobbycrafts at the NEC in November, so will try, (and probably fail epicly!) to follow your example, lol. Hope you have a lovely evening, it sounds like it will be wonderful. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #36 xx

Shoshi said...

Oooh mouthwatering, Helen, all that gorgeous new stash! Nothing like it, is there. It sounds as if you had a lovely time, too. Looking forward to seeing your mystery project.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #32

Bridget Larsen said...

Great stash you got today. That would have been a nice surprise, hope you all had a great time
Bridget #1

Chrysalis said...

It all sounds like a wonderful time, Helen. So great when you can share your crafting passion with friends. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 23

butlersabroad said...

Brilliant weekend Helen, I went back and read the other post too. My husband has family on The Wirrel and they've taken us round Port Sunlight before, beautiful place. Looks like you were pretty restrained with your purchases this time! Lucky you having a posh night out all paid for, have a brilliant time, it sounds wonderful.

Hugs
Brenda 48

Peg Robinson said...

nothing better than a girls trip and crafty stuff. Peg 44

My name is Cindy said...

great weekend and out again today - when do you ever find time to craft? Have a great evening and Happy WOYWW Cindy #41

Lisca Meijer said...

Lucky you! Looks like you had a 'stampin' time! Any excuse for a bit of stash shopping.
Gosh, Port Sunlight looks lovely. That's a well kept secret then.
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
Have a lovely evening out and a good week.
Lisca#35

Krisha said...

I don't care how BIG the stash piles are, there is always room for more....LOL

Sounds like you and your friends had a really good time.

Gordon Ramsey's restaurant??? You must share about that. He is very well known here too.
Krisha #61

Joan said...

Wasn't Port Sunny Fab! Loved seeing Leandra's Demi's and quite a lot of paper artsy stuff came home with me. What a lovely surprise for your friends

Hazel said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and lots of new crafting goodies. Just having a break in between getting things ready for my sale for Saturday. Thanks for sharing. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #47 x

Kate said...

Fabulous purchases, I admire the restraint! I noticed the bird stamps on the right of the 1st photo. I'm still thinking I might have to get them and now I want the JOFY one's too. I'm supposed to be getting rid of stuff, desk hopping for WOYWW is not a good idea!

Kate #68

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well I think you have a super boss always taking you to fab places! Glad you had a great weekend looks like you did and of course the new stash, well you always buy good stuff I know!! Take care Zo xx 57

Annie said...

Thanks for dropping in on me earlier and for your lovely comments. I've spent today looking after the twins and playing nursemaid to my daughter and I'm pleased to say she is moving a little easier today and making a steady recovery if but still rather sore.
Love the new stash and really hope you have a wonderful time out.
Hugs,
Annie x # 16

fairy thoughts said...

HI H
looks like you had a fab time....just seen the photos.... Ah new stash .... just what you needed I'm sure.... happy playing
janet #15

pearshapedcrafting said...

By now you will be having a fab time I bet! Lucky you with a boss like yours! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your goodies! Chrisx 74

VonnyK said...

Wow, talk about living the high life. I bet you had a fabulous time at the restaurant and the show. How lovely of you to surprise your friends, looks like another fun time. I have to say I'm impressed that you showed such restraint in the amount of stash you bought :)
Have a great week,
Von #19

butterfly said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend of crafty fun and shopping!
Alison xx

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Gez Butterworth said...

Sound like you had a terrific day! The one time I don't go lol. Hope you can come up again! Love all your creations Helen. Especially your Paris pages.

Gez xx

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