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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

WOYWW #201 and 500th post

It's time again for our weekly Wednesday desk hop around the crafty blogosphere - get yourself over to Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground if you want to know more.

Here's my desk. Have been all over the place craftwise this last week, doing bits of this n that. Got a new set of Crafty Individuals stamps on my desk - they are from Craft Stamper as I had something published this month - Woo hoo!! I should really be getting  started on a couple of commissions but BORING, so instead I've been playing with the little charms you can see for the Artful Times swap.

The round ones are recycled from little medals we had at work (now out of date) - I found a huge stash of them the other day so I have plenty to keep me going. I just need to think of a better way to disguise the edges, I think I may need to fire up the meltpot and try some more with the old 'faux soldering' but I don't have much UTEE left at the mo - that's on my list for Ally Pally next weekend though!! The other two are stampboard. I'm just waiting for some glue n seal to dry so that I can add some little findings etc and then they'll be all done. I also got a pack of 'Fragments' from my local Hobbycraft for £2 in the sale. Bargain!! I thought they might make nice charms as they are quite light (unlike dominoes which look great but are soooo heavy). Unfortunately you can't punch them with a cropodile and I have no idea where my dremel is. I'm also never sure whether I should be allowed to use it unsupervised and hubby is still away ........

Haven't progressed very far with my tissue box but going to have a crack at that this afternoon.

 Have a lovely WOYWW, I'm intending to spend the duration in my craft room as I was very, very good yesterday and cleaned the whole house. Ergo, today is MY day and nobody better disturb me LOL!!

Just noticed that this is my 500th post (must get a life). I have three waxed ATCs I was going to put up for trade but I think we'll have a spot prize today to celebrate. I'll pick 3 random 'winners' from the comments tomorrow morning around 9.00 am.

If you will be at Ally Pally next Sunday do let me know - maybe we can arrange to meet and say a quick 'hello'.



Karen said...

Love the gorgeous charms! Your holly box is cute too. We all have bits half finished lurking! Sorry can't get to AP but saying "Hi" anyway! Karen 72 x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Cindy and BIG CONGRATS on your 500th post! Those charms look lovely and I can't believe you got Fragments for £2! You LUCKY GIRL! Have a great time at AP MMx #67

Helen said...

I'll be there on Saturday.... have fun (my list is huge, not sure how much of it I will end up with, eeek!!) Have a great day whatever you end up making. Helen, 8

Jackie said...

I am hoping to go Saturday as well
The tissue box is coming along well
Little charms are nice
Thanks for visiting me
Jackie 3

Heather Alger said...

Love your charms they are great x
Happy WOYWW Heather #73

Karin said...

Your charms look great.
Happy Wednesday #83

maska said...

Gratulerer med 500.
Have a great day.

Laurart said...

Gorgeous charms and great workdesk...Hope you will have a lot of fun today! I am not doing WOYWW but just wanted to pop in and say hello! Lots of love from Laura xxxxx

Neet said...

Not going to AP - sad face! Love the look of your charms - thanks for joining in and congratulations on your 500th post.
Have a lovely spend at AP and enjoy yourself, you know you will.
Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet number 16 xx

Winnie said...

Loving your charms! I haven't done anything like that. Your tissue box is very cool too! I had to laugh at the unsupervised comment as my late hubby used to HIDE my xacto knife when he went to work (yes, I am a danger to myself, so now hubby #2 got me the retactable one, and wants to be home when I use it.)Thanks for your kind visit! Winnie #76

Fandhmum said...

Hi Cindy,
I love your charms and congratulations on your 500th and being published,
Rosie x

Sandy Leigh said...

Those charms are so unique and pretty! And 500th post? Well done!!! I think it says a lot about those who are consistent with their blogs. Maybe someday, all of our blogs can be turned into books! Thanks so much for your visit today too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #52

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL! Like you, I cleaned and cleaned all day yesterday and had no intention of doing any of that nonsense today!!!! Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #32

Claire said...

big congrats on your landmark 500 posts! i'm not even halfway to that, yet :)
what a wonderful, busy desk, and i'll keep my fingers crossed i'm a lucky winner - i'd love one of your ATCs :)
happy WOYWW and have a great week!
no. 4

The Taming of the Glue said...

I'm only there on Saturday but have a lovely time at Ally pally.
Love the charms. Happy WOYWW. Pam#24

The Taming of the Glue said...

Have a great time at Ally Pally. I'll be there Saturday. Love the charms. Happy WOYWW. Pam#24

Robyn said...

Thanks for visiting my place and welcoming me to yours.
those faces look like a lot of fun!
Robyn 133

CraftygasheadZo said...

Your charms look fab, I was intrigued by them at last crop so looking forward to seeing you and your charms in June! Enjoy AP! Take care & enjoy your week. Zo xx 88

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, congrats on your 500th bloggaversary!! And on getting published too...can I have your autograph?? ;)
Sorry, I shouldn't tease! Actually, I love the charms you've made, they're really fab and very vintage looking.
I would be ever so grateful if you could bring even just a couple of items to the crop...thank you so much :)
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi cindy
well done for being published in craft stamper... my favourite mag. I haven't had mine yet... some glitch but it is on it's way so I will look out for you. the charms look great. I know what you mean about the dominoes but recently I found some nice small ones in a charity shop...dont you love a bargain. the stash record is not about the cost it's about remembering what I have... menopause memory again
janet #25

Christine said...

Thanks for dropping by... Tinkerbell is nearly ready to fly.
Those charms are pretty but, tell me ... what are 'waxed' ATCs?

Bishopsmate #86

Debbie said...

Hello Cindy! Thanks for visiting my doodle blog/ desk this week! ... Love your little charms!

Sounds like you have had a busy week!

I ordered print samples of the doodle dog and tortoise ( in my gallery) and picked them up today...the doxie turned out nicely...the tortoise, I enlarge and it printed fuzzy so will try again with the original and we will see how it goes...

Have a fun-filled week!
DayLee's Creative Doodles #135

505whimsygirl said...

Your charms are beautiful. Way to recycle! Congrats on 500 posts!! Yay. Please put my name in the hat for the drawing.

Hmm, I read that Neil is going to Ally Pally (and someone else but can't remember who). Have fun!

Kay (12)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Congratulations on getting published! Love those charms! Chris122

scrappyjen said...

Interesting little tiles on your desk. I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

famfa said...

Busy lady. And yet you find time to clean. Hope you have fun at ally pally - you should Meet plenty of woywwer s there as I have seen many commented on going - am very jealous. Congrats in your 500th post
Famfa 97

Cardarian said...

Love your post and your little charms - it is really a shame we won't see each other as I will be at Ally Pally on the Saturday! Maybe next time!

Annie said...

Have fun at Ally Pally and congrats on your 500th post.
Thanks for calling by at mine yesterday.
A x # 43

Carole Z said...

Thanks for visiting my desk yesterday! Well done on your 500th post! Love those charms and also just looked at the finished ones, gorgeous..Carole Z X #116

Anonymous said...

Wow, those look cute as a button. I gave up wearing dangling earrings when the kids were small and tended to grab at them, but I am tempted to drag them out again. Not going to manage Ally Pally but you have fun and share your stash haul when you get back!

Happy (late) WOYWW

MA (10)

Anna said...

Love your little charms! Lucky you finding the little metals to re-purpose!
Congrats on your 500th post!
Hope you enjoy your day at your art desk!
Anna #150

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love your charms, they are so petty.

Hettie said...

Gorgeous ATCs you made (seen the post now!) Must get my cauldron (Hubby's name for my pot) out soon. So much I want to play with but so little time.
Do try lacemaking. Size of fingers do not matter!
I am at AP tomorrow but will try to leave some goodies for you!!

SueH said...

Thanks for stopping by this week Cindy. I’m sorry it’s taken my so long to make a return visit but just not felt much like spending time on the computer up till now. But I’m on the mend now and ‘ready to party’.
I’m loving the charms you’re making, they look fab. And what a find were those medals from work, they should keep you going for a long time.
Have fun ‘shopping’ on Sunday.
Happy Crafting!

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