WOYWW 577 – Water Ripple & New Stash

Firstly, apologies for being so late. I won’t even go into why I am only sitting down at 7.25 pm to type this post!

Secondly, I do actually have something to show you.

Thirdly, if you are as late as me (or in a different time zone) and would like to join in with WOYWW (What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday), then go and visit Julia’s Stamping Ground.

Here is my crafty table. I am mid-way through the next module of lessons for my Ink Lily pens, and have just left everything out ready for my next colouring session. I am known for usually tidying everything up as I go along, but a flare up of hip pain has meant that I am in a ‘can’t be bothered’ mood. I resorted to taking pain relief today and applying pain gel (prescribed by a hospital doctor a few years ago and only used when I really need some relief). That did work and I have had a productive day – editing this blog (got a few new affiliates to work with – companies with holiday cottages etc in Pembrokeshire and a national company – so get in touch if you want to book a holiday to this wonderful county or anywhere else in the UK) and farm business.

I have also had some crafty stash delivered today. The ‘Swiffer’ was recommended by Tim Holtz for cleaning down after using embossing powder etc, and he is right, it does work really well. I ordered a new set to replace the one that must be several years old now. I have received the fantastic set of TwiMarkers from Arteza – going to test them out and blog the results. There are 100 pens, so you can imagine how excited I am! Then there is part of an order from Create & Craft (the new Sizzix dies and embossing folders should arrive tomorrow). Mel Heaton had a bundle including some Poppy stencils, a pack of Sumi Paper (I still haven’t found out what I am going to use this for – will contact Mel directly tomorrow and ask her!) and various mixed media products from the new Cadence range. I thought this would be a good opportunity to test them out, and the stencils will be fabulous for all sorts of different projects. The Cadence range seems to be well priced and has good reviews, but I do like to see for myself.

I hope everyone is well and enjoying this mini heatwave (known as an early summer day in Spain!). I have had some time today to sit out in the sun (and hubby has taken over the grasscutting duties now that we have grass in the back garden too, so it was doubly wonderful to sit and relax whilst he used the mower!). Planning a trip out for an icecream tomorrow (we can travel 5 miles here in Wales).

Will settle down in front of the tv with my iPad now (got The Bakeoff Professionals to watch and I think that Sewing Bee is on too) and visit some of your wonderful blogs.

Ali x

(ps Don’t think you are going mad – this blog has been changed to a new template – I was asked to blog about Pembrokeshire, so I have had to move things around to reflect the widening of my blogging activity. )

(pps Update on crafty stash delivery. The 3rd courier today has just brought my 2nd parcel from Create & Craft – Sizzix goodies. Will show them off next week. If you want to see them sooner, I will put some pictures up on Instagram tomorrow @aliwadedesigns).

9 thoughts on “WOYWW 577 – Water Ripple & New Stash”

  1. Hi Ali. Fun stash awaiting you there – and now the rest has arrived as well… goodness, you are going to have SO much fun!! Well done with the drawing.
    Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  2. Hi Ali, it is always great to have parcels arrive with new stash. I am very naughty as I love to open my parcels and then I find a home For them in my craft room, for use “When I have time”. Enjoy your new stash x Angela #33

  3. Hi Ali, I’m a bit later than I would like to be but been busy all day. New stash looks good, great make of pens, bet you’ll like those. Wishing you a happy week and a creative woyww, Angela x19x

  4. You are so lucky to be able to order things most international deliveries have been suspended here in Spain. Enjoy your purchases. Ani

  5. oo thats exciting – i had a delivery of the tonic box frame dies last week but still haven’t had chance to use them. Enjoy your ice cream :).Hope you remain pain free and have a lovely week. Soojay #17

  6. Lots of lovely new goodies for you! Your desk looks so neat and tidy – ready to use all those new pens…
    Happy Crafting Susan #13

  7. I am really late catching up with visits Ali so no need to worry about joining in late. I do hope your hip settles down soon. There’s nothing nicer than receiving lots of lovely new stash. I will be interested in your review of the Arteza pens as I keep seeing them advertised. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  8. Great new stash, Ali – have fun playing! Well done with all your blogging activities which I hope will prove lucrative for you. You are very skilled with your IT stuff! So sorry to hear you’ve been in pain, and I hope it’s easing off now.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #26

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