Tuesday, 1 May 2012


I cleared my desk so there would be enough workspace for two as Carol of Stampattack intended to visit today for a workshop to plan and make samples for the forthcoming Port Sunlight Show. Carol will be exhibiting and I'll be demming for her on Saturday, May 12th. If you intend to go to this great stamping show I do hope you have your ticket or you won't get in! 
Sadly Carol was yucky after catching a tummy bug from her GD so had to cancel today. Get well soon Carol!
 The desk did not stay clear for long as I decided to press on alone with a few experiments and ideas and not waste the time or space! It soon got messy!
Busy week for me as Wednesday I'll be joining some WOYWWers in Manchester for a meet up, lunch, a mooch around the galleries of the Northern Quarter, a visit to Fred Aldous Craft Store and maybe even to Affleck's Palace. There'll be a couple of surprise WOYWW visitors to make the day fun but you'll have to wait to find out who turns up. It's exciting!
WOYWW?? Yes it's Wednesday so it's
 What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 
when our headmistress Julia of stamping ground gets us to show and tell about our workspaces and crafters from all over the world join in and many more just pop in for a nosey. Join in or just take a snoop.... it's amazing!


Karen said...

I do hope Carol feels better soon and the show all goes well. Enjoy your day out in Manchester today with your friends and I hope you all have a fun time :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #12

Annie said...

Have a fab day together. Wish we could join you :-)
A x #60

Anonymous said...

Jo, how lovely to meet up with others from this site!!
Sorry Carol couldn't make it.BUT..don't you just love a tidy space, ready to dive into and make a mess on!
Judy #24

Bella said...

Enjoy your gathering and isn't it funny how even with one of you the desk gets full rather soon.

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Have a great day out Jo :) Sounds like it'll be a busy one, wear comfortable shoes :) And I think I can spot a little project in the making on your table lol. Looking good so far :) Pxx

Ann B said...

I'm coming, but then I'm not one of the surprises. Have also thought about Abakhan Fabrics, it's up on Oldham Street. Just have to figure out how we can squash it all in an afternoon.

Ann B

Neet said...

Can't wait to meet up with you and Ann and our mystery lady. Will you ever forgive me for not revealing who?
You've missed Abakhan out on the list - very important for me as Ann pointed out.
Ha ha, I know what you're making.
Hugs, Neet xx #27

Jackie said...

My first thought as i saw the first picture was ...but its so tidy....secound picture felt more normal!!! he he
have a great day out today
Jackie 54

Queen Of Toys said...

looks like creativity in progress. thanks for sharing.

Eliza #19

Julia Dunnit said...

Loved the cards (projects) you made for DD to spread love with, the tag book for the birthday is a lovely idea. And the pics of Chester are great - I wonder if they're planning something as wonderful to commemorate this Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Am excited for you today, a good get together with fellow crafters is always a great tonic..and am intrigued by the mystery guests!!

lisa said...

Poor Carol. I hope she feels better soon. Glad you didn't let the time go to waste, Jo, as if you would.
Wishing you a wonderful day in Manchester. Don't forget to tell us all about it later.
Hugs Lisax #79

Sunshine Girl said...

Nice to see it didnt stay empty for long! have a fabulous day. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 29

Ali said...

Oooh a WOYWW meet-up? That sounds lovely! Wish I could have come. Hmmm... might have to organise something in the Leeds area... there must be a few WOYWWers in Yorkshire, right? :D

Ali said...

Whoops! Forgot to sign in! It's Ali at #97! :lol:

inkypinkycraft said...

A super busy desk!!! Have fun hugs trace x 40

Helen said...

And your desk was looking so tidy.... hope you are enjoying your day out!

famfa said...

Enjoy your day out. Already know one of them as I just happened upon her blog. Lovely messy desk. Just my kind.

Famfa 116

MvM-design said...

Busy desk;-)

Happy WOYWW Wednesday!

Hugs Marleen #25

Redanne said...

Hi Jo, your desk looks really creative now, did not like it when it was tidy! Have my ticket and looking forward to my first visit to Port Sunlight. Your day in Manchester sound idyllic, hope you all had fun. Anne x #44

Victoria said...

thank you for the peep around your crafting area this week
Vicky #107
ps could you let me know if you visit, I have visited you as I always visit (if possible) back everyone whom visits me.
pps my candy is still open, 2 saturated canary digi's of your choice

Jingle said...

Those tag books look pretty fun!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you and Neet (among others) will be out painting the town today. Hope it was fun. Happy WOYWW from #4 this week.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah so busy desk there Jo well done you! and love that guillotine there that is one serious tool for cutting have fun! happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

Twiglet said...

Hope you had a great day! x Jo

May said...

Lovely creative desk Jo.... Have a super day with the WOYWERS.. Enjoy!! Hugs May x x x#32

Lee said...

Awww what a shame,do hope she will soon be better so you can both have some fun.Hugs xx

Hazel said...

It still doesn't look messy - just being used to get creative. Hope the plans for the show are going well - wish I could be there. - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hope you all have a fun day together. Spying your "cutter" to the right. Just saw one last Saturday at my card class and one is on order for me. I am tired of the ones that need to have blades replaced and never seem to cut straight. Loved the tag book. #139

Bridget Larsen said...

sya hello to Carol and dont forget to take a photo of the meet up so we can see who you all are um who all those desks belong to
Bridget #172

VonnyK said...

Nice to fill the desk again isn't it. I really want that guillotine!!! I tried to get my hubby to get me one for mothers day (in two weeks time here in Aus) but I don't think it will happen. Yours looks like a really fab one.
Have a great week.
Von #3

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

You've a busy schedule, a fresh desk is always inviting to get creative.
in the wee hrs playing catch up between storms. Have a great weekend

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, have only just seen your comment about meeting up in Manchester, pity I would've loved to join you. Sounds like a great day in the planning reading here. Also decided not to go to Port Sunlight as I spent enough at the NEC a few weeks ago and then with going to the Liverpool show I thought it prudent not to put myself in the way of temptation lol. But if I'd known you'd be there I would've come especially as my friend Pat is going. I was just wondering the other day whether you still worked with Carol. I think I did have your email addy when I used Incredimail, I didn't transfer all the addresses when I stopped using it but did print them all out are you Jo Ma? it seems to ring a bell. Have fun at the show. I'll tell Pat to look out for you.
Anne xx

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a tidy desk but it's nice to get it happy and messy again too. Looking forward to seeing some pics of the meet up too.

Brenda 114

okienurse said...

saw that cleared off table and thought something horrible had happened...robbed or sick or something...I am thinking about planning a trip to visit a friend in Liverpool next year...may have to organize a visit with the WOYWWer's in the area. Wouldn't that be a hoot! Gonna give it some thought! Have a great week. Vickie

JoZart said...

Oh, Vickie that would be marvellous to have a WOYWW meet up in Liverpool! You've just got to do it... just set a day or two by for it. How exciting.
It was a wonderful day on Wednesday with 5 of us and we'll be doing a special post soon but have to hang on a while before posting. Can't begin to tell you of the fun we had... it was so special.
Love Jo x

Cottage Remnant said...

a busy desk is a happy desk :0)


Spyder said...

Sorry for my late woyww visit, been away, and came back to no email and worse still , no blog! I thought I managed to get round on my 3G dongle, but no sign of me!! Desk look looks inviting both tidy and with crafty stuff!! Have a crafty week!!


millefeuilles said...

Ahh, a messy worktable! As my French husband says: 'you can't make omelettes without breaking eggs'. He's right!

Things sound busy in the best sort of way for you and I'm jolly happy about that.

Have a great time in Manchester.


ps When will you be heading for Nantes? (My husband's birth town.)

Daniella said...

Hi Jo!
Thanks for visiting me! And double thank you for noticing my Hello Kitty's peeking in on my desk!! I am going to tell that to everyone on my post for WOYWW 5/8/12!!! You are awesome!! I love your blog, and I am new to this party (only 3 weeks) so I may not know the people you are meeting with, but I can't wait to find out who you meet with!
"see" you tomorrow!!