Tuesday, 2 April 2013

WOYWW - Busy Easter - no crafting !

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend !
I had my sister, brother in law & 2 nephews down to Wales to stay with us - the weather was still freezing cold but at least it was mostly sunny !

So what with heading out and about with the boys there was no time for crafting - well Tom, my youngest nephew, loves to make a scrapbook of his adventures when he comes down to see me - so we had a happy Sunday afternoon scrapping - snug from the cold in the sunny conservatory !

We had a fun day Friday at the Dan-yr-Ogof - the National Showcaves of Wales - with some amazing caves to explore and a whole array of huge dinosaurs !! Tom knew the name of them all !!

Then yesterday we headed for Techniquest, the science museum in Cardiff - all hands on stuff for the boys to do ! And some for us grown ups too ! 

They had a thermal imaging camera set up which you could stand in front of & see your own image - yes that weird figure in the picture is me !!

So on my desk today there is only some new arrivals ... my new copy of Craft Stamper arrived today - and the new Art Journaling magazine. 
Also I had ordered Dina Wakely's new Journaling book - and as I have a weakness for the Tilda books - I just happened to drop her new Fairytale book into my basket !

At the back are a couple of sheets of alphabet stickers I grabbed when we took Tom to Toys R Us on Saturday ! My journal is to the left - hoping to get back to it this weekend but have a mass of things to scrap now !! And on Tilda's book a funny note from my sister - she is teasing me about my hoarding tendencies - she has said "here is an interesting little jar to keep interesting little things in ! " 


  1. Hi Ali
    I'm glad you had a lovely Easter. Great places you took your nephews to! Cuddle up with mug of hot chocolate (white) and enjoy your magazines! x

  2. Hi Ali,

    It sounds as if you had a wonderful Easter full of love and family. How cool that your nephew enjoys scrapbooking.

    The magazines and books look very interesting. I like the cover of the Journal book. See, that would draw me in!

    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (no # yet)

  3. Sounds as though you had a fun Easter with your family...thanks for sharing...Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (23) xxx

  4. Will have to look out for that art journal freedom magazine, have not seen that one. Love the picture of you in thermal imaging how cool is that. Thanks for visiting me already, love my new space it feels just huge..
    Sandy :) #16

  5. Sounds like you had a great Easter! I am jealous that you have Dina Wakley's book...I hope to get it soon! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us. Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #13

  6. Love the thermal image.... great day out! Enjoy Dina's book - it is gorgeous!! Helen 4

  7. What great photos to scrapbook with..looks as though you had a lot of fun. Happy WOYWW. Pam#14

  8. I too was away, but got some crafting in. That pile of reading looks yummy. #45

  9. Looks as if you had a great time with the youngsters. Great thermal imagery and a lovely magazine haul!
    Hugs, Neet 6xx

  10. sounds like the kids and adults have had a fantastic time with outings and hands on stuff.
    Your desk is looking good this week with all your lovely magazines and books waiting for you to sit down with a cuppa with them.

    Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
    Ria #33

  11. Not read my craft stamper yet but have read half of the dina wakley book it's great !
    Jackie 8

  12. We have Craft Stamper on subscription but we'd love to try the Art Journalling mag, We're off to have a look for it. Your Easter sounds lovely.

    Waving hi from the bears @#69 this week.

  13. Love CS - at the moment it's the only mag I subscribe to and I ALWAYS get inspired, however remotely, by it. What I make may bear absolutely no visible link to the mag, but often all it takes is a tiny germ of an idea and I'm off! Love your thermal image BTW. You do look a bit cold tho'!


    MA (1)

  14. I love collecting scrappy magazines. Looks like you've got a bunch of goodies there! Happy woyww!

  15. What a fun Easter and I have that book too the Freedom one. BJ#60

  16. Hi Ali, I didn;t get any crafting done over Easter weekend either -definite withdrawal symptoms! Couldn;t wait to get in there for a couple of hours yesterday, but probably won;t get any more time until friday :-(

    Happy woyww, and glad you had a fun weekend with your family

    Debs #63

  17. great pics of a fun weekend! i'd love to know if you'd recommend dina's book - it's on my birthday wishlist, but i've read mixed reviews...
    thanks for dropping by already and leaving a lovely comment!
    happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
    no. 2

  18. It sounds as though you had a wonderful weekend with family, and that photo with the thermal imaging is awesome. I loved looking at those great new mags etc. Have lots of fun with them. thank you for your visit and your kind comments. Have a great week. xx Maggie #16

  19. I'm glad you had a nice Easter.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  20. Hi, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Your posting looks really good fun. I like your blog too, very interesting


  21. HI Ali...LOL I am already addicted to surfing through craft blogs! The WOYWW thing just gives me another excuse to meet more awesome crafts folks! Thanks for sharing you (too neat) workspace today! LOL...sounds like you had a great Easter weekend!!! Craft On!

    #141 Daylee's Creative Doodling!

  22. Good grief, I haven't been to Dan yr Ogof for years!!! Not since my lads were an awful lot younger...good to see the dinosaurs are still there! And Tecniquest is fab too...I have spent many happy hours there....happy days :)
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

  23. What a nice selection of reading material.. I have 2 of those 4 lol
    Thanks for visiting me, Hugz Minxy #60

  24. Nice looking magazines! And what about the stamps just above the glue stick? I see a squiggly border looking one? Thanks for the visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan #19

  25. "Interesting little things" indeed! It sounds like you had fun and busy days - the 'weird photo' is awesome, it works with heat I guess? I would love to have one of myself, must check out the museums in the Netherlands - I'm sure there's a 'technical' one somewhere. I love seeing the magazines you bought. By the way, do you know FEATURING magazine? www.featuringmagazine.com Thanks for the visit to my blog the other day and happy - belated - woyww, Marit #77

  26. Hi Ali looks like a lot of interesting reading and thanks for showing us a bit of Wales as well loved it when was visiting a while ago now... happy 200 WOYWW thanks for popping over, Shaz in oz.x #9

  27. G'day Ali
    Its only my second week doing WOYWW. I'm late as I have had two huge busy days and just had no time to get to the computer. As well as when Julia posts the WOYWW post I am at work and its already in the evening here on Wednesday by then LOL. Love the images from Wales...I really like cave trips too and the boys seem to have had fun at the science place...oh and you LOL. Have fun with the new goodies.
    Annette In Oz #74

  28. Lol yep that is what my sister would do lol. Looks like you had loads of fun when your sister came to visit and when everyone has gone home you get to do some of my favourite reading material! Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx