Wednesday, 22 February 2012

WOYWW... Candy Time...

...ok, so... especially for Sue... Holy Moly and thrice... and... cor blimey indeedily! This last week has fair whipped itself past again and here we are, back at Wednesday and time for the desk hoppers of the Bloggy World to unite in the marathon hop that is What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday... hosted by the inimitable Julia, click HERE for all the deets on how to join in.


So. My desk. Well, my actual real desk is devoid of any kind of craftyness... it is clean, tidy, mess free and looking very very boring... but... I have got yesterday's desk to show you instead. Day three at the Stitches trade show and this is my desk just after 9am... neat and tidy and full of inky and stampy goodies. And my samples, across the front... and my Grid Blocks *ones I actually bought for me*... of which, someone decided to relieve me of. Well, one Spool sample and 4 Grid Blocks to be precise. I am NOT happy and, in a way, I am hoping that whomever decided that their need was greater than mine is reading this post and feels totally and utterly ashamed of themselves. We are crafters. We all love stash. And, up til yesterday morning, I thought that we all respected each others stash... it seems, however, that there is, in any walk of life, someone who has no scruples.



Moving on... on a much happier note... check out this display!!! All the gorgeous brand new Studio 490 stamps, Art Parts and Blossom Bucket embellishments... and... real, proper, genuine (and GORGEOUS) artwork by Wendy Vecchi... seriously, that art... lushness... sooo many little details and elements, I could have gazed at it for days (well, I did, when no one was looking lol)




Last week I didn't get chance to get around to very many peeps' blogs... so ... here's a little candy giveaway to one person who leaves me a comment on this post... my way of a thank you (and a sorry) During the show I have been making little bits and bobs using the gorgeous Studio 490 range and Ranger products... demo-ing on Art Parts, Grunge, Distress, Idea-ology... all kinds of loverliness. And... eventually I managed to finish the piece and put this Spool together. This is what I will be giving away - just leave a comment on this post and I will randomly pick a winner next Wednesday, February 29th.


I have a cunning plan for today... catch up on yonder t'internet, blogs, Sunday Stamper entries, emails etc... they have been neglected this past few days... and then... unpacking my tote trolley jobby and putting stuff away (I am not going to break this resolution of keeping the Room of Stash tidy.. ohhh no, I am going to be a good girl lol) and then... I shall adopt a supine position on the sofa and catch up on the tellybox... a couple of Corrie omnibuses (now, are they omnibuses or omnibi? lol) should keep me occupied :O)) Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

97 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

Someone actually stole your stuff?!? OMG, that's a crime against man, nature, the state, and the Int'l Code of Crafting!!! Shame on them!

Love the bits and bobs ... it's stunning!

ellen vargo said...

HOW RUDE!!! I don't understand it... how could a fellow crafter STEAL from one of their own? It's just wrong! However, I love your spool creation - FABulous-ness! Miss you... Els xxx

Anonymous said...

How awful that someone grabbed your grid blocks and snaffled your spool - what is the world coming to?!
I love your pretty spool and would really like to give it a new home if I'm lucky enough to win it. Thank you for your generousity - you are a star!

Lynn Wild.

Pam said...

Oh, my poor dear! You are actually lucky that it hasn't happened before... Yes, dishonesty exists everywhere, sadly. My bead friends have had jewelry, patterns, even pictures stolen, some of the pictures reposted on the 'net on other comercial sites. It is a travesty, and there is a special place in H##l reserved for them.
Your spool is drop-dead gorgeous!!

Lorraine said...

OMG THE CHEEK it makes me so so mad its not right.
Although on a nicer note your project today is so very beautiful i absolutely love it thanks so much for the giveaway huni xx

Lilnute said...

OMGosh, someone actually stole from you, how rude is that!?! I hope they are in a tiny hole somewhere feeling thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
On the brighter side I love your spool, its so cute. I have never been into altered art but after watching you demo I have just started to have a dabble, its so much fun getting messy..lol.

love and hugs
Dawn x

Dee in N.H. said...

OMG! I can't believe someone would make off with your stuff! They must be about all eaten up in shame right now!
Love the spool!!! Gorgeous!!!

Glennis said...

That is unbelievable, that someone would steal from you. Shame on them!!
I could quite easily give your gorgeous project a loving home - thanks for the chance

Dan said...

Love your display of samples Hels, fantastic! :) Sorry to hear about the grid blocks though :(

Yvonne said...

People never cease to amaze me, poor you!

Love your bits and bobs, Hels!

Val said...

Another dash of Hels fabulousness is this - absolutely adore it. It would wonderful in my home.

And as for your stolen stuff - totally despicable! I think I'd cast a spell on the culprits - one that prevented them from ever crafting again.

Valxx

Vipera said...

Looks like you spend time very good ) that desk looks lovely, gorgeous, inspiring )))
thank you very much for share the photos!
Have a wondarful day and Happy WOYWW!

Olga x

Larisa said...

OMG!! Very bright job! you couldnt get any more adorable then this! So cute!

Tuire said...

Unbelievable, what some people can do! How can they use stolen stuff...?
Have a much better day!
Hugs
Tuire #37

glamgran said...

Oh Hels, what a pleasure to view your work, & a giveaway? Crafty Heaven!

Terry said...

Hey there Hels, your spool looks totally amazing wowzerss fabulous colors, the lushes stuff from The Wendy and the rose my goodness, totally love it. And how rude of that person to steal your creations totally wrong they should be locked up. This is not right.....hope you still have a fabby day Hugs and really great that your giving us the opportunity to make a chance on your candy wowwzersss Good lcuk everyone. Hugs Terry xxx

Buttons said...

Beautiful spool, inspirational as usual. Shameful behaviour by whoever it was that relieved you of your blocks. What goes around tends to come around so let's hope they get theirs. Enjoy the telly!
Buttons x

Red Kitty said...

Thats just awful, how could another crafter do that to a fellow crafter, no respect.
Your latest piece of art is beautiful, so fingers crossed its me.
Thanks for doing the giveaway.
Sandra. X

Kaz said...

How very dare they! It's so sad that there are peeps out there that have no morals!

Your make is just faberoonie, as always.......enjoy the tv Hun u so deserve it x

Kaz x

Annie said...

The nerve of some folk!
Fab project on show today.
A x

Helen said...

Coo, the cheek of some people - and at a trade show????
I would look after your spool very carefully should I win it... under lock and key! Hope you have a lovely lazy day (after tidily putting away all your stash...!)

Barb Cady said...

I'm so sorry that your grids were stolen. I Hope whoever did it is Feeling really horrible. I can't believe there are such dishonest People about at a craft show, or sadly perhaps I can. Hope something really Good Happens to you now, you deserve Great Pay back. Sorry bout the Capital Leiters my Computer has gönne all German on me! Xxx

Jona Panesa said...

so sorry about the stolen stash!

Rita said...

I never thought crafters would have stolen from anyone,moreso a fellow crafter. Much nicer to think it might have been a non-crafter. What a fantastic prize Hels, who would not treasure one of your creations. Hugs Rita xxxx

Disco Queen said...

Hi Hels, Sorry to hear about your Crafty Stash. It is horrible when our trust in others is abused. The 3D sculpture you have created is stunning. I can't quite believe you are willing to give this masterpiece away. I would be overjoyed to give it a new home so fingers crossed for the draw. With love & admiration.

Caz said...

I will be polite and not use any swear words!!! As it was a trade show, surely the people attending could get things at wholesale price not "shop price" which makes the STEALING of your grid blocks an even bigger shabby act than a non-trade person doing it - it's an appalling thing to do whoever they are. I can't imagine how one person could STEAL those blocks and a spool, they would need a second person to block them from view, wouldn't they??? In which case there are at least 2 mean and despicable people who are hopefully reading this and package up what they STOLE and send the package back to you!!!
The spool is stunning BTW!!!
xxx

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely sample desk.....but what a bummer about the blocks!!
xoxo Sioux
Thanks for the chance to win your fabby spool. ;)

Joanne said...

Well I too hope that nasty thief is reading your post today because here is a punch in the nose for them - splat!
See you next Tuesday chuck.
Hugs Joanne xx

Julia Watts said...

Really disgusting that your stuff was stolen - glad I didn't have my grid blocks with me. Stunning finished sample - I didn't finish anything. Still a fun and tiring few days methinks. See you soon. Love, Julia xxxx

Craft2gether said...

Well, how organised are you blogging so soon. I've still got my feet soaking in a bowl of warm bubbly water!!! It was great to get to know you over the past few days and I'm sure we'll be catching up real soon.
And I hope whoever stole your stuff has got the message!
Take care. Lynne xxx

ElizabethR said...

Wow I can't beleve someone nicked your stuff, hope their fingers drop off! Love the spool it's gorgeous. Elizabeth in a great mood today lol xxx

Marion said...

I was really sorry to read about the theft Hels. That you should have anything stolen is a disgrace but for someone else in the "profession" to do so seems even worse to me.

The display of goodies was indeed wondrous but I would have spent all my time studying your fantastic samples.

Marion

Fuchsia said...

Thieving swines !!!!
that is so rude when you have gone through all that hard work .
great believer in Karma me .
well your desk looks fab with all the lovely goodies you have made and glad you had a great time

Lizzy said...

Take it as a compliment, they are obviously totally untalented... and are completely envious of your very beautiful work! You have inspired me to get the distress inks out again, and after the Sir Tim shows yesterday on QVC I am revitalised! I shall also lay on my sofa and contimplate what I shall create next ! lol xxx

Redanne said...

I just love Lizzy's comment and I think she is probably right but at a trade show - you would never expect that in a million years. I do know one prominent craft person who had her handbag stolen at one of these events. I guess there will always be opportunists out there.... Your spool creation is stunning, I would give it a good home too. You deserve a rest!

Anesha said...

Very sorry someone stole your samples, there are some not so very nice people out there.

Karen said...

I love your show display although I was really sorry to hear that someone took some of your stuff, that is just so sad that somebody could do that. I love your spool though, its so beautiful, its gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

jude said...

It saddens me that someone should actualy pinch your work!Or even crafty stash...just unreal well whoever it we shall all watch out incase they put it on there blog as there work.Ther are some people who do this ,it happened to me few years a go they stole piccy off my blog of a paperbag album wedding one said it was there doing and even entered challenges with it .I know Brenda has recently put a thread on her blog about someone pinching other peoples work that was recently.So will keep an eye just can't believe another crafter would do such a thing!
Your Spool creation is stunning i would love to have a chance to win thanks hunni and chin up!
hugs judex34

betjunroe said...

This is a beautiful piece Hels! The colors look so rich and warm and I would love for this to come live at my house. Bette

Sarah said...

Oooh to be drowning in that pool of Wendy loveliness... Looks like everyone had such a blast at the show - apart from the pilfering - how low can they be?
Loving the vibrant colours...I even dug out my Color washes this week...!

Thanks for letting us look in, enjoy WOYWW and your week, Sarah at 16.

Gabrielle said...

So glad you enjoyed Stitches! Looks like it was a blast! Love your spool giveaway - might have just the home for it... Would bribery work?! I'll swop you this for SWEA... No? Cheesy Chester Cheetos? No? Oh you are one tough cookie! Happy Wednesday!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...so many gorgeous items to choose from on the stand i could look at it allday too...the person who decided 'what was yours is theirs' has to live with themselves, what goes around comes around as they say, their happiness will be short lived...Mel :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful display and beautiful artwork. Its a shame that people steal - its maddening and such a violation of personal space. Anyway dont let it spoil your day. love you work!

lainey said...

Can't believe another crafter could do that!! When you are so generous to give your beautiful art work away!! I hope it didn't spoil your day too much Hels :) loving this beautiful piece Hels, your work is faultless!!

Kirsty Wiseman said...

i didnt know you were at stitches (insert angry face here). Id have come to see you xx

SueH said...

OMG, It’s unbelievable that someone would walk off your stuff, you’d think you could trust fellow crafters wouldn’t you.

Love all the samples you’ve made, there’s lots of work gone into them.


Happy Crafting!

Sue
x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

How rubbish you got stuff stolen. I recall at my local stamp store they had a fab book created by the Magenta team to show all their stamps and someone stole it. It's just so disheartening when that happens. But your piece is lovely and no-one can steal your talent so that's something. Happy WOYWW.

Mary Anne

Elizabeth said...

How could someone steal your stuff ... there's another illusion spoiled! I thought crafters were nice, honest folk :( If whoever did this crime is reading is they should by now feel thoroughly condemned. Love your spool, it's soooo beautiful, making my efforts look like a pale imitation of the real thing :)) At the time of writing I'm imagining you now prone on the sofa soaking up the pleasures of Coronation Street ... I'd say the plural is omnibuses - think buses :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #80

kath said...

so sorry hels that you lost your grid blocks and beautiful sample to a mean nasty thief and at a trade show too...been there and it's a horrible feeling...so lovely to finally meet you...big hugs kath xxx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hi Hels, how bliddy rotten that someone stole from you. It's sdomehow worse that it happened at Stitches, where everyone who attends is a retailer. May they never stamp anything straight with their ill-gotten grid blocks.
Apart from that horrible thing, I'm glad you had such a great time. Your samples are gorgeously gorgeous & thank you for giving us the chance to in that little beauty.
I hope you're having a fab - and relaxing - day.

May said...

O my word, someone stole from you it's so sad as most crafters just want to share there is no need to steal, I hope they are ashamed of themselves! Your spool is so pretty and my humble home would welcome it to come and live with me, you are so generous , Hugs May x x x

Shazza said...

oooh now this desk is a true feast for the eyes Hels, had a close up look and the samples are just fabulous. Cannot believe that someone stole from you!!!
No idea what a grid block is but hope you get some to replace the stolen ones. Love your giveaway, thanks for the chance to own one of your Art Part thingies
x

scrappymo! said...

Your table looks great...lots of stampy paper crafts.
I am sorry that you experienced a THIEF! I believe in karma and think your thief will get his/her come uppance at some point in time.

Karen R said...

Hi Hels, your display looks great, sorry that you ended, which looks like a fab few days, with missing stash, you can't believe it some people have a nerve, grrr. Hope u enjoyed your corrie catch up.
Karen xx

kay said...

how awful for someone to steal from your display,do hope it didnt ruin your time at the show,enjoy your feet up,x

Maureen said...

You truly would not expect to have something stolen at a trade show, i't's truly disgraceful!! Love this latest spool!!

M said...

That is one gorgeous piece of candy! thanks for the chance to win it!

and thanks for sharing your wisdom about the curly tags... i see that i am going to have to buy that tag die..!

M x

danemi1 said...

first time on your blog and wow - am gonna be back for more

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, I cannot believe someone stole your stuff! That is horrible! I hope they can't even enjoy using it because they are so disappointed in themselves for stealing!

Happy WOYWW!
Katie #14

nerllybird said...

OMG, I can't believe someone stole your goodies! I don't think I could actually use something if I'd come by it dishonestly. Still, I think it's the exception that proves the rule - that we're all lovely! The spool is fab, pretty sure I saw one of them round here somewhere the other day....now, what do I need to unwind?? :D
Helen S

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work. Hard to believe that someone would help them selves to your items at a trade show. Shame on them!!! Keep up the good work.
Bree

RosC said...

Well, damn this thieving. Pity one has to keep an eye on stuff in what should be a good environment. Lovely project though.
Take care,
Ros. (103)

RosA said...

That's awful! Hope the thief is feeling very guilty by now!
I see some lovely stamps and goodies on your stand! We don't have many papercraft events here, but I do like to get along to just one a year!

Mary MacLeod said...

Can't believe someone stole from you!! I was once on a retreat where someone stole the class album.Your display is fab.

Mary

karen said...

As always everything you make is awe-inspiring! The thief must have really loved your work but it is still no excuse to steal. Sad.
Enjoy your telly watching!
xoxo Karen #93

Anonymous said...

How utterly mean of someone to steal your stuff. Mean AND nasty.
Don't let the idiot get you down.
I would love to WIN your work.Everything you do has style. I enjoy your ramblings and faffing about very much, so keep up the good work.
Diana

Pat said...

I can't believe someone would actually steal your art.Don't let such unpleasantness spoil things for you after such a good show
Patxx

Crafty mop said...

I can't believe your stuff was stolen that's terrible really bad.........apart from that it looks like you had a ball and all your samples look great .....how mant times did you stroke all the new goodies!! Your spool looks great thanks for sharing your time at stitches x

craftimamma said...

You are a more generous spirit than I Hels! I would hope their fingers drop off!!! I cannot abide dishonesty in any way shape or form. Sorry, rant over!

Love all the pics in this post and the artwork on the front of your desk is wonderful. I love the flower wreath more or less in the middle ....... total delight all of it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Can't believe someone walked off with your stuff, horrible person. How very kind of you to offer such a wonderful creation - I think it would look fab in any one's crafty space, but especially mine! Lol Enjoy this week's WOYWW snoop of the crafty & creative desks around the world. Take care Zo xx 81

Dawn Louise said...

I just love your work and your articles in craft stamper always gives me something new Ty try, thanks hels x

Paula Gale said...

Hi Hels mate - reading this has made the penny drop on the FB comment. Why oh why would somebody go up and pocket something that was there for the enjoyment of others, then decide your stash was going to be theirs. These actions seem so incomprehensible to me - but then, we're in the 'good guy' camp - unlike that robbing B@'t@'d... Sorry you had to be on the end of their trashy actions.

I hope by some miracle, that someone has a conscience, but being as they clearly can't have one who knows how many more people have suffered at the hands of this person? Hrmmmmm and tut tut.

That display is mind boggling and those samples are divine. clearly a labour of love! Wouldn't expect anything less!

I know us crafters jest when we see nice things and say things like 'i'm going to steal that' and I want that for my own etc - but to actually DO it. Nah, still can't get me head round it. Shame on them. Hope they have sleepless nights forever!!!!

Paula x x x

snazzyoriginal said...

This finished spool looks fab, your colours are always so lovely. Great chatting with you, hopefully see you at Ally Pally xx

Bernice said...

It was great to chat to you on Tuesday at the show

Peggy said...

A little late visiting.. so sorry to hear someone stole your stuff. can't imagine what they'll say on judgement day... shame on them Your work is out of this world I love visiting. The spools are awesome have a great week! thanks for sharing

daisylulu said...

Hi Hels, It was lovely to meet you on Sunday and your samples were to die for. That bu**er who nicked your stuff - I hope their face bursts out in boils!
Keep up the gorgeousness!

Suzee Murphy said...

you know the saying Hels ... what goes around comes around ..... just think KARMA ! ... and so proud of you for not destroying my city while you were in Bham lol
Suzee xx

MaggieC said...

Anyone who steals from you is no crafter, not really. Crafters are thoughtful, generous people, who would never steal your things. That is awful, I really feel for you. Hope you can remember that the majority of us are not like that. xx Maggie #11

LisaK said...

Can't believe the cheek of some people!! Bloomin' outrageous. Shame on them!
On a happier note, your creative spool is wonderful! Hope I am lucky enough to give it a home. Thanks for the giveaway Hels : )

Rozalia said...

Sorry your enjoyment of the trade show was spoilt by this despicable act. Booked myself on one of your workshops for 25 March - so looking forward it.
Rose

shirley said...

It's a horrible feeling when some one nicks your craft stuff. I have had my Timmy distressing tool gone missing.
While at a stamp camp, my best stamping buddie had her almost 'new' looking cuttlebug plates swapped for a pair of very well used and scratched plates! They are so bad that when you use them the scratched pattern on the plate embosses onto her cards. The lovely lady running the camp gave my friend money to buy new ones.
Love your creation Hels :)

Heidi said...

It's sad when people are not honest. But one can't dwell on such sadness, it takes away from a happy day.

On a lighter note, the art is just beautious! It would look. Dry nice he on my old wooden desk. LOL

Debs said...

Lower than low
They are the ones that have to sleep at night.

Jackie said...

I can't believe someone would dare to steal from a fellow crafter. Thanks for sharing your desk.

Gayna said...

Hi there, what a stunning piece of art. Sorry that your time at Stitches was marred by a spot of light fingeredness. At least faith in human kindness was restored!
ttfn
Gayna

Mynnette said...

Have you found your blocks?! That is so rude--I hope the person who took them DOES feel ashamed! What's happened to common courtesy?! Your creations are always amazing--and this one is no exception! Fabulous!!! :)

JoZart said...

There is always one who spoils it for everyone else and also destroys our trust in the general public. I too have had stash stolen both goods from the stand and samples I had made. Those people will get pay back one day for sure.
Your spool is so desirable and I wouldn't steal it but would still love it!
joZarty x

Carol said...

There is always one isn't there - every time I teach in one of our local stores something goes missing - or ruined!!

Totally gorgeous spool and all those goodies out on display I'd be salivating!!

xx

Sue said...

I cannot believe that someone stole your stuff, that is beyond belief. Lets hope that guilt is making their day just a little less bright.

But having see your work I can fully understand why someone would want to own a piece of your art as it is fab, amazing and just damm right perfect.

maxine said...

wow your work is stunning, I love these spools they look stunning. I'm sorry to hear someone has stolen you're craft stash.

Lin said...

Hi Hels

What goes around comes around so that bl@@dy thief will get theirs and some hopefully!!! Hope it didn't spoil the rest of your time at stitches tho...those samples look fantastic...so is your spool!!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Can't believe someone walked off with your samples,totally despicable!... and at a trade show too!! :(
Love what you did with your spool Hels...gorgeous work!!... :)
Jan x

BarbaraW said...

Your work is fabulous. I'd love to own a piece of your art. So sorry to hear about the theft.

Morti said...

Oh that's sick. Some people.... tsk

As Pam said, you're fortunate it hasn't happened elsewhere, but it shouldn't have happened at all!

Fab spool hun...

Morti #50

Janeyc49 said...

Hope you are having a lovely time in Preston Hels, sorry to hear about the mean person who stole your stuff grrr! Loving that spool and what a good home I could give it. Thanks for giving us the chance to own it.

Janet x

crafty creations said...

OMG how wicked was that - I hope they got a puncture on the way home !!!

Love love your spool and I have just the place it would sit in my craft room - please pick me xx

Maggie said...

How awful to have your stash stolen Hels and from a possible crafter.......there are no words hopefully it comes back to bite them in the b**. The glory of Wendy's products oh I wish I had been there...thanks for the chance to win an fabby prize

Maggie H*

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