7 May 2014


This is the stash of goodies I bought here on our wedding anniversary day trip last Tuesday. 

Finally an A4 size Fiskars cutter (I use my small one almost every time I craft!), a BIG lined journal, cute washi tapes, a classic da Vinci mounted stamp, and I've opened the suffragette pack full of replica papers, posters, tickets, etc. I'm going to have such fun with these :)

Thank you baby bro Jon for my birthday pennies!!!

Scroll down to yesterday's post to see LOTS more birthday and anniversary photos! It was a wonderfully busy week, but I'm still recovering - hence I missed last week's WOYWW.

Now, I'll try and visit lots of desks gathered over at Julia's Stamping Ground... 

Wishing you a great week xx


  1. Happy Birthday & anniversay . A lovely Hydrangea gift from you friend also . Happy woyww Jill #13

  2. Glad you had a great birthday/anniversary. love the goodies, what a great pack! Happy WOYWW Helen 13

  3. Looks like you had a great birthday and found lots of lovely things to buy, it doesn't get better than that eh? Annette #9

  4. Wow, Claire, you had an awesome birthday and anniversary. Lots of lovely gifts, cakes, and goodies. And that doesn't include all the crafty goodness you purchased. Wonderful. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

  5. Happy birthday and nice to see you got spoiled with all that new crafty stash gave fun with it all hugs Nikki 12

  6. Belated birthday congrats! Lovely photos you've shared with us - the cookies made me smile. You've certainly had fun spending your birthday money, what a lovely lot of new stash!! Enjoy :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

  7. Anonymous7:06 am

    Happy Birthday - and LOL! I am dyin' to see how you use the Torturing Women in Prison bit of ephemera... DOH!
    Good luck with your cutter - I have it, and the smaller guillotine one, and use them both a lot (need a new blade for the trimmer, so you've reminded me of that - the odd benefits of WOYWW are many and varied.... :))

    Happy WOYWW!

    Mary Anne (1)

  8. Happy birthday, and happy anniversary! What a gorgeous collection of stash to celebrate! I love the Suffragette material that you hve got, and how lovely to have a new paper cutter. I've got the older version of the Fiskar's one (takes the same blades) and I wouldn't be without it. I also have an A4 guillotine (purchased originally, many years ago, for office use). Both are in constant use in my ARTHaven.

    Thank you for sharing your birthday and anniversary with us in your previous post - I so enjoyed reading it all, and have left you a comment.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - I am so sorry to hear that your early adventures in book binding were so cruelly curtailed. I can see that it's a fairly physical activity requiring a certain amount of strength - in both hands! I am no longer able to do the large scale paintings (murals) I used to do, but thank goodness there are always alternatives for our creative expression, and we have to look at the moving on as an adventure, and not as something we have lost - that's what I have found, anyway.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #24

  9. Such a lovely post and how delightful to scroll down and see all the lovely pics of your loved ones and the gardens. Have a lovely week.
    Sandra @41

  10. Hi Claire
    Happy WOYWW. Happy birthday and anniversary. Enjoy your new treasures...man I love Washi tape!!
    Annette In Oz #39

  11. Hi Claire - happy everything! I've quickly scrolled down to peek at your lovely pictures, but have bookmarked your blog to come back for a closer look, when I've caught up with the other WOYWWs - and the ironing is done! What a lovely lot of new goodies for you to play with. Have a great week, Chris # 47

  12. Congrats on your anniversary, ours was at the end of last month. Great haul you got there. #28

  13. Congratulations on your anniversary .... Nice shopping !
    Thank you for your visit
    Jackie 3

  14. Oh lots of new goodies! Belated Birthday and Anniversary best wishes! Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

  15. Belated best wishes on your celebrations!
    Great NEW stash to play with too, how fun.
    Wonderful picture of you smiling so big.

    Thanks for the visit this week
    Krisha #18 who fired the laundry folding fairies this morning!!

  16. Hi Claire,

    Happy belated birthday and anniversary! What a lovely couple you are!

    I love the vintage papers that you bought. I can't wait to see how you use them. I must confess, I like washi tape too. Although I bought some on sale at Hobby Lobby and it wouldn't unwind without tearing to shreds.

    Thank you for visiting me already!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay (17)

  17. Happy birthday best whishes on your celebrations!

  18. Lovely stash and it looks like you have been having fun. Thank you for your visit. Karen #22

  19. Looks like lots of things to keep busy!

  20. great stash you bagged yourself there. the suffragette cards look really interesting, I wander what you will do with those...... cards scrap booking maybe?
    happy Wednesday
    janet #31

  21. Lovely goodies on your desk today! Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #20

  22. Buying stash on an anniversary trip - how did you wangle that !
    Amazing - must work on my Much Beloved on that one ! Thanks for visiting ! Ali #19

  23. Some interesting items on your desk. Our men are very understanding putting up with craft shopping on your anniversary trip.
    It must be love lol! Angela x 46

  24. Happy returns Claire, looks like you've had a marvellous time - I loved the photos of the tulips and gardens.
    Now you probably have a plan for it, and I really like the suffragette ephemera, but I have no idea what I'd do with it - you won't forget to share will ya?!

  25. hi Claire sorry im so late in visiting life always seem to get in the way!... what fab goodies im sure you will have a great time using them .great photos a very happy birthday and anniversary crafty hugs Andrea #26

  26. Morning Claire, I'm rather late on the WOYWW visiting, but I'm getting there.
    Your birthday stash looks good, bet you are now enjoying playing with it all. Baby brother looks rather nice too! Not that I need another man, but I can still appreciate nice things.
    I hope you will show us what you make with the suffragette bits.
    Chris #32

    1. Well, Chris, he is single... :) x

  27. Belated birthday and anniversary greetings. Lovely photo and great goodies.
    Thank you for visiting me - sorry I am so late. Hugs, Neet 25 x

  28. Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11


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