Wednesday 17 April 2019

WOYWW 515: Playing Away from Home JJAMMMA Meet Up

For once I am actually writing my WOYWW post on a Wednesday, the perks of the school holidays lol.  I even took a photo of my desk this morning as I unpacked from my gallivanting yesterday afternoon and the latest arrival in the post.
I admit to indulging a little in the recent Spring Sale over on Claritystamp.  I have even purchased my ticket for the open day in Leyburn which isn't until September,. I was determined not to miss out this year.
Yesterday I had the most fabulous afternoon, meeting up with fellow JJAMMMAs Jane Telford, Lou WIthers and Kaz at the monthly JJAMMMA get together in Stockport.  It is rather like a WOYWW crop minus the cake: far more laughter and chatting than crafting, but worth the journey for the company.  There weren't as many there as usual this month due to illness and prior commitments but a fun time was had by those who made it.  I actually travelled quite light for a change.
And I actually managed to get some work done too (Ecoline pens and a water brush on water colour card).
Kaz is shy, so I haven't taken her photo.  On the other side of the desk however Jane and Lou were quite happy to share.

Jane was working with her Gel Press Petites making card toppers and Lou was prepping for an up coming One Day Special on Hochanda.  Thanks for your company yesterday ladies (Kaz too).

I am enjoying the school holidays and have managed some shed time every day so far.
JJAMMMA = Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art.
WOYWW = What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday? a weekly blog link up hosted by Julia over on The Stamping Ground for nearly 10 years now.  Please do pop over and visit! 


Helen said...

Looks like you had a great day, and some fun crafting too! no cake?! what is wrong with them! Helen #1 (thanks for your early visit)

Lillianb said...

Looks like you all had a great time, Always nice when crafters get together. Great new arrivals in the post,

Lilian B # 7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's always good meeting up with crafting mates! I like your bright coloured backgrounds and well done for travelling light, lol!!
Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

Christine said...

School holidays are the best! We're off farm visiting today with Dex.. yeah!
Love those little square stamps, was very tempted but I 'have no room', stash is still trying to get out of the door!
have a good week
Christine #20

Donna Brooks said...

Looks fun to get together and craft. Xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Sarah. Yay for school holidays!!! My grandies would concur - one taking A levels this year and two doing their GCSEs - so much revision going on, but still time out occasionally! Well done on shed time each day - wonderful. I know how cosy your shed is, so I'm sure you have been having loads of fun. (Was going to say shedloads, but thought better of it:-(...)
Sounds like your day out was great - well worth the drive.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Jane said...

Lovely afternoon. It always is!!! Xxx

Sue C said...

its great sometimes that whilst crafting you manage to have a catch up & a laugh with like minded friends. Looks like you had a great time. You reminded me to book my Leyburn ticket, I managed to persuade OH that Yorkshire will be lovely for a September break. I have been to Crowborough before but can't make Ditton this year. The way the year is going September will soon be here !! Enjoy the rest of your Easter break.

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow Sarah, one pair of glasses. Even if I had to wear em all the time I think I wouldn’t trust myself with one pair😅 glad to see your holidays are as productive as your work days...I wonder do you ever actually stop and just sit like a lump and do nothing?!!! I like the look of the seed heads on that die, no doubt you will do great things with them!

Glenda said...

What a lovely day you had. Looks like you have a lot of goodies to play with too! Happy WOYWW Glenda #22

Shoshi said...

What a fun day you had, Sarah. I love your striped backgrounds - gorgeous delicate colours. Nice new stash too.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #16

Lindart said...

Looks like lots of fun was had by all! Do you each have your own projects to work on? Your new purchases look awesome, lots of creativity ahead! Thanks for sharing, have a great week! Lindart #27

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Sarah, and for your good wishes for my tooth extraction next week. So glad you like my felt flowers!

Shoshi x

Neet said...

Glad you are enjoying your school holiday and getting some crafting time in. Good fun when crafting with friends too - funny how it turns into a gigantic natter though.
I need to be more disciplined this time - but bet I won't be - I need to get on like you do at these meetings.
Have a great rest of the holidays.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Annie said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all.
Annie x #12

Caro said...

Looks like you had a great day - how nice to be able to join in with a crop and chat. Love the look of your new purchases. Thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW. Have a great week, with love & God Bless, Caro x (#15)

BJ said...

Love your colour washes and your new goodies too. It's a year since I really crafted, blogged and linked but hope I'm getting my mojo back. Thanks for the visit BJ#24

StampinCarol said...

Looks like so much fun! And some great goodies to play with! Love the watercolor backgrounds, too! Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
Carol N #26

Diana Taylor said...

It looks like you had a really fun day. I love your new stash, the little fairy stencils are so pretty. Your Ecoline backgrounds are lovely - I have the individual bottles but have not seen the pens before - something else for the list I think!!
Enjoy the rest of the holidays,
Diana x #21

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, Glad you had such a nice time with your crafting friends.

Fab backgrounds.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #10

Elizabeth said...

Looks like you had a great day out with the ladies. Your new goodies look fab and I love your pieces made with Ecoline pens - beautiful colours. Enjoy the rest of the holidays. Ellie x #30

Anne said...

Hello Sarah good to hear you are getting time everyday to play. No cake !!!!! What does this mean :-) Your day out though sounds like fun. Love what you have been creating. Anne x #18

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love to craft with friends, nothing better.Pleased to hear you're enjoying your holiday. Have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x17x

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Sarah, ooh what a fun trip this looks like it was for you and fun things followed you home :) ~Stacy #29

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Looks like you had a great meet up again Sarah, Lou always seems so bubbly and fun. Glad your enjoying your Easter hols & getting some creative time. I'm trying to resist these sales atm but it's proving very difficult. Have a great Easter Hugs Tracey x

Dorlene Durham said...

It is definitely better to hang out and create with friends than by yourself. Looks like you all have a fabulous time. Dorlene #33

Mrs.D said...

It sounds as if you are making the best of the school holiday, spending the money you earn in term time.
Thank for visiting my desk in what Tracey called the Creative Tower, you should see me at the crop but don't think himself is coming.
Now, let's see if this posts
Chris #13

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Sorry I am so late. I seem to have lost several days somewhere on the M25. You seem to have had a great time yourself with Jane and Lou. Are you going to the Open Days? See you at Maria's class. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #34