Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WOYWW #224

I wasn't around last week for WOYWW I missed you guys.. We went on a trip for the week to Phillip Island.. So when we where not exploring and walking, I was collecting pamphlets and tickets from the places we visited so I could pop them in my new smash book. It was quite fun to have something to do with them.  I took the box on the right with a heap of bits and pieces that I had printed out before I went.. So just sat when we got back to the caravan at night and cut and pasted them into some kind of order, I really liked it, was quite relaxing.. I still have more to do. I want to make a flip out one of this pamphlet from the quarantine centre in Sorrento, Its from when the ships came through the heads if you had diseases on board you had to stop here back in the days of tall sail ships. So that's what's on the agenda to do while its all still fresh in my mind.. I will do a separate blog post for my trip of some photos of the highlights. The penguins where the highlight for me they where just so cute.

I am not really one for collecting souvenirs of places so this was what I brought when I was wandering around the shops..  The butterfly stamp is hand carved the lady said it works best with acrylic paint well that will be perfect for my new Gelli plate.. I loved these letter stamps they are so tiny and just the perfect size for on cards when you just cant find those perfect words.. Stamping sayings in the smash book yep will get some use out of these.. Chevron washi tape yes what a find.. Unusual souvenirs but ones that will get used so perfect for me.. 

Had to leave you with one picture of the beach,this is just over the dune from the caravan park where we stayed walked along here every day so peaceful, I was always the only one there..  
Julia from  WOYWW gets us all together every Wednesday to have a look at desks from all over the world.. Grab a cuppa, I have mine here, and take a browse.. Thanks for taking the time to comment and enjoy the blog hopping around all the desks.

Have a great day
Sandy :)


  1. That beech looks so lovely!
    What a cute little butterfly stamp you got would love to see how it goes on your Gelli plate

  2. Hi Sandy, oh gosh I remember Phillip Island and the cute penguins, can't believe they're still there lol. Great idea to journal all the bits n' bobs from your trip - happy memories and all that. Thanks for the 'tidy' compliment, I just can't seem to work in a mess, have to clear things away as I'm finished with them.
    Cheers, Elaine #28

  3. What a gorgeous beach - and it looks as if the weather was lovely too.
    Great shopping and great collection of leaflets I bet - look forward to seeing them on here.
    Hugs, Neet 30 xx thanks for the earlier visit!

  4. I love what you bought! How fabulous to have a stamp that works well with acrylic paint and one that will be unusual too! I love the idea of a Smash Book; I now look out for leaflets and so on when I visit places - it makes trips and holidays even more fun! Happy WoYWW! Julie Ann xx #45

  5. Hi.
    Loving having a peek at your world today. It all looks like fun from here. Great souvenirs too
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week.

  6. Your smash book will be a delight treasure to remind you of your fabulous trip!

    I am also a collector of tiny things so I love your butterfly and bitty alphabet! I'll be watching for your gelli print creations!

    Wishing you an inspired WOYWW!

    Lynn #46

  7. I really like those stamps you purchased. Can't wait to see the project you make with them. happy crafting #1

  8. Great photo and I love your little stamps :-) I got some tiny letters a bit like those ... soooo useful :-D


    IKE in Greece #49

  9. What a beautiful hand made butterfly stamp and your picture is wonderful

    That thing you where trying to figure out on my desk is a bracelet I haven't trimmed the edges of the thread off yet. I like to re-inforce the knots with a drop of glue to make them last longer.

    Nikki 6

  10. Hello again, Thanks for the peak and have a great day . Roberta 7

  11. Hi Sandy
    it sounds like you have a wonderful time away and you seem to have collected a lot of bits to be added to your journals. I love you bits you bought while away
    Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
    Ria #61

  12. I love crafty souvenirs, a great way to remember a trip and practical too! MMx #107

  13. Late getting back today but my DD had her baby early. What a day!
    Jo x

  14. i just bought some of these little alphabet stamps tonight too :) Lx

  15. So glad you had a great time down at the island and those penguins are so cute waddling around and walking for miles to their homes in the dunes. I was so pleased to hear you had a good time and read about the old cottage art room, good giggle ha... Awesome finding some art supplies too. Anyway we will catch up soon as Di and I will be heading down to the new K shop, let me know when the move is complete will you.

    Say hi to DH

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda

  16. Looks like a beautiful place, haven't been down that far before, I've been down to Melbourne once and Sydney a few times but never that far down. You got some gorgeous little bits there. Love those letter stamps.
    Have a grat week.
    Von #44


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