Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Penni's "Rubbish" Candy

Hello Everybody ... guess who's back ?!?

It's hard to believe how busy I've been recently, but I'm going to tell you all anyway because I am trying to justify my existence and I like a bit of sympathy and praise (not much of that around here !!!)

It all started a couple of days ago when I came downstairs ...


...OMG !!! Penni's craft 'area' seemed to have taken over most of our downstairs floorspace ...



... there was nothing to do except roll my sleeves up and start tidying...


... making sure, of course, that everything was filed and stored away in an appropriate place ...



The final result was quite impressive, even if I say so myself !!


As a result of all this hard work on my part, our local refuse collectors have gone on strike unless they get a pay rise. Consequently, I have got 1 bag of 'rubbish' remaining which I am prepared to post to one of you if you want it. In order to 'win' this assortment of apparently useful things you need to do the following please:
  1. Leave a comment on Penni's blog. There's only 1 bag of rubbish, so there is no point leaving more than 1 comment. Your first comment is the one that will be counted.
  2. Leave a link on your blog site linking back to this post so that other people can come and admire my hard work ... oh yes, and possibly win a bag of 'rubbish' candy.
  3. Be patient ... the winner will be announced on Friday 2nd September GMT, so no entries will be accepted after Thursday 1st September GMT
If anybody needs to know what is inside the rubbish bag ...



... there's lots of rubber stamping things, ribbon stuff, some bags of bits, stickers, brads and other 'useful' items. Penni seemed quite sad to see this stuff going into a bag, so I guess it's worth having if you know what to do with it.

Good Luck.

Stay Happy !!

Simon.


34 comments:

KimberleyG said...

Too funny! Nice to hear from you again Simon.

Sheila said...

Hilarious so off to post on my blog right now! Sheila:)X

Lorraine said...

lol what a mess i would have cried BUT check out the finished result i so want that craft room lol me very jealous and as for the 'rubbish' candy it looks likes your rubbish would be my treasure thankyou so very much for the chance of winning xx

paola said...

One mans trash is another mans treasure. I do hope you have paid up your insurance Simon as Penni may break your arms and legs once she knows you been in her craft space, lol
smiles
Paola
P.S: i do hope you are all well, miss our little chats, mwah! for the two little handsome lads.

CraftinGranny said...

So you didn't tell us what happened...Oh my how I'd hate to walk into a mess like that...LOL Sure looks good now that you've got a new look. Ditto on Paola's comment....trash to treasurer. So take a much deserved rest now and thanks for the chance to win. "Hugs" Carol
ps. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the sweet comment.

chrissy xx said...

Not sure how I landed on this Blog!!! Must have been the smell of smoke! or rubbish! But sorry I must have a bad sense of humour cause I LOL. Yes! I really did!
Soooo Yes! I am going to put your bag of rubbish on my blog for all to see.......
Chrissyxx

Pam said...

Ahhh Simon. Penni always says how amazing you are. Thanks for the visual - now we can see it too. Wait... I hear her coming - run for it!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Okay Simon the jokester...you are pretty darned funny! If you live through this, I wish you some serious crafting time with your wifey!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got a big laugh from the pictures AND the entire post. Too funny. The idea of only ONE bag of rubbish was also pretty funny. Loved it.

sasa said...

what a great post and what a makeover! Looks fab and ready for action - a job well done I say!
Thanks for sharing today. Sarah (at 1)

ScrappnBee said...

LOL! If I was not an ocean away and then some, I would throw my name in the ring, but no need to post that far! Simon, you crack me up! Next time you take down walls to get to the rubbish, make sure that Penny gets a few exra square feet out of the deal! Happy WOYWW -Amanda

okienurse said...

OMG Simon I hope it didn't take all that to get it cleared. I think I will keep you away from my DH! Love the nice and tidy craft space. Have fun with the rubbish candy! Vickie

Helen said...

Hilarious!! You're not coming anywhere near my space either, lol.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LOLOL - I love it!! Great post and incredible feats of rubbish removal. Can you sort out my husband's garage now, pretty please??

Cathy said...

ROFLOL!!!! That is hilarious!!! Wish my hubby shared your dedication to ensuring Penni has a fabulous work space!!
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Penni that was fabulous, you will have to come and do the same in my craft room, not that I would wish to have the wreckers in as well though. Stunning candy by the way. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Sue said...

Lol fabulous post Simon, lovely tidy crafty space now, bet Penni is chuffed with it, im sure the rubbish bag is full of essentials,sue,x

The Art Town said...

This post is really funny~ but thanks for the "rubbish" candy though~ lols~~

jude said...

Love hubby's post !Did make me smile ...lol
Hope you have fab wedensday love the look of the tidy craftroom
hugs judex
75

dianneo said...

Great post. I need a cleaning fairy to come and take care of my mess!

ally fiddy said...

LOL- thats so funny. I hope you didnt get rid of anything Penni really wanted to keep.

O and if you could come round and sort my workspace out next that'd be great. The bin men round here are fab too so no worries there.
:-)

famfa said...

Very funny, perhaps you should set up your own blog! I will take your bag of rubbish. Love rubbish, you can never have enough. Don't be sad Penni, someone will look after it for you.

JoZart said...

You nearly had me fooled there as I gasped thinking something dreadful had happened, well it is such a relief and a laugh....
Love the new craft suite and the rubbish looks amazing!
JoZarty x

Spyder said...

omg! and I thought I was the messiest piggy!! Love that very tidy craft room, can you mess it up again by next week!?! So funny...have a great woyww
((Lyn)

Elizabeth said...

Hilarious! Glad it all ended well and the room is looking absolutely spiffing now. Nice candy too. Hope your week gets even better. Elizabeth x #60

Ardilla said...

Hahaha... you made me laugh!!! Lovely post...

Thanks for the chance with the rubbish, Penni :)

Di said...

Oh Simon how funny! Don't go giving Len any ideas! I'd like to say how delighted I am with the stamps and punch which arrived yesterday morning. I love them - err, once I got into the very securely wrapped box! That was a real tease and I resorted to a kitchen knife! A million thanks!! Anyone wanting to buy any of Penni's pre-loved goodies that are for sale now and then - don't hesitate! Di x

Claire said...

I love this post... I can just imagine my other half doing the same (only he doesn't know my password I don't think) I will definitely be sharing this on my blog... and the bag of rubbish would happily sit in my craft room... Well done Simon on the clean up... you did work hard.. xx

Morti said...

Oh Lord... that's too funny..... WTG Simon! Hmm, I wonder if Mr B has my password..... (pootles off to go check)

Stressed Stamper said...

Good post Simon - not sure if the workmen were diet coke moments though!...thanks for the chance...fingers crossed
Sarah - Stressedstamper x

Lorraine said...

I don't want to be included in the draw for your candy, thank you, but I just had to say what a great post, pmsl. Had me cracked up.

Caroljenks said...

You did a good job Simon - but I still prefer YOUR desk ;)

Have linked your give-away of Penni's Goodies to my blog

Thanks :)

Carol x

Is said...

Hi Simon and Penni, this is Isabel from Spain, I'm impressed too with the final result, it's amazing! You have quite a nice rubbish... :) thank you for the chance to win.
Isabel.

Tini A. said...

cool...what a really funny post! Love it!LOL!
Thanks for the chance to win.