Wednesday, 21 April 2010

WOYWW 21.4.10

Wow, Wednesday again!  There isn't much on my "desk" on the floor today (did you spot I added a bit to my blog header?!) after I finished the frame (yesterday's post) earlier than I thought.

I have however, found a few more drawers you haven't peaked in yet - more stamps - these are some of my Stampscapes stamps (I don't do anything by halves, as you may have gathered...) The drawer on the left has them double depth as it's a deep drawer.. and there are lots that haven't fitted in either drawer (I really wish Homebase hadn't stopped making these units....)





and this is a sort of anything goes drawer!
I haven't used some of these for a long time (possibly never for some of the train/plane/boat ones) I am sure I bought them for a reason...








Lastly this is a box of all sorts that is a real mess - boxes of glitter (bottom left) chalks, stuff I don't use much. My coloured UTEE is in here too, somewhere - I really WILL get my melt pot going again sometime...

The maps I tore out of an old diary a couple of years ago, as I thought I could use them - for something!!  One day....
This box lives on the spare armchair behind the "Timmy" box I showed you a couple of weeks ago.
(You can tell I don't get many visitors, can't you!)


I haven't got much further with the Tim H Ruler book - I stamped a Wendy V background on it, but in distress ink and found it wouldn't dry over the paint - it smudged even after heat drying and leaving it overnight - so in the end I washed it off with a damp paper towel and stamped it again in a permanent ink.
In the top right corner of my craft mat are some butterflies left over from the flower frame from yesterday.

I am not sure when I will get to link this to Julia's blog, but I will try and get round to see you all soon!!  If you have been reading this and don't know why I am showing this right mess, check it out here where every Wednesday an increasingly large number of like-minded people show everyone what they've been up to in their craft spaces.

63 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

I'll link you over at my place H, then no-one willmiss your fab post. We share a passion for stamps for sure - I can count at least 8 that I have from your revealing drawers! Love the new title - I expect every new visitor will be as impressed as I am baout your floor space!

Cathy said...

ooh, love all your stamps - I am drooling ;-)

LadyBug said...

what a wonderful collection of stamps. great storage as well. i like how easy it must be to locate a stamp. nice and neat. this appeals to me :)

Rach said...

oooh delish goodies.x

Wipso said...

What a fab stash of stamps you have.
A x

Deanne said...

see this is why i cant stamp! i cant afford to do it, i'd become way to obsessed lol
loving all your stamps - ALL of them :) xxxxx

Handmade with Love said...

Oh my goodness I am in awe of your stamp collection! They are fantastic! Tracey x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh my all those amazingly beautiful stamps! would love a root about in that box of bits and pieces!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Chrissie said...

Wonderful, wonderful stamps! Fabulous drawers!
I'm totally green with envy!
Chrissie

Lothian Crafts said...

Aw lots of lovely stamps and all nicely stored.

Toucan Scraps said...

noiticed your hesder change - hehehe

Fabulous looking stamp collection

voodoo vixen said...

OK... you have a serious stamp addiction problem!! That's a lot of stamps... I actually have one of them!! LOL

Paula Gale said...

I think you should've put in your header "I'm Helen, and I'm a stampaholic" LOL... Mrs - you need to go to a meeting to sort your addiction out... not really - just in awe really - how can one girl need so many? Thanks for showing us more stuff - I bet we still haven't seen everything have we?

Paula x x x

Susie Sugar said...

Fantastic collection of stamps
hugs Susie xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a wonderful collection of stamps, a woman after my own heart as the saying goes. Your passion for stamps is on a par with mine, I love stamps. I love coming to visit your desk cause I'm always amazed by how much stash you have, but I am catching up LOL. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x x

Cardarian said...

Oh I envy that collection of stamps! You lucky girl!
Cardarian

Twiglet said...

I need to see pics of cards you have made with some of those stamps. Fab collection!
Hehe - its my day for funny word verifications... this one says..
rednetis - sounds nasty!!

joey said...

Hi Helen

wow you have 100's of stamps and so neatly packed in those draws!

Joey.x

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous collection of stamps Mrs ... I have several of those and if you remember why you bought them ... do let me know ... because I cannot for the life of me remember what I had planned for them either :0)

Kate said...

Great stamps ! ** Kate **

Renee said...

Wow! Fantastic set of stamps. I have some - a few, not sure how to say it when I see such a great collection! Stamping is new to me, and I am adding to my mixed media painting. They are wonderful to use. Love your addition to your header, we all work on the floor at one time or another, don't we??

Sue said...

Hi helen
wow what a gorgeous selection of stamps,sue.x

Lesley said...

You have such a lovely selection of stamps Helen! I love being nosy lol!
Lesley x

Kaz said...

Oooooo what a load of gorgeous stamps you have. You're more than welcome to come and use my desk if you bring some with you!!! x

Ikki said...

Fantastic collection of stamps! I'm in awe!! Love your new title. ikki x

sam said...

ooooo love all those stamps hun. Unfotunately I don't get to use mine as often as I would like being on the DT for a digi stamp place now. I will get organised one day and start using them again though as I have soooomany cute ones - none as gorgeous as yours though!!
Sam x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a ton of rubber stamps. I like how you have them organized. Looks like you can find them easily. Happy WOYWW.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Thanks for sharing your drawers, I haven't actually shown inside any of mine but may take the plunge next week :-/ I'm sure the train/boat/plane stamps and maps would be great for men's cards. But we all have stamps we've never, or very rarely used.
Anne xx

Rosie said...

That was a lovely rummage through your drawers - how kind of you to share them! I am GREEN with envy at that amazing walk/dance/talk sing stamp - please Please TELL ME WHO MAKES IT???

Dawn said...

So many stamps and all wood too noo wonder yr draws are full! I love so many of them (the face one is so yum) biut alass I can not keep buying things just to look at lol I have made a firm promise to self I have to stop buying things at the end of May (unless essential glue card stock I mean really essential lol) so I can get to Paris for a few days think of the inspiration I could get lol

Love your stamps mmmm

Love Dawn xx

Kathryn said...

Wow, very nice collection and so neat and tidy! Maybe I would stamp more if my collection was more organized! Thanks for sharing,
kat

Lori said...

Ok, so you know my current obsession with Stampscapes, so I'm really coveting those stamps of yours....do you keep your doors locked while you're at work??? lol

Mummylade said...

wow, lovely stamps!

Angie said...

Do you think you would notice if I came by ...in the dead of night ...and 'borrowed' some of your wonderful stamps?

Pam said...

Fab stamp collection. Hugs Pam x

butlersabroad said...

I still can't get over how many beautiful stamps you have, where on earth did you put the stash you got at the Ally Pally??!! As for not having many visitors, tell us where you live and I'm sure you'll be inundated!!

Hugs
Brenda

Kirsty.a said...

How many times do we post. 'I've never used this. Don't remember why i bought this' etc?
I wrote the same on my post today. What do think about the idea of a swap party?

Linby said...

as soon as the post opened I went "wow" outloud and no one else is here! those stamps look yummy, oh would love to have a play with all of those.
Linbyx

Jane said...

OOooo love all your stamps!

Penni said...

Wow so many beautiful stamps.

Hugs
Penni
x

Shirley Davis said...

What a fabulous collection of stamps...you clearly enjoy the ephemeral style.

'll look around your blog now as I'm a Newbie to WOYWW (which you'll all tire of reading as I tour all this week's posts).

Foil Play said...

What a mouthwatering selection of stamps you have :-)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Oh I'm soooo jealous, I wish i had all those lovely stamps!!

Cath x said...

Loving your stamps and the floor space! ;o)

Spyder said...

ohoo I'm soooooo jealous of all you lovely draws full of wonderful stamps!! I only have what you see...a part from my 'clear' ones that are in a plastic container yes, I did notice your top bit, and I even put a bit in my post about, 'crafting' on the floor!
((Lyn))

Biscuitlid said...

wow look at all your yummy stamps, fab collection going on there!

Hugs
Victoria
x

Virginia said...

I'm loving all those gorgeous stamps and there are sooooo many to play with - absolutely gorgeous!

Jan said...

The Stampscapes are gorgeous sets!

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Lovely stamps

Julie said...

There's a stamp fest going on tonight!! That is some serious horde!! Juliex

Nicki (LittleTedCards) said...

Oh wow, you have some gorgeous stamps, and so neatly stored.

Nicki, xx

craftytrog said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the ruler book next Helen! x

Bettythebaglady said...

Helen I am identifying very strongly with your stash. Have also done the map saving thing but I did actually cut up an old ordnance survey map for a special wedding card which was hugely appreciated.The couple were orienteers and by chance I had included on the map the place where he proposed!Hugs Betty

Cath said...

Love your stamps.
Cath

Debra said...

The stamps are to die for!

flutterbycrafter said...

What a lot of stamps, love looking at all of them, but how do you remember what you have?

Diana said...

I've got to confess: I love stamps, buy them all the time, love how they look... but I never use them. I just can't figure out how!

Vicki said...

wow gorgeous stamps, really lovely. can't wait to see what you do with the book xx

Cher~ said...

That's a lot of stamps, but it's a really great collection you've got there. I love that bicycle.

Tracey said...

I'm impressed with the floor and jealous of all your stamps, although I realised I have the sentiment stamp which you have used in your frame, which by the way is gorgeous.
x

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful batch of stamps you have...each one is a piece of art...that is why I can't bear to part with any of mine!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Loved looking at your drawers - you have a really great stamp collection there. Will have to upload some of my pics once I get over my shyness

Gez said...

Ooh what wonderful drawers. Your stamps all look lovely. :) Good luck with your ruler book. Your Stampotique card is looking FAB too. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Gez.xx