Wednesday, 19 May 2010

WOYWW - 19th May

Welcome back again, WOYWW'ers.   At last the weather here seems to be warming up a little - about time too!   At the moment the forecast for the weekend is quite good so I will be going back to Kew Gardens again (I've checked the trains, there are no engineering works to disrupt my journey!)

I've had quite a crafty week since we last met, as some of you will have seen from my posts at the weekend. I have to say, I did have fun with the grungepaper roses again, although getting the glue off my fingers is a bummer! No matter how much I wash them, it seems to come back again, and again.

However, at the moment, there are some bits and pieces on my workspace (edit - what I call my workspace is the patch of floor the size of my craft mat - the rest is just the floor!!)  for my Rulerz book again:

The red flower (more grungepaper) isn't for the book, but I'm not sure what to use it for - I had made it a while ago and was going to incorporate it into my Sunday Stampers challenge, but thought it might be overkill!  So I'll keep it for something else. The fibres have now been plaited and stuck to the other side of the purple page which is waiting attention!
The book - which is sitting on a ball of string is hiding my so far very feeble attempt at my WOYWWAC. The string is for a background technique I haven't got round to yet!!

I have used some glossy accents to highlight the words "art" and life" from this dictionary page stamp (Hero) but I don't think it shows up in the pic; and the flower was coloured with a Marvy brush marker. I've accented the middles of some of the flowers with buttons.

I have used part of the torn out map from an old diary I showed you a few weeks ago, and some Wendy and Tim stamps and a grungeboard arrow (it's pointing to London on the map) which I've coloured walnut stain DI and covered with rock candy distress stickles and let dry overnight - I always knew I'd find a use for these maps one day!  The book page is coloured with crushed olive and forest moss DI's.

When I was rummaging for the flower stamp I realised I hadn't opened this drawer to the camera before - they're mostly Rubber Stampede stamps.
I really want to sort out my Idea-ology stash and keep it all in one place, but need to find something suitable.  I can't decide if I want to take the things out of the packets or not, I know it would make it easier to grab them to use, but I kind of like them in their packets too.  I guess it depends what I find to store them in - and I have no idea when I will do that!! At the moment most of it is chucked into this box - I know I showed it to you a few weeks ago, but I thought some of you (Linda!!) might like to see it again - and the new stuff is still on the floor next to me.... (nice and close!!) If I keep them in their packets, I just need a box.  Otherwise -  any suggestions? To be honest, this box is too full and I have to rummage madly to find anything.

Well, there will no doubt be loads more desks to get round so I had better stop burbling and start hopping! Hope you enjoyed your visit today, see you all soon. Check out the rest of the desks/washing machines/cupboards here or in my sidebar to see what the fun is all about.

53 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Gosh you've got such a lot on your desk, lol. Love the flowees, all of them.

Julia Dunnit said...

I know what you mean about the packets..it kinda implies they're still new! I have a divided storage box that I'll photo and let you see - it's yours for the taking..haven't used it since DH built me cupboards....
LOVE those pages, they are looking just amazing. Also...did you buy all of my stamps when I sold them a hanfdful of years ago..even your RStampede collection is like mine!!

Vicki said...

ooh the red flower is pretty - you should send it to me LOL hehe!!!! also your pages for your TH book are very gorgeous, as always xx

Jennie said...

love your desk, and keeping the idea-olgy in pakcets, mmm I put mine in little boxes, but do use lot of them ( stash reduced by workshops :( :) and at one point did keep the packaging to do something with it.. got too much so threw it.. probably not as good idea! Thanks for showing
xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

The pages are lovely especially the purple one!!
Every week I'm amazed at how much stash you have:)

xx

SweetnCrafty Gal said...

oooooooo drooooool look at that tim holtz stash!!! green with envy!!! :-)

paper at the bottom... well it tends to get rotated every now and again but yeah it goes plonk everywhere when i do move it!! haha

hugs carlyann xxx

Ikki said...

I just love visiting your desk and floor. Always something interesting on show. Can't suggest storage, but would love to open them packets for you! ikk

Maz said...

Very jealous of your Idea-ology box...I'd be happy to take some of it off your hands so it's easier to find stuff! x

Nine said...

Love your red flower !

jude said...

Wwo youve got such alot going on i do love your flowers .Have a happy wednesday
hugs judex

joey said...

Hiya Helen

I am like that, do I take them out the packet or leave them in the packet, everytime I have that battle with myself lol, they usually end up in a mess out of the packet!. Love that drawer of stamps

Joey.xxx

Sue said...

oh lots going on here, luv the book with the flower on, lovely stash of stamps there, sue,x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Oh you have some lovely stash Helen.
Clare x

Claire x said...

WOW such a lot going on here .... and so much stash too ... jealous! LOL. Claire x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

your pages are coming along so beautifully!

minnie_mac said...

Lots of lovely stuff ... grungepaper, Ferro, Terra, the new DIs ... yum.. yum .. Yes, I've had the same dilemma with the Idea-ology stuff, and have ended up with some of it unpacked and stored in a small set of drawers, and some still in the package in a bigger set !

Hels Sheridan said...

Nice looking art there Helen.. Now, about this Idea-ology.. I went and bought a box that has little compartments in it.. and then painted it and altered it and grunged it up.. and each compartment holds Idea-ology.. trouble is, I need another box now cos there is more Idea-ology ROFL.. and it takes up less room that all that packaging LOL xx

Paula Gale said...

Blinking heck Helen - you have been busy... and just when I thought a girl couldn't possibly own any more stamps than you'd already shown us... you go and open a gigantic drawer full - no wonder you forgot about it - you've got far too much - and possible need to send some here - or sell them to fund the economy of a small country LOL.

Can't think of any suggestions for storing your ideaology stuff - but follow a link on my WOYWW post today to a blog called crafty storage and it might give you some ideas - there are some great things to drool over on that blog...

Paula x x x

Tracy Evans said...

Wow Helen you have been busy this week. I too have a basket with compartments that I purchased from Dunelm and that's where I keep my Ideaology, it works great. Love your ruler book too it's going to look fantastic when it is all finished. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

Linda Elbourne said...

I have just had the best idea ... send the Idea-ology stash to moi and I will find suitable storage for it :0) Honestly ... tis no trouble ... what are friends for :0)

Alix said...

you have a whole box dedicated to tim's bits??? lol now i'm drooling with jealousy!!

Twiglet said...

Just chuckling at a drawer dedicated to Tim's bits!! Sorry!!

Wipso said...

Hehehe would have thought Tim would store his own bits lol
A x

Tonje said...

You have so many great things to look at! I love your Tim-drawer, your ruler book is gorgeous, the papers on the floor made me feel that it might be a great idea to craft on the floor, I might loose some pounds if I start to! Its a great craft-and-slim idea!

Helen said...

Adding this from work - STASH delivered to me at work - my Craft Spinner for my blending tools and some more grungepaper... had to rip open the packets, can't wait to get home.
Helen.

Carmen said...

I know what you mean about the glue. At the moment I am covering everything in Glossy accents and I use my fingers to spread it (only way I've found to stop the little bubbles) No matter how much I bath or wash my hands, I'm still picking it off days later :)

Love your pages, the GA does show up in the photos and I love the map one - clicked for a bigger nosy :P

Crafty Chris said...

a bit of pushback there, very creative love the LO.
Christine x

Biscuitlid said...

oooh gluey fingers lol! Love your workspace, you've got some fab stuff going on and I'm feeling abit jealous now I've seen that box of stamps too

Hugs
Victoria
x

sutty said...

Thanks for a look around your craft area and your stash. I want to have ago at the grungepaper roses too - love the way you have used the map. All those Tim holtz goodies and charms to use - have fun :)

Kay said...

The ruler book is coming along nicely! When you say the rest is just floor, do you mean the rest is just floor covered in stash? lol

Darcy said...

great pages and lovely flower. i am always tempted to keep things in packets too, but then i get annoyed that they are all different sizes, so I empty them into other storage and then cant find anything lol

Kathy said...

Thank you for letting us rummage through your stash - always a treat!

Lori said...

Great pages, and love those rubber stampede stamps, all leaves and such, my fave! As for the Idea-ology stuff, I used to keep them in the packages, but now I have a divided organizer that is clear and just put them in there, much easier for me to see and grab.

Pam said...

Lots of lovely things in you box. Hugs Pam x

Linby said...

your pages look fab. to open packs or not that is the question - I do it all the time, kept my promarkers in the packs for ages but then took them out!glad it isn't just me who debates these things.
Linbyx

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Oooh, the old 'original packaging' problem - I can never decide whether to take stuff out or not. I also really like it when things come in nice packages and have been known to buy things I don't really want just because the box is pretty!

Nicki, xx

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

I'm loving that little book.

Hugs
Kay
Toodles and Binks

Spyder said...

agahhh, Love all your stamps and things, and your apges look fabulous, definitely must have a go at grunge, love the flowers

Bee said...

I love visiting your floor (oops mean desk) and as least you cant fall far. Lots of lovely things to play with and love the red flower

kayc said...

Thanks for the look around. Kathleen x

Sue said...

Wow lots of lovely stash, Tim Rules, he always has, always will, can't get enough, you have too much though!! hee heelots going on, love your ruler book too, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

ScrappySuzanne said...

What a lovely craft area....I adore the drawer of stamps.....

Glen said...

WOW Helen...you have more stash?! I love to find items I forgot I had....it's like a new buy and something else to use. TFS. ~Glen~

Penni said...

Very creative!

Hugs
Penni
X

patcrafts said...

Another Tim Holtz fan I see. Love your pages and the flower. Aren't you lucky a table top spinner. xx

Deb said...

I spotted your new goodies first in the post above, yummy! have fun playing tonight!
On packaging, I tend to throw away but then can't remember the names and sometimes even forget the make, not that you could forget the magnificent Tim!
hugs debx

tkelli said...

Wow you do have quite a few stamps, and other stash as well! I love the distressed look you have going on with your creations there! Beautiful!
P.S. Please come check out my new challenge blog! The first challenge starts Sunday, May 23rd. I hope to see you there! xo Kelli

The Paper Princess said...

Wow you have the best looking floor around! Love your goodies and your projects - looking forward to seeing more!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

That rulerz book looks really interesting! It'll be great to look at the finished product! http://sherrysimpleblog.blogspot.com/

Cardarian said...

Lovely collection of stamps - also the lay out very nice....I like the touch of glossy accents - very nice!
Cardarian

Cheryl said...

oh love your pages for the Tim H book such a great lot of srafting goodies love cheryl x

The Inky Minx said...

For a while i got into the habbit of leaving thing in there packages but i found this just takes up so much more space...now i have all my small timmy bits in compartmental bead caddys and the rest in either mini draw units or littlle metal cases

Gez said...

Oooh your pages look lovely Helen & so does your stamp drawer. Sorry I'm soooo late!! Thanks for sharing.xx