Wednesday, 9 June 2010

WOYWW + 1

Well, what a great Wednesday it was last week, so many people made so many beautiful things for the WOYWWAC. I always knew you were all supremely talented. Thank you for those of you who liked my - what I still think - pathetic - effort!  I was amazed at the response.  Well done again, Julia. Check out here for all the fun each Wednesday.

This week, there isn't much happening. I've got a part done card which needs to remain secret for now though this shot hopefully won't give too much away.



And these arrived in the post Tuesday - the new Paperartsy Hot Pick stamps- yummy images, or what - and the grunge flower die (thanks Leandra for confirming so speedily, the combination of plates to use!) Can't wait to use those wonderful stamps.  I feel some tags coming on.  I love the bookmark that's come with it, but I won't be able to use it (except maybe in a book!)

I've also tried the tattered florals with some metal - wow!  This is the Kiss Me Pink from TSS, stamped with one of Wendy's background stamps.
Sorry about the flash on the background!
I've got a bit of a supply ready for use from various papers, but I must get some fabric remnants to try - the fabric ones I've seen done on other blogs look amazing. I'll need to try and find a Saturday morning free to try and find somewhere locally that sells fabric scraps!  it won't be this week as I'm going to the Craft Barn Extravaganza in Lingfield - can't wait!  Am going to treat myself (as it's my birthday later this month) to a couple of bits (ha ha!).

Well, that's about it for me today, I'll try and get round you all later - I don't think I'll have time at work this week, so it will be later on probably. I will try and get this linked if Julia's up and about early!!

(EDIT - Woo hoo!!! I made the top 3 for the Stampotique colour challenge last week!!! See my card here I am so chuffed!)

71 comments:

Jamie said...

Great desk this week! Love the tattered florals with metal, brilliant! x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in love with those tattered flowers in metal. They are awesome. Those new stamps are pretty spectacular, too.

Have a great weekend and treat yourself to an early birthday present. You deserve it.

Jennie said...

Great looking desk this week Helen, and no I haven't even opened the stazon! how bad is that!!!?
loving what you have done with the tattered floral die....
xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the tattered floral done with metal, I just love using the TSS stuff. Great dest. Congrats on your card for the Stampotique challenge.

Lothian Crafts said...

Love your metal flower. Congratulations on making the top 3
Elaine

jude said...

Love your desk this week.Those metal flowers look gorjuss!Have fab day at the craft barn would love to be there just too far!
Enjoy your wednesday
hugs judex

Tracy Evans said...

I love that PaperArtsy stamp Helen, only problem with nosing around I always feel a purchase coming on. Your card in progress looks lovely too, don't you just love the tattered florals and like you I need to find some scraps of fabric to use. Have a great Wednesday, Tracy Evans x Oh and congratulations on making the fab 3 at Stampotique.

Julia Dunnit said...

Top 3!! Fab!! Go Helen go Helen! fab view this week, I always forget to ask - do you listen or watch while you're stamping..I see the stereo, but Iknow you're in the lounge...
Also - when you gonna open those little paints - can't remember the name of them, I used to have them in the shop, a sort of quiet predecessor to Alcohol inks - - truly they are FAB.

Nancy said...

Love your desk, looks very creative and fun......

I am looking forward to seeing your work with them flowers.

KS

Annmaree said...

oh wow awesome stamps, and those flowers look amazing!!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Look at all that stash... I cannot help but grin when I see it all, makes me wanna come round for a rummage :O)) also, I am very greeeeen that you have the new PA stamps, they are LUSH!!! Have a great day hun x

Nicks said...

not much happening? but you have a brill deskful!
may see you at lingfield!

Vicki said...

i LOVE your metal flowers, they are beautiful and have given me an idea (thank you), very busy desk too....

Linby said...

Love the new stamps and the metal flower looks soooo fab. Well done on the card - I can see why it was chosen it is great.
Linbyx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

My floral dies arrived last week but haven't had a chance to play yet...hopefully later on!

Congratulations on making the top 3 - well done!!

xx

Stressed Stamper said...

LOVE that desk - though I would have to tidy it...Really love that flower...I think my desk does not have enough going on...need to try harder

Bee said...

wow I love that tattered flower with the metal, think I shall have to be trying those.

xx

Caroline said...

Thats one gorgeously busy desk - love the metal flower!

Sue said...

Great desk piccie, look very creative to me, luv the metal flower, have good day, sue,x

Artyjen said...

Congrats on the top three spot :)
Love the metal flowers.
xoxo Sioux

Yours Artfully said...

Can't wait to see what you make all those die cut flowers into!

See you on Saturday.

Lin

Heather x said...

oh look at all those crafty goodies, can I come and play please?
The PA stuff looks great :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I'm not a tidy freak, but would you mind straightening the fringe on the rug please LOL
That metal is gorgeous and those stamps mmmm think I may have to go for them ;-)
Anne xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh I like the look of those stamps. And congrats on the Srampotique top 3! Your project is lovely.

Mary Anne

Wipso said...

Top 3 ...congrats. Love those metal flowers.
A x

Paula Gale said...

wow - you have been buying again LOL... I have the tattered florals - love em... but... CONGRATS on making the top 3 for the stampotique colour challenge... well done you... virtual pats on the back!!!

Big hugs

Paula x x x

Bettythebaglady said...

Dear Helen-now I am jealous. Would love to go to the Craft Barn extravaganza. If Julie Hickey is there (I think she is going) tell her I said to give her my love. Must go now as am rushing off-again. Would love to stay and chat and browse your blog. Real life is such a nuisance. Hugs BettyXXX

kayc said...

Congratulations on your win. Love the flowers! Kathleen x

Cheryl said...

oh fab desk realy love those stamps,and that metal flower hugs cheryl xxxx

Darcy said...

oooo I am jealous of your new stash, love the staps. Gorgeous flowers in metal, I can see that die is going o get a lot of use. enjoy your weekend birthday treat.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! What a busy, busy desk! I'd love to go through each thing on it! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Mummylade said...

the metal flowers are fantastic!

Twiglet said...

Love your naughty little sister card - well done you!!!

TinaB said...

The stamps look fab, the flower is amazing. You look busy hun xx

Angie said...

Congrats on being in the top 3. As for your working area ....love nosing at all your bits . Your flower is so beautiful and I love that you keep a box of cut paper flowers at the ready ...a thought that had crossed my mind.
Now I have seen that stamp sitting on your desk ...I want it ... now ...but in reality it will have to wait.

Chrissie said...

Everything looks very yummy and the metal flower is gorgeous!
Congratulations on being in the Top 3 too.

Sherry Goodloe said...

LOVE your workspace! And that flower is just all metal-y goodness *smiles*

I'm also playing along with WOYWW, so stop by when you get a chance.

Have an art-filled day today!

Kay said...

HA! see, I knew we were twins! Tis my birthday later this month too. Alas, I doubt I will make it to Lingfield. I am so broke I am about to come out the other side into debt ridden penury :( Real life and acting grown up is just no fun *sigh*

Lida said...

Love all your stuff and that flower is so cool!!! Have a great day!

Lori said...

That metal flower is AWESOME! and congratulations my friend, on being chosen for Stampotique, that is also, very AWESOME!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

ohh fab stuff here! Love those flowers!

Linda Elbourne said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your Tattered Florals ... that metal does look Lush!

Carmen said...

Before I go off and forget Click here: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1543153&highlight=fabric for a list ofplaces where you can order free F.R.E.E samples of fabric, you do get them too. I do it every so often ;) ;)

Love those flowers and loooove the card that you made - congrats on top 3 :D :D

craftytrog said...

Look forward to seeing that card when it's finished Helen! Are you going on saturday, hope so, I'll look out for you! Congrats on the top 3, I was chosen too! :o)) xx

Foil Play said...

Beautiful flowers - enjoy your trip to the Craft Barn :-D

Esther said...

I love those tattered florals - they're on my wish list and look great in metal. Congrats on the top 3 award, it's a great card..

Jingle said...

Oh, those new stamps are GORGEOUS! I love them! Your space looks inspiring!

Kathryn said...

Love a busy desk! I must have those new stamps! You have done some fab work with them already! All your posts this week have been so inspiring to me!
Congrats and hugs on your being chosen to the top 3!!!
xo
kat

Katzele said...

Wow, your desk is... incredible ! LOL
It's so funny to see how we are all different and the same as well.

Tracy said...

Wow, your desk looks nice and busy. Love the flowers

Penni said...

Love the busy desk

Hugs
Penni
X

She said...

Great space! Love your flowers. S x

Sarah said...

What a busy desk you have

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the desk.

Cath said...

Just sent for the flower die. Congrats on your card.

Cathx

angeleef said...

I don't know how you do it on the floor! (Man, that sentence sounded better in my head) I don't really have trouble taking pictures, I rather enjoy it. I'm still young, so still no problems on that area (this sounded better in my head too LOL)
** Evi **

joey said...

Hiya

Gorgeous metal flower how special does that look! love it

Joey.x

Loopylou!! said...

ooooohhhhh your desk is full of yummy new buys!!! love the stamps and the die!! tfs hugs lou xx

patcrafts said...

Congrats on the Stampotique challenge, I love your entry.
Those metal Tattered Florals are wonderful.
Pat

Lavinia said...

Great desk Helen, tonnes of great looking sttuff there!!! I love that floral die, and I wnat them stamps!!!
Lavinia
x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations for making the top 3. you have a nice busy desk with lots of materials i would love to play with.

The Crafty Chick said...

Wow. It's all looking very productive. Very keen to know about your secret project going on. Super nosey me! See you at the CB and try those flowers thru the die backed with sticky canvas ( claudines stuff is good). Gives a nice support to the metal and another surface you can spray or goop!!

Rachael said...

Love those flowers - they are awesome!
Have a good day
Rach xx

Kate said...

Those hot pick stamps look like they are worth investigating. Also like the look of some papers in the right hand corner of your desk shot.

** Kate **

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Talking of flowers Helen, yours are fab! Lots going on on your desk this week, thanks for sharing, hugs Heidi xx

sutty said...

Those flowers look great - having a go at fabric ones is on my list to do too :) Your stamps look great too.

TFS

Kat

Alisonw30 said...

Love the metal flower, I really must get round to making some flowers of my own instead of buying the ready made kind x

Candace said...

Love the flowers Thanks for sharing

Hugs Can x

Diana said...

Wow I would love to come and play at your desk! Sorry I'm so late! The time has just flown... .
Thanks for coming by my little blog too.

Sue from Oregon said...

Well Helen...I missed last week but am going to take a peek at your project! Fun stuff here today!

Gez said...

Woohoo! CONGRATULATIONS on making the top 3 over at Stampotique. Very well deserved.
Love your desk as always. Hope you found some fabric today or is that yesterday now!!
Gez.xx