Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Welcome Old, Young, Wednesday Wanderers (aka WOYWW!)

Anyone else ever have trouble thinking up post titles?!!   Time to pop over to Lady Julia's for the best blog hop in town! Check it out here .

This week sees some new Wendy Vecchi stamps on my floor. I had them on pre-order from The Stamp Attic and they arrived on Monday.  So far I've inked up a couple but not used them properly.** (if you were around here on Saturday you'll have seen my other new stash for this week!)

I wanted so many of the new release, eventually "allowed myself" to order two sets - but am sure it won't be long before I buy some others (after all, it's Ally Pally in a fortnight....)


**broke off typing this post to play!!  Here's a tag I've made using some of these new stamps.
Tag is coloured with my new fave DI - Tea Dye (see earlier posts this week) and I've used the bubble wrap background (also in tea dye) then made some grungepaper flowers using the two new smaller flowers which match the big one from the  'be inspired - make art' set. I decided as I was going to hide the middle of the flower, to use my 'tiny attacher' (i.e. the Tim stapler) to fix the 3 flower layers together - it may be tiny, but it packs a punch through 3 layers of grungepaper, no problem! I used one of the type charms for the flower centre.

The butterfly is coloured with barn door DI. (the flowers are wild honey and crushed olive)
Not sure when I'll get to visit you all tomorrow, got an early meeting at work and may not have time at lunchtime to start my rounds!! Anyhow, I will get there, sometime.  Sorry I couldn't leave comments on all your blogs last week, I tried - but blogger wasn't having it!  Have a great Wednesday.
(This was meant to schedule for 6.30 but failed....)

84 comments:

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Helen, Just love your tag its beautiful love the colourings. Will have to wait until Ally Pally myself to buy some more stamps, spent too much at Craftbarn on friendly plastic stuff because I thought I would have a go. ha ha. Just love your Wendy Vecchi stamps I must admit I have not got them only Paper Artsy ones but will invest when I go to Ally Pally. Have a lovely day, big Hugs JO.xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I may not be a rubber stamper, but I sure love these. I've heard of the Wendy Vecchi stamps and now I know what they look like. YUM. Nice tag, too. Happy WOYWW.

Wipso said...

Really love your tag. It's always fun to see what you paper crafters do with all your stash :-)
A x

Lothian Crafts said...

I love your tag especially the flower on it.
Elaine

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Lovely tag, and I love the stamps.

Hugs
Kay

Nikki said...

Blog titles ... nah I don't have troubles I just have really BORING headers at time but I really don't think saying I got my knickers in a knot to create this card is really the right thing to say
lol
hugs Nikki C

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Such a beautiful tag - lovely. Blog titles: I'm not too bad at those, my problem is I probably waffle on too much! ;-)

Pam said...

Love your new stamps and the tag looks fab. Hugs Pam x

Sue said...

Hi ya Helen
gorgeous new stamps, your tag is beautiful, may have to go check them out, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Susan Allan said...

The stamps look fantastic, you are going to have a ball!
Sue xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Love those stamps and I adore the tag, smashing. xx

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!
I have been looking at those Wendy Vecchi stamps myself but I promised myself to be on a stash diet till Ally Pally ( I hope to meet you there! I will have a big sign on with my name ha, ha) so no buying! Love you tag!
Hugs,
Cardarian

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous tag Helen -love the colours you've used. The flower is fab. I have a couple of sets of Wendy Vecchi stamps - must get them out again!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Sarpreet said...

thanks Helen, I got in by the nick of time, went to the bathroom and missed the start, I am 19, which is better than 50 something from last week.

joey said...

Gorgeous stamps Helen I am absolutely loving that tag! Joey.x

Anneliese said...

There's nothing like new stash to make you want to play :D ... Love the tag .. beautiful :D

Carmen said...

"after all, it's Ally Pally in a fortnight..." go on. Rub it in why don't you? Lucky I like you innit? :P You'll have to take special notice of any paint deal there might be and all and I mean ALL the halloween stuff that's coming out. I want details. Lots of details. ;)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely creation with your new stash. I like the flower you made.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fab stamps, gorgeous tag :-)
Anne xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Loving that tag, and the stamps look like winners to me. I don't think I own any Wendy stamps but clearly I need to fill that gap.

Mary Anne

butlersabroad said...

Yes, thinking up post titles suck, I would get so hung up on that when I started a blog! Love the new stamps and the tag too, great colours.

Hugs
Brenda

Maggie's Crafts said...

Beautiful tag! Love the stamps! :)

Janetlynne said...

Love the stamps ~enjoy~

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous tag there Helen - loveing the colours and the text patterns.

congrats on your new yummy stamps.

Morti said...

Morning Helen! See you at Ally Pally then (am thinking of wearing deeley boppers with WOYWW strung between them...... ROFL)!!!!

Sarah said...

Fantastic tag and I really like some of those stamps and would probably use them. This week's WOYWW is turning into a shopping list

Michellee said...

Beautiful TAG!!! Thanks for sharing the how to and what products you used... Your very creative..
Blessings,
Michellee

JoZart said...

Fab stamps and great result from them... love that tag!
Thanks for the snoop and happy WOYWW.... Why Oh Y We Wonder?
JoZarty x (who was 43) but aged rapidly and is now 71 due to a link error!

Nicks said...

Wow I love the stamps 'you allowed yourself' bet it wont be long before there are more to see!

Doone said...

49 here

love the tag - excellent use of the stamps,

please buy something and think of me at Ally Pally - i shall bethere in spirit...

Dx

triciasconfetti said...

love the stamps and yes I do have problems thing up blog titles. There are only so many times you can write ' Another card'!
x Tricia

Harriet said...

Hi,
I like the Stamps.
Love your tag. Enjou your day.

Chrissie said...

Ooh lovely, I love script on flowers, this is a fabby tag!
Chrissie

Tertia said...

Love that tag! The new stamps are fab too and so is your title. I just have really boring titles. Now that I think about it, maybe thats the reason that not even my sister comes to read my blog every day.

Lou and Mel said...

Beautiful tag - I love DI and havent heard of some of these that you mention - I've lost touch!
(no 64)

Dawn said...

Lovely tags and yummy new stamps I still do not posess any of these however I did get some new Timmy stamps through on Monday on Pre-order still have to play with them as yet!

Love Dawn xx

voodoo vixen said...

Yummy stamps and I love what you have done with them on the tag! The colours are gorgeous.

Phree said...

Lovely new stamps and artwork, thanks for the snoop round.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Those beautiful stamps made a lovely tag! ~jeni (118)

Tracy Evans said...

I struggle to Helen with think up titles for my posts I just have a mental block, mind you that's quite a frequent occurence for me LOL. More new stamps, must admit I have been naughty and purchased more rubber but like you I want everything and it does not take long for me to give in to the purchase. Great tag, love the stamps and the colour combination. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

Cath said...

Love the stamps will have to look out for them when im in UK.

Cathx

Carolynne said...

Love the stamps and the tag looks great.

xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I think you are definitely a.... stashaholic!!!

Love the new stamps and your tag is beautiful.

Happy WOYWW.A.xx

Spyder said...

The new stash looks fabulous, I really have to get ome, that tag if really lovely! have a great woyww!
(Lyn)

Twiglet said...

Love the tag - my post didn't load as scheduled today either.

Claireliz said...

ooh they are pretty.
C
xx
(linky 25)

Ciara said...

Cool stamps, I love that bubbly background one

Have fun at Ally Pally :-)

Ciara
xx

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful tag - love the flower

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, great stash lucky you, love your first piece, would like to see more. Thank you for letting me peek:0)xx

Carola Bartz said...

Such a beautiful tag! I love that you tell us which DI you used. I think I need to get that Barn Door one. Happy WOYWW - Carola, 112

Kaz said...

Fab tag and well done on treating yourself x

Jane said...

Love the tag and went for a nose to see all your new stash!
x

Esther said...

Lovely tag...lucky you with your new stamps, enjoy them...Happy WOYWW Esther xx

Sheena said...

that tag is stunning x
wish I was going to Ally Pally

Ali H said...

Hi Helen - yes i knew i had a problem with blog titles when I saw the one I was going to use today I had used a month ago !!
I've just completed my set of DI's too - its amazing how they all seem to go together even if you just pick 2 at random ! I have surcumbed to the Steampunk papers too & have a project lurking at the edge of my brain waiting to happen !!

mckinkle said...

oooh Helen what a lovely snoop Ive had today, thank you very much! Seeing those gorgeous stamps made me want to see Saturdays array too and disappointed I was not!

Youve given me such inspiration for arty stamps now and Im feeling quite tempted to have a little play!

Keryn x

Fleur said...

Fab tag, really pretty, will definitly have more on my desk next week lol
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the tag you have made and the WV stamps - I dont have any in my collection yet!

kristie said...

ohhh that tag is very pretty!! and those stamps are sooooo yummo!!

Alicia.R. said...

Hi Helen
I love these stamps too. I've had them on order for a while, but they aren't in Oz yet. Thanks for sharing....going to have to drag out my DI Tea Dye and give it a go too.
Alicia.R. (#81)

craftimamma said...

OMG I seriously neeeed those stamps!! I've been trying to avoid looking at them but it's no good now I've seen them on your blog. Fab tag you have on display.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dragon said...

Hi Helen... Taa for your visit and when are you coming back to join the TIO challenge??!! Love your stamps and your workspace
Hugs
Frankie
xx

Linda C said...

Love that tag. Sounds like you all have a couple of great affairs over there in the UK Craft Barn and Ally Pally. Wish I could join everyone. Happy WOYWW from the USA

Lori said...

LOVE THIS! That's my favorite flower stamp of Wendy's (for the moment, lol) I love all the sizes together, yours looks superb!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

love the effect of the tea dye! I've never seen a tim stapler, whatever that is but it looks like a cool tool to have! i know what you mean about blogger and comments!

TinaB said...

Great creations this week hun xx Happy WOYWW, Sorry I'm a bit late xx Hugs Tina (#9) xx

nerllybird said...

Beautiful tag, lucky you with your new stamps! I might just go and have a look at them....! Helen S

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh yum, what a great reason to break off from your blog! I like the stamps, particularly though, I like the text at the foot of the tag.

Kay said...

Hmmmm... if I broke in and stole some of your stash do you think you would notice anything missing from your mountain? lol. Sorry I'm late, blogger wouldn't let me play yesterday!

Sarah said...

Lovely new stamps!! The Tag is beautiful!! Another one here looking forward to Ally Pally! Thanks for leaving a message on my blog for my 1st week of joining in WOYWW!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Fabulous tag and the stamps are gorgeous. Looking forward to Ally Pally but my bank manager isn't!

SueH said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Helen and leaving such a lovely comment.
I’m afraid I have a confession to make….the hand writing isn’t my own; it was done on the computer. My own handwriting is eligible most of the time so I make use of the computer whenever I can.

Your new stamps look gorgeous.
I’m looking forward to going to Ally Pally on the 25th too and having the chance to buy some new stash.

Sue
x

lisa said...

Love the look of your new stamps, Well done on restricting yourself to just two sets and you've certainly put them to good use, this tag is gorgeous. My Hubby asked me the other day why I thought Barn Door was so called, what do you think. All I could come up with was that maybe barns in the US are red!!!!
Hugs Lisax

Rachael said...

Loving your use of DI inks I must try to use mine more! Thank you for the blog comment :)
Rach (84) xx

Paula Gale said...

Hi Helen

what a lovely tag you have!!! loving the stamps but fear that you may have to move out soon because your stamps have filled every living space you have LOL...

Gosh, doesn't seem two minutes since you were last at AP... oh gosh - more stamps... wish i could join you there.

many hugs

Paula x x x

Anne said...

Beautiful tag - I love how you've used the distress inks, and you've given me some ideas, because I really must crack mine out again!

Theresa said...

Love the tag Helen! Happy WOYWW!

Sarah said...

Beautiful tag, the red butterfly is gorgeous!

Linda Elbourne said...

Sorry I am so late ... LOVE that tag ... aint Wendy's new butterfly fabulous!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wow great desk, beautiful tags. Thanks for the lovely birthday message you left me, hugs Heidi xxx

Piddawinkle said...

Hi Helen its me no 118, thanks for visiting me and sorry you're not seeing Tim, but I am very very very excited at the prospect, its unfortunate the family will have to live on bread and dripping till then, but you have to suffer for your art, dont you think. . LOL :)

Piddawinkle said...

forgot to say those stamps look fab, love the grungy circle backgound

Rachel said...

Great tag. I love that you've really put your own stamp on it. (Sorry didn't mean to pun!) Enjoy your new stashes.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Your tag is very nice indeed! Patsy from
HeARTworks