Wednesday, 23 February 2011

WOYWW 90 - more newbies!

Oh well, what can I say?  I am in this really spendy mood at the moment!! I get them from time to time ....

Welcome along to another Wednesday hop around the world's crafting spaces, courtesy of head girl Julia . Thanks for all your lovely comments last time about my corkboard. I may need another one....!

So, the newbies then.... well, on Sunday - just Sunday - I was just looking (!) at some of the new ranges that Tim is launching this year and some of which is already on it's way to the UK. And I decided that I DID need the paperstack you see on my desk today.  And once again, it fell into my online cart.... as they do.  So it didn't feel lonely in transit I got some new stamps...

At least I only bought one set....
When this paperstack came out, I thought I didn't like it - well over the last few days I have seen some blogs and tweets using this paper and what can I say - I am a convert!  SCRUMMY!
Also, Wendy at the Stamp Attic has it for a very good price.
It arrived (at work) on Tuesday - two days after ordering it - as I say, on a Sunday. What service.
So last night, whilst watching QVC's craft day (don't ask....) I played with some tags.

I was only going to do one, as there was something else I wanted to do (a challenge piece) but I decided after stamping the tag, to put it through one of Tim's texture fade folders.... Once I put the acetate on top, I decided the embossing was too much, so I did another one and left the tag "plain".
Much prefer the one on the right.
Stamped the butterflies with stazon and then used alcohol inks on the other side to colour them.
There is one advantage of working on the floor - you can do this to apply pressure to a large stamp to get an even impression!! 
Actually, with the second tag I didn't bother, the stamps are good enough not to really need it, but sometimes I do it this way!


These arrived on Saturday.... (well, they were a pre-order so they don't count, do they?!)  And we won't talk about the trade show that was on at Birmingham for the last few days - and that my sister in law went to (she runs a craft business from her home, see the link in my side bar) and - erm - ordered some stuff for me along with hers.... told you I was in a spendy mood...



And yes, I did buy the TSV from QVC on Tuesday - despite going to bed well before the launch at midnight; I wasn't going to, honest - but something woke me up on the dot of midnight and I just had to check it out... before I knew what I was doing, I was on the phone, credit card in my hand.... it's Tim's fault, he is too good a salesman as well as crafter! And I'm not going to the Artsycraft session later this week, so ...... Those of you who are - well, enjoy!  Really really wish I had signed up for it now.
Anyhow, I have rambled on long enough and you have desks to visit, so - until next week, TTFN!

(Edit, Wednesday morning - my tag for the Simon Says challenge got the randomly drawn prize - more spending, ROFL!   Thanks Simon Says and the random generator!!! and congrats to the other winners this week)
My heart also goes out to everyone in Christchurch, NZ who is affected by the dreadful earthquate.Sometimes, "real life" is more important. Blessings to you all.

59 comments:

Nicky said...

Love your tags and you new buys - I am abit behind everyone else and only saw Tim yesterday for the first time now I have a wish of some of the stuff to try his techique lol Nicky no.4

jude said...

Your Tags are lovely hun and as for your new craft stash ohhh well .i was naughty also yesterday on qvc .pop by my blog to find out my new addition plus i have candy up for grabs .So you look like your a Mr T fan like me so pop on for the chance to win
hugs gave fab wedensday judex7

Minxy said...

Morning Helen, Lovely new stash, and beautiful tags, that set is real pretty x
Happy Wednesday
hugs Minxy #2

Neet said...

Love those tags - making me want to spend. I love how the stash fell into your trolley - yeah right! Who cares, we have to indulge now and again (more again than anaything else). HMappy WOYWW. #27

Sheilagh said...

Great stash, you are going to have many hours of fun:)

I ordered the TSV also, cannot wait for it to arrive. The Vagabond has shot to the top of my wish list too.

Sheilagh

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

So agree with your thoughts for folk in Christchurch so sad, in 1930's my dad's 8 y.o. cousin was killed in school-yard in Napier, at NZ worst ever earthquake about 23 killed then as the town was nearly flattened.. but not sure this may be worse, I pray not!
Love the loot and agree with you on tag verdict well done on your prize too!
Shaz in Oz.x

flutterbycrafter said...

Your tags are fabulous, and I love the way you use your foot, such a good idea, lol. More goodies, they look fantastic. I went to AFTH yesterday and as I was just looking, things started to fall into my basket, so I know the feeling you have about on line shopping as well. xx

Doone said...

I am looking forward to spring.summer when the socks will come off and the purple toe polish makes it's come back,

whilst the socks are funky it just isn't the same...

dx

Wipso said...

Love the new stash :-) and the socks :-)
If you haven't been yet please pop over to our blog shop, leave us a comment and be in with the chance to win a crafter's apron.

http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Good luck.
A x

HarmonySweetpea said...

Your tags are lovely and why not spoil yourself sometimes. I've been on a spending frenzy lately too. Nothing more fun than craft parcels arriving! Enjoy.

Sue said...

Hi helen
oh lovely new stash there, beautiful tags, luv the snazzy socks! lol,fab new stamps, enjoy playing with them, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (18)

Julia Dunnit said...

Yeah Helen, I wish I'd taken the bull by the horns and signed up too - especially as my friend Bethan is going and she never leaves Wales!! You're right about those papers..oMG I must resist,I have loads of paper! I like both tags, can't imagine any one of them considered too much! See, I'm heavy enough to never have to stand up for stamp pressure...great photo!!

Dee . . . . . said...

Loving that foot on the stamp kinda pressure!!

Oh, I never thought of stash being lonely in the post before, something I will bear in mind when I am placing orders in the future, lonely stash cant be good!!

Carmen said...

You are in a spendy mood... at the MOMENT? I did read that right didn't I? Just this moment? Not... as usual? *g* I do love those star stamps you got though - I may have to check those out myself. Love the tags too that you made.

Oh and I got mail yesterday :D Thank you ! I was very good and didn't open it yet!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love your way of shopping. I know that style too...seems like things just jump off the shelf and into my cart! Love that you step on the stamps. Great way to apply pressure!

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

tags are just beautiful! love those stamps too, loved seeing tim on qvc yesterday, wish I was taken one of his classes!!

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tags! My set is on order!!! Wish you were going to AC....but have fun with the goodies.....I won't ask about QVC 'cos I did the very same thing! HOL
xoxo Sioux

Karen said...

Lots of lovely new stash to play with and I love those tags, they are gorgeous :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #91

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great snoop this week. You are spending and I'm SENDING. Your gift is in the mailbox. I love those tags you made and really want to come play in your space. Sorry this is brief, but wanted to let you know I was here. Happy WOYWW.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

the new paper and stamps are gorgeous and so are the tags you made! so, this is footstamping by H!

cauliflower cupcake said...

Love your new stamps -am so jealous! happy crafting! Glad I am not the only one who's wish lists just FALL into the shopping carts! enjoy experimenting - happy WOYWW x

Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on your win, more spending how enjoyable. Must admit I have been spending rather a lot just lately. Love your tags, the images are gorgeous. Tracy Evans x

Juls said...

he he!!!!! Lovely to see such fabby goodies on your workspace!! and I LOVE your stamping techneque! Hugs Juls

Angie said...

Never thought of useing my foot to apply pressure lol ...love the tags

Sherry Goodloe said...

Lots of good stuff you picked up Helen. And I have to admit, I like the floor method for stamping as WELL *smiles*. Works really well for those large detailed stamps we have.

Thanks for stopping by this morning sweetie. xoxo

Carola Bartz said...

Oh Helen, such lovely stash! Those tags are beautiful, both of them. Enjoy playing around with all your lovely "toys"!

sasa said...

Trying to avoid the temptation but those butterflies are just too lovely... have fun with them and your feet!

Sasa at 11

Pam said...

Love your tags, really like the background stamp. Hugs Pam x

Caroline Hallett said...

ha ha ha you stamping with your feet love it! I was also watching the QVC thing and I am afraid that my evil twin (the one that likes to spend money and accumulate stash) bought some things - had to have the cute little stamp set which came with the alcohol inks.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great tags! Good idea to apply pressure with your foot. :)

Thank you for sharing.
Maggie
x

craftytrog said...

Lol at the foot stamping Helen! Great tags! x

Anna said...

I love seeing something completely new, and I would say that foot stamping qualifies!! I love your tags.

Netty said...

Am loving all your buys Helen, but wow that foot technique is awesome, is it copyrighted>>> lol Brill. Have a great week playing, or should I say stomping.... Annette x

Ohhh Snap said...

I would have never thought of foot stamping lol. What lovely goodies you have and it was meant to be if you wake up at the dot of midnight lol. What was the TSV? QVC seems to given up the crafting ghost in the states, but the Home Shopping Network has picked it up. It's better if I just leave the house on those days though lol. TFS! #67

Mrs A. said...

No no no!!! This is so not good. Why did you go and show me some butterfly stamps and a paris stamp and then go and tell me where to buy them. Off like a shot I went and of course some distress inks fell off the shelf at the same time. So now I have goodies coming to me on Friday. Yep I can't wait.
Hugs Mrs A. #76

nnalorac said...

Isn't craft buying so much fun!!! Meant to watch and completely forgot, sob sob! Love the tags. Thanks for dropping in by my world. Carolxx

SDCrafts said...

Hi Helen - hope I won't offend by saying it's good to see TH media being used in an attractive (to me) way. By which I mean the altered art method does not always appeal. I was with you watching QVC but skipped the TSV mainly because I have too much to do and lots of other ideas to explore. It's a happy busy life - we share socks too ...Shirl #106

Serendipity Stamping said...

Beautiful tags. And another "foot person", though I mainly have to do this for punches. No strength in wrists any more.

Elizabeth said...

Well, I'm glad I'm not the only one to succumb to the charms of Mr TH on QVC - I broke down and bought the alcohol inks, etc., pack because I just had to have it! Your tags are lovely. Congratulations on the win. Elizabeth x #114

LuLu said...

Howdy,
Really like your WOYWW post this week. Great paper stack!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2.

Peace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Ooo, I've got my eye on that stamp set...lol.. lovely tags, and CONGRATS to winning the SSS prize! Woohooo!

fairyrocks said...

Thanks for the peek and the footutorial LOL
Keep smiling and creating

okienurse said...

Lots of awesome new stash! I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year! I see so much I want that end up on a spending spree too. Vickie #148

Sue from Oregon said...

Hey Lucky Chick! got a big kick out of the foot stampin' too!

Jovita said...

I see many hours of fun in your future and I just love your impression technique!

sandra de said...

Ohhh those tags are gorgeous and thanks for the stamping technique demo. Brilliant.
Sandra

akilli melek said...

your stomping on the stamp made me giggle. Love your tags, and you are right those papers are scrummy.

thanks for popping by earlier
caroline #53

Susan said...

Cute socks! I too have the problem where items fall into my online cart and my finger clicks on the confirm button before I can remove them! Maybe we shop at the same place and there is a problem with the store?
Susan xxox #16
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

oneoff said...

Great tags, funky socks and I love those French stamps (must NOT go any buy them!)...

Bx

Morti said...

Great stash Helen - don't justify spending the money if you've earned it honestly!!! ROFL Thanks for stopping by....

butlersabroad said...

Your tags are beautiful Helen and I LOVE your stamping technique!! I love your black spotty sox too, I'm wearing mine today!! Great new stash, and I truly, truly, truly can't believe you didn't get a ticket to attend TH's classes. I really am quite astounded!! Oh well, stay at home and play this weekend instead.

Hugs
Brenda 103

SueH said...

With all this new stuff arriving by the day you’ll need to be looking for bigger crafting premises soon in think.

Loving your ingenious way to rubber stamp too Helen but I bet it wouldn’t work in 5 inch stilettos!

Happy Crafting
Sue
x

Gez said...

Gorgeous tags Helen. I do love your method on the floor.. congratulations on your win..enjoy spending..xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow.....love the tags and all the gorgeous new stash.

Andrea.xx (47)

Tracey Brossart said...

I get into those spending moods too way too often, so I know how that is! But at least you used what you bought...lol. Lovely tags!

Happy be-lated WOYWW and
Thanks for sharing! :D
#152

ƸӜƷ...x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

Tertia said...

Foot stamping? Now thats a new way of doing things, makes sense. Isn't it amazing how things just jump into our carts? I have that same problem. Happy belated WOYWW.

Ciara said...

You certainly give a new meaning to the word 'stamping'!!!

I think those retro papers are great too and I'm not really a fan of distressed. They look particularly suitable for men cards too.

Sounds like you've got as much will power as me when it comes to buying new stash ;-)

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Your stamping style cracks me up! Never thought of using my feet, something new to try ;-) rofl
Vicki 157

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Great stash and spotty socks!

Happy WOYWW
Sam # 24

www.craftychickcards.blogspot.com