Wednesday, 16 March 2011

WOYWW 93 - Shopping? Again?

Well, you know I am addicted right! Just happened to see a new stamp from Crafty Individuals on my travels round blogland on Sunday - found some special offers.... you can guess the rest.
A couple of packs of background papers (these were what was reduced) and then I fell in love with some stamps.... and some little frames.

And these were a freebie - just for sending in an order! How cool is that. Can't wait to play (need some EZ mount or something though - forgot I'd run out...)








I have recently become addicted to Donna Downey's blog - so much so that I think I want to start journalling - Carmen was kind enough to say she thought I'd be good at it - but I don't really know where to start - although I suppose buying some kind of blank journal would be a good place!! Watch this space, as they say! Not sure how this amazing blog has escaped me for so long!
If you are one of the last people in blogland who doesn't know why I'm showing you my workspace check out the rest here at Julia's!.  Have a fab time trekking the universe for some strange places to craft!

55 comments:

Nicky said...

Looks like some nice stash there, this is the problem with Woyww its makes your wish list grow lol ~ Nicky

Roban Studio said...

You will enjoy journaling! You can use all your stash in your journal too, which is the best part. Happy WOYWW! #19

jude said...

Have fun with all those crafty bits !Happy Creative wednesday
hugs judex 9

Jennie said...

looks like you will busy stamping! lol
Happy woywwing!
Jennie #6

Neet said...

I love poppies so can understand you having to buy that gorgeous stamp.
I haven't done a journal page for a long time, must pop over and see what you are telling us about DD's blog (thanks for the link). From what I see on the subject there seems to be many different styles - mine tends to be an art journal with rubber stamping and not kind of creative writing that journals how i feel or anything.
Good luck with it anyway - it's all about enjoying what we do.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Nothing like some new goodies to get you in the mood to craft!

Wipso said...

Fab new stamps.
A x

SDCrafts said...

Collage stamps are so clever but how they are used is the most interesting part - enjoy yours!

Shirl #38

okienurse said...

Awesome stash! I love new papers and stamps. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I love your new collage and calligraphy stamp! And thanks for pointing out Donna Downey's blog- it's great. As to the art journalling- just do it, there isn't any right way or wrong way, just YOUR way! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Minxy said...

I can understand why you want to journal, donna's blog is fab, lots to inspire, i may have to try some of them myself, Why not make your own journal, i have from an old book cover and water colour paper. do you have a BIA? thats how i bound mine!
Happy Wednesday
StAy InKy
hugs Minxy #28

Cardarian said...

Hi Helen!
I am back - haven't been around for a long time - had a look at all your posts I missed and I have seen some lovely stuff! I looked at Donnas blog and I find it very interesting too! I will be watching your space - see if you start the journaling - I might start too - bit by bit something might actually come from it!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Rebekah said...

All those new bits just dieing to be played with! have fun hugs Rebekah 75 xx

jude said...

Helen id love to send you some email me at
andrewjude45@hotmail.com
Then no excuses...lol
hugs judex9

sandra de said...

Gorgeous poppy stamp and other goodies. Sounds like you got a really good deal.

sasa said...

I cannot believe you have any room left to sit down!!!! I think the newbies should see your stash piccies again - for the amazement and therapeutic uses!

Enjoy them...
Wishing you lots of creative fun...
Thanks for sharing today,

Sasa (sarah at 3)

Karen said...

Lovely new stamps, I hope you can get some EZ mount soon so you can have fun playing with them all :)
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #73

Di said...

All those gorgeous stamps and stash just crying out to be played with! Enjoy and thanks for sharing :) Di x

Morti said...

You're incorrigible! Or more like, encourageable! Fab stash - nice one with the freebie! Thanks for stopping by....

MaggieC said...

I did say, an aahhh could not be resisted. Thank you for your lovely comment.

I think that poppy stamp is great, just the sort of stamp I would go for. Sadlyt, I have maxed out my craft allowance for the next couple of months at least. Never mind, I have plenty to play with.

Jo Davies said...

I do love a little spend when things just jump into your basket as extra bargains, hehe! Jo (53) xxx

JoZart said...

Love your new stamps. I really liked Donna when I took a class with her on the Prima booth at CHA.
If you fancy journalling just go for it. Every piece of art starts with a blank canvas of some sort and the style should be your own so just use blogs as inspiration.
Thanks for your lovely words on mine!
JoZarty x

Artyjen said...

How cool to get freebies!
xoxo Sioux
P.S. You're darned right...I did not throw the Vagabond box out!!! HOL

Twiglet said...

Great new stuff to play with there!!

Elizabeth said...

Love those stamps - I feel a craving coming on :) The freebies are just the greatest bonus too. I'll be watching to see what you make with them. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #74

The Crafty Elf said...

You purchased some great stamps there. Picked myself up some stamps just last week, feels good doesn't it?

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love Crafty Individuals stamps- I have the poppy one,very taken with the word stamp! Shaz #148

Netty said...

woo hoo, I love it when you spend your money and then show us what you bought.....brill. Have fun with your journal, anyway it gives you an excuse to buy something again......lol Annette x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Helen your new stamps are really great design what fun playing could be had.. very large too, mm hard when you run out of ez mount!! I want to order some myself as getting low but Joanna where I get from does not have it at present.still waiting.
thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW
love Shaz in oz.x

Jane said...

OOoooo Love those new stamps! I have discovered a great product Tack'n'Peel you stick it to the acrylic block and the stamps cling to that...gonna save me a fortune not having to ezmount all my new stamps!

Julia Dunnit said...

Do not do not show me any more stamps that you have but really should belong to me!! Lovely haul, the papers from CI are smashing, huh. As for Donna Downey...isn't that odd...she leaves me cold. BUT...I think Carmen's right, and I think you will be an inspiring journal artist.

Sam said...

Loving your choice of stamps. I saw some nice ones on Crafty Individuals website but will have to wait until PD before I dare order anything else! I use a sticky adhesive that you stick on your block and is permanent but makes your stamps like a clingon! I cant remember exactly what it is called but it is from Snazzys. Brilliant as it saves having to remember to order anything like ez mount!Once on it stays on and can be cleaned!
Hettie # 155

Dragon said...

Great shopping and a fab Freebie... I had one too, they are lovely people aren't they
Frankie
Xx

minnie_mac said...

Love your stamps. Crafty Individuals are high on my favourites list.

Haven't done much journalling, but a couple of tips I picked up have helped me with what I have done: don't start on the first page of the book - just jump in anywhere; and just do it - work quickly without a lot of thinking about it.

Marilyn

Mrs A. said...

Those Crafty Individual stamps are so addictive. I ordered their birdcage at the weekend but didn't spot the poppies. Darn!! That's another order in the pipeline. hugs Mrs A. #57

Pam said...

Haahaahaa...looks like somebody did some shopping! Have fun w/it all.

Sheila said...

Lovely stamps. I think you will be great at journaling too.

voodoo vixen said...

Nothing like some new stash to get the creative juices flowing and you can use all those stamps and things on your journal pages too! Annette #5

peggy aplSEEDS said...

can't blame you, those two stamps in front are fantastic! i'm off to visit Donna's blog. i too would like to start journalling. for now i'm trying it out on ATCs

Marjo said...

Thanks for the the view and sharing, hugs Marjo#10

MvM-design said...

Love your stamps!!
Thanks for sharing, have a nice day!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Beautiful stamps - I, too, consider journaling every so often, but never seem to be able to keep it up once I start. Like anything you are meant to do regularly, it takes a while to incorporate it into your life, to make time for it, and get into the routine of doing it every day. I'm just not that organized :)

Have fun with it.

Mary Anne

Carmen said...

Glossing over the new purchases with Ally Pally so close (am just jealous! *g*)

I do really think your journal will be a feast for the eyes. I still have your card up on display, it's gorgeous.

Carola Bartz said...

I can understand that you like those stamps, they look gorgeous. I have to check out that blog you mentioned since I like journaling as well. Thanks for the link!

lisa said...

You have some gorgeous stamps there.
Good Luck with the journalling, it's great fun once you get started.
Hugs Lisa #126

Lesley said...

I don't just visit your blog to see your scrummy work......i also love to see what you've bought!!!

Lesley said...

Love your purchases - and yes you'd love journalling!!! Go to it !!!!
Thanks for the link to Donna's blog - amazing!!!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

lovely stamps. Should be lots of fun making new concoctions ;-)
Vicki - A little inkling 171

butlersabroad said...

I come here every week for my retail fix as I'm being so good and not buying new hardly at all! Brilliant to get some stuff for free too.

Hugs
brenda

craftytrog said...

Ooh! Lovely stamps! x

Tertia said...

Some fab new stamps to play with. Enjoy!
Happy belated WOYWW

RosC said...

I do like the new stamps - stylish, but this shopping again. Tch, tch. I really looking forward to a spree at Paperific in a couple weeks :-)
Ros (119)

Terry said...

Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull Stars creation. wowzerss love the colors and your stars are great. Hugs Terry xxx

oneoff said...

Gorgeous new stamps there. Beware of the journaling; it's deeply addictive!

Bx

Rachel said...

I think everyone's good at journalling, as long as they don't try to journal like other people. Embrace your style and remember that a journal doesn't have to be perfect. And a journal doesn't have to be a book: why not grab a box and "journal" on anything that takes your fancy, storing all your fab stuff in the box. Just a thought.

cheers, rachel #70