Wednesday, 2 November 2011

WOYWW 126?

Welcome to another Wednesday's snooping at desks thanks to the lovely Julia - check them here .

I've still got a bit of a block on creating but hope it's on the way soon - I really must get into Christmas card spirit very soon!! 

When I got back from my brother's (where we had the "do" - obviously I don't have the space - ahem!!) on Friday after the funeral (it went ok, as well as you can say for these sad occasions, at least it was good to get together with lots of the family) I found some lovely things had arrived in the post - look!

the new Craft Stamper, a couple of sets of Wendy Vecchi stamps (on special offer here because the lovely Lin is retiring at Christmas so I had to, didn't I!) and a gorgeous Hels' tag that I won in a blog giveaway! 
I haven't used any of the stamps yet but hope to very soon!


So, that's my desk.









I must also show you the Dragons-Dream tag for this week's Tag It On challenge - we are challenging you to go Steampunk today - here is my tag.  The film title that inspired Wanda's choice is Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium. (not one I know...but I don't watch many films - I did google it though and found a trailer!)

I covered the tag with a piece from the Tim Holtz Crowded Attic paper stack and used a selection of stamps from Tim's set handily called "steampunk".   Added some washers from my stash (from the hardware store - B and Q to the Brits!) and some jump rings under the gentlemen.

Anyway, I hope you'll come along and have a look at my teamie's work and why don't you join in?  We'd love to see you...

37 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad the funeral went as well as could be expected, was thinking about you... as you say, the positive was meeting up with family and celebrating your mum's life. A good thing to do :)
Love the steampunk tag! Is it wrong to say it reminds me of Monty Python somehow??! Think the washers are an inspired addition :D
Hugs, LLJ x

Helen said...

Lol, no I thought of Monty Python too.
H

flutterbycrafter said...

Glad things went well. The tag is fantastic, I love the men xx

Annie said...

Glad the funeral went well and how lovely to have nice things to open when you got back.
A x

ScrappnBee said...

Love the tag! Like Helen, I thought Monty Python first, though. They were definately steam punk ahead of their time. Glad that the funeral went as well as can be expected. Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

Julia Dunnit said...

Great tag Helen..my mind went straight to Python too! Nice new goodies, a deserved distraction if you ask me!

Bridget Larsen said...

Sorry to hear you had a funeral to go to, love your cards and tags.
Bridget #2

Bubbles said...

As with everyone else, I'm glad that the funeral had a blush of happy remembrance and family gathering to it.

Your creations are beautiful - and I'm with the whole Monty Python feel to the tag too... it's great!

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm glad the funeral went well. I love what Bubbles said about the blush of remembrance. Lovely goodies you have there :D. The tag is gorgeous, steam punk and Pythonesque. Sending you lots of mojo wishes! #32

JoZart said...

So lovely to have a treat to cheer you after your Mum's funeral. Some great stash there too. Love your tag
JoZarty x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Love the look of your desk and all your projects.

HAPPY WOYWW!
Hugs, Sandra View my desk HERE!

Angie said...

Did you HAVE to put a link to your bargains ?????? lol Think I just might HAVE to have a look. Love your recent tags.
Glad it was a sunny day for remembering your Mum.XX

Sarah said...

I'm off to LB next week and think I must start cooking roast dinners every night to compensate for the shock my hubby will have when he sees the old CC bill. But you just can't go wrong with lovely Wendy stamps!!!

Gabrielle said...

Tee hee! I might have bought a few stamps from Lin too! You have had lots of goodies to try and kick start your creativity! Fab tag too btw xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

Lovely goodies you have there! We lost my almost-step-mum a few weeks ago very suddenly and the funeral went really badly (wrong music, wrong time, lots of gaps and mistakes etc) so I'm glad your mum's went off okay - it leaves you feeling peaceful if they have had a good send off doesn't it. Hope you find your Christmas mojo soon xx

Sue West said...

Helen, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum, but glad the funeral went well. It does sort of help. Beautiful art as always.
With love.
Sue xx

Twiglet said...

Glad all went well last week. Good that you have had time for your crafts - the tag is great - yes I thought Python too. x Jo

Ann B said...

The only good thing about a funeral is getting together with family afterwards and sharing memories and stories, it helps so much.
Love your new stamps, afraid I too gave in to temptation and bought a few things from LB - Darkroom Door Steampunk stamps by coincidence so I will have to have a look at the challenge site and see if I can join you - great tag as well.

BetteK said...

Sorry to hear you had a funeral to cope with - they are never easy. Wonderful new goodies to play with! Debbie #77

butlersabroad said...

Glad to hear that things went as well as they could, never an easy day at the best of times. Love the new goodies but I was shocked to hear Lin is closing down!

Hugs
Brenda 74

Elizabeth said...

Funerals are always sad occasions made bearable only by the pleasure of being reunited with family and friends - a few possibly not seen for some time. I think it's all part of the healing process.

Lovely haul of stamps and the tags are both gorgeous - love steampunk.

Hope your week goes well. Elizabeth x #59

Victoria said...

nice tag and new stamps

inkypinkycraft said...

The stamps look great and that tag is fab!!love it!!! Happy woyww trace x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful steampunk tag.
Congrats to your win :)

Hazel said...

Lovely stamps (came for a peep from WOYWW) x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi! I'm sure those gorgeous stamps will get you into the mood of making cards again! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Mrs A. said...

Gosh those stamps do look inviting. Mind if I do a bit of virtual stamping.Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

Shoshi said...

Glad to hear the funeral went as well as could be expected, and that there were some goodies awaiting your return, to give you a bit of a boost after what can't have been a very nice trip away under the circumstances. Nice tags! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #67

Netty said...

You certainly made me smile when you said you hadn't the space......hmmmmm I wonder why.....
Glad all went well and hope you are OK.
Terrific stamps and a great tag Helen. Hugs Annette x

Sam said...

Lovely tag again this week. I actually saw it earlier but spotted my lunch break was over so had to forgo leaving a comment.
Glad everything went well for you and your family.
Hugs

okienurse said...

Great looking tags in the post! I also like the new stamps you go while away. I said that funerals were about the only time my family got together and was a time to celebrate life not the death. Hope everything was okay for you! Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Neet said...

How nice to have something to lift you up a bit when you got home from the funeral. Love seeing how you spend your hard earned pennies.
Great tag - if I have time ....

Hugs. Neet x

Fiona (angelfish) said...

The remembering with our nearest and dearest is so important. Love the new stamps you got. I really must not click that link!

Tertia said...

Funerals are never easy, but it is nice that you came home to new goodies to play with. My Mojo has gone AWOL too, and I reallu hope the dear returns very soon.
Happy WOYWW

Hels Sheridan said...

ooh FAB tag Helen... loving those Steampunk chaps :O)) Glad the tag got there and sorry it took too long for it to get into the post! Good for you getting some new 490 stashly goodies... have fun playing x

Faye said...

Wonderful steampunk tag, Helen. Love those gentlemen in their top hats.

Zoechaos said...

Fab Tag love how you have put it together. XOXO Zoe