Wednesday, 9 May 2012

WOYWW 153

Hmmm - Wednesday again!! Another WOYWW - my ATC is done (I think!) ready for the anniversary in 3 weeks time... Welcome to my workdesk on what may be a fine sunny Wednesday but in probability will be dull and wet again!!

Tuesday night when I took these photos saw me working in my journal again - Paperartsy Fresco paints in moonlight and pansy (yes, I'm still in a purple phase!) and stamping with seedless preserves distress ink. Stamps are by Stampendous and I haven't used them for ages and ages!
I'll finish this off tomorrow!
There is also a sneak peak of a DT piece I'm working on - so had to hide that with the stencil.... and my latest toys, the fab new distress inks. I LOVE these new colours.

I was going to say I hadn't got anything new to show you - but have just disproved that statement!!!

The grungepaper flower is waiting for something suitable to use it on! As are the butterflies.

Hope you have a good Wednesday and I'll catch as many of you as I can. Till then, happy WOYWW!

71 comments:

sandee said...

Lots of creative goodness there on your desk! Loving the purple phase you are going through! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina :) #6

Astrid Maclean said...

Love the look of those purple backgrounds and great stamps too!
Have a great week and happy hopping!
Astrid #20

inkypinkycraft said...

The journal background is looking fab and so is the hidden tag!!! The flower looks great and I am sure the project will too! Hugs trace x 25

Judy said...

Pretty stamping.Love those new Distress inks.I haven't bought any ...YET!!
Judy #29

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...fabby looking journal pages Helen & the new colours getting plenty of spot light, thanks for sharing...Mel :) #30

sandra de said...

Working on journals seem to be a very common theme on woyww. I probably should be working on ATC's. Hope you are going to participate.
Sandra @21

Dragon said...

Would that project include a butterfly I wonder... lovey workspace
Love and light
Frankie
xx

May said...

Fabulous pages.. Love the colours and stamping.. Love the new distress inks! Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#31

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! I was in a bit of a purple mood this week too. Must be going around...

Can't quite tell if those DI colours are NEW or just new-to-you. I have to say I don't keep up with the Seasonal DI releases but the blue and the green look interesting, and if that is purple at the bottom of the stack I may have to go shopping. You wicked temptress you!

:)

Mary Anne (11)

Claire said...

are these the new spring distress pads? gorgeous colours!
and lovely the stamps :)
no. 36

jill said...

I've just invested in 2 pots of Paperartsy Fresco paints think i'm hooked on them now so must get more. Beautiful grunge rose. Happy crafting jill #52

Redanne said...

Great stamping on your journal pages, those beautiful butterflies (Wendy Vecchi?) need a home - maybe on your journal pages.....Anne #2

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous journal page & the flower looks great. I'm hoping my new distress inks arrive today, I NEED them. :)

kath said...

Hi helen...thanks for today's crafty snoop...looks like you are having lots of fun with your journal...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (44) xxx

Lynn Holland said...

What a busy lady you are Helen.
Happy crafting and thanks for looking at my Doodly Bird desk
Lynn 40
One I Made Earlier Today

Karen said...

Fabulous pages, I love the stamping and the colours! Enjoy playing with your new Distress inks and have fun :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

Julia Dunnit said...

OMGee you've made your ATC?..I really have to pull out a finger or two!! Am loving your purple phase, and seeing you use old(ish) stamps....makes sense of the need to keep them, huh!

Neet said...

Love those Stampendous stamps - and the colour!!
You are a tease showing us just that peek - now I am having to guess what it is.
Have a good week and a better weekend.
Hugs, Neet #19 xx

VonnyK said...

That journal page is gorgeous, those stamps are fabulous.
Have a great week.
Von #18

Neesie said...

I'm so out of it... no journal or stamps, but I can see that I may have to alter that fact!
It looks like you are having lots of fun...Happy WOYWW :D
Thanks for letting me take a peek Neesie #45

Miriam said...

Lots of lovely stuff going on!! Thanks for sharing.

#97

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous pages, love the new TH colours too, hoping to get my hands on them soon! Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

JoZart said...

Lucky you getting yout inky mits on the new colours... hope to get them at Port Sunlight show on Sat. Looks like you are in a creative mood.
Lv JoZarty (late at No99) xxx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great background! Love those new colors! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Bridget Larsen said...

Yes my desk is huge, 150cm x150cm and I have that extention on at the end as well, I need lots of room when I am creating as I do a few projects at a time. Cant wait to see the DT bit. I just got my new DI colours too, used the reinker already on the background
Bridget #12

Carmen said...

"Seedless preserves" I love that name :D Makes me want some toast!

You are a tease with all your sneak peeks!

Peggy said...

loving that purple page! i'll have to check back to see what you're hiding have a great day

Jacqui said...

Looking forward to seeing that tag Jacqui #101

TeddyBobCrafts said...

I love purple! I am seriously tempted by the new DIs - such bright and zingy colours (for distress ink!). Happy WOYWW. Ali x #46

Tracy said...

Purple is my fav. color so I don't mind the purple phase one whit! Lovely stuff happening. Happy WOYWW Warmly, Tracy #16

Gabrielle said...

Ooh, I love your creative space this week! Looks like there's lots of fun to be had! Stop hiding your DT piece and share it with the group :) Gabrielle at #21

MvM-design said...

Love these distress inks!!
Creative desk, nice stamping ;-)
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen #8

Morti said...

Oooh - I need those inkpads!

Love the stamps you're working with - I've not seen those before. Stampendous you say.... cool!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Helen said...

Hi Helen, thanks for popping in to see me. I definitely have ink pad envy right now! Beautiful stamps definitely worth dusting off! Happy WOYWW to you Helen 50

Terrie Purkey said...

You've got stacks and stacks of crafty deliciousness going on here! Thanks for the visit - Terrie woyww#27

Jingle said...

That grunge paper flower looks SO pretty! Looks like you are having some inky fun!

Jani Lewis said...

I love your purple mood :)
I just got my set of the Spring distress inks and have to say they are FABULOUS!
Jani
papercompulsions dot blogspot dot com

butlersabroad said...

really lovely colour choices Helen and great stamps, I do like Stampendous stamps. Those new ink colours are growing on me, might have to invest in some, lol!

Hugs
Brenda

Sarah said...

Just knew there would be some new goodies! Those flowers will look great on a journal page - enjoy those inks! Happy woywwing and thanks for the peek...Sarah at 13.

Di said...

Love your journal Helen! Great colours too - I might be tempted away from pink, who knows :) Di xx

kay said...

super journal page and well done on making your atc,you will be well ahead now
thanks for visiting me
have a fab crafty woyww
kay #28

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I can be one of the cool kids and say that I have the new Distress inks too. I can't wait to play with them. I recognized your stamps as oldie but goodies Stampendous ones right off the bat. You've made a great journal page with them. I'm proud that you have your ATC done. I need to work on mine. I had ideas but I got sick and they leaked out my nose, so starting at square one...

Minxy said...

Loving those stampendous stamps, real pretty {i dont need them, i dont need them}
Happy Woyww, look forward to seeing your hidden project.
Minxy #76

Annie said...

I've been making ATCs today....made one and I'm hooked now :-)
Hugs,
A x #47

Samantha Elliott said...

You can't go wrong with purple. My favourite colour.
I wore a purple dress to a Dance on Saturday and someone came up to me and told me it was a fabulous colour on me and that I should wear it often. Little did she know! Hee Hee.
Hugs Hettie
xx

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh nice desk...and you have already done your ATC!!!! Wow, impressed.

Kyla #34
ps - thanks for visiting my desk

Barb King said...

Oh, looks like a fun desk. Lucky you with the new distress stamps. I haven't gotten mine yet, hopefully soon. Thanks for stopping by my space. Barb

MaggieC said...

I love that purple page, really luscious. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments today. Have a good week. xx Maggie #77

Diana Taylor said...

I love the page in your journal - it's so pretty and delicate.
Thanks for stopping by my desk - have a great week

Shoshi said...

Love your stamped page, Helen - cool all in one (lovely) colour. Those stencils are awesome. I am in the process of drawing and cutting my own, something along these lines, using Inkscape and my Cougar cutting machine, but it's a long slow process!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #84

Sherry said...

You've been busy Helen, your journal page is looking good (I love purple) and the beautiful flower is sitting there patiently waiting for you - lol.

Have a good week ... you were right about the rain :(

Sherry (142) x

Bernice said...

Your purple journal page looks great - you've used some lovely stamps. Thanks for sharing,
Bernice (#72)

Twiglet said...

I love that little flower - so clever. x Jo

Jacqueline said...

Lovely creative space!

I have never been able to get my aper flowers to turn out right! but it won't stop me trying! I am determined to master them! lol

Thanks for sharing.

Jackie #102

Charlene said...

Oh, I'd love to know that colors of distress ink you've got. Those colors look yummy!

Ali H said...

Agree with you that the new colours are lovely ! Looking forward to playing with them ! Enjoyed seeing your page ! Thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali #33

Ali H said...

Agree with you that the new colours are lovely ! Looking forward to playing with them ! Enjoyed seeing your page ! Thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali #33

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

I really like the page with those stamped images - very cool how you've combined the stamps. Love it.

The new ink pads look like fun.
Thanks for visiting me earlier today!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #127

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, it must feel good to be using those neglected stamps - they are lovely. The colours of the new ink pads look really pretty ... not Sir Tim's usual taste, more mine in fact :) Too late to wish you a happy day so have a happy and crafty week instead. Elizabeth x #68

Amanda said...

Isnt seedless preserves the most gorgeous colour, I have ordered the new ones just waiting for them to arrive. Thank you for visiting me and am feeling much better today. Hugs, Amanda #104

Hazel said...

Fab journal pages. There's those new distress inks again (I keep seeing them everywhere I visit - I must get some) - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

Amanda said...

Great journaling! I should give it a try but will prob end up with me buying more stuff! I've had the new DI's for over a week now and really must try them. Thanks for popping by my post Amanda J @17 x

Alexandra said...

Great work here. Love how you combined the flowers and butterflies. I can't stamp for the life of me! :) hee

#146

Shar said...

Wonderful way to start a journal page! I am sure your flower will find a home soon too :)

Shar

Polly Polkadot said...

Well, I nearly left again when you said your ATC was finished. - mine is still safely stored inside my head! Love the purple flowers

Tertia said...

Great things on your desk this week.
Happy belated WOYWW

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Helen...doesn't it feel good to use those lonely stamps again!???

Neil said...

Hiya, just popping in to visit as it's been a while! I've missed seeing what everyone's been up to! Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a good week. Love that Dylusions mask
Neil #87 (I think!)

Liz Black said...

Lots of great stuff going on, can't wait to see the 'secret' project under the mask! Thanks for sharing and for visiting too : ) Liz at 145 x

Annie Smith said...

Looks like some fun ink and stamping is in store for you. :) Happy creating.

Helen T said...

I love the colours of your inks... the purple looks fab - Helen T #75