Wednesday, 30 May 2012

WOYWW 156 - the anniversary edition!

Morning and happy Wednesday to you - but not just any Wednesday - it's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, the anniversary edition!  Amazingly, the brainchild of Julia is 3 years old today! For 3 years we've been gathering - looking - snooping - at the desks and other places we create.

Julia, we salute you and thank you - and hopefully you are enjoying Spain! So, this isn't going to be a particularly short post sorry!  Surprise, I have some new stash - some goodies I treated myself to - and a blog giveaway win!

 these I treated myself to - Blossom Bucket embellishments, designed by Wendy Vecchi - and some Dina Wakley stamps - and my WOYWW badge ( well, it had to make an appearance today!!- and my anniversary ATC ready to wend it's way to someone!) There's a "spare" for Julia too...
 This is my blog win - the uber talented and recently Ranger University educated Kaz had a giveaway recently and I was picked at random to win this set of Dylusions stamps - and she sent the fab tag you can see, too. Thanks again, Kaz!  If you don't know her blog, check it out, she makes some amazing things!
Also and finally (thank goodness you cry!) it's time for Dragons-Dream Tag it On again - this time, Sue is setting the recipe is "To Dye For" and to use dies, spray inks and embossing (either heat or dry).

I used some Dylusion sprays on my tag - this is a second generation tag, one I used to "blot" the sprays on the original, so it's slightly less intensely coloured - used the pink and the yellow - and then embossed it in Tim Holtz's brick texture fade.  I die cut some rosettes with coredinations paper and cut some coffee stirers to make the stems The leaves (Dylusions stamps) on the tag are stamped in seedless preserves DI and the sentiment is one of Tim's
The embossed tag.   Looks like I added some white to it - that'll be picket fence distress stain then!

92 comments:

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Hi Helen! Happy WOYWW!! Your name appeared below mine for the ATC swap though you have so many amazing new goodies that I wish you were above me! I'll send you an email for your address. Have a great week of playing!

Kathryn said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary!! Gorgeous, beautiful tag there!! Very jealous of your new stash!!!
Have a great week!
hugs!
kat

Tuire Flemming said...

Fab new stash! Also congrats on winning the giveaway!
Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!
Tuire #21

inkypinkycraft said...

Lots f goodies, have fun playing with those and well done on your win!!! The tag is fab, love the colours! Have a great week hugs trace x 39

Redanne said...

Wow, love your new Wendy Vecchi Blossom bucket trinkets, have a few but not that many! Many congrats on your fab win too, lovely set of stamps. Your tag is beautiful, adore the colours. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #38

Judy said...

There are some SERIOUS Goodies on your desk this week!!Oh joy!! Liove these tags taking shape.
Judy #51

Dragon said...

Oh my!!! you have bought a lot!!! Gudd stuff though eh!! Great TIO tag too
Happy WOYWW Anniversary
Love and light
Frankie
xx

JoZart said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday! Great to be part of this wonderful fun group!
Love your tag, the pink brick texture is fabulous. Fsb stash too and what a great candy win too.
Lv JoZarty 80

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW! Isn't it a wonderful thing to be part of? I hope you have a fun day.
Love your tag - it looks quite simple to make (to my novice eye that is!) yet is extremely pretty!

Hugs, LLJ #77 xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fubulous goodies on your desk! Congratulations on the win from Kaz too :))
Happy woyww anniversary
Jennie #11

scrappystickyinkymess said...

That brick texture is SOOO effective. I don't use my embossing folders as much as I should. Like every week with WOYWW you have inspired me!

Mary Anne (15)

Annie said...

HAPPY WOYWW Anniversary Helen. Your desk looks very interseting and I love all you Blossom Bucket pieces. Congrats on the giveaway from Kaz too. Love you ATC. Crafty hugs........Annie :)

CraftygasheadZo said...

I've got stash envy! Amazing stuff you have there, and I love what you've done with your tag. I really do need those sprays don't I?! Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW anniversary! Zo xx 43

Annie said...

Fab new stash :-) Have fun using it all.
Happy 3rd WOYWW birthday.
Hugs,
A x #89

Cardarian said...

Another lot of lovely stash and lovely makings on your desk! You are the first WOYWWer I have met and it is so much fun to be part of a nice community of talented ladies! Please send me your address as I would like to send you an ATC!
Lots of hugs and love
Cardarian
my email: dolores.kerec@gmail.com

BJ said...

I think I must look busier than I actually am! Loving your ATCs especially as I am in Patriotic mode. Hope I see the Queen on Saturday - BJ#40

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the tag with that brick look
Bridget #25

craftymonki said...

Wow! What a marvellous stash pile! I'm a teeny bit jealous!

Happy WOYWW birthday!

Zoe #44

Neet said...

What a fabulous win. You lucky person you, but you deserve it!
Love your tag - great background and those rosettes make fab flowers don't they.
have a good day/week/month!
Hugs, Neet xx 16

Ann B said...

You always h ave such lovely things on your blog Helen, whether created by you or bought, always something to look at. Love the sewing machine art part - I really need that one.

Ann B
#58

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Helen you have been having fun and yes cannot believe it has been going for three years, mind you have not been that long as have only been blogging since 01.11.10, so not even two years, mm so came in half way through!
love the tag it on entry well done - have only ever made one tag and no ATC's missed this one for reasons which you already know! thanks so much for popping over! happy 3rd WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #35
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sandra de said...

Hi Helen, please send me address as I would love to mail out a spare ATC to you. Just a thanks for all the lovely comments you have posted on my blog no need to send me anything just email me on: desand@optusnet.com.au
Sandra de

Twiglet said...

Always so creative Helen.
Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary.
We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
Have a great week. x Jo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, great stash on your workdesk. Congrats to your wonderful win. Your tag looks fantastic, love the textured background.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm just thrilled I was given the chance to "meet" you through this wild and fun blog hop we take each week. Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary from #2.

Angie said...

Love your tag ...great texture too.
Happy 3rd Woyww Birthday.

Gabrielle said...

Stash envy is not a nice thing to have but I have it anyway! Love, love, love that tag - love how it is a 'mop up' of another project but it looks incredible! Happy Wednesday!

May said...

Fabulous tag Helen.. great stash pile have fun!!!! Hugs May x x x#4

Netty said...

congratulations on your wonderful win Helen and my eyes are boggling at all your fab buys.
Loving your beautiful tag....but am still lusting after your stamps.....lol x

Peggy Cain said...

Trying to make all the rounds this week. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world. love the glasses stamps might need those

Glenda said...

A huge amount of stash there girl. Lucky girl! Your ATC is gorgeous and the person who receives it will be such a happy girl! Thanks for sharing!
Glenda #118

Peggy Cain said...

Trying to make all the rounds this week. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Always fun to get new stash and a Happy 3rd. Anniversary to you. Oh I wish I could do such a lovely tag. Enjoy your day. #133

Minxy said...

well lookie hear, it is you who will receive a set of my atc's :) YAY
Send me a DM on twit or email me your addy hun and i'll get them in the post to you xx
Happy WOYWW Anniversary fellow desk hopper
Minxy #3

Di said...

Hi Helen

Really quick comment for now as am dashing out. Just spotted what you said about Portobello Road papers on my blog. I won't use the whole pack and am more than happy to send you one each of the papers to play with (6" x 6"), they won't be useful really after the Jubilee/Olympics so I'd have some spare for sure. Also, finding that pack isn't easy right now as loads of places are out of stock.

All I'd ask is that you come and play again in the snippets playground - I think you have linked a snippets card in the past? No conditions really, am just teasing.

If you want one of each of the papers my email addy is:

di_wray@hotmail.com

I'd post them 1st Class tomorrow so you'd have them for Friday to play :))

Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous goodies on your desk this week and the tags are just beautiful - love the flowers on the first. Your ATCs look terrific. Happy WOYWW and enjoy what's left of the day. Elizabeth x #96

Helen said...

Hi Helen thanks for visiting me. We have used similar inspiration for our ATCs! I love your version in fact your desk is loveliness this week lovely stash - lovely prize and even lovelier tags! Happy WOYWW Birthday to you Helen 83

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fab pictures of your new stuff.

Happy WOYWW

Hugs, Sarn #57 ish. Thanks for visiting me. x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

Look at all your goodies!!! Congrats on the candy win too.

Your tag is just beautiful.

Hugs,
Kay #145

Rita said...

Great news of your win and treating yourself to some new goodies too. Hugs Rita 104

sandee said...

What an AWESOME give away!! Send it to me! lol I hope you are having a great WOYWW day and hopefully you will show a picture of all the ATC's, that would be great fun to see! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Lisa Richards said...

So much fun stuff on your desk! It's nice to win a stash of stuff, huh? Have a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#151

Jacqui said...

Love your tag - love your stash Jacqui #161

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oooh love your tag and I your stash is delightful! Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!

MvM-design said...

Happy WOYWW anniversary ☼
have a great week!

Hugs Marleen # 28

Tertia said...

What a lovely tag and some fabulous new stash to play with too!
Happy very special WOYWW

Annie said...

Hi Helen just popped back to say thank you for kind comments on my blog. I also had a browse at your posts and have now became your newest follower. Your style is right up my street. Hugs. Annie : )

mark gould said...

Hi, happy woyww, great stash and tag x

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Lucky you for the stash! Love the dylusions and that brick is is awesome!

Katie said...

Oooh! What a great stash. Thanks for sharing. Love those stamps :)

Katie (38)

Diana Taylor said...

Looks like you're going to have loads of fun with all your goodies. I love the tag - it's gorgeous.
Thanks for stopping by my desk and hope you have a great week.

Ali said...

Happy WOYWW anniversary! Loving all your new stash, bet you're looking forward to playing with it!

Your tag is gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ali #88

Samantha Elliott said...

Happy WOYWW Honey!
MORE stash!!!! Your craft outlet must love you!! Hee Hee!
Loving your tag! Got a whole weekend to play as Hubby on nights so I have made a note to come back and check your challenge out!
Hugs
Hettie #50

fairy thoughts said...

great new stash love the colours on the tag
janet #43

Becky said...

What fun new goodies! Always nice to get new stuff!! Your tag is gorgeous!!

Jacqueline said...

Love that tag! And how lucky are you to win those goodies! :D

Happy WOYWW

Jackie x #115

monique said...

the senti is so true, I love the tag, the brick background and the beautiful pink colour, the flowers are fab

Ali H said...

Loads of goodies on your desk - hope you have fun playing with them all !
Thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali

famfa said...

Lovely tags, so much work. Thanks for visiting
Famfa 123

akilli melek said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary. loving all those tags. really looking forward to seeing everyones ATCs.
thanks for popping by earlier.
caroline
akilli melek #27

Shoshi said...

I love that pink brick wall tag, Helen - it's juicy gorgeous!!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog, and for your birthday wishes - my hubby and I had a nice day out and meal out this evening, and the weather was great too, not too hot. Glad you like what I'm up to too!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #60

Barb King said...

Oooh, such nice tags, love the colors. Great win, I was just eyeing that stamp set at a scrapbook store, lucky you! Thanks for stopping by my space. Barb #121

SueH said...

Happy WOYWW 3rd Anniversary Helen!

Lots of new goodies on your desk to play with this week and how lucky were you to win the blog candy.
Lovin your tag. The colours are beautiful and the embossing really gives it that finishing touch.

Have a great week and…….

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

VonnyK said...

Great load of stash there and lucky you winning blog candy. I love the tag and the brick embossing is fabulous.
Happy 3rd anniversary.
Have a great week.
Von #20

AnnieC said...

Hi there, Happy WOYWW anniversary - hope you're busy enjoying all your new goodies - LOVE your tags!!! Annie X

April said...

Oooh lots of lovely new stash there! Love that tag, the pink is so striking! Happy WoYwW 3rd Anniversary! and here's to many more :o) April #93 x

RosC said...

Great tags, Helen. Thanks for leaving a comment for me. I hid a couple of ATCs that I'll send on to the next bod on the list. Thought I keep them a surprise.
I do like the tags and colours you've used, and there's a nice bundle of goodies you've bought.
Happy days.

JoZart said...

Hi Helen, I've drawn 15 names from regular visitors to receive my ATCs and you've won one. If you email me your details I'll get it in the post asap.
sewjo@hotmail.com
lv Jo x

Laura said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary! What great new stash and a brill win, I bet you were over the moon. Have a great day, Laura

Charlene said...

I think I may have to own that brick texture folder..I've seen it everywhere and love it every time. Lovely stash you've acquired, too!

Daniella said...

Wonderful goodies and beautiful work!!
Happy WOYWW!
xxDaniella #133

Angela Coles said...

gorgeous new stuff, and an awesome tag.

many blessings to you my friend
from Angela

MaggieC said...

Well done on your blog giveaway win 0 exciting stuff there. We were very licky with the weather in Norfolk. It is some years since we went and we got rained out on that occasion. At least we did not get much rain this time, just a sudden jump from freezing to scorching. British weather! Have a good week. xx Maggie #99

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your tag! I've never seen the brick wall embossing mat so I'll have to find one of those! That is a fabulous set of stamps that you won! Wow! Those will be so much fun. Great new toys to play with too.

Anne said...

The tag is beautiful. What a wonderful win as well. Happy 3rd Anniversary- sorry I am late. Thankyou for visiting me. Anne x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thanks for coming by to visit me, Helen! What a great win for you and I love the tag!

Neesie said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary Helen,
I finally made it to visiting your place. What a lot of stash...wow you're going to be having some great fun ;D
Enjoy and thanks for popping to my place earlier Neese #14

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Helen this stash of goodies must feel like Christmas morning, or a really, really, really good birthday party or something like that!! Wow. Creativity bursting all over. Have fun with your bounty. *smiles* Norma

okienurse said...

WOW awesome lot of new stash there Helen! Happy 3rd WOYWW! Sorry I am so late getting around but better late then not at all. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #178

Spyder said...

I love the sentiment on your tag!, I chickened out of the swap but have since made a few... (a couple or two told me off in a nice way!)Have a great week!
Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!
Playing catch up coz there's never enough time!
((Lyn)) #92 ...

Laura said...

Looks like you got some fun new things to play with. I really like your tag. It's fun to make things with extra inks/paints that would just be wasted otherwise. Happy WOYWW from Laura #126 (Thanks for visiting my blog already.)

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Helen, love the pink!! I must get into something pink today...so luscious. Thank you for visiting my WOYWW desk. Next week I shall have to show the behind the scenes mess as everyone seems to want to see that as well as projects. Charlotte #165.

sutty said...

Wow what a great pile of goodies and I love the tag with the brick work background - gorgeous :)

dottielottie said...

Ooo lots of goodies on your desk Helen, a girl needs to treat herself now and then, is what I say, and lucky you with the blog win. I love your pink tag, beautiful colour.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Hugs
Lottie x #167

Queen Of Toys said...

Loads of toys to play with on your desk, love the brick texture on your pink tag.

Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
Eliza #140
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Stephanie-Emma said...

Love the effect you've achieved on that tag Helen! xxx

Stephanie-Emma said...

Love the effect you've achieved on that tag Helen! xxx

fairyrocks said...

Gorgeous tag works Helen, I am very late, but so happy I stopped by. Your stash looks like so much fun. Thanks for popping in and leaving kind comments.
Keep smiling and creating

KatzElbows said...

The tag is gorgeous, although I do think it's a little mean to show all your fabulous goodies and make me want one of everything!

cheers,
rachel, #7

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautiful tag! I love the color! Wishing you a cozy, comfortable, take it easy kind of SUNDAY! :<)

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Morti said...

Whooo..... what fab stash! Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you - the Jubilee got in the way!!!


Happy WOYWW, and thanks for stopping by...

Sue said...

Oooh Helen, you've got some lovely stash there, I've just ordered some Dina Wakley stamps, I can't wait for them to come. Love your tag with all that fab texture and the way you've used a 'mop up' tag, this really has given you some lush colours x