Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WOYWW? 162

So, what is on your workdesk Wednesday? It is time to spill the beans... Queen Julia will be inspecting later...

I went to Newbury (in the rain, of course, this being the wettest British summer I can remember.... I have been going to the Artstamps show at Newbury for years and years - and NEVER remember rain - it is normally such a gloriously hot day.) However, I went.  I am not sure if it's my style that's changing but there wasn't as much there this year that grabbed me.  I may not go next year....then again I might!  It may be that I had such a fab time the weekend before at the Craft Barn...There were certainly fewer stands than normal..... but here is the stash pile (well, you have to, don't you?!)

But it's put away now - well, as 'away' as anything gets in my flat! On my desk today (well, Tuesday night as normal, but it will still be there in the morning  today) is a journal page in progress for Simon Says challenge and these Artistic Stamper stamps I chose as a random prize for a card I entered in a challenge in June
 I just forced myself to mount them so they are ready to use soon! (don't you hate that job?!)
Lastly is a new tier to my blending tool spinner! a few gaps on it so I need some more blending tools, but I will rectify that soon...

Anyhow, you have desks to check out so be off with you, I'll catch you later.  That old jar of paintbrush water behind it needs changing, it looks a nasty sort of yellow colour (from the journal page above, obviously, it's not a specimen jar..............)


37 comments:

fairy thoughts said...

It cetainly has been a wet summer so far. Hopefully it will get better.
Great stash, it looks like you are getting ready for Christmas already
janet .... no number yet

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You may send some of that water to me. We are in 100 plus F (38 plus C) heat wave and a drought. I only wish the earth could figure out a way to equally distribute temps and water.

Sounds like your weekend was a disappointment, but you got a few nice things. And, no, I don't hate mounting stamps because I don't do it (grin). I throw some wacky tac on the back and wait for it to dry. Then I use a clear block, after which I pull it off, wash, and the WT sticks so you can use it over and over and over. Happy WOYWW from #1

sandra de said...

I think we all have similar specimen jars on our desks. It's when you drink from them instead of your cuppa that it is cause for concern. Quite a few of us have admitted to that late at night.
Sandra @43

sandee said...

You are so lucky to have so many blending tools! I just have one and have to change the pads out all the time! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

inkypinkycraft said...

Looks like you managed to get some goodies to cheer you up, it was a bit disappointing! Have a great week trace x 48

Judys Fabrications said...

A few goodies are bound to cheer a person up after disappointments.
Judy #19

Dragon said...

OMG Helen, you have SO much stash, woman!!! I am amazed how you manage it all, as I just can't.
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Cor, you did have a splurge, didn't you?? Mind you, so have I in the past week...oh dearie me, yes. It's a slippery slope to bead addiction, yes sirree......!!
Hugs, LLJ ~57 xx

Artyjen said...

Enjoy your stash ;)
xoxo Sioux

CraftygasheadZo said...

That's some stash! Loving the spinners, starting to think I need more than 2 blending tools! Take care, enjoy desk hopping! Zo xx 62

Annie said...

Roll on summer eh?
I'm doing a quick blog hop while the twins nap :-)
Hugs,
A x #58

Ann B said...

Of course 'you have to' that's what it's all about, having fun. Love the word stamps, need those, and your journal page, great colour despite the 'specimen jar' water.

Ann B
#56

RosC said...

Hello H.
Great stash, and the journal page is looking good. I've decided to stop at 8 blending tools but a two storey spinner does look impressive.
Cheers,
Ros #76

Redanne said...

Wow, I love that extension to your spinner, it looks great and so does your journal page. If you got all that stash at Newbury then perhaps it was not so bad, but am guessing you got it at he Craft Barn, so many people enjoyed that weekend, I am a bit envious! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #54

Helen said...

Thats a pretty good haul considering you weren't very inspired!! Love the pretty snowflake acetate. I didn't realise you could stack the twirly ink blending tool stand - do you have to buy a whole stand or is their a tier kit available? Your page reminds me of honeycomb - fab chicken wire background. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 69

BJ said...

Oh I just love seeing people's stash. Your journal page could do with my new £1 stamp from Hobby craft of a bee - LOL BJ#80

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh love the warm journal page (unlike the wet and cold summer day LOL!) I was at Newbury on Saturday - wearing my WOYWW badge - but it was suck a crush of people and I had such a short time there I only saw two people I knew to chat to. And it was a bit of a misery, wasn't it? It's like they mention a hose pipe ban and it's been raining ever since ....

Happy WOYWW

MA (2)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Oh love the warm journal page (unlike the wet and cold summer day LOL!) I was at Newbury on Saturday - wearing my WOYWW badge - but it was suck a crush of people and I had such a short time there I only saw two people I knew to chat to. And it was a bit of a misery, wasn't it? It's like they mention a hose pipe ban and it's been raining ever since ....

Happy WOYWW

MA (2)

May said...

Great goodies on your desk.. what agreat idea about ink stand I didn't know you could stack them.. might have to buy some!! your page is brillant.. love the texture.. Have a fun week, Hugs May x x x#8

Twiglet said...

Your desk is always so colourful - including the paint water - lol. Have a great week. x Jo

Shoshi said...

Very interesting, busy and creative desk you've got this week, Helen. I love that background on your journal page.

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog - glad you like my Perfect Pearls!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #4

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

That looks like a fab haul of stash! Love your spinner too - that's on my list of things to get. Sharon x 103

butlersabroad said...

Lovely new goodies H, it looks to me like you're thinking of Fall and Winter! Have you given up on Summer completely? Hopefully you'll get a lovely Indian Summer like last year. Great stamps, always nice to win something, I've been a bit bereft in that department this year, at least my card is making up for that!

Hugs
Brenda 3

Spyder said...

Wet!!! Thundering and Lightening here! It's raining so hard I can see the puddles getting deeper by the second So I'm whizzing round quickly! Might Have to shut down!! Lucky you! I could do with a Crafty shop to get even more stash! Have a great week! Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) was #25

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I wonder if it was the nasty weather that accounted for the lack of participation at Newmarket ... the rain stopped just about everything else last weekend. The sun has come out to play here today - yippee!

You still brought back lots of lovely goodies - I've spied a Graph45 paper pack and some pan pastels ... lovely :) I reckon you'd need quite a sizeable new stash box/basket for your desk :)

Thanks for visiting and for the tip about adding more water to my inky backgrounds - will give it a try.

Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #23

Hazel said...

Nice lot of goodies you got at Newbury and also the Artistic Stamper stamps - enjoy! Thanks for a peep at your workspace. Hope you have a good week - Hazel, WOYWW #124 x

Jingle said...

Oh, such fun goodies!!!! Can't wait to see what you do for Simon Says!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whew! Good to know not a specimen jar. We were starting to worry about you. Look at all that fun, fun stash! I love getting a haul of stash like that but then I never know where to start. I hope you jump in soon! Great journal page, too.

KatzElbows said...

Fabulous stash. But your background really stands out. It's great. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Thank you for stopping by and loving my backgrounds! Happy WOYWW. rachel, #11

Samantha Elliott said...

I am so disappointed you said the Newbury show wasn't very good. I went to the one in Chepstow last year and it was the same. They have moved it to Swansea this year and I doubt I will be going as it is a little far! Nice that you still got some goodies though!
I see we are both sporting new tiers on our spinners this week too! I need to get some more blenders but that doesn't take long now does it?
As for my cleaning your room, I will if I can remove all items I take off your desk into the boot of my car as payment!! LOL!

Eliza said...

I am jealous yep to be able to go to a craft show and purchase,they are always happening on fridays or weekends and people like me work these days predominately and it is not fair but then again think of the money I am not spending. LOL

Seriously lovely stash and that spinner I have just purchased one it is still in the post and I cant wait. In time I will want another tier I am sure of that.

thanks for sharing.
Eliza

My name is Cindy said...

Nice stash pile - always like coming back from a crafty spend up!! I often have a rather suspect pot of water on my desk as well.... Thanks for popping by to see me, Vindy #18

Joynana said...

Hi Helen, I would love to have that 2 tiered stamp holder. Mine only holds 6, where did you get that I want one. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. #29

Neesie said...

I'm hearing lots of terrible things about your summer but maybe August will be better ~ hope springs eternal and all that!
You look like there's going to be lots of fun and wonderlicious creations coming soon.
Enjoy ~ Neesie #14

Gabrielle said...

Flippin' heck missus! How much did you buy?! Sorry. That was rude. Flippin' heck missus - anything left on the list?!!!! I think I might make my spinner two high instead of two side by side. More room! Should have been clever like you! Mwah!

Neet said...

So glad you still managed to spend Helen.
Know what you mean about mounting stamps - a job I detest, but you have a lovely page there.
Sorry I am late this week and thanks for the good wishes. Hugs, Neet #47 xx

Morti said...

Glad you cleared up any potential confusion over the water jar/specimen jar.... tee hee....

Nice haul you had there! We nearly went to Newbury, kept wavering back and forth, but decided against it and are saving our pennies for another time. Or for a spree on the Third Coast website...

Thanks for stopping by!