Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Morning, welcome to another What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  What? You don't know what that is?  Check out Head Desk Keeper Julia for all the info here  and find the links to hundreds of desks to snoop through.

I had to have a little reorganisation of my Paperartsy stamps at the weekend, because there are some more on the way to me - one set I ordered as a treat to myself, and the second I was lucky enough to win in the Paperartsy blog (check it out here if you haven't seen the fun that's going on there at the moment, with their guest design team) so I had to find a bigger box for them! Sadly, Royal Mail didn't try and leave them with a neighbour (or she was out) this time, so they are at the sorting office for me to pick up tomorrow! (or rather, today!)

Tuesday should have been craft club but it was soooo cold and meant to be wet so I had to let my SIL down and stayed home in the warm instead, so it was crafting on the floor (as usual) rather than at a nice table... I was working on my Craft Barn altered dictionary challenge which I would have taken to craft club with me... (see Tuesday's post) but here's a sneak

I'll try and get round as many of your desks as possible, as always!


Eliza said...


Your journal page is brilliant, love it, you really are a star at this. Hey just post those stamps over here I will use them. LOL

Eliza 13

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

How exciting is that? New stamps n the way! Wow! Great journal page- love using dictionary pages! Once, our old house got flooded and a huge dictionary got wet. I painstakingly dried the pages to save it! :^) patsy

jill said...

I thought i had quite a few Paperartsy stamps until i saw yours , looks like your another fan of those stamps.
Happy woyww. jill #16

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I had a lovely set of Paperartsy stamps to sell, but someone else reserved them yesterday. They are gorgeous - no wonder you have such a collection. Ali x #8

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I had a lovely set of Paperartsy stamps to sell, but someone else reserved them yesterday. They are gorgeous - no wonder you have such a collection. Ali x #8

Sandy said...

I found a link yesterday on how to refurb books into journal books so will have to look for an old dictionary. Makes a fabulous background and love the eyes.. Look at the wonderful sets of stamps would love to dive in and have a stampathon with those.
Sandy :) #10

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a yummy box of stamps!!! Makes you just want to dig in, lol! You're doing a marvelous job on your journal too. A shame you couldn't make it out, but we've had horrible weather here too. Where's SPRING already???

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #4

okienurse said...

Love the journal pages and I really feel sorry for you having to reorganize all those awesome stamps so you can have a place to put more! Not really. I am envious. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #33

Ann B said...

Great collection of PA stamps. Thought I had a lot but not as many as you, yet.
Lovely page you did, have a thing about eyes at the moments - must find more stamps.
Ann B

jude said...

Hiya Helen ,
Seems ages since i joined in and poppoed by your blog so pleased i have .Loving the book page and well what can i say think your in competition with me with the Paperartsy stamps!Have a fun woyww and hopefully have a creative week with your new stamps
hugs Judex 46

Bridget Larsen said...

I just love dies and embossing folders, they are so easy to use and so versatile and make quick and easy cards.
Bridget #2

Jackie said...

Great selection of stamps. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing your desk.

Jackie #45

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping by to say hello; I should be working so it's a bit of a mad dash around this week so don't pop the kettle on for me. That's quite a collection you have of Paperartsy!
Neil #34

Jackie said...

Love love your box of stamps from paper artsy ...... I used one on the card I made for a friend this week I put on my blog
Jackie 11

sam21ski said...

Looking like quite a collection there Helen, with more on the way - fabulous - well you can never have too many PA stamps now can you!!!

Sam xxx

Heather Alger said...

Ooh lovely and organised, what a great collection of stamps and well done on winning.

Annie said...

What a lot of stamps you have but I have to say I do love what you do with them :-)
A x # 57

BJ said...

Great EYES pages, it has got rather cold hasn't it? Thanks for popping by my desk - Happy WOYWW BJ #9

Julia Dunnit said...

About time you were on the PA DT huh? That's an impressive collection of stamps from one marque, I wonder if you have more in any other?
Know what you mean about turning out in the cold and wet..a bit different if you drive I guess.

sandra de said...

What a wonderful collection of paperartsy stamps. UI have just started following the paperartsy blog and I am so impressed with their great tutes and projects.
Sandra @81

Claire said...

i love paperartsy stamps and i LOVE your journal page!!
thanks for stopping by already and leaving a lovely comment :)
happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week!
no. 5

Redanne said...

Wow Helen, that is an impressive collection of PA stamps, it has been fun following along with the PA blog, I have learned so much too. Love your dictionary page, the eyes are fabulous. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

Gibby Frogett said...

Hi Helen Happy WOYWW thanks for stopping by earlier. What a fantastic collection of PA stamps I just want to reach into that box for a better look. Hope you get to play with your new stamps soon... happy Crafting..Gill x #50

Ria Gall said...

what a lovely lot of stamps and a great way of storing them. Your page is great the eyes seem to follow you
Happy WOYWW #192
Ria #75

Artyjen said...

Lovely E page...and all those Paperartsy stamps....think you have just a few more than me! LOL
xoxo Sioux

barbarabeesblog said...

I like your storage, maybe I should try something similar as well.
Nice Page!
Happy WOYWW!
Barbara #97
Don't miss my collage GIVEAWAY.

JoZart said...

.... eye, eye! super page! I would love that box of stamps in my shopping basket. What a collection and just PaperArtsy too!
Thanks for your visit... I really am thrilled with all the lovely quilts!
jo x

Joynana said...

Your journal page is fantastic. Love those eyes. thanks for stopping by my blog. #105

House of Bears said...

Oh my, we're green with envy at your Paperarsty stamps, one of our favourite brands. We're taking part in the alpha challenge too and may do our letter E entry this afternoon, see you there.

The bears

Tracy said...

So exciting new stamps on the way!! Love your organisation, and the dictionary looks like fun xxxxThanks you for stopping by xxx

Anonymous said...

That's a great box of stamps right there and well done on winning more! I don't know where you're getting your scrabble tiles from but an E is only worth 1 point, not 6, lol!!

Brenda 115

Nan G said...

Wow! Lots of lovely stamps! I hope to join in the dictionary challenge soon. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

Alison Scott said...

Great journal page.
Congratulations on your DT spot.

Lori said...

Love all the organized stamps, and more on the way. Woohoo.

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Have a great day.
Lori #110

Anonymous said...

The page is fab, and I can see in your neatly organized basket those Joofy stamps - I covet them. Have done since the WOYWW crop and your fabric star cards. Lovely space, as always, and Happy WOYWW

MA (3)

Sandy Leigh said...

I would LOVE to see your altered dictionary!! Is Paperartsy a UK brand? Love your box of those goodies. I don't like to get out in the cold at night either--I much prefer going to crafty gatherings in the summer! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

Krisha said...

Just popping in to say Happy WOYWW. I'm late getting around to desks, and I need to be packing...LOL
Krisha #137

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Those eyes were following me around the screen!! Great journal page, love the whole thing :) have fun with all those stamps, hope you can squash the new arrivals in that box somehow!!
Hugs, LLJ 44xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, Helen -- I like how you used the blue buttons in the "eyes" on your dictionary page. That sounds like a really fun challenge. Your box of Paperartsy looks very neat and tidy. :) Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me. ~ Laura #123

MaggieC said...

A lovely lot of stamps for you to sort out. I am about half way through my Clarity stamps, cataloguing them and cross referencing so that I have some idea where they are. Thank you for your visit, and have fun with all those new stamps. xx Maggie #20

Neet said...

Love your dictionary page - the eyes are superb.
Trust me to miss out on fun with Leandra, cant really complain though as I have been holiday (still am until tomorrow) but congratulations on your win.
Thanks for the visit to my blog and happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet xx

sandee said...

Love the altered dictionary page, and I would have stayed home in the warm too....but I don't know how you manage to craft n the floor, my back and knees hurt just thinking about it!! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

lisa said...

Now that's a serious amount of stamps, Helen. Isn't it a pain when you get home and see that red card which means your parcel has arrived but is now sitting in the PO, grrrr!!
Love the journal page.
Keep warm and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #54

Tamika said...

Thanks for stopping by Helen and congrats on your win over at PTI! I love the organization of your stamps! I need to find a bigger box for mine running out of room. I want to order from them (PTI)but the decisions get too big! Tamika #125

Lisa said...

I love your stamp organization, althouth that box may not be big enough for many more orders/wins. I like the little blue buttons peeking out like eyes in the "e"s of your aj. I also like the colors and layering. Thanks for popping by my blog. LisaDV #117

Almo said...

Wow Helen, with that many stamps you need to be organised. Loving the eyes they have been looking at me looking at them. Thanks for your visit. Happy WOYWW Hugs Mo x

Helen said...

WOW Helen that is a lovely collection of stamps you have there and so neatly stored. I really must get to mine as they are not very easy to find and not very well looked after frankly! Have fun with your new stamps and thank you for popping by Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 52

StampinCarol said...

That's quite the box of stamps!! And your journal page is wonderful!!!
Happy WOYWW! Oh, thanks for visiting my space!
Carol N #124

Caro said...

That journal page is stunning! I would love to rummage through those stamps...such fun! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Caro #72

Hammers said...

Congratulations! I have never heard of PaperArtsy, but I am going there right now, having nosed at your stamp collection... Cx #111

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a collection of stamps you have there! Fab work as always going on and I don't blame you staying in, it's been cold and windy here, but no snow or rain! Have a good week lovely. Take care Zo xx 76

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Helen
I dont blame you for not wanting to go out, Brr
Your eye page is fab, love the colouring.
Very impressive storage for your stamps, you have to love them dont you.
Have a great WOYWW
janet #38

Samantha Elliott said...

Good Grief Helen!!! Do you need some err professional help? That is an addiction there!!
Can I come and play? Tee Hee!
Love the dictionary page. I keep meaning to join in that one!
PS. don't forget hot chocolate keeps you warm and you use more milk, and more milk tops! Thanks for that!

voodoo vixen said...

I'm not jealous, I'm not... ok, just a bit cabbage looking then... what a lot of lovely Paperartsy stamps!! Love the eyes journal page with the wire effect across the eyes... reminds me of the ladies in Saudi wearing their hijabs. Annette 18

Caz said...

Hi Helen - thanks for the visit - only reason the floor looks OK is it got a hoover before the photo!!!
Love the collection of PaperArtsy stamps - I love 'em too but they've taken a back seat at the moment until I run out of steam on the sewing!
That's a great page!!
Have a great week

Elizabeth said...

Hi there,Helen, just a quick visit to see what you are up to. Unfortunately, the EM is unwell and needs looking after so time is limited today. Don't you just hate it when packages go back to the sorting office - I just itch to see what I've missed :) Love what you've done with the letter 'e' on your journal page. Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

Neesie said...

What an amazing collection of stamps there Helen,
But they all look beautifully organised.
I have every sympathy for you in the cold. I haven't been in a UK winter for quite some years now and think I'd probably hibernate! ;D
Have a great WOYWW desk hop and thanks for nipping over to my place earlier.
Neesie ♥ #7

Christina Wernstrum said...

Helen your box looks amazing! What fun stamps. I haven't seen the whole of the journal but I love the page you have shown. Thanks for stopping by my blog for my first WOYWW!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for already making it by the Playhouse, Helen! I love your journal page and your wonderful stamp organization! I would say that Paperartsy owes you a commission (more free stamps!!)Have a wonderful week!! Darnell #47

Di said...

Brilliant journal page Helen - and can I just say you have a stunning collection of stamps there - presumably all Paperartsy ones. Which means there must be hundreds of other ones out of shot.

Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #51

Craftychris said...

So many Paperartsy stamps and more to come! I have definite stamp envy! Your page is fabulous - I haven't done mine yet! Thank you for visiting my desk and have a fab week xx

Shoshi said...

That all looks very organised, Helen - a great collection of stamps, and what a beautiful dictionary page. Very subtle colours and textures.

Thanks for your lovely comment - we are hoping the move goes smoothly. There's a huge amount of sorting and packing to do but we'll get through it, I've no doubt. I am sending my hubby out on banana box hunts around the local supermarkets and I've already filled 4! It will be a while before I'm in my new ARTHaven, though, and all creativity apart from Zentangles will have to be on hold for a while.

Happy belated WOYWW,

RosC said...

Hi Helen,

Firstly, thanks for leaving me a comment about the matts and how important they are. :-)

Always good to see how others file things. Best of all is the dictionary pages which is different from any other I've seen. I really like it and will try something different in my own if the paper will take the paint and ink. Good experiment.

Ros. #6

Queen Lightwell said...

Ooh, that is cool! And I have no idea at all about Paper Artsy stamps, bet we can't get them here in the states so I better not even have a look or I'll be for wanting them badly! lol :) Thanks for stopping by my blog already and leaving me a comment. :) Deeyll #42

mamapez5 said...

Hi Helen. It is always exciting to get a craft parcel in the post. hope you managed to get out to collect it today. I'm sorry the weather was too unkind to get to your craft club. makes me feel very privileged living here in Spain. (We complain when the wind is cold!).
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Sorry i am so late doing the rounds this week. Kate x #71

April Story said...

Looks like your stamp collection is all organized now. I'm jealous. Your journal page is awesome.
April #133

Sue from Oregon said...

Helen, I should organize my stamps better...maybe I would not still be looking for the lost penguin stamp LOL! Happy WOYWW! Sue Kment

Minxy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm so late this week.
O M Goodness Helen, HOW MANY PA stamps!!!! you lucky devil lol and well done on sorting them x
Hugz Minxy #29

butterfly said...

Ooh, look how organised those stamps are - and how many!! Missed the WOYWWing for the last couple of weeks, just too much on my plate, but this seemed as good a post as any to say I've no idea why I'm not already signed up as a follower - but I'm just off to sort that out!!
Alison xx