Wednesday, 27 February 2013

WOYWW 195

Hi again - time for another catch up with Julia and the crafty spaces of the world - check here for the lowdown on WOYWW.

so, Sunday just gone saw me up bright and early to catch my train (which was late, of course!) to London and for the tube (metro/underground as you prefer) to catch the train to Stevenage - it was time for Stamperama again. (see the post here for what I got up to)

I indulged and crossed off a few items from the wishlist (which is huge!!) as you will see! (here's a peak if you don't have time to read the whole post from Sunday)





The show was in a different hall within  the leisure centre to it's usual one, more space (much more comfy floor to stand on, they had some protective covering down so our legs and feet were slightly less achy at the end of it to often!

I didn't see any other WOYWW badges, though maybe they were underneath coats (I had to remove mine and carry it as it was warm inside)  but did catch up with lots of familiar faces, even if I couldn't put names to them (one of my weak points, that!!)

Once I got home I unpacked my booty and subsequently have had a little play... oh, those new Paperartsy stamps are fun!! And so much more to come too....

...like this one - it got "left behind" because for some reason it hadn't been fully trimmed and Leandra kindly said she'd do it and post it on - so it arrived on Tuesday, along with my Craft Stamper.

The green painted chipboard on my work mat, is a work in progress - Fresco paints of course - and I'm going to add loads more colours and some of my new stamps...


As you know, for speed and because I get up at silly o'clock in the morning, I write these posts on a Tuesday night... so if you check Tuesday's post, you can see how the green splodges turned out!
I know I've sent you all over the place elsewhere on my blog, but if you go to Julia's  she'll sort you out with some more desks!  And don't forget to check out the pages on the side of her blog, for news about the June WOYWW crop and the ATC swap!


60 comments:

sandra de said...

Lovely goodies on your desk and those stamps look a treat. Always such great ideas on the Paperartsy site.
Sandra @12

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Helen,
At last able to WOYWW again …Some lovely work going on here!

Some great NEW stash .. yummo!!
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh a trip away to craft!! Sounds so fun and what lovely new items to come home with. Have fun and Enjoy WOYWW # 7

Bubbles said...

My grandma lived in Stevenage (Longmeadow), and I loved it there!
Just your mention of it, and I'm all awash with memories :)
I have a long wish-list... but when it comes to actually buying the items on it, I tend to chicken out - I have no idea why?
Love your booty - and that 'left behind' stamp is gorgeous!
Have a wonderful WOYWW!
Best wishes from Bubbles
#14

jill said...

Wonderful stash , have fun playing with it all Jill #22

Jackie said...

Morning Helen
Stamperama is a good show isn't it
I have been going for years and years
I to have bought kits of stamps like you
Jackie 13

Janene McAnally said...

LOVE what you have on your desk lol! It is always a good feeling when you have a crafty shopping spree and get goodies!! I picked up some goodies today too and am busy, besides blog hopping doing some art journal backgrounds. Happy WOYWW!
Janene #26

okienurse said...

Great looking lot of stash on your desk today. Read about your trip to Stamperama. Sounds like you had a great time. I love going to craft shows. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #39

okienurse said...

Great looking lot of stash on your desk today. Read about your trip to Stamperama. Sounds like you had a great time. I love going to craft shows. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #39

Almo said...

Hi Helen, some lovely stash on your desk, I read all about your visit to Stamperama. Love how your green canvas turned out. Hugs Mo x

Neet said...

Glad your stamps arrived (read earlier about them) and lovely to see your stash. I always smile when I read that you have been to a show as I know there will be a great big stash awaiting my eyes.
Take care and have a good day - week.
Hugs, Neet xx 27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad to hear that you had a good time at the show! And that you came home laden with goodies :) Have fun using them!!
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

Ria Gall said...

looks like you have been having lots of fun and even more of that to come with all your lovely new things.
I am sure you have 101 ideas for makes with that lovely stash.
Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
Ria #48

isisimaginings.com said...

As I said on Sunday, you got some lovely stash. And yes, I'm jealous. Got my copy of CS yesterday too, had a quick flick through, but waiting until I have time to peruse it properly.

Annie said...

Looks like you bought lots of fab new stash....really hope you have lots of fun playing with it all.
Hugs,
A x # 56

Julia Dunnit said...

Even though we have completely different styles, I never fail to look at your purchases without thinking that I would have brought the same. I'm coveting all those stamps for sure! Yes to railway pick-ups (of course) for June...if you aren't working, would you like to come down on the Friday and stay over?

SusanLotus said...

Great stash you came back with from London. I understand your wishlist is big. Mine is too. ;)

Have a nice day!
SusanLotus, nr 16

My name is Cindy said...

Great looking stash Helen - the Jofy stamps and fresco paints are def on my list as well. Grrr didn't get my craft stamper this month - didn't have it in my local shop for some reason and now I'm off on hols!! Have a good Wednesday, Cindy

Neil said...

Nice to see the lovely goodies again, and I've already seen what you did on your green splodge and think it turned out fabulous!

Scrapcat 1 said...

I don't think the wish list ever gets any smaller no matter how much we have! love the stash you have collected. thanks for sharing Tracy#72

tuesday afternoon said...

Lovely things on your desk, you will have fun with the 'gold'. Happy WOYWW

Heather Alger said...

Beautiful goodies x
Happy WOYWW Heather #85

Cardarian said...

Oh you have some lovely goodies from Paperartsy - I ordered some the other week and have been using them - I wish I could go to all those shows - but it is just too much traveling! I might go to the Ally Pally but I am not sure yet!
Had a snoop around your other posts - love your artwork!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

BJ said...

Some super stash there Helen. What a numpty I was to add the wrong link this morning, glad you found the right one. Love the green board too. Thanks for visiting me, BJ #58

Debs Willis said...

Hi Helen, lots of goodies - gives me itchy fingers lol!

Happy woyww

Debs #95

Marit said...

I love what I see Helen... and I just scrolled down to your former post to see the 'finished garden' - which is also beautiful but still, I kinda like the very first photo - it is like an abstract painting!

butlersabroad said...

Ooh, a grand day out Grommit! Love those sample from Lin and Leandra on the earlier post, they're beautiful. Yeah, bah humbug to the no snow day! I've been here an hour and one other person has just made it in!

Hugs
Brenda

House of Bears said...

Hello there. We were at Stampbearama too, but we didn't have a badge on, we did look for fellow WOYWWers but i'm afraid stash admiration rather took our attention!

Thanks for visiting the bears today. :)

Gibby Frogett said...

oooh lovely new goodies, especially like the look of those JOFY stamps... thanks for stopping by earlier.. Happy WOYWW Gill x #104

Nan G said...

Yea get up at early o'clock! I don't go to sleep until I've posted......way early o'clock here across the pond! Oh I'm so envious you have some cool new stuff! Love love the new stamps! Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, thanks for pointing out I'd put the wrong link in ... I think I must have been in too much of a hurry this morning :( I've added a new, correct, link now.

Great photos of the Stamperama and didn't you find some lovely goodies to bring back with you. I love those stamp sets - especially the one you had to wait for - words are always so useful.

Have a great WOYWW. Elizabeth x #105

Sandy Leigh said...

Hi Helen! I am just imagining the wonderful things you can do in your art journal with those Paperartsy stamps!! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #52

Krisha said...

Love your new stamps, can't wait to see them on a jornal page. Sounds and looks like you had a very good time.
Thanks for visiting my blog
Krisha #32

Charlene said...

A wonderful stash of inspiration! #96

Alison Scott said...

You did have a good time. Can't wait for Craft Stamper on Friday.
Happy WOYWW
Alison
#80

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looking forward to seeing your pages etc with your new goodies. I think I can see me getting some of these paints you use, yep blaming you again!!! ;) No desk from me, because it's empty or I can't share yet what I'm working on! Take care Zo xx

lisa said...

Your green splodges turned out beautifully, Helen, I love what you've done with them.
What an amazing lot of new stash you have there, I think I need to come round and help you play with that little lot!!
Thanks for popping in earlier and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #70

pearshapedcrafting said...

You've certainly been making good use of your new goodies! Don't know whether I'll be able to wait for those PA stamps - I hear that PA are going to be at Happy Stampers! Thanks for your earlier visits, have a fun week, Chris83

sandee said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun, and all those goodies to play with, must be a slice of heaven!! Thanks so much for visiting my desk today!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Hammers said...

Hi Helen, thanks for swinging by my desk...love the goodie haul. My wishlist is huge too. Happy WOYWW. Cx #96

SueH said...

Sounds like you had a fun day out Helen. and came home with some lovely new stash too. I’ve not been to a craft show for some time but am looking forward to The Big Stamp and Scrap at Alexandra Palace in a couple of months.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 81
x

Caro said...

Wow, what a lovely lot of goodies! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Mr Linky has disappeared from Julia's blog, but I was somewhere around #65! Caro x

Lisa-Jane said...

Sounds like you had fun! I do love a good peruse of real life craft stuff :-) Have a great week.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Helen
glad you had a good time at the show, dont you just love new stash, although I have been so busy quilting I haven't done any papercrafts for ages. love the word stamps ... they are definately on my list for this weeekend
janet #31 i think as Mr Linky has gone AWOL

Lynda Beazley said...

Hi Helen
Your new stash from the show looks great. I love all things flowery, leafy and nature! Trouble is craft shows = much expense! Thank you for visiting my new blog and leaving a lovely comment
Have a happy week
Lynda B #37

Darnell J Knauss said...

You certainly did make a large dent in your wish list, Helen! I'm so jealous to be reading lots of posts from my British friends all about Stamparama. It sounds so much fun!

Enjoy all your new toys at silly o'clock and thanks for coming by to see me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #34

VonnyK said...

You sure got a lot of goodies, I'll bet you have lots of fun with them. I popped across to see how the green painting came out and boy is it gorgeous. Love it.
Have a great week.
Von #75

YoriとYayie said...

What a busy desk. I'm sure you are having so much fun... by the way what are those in the bottles?
Happy crafting
Riya 44

Joynana said...

Hi Helen, thanks for stopping by my blog and I am so glad that I got here to see all of your new goodies. My wish list is super long and I am trying to be really good and use what I have before I go shopping again. Wish me luck. 107

sara j said...

Had to laugh about the length of the wish list...it just never stops huh?? Tee Hee. Sounds like you had a fun time and I'm sure you'll enjoy playing with all your goodies!.
sara j #45

EELS said...

Hi Helen, thanks for your visit, I'm loving all the goodies on your desk, nothing better than new stuff.
Elaine #51

MaggieC said...

You are a lucky girl with all that lovely new stash to experiment with. Glad you did so well. Thank you for popping in this week. Have a great time and I hope your feet have recovered. xx Maggie #15

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Your blog is always a danger - I seem to love every stamp you show. Bad for the pocketbook, but great inspiration :) Happy WOYWW

MA (4)

Sunshine Girl said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun, I get up at silly o'clock most days too! Luckily I sometimes get to play then too! Thanks for visiting me :)

dottielottie said...

Wow lots of Arty goodies on your desk,know what you mean about the wishlist, though it dosen't help doing the desk hopping as I always see something else that I neeeed.
Happy art making
Hugs Lottie *160

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

Those are some nice, new items yo have there. I should make a wishlist -- so I won't "impulse" buy!

Thanks for visiting me already.
Happy WOYWW
Kay #60

trisha too said...

OH wow, what an awesome lot of wishlist you have there!!! Helen, you are going to have SO much fun!

Thank you for visiting this woyww!

:)trisha
#141 this week with
a bunting and lotsa snow!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Oh yes it's ALWAYS good to stash shop! What a fab haul - ENJOY PLAYING! Thanks for your visit and lovely comments. MM x #97

April Story said...

I like the green journal page and I want to see what you've done with all of your new goodies. Must go see your Sunday post. :-) April #151

Kyla said...

Ooh it sounds like you had a fabulous time and some lovely goodies too
Thanks for visiting my desk
Kyla #22