Wednesday, 18 September 2013

it's time for WOYWW 224

Well, here we are. Wednesday 18th September. (probably, depending on whereabouts you are, reading this!) A dark morning/evening (again, depending...) or maybe it's bright and sunny.  At the time of writing this (Tuesday night, I confess!) it's already dark.  I do love Autumn as a season, apart from the early dark nights and late dark mornings... but you can't have it all!

Anyway it's time for WOYWW  once again. I had lots of comments about the amount of books I shared (and only one of you mentioned the dust on the chair at the table, for which I thank you, never let it be said I spend my life cleaning.... apart from my stamps!)

This week I have a decorated cherry box for you (you may remember the cherry box I bought some weeks ago which would be "useful" - well it has become useful!)
 It has been decorated into use as a stamp storage! (read about it here if you have time)

It was borne out of necessity as the box beneath, where the Paperartsy Minis used to live, was too packed! Now there is a bit of wriggle room in it that I will soon fill up....
on the floor is evidence of a blog comment win (the Kaisercraft stamps) thanks to Snazzy for those! and some Bombay Inks -acrylic inks in yummy colours - inspired to buy those from another blog I stumbled across. They are resting on my latest journal page

Also in sight are a couple of birthday cards for my boss at work and another work colleague both of whom celebrate this week.  The cards came from my stock box as I didn't have time to make new ones...

I am looking forward to a spending splurge (again!!) at Ally Pally on Saturday at the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show - are you going?  I will be spending (time and money!) at Paperartsy and the MDF man .
It is a great day out and another tweet-up is promised for a gang of us from Twitter, which just makes the day even more fun.  So, yes, watch this space next week, there will be (more) new stash on show.... Sorry, Mary-Anne!
I'd better let you go, I have waffled on for ages and we're meant to keep these posts short and sweet... not my strong point!  Have a good week, and if you can see dust anywhere here this week, please don't mention it..!!


Nikki C said...

Ohh Look at all those goodies wow !!! so much to play with I doubt those paper artsty stamps would ever have dust on them :)
hugs Nikki C ??

Janene McAnally said...

Oh Helen, going to a craft show and spending money there....I am jealous!! I just love to be able to drool over all the products on display lol. Your art journal book...I love!! Mine is looking similar and at times I wonder how I am going to close it when I finish all the pages hehe!! Great idea with the cherry box...hmmm might pinch that idea, thanks :-). Have a great week and happy WOYWW.
Janene #24

Regina Hamilton said...

I like what you've done with the cherry box. happy crafting #1

Jackie said...

I am hopping to go on Saturday as well but the friend who is taking us works for one of the companies and may have to go on Friday to work Saturday so that will mean no lift there so we cannt go! Fingers crossed we can go
Jackie 31

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well done you, Helen! Life's too short for cleaning! What does it say about me that I didn't even notice. Now, when I say life's too short for cleaning, you have to realize that I need you, Helen! Kevin has barely started those cupboards and remember your rash promise... Thanks for sharing all your lovely things. I wish I could see you on Saturday, but I'll be at Ally Pally on Sunday. Never mind I'll try to make it to the Craft Barn next summer. Julie Ann x #45

JoZart said...

Lucky you to be able to go to Ally Pally on Saturday. I still haven't made it to that show. You look like to are getting sorted big time and I was thinking of you as I waded through my craft mess this week.
Great to join in Jo x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Actually, Helen, I've realised that what you need is your own, personal TARDIS.....the room looks small on the outside but inside contains all the space a paperaholic needs ;-)
Have fun at Ally Pally!
Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

Annie said...

I love the different ways we all reuse things to solve storage needs Helen. Great job you've done.
A x # 64

Neil said...

Loving having a peek at your world today. It all looks like fun from here. Is there a PaperArtsy stamp you don't have? I'm not going to Ally Pally this time unfortunately, work on Saturday and a full class on Sunday (Playing with PaperArtsy so it'll be fun) Have a great time and I look forward to seeing the results of you day.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week.

Julia Dunnit said...

Love what you did with the cherry box, and its so sturdy, it's perfect. Am a teeny bit jealous about APally, but have other things scheduled on the basis that I don't think ahead enough!

Spyder said...

Fabulous use of a cherry box' used to have loads of them on the farm, wish I'd nabbed a few now!!
Thank you for my snoop! Have a crafty week,
HaPpY WoYwW?! ((Lyn))

Neet said...

Would you say, in all honesty, that you are a PaperArtsy fan? Gosh Helen, you have a lot of stamps and they look super in that newly decorated cherry box.
Can't wait to see your stash from AP - have a great time (as if you need encouragement to do so - silly me!)
Hugs, Neet 30 xx (thanks for the visit earlier)

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a great idea, I confess to altering dog food boxes for crafty storage too. Hope you have a super time on Saturday. I wish I could go but it's just too much at mo. One day hey?! Take care Zo xx 78

Carole said...

I love a good reclaimed container too! My space is filled with them. Be well Thanks for the peek #92 Carole

Lindsay Weirich said...

have fun at the stamp show, bring home lots of goodies! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #8

Anonymous said...

More stash, lol! Love the cherry box, I seem to remember it was a union jack scheme when you bought it. Have fun at the show, not sure there's anything PaperArtsy left to buy is there? Always great to meet up with friends too.

Brenda 14

Claire said...

oh, enjoy ally pally! I used to enjoy those big gatherings. Make sure you show us any goodies you buy :) love that cherry box!
happy WOYWW and have a fun week :)
no. 39

Roberta B said...

Thanks for the peak and have a great day . Roberta 7

Ria Gall said...

Hi Helen
so glad you managed to upcycle the cherry box and fit it in, that will give you a little bit of room to buy some more stamps.
Your desk is looking good today thanks for sharing
Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
Ria #61

Sandy Leigh said...

A scrapbooking show sounds sooo fun! I think what I need right now though is that crochet workshop you went to. I love seeing your art journal laying there. The pages look so rich with art! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #33

House of Bears said...

We love autumn too, especially crunching through the brown leaves. Loving your stamp storage, we want to reach in and rifle through them.

The bears @#85

Robyn said...

Looking busy at your place!
Thanks for snoop around for visiting my place.
Robyn 9

Neesie said...

Are you sure you need to go to APally Helen because you have a huge stash there on your desk...Oh listen to me who am I kidding of course you have to go!
It's as necessary as breathing isn't it? ;D
Have fun as I'm sure you will.
Thanks for visiting me earlier.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I was so disappointed to learn you picked up Bombay inks and not Bombay gin, but I'll let it slide as there is probably a lot more fun to be had with the inks. Love the cherry box. It is a great storage solution. I loved how you unashamedly admitted that you are going to spend lots of $$ and increase the stash. You go, girl!!!!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

Have fun shopping! The cherry box looks great! I'll go back and take a look at the post. I noticed the bird stamp (kind of looks like one of my doodles) and the dragonfly. Very cute!

Your journal looks like you've had fun making a bunch of pages.

Thank you for visiting me already!!!

Kay (34)

Lisa-Jane said...

Autumn is my favourite too. Have fun stash shopping at AP!

glitterandglue said...

Good heavens, Helen, if I even SAW any dust, I wouldn't dream of mentioning it - I have enough of my own! Lovely things on show today - love the recycling of the cherry box
Have a great enjoyable splurge on Saturday.
Margaret #70

Nan G said...

Oh I hope you won't be hurt by a book project I'm working on. So let us know how you like those acrylic inks. I've seen on 'N' the German lady's blog and on Carolyn Dube and InksStainswithRoni. I'll also be watching what you do with them. :) Friendly stalking....tehe. And the Bo's looks great! Nice recycling! Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

Anonymous said...

I'm SO impressed by people that can Art Journal. I tried that out this year and it just didn't work for me at all :( Yours looks like a fun space!

Marissa #120

~Rasz~ said...

Great recycled cherry box. You always have the funnest stuff to look at since I am not a stamper/paper person like that. All the papers, stamps and gadgets! Have a great time this weekend shopping and bringing home lots of new stuff to share! Rasz #102

Anonymous said...

One thing I love about WOYWW is seeing the germ of an idea for a project and then seeing it completed a week (or more) later. It always makes me look at things I have hanging around with a new eye.

and cleaning?? DOH! Yesterday I spent the entire block of time I had set aside for WOYWW hopping trying to sort out a problem with my internet and/or router, and in the middle of all that found I was going to have to do a dinner party for a long-time friend who has been living in Thailand and India for the last about 15 years. we only see him every 4 or more years so no way to pass up the chance. THANK GOODNESS I had actually spent some time on TUESDAY actually cleaning while the mail server was down. I'd have been mortified had I not done that LOL! Sorry to dribble on, but maybe the point is I never even NOTICED any dust in your photos :)

Happy (now my internet is back) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (5)

BJ said...

Hold on to your hats - Helen is going to Ally Pally! I think you'll need more than ONE decorated cherry box after that!
Thanks for the visit this week BJ #81

Eliza said...

Oh have fun at Ally Pally and spend heaps so I can drool over what you can get. Great stamp sets that you won they are going to work great in your journals.

Have a great weekend and Belated WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 52

famfa said...

Lots of goodies to play with.
Enjoy ally pally
Famfa 15

butterfly said...

Such cool stuff on your desk, and lovely to see your fab upcycled box again. Hope you have a ball at Ally Pally - I was hoping to make it along this time, but house-moving/crafty deadlines are making it impossible, sadly.
Alison x

Caro said...

What good use you have put that box too...loving the look of your journal hiding under the inks. Sorry I am so late in visiting, work got on top of me. Happy Belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#76)

Bernice said...

Wow - what a lot of stamps. Thanks for calling by earlier, have a good week,
Bernice #21

VonnyK said...

Love the cherry box, have a great time at Ally Pally.
Have a great week,
Von #44
Sorry I'm late, been flat out this week.

April Story said...

Your cherry box looks great and it's useful - a win win. Have fun shopping this weekend. April #115