Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Can't believe it's Wednesday again and time for another WOYWW. Report to Julia for all the details (just in case you've been on a different planet and don't know what WOYWW is...)

Today I can show you the new things that I was waiting for last week - the jumbo Tim Holtz tattered floral die (the large flower is a whopping 5 inches across)
The bubbles stencil is by Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska) for Prima and I've been trying to get this for ages, the paints and other bits were in a sale...(i.e. had to be done)

The tag is where I was playing with the distress paints, and the die cut leaves are actually left over from my DT piece for Dragons Dream which will be up later on today.

I'm coming down with a cold so dozing myself with Manuka honey and hoping to get rid of it before it's really taken hold, I don't want to be ill!

Have a great WOYWW and I will try to visit you soon.


BJ said...

Love the stencil Helen, here I an up at 3am and no link let alone WOYWW post yet, better go back to bed I suppose... BJ#??

Robyn said...

I always visit my neighbors first.
Loving the bubbles and the big tattered flowers!
thanks for the snoop around!
robyn 6

Andrea said...

great new stash that a whopping die indeed and fab mask it would have been wrong not to take advantage of a bargain! I hope you feel better soon and the cold doesn't win! have a great week ahead crafty hugs Andrea #17

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

It's always so fun to get some new items. Love the stencil. Tattered florals were a bit spendy when I viewed them so will see if I REALLY need them!! Happy WOYWW and Enjoy a creative week #22

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well dear Helen, I hope you are NOT coming down with a cold. I don't want you ill, either. After all, if you get sick, who will pay for all those new art supplies (grin)? You get the BEST things. I love that stencil, but I have found stencils are SO expensive. Of course, not as expensive as the Timmy dies. Bet you're glad you got them, at least.

Have a great WOYWW from # 16.

Sandy said...

Oh love the tattered florals die I have the strop one and I use it lots. That stencil is awesome must keep my eyes out for that one.
Sandy #31

Neil said...

Good morning.
I'm trying to squeeze as many visits in as I can before work gets in the way. Thanks for sharing your little corner of creativity today. The stencil looks great; I'm tempted by the die too but then again after seeing some of the other new releases I think it may have to wait! An
Hope the rest of your week is a good one.d I agree, bargains can't be left alone, especially not Distress Paints!
Neil #33

Jackie said...

Morning Helen
Nice shopping you have there love that big Tim die!
Hope your better soon and time to save your pounds as Stamperama will be here soon!
Jackie 18

Eliza said...

More shopping and that die, is a must have for sure. I do hope you are feeling better soon, take care and drink lots of fluids. Happy crafting if you find the time and feel better.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 32

Neet said...

Missing my Manuka honey whilst over here.
Lucky you with that stencil, it is gorgeous. Love your other purchases too, you will enjoy them all, I just know.
Take care, hugs, Neet 27 xx

Annie said...

I hope you're feeling much better very soon. My head cold really has taken hold and is taking some shifting [Atishooo! oops sorry]. I really don't like honey but even I have resorted to a spoon full in my hot ribena.
A x # 44

Julie Lee said...

Hi Helen, it's lovely to be back after a couple of weeks of hecticness due to you know what and life outside of that! Do hope the honey works and that you don't fall ill! The tattered floral of 5 inches across sounds wonderful! You must have been so excited when that arrived - I neeeed it!! I've just checked on the ruler and that's well big! See you later over at Dragons Dream, I hope. Really crossing my fingers that your cold doesn't develop. Julie Ann xx#54

Cardarian said...

Lovely new stuff! I have been looking at that die but because I have the other TH Tattered flowers I don't really need this one - I don't make really big projects! The TH paints are nice colors!
Lots of hugs

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Try putting some whiskey in with the won't cure your cold but you won't care!! :-) Sorry, being naughty again....
Look at that lovely new stash...completely gorgeous. You're going to have fun playing with that little lot!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab new stash there, hope you feel better soon lovely. Take care Zo xx 56

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Love that stencil. I have had the flu bug since Saturday and really hope you are feeling better soon. Ali x. #47

Artyjen said...

ooh! Soooo need that large tattered floral for my wedding bouquet make :)
xoxo Sioux

Unknown said...

Cool stencil! And I have the Tattered Flowers die... so cool! Hope you get to feeling better fast! Thanks for popping by my space and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #4

sandysewin said...

That huge Tattered Floral die has so much potential. Have fun playing with all your new goodies!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #13

Unknown said...

That's some great stuff you have there, I could really work with that LOL!! Hugs Frea

lisa said...

Some lovely stuff there, Helen. I got some Distress paints for Xmas but haven't played yet.
Everyone seems to be going down with a bug this week, take care.
Hugs Lisax #53

Julia Dunnit said...

God no H, you don't want to be ill..can the honey and take some drugs!! Am still heavy with catarrh and feeling very fed up with it I can tell you. Grrrrr. Anyway..that is a whopper of a die I must say....I am going to wait for you to use it least five times on things that I would use (cards for eg) before I decide whether it's a need or a want. So then, no pressure!

Belinda Basson said...

Get better soon. Nothing worse than a cold. Love your stuff. I am in two minds about needing that flower die...

Tertia said...

Hope you feel better real soon. Love that stencil! If it was on sale, then of course you had to have it. I think you showed incredible restraint that you only bought a few.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #83

Sharon Madson said...

Feel better quickly! Sending hugs!
What a wonderful stencil! :) #71

fairy thoughts said...

Love the dots stencil, I can see you using that a lot. Enjoy the honey I always take it warm with lemon when I get a cold
janet #18

Anonymous said...

Her name keeps popping up - I actually saw that stencil when looking for Julie Balzer's tiny dots one but now I forget where! It's a good one.

Fell better soon!

Happy WOYWW evening!
Mary Anne (19)

Carmen Wing said...

I do love that stencil. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Do you mind me asking what shop you got it from?

Lots of yumminess in this picture :-D

RosA said...

Hi Helen,
I thought I had all the stencils I needed! I see I was wrong :)
Have a good week,
RosA # 1

okienurse said...

Wow I am envious now...gob stopping green so to speak. I have been trying to find the die without luck. I always think I have enough stencils and someone comes out with another one I can't live without. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week. Vickie #99

Kyla said...

Oh some lovely new stash...I especially like the bubble stencil.

Fabulous tag in your next post too....especially the sentiment.
Hope you are on the mend and that the cold hasnt been able to take hold.

kyla #30

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,

I can see why you waited for that stencil.

Take care of that cold. Hot tea with lemon and honey sounds good to me and I'm not even sick!

Thank you for your visit already! I'm slowly making it around -- and now the numbers have changed so I'm having to hunt for people!
Happy belated WOYWW
peace, Kay (3)

Krisha said...

I'm late making the hop, just too much on my LIFE plate yesterday.

I am loving that stencil, what fun you will have with that one!

Krisha #26

Unknown said...

Fantastic stencil, I might need that one!Thank you for visiting. Karen #36

Nan G said...

Wow look at the size of those flowers! And the stencil is pretty big too. Love the just have to when they're on sale, oh yes! Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #9

Twiglet said...

Hope the cold is on the mend - I am a big believer in honey too! x Jo

butterfly said...

Wishing you lots of luck with throwing off the cold - mainline the Manuka honey (recommend it in hot toddy!!). Fabulous to see the jumbo florals ready for action - I also got the Bubbles just recently and to my shame haven't got them messy yet!!
Alison xx