Wednesday, 29 January 2014

WOYWW #243 - pens and papers and....

...means Helen's been stash shopping again!!

To be fair, the 12x12 paper at the back I won in a blog giveaway for a prize from Snazzy's, for a journal page I entered a challenge with, but the rest is down to me!


you can't really make out the 12x12 paper (you can see some keys) - but they are by Kaisercraft and are FAB.  The Tim stamps were in the sale, the small Prima pad wasn't... the die is new... the pack of love heart sweets came in the parcel with the goodies - and I've not eaten them yet, since Saturday!!




 but, you ask, she said pens... well following a conversation on twitter the other night, I was alerted to some Sharpie markers in bright colours at a good price from the Post Office - yes, really! - so they kind of fell into my shopping basket.. they're here on the floor, just above my journal  -you may need to enlarge the picture!
wide angle shot of my living room - it's been a while (and not done it before with the new camera - which I'm loving - eek, what a mess!) The pile of cushions are on the little stool  I sit on at the pc.. I need to change this set up!) I grabbed this shot in daylight for a change, just before I left for work on Tuesday morning, but nothing's changed!
and a shot from the doorway into the room - as you can see, not a lot of room to get INTO the room, lol!!

Well, this is neither short nor probably sweet, so I'd better be off before Julia tells me off... thanks for visiting and I'll wish you happy WOYWW as I realise I haven't introduced the post yet, ha ha!!


43 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Although this setup wouldn't necessarily work for me, since I prefer to stand to craft, I can see it fits your needs perfectly.

Those new markers look neon colored, and VERY bright. Happy WOYWW. No number yet, but I'll be near Bleubeard when I link to Julia's post.

sandra de said...

What a lovely collection of goodies. I think I craft room looks like Aladdin's cave. Full of treasures.
Sandra @8

Regina Hamilton said...

Wow, You have a lot of stuff. #3

Peg Robinson said...

Oh love all the new stuff. I want to play... New stuff always gets me started. Enjoy. Peg R #13

Peg Robinson said...

Love all the new stuff. Enjoy.

trisha too said...

Look at all that awesome arty stuff!!

Makes me smile . . .

Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha
#21 this week
with a BIG mess

BJ said...

I got my sharpies from Asda and Staples! Very busy room! Lots of great supplies. not even done my page post yet BJ#??

Belinda Basson said...

It kills my back just thinking of you crafting on the floor as you know...but, boy, I love all your stuff. Good thing it did not leak in this room! #32

Ann B said...

Would love to join you on your floor, so much to play with and enjoy, but once I got down there I would never be able to get up again. Love your miniatures on the wall as well.
How do you find anything Helen, I struggle and I have a tenth of your stash.

Happy WOYWW
Ann B
44

glitterandglue said...

That new stash is lovely - and sweeties in the parcel - how yummy. Great restraint shown, not even opened them yet?! I see this all works for you - and that's good - but at my advanced age.... if I got down there, I'd never get up again...
Have a great week.
Margaret

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You'll have enough stash to open your own branch of Hobbycraft soon!!! I like the flourishes swirly wirly, have always loved the ones that Julia's got. You'll have to do some serious crafting this week, lol!
Hugs, LLJ 51 xx

JoZart said...

What a stash and I bet you can put your hand to anything you need! I spy a Ch.....as stamp there in your new stash!!
off to catch up and good to be back,
Jo x

Virginia said...

OH new goodies always makes me smile. Hope you're having a great wednesday!

BJ said...

Gosh I'm #72 this week! Finally got my post done, seem to have been busy all week and done more than I realised too. LOL BJ#72

Artyjen said...

A true cave of delights...;)
xoxo Sioux

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a fabulous post, I love seeing your space, Love that you have everything to hand. Bargain for the markers too! Take care. Zo xx 64

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Helen, don't think I'll make WOYWW this time, as time has run out again and just can't seem to shake off bad heads on alternate days, but just wanted to stop by. I love all your purchases. I would love to be able to spread out to the extent you do - your home must be a shrine to craft and quite right too! Have a lovely Wednesday! Julie Ann (no number, as not able to play this week :() xxx.

Glenda Brooks said...

Be still my heart! I would love come play in your area, but I would need a place to set at a desk to craft. I could spend days just nosing through all the goodies I spy! Glenda # 68

Julia Dunnit said...

I seriously get it. Got he space, use it for craft ing, and stash. You can buy what you like (love the bright sharpies, I must say), and that's a great thing. What I'll never manage is how you do it at floor level. Man, I'm still not over it! Don't the blue boxes stand out in daylight. This new camera seems picture sharp I must say.

Annie said...

I'm running late with my visits today [well late for me :-) ].
Have had a busy morning playing with the twins but they are both down for their naps now so I'm having a quick catch up with my friends :-)
I love the fact that most folk fill a desk but you fill your floor space :-)
Hugs,
Annie x # 38

famfa said...

Wow what a huge busy space. Very productive though I'm sure
Famfa 4

butterfly said...

Well, at least everything is to hand!! The pens look like a good buy, and I'm with you on the scary number of post-Christmas bargains to be had...
Alison x

Netty said...

Unbelievable Helen, you have so much stash, you really love your crafting my friend. Oooh just spied the rabbit stamp amongst them, so lucky to get that one. Have a terrific crafting week. Am sure if I had this much stuff I would never leave your wonderful room of stash. Hugs Annette x

MaggieC said...

Oh, Helen, you make me feel right at home. It looks so similar to the state of my craft room. I did succeed yesterday in actually finding my desk and just enough room on the floor for the dogs to lie down. I also have a pack of lovely bright Sharpie pens amongst my newer stash. I am glad I am not the only one building up a good numbers of SABLES (Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy). Have a great creative time with you lovely things. xx Maggie #2

Robyn said...

Wonderful stuff. The key to great crafting is having a lot of stuff, and being able to find it!
I think they archive the online classes and you can take them whenever you get your internet together.
Thanks for visiting and the snoop around.
robyn 7

sandysewin said...

Wow, so much creative stuff! Love those stamps with the wise men and camels.

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

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #5

Jackie said...

Your new camera is taking some great pictures!
Soon be Stamperama .... So you'll have to make some space for that new stash!!!!
Jackie 33

Krisha said...

First off, let me say I love your filing and storage system....LOL
My space would look the same way if I HAD the space. I'm with Julia, I don't know how you can work at floor level. I would have to lay on my stomach to keep my back from aching.

Drooling over the new stash!
Krisha #31

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, so much stash to have a mooch though! Love all your pics. You got some great bargains in the sales there. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx

Deb said...

Gorgeous new stamps, love those tim Holtz ones!

Have a great week, Debxx #17

Hayley Gillie said...

Gorgeous pic of new stash - enjoy.
Great win for Liverpool last night as well!
Hugs Hayley G #106

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H
loving the new stash, especially the stamps. One question though..... how do you get to all your cds on the bookcase... mountaineering? Thanks for the visit earlier and for making it to the end
janet

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

What a treasure trove of a workspace you have! I'll bet you're never at a loss for inspiration, with all that creative energy around you.

And those pieces on the windowsill look lovely!

Rachel Webber said...

Wow, you have some amazing stash! Thank you for sharing your space

Rachel #109

My name is Cindy said...

Helen, Helen, Helen.......I really thought I bought a lot of stash but you are very, very naughty!! Still, you can't say no to a bargain. I like the look of those leaf dies, they look a bit like the ones I used on my tag but they are ancient and I bought them as die cuts from somewhere orother ages ago. Will it go through a cuttlebug? Glad you liked the tag, I told you I work better under pressure, if you'd given me a week I probably wouldn't have got it done.

Cindy

RosA said...

What a lot of lovely goodies you have there Helen! Both old and new! Just wondering is everything you need always handy when you sit on the floor? Or do you have to keep getting up to get things? I like to stand to craft. Actually I never sit down, unless I want to get to the sewing machine, which is not often :)
Oh, and I am enjoying CJS14, thank you. Have a good week,
RosA # 14

okienurse said...

great looking crafty area Helen. I don't see how you craft so low to the ground. Call me old but my knees and back won't cooperate! Love all the new, and old, stash. Have a great week. Vickie aka Okienurse #111

Neet said...

Oh Helen, I do get a smile when I visit you. I love your shopping prowess and it never fails to make me feel happy when I read of your purchases.
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier, sorry I am so late - Neet 50

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, Just taking the opportunity whilst I can (my Internet connection is pretty patchy at the moment, sigh!) to visit. Love your craft room ... mine would be like that but for the EM, he has a way of popping in whenever that forces me to keep my messy side in check :) Taking vicarious pleasure from the sight of your new goodies :)) Wishing you a belated happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #70

Carmen said...

Ooh they ARE bright! Those papers look yummy too!

I'm stash happy because I unexpectedly got some pennies into my paypal (survey site I've been on for YEARS finally hit the payout total!) so treated myself to the Sennelier oil pastels I have been lusting after so am a happy bunny!

As always when you do a full room shot I am going to 'accidentally' leave the page open so Craig doesn't keep moaning about the piddly amount I keep in the house ;) Thank you very much! :D

Nikki C said...

Holy Smokes that's one full up craft room I can understand crafting on the floor it's a perfect place I use to and now I have a chair again it's a very squeaky chair but it's an old one and I love it :)

Kelly said...

Look at all those goodies to play with! Such yummies to entice. I applaud you being able to work on the floor. I don't consider myself old but I don't think I could get back up once I got down. LOL Creative Blessings - Kelly #92

butlersabroad said...

Ooh new goodies! You do knot you're going to have to stop calling your living room your living room! It truly is your craft room with a sofa in it, lol!

Hugs
Brenda (Catching up)