Wednesday, 26 November 2014

WOYWW 286 - new goodies (again)

What do you mean, it's Wednesday again?!  Next you'll be telling me it's December on Monday.... oh!
So, if it has to be Wednesday, what better way to spend it than at Julia's Stamping Ground for another desk-hop-fest. And (I know, don't start a sentence with 'and') here's my desk... well, floor, but you know me by now!  You also know me well enough, to expect new stash purchases.... never one to disappoint -

 The brightly coloured bottles are some DecoArt Media sprays which I chose as my prize from the Craft Barn Q&L challenge the other... powerful colours but I am having fun...

the other items in the box, are some EZ mount for some unmounted stamps which I now have no excuse to getting mounted... and another Colour Bloom spray called Storm Cloud which is a kind of grey (storm!) coloured. The 'Stick It' is a thin sheet of adhesive for sticking to card/paper etc before die cutting intricate shapes, and enables you to stick the resulting die cuts easily to your project... time will tell how well it works  I'm thinking letters, and things like Tim Holtz Greenery dies, will be perfectly easy now....

The next picture is for Julia.  Last week she commented on some words on a journal page and said she hoped they were word stamps, not individual funky letters. (I'd have had no chance of lining them up, you are right Julia!!)

well, they are whole words -  Clarity Word Chains, two sets, and I love them!

They come in a chain, joined, but designed to cut apart.  Oh, and the journal pages underneath?  that's some of the new sprays,and some brushos... bit dark and muddy, so needs attention!

So, that's what's on MY workdesk, what's on yours?  I'll be round to check soon.

41 comments:

Belinda Basson said...

YUM! I love the page you have started. So much texture and colour going on there. Great stamps too. #3

Lynda Beazley said...

That adhesive sheet sounds like a good idea Helen. I decided to use my ivy die for some cards and its so fiddly to stick down. Those Clarity word chains are right at the top of my wish list!
Have a happy week
Lynda B 15

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Those sprays look very colourful and I really like those word chains. Very funky.

Fiona #4

Chrysalis said...

Some lovely new goodies to play with there, and the journal page looks good. I like the style of the word stamps - thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 8

jill said...

I can see you having fun using the new sprays & what fun colours Helen. Happy woyww Jill #10

Bridget Larsen said...

OMG you got stick its, tell us how it is. I will have to win some myself. love your journal page
Bridget #1

Janene McAnally said...

Helen my eyes are going everywhere on your desk photo lol...I am taking it all in and loving what you have gotten. I am really going to have to track the stick it paper down here in Australia as I like the idea very much for die cutting! But I have to say I LOVE you journal page backgrounds!! And those stamps are to die for!! Thanks for visiting me earlier. Happy WOYWW,
Janene #9 (not WOYWW 262, forgot to delete that from a previous post!)

fairy thoughts said...

I'm in the next train .... I'd love to 'tidy' your space
Janet

Virginia said...

Oh more crafting goodies - I don't know when you get time to try out all these fabulous crafting items!

Neet said...

I love, I want - some of those word stamps Fabulous!
Have you bern winning again? I really need to rub shoulders with you Helen, I win zilch! All your goodies look fabulous.
Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet xx 30 ps will post photos another day

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your first sentence made me laugh! I can't believe it's December on Monday either....actually, I can. My band has been practising Christmas music for a couple of weeks now :-)
Love those stamps! I think Julia would give her eye teeth for those!
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh Helen, you lucky duck, winning stuff and those sprays look great and I like how they have turned out on the journal pages too! I think those stamps are wonderful... hmmm... wonder if I could smuggle a small amount of stash in without anyone noticing? LOL Annette #26

Annie said...

I'm having a quick catch up while the munchkins play with the Lego.
You never fail to have fab new stash on show Helen....soon there will be no room for you to actually use it all lol
Hugs,
Annie x. #23

Artyjen said...

Hey! Geat word stamps...think I need some too!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

catherine said...

Lovely new stash Helen and looks like a very creative area. I have been looking at those stamps from Clarity and think you may just have persuaded me more!! Thanks for letting me visit your desk today
x catherine

Ginny maxam said...

HAve fun with your yummy new goodies Thanks for sharing,
Happy WOYWW Ginny #43

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I love those word stamps! I've just signed up for the Clarity Stamp Gold membership (early Christmas present), which includes both the stamp and stencil subscription. I might get one of those word stamps when it comes on sale! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #41

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah yes, word chains..they are FAB. Consider yourself this weeks enabler, damn you! I love the journal page - those colours are nice and strong..yum! And, if it means good writing, I don't mnd starting with an and!!!!

Hettie said...

One day I am going to call in on you just so I can have a good rummage! Maybe even have a sale when you are not looking!
Hee Hee!
xx

Lisca Meijer said...

Hi, Thank you for stopping by earlier (you were the first!)
Those word chains are amazing! Wow! What a find! I also like the sound of that Stick it product. I'd heard of it before but have not been able to source it here (Spain).
Have a great week,
Lisca#24

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, what interesting items you have!
Can't wait to see how all of them work for you! Thanks for the peek! #57

Christine said...

Love those word chains stamps - maybe I'll practice stamping again!!!

Bishopsmate #65

Karon said...

Lots of colour goodness and love the look of those word chains! Have a great week.

Karon #48

Karon's Krafty Korner

Robyn said...

Hi neighbor! fun to see your new stuff as I absolutely cannot buy anything!!!
thanks for visiting

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Love the colours on your journal pages. Ali x #56

Hammers said...

Hey Helen, thanks for the visit earlier.I love the new journal page. Your desk is a hive of activity. Cx #19

Anne said...

Like the page and the word chains and lots of great stuff to play with there. Happy WOYWW Anne x #32

Brenda B said...

I do like those word chain stamps, not sure I'd cut them apart though. I'm sure you'll turn the journal page round, you always do! Even if you say you don't like them I invariably do!! I've posted up a pic of the Toyota volunteers to my blog now. I've also heard only good things about the Stick It adhesive, I know a couple of bloggers who are using it.

Hugs
Brenda

VonnyK said...

I really love those gorgeous bright colours. I'll have to look for one of those word chains, they are great. Lovin your fabulous journal page.
Have a great week playing with those goodies.
Von #17

Shoshi said...

Great stash, and I love the page with the letters laid on top. Beautiful! Thanks for your nice comment, and I'm glad you like my album pages. So far I'm keeping pretty well!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #33

Nan G said...

Always lots to see on your 'desk', Helen. Hmm, color bloom sparks? How do you like them? Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #53

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Yep - I totally LOVE Stick it for letters but it is super useful for lots of things - the adhesive holds gilding flakes or glitter or embossing powder really well and as it;a double sided you can cut, peel, stick, peel and cover with whatever so easily.

Late again - darn that Blogger!

Happy happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (16)

My name is Cindy said...

Well I can't have a dig this week, I have bought so much lately and not had a chance to play with any of it. Good to see you getting inky and painty. And waddya mean its December on Monday?!*!!£$%?? Cindy #49

Ali H said...

Lovely stash & looks like your journal page will very colourful ! Thanks for visiting ! Ali #22

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Helen,

Oh, I can't believe it's going to be December on Monday either! Really?!? The older I get the faster time goes by.

Nice new purchases on your desk. The sprays look great on that journal page. Very cool words too. Are they rub-ons?

I've had my Thanksgiving meal so it was a perfect time to visit desks - either that or take a nap!!

Thank you for visiting me already! Happy belated WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay (21)

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H I'm back again for a proper look around.... Some interesting stuff. Do tell how the stick it works out although I'm thinking it could be expensive to use all the time. I'm hopefully getting some brusho paints for christmas. Oh yes it is December next week I'd better get a wiggle on
Janet

butterfly said...

Those Clarity Word Chains look like an excellent thing... since I'm going backwards I've already seen how fabulous the finished page is!!
Alison xx

Beth P said...

OMGosh I love that journal spread you have going there. Even worse is now I am going to have to find those word stamps... I firmly believe one can never have to many word stamps... and then there is the not having to line up letters thing that accompanies them! LOL!
Hugs,
Beth P
WOYWW #70

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Helen can see you are having lots of fun with your new goodies well done you, lovely to win like that Happy WOYWW bit late :D Shaz in Oz.x #12

Kyla said...

Bit late doing my returns again! Love your journal and especially the tags on Sundays post too.

Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla

Debs Willis said...

Lots of new goodies ther, & I must try those stick it sheets for die cuts!
Debs 29