Wednesday, 14 January 2015

WOYWW 293 (what's in the blue box?)

Hello and happy Wednesday - time for another leap round the world snooping  looking at people's workspaces for WOYWW?. Link up and check the desks here

Last week, someone asked what was in the blue box that is here at the back of my floor desk... I think I've shared it before, but if so it would have been a long time ago.

 it's one of my overflow boxes of stamps (when I ran out of the drawer units that Ikea and the home store no longer do.)...a bit of a jumble -
just to tease you a bit there are some more overflow stamps in the bottom box here and the top one has all kinds of things - flowers, buttons, bits and pieces - will maybe open this one next week!

Did a bit of crafting at the weekend, made a start on my January birthday cards (which I can't share for now)
but also had to do a sympathy card which are always so hard.  used a light texture paste (from Finnabair, for Prima - love it!!) through a stencil, and a silvery gelato and a white (rather than black) ribbon and some paper flowers from my stash.

I'll leave you to get back off to Julia's to the rest of the desks, happy Wednesday.


MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

What a lot in that overflow box. Do you remember what is in there and where has it overflowed from? You certainly look very busy in there and your cards are lovely. xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Holy cow. You have more stamps in that overflow box than I own. This is a wonderful assortment of goodies. I swear, if I could play in your space for even ONE day, I would be in hog heaven. You are SO lucky to have all these wonderful goodies to play with.

No number yet, but you know where to find me.

Bridget Larsen said...

....and there are 2 blue boxes that i asked about last week, thanks for enlightening me
Bridget #1

Neet said...

So you like the Finn stuff do you? I have still to buy some but am in a complete whirl as to which texture paste to buy, which Gesso to buy and so on - so many were recommended whilst I was over here. Maybe I should finish what I have at home first.
Now that you have revealed a box to us I think you should definitely do a box per week or month until we get to the end. Maybe you could make a calendar of each box over the year. Think that would be an achievement.
Hugs, Neet 3 xxx

Judys Fabrications said... many stamps! Gosh they are expensive to buy aren't they?But what the heck!! It makes us happy. So much gear here!!

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy desk there! I have overflow boxes for my current items too - still end up in a mess though! Well done on making a sympathy card, I have never attempted one as I think they are too difficult! Have a great week - Sunshine Girl #13

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow!!! And I thought I had a lot of crafting stuff, lol!!! You have definitely got me beat. LOVE that large mask stamp in your blue box. That is really special!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think you got that sympathy card spot on....I never know which to buy when those situations arise. And yet, it doesn't really matter what we choose/make, it really is the thought that goes with it, isn't it?
Your overflow box is you know where every stamp is?
Hugs, LLJ 29 xx

Annie said...

I'm enjoying another twinnie fun day here so am just grabbing 5 mins to visit my fav blogs.
Hmmmm boxes lol I have several of those still full that won't find a space til our alterations get done lol
Annie x #26

sandra de said...

OMGoodness and that is just in one box. How about revealing one box every week. It is like Aladdin's cave full of goodies. Stunning card.
sandra de @25

Eliza said...

I couldn't cope with my stamps in a box like that it would drive me insane I have to know where everything is. Oh I would love to rumble in it and play though. Thanks for sharing

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 43

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oooo, so much stuff! One thing that caught my eye is that colourful drawer unit with your journal on top of it in the third photo. It looks yummy! I know what you mean about sympathy cards being hard. Thehite ribbon was a good choice - black would have been just too depressing. Wishing you a creative week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #47

House of Bears said...

Oh yes, open the second box, it's like a tease to us crafters.

Horace @ no 50

jan spencer said...

Cant believe how many stamps you have to have an overflow box.
Looking forward to taking a peek in the other boxes too

Jan S no 63

Laura said...

Thanks for the peek. And you know we all want to have a good old rummage through the other box too!
Happy Wednesday,

Brenda B said...

I saw the colourful drawer unit too and really like that, don't think I've spotted that before! I have that same Hero Arts set Poetic Trees on something like that, that's on top in your overflow box too. Nice to see your floor again, shame you have to make sympathy cards, I'll have one to make in a few days as a friends mum was transferred to a hospice last night, very sad.

Brenda 57

Shel C said...

The sympathy card turn out beautifully even though it is for such a sad occasion. Happy crafting. Shel#56

Sandy Leigh said...

Your overflow stamps look like so much fun! Great desk this week. Have a great week! Sandy Leigh #60

Krisha said...

That overflow box has some stamps that I would dearly love to play with!......and yes, I have an overflow box of stamps too.....but MUCH smaller...that need to find a home (that means buying a new binder...they are cling style.....thus the smaller box....grin)
Your sympathy card is beautiful, and a reminder that I want to get some made BEFORE I need them.
Thanks for visiting Me and Betsy this week.
Krisha #8

Ali H said...

Thanks for visiting - so many stamps - never enough time for all the projects ! Ali #20

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ha! Ha! Overflow boxes! Love it!! Your Sympathy card looks so elegant! Chrisx 53

Jackie said...

Enjoyed having a look in your overflow stamp box !
Jackie 18

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

The sympathy card is lovely. Some very nice stamps in your overflow box.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Helen not sure which is worse the temptation of wondering what is in the box or actually seeing what is in there and know we cant play!!

Lovely classic sympathy card.

Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy belated WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #44

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

Michelle G said...

Oh my , so many stamps, so little time. 78

Artatag said...

That sure is a lovely playground! Just thinking, you don´t seem to have any animals. My dog would go nuts of joy with all these lovely possibilities to create some doggie art.
Thanks for visiting earlier.
Gabriele 32

craftytrog said...

So many little time! :-)
Great card!
Alison x

My name is Cindy said...

LOL it really is stash heaven at your house! Love the sympathy card - always so hard. And thanks for the 'sympathy' hands a little better today and in a good mood 'cos working in a lovely small library - it's like heaven after the production line at Central!! Thanks for the visit, Cindy x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, really pleased to see someone else with so many stamps, now I don't feel so bad.
Thanks for the visit, the iron doesn't damage the stamps because they are real rubber. You need to be careful which stamps you use for the technique.
Happy crafty week, Angela x 33

Alexandra said...

Great work space. Look at all of those stamps!! How many do you have? Hee Hee

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! You must have so many stamps (mine fit in a shoe box)But thanks for letting us have a peep in your box as well as on your desk. Perhaps you can make it a regular feature as there are many more intriguing boxes to unvail/unveal (how do you spell that?)
Thanks for your visit and your kind comment,
Have a great week,

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Helen,

That's a bit of overflow, I'd say! I'm just jealous, that's all. I noticed that you like keeping your magazines too. I have a couple of shelves of nothing but crafting magazines that I've bought.

Thanks for visiting me already!
Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (12)

Nikki C said...

Oh Helen Do show all your crafty mystery boxes :) such a treat to peek inside them
hugs Nikki 22
Late visiting

Kyla said...

I agree, sympathy cards are hard. Like the idea of using embossing paste though.
Thanks for visiting my desk already
Kyla #23

butterfly said...

Boxes and boxes - it looks very familiar! The sympathy card is lovely, so subtle and elegant. Always hard, but I'm sure it will be much appreciated.
Alison xx