Wednesday, 15 July 2015

WOYWW? 319

I had to scroll back in my posts to check what week we're up to... anyhow, it's time for another What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday... Mrs Dunnit's weekly ploy to make us buy stuff to show you... well that's one way of looking at it..anything to oblige then!

I failed to visit very many desks last week at all, after a very late night at the tennis, and then a weekend away (see previous post) crafting - there wasn't time... I am off work this week so will try harder this time!

 If you saw the previous post about my trip to the Peak District you may have seen the style of art journalling we were doing, and we had the opportunity to buy some Teesha Moore designs (no longer available in stamp form) so it had to be done..

the three bottom right, were a gift from James Sharp who ran the weekend course.

I've taken them off the wooden blocks and remounted them on EZ mount now..  I know I like wooden mounted stamps, but they were hand mounted and not very firmly affixed so I feel they'd have come off soon anyway!
here is my journal from the weekend to which I've added a bit more today, on my "desk", with the remounted stamps on a piece of acetate. I stamped the images directly to the acetate as an index (and so I know how they fit back onto it!)
er... more shopping... these new Paperartsy stamps "fell" into a virtual shopping basked just before I went away for the weekend and were on the doormat waiting for me when I got home.
Looking forward to having a play with these very soon.













I am heading to Kew Gardens one morning this week, to take advantage of a special Friends early morning entrance- they're opening at 8 (2 hours early) on weekdays during the summer.

The early light is so good for photographs, it is worth getting up at work time to visit so early... just not sure which day I'll go yet. (if I'm late linking it may well be today!)
*Edit.  in view of the devastating news on Julia's blog about Eliza, whose desk I visited every time she linked, I am seizing the day and heading to Kew today, life is too short. God Speed,Eliza, you will be much missed by your family and friends, and Yoda of course, but also by us, the Deskers, who knew you on a Wednesday and loved your tales of life.

23 comments:

Maria said...

Wow Helen your workspace looks amazing, your new stamps are to die for, look forward to coming back and seeing what you do with them...
Have fun at Kew Gardens, gosh you make me homesick for England....
What's the weather like over there right now?
Maria
http://ajourneythatstartshere.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/whats-on-your-workdesk-wednesday-319.html

Ohhh Snap said...

Those are gorgeous stamps! Looks like you've been up to all sorts of craftiness : D. Have a grand day out at Kew!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Exactly. Have a wonderful day at Kew and take lots of photos for Eliza......I'll miss her too.
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

Lisca Meijer said...

Those are very unusually beautiful stamps. Well done for falling in your basket lol.
Hope you had a lovely day at Kew and I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.
Lisca#18

Annie said...

Enjoy every minute of your visit to Kew....life is for living and we should all fill every day to the brim.
Hugs,
Annie x # 20

Bridget Larsen said...

I didnt know they stopped making Teesha Moore stamps, I own some as well.
Bridget #10

Barb said...

It sounds as if you've had a lovely time recently. Your workdesk looks very inviting and those new stamps .... Enjoy your day at Kew Gardens. Barb#27

Clemencia R said...

busy work space, how nice :) I haven't been much into stamps before, but I am really starting to like them now :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Peak District is very lovely Helen, can't say I know Kew gardens but am sure you will have a great day, and love the new stash too.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x #19

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Julia Dunnit said...

So glad to eat that you're doing it today and not potentially waiting for a better day...Eliza would love to know that she's taught us such lessons. Looks a if your weekend was marvellous..very out of my box, love how you get stuck in. I haven't yet seen a new PA release that I don't like!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, loved the journalling weekend pics, seems like a good time was had by all.Smashing new stamps as always, and I've taken a leaf out of your book and done a bit of enabling myself this week, lol.I really need to stop buying, and do some using as well. Have a lovely day at Kew, Hugs, Shaz #13 xxx

Belinda Basson said...

I hope your day in the gardens has lifted your spirits and that you get some fabulous shots. I love the new stamps (both lots) and cant wait to see more of your journal. #22

Angela Radford said...

Sounds like you are going to be a very busy lady! Love the new Paper Artsy stamps and look forward to seeing what you do with them.
Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x

Christine said...

Hope you had a good day, with lots of opportunities for camera work.
I saw those paperartsy and was very tempted but ......
Love that you you've already journalled your break, I have been told I procrastinate but I call it 'getting distracted'!!!
Have a good week, enjoy your time away from work.
Christine
Bishopsmate #50

Twiglet said...

Enjoy Kew and take loads of pics so you can show us a few. x jo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Had to go and look first! I knew there would be goodies here of course!! Good choice of stamps! Hugs, Chrisx

VonnyK said...

Such a fabulous stash of stamps. They are sure making some beautiful ones these days. Enjoy your day at Kew. So sad about Eliza.
Von #11

Neet said...

Oh Helen, we will miss our dear Eliza so much and you are so right to seize the day and go off to Kew. Life is too short for 'what if's" and too short for anger and such like.
I read your tennis post and soaked up every moment of the luxury you had to endure. What a fantastic boss you have.
I also read your post on your weekend away, you are so blessed to have such a wonderful group of friends to go away with. Enjoy your Teesha things and enjoy your journal.
Hugs, Neet 26 xx

sandra de said...

Looks like a great time was had at the workshop and great stamps.
sandra de @55

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, hope you had a great day at Kew yesterday - Somehow I think Eliza would approve. Backed up and read your post about your workshop weekend - looks fabulous. Look forward to seeing what you do with all those fabulous stamps. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #44

okienurse said...

Awesome playspace and I love those new stamps! I have been taking all my stamps off wood and putting them on ezmount also. Seems like forever. It has been quite a while since I have participated in WOYWW but decided to this week even if I am a day late posting. Have a great week. Vickie #60

Kyla said...

Ooh your weekend crafting sounded fun and LOVE those stamps.
Kyla

butterfly said...

Love those Teesha Moore designs - you were lucky to get hold of those - and the "desk" looks busy and productive as always. Can't imagine how those PA stamps managed to fall into your basket - what a bother for you!! Hope you have (had) a lovely time at Kew.
Alison xx