Wednesday, 10 February 2016


Hello deskers... Julia hosts this weekly desk snoop - link here

At the risk of sounding repetitive.... I've bought some (more) new stuff from the Paperartsy launch... just one more parcel to come now... I have no willpower, do I hear you say?  Quite possibly..

oops!   these are the new Lin Brown flower sets... loving them all, will be inking them up soon (possibly even before this post publishes!)

I have been playing with some of my new supplies already, which is always a good thing, right - buy it, use it...

I was playing with the new metallic Fresco paints - the copper here in the background, is gorgeous - and the white fire, in the middle is even gorgeouser (I know, I made it up!)

the robot is from one of Jo Firth Young's new sets

I've tweeked this since, but not got a photo of it - I painted a piece of card with the pewter (older metallic) paint, then stamped and cut out the robot and layered it onto the tag.  It wasn't my idea, I confess, it was Leandra's herself, but the pewter is a more robot-y colour!

I've also got a very pink start to a journal page... not sure yet where this is going - it involved a lot of splodging and dragging paint with a credit card (an old one, not the one I'm using to buy new stash with!)

Better go and catch your desks, now - but before I go, if any of you like orchids, I went to Kew on Saturday for the start of their annual orchid display... if you didn't catch the link on facebook or twitter head here for some visual delights!


Nikki said...

Helen I don't know how you can use all the stamps you own it's mind boggling
but they are pretty
hugs Nikki ???

Neet said...

I love that pink and I am not a pink fan. It reminds me of raspberry.
Great buys - have you ever counted your stamps and if so dare you say how many?
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

SusanLotus said...

Great background on your new Art journal page.

Welcome to my desk too.
Susan Lotus nr 8 on the list.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, I can't say anything can I, after splurging on fabric last week!! I really do like this floral stamps you'll use them loads!
Hugs, LLJ 13 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful new stamps, Helen, and yes we suffer with will power issues .. must be even harder over there than here, so much more temptation!
Happy WOYWW!
Shaz in oz.x #15

\{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh you and your new goodies! I don't blame you though - these are really fabulous stamps! Look forward to seeing the pink page progress! Not sure whether I will be joining in - still having concentration issues and may not be up to keeping up with comments - but I am feeling much better! Hugs, Chrisx

Miriam said...

lovely stamps and paints. your tag....and will look forward to seeing what you do with the journal page

Miriam said...

lovely stamps and paints. your tag....and will look forward to seeing what you do with the journal page

buterfliecrafter said...

that robot fits in perfectly with the metallic colors. Vicky#19

Annie said...

Oh Helen I do love readying your make me chuckle with some of your comments. I love your new buys.
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x # 10

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm not into orchids at all...but your Kew post is just beautiful. Waht a nice way to have spent a really crappy day! I'm a bit jealous of your purchases...I love the White Fire paint, at some stage that will be a 'need' for me!

Sharon said...

Those orchids are beautiful! I saw some when we went to the Botanical Gardens in Washington - they were gorgeous.

I love your pages - can't wait to see what you do with the pink page.

What wonderful stamps those paper artsy ones are - love them

Have a great week
Sharon K #44

Anonymous said...

Fabulous new stash... I went for the new Kim Dellow stamps but some of the others will also be must haves once the next payday has arrived!
C xxx

Christine said...

Love that middle stamp and the robot .... I'm thinking but .....
Also went on a quick trip round Kew - how amazing is that?!!!

have a good week
Christine #79

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen. Those flower stamps are beautiful. Also love the robot. You are right about the metallic color going well with the robot. Have fun playing with your new stash.

Kirsten said...

Lovely new stash! And that robot is very cute.

Lisca said...

Oh, lovely stamps. The robot is cute and I love your pink background.
Still stash to come? You lucky girl!
Thank you for you lovely comment,
Have a good week,

Kelly said...

Helen, your post cracked me up! So funny. Love the start to your journal page. I'm determined to start a junk journal this week.. soon as I finish my Tim Tag. Don't spend all your money in one place! Creative Blessings! Kelly #42

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, I started okay this morning but got tied up with a difficult project so only just getting round to starting my visits. I love the robot and just might have to get it soon. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 26

Shoshi said...

Oooh snap, Helen! I've just got those stamps too - they arrived this morning! I saw the review and that delicious Youtube video and simply could not resist. Can't wait to try them.

Love your pink page and look forward to seeing what you put on it! Now there's a good idea for weaning oneself off one's equipment purchasing addiction - use your credit card for art!

Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm glad you like my cats. As for getting published, this all happened last Sept. and I did a blog post about it then, but it may not have found its way onto WOYWW.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #21

Twiglet said...

Just chuckling at your use of credit card!! Mine got a hammering at the weekend - ikea/hobbycraft and the fabric shop!! x Jo

Robyn said...

Love the look o those flower stamps. I can't buy anything unless I get rid o something!

Sue Jones said...

oooo I LOVE those new stamps - Fab.Thanks for the visit yesterday - sorry I am so late getting round this week. Soojay xx

RosA said...

Hi Helen,
Lovely new stamps! But, honestly, where DO you put them all :)??
Thanks for your nice comment re. my zentangles. Didn't really think it was my cup of tea, but I actually enjoyed it.
Have a good week.

butterfly said...

Been playing with White Fire too (though not up on the blog for a bit yet) and I agree it's gorgeouser than anything!! Love that adorable little robot, and looking forward to seeing where that vivid pink background is heading.
Alison xx

Hettie said...

I have had a peek at the new stamps but so far I have resisted. Unlike you!!

Marit said...

Ahh, the robot. So cute! I love the metalic look... I think I have some metalic ink/paint (?) laying somewhere, I might go hunt for it today! Enjoy your weekend. Love from Holland (all quiet today, yay!) Marit #37

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love seeing your new stash as I don't really keep up with what is out there. That robot is sweet and even though I'm not a pink girl I do love that page! Take care Zo xx 31