Wednesday, 13 April 2016

WOYWW 358. a rather big spend..

Happy Wednesday to you all, time for another gathering and a-sharing of desks with Julia  the link will take you to The Stamping Ground blog and all the information you need about this weekly fun-fest.

So the Ally Pally show has come and gone... and with it a rather large wodge of cash.. lots of you saw the post from Saturday (read about it here if you didn't)  so you may want to look away now..
This was my workmat on Saturday evening after I had unpacked it all and after the blog had been written..
 but I have found, that's not right, I have found spaces for most of it...
..teetering piles in some cases.

there was so much stuff I had to take several shots of it all to get it all in...  here they are again if you didn't see them before!
 reduced stock in a bargain bin... grab, grab, grab!!
 yes, more new journals... oops!
 although I have discovered I already had the stamp set bottom left (the quotes) so I've sent that back to swap....oops again!

(the binder I catalogue my stuff in is too big and heavy to take with me but I maybe need to.again...)

these first 3 pictures are all from Paperartsy the next one is what I got from the rest of the show!

safe to say, Paperartsy was still my favourite.
stencils (apart from bottom left which is a stamp)

I have had a little play with some of the stuff, not a lot to show for it yet though.  I was exhausted on Sunday and spent most of the day lounging on the sofa!


Nikki said...

Omgosh that is a lot of new stash you bought a lot 9f stash have fun with it all hugs Nikki? ?

Neet said...

Oh my goodness, Helen, you have had a real good old spend there but what a lot of lovely things you bought. Should keep you busy and quiet for a week or two me thinks.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the early visit to me.
Hugs, Neet xx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Isn't it wonderful to buy new stash?!! Good on you.
Have FUN playing with this great haul!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh, wow! what an awesome time you'll have playing with all your new stuff. I know what you mean by grab grab grab in the bargain bin! ha,ha!
Happy WOYWW!

Unknown said...

Wow Helen, what a fab day you had! We didn't make it to Ally Pally this year, we went to the Royal Academy instead. See blog! Have fun with all your new stash!
Lynda B 15

Virginia said...

Oh what a lovely haul of stash Helen - loving all the stencils!

Evalila said...

Oooh, look at all this fun stuff! Can I come over to play? :D Happy WOYWW, Evelyn # 17

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, what a great haul of stash - I particularly love the architectural arch. I know if it was all mine then housework would definitely be on hold until I'd had a play with it all! Enjoy!
Diana #19

Christine said...

What a smashing lot of stash! Glad you had a good time.
Take care and have a good week.

aka Bishopsmate #23

BJ said...

Would we have expected any less from you? I think not, glad you had a good time. BJ#27

Marit said...

Oh-my... I'm drooling over your new stuff Helen. I LOVE the stencils and stamps, and you never can have enough journals! Enjoy playing with it all! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #26

Mrs.D said...

helen, what an amazing stash, you must have had a wonderful day, love those Archival ink colours and the masks are beautiful, especially the sunflower.
Thanks for visiting my page and your paraise for the photos.
Chris #4

Annie said...

You mean you have a sofa that isn't covered with stash Helen? hehehe What a lot of fab new stash you've bought....have fun.
Annie x # 8

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooh Helen certainly some drool worth stash in there, loving the stencils stamps and also the lovely new ink pads at bargain prices to our price here, wed be double that.
They are only items I am really familiar with that could see price tags on.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 20

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Wow! What a fantastic haul. Enjoy your new goodies.

Fiona #31

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, loved looking at all your goodies. I too got fed up with buying duplicates, so I downloaded an app called OneNote, from Microsoft. It lets you basically create an inventory of everything you want to, whatever it may be. It works on Android too, and syncs itself across all the devices you install it on. So you can do it all on your laptop/pc, and it will automatically sync with your phone, so you always have a list of what you have with you. there is another app called Evernote, which does the same, but I prefer One Note. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx

ToadilyDiane said...

Awesome new stash. Have fun playing!!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #29

sandra de said...

Your collection of stuff is truly amazing.... hoping you get lots of time to play with all your wonderful bargain s.
sandra de @35

Sharon said...

Sounds like you had a great day out - really enjoyed the pics. Lots of new stash to play with!

Happy WoYWW
Sharon K #36

Tertia said...

Oh WOW! That is quite a haul you have there. Can you detect the lovely shade of green on my face? Enjoy playing.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #44

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Wow wish I had been able to go to Ally Pally what a great selection of goodies you have bee able to get.

Well done you for being the first to post today :)

Crafty hugs Pen x #30

Chidkid said...

Oh my word! And I thought I'd had a spend up! Do pop over and see my purchases on #51

Darlene said...

OMG I want to come over for an Ally Pally!!!
darlene #47

Unknown said...

Oh my! That is a truly creative space you have! And such wonderful art supplies!!!!! Would sure love to come over and have some fun!
Wishing you a creative fun week to come... hope to see you next week again ♥
MiSchra ♥ #42

Julia Dunnit said...

Spread out makes it an even bigger looking haul! I love the colour ink pads you picked. I haven't bought much for ages - bet Barrys noticed the rise in disposable income!

Elizabeth said...

I think you must live in a Tardis, Helen. How else would you find room for all those lovely goodies. And there's lots there for me to ooh and aah over, love the stencils, the cotton reels, the jute fat quarters, the ink pads, oh and just about everything :) Have a great week experimenting with your new goodies. Elizabeth x #33

Sue said...

Hi Helen, WOW!!! Fab stash. You'll have fun with all that.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #12

Lynn Holland said...

You proper raided the piggy bank Helen. How wonderful. We all need to come round and play now
Lynn 13 xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Me again my cards on woyww were made with ken Oliver bursts formally color bursts.

Craft hugs pen x. #30

Anne said...

Oh my word Helen, what a haul!!! lots of fun to be had there! Thanks for popping by. Anne x #24

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh! That's a LOT of goodies!!! You're going to be busy creating! Thanks for the visit and have fun with all that haul!
Carol N #34

Jill said...

It's always fun trying out new stuff, enjoy
Jill #18

Sue Jones said...

Wow !! As my daughter would say "well jel" of all the new stash - have fun. Sorry for the late post - thanks for your visit earlier today . soojay xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, Helen, what a lot of yummy goodies you came home with. It's probably a good thing that most of the stuff I buy can't be found in one physical place, or I'd be in serious trouble. Happy week and thanks for your visit. ~ Laura #37

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen it's all gorgeous stuff and you are going to enjoy using all that though it may take a while because there is so much. Thanks for the lovely comment at mine and wishing you a happy crafty week,
Angela x

Sally H said...

What a lot of jolly stash! Glad to hear you had a good time at Ally Pally. I will look forward to seeing all of it put into action!

My name is Cindy said...

Love your stash pile!! Is there any way you can use your phone to photograph your stamp records? That would be portable I guess. I have to admit, my stamps are getting to the point that I don't remember them all, but I haven't got the same thing twice yet (though I do keep discovering stamps I haven't used!) Not bought much this year at all (now that I'm retired of course I have to be more careful with the cash....... yeah right). Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

Unknown said...

Hello Helen wow that's a very large amount of goodness you picked up at the show and glad to hear that you had lots of fun.Was wondering what are you using the crayloa slick crayons for.... Have a fantastic week. Hugs~Anne L #38

buterfliecrafter said...

what to start first with hum?? Happy WOYWW, Vicky #9

Shoshi said...

What a fantastic haul of stash, Helen - you are going to have sooo much fun playing with it all, and I know that you will be sharing the results with us! I am really looking forward to seeing them. Glad you had such a good time at AllyPally.

Thank you for your visit - I only wish I could come and do your decorating lol! Unfortunately I wasn't able to do my own as I'm really not up to it these days and we got someone in to do it, but I have managed the odd bits of unfinished stuff and touching up, mostly complete now and I'm exhausted!! We're gradually getting the sitting room straight and after I've got the last few bits back in, I'll update my blog. (Actually if I did come to do yours, I'd get totally distracted and end up on your craft mat with you, playing instead lol!!)

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #52

butterfly said...

Ooh, looks like you had a marvellous spending spree - and I know it won't be long til we see some of it in action... off to check out the show photos, since I couldn't be there.
Alison x

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW all that super awesome yummy arty stash, I bet Ally Pally was amazing. Love the stencils and of course everything Paperartsy. I have been playing with the infusions they are brilliant. I just need to blog the cards I made lol. I'm late visiting this week lol. Happy Woyww :-) Kezzy xxx