Wednesday, 20 April 2016

WOYWW 359 - a little bit of this, a little bit of that..

Welcome back, another Wednesday has rolled around and we're gathering at Julia's to share our working spaces.
I have WIPs (work in progress) finished things (yes, really!) and new stuff...
First, the WIP   preparing a background for a just remembered in time birthday card.

hoping the recipient won't see it before Thursday (she reads the blog I think but doesn't comment so I won't know..)

 my floor space yesterday, some altered playing cards (more WIPs) for a swap
 you've not seen this view for a while,,, the pile under the window (that's my armchair) is growing.. one day I will sort it out.. and maybe move the boxes in front of it too.. just not sure where yet!
 the finished thing (another card I just remembered in time to get in the post on Monday - 7 am crafting!)
and this, what you really want to see - the new stuff!

I bought a duplicate stamp set at Ally Pally so sent it back for a swap, and then was tweeting with a friend who mentioned having found some Seth Apter stencils and I went in search of some but found these instead!

Right, have taken too much of your time, I have a birthday card to write and get ready to post first thing Wednesday (today even, although I am of course writing this on Tuesday night!)

Thanks for all your comments last week - I think I got back to everyone, but there are a couple of you on Google Plus which I won't join, so can't comment back. I do read your posts though!


Nikki C said...

That's a pretty card in your space I like that colour combo and Holy Smokes Helen I see a little bit of the spare chair. I'm sure you'll find some treasures in there to play with
hugs Nikki

Bridget Larsen said...

I always wondered what WIP stood for, now I know. What armchair hahaha? I have many hidden tables groaning under the weight of what I've put on them. Those are some gorgeous goodies you have there. Love the leave stencil

jill said...

So much in one room . fab birthday card

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

If you asked me (and I know you didn't) I think these stencils are better than the ones by Seth. Although I like one or two of his stencils, most are not my cup of tea. You got some wonderful things in addition to what you also picked up at Ally Pally.

Now I'm FINALLY off to see Kew. Talk about lack of time!

Vicky Fisher said...

wow, you have some amazing supplies to play with. A lot of stuff on the ground, is that very practical to work I wonder? Happy WOYWW from Vicky #10

sandra de said...

Ok I will never mention that I have clutter.... your room is an amazing aladdin's cave and I am sure you know exactly where everything is stored??
sandra de @11

BJ said...

Yes I WAS far too excited. Tried to rectify the link via my tablet but that went wrong so had to get up and do it on the main PC. Looks like just the HTML at the end of the first link went to capitals for some reason as if you change that to lower case it works! What a pickle!
Gosh the stamp you swapped must have been a biggy, love the stencils. BJ was #4, then #16 finally #17 but may end up as #15 if my incorrect links are removed!

Vicky Fisher said...

just wanted to let oyu know:
JAM (=Journal About Me) is a year long challenge held by Tiare Smith, she gives us a prompt and challenge each friday and we are creating in the round

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad to see that all is normal at Stamping by H Towers!! I'm glad you know where everything is 😃 Love the new stash too, have fun 💖
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Lynn Holland said...

Well you win on the covered floor stakes today Helen, you've beaten me but only because I've just got another cabinet to put it in. Why oh why can't we throw anything away. Haha
Have a great week
Lynn X 20

Chidkid said...

wow.. so much stash! Great to see the creative process. Elaine No. 24

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen more nice new stuff, love it though not sure where you will put it. I have decided I must get rid of or use up papers that I have had for years. Like you I usually make my own (the one above is gorgeous). Pleases let us see the finished card. Happy woyww, Angela x 25

My name is Cindy said...

Armchair? Where? One day I need to see this in the flesh - then I'll know I don't really have a problem!! However do you find anything LOL? I keep moaning to my daughter about the carrier bags I find with brand new clothes and shoes in, never worn, but honestly I've got all sorts of stuff I've never used yet. Maybe it was for the best I didn't get to AP!! Happy Wednesday, Cindy #29

Barb said...

Hi Helen, The card you have made is very pretty and I love the colours. The background for the card you are making looks interesting, a great background. I like the look of your stencil too. Barbx #26

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving the backgrounds. I do love your space. So much fun & creativity there. Take care Zo xx 35

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on another No.1 spot. I thought I had a crowded craft/Tarot room, but I think you have more than my local craft shop! I would never leave it - and would be found half-starved but happily painting! I am in a constant, but slow, process of decluttering our house. Got a think about space around me now. Ali x #33

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, yes you've enabled again! lol. I do like that hanging leaves stencil, and the trees one, so they are going on my shopping list for Port Sunny.
The easel was bought from The Works- it stands about 12" tall.Loving the colours in your masterboard.
Honestly Helen, you have no idea how much stuff she passed to me! It all began because I was making cards, and taking in to work to sell, and she thought I can do that, and promptly started buying pretty much everything advertised on Create & Craft!Then she'd come to work and ask me how to use something she'd bought, but couldn't remember what to do with it. Loads of the stuff she gave me have never even been opened.
Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

Annie said...

I'm doing a lunchtime whizz round all my fav blogs having had a busy morning shortening trousers and a very posh long dress in the sunshine.....what more could a girl wish for?
Your room all looks pretty good to be....lots of fab stash as always.
Annie x # 15

trisha too said...

Ooh, that background looks great, very texture-y, and you're right, I DID take a stare at all those new stencils!

Happy woyww, Helen!
:) trisha too
#44 this week with
baby shower deco

Sharon Koole said...

Love the background. Wow that's quite a space. It looks so very busy and crafty! Love all your new goodies. I'm trying to be good and stay away from buying new things this month. I must confess to buying some new stuff but not as much as I have in the past lol.

Have a great week
Sharon K #49

Anne L said...

Good morning Helen. I love your colour choice such a beautiful card and I love your space so many goodies to be played with. The stencil of the trees I will have to look for one like that. Thanks for visiting me earlier today with your sweet comment and I have an organizing bug lately just going with it til I feel I am done. Have a great week Hugs ~Anne L #12

Artatag said...

Oh, Helen I could just dive into these piles and play, play, play.....
Gabriele 53

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, that background is beautiful. And love that pretty birthday card. And, I have several of my family and friends that look at my Blog and don't comment, so I never know! Have a great Wednesday! #54

Elizabeth said...

So much in your room, Helen. How I'd enjoy a wee rake around to see what treasures are hidden there. The birthday card is lovely and the pile of new goodies is lovely too. Have a great week trying them out. Elizabeth x #31

Twiglet said...

Your room looks the perfect spot to get lost in your crafting! I mean that in the nicest way of course. Have fun. x Jo

Stacy Sheldon said...

the works in progress look so interesting Helen. :)
~Stacy #56

Lisca Meijer said...

Yes, love the background you have done.
And all the new stash is always exciting isn't it. I love the stencils. I have just bought some Micron pens too recently.
I spy some ATCs as well. I'm into ATCs at the moment. (first time) So I'm looking at everybody's ATCs.
Thanks for visiting earlier,
Have a good week,

Bernice said...

What a lot of stash and some lovely new stuff as well! Great card - love the colour scheme.
Bernice #23

Pat Taviss said...

and here I thought the floor is not an option.....LOL. so much fun stuff going on. Thanks for sharing

ENJOY Pat #67

Shoshi said...

Love that background, Helen, and also the beautiful card you made. Your creative space is certainly busy. Nice new stash too! Thank you for your lovely comment. Lol! Yes, I'll try my hand at most things! I did narrow boat painting a long time ago and need a refresher course, I think. I've got one or two more avenues to explore before looking for some Humbrol enamels. My hubby says he's only got red, which isn't terribly helpful especially as I'm painting on a red background!! I keep checking to see if the Infusions are available yet but so far no joy. I'm sure I'll get some eventually. I love their muted colours - less bright than Brushos.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #62

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Loving your new stash.

Your craft area sure is busy, just right for more lovely projects.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #21

Neet said...

Oh Helen, you do make me smile. How you can work on the floor is beyond me but then I have an old body which would not allow me to get down there and if I did I never would get up again. Love looking at your room but it is slowly but surely filling up. Now what will you do when the space you have disappears?
I think we need a section by section set of photos to appreciate what you have in your stash.
Hugs Neet 5 xx (late again this week- out all day yesterday)

Miriam said...

Nice stash.....

It's good to see that i'm not the only one who can't really make furniture out!!

butterfly said...

Golly Moses - just imagine what treasures you'll uncover if/when you work your way back to the armchair one day!! Love the view of your workspace - everything to hand... though I still don't know how you avoid constant pins and needles.
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Goodness Helen, you could open a shop! But who am I to talk?! Lol!
Love the card BTW!
Alison xx

Kyla said...

Ah that common crafters complaint of duplicate purchases.... yep guilty as charged too.
Kyla #7

Mrs.D said...

Oh Helen, I love that background, hoped you will show us a pic of the finished card, probably as nice as the finished card you have shown us.
Love the masks you got, they are great, make some super cards with those.
Thanks for visiting my page and your nice comments.
Chris #22

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier - Looking forward to going back to Paris now, searching for some other daft thing to do!!!
Thank you for showing the space under the window - made me feel at home!! Love the card.
Take care and have a good week
Bishopsmate #30

MiSchra said...

Helen that is a wonderful background.... hope to see more soon!
MiSchra ♥ #66

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Beautiful layers in that background and it never ceases to amaze me that you can work on the floor!
Happy WOYWW!