Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Hi, deskers, hope you're well... I am still enjoying an Olympics fest (lots of late nights and more catch ups on recorded highlights!) - go TeamGB!

Anyhow, you're here for a desk... probably expecting new toys.. but they're in the post (again!) so you'll have to wait (and it's the stamp show at Stevenage on Sunday so there'll be LOTS without what's due today or Thursday!  I'm meeting up with several crafty friends so apart from spending lots will be having a great time too
I'm not sure if I mentioned I was going to a wedding on Saturday (photos here if you like weddings!)   It was the middle of my late sister's sons, so a bitter-sweet day but on the whole, very happy, and as my write up of the day says, everyone loves a wedding!

so on Sunday morning my floor space looked like this, with bits and pieces from the wedding - invitation, menu, a lottery scratch card (one for every guest, sadly no-one on my table won) and a "photo booth" photo of me with my brother and his wife... that was fun!  the fork... well the evening food was fish and  chips in paper cones and bacon rolls (instead of the more traditional buffet) and the little silver (plastic) fork was too good to leave behind.. well let's face it, we all would, wouldn't we!!

but I have since cleared that away (will be scrapping it when some of the photos I've ordered arrived - yes I have actually got some printed!!)

and been working on a journal page with the new JoFY stamps that you saw last week..

the ones I am waiting for this week, are by Seth Apter, who's designed some for Paperartsy.. there are new paints being made too but they're not quite ready yet.

Check out the Paperartsy post from Saturday here if you missed it... can't wait to get hold of them! (and yes, I am going on the Seth Apter class that Paperartsy are organising.. there were still some places left last I heard (details in the same blog post)
So, that's me, another week, another splurge... hey ho, what can I say?!  Check into Julia's for the link to the desk hops here


Judys Lace Creations said...

It will be lovely to place all this precious memorabilia into an album etc. Great page in your journal.I can't wait to do some journaling and drawing..we have a Very Topsy Turvy house(renovations) so Muse has deserted me.
Judy # 3

Twiglet said...

Lovely wedding Helen - looks like a fab setting and your wedding bits and bobs are always worth saving! Visiting early today for a change - was awake at silly time so sitting enjoying peace and quiet with my coffee and biscuit! x Jo

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Loved the wedding photos - a beautiful day. Will look forward to seeing how you incorporate that fork into a scrapbook page:-)
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

sandra de said...

Beautiful wedding photos and lovely to see the beginnings of a great page.
sandra de @11

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I've been binging on Olympics too - standing up and shouting at the TV has become the norm. I can't believe we are second on the medals table! I loved reading about your nephew's wedding, you looked lovely - I'm so glad you enjoyed it all, your sister would have too :-)
Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx

Kathyk said...

I do hope the wedding will be more happy than sad though I totally understand the edge of sadness to the day

Fab looking space and Happy WOYWW


Jackie Mackay said...

Loving the photo booth - at first glance I thought it was an old photo with Tommy Cooper - but you are far too young. Have a great wedding x Jackie 18

SusanLotus said...

Fish and chips sounds yummy to me.
And the silver plastic fork looks great
and saves dishes. ;-D

Your Art journal page is lovely
and you have sooo many different mediums to work with!

Thanks for sharing!

Happy WOYWW!
Susan Lotus nr 20

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, glad the wedding was such a good day. Agreed, I'd have nabbed the fork too- and any spares, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8. xxx

Caz said...

Loved the wedding photos! You had to have the fork...I bet loads went 'missing'
Great journal pages with the new stamps! I was Mrs Impatient with the Seth stamps and paid for 1st class. IconUK have confirmed to me this morning that they're getting the new Spellbinder releases in too ;-)
We'll see you Sunday, and at the Seth day - Miriam is promising to be good Sunday....not sure what that means LOL!
See ya soon!
Caz #28

Diana Taylor said...

Love the journal pages, those stamps are fabulous. I love the Seth Apter ones too, his stamps are so useful, I'm definitely tempted by those new ones! I hope yours arrive soon.
I just popped over and had a peep at the wedding photos - what a lovely day you all had, and one I'm sure your sister would have been proud of.
Hope you have a great week, I'm exhausted after all this Olympic medal-winning - it's the velodrome races that really get me on the edge of my seat!
Diana #30 x

Sandy Leigh said...

Your journal pages are so pretty in that last photo! Blessings to your nephew, that is bittersweet. Yes, I need to look at your Paperartsy post! Wish we had stamp shows around here. You are lucky. Hugs! Sandy Leigh #27

Christine said...

Love the journal pages and yes, I did see about Seth (love his work)and was tempted but Paris is calling again so ......
I shall enjoy the stamps through your blog if you don't mind.
Take care
aka Bishopsmate #40

Belinda Basson said...

Hello, I am back... Glad to see not much has changed and you are still happily crafting on the floor and gleefully collecting new and exciting things to craft with! #31

Chidkid said...

Of course we would 'save' the little fork! LOL

Felicia Aaron said...

Helen...cutest wedding them! I love your journal spread with those JOFY Stamps! Pea green with envy, I am! Blessings for a great rest of the week! :) Felicia #42

Stacy Sheldon said...

Those are such fun colors into the book Helen, and I am impressed you ordered prints. I have been so bad about printing digital photos. I miss film. :)
~Stacy # 44

Julia Dunnit said...

I love it when you splurge, and hey, YOLO as my daughter has taught me! The new Jofys are lovely. I encountered those silver but plastic cutlery sets too, my word they look good don't they. As you know, I loved the wedding photos. X

Lea.H said...

Lovely wedding items - would have been lovely if one of you had won something!
I love the journal page too, the caterpillar on the flower is awesome! Lea 49

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, looks like you've been having fun and lots to journal about. I so love the Seth Apter stamps and dies and would love to be at one of his workshops so really jealous, wish I could be there. Hope you have a great time. Thanks for the visit to mine and wishing you a have a great woyww, Angela x 15

StampedbyChris said...

What a beautiful couple. Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness!
Journal pages are gorgeous.
Chris # 25

Neet said...

I was lucky enough to do a class with Seth Apter at CHA in January, what a lovely man he is. Got another booked in September up north!
Love your journal pages Helen and yes, I did follow you from Bloglovin' with the wedding - think I commented too.
Have a good week - yes the Olympics have been fantastic! Not checked the medal table today so must go and look - well done us!@
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Seth said...

Looking forward to seeing you at the class Helen. Thanks for joining me there.

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. I ran out of day yesterday, so here I am fairly early in the morning - catching up on the Olympics from last night and nosing around some blogs. I am waiting for my first package from the Stencil Club - so will be hanging around the front door for the postman later on! I am new to the delights of Seth - kept seeing his name mentioned in the mixed media stuff I was reading/watching, so Googled him and now following him on social media etc. His designs look like the sort of thing I like, so I am sure that I will be making a purchase soon. I am just distracted by your desk and all those yummy pots etc. Ali x #37

BJ said...

Super journal page yet again, love the colours, the pink really "pops". Nice wedding mementos, I guess I would have too! Thanks for visiting me BJ#24

Marit said...

I predict you will have wonderful creative times when you start working on the wedding-pages/layouts! I, too, would have taken that fork with me, so cute! And oh, Seth Apter stamps... those are the best, you can use them over and over as the designs are multiple useable for all kinds of things... enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Happy, belated, woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #22

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's good to catch up with you, Helen, both here and on your photography blog! It looks like the wedding was a blast and I love your journaling, as always! I want to thank you for following my blog. I've tried to follow you back, but Blogger won't let me. It's a known issue, apparently, although they are taking forever to fix it. I will come back and follow as soon as I can. I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Darnell