Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Here we are again...ready for another Wednesday desk share... Julia is our kind host here
You find me, post Stevenage stamp show (Stamperama) -  surrounded by new stash once more.  what can I say..
first, here's the stuff I was waiting for last week..
 two sets of stamps for Paperartsy designed by Seth Apter and 3 spellbinder dies also from Seth's range. .  they are teetering on top of the bundle of stuff from Sunday...
 together with some copies of my photos that I ordered from the wedding, ready to scrap (or something!)  but that's a bit mean, you can't really see what's there..

so I'm also including the pictures from my show write up - some of you have seen these already -
 err... yes, I did go a bit mad!  (there are two extra sets of Paperartsy stamps hiding, that we were asked not to show until their official launch next weekend!)
and there's more!!

I am hoping to find time to play with some of this lot at the weekend - it is a bank holiday here in England, so I have got an extra day to play!

I think I'd better go on a bit of a stash ban for a while now.... at least for a week or two (going to the Paperartsy organised Seth Apter workshop on 3rd September... and then it's soon Ally Pally time....)


Nikki C said...

WOW nice new stash I'm going to say it your a stamp addict for sure and LOVE those penquins and the tree down in the last photo so much fun they would be
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, lots of lovely new stash, I really like the Penguins!
See you in a couple of weeks time...
LLJ 4 xx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Oh Helen, I am so envious of your stash.As my paper artsy gear is in my garage(building site) I just can't make anything paper-related.Still I can visit you all and see lots to inspire.

Neet said...

You will love Seth Apter, he is such a great guy and a good teacher too. Full of envy for the Seth goodies you have bought.
Cannot believe we are having a ban on spending - well we will see how long that lasts but then it is only a few days to the workshop so hardly a ban afterall.
Enjoy your new stash - and Seth's workshop.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot. Wow, what a fantastic pile of stash. My severely limited budget is extremely jealous of all those amazing stamps and stencils. I intend to combine digital crafting with my mixed media a lot, as I have far more images available on my computer/CDs etc than I own in stamps/stencils. I look forward to some inspiration from you when you get to do some crafting this long weekend. Ali x #12

Virginia said...

Oh all that lovely stash to play with - hope you get time soon!

Annie said...

What a fab lot of new stash to play with....I'm sharing my new stash today so know how excited you must be.
Hope you have a great week.
Annie x #14

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Helen I think you could probably open your own shop lol. Fab pics as usual, and really looking forward to seeing what you create with your new stash. Xx

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh Helen, I definitely have stash envy! I love the texture stamp set in the top photo and the tree is so cool, I could see loads of uses for that. You are going to be one busy lady working your way through all that! Enjoy the Seth Apter workshop - more envy going on here - and I hope you have a great week,
Diana #19 x

Kathyk said...

OMG! Deeply envious of your fab stash, I've been looking enviously at those new Eclectica stamp sets. GORGEOUS paints too, I have the same paints .. the black and the iridescent pink and green - such fun. I just KNOW you will have loads of fun using that little lot!



jill said...

So much stash Helen but looks good. I've have trouble knowing what to use first.
Happy woyww Jill # 22

Chidkid said...

Wow ser! So much new stash to play with! Fab u lous!

BJ said...

Oh my word Helen, you'll need a bigger house soon! Super stash - Enjoy. BJ#24

StampedbyChris said...

Great stash Helen! I'm not familiar with Paperartsy or Seth. Will have to check them out.
Chris P # 26

Christine said...

Oooh! Helen! I would have loved to have come to Seth's workshop but it sold out before I realised it was in England. Green eyes looking in your direction! lol
Hope you will do a complete post on your time there.
Love all your new stash
Take care
aka Bishopsmate #18

Felicia Aaron said...

OMG Helen.....I KNOW it is NOT NICE to covet, but boy I looooveeeee your new stash!!! Oh my goodness I am sooo jealous of all those PaperArtsy stamps, I love them all and don't even get me started on the stencils! I also see those lovely bins FULLLLLLLL of PaperArtsy paints, which are my fave! What a yummy space full of creative goodness!!! The week or two stash ban, hardly seems doable!! LOLOLOL Craft on and have a wonderful rest of the week! :) Felicia #32

Anne L said...

Hello Helen. Oh my loving so much of your new play toys and looks like you are going to have some real fun with it all. Just wanted to say good luck on your spending freeze as I know it isn't easy when new stuff gets released. Have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting my blog.Hugs ~Anne L#7

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, I hope you find time to play. It looks like so many fun things to play with! I can't wait to see some of your projects with those wonderful stamps and dies! #33

Artyjen said...

Such goodies Helen! What are you like?! ;)
xoxo Sioux

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, loving all your new stash, most especially the last picture. The penguins are awesome, and those dinky stencils too. And that tree stamp- great atmospheric image. Met the surgeon, really nice guy. Told us pretty much what we already knew, so no surprises, which is good! Intends to do the surgery end of September, beginning of October, so have to wait and see for the crop. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Well there's nothing I wouldn't have bought...maybe not the puzzle....but with you next to me filling my head with ideas, I probably would have! lovely lovely stencils! By the way, for trains to crop, yep, Andover is still good...and Cindy says if you want to, she's happy to repeat last times arrangement....really wanna see ya!

Diane said...

Lots of lovely new craft items to play with.

Hugs Diane

Annie Claxton said...

omg some gorgeous goodies there Helen! I love PaperArtsy stuff :o) Annie C #5

Angela Radford said...

Oh my Helen it's all gorgeous but when will you get to use it all. You absolutely must show us what you do with all that new stash! Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 16

Morti said...


Decided to hop about a bit today, continue to spread the love, as it were!

Thanks for stopping by my blog last night. I love the new Paperartsy stamps on your desk, and look forward to seeing the new releases once they've! Maybe next year I can get my act together and my finances, and actually go to one or two of these shows! And not just look!



Claudia N. said...

Oooh, I see fantastic stuff waitin' to be enjoyed and used soon!!! Funny - I just ordered some of the fab Seth Apter stamps and dies too (as I finally managed to find them for reasonable shipping costs. Yay!) - but still on the hunt for some more. lol

Have fun with your goodies and thanks for sharing!

Claudia xx

butterfly said...

Golly - you did go mad! But it all looks so much fun, and I know it will get pressed into use just as soon as you have some time. I hadn't registered either that it was Stamperama or the Bank Holiday... glad to know you're all still having fun back there!
Alison x

Twiglet said...

Fab stash there Helen. Maxine has banned me from buying any more stuff - I do seem to have been over doing it lately. There is always just a little something out there to tempt me!!

Sue said...

Hi Helen, I am faint with envy for all your scrummy new stash:)

Sorry I didn't get on before, but I spent the day in hospital on Wednesday and have been taking it easy since.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #10

Marit said...

Love all your new stash... some inspiration you've got there laying on your table! Enjoy! So you are going to meet Seth then? Say hi from me! thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Big hug from Holland, Marit #23

Shoshi said...

Great new stash to play with, Helen. Thank you for your visit - I know you understand about tidying up lol! There's great satisfaction to be had, but getting started is a different matter! Today I added to the mess again... Why does it always take no time at all to make a mess, and ages to clear it up!

I had a lovely time with my friend but she is unable to do anything creative now because of serious arthritis. She really enjoyed seeing my studio, though, and fully understood how much work goes into the things we all do.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #27

pearshapedcrafting said...

Now that's what I call a stash haul! Some lovely goodies to be envious of there Helen! Chrisx