Wednesday, 23 November 2016

WOYWW 390 - enabler alert...

Hey, deskers, how are things?  Cannot believe it's nearly the end of November already, where the flippety flip has this year gone?
But, Wednesday it is and time to meet up with the lovely Julia and gang at the Stamping Ground for another WOYWW.  

 on to my workspace quickly.... and that enabler alert!

my open journal, not much happened to that, bit of a stencil thing going on over the mop up from last week's "oops" moment (glad I made you all laugh!)

Other than that, not much else has been done to it.
a pile of penguins stamped for some more card assembly (top left on the box) - will be bringing them with me on Saturday
close up for you of the enabler alert stamps - new stamps by Tracy Scott for Paperartsy, and the fourth in this year's Wanderlust sets also by Paperartsy.  Was dithering about getting them, then when I saw Tracy's new ones, and that CountryView Crafts had all of them in stock... easy decision!

Looking forward to using the hearts and the feather especially!


When I should have been making Christmas cards all day Saturday, I was at Kew - some of you have seen the post (here if you are interested or missed it)
It was a beautiful crisp sunny day (very different to what was to follow in the next few days) and I had a grand time - these are some of my favourite ever photos I have taken there, I think, so I am sharing a couple here for you in case you don't have time to wade through all the others.  I am really proud of these.

aren't the reflections amazing?

Now, I need to get some supplies ready for the crop on Saturday (hopefully there won't be any issues with the trains after all the rain this week) - am really looking forward to it and seeing some of you there.

30 comments:

Neet said...

Ghose reflections are fab! Great photography Helen. As for the stamps - love them, especially the feather which I a going to have to use (yes I bought that one) soon , just because I like it so much. Maybe I could do Christmas feather cards?Have a good week and enjoy the crop.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Nikki C said...

Great new stash you should have fun with those for sure they are very pretty have fun at the crop hugs Nikki 4

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun post, really love your water photos. Pretty reflections. Oh and those new stamps will be fun. Happy WOYWW it's way past my bedtime !!1

Judys Lace Creations said...

I can feel the peace of those beautiful reflections.
Love those stamps!

Annie said...

Your photos are really stunning....I can see why you're so pleased with them. Hope you have a lovely time at the crop....take lots of photos please.
Hugs,
Annie x #14

Kathyk said...

Fab looking desk and pix and loving the look at your new stash too

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
No.11

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I enjoyed seeing your Kew photos the other day, those reflections are stunning. I look forward to seeing your penguins on Saturday! (Didn't think I'd be writing THAT sentence this morning :-D
Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

sandra de said...

Beautiful photos and I wis you a fun time at the crop.
sandra de @25

Christine said...

Love that feather stamp, was very tempted ..... NOT this side of Christmas!
You have a right to be proud of those photos, they definitely have the WOW! factor. Will pop over and look at the rest later.
Take care
Christine #26

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, those Kew pictures are spectacular. Gorgeous. I'm having a week off from enabling, rofl! Love the stamps though. I think I am sold on the penguins, they are awesome. Definitely going to be falling in my basket soon! See you Saturday, Hugs, Shaz #9xx

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful pictures with reflections. Gorgeous.

Love the pile of penguins. Who doesn't like penguins? Those stamps are gorgeous.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #37

lilian said...

Lovely pictures. Great looking stash,

desk looks good, Happy woywdw

Lilian B # 20

craftyani said...

Love the pictures tried stamping reflections once but it didn't work out so much better with photos.have a great week.
Ann

Anne L said...

Good morning Helen. those stamps sets are beautiful you have picked up and just love seeing all the goodies you have at hand surrounding you. Your pictures you have taken are stunning, fabulous. Thanks for visiting me earlier and have a great week. Hugs ~Anne L#2

Mi Schra said...

Yep, tis the season. Christmas is right around the corner. Loving your pictures and the stamps that you have picked up!
Happy WOYWW
MiSchra #6

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, great photos and it looks like a lovely place. I like the stamps and have looked at them but still can't decide but maybe I should work with what I've got before buying any more......though we all know that wont happen Lol! Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Your enabler alert had me in stitches. They are just too gorgeous to leave in the shop though. I'm with you all the way. Kew looks spectacular. Well worth missing out on card making for. I will be having my usual last minute frenzy. I'll be hunched over with the dreaded Crafter's Crouch til' Easter!? Lx

Lindart said...

Beautiful photos! The water is like glass! I love those new stamps - I can see why it was a no-brainer to get them! The "stencil thing" in your journal looks like a graet jumping point to the rest of the page! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! Very Helpful Helen!!! Of course I need these stamps - need to read a book entitled - 'How to stretch your pension'!!! Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday! Trying to decide what NOT to bring!! Hugs, Chrisx

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, your photos are stunning - I can see why these are your favourites. I've just been and looked at your others - they are all so beautiful and the colours of the foliage are just breathtaking - I love the little droplets of water on the leaves too. Oh and I now really want to hang red baubles in my garden!!
Love the new stash - I'm waiting for some to arrive - I love the excitement and expectation!
Have a great week and enjoy the crop,
Diana #24

Sharon Madson said...

Your title was right! Enabler alert! LOL Those stamps are great! Thanks for sharing the great photos! Just lovely! And thank you for coming by my space earlier. Have fun Saturday! :) #40

RosA said...

Hi Helen,
The ink making business was quite enjoyable. I'm planning on dyeing some knitting wool shortly.
Those photos with the reflections are absolutely stunning. You should be very proud of them.

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, ooh that trip looks like it is a gorgeous place to go, the reflection is fantastic. :) I am trying not to have stamp envy over your newest toys too. thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #38

JoZart Quilts said...

Your pics are so good they should be postcards! Exquisite!
Thanks so much for your message, lovely to hear from you. don't forget you can always come up to mine for a LFC weekend!
jo x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, I'm a bit late in visiting but grabbing the chance while I can. Those stamp sets are gorgeous! Love the peacock feather. Your photos of Kew are stunning - I'd say you are justified in being proud of them. Have a wonderful weekend. Elizabeth x #35

Marit said...

The moment I type this comment, you are at the crop... I am sure you have a wonderful time! I love the photos, the reflection of the autumn-trees is indeed beautiful! I'm late with my woyww-visits so: Happy weekend! Love from Holland, Marit #36

Lynne Mizera said...

Dear Helen, I saved this time today (Saturday morning) for a special treat to myself to spend some time here at the Stamping Ground and your's is the first post I clicked into and I am sooo glad!! You should be justifiably PROUD of those two photos... Swoon. What beautiful place and those pics are Postcard material I think! And those stamps... BIGGER SWOON! I wonder if I can get them in Canada? And thank you so much for your visit and to my small corner of the world ... Happy WOYWW from Lynne in Canada #7

Shoshi said...

Great stamps, Helen, and what absolutely fabulous photos - love the reflections! Thank you for your visit and nice comment - yes, I was extremely busy on Wednesday! I haven't done much since then, I have to admit...

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #42

Ginny Maxam said...

Wow Helen Love the stamps and the photos!! you should use the photos in your card making!! Have a great week! Ginny M #17

BJ said...

Super new stamps Helen, think I'd even like using those LOL! Yes it was nice to have a bit of a journal but with this horrid cough lingering and everything else going on I just don't get round to much crafting these days :(
DS is borrowing my car now and again now he has passed his test and his next thing is his drum exam on 12th Dec, needless to say I haven't done much playing of my harp either. One day. Thanks for visiting me, see I have only just got around to replying!! Where does the time go? BJ#33