Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WOYWW 401

What a great week last week's WOYWW was, I think I visited every desk again - and only missed being able to comment on the Google + sites.   But already it's Wednesday again and we gather for some more desk sharing..  the link is here, at Julia's 
 I am working on a RAK - it's apparently RAK week next week, (Random act of Kindness) and a small group I am in (yes, the girls I go to workshops etc with) decided we'd do a small swap between us.  So I have a work in progress (the canvas sitting on my pots of gels and mediums)   Can't show you any more as the recipient may see it before she knows who it's coming from!  Plus of course, I haven't got far with it!



I am also playing in my journal again, I have been playing with a stamp from one of Lin Brown's new releases for Paperartsy
It's a gorgeous stamp of a wild grass of some kind.. and I have stamped it as you see, multiple times in different blues (and a brown for contrast)

Added some words from another stamp from the set that I cut up and glued to the page... not sure if the page is finished yet, maybe - maybe not!





Sunday is the stamp show at Stevenage, aptly called Stamperama.   It's a great little show, one of my favourites, not too far from home and lots of great exhibitors.  I'll be topping up my Paperartsy supplies!!   It also means I get to catch up with some friends again, as well as watch great demos.
You know what that means, lots of new stuff to share next week (and on Sunday, too if you're keen as mustard to see before next week's desk!)

39 comments:

Nikki C said...

Have fun with the RAK swap :) and have fun shopping at the show hugs Nikki???

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Have a great day at the show - looking forward to seeing yet more purchases!! I like the blue and green page - that's a lovely stamp.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

sandra de said...

The AJ page is looking great... have fun with the RAK.
sandra de @14

Annie said...

Hope you have a fun time at the show. I always love seeing what you make. Enjoy your week.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

BJ said...

Loving the grasses journal page and the sentiment. Someone will be lucky to get your canvas. Thanks for your visit earlier BJ#9

Vicky Fisher said...

Great quote, have fun this weekend, no doubt you will and am looking forward what you've bought, always fun to yawn at new stuff, happy WOYWW, Vicky

okienurse said...

busy desk! Enjoy seeing what you are up to. Sorry I didn't make it around last week but so much going on and I was sick again/still. Hope you have loads of fun and get lots of fun stuff at the craft show. Vickie #23

Christine said...

So lucky living down there, you have so many shows & workshops but ..... there is gossip that a craft shop is going to open in Birmingham! woo! hoo! one bus journey away ... ok, two but the first one is only short!!! I'm trying not to get excited .....

Love the way you've used the grass stamps, beautiful page.
Have a good week, look forward to seeing the new stash.
Christine #24

Anne said...

Love your grasses journal page! Looks like some real inky fun going on! Happy WOYWW! Anne#10

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, love the page and the colours you've used. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you get at Stamparama. Love and hugs, Shaz #4 XX

Lucy said...

The new stamp is very pretty. I hope you enjoy your trip out. I eagerly look for ward to the next Knit and Stitch show (oct)! All the best x Embroidrage #8

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot. Yes, I read about RAK Week. I will see if anything is being organised in any of the Facebook groups I frequent. Fab journal page. Looks done to me. Enjoy your stamping show. Always wanted to go to that one - one day! Ali x #29

donna garner said...

Hi H, I often find when I pick up my journals I will also pick up a pen and just continue small details on pages long after I may have declared them 'done'...envy you the in person catch ups, have a fab time, hope you find lots of lovely stuff to buy... Dxxx #31

Sue Jones said...

Lovely AJ page. I adore all those pots on your desk and want to come and play. Enjoy the Stamp show and the new paperartsy stamps :)

Elizabeth said...

The RAK swap sounds like fun, Helen, and the journal page is lovely. I do like the grass stamp. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #21

Kelly said...

Good morning, Helen. Thanks for the visit the last couple of weeks. My weeks were crazy finishing those articles and I just didn't get very far. Look forward to seeing the completed RAK. Have fun at the stamp show. I missed ours last year. Hoping for a shot this spring. Not that I need anything LOL Creative Blessings! Kelly #35

Monica said...

Have a great time with the shows. That is a very useful stamp and it looks like the RAK will be fun.
Monica #38

Tilly Tea Dance said...

The RAK swap sounds like a brill idea. Hope you have fun creating and receiving lovely things. I love the journal stamp too. Happy crafting, Max #27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Crafters are full of kindness, don't you think so an RAK sounds like a jolly good idea! I love that wild grass stamp, I bet you'll use it a lot. And have fun at the weekend :-D
Hugs, LLJ 18 xxxx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Have a great day at Stamperama. I'll look forward to seeing your haul next week. I know you won't disappoint!

Fiona #11

Angela Radford said...

It seems like ages since I've been to a craft show, I am so jealous! Your journal page looks interesting, nice stamp. I need to pop down and have a look what else you've been up to. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x 20

craftyani said...

One thing I do miss is a good craft show something unheard of here in Spain. Enjoy but don't break the bank.

Lindart said...

Lovely journal page! I really like that stamp. How lucky to have a stamp show to go to nearby! We used to have one, but it hasn't been around for years. Have fun! Thaks for sharing, Lindart #45

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love the journal page! Very calming! Sounds as though you are up for a good time again at the weekend! Hugs, Chrisx

SumBunneh said...

Love your art journal page and hurray for craft shows!! Enjoy your RAK challenge.. sounds fun.

Have a great week
Erika #46

April Story said...

Nice headway on your projects. Have fun at the stamp show. Sounds like fun!
April#32

Kirsten said...

That journal page looks fab.

Dorlene Durham said...

Wow have fun at the event. We have our Expo in March and love to see all the fun stuff and booths! Have a great week! Dorlene #42

Robyn said...

I love RAK! enjoy seeing your journal wips.
Robyn 3

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful canvas! I love the different colours of the grasses both wild and beautiful. A RAK swap sounds fun.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #39

Neet said...

My Peace Lily was positively blooming and had a gorgeous new flower! Yeah!
Ooh, new stuff to look forward to next week, and hopefully I will post my buys from America.
Love your journal page, how you have used that stamp is brilliant - thanks for sharing..
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier (whilst I was in the air LOL) xxx 47

craftytrog said...

Page looks fab! Looking forward to catching up with you on Sunday Helen.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Loads of crafty fun indeed, Helen, love the sound of your weekend, never any shows here... maybe one in Brissy in May... time will tell. Enjoy your swap too!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x 13

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Helen! I enjoyed my peek at your Desk! I hope you have a great time at the stamp show!! Due to moving I haven't been able to get to one for 2 years!! The one I can get to is coming up in June!Greaqt Journal WIP!!
Hugs and thanks for stopping by my desk! Have a great week! Ginny M #28

Julia Dunnit said...

That is a gorgeous stamp and I love your treatment of it, it looks amazing. I didn't know it was TAK week..is that an official thing? if it is, I better get busy!!!

Twiglet said...

Late getting round the desks again but I am determined to see a few more today! I love the grass stamp and bet you will create some lovely pieces with it. xx Jo

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Helen, sorry for the late visit, I'm still playing catch-up. Love the look of you AJ page, great stamp. PaperArtsy stamps are fabulous aren't they? Have fun at the show - ooooh, all those demos and new toys .... :o) Annie C #19

butterfly said...

That's a lovely page - I love how you've layered the beautiful grasses stamp. Still haven't inked up mine... Hope you're having a great day at Stamperama.
Alison x

Kyla said...

ooh RAK weekend, lovely idea. Hope you have a fabulous time at Stamperama too

kyla (late this week)