Wednesday, 19 April 2017


so after a lovely long weekend for Easter, it is back to work and the normal daily ... I'd say grind - I do enjoy my job, but 4 days is just long enough to start to get used to being home!  I had a couple of days out (the Tall Ships festival and Kew) and a couple of days doing not much...

 the Carabelle Studio stamps I mentioned last week arrived in speedy time (unlike my last Distress Oxides which are still being processed by Oyster who say they got a bit behind with orders... yes didn't they just!)

I have already used the windows stamp on a card but forgot to take a photograph of it before rushing it in the post..

The London skyline is to go with my Paris one that I already have... and the tulips - well I just liked them! (saw them in a you-tube video or blog post somewhere...)

but they've been put away (kind of)

and I had a bit of a play in my nearly full journal
but don't worry, I've got lots of new ones ready lined up to start when this is full!
Hopefully next week I really will have had my final Oxides - certainly the ones I have had and used, I love.  Happy desk hopping... time to get on here!  the link as always is here at Julia's Stamping Ground 


Neet said...

Oh heck - re the Oxides!!
Love your journal pages - going to have to go back and study in more detail - they are fab!
Hugs, Neet ??

brenda said...

Hi Helen, super journal pages as always.

Heard so many stories about oxide delays, think I must have struck lucky as found them on a new (to me) store called Daisy crafts 2/3 weeks ago and they were here next day.

B x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The Tall ships were fantastic, I saw them in Newcastle once...amazing!! Love the London skyline and tulip stamps, can see why you fell for them!
Hugs, LLJ ? Xx

Annie said...

Love your new stamps and your journal pages are gorgeous.
Have a great week.
Annie x

Angela Radford said...

Seems I'm earlier and no number yet. That journal page is to die for, you very clever girl! Happy woyww, Angela xXx

Vicky Fisher said...

That window stamp is awesome, Vicky

Kathyk said...

FAB projects, loving the journal layout AND you new stamps. Shame on Oyster too



Sarah Brennan said...

Those Oxides are certainly worth the wait. I think Ranger have had quite a struggle keeping up with demand. I am still waiting on the sets of mini Archival inks (from another site) that were due mid April and now there is a problem with the Tonic platform (mid April has become end of May). As there were three different sites involved with these orders I really think the biggest problem is with Ranger themselves. I shan't bother pre ordering again. Hope your Oxides arrive soon, the stamps look great. Sarah #11

Christine said...

Crikey! I hope those inks live up to all that is reported about them!
Love the Carabelle stamps, especially the window one.
Great journal page.... way to go with white drips....
Have a good week
Christine #17

sandra de said...

Great page and as always lovely new stash.
sandra de @10

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. That windows stamp is wonderful. Not seen anything like that before. Ali x #5

Bernice said...

Lovely new stamps - enjoy 'playing.' Hope your long awaited parcel arrives soon.
Bernice #2

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, I admit I do rather like the Oxides I have, but don't know if I would end up getting them all, if they do release all the DI colours in them, which I'm sure they will eventually. Love the journal page, so vibrant. That windows stamp is awesome! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #15 XxX

BJ said...

Great journal page with all those cooky birds. Hope the post isn't too long but the Easter W/E doesn't help does it?

BJ#13 just back from the dentist, still numb and trying to fill time before being allowed lunch, but not until after 2pm!!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Anything with TH's name to it always seems to sell out so fast. Love the skyline and tulip stamps.

Fiona #26

Lindart said...

I love those new stamps! Looking forward to seeing how you use them! Your journal page is looking very colourful and interesting - like a maze! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

Bubbles said...

Oh,I so love that stamp - the text in the windows is such a wonderful addition. I just may have to get hold of one of these :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Bubbles #27

Sharon Madson said...

I have not broke down and got the Oxides yet! In fact, just got a bunch of the regular distress inks on clearance! LOL I am behind the times. Happy WOYWW! #38

Diana Taylor said...

Lovely journal pages Helen, I really like the layour/map effect. I have the windows stamp and love it but have only used it once - I'll look forward to seeing how you use yours! Hope you get your oxides soon, I'm still holding out on them and haven't succumbed yet!
Have a great week,
Diana x #6

craftytrog said...

Love Carabelle Studio stamps! Great choice!

Twiglet said...

Making a real effort to squeeze in a few desks this week!! Where does the time go? I bet your tall ships trip was fab - saw them on tv -they looked amazing. xx Jo

Kim said...

I love the stamps and your journal page. I still haven't tried the Oxides--Shocking, I know! Even my Hubby, who calls me a THCultist is shocked! LOL!
Have a great week.
-K #31

back2brack said...

Love your page and stamps. I will need to find out what oxide inks are. I have never heard of them. I love Kew Gardens too.

butterfly said...

Oh, how I love that bird page - I've just had a quick scroll and I'm delighted to see I'm going to see more details in a minute. The window stamp is fantastic, but for some reason I rarely get on with photo stamps. Look forward to seeing something with that - you'll just have to make another card!
Alison x

lisa said...

You have some lovely new goodies there. I really like those Carabelle stamps at the minute and have indulged in a few myself. Have fun with them.
Love your page.
Thanks for visiting already

hugs Lisax #12

Marit said...

What a great stamp, LOVE the windows! Your art journal spread is wonderful. I hope you receive those oxides soon. There's a whole bunch of Dutch crafting-ladies buzzing about that stuff too on facebook... have fun using it! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday, I send you sunshine from the Netherlands and a big hug, Marit #20

Sue said...

Hi Helen, I love your journal pages.

Have fun with the stamps.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #7

Kirsten said...

Love the new stamps!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, lovely stamps. I really like the one with all the windows on it - looks a bit like Edinburgh tenements! Have a great week - I hope those Oxides have arrived by now. Elizabeth x #23

RosA said...

Hi Helen
Great page! Love the colours! I also love that window stamp! I think I need that one :)
Have a good week.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

I'm saving up for those oxides myself Helen, hopefully at the next craft show in Brisbane in June. Going first day, all being well, so plenty of stock..or that's the theory.
Thanks for sharing your stunning stash, love your space!
Shaz in Oz.x

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