Wednesday, 21 March 2018

WOYWW 459 - last's weeks new stuff

Welcome back.. time for another desk hop.  Julia leads the way here at the Stamping Ground 
Luckily the snow we had again last weekend has all gone.. I couldn't be bothered to suffer yet more rail replacement bus journey to Kew so gave it a miss reluctantly!

Last week you may recall, I was waiting for new "stuff" to arrive..
which it did.. on Thursday (although I had to go and collect it from the post office sorting office as it had to be signed for...
4 new sets of stamps... 3 wordy quotes by Alison Bomber for Paperartsy and a Tim Holtz set... now just need to use them!

I've started a journal page 'just for fun'  there's a numbers theme going on - started with a stencilled clear gel and then added colour, wiping it off the numbers.

I've added some more numbers, stamping in the same colour ink only I seem to have not photographed that stage yet..

it's stagnated there, waiting for further inspiration!


have gone back to photograph the next stage(s) for you!
I stencilled some dots in the numbers for some double stencilling action as well.



Next week, I will have  more new stuff (once I start I can't stop....) I have been watching a lot of you tube videos and joined another facebook group for Dina Wakley and am SOOO tempted by her mixed media journal which incorporates watercolour paper, kraft card, linen and burlap (hessian) pages... just looking for a good price now!    Because, as we all know, you can NEVER have too many journals to play in...!

 In the meantime, I may have ordered some more Dina stamps and a couple extra stencils...

Happy WOYWW deskers!

35 comments:

Neet said...

Oh Helen, can I ask .. are there any stamps that you have bought over the last few years that you have not used? Just wondering as you seem to have so many and I actually used from two sets, for the first time, I have had for ages, in my post today
Now the Dina journal? If you find a good price just give me a nod and I will do the same. I saw it at Creativation in January and fell in love with it. Been looking ever since.
Enjoy your stamps and I do like the numbers idea - might steal that if you don't mind.
Hugs, Neet (just behind you) xx

okienurse said...

Busy desk! I love all the new stamps! I bought 3 new sets this week from WISH.com and can't wait till the get here...clear stamps free for the postage. $2 a set! I need to stay offline and away from that site! Great looking numbers page. It is all about the layers isn't it! I need to learn how to do that better! Hope you have a great week! Vickie #6

Sarah Brennan said...

Ooh Helen, loving the new stamps. I have bought that Tim Holtz set too so it will be interesting to see what we both come up with! Hope you make it to Kew next weekend. Sarah #12

craftyani said...

Everyone is buying new products how I envy you. Had to curtail my UK buying when I transferred by bank account to Spain. It works wonders. Sorry about the link up mess think I may have cracked it now with the second entry. Have a good week experimenting to your new stock. Ani

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Great new stamp sets - I would use them a lot. That Dina Wakeley journal sounds great - will go and investigate. Loving the numbers page so far - adding black or white pen always really lifts it. Yes, I am hoping that we find a Spanish property in our budget fairly easily (I do tend to fall in love with the expensive villas!) and that the legal stuff is not too stressful. I am just keeping in mind how wonderful it will be to fly out there with just hand luggage and to know where we are going to be staying, and that we will have a comfy bed there! Ali x #13

Neet said...

Oops to me too! You are right, the faces I showed on my blog are Dina's. Jane D's are further on. Doh!
Hugs, Neet xx

Annie said...

Oh Helen I’m chuckling here at your stash buying....I wonder who’s stash would fill the most boxes? I guess my material does take a little more room to hide than a stamp or two but several 100 stamps must fill a lot of boxes 😂😂😂 have a fun week my friend.
Hugs,
Annie x #15

Lillianb said...

Happy WOYWDW

Great looking journal love the new stamps, I am a big fan of Tim Holtz

Lilian #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You'd better hide those text stamps from Julia - they'd float her boat I think! They are rather gorgeous, I have to say - look forward to seeing what you do with them. And journals are a must, you use them them so much - I hope the price comes down for you!
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

Christine said...

Just love those text stamps! Had hoped for cash for Mother's Day so I could invest but really? where would I put them!!
Have a good week.
Christine #23

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Loving your stencil work there Helen, lovely indeedy... double stenciling really works! tried this week the stencil rotation too.. done by Jennifer McGuire .. fun! will blog soon.. hopefully!
I'm on total buying ban 'cept occasionally something just might sneak in if really, really cheap ie few dollars from China, like last night.. weird but it doesn't seem so naughty! :) succumbed for one set last night .. think dies are your stamps ie we're both addicted! I'm better at stamps, but not good enough according to me credit card! too many bills this three months!
Thanks so much for sharing your desky inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x #21

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Julia Dunnit said...

Crikey, those really are wordy stamps. Have to go to PA and read them now. We do craft in such different ways don’t we, I shudder st all the MM stuff...all that drying time and the need for 8 kerjillion mediums. And yet, I probably have I kerjillion bits to stick 9n a scrapbook page.!
I do it vicariously through you!! I’m glad the snow has gone too, was really quite offended by the weekend weather.

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Golly - what a lot you got!! They look great - looking forward to seeing all the ways you use them.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, I hope you are better than me and use all that new stuff. I always have ideas when I buy them and then get distracted. I love your journal pages and though I keep saying it I will get my journal out again soon. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x17x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, that post made me laugh! I still seem to buy way faster than I actually use stuff. Far too easily distracted by something new. I'm sure Ally pally will add to the stash as well. Looking forward to it.Have to have a look at those quote stamps. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

Monica said...

You can never have too many stamps or journals.
have a great week Monica

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Helen I really enjoyed reading your post, I love those stamps, I haven't seen any of those sets yet I can't wait to see some completed work and now I'm going to have to go Google those stamps! Have a great day

Lindart said...

LOVE the new stamps! Can't wait to see them in action! Your new journal page is coming along nicely, just pay attention to what it's telling you as you walk by and glance at it! I always leave my page open if I'm stuck, and it always tells me what to do next! Sometimes it yells at me if I don't do what it wants! LOL! Have a great week, Lindart #34

Sharon Madson said...

Great project just for fun! We should do more just for fun! I call the videos, enablers! I have been watching .scrapbook videos lately. Have a great week, ?Helen! #35

Vicky Fisher said...

you are so right, one wan never have too many journals, enjoy (yet lol) again your new stuff, thx for your visit, Vicky

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I really like that double stencilling technique. Very effective.

Fiona #36

StampinCarol said...

Looks like you'll have great fun with all those stamps! And great journal page, love seeing the changes! Have a great week!
Carol N #27

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, sometimes I tell my self I have "enough" word stamps... and that works until the newest fonts or sayings catch my eye and whisper take me home ;) love the layers of texture going down on the journal page too. ~Stacy #31

lisa said...

Love to see your page as it progresses, Helen. The numbers are looking great.
I am sitting on my hands and not buying new stash at the mo as I have so many stamps that have not seen ink for ages. I've been rediscovering them.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #22

Robyn said...

love the dots on the stencil- I'm very partial to dots, polka or otherwise!
Robyn 3

April Story said...

What a great new haul! Love what you've done with the numbers stencil. I really like the added polka dots.
April #26

Sue said...

Hi Helen, You'll have a lot oif fun with your new stash.

Love your pages and the polka dot really works.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #14

Kelly said...

Good morning, Helen. Lovely progress piece. Love the colors and those big numbers. Yes, I've fallen in love with Dina's new journal as well but have restrained from buying. I HAVE all of those materials on hand and could make my own. hehe.. And I'll bet you do too. Thanks for the visit. Creative Blessings! Kelly #25

Shoshi said...

I love your numbers, Helen, particularly the gorgeous spotty ones! Great stuff. Have fun with your new purchases. Thank you for your lovely comment and glad you enjoyed the Wind from the Urinals lol!! Just to let you know that your boredom can come to an end now as I've unveiled my mystery project and you can see it on my blog! Lol!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #24

Dorlene Durham said...

Oh goodness, I’ve been watching a lot of her videos too. She’s amazing. Your stencil project is great. I love those big numbers! Happy belated WOYWW Dorlene #33

Shoshi said...

Thank you for coming back to my blog and looking at my Big Reveal, Helen. I really appreciate your feedback and I’m so glad you like it! You are right about having to work flat out to complete it in the 2 months. Everything else Chez Shosh has pretty much been neglected for the duration lol! No excuse now, though! I do feel a bit at a loose end now that it’s finished. I shan’t have time to settle down to anything else until I come home after my operation! I don’t suppose.

Shoshi

Twiglet said...

Where did Wednesday and Thursday go? Guess I was busy with ben, Max and maybe even a bit of housework - ha ha but not much!! Helen I love your numbers page - you are so clever at combing textures and colours. xx Jo

craftytrog said...

That page is looking good already Helen! Hope you get to Kew again soon!

BJ said...

Super numbers page, love all your layers. Ended up cutting out 500+ more eggs for the Easter Event, so sorry for the late reply! Thanks for the visit BJ#10

butterfly said...

Well, I can't fault your choice of stamp sets! Can't wait to see what you get up to with them either... I love those dotty numbers, and I can thoroughly recommend the Dina journal too. I was extremely lucky to get one for $12 while in NYC - going to make the luggage pretty heavy though!!
Alison x