Wednesday, 18 April 2018


Wow, it's time for another WOYWW already!  where did that week go to....  WOYWW??  head here to Julia's The Stamping Ground to find out..

 so the stencils I ordered before Ally Pally - they're designed by France Papillon and made by Tando Creative. 

The JoFY stamps for Paperartsy go with the stencil I used when I did that impromptu demo at Ally Pally and sort of fell into an online basket a few days ago...

I put the stamps to good use on the journal page I'd been using the stencil on that you saw last week -
I was waiting for the stamps to finish it - although it needs some words of some sort,  I don't really think a page is finished without words - and whilst I won't actually journal them, I'll find something to go on it. 

 I've also been making up some birthday cards- can't show you in great detail as both friends read my blog and I don't want to give the game away....

I took this picture the other day standing up looking down at the craft mat.

My boss went to Vienna for Easter and brought us back a scrumptious Sachertorte to share at work... It came in a gorgeous plywood box..   
 She knows me well!! 

it's just too shallow for what I had thought to use it, but I shall enjoy decorating it (not promising to do it any time soon) so will eventually share it with you!  I do have some ideas of what I think I'll do to decorate it - time will tell! 

But what a fabulous box (and what a wonderful cake it was too!)
I think you'll agree.

Oh, and to answer Neet's comment last week, re the reinker techniques - it was Leandra at Paperartsy - and the good news is, she was talking about a video of them in the future! 


Neet said...

Thanks Helen, re the technique of Leandra's.
Love your new France stencils - must look out for those - and the journal page - fabulous - but I agree, pages do need a word, if just a word!
Hugs, Neet (forgot to put photo on, sorry)

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. We can rely on you for photos of stash that we would all like to have in our craft rooms! I am planning to attempt to make some stencils/masks of my own with my Brother Scan n Cut when we have finished escaping to the Spanish sunshine. Lovely floral journal page. Ali x #12

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun post. Love your new Paperartsy stamps. They are hard to come by here in the states. And I love boxes..have a few I'd like to redo also, so a glimmer of hope if you share later. Have a fun week..I'd send Sunshine, but not available here for a while. Thanks for the visit.

Annie said...

Love the new stash and that box won my heart too....what a gift. I’m sure you will really enjoy doing something with that.
Have a fun week.
Annie x #14

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Helen, I saw those France Papillon stencils on Hochanda too and was very tempted. I look forward to seeing what you do with them (and that amazing box). Happy WOYWW Sarah #17

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Great box - enjoy thinking the decorations all through. I like the stencilled and stamped page - my sort of thing - nature! Have fun with all those great looking stencils, too.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

My name is Cindy said...

Still shopping? I won't tell if you don't.... great box, I'm sur you will do something fantastic with it!!

My name is Cindy said...

Oh that was me by the way. In case you weren't sure. Have a good Wednesday, Cindy #20

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, what an amazing box for a cake to be in! Love all those stencils, and the journal page looks great too. One day I'll start one, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh laugh, now I know why they wanted you to have a go at demoing - they knew there was one stamp set you hadn’t got! Great view of the mat and environs. Really like the journal page and I’m the sand, I don’t journal but do like to finish with words, even a card front. Love the big round Lindy moon stencil, I could prolly actually use that. Bring my collection to five!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love your news stencils, especially the interrupted circle one, it looks like a full moon with clouds passing in front of it! The journal pages are fab too, I don't think it matters if you don't put text on it, they're lovely enough!
Hugs LLJ 16 xxxx

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, that was so nice of your boss :) and WOW I do not think I have ever heard of a cake packed so nicely (ever) so, that is really cool. ~Stacy #33

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Great selection of stencils. I think I would find all the circles very useful for masking. Punched paper always goes soggy!

Fiona #22

StampinCarol said...

Cool collection of stencils! Love your journal page. Looking forward to what you do with the box. Thanks for stopping by!
Carol N #28

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, more lovely new stash! Loving your journal page and the box looks very useful, bet you will have fun decorating that. Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x18x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I ya Helen, I think i'm already beginning to feel the WOYWW buzz hee hee!
Loving those stencils, i'm trying to be very good at the moment but it can be very difficult at times. Fabulous box, look forward to seeing how you alter it as i'm sure I will still be around when you get round too it!!
Have a great week and Thank you for sharing WOYWW.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Unknown said...

Love that box! I too save boxes for storage and decorate them. Thanks for visiting me. Have a great week!

Suzanne #34

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Lots of lovely new stash.

Your journal page is great.

Nice busy desk.

That wooden box looks ripe for altering.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #21

Cheetarah said...

Those are some great looking stencils! And Sachertorte is simply delish indeed! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the box! Thanks for stopping my desk too. Hope you're having a fantastic day! xo Cheetarah #24

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Interesting, illuminating and droolworthy as usual Helen, we deskers really are great enablers aren’t we!!!??
I’m technically [!!!] on buying ban but bought few essentials like printer ink, and storage thingys (and maybe two CCDs) ‘cos had few pennies In PayPal account. Always nice when not on card.
Thanks so much for your great desky share.
Happy belated WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #26

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Lindart said...

Hi Helen! That box is almost too beautiful to alter! Great stencil stash, and I love the journal page - I'm sure it will tell you soon what to put on it! thanks for your visit, today we are finally getting some sun and warmer weather! Lindart #29

craftytrog said...

Great box, and a nice peek at your page and cards Helen! They look fab!

butterfly said...

Ooh, scrumptious stencils - I didn't know F.P. had been designing at Tando - you're an enabler! Love the meadow grasses, and I'm definitely envious of your Sachertorte box (and the cake too).
Alison x

Miriam said...

Awesome purchases..though I must read your blog earlier as I know want to craft! That box looks great too!

Carmen Wing said...

That is a gorgeous box Helen - I cannot wait to see what you do with it!

Sorry I'm so late, I'm in proper melt down panic as end of first year on my course looms and am nowhere near ready :)

Carmen x

Kelly said...

Good morning, Helen. Thanks for the stop-by. I'm running behind this week. Drooling over your stencils :-) Love anything with openings that I think I can stencil through! Pretty piece you have going. I agree, words/ quote of some type bring everything together. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Creative Blessings! Kelly #27

Kyla said...

ooh good score with the box, sure you will think of another use and looking forward to seeing what you do with it.