Wednesday, 1 February 2023


 Wednesday again!  welcome to another WOYWW    My productivity didn't continue this week -  I got some new stamps and stencils (and no, there was NOT a second order - the rest of the release didn't grab me.. )

so these are the ones I was waiting for last week. 

stamps designed by Seth Apter for Paperartsy and the two small stencils from the Paperartsy range. 

just realised you can't really see the stencil designs very well as the packet background comes through strongly... but little dots and little squares...

I did have a play with some of the stamps and made up a birthday card

I used moulding paste through the dotty stencil and added sprays (Distress sprays)  and inks

I did watch the release of the new Tim Holtz ink colour and like it,  but not ordered yet (waiting for some more Dina stuff the week after next)  but whilst checking if the Stampers Grove had them in yet I came across some more "must have" Stencil Girl stencils that will probably be here tomorrow!

Kew on Saturday was grey after the gorgeous sunshine of the week before, but still lots to see.  post is here 

this weekend sees the start of this year's Orchid Festival so should be colourful!!  

you have to book time slots (to prevent over crowding) and I've got one for each of the first 2 Saturdays.  

Thanks for looking, happy WOYWW and I'll be round when I can.  


Sarah Brennan said...

Ooh, loving that birthday card Helen. My order of the new Distress arrives today so hoping to get some play time tomorrow. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #?

Neet said...

I can't honestly see me buying that new colour. I decided to only gt them if I liked them particularly.
Don't you just love Seth? Such a lovely man and so talented. Love what you bought and have done.
Hugs, Neet xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, I'm not sure about the new colours but I love any stamps by Seth and can't wait to see you use more of them. Happy creating, Angela x?x

Mary Anne said...

Your card is lovely and that top photo from Kew is amazing. I am resisting your temptations of goodies week on week. I will remain resolved! (maybe)
Happy WOYWW Early for a change!
Mary Anne (?)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I like what you did with the new stash and think you’re wise to hold off if the rest of the launch doesn’t grab you! The orchid festival sounds wonderful and I’m glad youv’e got two tickets, enjoy!
Hugs LLJ xxx

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous Kew pics. You could do fab collage from that top one! x x Jo

Christine said...

What a wonderful variety of stash there . . . love the card . .
Looking forward to the Orchid show.
Have a good week
Christine #12

Diana Taylor said...

I love your new stash - Seth Apter's stuff is great, and I love the card you made - beautiful colours and texture. The Orchid Festival will be fab I'm sure - I'm glad you managed to get tickets, I bet they sell out fast.
Have a great week,
Diana xx #15

Crafting With Jack said...

Great new stuff Helen, I like the card you made with some of it. Orchids are such beautiful flowers, great that you were able to get tickets. Do they sell out quickly? Have a great week. Angela #1

Lynnecrafts said...

Your cards are pretty and I love my weekly tour of Kew via your photos. How lucky to see a woodpecker! I loved the structural monkey puzzle and ferns and am looking forward to seeing your photos of the orchids.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 14

Annie said...

Love the card you made and the photos of Kew are fab.
Annie x #11

Julia Dunnit said...

Seth Apter is a step too far for me, I love seeing what all you gels do with it all, but I can’t. Weird huh! Just as well though, a whole gene of stamps and stash that I don’t have to make room for! Loving the Kew pics, typical about the grey day, but there are going to be plenty of other Saturdays! Look8ng forward t9 your first orchid pics…curious flowers aren’t they, but can’t be faulted for their colours, for sure.

Tracy said...

Hellooo Helen 🤗 I'm looooving the Seth Apter goodies 😍🤩😍🤩 gorrrgeous card that is with yummy texture 💟 Tooooo your photo's from Kew, both such beauties they are ⭐️🌾 Thank yooou so much for not minding my ramblings 😊 the shows with Leonie went beeeautifully 💛so happy Helen ❤️💟🌈 Sending love and hugs,see you tomorrow Tracy xxxx