Wednesday, 2 June 2010

WOYWW... A Ditty For Julia

...Blimey! It is a whole 52 weeks since Julia first started her WOYWW travels and seeing the group of peeps joining in get bigger and bigger has been FAB ... cos it means we all get to see so many creative spaces and I for one have made friends through this strange yet utterly compelling phenomenon!




Julia suggested we all have a special piece of art for the anniversary... well, my Mojo cleared off last week and I have thrown away lots of pieces of ... for want of a better word... crap! Finally, with time running out, I grabbed a box I had used for a trial piece for a technique thingy I did for Craft Stamper (July 10 Issue) and added a few things to it



Then, I tried my hand at Journalling, I mean, I see some amazing pieces on my travels round BlogLand and I thought I would be able to do it... WRONG! So, third time lucky, this piece didn't get as far as the bin, simply cos I liked the background. I composed a little ditty for Julia... if you click the pic large you will see what the words say... a poet I certainly am not ROFL but the sentiment is there :O))



And... you will never believe this... Grim has gone on record and said, in public, in front of lots of peoples that... I don't have enough stash!!! It is TRUE!!! Click HERE and you will see his comment... *actually, he didn't say that I haven't got enough stash - not word for word like, but you can read between the lines and see what I mean though... can't you???* Go on, have a look, it is true, he actually intimated that I need to go out and buy more stamps and stash and stuff... whatcha fink??? Am I imagining it, or is that what he meant??? ROFL




So, I now have lots of shelves, *what a guy my Grim is - he still hasn't got his own room sorted out and yet he has put up all of these shelves for me... I have to add, a few peeps have asked if they can borrow him... sorry, the answer to that is... no... I might need him to put some more shelves up for me yet ROFL* All my wooden stamps are sitting there and all my baskets of UM stamps are sitting there... you may notice that there is a lack of Mr Holtz and Mrs Vecchi's UM stamps... that is cos they are nearest to me, the 490 stamps are actually on the shelves under my desktop and the Tim stamps are right next to my desk, so I don't even have to stretch to reach them! Forward planning there .. which is a surprise for me cos usually I just plonk stuff whereever and end up forever having to either reach, stretch, dislocate a shoulder just so I don't have to get off my backside...you get the jist, I am sure LOL




Cor, this is a long post... today the Gingersnaps have a new challenge - the theme is WINGS. Here is a little card I made using some Distress Inks and the Butterflies & Bugs plate from The Artistic Stamper... masking, stamping, masking, adding layers... click HERE to be whizzed off to see the gorgoeus Wings art that the DT have done :O))




Well, that is enough of my wafflings for one day... THANK YOU Julia for starting the WOYWW thing, it is great, I love it and whilst I never get around to absolutely everyone, I do try to visit as many peeps as possible and I truly appreciate everyone who visits me... have a goodly day... TTFN

Hels x

59 comments:

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

One thing to say WOWOWOW!!

Fiona said...

Love your card, love your shelves, love your littly 'ditty', and of course - you can never have too many stamps..... lol

Dawn said...

You are so lucky to have so many stamps! I love the little box. (seen CS and it's delish too!)

Love Dawn xx

Darcy said...

wow hels so much going on. I see you are doing a grand job of testing out the durability of those shelves. I am pretty certain he means for you to test them to the full. i wish you had posted about him yesterday i would have included his comments in the newspaper(see my post today) i did come here looking for a story to include lol

Love your little box, very pterry but i think your journalling page is fab, you must not throw it out, the poem is fantastic.

Sandy said...

Oh wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow and again WOW !!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fab box hun and I love the journal page - wonderful, including the poem ;o)
Just a few stamps then Hels ;o) and more to come I'm sure after reading Grim's comment LOL
love the wings card - fabby
Anne xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the journal page and the ditty, wonderful hun x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in total awe of your stamp collection. Those new shelves are perfect and within easy reach. Hope this means you are feeling better.

I really enjoyed the tribute to Julia. You are right, we do follow her around each week. You really captured the essence of WOYWW in your "poem." Love your WOYWWAC box, too! Happy WOYWW.

whyducks said...

lovely jubbly Hels. Enjoyed seeing your work in the Craft Stamper. Sadly I think you are reading too much between the lines. But knowing how generous your Grim is,(having put up such beautiful shelves)he would not mind at all if you bought more stash(after all what else would he want to be, doing if he wasn't putting up shelves). x

patcrafts said...

A girl can't have too many stamps. Love the card and the cute box and your journaling is a WOW. Your workspace is soooooooooo tidy and organised I don't believe you have to search.
Pat xx

Tracey said...

So love your little box Hels and your ditty too. I think Grim is asking you to test out the weight bearing capacity of your shelves so that must mean you have to buy more stash to put on them!!
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

You're right Hels, he did sorta kinda imply that you haven't got much...
Your room is starting to be real and erm,stashful..you love your shelves - Hels, I LOVE YOUR SHELVES! I love the ditty (am seriusly getting a bit sentimental about all this attention!)and your challenge entry - nothing like a deadline, huh!

Helen said...

What do you mean, you can't journal? Looks ok to me (I don't journal either, lol!) The box is great too, so is the gingersnap piece.... LOVE your shelves.

Kay said...

Not a bad attempt at journalling, and I love the little box. Yep, he definitely said you need more stash... off you go shopping!

The Crafty Chick said...

I love your shelves and its such a great way to have all those wooden babies on display. Your ditty is perfect! Leandra

Nicks said...

that is absolutely what he said, no doubt about it

Anne said...

I love your poem! It's perfect for the occasion. And of course, we all always need MORE stash...

Katy said...

oOOhhhh look at all that lovely rubber :)

Cheryl said...

wow hun love your work incrediable detail and all those stamps boy,hugs cheryl xxxx

TinaB said...

I agree Hels, Grim suggests more weight, therefore more stamps! I think that's proof enough! lol! Box is fab xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW thats a brill Poem Well Done you. Love the box its brill, Hope you are feeling a lot better now, Love Hazelxox

Paper and Ribbons said...

Lovely card and I am envious of all your stamps!

Jennie said...

Great journalling hun ..not long now until I come to visit...hehe
xx

Andrea said...

just perfect Hels and yes I agree then more stamps needed I think, love the poem as well as the box, lots love x

Handmade with Love said...

Love your altered box and the page you did with the journalling, its brilliant! I am so in love with your stamp collection, and if hubby says you don't have enough then get shopping! Have a great week. Tracey x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab journalling and the background is lovely!
Those shelves will definitely withstand more stamps that's what "He" said...so that means you can buy some more..!!

xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I am luvin' your room GF! Do the naked Happy Dance!

Wipso said...

Love your shelves and your WOYWWAC is really special.
A x

peggy gatto said...

Great saying on the pretty card!!!
I also play at WOYWW!

Twiglet said...

A brill blog Hels - love the WOYWWAC ditty!

Nine said...

Love your stamps ! I see you have much of Stampotique's satmps, like me. I'm fan !! Thanks for sharing !

Daniele said...

wowzzers that looks like quite a few stamps to me but I'd strike whlst the irons hot as they say and get out and buy some more cos well if hubby thinks you've not got enough ....can't argue can you !!!!
happy buying
hugs

Kathryn said...

Hels!! Your pieces for WOYWW are amazing! I think Julia should use your journal/poetry piece for her logo!!!!
So what's the formula for the shelves... let's see, if you take the recommended weight bearing of the shelves and divide that by the approx. weight of each stamp that equals...shopping!!
xo
kat

joanne wardle said...

lol at Grim's comment, I can't see any other way to interpret it! you artwork is lovely, and I think your journalling is great too, something I still haven't tried. Thank you for your lovely comment on my fairy cake card, you will never regret buying moon girl, she is one of the most versatile stamps in my whole collection, you will spend hours thinking up new places for her to sit.

and someone once asked me How many stamps DO you own? .. there is only one answer... not enough!!

Bee said...

that little box is simply delish. Love it.

xx

IsaNorris said...

beautiful box and journaling too!!!
isa

Yours Artfully said...

Looks like you are finally getting all those boxes unpacked and of course that's what he said!!!

Lin

Linby said...

I think your journalling is fab. Love all your stamps -wow
Linbyx

Paula Gale said...

Hello and good evening Hels... Your makes (all of them) are lovely and that Grim bloke is lovely, and your shelves are lovely, in fact everything is lovely... I love that small box actually and have been buying things to paint n stuff today at this treasure trove of a shop near my friends - i have some just like your little box...

Thanks for making me smile

Paula x x x

Tracy Evans said...

Your room really is coming together now, those shelves look fantastic and more so cause of all the wonderful stash stored on them. Love your challenge entries, beautiful. Tracy Evans x

minnie_mac said...

Yes, you definitely need more stamps. You owe it to Grim to show how robust and excellent they are.

Spyder said...

Love your stamps and your WOYWW is wow!!
Have a crafty day
(Lyn)

Lothian Crafts said...

Great journal page and I love your stamps you have soo many.
Cheers Elaine

ellen vargo said...

Hi Hels - Oh yes, he DEFINITELY meant that you NEED more stamps - you wouldn't want him to feel that all his efforts to put up those shelves was not appreciated, right??? :) I just started a blog of my own and I'd love for you to check it out, since you've been so inspirational to me (give Wendy V credit - she steered me to YOU!) (Oh, and I really like comments too!!) :)

Angie said...

I so loved the poem ....great doodling journalling ...I agree about the background ...beautiful. I love your little box too.

What amazingly ordered shelves with so many goodies to drewl over...you are so lucky to have a handy man around.

Last but not least I think that card is so beautiful.

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your Grim made shelves :)
Sorry I've not been around much but thanks for being there :)
Love the winged things card
xoxo Sioux
Oooh just a thought......are there any more stamps to be had out there? !!! LOL

Linda Elbourne said...

I hope you have bought some more sheleves ... it looks like you could so with a few more and of course you need more ... erm ... stuff ... that is what the man said :0)

Ann said...

I have to disagree. I think you need to offload some of your stamp collection before you add any more to it.
I'm always here should you want to send some my way ;)

Sid said...

Hels, this is a fab post, loving all your stamps & stuff and your ditty of course !!

Bettythebaglady said...

You need to unload a few or your shelves might fall down so just send them to me!!!Love the box but the poem is the best. The colour is to drown in and the lettering on those wavy lines so lovely. Hugs BettyXXX

DonnaMundinger said...

Your journaling is just FAB, Hels and the wings card is gorgeous! xxD

The Inky Minx said...

You could open your own stamp store with the amount you own lol..but seriously looking good hun, love your ickle box and i see your getting in some journalling practice..also very good :O)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I think your poem is great! You should have put it on a plaque! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Shar said...

Fantastic tribute to WOYWW! Love the your beautiful butterfly card! Lovin' how you set up your space too!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love the box, and the one in Craft Stamper was fantastic!

Your room looks great,

Lucy x

Debs said...

Wowwy! what a great tribute.
love your card and box xx

Tracey said...

WOW your post is so interesting. Love everything you have written about, boxes, ditty, card and your stamp shelves.

Thanks for sharing
Tracey

Gez said...

Great shelves. Have you added to them yet?? ;)
Sorry I'm sooo late calling.. school hols & all that! No time for nowt. :)
Wishing you a lovely week. Gez.xx

Cardarian said...

Ok let me go through the post: lovely poem on the lovely journal! Like the box....you must go into politics if you managed to turn Grims words into him wanting you to buy more stash (which I think you always need ) but I must admit I have NOT yet seen such an amazing collection of stamps! And to wrap it up your thing with wings is lovely!
Hugs,
Cardarian

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