Margaret, Brenda, Sue, Karen, Maria & Me
Geraldine's stunning pleated card
This Weeks Craft Buys
Michele's Paper Pads
Val's shopping (1)
Val's craft shopping (2)
My new die set
Good Morning lovely Ladies,
I want to start the day by thanking our lovely Maria for organising our Meet up in Watford yesterday,
we sat and chatted for a good 6+ hours, but I swear the time just flew by. I know I have said this before but I will say again how wonderful it is that 6 ladies who in some cases haven't met or maybe had one brief chat, can sit and chat constantly for so long, no awkward silences, it is like a group of life long friends having a monthly catch up, I feel so very blessed to have all of you wonderful blog friends, I really do. We shared some lovely stories, laughed a lot too, we also had a buyers guide to paper trimmers chat.
That chat gave me another idea for a blog feature, I think it would be helpful to all of us if every month we do a 'buyers guide' type feature on different craft tools, it can be anything for die cutters to scissors. We decide on which tool to feature and then all discuss our favourite brand of that particular tool, discussing its good points and bad. That way when any of us go to purchase a new tool, we can refer back to the buyers guide and see which one suits our needs. Let me know if you think this would be something you are interested in please.
Back to our lovely day yesterday, I would like to thank all of you that made the journey to Watford, (despite delays and signal failures) I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did (Paul too)!
For those of you that couldn't join us, I want you to know that yesterday made me determined to organise a meet up for all of us, maybe in October, if you are all up for it xxx
I just had to share Geraldine's (a lovely fb friend from Amanda's lace closet gallery) Gorgeous version of my 'Pleated card', I love what you have done with the basic pleated component of the card Ger, it works so well at the top of the card too, finished off beautifully with that stunning scalloped lace. Thank you so much Ger for watching my tutorial and allowing me to share your own version.
I will share your other design in a day or two, huge thanks xxx
Now onto this weeks Craft buys.........
Michele, two lovely paper pads from Little Claire (Lcdesigns), both pads have different designs on Kraft card background, I absolutely love Kraft card, so I cannot wait to see what you create with these, I guess it was like receiving a gift too, considering you didn't remember ordering them! hahaha
are you worried about what else you may have ordered and forgotten too? Actually this could be a new excuse for all of us, we could just say, I had no idea I ordered it, I must have been 'sleep shopping'!! Do you think we would get away with it? Karen, you could 'sleep shop' yourself a new laptop, Margaret you could 'sleep shop' and electric die cutter, hhmmm what could I get........
Thank you for sharing Michele xxx
Val, oh you have been treating yourself, you lucky lady, although with the amount of cards that you have to make I think you deserve to treat yourself! I am so pleased you finally got the Stitched Lattice Frame die, you will love it. That pretty corner die looks so lovely too, you must get through tons of Cosmic glue with all those cards, now I am not familiar with the 'Roll away' so I am looking forward to hearing all about it later. The Presscut Rectangles will be such a useful addition to your die collection, I love that Sue has put together a collection of all of the Poinsettia elements in one set, such a good idea, I can see that you will get good use out of the 'Happy Christmas' sentiment die too.
thank you so much for sharing your shopping Val xxx
My purchase was the Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One, I think that it is quite an old die set, I have been wanting it for ages, I had seen loads of different cards made using it on Pinterest, but couldn't work our what brand of die it was, after a little bit of detective work I found it and ordered it from Icon, although I have to say I was a little disappointed that their deliveries now take so long, I ordered it last thursday and it arrived yesterday, they used to be so much faster, I am happy to have it at last and I am going to sit and have a play today.
Thank you to all of today's blog contributors, and to all of you that look in.
Don't forget to share your Crafts for Mixed Craft Saturday if you have any. I would love to share them.
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and Hugs