Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
Did you all get some bargains in the Black Friday sales?? I was sick of hearing all about Black Friday by about 10am, I had to explain to a lady in the shop what it meant, she was most confused, I'm not sure she was any clearer after I explained that it was called "black " Friday as it is the biggest shopping day in America as people finish celebrating Thanksgiving and start Christmas shopping, therefore retailers take in so much money that they go out of the 'Red' and into the 'Black', she wanted to know why that meant we had to have it too, there is no answer to that, so I just smiled, told her that I hope she found a bargain because of it and moved on!
I will say that I got a good few emails shouting about their Black Friday Bargain offers, but i didn't find anything that I wanted.
Now onto our first photo of the day.........
How cute are these amazing "Snowfolk", Cheryl has made all of these, they are made from a sock, plenty of tutorials on YouTube, each one is different and just adorable as the next, I am sure these will be gone in minutes Cheryl, hopefully leaving you with a good amount for Pete's Charity. Good luck for tomorrow, I look forward to hearing how you get on at this new Venue. Thank you for brightening our day with this gorgeous photo xxxx
Now onto your Craft Shopping.......
This haul was from Garden Centre Craft shop,
Michele had a discount, so whole lot was About £9.50 !
This set Michele picked up at Co-op Charity Table,
it just needs a pen added, perfect gift to 'Crazy Friend'
This cute coastser set from Hobbycraft was purchased for a colleague.
Some great bargains Michele, lovely gift ideas too, your craft shop haul was great bargain, thank you for sharing xxxx
Unable to craft this week, Lynda turned to the next best therapy.....shopping!
3 Great sets of Sue's Dies, I look forward to seeing what you create, I hope you will soon be able to take on some 'light' crafting my lovely xxxx
Brenda has bought the latest Colour pencils from Crafter's Companion, with some Blending Solution and accessories, these pencils have had some great reviews, I can't wait to hear how you get on with them Brenda, thank you for taking part xxxx
Pat's Craft Buys
These first buys of Pat's were partly my fault, I needed to pop over to our local (well 22 miles away) craft shop for some Glitter Embossing Powder, I couldn't go without Pat, so it would have been rude for Pat not have bought anything! haha
Pat, I love these stamps that you have bought, what makes them 3D? I can't wait to have a play!! I think that Pat also has a Stepper Card die, but may be wrong, i look forward to having a go though!
Lastly Pat has bought two fab Creative Expression Embossing Folders, Nordic Tiles and Snowflake Mosaic, next weeks meet up will be fun Pat, look forward to seeing your cards, thank you Pat xxxx
Karen has spent some of her Birthday money, first we have these great Tattered Lace dies, Linking Apertures, in three different shapes and the Pet "Paw-Traits", Cat and Dog.
These are a couple of examples of the dies Karen bought, I just found these on
Google. You wouldn't think to look at them, but I think that those 'Linking Apertures' dies will be really useful.
Karen's other birthday buy was the fabulous Cutterpillar Crop, It is a rotary cutter/ trimmer that sharpens itself each time you cut. I have the large one of these (my birthday gift from Paul) and so far so good, I wouldn't rave about it like Mel does on
Create and Craft, it cuts well, one thing I have noticed is that we always assume the paper we buy is straight to start with, but more often than not it isn't, so you could be forever trimming a piece of card, I now check all 4 sides up against the lines on my cutter or on my glass mat.
I have cut many different things, from vellum to Acetate, all of which it cut perfectly, it didn't cut Tumble drier sheets though! haha, Thank you for sharing Karen xxxx
That's all for today ladies, I hope you have a lovely weekend. I am looking forward to sharing your Challenge Cards tomorrow xx
Love and hugs to all of you,