My Birthday/Christmas Present
Little add on
My Other Big purchase
Cheryl's Craft Shopping
Cheryl Felting Kit
Lynda's Craft shopping
Lynda's Embossing Folders
Margaret's New toy
Margaret's dies and Embossing folders
Good Morning Ladies,
Oh I did have a lovely day yesterday, I got to shop at Ikea and meet with Maria and Ric, which was a huge bonus, we chatted for a good couple of hours, but as we are all aware when we get together there is never any shortage of conversation, I must say though I think that Paul and Ric chatted more than Maria and I !
After meet ups like we had yesterday it always sets me thinking about how amazing it is that two years ago we were all strangers and now its like meeting with up with old friends, we talk about family and all the many interests that we all share, just as though we have been lifelong friends.
I am so grateful that this blog has created such wonderful friendships xxx thank you ladies xxx
Now onto the shopping.......
I am sure that you had all guessed that Paul had bought me a Scan and Cut, its the one that was on offer on Create and Craft last week, the first one they bought out, but it updates to the same spec as the cm900, the only difference is it isn't wireless, it won't scan a 24 inch mat and the screen is a little bigger! All of those things I can live without, so when I have finished reading the manual, I will get busy putting it through its paces! I bought the universal pen holder while it was on half price too, I thought that I could get write with a versamark pen, add embossing powder and heat, if it works it means that I can emboss names and sentiments etc, watch this space!
After much pondering and watching pencil reviews I decided to go for the Derwent Coloursoft pencils, they seem fantastic so far!
Cheryl went to the Craft4Crafters Show at Bath and West Show ground and bought herself some lovely new things,
Some gorgeous fabric, Lace, Fantastic Habico Stamps (I love them) and Red line tape.
Some more fabric and a Needle Felting Kit (I think) with all of the wool fibres that you need to do the needle felting, I can't wait to see what you make Cheryl, I have seen some amazing needle felted pieces. Thank you for sharing your shopping with us xxx
Lynda, you have bought some gorgeous goodies this week I love the Sheena Embossing Folders that you have bought, I have rediscovered Embossing folders recently, they are more versatile than I used to think, Sheena comes up with some fab, inspirational demo's too. Sue's Tree folder is amazing too, you will love the Fluffy Puffy stuff, don't do what I did and add too much though, I ended with an avalanche of snow on my cottage, Hahaha. I look forward to seeing the Inkyliscious Silhouette stamp used on a card, I think it will look fantastic with one of your sunset style back grounds Lynda,
thank you so much for sharing xxx
Margaret, Ohh exciting new buy for you, The lovely Gemini machine, I look forward to your review on it, you got a lovely selection of dies and embossing folders too. I bet Sue is looking forward to playing with it too, I know what will be next on her craft shopping list! Thank you so much for sharing your new toy with us xxx
Brenda has bought some sheets of Perspex this week for storing her stamps on, an idea that Ali Reeve uses for her stamp storage and a fantastic idea as it is strong enough to stand up in a box yet light enough to take in and out, Its a fantastic organisation Idea that I think I may need to copy, there is another great use for these sheets of Perspex too. I will reveal that tomorrow. thank you Brenda for a fabulous storage solution xxx
Right ladies I know I said I would reveal all about my Ikea bargain today, but I want to do a full post on it, we didn't get back until after 7pm last night, I was excited to have a go with my new toy and it worked straight out of the packing, but I think it needs a couple of tweeks, so I will be giving it a good try out today and with some of Brenda's input I will do a full post on it tomorrow, explaining all about it. Hopefully you will find it helpful. Sorry to make you wait my lovelies.
Anne, welcome home my lovely, I hope you had a lovely holiday, we missed you xxxx
Janet, huge hugs winging their way to you too my lovely xxxx
Love and Hugs to all