Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
Goodness me I have a lot to share with you today, from shopping to birthday
gifts, including a yummy cake and to finish off a lovely walk through
Our Tracy's beautiful Garden!
So grab a coffee, get comfy and I will start.....
Margaret has taken advantage of her 20% Demonstrator Discount and treated herself to some of the New Stamps and punch from the New Catalogue, it's launching on
1st June, there are some amazing new goodies in it, The first stamp set is
Colourful Seasons, it features stamps that can be used to make cards or
Background papers for every season, a very useful stamp set.
Daisy Delight is a fantastic stamp set, if works with the Daisy Punch
(In second photo), the stamp adds detail and texture to the punched out
Daisies, I made mistake of thinking I could just have punch, but you really do
Need the stamp to get the best looking Daises!
Well Wishes is the third stamp set, now if you enjoy colouring you will love
This stamp set, just look at the detail in the flowers around the Wishing Well,
Just imagine it coloured in with a few of the flowers decoupaged, I think this is going
to be a very popular set, such amazing choices Margaret, I can't wait to see the
Projects you make with these stamp sets.
Thank you for sharing
Cheryl has been stocking up her craft supplies this week too,
The first photo is of the Memory Album and all the papers and embellishments
Cheryl bought to create a Memory Album for Milly-May, I am excited to see each new page as you create it Cheryl, Janet's Memory Album for Gracie-Leigh was stunning, it would be a great source of inspiration too.
Now you can't go wrong if you buy your flowers from Wild Orchid crafts,
I know they aren't cheap but boy do you get what you pay for, you have bought an
Amazing array of Blooms and Stamens, leaves and embellishments too.
Now I don't think I have seen this Did cutting machine, Cheryl bought it from the Range during their Easter promotions, it came with 6 Dies and 2 Embossing Folders,
Cheryl says "it's a sturdy little machine, perfect for cutting just one die and for taking to Craft Club", I checked last night and it costs £45.
Thank you for sharing your shopping Cheryl
Michele's Birthday gifts
Michele's birthday has lasted for a whole week, with being away for the actual
day of her birthday she missed celebrating with friends and Colleagues.
On return to work on Monday Michele received the lovely Kipling Handbag and matching Purse from all of her Colleagues, what a thoughtful and Amazing gift,
As the week went on Michele caught up with friends who gave her the rest of
The lovely gifts above, A Needle Felting Kit to make cute Woodland Animals,
not something I have tried but it looks fun ! Another friend made her that AMAZING
Lemon Meringue Cake, OMG, it looks like heaven!
(MARGARET, SOMETHING NEW TO TRY???), I will be your Guinea Pig!
The last gift is a Beautiful 'Best' Wishes' Rose, what a thoughtful gift, it looks like
it will be a real pop of colour in your garden, I love roses, to me they shout
'English Country Garden' along with Snapdragons and Sweet Williams.
I hope your celebrating continues throughout the weekend Michele,
Thank you for sharing your gifts
Our Lynda has joined the Exclusive "Gemini" Club, she saved up her PayPal money
from selling her craft stash on eBay and treated herself, by the way Lynda has some fantastic stamps etc for sale on eBay, Honey Doo, Chloe's stamps etc,
'8090Lynda' if you want to have a look.
Lynda I love both of the Tim Holtz Thinlit sets you have bought, so useful for
Backgrounds and perfect to use in your canvases too.
The next photo is of Lynda's shopping from the Craft show last weekend,
some lovely MDF goodies to alter, a pen storage unit, a stock up on glue too, those MDF lamps will be amazing on Christmas cards Lynda.
The Window and Teacup dies are from China, live them both!
Now the last picture Lynda shared for a laugh really, it was the 'Goody Bag'
From the show last weekend, you can see what a load of rubbish it is at first glance,
Lynda was quite rightly disappointed with it, those kind of craft items are from about 10 years ago, what utter rubbish, if doesn't give a very good representation of Hochanda in my opinion, it would have been better with some plain card stock or something that could be a little bit useful!
Thank you for sharing your amazing Shopping Lynda,
Now we can all have a relaxing stroll down Tracy's beautiful garden, it looks like there has been an awful lot of work gone into it Tracy.
I love the decked area, with that beautiful feature made from Pallets, what a genius idea, you have decorated it beautifully with the planters and 'Flower pot men'
Your borders look fab too, great idea to lay stones down and have pots, as you get
Beautiful flowers, shrubs etc and no weeds!
Your patio looks lovely too, I love the little guys on the tricycles, do cute.
It's clear to see a lot of time and effort has gone into your garden,
Now you can sit on your beautiful Swing and admire all of your hard work.
I love your swing, it's strong and sturdy and you could grow some fragrant
Climbers through it, you can't beat Honeysuckle!
It looks like you have had the best of the weather this week too!
Thank you so much for sharing your garden with us Tracy
Well, I hope that you enjoyed all of that, I bet you are all ready for
another cup of tea, do you think Margaret's made that Lemon Meringue
Janet, I hope you aren't feeling to bruised and sore today, I think it takes a couple
Of days for the full effect to kick in, sit down and take it easy today please
Gentle hugs on their way XXX
Have a lovely weekend ladies,
Love and hugs