Forgive me for missing last week, I actually managed to get out of the cycle of work, work, sleep, work, work, craft amd trundled orf to Ally Pally Crafting Show for the day last weekend, and it was a lovely day out, and felt great to be among like minded people for the day. I even got to meet and have a quick chat to Barbara Gray of Clarity, what a talented lady! Her stall was mobbed all day, and yes I spent more there than anywhere else as I love the Wee Folk and Stencils.
So I had worked out prior to going what stalls I wanted to visit, and went to Inkylicious, Clarity and Clever Cut/Stamp Away first. I browsed all the other stores too, but I had a list of which I managed to find majority of things, but could not find ANYWHERE Tuxedo Black refill ink and a black gel pen! Inkylicious owner Deby, did help me out and offer to get them for me, and I have now emailed and waiting for a response.
So whilst I was there I bought the Stickles Storage Holder, and I had so much fun decorating the Distress Ink Holders that I bought from them last year, I couldn’t wait to decorate this.
So I just painted the whole thing with Docraft Artiste Mettalic Antique Gold that I had bought from The Range, more or less just added distress inks as the mood took me and stamp till I liked what I saw. The background card behind the stickles was Anne-Marie Design card that I bought whilst I was there, I love the dotty card! It comes as a flat pack and I put it together in about 5 minutes,and the holes were all perfectly cut so fitted together like a dream! You can get these online and I think they are great value for storage of all things crafty.
Alas, I should have got 2, as this is only half of my Stickles collection and it also fits liquid pearls, so when the bank manager has recovered from my spending spree and he lets me have some more money, I am going to buy another 🙂
This weekend I had a little play with one of my other purchases, which I was so shocked to find there. A company called Be Creative, who do not have a website, which is a shame, had Lawn Fawn stamps and dies! I was blown away, as I didn’t expect anyone to be selling them, and best of all, they had eveything I wanted and more (I had to stop myself from emptying the stall). So I created a little card, which was so fun to do, and has found a home already!
I used Lawn Fawn Rooting For You, Stitched Hillside Borders and Puffy Clouds. For the background, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw Distress Inks. The earth I used Ground Espresso and Gather Twigs. A little Tumbled Glass for the clouds. Dew Drop Memento inks for the veggies and the Misti tool to get the stamping right, just pure fun with these little veggies! The envelopes were some I got from Papermill and they are really good quality 136 gsm envelopes 146 mm x 146mm sq and I stamped them with this beautiful Just For You stamps to personalise. Inside greeting stamped with Clarity Letterbox.
Next I had a birthday card to make and I used the Visible Image stamps, Universal, Ink Splats and Jazz It Up. The word stamps are Paper Smooches Slang Gang.
Well that’s it for now crafters, got to go do housework, I know, I know but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
Thanks for dropping in, hope to see you soon 🙂