Friday, 30 September 2011

OH No not again

The motor on my Vagabond had died a death AGAIN!! where do I go from here :( I had a big shot and the bearings went, the same thing happened to my mate Eileen so I don't want to go that way.  The Grand Calibur won't take the thick dies I have - any one heard anything about the Joy cutter?

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Live from the Ali Pali (just)

I have had the most brilliant day with a fantastic set of ladies  - thanks girls xxx  only a couple of hours home and ta da ...

So.. here I used my new Lilly of the Valley stamp, new flowers, new Letraset flex pens as well as some of my stash.  One thing I have noticed about the flex pens is that they pulled some of the ink out of the stamped image making it a bit brown in places.  I love the almost non colours, it's like having a tinted blending pen and they could prove useful but I am not ready to rave over them just yet.

Oh I came away with bags and bags of goodies and now I have my crafty corner back I am going to have some fun!!

I really enjoyed the show, there seemed a lot less people than before and it was fantastic that they stopped those awful ankle scrapper wheeled shopping trolleys in there!!. SO all I need do now is save  up for next year ;-)

Lots of love and luck to all

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

can't wait

we are doing some major upstairs decorating and so my lovely craft room is being used as a storage area.  However I now have a lovely cool, clean and hopefully elegant cream bedroom complete with restored beam and Christopher's room has been stripped and re-papered.  His room as caused some excitement, we re-instated a fireplace in it, and whilst stripping of about 10 layers of paint from the cast iron surround, have found the most amazing detail in it, then we pulled back the carpet and found the original hearth and stunning floorboards - result!!

I have a load of new stamps, from a new company called Indigo Blue I can't wait to get my inky fingers on - results to be posted here as soon as decorating is finished :)

I hope everyone is well and happy in blog land and will post again soon xxx