I’ve had a lovely day today, mainly because I wasn’t at work :-D I went to a new Craft show at Bluewater shopping centre, and had a nice time wandering about, umming and ahhing over what to get. I have figured out that without my usual cohorts to this sort of thing (two of my work colleagues) that I am a lot more restrained, they are obviously a VERY bad influence!!
Not that you’d know it by what I came home with though!!
One purchase I did make that was unplanned though was this bracelet...
hmmm, looks expensive no?
I do really like Pandora bracelets but they are very expensive, and I know what I am like for loosing things, so this looky likey that I put together in the upstairs hall for £7 is a good compromise, and I’ll take the risk that it breaks, I lose it, or it goes out of fashion before you can blink, or that the metal makes me break out in a nasty rash!!
Anyway, here’s a quick run through of my other purchases, first up the boring bits, tools,
but I needed these and they were a good price, then embellishments...
hmmm still not sure about those yellow flowers, it was the black, blue and red ones that I really liked!! Then some pins, bakers twine and charms
MME (again... I'm nothing if not predictable!!)
And onto the exciting stuff - dies
Copics (I've had a count up on how many I've got now, I'm not sharing, its too big a number!)
Then the really exciting bits
Some Indigo Blu Stamps
And a bit of a surprise buy for me... gilding flakes and glue
Hmmm, you can't see the colours from the top, let me turn it upside down :-D
I really wasn't sure I'd like this, but OMG I stamped the heart in the glue stuff, and used a teeny amount of the guilding flakes and they are stunning!! Wish I'd got some of other colours of the guilding flakes now!! And for a first go it was really easy too, you know how you look at some of the demos and think, yeah, but you know what you are doing I'll never get it, but it was really easy. I'll make something up over the weekend with the image I've done and share it with you later
Edit - what an idiot, I'll show you my first attempt with this stuff. I think I was a bit harsh brushing off the excess, I'm quite heavy handed really!!
Right, that's it from me today - if you are going over the weekend, let me know what you thought and what you got!!
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