Sunday, 15 August 2010

A Grand Day Out!

Well, I managed to add to my stash stack at Stevenage today (as if you thought I wouldn't!)

Hmmmm. Just a bit then! All 3 new Hotpicks sets from Paperartsy. Couple more Paperartsy dies, some more "goop" (Inka gold paint) some boxes and things to alter, the spools kit I really wanted (I nearly forgot to pick this up, lol!) 

A closer look at the "altering" things - a great little canvas, a gorgeous wooden box with a loose lid (IF I was clever enough, I could probably make this hinge-able but I'm not, so loose lidded it will stay!) The white boxes are stacked - like those Russian dolls (I always wanted some of them when I was little!) so there are ever smaller ones inside, and some corrugated cardboard.

A better look at the stamps'n'stuff!

Lin was doing some fabulous work - and giving it away! Here is the one she made me - and below is my version that I made when I got home.

You can't see the middle flower on mine so well, but it's done with one of the new Paperartsy grunge flower stamps!   
The flower shows up better here but the rest of it's bleached out - you can't win!
I also realised I need some more of the Ten Second Studio moulds with some different patterns as this one isn't right but it was the best I had!  Oh well, it's Ally Pally soon (already got my ticket....)

 I was also VERY lucky to swap an ATC with Hels' (she definately got the short end of the straw with mine though, how FAB is this ATC?)

and Linda E was there too - and had this belated beer mat instead of a birthday card for me!

Thanks to you all, I am so happy with all of these pieces!


Mandy said...

what gorgeous pressies and gorgeous stash, hope you have some lovely creative time with your new goodies!

hugs mandyxx

Netty said...

What a brilliant time you had and such great crafting goodies, am sitting here green with envy. Love your creations and look forward to seeing some more. Annette x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What goodies!....looks like fun is in store for you.....wonderful artwork too.
Cynthia Schelzig

Lori said...

Oh my, you're teasing me again with those Paper Artsy stamps and dies. Aren't they fab? I just love the new hot picks. I really like the pointy end flower die. And how bout those gifts from Hels and Linda? Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

I see what you mean, think we have similar taste in stash Helen! Great to see you again, albeit briefly! Next stop Worthing! Lol! x

jodpea said...

I'm sure u could get hold of a piano hinge from a hardware store, and they only have small screws so u cud maybe get away without pre-drilling them (i wudn't neway cos I'm a caggy handed DIYer!).. or maybe fashion a hinge out of ribbon & glue/brad...