Wednesday, 23 February 2011


but I love it when I get there!  Yes, this weekend I am back at Belstead for 3 days and looking forward to some great company and 'me' time. My bags are bursting even though I am trying to pack less, I am sharing a car with my friend Jill and what's more, we plan to shop on our way!  I intend to finish my Journal Your Christmas album..... yes, I know it is nearly March but I am determined to complete it!  I have printed some more photos today and gathered bits together.  It's all in bags cluttering the hall.  Hope the won't be as much as last time....

Last week I went to the Stitch & Creative Craft show  and bought more Christmas papers, stamps, and other bits.  They were bargain prices so how could I not?!  There were some lovely pink papers and brads so they will add a change to my colour scheme which has so far been fairly traditional.  I've just noticed bright pink on one of my Christmas album pages (see photo above) so perhaps it's not so traditional after all!

Here are some of the things I bought.  Some Spellbinder dies for my Hot Shot which I will be using lots this weekend, and I especially love the fabric 'Bloomers' made by Websters Pages.  I've hankered for these for a long time but thought I try and make my own. As often the case there has not been the time so I hankered no more!  I just need to make sure I use them and not just admire.  I also bought more paper flowers to add to my collection, and some gorgous papers which are also Websters Pages. These are double sided and at 50p a sheet how could I resist?  I'm just surprised I didn't buy more. 
One of the other things I bought are Decopatch tissue papers.  I already had a stock (far more than I realised actually) but couldn not resist the beautiful colours and designs.  I bought some fibreboard shapes to cover and started today thinking this would be quick and easy.  Little did I reckon on the gecko's fiddly feet!!  I had planned to make this as a gift, but as it should have been posted on Monday I may have to rethink my plan. 

My postings seem less frequent lately as I have been busy and work remains a preoccupation.  Hopefully things will settle a little from here on and I have some annual leave due next week. Yay!!  The car is booked in for it's overdue service, hair cut booked, and I have lots to do at home to catch up.  But I plan to see friends and have time with my granddaughters on Monday.  Lovely!! 

Best get on with the packing......


  1. Ooh, I always love to see the shopping of others! Have a really good weekend, won't you?

  2. Oooh lots of lovely new goodies you have got there!! Have great fun putting them all to use and have a fab weekend :)
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #91

  3. Such a lot of fab new goodies there!
    If you haven't been yet please pop over to our blog shop, leave us a comment and be in with the chance to win a crafter's apron.

    Good luck.
    Jo x

  4. Am I in the right place for WOYWW!?! (I can never find the comment box) wow what a busy crafter, loads of stuff! Happy WOYWW

  5. Hope you had a lovely weekend Sandie and I haven't even got half way through my JYC album yet. I think that as long as it is finished before I start this year's one then that will be ok.

  6. OMG! I am so envious of all that stash! Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting by this week but life happens. Vickie #148

  7. Loved what you did with all your goodies over the weekend. Hope you had fun today with the girlies! Moira x

  8. I just saw your gecko's in your photo, those toes do look tough. Hope you had a good time away, see you Saturday?

  9. Belstead appears to be a pretty amazing place!!
    Let me know how you get on with 'Friendly Plastic'..I am very curious to know how it handles.
    Take care
    Sue xx


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