Monday, 25 February 2013


Retail therapy, that is....  and I don't want to think how much I have spent this year on craft materials because it is only February!  Sometimes I can be frugal but other times I just n-e-e-d to replenish and give myself a boost of creativity and inspiration. 

And what better way than go to the Stamparama Show with a good friend? Now Pauline is a bad influence... I mean, we have the same taste, same enthusiasm, and when your friend is piling her bags full, what is a girl to do? We did hold back though! With some stamps we compared and bought different sets so that we can share and have even more. What a great money saving idea!! 

Here is a selection of my new stamps. I bought lots of others bits too but these are what excited me most. I desperately wanted the PaperArtsy Christmas stamps last year but knew I would not have time to use them to make cards.  But as they were reduced they were hard to resist.  And it's 10 months to Christmas, so surely I'll have time to use them this year?!


I loved this new range of flower stamps designed by Jo Firth-Young.

And after watching Leandra from PaperArty demonstrate how to use them... well... they just jumped into my basket!!

I can't wait to use them and meanwhile Pauline emailed me with a photo of 2 pieces of art she made today with her new stamps. She has now posted these on her new blog so welcome to blogland Pauline, it took you a long time but so glad you finally joined the party! I am VERY impressed and I know where to go if I need some top tips! Do pop over and see her amazing canvas's.

And what's more PaperArtsy have some excellent tutorials on their blog

Thanks for visiting and have a good week!


  1. I am sure they will be put to good use very soon. Have fun at the weekend away and I so envy you getting to meet Miss Smith!

  2. Ooh, these are indeed lovely..hard to resist a bargain, especially when so nicely packaged. Hope they will help on the creativity front too. Off to see What Pauline Did Next :).

  3. I love PaperArtsy stamps [and paints] as well....and Leandra'a demos are always so inspiring.

  4. Wow, they look like they are packaged beautifully yoo, which always adds to the treat-factor. have fun with them..what am I saying? Of course you will!

  5. Wow how I'd love your stash and a trip to Stamparama. You'll have so much fun creating with all of those wonderful goodies. x

  6. Ooo stamp envy here, I love paperartsy, but only own a few. I look forward to seeing you put them to use :)

  7. oooh with all that aiding and abetting you two are going to have so much fun with all your new goodies. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them! M x

  8. Hi Sandie,
    I so love your postcard! I am just is the first card I got and it is lovely , thank you so much!

  9. Hi Sandie,
    So happy to let you know that I got your wonderful postcard and I just love it! It is displayed proudly in my apartment.
    Thank you so much!
    Will send you a link as soon as I post about it on my blog.

    1. Thank you Zafaran, so glad you liked it! I had great fun making postcards!

  10. These are unusual and oh-so-cool!
    I can't wait to see what you do with them.

  11. Hi Sandie, I was lucky enough to receive one of your beautiful postcards last week (I shared it here: I just loved it! And I'm loving these great stamps you just got. You really couldn't say no... I'm looking forward to enjoying more of your site. Thanks again xx

  12. Hi Lorinda, I am so glad you liked the postcard, thank you for showing it on your blog. I love the postcards that you received and sent - what a lovely swap this was! I shall also be popping back to see more of your work in future too :)

  13. With ten months you should definitely get a head start on your Christmas cards. Lovely meeting you this weekend :)


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