Monday, April 11, 2011

Bitten By The Bug

Morning folks....crikey I could definitely get used to this glorious weather but it's not exactly good for the crafty motivation.....can't wait to get out and spend some more time tidying up the garden and soaking up some Vitamin D at the same time but I've been bitten big time by the Altered Art Bug....not painful but very infectious.  So after all the mad cubbyhole mania of last was time for a little ME time.....yes I decided on Friday to unlock the crafty chains and take a little trip to Simply Create and stock up on some more altering goodies.....canvas panels and notebooks.....a little sneaky peek of me playing around with some yummy papers and yet another canvas.
and look what I found lurking in a bargain bucket of stamps......OK oldies but still goodies...some Hero Arts Watercolour flowers...a Shadow Stamp....a gorgeous Penny Black and this Santa stamp from Hampton Art Stamps which I have always loved but for some strange reason never got round to buying.....

and after my class at The Papeterie it was time to stock the cubbyhole up with the boring but necessary cardstock....fabulous 300gsm Brilliant absolute bargain at £5 something for a box and two pads of super smooth paper which I use for inserts but is also great for stamping and colour work.....
and no surprise that a little something from Hero Arts begged to come home with could I refuse...
but the chains are definitely back in place because my lovely buddy Anne and I are having a bit of a girly jolly tomorrow so regardless of whether the sun has got his hat on today or not....I need to get those crafty fingers working and get some DT stuff under my belt.
Catch up with you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Looking forward to tomorrow ---so sleep well tight tonight and don't let the bed bugs bite !!!! Up and off early eh ??
    Have a fun day today.
    Anne xxx

  2. Great buys Kath, have fun with them. Hugs to Buddy. :)

  3. Not been through to Simply Create or the Papeterie for months. Now that the weather is getting better will get through in the caravan soon. Lovely stamps you got thee Kath. x

  4. How marvellous Kath - even the sight of a stack of clean white waiting to be stamped is a motivator for me! Have fun with the altering.

  5. Morning Both.Looks like you are going to have a fun day with all your goodies.
    Have a good day.
    Kathleen x

  6. OOH! Great new stash there, plus some essentials. You're all set up to play now! Happy altering (and I'm not talking about HEMS here LOL!).
    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Fab deal on the card...I might just have to send my sister there to pick me up me searching online for some!

  8. Lovely new stamps and the bargain basement ones offset the HA cling. Nice to see a stack of pristine white card stock, makes me want to show up and start stamping!


  9. Hi Kath, like the look of your new stamps. Good to treat yourself sometimes. I've been to Crieff babysitting so no cards done but I did get my knitting completely finished at last so hope it fits the kids!

    Kat xx

  10. The super smooth pads are fantastic. I discovered them at the Papeterie when I was at your class in February. I've found that they are absolutely brilliant for printing digi papers, or any other computer printing.

  11. Hi Kath some great stash and basics. Love the hero arts stamp. Hope you've had a good day crafting. See you tomorrow. Hugs x ChrisB

  12. I too have a few Hampton Art stamps - they are so different. I too rummage in the bargain buckets for PBs & Hero Arts!! Hope you have a lovely day & look forward to seeing what you come up with using the bird stamp - superb that one.
    Paula (PEP)

  13. hope you two behave yourselves today, am consoling myself with a jaunt to see Charlotte

  14. Wow, great buys on those stamps, Kath. I especially like the Santa one, and do not think I have seen it before. Enjoy your finds.
    Linda S. in NE