Saturday, January 17, 2015

With a little help from my friends...

Hi folks...the project for next Saturday's workshop at The Papeterie is done and dusted...
and with yesterday's Friday Girls outing of my buddies has been laid low by a winter bug...I was all set to get stuck into the KITTING...
BUT I got a little bit distracted when Mr Postie arrived with some "happy mail"...woohoo...I'm Bundle of Stitched Shapes...Stitched Slopes and Hills and Cute Village Dies from the Cold Hands Warm Heart Collection have arrived from Simon Says Stamp
but I'm even more excited about my fabulous new toy...
I've been lusting after this top of the range Bosch Glue Pen for ages...from the same company that make high quality power tools but at £28.95 felt it was an unnecessary spend when I already have a glue gun that is as old as the hills but still works perfectly. Problem was that my bestest buddies Dawny and Enfys have been raving about it so when Best Western popped into my Inbox to tell me I had accumulated £25 of Reward Vouchers and I could spend them at Amazon...well say no more...I was over there like a shot and also managed to pick up 100 compatible glue sticks for £6. And Dawny and Enfys are right on the button...this is the bees knees when it comes to hot is what it says...a HOT GLUE PEN...laying down either a small dot or an extra thin line...gone are the huge dollops of red hot "guaranteed to burn your fingers" molten glue and my best friend is also cordless and battery operated...what's not to like. What a joy it is to have great friends who are only too happy to give me the nod when they find fabulous products...thanks girls.
And after spending yesterday afternoon just playing with a glue's time to get real and get back to the kitting...see you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Great reviews. I am tempted by the Bosch glue pen. I tried a glue gun, once. It was years ago. Glue stick got stuck. I got so frustrated, I threw it away and never tried again. I have considered the notion that it was user error, lol. Sooooo ... thanks to your review, I just may try again.

  2. The glue gun sounds rather good Kath. When I think of how much I have spent over the last two years on glue guns the price is good. Just don't seem to have much luck with them. The stitched goodies look interesting x

  3. Lovely goodies to play with and a new toy...aren't you going to have a fun time.
    Have a great weekend.
    Toni xx

  4. Well you sold me when you said it is cordless, it is not my glue gun that is the problem, it is the wretched cord....... it will now go on my ever lengthening wish list. I love those stitched stamps, they will save a lot of work! Great choice Kath.

    Your sneak peek looks fabulous too, I love the summery colours, just what we need on these dark gloomy days! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Oops, I have looked a little closer - they are dies, not stamps - wow, even better! I think I need a trip to Specsavers....... xx

  6. Ooh what an adorable card as always your so creative you are........ and wow look at all your wonderful goodies lots of crafting to be done there and what a fab glue gun they are so handy hope you have a lovely weekend xx

  7. Hi,hope you are all well.I am intrigued by the new goodies can't wait to see what you make with them.Love the glue gun.Happy Weekend.Hugs x Cuddle for the Big Furry Boy xx

  8. Hi Kathy, what wonderful things you have been doing. That hot glue pen looks like a great idea. I bet you are having heaps of fun with it.

  9. Hi Kath, looking forward to seeing that new dies in action and that glue gun looks great. I just purchased one and thought it was the bees knees until you showed me this one. I must admit I don't use it very often so can't possibly ditch it for yet another one to fill up the crafty room... Trish

  10. I got one of these in my Christmas stocking Kath but only have the few glue sticks that came with it. I was checking the price for the Bosch glue sticks and it's astronomical considering how many I go through. Do the Silverline ones really work well in the pen? I was reading the reviews and wasn't totally convinced so I hope you don't mind me asking you as you are now probably a dab hand with them. :) Edna x


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