Sunday, 2 May 2010

Stamping & Shopping!!!

Didn't manage to get started on any stamping until after lunch today as DD dragged me off into town this morning.
So here is the one card I have made.
I have used Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Barn Door and Shabby Shutters to colour the panels and card blank. The images from Penny Black have been stamped in Black Versafine.

While in town I went for a mooch around The Works and found some absolutely fabulous bargainous books in the crafting department.
This one is just hilarious and is more a look at various crafts from the 50's, 60's and 70's with some basic instructions. It covers everything from nail and string pictures to sea shell crafts and pretty much everything in between.
What sold it to me though were the gorgeous retro illustrations and adverts.
Some gorgeous projects in this one although they all involve Melissa's Vintage Label range.

Some nice ideas in this one. I don't do scrapbooking as I find it a bit daunting. Maybe starting on a small scale will spur me on.
This is my favourite book out of the lot. It has some really great projects........especially the strawberry tea cosy.......I soooo have to knit one of those.
Anyway I must dash. Hubby is impatiently waiting for me to go and watch a film with him.
Tara for now.


  1. Sounds like a great day for you Sheila and some absolute bargains in The Works! I do miss that shop, it closed last year here in Southampton which is a great shame as I really liked their books.

    Enjoy whats left of your weekend!

    Keryn x

  2. Ohhh love this piece, the colours are so striking and the background works so well. you got some bargains there from the book shop too
    hugs June xxxxxxx

  3. Love the fab card Sheila, especially the little bird image.

    You got some great books there. I have to go into town tomorrow so I think a visit to The Works is called for. Mind you, I always pop in there if I'm in town anyway, Lol.

    Have a good Bank Holiday Monday even thought the weather is pants!!!

    Lesley Xx

  4. Gorgeous cards Sheila, love the inks and the stamps.
    Pleased to read you had a good shopping trip.
    Christine xx


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