Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good week and weekend. Did you see the X Factor? My prediction of the finalists came true. Now I'm going to take a guess at the winner, or a sort of guess... I think it will be either Joe or Olly. I've heard that Joe will be singing with George Michael, Olly with Robbie and Stacey with Michael Buble. Don't know if this is true or not but I LOVE George and Michael (ha ha) so I'm SO looking forward to the final!!

So it was my birthday at the weekend and of course I got lots of lovely crafting stash to enjoy. Here it all is! Firstly I got a mini sewing machine off Ebay really cheap. I can't sew to save my life but thought a bit of sewing would add a certain je ne sais quoi to my cards so I thought I'd give it a go- watch this space!!

So my first lot of goodies to show you is this lot of flowers and gorgeous butterfly embellies. I got these from the US. Aren't they beautiful?

Then I got this gorgeous lot of bling! This includes pearls, "say it in crystals" , "say it in studs" and flower centres. Again this was all from the US. I also added some more pencils to my Lyra collection- I got these mail order from Atlantis Art Materials in London.

Some stamps.... including 2 Autumn Leaves (Stampology) sets- Fine & Dandy and Doodley Frames , a little cheeky Changito Monkey, Inkadinkado Sketchy Flourishes and a Prima stamp.

And finally a load of paper and card which I got in the US (noticing a theme here) when I was in Florida. That whole lot of paper and card cost something ridiculous like a fiver! It was about a quarter of the price it is here! I also got a couple of Sizzix Bigz dies which I'm SO looking forward to using.

I can't wait to get started on using all my new stash plus I have stamps from the Summer I haven't even used yet. I'm going to finish my Christmas cards this week (card posts later in the week) and then hopefully from next week get started on using my gorgeous stash!!

Do let me know what's on your wish list for Christmas this year, I'd love to find out what crafty stash everyone is longing for!! xxx


Terrie B x said...

`Happy Birthday` Steph...Enjoy your gorgeous new stash!!!!
Have a lovely Day :)x

Sue said...

belated happy birthday Steph, hope you had a lovely day. Lovely pile of new stash hun, enjoy.sue.x

strawberry fields said...

Yay! Fab stash! Can't wait to see what you do with them x

Jennifer Bartram Designs said...

Hope you had a good birthday Steph....what a fantastic spread of goodies you've got! Like your idea of the sewing on your cards....I'm a fan of the humble stitch as you know! A tip - I've found when sewing directly on to card or paper with the sewing machine, use a product called 'Stitch and Tear' underneath the card. It helps to stabalise it and allows you to stitch more smoothly. You then tear it off the back when you've finished.

Sarita said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday Steph!
Your new stash looks amazing, love the Prima jewels, they really add a lovely touch. Looking forward to seeing your fab creations.
Hope you are feeling a bit better now,
Love Sarita xx
PS: You were right about Olly and Joe, but I'm sorry Stacey has gone.