I'll start with one of my cards from Sunday's Claritystamp show.
I planned my design around the largest of the Grand Big Scalloped Circles dies by Spellbinders, as the single tulip fitted nicely in each scallop. I stamped it all out in Jet Black Archival then coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir pencils.
They are great stamps for colouring in, something I'm starting to enjoy a bit more since I got my Spectrum Noir pencils.
To finish it off I added some faux stitching around the edge with a black pen.
................. and this is the beautiful birthday card that she made me. Thanks Mum. x
I was also spoiled with pressies. One I wanted to show you is this gorgeous Rob Ryan radio.
I love his papercuts and it's perfect for a crafter's desk. Thanks Hubby. x
I also love my Expedit units from Ikea and I'm always looking for great storage products that work well with them.
This time I got these Pluggis magazine files. They are £7 for two and two sets fit in each Expedit (or the new Kallax) cube.
When you buy them one is packed inside the other so they are slightly different sizes - one is 7.5cm wide and the other is 8.5cm. The smaller one will fit alongside the A4 RUBs (Really Useful Boxes) and the larger one will fit next to regular A4 storage boxes.
I have paper and card in these ones so I have turned them the other way around to protect it from the sun.
The other thing I bought was due to an idea I found on Pinterest.
It's the Variera plastic bag holder. It's £1.50 and is perfect for storing wrapping paper in.
That turned into quite a long post. It's a good job I started with a simple card!!!! See you again soon for the next one.