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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Look what the Postie bought!!

Well, I have had a lovely day!!
First Linda sent me the photo's she had taken at the NEC, and I'm going to post them on my side bar, I was very creative, and have lots of work ready for tomorrow, when I get back from picking eldest son up from Preston, and the Postie came!!

Here's the results of the Post!!

More goodies!!
I am lucky enough to be a member of My Craft Studio Platinum Club, a wonderful friendly place to chat to other crafters, and this past weekend MCS had an offer on their Mystery Boxes, so I bought one , having had 3 previously that were exceptional value!!
So........All this is MCS except from the Whispers pens which arrived today from Crafter companion, yippee!!
Ribbon, 2 Pots of Meltdust, some, well loads really, of Klever Construction flower sheets, and some that I had also ordered, so I have 3 sheets of some now, which means I can keep one of each for stroking, a pot of everyday glue, some foam tape and pads, sheets of unprinted diecut windows, and shapes, some Paper flower expert sheets, probably go to youngest, some Glittered acetate, peel offs, card stock, a wad of 6x6 papers, an alphabet stencil, 50 wonderful word books CD, a big tub of pearl hat pins, some liquorice sprinkles, a pack of Jump rings, a sheet of foto-polymer stamps, and some gel pens. And a £5  voucher to be spent in December, get in!! All for £15!

Needless to say I was a happy chappie!
So Whispers at the ready.....Open the Joanna Sheen stamps that arrived the other day, I was saving them for the Whispers pens, colour them in, and start stamping..erm hold on that one doesnt ring a bell? eh? the stamp didnt match the insert! and I'D CUT IT UP!! I couldnt send it back!! Phoned them up, LOVELY lady, said I was the second one that had had that problem, with the same stamp, of all things, not different ones so we could have swapped, oh no, the same stamp!! But as it was their mistake, they'd send mine out immediately  and please keep the one I had got by mistake, with their compliments!! Now that was a lovely surprise, as I was quite willing to pay for it, as I should have checked it when it arrived!
this is what I should have got

But I didnt get the Wreath, instead, I got the poinsettia and music!!
Any way, here's something I made earlier on today

This is made using some A3 dark Blue card stock, some A4 Hunky Dory Card, from the Christmas past collection I believe, but it is hard to remember as I do have a large collection of HD Christmas stock, this much in fact

Think I had better start using it! I used some Create and Craft embossed matt gold card stock, to cover the remainder of the length of the A3 sheet, used one of my Martha Stewart punches to create the blue "ribbon, added a cut off of the embossed gold card, and in order to create a matching "topper" I was very naughty and scanned in the backing card, imported it into MCS, changed the opacity and size, to that of 6x4, selected a swag of holly from the MCS Winter Whimsies CD and added a verse from Verses4cards.Then Matted and layered that onto alternating layers of Gold Mirri and some of the remaining blue A3 scraps.
this is the inside.

Hunky Dory do do some wonderful designs, and their quality is always top notch, but I wanted something different from this set, as I am creating special Family cards for the church fairs, and I wanted something that a young teenager might buy for their parents Christmas card, sometimes HD can be a little too sophisticated for that age group, not that I am complaining!! Dont worry that pic is now deleted form my pc, as its here, and I cant use it again, for 2 reasons, 1, I have used the original and dont have another of those, and 2, I know full well that I wont get the same effect or quality as the original provides, no matter what I do so its not worth even trying!!
The card just needs finishing with a red bow, some glitter, and maybe some Klever construction Christmas holly, if I can bear to cut into it that is!!
Right this is a late post as I had a VERY late CT scan appt tonight, 7 pm!! My own fault really, as I should have been there at 8.50 this morning, but got myself confused with the specialist appt NEXT week for 3.30, and suddenly realised what I had done, phoned the hospital up, and they shoved me in tonight bless them!

Right time to post a few pics, and off to bed with me!!

Happy Crafting everyone, xx


Di said...

Wow - what a fascinating, and very busy post! JS are amazing aren't they. I snorted with laughter at the pickle on your desk - aren't parcels exciting :) Di xx

Linda said...

WOW Lou, that was some fantastic mystery box. I think I will have to check this out and get one myself.

Linda xxx

BetteK said...

What fab goodies to receive LOOpy ... nothing like getting a delivery to start the day off right! YES! Blogging is VERY hard work ... but very enjoyable and VERY distracting ... should be busy crafting right now but what the heck! Debbie x