I won an award! :)

I won an award this week at the Creations by JJ forum, and I got my own web page to show it off to everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much to June and Jo, who run the forum, and Al, who does the web stuff. You guys rock! ๐Ÿ™‚
My award page


Stamps, stamps everywhere, but not a lot to spend!

Hello folks ๐Ÿ™‚
Sorry if I’ve been a bit quiet over the last day or so, but now I have a question, and I’d dearly love some advice. I’ve quite recently got in to rubber stamping. I have a selection of small-ish stamps, but I also have about ยฃ15 that I’d like to use to get something else. So, what to get? I’d most like to spend it on stamps, I think, but some Prismacolour pencils are also tempting. I have a couple of ink pads, I have some ordinary coloured pencils, and I have a set of Whispers brush markers. I don’t have any background stamps, and I don’t have any large stamps at all.
We have very few craft shops locally, and I went to the main one last week, but was very disappointed with their selection of stamps. I have seen so many gorgeous stamps on-line recently, and many of the companies run their own challenges, but I can’t afford to buy them all, I don’t have a clear favourite of my own, so, if you think that there’s something that I absolutely shouldn’t be without, and it falls within my budget, please let me know what it is and where I can get it. Thanks in advance ๐Ÿ™‚

So, what would you get? Please remember that I’m in the UK, and the ยฃ15 should cover P&P as well as purchase price.

Let’s Talk Shop!

Sherry over at If I Could Set My Soul Free is having a month long blog-versary party. Today we’re talking about shopping, please feel free to hop on over to Sherry’s blog to see the details and read everyone else’s replies. Today we’re nattering about shopping. ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Where is your favorite place to shop?
Hmmm, it used to be eBay, for great choice and fantastic bargains, but not so much any more, and I haven’t found anywhere to replace it. I LOVE bargains, so if anyone knows of some really great deals, let me know, lol, I need a new favourite shop.

2. Would you rather shop on-line or in the stores? Hmm. I tend to shop more on-line. I’m partially-sighted, so it can be difficult for me to spot what I’m looking for in shops, and on-line I can use a search function to find items, and I can zoom in, and I can also look up what other people have to say about the product. However, sometimes you just can’t beat being able to hold something in your hand before buying it.

3. If you needed new undergarments, but you saw something that you didnโ€™t really need, but just wanted, which would you buy? Lolol, the undies wouldn’t stand a chance!

4. What really annoys you about other shoppers? Hmm, not a lot really. Rudeness isn’t good, in anyone, so I don’t like it in other shoppers.

5. Have you ever got up to the checkout stand and had a ton of stuff in your cart and after they rang everything up you realized you didnโ€™t have your money, check book, debit card, or credit cards? Oh yes, but not for quite a while now.

6. If you buy something that isnโ€™t necessary or something just for fun do you feel like you have to justify it to yourself or your partner? If the item is a bargain, that’s all the justification I need ๐Ÿ˜›

7. Do you hide those unnecessary things for awhile and then later claim youโ€™ve had them for a long time? Oh dear, yes, I have done this.


I was blog-hopping today, and found instructions on how to make a really stunning card. I have no idea what the style is called, but I first saw it on the “A load of old pickle” blog. Kerry has very kindly posted instructions here, and she’s inspired me to make a new section of links. I’ll be listing tutorials that I like as I come across them (and as I remember :P).

Just starting out

and I’m a little bit anxious, lol, I’ve never had a blog before. This one is mainly to display my craft work for various on-line challenges, so we’ll see how it goes ๐Ÿ™‚