Craft haul

A quick look at the products I have purchased over the last couple of months:

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Products shown:

Kelly Purkey – New adventures stamp set

6×8 Simple stories Snap page protectors

Studio Calico 6×8 Handbook album

Album rings for mini album

White strung luggage labels

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Crafty haul

I usually dislike online shopping, the faff of having to send it back if it doesn’t fit/ suit me/ look like the pictures. However, with craft shopping, you can’t really go wrong! Here in the UK, there is a somewhat limited choice when it comes to decent supplies, however that is slowly changing. Online craft shops are now starting to stock the more ‘on trend’ items seen in America, such as studio calico, American crafts and so on. Which is amazing news!

I had my orders this week from Craftie Charlie and Paper Maze. These online shops stock some great supplies. Craftie Charlie does have a tendency to supply some the more modern items including Freckled Fawn and Studio calico, compared to the brands such as Dovecraft and MyMindsEye. Paper Maze stocks a lot of items, not all to my taste, but if you can navigate their extensive menus on their website you might find something you fancy or need.

I was on the hunt for some more 6X8 page protectors, which Hey Little Magpie  had out of stock, so of cause i had to make the postage worthwhile and add a few more items!

Check out my haul video, (feel free to subscribe and comment!)

Have you made any good purchases lately?

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Project Life essentials

On Sundays I like to sit down and catch up on my Project life. Out comes my Raskog cart packed with filler cards, tools and embellishments. So, what else do you need for Project life? Project life could be achieved with a just a core kit and your photographs.  However, that would be a little bit boring, so I have a few go- to items  for quick layouts.

Project Life essentails

1. My Iphone. Most of my images are taken in my IPhone 6, mainly because it is always to hand, whether that be at work or walking the dog.

2. My Corner Chomper. The Becky Higgins Project life cards have rounded corners, so I use the chomper to punch a 1/4 rounded edge on my photos and any cards which I print so it all looks uniformed.

3. Sharpie Fine point pen. I love this pen. I live up to the teacher stereotype and have quite messy handwriting, this pen somehow makes it legible. It is quick-drying, fade resistant, water resistant and does not bleed through paper which is a bonus when your a quick heavy handed writer like me.

4. Embellishments. Pictured are Studio Calico Atlantic circles and Studio Calico Chevrons. These are usually stuck down with a Stix glue roller or my Tim Holz tiny attacher depending on my mood!

Put these together with an album and you are on to a winning combination for a long and happy (project) life!

What are your go to products for your layouts?

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Happy mail

After much debate about which album to work with this year (seen the debate here) I chose the Studio Calico Handbook ordered from Hey Little Magpie (UK). I ordered it in Thursday evening and it was delivered this morning (good work guys!) I was a little awkward and also ordered a 12×12 sheet from the Amy Tan Stitched range which took my fancy for when I do a layout with 4×4’s in.
Items are always well packaged and wrapped in coloured tissue paper, a nice personal touch.

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Now all i need is my order of ink to be delivered from Amazon and I can get printing  *waits patiently*

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