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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

WOYWW #427 - Craftiness

Nothing like a Craft Shop Birthday Demo Day to get the ball rolling.

Met up with a couple of new crafty friends last Saturday and headed out to CraftsULove in Charlwood.

Bought some dies and got a goodie bag.

Then watched the demos and bought some more dies!!! Even got a die in the goodie bag.

Die Heaven! 

So my desk is covered with the first cuts of said dies! I can feel a journal page coming on.....

I got a couple of 12x12 sheets in the goodie bag and would you believe one of mine had a fairy playing the harp on it - all my friends had a different sheet - so how cool was that, someone is watching over me.

Loved this demo card for Christmas so bought the tree die.

Then added its first cut onto my current scrapbook page (yes still on last Christmas).

The best thing of all was when we were in the very big queue for the checkout and my friend was getting dies despite not having a diecutting machine. We were chatting about this and the lady behind had one to spare and just happened to live near me so I went and got it later for £20 - bargin. What an amazing coincidence.

And for the record
I also placed and had published a new geocache in a local church and added pirate goodies for the Summer theme.

Add on top of that I wasn't well last Thursday evening and all day Friday, as well as the previous Monday. My hormones are really mixing it up these days, no idea what each day will bring but still hanging in there.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.


Helen said...

those new dies look great! sorry your hormones are still messing you around! Helen #1

Claire said...

Fun, fun, fun! A great post, BJ!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 2
PS hope you get some respite from those crazy hormones... it MUST stop sometime, right? xx

donna garner said...

Love the Treee BJ, I have given up any hope of having hormones that can in anyway be called normal, I just go with the moment - so much easier now than when I had to work... it is part of biology's rich heritage...much love dxxx #19

craftyani said...

Lovely tree and so many seasonal uses for it. Have a good week. Anickoana #12

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, love the tree die- something you can use in different ways all year round, I think. Great bargain on the Cuttlebug too. Lots of lovely dies you bought, I keep thinking about the TH flowers one. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxX

Sarah Brennan said...

Sorry that your hormones are still playing you up so badly. You certainly got a great haul from CraftsUlove. I love that tree die; great for batch making Christmas cards. Happy WOYWW Sarah #25

Cheetarah said...

That is a great craft haul! Those die cuts look stunning!
Have an awesome week! xo Cheetarah WOYWW #26

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

£20 for the die cutting machine is very good value - the second hand ones are selling at a much higher price on ebay. That tree die cut was just what that page needed. Lovely stuff! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #23

May said...

Love the dies the tree is fabulous... lots of creative goods have fun... Enjoy your creative week ahead... May #17

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice way to spend some birthday time, and a result with all your shopping. do like the TH flower die I must say. As for your scrapbooking last Christmas...well why not. I don't scrap chronologically at all, so in theory, I'm behind before I even glance at a photo!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, you have been busy - I'm so glad you enjoyed the crafting day. That Christmas tree die is fab, that's the one I'd pick!!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Plush Possum Studio said...

Look at all the lovely goodies! You really have been having fun - in spite of any pesky hormones. Hope you'll feel much better very soon!
Happy WOYWW!
Rose of Rose's Art Garden #8

Sue said...

BJ, Plenty to keep you out of mischief:)

Sue #20

Lindart said...

They say there is no such thing as coincidence! You were meant to be there! Have fun with your new dies, you Christmas page looks lovely! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #30

Heather Marshall said...

Hi BJ I loved your post, and your desk ... and the tree die. I haven't yet thought about Christmas cards, but I guess I need to or if will just creep up on me! Thanks for sharing, Heather #27

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW TFS xx Jan (34)

Angela Radford said...

Great post BJ. Well done at getting the die cutting machine, you will have so much fun with it. Have a very happy woyww, Angela x13x