Friday, 24 August 2012

Happy, I'm so happy!

... not only did the postman bring some goodies I ordered earlier this week, but we have a new Hobbycraft store that's opened just down the road!  Ten minutes drive from my house, and one the way home from work (if necessary!)  And the best thing?  They had a 25% off coupon in the local paper :)  I'm AlwAys envious of you guys in the US with your Michael's coupons and I've never seen anything like this for Hobbycraft.


My Cuttlebug hasn't been well for a long time and I'm pretty sure it's rollers have 'gone'!  So although I love the look of the V2 Cuttlebug I invested in a Big Shot with my coupon.  I figured it'd cope better with the Bigz sizzix dies, it being made by Sizzix!

by Angeline Yong Jeet Leen

After a bit of blog browsing over the weekend, and seeing this (see above) fabulous card, I ordered the gorgeous Chloe Stem die by Memory Box and had a bit of a play with it.

It's the perfect size for shipping tags and after cutting a flower from some scrap, inky paper I had lying around I used the negative first as a stencil (see above)...


...  then on another tag.  I can't resist sketchbooks in art shops so, having bought a new little one at Hobbycraft, I resolved to at least finish one of my most recent ones so this page is in a small A5 moleskine...


I'm finding lots of inspiration over on Jane Davies' blog at the minute and the block of orange stemmed from there (sorry, pun unintended but then it made me chuckle :)  )


There's some background Chloe Stems cut from book pages..


which then stand out beautifully against the orange.  I'm off to learn leaded stained glass tomorrow so they'll be something different to share here over the weekend :)

6 comments:

Helen said...

Bet you'll find a reason to go by Hobbycraft regularly.... I love my Big Shot and rarely use my cuttlebug any more (still have it though....) Your tags and the journal page are gorgeous (as always). Have a good weekend.

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Sue said...

So good to see the "old" Sarah back......you should always do what you like......though I know it's not always easy:) Love the Chloe stem stuff!

Deborah said...

Love what you've done with that die - especially the moleskine journal page.

Carol Q said...

I love my Big Shot Sarah (I upgraded from a ZipeMate lol)and am a huge fan of Memory Box dies. What a clever way to use the die on Angeline's card. I love the way you've used it too - very much your own style but just so imaginative and creative.

Netty said...

wow that is lucky to get the coupon, great timing. Terrific work. x

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