Friday 25 September 2009

stamp shops galore

I treated myself today to a trip up to Skipton to visit Jill and Ian in their stamp shop, The Stamp Man :)  It's a beautiful drive up there through the hills, especially as it is still so green yet with hints of autumn.  I saw the occasional tree with deep red leaves, yellow and orange but not one of them was in a convenient place to stop and take a photo...typical!

I hadn't been to the new shop so it was a real treat to see the new space full of yummy stamp supplies, collect my fairy stamps, have a sneak preview at what's in the offing (my lips are sealed but there's great stuff on it's way) and catch up with Jill and Ian, who I usually only see now at Port Sunlight.  Oh, and I saw Jill's weeny suitcase, which has a gorgeous accordion fold card/book inside, so of course I now have my own weeny suitcase!!!

I did take a picture of my stash but it appears to have got very late all of a sudden and I'm not sure my brain will cope with downloading more pics.  So I'll leave you with the card I made with my new stamps.

Not that these are the only stamps I got today you understand.  I got more bits off Jill, then stopped off at Paddy's on the way home (it's on the way, honest!) and we planned my demo project for Port Sunlight.

If you've not already done so, take a pic of your workspace for our 'Where Women REALLY Create' challenge (you can take a pic of the tiniest smidgen if you like, but you'll make us all feel better if you show at least the table).  I'm going to put blog candy up for this so watch this space!!

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Julie, it's her birthday today, well, it was when I started writing this post, and still is in the old US of A!!!


  1. Thank you dear friend for the birthday wishes!

    Wow! Jill's store is massive...really need to make trip when I come to visit...I know, I know...I will have to allow for a longer visit!

  2. this looks like a fabulous store....and i think that i definitely need one of those weeny suitcases! your fairy card is lovely! :))

  3. Glad you enjoyed your visit to The Stampman, I would love to go and must make the effort. I am suprised at you buying MORE stamps lol !! Lovely card !!

  4. Love your card :-) The new Stamp Man shop looks huge (esp. in comparison to the last one!) I haven't been to the new one but now feel I must go. Better save up some pennies first. . . . . .!

  5. So you swap ATCs with Jan too?! Wow, it's a small world! I've been swapping with Jan for about 2 1/2 years now I think. It was her surprise ATCs in the post that set me off on this whole mixed media / altered art/ journaling journey. She has no idea what she started! My Guinea pigs send their love to your guinea pigs x

  6. wow a great store and love love those fairies. Sandi

  7. Hi Sarah! What a GREAT shop! How did you ever leave there??? Crafting/stamping heaven, for sure! I really love your fairy card...Adorable!!! Hugs, Paulette :o)

  8. Sarah,
    WOW your art is amazing.. Truly Inspiring.. Can't wait to see more.. HUGS


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