Well it is now two weeks since I got back home from my visit to UK, and until yesterday, I hadn't managed to sort out the new stash I brought back with me. I did have my son and his partner out for one of those week, but still....
Anyway, last night I did spread everything out on my desk to take this photo. I had to be quick. It is so hot here now that I need both my ceiling fan and a floor standing one on, all the time, so I had a choice of snapping this shot before it all blew away, or turning the fans off and dripping on everything!
I didn't actually buy a lot this time. I have such a huge amount of 'stuff' so I am trying to be a bit more discriminating about what I buy. but I did have two lovely parcels waiting for me at my son's house. One was some blog candy that I won from the lovely Lynne at Creative Lynks. As I was coming over, it made sense to have it posted there. There were some lovely items in it including these unmounted stamps, beautiful buttons and ribbons, an alterable book, and a gorgeous paper pad.
The other parcel was something that Sarn arranged for me. I am unable to buy Stampin up products in Spain, and UK demonstrators are not allowed to ship out of the country, so I placed an order and had it posted to my son. So that was a punch, two great sets of stamps, a die and an embossing folder, and more paper. the two lovely cards are from Lynne and Sarn. people are so kind aren't they?
Patterned paper it the one thing it is really difficult to get here, and many companies won't post it because of the weight/high postage costs, so I do try to stock up on that when I am in UK. Despite a very hectic schedule I did manage an afternoon on my own, browsing the shops in Shrewsbury, so, of course, I was drawn to the QVC seconds shop where there used to be a huge range of craft materials, often in opened or damaged packaging, but I have bought real bargains there before. I was disappointed this time as they only had one shelf, but I did get a big pack of beautiful 12"x12" papers, a huge pack of white paper flowers, and two large Crafter's workshop stencils.
I spent yesterday evening finding homes for most of these, so this morning my desk is more or less clear, as it usually is, and I am now off for my monthly diabetic check at the clinic, before I go to Sewing group.
Hopefully I'll be back at lunch time to see what my crafting friends are up to this week. If you'd like to peek too, pop over to Julia's Stamping ground, and follow the links.