Sunday, 15 July 2012

I've been a very naughty girl....

 ....I "popped in" to the Summer Crafting event at Doncaster Racecourse "for a look around" and this is the result.


Yes, my name is Tara Cardwell and I am craft shopping addict.  There is no hope for me short of locking me in a room and cutting off my internet access.  All I can say is good job I don't have children to feed!   The show was much bigger than I thought it would be and there were quite a few bargains to be had.  [The only downside was the Zentangle stand - I wanted to take a shot of me pointing at it to send to Susan Goetter who is a mad keen Zentangler to say - I saw this and thought of you - but the mean lady told me off!  But I did see it, and I did think of you Susan!]  All I have to do now is find somewhere to store all this new stash - so I started to tidy but then immediately opened the first stamp I was going to file and it dropped right side down on an open ink pad and suddenly a card was born - well it would have been a waste of ink right ;-)


I just adored the little bear and can see the sad look on his face even from the back of his head.  I stamped him on my most exciting find - some lovely sheets of properly brown kraft card (some of the stuff around now is more buff than kraft) so I bought some in A5 and A3 size - did I say it was a bargain 50 sheets of A3 for a tenner - er yes please thank you very much.  This is the A5 folded in half to make a cute and tiny miss you card.  Simply and quickly coloured in pencils with a little glint from a sakura pen on and around the 3 little hearts as they float their way to the missee (if indeed there is such a word).  As there are 3 little hearts, I'm going to enter it as another entry into this week's Less is More challenge by means of justification of buying more stamps - see I needed it for a challenge!  (and he was on sale for £2.50)  http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/week-76-one-layer-challenge.html

Time to get in the bath to soak my sore calves and foot blisters..........

Night all
x

13 comments:

  1. Cor Tara, what a haul - fabulous! Love the card you already made.

    I do hope you did NOT buy anything at the mean lady's Zentangle stall though!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. That has to be the best kind of naughty though. Well done on such a good haul and your card is fab.
    Lynne xxx

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  3. It seems that you 'looked' very successfully Tara!
    I see a few items there that I also have in my craft room... enjoy!
    Another fab card too !
    Thanks again.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Lucky you, I'm in the mood for some retail therapy. I adore this card, the bear is so cute (in a good way)and I like how you've used him. I know the card stand you're talking about & they do have some good value card.

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  5. WOW you lucky girl and what a haul it was obviously worth going!!
    I am sure you will get hours of pleasure from your new crafting 'goodies'.....cute card by the way....

    Anne

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  6. AnonymousJuly 16, 2012

    Love the card and I could join you in your Addiction Class!! LOL....I just love to buy crafts and do so every chance I get even though it would take me over a 100 years to use what I already have! Time to have a sale!

    Julie H. in Winona, Minnesota

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  7. You sound very happy Tara! I love the little bear card and know exactly what you mean about the sad bear! Vicky x

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  8. I bet the blisters were worth it, Tara! I am soooo jealous of your new goodies!

    What a beautiful card - so sweet and fab use of space as usual!

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  9. My name is Gay Peplow and I'm a craft shopping addict LOL LOL Tara you are a star, I couldn't have put it better myself!!
    What fun you had:0) A gorgeous card, love that little ted and I thoroughly understand, poor feet though :0) What a shame you couldn't get a photo for Susan, never mind I'm sure she will appreciate your thinking of her, have fun my crafty friend, Gay xxx

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  10. Wow! What a stash - looks like you had a great day.
    Cute card - the little bear is so sweet and for £2.50 well I call that a bargain. It would have been rude not to have him. Enjoy your goodies. xx

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  11. Thrifty I'd call it - such bargains!!! Lovely card, have fun with your purchases.

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  12. My name is Susan Goetter and I'm a craft shopping addict...ROFL!! Yep! If you could see my craft area, you'd know it was a FACT! Sure wish I could have tagged along on your shopping spree! I KNOW I'd have love it...and maybe even bought a few things! LOVE that sweet little bear...I know you'll use him lots!

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