Friday, 25 November 2011

You know you've got a best friend when...

....she's happy to hang around whilst you get extremely excited about all the lovely things in a craft shop!

And excited I was, like a little kid at Christmas, not knowing which thing to look at first! Thankfully Kate knows me SO well that she knew just what she was letting herself in for. Nonetheless, I thank her for her patience.

Needless to say I couldn't resist purchasing... I went in for one specific item and came out with a rather large bag full. A bit like going to the supermarket for a loaf of bread and, somehow, managing to spend at least £30! Only it was a bit more than £30!! Those who know me well won't be surprised by that at all.

One of the things I bought was a rather fabulous Xyron sticker-maker. You can put anything through this machine (within limits of course), and it will transfer sticky stuff to the back. So, ribbon, fabric, buttons, photos, the possibilities are endless. The only question, where to start?

Well, I started today with a new baby card. Thank you, Rachel & Andrew, for offering this possibility - and welcome to Joseph too.

I did once make a card based on the bunting theme - I am after all rather partial to a string of bunting - using those teeny weeny pieces of fabric I just can't bring myself to throw away. I used regular PVA glue, which was okay but a bit messy and not terribly satisfactory.

This little machine, however, changes all of that. Oh, the joy of new toys!