Saturday, 28 April 2012

Shopping for Essentials

Shopping for Essentials

Yesterday I went to the craft department of Jarrolds in Norwich, because I really needed some double sided tape. They had a lot of new stuff since my last visit, so it would've been rude not to have a look around ...
It took me less than 40 minutes to find all these shiny things 

  • Washi Tape by mt deco (so many kinds to choose from so really I did well to take only 4 - a couple of patterned ones and a plain black and plain white for stamping/embossing)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Bigz Die "Fanciful Flight" (works in my Cuttlebug and cuts almost anything)
  • Huge Archival Ink pad in Jet Black by Ranger 
  • Cut-n-Dry pen nibs by Ranger (20% off - how could I resist?)
  • Couple more colours of Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger (Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick - love the names!)
  • 3 pots of embossing powder in copper, gold and pewter (essential with all the Steampunk stuff I've been doing)
  • Distress re-Inkers were also 20% off so I would have been crazy not to get at least 3 or 4 of those (Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Tea Dye and Brushed Corduroy)
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mists in Mango Blaze and Scarlet Mist were almost being given away so they don't count
  • Sepia Accents and Matte Accents ( obviously I need these to go with the Glossy Accents and Crackle Accents which I already have)
  • Pack of 2 spray bottles (for inky experiments probably)
  • Tim Holtz Alpha Parts "Ransom"
  • Tim Holtz "Flourish" Mask
  • Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Chipboard Alphabet
And do you know what? I forgot the double-sided tape!!! 
I blame that blinkin' Tim Holtz bloke!

I have no idea how to use some of this stuff yet, but there are usually loads of ideas on and the back of the packs say I should visit  and for ideas. I guess the hoovering will just have to wait a bit longer....

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