Thursday, 28 May 2009

Nutshells and my shopping trip

I have decided to enter the DT call for Nutshells. There is a sketch to follow and I also had to use this cute image.
I pretty much followed the sketch to the letter this time. I have used K&Co papers from the Wild Raspberry Collection. I just love these papers and the fact that some of them are glittered or embossed makes me love them even more.
The flowers are all Prima's, gems and tiny flowers from my stash and the sentiment was a £1 Anita's stamp.
Not much else to say about this card really. Lovely papers and image and lots of flowers, what more do I need?

I did go to the paper mill and just as I predicted, I didn't get any bargains and hardly anything I wanted either.
I had a look at their nestabilities and they did have a great selection but the price has went up by £5 since I was there 2 weeks ago! I asked the woman who works there why the big increase and she told me some story about the prices of Cuttlebug stuff going up because of the exchange rate just now. I have absolutely no idea what that has to do with nesties since they are not Cuttlebug but I just kept my mouth shut. This is the woman who is supposed to be so up to date with all the new products lol. Last time I was in she was going on about some demo for the Cry cut, I had no idea what she was talking about until she pointed over to the Cricut machines. At that point I said oh you mean the die cutting machine with the little green cricket on it? She still didn't realise I was taking the p**s lol. And by the way she still calls it a Cry cut!
I did get a border punch though....yay. There was one Fiskars scallop punch in the whole shop, in fact that was the only border punch in the shop! It's not a tiny shop but they sell stuff that nobody wants and stamps that they have had for years because nobody has bought them.
that is why I only go there if I need card stock because it is the only place I know of around here to get boxes of card from. Don't get me wrong, they sometimes have gorgeous papers and on the odd occassion they do have some nice embelishments but they never have any flowers or decent stamps. I think I should try get a job there and then tell them what crafters really want. What do you think?
Anyway apart from the punch, I did get a box of card which was not the kind I normally buy but it will do for now, some ds tape, foam dots and some ribbon and that was it. I did see some nice ribbon slider things at the counter as I was paying but the woman had just spent more than 10 mins figuring out how much my stuff came to because the electric had went out and she didn't have a till so I didn't bother with them, it would of only confused her. She was using a calculator and still got 3 different figures each time she added them up so I ended up telling her the prices of everything while she punched it in on her calculator. You would think I bought tons of stuff, I only spent £26 for goodness sake!

Well before I go off on another rant about her I will leave it there lol. I'm off now to see what you have all been up to.

Hugs Lora xx


Sara said...

Very cute and good luck with the DT. I'm very excited to be working with you on the sqigglefly DT.

Marjanne said...

Lie this card, it looks very happy

Angie said...

great card,
I have the same problem with my paper mill, they dont have what I need in there, I tend to only use it to get my sakura pens and card stock,
only becouse there is no where else around here that does card at that price.

coldwaters2 said...

Love the card Lora I did this one as well fun isn't it. Sounds a bit like they need someone who knows something about craft in that shop lol.

Lorraine x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lora,l love the image and colours. so gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This is beautiful. Those papers are stunning. Your shopping was definitely more exciting than mine was today!


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