Sunday, 10 April 2016

Shop Til You Drop!

It doesn't take much shopping to make me drop these days, going out for a couple of hours can take me a couple of days to recover, hence I do a lot online be it the mundane grocery shop or more fun crafty stuff.

Some stamps I ordered from Amazon a few weeks ago, Penny Black's "You're Retro", finally arrived - unfortunately they were too late for the occasions I originally had them in mind for but they are great for cards for my friend's charity work. I wasn't too happy that the original order was cancelled by the seller without any explanation several days
after they sent me an email saying it had been dispatched, same seller did the same thing on a previous order. It was even more annoying because they were still listed as being in stock & being offered for sale by that seller. Never mind, I managed to get them from another seller and now they're here it's been time to play!

The Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week I found to be exactly that - a

challenge. I don't know why but I just couldn't decide what to do and when I did I just couldn't seem to get those two side triangles to fit right then I had one of those "Doh" moments and it came together. It took me a wee while but I got there in the end!

A couple of weeks ago I got an 8x8" Lily of The Valley Nit Wits Collection "Perfect Pair" paper pad free with a craft magazine that were mentally "filed under 'L' for Later". The papers have some rather nice Spring/Summer designs so I had a look in my stash and found a nice spring-like green to use as a background.

The stamps used are from the Penny Black "You're Retro" set and to colour I sorted through my Promarkers and found some colours which approximately match those in the printed paper.

I Used

White - Fabiano 300gsm Smooth
Green - American Crafts, Summer
Pattern - Lily of the Valley, "Perfect Pair" Paper Pad

"You're Retro" - Penny Black T for Transparent

Tuxedo Black - Memento
Promarkers - Letraset/Winsor & Newton

Other stamps from the Penny Black You're Retro stamp set:


  1. What a fun stamp set that is! I love how you incorporated the little shopper into our sketch. She looks like she's having a grand old time! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Oh this is just fabulous! What a wonderful little image you've used and I love the sentiment you've used. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!