Friday, December 08, 2006

Help me please!

From time to time I am very good at not splurging on new crafting goodies. But then suddenly I go a bit mad. I have to stop. I want to buy a Craft Robo so I mustn't keep buying other stuff. I know I will use it but mustn't buy anyway. This week there has been the crate Paper (in a sale!) books to be turned into presents (well they are presents) a few lovely bits and bobs from Purple Planet (in a sale!) and then a tote from Rugby crafts which (in their sale) cost me £20. Lots of bargains, but the key is lots. Plus Bazzill card for presents.
I managed to give up buying craft stuff for Lent - bought nothing at all, wouldn't even allow myself glue or tape. This time I am allowing those things but nothing else. will you help me?
Every time I see a bargain or get the urge to splurge I will post on here and I want lots of No's to keep me strong!

Been to the orthodentist this morning to oversee Hywel being turned into a metal mouth. He is all white and shaky now. Bless.

I only managed one card for the Daring Cardmaker's this week but after seeing everyone else's I am full of ideas as to how to use "found" objects for stamping in the future.
This one utilises my hubby's thumb (it is bigger than mine). A square hammered card with purple cats eye ink chalked round the edge, prima flowers and 3 Bugs rhapsody collection paper.

I'm running a card making table at my church's craft afternoon tomorrow so wish me luck!

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Hi Lythan

thank you for your comment on my I dare sing - and of course you can use the idea sometime, also thank you for your prayers, its been a very hard and long week and it makes it worse that I cant get a babysitter for the children therefore will not be able to attend the funeral.

Anyway glad you found or should I say your hubby found the tickets hehe. I know what its like though I bought some tickets for the Disney Princess on Ice show back in February and the show was a couple of weeks ago - trying to keep a safe place Ill remember isnt easy is it? xx

Rhi said...

Good luck with your craft table, sounds like fun. And even more good luck with your stash fast, just shout when you need a stern word :)

Rhi x

Rhi said...

Ooops forgot to say I love your card, but you know that already ;)

Kel said...

I love your card Lythan - so pretty and clever too! As for the spending, I reckon as you're usually the person leading us all into temptation, we'll all benefit if you are restrained. As long as you stop telling us what we can buy where...

Gillian Hamilton said...

This is a gorgeous little card Lythan.. great idea using your hubby's thumb print...
Oh it is hard isn't it when all those lovelies tempt, Stay focused Luv, it'll be worth it...
Hope your card stall is a huge success.

Anam said...

love the thumb print :) have fun at the stall.

as for stash buying i am pretty crap but try to limit to 10 sheets of paper a month and 1 other thing - works most months.

Kathy said...

great card Lythan. Somewhere, I have a book with a picture of a thumbprint owl - this was what I thought I'd try for the dare but I couldn't find the book so gave up as my drawing isn't good enough to tackle that without some help!

I love you card, and the sentiment. You should set up a booth with the cards ready made and just waiting for the thumbprint to be added by people who buy them...

Paula said...

Love the thumbprint card. I was speed reading cause I have so much to catch up on, and read thumb and square hammer a bit quickly and had to start again. Thought you'd been hammering him. Ouch!