Decorative Planner Stamping - Ursula the Sea Witch

Decorative Planner Stamping - Ursula the Sea Witch


Decorative Planner Stamping - The Great British Bake Off

Decorative Planner Stamping - The Great British Bake Off


Confessions of a Plannerholic #7 `My Regrets`

Confessions of a Plannerholic #7 `My Regrets`

Hmmm! A difficult one this as I haven't gone stupid with the buying.  I started with stickers as most people do and very quickly discovered that could be a really expensive game.  I already had a silhouette so the obvious answer was to make my own.

Well......I didn't really have the skills.  I spent hours and hours working it out, designing the layouts and learning to offset cut.  That Silhouette has a life of its own, it is such a temperamental beast.  It was taking me ages each week to design and cut my layout.  As my big computer is in my craft room I was shut away for hours which really was totally impractical.

I am not known for my perseverance in the face of adversity...I had to sort something out.  As a crafter I had lots of stamps and inks, so the obvious was staring me in the face.  If I stamped up I could sit if front of the TV and colour.  Being a spoonie colouring in front of the TV is incredibly relaxing.

My style developed and my colouring skills have certainly developed.
The obvious regret could be the time and effort I put in to sticker making but I really learnt a lot about the software and now use it for all sorts of interesting projects.  I find it far easier than publisher for all sorts of planner tasks so I can't say I regret that.

I think possibly the only thing I have bought and not used is a complete set of Versamagic inks

Planner Stampers said they were the best inks to use.  I thought buying the complete set would get me a good discount, and it did .....But, I just found myself sticking with the Versafine.  I liked the crisp stamping and I just added colour with my colouring pencils.  I think I have probably used about six colours from the Versa Magic collection.  However, I am trying to use them a little more now, so hopefully they will get used.

I have loads of planner stamps and have occasionally found I only use a single stamp from a set.  Custom stamps are expensive but in the long run probably would have been cheaper.
Washi?  Well what can I say? I am sure every planner has is stash of Washi they will never get around to using

Check out this Halloween Washi.  Not sure how I would ever use 10m of the stuff.  I don`t even like it.

The biggest waste of money has got to be this

Not entirely sure what I was thinking but in my defence I only had a few rolls of Washi when I got this `bargain` in TK Maxx.  It is not even worth selling on as it weighs so much.  Look at all that skinny washi!!!!  I spent ages tracking down skinny washi until realisation dawned.  I can cut it on a paper trimmer to what ever width I want....Paper trimmers are definitely good buys.

 Here is another fabulous washi, in fact my first ever washi...couldn`t tell you how much it cost with shipping but trust me I wouldn`t pay that much now.  I used it once as it is a big washi 20 -25mm.  really i need to crack that trimmer out and do a jungle/zoo theme layout at some point.

My 'itching to buy' item would be a full set of Prismacolor, colouring pencils but I already have a full set of Faber castell, a half set of colour soft and a small set of inktense.  Like most crafters I always think the next product will make a huge! I am sitting on my hands.  If I buy them I know I would regret it.

Hope you are all having a fab week...why not have a look at my fellow confessee`s
Jo x

Decorative Planner Stamping - Farmer's Market

Decorative Planner Stamping - Farmer's Market


Confessions of a Plannerholic #6 The 'Wish' List

Confessions of a Plannerholic #6 The 'Wish' List

Where to start with this one?  

I am sure every planner has an extensive wish list that is rapidly added too as they are inspired by other work on line.

I saw an absolutely fabulous TN hand painted with an Alice in Wonderland was absolutely amazing.  I love all sorts of handmade creations.

But on my personal wish list right now would be free shipping from the US. That way I could stock up on stamps from my favourite manufacturers with out having to pay stupid amounts for shipping and customs charges. It would also allow me to get another Inkwell Press for next year but with the drop in the exchange rate and the stupid mailing costs I think I will be giving it a miss.  

So what do I want?  All the planner stamps lol.  It would be nice to have some more Sweet Stamp Shop but they cost way too much in shipping.  Studio L2e do some fabulous stamps and I think they would be top of my list for quality....I could just finish my collection.

I would however, like direct access to Lawn Fawn and Paper Smooches.  There are bound to be more US stamp companies that I am not as yet familiar with.

Then of course there is Joann's and Michaels.  We so need these in the UK, if only they came with the same prices and coupons.  I shouldn't grumble really, I have had a ball in these shops whenever we have visited the US.  So I do have my share of crafting goodies, but sadly no Washi.

And what about a planner meet? This is high on my wish list. I live in a rural area of the U.K. and don't really have the time or opportunity for 'meets'.  MY US chums are going to a big one next week.  I am living vicariously and looking forward to hearing all about it.

My unicorn wish has got to be an Aqua A5 Malden but I wouldn't be prepared to spend the money on it.  The planner I keep looking at though is the A5 Jack..

So, what is your planner wish?  Do you have a unicorn?  Please share

Have a great week people x

Planner Pages Decorative Stamping - The 'Sweet' Theme

Planner Pages Decorative Stamping - The 'Sweet' Theme


Confessions of a Plannerholic #5 the expose

Confessions of a Plannerholic #5 - The Expose