Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Have kit will travel!

It's great to be back to a 'proper' keyboard, a big "Thankyou!" for holding my hand while I blogged (yes me!)from my phone - Oh! so frustrating, but I was determined that it could be done, although I need to work at at it - obviously!LOL
We had a lovely break, lots of walks by lots of flooded fields and swollen rivers and time to play with my journal! I know I've got to to get on with Christmas projects and my grandchildren's year books but this time was just to relax, we've got quite a busy time ahead(more of that in a few weeks!)
When I go away I know I always have a basic amount of crafty equipment at the caravan but some things I like to have with me at all times!
 Top right is my little kit, this and my pencil case is sometimes all that comes away with me(plus a couple of journals with prepared pages)
NeocoloursII, some chalky inks,cosmic shimmer pots, water brush, spritzer, black and white pens, and one or two background stamps.
In here, more pens, including sakura sparkly pens, brush pens in grey and brown, sharpie pens(red, green, blue, black)some pencils,little scissors, alphabet rub ons, TH distress tool, sponge, eraser, quickie glue pens and another spritzer and water brush. 
The rest of the basics that I took this time were 2 rolls of TH tape, some more background stamps and letter stamps(in cd cases),a pack of whisper pens, a pencils case full of scraps, some tags and some papers- oh! and my latest purchase a SMASH date stamp that also has little phrases on it!
My scrap case with stamped images, mop ups and all other sorts of scraps
My cupboards at the caravan have a variety of glues, paper, paint, inks, stamps,ribbon, lace etc, much of which is used when my grandchildren come up!

the yellow box contains all manner of  crafty bits and pieces, the two boxes above them  ribbons , tissue paper, lace etc.

I also have another small cupboard with paper cutter, heat tool, stamps(mainly for granchildren to use) in cd cases, promarkers, more pens, again for children and a tin full of scraps!I did take a photo but for some reason blogger doesn't want me to show you!!
I did play with my journal quite a bit, here's just one of the pages.

This was originally about using my phone, after yesterdays visit to the practice nurse this seems appropriate! Nuff said!
Thanks for staying with me through what must seem like a right ramble, I would love to know what others take with them as a basic travel kit, Chrisx


patcrafts said...

Great page Ilove the quote and the image goes perfectly with it.
Sorry I don't have a travel kit I once took a lot of crafting stash with me on holiday and DH complained so haven't done it since.xx

butterfly said...

Thanks so much for sharing your travelling kit, Chris! So helpful as I attempt to whittle my way down to a manageable stash selection to take away with me when I'm working away from home shortly... very much appreciated for the ideas it's sparked off for me! Great page, too, with a very fine sentiment. (Sorry I made you cry!)
Alison x