Sunday, 13 May 2018

Busy, busy , busy!!!

I don't seem to have much time for my journal at the moment but following a visit with friends to Happy Stampers yesterday I have made a very quick page before we head off this afternoon to Northumberland, we are staying overnight at our caravan and taking our time with a few stop offs on the way tomorrow!

I didn't take one photo yesterday, too busy watching demos, chatting with friends, lovely to see Cath, Neet and Chris(wish I had swapped phone numbers Chris, next time maybe?)and trying to find items that were on my shopping list. I did manage to find all the paints I wanted and finally with Helen's help found the embossing powder I was looking for! Of course, I had a good browse through the stamp stands and one or two stamps did make their way home with me!

Two of my favourites are shown here.
Lavinia Stamps curly ferns and hares with some Woodware fully grown ferns in the background. The quote is a French Denim one. 
The background paint are some of the Amsterdam ones I bought in Paris!

I am joining in at 
Art Journal Journey with Jo's Flora and Fauna theme!

Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature

Thanks for looking, Chris


Let's Art Journal said...

Glad you had a lovely time at Happy Stampers meeting up with friends and buying some crafty treats 😁. Your page is wonderful, I love the amazing curly fern and happy hare stamps that you found - beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey and wishing you happy travels, enjoy! J 😊 x

Lenie said...

Busy, busy, even the hares are busy 😊 or are they playing?
A while ago I wanted to buy this stamp too but it was sold. Now I have two rabbits. They are cute too.
Love the green background.
Have a nice sunday!

kathyinozarks said...

I feel like I have been too busy as well-so no work being done my journal. I love this page you have created-would be a great one to frame
Hugs Kathy

Helen said...

hardly anyone seems to have remembered to take photos! glad you had a great time though, and have a lovely trip. I love the hares, I have them too.

froebelsternchen said...

The curl fern stamp and the hares are fantastic ! Your page is so beautiful Chris! Thanks a lot for sharing it at Art Journal Journey! I can imagine how nice it was to meet up with like-minded people at Happy Stampers! And always good for the soul to buy new craft supplies! Enjoy your caravan!
Best wishes and hugs from

Divers and Sundry said...

I never got the hang of stamping without smearing. I had some back in the day, but none so adorable as those hares :)

Mrs.B said...

Glad you had a good time at the show Chris, hopefully I'll get to the one in October.
Love the new stamps and the journal page.
Have a great time in Northumberland.
Avril xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was out and about all day yesterday and much of today, and took very few photos, although I had my camera with me at all times. I LOVE those hares, and those ferns remind me of photos Helen took at Kew. Thanks for taking time to share this with us at Art Journal Journey.

Cath Wilson said...

OOh, I missed those hares... but I spent way too much without those!

Great page - have a lovely time in Northumberland - have tea in a treehouse and think of me, lol. LOVELY to see you yesterday - really lovely!

Cath xx

My name is Erika. said...

Sounds like a very fun day out for sure! Just seeing those stamped imaged meant you must have had a good little or maybe big shop. I love a good shop! Hope the trip to your caravan is good and you have some nice stops on the way home. Hugs-Erika

Lynne K said...

That's a gorgeous page, Chris! Love those hares, and the ferns. The ferns around where I live are at the curly stage just now. I always think they look a bit other-worldly until they have opened right out, and you have certainly captured that atmosphere here. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Sounds like you had some very uplifting retail therapy alongside good friends and it shines through on your page Chris. Beautiful created scene with those stamps. Wishing you a wonderful time away enjoy it and relax. Will catch up with you when you return.
Take Care Tracey xx

brenda said...

Such a lovely page with the gorgeous Lavinia stamps Chris, many thanks for joining our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

chrissie said...

Love the page Chris and ir sounds like you had a fun day meeting friends and buying goodies.

Have fun

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

Your page is gorgeous Chris!! We love hares in this house and yours are beautiful on the page.

Sorry, I didn't manage Port Sunny, stupidly put my back out, clearly very bad timing. Hope to see you there later in the year though. Hugs, Anne xx