Monday, 23 July 2012

♥ Desktop Carousel Haul & More: Videos ♥

Hey all, 

So I did a blog about and I bought 3 items on Friday (one is out of stock) and 2 of them arrived today (Monday) ~ which I'm super happy with the shipping and the shipping cost please see my blog about that because I reccommend them.  I didn't realise "special order" means they have to order it in before they can ship it too you, but at no additional shipping cost I am thus far happy.

Anyways since it came today I decided to do some videos and such and upload them to YouTube.  I did 3 the first is "How I store my scrap paper" simply because a couple of people have asked me that lately so thought I'd share that.  Second video is of what Joshua bought me at the weekend and what I got from, what I bought from Amanda aka Mrsdotdotdotty and some organising bits and bobs and the wall art by Katy so here's the videos (I'll add the YT description under the videos on my blog here)  and finally the thrid video is of my latest creation but I'm not going to upload it to YouTube until she's recieved it as I don't want to spoil the suprise :P

Anyways don't forget to check out my youtube channel ~ Thank you  

♥ Thank you for watching x Imogen
I am currently in the middle of sorting out some other organising bits, while having my kitchen done (see blog) and then I'll be able to get my craft room finished (finished furnished etc) and do a "my craft room tour video" :D :D

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Shopping Haul: ~ UK delivery £2.79 (international shipping varies depending on weight of items) I ordered on Friday morning and recieved Monday morning (UK).
♥ Carousel (inc embellies) - - £24.99
♥ Glossy Accents - - £4.95


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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Interested in participating in swaps, challenges, friendly craft chat and more...  check out and if you have any spare time also check out My YouTube Videos

Friday, 20 July 2012 ... postage update

A little pissed off. My order has just come through that my bo bunny papers will take 6-7 weeks to arrive due to being out of stock while the rest should be here on Monday. T__T I wanted the papers over everything else so I could make the album a.s.a.p ... looks like it might have to be a Christmas present now :( ... not impressed with that!! But still kind of happy with the rest…  Still brilliant prices and such, just partly not good on delivery time… if it was in stock they’d get 10/10 but I’m currently placing them at lets say 6/10 maybe… hope they get this skates on with the papers!!

...Jilly says I should breath.. I spent more money!!

Ok so I was super naughty but in truth aside from the money for the stamps and for a commission from Amanda (all in all less than £15) and I haven't had my last 2 months magazines etc.  Anyways listen to me try to justify buying things!!  Josh said I could, and gave me his bank card YEY!!

Anyways I discovered this awesome site yesterday when trying to find Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers, which are stunning and I will do a share on them once they arrive and I have the prefect idea for them hence why I was looking to buy them,  Anyway.  Super cheap prices on this site and postage is AWESOME!

First let me say stocks some awesome stuff (keep reading) and the postage is: UK SAVER Postage (Royal Mail 1st Class - FREE for Orders over £45.00) or £2.79 flat rate to UK and will arrive in 2-5 working days.   They do international shipping which depends on the weight of the item(s) in your basket.

But super excited about this store and what indeed I bought!!  So...  I bought:

A bottle of 'Glossy accents' which I am super excited about for many reasons but mostly that the Glossy accents cost me £4.95 (see link) when I've never seen it for less than £8 here in the UK!!  So super happy, plus they currently have an offer on where you can buy 2 for £9.50 from their website again but different sale page (see link).  

My comments from my research:  Glossy accents is as it says on the bottle a clear glossy liquid you can use to cover a variety of mediums such as paper, metal, plastic, wood etc to make it shiny, in addition this stuff drys semi quickly depending on the thickness of the amount used.  Say half an hour - an hour and half.  But better than most gloss mediums.  Due to it's strength and dry time Glossy accents can also be used as an adhesive, matter of moments for a small spot.  Also available is a crackle accents which gives a cracked aged effect.

Anyway, I have every intention to use this product on my next mini album which will start as soon as I gather all my supplies a.s.a.p

I finally got my hot little hands on this wonderful item, the storage carousel.  Now while this one is not by "We R Memory Keepers" or "Making Memories" ...I am under the belief they have stopped making these now (looks slightly differ plus no brand name).  

I struggled for ages trying to find the desktop storage carousel here in the UK and the expense of them over in the US is about £70 before international shipping.  I was super exited when I found it on another website priced at £32.99 before shipping although couldn't gather any information on shipping cost and frankly decided that I wanted to spend the money on paint and shelving etc for my craft room before I bought more stuff when I didn't have a place to put it!!  Anyways on they have this wonderful desktop carousel for £24.99 (go here) plus all the embellies you see in the pic!! BARGAIN!!

Also note that the carousel rotates making it very easy to access items AND this can easily double up as a very awesome makeup holder for makeup brushes, makeups, hair brushes and/or accessories, sprays and much more.  Just thoughts.

Bo Bunny Gabrielle 6x6 papers £4.99 (see here) which is brilliant as the pad contains 36 pages of paper which as always with Bo Bunny are Acid and Lignin Free papers.

I am super excited about this paper collection as earlier this year my partner and I went to London and stayed at his Mums for his Nephews first communion and his Dads 65th Birthday.  Lots of pictures were taken (still waiting on some to be sent to me via email) but his Mum doesn't have recent pictures of the family nor does she have the internet so I thought a wonderful simple-ish mini album full of photos from that week would go down a treat and be a super lovely gift for her.  Her favourite colour is turquoise and finding paper lines that are mostly turquoise (or very similar colour such as aqua or teal blue) became a difficult task until is stumbled upon this devine paper pack which is turquoise, salmon, brown, black and white.  Of which I still have to buy further embellishments but do have some ribbons, fibres, lace and embellies that will go wonderfully with this collection.  As I said it doesn't want to be over complex with loads of pockets and tags and such but I'm sure this paper line will be perfect.  Of course, as always, I will share my creations.  

Alternative places to buy this paper are Ebay at £8.98 inc postage or US import for a lot more.  This paper line also comes in 12x12 and a variety of embellishments, toppers, tags, stickers and more.  See these videos;

  • First half of the following video by YouTube user contains viewings of both sides of the papers.

^ Video by YouTube user ^

  •  This video only shows one side of the papers but shows the other embellishments and such that go with this paper line.  This video is by YouTube user

    ^ Video by YouTube user ^

Anyway, Thank you for looking/watching and I hope this may help and/or inspire someone. Imogen xX

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

wedding mini album by injoystampin

I have decided that I am in love with the following mini album, and infact a number of works by the her.  Anyways...  love love love this and it's so inspiring.

YouTube Video by YT user

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Haul VIDEO Ebay Stamp Buy & Free Stuff Happy Mail [UK]

I got a whole bunch of crafting goodies in the mail...  watch video to find out more!! :D :D

Here's my latest card I have made! 
I am working on another mini album but it's a secret gift so can't share my works on that atm.
But here's a thank you card for my Grandparents... (as seen at the end of the video!)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Home: New Kitchen Layout Plan (Drawings by Me!)

Today (10th July 12) I decided to draw up a new layout of my kitchen floor plan.  Which is 90% accurate to what it should be once the builders have gutted and plastered the kitchen.  
5 ceiling lights are to be staggared in two rows down the center of the kitchen if possible.

Finally a bifolding door is to be fitted between the kitchen and the hallway.

I was asked to draw up a rough guide to where what cupboards and appliances etc were going and so I drew up two rough guides to show what is going where.

-Wall to the left as you walk in from the hall: Very much not to scale, just a rough working idea (guide) of how the kitchen might look once finished. 

Including one double socket behind small cupboard with access at the back for the oven plug and washing-machine plug.  Then two double sockets on the wall to the left of the kitchen wall for
appliances etc. 

The tiles we decided would look better in black tiling further up the wall and adding border tiles to the top, over all saving over £50 due to border tiles!  (Estimate = Total 277 tiles needed. (44 tiles per £11.04 box) = 7 boxes = £77.28 + Boardertiles 16 (£3 each) = £48  ~ Grand total =£125.28  (Wickes: Cosmopolitan Black Wall Tile, Product Code: 221119)

Additionally will have to cut into the back of the single wall unit due to boxed off pipes on the wall (total current box size deep 2"  =  5.1cm  & wide 3"  =  7.6cm).

-Wall to the right as you walk in from the hall: Very much not to scale, just a rough working idea (guide) of how the kitchen might look once finished. 

Including one double socket behind fridge/freezer for fridge/freezer and blow heater as seen on fascia bored.  Then two double sockets on the wall to the left of the kitchen wall for appliances etc.  Finally another accessable double socket for tumble dryer down the bottom  left of that wall.

Additionally new porter-hole surround and shelf above to finish off that alcoving space.

Alcove counter top is also to be made as flush as possible with the other counter top (fussy-cut if nessesary) and/or flush to wall, still with easy access to the backdoor.


Ps. Decided to go for a Wickes kitchen as it was equally nice if not nicer, which saved us way over £2000 and then some.  Which meant we could get other stuff and think about the next project.  Project-Pergoda!