Wednesday, 17 March 2010

WOYWW St Patricks Day

I had a tidy of my stash at the weekend and decided to haul out the first stamp set I ever bought at a fair in about 1990. I have opened out the instructions so you can see how fun it all was back then and the great techniques, which we still use of course but so much better now. I was going to get rid of them, I took out the sentiments, then the clouds and grass, the butterfly, the present, oh... I may as well just keep them you never know! They are a bit stiff but still stamp ok.
My other stash next to it is a bargain I found on clearance on QVC - never seen them on a show and they were reduced to £10 with some matching papers, decals and chipboard pieces which I have "tidied" away.
A free digi image (can't remember where! Edited to say - it is from Ooh La La creations) I got of a shoe which I am going to have a play with.


Cardarian said...

I really like those old stamps - and really great instructions - I would need that to put somewhere on the wall! DO NOT THROUGH THAT AWAY!!! As a librarian ( someone who is a specialist in keeping things) I definitly think those stamps should stay!
Have a lovely day!
P.S: Love the fancy new clear stamps too!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linby,
This is a wonderful glimpse into the past. You really are a bit of a horder aren't you. Thanks for sharing.
Fiona x

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh I had one of those instruction sheets! HAD though, inlike you, I certainly wouldn't be able to find it now! I have the Chatsworth range that you got from QVC..have used them and used them and used them, they were a great buy for me. Intersting desk today Linby!

Lisa Jane said...

A girl after my own heart - have tidy up - sort out your stuff- then keep it all !!
It all looks too valuable to ever get rid of lol
Lisa ;)

Wipso said...

What fun. Love all you've got on your desk today Lynn. Your parcel is in the post so watch out for the postman :-)
A x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh those clear stamps look yummy :) I know what you mean about keeping stuff I'm like that with most things, not just craft stash.
Anne xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I did laugh at your post ... that is exactly how I get rid of stuff too! Doh! I don't *LOL*

butlersabroad said...

What a brilliant desk, that stamp instructions sheet should be framed and on the wall! Love the clear stamps too, they're great. What's the purple image directly above the instructions? Is it stamped? Looks lovely.


Pam said...

I'm always thinking I will get rid of something and just when I'm about to chuck it I think "actually that will come in handy" never does!!!! Stamps look grea though. Hugs Pam x

Paula Gale said...

Lynn - that instruction sheet for stamping is great - I thought you had done it... You got a good bargain on QVC with those Chatsworth Stamps too. Might have to take another look. Well done. Also - liking the shoe!!!


Paula x x x

Angie said...

What a great bargain you go ...those look really good.

Helen said...

What an instruction sheet! I'm not very good (!!!) at throwing things out, you may have noticed...

craftytrog said...

Lovely bit of vintage stash!

Vicki said...

ooh cute stamps - and sometimes the older stuff is better quality - and it just works better too xxx

Nikki said...

Hey Linby Sweet vintage collection :)
hugs Nikki

SueH said...

You’re making me feel all nostalgic talking about the first stamps you’re brought. I can’t remember what mine was because it was so long ago but knowing me it’s still in a drawer somewhere. Lol!

The QVC stamps were a real bargain….lucky you. I’m sure I’ve seen them in Hobbycraft and the were around the £9 mark for just one set.


Susie Sugar said...

Hello darling , no sorry I didn't do WOYDW last week I have been so busy , so I didn't see your shoe (Its not the same one but similar and I too have that exact one printed out as well) now doesn't that just prove we are crafty sisters seperated at birth !!! lol
You desk looks fab by the way
I will have to try to join in this week
Hugs Susie xx