So it was off to Hobbycraft! The place was packed, as was the car park. I had a good mooch about, and picked up a few bits, two packs of decopatch, two dies, couple of packs of embellishments, some TH stuff, and a pot of black embossing powder. The dies I got are at the front of the picture, I've got two birds on a wire stamps, but still liked the die, then I spotted the Susan's garden die by Sizzix, just couldn't resist this.
I cut it using white card, then used my promarkers to colour it. I may also try painting one to see which works best, but I was very happy with the results. Not use the bird on a wire die yet... but will get round to it soon.
I could have spent a fortune, my one gripe with them is that they have none of the recognised glues, or many stamp sets, love to see Indigo Blu and others in their stores.
I won't be deserting my other craft shop, they are more specialised and offer me more choice in stamps, ink pads etc. I'll be going back, but when it is a bit quieter.
Feeling excited about the next art therapy project, it is making a mandala! I'm partly responsible for the choice, because of my glass painting, and cos I'd showed the tutors a book I'd got on them, that proved inspirational to one of the tutors who bought it. Now I can't wait.
Feeling much better now, mood has really improved and I've had a bit more energy, helped by getting some sleep. All for now, hope to have more pics tomorrow.