I was an hour late for Craft and Chat this week, because we had the water engineers visit……. and yes there is a leak. The good news is they have found it and it can be repaired. The bad news is, its in the middle of our block paved driveway and since the pipe is 50 years old so even if we repair it there might be more leaks soon. Now that is something that would be a real worry because the pipe goes under our extension we had built 10 years ago. It would be some time before we found a leak there so it looks like we are going to have a new pipe running round the other side of the house, gulp……. We shall see when the quotes come in and when we know exactly how much upheaval it will be. You know the thing I’m most upset about…. they are going to have to dig up the bit of garden that has taken me 12 years to anything to grow in, and it’s finally looking lovely, darn!

Needless to say with all that crazy going on, I was a bit flustered and not that prepared for the Craft and Chat. I had picked a fabulous bundle, stamp and punch that you NEED!

We had fun with the incredible shaker bubbles, oh my they are amazing! Just look at them! The happy birthday is from Art Gallery, an old favourite and still available.

Bottled Happiness Shaker Cards Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler

If you are reading this via email please click HERE to watch the video.

Here is a close up of the amazing bubbles……. they will pick up the colour from whatever is around them, they are fantastic.

Bottled Happiness Shaker Cards Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler

Bottled Happiness Shaker Cards Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler
Bottled Happiness Shaker Cards Inspiring Inkin' Amanda Fowler

Here are all the Stampin’ Up! items I used in the video. Click on the pictures to go shopping in my online store.

Its been a busy week for saying its been a 4 day week, not helped by the fact that I thought Wednesday was actually Thursday, I have no idea why we keep thinking every day is Thursday…. I mean you can’t have 3 in one week can you?

The catalogue launch has gone really well, I know you are loving the new things, as the orders have been coming in. I have been welcoming some amazing people into my team this week too. I’m so excited they have taken the step and have joined my team. They are getting an incredible deal of over £190 of products for just £99. More importantly they are getting to join my Inspiring Inkin’ team an awesome community of crafters. They will get an ongoing discount whilst they are active, they will see the up coming catalogues first AND be able to order 4-6 weeks before anyone else AND attend crafting events with me and Stampin’ Up! too. If you are tempted, message, call or email me I would love to talk to you about it!

Brian and I have been busy working on Kim’s wedding invites. I parcelled them up today and they are on their way up north, Kim and Dom are putting the finishing touches on them before sending them out so that is an exciting job to have finished.

So what are you up to this weekend? Brian’s shoulder is recovering well, so we will be doing a bit in the shower room, the framing for the base is going in and there will be all the sanding to do. I’m taking pictures as we go so I can do a blog post when its finished.

Sunday we are off out to a gardening show for a bit of R&R and I’m hoping for a pub lunch / afternoon tea, who knows! We will have an adventure which is the main thing.

I shall be back here on Tuesday, see you then.


To join the May 2024 Craft-Along, you must enter the Inkin’ Host Code below at check out and place a minimum order of £49 or €56 before shipping during April 2024. All orders below £49, or if you request it, will a get a thank you gift and card.

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