Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Gypsy at heart

I love 7 Gypsies and today the first of their two new collections, Lille has been uploaded to the website along with a couple of other bits and pieces. I think it must be the mix of their unique style and the quirky little extras that they always manage to come up with.

I was talking to a friend (another 7 Gypsies fan) when they released the new catalogue and told her they were re-introducing tissue paper 'Oh good' she said, 'that means I can use the tissue I have now' That got me thinking, because I hoard product which is no longer available too. I still have some of their Whimsy range (small metal embellishments, arrows, crowns, frames etc). So, own up, does anyone else hang onto papers or embellishments just because you can't get them again?



  1. I do Jill

    Special papers are kept safely in a separate box and while I happily share what I have with friends when they come to craft, if they hear a sharp intake of breath from me, they know they have asked for one of my 'you can look but not use' items.
    Sounds selfish I know, but some bits and peices are just so special.

  2. Yep i confess as well!!!

    I have fav papers and embellishments that i can no longer get and love...love them.
    Just waiting on making something "really" extra special to use them on instead of lying in a drawer..or two..lol.

  3. I have to say that I don't. I buy papers, embellishments, etc and if I don't use them I would feel so guilty. I buy things with a layout/card/project in mind and then as soon as my stash arrives in the post I start making. If I don't I end up just storing my stash. I had Prima papers that are years old just taking up space, but not anymore - I just can't justify it! :)

  4. I struggle with favourite alphas and chipboard shapes, worrying if I use up all my "H"s or arraow will I regret it and need them on the next page! I have a stack of lovely chipboard letters that have just sat there gathering dust. My resolution is to start using them up!

  5. Yes! Yes! YES! I am SO guilty of doing this LOL, with papers, blossoms and especially chipboard and alphas. I am ashamed to admit it but I have a whole bagful of the original Basic Grey Alpha sheets that matched the sets....mostly 2 or 3 sheets of the same ones too.....so I can break into a couple of each type, but still keep at least one in perfect condtion....eeeek, did I just say that outloud??? LOL
    Warmest wishes Anita..xxx