Step-By-Step to Christmas 2020: Step Two

So ... I made a plan for everything I’d like to make for Christmas this year.
I've been through my Craft supplies to see what I already have. And made a list of the things I wanted to buy.
And now I'm on to Step Two : Shopping!

Usually this Step is lot more enjoyable than it has been this year. I don't enjoy visiting any shop at the moment, even Craft Shops. But, I did venture out a little & managed to pick up a few things before the latest Lockdown began. The rest I've just picked up online.

Let me show you what I've chosen : )

From Paperchase, some beautiful new Hammer Card, Paper & Envelopes. These have a lovely, subtle Hammer texture. It's quite a soft texture. And they're a nice & white.

I also chose some Metallic Gold Paper & Envelopes too.

For me, Paperchase is one of the few shops we have in the UK where I am more or less guaranteed to find something to buy whenever I go in. It's definitely one of my favourite shops. I haven't used either of these before. So I'm looking forward to trying them.

I've stocked up on some basics ... Envelopes, Mini PomPoms & Bells, and made sure I have enough sparkle ... Adhesive Gems & Sequins. All from Hobbycraft & The Range.
I'm trying Cosmic Shimmer for the first time. Yep. First time (I know!) ...
... & I have some new Twine. It's 1mm Shamballa Waxed Cord, which I bought *here*. I chose the colours 'Linen' & 'Khaki', which is a really good match for the new Spruce Green colour in 'Berry Bright'. (I've already used the 'Linen' colour on my stag cards *here*.

And finally, I do, of course, have my New Papers, 'Berry Bright' ...
New 'Fanciful', 'Billowy' & 'Snowballs" Designs in The Colour Collection & French Country Colours ...
and new 'Painterly' Sentiments & 'Merry Gnoel' Little Gnome Images too.

I'm all ready for Step Three: Crafting!
I'm going to begin that next : )

Love Liz xx

2 comments on Step-By-Step to Christmas 2020: Step Two

  1. What a great haul, lovely colours, wish we had a Paperchase near us! I look forward to seeing your makes. My are all made and written, ready to go December 1st. I've never been that early doing my cards, maybe your way will be easier and cheaper next year? Thanks for the ideas.
    Faith x

    1. Hi Faith,

      Thank you : ) Cards made and ready got go in mid-November is very impressive. You are very organised. I wish I was!!!!