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Top Five Finds at the NEC – Imaginisce Clear Tree Stamp

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Who wouldn’t love this stamp? I’m sure you’ll agree that over the last year or so nature themes have been extremely popular in the crafting industry. We have seen owls galore, from the vintage moon collection to Carolee Creations Owls all Round pattern paper. There have been birds in the form of Heidi Swapp masks and Maya Road sheers. Not to mention that flowers always have and always will play a huge part in the world of crafting: Paper flowers, prima flowers, flower punches, flower stamps.. the list continues. There is something about these elements of nature that speak a language of beauty that seems to touch our souls. It could be argued that creation inspires us to create!

When hunting through the aisles of the NEC, visiting every stall, a take a mental note of everything I want to buy, and assess whether I should take a chance on buying it at that moment, or should I wait to see if it would be cheaper at a different stall. My purse only holds a limited amount of craft pennies, and I know from experience that it is very easy to spend £100 or so in an instant, and come home with only one or two bags to show for it.

This is one of the acrylic stamps from Imaginisce. At 99p – £1.49 each, who could resist buying something so cute and, well, quite simply irresistible! This tree is from the ‘Fairest of them all line’, which features a number of the cutest Fairy Tale designs: handsome frogs (which no doubtedly will turn into Prince Charming), beautiful carriages, exquisite crowns and glamorous palaces.

I love little bargain buys such as this. These stamps catch your eye, the packaging is great, it’s from a company I know, I love and I trust – and it doesn’t cost the Earth. So this little treasure is the first to feature as one of my top five buys at the NEC. I haven’t got round to using it yet, but I really can’t wait to give it a try. The design is simple yet elegant and will work great in colour or simply stamped in mono-tone. I’m also going to try it out with some chalks, and maybe some perfect pearls for a really regal pearlescent finish! Oh la la!

Do you own this stamp too? What have you made? What made you buy it? Leave a comment to share with us.

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