Hello Everyone. We have been home almost a week and thank goodness the weather was kind to us last week. If it had been like it is today - white over - I think we would have stayed on the plane and headed to warmer climes. We have been in NZ for 39 years and it is the FIRST time we have EVER had snow in our garden. It takes me right back to my childhood days in the UK!! I don't do snow anymore I'm afraid. Still the children round about are having lots of fun and when I went off for my swim this morning there was a procession of assorted snowmen along the roadside. Cute. Anyway onto my pictures. All my goodies purchased on our trip. I have tried to sort them into groups to some degree. Picture 1 is Gold leaf, Perfect pearls eyelets,brads etc, fancy fabric and Glimmer Mist spray. Pic 2 Yummy embellishments by Sir Tim. Pic 3 Stamps. Pic 4 Various glues and tapes. Pic 5 Cuttlebug embossing folders, Nesties and EK border punches. Pic 6 Various ink pads, brushes, pens and special papers. Pic 7 Gorgeous 12 x 12 Christmas paper pad. Pic 8 2 Gorgeous 8 x 8 paper pads. In both the 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 pads half the papers are plain and half are glittered and ALL are double sided. I can see I will be spoilt for choice!! So now I need to settle down and use some of my lovely goodies. I am looking forward to it and to showing what I make to you ladies. I still have a few jobs to sort out before I can craft with a clear conscience though so it may be a little while yet. Nice to be back (despite the weather) and talking with you again. Thanks for staying with my Blog in my abscence and for looking today.