Good morning! How are you all? I'm fine and feel nice and rested after yesterday's exertions lol! So after doing a bit of housewifely duty by doing some ironing, I have been taking photos of my lovely purchases.
My first photo is of the lovely and talented Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards. She is such a star, so friendly and helpful, always ready for a chat. Craftwork Cards is always the first stand Mum and I stop at, whenever we go to a stamping show.
I wasn't actually going to buy anything from Craftwork Cards this time, but as you can see from the photo below, I changed my mind. I think I must be one of few who don't actually like their Warren the Rabbit images, and I'm not so keen on Frosty the Snowman either - I don't really do cute. But I was taken the colours of the papers and card stock that go with Frosty - love the contemporary colours. Also bought some delicious new Candy - gorgeous metallic, holographic colours.
I got a really good deal on Promarkers - 10 for £15.00, so I bought two lots to take advantage of the offer. I won't be buying anymore for a while now so why not?
Another must have stand to visit was Sugar and Spice - I am such a fan of Marion Emberson, as I am sure I have mentioned once or twice! So it was nice to meet her and say hello. I bought a couple of sets of her stamps - alphabets, as well as a retro flower punch that I have wanted for a while, some silver Glamour Dust, and some crystals and a couple of packets of buttons.
These masks were a bit of an impulse buy, but I thought they would be really handy for journalling, using Distress Inks and spray inks.
I bought some journalling spots and tags, some plain Manila tags, memo and bingo cards, as well as a script stamp from Paperartsy.
Some more Glamour Dust (crystal), some calendars and a memo stack, some glue pens and some Pinflair glue (everyone is raving about this, thought I would try it out).
The Craft Fairy is a such a great stand to visit - lots and lots of beautiful ribbon, in every colour you can imagine. It was really hard to choose. They are so reasonably priced too - about £1.30 for 3 metres.
Any finally (well nearly!), two new Nestabilities, some magnetic sheets, Promarker fine nibs, a new acrylic block, some Diamond Glaze and even more buttons.
Well, that's all the purchases that I made for me. As you can see, I had a really successful day. My only disappointment was that Art From The Heart wasn't at the show. I had intended to buy some more spray inks, a pack of Moleskin Journals and some pre-printed images. I also wanted to take some photos of their beautiful artwork for inspiration, but it was not to be. I have made an internet order since I have been home, so I am sure the products will be will me in a matter of days.
My final, final purchase at the show wasn't for me, it was for my mum, for her birthday in November. She was umming and ahing between two designs of Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page punches - they were a really good price from Stamposaurus, so I bought one for her and she bought the other. I'm really glad because she wanted them both so much, and now I don't have to worry about what to get her for her birthday.
If you have stayed with me until the end, thank you! Hope you haven't been too bored. It was so exciting to spread all my goodies out this morning and see what I spent my money on. I won't be having anymore splurges like this for a while now - got to think about Christmas (urgh!). Just need to find some time to have a play!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, take care.