Just got back from a day out with Teresa - a fellow member of our Scrapclub - at the Artstamps Show in Newbury.
It's a nice sized event with enough stalls to empty your purse :) but not as big & crowded as the NEC !! The organisers only allow each the stall holders to bring certain brands of stamps so that you get a good broad selection not everything the same.
So I have a nice haul of new stamps from Hero Arts (fab flowers !), Little Claire (cats & owls - best not to get them too close to one another in case the feathers fly!!), a lovely Circa Designs Poppy & a Scene-It Harbour set - oh and some of the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies, A 12" Glittergirls border stamp which I will try tomorrow and a new Martha Stewart scallop punch !
I never normally buy wooden stamps as have nowhere to store them but I had seen a lovely humming bird stamp in Craft Stamper, looked on the web to no avail but one of the stands had it half price on offer - well it was obvoiusly fate - how could I not get it !!
Watch out for some posts as I try to use all these new treasures along with 3 new Distress Inks & a goodly few more Promarkers !!!!
Shimelle's forum has kicked off for the new class starting on Monday on photography & Scrapping - hoping to learn some new photography tips & get back in the swing of scrapping again ! Just now we are all saying hi on the forum .. still time to join - her classes are always fab ! Hop over to http://www.shimelle.com/ to join in the fun !