Wednesday, 10 November 2010

WOYWW - Yummy Stash & Achy Feet !

Hi Happy Wednesday !

Sunny, bright & a frosty OoC here in West Wales this morning !

Have been so busy shopping haven't actually got to do any crafting !

Had a fun trip to the NEC Hobbycraft Show with Lynda, Cheryl & Theresa from Scrapbook Club - the journeys went much faster with lots of chatter in the car - much more fun to have friends to share the day with !

I did have a shopping list & got quite a few bits that I wanted - and some things I didn't know I wanted but just had to have !

So some new Lavina stamps - Tracy's work is so lovely - I can stand & watch her for hours ! The lady at Imagination Crafts was demo-ing Silkies - I had had some as a gift when I re-subscribed to Craft Stamper but didn't really understand what they did - her demo was great & I succumbed to another set ! And a brayer - really need to get practicing with that !

Martha Stewart punches were everywhere - and some good prices ! I got a couple of the Round The Page ones - one will be from my parents for Christmas ! A few other stamps & paints .. and saw these brushes being used as an alternative to Cut & Dry foam & the lady at Inklicious was not getting those hard lines you (well I !!) get when you use foam - she made it look easy - but I need to see how I get on with them.

So a fun day, good company - happy shopper - achy feet by the end of the day - and oh my the aisles were rammed with people at some points !!!

As you can see, when I got home my DH made me a lovely G&T to sip whilst I admired my stash & recorded it all in my book ... and he cooked our supper that night .... who could ask for more !!


  1. Wow glad you had great time whilst also adding to your crafty stash.Theres alot of WOYWW crafters all been to Nec and had a great spend amongst the crowds.Feels like i was only one that missed out...too far.
    Anyways have great wednesday
    hugs judex

  2. New stash, how fun. Can't wait to see what you whip up, stamp up, punch out, etc.

  3. Great stash! Thank you for sharing and have a fab day. :)

    Maggie #56


  4. Fantastic shopping spree,im soo jealous of everyone who went to the NEC,i am defo going next time!
    Maria inkymits
    #84 (i think)

  5. Looks like a good days work that. Would have thought it's be hubby who needed the drink when he worked out how much you spent!!

    Brenda 90

  6. You obviously had a good time at the NEC - lovely lot of stash x Hazel #100

  7. So many fantastic things there to play with. I love Martha Stewart punches...they last forever!
    Sue xx 60

  8. Loads of lovely craftyness, love MS punches
    love all punches, I'm a bit of an addict! Have a Happy WOYWW!!
    ((Lyn)) #40

  9. Sounds like you had a fab time at the NEC. Look forward to seeing what you do with all your new stash :-)
    A x

  10. Perfect day then - certainly rounded off well with a G & T! That brayer - I'd forgotten how gorgeous and clean they are in the beginning! Have fun with your new stuff...come back and tell us your opinions as you start using!

  11. Hi Ali, It was freezing in S. Wales last night, I was out with the girls from work and coming home just after midnight it said that it was -1 in the car.....brrr!!It's not much better now and the winds are gale force!
    Anyway looks like you had a fab time at the NEC and managed to get to all that lovely stash despite the crowds :)
    I definitely NEED to go next year. Have a fab week.A.xx(4)

  12. Great desk. Glad you had a lovely time at the NEC. S #12

  13. I'm glad you too had a good time at the NEC... I understand about needing things!

  14. stash and a G&T, does life get any better. only just getting some time to snoop now. caroline #6

  15. Ooh, the NEC Hobbycraft show! How I wish I could go... Great stash you have there, those Tim Holtz alterations look super yummy

  16. Now I don't feel so bad about the stash I had to sneak into the house from my visit to NEC. Must admit most of mine were things I didn't know I needed until I saw them! I did refrain from buying a sewing machine that the nice genetleman assured me would do all my sewing and embroidery for me in a flash. He was a bit put out when I asked what I would be doing whilst the machine did it all.
    I happen to like sewing by hand!!!

  17. Your post sounds bliss... all those goodies from a great craft shopping show day then a G&T whilst perusing the treasures. AAAaaaahhh! Heaven!
    JoZarty x

  18. Ooh what a lucky girly you are! Fabulous stash and getting spoilt when you got home too (what's that green glow around me - lol)
    You record all your items in a book? I couldn't possibly do that, I'm sure I'd be horrified at how much money I spend - best not to know I think!

    Enjoy all your goodies and I look forward to seeing what you make with it all.

    Sherry (122)

  19. It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week.