It's a long drive - 3 1/2 hours each way - but it's a lovely venue - just a shame that the weather wasn't good enough for us to sit outside & have our lunch as we have in previous years - the view over the city is stunning.
We thought there seemed to be less stalls there this year - but there was still plenty to see - good demonstrations and of course loads of shopping !!
So this week my desk is covered in yummy stash !
And a couple of projects I managed to squeeze in between getting back on Saturday night and having to head back to Bristol Airport on Sunday afternoon !
So at the front is a ring binder album with Project Life style pockets plastic folders in it - I have seen some lovely examples of this on the WOYWW blogs - so I am keen to have an experiment !!
To the left is a new alphabet die - the whole show was awash with dies - loads of different brands & hundreds of designs !!
We were commenting in the car on the way home how crafting fashions come & go !!
I found some lovely stamps - as usual Tracey at Lavinia Stamps was doing some lovely demos of her fairies & landscapes !!
I found 2 new fairies that I liked - and had a quick play with them on Sunday morning too !
So here's a page in my journal - using some of the new Dylusions inks - including White Linen which softens down the vibrant colours ! - and some new colours of Sparkle Medium I used through a new stencil I found.
Its just a playing around page - Never Stop Believing Magic Can Happen !
This fairy caught my eye as well - gathering pollen from the flower - with an Inkylicious Twinchie of rudbeckia stamped at the bottom !
Stencils were the other big thing at the show - they had many from several companies - which is fine by me as I love them !!
The Peacock & Owl I had on my wish list but the others were just pure temptation !
Looking forward having a fun time experimenting with them !!
Anyway - hope you all have a fun crafty week ! Looking forward to seeing you desks & projects this week !