Tuesday, 11 November 2014

WOYWW - NEC Goodies !

Well, I picked up a carload of crafty-girls at half six on Saturday morning - the early start speaks of crafty dedication don't you think !!
We headed up to the NEC in Birmingham for the Hobbycraft show - 3 hours journey each way but what a fun day we had !
We arrived early enough to get to the stands we wanted to see before the crowds got too manic !
And we got to meet up with Shaz Silverwolf from amongst our Deskers for lunch which was lovely too !

So my desk this week is laden with lots of lovely goodies that I bought at the show !

Some amazing new Lavinia Stamps, a couple of Clarity stencils, plus some of the new longer thinner stencils from Imagination Crafts and a couple of Chloe stamps ...

Sunday afternoon Much Beloved went to Footie & so I had a couple of hours to play at my desk to try some of the lovely inspiring things we saw on display or being demo-ed on Saturday !

Here I have had a play with my new Lavinia funky seed-head (well I do adore a seed-head as you know !!) and toadstool stamps - and a good dollop of Stickles - sadly they haven't showed up too well on the photo !

Wow Embossing powders had a great stand and an amazing Show Special set called Planet Earth - these have proven to be gorgeous colours and an amazing deal at 6 for a Fiver !!

Then we saw that Chloe from Chloe's Stamps had been stamping & embossing on velum - I had great fun with this new technique !

Being November, Christmas was everywhere - and we saw lots of amazing stamps - this long tall stamp of a Reindeer was great fun and I enjoyed having a 1st play with the stamp on this card !

And just a few of the Mini Distress Inks we spotted at a great price - and I am finding it so handy to have all these mini ink pads on my desk and to hand !

We have planned to have a sharing session at Craft Club tomorrow night so everyone can have a play with our new stash !

Have a great crafty week !
Ali xxx


  1. Love all the stash Ali, I have a box full, just had a delivery from joanns too so I will have to show it all when we get home.
    Having a brill time over here, not looking forward to saying goodbye when the time comes

    Jan x

  2. just finished writing my post, but am scheduling it for midnight as usual! Looks like you had a very successful day, if very tiring - all that driving and then all that shopping and more driving home!! Love the pile of goodies and am impressed that you've used some of it already!! Helen (numberless, obviously so far!)

  3. I saw this reindeer stamp on our "leaders" page when she wrote the kraft post! I love all your new stencils and pod stamps too.

  4. I love what you created with your new stamps! Fabulous! Happy WOYWW zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #33

  5. What a wonderful day out, and so much to show for it. It's great to see the stuff in action, to inspire you. Enjoy playing with your new toys and happy WOYWW, Chris # 7

  6. Fabulous haul of dies, stamps and stencils. Am loving those wonderful poinsettias. Thanks for sharing.

    Karon #54
    Karon's Krafty Korner

  7. Quite the haul you got there and meeting up with other deskers too, how fabulous is that! Love the reindeer stamp at the end, can see him being used a lot! Annette #31

  8. And yet another one who had a great day at the NEC. Just need to find somewhere to put all the new stuff Lol! Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

  9. Sounds like an awesome day! Great stash! Love the stencils, and the interesting flower (?) stamps, and you made a wonderful card from the reindeer stamp! Fun! Lindart #63

  10. Ok, I'm getting jealous of this day out I keep reading about! :)
    Your embossing powders look very enticing
    Happy Wednesday

  11. You surely had a cool day! I love your card you made with your new stamps!
    Gabriele 28

  12. Glad you had a great day, especially meeting up with Shaz! That seed head stamp is fab :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 32 xx

  13. Lots of lovely new goodies to play with from the NEC. I was there on the Thursday and loved it. Tracey No. 20

  14. Lucky you! Lots of nice new stuff! I love those seed heads too. And the reindeer with antlers is great!
    Yes, it's handy to have lots of mini ink pads within reach. I have those pointy ones, which I bought at QVC some years ago when I lived in the UK and they are still going strong (not dried out at all). I would love to get more distress ink pads but even the small ones are very expensive here in Spain.
    Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder,
    Have a good week,
    Sorry I'm late but I take my time going through them all. (I enjoy reading all the blogs and look at the photos)

  15. Hi Ali, it was lovely to meet up, and I bought those toadstool stamps too! Great minds, eh? Can't believe how late I'm running this week, blaming a 10.00 appt at the hospital on Wednesday, had to sleep in two shifts that day! Love the embossing on vellum, haven't done that in ages. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #20