Tuesday, 14 April 2015

WOYWW - Ally Pally Outing !

Well, we girls from our Craft Club were up before dawn on Saturday - and on the road by half 6 !
We headed up the M4 in the rain - damp but no dampened spirits !
We reached Ally Pally by just after 10 and  appreciated the free parking & friendly parking attendants & shuttle bus driver.
We always comment how different it is to the NEC which we visit in November - where they charge us £10 per car and are never exactly welcoming !
We quickly set to shopping of course - most of us had a little (!!!) list - but still got tempted by some new goodies !
Here we all are with bags a bulging !

Lynda & I were happy to see fellow desker Helen - also in shopping mode !

So on my desk today is my new stash - mainly stamps, stencils & inks

- with a few Fresco paints to replace ones I have used up !

And I just had time on Sunday - after catching up on chores & a dash round the shops - to make my Nephew's birthday card. I found these Pirate papers (which must have been a freebie with a magazine at some point) and thought they were fun for a boy's card !

Wednesday night we have our craft club meeting - everyone is bringing their bounty from Saturday - so we can all ooh & aah over lovely goodies and even share some of them !

Have a fun crafty week !
Ali xx


  1. You look like you all had a great shopping experience with bulging bags! That is quite a drive, but fun when you can all chat and make the time go faster. Cute card for your Nephew.

  2. It was great to bump into you both, glad you had a fun day with your club friends. Seems we both bought "a bit" lol!! I am enjoying playing with my new stuff too. Helen #5

  3. enjoy your new stash :)
    have a good week, Happy WOYWW
    Thanks for sharing
    Mrs C.x #2 this week :)

  4. have fun with all your new goodies, I love the enthusiasm of having new stuff to play with
    Jill #30

  5. Sounds like you had a fab day! Enjoy your stash.
    Have a good week

    Bishopsmate #41

  6. Hi Ali, glad you had such a fab day. Totally agree about the NEC parking, its a disgrace how much they charge. And they wonder the footfall is dropping! I see you've been buying the Majestix stamps. I've bought quite a few recently, and I have a load from when they were Cardio, on the wooden pegs? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #16 xx

  7. Looks like you ladies had a fun time :) The new goodies look grand as well! Have fun creating with them soon. Shel@PaperOcotilloStudio #17

  8. What a fun time ~ and great new stash, too!
    rose #43

  9. It's so good to have a day out with like minded friends, bet you had a great time. Hoping you have a great crafty week too. Happy woyww, Angela x 36 x

  10. Oh I can see you all had great fun! Bags full! Great new stash. If you are in a club it pays to buy different things so you can use each others things.
    Looking forward to see what you create with your new stamps.
    Have a great week,

  11. Thanks for sharing pictures of all you lovely crafters. Shopping. such a treat.

    Happy WOYWW Thanks for sharing.
    Pat #64

  12. WOW Ali it looks like you did well with your shopping Saturday. I am planning on attending the scrapbook convention in Dallas in June and will probably come back with a bulging bag also. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #8