Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Big Stamp + Scrapbooking Show

Yesterday we had a wonderful......and exhausting......day at Alexandra Palace......sadly we had to leave too early to take up Shimelle's very kind offer to join her for 'cupcakes and craftiness' when the show closed......I'm sure everyone who did manage to join her had a great time......the weather was perfect for a picnic on the grass.
The show was busy......but not quite as crowded as usual......and there was plenty to see....and drool over......and buy!!
I'm afraid I overspent as usual!!!!!
Starting with some stamps.......card candy........and twine......for cardmaking.......plus a mini album.
Graphic 45 is always irresistible........and I've seen lots on blogs about 'Simple Stories'.......but never seen it in real life.......and loved it......I think the christmas pad could be the basis of my 'Journal Your Christmas' album this year.
The only things I really needed........and actually intended to buy.......were for my art canvases.......so some stamps for backgrounds.......a mask......white distress stain.......a pack of tiny keys.......and some Tim Holtz tissue tape.
And finally.......some decopatch papers.......to alter a wooden moneybox.......a Christmas present for Little A.
I think my purse now needs to have a very long lie down in a darkened room.

16 comments:

Sandra said...

Ooohhhhh what lovely goodies. I don't go to Ally Pally because of the crowds, but now you say it wasn't to busy, I'm annoyed with myself.

Alison said...

What a great haul...the Christmas pad does look rather nice!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Some wonderful purchases! I've already purchased the Simple Stories Christmas papers with the Christmas Journal in mind! :-)

karenw said...

So jealous!! The graphic 45 pads look so yummy, might have to get hold of the christmas pad myself..

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Maria Ontiveros said...

I love that stencil and the lady stamps. What a wonderful haul!
rinda

Kathyk said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - LOVE that stash Jacky - ALL OF IT!!! Hope you will enjoy playing!

Looking forward to seeing what you make

Kathyk

Ginger said...

Oh I am envious of your haul! You got a wide variety of stamps Jacky, they will look great with your cards or your mixed media art projects. I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

scrappysue said...

Sounds like a fabby event Jacky, and I love your stash, especially the ones for your canvas!

JO SOWERBY said...

its amazing that an event can cater to all our crafting needs. i wish i could have come. maybe next year?
i am really impressed with your choices, my friend buys the distress stains at crop and they are just brilliant and so quick. the tim holt tape is really great and i also had a few keys too.
love that mask although i have some of that sequin leftovers material i use to get a similar effect. i love the stamps and borrow my friends when we're at crop. she has a lovely one with fountain pens. anyway hope you find loads of time to practise with your new stash this week,
jo xxxx

Jane said...

i used to love going there and always spent far too much!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

oh Jacky you found some wonderful items! I love them all. Can't wait to see what you create with them...especially the pink pattern papers and the box for Little A.

Sian said...

Oh, you have some lovely buys there! I especially like the look of the Simple Stories stuff, I fancy some of that myself

pinky said...

Oh your poor purse, but looks like money well spent Jacky lol.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Glad you had a good day at Ally Pally! You certainly did get a good haul! I always take a cash budget with me & when it's gone it's gone!!!! I am a huge fan of Simple Sories & have been umming & ahing about the Christmas pad...can't wait to see how you use it in your JYC2011 project!!

Melissa said...

Oh what a lot of fun new stuff you have to play with now!!!

Elizabeth said...

I can see you controlled yourself at the show. I would have bought way too much and been angry at myself for doing so.