Sunday, 28 February 2010

Speedy Stevenage Samples

Well, I got there - Stevenage I mean - pretty wet, trains all over the place - engineering works meant buses part of the way into London, so it took longer than normal, and I SHOPPED!! 

I always start at Lin Brown's stand , LB Crafts , she never disappoints.  She was demoing a new Viva product called Inka Gold - a kind of thick shimmery painty-paste which looks great dabbed over Terra and Ferro (I'll play with that later). I limited (ha ha) myself to 6 of the new distress inks and as soon as I'd recovered back at home with a couple of cups of tea, I had to try them out:

On the left - Victorian Velvet (looks much nicer than on the box, I think) Barn Door (great red) and Wild Honey (I think this may be my favourite, it's a beautiful warm orangey yellow).
On the right - Chipped Sapphire (I love that dark blue too ), Tumbled Glass (fab) and Bundled Sage (gorgeous). Do you get the idea I like them??

It was hard only getting six - but I know I will get the rest at Ally Pally in April (if not before.....!)
These aren't meant to be works of art, I just wanted to try out the colours.

I also got some Idea-ology bits and pieces, stocked up on tags, got some rhinestones and pearls, a new TSS mold - the cogs - wow!! and a pack of the new colours of metal - they're doing them in mixed packs now so you get one each of 4 - a great idea! (and a few other things!)  Not bad going, eh?

I saw Hels doing her Make and Take for Jennie but there was quite a crowd so didn't get to have a go - they were making paper roses (...breaks into song) and using UTEE to turn them into brooches so it would have been good to do that.  She had her Sunday Stampers piece with her and it looked even better in the flesh.

Got to have something to eat now, I'm starving - must be all that shopping. Don't suppose I'll get to come back again tonight, so see you soon.


Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun day of shopping that must have been! sounds like you had a great time of it, Lovely colors. enjoy playing with your new toys!

Hels Sheridan said...

Helen, it was lovely to see you hunny and I wish you could have had a little play, we could have had a natter about the new inks and 490 stash LOL Love your new it won't be long before you get the other 6 cos they are LUSH!
I got an idea...if you send me an email with your addy, I will pop a little flower in't post 4U cos you missed out...hugs x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow these are fantastic, how lucky you are to go to L B Crafts, wish I lived near.

Yours Artfully said...

Cor blimey Helen....that was quick off the mark, trying out your new inks. Glad you like them and it was lovely to see you today.

Take care, Lin x

Jennie said...

I hope you enjoyed your day.. it was fun day and sooo busy :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've had a good shop this weekend too Helen! Those inks look great, I ordered mine yesterday - the full set, very nawty!!

Shar said...

Beautiful tags! Love your soft color transitions! Very pretty!

Lori said...

What a wonderful outing you had! Love the colors you bought. Aren't they luscious? Oooo, would love to be able to stop by Lin's store. Sounds absolutely fab, and what a talented lady! Yea, put down the tea and let's see some more Terra, Ferra, whatever, art!

Kate said...

All the new inks look lovely, I don't know how you chose. Sounds like you bought some other great items too. ** Kate **

Linby said...

no wonder you knew they were B line stamps if you go to LB crafts - that's where I just discovered them online, would love to go in the shop.Thought about Ally Pally but not sure the train fare from Nottm is worth it??
Love these tags. Linby x