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.