Well, I had a great time at the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Ally Pally today - I spent far too much money - as this shot of my stash pile shows...
You can see, I bought plenty of stamps - Paperartsy, Wendy Vecchi, Penny Black, B Line.. lots more idea-ology, including one of the packs of paper Tim's designed - OMG beautiful or what!! (not sure how I'll be able to actually USE them, lol!) some Maya Road chip pieces, ribbons, the remaining distress inks from the new set (the only one I don't have at all now, is tea dye...) and some craftynotions shimmery sprays which Hels convinced me (not that it took much once I saw them, lol) I needed. They are soooo bright and beautiful (let's all sing together!) - really intense colours, much more so than glimmer mists (and cheaper too, so really, I saved money, didn't I!!)
It was really lovely to meet Linda, and several other ladies I feel I know from our WOYWW excursions - Alison and Carmen it was great to meet you too. Linda was great demo'ing and if you're reading this, Linda, you did great! I got my picture taken with Linda, but I am sorry, I'm not blogging it until I can find a Photoshop programme (thought I had it installed) as I look completely dreadful. I never like photos of myself and can't bear to put this one up as it's really not a good look!
The weather was beautiful, my sister-in-law and niece and I had lunch outside in the park
and as I never have my camera with me normally (the big 35mm camera is too big and heavy to take) I took a couple of shots of the view across London and of Ally Pally itself .
This is the entrance hall to the Palm Court where they hold the show. It is a lovely building - some of you may know that this is where the BBC first starting their television broadcasting - the reception was good because it is right at the top of a very steep hill.
Ok, I need another cup of tea then I need to log my new stamps in my book (I have to keep a list of them all, there are so many - I take them with me, stored in a big ring binder, to make sure I don't duplicate!!) and then hopefully - make art!
Lin from LB Crafts made as a giveaway - the first 15 people to spend £25 on Paperartsy products got one - and the second piece is a metal embossed tree (cuttlebug or similar) on black metal, coloured with stream alcohol ink and the little picture is made by placing some black metal over a style stone and embossing the patten onto the metal with a paper stump.
Poor Lin was still feeling pretty poorly having been ill all week, so I think she did absolutely great to keep going all day - so thanks, Lin for this lovely piece of art. Hope you are ok for tomorrow, too!