Sunday, 14 August 2011

Stamperama - FAB day out!

I spent a lovely few hours at Stevenage today at the Stamperama show. I met my friend Joy at Kings Cross and my first port of call was, of course, Lin at LB Crafts.... I could stand and watch Lin all day.

She was making some fabulous works of art using the new Paperartsy stamps - oh boy!!!! and was kind enough to give me this one:
 stamping with fresco paints to give a resist under distress stains, pan pastels (about the only thing I didn't buy today...) and other yumminess! Love this Lin, thank you!!  Thanks for all the great ideas.
And a couple of my tags playing with my new stash haul.... these are stormy sky and spiced marmalade stains which were too bright/dark so I used picket fence over the top.
This looks a bit fuzzy, sorry! Crushed olive and spiced marmalade stains. The script is Dina Wakley - love it!!
And my "treat" to myself - did go a bit mad - but heck, so what!! It's been a tough couple of weeks... and I won't get a holiday....

Pile one....
Pile too - see, Karen, only took 2 pics to show it all!!
Think I'm too tired to play more tonight, going to watch some golf and then an early night - not had enough sleep this weekend!!  Thanks for looking.


Kim Dellow said...

OOOOOO! Look at all of that loveliness! Glad you had a good time, it sounds wonderful! Kim

Kaz said...

Are your arms longer?? all those bags of stash might of stretch them lolxx glad you had a great day xx


Artyjen said...

What a lot of lovely Holiday? You should have bought more stash!!! LOL
Have fun
xoxo Sioux

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, sounds and looks as though you've had a fabulous day. I;m envious of all your new stash and your tags are fantastic, love them xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Ooh look at all those goodies, liking the look of the PaperArtsy stamps. Fabulous tags too. Glad you had a great day out. Tracy x

Netty said...

Wow you bought some amazing products and had a great time as well. Enjoy. xx

Marydon said...

Always intrigued with the talent you ladies have crafting. Yours are lovely.

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Have a beautiful weekend.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Helen, was good to see you :)
Have a great deal of fun with your immense stash!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oooo weeeeee what a nice stash of goodies you picked up for yourself! Good job Helen :)

Thanks for stopping by and checking in on me. I haven't been so good about visiting lately but want you to know that I so appreciate you! xoxo sherry

Sue West said...

Wow Helen, it looks like you had a fab time and what a wonderful pile os stash. Those tags are gorgeous.
Sue :))

Alison said...

Those new PA stamps look fab, might just be tempted! Lol! Great tags! Enjoy your new stash! xx

Lesley said...

Stash city!!! Always love to see what you're buying!!
Liverpool coming to Exeter City eh?
Ed will be going of course!!!
We did hold Man U. to a replay a few years ago so beware lol!!! Although our team is young and inexperienced at the moment so probably no worries for your lads (don't tell Ed I said that!!)

Yours Artfully said...

It was lovely to see you again Helen and thank you for my lovely birthday card, that was so kind of you.

From the pile of stash, I think you did enjoy the show. It always amazes me that you manage to produce some art as soon as you get home with your new goodies.....I'd be too pooped to even get the stuff out of the bag.

Thank you for your VERY kind comments too.

Take care, Lin

Marjie Kemper said...

What a terrific haul! Great tags too - you've definitely already validated your purchases. LOL!