Wednesday, 17 April 2013

WOYWW 202

Morning Everyone!! Welcome to a picture heavy post (sorry Julia...) for WOYWW this week. (If you don't know what that is, check here for all the details)

Last Saturday I went to the half-yearly Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace, or Ally Pally as it's known. I met up with loads of blog/twitter friends (well now I've met them they ARE friends..) and a great time was had by all... and some serious shopping.  The post with all the pics of who I met is here (except,sorry Dolores for some reason I failed to seize the photo opportunity!, it was great to see you again too!)
Where's the craft space gone??? This was after I'd laid it all out to share it on twitter... the pile it high tidy up method (it's been put "away" now ... this is what it looked like all spread out -
I've had to reorganise my Paperartsy Fresco paints - and move my distress inks... look!
 They are no longer within arm reach of me on the floor, so i don't think they can stay here long term..
but I needed more space for the paints!! I have quite a few now... very nearly the whole set!


ok, I'd better let you go, and blogger is playing up, I want to get this saved and scheduled before it crashes on me again!!   Come back this afternoon for a new Dragons Dream Tag it On challenge!!

45 comments:

Jackie said...

Well Helen it looks like you had a great time at ally pally
Just live your paint collection and all you purchased
Jackie 13

Belinda Basson said...

I too am showing my floor today! Seems to be an overflow issue...#34

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow that is some paint collection!! Happy playing with your new stash hugs trace x

Janene McAnally said...

Helen I loved seeing the stash that you bought...wonderful and I am jealous lol! It is always great and heaps of fun and exciting when you get new stuff to play with. There is never enough room in our craft area is there for all of our things hehe!! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #8

Claire said...

wow! ally pally was a hit, then :) what a great stash of paints, and so organized! you'll have hours of fun with those!
have a happy WOYWW and a great week :)
i overslept, so no 21 this week.

Ria Gall said...

wow you really know how to shop just look at all that lovely crafting stash.
Your paint collection is amazing how lovely to have so many.
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #40

Neil said...

Hi there. How nice to have a look into your world this week. Yes, I agree, you did buy more than me at Ally Pally! It was lovely to bump into you there. Lots of fun waiting to be played with , is there a colour of fresco you don't have.....

Neil #10

Spyder said...

Ooohohh! so many lovely things I want to come and PLAY!! I'm fed up with my mess... Have a great week. HaPpY WoYwW! ((Lyn)) # now 43! I think! (It changes!)

Spyder said...

no...it's #49!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, you did do some serious shopping there!! So glad you had a fab time and met some more bloggy friends..it's fun, isn't it?? I'm looking forward to seeing Dolores again I in a few weeks time :)
So then, watcha gonna do with all them there paints? There's quite a few to work through!!!
Hugs, LLJ 37 xxxx

Annie said...

It ceratinly looks like you have a fab time at Ally Pally....have fun with the new stash.
Hugs,
A x # 41

Eliza said...

Ally Pally what an awesome name, looks like you had heaps of fun there and getting new toys to play with. Dont move the supplies to far away otherwise they will end up everywhere.

I think you need to do something with those drawer sets at the back, they are exactly like one set on my desk. Go on alter them, you can do it. LOL

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 46

JoZart said...

Oooh! Helen, what a wonderful stash... I'll tidy up for you any time as long as
1) I can bring a shopping bag and
2) you haven't counted them all or made an inventory!!!
Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally.
love Jo x

Tertia said...

Always fun meeting 'friends'for the first time.
Sounds like you had a great time. Enjoy playing with your new toys.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #26

BJ said...

Oh my! Loads of paints and stuff, is this just in one room or has it started overflowing into others? Thanks for visiting me already BJ#1

Anne said...

Wow what a lot of lovely new goodies to play with. Mind you it looks like you had a lot to play with anyway :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #62

Artyjen said...

Oooh! Such a lot of lovely stash ;)
xoxo Sioux

House of Bears said...

Hello there. Lucky you getting to Ally Pally. We always spread out new stash on the desk too, it's nice to admire your purchases for a day or so.

Waving hi from the bears @ # 78

Neet said...

Need to go to your AP link but have seen lots of you on Sam's blog.
Great stash you brought back but the Fresco paints - well I have a decidedly horrid shade of green on my face now. Boy do you love them! Me too but I have nowhere near as many as you.
Enviously yours, Neet xx 5

scrappystickyinkymess said...

HELEN! STOP sharing stuff I don't already OWN! You are KILLING my budget!!

:)

Good luck with Blogger. It often flakes on me when I am trying to comment and it drives me MAD. I've given up using my normal browser and use a different one just on Weds. so I can comment on maybe 80% of the places I visit (rather than 10% in the usual one!)

Have a happy day on the floor....

MA (4)

Cardarian said...

Ohhh you have a lovely haul from Ally Pally! I have bought a lot but nothing in comparison with you! Love all your stuff - I didn't get those stencils you have - they were gone by the time I went to get them!
I was very happy to see you there - hopefully our next meeting will be at the crop!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

~Sue C said...

Woooo! So many great things to play with. Happy Wednesday.
SueC#97

Lori said...

Look at all the fun new stuff to play with. It's like Christmas!!

Hope you get a chance to check out my desk.
Lori #103

Kyla said...

Ali pali sounded fabulous and I see you purchased just one or two more fresco paints!! :-)

kyla #113

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow that must have been a great sale
Bridget #28

Sandy Leigh said...

What fun Helen! Your paint collection is incredible--love it! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #96

Karen Ives said...

Lovely new stash, I bought loads at AP too!
Karen #61

Krisha said...

OMG! Love those stamps all piled on your desk top!
Krisha #114

kathi17 said...

Wow, I wish we had an Ally Pally here, you got some great new things!

I love those drawers in the third photo. Happy WOYWW, Kathi #109

Gibby Frogett said...

Wow Helen what a load of lovely goodies, loving all those stamps especially. Happy WOYWW Gill x #82

Laura said...

What a fun desk you have today, full of new goodies! I'm loving the Crafter's Workshop stencils lately, too. It sounds like you had a marvelous time over the weekend -- friends + crafty stuff = sublime. Happy WOYWW (and thanks for the visit) ~ Laura #101

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a great haul!

My name is Cindy said...

that is some serious shopping! Would have loved to meet uo with peeps but none except me seems to go on a Sunday. I did get asked about my badge tho! Happy woyww cindy

Caro said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time at Ally pally, wth some wonderful goodies purchased and what a lovely selection of paints you have. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro #120

glitterandglue said...

Thanks for dropping by - now you had SERIOUS fun at the show!!!!Enjoy it all - looking forward to seeing some of your "playing".
Margaret (glitterandglue #89)

Carmen said...

I must try those paints! Love the look of them all in that box :)

Gita said...

Wow, lots of good finds there at the show. Great stamps! Brigita #97

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H
Well if you keep buying stash you are bound to run out of room eventually hehe! looks like you had another great show and so nice to meet up with fellow WOYWWers.
janet #33

CraftygasheadZo said...

You sure did get yourself some fab new goodies. Am glad you had a super time. One day I will get to one of these shows! Take care Zo xx 71

sara j said...

What a great score of goodies...and what fun to actually meet up with folks. I'm destined for on-line only I fear. Had a great time looking at your haul.
Sara j #20

butterfly said...

Woomph... that's a haul, when you have to rearrange your craftroom for it!! And no, you MUST have the inks within reach... Time for another rearrangement!!
Alison x

505whimsygirl said...

Oh my Helen,

Lots of wonderful goodies here! How fun to meet other WOYWWers. Is Ally Pally something that happens once or twice a year?

Thanks for visiting me already. It's my day off today so I'm finally getting around!

Happy WOYWW
Kay (14)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Sounds and looks like you really had fun. Love the variety of paints and inks you've accumulated!! Have fun with them
Running late, but being gone the 2 days wore me out! Drove home in a snow storm, still very cold, strong winds, and snow on the ground here. Unreal.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend

Nan G said...

Oh my my look at all the cool goodies! I sense rearrangement coming on...maybe even a full blown reorg of the space ....one can't have those distress inks so far away now can we?! :) Finally getting do my woyww snooping. WOYWWer #3. Nan G

Ohhh Snap said...

To quote George Takei, ohhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyy : D. That is some serious crafty fun!! And so organized, I'm green with envy! Thanks for visiting me earlier in the week. #15