Sunday, 10 April 2011

Forced to shop until I dropped......

LMAO  :)

yes today was Ally Pally day, so missed not going yesterday, but Sunday is so much quieter, we actually left early,
a) because my feet hurt
b) we had done it all, and
c) I'd run out of money LOL

SO as requested I have taken some pictures of my day and then some photos of the stash trawl, my good friend Sue manage to spend only £20, gawd knows how, she is far too restrained I feel I must buy more to make up for her, (tee hee)

Anyway, first we hit LB Crafts to see  Lin and Sweet Pea, Karen and Mark. Lin made me a great demo tag using fresco paints which I have been desperate to get and today I got some, MWAH ha ha

oops forgot to get a piccie of Sweet Pea, now I do have a stunning video of her from Artsy crafty, but not quite sure how to load it, have no fear though sweet pea, it will appear on here one day..

Also managed to catch up with Minxy,  I accosted her to see her tattoo, its the Gorjuss Guardian Angel, such a great image, (peeking out from under her sleeve) then asked if she was Minxy and yay she was, so we had a photo taken together

then took some photos of Hels (Sheridan) demoing, she was very popular though so only managed a quick hello with her, apparently she hates having her piccie taken, but I think this is a nice one, hope she agrees..

Now for my overseas readers, some pictures taken from Ally Pally over London, one of the view, a bit hazy but that is Canary Wharf etc in the background

then a shot to show how high up we were
I have been going to Ally Pally for about 6 years now and it is always a fab weather, so If you fancy getting married in April, pick the weekend of the Stamping show, hmmm now Ive said that Ive jinxed it for next year. 

Now what you have all been waiting for my purchases, I got all the rest of the Distress stains, cos I love them so, some more DI's,only 2 more to go and Ive completed the set, In the background is the tag Lin made for me, and I was very good and only got 5 of the paints,they are so lush, highly recommend them, the texture hammer and a brill huge stencilling brush and pens for my silhouette

Next up is the stamps I bought, I ummed and ahhed about buying the Tim sewing set but I do so love that dress form, the Bo bunny ones were in the sale and I thought they would be great for backgrounds to add texture

Some more of those frames from my last post, lots of new stencils, modelling film, mask sheets and some humongous tags, stickers for bottle caps, which Lin demoed for me.

And finally some tools, adornements and metal yummies.

So I now have enough stash to make some gorgeous art, not much time this week as going to be working full time in London, so probably just sleeping and working this week, but next weekend it will be time to play.

have a great week everyone, mwah.


thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, that is a great stash haul :-) nice to know you were spending more to make up for your friend LOL! Can't wait to see what you make with it all (no pressure...)

Angela Weimer said...

Sounds like you had a great time and WOW What a wonderful stash you got. I am so jealous! Glad you had a good time. thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Angela

jeanetteguy said...

Wow what a brilliant haul of goodness you got. Looks like you had a brilliant time today. Love the TH ruler. Haven't got any stains or frescos yet but they'll be next on my list!!
Hope the new job goes well for you. Mubt
Jeanette xx

Netty said...

You must have been worn out buying all these wonderful things, must have weighed a ton........
The picture of Hels surrounded by stamps is perfect........
Have a great week, Annette x

Sandra Hall said...

I'm not a teeny bit jealous of your shopping spree....really I'm not.... hehehe! There are lots of yummy gorgeous things to play with there - looking forward to seeing what you create :D x

Deborah said...

OMG that must be your biggest Ally Pally spending spree yet! You must have been buying for me too :-) Love those stamps.

Doone said...


I can come here and watch you shop and all I have to do is vicariously participate in the resulting art work,

so glad you had a good time...


Hels Sheridan said...

akkkk akkkkk akkkkkk... I was melting!! and it shows... actually, you made me blush.. which is quite bizarre cos I never blush!!! Anyways.. .was lovely to see you albeit briefly... hope to catch up with you again soon.. oh and... lovely stashly haul... have fun playing!! x

Kaz said...

Great photos!! Fab to meet you, just found your card you gave me, am now a follower of your gorgeous blog. Ally pally was fab, it was my first time........somehow I know its not going to be my last!! lolx



Minxy said...

Glad you had a fab time, I won't get to play with my stash till the weekend either, was great to meet you x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

WHAT A STASH!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG! Even I don't buy that much lol (going to show my husband this heehee)

I bet you are a fab shopping partner.
Great photos.

I've never been. One day.....

Mandy C said...

what a stash! when am i coming round to yours? lol

Marita Soutar said...

Love the stash! Am soooooo jealous I wasn't there too! Glad you had a great time and look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Kaz said...


me again, thanks for the add, the saying on my tag is from wendy vecchi studio 490 stamps....lush!! I would love to post a piccy of my haul but too chicken as DH sometimes reads my blog....if you are on twitter you can see them the photos there,.....Im safe on there as he does not get it
My name on twitter is kazzellscrafts, spk soon


Gez said...

Great pics :) I'd love to go one's a bit far from where I live tho :( Enjoy your goodies..xx