So I had a lovely day at Ally Pally Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show yesterday, as I had been telling my workmates Sunday was guaranteed to be nice as every year when I go there the sun shines and the blossom "blossoms"! Went with my good friend Sue, now Sue is the good crafter who thinks before she spends and then there is me LOL. this year I tried to be restrained and managed quite well looking and thinking before I bought, but once the dam burst there was no stopping me. Stupidly left Paper Artsy till last, so couldnt get all I wanted as it was gone (sad face). But fell in love with the new Lynn Perrella collection, havent bought any of the previous ones as hadnt appealed to me, but these are just up my street, also saw Leandra demo Grunge Paste and treasure Gold, with a very sexy voice LOL. Decided thinking before I bought didnt work as I went back to one stand to get some Dylussion Quotes and they had sold out , grrrrrrrrr.
Anyway below are pictures of my haul.
Also used up my second background sheet inspired by Paula Whittaker in Craft Stamper, May issue. Used a lot more water this time and tipped to run it around, added Perfect Pearls and used a straw to manoeuvre it around, also background stamped before chopping it up
couldnt resist doing an exact copy of the boy and dog card, just so cute.
Hope you are all ok, am off this week so will have time to play with my haul. Off to visit my mum and dad tomorrow in Hampshire, as dad has been very unwell, wished they didnt live so far away. Am driving past the new Craft barn location on the way, so would be rude not to stop.
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Paula has an article in May 2013 Craft Stamper, (page 62) called Distress to Impress, Just add Water. I thought it was just so simple and effective, so decided to see if I could manage to create the same effect. I used Pickled Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and bundled Sage for my three colours. Below are the six cards I made from one A4 sheet of paper.
I went with Stampotique images, which I think work really well. The cards aren't quite finished because despite searching high and low, it seems I dreamt buying ChitChat stickers, and didnt actually have them. Might have been one of those shopping baskets I filled and then had a moment of sense and didnt buy. ( I know it happens to us all, very very occasionally. LOL). Anyway they are now on order so I will be able to finish these cards off. I have now created a new piece of A4 card using this technique and will be making cards with it soon.
I also used a stampotique stamp recently for my niece Seoana, who went skiing for the first time and had a particularly nasty accident on her last run, oops.
warning below are some images she has posted on facebook
nasty aye, a compound fracture of both her tibia and fibia. She is particularly frustrated that she is off her feet for 5 more weeks and cant go to work, she recently graduated and got a job with a Magazine Company and helped launch their new magazine Homemaker as Editorial assistant and she is loving it. I was hoping to meet up with her at Ally pally next week, but perhaps I will meet up with some of you instead, I am going on Sunday as at work on Saturday.