I had a fabulous day at the NEC yesterday .. .. though I can't say the train journey there and back was fabulous.
Hardly any carriages and everyone crushed together .. .. .. far worse than I have ever experienced on the London underground .. .. so every time someone needed to get off the folk standing in the door area needed to get off to let them through .. .. and you just hoped you were able to get back on again along with all the new passengers that were being let on!!
Anyway, I won't moan any more (except to perhaps mention my still aching feet LOL!!!).
I thought you might like to hear about my favourite stands and see what I was too weak to resist:
These first two were my very favourites stands.
The first one because of the amazing demonstrations and the patience of the lady demonstrating who answered everyone's questions .. .. whilst at the same time twinkling with glitter!!
This was Card-io - where I got these lovely goodies. I am just hoping I can re-create some of the fantastic cards that were being demonstrated. No need for blending tools or duster brushes .. .. just a dry baby wipe and tiny little ink pads produced the most amazing results.
I see from their website that they are on Create and Craft on Wednesday so I will definitely be getting that lined up to record.
Then my other favourite was Inkylicious
Again fabulous demonstrations but also the most amazing collection of stamps and sentiments backed up with the most beautiful sample cards which had all been made by the owner and her Mum. Each one made you want the stamps to recreate them .. .. I had to be super strong on this stand (but will definitely be visiting their website again (when my crafty pennies have replenished themselves).
Next the essentials in the form of kraft card stock and charms and then a set of Extra Large X-Cut circle dies. I am hoping to use these to make pages to go inside a circular guest book made from two records. Looking forward to trying that!!
Then some lovely shaped dies that I am keen to create with - the little ewe looked great all made up on the sample cards.
So that was my fabby day and fabby purchases. Can't wait to have a play .. .. but lots of orders and commissions to do first.
.. .. and that is me for today .. .. but before I go this is a message for the lovely ladies I spoke to on the Stampin' Up! stand who I had a great conversation with. They were super excited that the MISTI is now available in the UK and I said I would link to where I got mine from for them. Lovely to spend time with you ladies and here is the link Dies to Die For.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.