Today was a BRILLIANT day
(and not just because the sun
finally came out).
Hope and I set off bright and early
for Alexandra Palace and
Now I'm not a scrapbooker at all,
nor much of a stamper actually.
The main reason for going to AP was to
meet up with three very special people -
part of a small group of arty friends on
Facebook, and blogging buddies too.
I also met Carmen's lovely daughter,
Devon, which was a bonus (especially
as she brought delicious homemade
lemon drizzle cakes!).
Very much missed were the remainder of
We'll get you next time, girls!
|(Sarah, me, Susie and Carmen in the Palm Court)|
We've known each other for quite a while
online but this was the first time we had
managed to get together in person.
After a tiny bit of nervousness,
it was like being with old friends -
with the added bonus of paint to drool over!
We exchanged tags, which I won't show you
yet because the girls that weren't there today
have yet to receive theirs.
We pored over our stash
(Sarah and Carmen came joint first for paint
purchases while Susie was, I think, somewhat
disappointed in her search for new
Tim Holtz stuff).
Want to see my stash haul from today?
Thought you might!
Well, I went looking for masks.
Having caught the Gelli Plate bug
I NEED masks, and lots of them.
These 3 magazines for £5 was a great deal.
Crafty is a super new magazine,
and Prima Spring Makes has got loads of
great ideas - my fingers are itching to
Some Vintaj patina, because they were
much cheaper than I've seen elsewhere
and I've been wanting
to have a go with them.
MDF letters for altering, spelling out ART.
Or RAT. Or, I suppose, TRA.
A leafy foam stamp,
7Gypsies book covers,
and a strange display thing for £1 -
don't know what I'm going to do
with it, but hey, it was £1!
And finally, I love the 'Everything £1' stand,
or 12 items for £10. I got some large chipboard
tags, a chipboard book, two lots of ATC
blanks, scissors, acetate, fabric paper,
a box template, a carton template,
and a small square punch.
So, all-in-all a fabulous day.
Good friends, lots of paint and delicious cake -
what more could a girl want?!