Sunday, 28 September 2008

Ally Pally Spending Spree

I had a great time at the Ally Pally show and found several new to me stamp producers. I'm not going to feel guilty about all my purchases - so long as I use them!

Here's Sweep inspecting the loot. In the pile are: some Kling-on for my stamps, another Stargazers palette (on offer as they're changing to black plastic!), 3 cuttlebug embossing folders for £10, a couple of sets of clear Penny Back stamps that were reduced, and Art Impressions tree stamp, unmounteds from imaginationcrafts and from unmountedstamps, as well as an alphabet for my Big Shot.

The wonderful Gina Martin was at which is where I got yet more trees to add to my forest of tree stamps! As ever, she was demonstrating using Marvy pens and Art Impressions stamps, making some lovely stuff.

The two new-to-me companies were and . Imagination had lovely, lovely stamps - I don't think there was one stamp I willingly left behind! I got a circular winter scene and a chrysanthemum. Unmounted had some great repeating patterns and lots of verses, I got a useful looking birthday star design and some great little house that I really liked. They had some trees that I only just managed to leave behind...

I was really pleased to see that one can now buy smaller alphabets for the Big Shot. Not just for the cost, with the old alphabets a card that said Happy Birthday would have to be the size of a house - well nearly! So glad I'd waited to get one.

A few things got away, of course, in the hunt. I saw a text for the back of cards, with a bar code, that I forgot to go back for "If you're looking at the back to see how much I spent on this card for you it's measured in blood, sweat and tears" or similar, also some cup cakes on a tiered stand. And many more that I can't remember.

1 comment:

  1. I am impressed - nice haul of crafty stash! Have fun playing with it all!


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