Well what an exciting weekend! Ally Pally was great as usual the very best part for me was meeting up with so many lovely ladies. I have to say I didn't seem to have my 'shopping head' on, I was disappointed that there were no stands demonstrating the 'Big Shot A4 plus' Sue and I were hoping to stumble upon an unbeatable deal that we could not turn down!! But there were none, not one being demonstrated!
So I will carry on looking online, Pink Frog seemed to have the best deal when i looked on friday, as you got £30 of free Brittania Dies that you could choose yourself and they have quite a good range.
Now I must share with you something that totally surprised me, have any of you ever fancied doing 'Hot foiling'? well I like the look and think it would add a finishing touch to invitations etc, well I looked online on Friday and could only find one, a Minc Hot Foiling machine, sold by Create and Craft £99.99
you would need to have a Laser Printer too though.
Well there was a stand called Mad4ink at the show, the chap was very interesting and I was interested in talking to him as I am looking for a printer that would take 300gsm card, he was very helpful, he also asked me if i was interested in Hot foiling, I said I was so he printed my name on his Laser printer and then added
a piece of foil popped another piece of paper on top, he then ran it through a Laminator, just a standard one, he handed me the paper to do the 'unveiling' and when I did it revealed a perfectly foiled 'Sandra', he then went on to explain that these Hot foiling machines are nothing more than a laminator with a heat dial, well I was quite surprised as laminators cost under £20, so what on earth are we paying £99 for??? what a flaming rip off! So that's something else on my shopping list for this month!!
Right onto Janet's fab man card, it comes under two categories for our blog, its both a Man card and a No Die Card!
I have to admit that I am unfamiliar with any of the products that Janet has used so we will have to wait for her to call in to let us know how she made it! Come on Janet!!!
Thank you so much for sending me your card to share xxxx
I would like to welcome TRES to our blog family, I look forward to seeing you in the cafe my lovely xxx
I will call in later to catch up with you all,
love and huge hugs