Good Morning Ladies,
Ohhh exciting day today, we get to see everyone's Ally Pally Shopping!!
But before that I want to share the beautiful gift I received from Lilian for my birthday, Lilian called it a 'Mug Rug', I would never put any mug on it though, it's just too lovely to spoil. Lilian your machine stitching is just so perfect, I love the quilted effect, it will be going on display in my craft room along side some of the other beautiful gifts I have received, thank you for such an amazing gift, you are so thoughtful and kind xxxx
Now onto the shopping...….
Cheryl didn't go to Ally Pally but that didn't stop her from Shopping, Cheryl got all four of these stamp sets from a 'Craft Declutter' group on Facebook, some lovely stamp sets there Cheryl, I look forward to seeing what you make. You have had some amazing bargains from that group!
Thanks so much for sharing.
I told you that Lynda had done a 'Supermarket Sweep'!! She managed to get all of this shopping in about and hour and a half!!
I think that you did an amazing job Lynda, you have bought some lovely goodies. You got some lovely stamps, embossing folders too, a good range of Basics including card and Storage.
The Octagon Die was an amazing price from 'A Crafty Place', too good to leave it behind!
I am looking forward to seeing what you make with all of this Lynda, thank you so much for sharing.
Margaret enjoyed her first full day out since having her accident earlier this year, she made the most of being able to do some Crafty shopping too, she bought a set of John Lockwood's stamps, it looks like mixed Christmas images. I love that Vintage scene stamp you have bought too, those little books of toppers are amazing, they have cute animal images on ready made toppers, you just need to pop them onto a card base with a bit of matching card.
Some craft essentials too including card blanks, double sided tape!
Thanks for sharing your shopping Margaret.
Sadly we didn't get to see Maria, I know that Terry really missed you Maria, you are his favourite hug I think!! 😜
You bought some lovely things Maria, are those your first Distress Oxide inks? you chose some lovely colours! I love your cute Snowman stamp, you got some lovely embossing folders too,
You bought the same Sue Wilson Background that I did, I have been playing with it today, it extends really easily. I look forward to seeing your Christmas makes my lovely.
Thank goodness that you took your little trolley with you Brenda, you really did well with your shopping! Some lovely 3D Embossing Folders, Inkyliscious Brushes (they are amazing) and you managed to get an MDF Stand for yours too, such a great ides, I have mine in a draw. I stood for a while admiring all the different Clarity pads, they have some stunning patterns, including patterned Vellum.
Did you see the card that Sue had made with glitter in the background of that Arch Window style die, it really sparkled! I love your Inkyliscious stamps too, they had some stunning samples on their stand, Emma was doing some great demo's too. If you type their name into YouTube some of their videos come up, so you can have a refresh!
You have so lovely new goodies, I look forward to seeing what you make with them.
Sue bought so gold and silver paper, a selection of card from a new Company called Hawksbill, they supply card, in every weight and colour you can think of, they are relatively new on the craft market. All of the card and paper seemed to be really food quality too, I look forward to hearing from Sue if it was ok to work with. Sue also got one of those Animal card toppers, they will be perfect for using with the girls or Beavers for making quick cards.
Some embossing powder from Honey Doo finished Sue's shopping, you did really well Sue, thank you so much for sharing your shopping.
Michele couldn't make it to Ally Pally either, she also sold some things on Ebay and had money in her Paypal, So she decided to 'blow it' with some BARGAIN shopping from CraftStash!!!
The Penguin die was free with any order through Craftstash last weekend, the Sentiment Stamps were also free, with an offer on 'Diecutting Essentials' magazine, with those two bargains in her trolley/basket Michele qualified for Free postage for the two items that she did 'actually' want to buy!
So our Bargain Queen strikes again!
Thank you so much Michele.
The above goodies where the items I bought from Ally Pally last weekend, I have been after a Tim Holtz Spritzer since Karen did a review, I can't to have a go with it! I also really needed some more pads for my blending tool, so picked some of those up. The rest of my shopping came from the 'A Crafty Place' stand at Ally Pally, as I said before they had great prices and were such a lovely couple I couldn't resist!
I ordered these three sets of Sue Wilson's Festive collection for A Crafty Place's online shop, the shipping was really fast too, my favourite die is that 'Angelina' label die, it's so delicate and actually can be used all year around as there isn't anything particularly Christmas about it, I was playing with it yesterday. I thought that the other two dies would make lovely backgrounds. It's been a while since I bought so many of Sue's dies.!!
last but not least are some of my recent Stampin'Up! stamp sets, I couldn't resist the Reindeers, I love both the pattern and the style of the deer. I bought matching dies to all of these stamp sets too! The Christmas tree has detail that cuts into it, making it look dimensional, I just couldn't resist, I am a sucker for a tree stamp and die!
Last up is the 'Merry Christmas To All' stamp set, it has a set of dies with it too, they cut out the Words: Merry/Happy Christmas/Holidays, they work perfectly with the other stamped sentiments. I used them on the card I made the other day.
In the words of the late Bruce Forsythe ''Didn't they do well!!?, so much lovely shopping, I wonder how much we collectively spent?!
Thank you ladies for photographing your shopping and sending it in for me to share with everyone.
Have a lovely weekend ladies, however you are spending it.
Love and hugs to all of you,