So to start with- what I did at the weekend, lol. Meet crafting friends and spend money at Ally Pally!
Mainly stamps purchased this time round - Lavinia, VI,Cardio, Paper Artsy, and some fab Woodware birds, as well as some great Phill Martin Collage stamps, amongst others. Link to the full blog post here.
Think this was the bargain of the day though- when I tipped them out at home, there was 60 stamps in the bag, mixed sentiments and images, for £3.
In other news, HERE is a link to a post about the Gilding Waxes. Seems that Cosmic Shimmer ones are not alone in drying out. Another fix suggested by one of my commenters is Food Grade Glycerine, which should be easy to find in any supermarket baking aisle.
And HERE you can find the Retiform Technique cards I made from last week.
Best part of the day was meeting friends at Ally Pally. Met up with Helen early on, and we both forgot to take a picture,😉. Also met up with a FB friend, Dawn Geater, whilst we were visiting the Visible Image stand, but again didn't get a picture.
Pictures I did get: Dolores (Cardarian) and her Hubby Alan.
Erika Philpott and Cindy Ashplant - respectively Sum Bunneh and Plants List.
Cindy & Erika doing a Make & Take at Lavinia stamps, and we stopped by to say our goodbyes, as we were totally worn out!
I also met the lovely Sylvie, who takes part in the Christmas Card Club that I'm in. She had come over for the whole weekend with a friend, from Gibraltar- which makes any craft travelling we do pale in comparison!
Think you can tell from my face that my feet hurt! As did Dougs, we'd been there all day.
This was at dinner the night before- a mojito or two may have been consumed.
But I don't think you'd truly want to drink too much alcohol in the restaurant- this was the tiled floor!
I loved it, such a great optical illusion, however I have to admit to my first thought being-' I've got an embossing folder like that'
Just remembered, and Finally..............