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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

WOYWW #462

Hi folks, back again for another WOYWW as we settle into April. Our lovely leader Julia, awaits your link over at The Stamping Ground, so do go visit her if you're new here, and read about WOYWW, and especially about Septembers Crop, and also Donna's September retreat.
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..............


Helen said...

I didn't do any make and takes this year, although I sort of had it in mind... ah well! great pics of the Deskers... glad you enjoyed your trip, and I hope you both recovered quickly! Helen #?

Annie said...

Looks like you both ha d a great day out....lots of fab new stash and so many lovely friends met up with. Life should be filled with days like that eh?
Annie x #10

SumBunneh said...

Loved seeing you there! Hoping to be back to posting again soon :)

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Shaz, it looks like Ally Pally was worth the aching feet. Have a great week. Sarah #14

Christine said...

I hope you have recovered now from your marvellous day out.....
Take care and have a good week
Christine #18

Vicky Fisher said...

hello Shaz, indeed one can never have enough craft supplies, lovely new stamps, enjoy, thx for your visit earlier, Vicky

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Lots of loveliness purchased at Ally Pally, I always try to look with one eye when stamps are concerned and what a bargain regarding the rubber stamps!!
Your pre show Mojito or two made me giggle.. we all need a boost before the big shop commences!!
Thank you so much for the warm welcome and sharing WOYWW.
Creative wishes Tracey x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Aww, it was so lovely to see the pics of everyone meeting up! I thought Dolores had already had her op, didn't realise she was still waiting. I'm so glad you had a great time and the new stash is gorgeous, you're going to have such a good time playing with that lovely little lot.
Have fun!
Hugs LLJ 9 xxxx

Angela Radford said...

It goes without saying that it's obvious you all had a good time. I popped over to the other post too. I am beginning to wonder whether these companies have any stock left after seeing your shopping and Helens. Have a lovely woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x12x

Neet said...

I felt a case of deja vu as I was here on Sunday visiting and envying all your purchases. What a fab hubby you have Shaz - love seeing you two together so will miss you at Port Sunny which, I guess, pales into something else given Ally Pally.
Love all your purchases.
Hugs, Neet 2 (thanks for visiting me) xx

Emma Broughton said...

Wow looks like you got some great bits at Ally Pally. Thanks for your comment, I'm not sure I'm going to be able to show the finished boxes for a while, its a bit of a grey area and I don't want to get in trouble with the publishers! Happy Woyww! Emma #4 x

Carmen Wing said...

I've not been to Ally Pally in years - I keep forgetting and then see everyones posts and realise I've missed it yet again. Maybe September.

Thanks for coming to see me already :) I think my daughter has designs on my workshop now ;)

Have a lovely week,
Carmen x #23

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Shaz, looks like it was a fabulous time :) I love that you posted pictures of the Lavina stamps too, they are much bigger than I thought they would be and so, I have a few on my mental wish list. :) ~Stacy #27

Kim said...

Looks like you had a very successful outing!!! And its great you got to meet up with friends too, bonus!

I love the Lavinia stamps-I can see a need to start researching them! Have a great week.
-K #30

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for the visit. Wow, I'd be tired too, lots of fun visits with friends though so worth it. Atc exchange my email hilsyl@gmail.com don't find that I have yours so email your address and I'll return mine . Have a good and happy week.

StampinCarol said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm starting to visit now. I've looked at your past posts, what a great bunch of products you've purchased and fun times at Ally Pally! And how cool you were able to rejuvenate your waxes! Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #22

Debbie Rock said...

Two weeks in a row - hope you are impressed!
Glad you got to Ally Pally & had such a great time - you certainly got some fab goodies.
Bloomin’ annoying when the mojo is there but struggle anyway - ho-hum - just got to go with the flow I guess. Love to you from Debbie xxx

Lindart said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day (albeit painful at the end), so nice that hubby comes along too! I love that you thought of an embossing folder when you saw the floor! LOL! You picked up some lovely toys, but I always love the grab bags best! Thanks for your visit, Lindart #29

okienurse said...

WOW you made a haul at Ally Pally! Love the new stamps! I scrolled back to see that post on Sunday and girl you made a haul. I love the little blender tools. I think Chuck and Doug would get along! It seems that he thinks it is a lost cause to try and stop my stash crusade! I am sad because the Stamp and Scrapbook show here is in June in Dallas and I am going to be gone on a cruise! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Vickie#32

Kelly said...

Hey Shaz!
What a fun day you two had! Lots of lovelies. I look forward to seeing what you do with them. Love your Christmas cards. Poinsettia's seem to be your Christmas flower. Your creations make me smile. Thanks for the visit last Wednesday. I'm a lot late getting round. Will update everyone on Bear Wednesday! Creative Blessings! Kelly #24

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, Such yummy stamps, love the images. looks like you had a great time and made some great purchases! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! Ginny#25

Aimeslee W. said...

Hugs to you, Shaz. Here's the video where this woman and many of the commenters used the food-grade glycerin on Inka Gold, which is a water-based rub-on wax paste. I have also used this and it works for me. I found mine in the baking aisle. xoxo

Aimeslee W. said...


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