Saturday, 26 February 2011

Craft shopping day

So I said I was going to the Farnborough Craft show today and several people have left messages to tell me to show what I have bought.

But first I have to tell you that I met Heidi (an ex MAWTT team mate) for the first time, even though we have known each other for a year on-line we had never seen each other, so it was brilliant to be able to chat to her in the flesh, although she was busy demonstrating for Little Claire's. I also met Cate again who is a Stampin' Up demonstrator and it was fab to say a quick hello to her too.

So here's my new stash (and although it may not sound that much, it cost me a small fortune). Lots of MDF shapes and items for altering, particularly 2 book style ring binders with tabbed board pages, a smaller tabbed binder, door hangers and heart shapes, I think I will have lots of vinatgey fun with these. Now who would have guessed that I would buy Lili of the Valley stamps, not me, but I bought 4 of them. A La Blanche bird stamp, 2 stencils, a couple of distress inks, 3 TH distress stains, large scallop edged cards and envelopes, some Lakeland vintage style backing papers, some wooden buttons, 2 packs of Laura Ashley paper strips, some textured brads and some chipboard pieces.

Here are pics of some of the bits.







So I shall have fun playing with my new things and I can't wait to get one of the books done. I have no idea what I will put in it, but I am sure I will think of something.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


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22 comments:

Kathyk said...

Oh .... My ..... Word! You can have a lot of fun with that little lot can't you? Looking forward to seeing what you make with it too.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Kathyk

Gram's Treasures said...

Ooooh, fun days ahead! It is easy to tell that you had a wonderful time.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohh I have shopping envy now, Love what you have bought its all lush, Love Hxxx

Margreet said...

wow Brenda....it looks like you have had a wonderful shopping day....great stuff...curious to see your new creations...hope you still have time to visit your blogfriends????...LOL....enjoy your new buyings and your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Zoechaos said...

Looks like you found lots of interesting things as well as meeting up with friends always an important part of the process XOXO Zoe

Claire said...

Sounds like you had a great time Brenda and a fab haul of stash too
claire xx

Rebekah said...

Looks like yummy stash Brenda esp all the chipboard! Hugs Rebekah xx

DesignerDiva said...

Love those MDF hearts - I've just had a Tim Holtz spend up on QVC the other day can't wait for it all to arrive now I've seen yours! Scrummy
Laurie x

Sarah said...

What gorgeous goodies you have here chum, can hardly wait to see what stunning beauties you create with these!! you deserve them enjoy playing chum. Lots Hugs
Sarah x

Lisa Jane said...

wowee .. fab stash Brenda .. cant wait to see your creations.. and how wonderful to meet Heidi.. am jealous lol
Lisa ;)

Netty said...

So glad you had a great time and met up with fellow crafters, which is often the best bit. Wow you bought some great stuff.....now I have craft envy........ Annette x

Susan Allan said...

What fabulous things. It is always daunting starting on a new project especially when the blank surfaces are so blank, but you will find your way, don't be too long!!
Sue xx

Paddington fan said...

Hi Brenda
I went yesterday and thought of you as I was at The MDF mans stand!!I spent way too much money but had a blast and learnt a few things from the demos. I bought some MDF boxes etc and LOTV stamps - how spooky is that!! Also bought lots of other things too!! Now all I need is lots of time to play!! Glad you enjoyed yourself and looking forward to seeing your creations, love Jacky x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun glad you had a good time,lots of yummy goodies,to play with here look forward to seeing what you come up with hugs cherylx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Thats going to keep you out of mischief for a while .... cannot wait to see what you create. From a jealous Suz lol :)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hello dear Brenda, it was SOOOO lovely meeting you both yesterday, am so jealous to see the rest of your lovely purchases. So looking forward to seeing what you come up with using them. Let me know if you are going to Ali Pali and I will make sure we get some lunch together. Don't forget to organise them classes, so that I can come along, big hugs Heidi xx

Irene said...

I do so love seeing what other people have bought. I went to Farnborough too, managed to complete my set of TH distress inks, I couldn't resist the LOTV stamps either. Thanks for showing us your wares.
Hugs Irene x

Tracey said...

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for your new goodies Brenda - have fun xxx

Blueangel Crafts said...

Hi Brenda
It was lovely to see you at the show this weekend! Sorry I couldn't stop and chat longer. Please let me know about any classes you run as I would be interested in attending!
Cate x

Shirl said...

Oh my what a tease your are just because I couldn't go this year. Your bird stamp is gorgeous can't wait to see what you create with that.
Hugs Shirley x x

Dora said...

Woo hooo those goodies are just fabulous Brenda. I'm sure you'll have lotsa fun playing with them xxx

Juls said...

ooooooooooooooh all your goodies look fab!!!! cant wait to see what you make with them! Hugs Juls