21 Aug 2012

Whats On Your Work Wednesday 168.....A Big Crafty Shop!!

Hi! everyone! Tonight I have had a play with some new stamps I bought at the weekend on my Big Crafty Shop at The Great British Craft Festival at Donington. Here I have used Graphic 45 Papers & stamps along with Gilding Glue from Indigo Blue and some Sunset Red flakes from Sweet Poppy Crafts. I have showed a close up of the Stamp Gilded below as I thought it looked really good, I love the colours & its very shiny! but it didn't show up very well on the pic.

As you can see I did quite well on the shopping front. I have been saving for quite a while to go on this crafty trip. Me and my Crafty Buddy, Crafty Deb's went both days to the event & stayed over in the Hilton Hotel for the Saturday night. It was really nice & the breakfast was wonderful Sunday morning, ages since I have has a full English.

I bought all sorts! Including Stamps By Chloe, Sweet Poppy Stencils, Cherry Lynn Die's, Graphic 45 paper & stamps, Stampendous Stamps & Frantage powders & shaved ice, Ribbons, Sticky Gems, glitters, tapes glues.....ect...ect....All in all the weekend was fab. We though it would be fun to get as many pic's of us with Presenters from Create & Craft, we ended up having our pic took with about 7 of them. We chatted with the great Melanie Heaton & Dawn Bibby & Sue Smith & Sheena Douglass & a few others (I have name dropped enough..lol.) already looking forward to the next Crafty Show....Harrogate perhaps?

Finally I am still using my Hunkydory Xmas kits to make cards, I really enjoy making Christmas cards, so may images to choose from & I love being able to go mad with the glitter. Time to post this & hop over to Julia's Blog to join in the hop.......have a crafty week everyone & thanks for stopping by!



Bridget Larsen said...

Your christmas cards are awesome and I love your craft space and that muted light
Bridget #7

Anonymous said...

In my best Bruce Forsyth voice "didn't she do well!" I think the only thing you missed was the cuddly toy! Lovely Christmas cards too.

Brenda 5

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lavinia,

It looks like you had a great trip! Look at all that new fun stuff to play with. What a lovely trip for you and your friend.

Did you happen to get your ATC from me yet?

Hugs, Kay #30

scrappymo! said...

Sounds like a fab shopping trip...How nice to stay over and get pampered with the full English. What a great way to start off the day!
Your cards look great...it is amazing how many Christmas cards are posted here today.

Peggy said...

WOW!!! what a great haul! you are one lucky crafter!!

EELS said...

Hi Lavinia, what a fabulous stash of goodies you bought - lucky you.
I also love making xmas cards 'cause as you say there are so many super things to use and I see you also have a CB and Grand Calibur like me so I don't feel so guilty having the two, I also have a Big Shot as well though lol.
Cheers, Elaine #31

jill said...

Glad you enjoyed yourself at the show. You came home with lots of lovely goodies. my favorite has to be Graphic 45. Have fun using all those lovely things you've brought. jill #48

Annie said...

Now that's what I call a good shop! :-) Love the Christmas cards too...you have been busy. :-)
A x #72

Hazel said...

Love the Christmas cards - I got that kit and need to get on and make some more with it. Lovely to get lots of goodies and glad you had a good time including the Hilton breakfast. Your stamp with gilding flakes is looking good. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #8 x

okienurse said...

Love the G-45 project and those cards are awesome. Looks like you got a lot of new stash at the show. Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

barbarabeesblog said...

Oh, this looks totally fab.

Queenie Jeannie said...

So many new goodies to play with - how fun!!! Love your super pretty Christmas cards too!

Jeannie #62

Tertia said...

Another WOYWWer busy with the c cards already. Will you lot please stop making me nervous! I am so not ready for the big C.
Love all the goodies you got. Enjoy playing with them.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #52

jude said...

Sounds like youve had good crafty spend and fab breakfast.now youve gotta find the time to use all your goodies!
Have creative wednesday
hugs judex

Trish Latimer said...

what a fabulous stash haul there!!! So much inspiration to get your mojo kickstarted!! Trish #90

Darla said...

Very impressive supplies! #138

Danielle said...

Glad that you are doing something you are enjoying and you are very good at it, too. Your cards are stunning! Love the little lot of goodies from your shopping trip. Have fun playing! dani#137

Lisa said...

I love the stamp and gilding glue. Never heard of it. but your image is Wow! Looks like you picked up lots of fun stuff to play with. And your cards are adorable. Especially loving the puppy in the stocking with the red bow and the deer with the hearts. Happy crafting. LisaDV #124

Joynana said...

So much shopping your weekend sounds like it was lots of fun. Beautiful Christmas cards. #25

Eliza said...

Oh my goodness that is beautiful and yes I can imagine it all shinny. I love your christmas card collection really beautiful and you desk and those wonderful items, me want to come and play please.

Eliza #24
Happy crafting.

Spyder said...

Oohoo I'd love to go and then stay at the Hilton, what a fabulously crafty days out! Have a great week, thanks for my snoop! Happy WOYWW
((Lyn)) #18

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm really late...surprise!!
You did have a good shop, my word how fab all your new stuff is. I like a two day visit, gives you a chance to really have an in depth look at stuff without feeling like you've been panic buying..bet all your new stuff will be used to great advantage. Love the gilded card, lovely idea.

Katie Bolinger said...

OMG that Gilded image is fantastic! so glad I didn't WOYWW this week. Sounds like you had a great time at your event. Always fun to meet and get snapped with people you admire.

505whimsygirl said...

Hey Lavinia,

I'm glad you got your little package. I wanted to add some fun things since you were so kind and patient!!!

Miss you this week on WOYWW
Hugs, Kay

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