Thursday, 12 March 2009

Look what DawnyP made for me................





No time for crafting today, I have been to the NEC to the Hobbycraft fair, returned home much poorer but with loads of crafty goodies. I met up with Dawny (Pink Piggy blog) it was so great to meet her and Nicola her gorgeous daughter. Dawny is as much fun and just as lovely in real life as she is on her blog. We agreed, quite late, yesterday that we would do a stamped image swap, so I trotted along with a brown envelope from Poundland stuffed with assorted bits of card stamped with different images. What did Dawny do? Produced this fabulous folder she had made for me, filled with masses of beautifully stamped images, all separated inside with little file folder inserts and beautifully labelled. Hmmm, you won this one hands down then Dawny, no contest. Thank you so much, I love it. The folder is a pattern from the Cutting Cafe The photos aren't great because by the time I staggered home with my loot, the light had gone, but I couldn't wait to post it.



What did I buy? Well, there were some cute Penny Black's on sale, so my vow to stick to unmounted stamps flew right out the window, no excuse not to do the challenges over on the Penny Black challenge blog every week now. I have a stamp for all seasons. Then there were the Magnolias - a whole stand devoted to them, with a bemused Swede in attendance, standing back watching me excitedly demonstrate to the crowd milling around the stand 'look, you can sit her on a ribbon' I burbled 'and if you are buying that one, you must buy this cute toadstool....' Catching the bemused Swede's eye, I said 'Am I on commission?' 'I vill ask my boss' he said looking even more bemused. I stupidly bought large packs of cardstock in the first buying frenzy of the day, and six hours later was regretting my haste, they weighed a ton, which together with the other 2 1/2 tons of stuff, made it all a bit exhausting. So all in all, a very satisfying day.




22 comments:

Crystal said...

Absolutely adorable! What a lucky gal you are!!! Hugs!

"Um Buggin" said...

Oh Enfys, my friend you are so deserving of such a lovely gift. It is just adorbale, glad you had a fun day shopping. Can't wait to see what you create with all your goodies.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Kath said...

oh so you are home tired but very happy and hey isn't Dawny something else....such a lovely kind bloggy bud and gorgeous little folder for all your stamped images.....what a treasure she is
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Regina Easter said...

oh my enfys you lucky girl.....and this folder came out darling....wow, i so love the colors....happy shopping girl, sounds like you had fun...i need one of those days real soon...

suemon said...

Wow Enfys sounds like great fun and how lucky you are...a lovely gitf looks great, I too can't wait to see your 'creations'
hugs
Sue

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wow - what a wonderful gift... as Lillie said, you definitley are deserving. How fun...

Justine said...

Isn't that sweet of Dawn!! Glad to hear you had a good old spend up! that's what we do best! Have a great weekend.
Hugs Justine x

Leanne said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time! What a fantastic gift to get, very pretty!
Leanne :o)
xx

scotspanda said...

sounds like a great day hun, its great to meet fellow crafters eh? Shame the NEC don't have the same set up as the SECC they have a place you can leave heavy parcels and coats etc and you pay just £1

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Norine said...

that is just a great idea and how nice of her to make that for you glad you had fun and got lots of loot
Hugs
Norine

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Enfy, how lucky to receive such a gorgeous gift from Dawny! lovely book folder, i adore it. Hugs Linda x

Leslie said...

I love that idea. What are the catagories she used for the images? It is hard to see -

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a fabulous folder...and full of gorgeous images...lucky you!
I was at the NEC yesterday too...wasn't Magnolia amazing? Glad you stocked up on some PB stamps...irresistable aren't they?
Carole x

Tip Top said...

Hehehehe! Love the tales of spending! I shall remember your words of wisdom when I'm in Harrogate with Jozza and Kath and Anice at the end of the month!!

Lovely folder too - I'd just want to look at it all the time and not use it!

Becky said...

This is awesome, love this, love the colors.

Allison said...

sounds like you had a fun day- what a great gift
AllisonX

kisatrtle said...

So cute! Wish I could have come with you'all

InkHearts said...

a girl can never have too much stamping stuff!!!! Well done!

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Lynsey said...

Hi Enfys, I just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog last week and leaving a lovely comment on my card. Glad that you had a great time at the NEC, I'm off there tomorrow and I can't wait!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Velta said...

LOL...really girl you have me just laughing...this is a wonderful gift...your are blessed to have such a great friendship :)

Bon said...

Sounds like you had a great time. And a great gift to boot!

Susie Sugar said...

This is so lovely Enfys what a fantastic gift
Hugs Susie xx