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.