Sunday, 22 September 2013

Ally Pally - Land of Temptation!

This is probably going to be the shortest Magpie post ever!!! I love to chatter like away and I can't make those blog posts brief, but tonight I have to, if I don't want to be in serious trouble with the Magpie Brood! I am supposed to be cooking a roast in my still unfinished kitchen...but...today I went to Ally Pally for the first time! I thought I'd gone mad with purchases until I saw Helen's blog at StampingbyH - Thank you Helen for making me feel a lot better about my incredible extravagance! I can't wait to use it all!!! Sam asked me to 'fess up' so - here it is. Bear in mind, please, everyone, that I'm a bit of a newbie, so there was so much I wanted to play with - here it is...
I met some really lovely crafters and had a wonderful time chatting and 'ooing' and 'ohing' over Gillian's demos! So a big 'Hello' and 'Thank You' for making today so special to Leandra, Gillian, Alison Hall aka Craftytrog, Hazel, Lucy Edmonson, Petra, Laura from Laurart, Nikki and Lin from Art from Herts You have confirmed my suspicions that crafters are the tops! I must flutter off now, but I'll try to start using some of these lovely toys in time for WOYWW! Have a lovely Sunday evening!

15 comments:

  1. Lovely, you will have fun playing with that!

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  2. Loving your stash, and thanks for getting the post done before you start cooking for the brood - they could always do it for you!! Have a great evening - and next time, i hope to meet you too.

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  3. Excellent purchases, I approve of everything. :) Glad you had a lovely day.

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  4. WOW what a lovely stash you picked up there. Fab show isn't it and with some wonderful demos.

    Thanks for sharing, I love to see what other peeps are buying

    Sam xxx

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  5. Fab stash hunni! Glad u had fun! xx

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  6. That's incredibly restrained lol. Fab haul, enjoy playing

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  7. Was lovely to meet you today! I love what you bought - those stamps are gorgeous! I put my stash on my blog today as well...I am a bit ashamed of how much a bought! My husband seems to have the idea I am 'done' with shopping now!!! ;o) Lots of love Laura xxxx

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  8. Oh! You didn't hold back then - well done!!!! He heee! Love what you have here - you're sure gonna have a lot of fun! I'm looking forward to Happy Stampers - Paper Artsy ahoy!!! Have a lovely play, Chrisx

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  9. Such a pleasure to meet you Julie Ann - first of many times, I hope! Totally approve of your purchases. May I make a suggestion? Paint money box. Stencil and rubber stamp it. Start filling with pennies for next craft show immediately!

    Lucy x

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  10. Love to see others stash! Think i blogged mine from Event City and am off to Port Sunny next Saturday for stuff i couldn't get there:-)

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  11. Your stash looks fabulous.. So glad you enjoyed Ally Pally, I used to go twice a year... Now I just go to the April show...maybe now you have the bug maybe we can meet in April to say Hi... enjoy your goodies... Hugs May x x x

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  12. Looks like to me you got you some pretty good finds there. I don't know exactly where you live but it has to be some where in England if you were shopping with Laura - She is a real delight! I don't know what Ally Pally is but it must have been wonderful with all those talented crafters there. And May said she used to go there twice a year!!
    Sandy

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  13. Short and sweet, you got some fabulous stuff there and all those crafter's, it must have been crafter's HEAVEN, a dream, there is one in April, thats a great time to go over the pond cheap air fare, yikes I better save some seeds, thanks for sharing see you Wed..

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  14. Wow lots of yummy crafty purchases, it must have been amazing meeting everyone. Hugs :-) Kezzy xxxxxx

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  15. That looks like a lot of fun to play with. =)
    xx Monique

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