Hiya, ooooh what a fab day I had yesterday in Harrogate at GNPE - OMG I shopped til I literally dropped!. I got there nice and early and popped to the see the lovely gang at Crafter's Companion whilst I was waiting for the gorgeous Rachel to arrive. It gave me time to catch up with Jacqui and Michelle and have a little caffeine fix before the serious shopping began. I also saw the lovely Liz too although didn't really have chance for a proper natter - next time hey Liz!
There is something I just love about the show at Harrogate, it is just a nice size to go around and there is always a nice atmosphere. I have to say that the food is rather overpriced - what a shame, never mind - it didn't stop me scoffing though lol.
I usually tend to go round craft shows on my own but oh my, what a blast I had going round with Rachel. I do not know who was worse and I think neither of us needed much encouragement really. We were very good though and after almost buying a rather impulsive buy on a mountain of glitters we put back about £50 of sparkle between us, OMG what were we really thinking in the first place hahahaha.
So here is what I bought (you might want to grab a cuppa first lol) ...........
I am totally loving these dies. I have wanted some corner dies for a while and that marianne is absolutely gorgeous! You can't go wrong with leaves and butterflies too can you.
More dies..... rather than getting more nesties I really like the look of these pretty frame dies. I can't wait to use this delish border memory box die and I just NEEDED some tags lol. My little brain is working overtime.
Always need card blanks but bought some 8" square ones for a change as well as my regular 6" ..... wonder how I cope with all that space??? I was going to buy some shaped cards and steppers but they seemed too expensive at £7 for 10 cards in my opinion so I shall just make my own lol.
Now I wasn't planning on buying any stamps but I just couldn't resist these cuties. The sentiments look really fab too so can't wait to get inking these beauties.
Always need my pearls and bling - these were a complete bargain. If they stick ok I will be buying loads next time and having a good stock up.
Trying a few different things to my usual colours. Going to try stamping in grey rather than black just to see how it looks. Also bought a couple of other stickles rather than just Stardust (although I did get one of those too) however not quite sure how I ended up with 2 of the same shade - must have really liked it, hey lol. Going to try out a bit of glitter too on my cards so watch out for this making an appearance.
Got me a nice little stash of Kraft paper to play with .... going to have fun with this. Finally got a heat resistant mat too, not sure why I need it at the moment but I know it will be handy rofl. Loved the sweet little Nitwit sentiments - gorgeous colours with a little bit of sparkle.
A good chance to top up on tape plus I really think this punch around the page set was the bargain of the day. They were selling loads of them for only £18 each ..... should have probably bought a couple more but resisted!
A few little fun embellies, always handy to have in your stash.
....and now my ribbons (I had to stop myself buying even more than this .... think I need therapy) .........
These are so pretty, love the vintage feel of them - can't wait to use them.
More lushness - the one 2nd from the left makes beautiful flowers - well it did on the stand, lord only knows what mine will turn out - we will just have to wait and see.
Cute little ribbons in a lot of the colours I like to craft with usually.
Some more I bought with certain people in mind ...... there were so many fabulous ribbons this year.
Hahahaha I couldn't resist these fun feathers - don't know if I will use them or not but they were cheap and just grabbed my eye so I bought them. Loved the square doilies ....... phew, that's it - all done thank goodness.
I had such a brilliant day and was completely shattered at the end of it. All I need to do is pack it all away once I have finishing stroking it and drooling all over it hehehehehehe. Thank heavens my eyes are up to crafting again so I can play with all this yumminess.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mummies out there. Have a fab day. I am going to work so let's hope it isn't too busy.
If you are at Harrogate today have a blast - you will love it, some really gorgeous things out there.