Thursday, 22 September 2016

Ally Pally

Hello All
I did have a great day at Ally Pally and spent far too much money - I think I am going to have to wait until next year before I spend anything else for craft, but then it is my birthday next month and there's Christmas too...
You made me smile, MRS DUCK with your reference to HUGS and LOVE (dies) I didn't buy them but I did get a free hug from John Lockwood! He was so helpful too, running off to get me a basket because I had my hands full of Pixie Powders and other goodies. Helping me choose which colours to start with - he knows I love blue!
I also met JACKIE, you lovely lady. She helped me with my purchases, she realised that I'd accidentally picked up two sets of dies by mistake and kindly put them back on the stand. We talked weddings, as she was looking for items for her daughter's and I may be doing the same next year... I also managed to speak with Wendy from Spain and we swapped grandchildren photos. The day went far too quickly
I hope you are feeling better JENNY, bugs can be nasty debilitating things.
So, here goes this is what I bought. I daren't total it all up! Some items are missing because I wanted to buy one of the clock kits from Indigo Blue to make as a Christmas present for my sister in law. They hadn't bought any with them but they let me order it all and will post it to me. In my defence I bought a few bits for my MIL as well, , a couple of Christmas decoupage packs.

Kraft card
CE Watercolour card
CE Pack with Christmas stamps, mdf trees, gilding polish, embossing powder, bakers twine and tidy tray - a real bargain
Christmas Rose stamps,dies and gilding polish - all John Lockwood's fault
CE Pixie Powders
CE glue
Ultimate Crafts - Rose die
SB Flights of Fancy and Oval dies
SW Swirling Stars die
SW new Background dies
Some (not all) SW New Arrivals dies (could not resist those)
I think that's it and of course Indigo Blue products for the clock

It is a fabulous show, and spoke to lots of the stall holders who are all so helpful and informative, special thanks to John, Phill Martin, Julia Watts, Jenny Marple from Indigo Blue along with Kay and her husband. Bev from Honey Be, in fact everybody. I cannot wait for April. I must get a piggy bank and start saving!


  1. Hi Karen you have an amazing haul of crafty bits. I can't wait to see what you make with them. It was so lovely to meet you. I hope we can meet up again. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Karen, glad you enjoyed your day. You certainly stocked up with some lovely craft goodies. I usually go to Ally Pally but missed it this time. Barbxx

  3. Hi Karen
    I'm mega jealous but God willing and all that, I'll have my sandwiches again with you in April lol!
    What a fabulous haul of goodies. I stopped trying to add up what you had spent when I saw the large rectangles lol!
    As sometimes happens, the search for Love and Hugs doesn't end up his we'd like hahaha!
    Look forward to seeing what you create.
    Ang x

  4. Good morning Karen, well you certainly had a good spend up didn't you!! Looking forward to seeing what you create with it all. Have a good weekend, best wishes Jackie x

  5. Wow Karen it looks as if you have a mighty fine haul of new stash there. Happy crafting, can't wait to see what you get up to.

    Hugs Erika. x