Sunday, 25 September 2011

The aftermath of a visit to Ally Pally.

Well yesterday I was up nice and early as it was our September trip to Ally Pally. I picked Liz up at 6.30am then it was onto Karen's to pick her and Nancy up. We had a good drive down to Wood Green London arriving just after 8.30am. We get there early so to get a good parking place, infact we were right outside the front entrance due to having Liz's disabled badge. I'm glad I did park there as I went back to the car 3 times during the day to unload what I'd bought. I stocked up on card stock which is flipping heavy! We had a fab day as usual, bumped into Janet and Ang who went by coach. We ended the day in the park opposite AP eating cupcakes with Shimelle, SJ and several other crafters. The cupcakes made by Shimelle were scrummy.
On the way home we made our customary stop at Mcdonalds in Chelmsford. Got back into Ipswich around 8.15pm. I'll post a couple on photos of my stash purchases, looks like I spent loads, but I did'nt and managed to get some good buys. I also made a beeline for the Craft Stamper stand as I wanted to take up the subscription offer of their new Scrapbook mag hitting the shops 18th November, see photo. It's called Scrap 365.
Well I've new stash to go stroke.LOL several Rubbernecker stamps to mount, I love that stand as you get unmounted sentiment stamps for 50p each, what a bargin! I've amased quite a collection over the past two years.
I'm on holiday from work this week so I intend spending some of it in my craft room. I want to make some more cards, christmas aswell as other occasions.

Janina xx

Friday, 16 September 2011

Ally Pally here we come!

It's that time of year again when our twice yearly trip to Ally Pally in London is now only one week away. I've got a small list with odds n ends on it I'm hoping to get. So early next Saturday Liz, Nancy, myself and fingers crossed Karen will be on our way. We always have such a good day out with our customly stop at the Chelmsford Mcdonalds on the way home.
Tomorrow it's the Papermaze crop, I'm on a working wake 12hr night shift tonight, but will still go to the crop, will need nudging about mid-day as I'll have that glassy look in my eyes.............give me half an hour and a coffee and I'll be fine...............I'll just crash out on the settee at home in the evening. I've been going to Papermaze crop since 2006 and still thoroughly enjoy it as it's a very friendly crop and along the way I've made some good friends too.
Did I tell you I've started to make my christmas cards? Made about 60 so far, had a bit of a break from them and will start making more in the next few weeks. I've a week off work the end of the month, so apart from having an autumn clean in the house I intend spending time cardmaking.

Have a good weekend, mine will go in a blur until Tuesday as it's my weekend in work, so with lack of sleep............................

Janina x