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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WOYWW 150!!! Ally Pally!

Good morning my dear WOYWWers!

So today it is the 150th WOYWW! Another milestone! Congrats to all! We have made it this far - thanks to Julia our Queen! The worlds biggest blog hop is still going strong, more and more taking part! I hope you all enjoy it very much! I have learned so much since I am a part of this and I am sure all of you did too - it is not just about snooping it is about spreading information, techniques and whatever you want to know about crafting! Also friendship - some virtual some in real life! So WOYWWers lets now run the marathon towards 200!!!
Ok then lets get on with the regular Wednesday business! 
As you all know I have been on a short break in England and was very lucky to be able to go to Ally Pally! The show is really amazing - I think although I did make a few rounds around I still probably didn't see half of the stuff ! My DBF financed most of my shopping and I did get lots - things I really wanted for a while - some of the things were half price of what I would pay for them here! So let me show off my Ally Pally haul, then a few photos from the show and as last my last making!
Here is an overlook of all the stuff I bought layed out on the bed....It is a lot less then what other people have bought but I am happy with what I got

Here is some detail .....I bought a lot of stuff at Paperartsy - Stamps and Fresco Finish paints, I also bought stamps from Indigo Blu, The Artistic Stamper, LOTV and others....

I also got some got some TH Alterations, stickers, stickles....

You can also see some twin, sticky tape, bling, tags and other bits and bobs....

So that was my Ally Pally haul.....now come a few photos from the show....

People queuing to get in......

Paperartsy stand - oh the lovely stuff these ladies make.....I met a fellow WOYWWer there Helen here bellow right in the front of the photo.....it was so nice to meet you again  Helen.....

The Paperartsy ladies Lyn and Leandra have shown lovely new techniques - I really learned a lot and have come back home with a lot more mojo then I had when I left home! Really inspiring!

Here is one of the makes Lyn made for us.....

Next stop was the Artistic Stamper - they have a new range of stamps with houses - I bought them of course - here is Jennie showing off her new stamps and also the WOYWW badge!

WOYWWers who visited her stand also got a little present - a free stamp! Thank you Jennie!
Here is the LOTV stand - I bought some cute Christmas stamps there - what an amazing collection of stamps you can see there....ha, ha how can anybody think of so many different cutsy little girls I have no idea....

I could go on and on with these photos but I think this is enough for you snoopy girls.....well not quite finished - here is one of me in front of the Alexandra Palace - carrying  my heavy rucksack full of lovely stuff! And Julia I proudly wore my WOYWW badge!

Also unfortunately when I came back from England I heard that one of my best friends mom died and I made a sympathy card for her....and that actually rounds up my post for today!

Have a lovely snoop and a lovely week !
Lots of hugs to all of you!


  1. Čestitka je super, čeprav je to težko reči ob taki priložnosti. Drugače sem pa zeeloo "fouš" za tale tvoj izletek! :)

  2. Sorry to hear of your friends mother.
    Nice to see you in the sunshine in the UK. Lovely photos and so nice for me to see my friends L&L on their stand. You will love those paints, I've just been using them.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #1 xx

  3. Looks like you have a great time over here in England. Sorry to hear you were greeted with sad news on your arrival home.
    A #19

  4. looks like a fab show although sad news
    Thank you for the glimpse of your work this week on WOYWW x

  5. You may not have bought as much at AP as some other WOYWWers (I'm thinking Helen here) but you have some stars. I love the Indigo Blu owl, which I have, and the Lynne Perrella stamps. The Craft Notions glue is really good to use and the paints are so smooth. Good to see you met up with some many people from here.

    Ann B

  6. Isn't it fab to meet up with the lovely people you meet on the blogs?? So glad you had a fab time at AP - and you were quite reserved with your purchases! That is a beautiful sympathy card you've made - very touching...
    Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

  7. I am glad you had a good time over in the UK and especially at AP. It looks like you have got lots of lovely new stash to play with :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

  8. You certainly got some fab things at Ally Pally and looks like you had a lovely time too. Sorry to hear about your friend's Mum. Regards, Anne #30

  9. Lovely stash - looks like you had a great time!


  10. Thanks for showing pictures of your adventure and it is not how much you have spent that matters it is what you are comfortable spending, not everyone is on a big budget, your smart. Looks like you have a pretty good pile of creative stuff to me.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Eliza #103

  11. Wow looks like you had a fab time and bought some super goodies. Sorry to hear about your friend's mum, your card is so pretty. Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

  12. What a wonderful bunch of stuff you have to play with!! And you actually met someone with a WOYWW badge!!! Glad you had fun. Your sympathy card is beautiful!
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Lisa Richards #114

  13. Sorry to hear your sad news. So glad you were able to get to AP and to get all those lovely goodies - enjoy - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

  14. Fabulous stash, looks like you'll have a great time playing with all your goodies
    Sophie x

  15. Looks to me as if you got a great collection of stuff at AP, surely it's quality not quantity that counts! Thanks for sharing the photos for us poor sods that didn't make it....

    Sorry to hear of your friends loss, your card is stunning!

    Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!

  16. I'm waving at your photo! I can totally see why you had such a good day...too much to look at and take in, a sensory overload! You bought some nice stuff too, my word it looked very busy!

  17. That trip sounded like so much fun and I love your sharing pictures of the event! It was great seeing you ladies sporting your WOYWW badges, I think that is awesome! Your sympathy card is stunning too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina # 132

  18. Greeat photos of Ally Pally which really give the feel of the day. So please that you enjoyed it and I do wish I'd been able to make it.
    Sorry to hear that you came back to sad news. We too are coming back early from holiday as we've had a family bereavement. Sad on all counts!
    Skype soon...
    Love Jo x

  19. Great stash and good to read that you enjoyed the show too, i've yet to go but understand its great, what a beautiful card for your friend for such a sad reason

    Thanks for sharing tho

    Lisa #112

  20. I was there on the Sunday, had a super time, Lots of great goodies you got.... enjoy! Sorry to hear of your sad news, you made a beautiful card, Hugs May x x x No2

  21. Looks like you had a great time and bought some great goodies! #40

  22. glad you had a good day at Ally Pally,it is a beautiful venue. You certainly brought some great stash. I couldnt go this time but always go for the knitting and stitching show in October which is similar but with lots of wool and sewing stuff.
    janet #151

  23. a girl can never has to much stash. looks like a fun event to attend.

  24. Nice haul from the show! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to attend. Great post. Vickie #32

  25. It was great to see you again - didn't realised I'd got into one of your photos! Your new stash piles look great - enjoy them - the Fresco paints are just fantastic to use. So sorry to hear about your friend's mum, but the card you made is beautiful. Take care.

  26. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Getting around everyone eventually. Happy WOYWW #45

  27. Ooh lots of lovely new stuff to play with. Glad you could make it to the show, the atmosphere at these shows is great :-)
    Lovely card for your friend.
    Anne x