Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WOYWW, My name is Cardarian and I am a stampacholic!

Hello my dear bloggy friends!

Another busy week has passed but luckily a really nice and peaceful one is coming up! We have a few holidays or as the English say bank holidays coming up so I hope to do a lot of crafting! I just have to tough out this week! 
Anyways lets get on to the usual Wednesday business! First of all have you noticed the blogger has changed and I don't like it! You just get used to one lay out and here comes another one ! Pooooooooooo!!!!
Why did I say I was a stampacholic??? Well last week I was putting cling film on some of the stamps I bought at Ally Pally and as I was putting them away I realised how much stamps I actually have! I haven't been stamping more then about 3 years and I have accumulated an amazing amount of stamps! I will show you just some of the companies I have been buying from and honestly it worries me! I am not actually sure if it isn't more the thrill of buying then actually using them ! Initially I was all into digi stamps but once I have been aquainted with rubber that was it .....so let me show you a few of my "collections"....
Starting with La Blanche stamps - some of you might know them .....vintage stamps on white silicon - very nice to stamp with........


Hero arts stamps - these are just the ones on Cling foam and clear stamps.....


Next a box of Crafty Individuals, Paperartsy, Stampers anonymous, Viva and Dylusions.....





Next up Papermania, Indigo blu, Lost coast designs and Prima


And here is a mixture of Artemio, Inkadinkado, Penny Black, Cuddly Buddly, LOTV, Magnolia  and Lawn Fawn....


And as last some Creative Expressions, Stamp attack, Artistic Outpost......


I will stop now although I haven't shown you all my wooden stamps and some others - I will save that for next time...so am I an addict??? Yes I am and I must do something about it - for now just try NOT to buy any new stamps!
And as last ( although our queen Julia would probably say I should have shown this first) is what is on my workdesk now.....it is a little project I have made - inspired by Mrs. Lin from LB Crafts - now Paperartsy - she did a demo at Ally Pally using, Pan Pastels, Fresco Finish cracle paint, masking tape and other interesting techniques with a lot of stamping ! Here is my take on ( I did do all the techniques) and at the bottom is Lins work - there is of course no comparison ( I didn't have all the material she had and of course maybe just 1% of her knowledge) but I did my best - it was my first ever stamping on material - I have chosen a bit of cotton to stamp the man on and well I am quite happy with my make !


Ok now I am finished.....have a lovely day....enjoy the snoop and I will see you around....I will have more free time in the next days so I will be calling in!
Lots and lots of hugs to all of you
Cardarian

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!
Cardarian

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WOYWW, I am back!

Hello my dear bloggy friends!

I am sorry I have been away for a while but life and work took over so I couldn't do blogging or crafting - well I did  some stuff which you will see as you scroll down the page! But before I start with my showing off I would like to ask all you ladies who intend to go to ALLY PALLY on SATURDAY the 14th to let me know ( just leave a comment) and I will try to find you there as I would love to meet some of you! Thank you!
Now we can start with the show off! Ha, ha...
First is first here is my desk of this week - very boring - just made a card for one of our professors - he went from student to professor of forest engineering - specialised in forest roads and he has a special day today so I made a card for him - we have been working together since day one ! The card is on my desk....




The card symbolises his road to success!


And then I have a few photos from my Easter day with my family at my moms.... our Easter table.... I decorated :-)


Close ups...... the plate....


the famous Easter flower, Easter eggs and of course we couldn't be without an Easter bunny.....


Here is a photo of all of us at the table.....




And to finish off I have another couple of spring photos I have taken lately......






Now I am finished!
Have a lovely day, enjoy life and let me know if you will be at Ally Pally!
Lots of hugs to all of you
CARDARIAN