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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WOYWW, Ally Pally haul!

Hello my dear friends!

I hope you are all well and happy enjoying the spring that has finally sprung! We went from -5 deg C just last week to +23 deg C yesterday! Lovely change! Still I didn't feel it straight away as I was in England where we had rain and not very warm - quite windy! I did have a good time with my DBF, we went to Ally Pally on Saturday so that made me very happy! My knee didn't like the walking around and standing in queus but it was worth it as I have seen a lot of new stuff and of course I left  a lot of money there!Huh!
So to say something about the show - I think it was good that it was in one of the big rooms -  a lot easier to breath! As always there were queus everywhere - all the stands must have made a lot of money! 
I think the biggest sale belonged to Clarity Stamps - they were promoting the Gelli Plates - you could either buy the gelli plate and the brayer or a kit they put together that had some acrylic paint and some other things with it! Unfortunatly the demoing of Barbara Gray was very hard to see as there was such a crowd - she did have a demo in the dedicated area but that was full too so I didn't see much of that but I did buy the gelli plate and brayer!  
I spent some time at the Paperartsy stand and some at Creative impressions and of course I tried to see as much as I could at the Gelli Plates..
I met Helen from Stamping by H, Sam from Hettiecraft and Darcy from Art and Sole - they are or used to be WOYWWers.....I was really happy to meet Darcy as we have been in contact before but never met in person so that was really nice! I didn't meet any other WOYWWers but honestly it is hard to find people in that crowd! 
So finally here is my Ally Pally haul..... lots of stuff - let me show you some of it in detail...

  Gelli plate, brayer  and Panpastels.....

Paperartsy stamps, Fresco paints, Grunge paste and Treasure gold.....also you can see Gilding flakes and guilding glue from Cosmic Shimmer....

 I also bought a load of dies that I wanted for a long time - Memory box and some other ones...

As you can see there are also other bits and bobs - I got some rubons, glitterations and stickers - all comes in handy and it was at a good price! 
I haven't done anything much since I came home from England - I think the travelling and all that walking around has worn me out a bit so I am having a rest from crafting! I will probably be back in the swing next week when I will be showing you some of the ATCs I am making for the swap and I will try out this Gelli plate - see how that goes!
Have a lovely week - enjoy your weekly snoop and if you don't know what I am talking about go to Stamping Ground where you can find all the info about this world wide madness!
Lots of hugs to all of you,


  1. Looks like you had a really good time at Ally Pally....have fun with all your new stash.
    A x # 41

  2. Love your stash! Its just impossible to rein yourself in at these shows, isn't it? I do love the look of that embossing folder- like a Maidenhair Fern. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #70 xx

  3. What an impressive haul. We're still waiting on a pre order of the gelli plate. Hopefully it will come this month. Have fun playing.

    Waving hi from the bears @#78 this week

  4. Was lovely to see you - however briefly and only the once!! What a pile of stash to be sure...!! Helen 12

  5. oh my! what a stash - i think loads of WOWers were at AP! can't wait to see what you create with all your goodies...
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    i overslept, so no. 21 this week...

  6. Welcome to the Gelli! I m sure you will love it. We'll talk in June at the crop .... :D

    MA (4)

  7. Hiya! I missed you at Ally Pally - although I almost accosted another lady thinking it was you :) Sam stopped me in time!

    Tons of goodies too - enjoy!

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. I am envious of your haul of goodies.. Cant wait to get my hands on a Gelli plate they look at me strange in the shops when I ask them if they have them yet.. So will have to get one online just don't want to pay the postage to Australia..
    Have fun with the goodies and so glad you caught up with another WOYWWer
    Sandy :) #18

  9. oh my word did you leave anything else for everyone else to buy? Looks like you had a fantastic time and you will have hours and hours of fuHave a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #40n playing with all of that lot

  10. Oh some fabulous new stash. I look forward to seeing what you make.
    Kyla #113

  11. What a wonderful stash! I'm turning so green reading about Ally Pally form all the blogs. I think I'm going to cry.....
    Krisha #114

  12. Aaaaaaahhhhhhh can you hear me screaming yes you have a gelli plate and you are going to have so much fun with it. The best purchase you have ever made. I so love mine. Heaps of other fantastic stash too. Looks like you need to go home and rest and play.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 46

  13. I got my Gelli plate at AP and have been playing ever since, I love it!
    Karen #61

  14. I bet you can't wait to play with all your new stash! I can't wait to see what you make!

    Happy Wednesday!

    - Zildara #128

  15. That is one enormous pile of stash there, Dolores!! Are you sure you bought enough??? Lol :) that's going to keep you busy for a long time to come!
    Roll on 1st June!! I'm really looking forward to meeting up again!
    Hugs, LLJ 37 xxxx

  16. How did you manage to get on the plane with all that gorgeous stuff? What a magnificent haul Dolores. Perhaps another year I will get to Ally Pally as it is a long time since I was there.
    Have a rest, enjoy the warmer weather and then get playing with some of that stuff.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet xx 5

  17. No wonder the stallholders said it was a good show... looks like you bought them out! You won the Super Stash Badge!
    Get yourself rested and ready to craft, there will be sparks coming off that Gelli plate soon! Have fun...
    Speak soon, love Jo x

  18. Ooh, what a fabulous stash of goodies! I would also have bought all of those too! Have fun :)
    RosA # 145

  19. Vesela sem, da si se imela lepo in nabavila čudovite stvari za ustvarjalne urice. Si pa predstavljam, da mora biti kar naporno vse pregledati, obhoditi,...druženje-to je pa najlepše...
    Sedaj se spočij, potem pa le pokaži kaj je nastalo iz novitet.
    Lp Tamara

  20. That must have been a great show, you've got some fun new art materials! I am just hearing about those Gelli plates, I've got to look into those, I don't think they've hit the stores around here yet. Barb 132 (I think that's my #)

  21. Hi dolores
    you are going to have so much fun with all that lovely new stash... look forward to seeing what you do with the jelli plate.. Mary Ann has posted a few picyures of hers over the last few weeks... looks great

  22. Aw looks like you had lots of fun at AP and have brought home some fab goodies! Take care Zo xx 71

  23. I am so jealous about all the wonderful things everybody founs at Ally Pally, I wish I didn't stay on the opther side of the world!
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #26

  24. Hi Cardarian
    You did so well at Ally Pally, so many playful things!
    Think of the fun you will have!
    Thanks for your wonderful comment. You are just like me!
    I have a car too and promised myself to just get out and do it!
    Seeing the coast is a priority for the next few weeks:)

  25. It was sooo good to meet you, definately one of my favourite bits of the day. You bought some fabulous things. Hope to see you over here again soon. Xxx