Monday, 15 April 2013

Ally Pally

I don't usually blog my social life that this was craft related so it had to be done.  Pen and I made a last minute decision to go to Ally Pally on Saturday. We had a fab day, made all the more enjoyable by finally meeting long time blog friends in person.  The show was good but for me there was no doubt that the PaperArtsy stand was the place to be - not only from the social point of view but because they have so many products that I have to have at the moment lol.

We all met up for a drink in the bar after the show closed.  You may already know them.


Hazel & Alison 


Gillian, Emma, Leandra (Mrs Paper Artsy) and Milly (who was working like a trojan)


Alison and Nicky (Minxy)


Lin Brown (Mrs Yours Artfully) and Sam (Samski)


... and of course the obligatory stash shot.  I went with a budget in mind but I'm afraid it went straight out the window!

17 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous pictures Carol, wish I was able to go. Love your new goodies too. Tracy x

Suzanne C said...

This looks like so much fun! your stash looks fantastic cant wait to see what you create!

Heather said...

You've got some useful looking stuff in that stash. I love Distress Ink pads and markers - in fact almost anything by Tim Holtz.

sam21ski said...

Oh Carol I'm so pleased that you and Pen changed your mind at the last minute, it was fabulous to meet you both and I've just realised who Pen actually is having clicked the link from your post back to her blog.

I'm sooo pleased you were able to stay for drinks afterwards, it was a really good day.

And of course, you got some great stash!!!

Thanks for a great day - Sam xxx

butterfly said...

Looks like such a great meeting of great crafty minds! And wow what a haul!
Alison x

Sarah Anderson said...

oh blast, Paper Artsy are coming up to Port Sunny in May so there goes my budget! You've already cost me by telling me about the reduced TH dies at Hobbycraft ;) Looks like you had a fab day, and so lovely to meet up with fellow bloggers IRL.

inkypinkycraft said...

Lookslike you had , fun some great goodies , trace x

Cath Wilson said...

ooh, all those lovely people - lucky you, Carol! Thanks for sharing your photos x

herminesplace said...

great photo's looks you had a lot of fun. Great stash!!!

hazel said...

It was lovely to meet you on Saturday Carol - I've not had time to play with my new stash yet.
xxx Hazel.

Sid said...

Glad you had a fab time !!

Effie said...

Nice to put faces to names.....

Alison said...

It was lovely to meet you at last Carol, so glad you & Pen decided to come! Lovely photos, & your shopping looks good, you'll have fun with those fab paints!
Alison xx

Karin said...

Looks like you had a fab time Carol. Hope you've fund some time to play with your new goodies.

Gillian .... said...

Was a great weekend with amazing company, so lovely to meet you irl after all this time (Pen too). until next time:) xx

Juls said...

Looks like u had a good time!! Love all your craft purchases, can't wait to see what you do with them!! Hugs Juls

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, all those lovely blogging peeps who I feel I know so well. Great to see the photos and lovely to see Leandra again. Really enjoyed catching up with her in May. Thanks for sharing x