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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce always carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

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Sunday, 11 April 2010

HOME AGAIN FROM ALLY PALLY

Hi Everyone

I am back home again safe and sound after a lovely time in London with the kids - and Ally Pally was wonderful too.

I have never been there before but really enjoyed myself.

Here is the view as we approached. I needed to make the excuse of needing a photo taking session whilst I caught my breath from the "uphill" climb. LOL!!! Just look at that gorgeous blue sky!!


When I first entered I was a little disappointed as it seemed quite small in comparison to the NEC - but in reality it was crammed with everything cardmaking and scrapbooking as opposed to the NEC who have some stands that are hardly even craft related sometimes.

Lots of distress ink projects going on which were very inspirational - and such gorgeous colours too.

I managed a few bargains including some reduced Sizzix dies and some half price Penny Black stamps - I can never resist a cut price Penny Black LOL!!

One of the exciting parts of the weekend was meeting up with Lesley "Craftimamma from Crafty Love n Hugs" - she is such a lovely lady and we got on so well. Someone else I was just destined to meet. (It was so lovely chatting with you Lesley - I hope you enjoyed your weekend away as much as I did). The spooky part was that I was able to pick Lesley out of an exhibition hall full of people from seeing the photograph on her blog.

This morning before we headed home Cat and I sat and stamped and swapped some of our images. How lovely to have a daughter in law that enjoys the same crafty hobby.

Lucky Cat was able to sit and craft with her new goodies today - but I could only sit as a passenger in the car "homeward bound" planning in my head what I would like to play with first. Some (if not all) of Cat's goodies are meant to be her birthday present from hubby and me but I have a strange feeling that none of them are going to be put away until May!! LOL!!!

I'll let you see my goodies over the next few weeks and hope that you all had a lovely weekend doing whatever you did.

Love Jules xx

9 comments:

Sally H said...

Sounds wonderful! Have fun with your goodies!

Loopylou!! said...

sounds like you had a fab time jules!!! hope you get time to play tomorrow, only thing is what to play with first?!!!!!

Nikbee said...

It sounds like you had a great time.

Nikki x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

sounds like you had a fab time Jules, the place looks great. You are lucky having a family crafter to swap with. I'm looking forward to the happy stamper fair next month and seeing Beryl again.
hope your card buissness is going well.
takecare. janex

Cardarian said...

Looks like you had a good time at ally pally! Enjoy your goodies will be looking forward to all the new projects made with them!
Cardarian

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, so glad you had so much fun at Alley Pally, not had the chance to visit that place yet but maybe one day. We are of to Shepton Mallet at the end of the month so that should be brilliant. Anyway love enjoy playing with your goodies. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jacee said...

So pleased that you enjoyed yourself Jules, the photo looks great, never been there, but the NEC takes somes beating dosn't it? lovely that you met another crafter, always nice to meet someone in the 'flesh', enjoy your new goodies. Hugs jacee

Beryl said...

So glad you enjoyed Aly Pally. The first time I went to a craft show there a few years back it took me right back to my youth. I used to go there roller skating as many as 6 nights per week. Very nostalgic. So glad you met up with Lesley. It's long way for me now but I will get there again sometime soon.
Beryl xx

Juls said...

so sweet!! Love the colour combo, the gorgeous heart and script! sucha gorgeous romantic card! Hugs Juls