Well here I am .. .. back from the NEC and just about dead on my feet.
My legs are killing me and my eyes are struggling to stay open.
We had a brilliant day but boy what restraint I showed!! I am so proud of myself.
I went with a "little" list of things I was hoping I would find .. .. the little set I used to make today's share being one of the items on my list.
All stamping: Sizzix/Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut Set "657776"
Backing Paper: My Minds Eye - free with a magazine ages ago
Nestabilities: Classic Ovals Large and Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large
Memento and Distress Inks
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box
I am really pleased with the Stamp and Die Set (and also bought another as there was an offer if you had two). These were my major purchases of the day.
I had a little spend on the Lili of the Valley stand. But I was very restrained. The samples on show were absolutely fabulous. Very inspirational and beautiful. What a fab Design Team they have!!!
What else fell into my basket? Well a non-stick craft mat. Some small punches and duster brushes and some funky buttons. Plus lots of charms. I raided those first as the heart charms tend to disappear very quickly.
What didn't fall into my basket that I would have liked?
Well there was a world shortage of Penny Black stamps there that's for sure. I was expecting that really .. .. and only found a very small selection across the whole of the exhibition. There were 3 I would have liked .. .. but I left them there for someone else.
I also went with the intention of getting a Memory Box Die or two .. .. but didn't succumb in the end as there were just far too many and I couldn't decide which one to get. LOL!! (Unlike the lady who looked like she was having at least 10!!!!!).
I did want a new guillotine as I have worn the lines off my small Fiskars one but didn't come away with one of those either!
No new nesties, no coloured metallic cord was there and no new papers were mine either.
But I am sure I will cope LOL!!!
So I was quite a good girl really.
I also got to go and say hello to my lovely and super talented blog buddy Kath .. .. a short and sweet meet as she was very busy with a workshop for Fiskars .. .. but it was very nice all the same.
OK then . .. so that is me for today. Time to go and give my aching legs a soak in the bath.
Another exciting day tomorrow as another one of my happy couples will be getting married in the morning. I do hope the weather is as beautiful for them as it has been today.