Sunday, April 25, 2010

Another page for Sunday Stampers and Report from ICHF

I had completed this page when I completed the other 2 (previous post) but photo'd it later and couldn't get a good pic.  This is another entry for the Sunday Stampers and also for the BIA (Bind-it-all) book I'm making.  As the SS is now 100 Hels is having a Mega Candy giveaway so for the chance to win why not pop over and join in.
Well, had a great time at the ICHF show in Liverpool yesteday.  Tracey and I went down together and met up with another friend the lovely Ann (originally from Craft Swap Forum) and also the lovely Nicci - think I contacted her initially via WOYWW and as she lives in Liverpool we arranged to meet up.  As a Stampin' Up demonstrator she was on the SU stand on the Friday but as she lives not far from where the show was she had a mooch round yesterday.  I enjoyed the show but I think if suffers from being a mix of papercrafts and stitchery stuff.  I love both as do many others but many more prefer just one or the other so I feel this affects the number of people attending.  Also I overheard quite a few stallholders saying it wasn't as busy as such and such a show - presumably dedicated papercraft shows.  I bought some stamps, Tattered Floral die (£11.50 from the Craft Bug, unfortunately they'd sold out of the birdcage die on the Friday) by that guy whatsisname (I'd be able to remember more easily if he was much better known LOL) For those who haven't heard of him, where've you been? I mean the fabulous Tim H.  I also bought some flowers, archival inkpad 2 MS punches, fab book on natural dyes and woad seeds; yes WOAD seeds!  I've just read that I need to sow the seeds either March or November, tut, long time to wait!  So Googled 'Can I grow Woad indoors' and got this: 
Marijuana growing Indoor, all the steps for growing weed indoors hehehehehe.  Hmm, maybe I can start a cottage industry! LOL
The little tubs of alpha stamps are Studio G and cost £1 they're  fantastic value and great little stamps, they do quite a few different fonts; I have 4 sets now.


Crafty Chris said...

Had to laugh at the marijuana, looks yummy what you got I nearly bought that MS punch at the bottom of pic, and then went for the butterfly one instead, gorgeous stamps cant wait to see what you make, you will enjoy using all of these.
Happy crafting
Christine x

Tracy said...

Love your stash that you purchased. Great entries to for the Sunday Stamper challenge. Tracy Evans x x

Tracey said...

OOOh, your pages are gorgeous, love the birdcage and the bird, are you sure they need to go into your book, lol.
Afer supermarket this morning OH drove me down to Inkylicious there are no signs on the pine shop but OH says there's one under the roller shutter door so you should see it when the shop is open, they must rent some space inside.
Thanks again for yesterday, had a fab day, but not had chance to play yet.

patcrafts said...

Pleased you had a good day you have got some very interesting stuff there I particularly love the Flower Die by you know who.
Your page is looking good too.
Hugs Pat xx

Jan said...

Lots of goodies here!

Dawn said...

I thought the same about the mix of material & Paper I have to say I would prefer one of each!

I love the stamps you bought the music one looks fab I have the flower die and would love the BG one but you did an excellent job with Dan's I haven't got a mchine to use his fabby freebies

Glad you had a chance to get together with friends Ann (actually thought yr name was Lou sorry lol)

Love Dawn xx

Nicci said...

It was lovely to meet you at the show! glad to see you got a few goodies too xx

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Anne
Thanks for your lovely comment, I thought maybe it was a little OTT, lost my blog yesterday so had to go in and confiqure it all again, so just decided to change everything while I was there.
Have put Zone alarm on now it checks every page now before opening so fingers crossed.
Christine x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby art hun and fabby stash haul too...sounds like you have had fun :O)) Thanks for joining in with the challenge x