1 March 2013

A Grand Day Out!

Well, I am exhausted but what a lovely day.  Sometimes if you keep visiting craft supplies and see the same stands in the same places it gets tiring but 'Make-it' at Farnborough is always such a good day out.

The venue has so much space to get around, even when busy and even though it's a bit further away you get to see exhibitors that don't make it down to the deep south west!

We had a lovely chat with Julie Hickey who was demo-ing on Craftwork Cards and took advantage of our early bird voucher to stock up on some scrummy new card candi and a goody bag.
Anna Marie Designs had 2 stands, one of lovely embellishments with printed papers and Tim had a stand with all their fab card on which I topped up on although after my recent card audit I was fairly well behaved!

Jo was demo-ing some fab flowers from border punches for Wendy on Stamps & Memories.

I got some bargains on reduced papers and a few stickles and wow powders I fancied for my collection.  A couple more memento inks which I seem to be using more of.

A peek at Natalie O' Shea's Stampin' Up samples was lovely - really looking forward to our extravaganza next week.
I even nearly spent nothing on 'every crafts a pound' but the very last items on the stand were images I have used lots of before and were, obviously, a complete bargain but I only bought 4 - yes really!

Was a tad bad and bought a pack of shaped cards which I wasn't going to - but they were lovely!!
No major purchases but I did treat myself to an ink rack - still on the square of trying to sort stuff so it is to hand and doesn't take me a week to find all the bits for a card.

I left plenty there for all my blogging friends as instructed so look forward to shopping reports from Stamps & Paper and Serendipity Dragonfly at the weekend.

Lots on the order books this weekend so need to knuckle down before more workshops on Monday (purely so I have something to blog about you understand!).


  1. Sounds like you had a great day out Jill and pleased to hear you save something for us tomorrow!
    Certainly sounds like you picked up a few bargains and will look forward to seeing what you produce with your new stash


  2. It certainly sounds as if that was a day well spent - I'm envious. So pleased you left something for the two friends to buy and look forward to your next makes.