Saturday, 12 November 2011

Stash from NEC and some famous faces!

Well everyone here is my little stash which I bought at the NEC last weekend, well not so little really but I only get there once a year and save to go so always get some good bargains. My first bargain was the velvet ribbon which was only 1.00 for 3metres from the Macmillan Cancer stall. On Joanna Sheen's stall you could mix and match House Mouse stamps and decoupage 4 items for £30  and the Memento Ink Pads only £3.50 what bargains!  I also bought some LOTV stamps and images. On Crafters Companion some SWALK stamps and Humphrey fell in my basket and  also some of their lovely printable papers. Another stall had 25 12x12 paper for £5.00 that stall was like a free for all. Some other bits and pieces on that pile too. We had a lovely day but it was packed as usual and no where to sit as usual to have lunch, only the floor. We also went to the cake show the day before and what amazing cakes people had made. So I am back home now and just feel shattered! My boys had done a sterling job decorating most of my lounge while I was away for the weekend but I am now trying to get that back together, so will have to wait a while to play with my stash
Well here are a few pics from the NEC at the weekend . We have Joanna Sheen here colouring her little House Mouse images - a really nice lady just as on TV and my fave crafting person. Next we have picture of Dawn Bibby on the C&C show stand, then we have Sara Davies from Crafters Companion and lastly we have Howard on C&C show stand.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at all my pics and what I purchased. Happy Crafting Arlinex 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Well Packing Ready for NEC bring it on!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning blog friends out there, today I am finishing off getting things packed to go and spend weekend with my daughter and our friends at the NEC in Birmingham. Can't stand crowds really get a bit claustrophobic so now we tend to go on a Sunday when it is a tad less busy and I mean that
literally but this year we are also doing the Cake Show  on Saturday - as my daughter in to sugar crafting this year and wants to go there too. I will not be buying much this year due to the lack of funds but I will share with you next week when I am back what bargains I have bought. Its a shame my youngest daughter is not coming with us as she usually goes off on her own and then when we meet up for a coffee she tells us where all the bargains are and with her being a student she is always on very tight budget but its amazing what she can get for  twenty pounds! Anyway thanks for the kind wishes about my mum who is still in hospital this morning and hopefully she is to be discharged this afternoon , she unfortunately will not be travelling with me to her sisters in Nottingham tomorrow and they were both looking forward to seeing each other as they are both getting on in age and its the only chance my mum gets to go there when I can take her and her sister is housebound. Well people to those going to NEC good luck in the Scrum! everyone else have  great weekend, hope you are doing something nice. Arlinex

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A Bit of A Saucy Card and a Clutterbug!

Well yesterday evening my washer started sparking blue flashing lights whilst spinning off- so now no working washing machine, just typical when I am getting ready to go away for five days! Then things got worse when I was woken this morning at 8am mobile was ringing, and it was a phone call to say my mum had been admitted to hospital during the night. Come on people give me a break everything starting to wear me down now. Anyway enough of me moaning on- here are a couple of cards I have made for a couple of family birthdays coming up at Christmas -one for my cousin whose birthday is Christmas Eve and the other one for his mum whose birthday is Christmas Day. My Aunts card is a fun one and I know she will take it in the fun sense that it is meant to be. Well that's me for now happy crafting and hope everyone has a better day than mine is turning out to be, feel like running a million miles away today Arlinex

Christmas Crafting Challenge Card

Hi everyone, well had a busy day today took my mum to hospital, whilst still not feeling 100% myself, so came home to do my card for Christmas Crafting as I am a design team member, and it should have been done by now- that should be okay you may think but could not get printer to work to get my image and then had problems trying to upload creation onto pc, the latter I think due to younger son keep borrowing my laptop and messing with how I have it set up. Anyway here is my creation and it was to do with the Twelve Days of Christmas and the image is this month from Robyns Fetish who are sponsers for Novembers Challenge. So I have used golds, reds and greens as this is how I had viewed it in my mind but you know when I had finished wasn't really happy with it, you will know we all have days like that when we are crafting but hey ho it is done now. Hope everyone has a good day Arlinex