Wednesday, 14 November 2012


I've been busy, just not on my desk! What I have got in my space is ...stash!! We (hubby and I) went to the NEC last Friday! I must say he walked around with a bit of a startled expression until we reached the foodie area when I was able to escape back to the craft area! It was great to meet up with old friends...and spend some money on goodies!
So on this 180th chance to go touring the desks of the world - all organised by Julia - I'm showing what I spent my cash on! 
Some stamps(just a few LOL!)A TH set with a pear on it, a couple of Lavinia stamps(love that stag), a couple of Inkylicious stamps, two mini Paper Artsy stamps and yet more alpha stamps! I also fell for a splodge mat and some Christmassy dies. Yes my feet did ache after walking around but I think I would go again (without hubby probably!)
I think you may also be able to see some of the cards I made while we were away at our caravan at the weekend(hmmm, we did go slightly wrong here as we decided to drive straight up the M6 to Junction 35 after the NEC - traffic jams most of the way!)
I made them using stamps from this - that only cost me £3 at the show instead of the usual £7.99
  I didn't want to get everything out at the caravan so I used some old paper bags and some old music sheets,distress inks and some papers from a magazine.
 I've also finished a few more scrap paper cards using Lindsay's Tinchies ...definitely need to crack on with more Christmas cards now!
Thanks for looking, an afternoon of unpacking and washing ahead but I will try and visit some desks too!


butterfly said...

Love the new stash... I had a great time at the NEC on the Sunday, and also came home with goodies - but I'm still envying those wonderful fir trees! Gorgeous cards too. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x

MiniOwner said...

Oooh that's looking a fab haul and how brave of your husband to go with you. LOL. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@85)

Artyjen said...

Impressed your DH went with you! LOL Great stash.
xoxo Sioux
Perhaps it would be best to leave him at home next time though ROFL!!! :)

JoZart said...

Wow! you certainly had a great day at the NEC! Lucky you. Looks like you've been having fun with all your stash too. I got your email, thank you and will send you your No2 swap details pretty soon. Thanks so much for joining in and it will be great when the winged delights start arriving!
Lv Jo x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So glad you had a great time at the NEC - you got some lovely stash! The cards you've made are really fab!
Hope your feet have recovered :D
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Annie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the NEC and you certainly went home with lots of fab stash...have lots of fun with it all.
A x #74

Neet said...

Glad you had a good old spend at the NEC, wish I had had the time to go. You have some gorgeous cards on show today Chris, look forward to seeing even more.
Thanks for visiting me and Hugs, Neet15 xx (who is playing catch up after internet went on a silly yesterday)

Nan G said...

Oh nice stash! Great cards too. What's the big white star front and center? Happy WOYWW! Nan 103

Zeffy said...

Just Love your new stash..your Christmas cards are looking very good too!!enjoy.....

okienurse said...

WOW awesome lot of new stash! I love the Christmas cards they are so festive. My DH won't even go with me to a craft show says I give him heart pain when I pull my debit card out so much to pay! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #62

Anonymous said...

Like the star at the front , is it a die or an embossing folder. The cards you made are great too . Good way of using up stuff you may otherwise throw away.
Tricia #95

Anne said...

Gosh you have a lot of lovely stash to play with. I went on Saturday but didn't buy a lot. DH was very surprised - mind you he doesn't know how much the storage furniture that I was eyeing up cost :-) Anne x #126

Jo Boardman said...

Oooohhhh love the star & pear. You must bring some of those goodies on thurs x

Eliza said...

Now that is a really beautiful star, ah the visions that I have running around in my head for that one. Happy crafting.


Redanne said...

Hi Chris, it looks like a VERY successful day at the NEC, what a lot of lovely stash you got! You will certainly have fun with the TH stamps, they are beautiful. Thank you for your visit, sorry to be so late but have been away. Hugs, Anne x #65