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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

WOYWW 276 (updated after cinema)

I wasn't sure whether to take part this week as I'm not sure how much visiting I will do, then I remembered - some of you may expect new stash on here - and you'd be right!!
Last week I made the short drive over to the Trafford Centre to Event city - it was great to meet up with fellow deskers! Lovely to meet Margaret and Christine for the first time as well as Anne, Jo and Mo(who I didn't realise was somebody I have already met several times at the High Legh craft shop!!) Lots of chat but still plenty of time to spend some cash!
So…..
A few stamps, a couple of fancy die sets - at a very reasonable price and some more stencils - half price!!
So, after a tidy up the stencils are ready to go through the big shot
This desk hopping is all, (of course you know), courtesy of Julia of The Stamping Ground.

Would you like a quick film review - 'Before I go to Sleep' was not as scary as I thought - rather suspect that the book may be more so as the imagination does more than a film interpretation sometimes. Still a rattling good film though! Off to see 'Pride' today, the newspaper reviews have been very favourable and it's got Bill Nighy in it too!
Update - definitely a must see film if you are Welsh or English! I don't think it would be as funny otherwise! Lots of laughing from the rest of the audience as well ourselves! (tears too though!)

I'll do my best to see you later. Thanks for looking, Chris

22 comments:

Redanne said...

It was lovely to meet up with you at the craft event too Chris. If I had seen that snowflake stencil I would definitely have bought that - it is gorgeous. In the end I spent very little but hopefully there will be more to tempt me at Port Sunlight! Hugs, Anne x

Hazel said...

Lots of lovely new goodies to play with. Enjoy the film. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day and a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #47 x

Kim said...

Uhoh----I love the look of the MemoryBox stencil....and the stamp on the left looks to have great possibilities; Good stash and meeting friends; I'd say your day was a success!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Chris, glad you had such a fun day out meeting Deskers. Lots of nice new goodies too. Thanks for all the good wishes, they really worked! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #26 xx

Winnie said...

Sounds like a fabulous outing with the ladies! Lots of amazing goodies you picked up. Loving the stencils and the delicate cutouts . Enjoy the day, look forward to seeing what you make using them! Winnie 36

Carole said...

I love all those dies...I would have to make several cuts in many colors...Have fun. Be well Carole #59

Helen said...

I've heard mixed things about Event City this time round, but maybe it depends what you're keen on... love the goodies you've shared! I've just started reading the book, it's gripping me! Have a good week. Helen 11

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

You have some awesome goodies to play with. Now get to creating something beautiful!
Glenda #44

Elizabeth said...

Lots of lovely goodies on your desk . The trip to the Trafford Centre sounds great fun, especially as you got to meet up with all those lovely crafters. You're going to have a great time using the stamps and dies. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #62

Anne said...

Like your new goodies and sounds like you had a wonderful time in Manchester. Happy WOYWW Anne x #32

Sandy Leigh said...

Lovely stencils to play with! What a dream, to actually get to hang out in person with other deskers. Have a great week. Sandy Leigh #54

Angela Radford said...

Lovely new stuff to play with, love the memory box stencil.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x35

Chrysalis said...

What a successful trip - meeting up with all those lovely peeps and bringing home loads of bargain stash - result! Enjoy the film and have a great week, Chris # 29

Annie said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting me yesterday. I'm afraid to say that up til Christmas my WOYWW visiting has to be done on the Thursday because I have taken on an extra day with my twinnies but I promise I will still be visiting :-)
Love your new stash and bet you will have lots of fun playing with it all. :-) Have a great week Chris.
Hugs,Annie x # 30

Bridget Larsen said...

ooh love the new dies and what a bargain if you can get it cheaper
Bridget #1

Neet said...

I rely on your film reviews Chris so keep them up. I now have quite a list to watch out for.
We MUST have a list notification of those visiting Event City next time, it would be great to have a BIG meet up. Glad hyou got to see some WOWW'ers.
Hugs, Neet 24 xx

Tertia said...

New stash, new friends! What more can a girl ask for? Enjoy playing with your new toys.
Happy WOYWW !
Tertia#38

Lisca Meijer said...

The Trafford Center, that's in Manchester is it not? I've been there once or twice when we lived in the UK (in Bristol). Lucky you that you can meet up and buy lovely stash. I love those stencils! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with those...
Thank you for the film reviews. I shall look out for those (if you are in the habit of doing this.... I'm a newbie on this desk hop). The disadvantage of living abroad is not being able to go to the cinema (at least until you are very conversant in the language) and I miss it. Watching a DVD can't be compared with seeing something on the big screen, and even in 3D.
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
Lisca#45

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now it's MY turn to catch up. Both dies and stencils are very, very expensive, so half price is a real bargain in my book. Hope to see what you create with them. And being able to meet up with friends, new and not so new, is priceless. No number since I didn't play this week. Too busy with everything else going on.

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, not just bargains...?BEAUTIFUL bargains! That MB stencil is really gorgeous! a show and tell when you've used it will ya? Jealous that you've had a meet up too!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Chris, wowzer I love all those goodies you got and can't wait to see what you create with them. I watched the trailer for Pride, love Bill Nighy it looks fantastic, it probably won't play here in Canada I would love to see it, thanks for sharing...

I'm a Little Teapot said...

That is so great that you will able to meet fellow WOYWWers! And I like your goodies. Funny, I also just purchased the snowflake stencil and I was about to order the Spellbinders flourishes today but the company was sold out!
Thanks for sharing! Have a good week. Hugs, Kathy Jo #41