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Saturday, 5 June 2010

The boys Are Back In Town...Sunshiney Day...Retail Therapy....Spellbound Rock!

Sorry for all the many things going on today I couldn't make up my mind which one to use so used them all!
First off my babies arrived home safe and sound this morning. I can't tell you how happy I was to see them once they finally woke up. I love this picture of them...

What a gorgeous day we had... I think the temperature hit 25 degrees which is amazing for Scotland! There was supposed to be 5 of us at the crop today but unfortunately Annette and Agnes had to call off due to illness so it was just Elaine, Alison and moi. We took an executive decision to make the make and take then head on through to Edinburgh to the Corn Exchange for the craft show. I was really surprised at how many stands there were because the last couple of years saw a bit of a decline in numbers.

I am in the middle of planning my new craft room and will be getting rid of A LOT of stuff that is just taking up space and waiting for that 'I knew I needed it' moment. I really am a hoarder and my room is getting smaller and smaller so with this in mind I really was restrained in my purchases. I didn't have a list as such but I wanted to check out the Pro Markers that seem to be taking the crafting world by storm. They seem to be everywhere at the moment and giving Copics a bit of a run for their money. Alison spotted a stand that was selling them for £4.90 per pack!!! They all seem to be averaging £7.95 so we were in Pro Marker heaven lol. The three of us ended up with a few packs each and I bought some single colours at another stand to compliment the ones I bought. I bought a Bigz die from The Craft Bug and some ink pads from Snazzy's and that was it!!! Very unusual for me...I spent just over £50 whereas in the past it was more like £200-£300! Does that mean there's something wrong with me??? I saw some fab little pots to hold my crystals that I meant to get on our 2nd round but forgot so will have to wait for the SECC in October.

Did you watch the BGT final? amazing were Spellbound? They are super talented and I could watch them all night. I also loved Twist and Pulse, Tobias Mead (do you see a theme here?) and Kieran. This is one of my favourite shows and wonder what I'll find to watch now...surely not Big Brother???!!!

So that's all I have to report for tonight. I'll be having a play with my Promarkers tomorrow and if I'm happy with the results I'll post my efforts. Keep those comments coming for your chance to win the June release (sorry for sounding like a broken record!) and thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x


Alison said...

Loved our wee day out, thanks for that :)

BGT was great tonight and now im lookin forward to BB...cant wait lol

Ali x

Elaine said...

I had a great day too! Can't beat a bit of stash shopping with pals lol. E x

Tinkerbeth said...

Such handsome boys! Glad for you that they are home safe!

I would love to hear how you think the ProMarkers compare to the Copics. I haven't seen them anywhere here in the US, but see that they are mentioned frequently in the UK publications. I'm very curious about them!