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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Hello..I'm back!

Happy Saturday peeps! How are you this beautiful Saturday? We have a gorgeous day here in Glasgow but it hasn't been like this all week. Think monsoon and that's what we've had! I took the  pups out just before midnight last night and the rain was bouncing off the road and stopped once I got inside. Talk about soggy pups!

There was a ray of sunshine yesterday in the way of the craft show at the SECC. Suzy Q and I arrived just before 10 and had a great time. It was quite busy and got extremely hot so we were a bit flushed by the time we finished (I do like to think it was the heat and not me having a hot flush lol). Susan was a bit like Carrie from the Exorcist ... I'm sure her head was going around in circles trying to take everything in and I'm sure she was overwhelmed at times. I tried to keep her right about stuff ... I wish I had someone with experience when I first started going to the shows because I'm sure (no, I know) I've still got stuff from 6 or 7 years ago that even the craftiest of crafters wouldn't know what to do with lol.

BFF was our first stop...she's demonstrating for Cardcraft Plus and was well and truly sparkling by the time we got to her. She was using beautiful colours of glitter that found their way into my bag (paid for of course!)...whether I'm going to use them or not is another thing. But if I didn't get them I'm sure I would have got home and kicked myself. This is what else I bought...

 From the back: shaped cards and envelopes from Craftwork Cards..I'm hoping to use these for my Christmas cards. Middle: 2 MS punches, silver glitter and some little pots for my crystals. Front: The gorgeous glitters BFF was using, Penny Black sentiment stamp, 2 mini Glossy Accents (soooo cute)

 I bought these MME papers from Craftwork Cards...gorgeous.  I also ordered a few things from Stampin' Up which I hope will come in a week or so. They've got some flab new ribbon in my favourite colour...Old Olive...and some gorgeous new In Colours. Can't wait!

Susan bought a heat gun and some embossing powders among other goodies and we came back to my house so I could show her what to do with them. She'd bought some FS at CW during the week so I can only imagine the fun she's going to have!

This is one of the cards I made earlier this week. I had ordered these papers from Hayley and couldn't wait to use them. Of course you can see WHY I bought them lol. I thought Daydreaming Ruby with her little ladybug friend would be perfect for them.

 On hindsight the bow might be a bit big lol and maybe I should have done something else but I had it all stuck down so it stayed

I was going to decorate the inside but ran out of the green cs. I want to practise decorating the inside...I think my cards are quite boring now after seeing the lovely Mary J's cards...the inside of hers are as flabby as the ouside!

 If you're going to the SECC hope you have a great time and let me know if you get anything that I NEED in my craft room lol.

Don't forget about this Tuesday. It's the very first day of the Challenge blog AND it's a hop AND it's a new release!!! AND if you can stand any more excitement ... the challenges are not just for blog owners...anyone can join in and win prizes. All the details are revealed on TLT so make sure you stop by and I hope as many of you will join in as possible. TLT card is calling me so I'd better get on it. Thanks for stopping by today and thank you for the comments for Ryan...I'm sure I saw him blush when he read them lol.

Have a great weekend!

Catch ya later x


Junie said...

Love your card !!! Heading to Glasgow show tomorrow for last day YIPEE

Lisa Jane said...

wow sounds like you had a fab time .. the stash looks amazing .. what no peel offs?? never mind!
I love that card - the colours are fantastic - and you know what - i love the Bow !
Feeling a little delicate right now! having a Duvet day lol.. with little bits of cleaning in and amongst lol
Lisa ;)

Suzy Q said...

Love your Ruby card, those colours are gorgeous!!
Yep, had a great day yesterday although my neck is aching from all the head spinning EXORCIST moves!! lol! SOOOOOO glad I left the CC at home! could have just kept on spending......just as well the craft show expert Kerry managed to drag me out kicking and screaming before too much damage was done! xx

theCook said...

Love your card... perfect colors and Ladybugs!!! Have fun with your new stash!

Helen Ann said...

gorgeous card, as always, what papers are they? love the lil ladybugs on it.
I'm getting itchy feet - soooo need to go craft shopping x

pinky said...

Excellent stash, loving the new punches. The big bow is gorgeous on your card, love the muted greens.

Anita said...

Beautiful card Kerry. Ruby looks so pretty and those papers are yummy! Love all the new toys you picked up.

Hayley @ said...

Lovely yummy new stash Kerry!!! Papers look fantastic with the card and I like the big bow! Love the greens in the papers, one of my favourite colours :)

Mary J said...

I think the bow is the PERFECT size for the card! In fact, everything about this card is perfect!

Lyndi said...

Wow! Love all your goodies. I was at SECC on Friday and Sunday (justifying the Sunday as I was helping out on a charity stall - didn't stop me buying extra bits that I missed on Friday tho) heehee. I think I'm ill though coz I spent a lot of pennies and when a friend asked me what I had bought I couldn't remember - makes me go all fuzzy in the head all this craft shopping malarky... I did get a brayer as I want to try a wee trick with that.
Have not quite finishe my Nikki and Ben card yet - will be on my blog as soon as I do, and cupcake cutie card is in my head - just have to make it and pop it on my blog too!
Love the card - I haven't seen a real ladybug in a wee while now that I come to think of it...