Friday, October 23, 2009

Still alive...but only just

Hi Folks.....well I did survive my day at the SECC but only just.....arrived home about 9pm absolutely shattered....fell into bed at 10pm and was asleep within a nanosecond and would you believe didn't stir until 8am this morning so why does the old body feel as though it has been run over by a train and then squeezed through a mangle and MY FEET.....oh my poor feet feel as though they walked all the way home from Glasgow.....but did I just have the best time.....a wonderful day of fun and laughter with the nicest buddies...and the weather was great too.....sunny and bright and NO RAIN.
I arrived just before 11.00am and was only minutes into the hall when who should I bump into but my lovely crafty buds.....Lorraine and Gayle....we blethered and blethered and then the panic set was time to meet up with the other lovelies for lunch and we hadn't yet made a purchase.    To be honest I was a tad disappointed in the show this year....lots of regular retailers were missing so my crafty purchases were a little limited but hey I did find a real treasure trove of all things delish.....packed with Tim Holtz goodies if you are going to the show and are a fan of the KING....make a beeline for their stand E03.  I have to make apologies for the crappo pics....oh yes the weather here is just the same....DARK DISMAL AND RAINING.

Lots of Bazzill and some scrummy papers....Grunge Paper....Ink Tool and spare sponges....Distress Ink Pad...Mini Masks...sewing threads....oh yes another Hero Arts cling stamp and stocking up on the old 3D foam pads.....a real bargain at 50p a sheet.

It was absolutely lovely to meet up with all my lovely buds.....Lorraine & gorgeous Fiskars buddies....Ann is looking great after her chemotherapy treatment and now has a luscious head of curly hair
and she brought me this gorgeous little pressie of MME papers and delish card

the gorgeous Cass...oh yes another one with luscious curly hair and my very special Funky Hand teamie Allison who gave me this scrummy assortment of goodies and another delish card made with one of my fave Polkadoodle papers

and her lovely friend Sandra.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet another two lovelies......Judy who lives just a stone's throw from me and her lovely sister and last by no means least....the one and only longer a little bird....all scrummy plumpish round and gorgeously  preggers and she is so naughty......bringing us all yummy cupcakes.
I am so lucky to have found all these wonderful crafty friends and thank you all for making the day so special.
And...this yummy delish pile of goodies from the lovely Julie Hickey at Craftwork Cards....don't know if I am supposed to share this with you all yet but hey ho I am in a naughty mood this morning....I have been asked to join their new DT and I am absolutely thrilled......been a fan for many many years.....can't wait to dive in and get some samples off to them.

Oh I am going to have such fun playing with all my new goodies but today is going to be a bit of a "feet up and relax" day....the old body needs a little time to recover from all the excitement yesterday.
Will catch up with you all tomorrow for another fabby challenge over at Penny Black Saturday.
Hugs Kath xxxxxx


  1. Love all your creations! Big giveaway over at my blog!

  2. What a fabulous load of stuff you got there Kath.... and mega congrats on joining Craftwork Cards Design Team I am so thrilled - I've got a little secret too... I think we are now DT buddies! :-)

    Love Lynda xxx

  3. Sounds like you have the best time Kath and aren't you so lucky to meet up with all those lovely ladies. Loving all your new stash! Don't know when you are going to get time to rest though lol.

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Look at all that lovely new stash too! Has made me look forward to my trip the NEC even more. Congratulations on your new DT position.Can't wait to see what you make with their lovely things :-)

  5. oooh it sounds like you had a lovely day :-) so nice to meet up with so many lovely blog buddies too ;-)

    put your feet up and just admire all your yummy new stash :-)

    lols x x

  6. ah yes a wonderful day- just what the doctor ordered- my feet still ache too and I am dying to play with all my goodies but have to whisper... hoover!!!! then I will have some time to play and blog
    Get saving for March!

  7. Sounds like you had a great day. I wish I could of went :(
    Can't wait to see what you make with all that new stash!

  8. It sounds like you had such a good time and wonderful goodies. Have a great weekend.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Great to know you had a lovely time. And congrats on the new DT !

  10. Great to meet you Kath! Your welcome to hop over to Kingswells for a cuppa and blether anytime! I am going to get a play with my grungy goodies real soon I hope!

    I've had a quiet day too...shattered after the excitement of yesterday :)
    Judy xx

  11. Dearest Mama Kath

    "no longer a little bird....all scrummy plumpish round and gorgeously preggers"

    More like..humungous, aching, exhausted and shattered, and yet...HAPPY!

    Love ya Mama

    Gayle x

  12. oooh this makes me look forward to the NEC show!! By the way, Snazzys is about 5 miles away from me!!!! ;-)

  13. sounds like you had a brilliant time hun would have loved to been able to get to a craft show,m,maybe one of these days lovely goodies love tim's stuff love cheyrl xx

  14. Oh wow...can't wait to see what you create with all this stash.

  15. Hi Kath

    Sorry I have been a bit absent from your blog - have been on holibobs and playing catch up for the past week! Jut about there now.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

    Such a shame that some of the regular traders weren't there - must be a sign of the times. I bet it costs a fortune to have a stand.

    I am off to the NEC in a couple of weeks - I hope too many haven't backed out of that.

    It looks like you have gained some lovely goodies. Good job you now have a larger cubbyhole in which to stack them!! LOL!!

    Have a great weekend Kath.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Was fantastic seeing you again Kath and the other girls.At least you managed to buy some stash after what you've bought.Can't wait to see what you do with the grungepaper.I was so tempted to buy some but haven't a clue how to use it.
    Cass xxx

  17. Oh, sounds like you had a marvelous day! Can't wait to see what you do with all the goodies that you got. Of course, you have to recoup first! Congrats on the DT!!