Monday, 15 April 2013

A Fabulous Weekend

Well can you guess where I've been this weekend???

Yes, the largest paper craft show in the UK.

The inside is absolutely gorgeous and to be honest, it really wasn't that busy, or was it the hall was soooo big, you didn't notice the people???

This is the hall you go into when you first walk in, everything is so spacious.

So who did we meet then, or perhaps it's easier to say who we didn't - lol.

Here we have Helen on the left and Emma, who I went with, on the right.  This was actually my very first photo of the day!!!

By the way, this post is very, very picture heavy, you might want to go grab a drink!!

Hazel on the left, Alison on the right.

Left to right, Emma, Lily, Nicky & Jo.

Gabrielle, Emma, Lily, Nicky (Rachel in the background in red) & Jo.

Emma, Helen, Darcy, Michelle and Helen.

Emma, Helen, Gillian (blurred as she was trying to turn away from the camera!!) and Nicky.

Have you noticed a trend with these photos, yes, they are all around the PaperArtsy stand!!!

Lin demo-ing the fabulous grunge paste.

Leandra taking five with her lovely daughter, Millie.

Some of the fantastic samples around the PaperArtsy stand.

Carol and Penny.

Emma, Helen and Lin having a spot of lunch back in the first hall.

At then end of the show a few of us go together and took over the pub.

Helen, Hazel, Alison and Nicky.

Gillian, Emma and Leandra.

Leandra, Millie, Lin and Karen - The A Team.

Pen, me and Carol.  Photo courtesy of Alison - thank you!!

This is everyone in the party including Mr PaperArtsy who was very brave, the only bloke!!  (Front left in case you'd not noticed!!)

Not surprisingly, we were the last 6 to leave the pub, Alison and Hazel went back to Kings X and Emma and I went out to eat with Gillian in her new head gear and Nicky.

Thanks everyone for such a wonderful day, it really was great to meet you all.

Oh by the way, this is what I bought!!

So on Sunday we set off to:

Cass Art in Islington, and Emma was most impressed that I actually managed to get us there!!!

But as it was such a gorgeous day, we decided to do brunch outside first!!!

And this is what I got!!  Not much really, but was nice to go in and see.  It wasn't anywhere near as big as I thought it was going to be though.

And finally a big thank you to Lily for giving me her spare bottle of the Dylusions spray ink and remembering to bring it!!

I had a fabulous weekend and thoroughly recommend the experience to anyone who is thinking about it - thanks again to everyone who I met and came into contact with and it was especially nice to finally meet Alison and Nicky as they were my very first cyber friends - cheers guys!!

***If I have anyone's name wrong, apologies and please let me know so I can change it or if you don't want your photo up, please let me know too and I'll take it off the post***


Helen said...

It was such a pleasure to meet you and Emma, I am so glad you came down for the weekend (and got home safely!!) though I am sure there are loads more photos, every time I saw you you had your camera in hand....!! Glad you enjoyed it. Let's do it again in September!! Helen xxx

Rachel said...

Awww, looks like you guys had a great time, thanks for sharing!

Paula Whittaker said...

Looks like you all had a blast!

Carol Q said...

great to see all your photos Sam. Pen and I had a fab day, made even more enjoyable by meeting so many blog friends. nice to be able to visualise peeps now when we visit their blogs

alison said...

Makes me smile, seeing all your fab photos Sam! It was the best day ever, & so great to finally meet you in the flesh! Hope you'll come again! :) xxx
P.S. Nice haul!!!

Deborah said...

Glad you had such a lovely first time at Ally Pally (saw your pic on Alison's blog). Yours is the first proper look I've had at one of the new Lynne Perrellas - a bit different from her usual style. Hmmm...

chrissies said...

Looks like you had a great time Sam and added some more stash to play with.

Thanks for sharing the photographs

Love Chrissie xx

downrightcrafty said...

love all your photo's did not miss the Ally Pally as had something else to keep me occupied and not just the new job :)
Hugs Kate xx

JoZart said...

Oooh , it really looks like you all had a whale of a time. That's one show I've never made it to and MUST!!
love Jo x

Marianne said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love the photo's!!
xxx Marianne

Sue said...

I can tell you had a fab weekend Sam, and what yummy new stash you have xx

butterfly said...

Looks like a fantastic weekend...
Alison xx

Neet said...

Looks as if it was a very profitable weekend. Lots of lovely friends and lots of lovely gear bought.
Hugs, Neet xx

Ann said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time Sam, great photo's & lovely stash!! TFS
Hugs Ann xx

hazel said...

Lovely to meet you on Saturday Sam - great photo's. It was a great show but still not played with my new stash yet.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Looks like everyone had a blast!
Alison x

Sid said...

Looks like you had a fab time Sam !!

Gez Butterworth said...

FAB pics Sam. Sounds like the BEST of weekends. Glad you had fun :)

Off to catch up with your GORGEOUS artwork, sorry it's been a while, life n all that!

Have a great weekend, Gez xx

Blog Archive