Friday, 5 November 2010

OMG! What a day!

Ok, ok, ok.... I know you all really want to know about my trip to the NEC craft show but first my card (cos I've already missed one challenge deadline!) I love this image... I won it in a challenge a while back but this is the first time I've used it. She's coloured with promarkers (what else???) and the papers are Henbury Lane. I got the silver trim at a car boot (bargain!) and I won the flowers and charm from Debs (thankyou!) and added some sparkle. Then I added some faux stitching with a brush marker. I used a sketch from Friday Sketchers but I missed the deadline because of my little excursion... :-)
I think I've managed to meet the deadline for these though:
Creative Inspirations - Glitter, Glamour, Girlie
Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Relish to Embellish
Anyway..... My little trip :-)!!! You don't want to know how early I got there - silly early! And there were still 9 people in front of me in the queue! Gutted! :-) I snapped up my essentials - some new stamps: My first (and second!) Tilda (although the Magnolia stand was missing!!! What's all that about????), one from Lili of the Valley (the new one's are gorgeous but I got an older one I'd been after), some christmas cuties and a lovely champagne glass. Then I got papers, and more scissors, and sticky stuff, and sparkley stuff, and flowers, and punches and some embossing powders because I've decided I really ought to give it another go....
I had so much fun! My legs are still aching! Spent a LOT of pennies. I just want to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful OH, Paul for making it all possible. Looking after the kids all day, cooking and cleaning, not to mention financing the expedition! I've got a good'un, Girls! And, no, you can't have him :-)
I hope those of you going over the next few days have as good a day as I did!
Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx


sue card maker said...

glad you enjoyed it Mel perhaps next time we will be able to go on same day ? xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh sounds like you had a fabby day, looking forward to seeing what you make with your new goodies! Love your card - fab image (I've got this one and really must use it again!), great papers and flowers :o) Lisa x

Melly said...

Oh Mel
Love the card! This is one of my fav stamps hee and you coloured her just stunning!
You had a great time honey, I'm so jealous! You should take a wee pic so I can have a wee nose at all your goodies hee!
We were there last year for just before 9(starts at 9.30 at Glasgow) and there was only 6 others but within an hour the place was packed hee!
Hugs Melly xxx

Linnie said...

Hope you had the best day at the NEC..fab card looove the pink
Thankyou for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy

amanda stokes said...

Hi Mel!
Glad to hear you had a fab time at the NEC.
Gorgeous card,i have this image also and do you know ive still not inked her up yet!!!what am i like LOL i also won her too in a challenge - how weird lol
have a fab weekend and enjoy your new goodies:)
hugs amanda xx

Cec said...

Very pretty card. I love your layout and all the pretty pink, especially your glittered flowers. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.

Clare Brown said...

hey hun how's you?? I love your card so pink!!I too have this stamp my one and only manga lol
I was at the sec in Glasgow had a fab time but was so disappointed that magnolia was not there :-)

hugs Clare x

Emma and Susan said...

Wow beautiful....great layout. Thanks for joining us this time at Whoopsi Daisy.
Love and hugs
Susan and Emma

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card, sounds like you've had a great day at the NEC. Enjoy playing with your new stash.

Donna x

Lilacanglia said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours,
Thank You for joining us at Whoopsidaisy this week,
Hope to see you again next week,
Whoopsidaisy GDT

Mags said...

Pretty card, pretty papers! I love this! I especially like the plain pink background, which gives the dps extra zing! The image is gorgeous, too (must not buy anything more till after Christmas. Must.... Not...)

luv, Mags x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!! I love your card and the image is adorable! Thanks for sharing your creation with our sparkle challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Cor* said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time! Alot of goodies I hope to see on cards in the future! This is a cute card too! love the layers and flowers are perfect. Thanks so much for getting glittery & girly with some glamour too. at Creative Inspirations this time round. Hope to see you next challenge!! Good luck.

Dee said...

Wow, really awesome. I love all the layers and rectangles and the flowers top it all off.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Ingrid said...

Your card is a beauty. Love the layers and your stamp.
Thanks for sharing it with us at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

Dorcas said...

You did indeed make the challenge on time! Thanks for thinking of us at Creative iNsirations and sharing your lovely card. :-)

Basement gal said...

fabulous card. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

Vixykins said...

Fantastic card, love love love the pink and the layout!

Thank You for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x