Saturday, 11 October 2008

Sunlight .... in the rain

Just got back from my visit to the craft fair at Port Sunlight - miserable grey and drizzly day outside, but hot and steaming in the hall as frenzied crafters dashed from stall to stall LOL!!

As usual I saw more than enough goodies to spend my cash on, and could have bought twice as much stuff as I did, but here is what I came home with ...

There is always a frenzy around the Simply Stamps stall which is awash with Penny Black stamps - many current stamps in the "bargain bin" with 1/3 to 1/2 off, so it's be rude not to buy them really! (My friend Lil was with me, and she is also a terrible one for encouraging me LOL!!) My haul includes 2 discontinued PB stamps ("Cake Dance" and "Ode to Joy") which I had rung the owner about beforehand and he had brought to the show for me - they are a great supplier of rarer stamps so if you fancy any I would recommend giving them a call.

I also got my hands on two of THAT SANTA stamp .. I think this is only because the owner has had her shop packed up from last year and so still had some left over supplies ... I'm going to resell these to a couple of crafting friends.

The funny looking Spellbinders packet is a set of their new range shapeabilities - swirls - which I have been inspired to try by seeing other bloggers using swirly diecuts on their cards - I also got a swirly stamp I have been fancying from Crafty Individuals, so my cards may go swirl mad over the next few months LOL! last but not least I bought my first Sarah Kay as I have loved palying with the images sent to me by Cathy.

Last but not least I also visited the nearby Church hall, where a local retailer exhibits on craft fair day. There I nabbed some gorgeous papers inc. Melissa Frances and Basic Grey.

In the midst of all this activity I also managed to meet and say hello to Dawny P who was demo'ing on a stall - lovely to meet you Dawny!! :-)

All in all a pretty successful day methinks!


  1. Ooooohhhh - fab haul!!! I bet we won't see you for weeks now! lol
    Helen x

    PS - do I NEED Shapabilities????

  2. Looks like you had a fun time :-D

  3. Pauline if you want to sell one of those stamps please give a shout! It looks like you had lots of fun and I envy you meeting Dawny!

  4. Look at all the wonderful goodies you have to play with... love the Penny Black stamps and can't wait to see what you make with them ~ Jovi

  5. hiya pauline, i went to port sunlight to as well. spent far too much money, but got some new pb stamps. i never seen the santa one though am gutted cause i really wanted that one, bought a fab rudolf one, and a few of the stall dawny was on. enjoy your new stash.
    shell x

  6. hi pauline sounds like you had a great day and wow love all the goodies you bought cant wait to see what you create with them
    Tracy x

  7. Oooh you lucky thing - I would love to get to that show, maybe next time hey!!

    You spent up a storm - a girl after me own heart. I'm looking forward to seeing some cards made with the Spellbinders swirls - not seen them before so it's your fault if my Visa goes into meltdown lol

    hugs Bev x

  8. Hi Pauline,

    Yummy stash and a beautiful card. Sorry to be a pain but as you know I've had trouble with my comp and lost everything! I know I've missed birthdays and I can't get to the forum would you please email me a link to it (and post my apologies please)?



  9. It was just lovely to meet you Pauline - now I know who I'm 'talking' to lol xxx. You did well with your haul I have to say and you got some fab stuff.

    I managed to get a few stamps whoch no doubt will make an appearnace at some point so if you see owt you want, just yell and I'll do ya some and post them out to you.

    Have a great week and love and hugs xxxxxx


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