Were killing me yesterday but I had the greatest day!
Lots of thanks to Claire and Orlando for letting me play (I mean work) on their Card Fairy stand yesterday at the NEC. It was great fun meeting them again, together with MG Claire and Theresa.
Lots of yummy things on their stand and I got to see Claire in action with stampboard (which I am now the proud owner of, plus more stamps and the new matte and crackle glossy accents, they give a fab effect and I can't wait to try them out on some ATC's I have to do). I know Claire doesn't shout about it, but she is Senior Educator for Hampton Art Stamps and gets to do workshops on their behalf in the US - they are always sold out and I know why! Creative, fun and zany is Claire so I can but imagine what a fabby time everyone has in her workshops.
I saw some UKS girlies, my mate Kathryn came by just a few times to show me her latest scrummy purchases, and I also saw Trish, Jo, Sarah, Tracy and a bunch of the ladies from the Hobby Horse crop. Thanks for stopping by to say hello :)
My plan to have fun and chat to people without spending much money seemed to work, I took £50 cash and came back with £10. Although I was given time off for shopping, I kept getting lost within the maze of stands. I bought a few things from Art from the Heart, Craftwork Cards and Oyster Stamps. More papers and then a few other bits too. Got yet another white gel pen from Dyan's stand in the hope I can get this one to work better than the other dozen or so in my drawer!