Wednesday, 9 November 2016


 Hello peeps, it has been a busy few days.  Work, a friends wedding and two days at the NEC in Birmingham for the Art, Cake and Craft show.

Having been off work for a few days I am having to schedule this as I am super busy trying to catch up. Here are my spoils from the show.  I was really surprised how little I bought.

I bought a couple of magazines (that came with dies, stamps and a sewing pattern I liked the look of).  Two magazines and all their freebies were £6.  I bought some robot fabric for a Christmas present I am thinking of making, some stencils (£1) and a couple of small dies at £2 each (a sugar skull and a birthday cake).  An archival ink in violet (I don't have archival in pinks or purples so this will be perfect) and I bought 10 posca paint pens for £10 which is a bargain as I usually pay over £2 each for them.

I also bought some easy to use secateurs as we broke ours this summer so they needed replacing and it seemed like a good deal.

On the left is also a small canvass where we did a powertex session on the Thursday (£5) and we also did a pyrography session (£3) which is something I have been wanting to have a go at for a long time (I did it once many years ago with my dad but not for the best part of 15 odd years).

For £3 (which I thought was really good value) you chose a stamped item (I chose a coaster) and then you had some instruction and a practice on a plain piece before embarking on your final coaster.

It took a little while and the shading wasn't as easy but I was really pleased with the end result.

My 'Man Bites Dog' cards this week....well you will probably know the result by now...but my cards said...."Angry Thousands Lost Prez".....the world is watching.

So, do you have a desk (or floor) to share?  
Why not pop over to Julia's blog here and join us.

Happy crafting


  1. well as I write this it looks like the Trump is winning.. scary thought. Great bargains, especially the posca pens. love your workshop makes too, the coaster looks fab!! Helen #?

  2. Hi Kyla, I didn't buy as much as I usually would, and you look like you got some great bargains.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xx

  3. Loving the things you brought, Every year i say i am going but as yet have never got there.

    Happy WOYWDW Lilian B #17

  4. I can see you had a good time at the NEC, we went on the Thursday and it seemed quiet to me which I quite liked but it was a bit worrying. Non the less bought plenty of new stuff. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x 19

  5. Sounds like you had a great time. The magazines sound like a great deal. I love the coaster you made. It is very pretty.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #39

  6. The coaster is awesome - is it woodburning? Looks like you had a great time and found lots of good bargains! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #47

  7. Great to see what you bought at the NEC! I love the little pyrography coaster! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. Great to see what you bought at the NEC! I love the little pyrography coaster! Hugs, Chrisx

  9. I love seeing everyone's haul from this last week... makes me a little green with envy, but I'm getting ideas for future purchases! Have a great week! ~Heather~ WOYWW #51

  10. Happy Belated WOYWW. Glad you enjoyed your NEC trip. I always loved going there and a lot of my credit card debt can be traced back to it!! Ali x #12


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