Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ribbon,PanPastel,Silk painting and... a Massage!

Good Morning!
Its taken until today to recover from the weekend ( must be getting old), I said I would tell you all about it didnt I.
Well Saturday at the NEC was fantastic, and I didnt get lost on the way,yeah!

First stop was for a hug from Barbara,Dave,Elaine,Annette,Hazel on the Claritystamp stand, Barbara & Dave had bought Amber the most funky Owl handbag for her birthday-her little face when she saw it!
So off to shop we went, while Amber spent a fortune in a jewellery making stand I was opposite her on the MeiFlower stand-they are lovely guys, and the Polkadot ribbon I bought was one of my best bargains of the day along with the sticky pearls and buckles.
We managed to find Kerry Kennedy doing her PanPastel workshops,so we joined in at 11am, I already had a couple of PanPastels which Bernie had sent me to try but after trying them I needed more. I will show you a card I made with them later.

At the PanPastel workshop
You should definitely give these a try, very versatile! have a look here and check out the challenge blog too.

We also met a ton of lovely people who stopped to chat, and some familiar faces too, it was great to meet my buddy Steve in person.

Eventually we had so much stuff I actually subscribed to Quick Cards magazine to get a free spotty caddy on wheels, we filled it with no trouble at all.

Amber was thrilled with the idea of all the workshops, she managed to get a place for the silk painting.
I did of course go and buy her some supplies so she can have a go at home.

The next thing you need after a hard day shopping,chatting,crafting and spending all your mum's money......
A Massage!

Come back later gang, so I can show you my PanPastel card and how it was done.


  1. Wow looks like you had a fabulous day as I did on Thursday. :)

    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Maria, you all look as though your having a fabulous time, great that you have shared your photo's thanks:) Sandra H

  3. hello my lovely
    great to see you at the Nec glad you had a great day xx