Sunday, 31 May 2009

Simply Create - Alford

Well I had a fab day yesterday - I was up  at the back of 7am (I'm not usually up at that time during the week!!) and had my shower and was off just after 9am.  Scott and Willow were up but were playing with the pc, Faith was still sleeping and so was Graham.

It took me about three quarters of an hour to get there, but it was soooooooooooo worth it. Jacqui's shop is simply stunning. It has a gorgeous, sumptuous boutique feel - complete with comfy sofa to sit and have a chat, or read a craft mag. The shop is beautifully laid out, very spacious and airy. Poor Jacqui was physically shaking with all the nerves and excitement. She was handing out pink champagne and the most gorgeous cupcakes - and yes I had a tiny dribble of champagne as I was driving, but seeing as I already look like I ate all the pies, I left the cupcakes for Judy who was going to be going later on lol

I also met up with Kath, so we had great fun filling up our posh pink baskets then went and had a coffee at one of the coffee shops on the main street. We were getting very strange looks from the staff as we were laughing so much. It was fab to see Kath - one of our local crafty celebs again - definitely have to do it again soon.

So here are all the fab goodies I got...

DCWV Scalloped card stack, Flora Doodles photobox of flowers, Bear Hug and Flower Girl Gorjuss Girls stamps from Sugar Nellie

Hero Arts 4 Dolls clear stamps, Hero Arts adhesive pearls, Colorbox ink queue, Stamping Bella Tatiana KETTO stamp

And look at these fabby patterned kraft papers and alphabet from Jillibean Soup, and the flower paper is 3 bugs in a rug

Today I've been out in the garden, colouring some images for forthcoming Passion for Promarkers challenges. The kids have had a ball playing outside in the sun. Its been scorchio and I now have stupid white strap marks and a white wristband where my watch was lol


Michelle said...

Oh you lucky young girl. I am so jealous. i am hoping to get there at somepoint. Will try and persuade the hubby to take the boys to transport museum so I can have a wee lookie. LOVE your goodies, hope you have fun playing with them. I see she sells stamping bella, wow, they are fabby stamps

Anyhoo, im off to try and create something with my promarkers, wich me luck


Jane said...

Wow fab stash, my sis lives over in Aboyne I will have to take a trip to Alford next time I am visiting her!

Tracy said...

Yummmmm, your goodies look gorgeous Debbi, the gorjuss girls stamps are lovely, haven't got any yet, but there on my wish list. Looking forward to seeing your future promarker challenges.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anne said...

Fabulous new stash! Glad you had a good time

Bea said...

Oh thats my kinda shopping...........forget shoes and bags just loadsa craft goodies
Bea x

Kath said...

I bet you are loving all your new stash...I am having Simply Create withdrawals already...but if the cravings get too's only 20 minutes away...don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing....Hugs kath xxxxxxx

Natalie said...

Great goodies Deb, sounds like a lovely shop. x

Mar G said...

Fab goodies Deb ;-) Sounds like you had a great wee day out & spent £££'s....Love It! x

craftypagan said...

Did you see, did ya see? You won Gayle's candy!!!!! Wow! Have lots of fun with it!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh what fun, it sounds like you had a wonderful time, enjoy your lovely new stash. Kim

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and your new craft stash is gorgeous, i love the gorjuss girls stamp, they are on my wish list at the moment, i have that set of hero art geisha, aren't they the cutest and stamp beautifully.
Have fun playing with your new goodies
Take Care

Cazzy said...

Wow what a lot you got, I too love the Hero Arts Japanese dolls though I don't have them (yet).

I came over because I saw you won some gorgeous candy, congratulations!

Cazzy x

Gina said...

thats it I am coming to play at your house :) yummy goodies Debbi :)
Gina xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

ohhh you were like me then and filled your basket! LOL! Thanks for leaving me some cupcakes..I came away with 5! One for each of my family!!
Judy xx

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