Sunday 27 September 2009

Ally Pally and Pumpkin Emma

Good evening !

Well, what a fantastic weekend I have had ! It was my first time ever time at Ally Pally and my goodness did I enjoy it ! The shopping was fantastic but the highlight of my life was meeting these wonderful girls who, like it or not, are now my friends for life !!! Here we all are having the time of our lives.

From left to right : Me, Kim Costello, Chris Dark, Kim Dellow

Kim, Caz, Marlene, Bev and Me

Kim, Kim, Chris, Debby, Jacqui and Me

Me, Marlene, Chris, Caz, Kim and Kim

I would like to say a huge, huge thank you to "Babe" Kim, Kim and Chris for making our day so special and one I shall remember for the rest of my life. This isn't the end though, oh no, we shall be hitting the NEC in Birmingham in November so if you fancy meeting up with us then please email any one of us and we can arrange a rendevous ! We will have an extra buddy joining us in November and that will be my gorgeous friend Tara who sadly couldn't make it to Ally Pally.

On Friday, to steady my nerves and ease my excitement I made a card from some new yummy CC Design stamps.

The DP's are from a kit called "Harvest Time" designed by Krista of "Designs by Krista"

The whole image I made took some time and for me, skill ! There was a lot of masking involved ! I used the Sugarplum Spooky Scenery set which consisted of the fence, moon, cloud, bat and grass (and also has others which I didn't use) and also Pumpkin Emma. I coloured it all with ProMarkers with exception to the dark sky which is black soot distress ink.

The ribbon is from my stash.

The leaves are a Quickutz die.

I had loads of fun making this card although the image turned out rather large !

Early night for me tonight. I haven't slept properly for 3 nights, the first two with anticipation and last night because I had so many ideas and thoughts going round in my head ! I think I shall just zonk tonight !!!

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you leave, they mean so much.


  1. Ah Jo, thank you too for the most special day yesterday, I'm still basking in it today and as I just commented on Babe's blog... didn't we have a loverly time and you can tell from the photo's!!! I'm very, very happy to be your friend for life :D!! Your card is gorgeous and my goodness all that masking must have taken ages but it's so worth it, it looks amazing! Fantastic colouring and design and I love your die cut leaves. Well here's to the next outing Country Girl and hope you get your sleep tonight. Chris xx

  2. Oh you lucky duck - looks like you had a fab time!
    Are you not for staying up all night and playing with your new goodies then...!

  3. Lucky lucky you Jo, I've never been to ally pally but I have been to the SECC in Glasgow but don't think I am going to make it this year
    You sound as if you have had a great time, are you going to share what you bought with us? pleeeeeeeeease
    Hugs Jackie x

    PS great card, I almost forgot

  4. You deserve to zonk Jo after all your activities, lol! Wish I could have been there but I'm so glad you had so much fun and will be joining in next time like you say ;o)
    Your card is fabulous and all that masking really paid off...... the image is amazing! I'm lovin those leaves too, they really finish everything off beautifully!!
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...... heh, you gone asleep on me?!!
    Hugs Tara xxx

  5. Hi hun, thank you for a wonderful day too, it has been a blast and I'm so looking forward to the NEC. Phew! I'm buzzy too just want to craft with everything I bought... but it would look a bit OTT.
    Love your card, that image is too cute and you've done an amazing job with the masking and colouring fabulous.
    Choc cake recipe will be sent in email to you all v.soon...
    Have a very well deserved sleep country girl, HuGs Kim :)

  6. awww such a cute card hunni, i bet it took ages, i tried masking once, was useless at it so didnt try again hehehe, sounds like you had such a blast at the fair hunni, so wish i could have been there too :) :)



  7. It was just wonderful wasn't it? I had the best day ever - thank you for making it so wonderful. And I'm so happy to be your friend for life.
    Just beautiful card just love the wonderful leaves and colours - you have inspired me to make a Krista make :) Kimx

  8. Awwww such a cute card Jo, luvly!!!

    I agree with you totally, totally about the best bit was meeting up with you all!!
    I'm still buzzing from it all now, and I don't want it to go away!

    Again thanks for the super photo's, will have to make a mini book or something with them.. well, I've got thousand blank ones laying around so might as well put them to good use hey? lol

    As I live so close to Birmingham I can pretty much go any day.. [might even go twice.. one shopping day and one meeting day!!!]
    So you can count me in to come on Saturday to meet up with you and Tara :)

    Will email you later, hugs for now.. Marlene x

  9. Fab photos Jo! Looks like I will have to make a real effort to get to the NEC!

    Love the Pumpkin Emma card too!

  10. Looks and sounds like you have had a great day! love the cards you have made xx

  11. Fabulous card Jo! I love the leaves, they give it a real autumnal feel! :)
    Glad you had a great time at the Ally Pally show, my mum really wishes she could have gone! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  12. Aaaaaw Jo, how fab are those photo's?! looks like you all had a brill time, I'm so jealous!!! I desperately wanted to go, but it was the big Horror's first footie match of the season, I wouldn't have heard the end of it if I'd missed it!
    Gorgeous card too, hun, love that Emma :)
    Hugs x
    Ooooh, and thanks for the Simon Says Stamps heads up - off to link it up now!

  13. Your weekend sounds fantastic Jo. How great that you all met up. Your photos are wonderful.


  14. Great piccys of Ally Pally, looks as though you all enjoyed yourselves.

    Great card too !!!


  15. great pics and I am sooo jealous as I can never get to these things living way up in the North of Scotland. Love your card and enjoy the NEC


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