Sunday, 30 October 2011

Glasgow Craft Show Haul ...

... so many crafty goodies ...

... and only so much time. Had a great few hours wandering round the stands ... my DH actually found a few demos to interest him too :) For example he was fascinated by what you can do with a glue gun ... apart from the usual, that is. At the Dremel stand we watched a young woman show us how to make spider webs with a gun and a stick of glitter glue - so a pack of mixed colours had to come home with us.

There was many of our favourite stands there but a noticeable few were missing. Barbara Gray, ClarityStamp, was there as usual and I did enjoy getting in close and watching her make one of her lovely scenes using the Scottish castle on an adhesive sheet and coloured with Perfect Pearls. Pinflair, Crafter's Companion, My Craft Studio, Samuel Taylors, Lili  of the Valley, to name but a few, were all there ... Lavinia Stamps and Inkylicious were there too but I somehow missed the stands ... spent so much time watching those demos and just ran out of time.

Came home absolutely exhausted but I did manage to tick of a good few items on my list of needs/wants, e.g. the glue gel, red adhesive tape, iridescent glitter (several gorgeous new colours), charms, gems, TH ink pads. And, of course, I was tempted by a few things not on the list, in particular the DCWV  Vintage Stack 12"x12" paper which is absolutely stunning, many of the sheets are flittered  and embossed and totally irresistable. And, I wouldn't be true to form if I didn't buy some ribbon, this time some gorgeous BoBunny Christmas ribbon. Not in the shot is the My Craft Studio CD-ROM, Tinkering with Steampunk - looking forward to making good use of that.

Sorry for the lack of photographs of the show, I did take my camera with the intention of clicking away, but in the excitement completely forgot to use it. However, I did take a few snaps in George Square, which we passed through on our way down to the SECC where the show was held, and I thought you might like to see a few, especially the first one. It's a bike taxi ... never thought I'd see one of these in Scotland!!

Glasgow has a mix of old and new architecture and some of the old buildings are beautiful.

And here's a shot of the Christmas lights - they are impressive enough in daylight but they must look fabulous all lit up at night.

And just look at that blue, blue sky ... after all the rain and storms we've had over the last month or two this is a very welcome sight :)

Needless to say, I overdid it somewhat by going to the show, paid for it in more ways than one, which necessitated some rest and recuperation ... but I'm over it and raring to go again.

In the meantime, I hope you've all had a great weekend and been happily crafting away.


Annie said...

Sounds amazing. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I've been looking at your Christmas alphabet work - stunning designs.
Ann xxx

Di said...

Great haul Elizabeth! I 'specially love the BoBunny ribbon but then I'm also a ribbon addict :) The glitter sticks for glue guns sound like good fun - hope you show what you make! Di xx

Angie said...

Sounds like you had a great time ...Glad DH found something to interest him too ...makes life so much easier lol.Take Care of your self xx

Jennifer said...

Wow...can I come play?! xx Jenny xx

gymjean said...

I can see Elzabeth you are going to be very busy with all your craft goodies you have brought. I have a craft glue gun but I have never used it must try the spiders web
Hugs Jeanx

Marie-Louise said...

Great haul Elizabeth and sounds like it was a great show. Unfortunately very few of the big name brands bother to come over here so we miss out. You will have a ball with your new stash.

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, lovely haul Elizabeth, just the job for something to pay with when you've recovered from your exertions.

lisa said...

I'm so glad you've got such lovely blue sky up there in Scotland, Elizabeth. I know how dreary the weather's been for you lately.
Sounds like you had a great time and what a lovely load of new stash. The Vintage pad looks gorgeous.
Have fun with it all.
Hugs Lisax

Dolly Daydreams said...

You little tinker and such a tease all that info an no piccies never mind the ones of Glasgow are just gorgeous.