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Smash and Grab

I did a bit of a smash and grab at the Harrogate Papercraft Extravaganza yesterday. It started with a breakfast workshop at 8:45, I like to start the day off with one of the workshops it puts me in a crafty frame of mind. I was on the Samuel Taylor class where we made this little beauty, and we got to keep the stamp!
I was quite good I had a quick march round to look at all the goodies for sale, then went round again and made my purchases. I bought a stack of stuff from Craftwork Cards, naturally. You  have to see their ice cream parlour range, perfect gingham and polka dots in 12 x 12 papers. 12 yummy colours they are gorgeous. Also their Ooh la la 6 x6 papers are divine and they have some lovely co-ordinating billet. I bought a couple of Penny Black stamps that I will have to give a whirl this afternoon and two Martha Stewart punches. Not bad in 2 hours me thinks.
I also bumped into Kirsty Wiseman, poor lady didn't get inside the door before everybody pounced on her, her Mum and Ellie. We chatted for about 20 minutes, then felt I had to let her get on and shop, I also had to get back and finish decorating my bedroom. Here it is
all done with my own fair hands, including ceiling, papering and all the wood work glossed. I'm only waiting for my Roman Blinds to be fitted at the window, as usual because that involves somebody else doing it, that could be a while! The neighbours will just have to put up with me diving into bed as quick as I can.


Kirsty.a said…
Love your bedroom - so serene and classy
missusem said…
What a lovely bedroom!! :)

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