Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Ally Pally and a posh card!

Every now and again I am asked to make a card that takes me back to my elegant card making days. These days I mostly like the painty grungy inky one's. But it's nice to know I can pull off the neat and tidy stuff once in a while.

Below is the wedding card I was asked to make.

Inside the card


Now onto the fun we had at the weekend!

I've heard of the Ally Pally craft show but I've never been. 
I just thought I'd never be able to go because it's just too far away from where I live.
But I decided to drive down and back in one day, a 500 mile round trip!
It was do-able, and we did it. But next time I'm staying over!

Ally Pally is brilliant, not only for the crafty goodies, but you get a chance to meet all the people you chat to on Facebook, Twitter and blogging. It was so nice to see everyone and to confirm just how mental we all are too! (Am I speaking for myself there??)

Below from left to right is Nicky Cresswell, Gillian Simson, me & Kim Dellow.
I'd had so much contact with Gillian so far this year that I couldn't wait to meet her.

Thank you to Helen LindfieldSam ButlerLeandra Franich and Gillian, for taking the pics below.

 From left to right is Emma Taylor, Helen Lindfield, Darcy Wilkinson, me and Helen Bees.

Gabrielle Price, Emma Taylor, Lily & Nicky

Leandra had asked me and Darcy if we'd do a guest designer's demo on the PaperArtsy stand while we were there, so we stepped up to the challenge.

Leandra took this shot while she was having a well earned rest.

I was making a painty tag

We were in full swing here, Darcy's a natural! 

I had a great time, I can't wait to go back again, its much easier now we know some faces.
Darcy is such a wonderful talented person, I'm glad we only live about 5 miles away from each other.
Is anyone going to Stamp Magic in Doncaster in June?

Roll on the next one, I loved it.
Michelle xx


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeee your card!!! Loving that heart and love love love the photos!! Looks like FUN!!!

inkypinkycraft said...

Looks like you had a ball! Hugsvtrace x

Gabrielle said...

It was a fabulous day and it was terrific to say hello in person rather than type it! Mwah x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous wedding card Michelle, how wonderful to be part of someone's special day and super piccy's from AP, how wonderful to get a demo or two in also, very exciting stuff...Melxx :)

Helen said...

Well we should repay you the compliment of travelling to your local show - but probably not!! it was fabulous to meet you all, didn't we have a laugh the day we went to Ally Pally?!

Jackie said...

Stunning card and lots of lovely photographs. Looks like a great time was had by all. 500 mile round trip, Wow that's dedication :o)

Kaz said...

Well done you!!! You look a natural xxx

Kaz x

Michelle said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!! I don't think it really matters if you buy or don't buy at these Shows.

Getting the buzz and meeting people are the most important things arn't they?

You did well doing it in a day though! You must have been shattered! But happily so :)

Michelle x

Michelle said...

P.S. The card looks gorgeous too!!:)
Michelle x

Redanne said...

Your card is gorgeous Michelle. Lovely pics of your fabulous day too! Hugs, Anne x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great photos, Michelle! I was there on Sunday, so sorry to have missed you,

Lucy x

catherine said...

Such a beautiful card Michelle. I'm sure they loved it to. The photos look great and so glad you had such a fantastic time - I'm with you on staying overnight- such a long day it was!!
x catherine

Alison said...

Great pics Michelle, was lovely to meet my new cyber friend in person! Where's your stash? Didn't you buy anything?!
Alison xx

Alison said...

Lovely card btw! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card. Ally Pally looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Darcy said...

awwww *blush* it was a fab day honey, thankyou, both of you, for letting me go with you. I love that you only live down the road. Here's to many more fun times. x

Sandy said...

wonderful card and what fun you must have had - lucky you!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks like so much fun! And wonderful to see so many names I *know* from Blogland having fun together.

Suzy said...

How fabulous to go to a show like that

The ones in Scotland are not great and aimed at the cardmaker. No scrappy or arty stuff :(

I just love it when I meet people in person I know via the cyberworld

Helen said...

You look like you're having a really fun time - the long road trip was obviously worth it!

Juls said...

Loving your posh card!!! & All the piccys, wish I Cld have gone, looks lyk u had a fab tym. Love&huggles Julia xxx

butterfly said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time! Hope you will do it again... and that I'm there then!!

Super elegant card too, btw...
Alison x

Gillian .... said...

You were an absolute star demoing, great weekend had by all, loving the pics. xx

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