Ladies Camera Club

12 Feb 2012

New crafty friends

When your common denominator is crafting, it's never hard to make friends. I mean, you don't have to talk craft 24/7 but what I do mean is that if you run out of everyday life things to talk about, you can fall back on chatter about ribbon and buttons etc tee heee.

On Friday there was talk on Facebook about a little meet up with local girls to Manchester. There was a craft event in town and I so needed to spend some Birthday money on pretty little things. I had met Angie before (this girl makes me laugh so hard and she always has a smile on her face) but Id not met Julie and Joanne in real life. But as soon as I greeted them with a hug and a smile I swear it was like we had known everyone forever. We plodded through the event taking time for coffees and lunch. There were no awkward moments or uncomfortable silences. But there was a lot of laughter, jokes and chatter.

It was almost time for the show to close but we didn't want to go home, so we nipped over the the trafford centre for a bite and a cheeky glass of wine. Only mine and Joannes feet were on FIRE from traipsing around all day. I, personally, need new shoes like a hole in the head and I seriously considered buying slippers instead of flip flops but the shame of bumping into any of my neighbours put paid to that! Poor Jo was in more pain than me and I swear my pain was bordering on labour-like.
After a bite and more chatter it was time to go home and I can honestly say it was one of the nicest and most fun meet ups Ive had in a long time. Buzz words from this show was "Arru-gate instead of Harrogate", bunions, facebook, ribbons, cath kidston rip offs and monacle. You won't know what I mean but I'm writing them here so when I come back to read my blog when I'm 75, I will laugh my head off. When I got home at 7.45pm I fell asleep for three hours - yes, I was that knackered.
Now, I'm truly showing my age.

Today was "doing bugger-all" day. I proper mean that. Save for food shopping (yawn). We were invited round to my in-laws for a super duper My Birthday/Valentines nosh up
which also incorporated this monster!

I may have partaken in a cheeky glass of Sauv Blanc and I may have gotten a tad tipsy. In sum, the last 48 hours has been gorgeous and I'd do everything again in a heart beat (although the sore feet I would totally swerve to avoid!).

Lastly, I'm leaving you with a couple of similar cards that I made with some new stamps I bought at the show. I also used my fab new Sizzix Big Shot to cut out that lacy envelope!
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You see those delish little pearls on the bunting?
Let me divert you to a little shop that has a shop full of these babies. Mei Flower is one of my fave nickety-knackety shops in the world. With postage at 99p max, you can shop to your hearts content and know your future projects will have a little bit of spesh on them for next to nowt!

Kirsty x
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Carole Z said...

Love the card Kirsty! Off to check out mei flower now!
Carole Z x

Jaki Morris said...

WTF? Anonymous you have excelled yourself this evening!

Love the cards and your table? Invite me please

Have a great Sunday


Sue said...

Glad you had such a fab time with your friends.

Looks like your birthday/Valentine dinner was also a hit.

Loving the cards.

angie's blogspot said...

aww Kirsty I loved the day too, still brings a smile to my face, wtf is the first comment about by anonymous, lol, hope you can make the next show in sept. xx

Anonymous said...

Mei Flower is THE BEST for blingy niknaks! Glad you had a good time x

Julie Kearney said...

Had a really fab day, Kirsty, even if I was a dirty stop out and didn't get home until 10.00pm!!
I can thoroughly recommend Meiflower and such lovely people that run it.
Here's to the next meet up Julie x x

Louise said...

Glad you had a fab time x Your cards are lovely al;)

Anonymous said...

Wow Anon, you have out-done yourself with that message. Hahahahaha, it made more sense than your normal snipes and twisted words.

susiesu said...

Totally agree with last anon comment. Glad you had such a fabby day with new crafty refuge friends. As well as a lovely meal from your in-laws. Cards are brill - love the scalloped envelopes. Thanks for sharing the little gem of mei flower. Thought fantasticribbons was good but this one is excellent. Have a great crafting week lol susiesu xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

That's not the normal Anonymous, that's just spam mail!

I just love your cards you wonderful woman!

cassie c said...

Sounds like a fun day, you lucky thing.
I bought those same stamps at the Port Sunlight show last October and still haven't opened them, so thanks for the inspiration with those beautiful cards.
Carol C