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My Six Favourite Purchases at Ally Pally

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I’ve done it again! I’ve spent lots of money at a craft fair…but I swear I didn’t mean to! Nevertheless, The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show held at Alexandra Palace, was a great day out yesterday.

I had never been to this show before and in all honesty I didn’t expect it to be as good as it actually turned out to be. I came home with a number of things which I have been wanted to get for a long time, such as a new 12×12 D-ring album, and some Teresa Collins papers, but I want to share with you my top 6 purchases of the day.

1. Making Memories Alpha Red & Pink Glitter Die Cuts: Great quality, perfect size, cute texture and a good bargain. I can’t wait to use these little cuties.

2. Tim Holtz Muse Tokens : I love adding charms and other ephemera onto my projects and these muse tokens are priceless. Each token has a monogram negative cut into the middle, and an embossed sentiment to match. The pack has a good variety of sentiments including K for Knowledge, L for Lifetime, J for Journey, T for Thoughts and M for Moments. What’s more, they come in three slightly different shades for some added variation.

3. Imaginise Calendar Stamp. I’ve spotted this stamp before on an online craft shop and thought it looked too good to be true. What a cute little stamp to use on a Save The Date card, or even a Party Invite. And all for only 99p.

4. Heidi Swapp Acrylic Stamps: Heidi’s style is very unique and easy to identify, and i’ve seen these stamps used in many different projects, both my herself and other crafters. For some reason I thought that they would cost the world, but they didn’t. I managed to pick these up for less than £2.00 each, and I’ve picked sentiments that will definately last me a lifetime, as I am always looking for rub ons of these particular words.

5. Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers, white on black: If you’ve seen my projects you will know that I love letter stickers and I think these particular ones from MM are fantastic. You get a total of 468 stickers for £2.00-£3.00 – who could ask better than that? There is a selection of different fonts for each letter, there is a decent number of vowels and the first time I bought these I was so excited to find that there are two sheets in the pack. Just awesome!

6. Tim Holtz Mask: After recently discovering the uses of the Mini Misters, I’ve been really excited about picking up some masks to use along with them. These two packs from Tim Holtz offer a good selection of border styles and motifs such as the clock mask, which I can imagine will get be well used. At only £2.20 each at the show, I thought this was a bargain for something which can be used over and over again.

Thanks for looking, and i’m sure I will be posting pictures of all the projects I make with each of these buys soon.

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