Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Back From Ally Pally!


Hi everyone, Back from Ally Pally this past weekend (and what a wonderful and crazily busy weekend it was!)  Here are a couple of pics that I took of the queue just moments before they came bursting through the doors!  You can see the anxious and excited looks on their faces, can't you?          Even though the weather was A-mazing!, we still had record numbers of crafters to the show.  If you weren't able to be there, at least you had beautiful weather for whatever you were doing!  It was a great weekend all the way around!  I really enjoyed meeting some of my blog followers so I can happily put a face with the name.  Hopefully we will see you all back in September for the fall Ally Pally show.

I demoed all weekend, but never actually finished a full card, just bits and pieces.  So I've included another Tatty sample from the last show for you.  I am just loving the felt flowers lately.  Who would have thought that felt could look so good?  I always think of it as something that kids play with, but not any longer.  And, how 'bout that crinkly edged ribbon?  I sold out of that very quickly on Saturday, but I was able to cut more for Sundays shoppers.  It does make a lovely bow, I think and it is not at all fussy to tie. We are getting very close to the magical number for our blog candy contest draw.  This may be the last chance to leave a comment to get extra chances to win that great big prize (I'm just saying!), you never know!  All for now, Sue x

48 comments:

uglybug1 said...

I love this card the colours are great and the little banner is just so so cute
Love and bugsx

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Sue, glad you had a good show. Wish I could have been there. It was great weather and I spent Sunday crafting outside making a wedding book. Love your felt flowers they look great with Tatty Button on your scrummy card. Hugs x ChrisB

gill said...

Wish I could have gone to Ally Pally. Hopefully one year I will. Love red cards and the felt flowers. Got some felt in one of my boxes must dig it out and start playing!

Gill

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

seems like having fun! Lovely card!

Debs said...

Beautiful card, it looks really busy at the show. You are so right about felt, must start using it. Hugs Bee

Maryann said...

Oh boy, I´m sooo jealous. I really wish, we had this kinds of shows here too, but we don´t, so I´ll have to do with watching these awesome pictures, but they also looks awesome, but boy I wish, I could have joined you too. but who knows, maybe some day I will.

Debbie said...

Sounds like you had a fun filled weekend at Ally Pally.Beautiful card, the colours are lovely.Fab embellishments, especially the felt flowers.Take care.Love Debbie Johns x

Sam Healey said...

Hi Sue, glad Ally Pally was good - would love to have gone but just a bit too far for me. Love the Tatty card and I am loving felt flowers too ;o)

Sam xxx

Papercraft By Carole said...

I love the red and white colour scheme - and the ribbons and flowers as ever add the finishing touches!! Cxx

furrypig said...

Glad you enjoyed Ally Pally and hope you have recovered! Was sorry not to go but hope to make it in September. I am inspired to try out some felt flower embellishments xxx

Suzanne said...

So sad not to have got there as planned but it`s great to see the photos as it helps - love the Tatty card & loving the felt roses - must go up in the loft and get my stash out
Suzanne x

Buttons said...

Loving the card and the use of matching backing paper with the dress. It's great to hear that Ally Pally went so well - I bet the inspiration everyone got was out of this world. Best wishes x

Fuchsia said...

Couldn't make it this year :(
so was sulking at home
I love the the Tatty stamps and really must get some
Love what you have done with your card
well done on the hard work last weekend
I am sure you need a well deserved rest now x

scrapbypolly said...

love this card.
you are just talented
congrats
xoxox

KimberleyG said...

Wow, I never would have thought to use felt for flowers. It looks great.

miislucky said...

I just love the reds in this! The flowers are especially nice. Who would of thought they were felt. Hugs, Mimi

Shirl said...

The card's lovely, Sue! Are those felt roses I see at the top corner? They look fabulous! :)

Rufus said...

Looks like Ally Pally was a hit again this year. Hmmm, bet I've got some felt somewhere...may have to start digging!
R/

Craftetter said...

Was good to see you at the show Sue - and your lovely samples. Everytime I went past you seemed to be showing the ribbon wreath technique. Was great to be able to get some more ribbon for that technique as it is proving very difficult to find - is is possible to order more from you?
Elaine

veronica said...

glad you had a good time at the show - was sorry to miss it this time, so hope can make September - and i NEED that ribbon!

marg said...

I wish I had to hand all the lovely backing papers you find to enhance your cards..really beautiful designs, wonderful colours too !

Kate's Cards said...

Wow Sue - once again another new idea, felt roses!! You are soooooo inspiring! Just wish I could have come to Ally Pally, I will just have to try and save up for the next NEC show. Then I will have to work on hubby to take me, as I can't drive and then walk round a show as it's too tiring with my RA!
Keep those samples coming, we all love them.
Hugs
Kate
XXX

Lisa aka Myran said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun :)

I too love the cute felt flowers, and all the red!

Sue said...

The sample looks great. It was nice to see you at the show, you always had a crowd around you and people still asking about the ribbon wreath you made. Looking forward to seeing the card you may make in the colours of my top you made a comment on it on Sunday. Take care and looking forward to seeing more of you on C&C soon or Sam.

Sue

Helen said...

I love pale blue and red - just made a card in that colour combination myself! Loving the felt flowers though. Glad Ally Pally seems to have gone really well.

Sue - said...

Like the red and white colour combo. Ally Pally sounds like it was a brill weekend. Will try and make the September one.

JULIEMCRANE said...

love the colours on this card, so cheery.Must try these felt flowers. Ally Pally sounds like lots of fun, bet you are tired out.

Julie x

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The Taming of the Glue said...

Had a fab time at the show and can't wait for the next one! Love the sample but then all of your cards are amazing.

Christine said...

Another gorgeous creation, loving the felt flowers, looks like everyone enjoyed the show from the pictures you have posted and that was before the event.
Wish I could have gone but meeting you at Byrkley Park was great, hope you will return soon.
Hugs xxx

Susanne said...

The felt flowers was a good idea... must try that! I like the ribbon too... The card is beautiful! HUGS!

scrapper said...

Ally Pally was great and it was lovely to see your cards"in the flesh" instead of on telly. Thanks so much for all your inspiration Sue and also thanks to Sam for her lovely stamp designs.
Looking forward to another workshop with you in the summer.

LellyJelly said...

Hi Sue,
Really enjoyed Ally Pally and all the samples on the stand.Great to hear your other half has finally agreed to sort out a DVD of your techniques - yes girls, we've been waiting for this! Been bending his ear about a wallet to store those super Creative Expression embossing folders.He didn't seem convinced so maybe some other followers can add their comments on this? Oh dear - I may have started something here...x

PaulineC said...

Glad the show went well. I am longing to get my hands on some of the crinkled edge ribbon as it looks gorgeous.

Nelly's Crafty Card Attack! said...

love the colour choice....im a big fan of tatty too...:-)...x

Clai01 said...

Hi Sue
Wish i could have gone to Ally Pally
You are so inspirational, I love all your cards.
When are you next on create and craft?
looking forward to watching you!

Helen said...

Great card, hope you had a ball at ally pally, i love your felt flowers too.

Karen65 said...

Wish I could have gone to Ally Pally :-( Hope you all had a great time...........

iluvmybugs said...

Pretty card...love the felt flowers!!! TFS

Barbara Phillips said...

When are we going to get a DVD with stamping and all your wonderful techniques? Hope you are back on C&C soon. Also when are you coming to Scotland?

Kathleen said...

sounds like great fun was had by all. i really must get myself to one of these big shows one day!
kathleen mc xx

Claire said...

Another stunning card.

Claire

skylife said...

It's funny to see yourself on a pic...guess which couple is the tallest on the first pic LOL. The Ally Pally was great and now I have bunch of things at home, waiting to be used :-) Probably won't go on September, but hope to come again in April :-)

Hugs,
Zlatina

Julie said...

Hi Sue

Great felt roses. I've been experimenting with flowers from material which my mum had coloured with dyes and then cutting them in my die cutting machine which really works well. Hope you will be at the NEC later this year as my sister Sue and I (Julie) go there and it would be great to meet you as we both love your work
Julie xxx

bonjen3 said...

I love those stamps!

Linda said...

Just found your blog and so pleased as I watched you on C&C bought the POTW and need some inspiration. Love your work Linda xx

Bea said...

Hi Suw glad you enjoyed the Aly Pally - it was a fab day out - I managed on the Sunday as I was down from Scotland visiting my brother. Saw you making the ribbon wreath but by the time I got back home had forgotten how to start it off so have you a little vid showing this?? Obviously I am having a snr moment!!

Sheng said...

She is so cute, I can't wait to see more of her.