Saturday, 7 November 2015

Xmas Card & NEC Haul!

Morning blogging buddies.

 Weekends here again folks, hope you all have a good one and the weather is better with you than it is here....dull and raining!

Had a great day on Thursday, we went to the NEC for the craft show.

The place was heaving, quite uncomfortable getting around after midday, I hate being pushed and shoved but unfortunately it's something that you have to contend with as so many people go, but we started as soon as it opened and I found I was able to whizz round fairly comfortably in the morning. 

After we'd had our sandwiches at lunch time we ventured back in and had a look around the 'gifty' stuff, some lovely things, nice ideas for Xmas gifts but it was so packed I just wanted to get out to be honest, I was aching in places I didn't know I'd got by this time so we decided to make our way home, tired, weary and spent up!

I've added a pic of my haul below, although I've not included the card stock, pre-folded cards and tapes that I bought too.
Sorry the pics a bit blurry, I was so tired when we got home, I rushed to take the pic.
I was really pleased with what I bought, one or two bargains to be had, so all in all, a good day.

So onto crafting....

I'm still plodding on with these Christmas cards, plodding being the operative word, but anyway, yet another one.

 As usual, recipe below, hope you like it and thanks for dropping by.

Card Recipe....

Papers....Nitwit Collections (under licence # 69464)
Image... Hugware, Pre-coloured,(no longer available)
Card Stock, Ribbon, Charm, Brads.....From Stash
Envy Template.... Jacee

                                                Goodies bought at the NEC


meg said...

Wonderful design layout papers and a fabulous image love it

brenda said...

A lovely traditional feeling card Jacee.

Great NEC haul as well, mine wasn't quite so large, although I did stock up on cards at Anna Marie, love the quality of their 7x7's. Interesting what you say about it being busy as the majority of stall holders I spoke to felt it had been quiet and yesterday was as well, but I guess they see it from the perspective of money through the till.

B x

brenda said...

Meant to say saw the TL bow maker was one of your purchases, you will love it, I always thought mine were fine until I was sent a couple of them, they make the job so easy.

B x

Crafting Queen said...

What a lovely Christmas card. Looks like you had a great day at the NEC, enjoy your new stash.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A fabulous card love the detailing Ginny x

Jenny L said...

Hi Jacee,
what a wonderful Christmas card, and I love your fab image, and wonderful design.
As usual the inside is as good as the rest.
Just perfect the envelope to match also.
Wonderful photo of your buys at the NEC.
You can't beat shopping there as you see lots of things you don't see on websites.
I haven't been for a couple of years now, but must try and go next year.
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dr Sonia S V said...

I Especially love the bell charm on your card and yes there is no therapy as good as a good craft shopping session!!

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Jacee. Really love this image and your beautiful classy design. Great haul indeed...well done. Can't wait to see what you come up with using all these goodies. hugs, Pat k xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jacee I'm so behind with my Christmas cards LOL nice stash you got there..I'm like you I so dislike being shoved around that's why I have only been to the NEC once lol huggles Sue xxx

Shirley Young said...

Lovely traditional feel to this card Jacee. Looks like you had a good time at the NEC

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jacee, fabulous design and image. Looks like you had a brilliant time at the NEC
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card Jacee and fabulous crafty stash x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely traditional card Jacee....WOW what a haul...I will look forward to seeing what you make...


andree said...

Beautiful card Jacee, gorgeous image too. Wow you look like you were busy at the NEC-a brilliant collection xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful card, really pops. Looks like you had a grand time at the show (I'm jealous).
Joyce xx

Sue B said...

this is a fab santa image Jacee… and the papers match so beautifully! Love the bell charm! :-)
Wow! you got some nice goodies at NEC… have fun playing!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jacee and a great haul from the nec. Enjoy your new goodies x

Chrissy said...

FABulous Christmas card Jacee..good old Santa, and by the shocked look on his face he just read my wish look at all your jealous..glad you had such a neat time spending your pennies.


KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a fun Santa card! I enjoyed seeing your new goodies! I see ink blending in your future - one of my favourite techniques!

jimlynn said...

That's a great haul from the craft fair! Wish I'd been along too. I'm not big on crowds either but know if was fun.

A beautiful card for Christmas Jacee! Love that St. Nick image and your wonderful, as always, design!

Cumbrianlass said...

Wow what a haul lol
your card is wonderful love the papers Hug Janet

chrissy xx said...

Another GOrgeous Christmas card Jacee.
LOve your colours and design as always.
I went to the NEC Thursday too..Tired feet Friday lol.

Lynsey said...

Hi Jacee, looks like you got some lovely goodies at the NEC! I love your beautiful Chrismtas card! The layout is great!
Hugs Lynsey x

Christina C. said...

A stunning Christmas card, Jacee! I'm definitely with you.....don't like crowds! You picked up a lot of awesome stuff to play with.

pam said...

Hi Jacee, adorable Santa image, love your layout inside and out.
Lovely goodies you have there, enjoy using them.
pam x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love your Christmas card Jacee and Santa's expression is just classic. The design and papers are gorgeous. So glad you had a great time at the NEC, it is tiring but we all love some crafty retail therapy. It would have been lovely to meet you too, maybe next time. You have bought some lovely goodies which I'm sure you will enjoy playing with, look forward to seeing your creations.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Christmas Card Jacee, all that stash looks fabulous, I look forward to seeing what you create with all your new bits
Kevin xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jacee and fabulous new goodies, have fun playing.
Wendy xx

aussie aNNie said...

WOWZER look at those yum goodies, make a good candy lol..... :) lovely gorgeous card as well.xx
 { aNNie}

Jackie said...

Stunning card Jacee, I love the tartan.
What a haul, lots of lovely new goodies to play with :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

A gorgeous Santa card Jacee... I have a soft spot for Santas!! Love your layout too.... and ooh all those fab goodies - enjoy!

Christine x

Faith A said...

I don't know why you don't like making Xmas cards, you really do them so beautifully, this is another perfect example, I love the image and the charm you added, all in all so perfect as always.

I keep saying I must go to the NEC, but something always gets in the way, Glad you made use of your visit though with your new crafty stash :)

Also, I should have bought more in Hugware!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat said...

Beautiful card, really lovely design. Looks like you bought some fabulous goodies at the NEC.

Pat xx

Michelle J M said...

What a fabulous haul you got at the NEC! I didnt go this year as I was not in the mood for all the pushing and shoving! Love your card, that Father Christmas is one of the best I have ever seen. Michelle x

Gina Knott said...

Such a lovely Christmas card! Santa looks very jolly! Fabulous layout, I love the colours. As always your card is so beautiful inside and out and the envelope complete it perfectly.

Looks like you got a fabulous stash of goodies. I had a wonderful day at the NEC yesterday, it didn't seem to be as busy as it normally is.
Gina xx

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card and haul Jacee.

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, what a fun and fabulous card! I love the layout and the look on Santa's face is priceless. You sure got a nice stash of things at the craft show.

Pia S said...

He's one sweet old fashioned looking Santa, super layout with banners!
You got many new goodies, I see you have a thing for dies, as I do.

Pollard Carole said...

Love your gorgeous card the image and design are perfect. Love your goodies they look interesting so look forward to more amazing creations love and hugs Carole x

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Jacee, a super Santa image and lovely red and white design.
It looks like you managed to find lots of new crafty stash, have fun playing.

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jacee lovely image a design, a fab amount of goodie you have enjoy playing.
I wasn't able to go this year I was gutted.
Hugs Julie xxx

Wynn Walton said...

Great stash Jacee. Did I spot some CDs amongst the pile. What are they plz? I love buying CDs lol!! Your design for your card is fabulous. I love the hanging banners and the bell might just have to CASE this one. W x

Michelle said...

Wow what a gorgeous Christmas card - I love the wonderful layout. What a great haul too - me jealous??? maybe just a little lol - Michelle x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card and love the banners-and that is one load of goodies :) have fun
Carol x

Heather said...

Hi Jacee, I'm back crafting after my travels. I'm sad I couldn't go to the NEC this time - I shouldn't complain really as I was in New York - just bad timing!! Your card is just gorgeous - a super design and pretty papers......Santa is adorable I love the little bells!!

Heather xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jacee your card is beautiful I adore that image of Santa also the tartan papers, red bow and charm a lovely festive card. Wow you did buy a lot of crafting goodies Jacee I admire your stamina going to the NEC I could never visit places like that unfortunately but I love seeing what people have bought I also look forward to seeing all the gorgeous things you will make with your new stash.
lorraine x

Janette said...

Oh my goodness gorgeous...and love all the goodies....enjoy....

Trish said...

Wow what a haul!, lovely work

JD/ Jill said...

Cute Santa image...and just look at that fabulous stash!

Kathie said...

Hi Jacee, love what you bought at the craft fair, I just wish one was on whilst I'm in England, but can't see that happening somehow especially that time of year. Love your card just the perfect Christmas card especially the lovely bright colours. Can't wait to see what you create with your stash.
Wishing you a great week and a wonderful weekend.

KandA said...

Wow you really had fun shopping and a great day out by the sound of it. Love your christmas card with the colours and papers and the bow with the bell charm adds the perfect finishing touch xx

Lau W said...

Hello Jacee ! OMG this card is perfect ! Love Christmas cards !
Have a nice week-end !
(wow, fab goodies !!)

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Gorgeous card Jacee! Awesome papers and layout! Love the bow with the charm! Looks like you had fun shopping!


Dee's Craft Room said...

It's been a few years now since I last went to the NEC Christmas Craft Show, I miss all the goodies but not the crowds.

Another stunning Christmas card Jacee, your Santa has a familiar look about him, I wonder who it is I am reminded of?

Dionne x

Wynn Walton said...

Love the card layout and your great stash from NEC. The CDs look like goodies. Might we see you joining us at at CD Sunday soon....hope so. Wynn x


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