Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The Stamp and Scrapbook Show in Alexandra Palace

On Saturday, I went to London with some friends for the The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show. This is where I go to get my scrapbooking fix, spend all my birthday money and buy everything in sight.
The show is held in Alexandra Palace and it normally takes us about 3 hours to get there, so we are usually tired before we start.
Here is the view of London from Alexandra Palace. You can just make out the Gherkin building on the lefthand side.
This is the entrance to Alexandra Palace, the building is absolutely beautiful and worth going to visit just to look at.

The entrance hall, full of avid scrapbookers eager to make their purchases.

One of the statues in the entrance hall.
The hall was a lot busier than normal and the stalls were jam packed with everyone trying to get the best bargains. At one point they had to announce they were opening all the doors as it was hot, people were nearly fainting.

This is all of the us, after we had finished buying lots of goodies. It really is an exhausting day, but we wouldn't miss it for the world.
Here are the some of the goodies I bought on the day. I had gone with the intention of not buying any paper and that disappeared second stall in. I actually came back with stacks of paper, as the packs of paper were being sold off so cheaply.
I bought lots of cardboard templates which allow me to draw and cut my scrap pages into interesting shapes. I also got a new bag, as it was also being sold so cheaply.

I bought lots and lots of stamps, which I love. So you can see I had a fabulous day and now I can't wait to get scrapping again. With the kids now back at school, I am hoping to have a scrap day by the end of the week.
My only disappointment about Saturday was that I couldn't get a new picture of Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter film. They have made a permanent reminder of the film at Kings Cross Station. However, on this visit, it was all cordoned off, so we couldn't have any pictures taken. So I am afraid you will have to make do with this old one.
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12 comments:

  1. I'm so amazed at all the scrapbooking you do... I still haven't finished our wedding scrapbook (it's maybe halfway done?) and our first anniversary is less than a month away now! Maybe that would be a good goal--finish it by May 17th! :-)

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  2. Wow how much did you buy? I was so sad that I couldn't make it next time nothing is going to stop me. What is the name of the company who makes the stamps that we both brought last time mine is broken as I was a bit rough with it and I want to buy a new one. Thank you

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  3. I have a picture like that at platform 9 3/4 too :D Who can resist taking one!

    Oooh, I love the paper you got. I can envision lots of gorgeous bookmarks!

    Alexandra Palace is indeed amazing. I went there to see the band Interpol play and I just loved the place.

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  4. Jo - sent you a link for the stamp stall.

    Nymeth - you are making me feel guilty- I definitely promised bookmarks a few weeks ago. I need to pull my finger out.

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  5. Wow - a good haul there, Viv! Glad you had a lovely time, I was really sad that I couldnt come - but hopefully we'll all go again in September?

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  6. Come and check out the awards I have given you. :)
    http://marireads.blogspot.com/2009/04/lets-be-friends.html

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  7. Sounds like you had a great time, I love stamps too!

    There's an award waiting for you at my place
    http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blogspot.com/2009/04/show-some-love.html

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  8. Wow, you bought lots of materials for your scrapbooking projects! Glad you had such a lovely time with your friends. :D

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  9. Wow, what a haul. You got a ton of scrapbooking stuff-way to go! That should keep you busy for a bit. I love the pic of Platform 9 3/4. What I wouldn't give to have one standing by it. Looks like you had a great time.

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  10. I've never scrapbooked a day in my life, but there's just something about stationery. I don't know what it is, but I always get this urge to touch it, buy it.

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  11. Love the picture at platform 9 1/2!! I keep collecting scrapbooking tools/paper in hopes of actually getting around to starting one day, but I have to be honest that it really overwhelms me! One of these days...

    Your supplies are gorgeous!

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  12. sounds like a fun time! it looks like you got lots of scrapbooking goodies.
    you were at platform 9 3/4's last time you went! that is so cool :)
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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