Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Oh My Gosh!!

What a lucky lady I am, Hello my lovely friends, yup I'm back from my break. Exhausted, spoiled and jet lagged but a happy crafter resides here tonight!

Guess who I met on my hols?

wanna clue?



Okay, yes, I actually shook the hand of Emerson Quillin, perhaps you may not have encountered this talented chap before but I have been a fan of his humour and expertly drawn images for many years now. I was like a giddy groupy and he was totally underwhelmed, understandable really I mean, how could he have ever heard of little ol 'mustavcoffee'?? Or even Gay from the UK?? LOL
He really didn't know what to make of this mad woman from the UK but was happy to sell me some of his stamps at a bargain price, YES !!! What a lucky chap, fancy living on that fabulous Island!

This is his studio and shop, look palm trees people :D
Click on his name for the link to his website where you will find all sorts of fun stuff!!!!
HERE is a link of a card that I made with on of his stamps, a card for my lovely friend and crafty buddy Darnell

 Then to top it off as Hubby and I were on our way back to Blighty, we took a little detour and visited Whim So Doodle in St Petersburg, WOW I could happily spend a day or two going through this wonderful store! They were very kind and welcoming :D
So, many dollars lighter I arrived home early this morning, itching to get crafting again.
Thank you for your patience my friends, whilst I pull myself together, hugs to you all, Gay x


19 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Eep!! I can see why you were like a giddy school girl crushing on Himself, Gay!! I'm SO jealous!! You mentioned me, of course? Thank you, I was sure of it. And shucks I wish I lived in the other sunshine state and I might have had the giddy school girl fun of meeting YOU! Maybe next time you can come to this coast?!

Welcome home! Hugs, Darnell

Suze Bain said...

Hi Gay, glad to hear you've managed to have some time away after the stress you've been through. Have to say though I'd never heard of Emerson but I do recognise his doodles, enjoy your new purchases! Hugs xx

aileen (mum) said...

Gay, I Can totally understand your excitement. I Am also a big fan of his stamps and humour. When it became impossible to get new stamps I chased him up and ended up having quite a good conversation with him via emails not phone sad to say. I am very envious of you lucky duck. Great card you did for Darnell too.

Sarah Gray said...

Sounds like you have had an amazing time! That studio/store looks fantastic....I look forward to seeing what you create with your new stash once you have recovered from the jet lag :)

Gerrina said...

Glad you're back (jetleg and all) Sounds it was a good trip!! Hugs, Gerrina

SARN said...

YIPPEEEE! She's back and sounding happier. Nice to "see" you again Gay.

WOW - looks like you had quite the restorative trip which was much needed.

Hugs to you my friend xxx

sally said...

Wow, sounds like your trip has done you a power of good! I'm off to check out your links now, I need something to brighten my day as we are on our 12/13/14???? Lost count consecutive days of rain :-(

Sally

Inky and Quirky said...

Lovely to have you back Gay,will go and look at the links now and drool over the stamps :)

Big hugs
Donna xxx

Carol Q said...

lol - you sound completely dizzy Gay and obviously had a fabulous time. Obviously did you a power of good x

Dotty Jo x said...

Well, I certainly get your excitement being a fan myself! Whoop, whoop! Jo x

nefertiti said...

Great meeting you have done on your holiday Gay!
Welcome back here!
Bises
Sylvie

Faith A said...

Good to have you back and that you have enjoyed your R&R.

Forgive me for being ignorant about Emerson, then I looked him up and have loved his work without knowing who did it. Shame I don't stamp LOL.

shirley-bee said...

Fancy him never having heard of you ;) Great that you got a bargain though. I think I could lose myself in that shop for a long while!

massofhair said...

Hi Hun so glad you had a fun break and how wonderful to visit St Petersburg (presuming the US one) and find inspiration. Missed you, hope you up to posting again very soon. Hugs:-) xxx

Valerie Nolan said...

Hi Gay so nice to have you back:) how great to meet someone you admire so much and his stamps are brilliant!
Val x

Coco said...

Oh, that looks great Gay!!! Happy you have had a very good moment after your pain. Hugs Coco xxxx

Aileen said...

Glad you had a super break Gay and looking forward to seeing your creations with your new stamps. x

Christine B. said...

Sorry not been around for such a long time. Sorry to hear of your sad loss. I'm so glad you had a great time. Enjoy playing with your new stamps. Your cards are always fantastic. Lots of love and hugs xx ChrisB

Viv said...

Wow sounds like you had such fun...and bought stamps too... win win then :)hugs Viv xx