Archive for the ‘Craft Shows’ Category

Make It Farnborough – First craft class

February 25th, 2011

Hi everyone,

Sorry I have not done a post for a while, just been run off my feet doing craft shows. Just thought I would share a quick post because I did my first craft class today. It was very nerve wreaking but it went well.

We are at the Make It show at Farnborough Five. Very strange place surrounded by planes and runways, just keep hearing planes flying overhead.

I’ve got workshops booked everyday at 3:00 I was teaching crafters how to make a string flower which I designed myself. Its the first time i’ve ever done a craft class! Luckily for me at the end of the hour session, they all said they had a lovely time……Phew!

Below are a few pics from the workshop.

Teaching card making techniques

This is me today teaching a craft class at a craft show.

Farnborough Make It Craft Show at Five

First class teaching crafters how to make a flower corsage

Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show

September 29th, 2010

This weekend we were exhibiting at the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace in London.

Really wanted to do some shopping at this show but i was so busy demonstrating, just had enough time to go to the toilet. I did manage to buy some scrap booking papers i absoloutely love 12 x12 papers, they have really nice patterns and textures on them. i think the designs are absoloutely fantastic.

Lovely papers bought from Capture The Magic

Bought some papers before from a scrapbooking company called Capture The Magic ended up using all the papers so i thought i would pay them another visit and stock up with more pretty papers. I used their flocked patterned paper for a craft challenge on the Trimcraft forum.

Glittery Scrapbooking Papers from Capture The Magic

This time i decided to buy a few different colours because i love the patterns and the glitz. Think i will admire the papers for a while, actually a long while before i use them . . . . gorgeous papers.

Dashing around the stamp and scrapbooking show i managed to find some really nice hidden treasures. Found some lovely papers from two scrapbooking companies that were exhibiting at the show the Scrap Shed and Sugar and Spice.

Christmas Scrapbooking Papers

Some of my friends from the Trimcraft Forum came to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show and said hello which was really nice of them. Its nice meeting people face to face just wish i had more time to chat to them.

Soon as i get round to making some cards with my new finds i’ll post them on my blog.

Japanese Kimono & Blossom Card

March 20th, 2010

Just got back from a craft fair the Great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza in Harrogate its organised by Sue and Richard from Craftwork Cards they’re really nice people, we always bump into each other at the craft shows.

Met a lady today at the show called Sue she used some of our products on her card designs so i met her for the first time today, she has a really good card making blog Cardmaking Companion its definetly worth a look.

Harrogate show

Me with Sue from Cardmaking Companion

kids from harrogate show

Our Younger Customers from Harrogate

Well its 10.30pm now and i have a few ideas in my head even though i feel tired, i know i am sad but have to get this card making project out of my head or it is a sleepless night. (strange but true, thats how my mind works!) so here goes . . .

oriental card

Finished Card Size – 14.7 x 14.7 cm White Card as base card.

You Will Need:
- 14.7 x 14.7 cm light blue pearlescent card, 7 x 14.7 cm black card stock, 6 x 13.5 card pink floral card, 3 white pearlescent squares 3.3 x 3.3 cm,  3 black funky foam squares 3.5 x 3.5 cm, Happy Birthday stamp or black Happy Birthday peel off, white pearlescent strip, pink strip.
- Kimono Stickers
- Blossom Ribbon
- Blossom Stickers
- Resin Flip Flop

- From the front of the base card, trim off 7.7 cm so nearly half the front has been cut off. Stick the 7 x 14.7 cm black card stock onto the front of base card as shown.

- Stick the 14.7 x 14.7 light blue card onto card as shown.

- Matt and layer the 3.3 x 3.3 cm white pearlescent squares onto the 3.5 x 3.5 cm black funky foam foam squares. Repeat three times. Stick Kimono stickers onto the squares as shown. Stick blossom ribbon onto pink card and stick pink card onto base card as shown. ( only stick down on black part of card)

- Stamp or use peel offs on the strip of white pearlescent card, mat and layer onto pink strip. Stick down onto black part of card.

- Stick down blossom stickers and resin flip flop as shown.

Leigh Craft Show

March 8th, 2010

Did the Papercrafts show in Leigh sports centre thought i would post a picture.

I go to a small crafting group that i go to on Monday nights in Boothstown near to where i live will. The craft group is a nice little get together where we do more socializing than card making !

Some ladies from the group turned up to the local show.

Meiflower craft show customers

Leigh Craft Show

This is a pic from Saturday at the Leigh Craft Show. That’s me on the left with Pat (centre) and Brenda. They are some of my friends from the Monday night Craft group.