Friday, 29 February 2008

Cheltenham Stitch and Creative Craft show

Here are some photos from the Show held at Cheltenham Racecourse:

Yes this is me - wearing the lovely SU apron! And of course here is Ronnie too, who came up with the great idea of exhibiting at the show. Ronnie was a demo before in Australia, so had loads of great card samples and ideas.

I made up some cards using the great Office Accoutrement Set and matching Round Tab punch (which I think I'm right in saying isn't sold by anyone else in the UK?) It's just great and I must do a separate post on these cards and punches soon. And as for the spiral punch - that really is the business. I also demonstrated the Crop-o-dile.

The last photo shows a couple of the Door Prizes that we made up. We had one for each day, which included a small stamp set along with a few finished cards to inspire the winners.

Can't wait for my next show now - as long as it's a few months away!


A Couple of Cards

It's been one hectic month with the Cheltenham show and workshops. The Create & Stitch Show at Cheltenham Racecourse earlier in the month was great. I shared a stand with a fellow demo, Ronnie from Swindon and it went really well. We had lots of interest, loads of workshop bookings and several demo leads. People were really 'wow'ed by the demos! So all in all, it was lots of fun, we met loads of great ladies and it was very worthwhile! But a lot of work and effort - as evidenced by my lack of blogging lately, sorry!

So here are a couple of recent cards for you:

- after seeing Ronnie demo the Bold Butterfly set, I just had to get it and this is my first, fast and furious card made with the set. I just used the 2-step stampin' technique with pixie pink, stampin off the bold image first to give a lighter inked image and then stamped the outline in the same ink colour.

This second card was made with a Sizzix Bigz 'J' letter die - for my nephew Joel's birthday.

I cheated with a patterned card blank, stamped a happy birthday sentiment, wrapped some ribbon around the J and stuck it on with 3D foam. Most of the Bigz letters are too big to fit on an A6 card - but the J was a perfect fit.
BFN - I will be back soon, I promise!