Friday, 19 November 2010


Just a quick note to say that I'm sorry I've not been around much the last couple of weeks, Since the NEC I have been having a new kitchen fitted at home, but we have had to completely gut it, dig 12" out of the floor and basically start from scratch, we've had plumbers, electricians, plasterer, joiner etc etc in & out of the house, some of the time we've had no heating, water or more importantly no electric or broadband connection hence no blogging ! ... we're still a way from being finished but most of the messy work is done so I'm hoping I'll be back to the blog (& my crafty desk) next week ... so I'll see you there x

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

all the fun of the show ...

So, Jamie has very kindly sent me some pictures from Sunday at the show, here is the configurations box that I did :

And this is me & mum, squashed into the back of the landrover with all the stands and stock ready to go home on sunday night lol ...

It wasn't too bad actually, but it's a good job there wasn't anymore, poor Sharon was surrounded by stock & stands in the front as well :D
Anyhow,just a quick post today, catch up with you for woyww tomorrow ! (better get putting all that stash away so you can see my desk !)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Well, what a fantastic time we had !

What can I say, the show was brilliant, had SOOO much fun demo'ing for the four days, we started off the mornings using Tim Holtz distress inks then we did a couple of hours over the lunch time demo'ing Alcohol inks, followed by some art journaling with Claudine Hellmuth Studio line paints and also the Melt Pot, the problem was that we started off with over 700 distress inks on Thursday morning, by saturday evening we just had about a dozen left, and by last night it had dwindled to 3, So we had to keep finding things to demonstrate, I used the blending tools on the spinner and sold out of blending tools, I used alcohol inks, we ran out of Blending solution, I used the melt pot and we sold out of those too lol... it wasn't because we didn't take much, we did, we just sold A LOT, which is great but by Sunday I was down to filling a configurations box that Tim Holtz produces, I used the Tissue tape & filled it with all kinds of trinkets, the result was that we only had a few of those left by the end of the show too ! ... But I had a wonderful time with my Brother Jamie who owns Artist Trading Post, My sister in law Sharon & my Mum as we all worked together for the 4 days. One of the highlights of the show was meeting people who either follow my blog, I know through UK scrappers or have traded ATC's with previously (I always take a small stash of ATC's to shows, you never know who might want to trade !) SO if you came to see us at the show thank you, if you spent your hard earned cash with us, thank you Thank you :D :D
I will post a picture of the completed configurations box as soon as Jamie gets a chance to send one across to me (Poor Sharon & Jamie have the long task of emptying the stash and stands out of the car and putting them all back into the shop .. & in this awful weather too :( )
So I'll leave you with a picture of me demo'ing (or should that be playing ?) at the show x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

WOYWW and other stories ...

What's on your workdesk wednesday ... Well to be honest it would be easier to tell you what wasn't on my workdesk today, everything is pretty much being used on different samples and it all really needs tidying up, which I may have to do so that I can find everything to pack for the NEC later on today. If you haven't seen the post below you won't know that I'm heading off to the NEC for 4 glorious days of demo'ing .. I can't wait !!! :D So I need to sort out everything I need to take, get it packed up and ready to go. If you are heading to the NEC come and see me at the Artist Trading Post Stand (G50) Make sure you tell me who you are & that you read my blog, you never know I might even make you a tag lol :D
I also made this bracelet to go with my name badge (see yesterdays post) I had lot's of bits hanging about & decided that they would all go together perfectly :o)
I don't know when I'll get round to you all, NEC is thursday to sunday & we're also having the kitchen gutted starting at the end of this week so I shall be emptying it today .. so it may not be until the beginning of next week, but I'll do my best x
If your wondering why I'm sharing this with you, head over to Julia Queen of the desks

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Oops I did it again !

Sorry, sorry , sorry ..AWOL again !But here I am back at the computer after lot's of family time, adventures in London (twice in a week) 1/2 term, plus loads of hard work lol .. that's if you can call creating projects for magazines and new workshops hard work ! :D
I've also been busy getting things ready for the NEC, working out what I shall be demo'ing for 4 days, we go on Thursday this week and are there until Sunday .. Do come and see us if your there, we will be on stand G50. Got lot's of lovely stash on the Artist Trading post stand this year, I'll be demo'ing distress inks and re-inkers, Claudine Hellmuth studio line paints (art journal backgrounds and beads) and Alcohol inks techniques. I can't wait 4 whole days of playing :D
I made this badge for myself to wear ...

(just incase I forget who I am :o) )
and then there's a sneak peek at the beads I shall be making using Claudines Range of products too ..

Next week we should hopefully have the new workshops online, the samples are being worked on as we speak !
So I'd better get back to it, no time for slacking lol ... speak soon x