Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Acrylic Vs Chipboard

Wow, you have never seen so much chipboard and acrylic under one roof as you can this year at CHA. OK, there was a large element of it last year at CHA but most companies are now doing either letters, complete words, plaques and albums (not just plain albums but ones in shapes of owls, carriages, trees, sandcastles)....

Admitadely all the samples on display in the manufacturer's booths looked just awesome. Here's some more photos.....

Something new i learnt, is that you can put acrylic (some types anyhow) through your cuttlebug/big shot and actually emboss it with the embossing folders we've all come to love and collect. Yeah, i know you're gonna all tell me you knew that but i didn't, can't wait to try it when we get back.

Right, let's move onto the stamps...
Penny Black did it again with another stunning display of card samples based on their new stamp designs (woodmounted and clear sets) along with 3 new stickeroo designs. here's some photos:

At long last, Penny Black have consolidated all their current and new designs into one general catalogue (they brought out a christmas compilation catalogue at the end of last year). Here's a pic of the new catalogue (should be due in a couple of weeks finger's crossed).

And i just had to show you this 'oh so cute' new range from Imaginisce.

Rubber stamps and 12x12 paper designs featuring cupcakes are still abound, along with owls and birds but also on the scene are martians, pirates and you'll never guess what - Paris Hilton!!! Yeah, she's bought out a range of scrapbooking papers and kits featuring her dog TinkerBell and some other stuff. Sorry guys, didn't spend long on that booth and didn't take any photo's to show you. She actually turned up to sign a couple of album kits but stayed for a whole 10 mins and then went again. Now can you really see her at home with her tape runner and offcuts of paper!!!???


brenda j said...

So you guys arent having a whale of a time then - as if. But love the now goodies and my names on some of those new PB stamps. And just love the idea of the owls.

Anyhow, thanks for keeping us all in the loop and when you step out in the Calafornian sun again, just spare a thought for us in cold wet UK.

Brenda x

Stampingcaz said...

great to see the new Penny Black!! Loving the peeks and I cant wait to see the complete catalogue.


sirstampalot said...

Hey, you don't have to wait too long to see all of the new Penny Black!

Just take a peek at the "Whats new at Sir Stampalot" section on our website! :)

Thanks for your kind comments, there's more previews to come.

brenda j said...

Oh, so they are must have crept in overnight.

Love the poppies and the Queen Annes and on the ball and forever young (my motto to the word) and splendor and deco - OK.... I need thema all.

B x