Wednesday, 18 November 2009

NEC Report!

Well, we're back from the NEC and slowly getting back ontop of the orders and emails. Sorry to everyone who's had to wait for their goodies to arrive.

The NEC was interesting to say the least. It's always great to met the customers and put a face to a name. It was a treat to met Dawn - All Pink Girl (thanks for the chocs Dawn, very yummy), and it was wonderful to see so many of our shop customers come by to see us and support us - big thanks to Tricia and Joan who brought along home-made fairy cakes - wow are we spoilt! And also to Mandy for helping out on the Stand on a busy first day.

Our girls demo'ing at the show did the most spectualar job ever. Thanks to Gina, Chris and Louise, I'll show some of their work over the next couple of updates.

Chris demo'ed the Thursday and Friday at the show and attracted the crowds with her wonderful techniques and tips, including the peanut flower!!

Chris inked up some plain white textured flowers from Hero Arts with versamagic ink, dipped the flower in clear embossing powder and then embossed. Then embellished with a shrink plastic centre piece.

The card itself has a main focal point of a Hero Arts angel and the mistletoe Tilda patterned paper sets it all off a real treat.

Then there's this little guy:
He's from the Sarah Kay range of clear stamps and is just the most cutest guy ever. Love the way Chris has used Bazzill Cardstock and Imaginisce patterned papers and fanned them out behind the image - brilliant idea Chris.

This card by Chris is again using some wonderful ideas. There's the punched baseline using Martha Stewart Snowflake edge punch, zigzag die cut at the base of the patterned paper center piece. Texture added by using string to dangle the little podgy birdie, liquid pearls used for the mistletoe and silicone to give it shape on the card.

Thanks Chris, look forward to seeing you demo again at our instore demo day on 5th Dec - everyone welcome.
Check out more of Chris' creations at Always About Colour.

Lastly but by no means least, a HUGE thank you to my folks for being there at the NEC to help us, and for always being on call to help out. We miss you greatly when you're not here - come back soon!!!

Next installment - artwork from Louise.....

1 comment:

Mel said...

Hi Janice, it looks very busy and very knackering!! I am looking forward to your own exhibition spectacular on the 5th, it's gonna be brilliant. Love Mel x