Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Geez, what a day!

Saturday was our 2nd Ultimate Rubber Stamping Demo Day, featuring 7 fantastic demonstrators and their awesome projects and creations. Thank you to all those that came to support the shop and the girls. Sorry for the queues at the till but I hope the free demos and free food made up for it.

Gina demo'd the wonderful watercolouring with Art Impressions stamps and plenty of glitter - surely you all have that darn skeleton tree stamp by now!!

I still find glitter from her demos in all the nooks and crannies around the place :)
All the lovely name signs that you saw around the room on saturdya were created by Gina as was the little hand painted and decorated pots of sweeties - thanks for that Gina, it's always the finishing touches that make it special.

Brenda kept everyone entertained with her fantastic 3D roses that are just amazing. You would just not believe how these guys come about using just a six petal'ed flower punch. Brenda's actually popped a tutorial about this on her blog today so if you missed out on the demo day, please go and have a peek at her step by step tutorial at "Floral Fantasies".

Brenda used these 3D roses to decorate fork 'andles (and a few extra).

Also here's a click glimpse of cards finished off very nicely with the roses.

Chris kept busy all day embossing flowers with her peanut technque, stamping Inkadinkado designs and talking through all her gorgeous projects including her hand made calendar and the festive "Noel" mantelpiece decoration:

and her little Sarah Kay house:

Keep up-to-date with her latest creations at her blog - "Always About Colour".

Copic Louise just had far too much fun with the Copic Markers.

Louise had a different take on the 3D flower creation and used 5 petal'ed retro flowers to create gorgeous flowers. Look at all these pieces of artwork she's created:

and the 'crème de la crème' just had to be this advent calendar she made, inspired by projects from the first issue of the Magnolia magazine (more due in store in a couple of weeks).

You can see this in more detail (and other gorgeous creations) at her blog - "Just Love to Stamp".

Ok, if I mention cream shrink plastic, tildas and versacolour inkpads in one sentence, who comes to mind? Of course, none other than the very talented Crafty Lou:

She had plenty of card samples to show you all on Saturday and here's just a small spread of them:

Keep up with all Crafty Lou's artwork by checking out her blog - "Crafty Lou's Small World"

We'd been blessed with the presence of Kim Reygate for most of last week.

Kim was extremely helpful, assisting us with all sorts of general Sir Stampalot duties including one of the major ones - keeping us feed and watered (thanks for the endless cups of tea and salads and hot food, Kim). And then the finale to her week was demo'ing all the cool new gadgets (creative metal)

and plenty of the good ole stuff (alcohol inks, stamping, inking):

Kim's recently started her own blog, see what it's all about here.

And finally, Lisa, one of our latest tutor/demonstrators to join our little "band of merry men".

She was just a complete star at the demo day - donning a very festive hat with full on jingly bell.

As well as demo'ing the functionality of the Cricut, Lisa wow'ed you all with the latest must-have accessory to the Cricut, the Gypsy. This is the a portable "design studio", giving you the ability to create your designs on the go and then cut your creation when you get back to base with your Cricut. She loved it. I had to wrestle it off of her at the end of the day as she didn't want to part with it!!!
Her talents don't stop there, here's her series of Tilda canvas' that she's worked hard at.

These will be run as a set of classes next year so watch out for that in the new class list (due to go live around 22nd Dec).
And also all the scrapbook wonders she's got planned next year too. Here's one layout she was having fun putting together on Saturday:

Luckily it was a Saturday, you guys managed to dominate the car park:

And finally, one big, big thank you to all you demonstrators, the day would not be what it was without you. And to my wonderful helpers, Mandy, Steph, Eddy and Azaria - we would be a wreck without you! And also to our very own photographer and gopher - Nick - cheers.


New Stamp Designs from Hero Arts

About this time every year, Hero Arts release a debut collection as a taster of new designs for the New Year. The designs are being released on Friday 18th Dec. We have it all on order (but no idea what's in the collection until the release date, so don't try to force us to tell you before then!)

However, We at Sir Stampalot are holding a special debut party on Saturday 19th Dec from 6pm til Midnight, where you'll be able to view the complete Hero Arts debut collection. And we will be offering you a FREE copy of the 2010 Hero Arts collector's catalogue with every qualifying pre-order purchase of Hero Arts goodies.
On top of all that, there'll be Make 'n Take projects, door prizes, hot chocolate, munchies and more!

And the coolest thing ever, is that Hero Arts has featured us on their blog today. What an honour. They have a wonderful blog packed full of ideas and samples, go check it out here.

in the meantime, happy stamping
- janicex


brenda said...

Hi Guys

It really was a fun packed day and I was thrilled to be asked to be part of it. Thank you Andy and Janice.

B x

chris said...

Me too, Just loved the day, for me it was the best fun I have had demoing so far, thanks Jandy and Anice.
Lots of love chris xx

Sally H said...

I loved every minute of it! Thank you for a wonderful day!

Lynne K said...

It was my first visit to Sir Stampalot, but it certainly won't be the last. It was a fantastic day with lots of inspiration. Thank you very much to everyone involved. Looking forward to the next one.

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! as the girls have said it was such a fab day and it just went too quick.Thankyou again so much and i look forward to the next one.See you soon,Hugs Lou.xx

Fliss said...

Hi Janice and Andy, just noticed on Brenda's blog that she's part of your DT which was a total surprise. We've both just been picked as DT members for Polka Doodles.
I'm hoping you remember me from shows, although I haven't seen you for a while. I'm Felicity who used to demo for Harmony Crafts at shows in the south and I usually come to shows now with Caroline who demos for Wendy of Stamps & Memories.
If you pop over to my place, it might make more sense! I've only had a blog since April and am now totally addicted to challenges etc.
Glad to see you are doing some great stuff.
Fliss x