Thursday, 24 February 2011

Belated - More CHA Reports

Where does time go? Sorry it's taken a while to get back to you. You've probably already seen all the new stuff on other blogs and "you tube" clips, but I'll carry on with my reports anyhow as I've got all the photos pre'd and it'll give you an insight into possible new stock arriving soon :)

So on that note, here's some fabby new designs from Stampavie that are due to arrive over the next few weeks:

And here's an overall image of their stand:
always such an amazing array of samples and stamps.

Stampendous are bringing out new jumbo sized stamps:
which make amazing designs:

and can be used on storage boxes:

or on the cover of 12x12 albums:

and here's a board of some other designs (non jumbo) being released:

Now these next set of designs are just the most coolest and I can't wait for them to arrive (just needing barcoding and then they'll be shipped over):

The layout and setup of the booths/stands at CHA was really impressive. Here's some pix to give you an idea:

and it was lovely to see Cranberry Cards exhibiting at the show with their bright, eye catching stand display:

here's some more dressforms (I think this is the term I was looking for one of my previous postings), now these are a little bit weird with their square heads!:

and loved this washing line display:

Some stands even had little games to play along with. Here you had a chance of winning a goodie bag, discount off your order or a tote bag - all good fun!

My next posting will be dedicated to all the new Tim Holtz products.

But in the meantime, I just want to remind any of you local to Peterborough that we have an amazing programme of events lined up as always and this includes this Saturday 26th Feb, Chris Scott demo'ing from 10am - 4pm instore at Sir Stampalot with lots of hero products, a kaiser craft project or two and getting inky with versmagic! Then next Saturday (5th March, also 10am-4pm), the talented designer Clare Rowlands will be joining us and demo'ing her latest release of Molly Blooms stamps - more on that to follow!!

carry on crafting!

- janicex

Friday, 11 February 2011

CHA - Stamps

Back again, here's the low down on some stamp companies (new and existing), that we met up with:

La Blanche is a German stamp company that had the most amazing stand set up, sample displays and stamp designs.  Here's some samples using their stamps which you'll find instore soon!

this is such a cute design for anniversary cards:

And love this display they had created with microscope slides:

Emily and Ryan from Stamping Bella were just the nicest guys and their stamp ranges were brill.  The stamp company has been around a while but it's new for us.  We're excited to be stocking their collections - available in store soon.  Check out these designs that will be in the the first delivery:

appropriate for many a mother I'm sure:

and then these cute designs:

And this design comes as either a boy or there is another one of a girl and it's adorable:

here's one for you Mel!

The ever popular. prestigious stamp company, Hero Arts, never ceases to fail to amaze and delight with their new stamp designs and accessories. This year is no different with their great new printed papers and new accessories to match:

Here's a couple of card samples that were on display at their stand:

And brilliant news this year is that Hero Arts has teamed up with Basic Grey to bring a new line of coordinating stamps and papers in four themes.

Here's a close up of what one of the cling stamps will be packaged like:

here's a couple of gorgeous samples using both the BG papers and the Hero Stamps:

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on these little characters from La La Land:

Let me know what you think.

Outlines are a fab company who have been going for many years. I've always loved their designs and they additionally have the most amazing, well laid out tutorials online for you to follow.  Click here for one of them.

Anyhow, again designs from this company will be appearing in store soon hopefully.
Check out these samples on display at their stand:

love this paper piecing one:

another one just for you Mel:

And this cake image is just superb:

Now I've probably overloaded you guys with far too many piccies again, so I'll finish off reporting on stamp companies in a second blog posting later this weekend.

So for now, enjoy the weekend and have fun crafting
- janicex