I am just doing a quick blog to keep you going while I am away, from Wednesday to Saturday!
I am doing a
serious stock up shopping trip /
A JOLLY !
to have lots of fun, wine, shopping, chatting, coffee, lack of sleep
- yep that sums it up I think! at the NEC
I think some of us will be meeting up at the Clarity Stand at some point for some reason???
Boy Oh Boy am I looking forward to this. I don't get out much these days but that's fine because I would rather save it all up for these trips to the craft shows, especially the NEC. The girls I am hooking up with I first met at the NEC and then at the Clarity Retreat. What a lovely bunch of ladies they are too, they make me smile all the time.
Someone once said your FB friends are not your real friends, well that is rubbish, we are all in constant chat and yes we have met a few times but its FB that has held us together.
I think when I go to the NEC I will bump into and know more people there than I would if I went anywhere locally? Crafting has opened up a completely new world to me over the last few years and boy was I ready for it! Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and family here every one of them is special to me. But my Crafting friends know me, how I tick, what I want to buy, what my Onsie looks like "eh Yvonne"! Well I suppose I am trying to say we have friends from different areas of our lives and my crafting friends hold a major part in my life/heart - you know who you are!and I don't know what I would do without you.
Gelli Plate - this was from the last month but I love what
the Gelli Plate and stencil did together, I didn't have that much
to do with it except to place the colours on.
So Barbara, who is one of the above mentioned!xx was on TV this last weekend with Barbara in the Classroom and her regular Sunday shows. As usual she did some brilliant demonstrations. I am always inspired by Barbara's work the way she approaches crafting and how she makes things look so easy that you always wonder why you didn't think of that! She is always so considerate of her DT too, and genuinely respects and looks after all of her team and their work, I saw how precious it was to her when I helped out at the Harrogate show.
I love the depth of colour you can get with Paint.
So I will give you some Eye Candy - cards I made for the Create & Craft Shows, from this weekend gone and a few from the time before. Most of them can be found on the Clarity Web Site along with a list of items I used to make them, click on these pictures and it will take you straight there.
You can also find Barbara's work and the work of the rest of the Design Team all over the web site to give you inspiration on the stamps and classroom lessons, Gelli Plate etc.
|This is an MDF Man tag - this is the back, the front got too messy for me I prefer this side.|
So I will be signing off very soon for a few days but can I just say that the "Taster Class" I was holding on 14th November has now been moved to 30the January - for a fresh start on crafting in the New Year.
|I will be honest I got a bit carried away with my Splodge Mat with this one|
I am not sure if its what I really intended but I am quietly quite proud of this,
I nearly ditched it altogether!
So bye for now, please leave a comment if you have time I always appreciate them..
So Carry On Crafting till I get back, but if you are going to the NEC I hope to see you there.