Monday, March 26, 2012

Feeling hot, hot, hot!

What a mad weekend I had. 
First demo of the year at Howden's Garden centre Inverness on Saturday, then first demo of the year at The Papeterie Aberdeen for their birthday celebrations yesterday.  Great fun was had by all!
Oh and the weather....yesterday was the hottest March day on record for Aberdeen, it was a beautiful day and it was so lovely to make it home in daylight.
Bring on those light nights more time to craft!

I'd like to thanks all the lovely ladies who came to visit both stores especially on such lovely warm days, we so have to make the most of sunshine up here in Scotland! 
I really appreciate your visit and lovely comments and hope you went away happy after our little chat and craft!  I also hope you enjoy playing with your new toys, sorry I mean crafting goodies.  x

As I mentioned in previous posts I have been taking part, well watching, Tim's on-line class running now.  Whilst I was making my demo samples at the back end of last week I decided to incorporate a little of what I have learnt with these tags;

Craft supplies;

Spellbinder shapeabilities dies; Mix'd Media Elements, Bauble blossoms 1 and Foliage.
Stamps;  Stampers Anonymous Attic Treasures, Personal Impressions Polkadot background and Love story script, Hero Arts A little note, PI Marion Emberson Find joy everyday and Build a tree.
Distress stains;  Fired brick, Wild honey, Vintage photo, Broken china, Forest moss and my new favourite Picket fence.
Distress ink;  Mustard seed, Broken china, Scattered straw, Brushed corduroy, Tea dye and Vintage photo.  Plus black Archival ink.
I used PI clear embossing powder, Distress crackle paint Rock candy, Stickles Diamond and Le Plume alcohol pens to colour the wee birdie, top.
I finally added some ribbons, lace and thread from my stash.

I really enjoyed getting all inky with these tags and layering up the backgrounds. 
The new Spellbinder flowers are just fab to play with....they remind me of quilling, which was one of the first card making technique I did with my mum many years ago...I even found my original tool!  This is why you should never throw things away, LOL.  It's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

This time of year in the craft industry is just great as all the new products from Stitches in February are starting to hit the craft shops, mmmmmm, we all love new stash don't we?  I'm sure I am not alone on that front?
Please tell me I am not the only collector of fine crafting products?! 
Playing with them all......well that is another matter, ha, ha! 

I have visitors arriving later in the week and a few card orders to crack on with today.  What to do first?  Well I can tell you this....I ain't doing housework whilst the sun is shining outside...that would be criminal.

Enjoy your Monday whatever you are up to and I will catch up with you again tomorrow.


Juls said...

Hi Erika,

It was so lovely to see you sat even if it was a brief hello! Would have loved to have sat and watched your demo, to learn new tips and techneques! but thought hubby and I should get a coffee before Kezia woke up!!

Thank you for your kind gift and card, that was really unexpected and generous of you!! Love the egg carton idea ... so creative, think I will be borrowing that in the future!!!

Thanks again

Debbi Glennie said...

As ever it was great to see you Erika, and you inspired me so much with your samples that I splashed out on 2 of those spellbinders sets :S

Shazza said...

they look great!!