It really was a lovely weekend, meeting lots of very enthusiastic crafters and having some fun along the way. On Saturday I was demonstrating at Top Barn Crafts in Wrexham and here are just a few of the ladies who came along - though I think the young lady at the front is more interested in David taking her picture than watching me! Lol! I was inking and stamping and dyeing flowers, though the card below features spotty ones from Petaloo, along with my "Vanilla WanTED" set of stamps (no, I didn't come up with that title, just the name Vanilla for the teddy!). I stamped Vanilla onto paper from Best Creations which I also used for the matted background - I do like this technique when I don't feel like getting inky fingers! As promised to those who specifically asked me this weekend, below are two of the Distress inked landscape backgrounds for you to have another look at. I use various colours of the Distress inks for these, but a good combination is Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concorde, Pine Needles and Walnut Stain, used in that order. The snow is created by spritzing with water and removing the spatters with a tissue. The trees and snowman are painted using just water, again tissued off, before adding some details to the snowman. I hope everyone managed to re-create the trees! On Sunday we went off to Stampers Gallery in Tarleton. Another scorchingly hot day! Sue and Phil who own the shop had both been on the wars - Sue had fractured her elbow...ouch! And Phil had managed to drill through his hand....even oucher!!! They were still smiling though! As you can see below, it was a busy day....I am in there somewhere! I had another sneaky day off yesterday (how decadent!), though I did make lunch and dinner - mind you, I had to have a lie down afterwards!!! He he! It was nice to have chance to watch some tennis too. I did do a few drawings as well, but all in all it was a pretty relaxing day.
On Thursday and Friday of this week I'll be down in London for the QVC customer event, so I know that will be lots of fun - tiring but fun! Around 400 ladies (and probably a few men!) will be there over the two days, so I'm sure I'll get some good photos to share with you next week. On Friday evening I'll be getting the train to Horley for my demonstration at Crafts U Love on Saturday, which will be lots of fun, so hope to see you there if it's in your vicinity.
I notice that the number of visitors to my blog is almost 20,000 (although I only figured out how to add a counter after the blog had been up and running for months!!!) so I will be doing a blog candy once it has hit that number - possibly when I get back home. I will be glued to the men's final at Wimbledon on Sunday, but will organise the giveaway as soon as I can. No clues as to what it is yet, I shall keep you in suspense! So, I'll wish everyone a great weekend and will post details about the blog candy when I get back. Lindsay