Saturday 21 February 2009

Trade show tales

Well, I'm back from the Trade show at the NEC where I was helping on the Elusive Images stand. The team are fantastic to work with and always make me feel very welcome, so thankyou Glenda, Adrian, Lynn, Judith, Emma, Carrie and Annette! We were nicknamed the GLOGGS - you'll have to work out what it stands for as in all the excitement, I've forgotten! I know we had a good laugh about it.
I got to help Glenda teach her 3 workshops on the Saturday which was great fun.I've never really done much workshop teaching so it was great for me to see an expert at work. Glenda assures me I'd do okay if I was let loose on an unsuspecting public! I met loads of new people, some of whose business names I recognised and also people I'd met from last year. Hi everyone!
Meanwhile the others put up the stand which looked fantastic with all the artwork and new products. After that, it was a case of meet and greet and get to talk about all my favourite products for three days! I'd nearly lost my voice by the end of it.
Can you believe it, I didn't take a single photo - too busy telling other people they couldn't take photos!! I won't tell you who I said that to (in the nicest possible way, of course) but let's just say they were a very well known person in the industry and Glenda had to step in quickly! I did think they looked rather familiar!! Me and my big feet! What with that and the trials and tribulations of the zapper, I'm surprised they put up with me! If you want to see some photos of the stand, the artwork and the GLOGGS, go on over to Glenda's blog and have a look.



Monday 9 February 2009

Flowers galore!

Here are two cards using the flowers from the Elusive Images Butterfly Collage plates.
The first card uses Artylicious papers to make the flower and the background is made using Glimmer Mists and stamped with the Corner Flourish:
In the centre of the flower I've just blobbed some clear glue and then piled on beads:
This next card uses the K&Co Classic Boxed Papers to make up the background and the flower. I've stamped the edge of one of the collage stamps to get the diamond pattern:The flower centre uses an old button with some wired beads:
Don't forget to watch the show tomorrow!


Friday 6 February 2009

Butterfly Collage

Glenda's new show on Create and Craft is on Tuesday 10th Feb. at 1pm. This show launches the Butterfly Collage stamp sheets. You can get a sneak peek of the stamps from the card below:
They're wonderful stamps to use. I've combined them here with some Artylicious papers and then I've used Derwent Inktense pencils to colour in the main image. I can see why they're called 'inktense'! The colours are really rich. When I'd finished edging the card with the pencils, I decided the background was too white, so I just wet my finger and rubbed it over the colours to spread them around a bit:
If you go on over to the Elusive Images blog over the weekend, there's going to be some blog candy!



Thursday 5 February 2009

Dragon time!

I meant to put these photos up for Chinese New Year but I'm a bit late! These cards both use the Elusive Images Here Be Dragons plate which is great fun to use:
I've added colour with Prisma coloured pencils which give a really intense colour and the background uses Glimmer Mists.
This next project is a dancing dragon:which uses coloured pencils and glitter glue. The two end pieces are Stampbord:So, although I'm late, Happy New Year!