Sunday, 30 October 2011

Hobbycrafts Show, SECC - done & dusted

Hiya, well I'm back from the SECC and before I do anything else I just want to give a big wave out to all the crafters (and their kids!) who came to see me at the Hotshot Crafts and Craft Obsessions stands yesterday. It was fab to see some old friends again, to meet some that I know from blogland and Facebook but have never met IRL before, and to meet some brand new people too. I hope I managed to inspire you and that some of my enthusiasm has rubbed off on you all - I'd love to see how you're all getting on with your promarkers & flexmarkers and if you need to ask me anything please don't be scared to ask, I'll do whatever I can to help or answer your queries :)

Unfortunately I didn't get any pics during the day - I was wayyyyyyyy too busy demoing and chatting to customers, and I'm pretty sure nobody took my pic either (woohoo lol) But I had a great day - it was fab working with the Hotshot staff and the lovely David and Brenda from Craft Obsessions.

My poor mum was watching the kids for me as Graham is offshore but she managed to keep them amused quite well. Although I think she has learned that my kids can't keep secrets - especially wee Faithy. And I had a great surprise when I got home, they were all hiding in the kitchen with the lights off to show off the pumpkins they had carved with Nana - and here they are...

I didn't have a lot of time to shop, and I'm not fit to walk very far round the halls anyway so I didn't buy very much, just went to a few stands that I know well, so here's my stash...
I also bought a load of die-cut decoupage sheets for my mum, to thank her for having the kids, and I bought a couple craftwork cards goody bags..... but Willow and Faith snaffled them the minute I took them out of my bag :S
I'm really loving the Urban Stamps - terrific value.
Well, I'm away to crash in front of the box tonight, so have a great evening everyone :)


nnalorac said...

Oh I do love your new stamp sets Debbi, look forward to seeing what you make with them. May have to check these out! Enjoy a peaceful evening! Carolxx

Fiona said...

fab pumpkins...the kids would be well chuffed with them!! Those stamps do look great, I did pick them up but changed my mind!!


Suze Bain said...

Hope you manage to have a restful day tomorrow. Never seen those Urban stamps - they look fab. xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time & I'm glad your Mum was able to help out - looks like she had her hands full but did a grand job. I like the look of your stash - especially the TH goodies & the Spellbinders Poinsettias. Those Papermania stamps look interesting/useful. Hope you have a good evening.
Paula (PEP)

jenny said...

Sounds like you had a great day the Urban stamps, they're gorgeous!

Jenny xx

Fluffles said...

Glad you had a fun weekend - looks like the kids did too. Jx

CraftyLoops said...

Glad you had a successful weekend Debbi, Im sure you are cream crackered though and have a sore throat from talking to so many people. The pumpkins are fab, well done kids. I love those urban stamps.....Ive never seen them before!! Does that mean Ive been living under a rock?? Well not quite a rock....but Northern Ireland!! Same thing really! heehee. Lee x

Casper said...

Hiya Debbi,

Boo! Hee hee it was great to meet you and have a little chat.

Those pumpkins are super,glad your Mum too the kids and they had such a good day too!

I ended up in hospital today as one of the rude and pushy crafters at the SECC thumped me on the arm with a very large and extremly heavy handbag - AAARRRGGGHHH!

As I have Lympheodema in my arms the left is the worst so as you have guessed it the left arm got thumped and I have cellulitis in in now.
Red more swollen than normal and pain aaarrrgghhh!

Got antibiotics and hope they kick in soon, so drained.

Enough of that carry on done and dusted on a more positive note I got some stash too and I did get the Fleximarkers set 3 and a LOTV stamp.

Coloured in tonight with Flexis and Promarkers - Love the Fleximarkers colours!

Will do a card in next few days to show you(hopefully)

Take care and have a great Spooky Halloween!

Big Hugs
Casper - BOO!

kath said...

welcome back from what I bet was a fabby day at the SECC...what a lovely pumpkin surprise. I did dither and swither about those urban stamps...guess what will be on my shopping list from the NEC...speak to you soon...big hugs kath xxx

Fluffles said...

Guess who I bumped into today at the Papeterie??? Jx

Andrea said...

That sounds like a fabulous weekend all round! I love the pumpkins - our pumpkin is sitting on the floor still whole (oopsie!).
I look forward to seeing what you make with your new stash.
Love, Andrea xx

Erika said...

Great pumpkins and love your purchases, especially those stamps, yummy.
Hugs Erika.

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