Monday 30 September 2013

A weekend demonstrating Sizzix dies and embossing folders at The Glitter Pot

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Last Saturday and Sunday I demonstrated my new Sizzix dies from the Winter collection.
As usual, I had a blast. I honestly wish I could demo more! I love it sooo much. Seeing old friends, meeting new ones, charing the knowledge of die cutting... I am so lucky that I get to be able to do this.
It felt busier than ever and I could feel the excitement of crafting was back on, something I think has been lacking all over the country in the last year and a half. So glad it is back!

Apologies for the bad quality of the photos. I forgot my camera so the phone had to do!

You will see many projects on display that have been featured on my posts both on this blog or on the ones I contribute monthly, Scrapbooking with Tubo or Sizzix EU.

I brought all my dies, from my Everyday collection, Fresh Moments, Big Shot Starter Kit or the latest Winter Moments.

This is one of the cards I made during the demo. I rarely have time to make a card as I am busy demonstrating the new products and techniques. But I was quite pleased with this one. 

For this one above I used a s a base the Tag Framelit set, the Leafy Tree Framelit and Stamp set (to die cut the tree), the Leafy Tree Embossing folder set and the Snowflakes Framelits and Stamps set (to stamp and die cut the star at the top).

For the one on the left, I used as a base the Banner Framelit and Stamp set and the Snowflakes Framelits and Stamps set. The message is from the Winter Charms Framelits and Stamps set.

For the one on the right, I used as a base again the Tag Framelit set and then I used the Leafy Tree Framelit and Stamp set (to die cut the trees) and the Snowflakes Framelits and Stamps set (to stamp and die cut the snowflake at the center). The message is also from the Winter Charms Framelits and Stamps set.

One other great thing about demo days is that I get to see my craft buddies. And usually at the Glitter Pot, I get to see two of my oldest craft buddies as well as some of the newer ones.

I would say that Jane Gill is my oldest craft buddy. We go along exactly ten years, as we worked together at The Craft Barn (Surrey) for a few months. She is one of the most talented ladies out there as well as a lovely girl with a great sense of humour. We dont get to see each other much as we both have busy schedules, but it is always nice to see her.

Jackie Huckstepp is one of the newer craft buddies. She was demonstrating waxes and inky stuff using the Snowflakes embossing folders.

And this is the demo table of one of my closest crafts buddies, the one and only Julie Hickey. I often think that it would be good to clone her so that everyone could have a Julie Hickey in their lives. 

I am not going to say how talented she is, half of what I know about crafts, demo and teaching I owe it to her - the other half I owe it to Pete Hughes, but that is another story.

I wanted to show as well these two projects - a frame and a card - made by Alison Moore from The Glitter Pot using the Home die. I love seeing what others do with my dies.

And finally, I wanted to share this one card above that I made with acetate. I love the floating effect you get with acetate and I think it is perfect for all those floating snowflakes.

Today, I am a but tired but I am recharged creatively, there are many things I want to try inspired by fellow demonstrators and customers alike. Thank you!


Kath Stewart said...

Sounds like you had a fun bit is when you get to meet up with your crsfty buddies xxx

Sue said...

WOW!! A truly stunning selection of creations Paula. I live in West Sussex and had been hoping to get along to The Glitterpot at the weekend but unfortunately my daughter was unwell so I couldn't make it. Never mind, hopefully I will be able to go next time you are there.
Thank you for sharing, it certainly sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Sue xx

SueF said...

Beautiful cards as ever Paula


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