Thursday 21 August 2014

A trip to Rayher HQ

Late May I went to Rayher HQ (Lauphein, Germany) to demonstrate Sizzix, and just now I get a chance to blog about it. I had never been there before and it is always so exciting to go to new places and work with different companies that bring Sizzix to crafters all over Europe.

The day started early. Very early. Incredible early. At least for my standards. 5:15am pick up by the taxi. So I had to have Starbucks breakfast at the airport. On the plane I met Kay Halliwell-Sutton from IndigoBlu. We have known each other for years, but never quite had a proper conversation. As then I found out, germans don't speak as much English as I thought so it was nice to actually be with someone who speaks english.

As soon as we got to Rayher we were greeted by beautiful displays. I was in awe of the attention to detail in them. Beautiful displays for beautiful products and projects.

Some of those projects incorporated Quilling, but in a more modern and fresher way.

I quickly set up the table with the beautiful samples from Pete Hughes and Debi Potter. Plus some of mine too.

During the days I was there demonstrating I made some projects like the ones above or bellow.

And tried and tested different things. I loved showing european Sizzix retailers a few of my techniques like the paper patchwork.

Food was served in a tent, very nicely decorated with quite a few options for food.

This group? One of the highlights of the trip. They are from Croatia and with the Slovenians that came on the next day, they soon became some of my favourite people! 

And on the way back to the airport, we did some tourism. Not really, just that it was lovely to enjoy the landscape and buildings.

I really loved the landscape and I hope to really do some tourism in that area one day!

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