Wednesday 15 July 2015

A visit to Sizzix Europe HQ!

This year I was invited to visit Sizzix Europe HQ in Wales as part of a blogger meet. As I used to be a full time employee of Sizzix not that long ago, I love going to Sizzix to see everyone who works there and specially meet the bloggers that I have been following for a while.

 It was quite an internattional affair with (from left to right): Silvia Curti from Italy, Karine Cazenave-Tapie from France, Quim Diaz from Spain, Gerry Van Gent from Holland (though originally from Bulgaria) and Annika Flebbe from Germany. And then, me representing the UK and Spain I suppose!

Its always a sight to see the Sizzix showroom. With gorgeous samples made by Pete Hughes and Angela Southey, the in house creative designers.

The Big Shot Plus, of course place of pride.

Its always lovely to see that projects I did a couple of years ago are still gracing the walls of Sizzix.

And all those beautifully made quilts and patchwork elements. Angela is so talented!

When you have so many bloggers and Instagram addicts, this is what happens when someone gives you a pretty little something.

We did some crafting on the creative room. This is where Pete works daily.

We visited the warehouse so we had to wear this very attractive vest, but Silvia was rocking hers. The luck of being italian!

 I think I was the only one excited to be wearing the vest! Its fun but not very pretty.

The next day, it was just Annika, Gerry and myself (the other three had arrived a day earlier and left a day before us), we had lunch in this lovely meeting room. Create and Inspire, good creative words to have around!

And then it was my turn to record some tutorials. I have never seen my name on a clacket board. I got all excited! (To be fair, it doesn't take much to make me over excited!)

Quite a professional set up!

And I had to take this photo! I thought it was so funny!

And then it was time to say goodbye to one of my favourite people in the world, Pete Hughes, such a joy to see him and spend some time in the craft room like the old times. This time though, I had to share him with great talented people.

On the way to the hotel I suggested to Gerry, Annika had already left for the airport, to go to the beautiful village of Llangollen, as it is not far at all. Such a pretty place

We had fun!

It was a great little trip and I came back full of inspiration, thank you Sizzix!

1 comment:

Kath Stewart said...

always special to spend time with crafty friends xxx

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