Just a quick post to show off some photos we took at the Hobbycrafts show this Thursday. We had a fantastic time and met some really wonderful crafty people. Our Hungry Heffy Crafts Facebook page has even more photos so be sure to check it out. While you are there, don’t forget to ‘like’ our comment about our current competition sponsored by Craftwork cards, as there will be a prize giveaway to one lucky person from facebook. Remember, there are three ways to win in our current competition, so check out the full details so you can make sure you are doing everything you can to better your chances of winning! Competition now closed.
We had a slight set back at the start of the day, ugh! Flat tyre! The delay meant that we didn’t arrive at the NEC until the afternoon, and I wasn’t too impressed about missing out on some more crafty purchasing time, although I have to say that my feet still ached at the end of the day, so it was probably best that we didn’t arrive three hours earlier as we had planned!
I was thrilled that one of my first stops was the Meiflower stand. Meiflower specialise in crafty embellishments: bows, flowers, topper elements and above all my absolute favourite – metal charms! You have probably seen me use their charms in some of my projects – My favourite one is this love heart charm which is engraved with ‘made with love’. I’ve used it on this Home decor project, and this Anniversary card. I also love their butterflies, one of which I have used on this accessory holder. Mei, Shahid and Babs sure were busy, but later in the day we stole a few photos once we got near the stand. Here’s one which shows you a selection of their products (oh, lush!) and one of Mei crafting away!
We also met Richard from WOW embossing powders, and just look at how beautiful all those jars are! Yum! This photo makes me so very happy!
Here’s me with Leandra from Paperartsy. I love the artsy, collage style of Paperartsy stamps, they are so unique and definitely have a grungy style that makes me want to get inky. You will see i’ve used some of their Bricks & Mortar stamps on this scrapbook layout called ‘Life in the city‘ – aren’t those houses sooo cool and whimiscal! Paperartsy have just realised a beautiful line of purple hued papers which you will love, so be sure to jump on over to their site to see their full range.
Here’s some of Leandra’s handiwork – aren’t these samples gorgeous?! Just breathtaking!
We also got to meet the wonderful Julie Hickey, who was spending the day demo-ing Craftwork Cards products on the Dolly Cottage Crafts stall. Thats right, the name probably sounds familiar because it is Craftwork Cards who are sponsoring this month’s prize giveaway. I’ll be showing you loads more of their products over the next few weeks, but thought I would whet your appetite by showing you what wonderful creations Julie has made with their lines.
We met a few other people too, and I have to admit I may have spent a few craft pennies during my time there! Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing my crafty purchases with you real soon.
The NEC Craft event is running until Sunday 7th November, so if you are near the Birmingham area, perhaps you’ll drop in for yourself and don’t forget to say hello to all our crafty friends.