Monday, 27 February 2012

Make-It-Show: Farnborough Review!!

Hey all!! I hope you all had a good weekend - i had the most amazing weekend all in all! Hubby was away on a stag do and i had a jam packed few days and did include a lot of CRAFTING!!

Yesterday i went to the Make-it Show in Farnborough, with my sister and had sooooooooooooo much fun!! I really restrained myself and didn't but too much. I did however have a go at lots of new types of crafts which i want to share with you today in my blogpost!

Those of you who visited the show will know that Stampin' Up! had a stall and there was a fabby make and take project that was designed by the ladies. I just couldn't resist giving it a go myself:

I just love the colour combo used within this project: the cardbase is the beautiful 'Rich Razzleberry' on which we stamped a flower from the 'Ornate Flowers' set over (also in 'Rich Razzleberry') to create the background!

On a piece of 'Very Vanilla' piece of card we stamped the flower again, inking it using the 'Old Olive' and 'Rich Razzleberry' 'Stampin' Write Markers'. We tied a note in a piece of 'Very Vanilla' 'Satin Ribbon' and fixed that in place! We layered this onto a piece of 'Marina Mist' card edged each side with the 'Scallop Trip Border Punch'. Finally we stamped the sentiment from the 'Sincere Salutations' set, using 'Old Olive' ink. We punched this out using the 'Decorative Label' punch and then layered it on a 'Marina Mist' 'Decorative Label' cut in half! I just love this card design and think the ladies really showcased the products fantastically!! They were working so hard on the stall when i visited i hope they're having a restful day today to recover!!

Now... not only did we papercraft but we also got to have a go at a few other types of crafts whilst there! For those who follow the blog regularly you will know that i'm pretty much a pure papercraft girl, but i'm really proud with my other creations!!

Firstly we had a go at Decoupage and i created this butterfly:

I haven't quite finished this off, i intend to place something pink and sparkly down the centre and loop some pink ribbon to hang it up! Not bad for a first attempt!!

But i think i saved the best for last! We attended an Acrylic Folk Painting class and this is the final result:

My sister also made one, here is her creation:

I brought a third one from the lovely lady who demo'd and intend to hang tall three in my baby's nursery!! I'm so happy with the final result and still cannot believe that i have created something so beautiful!!

Before i go i just have to thank Jane Willis once again for her generous gift of the Make-It Show tickets!! I definately used them well and had a brilliant day!!


  1. Sounds like you had a great time. Zo xx

  2. I love the acrylic paintings... beautiful! And of course I love the make and take too and look forward to giving it a go myself this weekend.

  3. I love the acrylic paintings, that's something I've always wanted to try. I did a distress techniques workshop and got all inky and messy - bliss! I've come home really fired with inspiration,the only trouble is that I couldn't find a stall that sold free time, or I'd have bought loads of it!


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