Sunday 21 November 2010

Great Day

I had a super day yesterday at Imagine That in Upminster, Essex demonstrating, sharing ideas and tips using all the Craftwork Cards range of goodies, especially the Ooh La La collection. 

I have known Emma, who owns Imagine That, for about 6 years or so now.  I used to see Emma at shows with her friend Emma and then she and Emma came to a Card Making Weekend down in Worthing that we ran years ago.  If you have not been to her shop you really should, its so light and airy and spacious, very clean and simple lines and full of gorgeous things.  So many beautiful samples displayed everywhere and I loved how she showed whats in her classes.

Lots of ladies that I knew popped in to say hi and I met alot of new ladies too.  I learn a great tip from a lady called Viv, now she wanted me to be sure to say that she did not think of this idea but that she had seen someone demonstrating with the Perfect Petal template.  What Viv shared with me was that if when using a Perfect Petal template to make flowers if you trace around the petals on the right side of your paper creating little stitch marks rather than a continuous line, then cut the petals out slightly larger and you have stitched petals ready to be assembled.  I love this idea and it was one of those "why didnt I think of that" moments! 

Leandra from Paperartsy was there too with her stunning artwork, she is so talented and such a lovely person and it was so nice to see her.  I particularly loved a picture that she had made which was one of the projects on her special Artsycrafts weekends that she runs with Linda Brown from LB Crafts.  I really must try and get to one of the weekends soon!

Thank you to all the girls and Emma's Mum for looking after me so well, so many welcoming cups of tea and coffee.  I hope to come and visit again very soon.


Vivien said...

Hi again Julie,
As you saw in my comment on Fridays post, I had such a nice time at Imagine That. There was a great atmosphere, I'm sure we all enjoyed seeing the very different styles of yours and Leandras. I loved the delicate Stickles edging you were doing, especially nice using the Platinum(which I have) so another tip learnt-thanks!
Viv Howard

Lisa said...

Hi Julie,

It was great to meet you on Saturday, you might not remember me but I had never used any craftwork cards products and I was interested in the card candy (of which I purchased a few packs lol). I loved what you was doing even though it is not my style and I struggle with that style of card. I have used your technique with the stickles around the edge of the card, which is brill. I also purchased the Jack frost paper pack and have now made my first card using craftwork cards products - I am very pleased with it, even if I say so myself.
I see that they used to do a stamp set called Floral Christmas which I love but it does not seem to be available - any ideas where I can obtain this set?

Many thanks for the intro into some great products.

Lisa Wyatt

Julie said...

Im so pleased that you enjoyed the demo and bought some Craftwork Cards bits and pieces and that you have made a card you are pleased with using Jack Frost (I love that paper!).
I sorry to say that I dont know where you would be able to get the Floral Christmas stamp set from, its been discontinued for a while now.
Enjoy your card making and send me a picture of your card I would love to see what you have made.