Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Spring was in the air today

I can't believe what a beautiful day it was today, walking the dog at lunch time was just lovely, the sun was shining beautifully and the whole world was out walking their dogs, which always makes me smile. Talking of smiling, I noticed that I have 999 blog followers now....just one more to make a nice round number!!! So a lovely big welcome and thank you to all you newbies.

Yesterday I got back from the NEC in Birmingham where the UK's trade show for the craft industry is held. It's a great show and it's the place to be to showcase all the fab new products that are being launched at this time of year. As you all know, I do work closely with Mark and Leandra from PaperArtsy, so it's a pleasure to give a helping hand on the busy day of the show which is Sunday. Yesterday, I got to walk around the show to see everything else that's new. The show was actually slightly larger than last year which is a very encouraging sign but more importantly, there seemed to be a really nice vibe, lots of eager people wanting to see what's new.  Mark and Leandra had an amazing response to their new products and I have to say, that they have a lot of fab new stuff for this year. to see all the new releases, click here to pop over to their place for all the details. At the risk of boring the pants off you.....here's my stuff.....big smile on my face as I type that!!!

 
So not only are there three plates of stamps, there are five dies too!!! The butterfly is a two part die (one for the complete butterfly and a tiny one for the body and the little leaf stamps fits that).
There's a single leaf, a single bloom, a single branch/sprig and a three part die for the tulip so that you can create a dimensional tulip. The dies will not be ready until March but the stamps are ready to ship to a retailer near you now, so if your local stamp store doesn't have them yet, gently whisper in their ear that they are available now. If you are lucky enough to be going to the Stamperama show at Stevenage, they will be on sale to the general public for the first time there. The show is this Sunday at the Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage.

I haven't forgotten that I promised mini tutorials. Hopefully, I will be able to start those next week. I'm on a bit of a tight schedule this week, catching up with my college work and it's Ronnie's birthday tomorrow....I can't believe he's seven years old....where does the time go?????

So I thought it might be quite nice to show you a few close up shots of some of the artwork I made for Leandra for the trade show. These will of course be on display at Stevenage, so stop by and say hello and I'll show you some of my new ideas.





 
 

15 comments:

Helen said...

Can't wait to see these in the flesh on Sunday - I love the lace edge to the tulip petals!! happy Birthday to Ronnie - no, he can't be 7!! See you Sunday.

Sophie said...

Super schön, die neuen Stempel.
Und du hast wunderschöne Werke damit gemacht.
Ich bin begeistert.

Liebe Grüße xx

Lou Withers said...

Amazing Lin as always

Rebecca said...

Lovely Lin enjoy the big man's birthday :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Hilda said...

Fun, fun, fun - and dies as well!!!! So looking forward to sunday Lin - see you there (weather permitting!!)

Sharon @ ATP said...

I love these samples they are so great. I was playing with my stamp from the show last night. my desk looks like a flower garden. I wanted to be no 1000, will have to settle for 999.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful samples. It must be such a pleasure to play with your OWN stamps. And, being you, there will always be more ideas than time. Just enjoy everything you can do.
Margriet

Anonymous said...

Gosh - what internationl comments, Lin -- great stuff . . . almost as super as your gorgous samples. I'll be able to touch them at V.S. in Paris,I hope!!! Truly beautiful.
xoxo Sally xoxo

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Lin and I have a similar picture I took on my blog too. Love the pieces you have made and I hope to get along to Stevenage this weekend sometime so I might see you there.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Trish said...

Wonderful art (as always!)
I do love your new stamp and die range.

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful Lin and congrat's again, so glad to have the dies available too. How poor am I going to be once I've bought this lot? lol Can't wait to get them and have a go. Best wishes, Chris xxx

Paper Paradise said...

WOW, 1,000 now Lin.......fantastic! Loving your new stamps and creations here. You are amazing at everything you do. Paul and I enjoyed the little catch up with yourself, Leandra and Mark on the Paper Artsy stand at the weekend, it really was great to see you all! x

Carol Q said...

scrumptious. love the lace round the tulip.

Leandra Franich said...

Loving the samples, and very much looking forward to Stevenage too!! Got all your demo bits arriving tomorrow!! Woop woop

Daniele said...

totally wonderful Lin, I got a chance to play with them yesterday as Leandra let me come to her worshop as her assistant so I got to be water/paint monitor as well as have a play with your great stamps,making a great project with Leandra, looking forward to Saturday