Sunday, 24 February 2013

Weekend round up

Well that has certainly been a whirlwind weekend....loads of fun but also a tad exhausting. It started bright and early on Saturday morning with my Textured Canvas class which I taught at The Bead Scene in Potterspury. I had twelve very lovely ladies who all worked really hard and produced amazing artwork. I'm sorry that I can't show all twelve of them but here are a few so that you can get the feel of the class. It was so lovely that everyone selected different colours and different stencils so even though they all followed the same instruction, everyone's interpretation was different.

I believe this gorgeous sample was the work of Sue.

 
Next up.....Lisa
 
 
And Rachel
 
 
I believe this piece belongs to Jenny.
 
 
And last but not least, Julie's.
 
 
So I think you'll agree, they were a very talented bunch of ladies!!!!
 
Class finished, a mad dash home to unpack all the class supplies and re-pack my demo kit bag ready for Stamperama at Stevenage for a fun day of demos with my wonderful friends, Mr & Mrs PaperArtsy.
 
I saw so many familiar faces today, chatted lots to folk that I haven't seen in a while and demoed my little socks off cos it was busy, busy, busy! First time I looked at my watch was 3.30 !!!! You know it's a good day when time flies by like that.
 
Now I know I was a bit excited last week at the trade show to see my stamps on the PaperArtsy stand and watching lovely retailers placing orders for them along with all the other new stuff from JOFY and Sara Nauman but I can tell you now, it was not as exciting as the thrill I got today when I turned around to see the hook where my stamps were, had one or two left hanging on it and it had to be re-stocked. Then to actually see people with them in their shopping baskets.......made my little heart go all of a flutter!!!!! So thank you, thank you, thank you to all you lovely people, you made me a very happy girl today. So huge thanks again to Mark and Leandra for the opportunity to share my stuff with all of you, you guys are the best!!!
 
I'll leave you with a few pics of some of my demo pieces from the show today.
 
 

 
 
 

14 comments:

Hilda said...

My!!! How busy was that Stand Lin??? Every time I came round the crowds were so dense, I could not get near enough to really watch you, and definitely no chance for a chat, apart from our very quick "Hekko"!! lol!!! I thought the whole show was very busy, always one I really enjoy and lovely to see you back where (we all think) you belong"!!!!

Helen said...

I loved every minute of my day watching you and Leandra -sorry Hilda if I was hogging the demos, lol! Your samples are gorgeous Lin and I am just trying out some paint on the tulip right now....Think I need some different colours though... oh well, practice makes perfect!

Paper Paradise said...

Your stamp designs are so gorgeous Linda and so unique. I love the fact that they are so different to anything 'out there'. They are bound to be a huge success and I for one will certainly be using them in my classes xxx

Paper Paradise said...

PS, LOVE the canvasses too. Is the oval frame wooden ?

Rebecca said...

Uber cool class Thankyou and wow on the show well done all :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Gillian .... said...

The class and samples look awesome Lin,glad to hear you had a great day at Stevenage, again your samples using your new releases are simply beautiful, can't wait to play with these designs. Hope to see you at some point this year. Huge congrats again:) x

Lin said...

Had a great time in the class yesterday and a great time at the show today...your samples are great!!just need to get a move on with the dies lol xx

Sue C said...

Sounds like you've had a fantastic day Lin ! I'm not surprised your stamps flew off the hooks ! Your samples, as usual, are gorgeous, wish I could have been at the show. Sue C x

Trish said...

Your class looks amazing, and of course everyone loved your stamps (and your demo's). You are so very talented.

TAM said...

Wished I could have been there today to see you demo your fabulous stamps.
Will PaperArtsy and/or you be at the NEC in March?

kath stewart said...

stunning work at your class Lin...why are you so far away from me and hey no wonder your stamps flew off the shelves..they are gorgeous gorgeous...saw them at Stitches and they are definitely on my wish list too...hugs kath xxx

Daniele said...

just loved the calsss on Saturday, even with a headache, so glad your wonderful stamps are flying off the hooks, well deserved
hugs

PeggyR said...

Lovely work!

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful Lin. Champing at the bit to get hold of them [g]. Chris xxx