Monday, 8 February 2010

Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts at Brighton

Yesterday spent a very enjoyable morning with friends at The Creative Stitches + Hobbycrafts Exhibition at Brighton.........this is quite a small exhibition.......but I like the fact you can see a wide variety of craft exhibitors........papercrafts, wool and textiles......some crafts people exhibiting their work........saw some wonderful quilting and felt work.......as well as a display of all the costumes from 'The Duchess' film.
Despite the small number of exhibiters....I still found plenty of stash to buy!!
Another 11 x 8.5 album [am loving this size....a bargain at £3.99]......3 Crafty Individuals stamps [a change from my usual 'cute']...........Tim Holtz applicator and felts [hopefully better for distressing than the cotton wool balls I use now] plus some of his grunge paper .........a flower die and really mini flower punch.........platinum ink pad........some fabric [for my conservatory throw....a work in progress].........a vellum glue runner and knitting stitches holder.
So today.......... couldn't wait to have a play with the stamps..........though I think I need a bit of practise .........the Crafty Individuals stamps are much trickier to stamp with than my usual
ones.
This was stamped with Memento black ink and then the flowers inked with silver,embossed with holographic powder and finally painted with glossy accents........then a PM black gem popped in each.......they are quite shiny and raised, but this doesn't really show in photo.
Everything was layered up a lot........grey and black flowers were punched with a gem in the centre........and the sentiment is part of another Crafty Individuals stamp.
Scrap Weekly in 2010 want a card this week........Fab n Funky want 'embossing'........and Secret Crafter want 'monochrome and white'
And I can't believe....it is now SNOWING  again.......not what I wanted to see!!

34 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Love how you used the stamps, and you got a bunch of nice items from the Exhibition. I think if it does snow a bit, you will have lots to keep you occupied!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Fantastic! Those flowers are great, and don't you love new stamps? I got a few in the post last week and took two new ones out for a spin this weekend. You'll see your layering influence on my contribution at Scrap Weekly! They're the stampotique ones you like so much - why are they so expensive where you are? Is it the postage?
Rinda

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a beautiful card!
I love your images and your design and details just fabulous!
Love all your crafting goodies have fun!
hugs
kim x

{Jane} said...

Lovely

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

debs14 said...

The stamps are fab! They have a lovely vintage, aged look about them. Such an effective layout too.

Tracy said...

I love the card you've made with your new goodies, Looks great in the black, grey and white. Beautiful Jacky.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

freckleface said...

fabulous card hon.....love the look and your new crafting goodies lokk fabulous...Debs x

Cherry said...

Gorgeous Jacky - those stamps look yummy - I'm sure you will be using them lots! Have fun playing. The card goes with the weather today! Hugs Cherry XXX

pinky said...

Wow you did well with that stash, great choices and such a change, NO TILDA'S! Love what you have made here Jacky, really stunning, those stamps are gorgeous. Let me know what you think of the grunge, have'nt tried it yet.
Pinky

Jane said...

Lovely card!

I am going to a show next month...can't wait!

Fiona said...

Your new stash looks great, the stamps are lovely.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks like a very nice haul you got there Jackie. Love those stamps...mmmmmm. Love your black and white card. Its beautiful. Lauren x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks like a very nice haul you got there Jackie. Love those stamps...mmmmmm. Love your black and white card. Its beautiful. Lauren x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks like a very nice haul you got there Jackie. Love those stamps...mmmmmm. Love your black and white card. Its beautiful. Lauren x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks like a very nice haul you got there Jackie. Love those stamps...mmmmmm. Love your black and white card. Its beautiful. Lauren x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Looks like a very nice haul you got there Jackie. Love those stamps...mmmmmm. Love your black and white card. Its beautiful. Lauren x

humel said...

Love the card - the stash just makes me jealous... ;-)

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Love your new goodies! and your card is beautfiul!

Amy said...

I really love this card Jacky!

Looks and sounds like you had a great day out :-)

my5bratz said...
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my5bratz said...

look at all that yummy stash, fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF this week :)

Liberty :) said...

black and white is fab!!!

Sian said...

Ooh, you lucky thing! Exhibitions like that are very thin on the ground round here. That's some good shopping you did :) I would love to have seen those costumes too. Sounds like an excellent day out!

Jane said...

wish we had a show like that nearby, it sounds great.

Dotty Jo said...

I have been eyeballing that set for a little while now - love what you did with it... what a fabulous card!!!!!! I really enjoyed reading your profile as it made me laugh so much. I am sure my previous cat helped build the extension on our vets - they should have called it the Cleo memorial wing! Have a happy day, Jo x

Spyder said...

I can see 'grungepaper, I wanna play with that, no one seems to have it near me!
((Lyn))

Denise said...

I haven't been to a crafty day for ages, I normally go to Stamperama but missed the last one. Love your girly stamps and the monochrome effect, am feeling inspied now !

Mel X said...

Fabulous card, love the colour and vintage images. Thanks for joining us this week on the Secret Crafter.

Mel X

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A beautiful card!! Love black'n'white cards :)
Thank you for playing along with the Fab'n'Funky challenge this week x

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh love all the detail in the stamped card. uve really gone to town and it is beautiful. cute pears soap faces arent they?
Jo xx

SarahLP said...

This card is fantastic Jacky - LOVE how you've used those stamps! You got some lovely stuff in Brighton.. I hope it's an annual event as I definitely want to go next year!

SarahLP x

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RachelB said...

Beautiful card Jackey, those stamps are fab!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Photographing Mom said...

Like the card!! Nice job. :o)