Sunday, 13 June 2010

Craft Barn Extravaganza

Yesterday I went to The Craft Barn Extravaganza........23 wonderful demonstrators including Suze Weinberg with the melt pot
and Linda and Leandra demonstrating some inspiring stuff with Paperartsy stamps




I didn't get many photos as it was so full of people........and I was too engrossed in watching demonstrations!!!!!                                                                                                                             
I have never seen the shop so crowded......mega queues for the tills.......plus full to the rafters with crafty goodness!!
                                                                                                                         
I've been pretty thrifty with craft spending this year........so couldn't resist a few goodies jumping in my basket.....even if I did have to queue for about 20 minutes to pay for them.


Went for some 'non-cute' stamps from Paperartsy and Crafty Individuals.........so look out for some 'out of my comfort zone' creations inspired by some of the demos.........a few more copics..............distress ink, crackle paint and some embossing folders by Lord Tim ...........some gorgeous patina acrylic paint [as used by Lin and Leandra].......and some frames for altering.
And was there a perfect end to a perfect day........sadly not.......as my always reliable little car decided to throw a hissy fit.........possibly caused by the clutch........or could be the gear box.....so thank goodness for breakdown cover.......and the nice young man from the RAC who brought us home!!

And worse was to come, of course, with the England goalkeeper deciding to score for the Yanks........the rest of my family was not in the slightest bit amused.......no sense of humour at all!!!!!!!!!!!

15 comments:

Jane said...

looks like you got some great stuff. I couldn't believe what Green did, it was funny though!

Chris said...

Great to see you yesterday Jacky and I'm glad you enjoyed your day. Looks like you got some gorgeous goodies too, I'm looking forward to seeing what you create. Sorry you had car trouble, thank goodness for the RAC! Chris :)

humel said...

The crafty shopping looks fab, the demos sound a lot of fun, but sorry to hear about your car :-(

Not talking about the football.... xx

debs14 said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with all your new goodies! I'm liking the look of those 3 hanging frames.
Hope the car isn't too expensive to fix.
As for the football... what can we say?!

Craftyrose said...

Looks like you had a lovely day Jackie.....we'll ignore the sour ending to it! I hope the car isn't going to cost too much to fix though. I like the look of your crafty goodies as well. xx

Kathyk said...

Looks like you had a super day - except for the car episode - and you certainly look to have acquired some FABULOUS stash as well as a photo of the wondrous and talented SUZE (where was The Lenster?) and I am now consumed with curiousity regarding the patina paint??????? Do tell. Hope your car fix doesn't prove too expensive.

Kathyk

Tracy said...

Glad you had a wonderul day Jacky (apart from the car Grrrr), it all looked very exciting and loved the look of your new goodies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

you lucky duck, must have been a great day and I love your choice of goodies, all very usable. Pity about the car Jacky but at least you where left home safely. Lol about the England goalkeeper, poor man.
Pinky

Maria Ontiveros said...

I looked at those stamps and thought, "those aren't typically Jacky." Hmmm. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Rinda

Amy said...

Oh dear, things went from bad to worse at the end of the day!

We've just had a non-surprising walloping at the hands of the Germans this morning ... not a good start, but not unexpected!

JO SOWERBY said...

aww i empathise with the poorly car having been there and got the dvd etc, the craft shop looks fab and i have bought from them online so it's g8 to see them for real as it were
Jo xxxx

furrypig said...

Sounds like a wonerful day except for the car and footie! I am tempted by the embossing folders have been lookingat them all weekend and also want to try distress inks but not sure what colours to get... off to look at some more and can't wait to see what you make with yours xxx

Kathyk said...

Come on Jacky - we sooooo NEED to see your stash in action! Especially that patina paint and the embossing folders and the, and the (getting the picture here?)

Kathyk

Sian said...

Hurray for the RAC! Car trouble is not funny and I'm glad you got home safely.

I like the look of what you've picked out..I'd like to try some of that crackle paint myself so I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

sounds like a wonderful event and you brought home some awesome treasures! Thank you for sweet comments on my blog! Hope you have a Happy Tuesday! :)