Sunday, 2 June 2013

Craft Barn Extravaganza

What an excellent weekend. I went to the Craft Barn Extravaganza yesterday and already knew I was going to treat myself to some new stamps as the new series of JOFY stamps from PaperArtsy were being launched this weekend. The demonstrators were mainly using PaperArsty products but thats OK by me, I love them.
We had a good chat with Karen Gist about the new Tando Creative products including a lovely fan that she was using for her demo. I got one and have been playing with it this afternoon but its still work in progress. Of course my favourite things at the moment are the JOFY stamps by Jo Firth-Young so I treated myself to two new minis and a large plate. I've been playing with those this afternoon as well. I think I have 5 projects on the go at the moment but here is a simple birthday card that I have completed using JM21 and text from one of my other plates..

The fuschias are coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and then blended using water and a paintbrush and then mounted on a fuschia pink square card. I love these images, they are quirky and so much fun to work with.

Here are my photos of a couple of the demonstrators' displays: 
Jo Firth-Young
Kay Carley

Its really interesting seeing the other demonstrators' different styles using the same stamps. Perhaps one day I will get a style but for now I like experimenting, sometimes clean and simple, sometimes inky and messy and sometimes I don't know what but whatever it is I am doing I'm loving it and having loads of fun.

Hope you all had a great weekend.
Julia x


  1. Delicious fuchsia card... sorry I didn't know you were there as well yesterday - we could have said hi!
    Alison x

    1. Oh that would have been good, maybe we will get to say hi at some event. The artwork was great yesterday wasn't it. X

  2. Green with envy that you have access to all these events! Look forward to seeing more creations as this fuchsia one is lovely. :-)


  3. They're fabulous... and it was wonderful seeing them in the making too!

    Irene (Paydirt)