Well I did get to go along to the Quilt and Craft Show and had a lovely day there with my oldest daughter and my mother-in-law. There were so many great products on display and some really informative workshops to sit in on and learn new crafting tips. We did enjoy one hands-on workshop where we made a card using techniques which involved distress inks and water brushes. You can see that my card looks a bit like it had a little too much water . . . but I don't mind . . . next time I will know what to do better.
I am always on the look-out for new stamps when I go to the craft shows. It is the once place, other than online shopping, where you can find a bit more variety. Here are the stamps I came home with.
I was so pleased with all of them and can't wait to try them out!
I picked up a few pretty stickers. I tend to stamp designs in preference to using stickers when I'm making cards, but every now and again I get lazy when I need to make a card quickly for someone, so these are great to have on hand for times like that.
When I did the card making workshop, which didn't cost me anything I forgot to add, they also gave me this cute set of rub-ons as a gift, along with a $20 gift voucher to use when ordering from their catalogue. Don't you just love that?!!!
My other great find for the day was Washi Tape. I have wanted to try this out for so long but had never seen it in pretty colours which inspired me, until now. It was so hard to choose only a few rolls, there were so many more that I loved! I wish our local scrapbooking store would stock it, but then again, perhaps it is better that they don't have it because I know I would want to add to my collection and bring in a few more colours.
I ended up choosing my favourite colours, I always tend to gravitate to these colours in my papercrafts especially.
This was the first time I think I can ever remember going to a craft show and not coming home with some fabric. It almost felt strange not to have any. I did find one new lot of fabrics which I totally fell in love with but they were so expensive and I didn't feel I could justify spending so much money on fabric when it would only go home to sit in my stash for now. I buy all my quilting fabrics online and from overseas, so with such a broad range of fabrics to choose from by doing that, I certainly don't miss out on keeping my fabric supplies built up.
I have a lot of photos of the beautiful quilts on display at the show, but I will save those for another post. All up, it was a really fun day!!