Saturday, 25 February 2017

Make It - Day 1

Hello, Crafters.

We had an absolutely fabulous day at the Make It Show yesterday! It was far busier than the Friday last year, with our sales higher than normal and more interest in joing Stampin' Up! 

I had four people I gave infomation packs ank joining and will be phoning them during the week to see if they want to take it further. It still amazes me the amount of people who say they've never heard of Stampin' Up! 

My demonstration featured the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Make-n-take featured it as well. Crafters loved having the opportunity to make this card - simple but striking! I was amazed at how many visitors said they just received/ordered/bought this stamp set. I don't think I've ever known a stamp set to be so popular!

Karen did a demo using embossing folders, both dry and painting the inside with ink. The one that amazed me most was the Cable Knit Embossing Folder with ink. Pip's demo was inks, paper and watercolouring, which I thoroughly enjoyed watching - I really want to learn this technique. Fiona demo'd the succulents, which is a set I have but haven't actually made any of them. Although I did use three of the flowers, which I'd rounded the points of for the decorated wedding favour box.

Photograph 1 - from left to right: Karen Ripley, Fiona Ripley, me and Pip Todman
Photograph 2: the back of the stand
Photograph 3: a close up of the poster on the back wall Everything Matches Perfectly.
Photogrph 4: same as no. 2 but further back so the make-n-take table is on the left and the demo table is on the right
Photograph 5: closer view of one of the displays.

I hopeyou have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Wow! Everything looks fantastic! Looks like you ladies had a grand time1 TFS!

    1. Hi, Cherie. It was a great show, working with some great people and meeting great crafters! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Lovely to put a face to 'the hands' today at the Make It show. Thank you for the tips you gave me.

    1. Hi, Suzanne. Many thanks for stopping to say hello - it was lovely to meet you too! I'm always happy to share! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Would love to have been there to see all the stampin up goodies being demonstrated, glad you did well

    1. Hi, Kaye. It would have been lovely to meet you, too. We all thoroughly enjoyed doing the show; crafters are such friendly people! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.