Friday, 26 March 2010

NEC Craft Show Video

I went to a craft show today at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre), which is quite close to my home. As so many of you who come to visit me here are not from the UK, I thought you would like to see some of the fabulous card samples that were on show there. They are all UK companies, apart from Magnolia, who hail from Sweden. Sorry if the video is a bit shaky and with a lot of background noise, it was incredibly crowded there. Needless to say, my purse is a bit lighter tonight than it was this morning! I will be there again tomorrow, but this time mainly to meet up with some pals. The trouble is, they will have found something fantastic on a stand that I overlooked, and of course I will have to have one as well, so the old bank balance will probably have another bashing.

31 comments:

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

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eiyiyi said...

Color me (with copics of course) green with envy! Have a great time tomorrow. hugs, eileen

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing that Enfys! So....now....where are all the goodies you purchased? ;-)

Have fun tomorrow!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing that Enfys! So....now....where are all the goodies you purchased? ;-)

Have fun tomorrow!

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing with us! :)

shari said...

Looks like so much fun. Enjoy the day tomorrow! Shari (cricutrookie)

Carol<>< said...

Wow! looks like a lot of fun!
would love to go to a big show, we have little ones that fit in a school gym. I guess that will have to do.
enjoy tomorrow also,
Carol N<><

Kristie said...

Thanks for sharing this with us, now I need to come to the UK and buy some of those things! I wasn't into scrapbooking or cardmaking etc. when I was last there. Hmmmmm, maybe some day!

Rufus said...

You are a terrible tease Enfys! LOL. What yummy looking things. My bank account wouldn't be taking a hit, it would be in negative numbers! Have fun tomorrow.
R/

Linda said...

Good morning Enfy's wow what a great video clip, lovely to see such lovely inspiration, makes me feel less sad about not going now!!! thank you for sharing, hope you brought lots of lovely goodies hunny. Hugs Linda x

Carol said...

Thanx Enfys for a glimpse of the NEC Craft Show. Some of those cards were incredibly beautiful, while some were a bit elementary. Over all, there was enough inspiration to make your head spin!

One thing that I thought was so amazing, was the amount of elaborate floral embellishments. Dimensionally, they sit up off the card rather high, don't they? Are these intended to be sent thru the postal system? And if so, are they also making small sturdy mailing boxes rather than envelopes?

Enjoy the remainder of the show ... and don't forget to share all the wonderful goodies you acquired while there - we're anxious to see the treasures you found!

Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Michelle said...

OMG!!! Lots of great ideas and loads of crafty items I now want, I would have spent a fortune.
Thankyou for taking the time out to share this with us all.xx

nessy said...

hi enfys ~thankyou so much for sharing ~oh tought i was there ~if only!!!
enjoy your weekend
vanessa xx

Melodie said...

Hi Enfys,
I once again did not understand everything, but thank you for the great video. OMG, what is there but for beautiful things.
Hugs
Melodie

Lisa said...

Ahhhhhh craft shows...let the bank balance bashing begin, well in your case, continue ;). I have this video loaded and ready to watch, can't wait to see all the goodies!! You know Enfys, you are so incredibly lucky, living in the UK and the USA.

I have always been fascinated by Great Britain ever since I was a little one. As a teen I even started to take tea in the afternoon..LOL, someday I will have to tell you about the afternoon spent at Skate King (roller skating) with William, an incredibly tall, adorable young man visiting friends with his family from Wales...*sigh*

Oh..memory lane..sorry about that..please show us your goodies when you get the chance, I can't wait!!!!!!!!

*hugs*
Lisa

Chrisd said...

Thanks so much for sharing...it is so nice to see what's new.What did you buy?

Jessica said...

Thanks Enfys, You guys sure know how to rock paper crafting! There are so many beautiful images, I'm going to have to watch it again!
Thanks for sharing, and I hope today is fun for you!

mahuntington said...

I'm so jealous. I've never been to a craft show. Maybe my wallet is glad! Thank you for sharing the video. I loved it.

Milly D said...

Thanks Enfys for posting the video.You folks out there sure are really into cards. They're amazing.Just love all those stamps.
It seems here in the US is picking up a bit more on card making, the ideas you showed are wonderful.Thanks for sharing!
Milly D
soccersport22 at aol dot com

My Creative Time said...

Great video~ I felt like I was there shopping!! My favorite was the lily of the Valley!!:)
Hugs,
Emma:)

freetimegone said...

Wow! I wish I could have gone to that show. I love your video. Thanks for sharing with us and I look forward to seeing all of your purchases.

shari said...

Enfys, I have an award waiting for you on my blog. Shari (cricutrookie)

Anna Marie said...

Hi Enfys. All those cards you videoed were just gorgeous. I've never seen so many beautiful cards at one time. Simply beautiful!!! Enjoy tomorrow. Can't wait to see what fantastic finds you might have.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Great video and I can see that you are resting your eyes ... hmmmmm, not! Love your cards below ... cute monkey and love the baby card! Hugs, Sandi

mckinkle said...

Wow it looks fab! There didnt seem to be masses of people pushing and a shoving?!
Oh what a crafters delight to have been there! One I could only dream of!

Thanks for showing us all what weve missed!! lol

Look forward to seeing all of your fab buys and enjoy tomorrow also!

Keryn x

flowerdisco said...

Enfys...thanks for taking the time to show us this video...beautiful cards.

Nannieflash said...

Well done Enfys you did brilliantly well with your videoing, Im not sure I could have done any better, Im sure you got knocked as it was very busy on Thursday as well.
Enjoy yourself today, with love and hugs Shirleyx

Jessica said...

Hey Enfys, I came back today to have another look. There are soooo many cute, sweet, and just lovely images! I love the 'Diva' images, and the coloring is just fabulous in Lili's booth. But they are all just wonderful! Thanks (Again) for sharing! Hugs Jess

Anonymous said...

Enfys,
Thanks so much for this great video. I would have a much lighter purse also. I love all the DIVAS things. Hope you will be back in Florida soon. I still want to get some of those Larilee cards. This was such a fantastic Craft Show..
Sandy Bayles From Kentucky

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing the video! Hope you had a blast...Hey...you can't take it with you so you may as well enjoy it.

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi Enfys, thanks so much for the video. Didn't mind the background noise as it made me feel as I was right there with you. I did not get to the craft show either here or in Orlando this year, boo hoo. Never know where they are being held in Florida, or not in enough time to get up the moola. Rained today, but weather is getting better, just thought you'd like to know.