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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Stitches....Part one

Well I have taken enough photos to keep you looking at the latest stuff from the UK for a few days, but first, here is my favourite photo - Kiki and Monty who made a flying visit to see us, but left early because Monty really wasn't well at all, poor little chap had a terrible cough, but he managed a smile for me here.......

So yesterday I went to the trade craft fair that we call Stitches - the proper name is Craft Hobby and Stitch International, and it's full of the latest and greatest products in the world of crafting - and not just paper as you will see

My first visit was to see my pal Kath Stewart and drag her away from the Fiskars stand for a coffee.....she spotted this wooden owl, and had to give it a hug, mad as a box of frogs

Here are some of the lovely samples she made for Fiskars, using the fuse.....

en route we called for Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles who is an old mate of ours and swept her and hubby Kris along for a coffee and a chat. Nikky was demoing Graph-it markers and Pan Pastels....

Here are some of the samples on her stand. Swoon, fabulous colouring. After seeing her demos,  Pan Pastels are now firmly on my wish list....

Well that's enough for one day, I don't want to send you all into sensory overload! Back with more tomorrow, see you then x


  1. Love all these cards. I love the pretty ladies and those marker colors are really great. The grandchildren are so sweet.

  2. What super samples from Kath & Nikki.

    Pan Pastels are fabulous Enfys. If you like the type of backgrounds that Barbara Grey creates using a brayer - you can do the same with PPs and they are more 'forgiving'.

    Toni xx

  3. Great photos Enfys. Fab cards made with the Fuse and Nicky's colouring is so perfect you would think the designs had been printed. Pat x

  4. Thank you for sharing the pictures! I hope Monty is felling better! Have a wonderful day!

  5. Your Grandkids look adorable, even if Monty had a cold! Looks like the show was wonderful, and I loved seeing the photos. thank you. BethAnn M.

  6. Your Grandkids look adorable, even if Monty had a cold! Looks like the show was wonderful, and I loved seeing the photos. thank you. BethAnn M.

  7. All beautiful projects. TFS I KNOW you had a lovely time. I get to live through your escapades, you know. That's the only way I get to "go" to any of these shows.

  8. Wow. Sensory overload is right! The kids are so cute. They've grown so much. Love the pic of Kath and the owl. Lovely cards too Kath. The coloring is fab using the pan pastels. She has quite a talent with them. Hugs, Jess

  9. Gorgeous all these cards. Thanks for sharing of these remarkable photos. hugs, Helena

  10. The kids are getting more beautiful each picture you show of them. Little Monty's smile is adorable. I could just squeeze him. Looks like you're having a great time at the show. Don't empty the pocketbook!

  11. Looks like you had a great time at the show. Gorgeous photos and products.

  12. Oh to be in the UK to buy and buy. Wish we had places like that here.

  13. Fabulous pics!! luv it all!! Oh Boy
    the grandchildren are growing up fast
    that is a precious pic...

  14. Thanks Enfys for showing us allthese fab creation at Stitches !! I was very lucky and was taken once a few years ago and it was so inspiring and great fun meeting everyone !!

    hugs Diane xx

  15. Fantastic cards. Love that owl. I'd hug it as well.

  16. Hi this is my 3rd Attempt at leaving you a message.... Fingers crossed it works.
    I'm usually a silent stalker of yours but had to leave a comment when I saw you have pics of my DT projects on your post... I'm truly humbled that you like my work (the sat canary ones are mine) Nikky is such a lovely lady to work for!
    Thanks again you have made my day'
    Ps your grand kiddies are adorable!
    Hugs xx Cara xx


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