Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stitches Part 3...

Hi folks...woohoo we survived the mania of Day 1...now it's time for the Fiskars crew to have a fun night out at the Immediate Media Awards ..the crafty world equivalent of the BAFTAS...entertained by the very funny Singing Waiters Cabaret Act...fed and watered with a yummy buffet and beverages...guaranteed to have loads of fun in the company of  my  "2 peas in a pod" twin in another life buddy...the gorgeous Dawny P...her lovely daughter Nicola...the lovely Anne and the rest of the fabulous Lili Of The Valley Team...
Sadly despite being nominated...no awards arrived at our table...we was robbed me thinks but hey in true BAFTA good sportmanship style we applauded...put on happy faces and perhaps had more wine than we should have to drown our sorrows...
fun at the time but was it a bigga mistake-a...the Fiskars crew were not firing on all cylinders next morning...Xavier was calling in sick and heading home to Paris...coughing sneezing and feeling downright poorly and I wasn't feeling particularly hunky dory either after only a few hours of tossing and turning sleep but despite self inflicted over-indulgence the show must go on and on it did but I was wishing I had a tape recording of my demo spiel and I could have switched it on and mimed but as always it's the lovely folks who come along to share our passion for all things papercrafting that help you through a muddly head day and I was so excited when Charlotte and Pearl my lovely buddies from The Papeterie and my bestest bestest bud the lovely Enfys arrived and oh boy was I excited to finally meet Craftwork Cards exceptionally talented designers...the lovely Steph and Helen...to put faces to the lovely Crafty Mag folks that I send Fiskars projects to...Noona from Practical Publishing...Geena from Aceville Publications..the lovely girls from Craft Seller and Sarah Crosland Editor of Crafts Beautiful and in between the demos I managed to sneak some time out to say hello to my fellow Scottish buddy Jan from PI and the lovely Kaz Hall...(gorgeous photo Jan...absolutely no photoshop work required)
and on the way back say hello to the sweet Lindsay Mason and have a bit of a chinwag with the adorable Andy Skinner before the rest of the Fiskars team arrived...our fabulous boss Florence...our best buddy Richard and the brand new members of the team...Steve and Clare who were great fun...they were fascinated by The Fuse and I had to use my elbows to keep Steve from taking over my demonstrator role and after they made the most gorgeous rolled roses first time from die cut circles I fear my job may be in jeopardy.
But back to this new addiction...I couldn't help myself sneaking off across the way at every opportunity...absolutely fascinated by the gorgeous creations on the Pebeo stand...all beautifully made by the lovely Jenny Muncaster...the colours were stunning and the texture glorious...sadly the photos don't really do them justice...

we gave her some Fiskars AdvantEdge borders to use as stencils with Texture Paste and some die cuts to play with and this is what she made...isn't it gorgeous...

I'll be back tomorrow to share the "I need a new body" last day antics from the show.
Hugs Kath xxx

9 comments:

Cheryl W. said...

Fun to see your photos and read your commentary. Thanks for sharing!

Rita said...

What a great post Kath. Pictures are wonderful as always. Love the picture of Jan & Kaz. Sounds as if your having a great time in spite of the disappointment. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Such a shame you did not get an award but it sounds like you had a great night despite that! Love your photos again. Hugs, Anne xx

Jane said...

I agree that you and LOTV were robbed...but it looked a wild night out. Your photos are great. Have a restful weekend x

She King said...

Your photos are fantastic and I love your commentary. Shame you didn't win...xx

May said...

Great pics Kath, Looks like great fun was had by all...Have a restful weekend... Hugs May x x x

rachel said...

looks fabulous Kath - sorry the awards didn't come this year xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Kath great pictures thanks for sharing them. Pity no award but looks like everything was a great success. X

craftyfoxglove said...

You get my award. Lovely pics. Just watched Scotland beating Italy in the dying seconds of the game in Italy. I'm on a high.
Valxxx

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