Sunday, May 29, 2016

Buckhorn Spring Craft Show May 21/22, 2016

This was my first craft show of the season, and it was not a good start and I'm having serious doubts about continuing this activity.
Spring had been late in coming, even having snow a week ago, and all of a sudden it was summer. The temperature was in the high 20's C with a humidity factor of 28C or higher.  Even though I was in an air conditioned room I still felt the heat. Such a sudden sift in temperature was hard for me to adjust to.
But because of the late spring, at least the mosquitoes were not a pest as they were last year.
Plus I was experiencing some health issues. Thank goodness for some wonderful friends who volunteered to help me set up, take down and help me in the booth.
Sales were sluggish.  I covered my booth fees and that's about it.
All in all, it was not a good weekend.

Here are some pictures:
I have 2 more shows scheduled in July, and then I will assess whether or not to continue.

Friday, May 20, 2016

At Craft Show all weekend

I hope all of you have a wonderful long weekend.
I will be doing a two day craft show at Buckhorn's Spring Show.  If any of you live in this area, pop on over and say hello.
I'm bringing my camcorder, and if I can figure it out I will have a video to show you.  If I can't figure it out I am bringing my back up camera and you will see still pictures.

Have a good weekend - and stay out of the sun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ceramic Coffee Cup with Hand Made Flowers and a birthday card

I found this giant tea (coffee whatever beverage you prefer)cup in a local store, and used it as a receptacle for flowers left over from other projects..
The flowers were inserted into a large balloon which was inflated and covered with strips of retired DSP in mod podge and glue.  The paper was allowed to dry and then the balloon was deflated.This giant ball was perfect to insert the flowers into.  I had to use double sided tape to keep the ball stable in the cup.  In the picture below you can see a bit of the DSP ball and the tape.

I had 4 giant red poppies, 1 blue giant poppie and a large white(watermelon wishes) flower which was left over from my wreath.

The card was one of four I made for the card swap for my upcoming team meeting.


I wanted to use the new In Colors for the swap cards this month
I used the stamp set: You've Got This which was coloured with Flirtatious Flamingo ink and blender pen.  The center is Peekaboo Peach, the stem Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.
The flower was cut out, and adhered to a background stamped with Blue Denim (stamped off once).
On the left side is a strip of Playful Palette DSP with a piece of White Seambinding colored with Blue Denim marker adhered to the inner edge.
Wink of Stella (clear) glimmer brush was applied to the flower.

The sentiment if from "Cottage Greetings"  and adhered with dimensionals.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: You've Got This, Cottage Greetings
Inks:  Flirtatious Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow, Black Memento, Blue Denim markder
Papers: Flirtatious Flamingo, Whisper White, Playful Bunch DSP
Accessories White seam binding, aqua painter, dimensionals

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