Tuesday 18 November 2014

Craft Fair

What a busy couple of weeks!  I've eventually found time to get back on my blog again. One new follower to introduce this week.  Bonnie of 'Stamping with Klass' makes the most beautiful CAS cards.   

I had a stall at a craft fair since the last time I blogged.  
Not exactly a success, although I was one of a few who just about covered the cost of the table!  A Saturday evening on a cold and wet November evening, in a hall tucked away in a quiet road is not the best time to have booked a stall at a craft fair, I discovered!  Only about fifty people turned up to buy anything.  But hey-ho, I'll know for next time and the £16 I paid to have a stall all went to charity, so that was okay.  My daughter has a charity place in the London Marathon next year and needs to raise £1,400.  The sale of all my cards etc will be going towards this total, so the £1 I took, after paying for the stall, is the start of my fundraising to support her.  £1,399 to go! I'm looking out for a few more local craft fairs where I hope I'll have more success.  The day after the craft fair I went to the NEC in Birmingham with a couple of friends for the Hobbycraft Show.  There were so many crafty things to tempt us with..........and we lost all our will power to only buy things on our wish list!

So, onto a couple of cards made this week, a Get Well Soon card and a Sympathy card, both for men.
I usually make my own stepper cards, but this card was done with a stepper card die, which is great for making a fairly quick card. It even cuts out the patterned paper to decorate it.  The patterned paper was left over from a previous card and I used a snippet of white card for the scalloped oval, so I'm off to play at Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 151.

I made this design of card recently with a white base card, but the effect looks so different using black.  


  1. Sorry you craft fair didn't do so well, still at least you covered the costs. i hope it works out better for you next time.
    I love your cards here, the little blue owl is sure to raise a smile from someone who is feeling unwell. The poppies are beautiful and as you say they do look so different and very striking on a black card.
    Jean x

  2. I showed at a craft show one time and just barely made the cost of my table. It was a lot of work for little return. Although I saw lots of beautiful crafts to spend my money on. The step card is fantastic and I love the poppies on the black!

  3. Beautiful cards Liz, I love poppies..agree with you about the stepper card die, brilliant die.
    You must have been so disappointed with the sales at the craft fair, think there are that many do them now, you do not get turn outs like you used to..never done one myself..

  4. Two lovely cards. Such a shame the craft fair wasn't a success but better luck next time!

  5. So sorry your craft fair wasn't successful, but don't give up! Your cards today are both adorable!

  6. I love your display at the craft fair. Sometimes the people just don't come or aren't looking for cards. Your cards look great. I really like the male get well card. Those are hard for me. The red poppies are gorgeous with the black and white. What a fun little pop of color with the blue.

  7. Lovely display for the craft fayre Liz! I did one with a friend a good few years ago and we came home out of pocket so £1 profit was at least on the right side! Try another one - sometimes you do hit on the right time and audience.

    LOVE your cards - see the one with the lovely poppies? I use that same Hero Arts stamp for transferring images to pillar candles - this - http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/transferring-images-to-candles.html - was a blog post I wrote in 2013 and it has a link to a video tutorial if you've never tried the technique. I bet they would sell fine?!


    Di xx

    1. Thanks Di, I've never tried this technique before, I'll have you give it a try. I think I've got the stamp you've used on the other candle too. x


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