Sunday, 8 June 2014

Craft Barn Extravaganza - earlier today

Hi, I've just got home from the Craft Barn, where they were holding their weekend Extravaganza, demonstrations under canvas...it's the first time I've been since they moved from their previous premises and the demo area was much nicer. Hold on, there are lots of photos!!

Lin was right by the tent entrance when we went in...
 Grunge paste, her stamps and stencils and fabulous things going on...
Leandra was also in full flow, at the opposite end of the tent!  it was like they'd been separated to keep them apart in class!!
 Lin, Lucy and Julie Ann, having a good chat..
 it was soon time for a cuppa and late morning piece of cake - as you can see, baking hot conditions!  I can recommend the lemon drizzle cake!
 Back to the tent.. Neil Walker doing great things with a gelli plate and Fresco's.
 Leandra was busy doing masterboard backgrounds..
looking gorgeous (and the backgrounds!)
a quick look behind me to see what else was happening... Alison having a good chat again...
 Leandra's background coming on nicely...

 Then she let me and Alison have a go...and I gave my camera to Lin, to record the event, and so I can remember what to do...  corner, corner side!!



 just keep adding layers of colours!
 yum!!
 
 love the finished piece, not sure about the expression on my face!!
 Alison's was more pinky - love how different our pieces are!
Thanks, Leandra, for letting us play!
and a bit of shopping, with my masterboard in the background!

21 comments:

craftytrog said...

Great photos Helen, not sure about that one of me baring my teeth! Lol!
Lovely to see you today!
Alison xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely to see what you were all up to. Great stash too Helen. Xx

Julie Bell said...

Love your masterboard, nice stash also reminds me I meant to get so more pads for my craft tool x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely record of the event and the creation of that fabulous background! It was so nice to see you again and what a great day it was! I loved watching Lin and Leandra demo and you and Alison were ace! Have a good week. Julie Ann xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Jealous? Me ? OK just a teensy little bit - looks like a great day and love your haul of goodies! Had hoped to get to Doncaster but as my SIL couldn't make it decided not to - had a quick spend on t'internet instead!!! Look forward to seeing how (and when) you use your master board! Chrisx

Craftyfield said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had by all and your enormous shopping bag must be full too!

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing such a great day in photos. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

brenda said...

Looks like it was a really great and inspirational day Helen.

B x

Virginia said...

Looks like a fabulous day!

Artyjen said...

Loverly! ooh er Mrs.....such a great stash of stash too ;)
xoxo Sioux

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Great post and the lovely stash! xx

sam21ski said...

Great photos Helen, looks like it was a lovely day, both stash and weather wise. Fab that you and Alison got to have a play too.

Sam xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Great photos, glad you had a good time. Your masterboard looks beautiful.

keren said...

Looks like an amazing day. What fun making your own master board- which looks fab! x

massofhair said...

Some great pictures Helen, can see why you enjoyed the demonstrating tent. Fab haul, had my eye on the carnation stencil for a while it is beautiful:-) xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love this post Helen thank you for sharing. Great photos and I love your masterboard xx

Eliza said...

Helen,

Thank you so much for my JOFY ATC I really love JOFY so much but only have one stamp set. Sorry I am only getting back to you now I actually thanked the wrong Helen first. Yes I know I am blonde and was having a moment. It looks like you have been having fun with the masterboard and paints, I am intrigued by this stuff you can't get it here in Australia but it sure does look like you had a fun time.

Hugs Eliza
(Who has posted early this week because of work and one day ahead of myself LOL)

Neet said...

Fab account Helen - what a massive tent!
Hugs, Neet xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, this was a big event. I was thrilled to see you having such a good time. Your haul is overwhelming. I can't imagine having that many new products in a YEAR, much less in a day or week. You are truly blessed. BTW, I guess it's because you don't own a cat that you have all that extra cash to spend on craft supplies (grin).

butterfly said...

Great photos - especially of you and Alison at work! - just been clicking through on close-up to see everyone and all the great stuff they're making. Looks like the weather was beautiful too...
Alison xx

Buttons said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time Helen and what a great masterboard to come away with. Jenny x