Monday, 2 March 2015

Sympathy card and Pictures from the Farnborough Craft show

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I hope you had a great weekend and that the return to work hasn't been too bad. I had a fantastic time at the Farnborough Craft show. One bonus about taking my Father-in -law was that we were able to park inside the tent as he is registered disabled because of his visual impairment. We ordered the storage for my Really Useful boxes and got a show price with 20% off - result. I met a few people and of course I spent lots of money. I will post some pictures at the end of this post.

We heard some sad news on Saturday the husband of the lady, who was church warden at the same time as my husband, died suddenly. I wanted to make a card to pop in the post quickly.

The card blank I used was 7" x 7". The mats were cut with 1/4" difference between them. The patterned paper was in my stash and I inked the edge with Old Paper Distress ink.  The die I used was one of my Sue Wilson dies. 

The image was from a Hunkydory set that was in my stash. The image was decoupaged to give it some depth. 

At Farnborough I met crafty friend Diane. She helped me out of a fix,  when I was ill I ordered two lots of tickets for the show, Diane had two of the tickets and another friend had the other ones (she went on Friday).

On the Samuel Taylor's stand my friend Jenny Redfern (from Facebook) was demonstrating.

This is Fiona Clayton from Crafter's Companion she was demonstrating Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers also on the Samuel Taylor's stand. 

Here is the stash  I  there is just some A3 colouring card that didn't make it in from the car in time for the photo. The arrow is pointing to the picture in the catalogue of storage that we ordered.

I will leave you with a picture of the card I made for our friend. I hope it brings her some comfort it must have been such a shock for her.

I hope you have a good week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie


  1. I'm sure she will appreciate this card Jackie. It's lovely. X

  2. Such a beautiful and elegant creation Jackie. So suitable. Looks like you had a fabulous day.

  3. Fabulous photographs, looks like you had a wonderful time. Gorgeous card too!
    Linda xxx

  4. Lovely sympathy card Jackie, this will be really appreciated..
    Fab photos of your outing, looks like you spent plenty.
    Hugs Pam x

  5. A wonderful design for a Sympathy card Jackie, the decoupaged image is perfect. It looks like you really enjoyed the show and got some lovely new stash too x

  6. What a beautiful card, I love the muted colours, so suitable for the sad occasion...
    Lovely photographs and new goodies to play with :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Beautiful card Jackie, the papers are gorgeous, your card will be so much appreciated. Thank you for sharing your photos, so pleased you had a good time, hugs Carole Z X

  8. Hi Jackie, Just found your blog - you have some beautiful cards.Keep up the good work. I have put you one of my top bookmarks. Jackie. Newcastle.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous and so tasteful Glad you had a great time at Farnborough - enjoy your goodies! xx

  10. A beautiful card but such a sad story. Looks like you had a great time at Farnborough lovely goodies. Sorry not been around to comment but back now from my holiday. You have made some fab things while I was away and amazing cards for the magazine Love and hugs Carole x

  11. gorgeous card and new die Jackie, great new crafting goodies.
    Gr Karin

  12. What a lovely card for such a difficult time.
    Am very jealous of your crafty haul from the show, looks like you had a great time.
    Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  13. What a beautiful card :-)
    Looks like you had a great time at the show. Enjoy your new goodies :-)

  14. Smashing card and pics xx Jan

  15. Beautiful card and very tastefully done. You looked as though you had a good time at the show and all those goodie. Hugs Jennifer xx

  16. Hello Jackie, Sounds like you had a great time at the show. Sorry to hear about your sad news. I'm sure this beautiful card will be appreciated.

    Chrissy xx

  17. Ahh isn't Fiona Clayton a lovely lady? I've met her and she's fab! Looks like you had lots of fun. Lovely card too :) Mel x

  18. Beautiful card Jackie, looks like you had a great time at the craft show and lovely photos x

  19. Hi Jackie This is a beautiful card and I'm sure it will be appreciated by your friend. What a shock for her. Thank you for letting me have your spare tickets, I had such a lovely time at Farnborough and yes, we do look like we are being naughty don't we! Probably because we both spent money!!! Take care and see you soon. Love Diane xxx

  20. Hi Jackie...Beautiful card.....lovely colours....
    Looks like you had a lovely time at the craft show with lots of new goodies to play with...Joolsx

  21. What a beautiful sympathy card. I had a great time at the Farnborough show too. I noticed the undercover disabled parking - what a great idea! If it had been pouring with rain, you'd have got really soaked through in an outside space while you were helping your father in law in and out of the car.


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