Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Port Sunlight September 2013 show

The Port Sunlight show was really great this time with some of my favourite retailers being there, Paper Artsy, Snazzys, Anna Marie Designs, Stamp attack and the lovely Jennie Boxall from the Artistic Stamper was demonstrating. Here is the tag Jennie gave me at the end of the show. She used Distress Stains and the stamps and stencils are available on her website.


I asked Jennie to bring this mirror that she had altered along to the show as i was bowled over by the vibrant blues and golds, needed to see in real life. 

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It is beautiful and so very tactile, thank you Jennie:-) (Picture of Jennie below).

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Bought one of Jennie’s stencils and a stamp set.



Of course i had to visit Paper Artsy!!! Here are a few images of Mark and Leandra and their stand.

PaperArtsy HSNW Sept 2013

PaperArtsy HSNW 02 Sept 2013

Bought some Fresco paints, Smoothy Card, A large Journal and some Crunchy Paper.

PaperArtsy HSNW 01 Sept 2013

The Versacraft Ink Pads i bought from Card-io who have a new shop in Wigan, everything else from the Paper Artsy stand.

Inks and Bits HSNW Sept 2013

Got the last two metallic Pan Pastels Silver and Light Gold so now i have all of the metallics so far. The circuit Board stencil was from Stamp Attack designed by Carol Clements, the wooden items and the Mixed Media shapes are from the PA stand.

Lovely things HSNW Sept 2013 01

Here they are the Lin Brown #Tagsonstour! Lin Brown better know as Yours Artfully makes some unique tags with her rubber stamp designs, here are a few i saw in real life and they are all amazing, Thank You Lin for letting them out of your sight and thank you to Paper Artsy for remembering to bring them.

Next sighting will be the Doncaster Dome Show in October.

Tagsontour HSNW Sept 2013 01

Tagsontour HSNW Sept 2013 02

Adore this larger project below, the blues and greens are so gorgeous, wanted to bring this one home with me lol.


Using a mixture of Lin’s stamps and those by Jo Firth Young.


These two projects are larger than tags, love this size of greyboard.


More stash!


MDF Items 01 HSNW Sept 2013

Stamps 01 HSNW Sept 2013



Stencils HSNW Sept 2013 01

This is the last of the stash but i thought i would show you a couple of images of Hulme Hall where the show is held.  It is a very old hall with a lovely ceiling, very airy and bright.

Hulme Hall HSNW Sept 2013

I wasn’t able to get permission from all the people in the images so if anyone would like their picture removed please let me know and i will remove as soon as possible.

Here are a couple of pictures of Leandra creating her final project of the day, it isn’t finished but it was time to go as was exhausted from the day.



Think you can tell i had a lovely day, caught up with a few people i hadn’t seen in a few years and left broke but happy.  OH gave me my Xmas present money to spend early which helped me out a lot!

Hope you enjoy the stash share, looking forward to your comments Smile


  1. Fab blog post hunni! Love seeing what people have bought! xxx

  2. great post, and I love all your stash! Great to see the tags on tour!!!

  3. Great blog post, looks like a fab show & I love your stash - lots of gorgeousness for you to create with.

  4. Wow great addition to your blog. Love all your photos as well what you purchased. Looks like you did have a very good day and enjoyed yourself. Excellent! Xxx

  5. WOW you picked up a nice haul there didn't you and hurray for the extra Xmas dosh!!

    Looks a lovely little place too.

    Sam xxx

  6. It was a pleasure to see you and glad you had a good day :) xx

  7. Wonderful post, TFS You bought some fab stash too, hope you're all recovered now and ready to get creating :D Can't wait to see what you make,:D Gay xx

  8. What a lovely post! Glad I found my way here and now I am a follower. It sounds like you had as lovely a time at PS as I did at Ally Pally - my first craft show!!! Thanks for sharing all the lovely pics and for following me too! Julie Ann xx

  9. I thought I'd commented on this fab post. Must have got interupted .... happens often, lol! So glad I came back for a second look. Anyway, looks like you had a great day (I love the HSNW show) and bought some fabulous goodies. Can't wait to see what you make with them. Only 2 more weeks to Donny, Yay! I can't wait and wish list is as long as my are, lol!

  10. Well, it certainly looks as if you had a ball! Some great photos here! Wished I lived a bit closer to where all tese wonderful shows are held... :o(