Saturday, 8 February 2014

Event City Craft Show

I only attend three shows a year, two at Event city and one at Port Sunlight. I enjoy the Event City shows as they are not too far away for me.

Each show gets busier and busier and has many exhibitors, but, i do struggle to get the items i need. This time was no different, went armed with a list, came home with four items and the rest just jumped into my bag!

Here are the pictures of the items which i ended up with. I am very happy with them all. Hope you enjoy…


Small scissors from X-Cut, been desperate to get some smaller ones for details work.


The MDF man had some fab items, this time i got a set of drawers, some cogs, butterflies and a couple of tab books. He will be back for the next shows so don’t have to worry about not getting any more lovely MDF shapes to play with.


Love Inkadinkado stamps, found these by chance, loved the bird house and a couple of the others so had to get them.


Memento Ink Pads, i don’t have any, got the cats eye shapes as got more colours for my money.


Sheena Douglass embossing folders, love these very much.


Have been a fan of The House of Zandra for many years, she now makes stamps, loving the spoons and this Toadstool Village image.


Got some matching heavy weight paper.






Then found these wonderful heavy weight papers and couldn’t resist. Going to use one of these to decorate the MDF chest of drawers.


This lady was also selling some new (to me) Alcohol pens by Kaiser Craft called KAISERfusion pens. Used them and they are like no others i have tried. Have a hard time with Alcohol pens but these have wonderful coverage and blend very easily.


Above was coloured with KAISERfusion pens.


Above was coloured with Copic Pens.


Above was coloured with Promarkers.

All the images are on same cardstock and smooth finish. What do you think from looking at these examples, can you see a difference?


Got this WRMK board with the new ATB in mind. Cheaper than the Bigz die and lots more sizes available to make.


This Spellbinders individual words die was in the reduced bin;like the words and can be used in journalling or on Tags.


I do enjoy weaving and got this as can take it out with me, can make small bags or handles.


I enjoy Stitch magazine, it is great for embroiderers. Back copies were half price and i managed to get a copy of the latest magazine too.


Needed these colours as they are missing frim my thread collection.





Found all these wonderful heavy weight cotton materials on a stall called Little Laura’s Haberdashery, she had some unusual and unique patterns available. Could have bought more but didn’t!


Made this on one of the free sewing workshops.

Well that’s the stash now the surprise i got.



My wonderful OH bought me this! He got it while i was resting in the cafe area, didn’t find out until we got home. Not out of the box yet as too exhausted to open anything until next week. Am going back later today just to get an A4 embossing folder, yeah really just one embossing folder… Need to know if it works ok!

OH has said he will drive me to the show, wait in the car while i get the embossing folder and then drive me home.



Finally this is what OH has got for his birthday. He has wanted a good reading lamp for ages, he now has one! Got it from The Craftlights Company. They always discount their lights at shows and their customer service is fantastic.

I bet you are glad the stash post is over for another few months, hope you weren’t too bored! Found out that there will a show end of May early June in Bolton. Might go, see how finances are…

Hope you enjoyed the post, looking forward to reading your comments.



  1. well I think blogger ate my first comment, so will try again and hope you don't get two...
    I was trying to say, no wonder you are exhausted, and what a fabulous haul of goodies - hope you enjoy playing with all that lot! The Kaiser pens are new to me too, they look to have very even coverage from your mini trial! xx

  2. Blimey you may only got to 3 shows a year but you have a good old spend when you do go, and I don't blame ya one bit. Glad to see the MDF man has ventured there too!!
    I have no idea what the machine that your OH bought for you, so can't wait for you to get it out the box, use it and show us what you've made

    Sam xxx

  3. Wow, you got some amazing stuff, I like the toadstool stamp & I think the WRMK board I a great idea. If it's cheaper than the cutting die I might have to get it instead. Well done to your OH for buying you the cutting machine. A friend has one & loves it.

  4. Ooh...look at all that lovely stash! Wish you were coming to Stamperama today, would love to meet you!
    Have a fab Sunday, playing!
    Alison xxx

  5. Looks like you had a good bit of retail therapy there... like the sound of the Kaiserfusion pens - just starting to feel the need for a marker or two, so I'm examining the options. And those papers are fab! I did the Stamperama thing today, so also came home with some stuff that "fell into my basket".
    Alison x

  6. Got both the KF pens & the papers from House of Zandra. Sandra is a lovely lady, bought some of her decoupage from her first show in 2006 or 2007 & have seen her brand grow.

    Read you were at show from a couple of Blog posts, you looked like you were having fun meeting some of the #PATwits!

    Isn't it amazing how things just 'fall' in lol:-) x

  7. Wow, wow, WOW!!!! Somebody sure had a LOT of fun!!! Good for YOU! It's amazing how things just tend to "land" in our bags!!! LOL!!! Thanks so much for your lovely comment. Just remember that we all started as "beginners"!!! Sending colorful "hugs"! ♥ Terri

  8. that is a stash and a half!! after your comment on my blog - I had to go look up winged needle - mmmmm have to add that to the stitchery collection lol