Saturday, 6 December 2008

Craft fair and a challenge

Happy Saturday everyone - I hope all your holiday plans are going well! This is a picture of me at a Christmas craft fair in my village today, actually this was the only time I sat down all day! I should have taken a photo at the beginning not half way through when I'd sold quite a lot and my table had got a bit messy but I was busy chatting to friends and customers and totally forgot!

For the fair I made lots of cards, reindeer food, journals, tree ornaments and a few other bits and bobs.... it was definitely worth all the effort of making everything. It was really interesting seeing which style cards and which projects people wanted to buy too.

I shared a table with a lovely lady who makes the most fabulous home-made soaps (even an amazing chocolate one...yummm!) and the village hall looked so festive - christmas songs, a roaring log fire, warm mince pies - a really lovely atmosphere and I had a great time!

Time for some cards! The Anything Goes challenge on In Love With Stamping was to create a card with no layers, but embellishments allowed. These have to be the quickest cards I've ever made and although I'm a kinda layer girl I had fun with the simplicity of these.

I made this one first and I think it's my favourite of the two but after i'd made it I wanted to see what it looked like reversing the colours. I also overcame my aversion to letting the ribbon show on the inside of the card (only cos I had to but it wasn't that painful LOL!!)

I used the tree from Stampin Up's A Holly Jolly Christmas and a sentiment from SU's Wonderful Words. On the black card I embossed the images with white ep, rounded the bottom corners, and added lots of blingy rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps - A Holly Jolly Christmas/Wonderful Words (SU)
Ink - Basic Black (SU)/Versmark
Card - Whisper White/Basic Black (SU)
Other - white e.p/ black and white ribbons/ rhinestones/ corner rounder punch


Bekka said...

Lovely picture of you - and looking like you are having a great time. I was wondering how the craft fair went - I am glad is looks like it was a real success. The things you had left on your table look wonderful.

I love the black and white trees - so stylish

Anonymous said...

These are simply gorgeous! Love them! :)

Jenny said...

I love the b/w cards! I think it is a chalenged ot to use layers. And well done on the craft fair! How long did it take you to make all the cards for the fair? I need 2 extra hours a day, Just to finnish one card! LOL

Emma said...

What a lovely picute of you and the crafty bits & bobs. Hope everything went well.

Ikki said...

Great cards Kate. I love the simple, elegant look. Looks like you really enjoy the craft fair, hope you sold up! ooxx ikki

Becky said...

Oh wow Kate! I feel like I haven't visited you in ages and look at all the gorgeousness I have missed!! Stunning creations and it's no mystery why everything sold so well on your stall!!
Love Becky xx

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Hi There! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog - love yours, too, and am adding it to my list! Blessings, Becky

Belinda said...

Hi Kate Glad that the Craft Fair went so well for you, its such a good way to get in the Holiday Mood when there are festive songs and such like, we had the school choir singing carols during the afternoon at ours, and it always gets me quite teary - how wet am I?? I love those black & white cards the simplicity makes them quite stunning!
Belinda x

Alexandria said...

I never would have thought to do black and white for Christmas, but these are great!! I think I like the black one the best!

Jo said...

Well done you on the craft fair! Love the b&w cards too - very stylish.

Jo :)

Dawn said...

I love these black and white cards so simple and elegant and boy you must have had a great time at the craft fair!
It's great when you start selling it makes it all worthwhile