Sunday, 13 May 2012

Sunny Port Sunlight Show!

We had a great Sunny Port Sunny Show yesterday and all day it was busy, busy, busy! I always enjoy demming there as the people are so lovely and I see so many familiar faces, regular visitors, and friends at this venue but there was hardly any time this show to chat as I was inky fingered demming all day. 
Lots of people bought the new stamps to make shabby chic patriotic bunting, just like I made for my table. 
Carol busy with her dem and Stampattack's new stands in the background look really good and make setting up much easier as they just wheel in and out. Well done Fred!
Just before opening our DH's had a sit and a natter while they waited for the rush!
One of our first visitors, wearing her WOYWW badge, just like us, was Redanne. So lovely to see her even if it was so brief. 
Missed getting a pic of Judith from Poppy Cottage, Tracey Evans, and Ann B, but it was great to say a quick hello to them.
Managed to snap this great pic of another WOYWW badge wearer....got a few hints and tips too from Jenny of the Stamp Connection working here on her  fabulous altered book.
The show is always close to the wedding anniversary of DD & her DH and this wisteria is always in flower on the old hall where the show is held. It happily reminds me of the lovely day of their wedding in Germany where wisteria draped the entrance of the wedding hall.
A Very Happy Anniversary to them for this year and here's hoping for the many more happy years they  truly deserve. 
Here's the card I sent to them and it was coloured with my first play of my new Distress pens.
I'm entering it into the Artful Times challenge as the subject is "Birds".

27 comments:

Ann B said...

Lovely to see you as well Jo, and Carol, but I couldn't stay long this time. Sorry I didn't get to see Redanne, or many other people for that matter - time short so head down,purse out and concentrate on the buying. Thanks for the Norfolk literature, have started reading it already, even though our week there is not until September.

See you soon
Ann B
xx

Craftgirl said...

Great photos of an enjoyable day.
Carol

Sheilagh said...

I regret not getting tickets for this years Port Sunlight Show, it looks like a roaring success. Making a note to get tickets for October right now. Glad you had a great time. Wisteria looks wonderful, I am trying to grow one here at The Shoebox, but the snails are eating it as quick as it grows!!

Happy Anniversary to your daughter and son in law.

Hugs

Sheilagh

Annie said...

So lovely to se you all. Glad you all had a great day.
Hugs,
A x

mammafairy said...

Glad you had a great day, I have been down to Spring garden show in Malvern, so too far to come see you!
Spent too much there too!

Helen said...

Sounds like you were busy all the time - and I love your bunting!! The wisteria looks gorgeous. Happy anniversary to your DD.

Redanne said...

Hi Jo, it was lovely to meet you too, I really enjoyed the venue, not having been before, but spent far too much, first on your stand and then several others. I have enough to keep me going for at least a week! LOL. Sorry to that I did not get to meet Ann B but appreciate that she was coming back from hols - maybe next time........ Love your card, those new colours are turning out to be my favourites. Crafty hugs, Anne Rx

lisa said...

It looks a great show, Jo and you look very at home. I will try and get next time!!
A very Happy Anniversary to your DD and SIL. Their card is beautiful. I love the colours. Wisteria is my all time favourite flower, i love it and have three in my little garden. They are just about to burst forth, can't wait.
Have a great week.
Hugs Lisax

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Was great to see you. You were so busy demoing. Hope it was a great success. Love your anniversary card. Tracy x

Neet said...

Glad it was a good show and love the bunting. Will ring you now that this is over and we MUST make arrangements!!!
Love the wisteria and the photo DD is showing.
Hugs, Neet xx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Jo, it was good to see you, and was such a busy show! love the photo of me.. borrowing it to put on my blog :)))
See you next time
Hugs x

Pat Beaumont said...

I missed the show this weekend as I had to go on a first aid course - I'll see you next time without a doubt

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

We're fellow Wisteria householders. It's Nick's pride and joy as it covers the whole of the front of our house. Certainly a beautiful colour this time of year :) Brilliant to see you & Dave at the show. Think I saw you at the best time. An hour later, I was finding the whole place hard going. I could hardly move and looking round the stalls was impossible. Thank you for my flag. It's sat here in front of me, on my desk. Have a good week. Pxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Hi Jo, just popped by to say hello and thanks for the comment. What a very busy lady you are. Love that bunting. Have been busy sourcing fabrics to make some material ones here. Great to have the opportunity to really go for the patriotic theme this year.

sam21ski said...

Glad you had a busy show Jo, shows that there is still money to be spent around the crafters circles!!!!

Hope everything is okay your end.

Sam xxx

sam21ski said...

Duh - forgot to comment on the anniversary card - sorry!!!

Anyway gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with Artful Times this week.

Sam xxx

Von said...

I always hear such wonderful things about Port Sunlight such a shame it's so far away from me .
Love your bird card so colourful :)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times
Von x♥x

Dotpat said...

Gorgeous photo's Jo you look really happy, wishe d I could of been there

cockney blonde said...

I may be able to get back to Port Sunny before too long. Caz's stand looks great and your table looked craftingly busy, x

Neet said...

Coming back in my official capacity to comment on the bird card.
It is a lovely card and I am sure they will be delighted with it (and so will the little one), love the addition of the bunting, very topical at the moment, and with your new pens - you must tell me how much you like them. Certainly looks good.
Thanks so much for entering into the Artful Times Challenge.
Hugs, Neet xx

Amy Yingling said...

Love the dimensions of this card, everything just pops right out, gorgeous!
Amy

Angie said...

Looks like you had a great time ...great photo of you ...you look well.
Great card ...I really fancy those pens ...they seem to create a beautiful effect ... mind you, thats probably because they are in your hands xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, The bunting looks great as does the large concertina card thingy on the desk :-) Yes great idea to have stands with wheels. Sorry I couldn't go to the show, but having just looked at my bank balance it's just as well :-O
Anne x

Julia S-W said...

A gorgeous piece - the little bird is beautiful. Love the colours too.
Juliaxx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Jo, Beautiful bird card. Love the colours. Thank you for your visit. It is lovely to meet you and to find your wonderful blog.
Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

WendyK said...

Fabulous colourful card, just love the background.

strangelycreative said...

I love the colours and effects you have achieved on that card, and really enjoyed visiting your blog.