NEC – Birmingham HobbyCrafts Show

Firstly, I must apologise for taking so long to update the website. It has been totally hectic over the past few weeks, but it’s been good. I think I am just about catching my tail now, LOL 😉

I was privileged enough to be demonstrating at the NEC on behalf of Stamp Addicts over 3 days of the 4 day Hobby Crafts Show. It was such great fun and fantastic to see so many crafters under one roof. The fashion show was fab. The demonstrators and exhibitors got to see it at the end of day one. The models were very brave to be wearing dresses made of paper, card, embellishments and even needles!! There were a couple of incidents with some of the dresses becoming undone and catching onto each other, but the girls managed to preserve their dignity in a very professional manner. However, I don’t think any of the exhibitors noticed the mishaps as they were busy nursing their glasses of champagne. 😉

I was demonstrating the Judikins Sticky Stuff, which is an embossing powder that turns to glue after it has been heated. Once tacky, glitter, flock, metal leaf, foil, accent beads, etc can be used over the top of the image to decorate. To adhere the Sticky stuff to the paper a stamp and VersaMark can be used. A lot of ladies were asking me if was the same as the glue pads that are available, which I suppose it is, but I did find that the powder gave a more of a wet glue type bond which is stronger to hold things like accent beads. I managed to sell out of all the stock that Stamp Addicts had bought to the show so I was really pleased with the result. It is available from their website which you can find to the right of this post under LINKS.

My good friend Amanda Bateman is launching her new website soon, if you are interested receiving newsletters then sign up now and you will get an email once her site is up and running. Find the link below and under LINKS over on the right of this post.

Amanda and I did have a laugh and it was good to catch up with her. I did see her again yesterday when I ran a workshop with her in Chesham. For a list of regular workshops in Chesham please see Amanda regularly takes workshops there and I am also hoping to run a few more workshops too so watch this space . . .

My Coleman’s workshops are all still running regularly and I am having a lot of fun with the ladies that attend them. They are all such a laugh and there always seems to be one that missed her vocation as a stand up comic LOL.
If you are tempted to join the laughter in Rushden please see under Craft Workshops and you will find a list of all workshops taking place. There are many interesting classes including parchment craft, jewellery making, etc. If you do decide to book a class please mention that you got the information from my website.

Lastly, if you have any cards, ATCs and/or other crafty bits that you would like displayed on my site, please send an email to with the picture, your name and town and I will upload the image together with the information.

Happy Crafting for now and Hope to hear from you soon 😀