Sunday, 8 November 2009

Pixie Cottage DT Card and piccies of the NEC......

Afternoon folks!

Firstly I must apologise to my teamies over at The Pixie Cottage for the lateness of my card for yesterday's showcase! I was at the NEC in Birmingham for the Hobbycraft Show and so I scheduled my card....... but did Mr Blogger oblige? Oh no, not one bit!!! So it's here today, better late than never and I do hope you'll get the chance to hop over to The Pixie Cottage Blog where the girls have produced some amazing creations to tempt you into buying all the wonderful Christmas releases.

The theme for our showcase is Christmas and I've tried to show the versatility of the PC stamps by using this sweet bear and his little whiskered friends...... not necessarily a Christmas stamp but with the right sentiment it works a treat!

Well yesterday was just the most amazing day and to meet all you wonderful bloggers in person (hello....waving at you all) was a real treat for me! We had such a giggle and I think our feet will be throbbing until next weekend, lol! I came home with 54p (won't tell you how much I went with....EEEEKKK) and I don't think I'll be washing my left hand now for the next month so I can keep the stamped 'H' as a momento!!

On this first piccie you can see Jacqui, Bev, Caz and a very giggly Marlene (I think Marlene giggles alot, hee hee)

On this next one the girlies are having a right good giggle about something..... told you I caught you in hysterics Jacqui!!!

Here I think Heather is just about to tell me off for catching her on camera (hee hee) and Kim is having a good old look at what is in her butties!!

This one is the Basic Grey teamies (Heather, Jo, Kim aka Mary Poppins and me) giving it large grins!!

Here are the BG girls again with Tab just as she was leaving...... and thanks to the lovely Leigh (Tab's hubby) for taking this shot and many others, you're a diamond! My hubster would love to know what Leigh was doing all day Tab whilst you were demoing?

Big waves also go to Kim who was demoing with Tab on the Magnolia stand..... sorry I didn't get your piccie hun and very sorry I didn't recognise you in the morning when we first arrived, lol!
Fantastic to meet my best buddies Jo and Heather after all this time and can't wait to see you again at the next one!!

Big hugs, Tara xxx


Mandy said...

Oh hun your card is gorgeous as always, love the distressing and the sweet image.
Fab piccy's, glad you had a good day
hugs Mandy xx

Vicky said...

Cute card Tara. I love this sentiment! Looks like a fab time was had by all at the NEC yesterday! Wish I could have gone! :-(
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

What a gorgeous card. I love your distressing and the image is soooo cute.
You lucky girl meeting all the crafters, maybe I will make a super human effort to be there next year.

HUgs Ali x

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Gorgeous card! I love the sweet image and sentiment.

Looks like you all had a fab time at the NEC yesterday.

Lisa x

mckinkle said...

Great card Tara, looks like a great trip to the NEC for everyone!
Keryn :D

Julie said...

Fabulous card and it looks like you had a fabulous time at the NEC!! Next year...... Hope you're well Tara! Love Juliexx

CreaRenata said...

Don't worrie about posting your card late. Better late then never.
I think your card looks just fabulous! Beautiful colours and great DP.
I am going to a Hobbycraft show on thursday with my best friend, looking forward to it!


Tab said...

OMG it was so fab meeting you honey, you are just as lovely as I thought that you would be, and I am well chuffed that we got a piccy together at the end! Have you seen what the sign says above us LOL, Leigh noticed it first and he is wetting himself laughing at it LOL, I think he was hoping someone would take up the show offer LOL, sadly he is stuck me though....he is into painting so was watching all the artist demo and stuff, don't worry he didn't have to work round the craft stuff all day, bless him LOL!!!
Looking forward to meeting up with you all again at the next show, fingers crossed eh?
Much love, honey!
Tab xxx

Tab said...

so sorry I forgot to say , gorge card, totally delish and loving the colours ad all the embellies!
Hugs Tab xxx

Danni said...

Adorable card and it looks like you had lots of fun!!

Mina said...

stunning card Tara, love the distressing why dosent mine ever look that good lol...looks like you had a brilliant day
Mina xxx

Cheryl said...

A gorgeous card,love all your embellies and fab sentiment!!! Looks like you all had alot of fun,it would have been fab meeting everyone!!
Hugs xx

Ruth said...

Love the card, the string goes a treat with the wooden buttons and the gingham.
You look like you had a great time!! Glad you enjoyed the day,Ruth x

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute card Tara! Great pictures too, looked like you all had a wonderful time!

Enfys said...

Gorgeous card Tara, and such great photos too, I hope all you lot will be at the NEC for the next one in the spring........
big hugs
En xx

Ila said...

Your card is Super Cute and Gorgeous!!...I so enjoyed seeing these photos!!..Thank You so much for sharing!!..Hugs, Ila

Kathy said...

WOW Tara your card is gorgeous!! I absolutely love every single detail on here!!! The colors are fabulous and that image is so cute!
WOW it looks like you girls had so much fun!! I wish I could have gone and met up with all of you!!! Too bad I am way over here across the pond :(
Oh well I hope you have a fabulous Monday!

scrappyjan said...

Love the card!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! But I tell you that you should NOT have posted the card with all of these fun pictures...I have had a blast looking through these and see you girls'.. I wish I wasn't across the pond from you..
Have a grat Monday.. hugs, janny

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is just stunning dear what a fantastic colour scheme. Love the photos dear and Yes you did warn me. It was fab meeting youyr sweet adorable self dear, what a truly fantastic dat cannot wait to do it again

Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, love the sweet image and fab details.
Looks like you had a super time but I think taking one of you home might be a bit noisy

Dena said...

Well, isn't this just the cutest card!!!! I love those paper and the distress style you used. Pink snowflakes work so well here!!!!
Thanks for showing your pictures. I have enjoyed looking at everyone's. Would love to have been there and met you!!!
Hugs, Dena

Risa said...

Hi Tara,
Your card is totally adorable! Such beautiful details and beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing the awesome photos as well! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Pia said...

wow what a beautiful card, love all details

Danielle said...

LOVE your card Tara - wow - so much incredible detail on it! And the sentiment is brilliant and so versatile with a non-christmas stamp! And thanks so much for sharing those pics - I loved seeing them. Just makes me wish I didn't live so far away across the pond (either that or have an unlimited bank account to travel to all the craft shows, lol)!!!
Hugs, Danielle

Sarita said...

Fab card Tara, love all the wonderful texture, I want to reach out and touch it!
Fab photos too, just wish I lived nearer so that I could have met you and all the others. We're just gonna have to have a big blog buddy get-together one day, probably at the O2 arena to house all of us lol!
Love Sarita xx

pickle said...

A beautiful card Tara as always. Love the colour combo

Looks like you all had a fab time at the NEC.. I am so jealous cos I couldn't make it this year :(

kerry x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Tara!
Love your sweet image and fabulous detail!
It was just such a pleasure to meet you on Saturday!
I was so happy that we have finally met!
Loving all your great pics!
kim x

Di said...

OH Tara
i wish i knew this was on at the NEC it was great to look through the photos and see everyone! please let me no next time hun! i'm not good at knowing when these things are on, better start saving though!!
Card is fab love the way you have distressed it!
Hugs Di xxxxx
P.S congrats on winning SFTW.

Faerielore said...

great card hun and the most eprfect sentiment !!!! and how much fun !!! looks like you had such a good time at the NEC xxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Hey-Up Tara, wasn't Saturday fun? It was wonderful to be able to meet you in real life :) So have you used all your lovely goodies? I think I've used one thing already :) Kim

Anonymous said...

First of all. I love your card. All of the layers are just fabulous.
Secondly. I am soooooo jealous. You meeting with all those fun folks. It's a shame I have to live across the world from all of you fun ladies. What a wonderful life it is when you can like someone before you even meet them with something as simple as a hobby.
Your pictures are wonderful. You all look like you were having too much fun!