Monday, 9 June 2014

Day After Donny

Hi everyone, today is a day of not doing much at all, definitely no walking, an actually not much standing up. My poor lil feet ache lol..

Yesterday was the Stamping and papercraft show at the Doncaster Dome, the show opens about 9.45am.. however our day started considerably earlier. 

The alarm went off at 4.45 am..yes really lol Everytime I say that I can't quite believe it. We were all up,showered and out of the hotel by 5.30am and in the Dome and unpacking by 5.45am. 

Here is Gillian building up racks of stamps. 

and the lovely Emma stocking the bookcase. 

Mark adding the artwork at the back of the stand. 

Finally we were done and look how fab it is.. 

It was just after 8.30am, and we finally sat down.. this is the breakfast club..

Shortly after this, the doors opened and all you lovely people came to see us. First up was Linda who brought lovely cakes. Then Hazel, Lesley, Sam,Emma, Jules, Ruth and so many other #patwits came to say hello and watch the demos. (apologies to anyone I have forgotten)

Sam did a great blog post with lots of photos too, you can see it HERE.. 

She also brought us gifts, totally gorgeous notelets and handmade envelopes.. 

and a little book..

all in this envelope box..just gorgeous, thank you Sam. 

and here are me and Sam.. 

Throughout the day I made a few pieces, and demoed various techniques. Here are some of the finished ones.. 

I started with bookmarks..

Then I did some tags on my homemade gelli plate

and finished with these two pieces.. 

Then it was packing up time, it always amazes me just how quick everything disappears.. 

We packed the van, in a torrential downpour. Gillian went off to catch a train to Scotland, Mark and Emma set off back down South and I set off up North. 

It was a fabulous day, thanks to everyone that came along and made it so great. 

Darcy x


  1. Great photos, love that one of you and Sam!! Hope you manage to stay off your feet today and recover from the hard work.

  2. oops, should have said, love the demo samples!!

  3. Take care of your lil ol feet & the rest of you today Darcy! Hope you got a hug from either Linda or Lesley on my behalf.

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time made even better by all the #PATwits visiting.

    Take care:-) xxx

  4. wow you guys had a busy day..the stand looked fab as usual..wish we had been there but had a date with the craft barn lol!! Great Samples and beautiful gifts from Sam xx

  5. yesterday was a great day i loved watching you demo i was at ur stand for ages lol. everything you were doing was amazing and totally inspiring thanks. You need to rest today

    Dawn xxx

  6. It was a fab day and so good to catch up with you, Emma, Gillian and Mark plus all my PATwit buddies (I got one of the beautiful Sam gifts too) plus a couple of lovely new ones All the demos were wonderful as usual including Gillian's when you finally press ganged her into stepping up to the plate, lol! If I'd had a chair I would have sat by the demo table all day, lol! That's a beautiful photo of you and Sam.

    Lesley Xx

  7. Was a fabulous day and great to catch up with everyone. Glad you got your envelope board, now you'll be able to make soooo many different envies and boxes, it's an amazing little tool.

    Fab day of demoing too even if the pens didn't arrive - you winged it - hehehehe!!!!

    Sam xx

  8. It was a fab day, great speaking to you and inspiring me to have a go with a journal, you are such a lovely talented person xx

  9. You must be exhausted! Hope you've done nothing all day. Great post, thanks for sharing the fun. Your samples are wonderful.