Wednesday, 23 January 2013

CHA & Giveaway!

We may be jet-lagged and jaded but we are also definitely buzzing! CHA was exhausting but great fun and invigorating. On a couple of days I had classes from 8-10am, the show 10am-4pm, and then evening classes 4-8pm! I was sure I would sleep on the long flight coming home but no such luck!


We also spent a couple of wonderful days with our good friend and former pastor Skip, and his family, at Thousand Oaks, and he showed us around Malibu and the surrounding area.


But what products impressed us? I have to say we walked the first few aisles thinking all the new products were just more of the same and then we saw the envelope punch board from We R Memory Keepers. It creates over 60 different sizes of envelope, is easy to use and compact. Definitely our fave tool of the show.


There were loads of beautiful papers but the two stands that blew us away were Authentique and GCD Studios. Nige actually said he would not mind if I ordered every single range from Authentique! He must have been impressed, believe me.


The Ranger stand was impressive as usual with constant demos from Tim, Claudine Helmuth and Dyan Reaveley. I loved the new Distress Paints.


Burlap and canvas were very much in evidence for mini albums, layouts and home decor. Findings and embellishments featured strongly at Ranger and Prima. The Prima stand was also a favourite with some very appealing paper ranges and unique embellishments. Their samples of cards, layouts, mini books and home decor were outstanding.





More info on the classes I attended in my next post as already this is long-winded, but I just want to invite anyone who wishes to post a comment on here by the end of Sunday 27th, in order to be entered into a draw for one of the CHA ideology bag we received. (Okay so I wouldn't let Nige use his so I could give it away)!



I will be on Create and Craft this coming Saturday 26th at 9am and 12 noon if you can tune in, and if you want to fold along with me have an 8" square of paper handy at nine when I will be demoing an explosion book!

Hope you are keeping warm!

Hugs

Rosemary x
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24 comments:

  1. Glad you had a great time, look forward to seeing all the inspiration from CHA, it must have been good having Nige encouraging you to spend..hahaha.

    I enjoyed following your exploits on FB and hope to see you soon

    Big Hugs

    Sheilagh
    xxx

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  2. Bought loads! Got lots of inspiration too. Hope you okay and that we see you soon. Love to Ralph xxx

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    1. Everything is good with us Rosemary, finally can breath and start to enjoy the new year now. See you soon xxx

      love

      Sheilagh

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  3. Bought loads! Got lots of inspiration too. Hope you okay and that we see you soon. Love to Ralph xxx

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  4. Wow, so glad you had a great time!! I too, thought that the wrmk envelope punch board was amazing! Enjoyed the photos and posts from cha!

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  5. glad you had a great time, looking forward to seeing all the goodies at your coffee morning - I got the last place :) will be away at the weekend so won't see you on C&C sorry but hopefully I will be crafting in snowy Wales
    love Gill Adams x x

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  6. Hi Rosemary it sounds like you had a very busy time at the CHA. I'm looking forward to watching your shows on Saturday and seeing your makes with the lovely First Edition Pads. x

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  7. thanks for your review of CHA Mary I have read several but no-one else has mentioned the envelope board so thanks for sharing that one. I would love to win the bag so thanks for the opportunity for that too.

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  8. ps off to set the recorder for your shows on Sunday

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  9. Can't wait to see all the stuff that is bought back from CHA !! Will be tunned in on Saturady with my 8" square at the ready Rosemary !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  10. Glad you had a great time, Looking forward to seeing you all soon, oh and the new goodies too
    Tammy X

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  11. Great to see all the photos from CHA - it must be amazing to be there, and really looking forward to seeing (and buying!) all the new stock you were allowed to order!

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  12. Looking forward to seeing you on tv on Saturday, wish you were on more often, I learn so much from watching you x

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  13. The envelope board sounds good as I always struggle with them! Lovely to hear a normal persons view of CHA!!
    Hope to see you in Feb xx

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  14. Hi, so glad you had a great but tiring time but so looking forward to seeing all the new goodies and obviously Nigel selling them to us all! Xx

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  15. I was sooooo envious of you all at CHA, I have always longed to go, but it's great to hear all about it, the envelope punch sounds intriguing, do you think create & craft might be demoing it sometime?

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  16. when can get to see the envelope board? sound great and just what i NEED!
    xxx

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  17. Hi Rosemary...sounds like you had a fabulous, if very busy time at CHA !..and the various papers look very lush...I too will be posed with paper tomorrow at 9 !! xx

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  18. Hi Rosemary... definately "NEED" that envelope maker when its available, and those fabulous Authentique papers. So a lovely bag to put them in would be fantastic!

    And, as for getting your man to like craft stuff... what did you slip in his tea? I need some!!! xx

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  19. I bet CHA was fab Rosemerry, can't wait to see the new products

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  20. Thanks so much for the sneak peaks Rosemary - look forward to the remainder of your posts. So jealous of you being able to see all those goodies let alone taking the classes so would be wonderful to win the bag so I could feel I too had been part of it and what better storage for new crafting goodies. Hope the demo Saturday isnt too taxing - working a twelve hour night shift Friday 8 till 8 so will just get in in time to join in - got my paper at the ready and No Nige - I havent ripped any wallpaper off.

    Jacqui aka Morgana from Craft Telly

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  21. Cannot wait to watch your shows on Saturday rosemary. Have set them to record just in case I get interrupted! Loved all the pictures and comments from the cha - am so jealous - what joy looking t all those lovely new goodies.

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  22. Love all the pics from CHA, the Authentique papers are gorgeous - I'm with Nige 'buy them all!!'
    Watched your demo on C&C this morning, great double explosion card, and now I 'need' the FE J'adore pad too lol!!
    Thanks for all the ideas - working on persuading hubby to pay for a retreat as a birthday pressie!
    Debs x

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  23. Sounds like you had a fabulous time, the pictures are fab. Can't wait to see what you bring us next x

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