Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Brisbane Craft and Paper Expo

Yesterday I returned from 2 fun filled days at the Brisy Craft Expo... what a blast! I had a ball staying with a couple of mates at the lovely Rydges hotel on Southbank and shopping like a woman possed each day at the expo.

So I'm here to share a couple of photos with you as has become my yearly tradition!
I'm kicking things off with a photo of myself and my Editor over at The Austraian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine.... Sue Smyth. In this shot we are standing in front of some of her stunning work.

Sue was a teacher this year at the show and the photo below is one I snapped while in her Couture Creations class ... holy cow I got a lot of great ideas out of that class... all morning I have been practising the techniques I learned there LOL... Thanks Sue you rock!

And Below are the lovely ladies I hooked up with for lunch on Sunday... thats me on the left, then Jamie ( creator of Crafters Workshop templates), Next is fellow designer Geli and theres Sue on the end. I think it was even more fun hanging out with these ladies than it was stalking Tim Holtz at last years expo ! LOL

And here I am with Melissa Kennedy from Kaisercraft .... you know I never miss an opportunity to take a snap with the Queen of KC herself!

And lastly we have one demented selfie I took of the hat that wore to the expo on the Monday. 

Just as we were leaving the expo on Sunday it was announced that the next day there would be a hat competition with a 'mad hatters tea party' theme.... so that night in the hotel room I got busy with some of the supplies I had purchased at the show that day and this 'princess' hat ( or dunce hat depending on which way you swing!!) is what I ended up with.... it was lots of fun to make and I was given more than my fair share of long looks that day ... but it was also worth it as I won one of the prize packs for it so YAY!

 I saw sooo many locals there too it practically felt like home.... Thanks to everyone who I ran into who said hello ... even though I was wearing that hat! it was great seeing you all there. 

xo cheers from Kel.


Alanna said...

Looks like fun! I was on a retreat on the weekend, and we had a mad hatters theme happening too!!

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh yes!!. I secretly hoped that you won and you did!:). Looks amazing with all the artwork & artists you met there. And the products, I would be shopping like a possessed woman too, LOL. Great time! HUGS.

Adriana B said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time :)