Thursday, 9 February 2012

It's Show Time!....

As some of you already know, yesterday I went to Spring Fair International at the NEC to see my designs in print on The Heart of a Garden's stand - 4F20 .  The main thing for me was to see my first ever gift wrap designs finally all printed up.  I'm so delighted with the finished result because the paper they're printed on is such wonderful quality and oh, so smooth (I kept having to have a stroke, I couldn't help myself!).

Also, I forgot to mention in my last post that the gift wrap is actually double sided (doh! sorry about that).  The cupcakes gift wrap has a pale pink and ditsy flower pattern on the back. The roses one has a pink with white polka dot back and the teapots one has a blue with white polka dot back - how very versatile...

...Along side the gift wrap sits the rest of my Life is Sweet range, nestled around lots of other gorgeous illustration and photographic cards and gift wrap.  I'm delighted that my designs are sharing shelves next to work by Oliver Lake - check out his gorgeous Etsy Shop -I love those animal duo illustrations...and also fellow Folksy seller Laura Kate Draws here's a link to her lovely, quirky Folksy shop 

....Look, that's my stuff at the NEC...woo hoo!...

...There's the new cards mixed in with the ones from last year....

...Oh, and mustn't forget the new note card designs, very handy indeed - you can never have too many of those in the desk drawer...

...and a there's some more on a spinner along side lots of other wonderful cards...

...but I didn't just hang about stroking gift wrap all day - oh no, no, no!...I was a woman on a mission and inspiration was my goal.  Wow! did I get inspired by the truck load.  If you've never been to the Spring Fair I would describe it a bit like a 3D Pinterest session - you walk around all the most wonderful gorgeous things you can imagine and you want it all! (mmm, must have pretty things!).  

I was particularly taken with Hall 6 -Contemporary Gift and Home.  In here were stands featuring likes of (and here comes a little link list of just some of the ones that caught my eye) : Rice, Bombay Duck, Belle & BooRex International, Disaster Designs, Molly MacNkuku, Pip Studio, Susie Watson Designs, Emma Bridgewater ...and Gisela Graham had created a wonderful area with little themed rooms (Christmas, Easter, little girls room etc) simply wonder around drooling over everything as you go - well, I did anyway, I'm not ashamed to admit that....I could go on listing names, but I'm so tired after little feet still ache, I covered a lot ground in a short space of time.

All in all it was a really worthwhile trip, I'm buzzing with ideas - it's going to take me a few weeks to make sense of them all. 

I hope you're all having a great week too!
Best Wishes

Angie :-)


  1. Congratulations! No wonder you were excited, it looks amazing and such an achievement!! Gorgeous wrap designs :)

  2. Love it, the show sounds fantastic. I can't wait for you to work your magic for me! xo

  3. Well Done Mrs S, I am so proud! Such an achievement and I'm sure this is only the beginning!! Cant wait to come face to face with them in the shops so I can say 'hey I know her' :) x

  4. OOh Angie i love your new gift wrap and card range they are really gorgeous. Wishing you all the luck in the world you really deserve. Very talented lady xxx