ICHF - International Craft + Hobby Fair March 2012

I would like to thank Ali and Ian the owners of Ali-Craft for inviting me to be their resident demonstrator at the ICHF Hobbycraft show at the NEC Birmingham.  Thank you Ian for giving up your demo spot too :-) .
Ali and Ian are a major UK supplier of the Graphic 45 papers and staples, and during their visit to CHA 2012 held in Anaheim, CA, USA visited the Graphic 45 booth.  

This was the first major craft show I've demonstrated at, and over four days met some fabulous crafters and hosted over 25 workshops where we made the June tag from my "2012 Collection of Tags". 

Some of my Graphic 45 albums and altered projects were on the stand  for fellow crafters to have a look at. They attracted a huge amount of interest, and inspired others to work with these amazing papers.

I'd like to thank everyone who joined in the workshops, and for stopping by the stand and having a chat.  It was lovely to meet you all and share tips and ideas with others.

Here are a few pictures from the show. 
Ali and Ian

Ali in a steampunk style hat at CHA

 Ali & Ian and Andy with the sandwiches. Thanks Andy

Two fab ladies Chris and Carol

Some of my work on show on the stand

the workshops

with friends


  1. And what a brilliant job you did - had so much fun with you on Thursday.

  2. hiya ... Great piccis what a fab time you had bet your a little tired all them workshops.wish i could have got to Brum but decided to do the washing er..made the most of the weather..yeah as if i had any choice ..hoovered ..then made another mess by making some shabby chic tags and a card love to the *elf* and of course you to hugs sassyxx

  3. Thank you Clare
    We all had a wonderful few days at the NEC.
    Your Graphic45 Books were absolutely fabbbbbbbb
    Hugs Ali and Iain xx

  4. Hi Clare, couldn't get on the workshops as we got there too late but loved looking at all your lovely albums! I love studio 45 papers and your work has really inspired me. Now all I need is some free time to get to work! Great meeting you!
    Frédérique x

  5. This is so cool, I would like to visit you at the master class) Come join us in St. Petersburg;-)

  6. Hi Clare it was a pleasure to meet you at the NEC on Thursday. Unfortunately I couldn't do one of your workshops as I was working with Kay. I have tried to become a follower of your blog but don't know where to as there doesn't seem to be a place to sign up.

    I am the lady who made the samples for Ali and Iain. :)

    Linda xxx



  8. Congrats on making G45's team!! Looking forward to a year of inspiration from you : )