Behind The Scenes at a retail show & Ticket Give Away!

Behind the Scenes at a Retail Show by Denyse Coughlan

As we are making the draw for our give away for tickets to the Creative Craft Show at the NEC October 31st to November 3rd, this evening (add a comment (before the draw) below if you want to be entered to win 2 tickets) I thought I would show you what happens at a show before the doors open!

Most journeys begin in Essex with Sam hitching up the trailer and picking me up. We have had some fairly long journeys, thanks to distance and traffic, but we never seem to run out of conversation and the journey seems to fly by.

On arrival at the show it’s all hands to the deck as we unpack the trailer, locate our stand and start setting up.

At this stage we are normally wondering whether we will get everything out on time! Security are strict about locking up on time. Our first job is to get products on hangers, their position is rearranged once most product is out.

At the NEC we arranged a new layout for the grids.

Samples that the DT have created are placed above the grids and add a touch of colour.

Finally all of our products are out.

The workshop table is set up ready for action.

We are ready to go although before the doors open, there is always time for a selfie with friends and fellow stall holders!

We will be at the NEC on stand H35 and we really hope you will pop by and say hello, The fabulous Emma Blake will be teaching a stunning mixed media work shop on Friday and Sunday and I will be running half hourly make and takes on Thursday and Saturday.

Hello All,

I posted yesterday on Facebook and since then I have been messaged by a few people asking what i would pick 3D printer wise. So i thought i would share this here and there incase anyone is interested.

These are my opinions only and i would 100% recommend anyone do their own research before purchasing a 3D printer. There are lots of other brands out there, Anycubic and Creality were two other brands i looked at, but for me Elegoo always seem to be slightly ahead or the same specs for less money and they have a great reputation in the industry.

If i couldn’t have got the Saturn, I would have gone for the Mars 2 pro, however the mars 2 is just as good if you want to save some pennies, the main differences between these two, are the pro has a very marginly bigger build area, has air filtration, has aluminum vat and knobs rather than plastic and a few more bits. None affect the quality of the models that come off though as both have the same light source/screen.

I would not go for the Mars (not linked) as the improvements between that and the 2 were quite a jump, including the much better mono screen and its all about the screen with these machines ? (well kinda lol)

I have linked the two mentioned below on Amazon as this is the best price i found, especially as a prime member and today being the last day of prime deals you get a chunk off, in fact with your savings you can get a bottle of resin for the printer and still have change from the normal price
Hope this helps (remember the prime member prices are only whilst prime day is on!)

Sam x

Mars 2 £200 – £152 if prime member

Mars 2 pro £280 – £224 if prime member

This is the resin i have purchased to start me £34 for 1000ml – £27.20 if prime member

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