Sunday, 26 July 2009

Blubs & Bubs

Well, what a day today has lovely nephews christening finally arrived! The whole day was fab, Lewis was a wee star, Daisy a wee angel, there wasn't a dry eye in the house during the service and the weather was fab.........oh no, wait, took that a step too far, it poured down!!!! Here's the Little Experience donkey Daisy and I made for his pressie, was really pleased with it in the end. Was worth the work, and Daisy thoroughly enjoyed it!

Daisy took herself off to her room the other day and drew her beloved cousin a's him in his bouncer next to the sofa in my sisters living room, complete with rug, tv and bouncer details. What a memory, I couldn't have told you she had a rug let alone what colour it was!

Here's the gorgeous wee guest of honour himself...isn't he cute or am I just a biased Auntie?

And again with my beautiful sister and oh so grown up daughter...

And the cake. This was the top teir of Amy's wedding cake originally made by my nan redecorated just for the occassion...she's so clever, it looked (and tasted) fab! She did Lewis proud...

And the source of all my pain this evening...the oh so pretty shoes which I thought were a great idea but have absolutely crippled me...

they are pretty though!!!!!!!

The whole day couldn't have been more perfect really, everyone had a lovely time, there were emotional women, men talking about sports, an amazing lunch, and last but most definately not least, a gorgeous new family celebrating together almost exactly 2 years to the day since they got married in the same church and hotel (although secretly very jealous of how slim and stunning my baby sister looked!!) We made thank you favours but forgot to take a pic so will add that tomorrow!!!

Right bed for me, the emotion of the day has worn me out. Sweet dreams everyone xxx

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Help!!! Demo Day Coming Soon!

Right, I'm going interactive!!

Any suggestions for ranges on shop you would like demoed on a demon day, 1st August? There's so many fab product lines in store at mo I can't decide and have to make the decision by tomorrow morning so posters can go to the printers!!!!!

So this is your big chance...suggest away...


Here is a pic of my wee beaded fairires, loads of people have been asking to see these so here is a cream one. I do them in all colours though, and they can be made into brooches, keyrings or hung on a ribbon for hanging anywhere...This is a card I made for my mum. I think the cupcake iis a "colour my world" template, and I'm pretty sure the papers were Papermania, and a few sticky gems never go wrong do they? This is the thankyou card we made after Daisy's birthday with the ever fabulous Cricut (what did I do before my beloved Expression?) We cut the 2 layers if the flower and the word "thank you" and left them postcard style, with just a ribbon and 3 sticky, simple and effective just how I like them!

Right off to get ready for the class tonight now, will try and upload a pic of the Little Experince Donkey we made yesterday, he's very very cute!
Exploding boxes with the Cosmo Cricket Ever After papers tonight, gonna have to get my printer sorted because it would be perfect for black & white pics of my sisters wedding.
Right, lunch and work...

Sunday, 19 July 2009


Here, finally, is the list for the next run of way to book is to call the shop on 01259 753139. Book early to avoid disappointment tho

Here's the boring bit for those of you who are new to our classes. We run each class twice in a week, on a Tuesday between 10.30 & 12.30, & a Thursday between 6 & 8. Classes are £12 and you get a goody box full of lovely stash worth £10 which is yours to use during the class and take home (which means no rushing to finish as you have everything you need to take with you, useful for the gabbers amongst you!)

So here goes...

Tuesday 21st & Thursday 23rd July
This popular class is back, this time with the gorgeous new range of double sided papers from Cosmo Cricket.

Tuesday 28th & Thursday 30th July
Ever looked at a creation and desperately tried to remember the name of the papers you used, or even the dimensions of the card? This journal will end all that and will become a treasured keepsake of all your past inspirations.

Tuesday 4th & Thursday 6th August
Bought the papers, printed the photos but still to afraid to start? Jump in with this introduction...handy hints, tips and sketched to start you on your scrapping journey.

Tuesday 11th & Thursday 13th August
This is the rescheduled class from last run (will try my best to stay healthy for you all this time!)
Come & experiment with glitter, punches and double sided sticky sheets, not for the mess adverse!!

Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th August
This popular class is back, this time with Christmas apertures courtesy of our beloved Cricut machine.

Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th August
The gogeous "Green Stack" from "Die Cuts With a View" provides the inspiration for this, trees, beavers and owls for all!

Tuesday 1st & Thursday 3rd September
Come and celebrate some of the biggest, most glamourous icons from stage & screen! Timeless cards with timeless icons sure to stir some fond memories.

Tuesday 8th & Thursday 10th September
This clever card has a centre that spins when opened, but folds flat to fit into a standard envelope...guaranteed to impress it's lucky recipient!

Tuesday 15th & Thursday 17th September
Our favourite mirrors are back, this time with a Christmas flavour...a gorgeous gift with a difference for a loved one that's sure to delight.

Tuesday 22nd & Thursday 24th September
A brand new mini book with a truly beautiful spine! Come and learn a different binding technique using the minimum of tools, gorgeous!!

Tuesday 28th September & Thursday 1st October
We all at some point have looked at our lovely chalk pallettes with some trepidation...come and explore some different techniques to help you reclaim your chalks from the bottom of your craft box.

Tuesday 6th & Thursday 8th October
By special request, a guide to making your own envelopes with the help of a specially designed folding board.

And that's about it folks!!!! Get your thinking caps on for the next run and get any special requests for me!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Christmas Do Craft Goody Bag

Still on a high from yesterday morning's four hour Do Craft Christmas extravaganzer! Ladies you were all fab! Christmas Carols, Mince Pies & Crafting (will have to sort the mulled wine for next time) Here are the samples for you all finally...when I can work out how to get pics off my phone I will put the rest on

A5 sized card using some of the scraps...

oops, forgot to turn this one around!! Sorry!

This one is hard to see but I put some of the silver peel offs onto the silver mirror card...

A tag made from the of cut from a square card from A4...
the sentiment from this one is stamped onto the top panel in silver, didn't come out too clearly in the photograph...
a square card with the GORGEOUS robin stamp and the glittery chalks. I used a whisper blender pen to pick up the chalk and colour this image, gives an almost watercolour effect with that little bit of sparkle...

A really simple 2 minute make, cut the tree free hand for this one...

who would be without a star punch...this one looks great with different colors and hearts for a wedding too, also can't wait to translate this one into a crapbook page so watch this space...
the circle at the back of the snowflake is from the centre of my holly wreath (which is next!) and the snowflake itself was cut using the "Accent Essential" cartridge & the Cricut...
and last but not least the holly wreath... we cut the base from Accent Essentials as well, threaded ribbon round the squares in the circe then punched loads of holly to stick on the front...
The holly punch used for all of these was from Trim Craft, I used a standard hole punch to make the berries, and the stamp sentiments were all Studio G (still available from the Paper Mill Shop, these are a STEAL at 2 packs for 99p, you get 4 or 5 little stamps per pack! Love these!)
So thats the Christmas Goody bag all finished! Boo!
Exploding Box using some STUNNING double sided Cosmo Cricket papers next week ladies, still some places left on Tuesday or Thursday but be quick....

Monday, 13 July 2009

Back Blogging!

No post for 2 weeks, dial up is just soooooo slllllloooooooowwwwwwwww!!!

here's the samples for tomorrowa cricut class using the "Walk In My Garden" cartridge and the new MME papers

I used thr card setting cut at 8" which then folds into a great DL card

Looking forward to the Christmas class on Friday! Got mum & Daisy roped into making mince pies and absolutely DETERMINED to convince the other member of staff that christmas music is definately a good idea!! Any suggestions?

The new class list is just about finished off, so as son as it is I will post the details, if there are any last minute requests for classes get them in soon.

Oh, also hosted first Stampin Up party, was great fun but very very scary! Number two party is all lined up and ready to go, so if anyone wants to order anything now is the time to save on the p&p, or if you fancy a party drop me a line.

Right 20 to 11, off to have a soak in the bath with some bubbles, then an early night for me ready for all you Cricut crazy ladies in the morning...