Thursday, 23 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Well as we are not in the shop again, due to the freezing conditions, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hoping to see you in January when we will have some new and exciting things for you.
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Hope you are all keeping warm and safe in these wintery conditions. Been back in to work at the shop today for a couple of hours.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all A Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
Hugs Karen xxx
Saturday, 11 December 2010
We all managed to get to the shop this morning, roads are much clearer but still a bit of ice on carpark.
We will be back in the shop next week, well that's the theory as more snow forcast next Tues/Wed, so will be playing it by ear.
Although I have made use of the time at home, making Christmas cards, I am looking forward to getting back to work.
Hope to see you soon
Saturday, 4 December 2010
As you may know, the girl team have been unable to get into work, so i think most (if not all ) are crafting away with a clear conscience. I have been been touch with the "boys" and i think harry is probably enjoying the weather out of us all. two weeks of winter nights and one day of snow is as much as i can stand, but hay ho cant do any thing about it. the neighbours have all been out "road" clearing where i live, two and a half miles from the nearest shop, so need to fight our way out even if it's only to keep the cats fed!
I would post photo's of our snow, (if only i knew how) over the knee and still falling thats the snow not me!!.
I have taken photo's of my craft day and will get some help in posting them as soon as i get back to work.
The saturday class was cancelled due to the weather. we will be arranging further classes for the spring
cheers to all
Thursday, 2 December 2010
We are all snug as bugs at our homes catching up on some crafting and christmas card writing. Hope you are all keeping well and warm and will catch up with you all later, hugs Karen xxx
Friday, 26 November 2010
Sorry no-one been on recently but all been very busy. I was away last weekend as was Rob and Gordon, Di had a workshop on Wednesday and Karen has been ill this week, then Michelle called today and she to is ill. The internet has gone crazy and the phone has not stopped ringing. I now have a couple of days off and really ready for the rest. Not complaining but everything seems to come at once. Is something happening in the near future?
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Just to let you know that there are now only a couple of places left for this workshop, If you would like to join in please ring the us at the shop.
Here is a piccie of a lovely christmas cracker using the technique in this workshop. Hugs Karen x
Not been on for a while had problems with my desktop, now got a new laptop(early Christmas pressy) so thought I would give it a go to post and Hey here I am.
Just want to say thanks for all the comments following our TV show last Thursday, had a great time even though we were dropped in it to using the Scor Buddy which neither Gordon or myself have had much practice with.
Thanks to everyone for ordering the dies and stamps, which I am sure you will have great fun with, it made for a very successful show.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Well back from a very busy show never seen so many people. It was hard but enjoyable and had a well deserved rest day yesterday.
It was lovely to meet you all, old and new not that I can remember any names as it all became a blurr.
Robert, Jean and Di all held the fort back at the shop busy getting ready for the C&C show on Thursday morning.
Will look forward to the stamping workshop on Wedensday which is now full but there is one place on Saturday but not sure best to ring first.
Well must go for now, hope to see and hear from you all soon,
Hugs Karen xxx
There are four more work shops before Christmas, Karens is this Wednesday (full) and Saturday 13th, there my be one space left, but please check. The next work shop is titled "caught in crystal", which involves the use of transparency film, alcohol inks, glue, silver and gold leaf, silk fibers and any thing else that comes to hand. we will also be using shrink plastic, stamp board and tiny tins. there are three places left for the 24th of November and we are still taking bookings for the 27th. all courses commence at 11am and finish approx 1-30 ish, but the finish time tends to be flexable. (traslated means we hang around and talk a lot afterwards!!)
look forward to seeing you in the shop.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Michelle and Karen will be at the NEC whilst Jean Robert and my self will be keeping the home fires burning at the shop.
I think we are all looking forward to a less frenetic time, as the NEC is the last of the shops shows, but then theres Christmas!!!
Friday, 29 October 2010
Next up on create and craft will be Jean alongside Gordon I think, she will be showing us some lovely cutsie stamps and some beautifully detailed die,s.I know these products are right up Jeans street,so were in for a treat in the samples/demonstrations that she shows.
Were all playing with them ,so there will be a lovely mix of styles on show for you.The show is due live on 9th november,as yet I have no time details,will update as soon as is confirmed.
Thats all for now hugs michelle.
PS hope this font is better,have had a little play,thanks for the comments,keep them coming.
Monday, 25 October 2010
We will also ink up shrink plastic, stamp board and tiny tins.
Teas/coffee and biscuits provided.
Wedensday 23 November
Saturday 27th November
Time 11 - 1.30ish
Cost £15.00 everything provided.
bye for now Di.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Been away for a break in Norfolk last week and enjoyed the rest.
Back to packing in the shop ready for the next C&C shows which are coming up, Jean and Gordon doing one and Robert and Gordon will be appearing together on the next. They will be two fab shows to watch.
I`m getting ready for the Doncaster show at the dome and I shall be demonstrating the Scor buddy which I love working with, Jean will be demonstrating the A4 die cutting machine. Hope to see you there.
Just to let you know that there only 2 places left for my Saturday stamping workshop, if interested just give us a ring at the shop,hugs Karen xxxx
Monday, 4 October 2010
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Back at the shop,were still packing like crazy and the phone never stops.Unfortunatly some of the orders from america are still outstanding,were so cross, as we also are on the waiting list of pre-orders,and want to play ,all the extra helpers are on standby to get them out to you as soon as they arrive,please be patient with us, its only a matter of time!
Got some photos to upload,and then I can share them,thats all for now hugs michellex
Saturday, 2 October 2010
I wonder round the shop " saying can some one help me put this on the blog" Jean and Karen do their best, but computer time is limited and in my defence I have only been shown once before.
I like getting messy and will be trying my skills with Claudia Helmouth paints and Tim Holtz products on canvas, may even turn it into a work shop, though may need a little (read more!!) practice.
I'm hoping for a less frenetic time once next week is over and find crating time to play and experiment.
The 6x6 tenplates on the web site are really great to work with and I'm pleased with the results, when I'v mastered the blog I will put some of my work on------ I think I'm now entering the relmes of fantasy!!!!!
Must close now as I need to get ready for my saturday work shop
Karen is going to take some photos of the work.
Thursday, 30 September 2010
Wednesday 13th October and Saturday 16th October.
Be quick if you are interested as only a few places left
and I would hate for you to miss out on learning
See you soon Jean x
Monday, 27 September 2010
Everything is provided with lots of tea/coffee and biscuits to keep us going.
The dates are
Wedensday 10th November which is now fully booked.
Saturday 13th November there are 3 places available.
Both start at 11 o`clock until 1.30.
If you would like to book please give us a call at the shop, the cost is £15 for the session. hugs Karen x
Thursday, 23 September 2010
in the corner finish them of with gems or beads in the center.
Back from a much needed holiday. Managed to collect sea shells (on the seashore!!!) now what to do with them? also some very nice fibres from a shop in Oban, I like to use different textures on my projects.
I also collected fallen leaves and peeled bark, but these I will be using on other projects.
Did manage to do some beading whilst away but in the main just lots of walking.
When I`ve had a lesson on how to put images on the web, I`ll share some of my ideas with you as I`ve had a marvelllous time with the new stock of stencils.
Watch this space
Monday, 20 September 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
It was great to see our friends old and new yesterday and caught up with news of our crafty mates.
Jean was holding the fort at the shop with Robert. Well very short update today but I will be back after a good nights sleep. hugs Karen x
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
I'm back after a long weekend off, work that is had grandchildren calling round everyday. Love to have them and the eldest two are back at school today so have to make the most of when they want to call, luckyly they both love to craft!
Anyway sounds like we have plenty to do at the shop and Di is now on holiday for two weeks.
I am not at the show this weekend but holding the fort at the shop so you can still call in if you are around.
See you soon Jean x
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Also some of the spellbinders finally arrived yesterday so it was all hands on deck to get them sorted and sent out to you.Hopefully the next lot will not take as long to arrive. hugs Karen x
Friday, 3 September 2010
I know we were supposed to do the draw for the Blog Candy yesterday but when we got to the shop we had loads of back orders to do from being closed over the bank holiday, the shop was busy all day and Karen had a Workshop so we just didnt have time.
Anyway we have done it today and here is the video so you can see if you were the lucky winner.
LYNNE K . You are the lucky winner of a Cuttlebug Machine and a No More Shims Mat.
Please leave a comment on this Blog and send us an e.mail with your details and give us a ring at the shop too if you like we would love to congratulate you personally.
We will give you seven days to contact us and if you havnt in that time we will do another draw to give someone else a chance.
Once again Congratulations Lynne.
And thanks to everyone who joined in.
Keep a look out for some more blog candy coming very soon.
Smiles Rob and the Girls xxxxx
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
If you fancy having a go there are still a couple of places left for this Saturday, just give the shop a call if you are interested.