Thursday, 30 September 2010

New to Die Cutting and More Workshop

Just to let you know I still have a few places left on my workshops on:-
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
something new.

See you soon Jean x

Monday, 27 September 2010


The next stamping workshop will be using acetate/heat resist acetate. There will be different techniques with colouring, using glitters and shakers to make some great finished cards which you will go away with.
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

Tuesday`s C&C show

I have really enjoyed working with the stencils and we had a great show on Tuesday. Some of the cards that I have made are below.

I intend to put some different ways of using these stencils and I hope it will give you some inspiration.

Using the eternity circles for the top card I first embossed onto some card then using pro markers I chose 3 colours for this one and picked out and coloured a repeated pattern. The same was done on a die cut circle.

The bottom card was done with chalk 3 times then each section cut out. On the first two layers I punched out the dots so I could then thread ribbon through them. The middle layer I just stamped a monogram. Layered them together with foam tape.

I used acetate for the top card by taking one of the designs on the windsong template. Using a glue pen to draw through the template then adding glitter, doing one section at a time using 2 different tones of blue. Once dry it can the be mounted in the aperture of the card front.The same was done a second time on card but coloured with sparkle gel pens then cut out.

The bottom card was done using chalks over the template after I had embossed it first I did three seperate ones.

The main one using deep red for the outer dots and floral pattern, the in black the fleur de lyes, finally in the red the center star each cut out and layered up finishing off with a gem in the center.

The top card was made using the brick template directly onto the front of the card using versa mark, removed the template then used embossing powder which was then heated. Using distress ink inked the edges of the card, finally adding a stamped image.

The bottom card again using the retro squares onto card randomly inked over with distress inks which was then mounted onto the card front.

On another piece of card I inked using the same colours the daisy template. Cut out some of the flowers of different sizes. Curl the ends of the petals to give them depth and layer them
in the corner finish them of with gems or beads in the center.

Alcohol inks were used on mirror card over the embossed image of the daisy template (top). The bottom one I used distressed inks randomly over the maple leaf template on the base card, once again using alcohol on mirror card for the center piece.

Hi Di here!!

Hi Di here,

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

Tomorrow`s C&C

We shall be on C&C tomorrow morning at 8 o`clock where we will be launching a new product. We are very excited as we love it and hope you will be able to watch us and let us know what you think. hugs Karen x

Thursday, 16 September 2010

how busy are we?????

well firstly apologies to our followers,i,ve been away all summer with the family recuperating from a little operation,nothing serious.We had a warm and sunny time in the caravan near the coast.

So now were back and am straight back into the thick of it,starting with the GNPE papercrafts show in harrogate.Wow what a show,loved every minute of it.I was demoing the new A4 diecutting machine,and having only practiced for about a week on it,it just showed people how easy it is to use,its brilliant,and is now my new best friend,along side my lovely scorpal.

karen and myself were soooo busy demonstrating,we missed lunch both days (v v bad girls),however Gordon ate a whole packet of hobnobs (mine) very sneakily without sharing!! can you believe it!! I think Karen has some interesting photos to put up to show what a busy time he had on the till ha ha.

This week is being spent unpacking the van, and packing things for the next create and craft show,oh the glamour! Anyway thats all folks,off to do some designs,will share them soon. cheers michelle

Monday, 13 September 2010

What a weekend !!!!

Had a busy weekend at the Harrogate show. Michelle had fun with the new A4 die machine and I was demonstrating the scor-pal, it`s scor-buddy and bug.
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

Back into the thick of it

Hi everyone,

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

busy, busy, busy!!!!

Well we have been very busy getting ready for the show at Harrogate this weekend hope you will come and see us there.
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

And The Winner Is

Hello Everyone
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

Todays stamping workshop with Karen

Here are the lovely cards the ladies have made using the shadow amd masking techniques.

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.

Today the ladies enjoyed learning two new stamping techniques, shadow and masking.

They were so engrossed working on their creations but had a few laughs along the way.
Not only did they go home with their creations but very inky fingers too.