Sunday, 30 September 2012
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Good morning crafters, it’s the weekend again so I hope you’re all doing something nice today
We had a great day yesterday and everyone who visited was very impressed with our new shop and the extended range of crafty goodies that we have
The coffee and cakes went down a treat and we raised lots of money for Macmillan Cancer Support …can I say a big thank you to everyone who supported us with that, it’s a very worthwhile cause
If you weren’t able to come yesterday we are open every Saturday now from 10 until 4 for your convenience
Here’s todays card, it’s another little peek at the new Geisha Girls and this one is by Pops
Pops has used ‘Cho’ on this card – isn’t she gorgeous in her aqua Kimono!
Have a good day everyone, see you tomorrow
Friday, 28 September 2012
Good morning everyone, we’ve been really busy the past few days here re-arranging our shop onto 2 floors …it looks amazing and we really hope that you like it
If you’re able to pop along today it will be lovely to see you …I’ll maybe put a few pictures up shortly for those of you who are not near enough to visit and then you can see what we’ve been up to!
If you do come make sure you have time for a coffee and a cake in our new cafe area …we’re joining in with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to try and help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Trust
Today’s cards are more sneaky peeks of our new Geisha Girls…
Fleur has used the girls in her own unique style, they’re a bit different from the others I’ve shown you so far
I love the colour schemes that she’s chosen, they’re not typically pretty …but aren’t they just beautiful, Fleur’s work is very popular with our customers
You can see more details on her own blog so if you’ve not had a look then do have a wander over there
That’s it from me for today …have a lovely day all
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Sunday, 23 September 2012
There will be a mini-launch of the amazing new Geisha girl stamps so you’ll be able to get your hands on them before anyone else …if you saw Bev’s card yesterday you’ll have had a sneeky peek and you are going to LOVE them! Watch out for more cards on here this week from our design team using them
We will finally have room for all our 400 rubber stamps to be out out on display, there will be loads more card samples and projects for inspiration and there will also be more room for our popular sentiment stamps, paper pads and die cut designs too
We have some other new lines as well for you such as a fabulous range of dies including Spellbinders, Memory Box and more
We also have a fab new coffee area so after all that browsing you can rest your feet, have a nice hot drink, chat with friends, or even leave your husband - not literally!
(In fact we think we have the most husband-friendly girlie shop in England!)
To celebrate the new look, we are taking part in the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. You can enjoy your cappuccino and cupcake and raise funds for a good cause at the same time!
All proceeds from the sale of of refreshments throughout the day will be donated to Macmillan
We’d love to see you so hope you can make it, the full address and directions can be found on the website here
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Friday, 21 September 2012
Thursday, 20 September 2012
Good morning everyone
I hope you’ve all checked back on the blogs that took part in the mini hop. The mystery blogs that had a prize announced the draw winners last night so make sure you pop back and see if you were a lucky winner.
I love the colour scheme and the splash of green, also how effective to put the sentiment in the cloud – what a good idea!
Have a good day
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Good morning everyone, I have a very lovely card to share with you today that was made for us by Lena Katrine
She made it as a sneaky peek for the Christmas stamps and our blog hop but I’ve had so many cards to show you that it’s been held back a bit – I’m sure you’ll agree that it was worth waiting for!
The stamp is Snow Cute and isn’t he the cutest ‘lil penguin you ever saw!
The ‘noel’ greeting is from our Christmas Grungy Messages set which has been unbelievably popular and will be back in stock shortly (sorry, but when I planned to show you the card today we had plenty of stock)
Hope you like it, you can see more of Lena Katrine’s beautiful work on her own blog here and I’ll see you tomorrow – have a lovely day!
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Good morning everybody and I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend so far
It’s the 15th of the month so time for another of our designer mini hops
The following designers are all taking part so make sure you hop from one blog to another to see what card they’ve made using that stamp;
The aim is to to show you many different ways to use the same image and hopefully give you lots of ideas
There are hidden prizes along the way so make sure you leave a comment on all the cards as we don’t know which blogs have the prizes
The winners will be drawn at random from the comments that are left
Enjoy the hop, and see you tomorrow
Friday, 14 September 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012
If you look out on the internet, you will find MANY different styles of creating these paperbag albums, this is just one way that you can create it.
You will need three or more paper bags for this project and I would suggest using the best tape or glue that you have. It will need to stand the test of time with being handled.
Start by trimming the top, rough edge, of each paper bag to make a 12” long bag. Fold all 3 bags in half. Lay one folded bag on top of the other and using strong glue adhere the bottom folded portion of one bag to the top folded portion of another, creating a page in the center with the two bags.
There will now be four pages with a 6”x3” pocket on each page on the left hand side, and 3 top inserting pockets created from the tops of the bags.
Glue all pleats on sides of bags and place a small amount of tape along the very edge (top and bottom of book) on each pocket to hold down sides of pockets.
Lili of the Valley's Classic Christmas Paper Pad, and color images with distress ink refills or your favorite coloring medium to decorate all pages and pockets of the cookbook. Make tags with the new Christmas Recipes stamps and add ribbon.
Icing the Cake.