Sunday, September 30
Saturday was great with two classes at The Glitter Pot, a lovely bunch of ladies who were chatting loads it was quiet loud at times! I love these crafty get togethers, I like that I might pass on a few card ideas and that we get a chance to chatter about all things crafty and not feel weird in doing so :0) Yep there is nothing better than to chat to people who understand why you feel the need to buy every rubber stamp out there, that have enough papers to cover all their walls in their houses and who think crafting 24/7 just like me :)
Have to say a belated "Happy Birthday" to Wendy who spent her birthday day at my classes and she was kind enough to bring the chocolate buscuits too :) I hope you enjoyed you chinese last night Wendy, and I had one too.
So here are a couple of the cards we made, the photos I took this time were terrible, I mean bad, so I only have a few to share. We made 4 cards in total, they are 2, 2 hour classes and the mornings one we just about managed to finish, whereas the afternoon one most finished early.
Still it gave them more time to shop!
This is a little triangle Trifold cards we made, they all turned out cute. Here I have used Penny Black stamps and doodlebug papers to make a fun bright little book, all "stuff" from http://www.theglitterpot.co.uk/
This one is a cutie pie Penny Black design. This is a winter stamp but I also showed the ladies how when this one is coloured and mounted differently it can infact be an everyday stamp too. Again all the bits can be brought from The Glitter Pot.
On the Alley Pally note sounds like it was fab and lots to buy, would have loved to go but there is always Aprils one. My mate Kim who has borrowed my Bind it all got her own one yesterday so I am looking forward to getting reaquainted with my little machine and to playing and making a few books. I have emailed the school about getting into the summer fete with a table, that would be the second time I have gone somewhere with stuff, last time I was trying to sell stamps and it was a terrible flop, I am hoping some of the bits I can make will be appealing for the parents there.
Saturday, September 29
Next Saturday I am at Crafts U Love and have been sent a nice package of stamps and papers to play with before I get there. So if you fancy coming along to see a demo come along. I am really busy up until christmas now with just one Saturday off.
Til' later then.
Friday, September 28
Thursday, September 27
All the papers and card are Stampin Up!, the flowers are Bazzill, stamp Stamping Bella, Words by Caz, Baubles for centres of flowers, coloured with Watercolour Pencils.
Taking Caiden to doctors at 6;10pm, I am not sure they can do anything but I want them to check him out. He has had two small naps today but both times is coughing and doing like a inward gasp before he coughs, not nice for him. I am hoping he wont throw up on me tonight, running out of PJ's for us both!
One a happier note I took some bellas to bed with me and coloured Presentahbella in, IF I get a chance and feel like it, I will mount her up onto a card. I was really pleased in how she turned out, cute cute cute.
Talking of Bellas Em has released so fab new stamps, a fab bella with two sitting on a bench eating icecreams. A fantastic mixed up border, a lovely wording stamp and a funky flower, I think I "need" all of them! Sorry Darren but I do :)
Ally Pallys on this weekend, I wish I were going, more to the fact I wish I were working there. One year I need to go and hand some business cards out offering my demonstration services. I dont want to do shows all over, but I would like to get into doing this one. Or perhaps I need to get hold of a list of attendees to post them something? Hmmm its to just find people that sell stuff that I would like to use, no good me getting a job on a medalion stamp stand is it? LOL I do know someone going actually so I think I will ask her to make a few notes for me, she did ask if I wanted anything.
Oh well, off to drink my cuppa.... Have a good day, mine can only really improve cant it?
Wednesday, September 26
So its a simple one but I lovey it!
I used Stamping Bellas "Wreathabella" which you can find in various stores around the UK now, including Creative Pastimes. Some doodlebug paper, woodware ribbon, Stamping Bellas Baubles in Pickle and a red rudolphs nose zoomz.
Update on the woo (why do we do that? make up funny names for our kids) anyway, Caiden is still barking like a seal, but generally seems a little better. Harvey is fine and currently screaming out the words to Tommy Zoom! LOL bless him, he makes me giggle as he doesnt know all the words so he kinda makes bits up, bit like me Dad he always does that! We had a naughty MacD's for lunch today so we are having a healthier tea tonight. I said to Darren last night and sorry this is TMI, but why did Caiden have to throw up on a "good tea" night, I mean he lost all his veg! LOL if it were fish fingers and chips or something it wouldnt have been so bad, but he lost all his peas and carrots.... :0) another inside to the strange thoughts I have!
I am upstairs tonight finishing my last card for the class I have Saturday. I have soooo much stuff I want to play with and share with you all.
Tuesday, September 25
So Zoom on over to www.stampgalaxy.co.uk before they are all gone!
And I am just testing to see if I can post a photo too.... if there is a photo ifs of Harvey and a spooky tree!
Till next time
** The photo didnt work, I added it later
So today I and yesterday I have been working on two more blogs... One will be for my Stampin Up! customers and one will be for my Stampin Up! recruits. These are both private blogs so sorry, unless you fit into one of these catagories you wont see them. Its not that I am being sneaky or secretive but SU have some funny policies about what you can and cant do on your websites, if its private then only the people that need to see it can :)
Also today I added something to the right of my blog... can you see it? Its called Just for Fun.... first to guess what it is and I need it all correct then I will post you a little prize... I am not giving any hints or anything!
I am prepping for my two classes Saturday so I cant share my creations much this week, wouldnt want to show you stuff that people have paid to come and make so I will share them after. Oh and it didnt go by without my noticing that I hit and went over 25000 yesterday! WHOOOOO HOOO!! Thanks for making it be :) I will be sorting some blog candy out soon, to include a bella, some bellas baubles and more, just need some time to sort it out.
Sunday, September 23
Materials used :
Magnolia stamp, SU Doodle set, cricut expression machine to cut doodlecharms leaves, small doodlebug jewels, crate paper, watercolour pencils, PC to print word circle (designed by me) SU Scalloped punch
Saturday, September 22
Had a lovely time at a local garden centre. Its very close to us and I got a flyer from them ages ago about their Nature Trail. Well today the forecast was for a beautiful sunny day, so once we all had lunch I drag hungover husband along for a stroll in the countryside. I really do love where we live. We have a great mix here in this part of Surrey with beautiful countryside and towns just a short ride away. We are also close enough to drive to the coast and a short train ride from central London too. The nature trail was set up to celebrate 50 years of the land being owned and run by a couple. It has been built up and is now a thriving business of the garden centre, coffee shop and more. So here are some photos of our fun time.
Friday, September 21
OK here is the list of materials used :)
Materials Used : High Hopes Rubber Stamp. Stampin up! designer paper, Cuttlebug traffic jam emb folder, Bellas cappuccino baubles, Mermaid Tears, Ginko and Popcorn Zoomz, Glitter Glue, Stampin up! watercolour crayons, ribbon
Now onto something different... ever wanted so see an elephant in a tutu?? I will be posting a card soon with that very image!! LOL
Thursday, September 20
All my plans out the window, I had it all worked out and then Caiden just fell asleep at the school in his buggy so its put it all out... Oh well, I will wait for him to wake, give him his lunch and then get buzzing again.
Sorry no post yesterday, was buzzing then too :0) I am going spend a little time tonight in my room and make at least one card. It really i like my "fix" I need it and I think I feel harressed when I dont. Kinda like chocolate.
Til then Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tuesday, September 18
I feel I owe those that get notification of new posts directly an apology... Most of the time my posts sound like the above.... I hit "PUBLISH POST" I go online read the post and then change all the glaringly obvious errors. I am first to admit that I am naff at spelling and grammer (No really I hear you say in a sarcastic tone) I am good at waffling, sarcastic humour and buying stash! So for the "blar blah bl aummmm bluh blurrrrr" I apologise and I hope there is something inbetween the garbage on here that interests you :)
Waffle over...... Blar blah.....
** and for the record I even had to go in and change the errors on this one and that was after I was REALLY careful :).... no hope!
I owe the Craft Barn alot. Then Maggie decided she wanted to let the reigns go and sell up and thats where Linda and Nigel took over at the Barn. I still worked for Linda and Nigel as a freelance demonstrator whilst in my personal life I went onto have the boys ect... I havent worked there for some months but would have gladly had I been asked to come back.
All this goes onto say I am saddened that this is the end of an era as Linda and Nigel have decided not to renew their lease for the store. Thus the Craft Barn and the place I owe so much to is closing. I have some information below that is from the notice that they have given to their customers in store. Linda has given me her permission to publish to my blog. I didnt want it to be seen as gossip. I havent visted the barn for quiet a while but am planning to go in and say cherio to the staff and the place itself.
Sad News About The Craft Barn
We regret to advise you that we are closing The Craft Barn for business on Saturday 13th October 2007 as a result of our lease coming to an end.
We shall remain open on the remaining Saturdays in October and possibly November for stock clearance. Sunday 7th October will be our last Sunday opening from 11am - 3pm
Materials Used : Magnolia stamp, Penny Black words, Cuttlebug flower, 3" woodware scallop punch, Zoomz, glitter glue, Stampin up! Watercolour crayons, Doodlebug Paper, Prima flowers
What a beautiful sunny day, very chilly in the wind but sunny. I think I need to make the most of the sunshine as its set to start raining soon.
Not sure where I can take my photos when the rain comes, I love using the sun to pick up the shimmer and shine.
Monday, September 17
I am at risk of overload.... look what came today!! Whooo Hooo!!
Stamps, ink, wheel, paper, card, watercolour crayons... yumm yumm yumm. Of course this is all in the name of research and prepairing for SU coming over here :)
A pritty bad morning has turned into a GREAT one!
I am not feeling 100% and just feeling yuck, then Caiden hasnt napped and I really have so much stuff I could have done with him asleep (stamp colour and craft) so I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, now I am very happy :))) The power of rubber!
Three photos here are a prime example of me coming home from demos with more stuff than I took! The first is of 5 HUGE tubes of Uhu glue that my friend Kim picked up from poundland for me... enough to last me some little while thats for sure :) The second are some stamps that Kitty from First Class Crafts brought along to me on my demo Saturday. I had ordered them Friday and suddenly thought I could ask Kitty to bring them along with her, arent they adorable, they are from High Hopes and you can see those and more on her website.
Lastly there are 5 coffee tins from Paula (see my fav UK bloggers list) she is giving away these tins, but also raising money for a worthy cause and is asking for a donation for charity. What a fab idea. I will eventually alter these to make nice pots for pens and embellishments of some sort. What a great idea Paula. Stop by her blog, email her and see if you can help out too
Is it not typical that I am surrounded by all this amazing stuff but I feel no energy to do anything! I am just sooooo tired I feel a little sick and I cant do anything today other that sit down think about what I could be doing! Harvey is watching cbeebies and Caiden thankfully is taking a nap. Harvey has a hacking cough and has woke me the last three mornings at about 4am. I have given him medicine and he has gone back to sleep but I take a while to drop back off and Caiden generally has been disturbed also so he isnt properly asleep and rolls around for the next two and a half hours. So after that, 2 days working I am trashed. I apologise for teasing you will the goodies and not doing anything other than talking about it. I think I need a day off from it all. I might manage to get my scissors out and cut my SU stamps down.
Sunday, September 16
Stamps by Penny Black. Also used Small punch, snowflakes embossing dolder, white ink, pencils
This cute hedgehog is another from Penny Black. Wording from a Woodware set.
This cute cat is Penny Black too... How do they keep on doing it? Coming out with adorable images?
This kitty cat is another David Walker design
Oh, my husband said to my "only 6 more h20's till you have the set eh?" OMG he reads my blog whilst I am out, No more sharing stash on here then :) LOL