Saturday, January 26
I used to love reading the gingerbread man... hence the title... tonight I made Darren take Harvey to bed and he was asked to read "fox in socks" LOL I read it to Harvey the other night and I told him to ask Daddy to read it to him the next time he took him to bed thinking Darren would take one look at it and say no, but good Daddy Darren read it to him!! ha ha stitched up.
Night Night everyone, I am stressing over my SU party next week, SOOOOO much to do and so little time.... ARGH!!! I will probably dream about it tonight.
Friday, January 25
Thursday, January 24
Talking of yummy papers I got some cd's from Anice at www.Funkyhand.co.uk and she has some amazing papers too, its got me to thinking I almost need my own PC in my crafting palace dont I? LOL go check both those links out, oh yeah there is another fab paper place too, all downloadable, when I find the link I will put it here, its another UK link, its nice to support our own talented designers as well as the USA market too.
Wednesday, January 23
I also have been working on a magazine comission so I have been making stuff, just cant share it right now.
I have my first Stampin Up! party next week in Worthing and I need to get everything planned for that. The Stampers Ten groups have taken up LOADS of time trying to sort out orders and payments ect.
I have decided on my shed and hope to order it soon. I am going for 10 x 8 chalet with georgian windows and door, lined ect... Its a little more than I though I would spend but I thought it would be best to get the best I can currently afford as its not something we will be replacing. It will be lovely to have the light from the door and its a better fitting door with handle and key ect so it will be lovely. Very excited still. Oh and I have picked my carpet, HOT HOT HOT pink!! WOWIE!! Cant wait to show you :)
Caiden is napping and I need to be stamping right now so I had better get off my butt and go.
I feel sad for his family and his little daughter, she hardly had a chance to get to know her Daddy.
RIP Heath and say "Hi" to my Dad.
Sunday, January 20
I love Penny Black, dont need to tell ya that do I? Well yesterday was my first classes since having 2 months off what with my Dad and Christmas. So I was at the Glitter Pot, the home of the best selection of Penny Black that I know of and the nicest owners and customers too ;0)
Friday, January 18
Thats 10 templates - I would like £10 for the lot. SOLD
Paypal greatly preffered
Campout - very very very lightly if use at all http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=563 £8
Heart and Home - used a little and has slight staining http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3114 £8 SOLD
Background Basics - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=729 £5
Petite Patterns - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=729 £5
Itty Bitty Backgrounds - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=547 £5 SOLD
Nice and Narrow http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=717 £8 SOLD
Mini Brushstrokes - cant find a link but its 12 small stamps that use the two step stamping tecnique to build beautiful flowers £5
Toy Box -http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=3185 £8 SOLD
Travel Time - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=4016 £10
Petite Posies - Again cant find link but these are solid flowers & leaves 14 small stamps £5
Handstamped Sayings - set of 4 stamps - Stamp art from me to you, handstamped, handstamped with love by and handstamped by £5
Postage will be charged at extra and at cost.
Thursday, January 17
Tuesday, January 15
Edited to add the bloke I spoke to wasnt too great, his boss called me back and he sounded much more confindent in knowledge about their products and he has given me a quote to insulate the shed with polysterine and boards which will be fab so I think this is the one. Delivery has increased but he has agreed to let me have double windows instead of single ones and a stable door at no extra cost as well.
Oh what to do!
Weather is horrible too. Has been chucking it down since I got up. Not looking forward to the school run this morning!
Think I will go an make a cuppa and see what happens.
Monday, January 14
For those that sent cheques to secure your places I have not banked them so I can return or hold for a later session, Just let me know. I am so sorry!! I am so sad as I was very much looking forward to launching my SU thing on this date and have been brainstorming ideas for what I was going to demo ect.
Looking at my very full calendar I the next date I can do for a stamp camp will be 5th April at the same times 10am - 2pm. I have a few dates in March free but both of them are close families birthdays so I dare not use those. (Hubby and Harvey)
I have a party booked on 29th Jan at Worthing, 6th Feb at Horsham and 12th Feb at Whyteleafe. If you are interested in coming along to these parties I know the hostesses said other stampers are welcome! Or alternatively if you want a party at your home, let me know, I am covering parts of Surrey & Sussex and you only need 8-10 people for it to be a fun a rewarding time. You will all get to have a go at stamping, learn about Stampin Up! products, watch a demonstration and order products.
Sunday, January 13
Friday, January 11
I teased you all with a photo of my new Magnolias so I took some images to bed and I have managed this morning to knock up this simple card. I am also sharing a few images that I also coloured but havent managed to make into cards yet.
Lighting is not great it is so rainy here today. Got soaked taking Harvey to school, wasnt doing to bad as I had a coat and boots on, but then a car splashed me! GRRRRR
My "r" on the keyboard is playing up, so please excuse if there are any missing, that my my usual typos!
Thursday, January 10
I am at the moment pondering the idea of goign for something thicker and that I wouldnt have to insulate, my friend Julie has a cabin type shed and hers is thick so she didnt need to insulate. She has a heater in on thermostat to kick in when it gets too cold. Failing that a regular shed that I will isulate, paint, carpet, light, electric ect ... Wishing my Dad was about more than ever as he would have helped out so much, he was such a handy man to have about, we didnt pay for any help with plumbing, painting, decorating or anything. He'd give most things a go.
Hmmmm, dont know what to do again!! LOL
Oh on a crafty note, Oh I did a little dance today when the postman came... wanna see what he brought? Hmmmm Well there was the regular postman on foot that brought this...
Yep my prize for winning off the Magnolia blog and they arent even released or pictured anywhere yet!!!
HOW LUCKY AM I? Yes I am shouting!! LOL Great for today as I have been a little tearful today, think coz Mum is so down today it makes me sad :0(
Then the parcel man came and brought me a fantastic parcel from my SS from the Cricut forum. I have been spoilt rotten for a year, so sad it has ended. Now its my turn to find some crafty items to spoil her back!
LOADS of stuff in there, I will take a photo later and transfer off phone, I keep being lazy and taking photos and then texting them but that costs me money I had better get out of that habit! * Its minus sweeties that I gave to my boys and a caramel hot chocolate that Harvey drank as soon ass he got home from school, I got to sniff it and it smelt yummy!
Wednesday, January 9
I am getting some money from my Mum and I am to get my craft shed out of it. I thinking it will be 10 foot x 8 foot. I have a few things I need to decide on, and I know ultimately its my decision but I wondered what the general feelings were among you.
Where would you put your work area? Against the wall or freestanding in the middle?
Shed with a basic shed feel or something that looks more chalet like? I have found a fab place and they have so much choice that I cant decide!!
Storage? I was thinking lots and lots of shelves and boxes on them...
I just wanted everyones feedback for it. Not going to be a for a few months yet but I like to plan.
Sunday, January 6
I will have another go tomorrow boys permitting, or should I say boy as Harveys now firmly in the all day at school club.
So here is Edwin first. Of course the lovely stamp is a Magnolia one. I used the fabby nestabilities from the glitter pot for the scalloped circle and then used the regular cirles to cut out the inside. I love these sitting Edwin and Tildas they look so cute like this. The Papers are Crate Paper which I got from http://www.firstclasscrafts.co.uk/ not too sure if they sell papers any more but check out their site for stamps and other bits and pieces. The star where some punches I brought ages ago from the Craft Barn when it was owned by the founder Maggie Wright, I love these stars. So thats that card explained.
I used the Penny Black, cuttlebug folder and Daisy Bucket paper all from www.theglitterpot.co.uk coloured with watercolour pencils, flowers from Prima from USA although I am sure you could find them over here and Bellas Baubles for the centre of the flowers. I was inspired by the pink and blue scheme by the beautiful paper and really went to town with it. I used a thin black pen to add faux piercing to the edge of the stamped panel. Hope you likey?
Saturday, January 5
Some have my name on them as I used to take them to classes.
I am hoping to go to the London if you are thinking of going and want to come along with me just let me know. I believe that current demos need to take along a potential recuit to go and I REALLY WANT TO GO!! LOL so email me and we can meet up on the way. I expect that I will be going by train somehow.
Taken from the SU Uk website
Join us at Open Night!
Join us for an evening of creativity and fun! At our Open Nights you’ll enjoy making your own handmade cards while you learn about Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive products for card making, scrapbooking, home décor, and more. And while you’re there, you’ll discover a fun and flexible way to earn additional income—along with the many other amazing benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!
To register for the London Open Night, simply send us an e-mail with your name and phone number. We’re looking forward to meeting you! When:
24 January 2008 7.00 to 9.00 PM
Where: Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum Cromwell Road London SW7 4DN
Friday, January 4
My name is Harvey and I am nearly five. I do use cutlery but I too like a bit on my chin for good measure... Dont let mummy kid you.. she sometimes has to wear a napkin when Spag bol is around!
And dont let her pretend she dont love us... I mean look at our faces... faces of angels, dirty angels!
I went to my favourite store today and picked up my favourite stamps from my favourite stamp company. Of course I am talking about The Glitter Pot and the beautiful Penny Black rubber stamps...
I LOVE Magnolias, Bellas, Hannas, Sugar Nellies, Stampendous, Whippersnapper, Inky Antics, ect ect ect but my heart belongs to Penny Black and I owe this whole crazy stamp addiction to them! And probably Penny Black make up most of my collection too. (hugs to Shaida and her team that keep on making these amazing stamps)
The Glitter pot have them in stock NOW!! so check their site out www.theglitterpot.co.uk to get yours before they go. And if that wasnt enough I got some scrummy papers from them, Doodlebug and Daisy bucket.... (insert homer simpson drooling sound here)
So I was chatting to Bryan and he tells me that I need to fill up my class, that is in two weeks time. So if you likey the lookey of these stamps and papers you had better come and have a play with me! Coz I can see a whole lotta fun being russled up with these critters. Maybe with some cuttlebugged backgrounds, or maybe with something cut with the nestabilities>?? its going to be fun so dont make me play on me tod!
So now you know why I am in heaven..... I am sure you will agree its fun here!
Thursday, January 3
Wednesday, January 2
OK these photos were taken by myself whislt trying to colour in too and they were on my camera phone with poor lighting but I hope these will give you a few ideas. Make sure your pencils are sharp, this will prevent the wood of the pencil getting wet.