Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Here is just a small selection of the items I've made for the trick ot treaters who may call this evening.
The Stampin' Up ghoulish googlies designer bundle was great, I just added a bit of extra designer series paper and ribbon.
If you still have to make some Christmas cards why not order one of the Christmas bundles, my favourite is 'Scentsational Season'. By ordering the bundle you save 15%!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

October classes

Halloween Crafts - Saturday 27th October 10am (West Cowick)

Spooky! Have you seen the spooky new Halloween products in the Autumn and Winter catalogue?  I just love the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit - it contains 10 glassine bags and 20 printed double sided tags ready for you to stamp spiddies, bats, witches and all kinds of spooky stuff onto as well as 50 sticky googly eyes!  You can also buy this kit along with the fabbo Googly Ghouls stamp set in a bundle and save 15% of the price!
In my next class on Saturday 27th October, I will show you how to make these fun little bags by adding some extra designer paper and ribbon.  We will also make a cute halloween card and a fun 'wand'.  The class costs £10 and this includes all materials to make one of each of these projects and your refreshments.  If you want to make more of these googlie goody bags at home to give to friends and family or for trick or treat gifts then you can pre-order the kits to take home.  I need to know by Saturday 20th October at the latest if you want to order them so I can have them to give you at the class.

The item numbers and prices are:

1. Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit (co-ordinates with the Googly Ghouls Stamp Set)

  • 20 printed double-sided tags: 2 designs
  • 10 glassine bags with die cut edges
  • 50 adhesive-backed googly eyes
  • 10 pieces of pumpkin pie/whisper white bakers twine
£7.25 - item number: 126914

2. Googly Ghouls stamp set
£14.95 wood mount - 128060
£11.95 clear mount - 128063

3.  Buy the Bundle and SAVE!
get the stamp set and the designer kit together for:
£18.50 wood mount - 129852
£15.95 clear mount - 129853

Christmas Card Evening Class - Tuesday 30th October 6.30pm (GOOLE - at the High School)

This is a new class and I'm very excited about it!  You will make SIX - yes six, fabulous Christmas cards.  The venue for this class is the High School in Goole (Centenary Road) in their new business centre just on the left as you come through the main gates. There is loads of off road parking and refreshments are also provided.  The class is a bargain price of £10 per person and includes all the materials you will need.
Booking is essential - so please contact me as soon as possible to book your place.

Monday, 1 October 2012

New Catalogue!

I have been drooling over this new ideas book and catalogue for weeks now, as a demonstrator I have had my copy and sneak peeks of products early and as a crafter I already have a 'wish list' as long as my arm!  I have a stack of these catalogues waiting for you to get your crafty mitts on so please contact me to order your copy today for £5.95.  Don't forget that this isn't just a catalogue of gorgeous goodies to drool over it's a wonderful book choc full of luscious ideas, designs and inspirations!!  Stampin' Up! have really done us proud with this new book, it's 205 glossy pages of the latest products in rubber stamping, paper-crafting, scrapbooking and this year introduces glorious fabrics and accessories for your cookie making and sweetie packaging endeavours; in a nutshell there really is something for every crafter.

So, there are several ways for you to get hold of a new Ideas Book and Catalogue...

1)  Contact me - to order one via the post £5.95 with free postage
2)  Download a pdf version for free (not as much fun as holding a paper copy and taking it to bed with you!)
3) Join my 'virtual hostess' club and receive a FREE copy
4) Come to my next class and browse a copy for free and have an opportunity to win one in the raffle.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Affection Collection

This is the most gorgeous stamp set EVER! I am totally in love with it. Now I know that it's a long way off valentine's day but I had to make a couple of anniversary cards this week and I was just so thrilled with this new set (in the new seasonal catalogue - 127946, in wood or 127949, in clear).
I enjoyed making these cards and the gift box so much that I'm sharing them with you at my next class. Oh, and by the way don't you just love the deep pink of that card stock? It's 'raspberry ripple' one of the new 'in colours', I adore it.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Here's a sneak peek of the Christmas book we will be making at my 'Seasonal Craft Class' on Saturday - check out my classes page for details of time and venue.  

Cawood Craft Festival

Phew! that was a brilliant weekend at the Cawood Craft Festival.  On Saturday my friend and fellow demonstrator Linda ( and me went up there to look at the space we would have for our stand on Monday.  The festival was on for the whole weekend including the bank holiday Monday but we were only having a stand for one day.  The entire village was turned into a craft festival with things going on in a variety of locations from scarecrows all over the village, a miniature steam train for the kids, a display of beautiful hand crafted items in the church and in the vicarage garden (quite a large orchard) a huge marquee and several smaller marquees full of crafting stands all showing their wares!
Well, it was so tempting to spend all our money on Saturday but in the end we each bought little bits and pieces and a large bowl of chilli and an ice-cream to wash it down with before coming home.
I then spent Saturday evening practicing laying out our stand and displaying everything nicely before photographing it, I was exhausted by the time I'd done and my dining room looked like a Stampin' Up! extravaganza!!
Sunday morning arrived and Linda got to my house nice and early so we loaded my car with all our goodies and off we went.  It only took us about an hour to set up thanks to my control freakiness expert planning the night before.  We were pleased with our efforts and in the end the stand looked pretty good for a first attempt.
We had a brilliant day meeting a lot of lovely people, most of whom were actually interested in what we were doing, we even managed to persuade a couple of totally non crafters that they too could make a lovely birthday card - they were very pleased with themselves!
It was hard work planning it all and making our 'inspiration tables' but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we're looking forward to doing another one soon.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pots of colour

I want to showcase the Twitterpated designer series papers before the summer mini catalogue ends this month. These have been my favourite papers, I love them!  So here is my pot of love for Twitterpated! Each flower is double sided to show that the papers are too.