21 August 2009

Craftwork Cards

Here are some of the lovely things I made on the Craftwork Cards workshops recently.

Shoe-box swap night

oooooooo what fun we had round at Janes the other night .... she hosted a shoe box swap night. Don't ask me why its called a shoe box swap cos its got nothing to do with shoes at all but rather the idea is each guest designs a papercraft project then prepares the a kit for each of the other guests. In our case there were five of us .... all were Stampin! Up demos except moi. Anyway what happens each 'shoe box' goes around the room and the person next in line takes their kit, makes the project and passes it on, so at any one time each person is making something different! And this is what we made...

This was Margaret's card project which I loved

This Debbies lovely post-it note holder project

This my 3" x 3" notelet project

This Janette's Christmas Card project

And this lovely chocolate orange gift bag from Jane

What a great evening


13 July 2009

Craft Sale, Morley Green, Cheshire Sunday 19th July

Just a little bit of forewarning to those of you in Cheshire and Greater Manchester - there's going to be a craft swap/sale/fair at Morley Green Club (close to Wilmslow) on Sunday 19th July from 12 til 4. There'll be some great bargains to be had! Tea/coffee/cakes for sale. Watch this space for further info! Mail me if you have any questions.

Chris x

14 May 2009

Hello ladies

.... in the Aga shop in Helensburgh!

3 May 2009

Samuel Taylor Brighouse - Raspberry Ripple Demo

Here are some of the samples I left when I demoed at Samuel Taylor recently. Photos are pretty crabby having been taken on my phone ...
If you fancy having a go at making a flower like this here's a link to where I found it

Picture on the left is a little mini album but the photo is so poor you can't really tell.
All made with K&Co Wild Raspberry papers and embellies supplied by Bramwells.
Am going to try to find some new pictures of my room to post so you can see how it has evolved since we first did it.
Lol x

20 April 2009

My room

I remember way back posting some piccies of my then craft room. Well we got busy last year and converted our outhouse to become my new den ... thought I would share some glimpses of how it was when it was first completed. I've filled some of those empty looking spaces since these were taken and I'll post some more up-to-date pictures soon. I'm a bit of a kleptomaniac and struggle to chuck things out. I think I'll end up like Mr. Trebus, that polish bloke that had to climb over junk to get into his house! lol xx Anyway Hope you like it.

night night x

20 March 2009

Guild Class Prototyes

Spent a few hours prepping some ideas for the Guild classes. I found this idea somewhere on the internet ....
can't remember where I found it but I just loved it ... this is my take on it.

and an exploding box ... this is the hubster and I on our wedding day...

Chris x

18 March 2009

Scrapbooking with a Twist

I'm very excited today - Wimslow Guild have asked Jane E-C and I to teach a day workshop on scrapbooking at summer school on 9th May from 10am til 4pm. There will be two main projects - one morning - an exploding box - and one afternoon - an envelope and tag book, and at least two smaller projects squeezed in to the day. We hope that you can join us on this scrapbooking day - its the first time the Guild has held scrapbooking classes and we are hoping to start weekly classes in conjunction with the Guild from the autumn.

Chris x

13 March 2009

Hobbycrafts NEC 13th March 2009

ooooooohh what fun we had at the NEC today.  Bumped into a couple of chums, namely Jo Channon and Joey Burdett who are fellow demonstrators for Bramwells.  I spent a fortune (goes without saying really) ... thanks hubster who treated me to some spends for the show xxx  

Highlights for me were Craftwork cards - treated myself to their goody bag and a few other choice bits and pieces.  They have such gorgeous unique stuff, beautiful samples, everything co-ordinates perfectly.  So hard to resist (so I didn't).  Then a new company on me Lavinia Stamps  .... stunning designs, beautifully presented, and well demonstrated.  

I replenished my cardstock and envelopes and fortunately found the Every Craft a Pound man who I bought some blades from at GMEX thinking they would fit me craft knife only to find they were too big.  So for £1 I managed to get the knife that they fit.  

I also love Craftology who sell the most fab plasticised foil card which when stamped with clear embossing powder has a super high shine finish.  Hard to describe you have to see it for yourself.  Apparantly it has to be this special card to work and I watched as the demonstrator used coloured Stazon to colour the silver foil card before stamping onto it.  Great effect.

And at last I found my scalloped circles Nestabilities from Once Upon a Stamp - a bargain at £16.99.  I loved this stand!  They were demonstrating mould making, had fab metal kits (like Ten Seconds Studio), loads of Nesties, great stamps, a  brill deal on Stazon inks 5 for £20! Really really nice stuff.  Had to tear myself away....

At home now and just admiring my purchases, can't wait to get cracking with them!

Chris x

9 March 2009

Kit & Caboodle

What a long way it is to Dalton in Furness from Wilmslow.  I was up at the crack of dawn to get to demo on Saturday but it was well worth it.  I had a great day with Alison and her lovely ladies.  Thanks to Mabe for being gentle with me and not heckling and for Pete's whistling whilst I visited the little girls room!  Don't forget to get your competition entries to Bramwells see the link here.

Chris x

21 February 2009

Fabby day

Just back from a great day over at Samuel Taylor in Brighouse. The lovely Ann looked after me a treat and I met lots of the regular ladies (and gents too!) who loved the triple embossing and stamping techniques we used on the chipboard. I had great fun with everyone there and it was brilliant to see the sun shining for once! x

20 February 2009


Will be at Samuel Taylor's in Brighouse tomorrow doing an Inchies demo so thought I'd share some of the samples I've made for the day. Hope you like them.

Chris x

14 February 2009

Stitches Show NEC

I'm not going to Stitches Show at NEC this year sadly, but Bramwells sent me some of the gorgeous new K&Co papers and Inkadinkado Inchie stamps and I made these samples for the show, some scrapbook pages, some cards, some embellished notebooks. Hope you like them.

And a BoBunny album, card and mini-book (see YouTub vid below for making instructions).

As I write the hubster is in the kitchen preparing Valentine's dinner (actually he's always in the kitchen cooking something or other!). But tonight we dine in at April Cottage Bistro! He puts so much effort in, god love him. Three courses, wine, chocolates and a printed menu. Can't wait. (No wonder I've got so fat).

Hugs x