20 March 2009
18 March 2009
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.
13 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!
9 March 2009
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.