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