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Monday, 29 November 2010

Wagner has left and Katie Wassail...

I am happy that Wagner has left the show, and that the facebook campaign to make him a winner has fallen down. Louis was probably allowed to bring Wagner to the show to give the show ratings.

Yes Katie was talented, but I found Simon Cowells remarks contradictory last night. Its good that the show is back with the talent and in the hands of the viewers. Well if he respected the viewers, why did they keep saving Katie - others in the show that went in the bottom two deserved a second chance. Clearly the public did not want Katie and I am happy that she has gone. The judges showed no respect to the viewers with Katie.

That is my moan of the day...

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Creative Expression Demonstration Card

Here is one of my cards I made on the day of the demonstration at Kims Craft. I used here the Christmas Sleigh Ride Stamp set, the swirl stamp and the sentiment. Oh yes, and the cuttlebug has made a reappearance with the use of those nestabilities. I manually cut out the aperture because I do not currently have a rectangle nestability. Next on the list of things to purchase and hide, and pretend they have always been there!
Products used:
Creative Expressions Christmas Sleigh Ride Stamp
Papermania Organza Christmas Ribbon
Adhesive Gems
Versamark Ink Pad
Holographic Embossing Powder
Various shades of card

Friday, 26 November 2010

How much would you charge for?

I need your help and kind advise, please.

I have recently made a few candles to sell at a craft fayre and try them out in my area. I have took this picture from a friends site. I was wondering how much would you charge for a large candle and a small candle. A candle packaged up and decorated all the way around?

And in particular if you do sell them, how much do you charge and how much have you seen others charge for it?

I was thinking of £4 for the large one and £2 for the small one. My smaller candle is slightly smaller and slightly fatter than the one shown? Its also includes these style and stamped images on both sides.

I would be very interested in hearing your views.

I will delete this post by Monday / Tuesday of next week.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Bow Making

Once upon a time, a long long long while ago, someone very generously shared this over at the docrafts forum. I am really sorry, as I can not remember who it was. If it was you, please leave me a message, I will credit you accordingly and link to your blog.

Just been to a demonstration, and one of the topics was bow making. I referred the ladies to my blog, and told them it has been a while since I have posted it (July in fact). So for the ladies from my demonstration, I have reposted how to make this bow using the fork. It has been photographed step by step. Hope it helps.

I will post the card I made using this bow tutorial later this week.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Creative Expression Demonstrations

The two last weekends, I have had fun demonstrating the Creative Expression stamps and making my samples. For details of the stamps, click here.

Thank you for everyone who did turn up to both the demonstrations, I had fun and do not be afraid to ask questions. I do not mind answering them at all. My pink Cuttlebug had its first travel, because of the second shop you never know which shop has the Cuttlebug in. 

If you do want any of the limited edition Cuttlebug, Kims Craft only stock the green ones. Do ask, and they can order one in for you. I did, thats how I met the pink cuttlebug I just love. And I demonstrating a bit of my new toy. A great toy

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Milton with Poinsetta

Another card using this gorgeous stamp from Wild Rose Studio, and teamed it up with the Masculine papers. Can you see the embossed effect on the card, that is courtesy of my new Cuttlebug which I love!

At the bottom of this post you will see the stamp name, click on that to see the other cards I have posted. Do not forget about the blog hop over at Wild Rose Studio. There is prizes to be won, and if not - pop on just to see all the amazing inspiration.
Products used:
Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Poinsetta Stamp
Wild Rose Studio - For Men Paper
Coordinations Cardstock
Glitter Glue - blue and gold
Papermania Swirls Embossing Folder

Monday, 22 November 2010

Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop

Wild Rose Studios first ever blog hop!!!!!

Would you like a chance to pop along a blog hop for a chance to win some amazing Wild Rose Studio products?... More below.

I recently became an well to be honest, an addict of all things Wild Rose Studio and spent a small fortune on a lot of stamps, (really a lot!) and their papers and CD's.

They have released some new stamps, they are absolutely gorgeous. They can be adapted for Christmas or anytime of the year. For details of this new range, click here. Whilst hubby is away, these new stamps did pop into my shopping basket - how naughty of me.

From blogland, I know a few of you own these gorgeous range of stamps - Wild Rose Studio have done a blog hop with a fantastic chance to win some prizes and see some inspiration. However to find out more how to win and what you have to do, click here.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Penny Black At All Sorts Challenge

I was holding back on my Penny Black Christmas cards as this weeks demonstration at Wigston was Penny Black. However due to whatever oversight on part of the shop they did not order any of the new stamps I planned to use. So I will be using the same stamp sets from last week to use this week at the demonstration and using the prep I did for Penny Black with a Creative Expression image - where I can fit one! Its not easy as I thought it would be!

Here is a card that I am going to enter into the Penny Black At All Sorts Challenge where the theme is 'Its Beginning to look like Christmas'
Products used:
Penny Black Winter Whites and Green Clear Stamp (Sentiment)
Penny Black Jolly Friends Clear Stamp
Papermania Classic Christmas by Stephanie Dymant Papers
Papermania Capsule Mini Buttons
Glitter Glue
X Cut Scalloped Border Punch
X Cut Mini Circle Punch

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Remembrance Sunday

I have seen this post on Kaths blogs, and definitely would like to support this. So spread it around.

Remembrance Sunday....a time when folks all over the world come together to remember the ultimate sacrifice made by brave men and women in wars past and present....
In our local town, we always have the March and a poppy fly over with weather permitting on the actual day of 11th November. It annoys me for those who can not observe the 2 minute silence. You have the freedom because people lost their lives. Respect...

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Promarker Aquamarker Give Away

Letraset must well and truly be feeling the holiday season. I just discovered another give away. This beautiful Aquamarker Give Away set. Fabulous - I have been looking at this for a long time and already thinking of ways to use it.
To be with in a chance of winning this beautiful set of Promarkers,  you will need to visit Ruth's blog by clicking here and see what you need to do. But do check out her beautiful digi images, there are new gorgeous images out. Good luck

Friday, 12 November 2010

Would you like to win all of the Promarkers?

This is the time I normally tease you with sneak peaks before my forthcoming demonstration. However I do not have many samples, but lots of cards prepared to be made up on the day for the demonstration. Once they are done, I will start posting them for the Creative Expressions demo. During my last visit to Kims Craft in Hinckley, I noticed that they are now stocking Wild Rose Studio stamps. So I will add that to the demonstration.

However, I wanted to come online to tell you about some amazing candy.

Going Buggy is offering a chance to win all 148 of the promarker collection, 148! I did not even know that there were that many promarkers, the stand at my local shop does not look like it holds 148 different promarkers! wow!

To win this amazing candy, click here to be taken to the site.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Creative Expression Demonstration

This Saturday I am demonstration Creative Expressions / Wild Rose Studio at Kims Craft, Hinckley Branch from 10am to 1pm. Do come by and say hello, this unfortunately may be my last demonstration their for a while. I have not yet decided, but I would love to say hello to all the lovely ladies at Hinckley.

For those who may live by the address is:
Kims Craft
4 Coventry Road,
LE10 0JT.
I have selected the following stamps to demonstrate:

Christmas Sleigh Ride

I believe in Santa Claus

North Pole Friends

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Poinsetta

hi there, before I went on a break I was focusing on this gorgeous stamp from Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Poinsetta, click here to see the other cards using this gorgeous stamp. Here is another card using this gorgeous stamp, however I have used the Masculine Papers from Wild Rose Studio.

Products Used:
Wild Rose Studio - For Him Paper
Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Poinsetta Stamp

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Glitterpot Demonstration Weekend Spectacular

I went to the Glitterpot this Sunday gone for their demonstration spectacular and finally met Clare Curd! I really enjoyed her demonstration and her card samples were stunning as always. She is a really nice friendly person and I enjoyed talking to her about my wedding and card making. Thank you for your advise, I will certainly take it on and will let you know how I get on.

She made some really stunning cards, however I wish docrafts would publish more of her stunning cards in project of the weeks or in Creativity section of the site. Instead of taking them and not doing as much.

I really enjoyed the demonstration and had fun. Yes I did buy some new goodies but as Clare said I was reserved with my purchases from my normal buying self.  Which was true, but now I have to becareful of my pennies! I bought some individual copic markers to try out a technique will let you know if this works.

I have been busy making cards but as they are all for the demonstration this weekend and next, I have nothing new to show you at present. I will however post some sneak peaks later in the week once I have had a chance to take some pictures of the card samples.  I will post details of the demonstration and pictures of the stamps that I will be using.

I am itching to craft with the new oriental range from Papermania, it looks fab and I like oriental cards. It is something different.

I still have not managed to get around to many blogs, but with some free time today I should be able today.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Birthday Celebrations

I have been unable to get back to blogland since Thursday because I have been celebrating my partners birthday then my birthday today. Will be back tomorrow afternoon after a bit of rest. Thank you for all your comments, I have managed to visit some blogs some left to go

Thursday, 4 November 2010

I am back

hi all, sorry for the long absence it could not be helped. I am back in the UK. This is a short post in fear of loosing more followers!!!!

After the last post things have been a bit hectic around here. The wedding prepartions, the wedding, all the things that needed to be done after the wedding. However I am now back in blogland. I should be able to catch up on all your lovely blogs by this weekend and oh yes I have been crafting lots whenever I can!  

Today is a bit of a short post, but I hope to provide you more of a update about my wedding. A lot of people have asked for pictures, but it took me a long while to post pictures of myself here...

Business will resume shortly with cards I have been making since I have been back.