Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Crafternoon Retreat


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Hi everyone,

I am so excited to let you all know about a wonderful Crafternoon Retreat that I am co-hosting this coming March.....

Crafternoon Retreat

Perfect for beginners and seasoned paper crafters alike. Come along and spend a relaxed afternoon making a mini album, handmade cards and a 3D project. You will get a generous Stampin' Up! goody bag with everything you need for the afternoons projects with extra crafty stash to take home. There will also be a raffle with lots of fabulous crafty goodies and lots of Tea & Coffee to keep you going!

Crafternoon Retreat on Sat 29th March . 12 - 4:30pm

Cost £28 (Payment in advance - last booking date Friday 14 March 2014)

Crafternoon Hosts Elaine Smith & Wendy McKeown
Finchampstead Memorial Hall
Wokingham RG40 4JU

For more information and to book your place please email me at or leave me a comment here.

I will be posting teaser pictures over the next few weeks.

I cant wait to see you there.

Happy Crafting



Friday, 31 January 2014

Time Flies and Apologies!


These past few months have been a whirlwind of Craft Fairs and their preparations, Christmas and it’s preparations, classes, School plays, School holidays and Tax Returns.  And for you, my poor blog followers it means that I have neglected you.  For that I am very sorry.  I just haven’t, so it seems, been able to find the time to photograph my projects for you to see let alone get them up on my blog for you to see them.

So, I am going to posting up over the next month or so past projects for you, and yes some maybe even Christmas ones and some may well be nothing to do with Stampin’ Up! goodies but are crafting projects or life events that I am proud of or happy to share.

Some of the posts maybe full of information, some may just be quick project shows for you.  By all means Pin, share and comment away!

So just a quick project fix for you today then…


I made this card for a shoe box swap that I organised.  I used he Flower Shop stamp set and matching die, along with one of the greetings from Lacy & Lovely stamp set.

So, now I am off to set up my photo booth and get snapping so I can bring you a few more projects.

Happy Crafting



Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Time to get your Christmas Cards started


Have you thought about Christmas Yet?

For many people the answer is probably a no.  For some it's a definite No!  For my husband, any mention of it before December 1st and he gives the stare and a growl.  For him it doesn't start until at least December 1st. I love Christmas and am happy to see Christmas stuff even in January!

So for the likes of me, and other crafters and artisans (and other Mums as well I expect) planning Christmas probably started within the past few weeks, maybe even months.   If you love making your Christmas cards then you'll probably have started, at least in the planning stage anyway.  But if you are stuck for ideas, here's one we made at one of my recent Cards & Coffee mornings and was the Make and Take at a local craft event at Jennets Park the other weekend.  Don't forget if you want to see it in it's colourful glory, please do pop on over to my blog on the internet.

All the products used are from Stampin' Up! of course, and it is in very traditional colours.  The card uses Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler inks, the base card is Real Red and it has a touch of Cherry Cobbler 1inch Grosgrain ribbon.  The lovely stack of presents and greeting is from the Wishing You stamp set that can be found in the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue.  If you would like to purchase any of these items do get in touch, I am listed in the back of this book.

If you would like to come along to one of my classes, I have the "cards and Cuppa" mornings every other Wednesday during Term Time, plus there will be another "Christmas Stamp a Stack of Cards" on Tuesday 3rd December.

Happy Crafting


Friday, 11 October 2013

Craft Fairs, Classes & Workshops


Oh my gosh, it is such a busy busy busy time of year!!!  I have classes, workshops and Craft  or Christmas Fairs going on!  I love this time of year, the lead up to Christmas. 

So my lovely readers here are some dates for your diary….

Sunday 13th October 2013 – Craft Fair 1 – 3pm Jennets Park, Bracknell.  A wonderful craft fair local to me, do pop by and grab some wonderful handmade crafted Christmas presents, have a go at my make and take Christmas Card table and have a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Tuesday 15th October 7:30pm – 9:30pm Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack Workshop.  £12

Stamp-a-stack of Christmas cards.  Get ahead this winter and get some of your handmade cards made with time to, plenty of time, to spare!

Wednesday 16th October 2013 9:30 – 11:30am – Cards & Cuppa morning.  Come along to this informal and relaxed Cards and a cuppa morning – for just £5 you get tot make 3 fabulous cards to take away with you.

I look forward to seeing you soon.



Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Love Stampin’ Up? Buy Online Today!



Online shopping with me and Stampin' Up!  Want to buy your stash direct, choose your goodies online any time night or day?  Well now you can!

Click on the button below and use the SHOP button in the top right hand corner of my new Business website.  This will enable you to buy through me.  You need to have a demonstrator when buying, but you don’t need to now drop and order round or send an email if you don’t want to!


Don’t worry though, I am still taking orders at class, 1-2-1 sessions and through parties.  So you cant still get the benefit of splitting the postage costs that way.  It’s just the shop now option gives you the flexibility of ordering when it suits you and still getting it delivered to your door.

Until next time, Happy Crafting


Thursday, 1 August 2013

August promotion – Stock up on your favourites



Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Offer

Collect a paper stash for every creative mood and project. Feeling cool and eclectic? Check. Need something bold that’ll pop? We’ve got you covered.

During our limited-time offer buy three of your favourite packs of Designer Series Paper and then choose one for free—so your paper stash will be ready for any mood that hits.

See your options on pages 151, 153, and 154 of our annual catalogue! *Designer Series Paper Stacks and Specialty Designer Series Papers not included.

Which ones will you choose?

Talk to me today to get yours!



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