Saturday, 21 January 2012

Hello all,

I am really looking forward to the opening of my new craftroom (my converted garage!) on Saturday. 

The invitations have gone out, the champagne bought, the cupcakes ordered (my downline, Dawn, makes the most fantastic cakes) and my upline, Zoe, has been invited to cut the we should be able to celebrate properly before we settle down for an afternoon's crafting.

Ginny and I have ideas for 4 cards and a calendar using materials from the new mini cataloge.

On Thursday I had my usual craft classes and we made two cards with men in mind (colour wise!) and a pleasing valentine card.

  Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the paper piercing we did using the very useful mat pack.
  I really do like the stamp set "Happiest Birthday Wishes", a super buy using your hostess pounds.

Stampers 6
I am starting up a brand new Stampers 6 club to take effect as soon as all of the places are filled
Heres how it works!!

I need 6 crafters to join the club who commit to spending a minimum of £25 a month (plus 50 pence P&P) for 6 months.

Each month one of the 6 members will be classed as the "hostess" for that month and will receive a minimum of a £25 hostess pounds to spend anywhere in the catalogue, or enabling you to purchase the special hostess only items on pages 8 - 12 of the current catalogue, a special "deal" for hostess's as they represent additional savings.
Dont worry.... being hostess simply means you get freebies that month, it doesnt mean you have to let us all come round to your house for tea and biscuits.

You will receive a free Stampin Up catalogue (value £5.95) at the start of the club and any further mini catalogues that might appear during the six months.

Now, what do you think?  It must be a good way to build up quality resources without too much effort.
Please email me for more information or to register a place before they fill up !!!!!

Look forward to hearing from you.   Thank you for joining me for a few moments.

Happy crafting.   


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

January 2012

Hurrah for Zoe...she has once again come to my rescue and sorted me out so I can write a few words for you on my blog.   It must be very frustrating to look for your latest project to find that I have not updated for weeks!!!!  I really will try harder to keep on track and not mess things up!

In November Ginny and I went to the workshop at the Bentley in Lincoln run by Zoe and Emma.  As usual we learned some new techniques and used the new incolour range of papers and inks.  A really enjoyable afternoon.

On Thursday 20th October it was our usual Stampin'Up day at Dunholmewhen we made tea light holders amongst other things!!!

December 3rd found me in Grassington for their Dickensian Christmas Market. Unfortunately it was a bitterly cold day, and the village was very crowded. There seemed to be an interesting craft shop, but there was a long queue just to get in the door!
 On the 5th, Ginny went off to Egypt to enjoy sunshine, swimming and unlimited food and drinks! I understand she had a wonderful time… not surprising really.

Our craft club on Tuesday concentrated on black and white, producing very successful and attractive cards and bags.

The 15th December saw the last workshop of the year when we made two  lovely cards and a matching bag.  


 I think they were amongst the best designs we have tackled this year.  Many thanks to all those who came along to our classes or invited us into their homes,you all certainly contributed to making it a very happy time for us both.

Since then I have been having my garage converted into a craft room and I am pleased to say that the final screw went in today!!!!!!  So we are all set for a grand opening on 
Saturday, 28th January.

If you would like to join us for a day's crafting on the 28th from 11am to 4pm, do ring and book a place.  On that day we will be taking our inspiration from the new mini catalogue that went live a few days ago.  So come along and make some cards with us and a calendar, too.  Cost for the day will be £25 including lunch,  all materials and a taster bag.
Incidentally, this year's Sale-a-bration runs from January 24th until March 31st and is a promotion which offers free products, one for every £45 you spend!  I know many of you took advantage of this excellent offer last year and a sneak preview has certainly shown that this years free designer paper and stamp sets on offer are definitely worth collecting.  It would be an ideal time to invite a few friends round and host a Stampin'Up party.  There are some excellent hostess gifts to be had too.
Happy crafting.  Mandy and Ginny