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November Class and Sneak Peaks Bags & Boxes!!!

OMG where has the last month gone to, I cannot believe I have been in my new job for a whole month, in lots of respects it feels like I have been there years, not sure if that is a good thing or not, lol!!!!  I have to say it was the best thing I ever did and am thoroughly enjoying the new challenge.  Thank you all for bearing with me whilst I settle in and now business as usual, below you will find some piccies from the November class, enjoy!

And just to tease you, those coming to the Bag and Boxes Class (ohhh I love this class!) here are a few sneak peaks!

See you soon.


October Monthly Class..

Hi ladies

Just thought I would post up the pictures of the goodies the ladies made on Saturday....

We started with the basket

Sorry picture not very good, think I played around with it a bit too much!!!!  This was made using the Top Note Die, Scallop Border Punch and the retired A Rose is a Rose stamp set.

We then did these three cards, starting with the Bouquet of Buds

Followed by the embossing folder colouring technique

And finally, we made a pansy using the Butterfly Punch.

Another great but busy day was had and I sent the ladies away with another little project for them to complete at home, more of that later, I just need to take a photo of it!!!

See you all soon,


October (really!!!)

Well ladies I have been busy working my little socks off prepping for the Christmas Bonanza but I have taken some time out this weekend to prepare the goodies for October's Monthly Class and thought you may like some sneak peaks, so here we go...........

See you Saturday.


Goodies are on their way....

Hi ladies

Just to keep you informed, have today received a notification from UPS that our parcel (actually parcels!!) are on their way from Frankfurt as we speak, I am ever hopeful they will be here tomorrow but not sure how realistic that is, more likely Monday I would guess but rest assured I shall get everything sorted and packaged asap so you can get your hands on your new goodies.

I am so excited about sorting the ribbon share, just as well I took part in it else I would be most upset dishing it all out!!  On this point, we were only able to complete the scallop dots and seam binding shares at this stage but I shall speak to those interested about the other shares and see if we can do anything about it.

See you later!


September monthly class....

Hi ladies

As promised, September class photos can be found below, another fun day was had by all.

This little notepad cover held a shopping list pad, nice little stocking filler pressie for somebody?!

This is using the resist technique.

The brick wall technique, always useful!

This is probably my favourite and the most simplest, it is as close as I get to a sympathy card but could easily be adapted for a birthday/wedding etc.

Hope you enjoy the piccies and I look forward to welcoming those of you booked on to future classes.

Please scroll down for some holiday snaps I want to share with you.


Holiday delights....

As promised, I will post last weekend's class photos here in a moment just wanted to share a couple of photos from my holiday. If you click on them you will get a bigger image so you can see them better.....

How nice is that!! This is only one reason I love the Broads so much!

This one's for Julia, does it bring back memories??

Not the most attractive I know but I just love macro photography and this dragonfly played ball with me for ages whilst I took lots of snaps!

Ah bless, there were loads of signets around this year, I have to have a daily session of feeding!! 

Another session with my macro lense, not perfect but I was reasonably pleased with the result and shall keep practising.

Next year's boat!  Yes we said we would not go next year but three days into holiday and we had already booked a long weekend, well it is for our anniversary!

I just adore this house, it always looks immaculate no matter what time of year it is, oh a girl can dream!

August Crafty Club and September Sneak Peaks

Hi ladies

Long time no speak, or it feels that way at least.  Have just got back from a fabulous two weeks on the Norfolk Broads, the weather was not too bad considering with only one wet day and one very windy day the rest was mainly sunshine and very little rain.  A lot of relaxing was gratefully received I can tell you, I am covered in bruises following various accidents over the last two weeks which is the norm on the broads and created a few laughs in the process!

I did spend some quality crafting time whilst away too which was nice prepping for the September class and getting stuff organised for the Christmas event.  Still loads to do as you can imagine but I am making inroads at least I think I am!

In my haste to get away I didn't get an opportunity to post the August class piccies so attach a few below for you.

I am gonna have a busy week, back to work tomorrow, back to college Thursday and September club Saturday not to mention prepping the new catalogue launch goodies, watch this space!!!  In the meantime, September class sneaks below.


Hi ladies

As promised the Retiring List is now available to view, click on this link

I shall be ordering on the afternoon on Friday 2 September so please let me know if you would like me to get hold of anything for you. 

Items are sold on a first come first served basis so don't delay!!!

I should also add assume everything in the mini catalogue is going at this stage so if you require anything from it then best to order now as they will disappear at the end of the month, stocks permitting.  If I know of anything that is staying for definite that appears on your list I shall let you know!

Christmas Crafting Bonanza
£50 Per Person

Date:           30 October 2011
Time:            10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place:        Boreham Village Hall, Main Road,
                        Boreham, Chelmsford, CM3 3JD

Come and join us for a Christmas Crafting Bonanza
on 30 October 2011 at Boreham Village Hall. 

You will receive a kit which will include everything you need to complete a project in the morning followed by Christmas greetings cards in the afternoon.

You will receive a minimum of £43 worth of products which will include a
set of rubber stamps, patterned papers, cardstock, envelopes, ribbons and
embellishments to complete one project and a minimum of 25 greetings cards.

Join in the crafting fun with people of like minds and
lose yourself for a day doing what you enjoy!

If you are new to crafting then don’t panic assistance
will be on hand throughout the day and demonstrations to show you
just how easy it is to make beautiful projects you will be proud of.

You will need to bring along a basic craft kit to include:-

Cutting mat
Craft knife and/or scissors
Scoring Tool
PVA Glue
Double Sided Sticky Tape
3D Foam Pads

so don’t delay and call Jo on 07727 680954 to book your place!

Payment will be due by Monday 19 September 2011

August Sneaky Peaks...

Hi ladies

Thought you might like to see some sneaky peaks for the weekend, techniques take a bit longer this month so get here nice and early!!

See you Saturday.


More Totes....

Hi all

I am a bit more on the ball this week and we remembered to take photos of the Totes created at the weekend.  Thanks for a great day ladies, hope you enjoyed it.

Coral's Tote

Julia's Tote

Margaret's Tote

Vicki's Tote

I shall be placing an order a week early this month as I have a holiday pending so any orders will need to be with me by 23 August latest please.

Speak soon.



Hi ladies

I am offering a new class, just in time for Christmas, making a selection of boxes and bags for all those Christmas pressies!

We will make a minimum of 4 boxes or bags during the day, I have got to time them to see how many we can squeeze in!

Date: 3rd December 10am - 4pm at mine
Cost: £15

Mince pies and a glass of bubbly included!!! (Any excuse!!)

First come first served basis so please let me know if you are interested asap. 

Thank you.


Tote Class - 23 July 2011

Hi all

My apologies as I was meant to post pictures of the Totes created on 23 July for all to see but things have been very hectic, what's new!!

No you are not seeing things, it really is 3.40 am on Thursday morning, what a blooming hot night, have tried to sleep without success so thought I would make good use of my time.  I cannot remember who all the totes belong to but I am sure you will agree, they all look fabulous.

I have received some interest to repeat this class so if anybody is interested then please let me know.

Below is the little milk carrier and cartons I made for Lorraine, enjoy!

I really must try and get some sleep but got one more post for you!


A new month a new offer...

As we move into August and hope our Summer is going to happen sometime soon, Stampin' Up have another great promotion for the whole of August.  If you host a qualifying workshop or place an order of £75 you will automatically receive an exclusive Stampin Up cosmetic bag and inside you will find the mini clip assortment (love these!) and striped grosgrain ribbon in Rich Razzleberry, worth £18.20!

So don't hesitate and book your workshop now or contact me to order.

Make the most of the sunshine whilst it is here!!!


Tote Class Pictures

Hi all

I promise pictures from the Tote Class on Saturday will be up on the site by the end of the week.  We all got carried away and I forgot to photograph but everybody has promised to bring them along for me to photograph on Thursday so watch the blog!!!


Thanks again....

Justed wanted to share with you the great creations the girls made today in July monthly club.  Well lots of chatting went on today so we didn't quite finish but hope to see the 'homework' sometime soon!

Looking forward to the Tote class next week, just trying to write the instructions!

Thanks girls.