Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hi Everyone, as promised the date of Michelle's next workshop is now on the website under events.  I have 4 people already booked on it so best get your name down.

Here are some lovely pictures of wedding cards made by Liz Rose of Cricklade.  She was asked to make one for a friend so designed 3 for her to choose from.  I would find it very difficult to make a decision as they were all really special.  I hope you like them too.  The paper is from a new wedding collection I have in the store.  The large butterfly is a Marianne Die and the butterfly border is a Martha Stewart one.  Liz also made a money envelope to match to go inside the card and box.

Back in stock today are the XCut nesting dies including the Paisley Leaf.

Getting ready now to have dinner before the TV Awards show, so will sign off now and speak with you at the weekend.


Saturday, 21 January 2012

What a fabulous day we had with Michelle Johnson.  It is amazing what can be achieved with a glue gun, foils and mica powders.  The Woodware clear stamp set is a very useful one to have in our stash.  I also liked the heat embossing as sometimes we forget how wonderful it looks once we have layered it on a card.  However creating the flowers with hot glue turns them into something really special. I do hope you enioyed the day as much as I did.  I got home  at 7.30p.m after clearing up, totally exhausted but happy.  Here are the sample cards made.

Have arranged another day with Michelle so will post the date and details here on Monday.  So tired I forgot to take the date.

We would be grateful if the person on the morning class who accidentally took the sample card home with their own could return it to me so I can give back to Michelle.  She needs it for her next class.

Meris won the goody bag so call in and collect it as soon as you can.

Andrea made a ring for Michelle and a beautiful bracelet for me with a lovely heart on it which says "Made with Love".  I will treasure it as I love it.  Thank you so much Andrea.

I have arranged a crafting day for the Parchment girls to get together for a session on the 18th February.  No class as such, just the chance to get together for a chat and a coffee.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Hi Everyone,

Well what a busy day we had today.  A full house morning and afternoon at the workshops.  And I must say they were both very enjoyable.  Claire made some lovely cards and one which hasn't been done for some time; a swing card.  As I said in a previous post we were using a Papermania Urban set - Bird Song.  Here is one of the cards completed.  The rest will be put on the workshop gallery and also I have loaded some on Facebook for those of you who like to blog with your friends. You can get a link from the website.  This weekend well tomorrow really I will list some more workshops for you.  We are now taking bookings for April and May.  I can't believe it, but you all wanted dates for your diary now so I will put them up tomorrow.

I met a lovely couple on holiday for a week down here from the Midlands.  They sold their craft shop about 2 years ago and are enjoying their semi retirement!  I do hope I see them again they were extremely friendly and really nice people.

Claire brought me in some novels so I am off to bed with a cup of hot chocolate for a good read. 

Take care and thanks to everyone who dropped by today and hope to see you again soon.


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Gosh it seems such a long time since I blogged .  Trying to get back into the swing has been difficult since our Christmas break.  Taking down the decorations, putting them away and reducing left over stock has kept me busy.  You may still be able to pick up a bargain.  It is always worthwhile as you can be well prepared for birthday presents or even next Christmas.  Still got some Thank You cards to do. Surely I will have time tomorrow after my walk.  We will see!

I am looking forward to the workshop on Saturday using a Papermania Urban set.  Can't wait to see what Claire has made with them.  I know one of the projects is a swing card.  I do like making these.  We don't usually hold workshops in January due to my heavy commitments but as you were all wishing to get back into the swing of things they are on 14th, 21st and 28th January.  Hopefully for you Parchment crafters the classes will start sometime soon when Sue contacts me with dates.  Until then if there is a free Saturday in February I can organise a date when you can all meet up in the shop and possibly complete your own projects as a group.
It is always a chance for a cup of tea and a chat.

There are a few Do Craft, Portabella Road items in stock including stamps, ribbons, papers and embossing folders.

Hopefully you will have noticed I am now on Facebook.  A link has been put on the website at the bottom left hand side.  Please take a look and possibly I would love you to become a friend of Once upon a Time...  Over time I hope to have loads of items posted on it and details of new products etc.  It would also be great to hear what you are all getting up to in your crafting life.

Speak with you all soon.