Friday, 22 June 2012

Hi everyone, just wanted to post the other card samples created by Michelle, using the Stampendous Bird stamp we used at the workshop last week.I really like them and hope you do to.  It has been a really popular stamp I have a couple left with more arriving next week for the next class.

On this note we have another lovely class on Saturday using a Woodware clear stamp set when we are making a folder with cards inside.  It is a lovely gift for someone and also for selling at craft fairs.  There are 2 spaces left on the 30th June class and fully booked this Saturday.  Don't miss out on the chance to join us you will not be disappointed.
By for now

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Hi Everyone, hope you all enjoyed the lovely day on Sunday and here we are at the end of Tuesday and the sun is still shining. Although I had a lovely day on Sunday by Monday morning I did not feel well due to having been bitten by those awful gnats/midges that always appear in the evening. My head, wrist and one eye have bites on them. I have to stop myself from scratching. So fed up with them I have done a bit of research to find bug bands to wear when I am outdoors. I am going to a garden party in 2 weeks time so want to be well prepared. Just waiting on them arriving along with spray and wipes. I do hope they help. However enough about me, here are the cards from the workshop Saturday. Michelle is going to send me a photo of the others samples she completed. Will post them too. Hope you like.

Friday, 15 June 2012

As many of you are aware Pam's mum is about to celebrate her 90th birthday.  Pam has organised a lovely afternoon tea party for her mother and made all the invitations.  Here is a sample showing the design.  The card at the back holds the details and the recipients name. I am sure everyone was delighted to receive there invitation.
Pam has made the attached card using a Hobby Art set of stamps.  A lovely card which can be used for many occasions.
Hello Everyone,
Oh! what a busy day I have had today.  Graham & Sam from Cheetah Crafts and Michelle from Stix2/Woodware were over to make another video.  It was also hectic in the shop.  Ros popped in but did not have much time to chat to her so hopefully she will manage back tomorrow to see you all at the workshop. (Those who are attending)  The cards look fabulous by the way and I am sure you will all love doing them.  Wish I could.  Pat Kite one of our regulars has sent me a picture of the 40th anniversary card she made for her sister and husband.  She has allowed me to show you all.  Beautifully made with a picture of them both on their wedding day and colour coordinated to depict the Ruby Anniversary. It really is lovely Pat.

I was going to an art exhibition this evening but I am afraid I am too tired.  I am so disappointed as we have some wonderful talented people  in Cricklade.

Hope to see many of you tomorrow.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Next Sunday is Father's Day so hope those of you who Dad's have managed to finish your cards for them. 

If you are in Cricklade on Sunday it is Festival Day in the town.There is going to be loads of entertainment with Twist and Shout Dance Group as one of the Acts. So for all the young ones it will be great fun. It is always a great day for the dads too, I think they enjoy strolling down the High Street enjoying all the activities. I have some free programmes in the shop so if you are passing please call in and collect one.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that the sun shines as in previous years.

I wanted to show you the lovely Exploding Box created by Catherine Tetlow for her Mum's birthday.  Catherine has put a great deal of time and effort into creating it.  She is a relatively new crafter but what a lovely job she has done.  You would think you had been doing it for many years so well done Catherine.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great weekend.  I certainly have.  It has been a bonus as it has been a really short working week due to the Jubilee weekend prior to it. Weather still not very good but the rain held off for a change.  We have loads of branches from the trees down in the garden due to the storms but Howard is slowly cutting them up for firewood for the winter.

We have many of the new Sizzix Framelit dies in stock now and I will be loading them on the website tomorrow.  Also new 8x8  paper packs in from GCD Studios.

Just received the pictures from Michelle of the cards you are all making at next Saturday's workshop.  They are stunning and you will be doing something new which I am sure you will all enjoy.  Can't show you them before the workshop as it will spoil the surprise!!!  Look forward to seeing you all.