Friday, 17 June 2011

Butterflies and Dragonflies challenge - starts today!

We have a new challenge starting today over on our challenge blog, I hope you will be able to join in the challenge with us, especially as it is a very popular theme, butterflies and dragonflies.  

We also have a new design team member, Angela, who is hosting her first theme with us.

For this card I used the following...

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders:  Jules Jewels and Swiss Dots

If you are out and about near Skipton this weekend you are welcome to call in to our last open day at the unit.  We will be open from 10am - 5pm, Janet and Michelle are running 3 mini workshops throughout the day (you need to book these) and I will be demonstrating too.

Have a great weekend!  


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Open Day - this Saturday!

Just a quick post about our Open Day on Saturday.  The workshops are filling up and I wanted to make sure people know they need to book the mini workshops with Janet and Michelle in advance, you can do this HERE

To see photos of the projects and other details about the day, please click HERE

I will be demonstrating and we are finding fresh bargains for the day too so we hope you will be able to join us.


Friday, 10 June 2011

Open Day 18th June - Mini Workshop Projects

Open Day
Saturday 18th June 
10am - 5pm!!

There will be 3 mini workshops held on the day.  Janet and Michelle will guide you through making these beautiful projects.

Oriental hanging (above) - using layered stamping and embossing techniques - create a beautiful wall hanging as a gorgeous gift or beautiful keepsake.  Time 10.30 till 12.

Tin tags - using recycled metal to create something wonderful out of everyday rubbish - please bring 2 drinks cans with you to re-cycle.  Time 12-30 till 2pm

Mens card and scrapling - create a wonderfully masculine card perfect for Fathers day or any occasion.  Time 2-30 till 4pm

Each mini workshop is £5

We recommend booking in advance HERE

This will be the last Open Day we hold here before our move and we hope you will be able to join us for the day!  

There will be free tea, coffee and parking as usual.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Stamp Magic Show

Just a reminder to let you know that we will be at the Stamp Magic show at the Dome, Doncaster this weekend.  Please come and say hello if you are there too!

As we are at the show the shop will be closed this Saturday.  

A reminder too that we have another open day next Saturday at the shop, Janet and Michelle will be holding 3 mini workshops through the day, the projects sound great!  You can book your place in advance HERE.

Have a lovely weekend


Friday, 3 June 2011

New challenge starts today - Boys and Mens cards

 With Father's day on Sunday 19th June, this is an ideal opportunity to get your Father's Day cards made and enter our challenge at the same time.

I've made an easel card, here's the card when closed.

Jill used:
7 Gypsies stickers (in shop)
Various made background papers for serendipity technique
Metal effect buttons

I used double sided foam pads to adhere the keyhole to the card and a small piece of foam pad on the end of the key to keep it in place.   You will have to mount the key separately if you are posting it in an envelope but mounting it this way gives a different finish to a card so if you are able, perhaps present it in a box this way.  Since I made the card I wish I had mounted the end of the key onto a brad placed inside the keyhole as then it would turn, perhaps I'll try this next time I use these key and keyhole idea-ology pieces.

I also used 3 buttons that look like metal but have plastic shanks that I snapped of with wire cutters to enable them to sit flat on the card.

I used some of the 7 Gypsie's wording stickers with a hinge clip to keep them in place.

The mount that is under the postcard and the border strip along the bottom base of the card are made using the serendipity technique.  I tore and stuck various pieces of stamped backgrounds and printed papers onto another piece of paper, most were stamped or painted with Moonshadow inks to give a vintage look.  I then embossed over the top of them randomly to add more texture.

I hope you can join us for this challenge HERE

It looks like we may have some nice weather for the weekend, enjoy it while you can!!


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Thank You!

Thank you everyone who left such kind comments on my last post and to those that have visited the shop or emailed.  

There are still lots of bargains available in the shop as we are continually adding to them as we make more space.  Bargains added recently are LOADS of wood mounted stamps for £1 and 50p (most were originally about £10), there are some really good designs still too!  I know most of us only want unmounted stamps now to save on storage, but you can easily remove the rubber from the cushioning and wood!  We are also still giving away a free back issue magazine with every £5 you spend.

The paper and card packs for 50p and the £1 ink pads are rapidly going down too, I know some of you have been amazed at the bargains in the shop, but there's plenty more so it's still worth visiting while you can.   

Our current challenge, a recipe, will finish tomorrow evening at 9pm so do get your skates on if you want to enter this.  

We have a new challenge starting on Friday that Michelle is hosting, a boys and men theme which will perhaps get us organised for our Father's Day cards!

A new ATC swap started today and will run for the rest of June, the theme is trees.  

Thanks for reading