Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Last week saw Birthday Circles (above) an appearence as Project of the Week. This uses the new X-cut glass cutting mat and the X-cut shape cutter. Click here to find out how to make it.Also on the do Crafts website is Welcome Baby Boy card that i did for the Olympia craft show using the X-cut impress and some gorgeously cute new dies! Find the instructions here.
Friday, 25 April 2008
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Friday, 18 April 2008
Also, some fantastic news, the best news ever over on Kirsty Wiseman's blog! They are back from their little trip across the pond, and they have great things to tell about their wonderful daughter Ellie (also affectionately known as Belle) I'll not spoil the suprise - go over there now! I'm so pleased for you all Kirsty, and I can't wait to see you again! It's going to be wild!!
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
This is (obviously) my desk - the hub of the room! The idea is that I have everything to hand, but it doesn't always work out that way!I got my super comfy chair from David (my hubby) for Christmas. It's height adjustable, which is just as well for me as I'm vertically challenged.I also got the TV for my birthday, it's got a DVD player and free view, although I tend to watch Ghost Hunters and Most Haunted on you tube more that I watch the TV. My angle poise lamp has just had a dusting down from the loft. it's got a daylight lamp, and the reach of the thing is great. I used to have a portable daylight lamp, but found that the light didn't stretch far enough across my desk.
This is my neat little storage area for my Ink it up! inks. I can just take out the one I need, and when finished put it back, without having to disturb all the other colours. Isn't that clever! The drawers hold my small ink pads. I also have my heat tool switched on and ready to go for any embossing emergency, and about 18 pairs of scissors!
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Saturday, 5 April 2008
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
It was my pleasure to meet, work with and spend four days with the gorgeous, mind-blowing, hilarious and amazing (and any other adjectives you can think of which means great) Kirsty Wiseman. Along with Anita Brooks, they were holding scrapbooking and card making workshops, and their work was to die for. Kristy made and taught a fantastic layout based around her beautiful daughter Ellie. I really wanted to have a go at this gorgeous thing, but just never seemed to get the time. Anita was in charge of the card making workshop, and at the end of each one, customers had two lovely cards to take away, in addition to the remainder of the products they had used.
Sian headed up our team and it was lovely to see her again before she jets off for a year around the world. There wasn't a dry eye in the house as we all said good-bye, knowing that we will not clap eyes on her again until her return. we will of course keep in touch, she's such a special person, and we all made sure she knows that if she needs anything, she only needs to ask.
Emma and I after my first demo(photo courtesy of http://scrappingandwine.blogspot.com/)
Please remember that when these photos were taken we had been awake for about 19 hours!
The final day left me with mixed emotions. I was happy as I was coming home to see my gorgeous Joseph and David, but so sad that I would say goodbye to my new found friends and of course, Sian. As Kirsty lives "two coughs and a whistle" away from Sheila, I have promised to visit her soon, and I will definitely take up Dawn's offer of saying hello again at her new design Studio (which sounds amazing).
Girls, it was wicked! It was a pleasure working with you all and I enjoyed every minute. I am missing you all terribly already and can't wait to see you all again. We left the show tired but happy...as you can see!