27 June 2009

MS punches

Hope you are all having a good weekend.
I now have some pictures of the MS punches that we have in stock:

Valentine Lace

Doily Lace

Zig Zag

Floral Lace

Two Dot

New Scallop

All available on our website here

26 June 2009

MS Punches

The following punches are now in stock:

MS Edge punch Valentine Lace also known as Heart Lace
MS Edge New Simple Scallop
MS Edge Doily Lace
MS Edger Scalloped Dot
MS Edger Floral Lace
MS Edger Embossed ZigZag
MS Cosmos

All the punches can be viewed here.
The bad news is the Branch punch is now discontinued. :-( and there are none left!!

Are next MS delivery will be in 2 weeks time.

Have a good weekend Lynne

25 June 2009

News Flash - Stock Update

Update on the Martha Stewart punches - they will be in the studio by Monday at the latest, we are keeping our fingers crossed they will be here tomorrow.

Confirmation has been received that the following punches are in the delivery:
MS Edger Heart Lace
MS Edge New Scallop
MS Edge Doily Lace
MS Edger Two Dot
MS Edger Floral Lace
MS Cosmos

The bad news is the Branch punch is now discontinued.
Please can you let me know if you still require any punches saving as I know they have taken a long time getting here!!
Are next delivery will be in 2 weeks time.

Many thanks Lynne

24 June 2009

Birthday Celebrations & Surprise

It was a lovely day yesterday I had tons of lovely cards and presents. I had arranged to met Ann for a bar meal before our evening class. When I arrived to met Ann, she had set me up!! I will never trust her again!! lol :-) Lots of the lovely ladies that come along to our classes were there! Thank you to all of you it was such a lovely surprise. I had sent a few email during the day and made a couple of phone calls letting them know I wouldn't be at the studio until 6:20pm as some of them arrive early, and not one of them let on. Here are some of the gorgeous cards I received:

... and a cake!!

Thank you soooooo much, I am so lucky!! you are true crafting buddies and real good friends, THANK YOU XOXOX

Cards, Cards and more Cards

Ann was in the studio last night showing us more great techniques with alcohol inks. It was a great evening and we got to play with the new alcohol ink pens from Ranger. Theses pens can be filled with your favourite colour ink then you can colour and doodle till your hearts content.

I took a few pictures of the little works of art, but I didn't get everybodys, sorry:-( and I did not take any of the pens on acetate!! :-( anyway here are some of the pieces.

Today is my birthday and I have had some lovely cards, emails, text and pressies. I will take some pictures of my cards later, they are fabulous. Our house is full of cards at the moment, Anniversary, Fathers day and birthday!! I am off now to make a few thank you phone calls. Have a great day see you all later.

21 June 2009

What a great day

I have had an absolutely fabulous day. Really enjoyed the craft show this morning, met tons of people I knew, so lots of chatting and little bit of spending. When I got home BH asked what I had bought, when I showed him he said 'what more billy stampers' which is what he calls rubber stamps. lol Well a girl can never have enough stamps can she?

Then it was off to the garden centre to buy a few plants for the tubs. After dinner we all sat in the garden. I took some pictures of Ava, trying out the bench,

blowing raspberries,

trying dads ice lolly,

mmmm I think she liked that...daddy looking worried, she might not leave him any!!! lol

We have had some lovely anniversary cards

and BH has bought me this lovely little tote and said he will pay for the billy stampers too!!

BH is now snoring in the chair with Alfie on his knee and we haven't even opened the wine yet!! Oh dear what a shame, I might have to go and try out my new billy stampers!! lol Hope you have all had a good weekend too.

Busy day ahead

Just a short post on this lovely sunny Sunday morning. It is our 6th Wedding Anniversary and of course Fathers Day. Although it is our 6th Wedding Anniversary it is actually 28 years we have been together. We had a trail run of 22 and decided we might as well get married, nothing romantic!! During that 22 years I did managed to train him!! LOL We didn't do cards this year, so nothing to show you.

All the family are coming round later for a family meal. My best mate Julie has bought us a nice bottle of wine which we are saving for this evening.
This afternoon I am off to the garden centre with our daughter and my Mum as they would like us to choose some plants for our pressie. This will be Mum's first outing since her fall, she has had a very black and bruised foot which is now starting to fade.

This morning I am off to The Paper Magic Show at Doncaster with some lovely crafting buddies. I am so lucky I have made so many new friends since starting Craft Den. I will be taking my camera with me and I will post more this evening. Ava will also be over later.

Enjoy your Sunday.

19 June 2009

Last nights scrapbooking class

Kathryn's finished layout from last nights class. The colours were purple, jade and lilac we used papers from the Daisy Bucket My Posie range and added some felt and paper die cut flowers a touch of velvet ribbon.

Today we have taken delivery of some Craftwork card goodies: lots of lovely card candy, sorbet souffle paper packs 'Richie' & Suzie, also Yummy Scrummy papers with gold foil, Kraft papers, Japanese Dollies and Tweet Twoo embellishments...
Also in today Ranger stamps, the new alcohol ink pens... and hopefully it will all be going on the website shortly.

We still have some goodies on sale in the shop while stocks last.

The weather forecast for this weekend is good so what ever you are doing make sure you enjoy yourselves. I am off to the Dome at Doncaster on Sunday morning for Paper Magic and in the afternoon all the family are coming round as it is our wedding anniversary. My BH suggested I go and he has offered to cook, so who am I to argue!!

18 June 2009

Books and Inks

Just been doing a bit of blog hopping and over at flutterbycrafter my friend Ann's blog there are some lovely pics of Ava and one of me but we will not talk about that one!! lol

Ann has been helping me in the studio recently and has been busying making some new projects ready for up and coming workshops. Look at this fantastic house book made using Paper Artsy papers and the new Crowns and Castles stamps.

I love the metal work on the castles and the little key.

This castle is fantastic and my absolute favorite stamp out of this range. I have plans for it in Ava's book as a pink fairy castle.

There is just so much attention to detail in this book little doors which open an acetate page...

Ann has used Copics to colour all the stamped images.

Dates for the house book workshop to follow.

There are a few places left on Tuesday evening for the alcohol inks class 7pm -9pm.

Issue 5 of Creative Cardmaking has arrived today and the free papers are designed by Craftwork cards and they are fabulous.

We now have the Gypsy market paper range in stock from 7 Gypsies along with lot of other goodies.

17 June 2009

Bouncing Ava

Normal service has been resumed today!!
Mum has been lucky and had no repercussions from her fall yesterday. Both the pooches seem to be on the mend. Alfie has been doing a lot more sleeping than usual, he didn't get up until 6am this morning.

Thank you to every one who has emailed me today to find out how Mum is.

My daughter bought Ava a baby bouncing tigger seat. Here are a few pictures that my BH took on his phone for me when he was visiting the other day.

16 June 2009

Dizzy Morning

Sorry for being a bad blogger over the last couple of days I have not been feeling too well.

This morning I heard BH go out with Alfie the youngest of our two dogs for their early morning walk. I was just thinking about getting up when I heard the phone ringing... arrrrgggg missed it!! I've not been feeling too well for the last few days and after jumping out of bed and rushing to the phone I felt decidedly dizzy!! Yes more dizzy than usual!! lol The caller had with held the number I was just wondering who it could be when it rang again... City wide alarms to say Mum had fallen out of bed and was stuck on the floor. I rang my daughter who is one of Mum's carers and also has a spare key. Fifteen minutes later my daughter rang to say that she was at Mums with the paramedics who were waiting outside when she got there. Mum was OK but due to her disabilities couldn't get herself off the floor. I then got to thinking that BH and Alfie were out a long time when I saw them come into the garden.
Both dogs have been ill for a few days, Ike had an injection on Thursday to stop him vomiting and now Alfie had been ill again while they were out!!
What a morning this had turned out to be and it was still only 6:45am!!

13 June 2009

Five months already!!

Doesn't time fly? My granddaughter Ava is five months old today, It has gone so fast!
I took lots of pictures of Ava today, as now I have made a start on my album of Ava I thought it would be nice to make one for my Mum, and then I got to thinking it would be a lovely Christmas pressie for Ben and Kyla as Ava will be one year old in January I could make one of Ava's first 12 months. I mentioned this to my daughter and she has seen the few pages I have already done and although she likes scrapbooking doesn't get much time and said she would love one too! So that's my pressies sorted and most of my free time spoken for!! lol What free time???

Anyway that is enough of my ramblings, let me show you today's pictures.

I manged to get both Mum & Dad on this one!! Grandad is stood behind me acting the fool as Ava wouldn't look at the camera! So that's Ava thinking what's he doing now?

I just love this little sun dress, with matching shoes and frilly socks aren't they gorgeous?

That's all for now... so what ever you are doing tomorrow make sure you enjoy yourselves and the nice weather while it lasts.

12 June 2009

They've arrived!!

Today's the Martha Stewart punches arrived along with lots more Petaloo flowers and the super new colours of UTEE from Ranger.

We have also had a delivery earlier in the week of more Prima bling. Guess who got most of the pink? I just had to have it for Ava's album!!

Next week we have lots of new stock arriving:

Woodware Clear Magic stamps - Ice Cream Parfait, Circular Greetings, Mary & Friends, Flowers and Stems, Christmas Ribbon Tree and Christmas Bauble Tree.

Craftwork cards including the new craft papers,sorbet souffle collection, Japanese dollies, Tweet Twoo embellishments, more Oh My words and the must have card candy!!

7 Gypsies including the new Gypsies Market double sided paper, books, albums, charms, embellishments ... can't wait.

Don't forget tomorrow we have a few things on sale to make room for all the new goodies arriving which include Glimmer Mists reduced from £5.85 to £4.25,
Laura Ashley paper range all half price.
Crafters Companion Cd's and rubberstamps all have £2 off.
Die cut decoupage sheets are 6 for £5
UK Card unmounted rubber sheets are Buy 2 get one free.
All the Clear arcrylic stamps from Scrappy Cats are reduced small sheets reduced from £4.95 to £3 each or 2 for £5 and lots lots more, so if you're passing why not pop in and grab yourself a bargain?

11 June 2009

Another great night tonight!!

I can't believe it's Thursday evening again! Where does the time go?

For tonight's layout I used Splendour from the Bo Bunny range.

I have had confirmation today that our Martha Stewart delivery is arriving tomorrow!!!

9 June 2009

At last a finished page of Ava

Last week I decided it was time I started my album of Ava. I have hundreds of photographs of her on the computer and not one printed off. While sorting through them I couldn't believe how much she has changed. I have spent this evening putting some finishing touches to my first page. I have used pictures from Mums birthday meal a few weeks ago.