28 July 2009

Things are no better!!!! Aaarrrrrrrggggggghh

Well things haven't improved any on the blogging front, so tonight I have started a new blog, not posted anything on it yet will let you know when I have. I am still not sure if it was the right thing to do but I will give it a go. I managed to leave a comment for someone tonight and then 27 windows of that blog opened!! Whats that all about??? There must be gremlins in the works or something. Is it just me or do you all experience these problems?

Fimo Bev was in the studio yesterday for our children's Fimo class. Here's a picture of what they were making - a Fimo Wallace character. Isn't he just great?

Next week it they will be making Shaun sheep.

Ohhhhhhh Blogger!!

I can't get on hardly any blogs or leave any comments again this morning!!!
"page cannot be displayed!!"

I will try again later today. I am considering starting a new blog to see if this sorts the problem.

I have managed to upload some pictures of Ava, my gorgeous Granddaughter I took on Saturday. Sorry they are a little bit blurry.

26 July 2009

A last some pictures

At last I have managed to upload some pictures. The first one is Jane M's finished page from Thursday nights scrapbooking crop.

Gorgeous page Jane. Pricess Jenny is very pretty. Louisa's finished layout from Thursday night can be seen here
the next few pics are of a lovely book Jane O has made for her friend, Ann. I hope Ann doesn't read my blog as I don't know when Jane was going to give this too her, so I might be in trouble :-(

Jane has used papers from the Gypsy Market collection

Great book Jane and I am sure Ann will love it.

Here is a picture of Wallace, tomorrow morning's Fimo class 10:00am - 12:00 with Bev.

There are still some places left if you are looking for something for the children to do.

Oh No!!

Blogger isn't working properly again!! It is soooooooo annoying, it is taking ages to try and do anything today!! I will try again later.

I have just managed to upload one picture of Ava having her tea in her new high chair. Lets hope I have more luck later.

24 July 2009

Bad blogger!!

I know I have been a bad blogger again this week sorry. Blogger has been acting up which is driving me mad!! I have not been able to leave comments at all this week!! last week it was duplicating them leaving them 2 or even 3 times!! Does anyone else have problems or is it just me???? I have still been calling by to see what you have all been up to, but unable to leave you a comment!! :-(

OK, so what have I been up to? On Tuesday morning we made Christmas cards, again!!! in our card making class - I will try and load the pictures later

On Tuesday evening Ann was in the studio making some lovely tag books, mmmm absolutely gorgeous and as always a great night was had by all, everyone loves Ann's classes. Thanks Ann, we are all looking forward to the next one.

Jane brought in a lovely book she had made for her friend who is also called Ann. I have taken some pictures and hopefully I will be able to load them later too, fingers crossed.

Wednesday was another great day. We had some lovely ladies in the studio for our Copic workshop...

Chanelle's card

and last night was our weekly Scrapbooking crop. Phew! what a great but busy week. Think I need a rest now!! lol

I have been asked to arrange a monthly ATC swap at Craft Den. The theme for the first swap is Starsigns. If you would like to join in, here's what you have to do. Make one ATC using the theme starsigns for 31st August. All the ATC's will be displayed in the studio first for one week before the swap. When we receive an ATC it will be given a number which will be used for the swap. All the numbers will be put in a draw for the swap. No 1 ATC will be swapped with the first number drawn and No2 with the second number drawn.... If you want to join in and do not live near the studio, we will accept photographs and the address can be forwarded to you after the draw for you to send your ATC.

Don't forget Fimo Bev will be back in the studio again on Monday morning making some fantastic things with the children. We have also added and extra card class on Wednesday morning for the children. We will be making handbag and car cards. The morning classes are 10am - 12:00 noon. Please email info@craftden.co.uk if you require any more information about these or any other classes.

19 July 2009

Day out

Had a fantastic day off on Saturday thanks to Julie, who looked after the shop for me. I went to a workshop at Crafty Individuals with a few crafting buddies. We made framed compartments. We painted, crackled and distressed our frames and then filled each of the twelve compartments with metal, small pictures, charms, beads, lace, ribbon, flowers anything we could find that we could fit in, went in!!. Jean had put out so much stuff out to use we were spoilt for choice!! Not to mention the tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits that were on offer all day too!! It was such a fabulous relaxed day, I really enjoyed it.

I also bought lots of Crafty Individual stamps and paper pads back for the shop, which I will put on the website in the next couple of days.

Hope you have all had a good weekend too.

16 July 2009

Childrens Fimo classes

Fimo classes for the school holidays. Fimo Bev will be back in the studio on Monday 20th July for the first of six classes 10am - 12 noon making Mario.

Week 2 - Monday 27th July - 10am -12 noon making Wallace

Week 3 - Monday 3rd August - 10am - 12 noon making Shaun sheep.

Week 4 - Wednesday 12th August - 10am - 12 noon making Gromit the dog.
Picture to follow...

Week 5 - Wednesday August - 19th 10am - 12 noon making Penquin.
Picture to follow...

Week 6 - Wednesday 26th August - 10am - 12 noon making Were Rabbit

More Copic workshop dates -
As well as the Copic workshop on 22nd July 10am - 3pm we are also looking at adding two more dates - Thursday 30th July & Friday 7th August please email info@craftden or phone 0114 2340732 for more details.
The full Craft Den timetable can be viewed on our web site here

Our Copics are still at the old price of £1.99 until we get our next delivery and then sadly they will be going up!!! Don't forget it is free delivery on all orders over £10

Last night was our weekly scrapbooking crop and another lovely evening it was too.
We used papers from the K & Co Madeline collection, Laura Ashley flocked brads with some flocked rub ons to create some fantastic layouts, pictures to folllow...

13 July 2009

Timetable updates

I have just finished updating our class timetable. The new updated timetable for the rest of July and the beginning of August is now on the Craft Den web site and can be viewed here

We have added some children's Fimo classes for the school holidays with Fimo Bev.

More new classes coming in September, a further card making class on Wednesday mornings and scrapbooking class on Thursday afternoons more information about these in our August timetable.

There are a few places left on our next all day scrapbooking crop which is on Saturday August 8th.

I have also added some pictures as promised to yesterdays post.

11 July 2009

The weekend again!!!

As Victor Meldrew would say - I don't believe it!! the weekend is here again, this week has passed by in a flash, a blink of the eye and it was gone!

So what have I been up to??

Last Saturday was our monthly all day Scrapbooking crop, and great fun as always.

On Tuesday morning we were making Christmas cards, Yes, Christmas cards in July on one of the hottest days of the year!! On Tuesday evening Ann was in the studio making some fab cards with alcohol inks, this Tuesday Ann will be back in the studio making a lovely tag book with Blonde Moments papers, inks and bits and bobs with a few ribbons to finish it off, this will be a two week class. Wednesday night was our weekly craft night, this week we coloured some stamped images with Copics. It was Sue's birthday last week and she had been very naughty not telling anyone!! So this week we had arranged a birthday cake and candle.
Thursday was our weekly scrapbooking night, we used some very bright vibrant papers from Bo Bunny's Love shack range. We teamed these beautiful bright papers with ribbon and dew drops to make a very girly layout.

Tonight I have been out for a lovely family meal at our local pub. Little Ava is now getting very strong and pulling herself up wanting to sit up. Ava is six months old tomorrow so that I will be scrapbooking tonights pictures for her six months page in our album.
Ava enjoying her Lancashire Hot Pot

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

3 July 2009

Nearly the weekend again!!

I can't believe it is Friday already!! Where has the week gone? I am looking forward to tomorrow as it is our monthly scrapbooking day. It is always a great day with lots of chattering, laughing, munching of chocolate biscuits and of course not to forget the cropping.

We have been trying out the Martha Stewart punches as some of you are finding the MS punches are not cutting "paper" correctly.

They work perfectly with card - even heavy embossed cardstock - but do not work very well with thin paper - the punch doesn't want to release the paper from the body of the punch. If they are going to be used with fairly thin paper - the paper should be inserted into the punch WITH some cardstock - you will find this stops all the problems of the paper not being released. Let me know what you think.

Stock update I have now got all the wonderful Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints on to the web site here unfortunately I have not got the colour swatches on!! :-( the chart can be viewed here.

We now stock Sizzix machines, dies, replacement mats and accessories.

What happened to the sun??? it's raining here in Sheffield this morning!! Is that the summer over or will it be back later, I wonder...

2 July 2009

More new goodies now in stock!!

It's been a few days since I last blogged, but I think I will be forgiven when you see what goodies have been arriving!! LOTS & LOTS!!
Some absolutely gorgeous flocked papers from

Chatterbox also available in Khol, alabaster and yummy chocolate in flock, engraved and filigree in khol have a look here

Beautiful books/albums with self colour sturdy card pages with embossed borders on every page

contrasting brads in khol, peacock and chocolate as shown here

also deluxe brads

brad making kits

we also stock refills for the kits

Wisteria papers from Basic Grey which can be found here

We still have a few place left on Saturdays all day scrapbooking class, please email info@craftden.co.uk for this and any class info.

Thats all for now enjoy the sun, while it lasts!!