29 September 2009

A Very Long Post Tonight..........

As I have not been able to blog for several days it is going to be a very long post tonight!!

At last I have managed to get the pictures uploaded of the fabulous ATC's we have received up to now for the September Travel ATC swap

Aren't they fantastic?? You are all so creative and talented, great work!!
and thank you to everyone who has taken part in this months swop. If you have not made an ATC yet or you have made it and not handed it in, you have until 8:30pm tomorrow night to do so.

We have already decided the themes for the rest of the year so you have plenty of time, so get your thinking caps on!!
October theme "Halloween"
November theme "Bonfire Night"
and yes you have guessed it December "Christmas"

Sunday was the first of our many Christmas workshops we have planned for this year. Christmas tags and decorated tins. The tins and tags were decorated with Bo Bunny papers and stamps from 'Tis the Season' collection, clover and watermelon Adirondak inks and all finished off with lots of lovely ribbons. It was a wonderful day very enjoyable and relaxed, we had lots of laughs, coffee, biscuits and buns oh yes nearly forgot lots of crafting too!! lol Thanks Ann for a fantastic day.

Look what the lovely Jill made and brought in for coffee break!!

mmmmmm they were very yummy!!

Now a few stock updates:

The fabby new Tim Holtz stamps including the Christmas ones!!

All of the above stamps along with other stamps from Tim can be found on the Craft Den website here

New stylish Christmas Rubber stamps from Creative Stamps can be found on our website here at a special introductory price of £9.99

Octobers Craft Stamper arrived yesterday

Ava first taste of cheesy crisps

...the face says it all!!

and take a look at these, Ava's new Halloween slippers from Chanelle and Ava loves them!!

For several weeks now I have been asked by a certain someone to get Halloween papers... now I have to buy them, don't I??

Phew!! well I did warn you it was going to be a long post tonight!! lol and I still have lots of pictures from Scrapbooking, card making and craft night to show you for the last two weeks!! But I am going to save those for another day...along with some exciting news about another blog!!!!!!!

25 September 2009

Creative Metal

Lots of deliveries at the studio shop today!!! which has kept me very busy so I have not taken any pictures, I know I did promise, sorry :-(

More Walnut Hollow Creative Metal products all available on our website here:

Creative Metal beginners kits £29.75

Creative Metal Mini tool set £8.75

Texture Tools £2.99

also Creative Metaltape, more tools and aliminimum, brass and copper sheets available and will be on website soon.

We have also had a delivery of Copic Ciaos today.

Most of the Viva Decor Crackle paints, presious metal paints and the lovely pearl pens are now on the website here

Don't forget the shop is open this Sunday September 27th 10am - 4pm

24 September 2009

Little reminder...

Have you made an ATC for the Craft Den September ATC swap? If not why not????
We do accept ATC's by post with a SAE.
The August swap was very successful and we got lots of people making ATC's for the first time, which is fantastic.

Craft Den ATC swap for September:
Theme - Travel
Closing date - Wednesday 30th September at 8:30pm
So what are you waiting for??

If you have already sent your ATC in and not put in a suggestion for Octobers theme you can do so by email info@craftden.co.uk

I will post some pictures later of the ATC's we have already received.

A quick stock update for you:
All the new Crafty Individual Stamps are now on the Craft Den website and can be viewed here

We have a very large delivery of Walnut Hallow metal tools, kits, sets and other goodies arriving tomorrow!! Woohoooo and our Bo Bunny order with all the lovely new papers including Gypsy, Kitchen Spice, Delilah, Flutter Butter with matching double dot and embellies due any day now Woohoooo Woohooooooo Don't forget we already have Tis the Season and St Nick already in the shop, I know I haven't got it on the web yet! I will I promise as soon as...

23 September 2009

Its getting cold enough for winter hats!!

The new Creative Cardmaking Issue 8 is now in stock price £3.99

and we still have a few copies of the Special Winter Edition left which is crammed with Christmas papers price £4.99

Last week we got some lovely new goodies in the studio from Crafty Individuals more books and stamps including all the new stamps. This stamp is my absolute favourite, I really love it and can't wait to get it inked up. In fact it has been sat on my table since last Thursday waiting, how bad is that?? :-(

so as this one

and this one

I actually love them all!! LOL No surprises there then!

All the new Crafty Indiviual Stamps are now on the Craft Den website and can be viewed here

My post would not be complete with out a photo of little Ava, I know you all enjoying seeing her. In fact someone as told me this evening she just looks on my blog for pics of Ava now!! Tonight's picture is Ava in her new winter hat, she is a proper little girl and loves getting dressed up!! she also like having her picture taken too!! lol it's a good job with me around!! Ooooh I can feel another page coming on, watch this space!!

OK folks thats all for tonight, I am off to bed now. Tomorrow I will show you some pictures of what we have been up to in the studio this week.

20 September 2009

It might come in useful one day...

A few weeks ago BH was sorting the summer house out, lots of things had got put in there for storage out of the garage when the roof started leaking. I drive BH mad because I keep everything and I mean everything, just in case we might need it!! I am a real hoarder!! lol While he was sorting things out I spotted our daughters old rocking chair from when she was a toddler, shes 26 now!! I asked him if he could clean it up for Ava. It has been in the conservatory a couple of weeks now and I had forgotten all about it. On Saturday afternoon Ben saw the rocking chair, and sat little Ava in it ...

she loved it!! It was worth keeping it all those years just to see her little smiling face!!

These beautiful flowers are what the lovely Jill bought me!! Thanks Jill I love flowers and they are gorgeous.

The special winter edition of Creative Cardmaking is in stock at £4.99 It has pages and pages of lovely papers for making your Christmas cards and some ideas on how to use them.

This week was the start of our new afternoon scrapbooking class. On Thursday we now have two, the first class is 1pm - 3pm and the second in the evening 6:30pm - 8:30pm. please email info@craftden.co.uk if you would like more information about either of these or any of our other classes.

In this weeks class we used a mix of Blonde Moment and Bazzill papers in pinks and lilacs with a couple of black flourishes.

The flourishes and large flower are Sizzix dies. Small flowers made using Paper Shapers large and small retro flower punches and Martha Stewart Cosmos punch with liquid pearl centres added. Stitch detail using white and black pens, to finish off. All products available from Craft Den.

15 September 2009

Dogs, Apples & Pears

First off all I would like to thank you for your emails and phone calls I have received, you are all so lovely, kind and thoughtful. I am feeling a lot better today, thank you.

Sunday was my daughters birthday I made her an 8x8 card. I have started making all my special cards this size now. I used Blonde Moment papers and Daisy stamped image coloured her with Copics added a few gems to the flowers in her hair made a couple of boarder strips with Martha Stewart Valentine Lace border punch and added some flowers a charm and some ribbon to finish off with.

Inside of the card before I added the wording 'Have a wonderful day'

Lots of you will have heard me telling stories about my dogs and especially Alfie, who is always up to something! At the moment our pear tree is laden with gorgeous delicious crunchy conference pears, but I am not the only one who thinks they are delicious. Alfie helps himself to pears off the tree, he has to stand on his back legs to reach them. I have not managed to capture that on camera, yet. When he pulls them off he usually get some branch and leaves as well. Here he is at the kitchen door yesterday waiting to be let in with pear in mouth. He had gone out in the garden with BH but once Alfie had his pear he wanted to be back in.

Once inside he went to find some where to eat his pear.

Ike saw him and wanted him to share! This picture shows IKe wanting to take it off him. I intervened and cut it in half for them. It is like having toddlers!

BH had a look at the tree later yesterday, and we have several pears with teeth mark in!! When the aples first started falling we had to go out and pick them up before letting Alfie out as I was worried he was going to make himself ill by eating too many. BH said to me one day if you call Alfie when he has picked an apple up he will bring it for you. So this is what we started doing. When he brought the apple we would cut a piece off for each dog. After several days of doing this Alfie started bringing in apples two at a time. He would put one down on the kitchen floor and then run of with the second one to eat it!! "There's yours, this one's mine"!!!