27 November 2009

Ava's first taste of chocolate muffin!

For this weeks card class I made a an 8 x 8 blue and white snowflake card. I am really enjoying making large cards at the moment. I creased and folded some white cardstock held the folds in place with some small silver brads. Cut a large snowflake with cuttlebug die, added some glamour dust and some bling. Shaped the front of the card to fit up to the folded panel, covered front and part of inside with some blue snowflake paper added some more bling and a a little stickles.

Here is a card Jill made using a Crafty Indiviual stamp and distress inks.

I just love hessian bow.

Last weekend Ava had her first taste of chocolate muffin...

that little smiling face say's it all... doesn't it??

she really enjoyed it!!

can't wait to scrap theese!!

If you haven't made your ATC for November yet, you need to get a move on!! lol Ok thats all for now I am off to bed, had a really busy day today and got lots to do tomorrow... something that has been in the pipe line for a while now is finally coming together, thats all I am say for now, but all will be revealed in the next few days, also news of some fantastic new stock!!....

19 November 2009

Scrapbooking and Peanut butter buns!!

A couple of pictures of the layout from tonight's scrapbooking class. Products used: Total round templates from Colour my world, which I consider to be a must have for any scrapbooker, Basic Grey Whisteria, Bazzil, MS Cosmos and Cornflower, Paper shapers Retro punch in 3 sizes and finished of with a Viva Decor gold pearl pen for the flower centres.

Oooh just notice one of the flowers has lost it's centre!! must go and fix that.

You will already have seen this picture of Ava as I have used it before in a layout, it is Ava showing her first signs of independance wanting to sit on the bench and not on anyones knee!!

Tonight we all had a lovely surprise, a visit from little Ava during the class! not sure what she was thinking though! lol The class was very full tonight and Ava hasn't been to the studio when there has been as many people in, she took it all in her stride though and had a good look at everyone and what they were doing...you have to sew the seed while they are young! lol it won't be long before she will be joining us on a regular basis!! Oh I do hope so finger crossed :-)

The diet went out of the window again tonight when Kelly brought home made peanut butter buns to have with our coffee! Oh they were just the yummiest!! Thanks Kelly they were gorgeous!

The blogoversary blog candy will be revealed tomorrow, sorry didn't get time to sort it today, I will make it a priority tomorrow! promise :-)

Blog Anni, Blog Candy and annoying phone calls!!

Now I know from past experience that blogging is a great way to pass on info and also learn useful stuff apart from crafting. What I am interested to learn is does anyone know or has anyone had this happen to them...our phone keeps ringing and when we answer, it beeps like a fax machine, we have dialed 1471 and the number is 0000 I was just wondering if it was a scam of some sorts. I have now had 3 bank cards cancelled because of different fraud scams cloned etc yes 3 all attached to different accounts!! Which is making me a very untrusting and very suspicious person.
So if you know anything that will put my mind at rest or if it is a scam what I have to do, I would be very grateful. I know it might be Innocent, better to be safe than sorry and it is also very annoying!! as it is ringing every ten minutes or so. Sorry if I am rambling! :-)

On a better note. I can't believe that this week is my 1st blog Anni, it has gone soooo fast!! So I thought we would have some blog candy to mark the occasion! :-)
Thank every one for there lovely comments and I have meet so many lovely people through my blog and some great crafting buddies. I will post the Candy with what you have to blog tonight, so watch this space as they say!! lol

18 November 2009

Surprise visit!!

We have had a lovely time tonight using distress inks and paints, and as usual I forgot to take pictures!! The lovely Jill (who still hasn't got a blog!!) brought mince pies and fancy cakes to have with our coffee. Thanks Jill they were yummy.

The PaperArtsy stamps we have all been waiting for are arriving on Friday:
Squiggly Ink - Nut & Meg 1 - 8 on EZ Mount
Squiggly Ink - Ding & Dong 1 - 8 EZ Mount
Clocks 1 - 8 on EZ Mount and an assortment of minis.

We now have the full range of Flippin' Chritmas in stock - 75p per set this includes the Flippin' front & back decoupage sheet and the inside sheet for only 75p!!
Packs of 2 large white cards & envelopes to fit the Flippin' range £1.75
10 sheets of acetate £1.75

Over the last few weeks I have been given several blog awards from Ann and from Pat and today I have received one from Geraldine. Thank you for thinking of me and I will pass them on later this week.

Have you made your your ATC for the November swap there is still plenty of time theme 'Bonfires and Fireworks'

I had a lovely surprise today, Ben called in with Ava as we didn't see them at the weekend. Although we see Ava every week she changes so much. Today she looked very tall, she like to walk with the furniture and is very confident. Ava loves taking the pots of Pardro clay off the shelf and building them! today we had some music on so she had a little dance and sing, well it was more like a bit of a rock from side to side :-)lol as always she really enjoyed herself.

17 November 2009

Quick update

Craft Stamper is now back in stock, we have had a second delivery of the December issue today

Our delivery of Whiff of joy stamps arrived on Friday and we have another delivery planned for two weeks time, please email info@craftden.co.uk for more information.

Our Magnolia stamps including the new Christmas range 'So Jolly under the mistletoe' and Christmas & Winter 2009 magazine are due in the middle of next week please email for more information.

12 November 2009

On a roll...

Blogging two days in a row, and twice yesterday!! Don't worry I won't be able to keep it up!! lol

Two scrapbooking classes today, this afternoons layout was a repeat of last weeks black and orange... black cardstock for the background Bo Bunny Love Shack for the frame and BM onion gravy fort the centre

we used Templates with an Edge for the frame, Tims stamps, spiced marmalade distress ink, black and timber brown Staz on and Viva Decor black pearl pens. Pat brought home made parkin to have with our coffee. Thank you Pat it was delicious.

Tonights layout had vintage/distressed look, but not as stressed as the class!! We made flowers with pleated strips of paper stuck onto a a circular punched base... the pleated flowers kept lifting off the base and sort of jumping on the table like little frogs!! lol glue, sticky pads, double sided taped and even punches were used to hold them down!!! Sue had brought chocolate fingers to have with our coffee and we finished of the parkin, after that the flowers seemed much better!! lol Thanks Sue they were yummy!

We have a new scrapbooking class starting on Tuesday night 6:30pm-8:30pm email info@craftden.co.uk for more details or to book your place.

Tonight stock updates: the limited edition Making Memories Pink Slice with 2 design cards light weight and portable for taking to your crops and workshops

We are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper at £23.50 this is a fantastic little tool for rounding the corner of your greyboard books and albums.

Graphics 45 scrapbook pad £18.50 the papers are all double sided and you get 2 of each design and 2 die cut sheets. The first one is Domestic Goddess, do you know any? lol definitely not me... just a couple of pages from the pad and a sheet of tags to tempt you!!

and a couple from Christmas past

I haven't got a picture of Ava for you tonight but I have got one of her new winter boots, aren't they gorgeous, her little feet and toes will be snug and warm in those don't you think?

So until tomorrow, I wish you all a good night.

11 November 2009

Two post in one day!!!!

We have had lots of new stock in this week all of which we are trying to get on the website as quick as possible, including some yummy items from Prima, assorted flowers, swirls, mini stamps...
Prima Copper Studs £4.30

Dark Studs £4.30

Pastel Studs £4.30

Say it in pearls Brown Swirls £2.99

Say It In Pearls Black £2.99

Holiday Lights - Gilded Mix £4.30

Parlour Petals Violet - £4.30

Parlour Petals East Lakes - £4.30

Sprites No3 in four colours - Antique Brown, Antique Pastel Yellow, Bright Green and Brights shades brown...A quick card I made for my sister-in-law Val who has been in hospital having a hip operation

A picture of my little Granddaughter Ava taken at the weekend, on Daddy's knee, Ava is ten months old tomorrow!!
... after not blogging in over a week, I have managed two post in one day, phew!

Never enough time!!

Just a quick post this morning before I rush off. Sorry I have not been blogging this week there are just not enough hours in a day!! I promise I will make time later this week to come and visit your blogs and leave some comments. We had another lovely weekend with Ava, she has now slept three weeks in a row!!

If you want to have a look at what we have been up to hop over to Pat's blog you can see what we were up to in Thursday afternoon scrapbooking class here for this layout we used K & Co Madeline papers and if you hop over to Chanelle and Kathryn's blog you can see Thursday night's class. We used Blonde Moments Onion Gravy, distress inks, Prima and Tim's stamps, Martha Stewart punches and of course my favourite at the moment Viva pearl pens! I just love these pens they give a very domed effect, lovely gloss finish and they dry so quick!! This workshop will be repeated tomorrow afternoon 1pm - 3pm. If you visit Jo's blog Jo has a created a double page layout from the week before when we used the yummy Bo Bunny Gypsy papers. Got to rush, will be back later with a stock update.....

4 November 2009

More Birthday cards

Just a quick post tonight. I can now show you a couple more birthday cards I made at the weekend. They are both 8" x 8" I really enjoy making large cards. I have used papers from Bo Bunny My Darling collection and pink Bazzill.

Black Market Paper Society papers and Bazzill Double Dot

3 November 2009

Birthday Card

Just a quick post tonight. I have been busy making birthday cards for the last few days, but not been able to blog any until after the event.

I used one of my favourite stamps for this card coloured with Copics, Bo Bunny papers from the Kitchen Spice collection and double dot range with a little ribbon added to finish it off.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the October ATC challenge I have more ATC's to show when I find my camera!! Hopefully it will turn up when I tidy up!! It will be amist the sea of paper etc I have across the house!! Not looking for it tonight or tidying up!! lol I am off to bed zzzzzzzzz

Don't forget Novembers ATC challenge theme Fireworks and Bonfires!!

1 November 2009

Halloween Blog Candy Winner!!

So here is the little Ava in her Halloween costume!! as a cute little WITCH

A lot of people said Whitch, so we have had a lucky dip with all the names who said Witch and we are pleased to announce Gay is the winner. So Gay if you would like to email info@craftden.co.uk with your address I can pop your parcel in the post.

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who took part.