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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Who want's BLOG CANDY!?!?!?!?!




Hi everyone,

I have some lovely candy to give away to one lucky follower of mine!!  I thought it was about time I posted some candy to thank you all for visiting my blog and posting such lovely comments about my work.

What you will get:

- Jolly Nation Clear Stamps Set
- Gorjuss Girls Stamped Images
- Miss Anya Stamped Images
- My Guy Ian Stamped Images

This blog candy will close on the Saturday 5th December, and I will announce the winner sometime Sunday evening.

All you have to do to win is:

1. If you're not already a follower, please become one.
2. Display this photo on your blog for all to see with a link back to my blog.
3. Leave me a message so I know you have entered.

If you don't have a blog of your own, please become a follower anyway, and spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!
I will post worldwide, so everyone is welcome to enter.

Good luck!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Reigate Christmas Craft & Gift Fair takes place today!








Hi everyone,

Well I have been such a busy bee these past few weeks making all my stock for the Reigate Christmas Craft & Gift Fair and having all these visitors over, I can finally relax today! Yipee!!

The pictures I've added on this post are examples of the stock that is selling at the Fair until 4pm today. I hope they are being snapped up by lovely people right now!  It will be a good test to see how they will do in the shop opening next year!

The first picture is a Vintage style Lady Project Book. The second picture is a Vintage style Hardback Notebook. Third is an Eygptian Spiral Bound Notebook. Kanban Crafts really do have some lovely images, don't you think? Last but not least, the fourth is a Shopping list with Miss Anya Collection stamped image, by The Greeting Farm.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me and I will report back with news in a later post!

I was thinking earlier it's about time that I put up some Blog Candy!  So, please come and visit my blog and look out for some candy soon!


Sunday, 8 November 2009

Hobbycraft show @ NEC = super fantastic, but now bankrupt....LOL

Oh my goodness! Me and my friend Madeline went to the NEC in Brum today to spend spend spend at the Hobbycraft Show and had such a fabby time!! I have never been before, but after going today I will definitely be going next year! I saw Joanna Sheen, Stephanie Weightman and met Leonie Pujol who is really sweet. I hadn't realised she had left QVC though, and was shocked to see her on the Create and Craft stand! haha! Lots of luck to her in her new job.
As you can see, I had many bags to carry and had to leave a lot in the cloakroom as it was just to heavy to carry around! I was there from 10:30 until 5! What a long day, but it went so quickly! I am going to ache tomorrow!!
I got an old QVC TSV at one of the stands for £20, and it has loooooooads in it, which is why I thought id photo the contents list to show you! Really good value I think!
Anyway, I hope whoever went to the show had a fab time, I certainly did. Did I mention that already......:oD?

Saturday, 7 November 2009

My First Attempt using Tim Holtz Stamp!


Recipe
Tim Holtz Stamp - Storytime Santa
Calendar Stamp
Music sheet Stamp
Holly Stamp
Brilliance Dew Drop Ink Pads - Black,Red, Green, Yellow and Blue Pearlescent
Scalloped Card from Craftwork Cards.co.uk

Well, I bought this Tm Holtz stamp back in 2006 in Florida, and never actually used it as I had not a clue what to do with the stamp!

I bought the latest copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine and what did I find??? A Tim Holtz Xmas stamp feature! I was really pleased!!! So basically this is an example from the magazine, with a few alterations! I am fairly pleased with it, not sure if I like it all that much as it is really different to my usual style! I don't own any Distress Ink Pads, so I have just used my Dew Drop ones for now. I am going to the NEC tomorrow for the Hobbycraft Show, hopefully I will see some there and i'll get a few!

Hope you are all having a fab weekend.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Candyfloss Xmas Easel Card





Recipe
x1 Pinflair Novelty Easel Cards & Envelopes (Pack of 3)
Stamp 'N' Bond Powder
Icicle Glitter
X1 Die-Cut 'Santa's Little Helpers' Character Sheet - Candyfloss Character (QVC pack)
Pink Gem Stones
Pink Ribbon
Craft Glue
Mini Glue Dots
Mini snowflake punch
White & Pink paper
See D's Christmas Words Stamp
Silver Ink Pad


As you probably noticed in previous posts, I have been using these cute novelty easels to display my cards and bits on, but I decided to use them for what they are meant for this time! I am really pleased with how it's turned out, and it's just a completely different way of sending a Christmas card.

I have also decided to enter this into Susie's Sassy Challenge Blog this week, so wish me luck! The theme is 'Christmas'. I have had a look at the enteries so far, and they are all stunning as always, so it's going to be tricky to pick winners! Head over to Susie's Blog and enter one of your Christmas card's!





Wednesday, 4 November 2009

My first few Xmas Cards for 2009!




I really must get cracking with these Xmas cards I need to make!! I sat in my craft room all day yesterday making up Daisy & Dandelion and Forever Friends Xmas decoupage and today is the day I need to use them on my cards.
I can't believe its 7 weeks until Xmas, I have hardly done any Xmas shopping - i'm starting to panic a bit now!!! So much to do, so little time!
As I mentioned in a post a few weeks back, I will be selling my handmade cards and other items in a shop called Calladoodles in Edenbridge, near Croydon in the new year. I'm really excited now! I have been asked by the owner, Clare, if I could make a few bits (mainly Xmas cards) for a stall she has got on Sunday 22nd November at Reigate Christmas Craft & Gift Fair 2009 which I have happily agreed to take part in. Hopefully it will be a good turn out and lots of money will be raised for Diabetes UK which this fair is in aid of.
I am also raising money for Diabetes UK with my Rosemary Conley Slimmers Club, and will be taking part in a 2 hour 'Aerobathon' on 2oth November 2009. I am really looking forward to it and since my dad has got Diabetes, I really want to take part.
So far, I have been sponsered £50 and I only got the form 2 days ago, so I'm feeling pretty proud!
Anyway, I am off to make a start on the rest of these Xmas cards, which I will try and post pictures of this evening!
Have a good day all.

Lou x

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