Thursday, 24 July 2008

busy busy busy

I am a desperately trying to get samples together and pack to go to Newbury Racecourse for the Artstamps show there.

Andy is having a problem or two getting the stamp order ready, so haven't been able to start packaging that. I have to get the dog to some different kennels to the ones we usually use although we have been there before and I need to get some embossing powders packed

I am off out tonight to the opening of a new shop The Beverley Hat Shop so I have actually finished a card

very simple but I have used the lined stamp and
acrylic paints to make the band
and the poinsettia stamp to make the flowers

what do you think?

first card I have got finished off in week and I am giving it away tonight! I am making another one, I have got as far glueing the beads to flower centres they should be dry by the time I get make from the unit and packing and my trip to the kennels.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Christmas starts here

We are a little behind were I would like to be with the Christmas stamps but I thought I would share with you one set I am excited about. They are coming into production slowly and you might think I would be used to this slow pace by now but when the ideas have been buzzing round your head for weeks well months really and some of them are ones I didn't get done last year!! I know, but where does the time go.

Anyway this is a set I have been calling "build you own poinsettia" I am not sure what we will call it when it eventually hits the catalogue. It should be in production next week and goes on sale from 1st August but we hope to have them ready for the charity Craft Day on 19th July at Woodmansey Village Hall...more details

The set consist of three different sized leaves or bracts. I have just stamped up a side of inexpensive red A4 and embossed in gold a selection of the shapes. I cut them out and then grouped them together using a piece of scrap card for a base and some powder pritt for adhesive.

I am sure I could use all sorts of subtle colouring using shades of red and green but here is a first go using basic red card.

I have used all three sizes on the large one and just the smaller two for the little one.

I think they will be great on cards, presents gift bags, crackers, table decorations etc......guess what theme we will be having this year...we also have wait for it ....... ...... three other poisettia stamps NEW this year plus the ones from previous years....
oh yes, break out the green and red. I know what I am doing this Christmas....

Friday, 4 July 2008

now I am inspired

I spent a couple of days this week with Glenda, Lynn and the rest of the team from Elusive Images. it was actually just two days. I set off Monday morning and was back early evening on Tuesday but it felt like a week. Lots of other people there I knew, Like Lynn and Nicki from Flutterby Crafts and Gillian from Stamp to your Arts Content.
Gillian is from a company that makes stamps in a place very near where I was born and it is always nice to see her. She is always full of tips and always willing to share, a true crafter.
Lynn and Nicki are girls I have met at Stitches over the years. I am really looking forward to going down to the Artstamps Show at Newbury so we can get together again (watch out Newbury) As I had gone along on my own this time Lynn and Nicki looked after me ( a lot!!) well done girls
Another face I was very pleased to see was Craole Ingram. Carole works for another well know stamper Paddy!, but we met when she came along to demonstrate Elusive Images at the Craft Place in Beverley a couple of year ago. We met again recently when she visited our stand at Post Sunlight Stamp Show. Carole is another real Crafter, and I was lucky enough to have her in the same group as Gillian and myself. So lots of inspiration there.
but that is only 4 out of 40 people on the "retreat". Everyone attending had lots to offer and I made more new friends.
Then we had The Elusive Images team headed up by Glenda and Lynn. Add into this mix 4 big tables groaning with Elusive Images products, super food including homemade biscuits in the breaks, and the most fantastic setting.

How much more can one girl take? well it not over yet, we had a lovely good bag for attending full of Eluisve Images stamps. Spot prizes through the two days, a trip to the warehouse to bag some bargins and a shopping list of excellent new products. I just can't wait for mine to arrive. I have bought lots of glimmer mists so if you are going to see us at the scrappers Charity day ( check out ) or at Artstamps Newbury then you might just be able to get some glimmer mists or tinkabella inks for yourself!! You may interested to know I donated several of the stamp sets from My goody Bag to the Charity Craft Day, so go look at Beverley Scrappers Blog to find out how you could win them for yourself!!!
Sorry I don't have any pictures from the retreat but I had other things to do!! check out Glendas pictures on her blog