Sunday, 29 May 2011

Long time no Speak

Hello i am back i am so sorry it has been so long since i have posted but i just have not had the time with the amount of fab things going on in the shop at the moment.

 I have been organising our Celebrity craft weekend which is running from the 24th to the 26th of June. We will be having QVCs Amy Shaw teaching a workshop on the 24th, taking a Demo on the 25th and Debbi Moore doing a Demo on the 26th so lots and lots going on. .

Other exciting news a big congratulations to Rachel  as she passed her driving test 1st time on Tuesday she is now on the road so take this as a warning. Only kidding she is actually a very safe driver.

I used the idea of the staggered squares in the background from one of Debbi's cards. Speaking of Debbi i owe her a big apology i have been spelling her name wrong on everything. Although i now know i how to spell her name I'm not promising that the odd "e" wont appear in blonde moments.

Debbi, Kath and Anne held a fantastic Girls just want to have fun workshop on Saturday and boy it sounded fun. Every now and then we heard roars of laughter coming from the workshop, although anyone who has been to one of Debbi or Kath's classes knows that this is no unusual occurrence. They held an amazing day which was organized brilliantly i cant for them to have another one so i can get to go along.

I think that's all the exciting news for this week, i will leave you with a Tim Holtz inspired card and promise that it wont be so long before my next post.

Speak Soon
Charlotte xx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Cards A Plenty

Quick question am i the only person who looked at the calendar today and thought where has time gone! its the 8th of May already this is something that would never normally bother me as i am one of those scary people who count down the days till i can get christmas stuff sanely into the shop. However today i was worried as it is the Christening of my cousins two adorable baby girls next Sunday and for anyone who hasnt heard yet i am going to be Godmother. Im just the teeniest bit excited to say the least and wanted to make something special for them and promised their mum i would make them a guest book. Well up until 1 hour ago i had nothing, but i always feel i work better under pressure and now it is all done, and ive got to say im really happy with it.


I took the photo ontop of one of the christening shawls my grandma has made for the babies, each shawl has over 500 diamontes on it along with the babies inital, and has lace all the way around. For anyone who hasnt guessed yet my cousin loves diamontes.

All thats left for me to do now is get an outfit.

Photos of the Competition cards

 All the cards are now on display in the shop, apologies for them being in groups if anyone wants me to take a photo of a single card on its own so they can see it better i am more than happy to do so.
I would like to finally give a mention to the card above as it was from our youngest competition entree a little girl aged only 4. Its great to see little ones crafting she was given a little prize as you have to admitt her card is very cute.

Speak Soon
Charlotte xx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Card Designer Competition

Wow what a hard task we were faced with yesterday chosing the top three cards out of so many lovely ones. I just have to say that the talent of our local crafters is really inspiring. So the moment of truth our winners drum roll................................

1st Prize Sheila

This card is a twisted easel made using the Kraft resit 8inch crad blanks, Tim Holtz kraft resist paper stash, Tatty button stamp, pro markers, flower soft, Trim craft paper pad, black card (all sold at the papeterie) and black card candy.

2nd Prize Rhona

This card has been made using a Lil of the Valley stamp (only available form Lil of the Valley), Nestabilities labels one, pro markers, ribbon, glamour dust, liquid glaze, ribbon, paper, green wire, martha Stewart butterfly punch and gems (all sold at the Papeterie).

3rd Prize Debbi

This card has been made using little red gorjuss girl stamp, nestabilities circle and scallopped circle, hero arts stamps, cuttlebug embossing folder, papermania flowers, pro markers, diamontes, glitter, coredinations card stock (all sold at the paperterie) and i believe a craft concept butterfly embossing folder. To see this card in more detail go to 

All of the enteries will be on view in the shop for the next month or so after that time the cards can be collected by their designers or will be donated to charity. I will do my best to put a photo of all the cards up on the blog and website over the next few days, but as you can imagine there is quite a few to do.

I would just like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and i cant wait to think of another competition for everyone to enter very soon.

Speak soon
Charlotte xx

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