Quote of the Week.....

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"
Winston Churchill

Friday, 18 February 2011

Tim Holtz Workshop....

Afternoon Bloggers,

I am so excited I could burst! I am a very lucky girl in more ways than one!!!

Tomorrow afternoon I have the pleasure of attending a Tim Holtz Workshop at the Stitches Trade show in Birmingham. Jan from PI got me a ticket for the event and I am so very grateful, it's been quite a few months since she told me and I just cant wait to see what we will be making!

I'll post photos when I get home.

Hope that you all have a nice weekend too!

Take Care
S & B xxx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Making Cards Magazine....... March 2011 Issue

Good Morning Boggers,

In this months Making Cards Magazine, I have three articles yet again! Whoo hoo!!!

pg. 11 -13 Heavenly Hydrangeas - A collection of cards using a simple colour pallet of Bundled Sage and Cream card stock. The Hero Arts Hydrangea stamp is available from Personal Impressions Stockists, including Samuel Taylor's and Card Craft Plus Preston.

pg 16-17 Dainty Designs - Two cards created with The My Minds Eye Market Street Collection Kit, available from Samuel Taylor's

pg 88 -89 Designs for Icons, Rockin' cards using the Cambridge Collection of papers from Bo Bunny and trinkets from east of India co. Also including metal embellishments from Tim Holtz, products available from Card Craft Plus Preston and Personal Impressions.

Hope that you have liked my latest creations, in next months magazine I have two articles, Serene Stamping and Pirate cards for the boys!

Take Care,
S & B xxx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Card Craft Plus - Preston

Good Evening Bloggers,

Phew, I'm shattered!!!!
I've Had a great day today at Card Craft Plus in Preston, I have been demonstrating as part of their 1 year anniversary of the New Inspirations Shop at Capitol Way in Preston!

It's such a lovely shop, with very lovely staff and yummy customers, each and every time I do any work at CCP, either workshops or demonstrations, I'm always well looked after, Subway Lunches, lots of refreshments and today even a Cadbury's Crunchie with Georgina!!! mmmmmm

I'm back again tomorrow teaching a mini workshop, spaces are very limited, I think only the afternoon session still has some spaces. Like I said in my last post we are using a set of Hero Arts Stamps and Distress Inks to create background work, main focal images and "Inchies" art!!

So off to bed now, me and Bump are a wee bit tired and an early night will do us the world of good!

Take Care,

S & B xxx

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Piece of Art

Good Evening Bloggers,
Here is a project that I have created for my demonstration for tomorrow at Card Craft Plus in Preston. Apologies for the really bad photo, my camera has given up and I took this in the dark using my Blackberry!!! (note to self need a new camera)
Its using a mixture of Hero Art Stamps , Distress Inks, Nestabilities, and Tim Holtz Ideology items.
I have added each 5cm x 5cm image to a wood frame that I painted white with Rangers Paint Dabbers.
I have been busy tonight prepping samples, its great to get in my craft room now and then to make some pieces that I'm happy with!
Hope to see you tomorrow,
S & B xxx

Monday, 7 February 2011

Weekend Review

Hello Bloggers,

Phew one weekend down, many, many more to go............
This is a very busy time for us crafter's as its show season and with all the lovely new products being launched from CHA, most retail shops are booking demonstrations and events.

This past week I have been working the stand at GMEX, working with all the great new releases from Go Kreate, Superb new card making dies, that come in collections of 4 are just genius! More about them tomorrow.

Saturday was a fab day at Samuel Taylor's on behalf of Personal Impressions, we looked at the lovely Hero Arts Stamps and New designs from Martha Stewart, all yummy!
I also got to spend the day with my dear friend Sue Hobbs, Store Manager at ST Leeds. Her work is just lovely, so I had a great day, but don't ask Sue about the train journey home, that's a sore subject - lol!!!

Anyway just a quick reminder that I will be at Card Craft Plus in Preston Thursday and Friday on behalf of Personal Impressions, demonstrations on the Thursday and mini workshops on the Friday.
The mini workshops are designed around a single set of stamps for Hero Arts, we will be making focal images and background papers as well as "Inchies" art. It will be great fun, do pop along any time during this week as there are lots of demonstrations, including Leonie, Ann-Marie and many more!

So buy for now,
Take Care,
S & B xx