Wednesday 31 October 2007

Cascade Pop up cards

At least that is how I call them.Way too tired to give instructions! Today I taught them at The Glitter Pot. Again, sorry about the quality of the photos, still captured by a camera phone .

I am getting ready for Portugal, where I will be teaching at Dawn's Crafting Holiday. And by getting ready I mean getting loads of ATC's ready. Leonie, it is your fault, another papercraft addiction to my long list!
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Sunday 28 October 2007

Recipe Cards

Not much energy or time. So just a photo of my latest contribution to Craftwork Cards Recipe Cards. You can find all the products in here.
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Saturday 20 October 2007

One of my favorites

This layout is indeed one of my favorites, not so much for its theme but for how it came out. The Basic Grey paper is the exact shade of blue as was my dress for my sisters wedding and the unusual edge is just funky (at least in my books!).
This week has been really hectic. Monday: designing some cards for an article; Tuesday: down to The Glitter Pot (Scaynes Hill) and Tresure Crafts (Burgess Hill) with my friend Sarah to pick up some stuff I needed for my future classes there (see right for details); Wednesday: QVC, TSV from noon till 1:30 in the morning!; Thursday: Scrap session at my house with a new addition to the club (no, it's not Wasabi); Friday: preparing for today's demo and another article; Saturday (today): demo at The Paper Mill Shop (Ashford).
Right now: really tired but happy.

QVC was a bit tiring but it was lovely to work beside Leonie, Carly and, of course, Dawn. Met Nacy Hill owner of Die Cuts With a View, who had an hour, she got crossed with me because I took one black 12x12" from her stash! But she had loads, so she then soon forgot all about it. If anyone saw the bit when I got in front of the cameras, please understand that comment from Dawn is truly not shared by me! (I know I am NOT the best scrapbooker in Surrey, so hardly I am going to be in the world!) However, it was sweet of her to say that.

Today, I was at the Paper Mill and Lousette Ashton, who really is one of the best scrapbookers in the world pop in. She is such a nice lady! And also very nice was that Richard, the shop's owner (I think) who gave me an A4 fox full of my choice cardstock as a thank you for the demo gift. Really nice and totally unexpected.

I have realized this last few days how lucky I am, I mean I work really hard, but all my big breaks, if one could call them big, have arrived without me looking for them. When I do, I never get them. I guess my lesson for this week is: do my job as better I can, never say no to craft jobs and not have high expectations, good things will come!

Ah, and by the way, the RAK for Charity keeps going on. I have a couple more coffee tins available and thanks to Sarah, Jan and Linda we have already £39 in the tin, which added to the first donations means that we have raised over a hundred pounds!

Saturday 13 October 2007


I have just had a conversation with Penny Black owner, Shaida, and now I am a Penny Black Artist. I am so excited! I have loved this company rubber stamps since I started stamping seriously, that is over four years ago. The quality is superb and the designs are to die for, from modern to cute passing by beautiful wording and funky ladies.
So, from now on, you will see loads from this company in this blog.

This card was done using the Snowscape rubber stamp and Giving and receiving acrylic set. Also I used Carftwork Cards card and Ruffles, wich is the lovely scalloped rectangle.
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Friday 12 October 2007

Penny Black stickers

Don't you just love this stickers? They are just beautiful and so easy to make a card with them.This is actually one of my favorites from the new Christmas range. I used two, one as a background and another one decoupaged. The message from the cut out sticker can be used for another card, so no waste at all.
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Thursday 4 October 2007

A RAK for Charity Update

Thanks to Jan, Sue, Caz, Kim, Dee, Gaynor and others who donate in total:
You donated :
Plus Gift Aid :
£ 14.67

Which means that £66.67 went to Marie Curie Cancer Care, and that you have lovely coffee tins to alter!

By the way, for the card I used one of my favorite stamp sets from Banana Frog called Build-a-bloom and then I used Pharmacy alphabet set to spell thanks.

Monday 1 October 2007

Alexandra Palace

I am back from a very busy and tiring weekend. I only worked Saturday but I decided to go up on Sunday as well to do some shopping and helping out with coffees and more to my friends.

All was nice, but the really exciting thing was demonstrating for Helena Bonham Carter. She was really sweet! And destiny would have it that, at more or less the same time I was showing her how to use the Bind it all while she was admiring my mini albums (see post before this one), my parents and grandmother were watching "A Room with a View", in which she stars as the main character and one of my favorite romantic movies. And as a true celebrity spotter, I asked for her autograph, which is going to go some day in to a layout or mini album!

Now, back to non celebrity life, Wasabi really wanted to explore the hidden(non-existent) passage in the wall. I think I am in love with my cat!

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