Monthly Archives: June 2014

…….And relax!

…….And relax.  Well sort of.

Last week was crazy here – sooooo busy.  With the new website going live, two TV shows on Create and Craft and a Workshop in the space of 10 days I guess that’s hardly surprising.

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I didn’t blog for a few days, partly because it was hectic, but mainly  because we needed to tweak the website a little.  This has been done now so you will be able to see the posts clearly and not hidden in a jungle of other information.  That means, although you may not hear from me every day, the Design Team will be saying “Hello” on a regular basis!

After a busy week it was lovely to end it with a Workshop which I thoroughly enjoyed. 27 ladies attended and a good time was had by all. The day went very quickly and I’m sure lots of the ladies needed a long rest when they got home because we worked them very hard!

I’d been asked to do “scene-its” so we made a concertina card using the Country Garden set which took a while. Then we made a quick and easy butterfly pop-up explosion card. Although it was easy to do I think it’s awesome.

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Heidi Green, one of our talented Design Team, helped on this Workshop so the day was divided with 2 projects with her and 2 with me. I think you’ll agree her projects are stunning. The poppy one uses the Remembrance set and the “book” one uses the bell set and one stamp from the vintage set.

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Poppy Card

Peter (Director/Production Manager at Hobby Art) and his twin brother are raising money for Princess Alice this year.  Since I didn’t fancy the London to Brighton cycle race, or the Tough Mudder Assault course they’re doing later on in the year, Becki and I decided to have a raffle at the Workshop.  This raised £163 (Thanks you ladies) which took the boys over their target. Here are the winners!

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1st Raffle Prize

Raffle Draw

Raffle Draw…

Raffle 1st Place

1st Prize Basket of Goodies – Dene Hayton

Raffle 2nd Place

2nd Prize £20 to spend in the shop – Judy Williams

Raffle 3rd Place

3rd Prize A stamp set of choice – Jackie Latter

The August and October (Christmas) workshops are full but, due to list of people wanting places I will be repeating the Christmas Workshop in November.  I’m just waiting for the date to be confirmed so watch this space if you’re interested.  The first 10 places go to the ladies already on the waiting list!

All for now. Back soon.

Jenny x

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Setting a record….

Hi everyone,

This has got to be a record – I’ve blogged 3 days in a row!  Admittedly this one is “skin of the teeth.”  It’s so late in the day because I’ve been out enjoying myself and there was no time to get to a computer.

This morning I met up with Jo, Ethan (my 11 month old Grandson) and Becki to support Peter and John (my twin boys) en route as they have done the London to Brighton cycle race today. Actually all I did was wave but it’s the thought that counts. I’m very proud of them because they are doing a lot of fundraising for Princess Alice Hospice where their dad died last year.

Then I headed for London, a bit windswept, (definitely a bad hair day) to have lunch with my cousin and then see Romeo and Juliet at The Royal Albert Hall.  Absolutely awesome – One of the best productions I’ve seen and I have been to a few ballet’s. Mind you if the lead male dancer is Carlos Acosta the battles won – I’m sure to love it – just a bit biased then!

So I’ve done no crafting whatsoever today – not a smidge.  Fortunately tomorrow mornings post will be like Christmas Day as all the Design Team samples will arrive but you will have to wait until Wednesdays shows to see them – I know I’m mean but here’s a pic or two instead.

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Night 🙂

Day 2…..

This doesn’t happen too often – me blogging 2 days in a row.

Don’t get too used to it but you might be fooled into thinking that I’m just a little bit chuffed with the new website! We’d love to hear what you think of it.

It’s been raining on and off here today. It’s bad enough that the cats have anchored down and found themselves cosy spots to sleep out the day. I’ve just found Roo (alias Fat Cat) asleep on my bed.

The cats usual position, on a sunny day, is in the garden sunning themselves or sprawling on their backs, legs akimbo, on the drive. I’m practiced at it now but we’ve had a near miss or two when I swing onto the drive, in the car of course, and miss them by inches. (Since we now have a modern website, instead of the antique one, perhaps I should say centimetres!)

When the car approaches Taz merely opens one eye and waits for someone to pick him up or runs towards the car to greet us – either way it’s a car stopper.

His routine (he thinks he’s a dog) is to come out of the house at 4pm (our neighbour knows the time by our cat!) and wait until someone comes home albeit 5pm or 8pm – he’ll still be waiting. We’re wicked and have been known to creep up on him when he dozes off while waiting for us. (He’s elderly and a bit deaf, although we think the deafness is a bit selective a bit like his owner) He then opens his eyes and you can see the surprised expression – Where? what? how?

The rain is bad enough that I can’t be distracted by gardening. That’s a bonus because it means, as soon as I’ve posted this, I’m off to craft for the day. I’ve got lots of samples to do for the Create and Craft shows and our Workshop next week. You’re going to love the new sets – That’s all I’m saying………

Kim

Card made by Kim Reygate

Quick pic to brighten your day – now I’m off to play.

Jenny x

The new website’s live………….

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This is a good day, the sun’s shining and I’m pleased (and just a bit excited really!) to say “Hello” and welcome to our new website. It’s taken much longer than expected to set up but hopefully it was worth the wait.

This is just the starting point and we will be adding lots of new things during the months ahead so watch this space!  When I say “we” I really mean Becki who has put in all the hard work to get the website ready.

When you place your first order on the new website you can add the code NEW to receive 10% off the cost.  This is to welcome you to the website and applies to your first order only.

This week is the “lull before the storm” as next week will be hectic.  Mind you this week will, no doubt, get rather busier with the launch of the new website and also the packing of all the new stamps to go to Create and Craft.

I’m on Create and Craft on Wednesday 18th June at 10am and 1pm (See Events Page). The Design Team are well ahead of me – they’ve been playing with the new stamps and have made beautiful sample cards already, which you will love.  I’m just starting now but thought I’d better blog first.  You know what I’m like when I start stamping – everything else is forgotten! Midnight comes and goes and there I am, in my own little world, still colouring in!

As you know I’m not the best in the world when it comes to blogging – time passes so quickly – but I’m intending to blog more often on the new site.  Fortunately I will have a little (or rather a lot) of help from my friends as several of the Design Team will be blogging too.

I’ll keep it brief and say ‘Bye’ for now – as you don’t want to be listening to me when you could be looking at the website!

Enjoy.

Jenny X

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Inspirations

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Christmas Post

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Cockadoodledoo

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Gone Fishing

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Country Garden

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Wonderful Day

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New Baby

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Remembrance

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Butterflies

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