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A fab Announcement and our December Giveaway

Helllloooooo 
We have two things to share with you today, the first is a big announcement and the second is the launch of our December Giveaway. 

Some of you will know and love working with the lovely Sandra, Lorraine, Stavros and  Darren on the Sales side who make up the wonderful team at Jones & Co Nottingham, trade suppliers of top quality Haberdashery and Craft products.  (Darren & Stavros above).

Click here to like their page on Facebook to keep up to date with whats new. 

Darren (Sir Darren as he said he'd like to be called!!!!) has been instrumental in setting up the first ever design team for Jones & Co,  and earlier this week I was asked if I would like to join.  How fabulous is that, and with a huge Yes I did.  There are six of us in the team all listed below along with links to their blogs.  Between us we cover a wide range of creative styles and are all really looking forward to getting creative with the many different paper ranges and supplies that Jones &…

Bold Ideas For Typography Cards & Minis

There have been some fabulous ideas from the DT on how to get the best out of Graphic 45 papers this festive season.  If you haven't seen Olgas little Christmas Houses do go have a look, they are just adorable, and come with a tutorial too so you can make a set all for yourself.  
Today we're sharing more altered projects featuring the Typography paper collection.  Click here to go over and have a look at Annes fabulous mini album and my friendship card.  There's a step by step tutorial on how to make one yourself too.  

Have a great day all, thanks for calling by and please call back on Sunday for the launch of our December blog give-away.

ttfn ….. :-) C

Happy Friday everyone

It's the end of another busy week that's flown by again.  The vids and instructions for our latest on line workshop " Twelve Days of Christmas" are all finished and the workshop went live ahead of schedule. Its available in over our blog shop.  I've managed to make a few more Christmas cards too.  The one above was made from backing paper, a decoupage sheet and the Fabulous Shoes stamp collection 2from House of Zandra, and words from the Christmas Jofy 05 stamp set. 

I'm off up north later to Stockton on Tees and am looking forward to seeing all the peeps, we always have a great day and then once I'm home I'll be starting the new Mother Goose on line workshop, which will be out in a couple of weeks.  
New G45 papers are on their way and I'm looking forward to seeing the new collections from G45 in the flesh lol!!! and scope out some new projects for 2014.  

Well I'm off to pack my bags so have a good last day of your week, a great weekend and tha…

Brrrrrrrr …… here's Torvil the pen gu ine !!

Happy Monday everyone

Amazingly we're all up dressed, breakfasted and the boys have gone of to school and work.  I'm all set to start the vids for my latest on line workshop too.  Before I do I thought I'd share another Christmas card with you made for one of Ols friends by request and some pics from our workshop at Pink Tulip last Saturday.  Sheila, Tracey and Angie had pulled all the stops out to set the shop up for the 20 lovely ladies who came along to make my Place in Time Birthday book.  It was a fast paced day as they all seem to be with loads of stages to cover but enjoyed by all.  

We're missing out the November Giveaway ahead of a bumper December one to celebrate my reaching 13000 subscribers on my You Tube channel - amazing so please call back on the 1st for that.  I'd like to thank you all for continuing to follow and support me on my crafty journey.   

Christmas Gifts Workshop Dec 1st 2013
We still have one or two places left on our Christmas Gifts Worksho…

Getting Crafty for Christmas Day 1

I can't believe another week has passed by and the weekend is just around the corner.  I think this year has flown by faster than any other.  Its hard to believe its a year since my hip op too.  The years been full of change and opportunity and there's lots to look forward to next year as well…….. exciting times ahead……:-) 
I know we're only in November but I've been brushing up my colouring skills and making a few Christmas cards using my new Molly Blooms stamps.  I stood them up on the side board to take a few pics last night, and as Oli's friends came round they were looking at them and all put in orders.  I've got over 25 in the bag and more to come …  eeeek  I'll have to learn to colour faster.  The one above was the first I made with vintage card blanks from WhichcraftUK and I'll share a few more of them with you over the next week or so.
Here's what I used to make it: Card Blank - Scallop Circle Step Cards from Whichcraftuk  Tumbled Glass Distres…

Give Gratitude With Cards & Banners

I'm back in the swing of things this week and prepping for the launch of a new on Line workshop for my Twelve Days of Christmas album/memory book that we made at our retreat a couple of weeks ago.  

I've been card making too.  This friendship card was made using papers from the Typography collection. I love the saturated colours of this collection, its vintage feel with all the fonts, and images from a time when pen and ink was all we had to send a message. It's a great collection for making gifts and cards for the men in our lives too.  

More pics are over on the G45 blog today along with Denises amazing family-friendly banner and tutorial.  Click here to go and see more.
Thanks for calling by and have a great day……..crafty hugs and catch up again soon :-) C

Day 4 at the NEC

Sadly the show came to an end yesterday.  As the doors closed and the last crafters left the hall the stands were broken down and everything carted out and packed away.  
I've had a chillaxing day today (my Sunday), making cards for the family with some of the new Molly Bloom Stamps and clard blanks I bought from WhichcraftUK.  
Thank you again to everyone who called by the by the stand.  Here's the last few pics of the lovely ladies who came to the last of our make and take sessions. 





If you'd like to make the tag we made at the show just click the link below and follow along.     


I'm off to cook tea for the bambinos now so ttfn and thanks for stopping by ....... :-) C

Day 3 at the NEC

It was another busy busy day today.  The halls and the Ali-Craft stand were packed with crafters looking for those must have items and more to add to their stashes.  There were bags and trolly's everywhere.  Here's a few pics of the make and takers from today.  We had more Clarity girls call by too on an inbetweenie session. 






Gill it was lovely to see you and everyone who called by today to say hi.  Sadly, all good things must come to end, so off to bed ahead for some beauty sleep before the last day of the show tomorrow 

ttfn and catch up again soon ..... :-) C

Day 2 at the NEC

Hi there and thanks for stopping by. 
The show was in full swing today and shopping bags were filling up early.  It was lovely to see so many familiar and new faces on the stand today.  Our make and take sessions were full and we managed to squeeze a few more lovely ladies in too.  Here s a few pics first of Ali and Ian towards the end of the day and then some of the lovely ladies crafting away on their tags.







Darren and Stavros from Jones & Co of Nottingham Ltd called by the stand but declined the offer to take a pew and get crafty with our Prima dolls and JOFY stamps.  I knew I should have taken some cake in with me this morning to tempt them onto a seat.  Anyway here they are wearing their very glitzy poppies. 

In between demo's I had a quick wonder about, said hi to ALi and Rob (Mr & Mrs MDF) and Andy and Sandra (House of Zandra) and also got to meet the lovely Paula and Gary on their WhichcraftUK stand.  It was the first time they've had a stand at the NEC and doesn&#…

Day one at the NEC

It was lovely to see everyone who called by the Ali Carft stand today to say hi or take the weight off their feet and do one of our make and take sessions. 

Had to take a pic of me and the Clarity girls and friends with our finished tags. There was a bit of swapping going on between the girls at the back lol!! and lots of laughing too.  What a fab team they are.  Huge hugs to you all xxxx 

If you're visiting the show do call by and see us on the stand,  there's lots of new products and of course the make and take sessions too on the hour from 10am - 4pm. 

Thanks for stopping by ........ and happy crafting y'all...... :-) C

Cozy Ideas for Autumn Home Decor

morning everyone
I think I've just about recovered for our lovely crafting weekend here in Warwickshire and am ready for a workshop at Pink Tulip tonight and then the NEC later in the week.  Please call by the Ali Craft stand if you're there and say hi.

We're sharing some Autumn home decor ideas over on the Graphic 45 blog today.  Its a lovely time of year with the most gorgeous colours all around us. Inspired by the colours I thought I'd make this seasonal wreath using papers from French Country and Steampunk Spells patterns and solids pads.  There are more pics, and of course loads more inspiration from my fellow teamie Nicola who will be showing you how to make some seasonal table decorations over on the Graphic 45 blog today.  Just click the link here to go over and take a look.

Have a great day and hope to see you later in the week. :-) C