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2015 UK Trade Show Make and Take with Jones Crafts

I didn't think I'd get time to post another project before Christmas eve but with all the food shopping done, presents bought and wrapped and the children out doing their last minute dash I'm grabbing 10 minutes to have a cuppa and share the last of my December DT projects for Jones Crafts with you. The frame is doubling up as our Make and Take project for the sessions I'm hosting on the Jones Crafts stand at the UK Trade Show, NEC in February 2015. Thank you John for inviting me back for a second year.  If you're a retailer with Jones Crafts you've probably received Johns e mail today with the Show dates and M & T session times and booking details and if you're going to the show I hope you can join me for a gorgeously crafty hour or so and see all the new products on the stand too.  Here's another couple of close ups of the papers and fabulous Petaloo flowers and berries we'll be using These are the products used.  All available to order from Jo…

The last Crafty Week in 2014

Helloooo every one.  I can't believe it's been so long since my last post.  Time has flown by as it does and Christmas is almost upon us.  I've had an amazing year, met so many lovely people and had a ball.
this week I've been down at the Create and Craft TV studios again for the Graphic 45 Christmas Cracker shows.  If you didn't catch the live shows here's a few pics of the samples for Raining Cats and Dogs, time to Celebrate, Times Nouveau and Baby to Bride Collections  that were features along with a few behind the scenes shots too.


 The pics below are of the lovely samples Karen Richards made for the show too from Time to Celebrate and Baby to Bride collections by Graphic 45.  Thank you Karen they're all gorgeous and looked stunning on the set in the studio xx

Graphic 45 Handmade Gifts

I've had a really lovely week around some crafty makes meeting and catching up with friends.  Who'd have thought I'd become a lady that lunches lol!!!  This week sees the start of Graphic 45's Hand Made Gift Guide.  The design team and Ambassadors have been busy crafting away and are sharing their ideas and How to Make guides over on the G45 Blog. If you're after some crafty inspiration keep calling by.  The event is running for four weeks right up to Christmas. I'm really excited to be sharing my Box of Crackers on their blog today.  The 12 x 12 Matchbook Box was a perfect size to fit the six crackers.  I used the greybeard packaging from the box wrapping to make the inserts that hold the crackers in place.  Each cracker was made from one sheet of Merry Mistletoe 12 x 12 paper, shaped using the Envelope Punch Board and decorated with cut outs from Jolly Old Elf 12 x 12 paper and Petaloo flowers. They're all filled with Milk and White chocolate Lindor balls.  …

A Wintery Advent Calendar

After a lovely surprise meet up with old friends yesterday we had another surprise last night as Father Christmas sleigh and all called by collecting for the Lions Charity.  Seeing him and hearing the carols has really has put me in the Christmas spirit so I thought I'd share my wintery Advent calendar with you. 
All the elements were stamped in black using JOFY Stamps (I love them) collections 5 & 6 onto smooth white card, watercolour painted with different shades of blue distress inks, and then cut out.  It took quite a while to collect up all the finished pieces and fix them all in place but I loved the end result and really enjoyed putting the project together.  Here's a few more pictures. 
Hope yu can call by tomorrow when I'll be sharing my Graphic 45 Hand Made gift idea with you here and over on the Graphic 45 blog too.  Hope to catch up again then :-) 

A lovely surprise and a gift for a friend............

Hope you're week's going well.  With all but one workshop left to teach the year I've been having a relaxing week busying about finishing off one or two projects and making new ones for Graphic 45 which is always great fun.  I'd arranged to meet up with some crafty friends this morning or so I thought.  We'd chatted on FB arranged a place and time to meet and off I headed for our 10.30 rendezvous.  I have to admit (now this may be an over 50 thing) but it wasn't until I saw Suzanne drive into the car park with Angie that the penny dropped and I realised I was actually meeting up with some very dear friends I haven't seen for well over 7 years.   Angela and I used to work together and had lost touch until Suzanne found me on Facebook  Squeal or what, and hugs all round.  It was lovely to sit and catch up on all the news, some sad and some happy over coffee, hot chocolate and toasted tea cakes.  I still can't believe we've met up after so long and we&#…