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November 30th !!! Where has the year gone

Evening everyone, I hope I find you well.  Its been a really miserable few days, rain and wind making it feel like winter is on its way.  Late this year for us so mustn't complain :-)  I was out and about at the weekend with the crafty ladies at Daisy s Jewels and Crafts.  We had a really lovely Graphic 45 workshop altering small boxes and making little albums to go in them.  Thank you Wendy for inviting me along and ladies huge thanks for joining me.  Here's a few pics.  Whats New: This seasons Christmas album is now available in on line workshop and project sheet format.  Heres the link to the video for the album if you'd like to see it all the way through.  Our lantern kit is now available on line too.  It makes a lovely Christmas centre piece or decoration for you mantle and can be decorated with real or hand made festive flowers or garlands.  Apparently the Christmas Carol 8 x 8 and 6 x 6 pads have been discontinued.  We have a few 6 x

A crafty retreat at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth

Morning my lovelies, hope you had a lovely weekend.  We certainly did, laughing and crafting our way through three days, two evenings and countless shift changes at our crafty retreat at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth.  Ladies thank you so much for coming along,  loved your company and your projects all looked stunning. Our lovely friend Lin was with us in spirit too.  Thank you too to all the staff at the Holiday Inn who looked after us too.  Fabulous food, hospitality, company and great crafting.  It was altered art day on Friday.  We made Christmas themed gift boxes, perfect for petit fours, marzipan fruits, hose round choices wrapped in gold paper and taller gifts in the large one.  Altered projects by Carol Our large two day project was a Christmas Carol album/memory book altered again in the Christmas Carol papers, this years Christmas release from Graphic 45.  The late shift on Saturday night gorgeous decoration by Meryl Saturday morning Cathy and Kim craft

A crafty day down on the farm

I'd like to send thoughts and prayers to all who suffered in the atrocities in Paris on Friday night.  Such a beautiful city. Words can't describe how the families of those who lost their lives must be feeling right now.  It really makes you wonder whats coming next.  Our class was great fun yesterday.  Ladies thanks for joining me, huge thanks to Isobel at Scotch Lodge Farm for arranging the dates and class and Patsie for keeping us fed and watered throughout the day.  Organisers and File folders all made up and almost decorated.  There was lots to cram into our day before Bev, who'd joined us all the way from Australia heads home on Tuesday.  Here's a few pics. Love Julies project altered in 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' papers.  The Event Organiser kit, and various combinations of the project sheet to alter the kit or to just make the albums are available over on our website along with the Lantern Kit that I know lots of you have been aski

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Hello there, have you got that Friday feeling :-)  I've been working away and listening to the radio today. Can you believe there are only 41 shopping days left until Christmas.   We have an 18th (Harry Baby's) and Ols' 23 to fit in before I can get into Christmas mode.  Have got a few pressies stashed away in secret places though.  Lets hope I can remember where when i go to find them lol!!   We had a real fun workshop at Stoneleigh last weekend.  Ladies, thank you for joining me for a Christmas themed crafty day.  Was lovely to see you and your projects were fabulous.  Here's a few pics.      Sally even posed for a 'Mrs O' impression as she bought in the tea tray.   Saturday night I headed over to meet up with Di and Toni, Mr & Mrs Tando Creative who were hosting a weekend Trade event a few miles away with the uber talented Andy Skinner and Michelle Webb.  Andy I hope you managed to find a secret space to escape to on Sunday lol!!!  Was

Remember Remember the 5th November and our monthly Giveaway :-) ......

Evening everyone, I hope you're weeks gone well.  I'm back up country from Cornwall and the rain seems to have followed me.  We tripped out to see Spectre (James Bond) at the pictures last night with Nanny. I know there have been mixed reviews about the film but we really enjoyed it.  Daniel Craig was fab,  the cars were fast and furious of course and amazing special effects kept up all on our toes lol!!! well nearly.  We're in the throws of Bonfire (Guy Fawkes) night and firework displays here in the UK with bangs and whizzes going off every where.  I love this time of year.  Remember Remember the 5th November Gunpowder, treason and plot  We see no reason  Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot   and so it goes on ......................... It's going to be a wet one for everyone coming along to the firework display at the castle here in the town tomorrow eve.  Roads shut about 5pm and thousands of people come along to see the amazing displ

October Giveaway Winner

A huge helloooooooooooo, How are you?  Long time no blogging I know.  Can t believe weeks have gone by and I haven't written a word lol!!!! October seems to have flown by in a flash.  With workshops to design for and lots of tootling about the country I clean ran out of time to sit down and write.  We had part 1 of the Event Organiser workshop at Isobels' Farm and Craft Shop, Scotch Lodge Farm  An album making weekend with Annemarie and Jo At the Krazycraft Retreat, Redditch A Christmas Lantern Crafty Weekend at Daisy s Jewels and Crafts, Bedworth A fabulously crafty day in the Yorkshire Dales with Elaine and her crafty friends  And a JOFY inspired card making class with lovely Cornish maids in Bodmin yesterday   Oh there was a little birthday in amongst all of the workshops too and a lovely lunch out with two special friends - Jane and Karen.  Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes, and cards.  I was really touched by them all.   Am