My journey through crafting collecting goodies along the way x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Morning folks what a damp and miserable day here in  Lancashire, hope it's better where you are!

Thought I would show you what we are up to this week in the classroom, we will be making this gift type card using the Mini Printer Tray by Tando. I have painted it with acrylic paint and used some Bo Bunny papers, buttons, feathers, ribbon, a crown charm, butterfly and the key is from a Tim Holtz die onto shrink plastic. The heart on the front is one of the freebies from Craft Stamper Magazine and the die cut hearts are Xcut dies.Right off to work now no more time to play : (   
See you later : ) Sheilagh.......x

Friday, 24 February 2012

Stitches Sneaky Peeks

Well almost recovered from Sunday at the NEC  but not quite, we must have crammed in three days worth of  looking at and scouting out all the newest and best products that will be soon out and about for all you lucky people to get your hot and crafty hands on very very!
So I thought I'd share a couple of the pics that I managed to take amongst the chaos there between all the great and well presented stands from so many of the well renowned suppliers and manufactures from near and afar. 
It was quite difficult to get good shots because there was lots of people trying to do the same thing at the same time but at least they will give you a hint as to what is on the horizon, hope you like what you see : )  

I could go on and on but it would take all night so I will stop here. There was so much to take in and it was difficult to concentrate because you would look at something that caught your eye and before you knew it there was something more attractive to tempt you with, just like the Distress Markers (you naughty distress markers you) The White one is the magic ingredient : )
Sheilagh xx       

Monday, 20 February 2012

Craft Hobby and Stitch International - Birmingham

Hope everyone is having a good day so far as I on the other hand am now recovering from a very very long day yesterday at the Craft Hobby and Stitch Trade Show held in Birmingham. It was a fabulous day I have to say and it seemed bigger and better this year with all of the traders in fine form, very friendly and helpful. We arrived just before nine and after booking in and getting our little name tags or should I say Identification Badges we set off on our journey of adventure, and what a journey it was! we must have walked miles and miles in fact it felt like we had completed a marathon by the end of the day (that's why my legs feel as if they are going to drop off) but it was very much worth it after seeing all the new and different products that will soon be available to us all, some you may have to wait longer for than others but I am not going to tell you what they are........or when they will be coming .....I know how mean am I???? but it will be a nice surprise for you when they arrive. All-in-all a good day even the weather behaved itself for a change lol. We set off home around six-ish thoroughly worn out laden with catalogues and brochures and plenty of new goodies to think about...
I'm off now for my lunch and a long sit down lol  : )   Sheilagh x   

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Mum I need a ???? Again!

Morning Everyone, how come that even though I am the first one up I'm still waiting for my turn in the bathroom. Whilst waiting and waiting and waiting I thought I would make a very quick post and show you the Valentine cards that I made once again by request of one's son who has an empty bank account as usual, although I have to say he has just left home to share a house with his girlfriend who is expecting their baby at the beginning of June. Anyway enough ranting for now or I will be late for work, have a good day everyone and thanks for popping by..........

The Heart Dies are from Xcut and the Valerian Flourish is a Memory Box Die, the heart I stamped and embossed in clear powder on to the black card was free with the Craft Stamper Mag and the LOVE sentiment stamp (Whispers Joy) is from Docrafts which I have had for quite some time....
I'm off on my travels this coming Sunday as I am going to the Trade show in Birmingham and it looks like it will be one long day but that's O K as we should get to see lots and lots of new goodies so watch this space!!
Sheilagh : )

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ladies who Craft (Also have Birthdays)

Hello to one and all and why is it Wednesday already, wait a minuet it's also February what happened to January??? must try to find out that age old secret of how to create more time as it seems to be the first thing I run out of  before anything else lol !!!
Here is a card I made at the end of January for a lovely lady who comes to our regular Thursday afternoon classes, I was trying out my new Marianne Design stamp from the Don & Daisy range (DDS3316)

I stamped the image on to an Xcut die shaped panel, coloured with Promarkers and edged with Distress ink Stormy Sky, the doily is from stash and also coloured with Distress inks Stormy Sky and Walnut Stain. The background paper which is mounted on pearl card is ~~~~~~~~~~~*****~~~~~~~~~~ are you ready for this??? a FREEBIE yes I said freebie! from the very generous Jak Heath and if you visit her blog you can download them as well Jak had two sets on offer and they are both very pretty so check them out but don't forget to thank her for them!.       Hope to get back later with a couple of pics of  two Valentine cards I made yesterday morning before going in to work
Sheilagh x :)