Wednesday, 17 February 2010


The butterfly OSW workshop making 15 cards booked for 27th February at Moreton Hall in Bury is now fully booked. (A sample of some of these purple cards is on an earlier post).
However, good news. I have just secured a date for repeat in Thetford. Unfortunately the earliest date that both myself and Riversdale were free is Saturday 15th May. Anyone wishing to book their place, please contact me ASAP on 07806 616704 or
The workshop will be from 10am-4pm and all materials will be provided to make 15 cards using one sheet of 12"x12" double sided DSP scrapbook paper. You will receive the template at the workshop and also examples of how to change template to make Christmas cards using similar layouts. You will need to bring a packed lunch and a mug, your usual craft basics eg cutting board, pencil, ruler, scissors, double sided tape or tape runner etc. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Remember your camera to take pictures of samples if you wish.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Monday, 15 February 2010


It was lovely to see so many of you at the event on Sunday. Angie, Sarah and I had a fantastic but very busy day.
The Stampin Up draw prizes on the day were won by Christine Abbott from Dereham and Peggy Baker from Hockwold. Both ladies took delivery of their gifts today with our congratulations.
I will try and post a photo of the Make & Take card on this entry tomorrow for those who couldn't attend.
Remember SALE A BRATION finishes on 28th February so make sure you get your orders in to me if you wish to earn FREE STAMP SETS.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Weekend news

Well slight change of plans this weekend. David has had the 'Nora' virus (D&V) since Wednesday evening and yesterday at work, I came down with it as well - I can tell you it's not nice.
I should have been at sister-in-laws hen weekend in Birmingham tonight but obviously not well enough to travel and not wanting to pass on to others and risk jepodising the wedding !!
Our get well wishes also go out to Zena who has just come out of hospital having had a burst appendix. We finally managed to catch up this afternoon and she is starting to feel stronger although it will be another few weeks before she can travel back to Portugal.
Yesterday I was finally able to hand my notice in at work finishing on 5th March and therefore able to start new job from 8th March, just waiting confirmation. I am really looking forward to my new role and challenges it will bring. Working only 1 mile from home will be fantastic bonus.
Take care, catch up with some more cards soon.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Saturday afternoon we had lots of fun at my impromptu class at the village hall, while hubby was away. It was a shame not everyone could come that I was initially expecting, but those that were there are all eagerly waiting the next one ...... unfortunately I have no Saturdays free in February or March !!!!! Of course there are some already scheduled at other venues during these months.

Here are a couple of cards we made using Trendy Trees. This set isn't one I would have chosen from the SU catalogue until I received several swops at the SU Convention in November which used this set. This is the whole idea of swops, to inspire others to do something different by sharing ideas.

This first card was given to me by Julie Kettlewell and you can visit her blog @ www.juliesjapes.blogspot .com

This 2nd card was inspired by a swop I received from Bianca Schulz from Germany as I loved the way she made the hills from circle punches and inked the edges to create shadow.

The rest of the cards we made from the 'love theme' ones earlier in my blog. For the easel card everyone chose a design from the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set.

Kate chose a different colour theme to make a baby card which also used a sentiment from the free SAB Whimsical words stamp set.

I was so pleased Kate enjoyed her tour of our village here in Northwold !! She got a little lost and was surprised when the hairdressers at the end of the road hadn't heard of Normandy Close (which was only a few hundred yards down the road from them) but pleased they could direct her to the village hall.

Thanks again ladies, it was a very enjoyable afternoon which I promise will be repeated.

Happy Crafting !