Wednesday, 30 November 2011

My reindeer have grown!

Look what's happened to my reindeer boxes. They've grown from this to this!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Christmas Bags, Tags & Boxes Class

Yesterday was my first class at the new venue - the Community, Learning & Resource Centre, in Wimborne and it's perfect! This was the class we created, Christmas Bags, Tags & Boxes using the Holly Berry DSP and Pines & Poinsettas stamp set.

I've the same class tonight 7pm to 9.30pm and a few places left so if you fancy coming along, please contact me by 3pm today, you're more than welcome to join us.

The cost is £10 and I've a new loyalty scheme for regulars - attend 5 classes and get the 6th half price.

My classes will be every fortnight on both Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Booking is essential. Bring you basic craft tool kit and a mug for a cuppa and I'll provide the rest.

Email me or telephone 01202 880929 to reserve your place.

Monday, 28 November 2011


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(Morning and Evenings)

For my NEW TIMETABLE go to my 'CLASSES' page using the tab under my header. 

To book your place contact me on 01202 880929 or send me an email.

Back to Convention 2011

I'll make this the last of the Convention photos as I'm sure you've seen plenty on your travels. This could be a bit photo heavy though - are you sitting comfortably?

Ok, so Momento Mall and the SU! displays...

Gorgeous Evelyn with her stash of goodies

The Awards night...

My little star - Jules

Oops! Must learn to breath in when on stage.
The General Sessions.....

A lovely photo of Jules and Shannon West.

...and of course Mickey!!!
A fantastic night in Euro Disney after Convention with Zoe. The excitement was overwhelming - we were like little kids! My sides ached from laughing so much that night - thank you Zoe and Natalie. x

And on our car journey home, not intentional at all but so very worth it, the sat nav took us right through Paris! We had no idea why everyone was beeping their horns till I spotted the Eiffel Tower!

We even went up the Champs Elysee with me snapping these fabulous pics of the Arc de Triomphe.

These ones in Paris were all taken while hanging out of the car window as Cath carefully manouvered us safely on our journey back to Le Havre.

Convention in Euro Disney was an absolute ball! From the moment I left home it was the best, and mostly because of all the amazing Demonstrators we have here in Europe. Stampin' Up! has such a strong emphasis on family and I'm so happy to be part of it.

Do you fancy coming to next years Convention in Mainz, Germany? Every Demonstrator has the opportunity to attend at any level. I've been a Demo for almost 4 years now and it's been the best time of my life. I have friends all over the world!

To find out more on the opportunity of becoming a Demonstrator, have a read of ' My Story'  underneath my header at the top of my blog. If it appeals to you I would love to hear from you and who knows, maybe you'd like to become part of the Stampin' Up! family and my team of 'Stampin' Angels'.

See ya tomorrow!

Horton & Chalbury Christmas Fair

It was another event today at the Horton & Chalbury Christmas Fair. Mum was there with me again and we both had a fabulous time!

I took some better photos this time.

This first one is of my lovely Mum. She's an amazing support to me and I can honestly say I couldn't do these events without her. Whether it be the catering for an all dayer or promoting my business, she's an absolute super star. Not bad for a lady in her 70's either.

Love ya Mum.

I've more Convention photos to show you later.

See ya then!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Team Max Ladies Evening

I've literally just got back from a fantastic Ladies Evening for Team Max and I'm pooped! My feet hurt so much (*note to self - don't wear heeled boots to these events) they honestly feel like they're on fire, but it was all worth it.

The whole of the Community Centre was taken over with an array of stalls from nail treatments, fitness, cooking, crafts, oh my gosh, the list goes on. I didn't get chance to see them all, mainly because Mum and I were pretty busy ourselves. 

A very nice lady offered to take some photos of us before the doors opened.
We'd sold a fair bit before opening!

There's not much left of this now and I've another event on Sunday...eeek!
Better get my finger out tomorrow and make more. It's going to be a looooong day!

My new classes will be held at the same venue so if you're interested in coming along either on a Monday morning or Tuesday evening every fortnight, please visit my 'CLASSES' page at the top of my blog under the header, for more information.

Right, my feet need soaking before bed.

Have a good one a see ya soon!

Friday, 25 November 2011

At last! Roomie Gifts

They've made it to the blog at last! My wonderful roomie gifts given to me by Jules and SJ.

First up is this gorgeous mini frame from Jules. Isn't it so cute and pretty? It's pride of place in my conservatory.

And then we have these beautiful decorated pegs in the Beau Chateau papers from SJ.

 I love these - the giant peg is brill for cards or photos. I think mine will hold a photo, when I can bear to get it out of the beautiful packaging. The mini pegs are really useful too, especially as I use Tombow glue and the pegs will hold my 3D projects together pefectly for those few seconds while it dries. SJ also gave me a scissor sharpener - how lucky was I!

Thank you Jules and SJ - mwah!

I've a stall for Team Max Charity Ladies Evening tonight. I've made lots of stocking fillers to sell so I hope it wll be a good one. Mum is helping me - bless her. I told her I had an SU! apron for her to wear and she got all excited! Mum's not a Demo, she's not interested in papercrafting, but she loves seeing what everyone makes and LOVES to do the catering at all my events - and flippin lovely it is too. She considers herself part of the team though and I guess she is, because I really couldn't do it without her.

If you're local to Wimborne and fancy popping over, we'd love to see you. Entrance is £3 on the door with a glass of wine. 
See ya tomorrow!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Convention 2011, 3D Swap

p.s. Meant to say - the hearts were made with the Petal Cone Die. Perfect every time!

While waiting for the sun to come out I'll show you my 3D swap.

This was for an organised swap on In Love With Stamping. (The link is on my left hands sidebar.)

There were 11 of us in the group and my gosh, what fabulous swaps I had in return!

This was mine....
....and all packaged up.

Well.....while I had the sewing machine out I thought, why not. The fabric is Candy Cane - loving those spots and stripes!

They're stuffed with very expensive lavender. Not completely though, there's other stuffing in there too.

My return swaps will again follow when that sun appears.

See ya soon!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Stampin' Up! Convention 2011 Bag & Binder

Although the sun shone today, I literally ran out of time to take photos. So yet another day for something different.

Here's our capacious Convention Bag we all received on Registration.

The detail on the embroidery is beautiful.
And we always get a commemorative key ring.
This bag is much larger than you think. There are pockets everywhere!
Inside we also received 2 stamp sets for our Make & Takes. I've still to make mine as I was too busy chatting and taking photos - and too excited to craft!

We were also given a ring binder with the current Idea Book & Catalogue inside.

Shelli was passing our table so we asked her to sign the inside.

Right then, fingers crossed for a little photography session tomorrow.

p.s. anyone know how to centre my signature??