Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Friendly Plastic Workshop Part Two,

On Saturday we had part two of the Friendly plastic workshop and wowee how the girls have all progressed. This month they learnt the triangle technique and made some lovely embellishments using bottlecaps, then we went on to make pendents using the new jewellry findings that arrived at the shop just two days before the workshop.
We also made some friendly plastic buttons and two types of beads so im expecting everybody to be wearing their own jewellry creations at next months workshop.

Above are some pics of the morning and afternoon workshops in full swing and just look at the concentration on all the girls faces, you can see they are really into it and that gives me a fabulous feeling.

Below are some pics of the peices that the girls made at this months workshop and just look at how they have progressed since last month. The pictures dont do the peices any justice as they are much shinier and rich looking in real life.
Thank you girls for a wonderful day and i am so proud of you all and cant wait to see your faces when you see what you will be making on your final Friendly Plastic Workshop next month.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

ATC CLUB Theme for next month

Just to let you all know that we hold an ATC club at the shop on the first friday of the month .

The next one will be on Friday the first of MAY and it costs £5 a person and you bring your own things to work with like stamps,images,papers,paints,inks etc. It starts at 12.00 noon and finishes at around 4.00 ish.

The idea for this club is that you share ideas and techniques with others and make new friends at the same time and of course trade ATCs.

We will supply you with tea,coffee and biscuits and Robert will always leave some goodies on the table for you to use as well, like papers, transparancies and images.

At this months ATC Club we decided that we would choose a theme for the next meeting so that we could trade our ATCs with others in the group.

Karen chose this time and the theme is Metalic so this leaves the imagination wide open as you could use metalic paints and inks , metalic mica powders, metalic gel pens, metal brads and eyelets and of course real metals of all types.

So if you come along to the next club meeting please join in and bring along a couple of metalic ATCs to trade (but you dont have to).

I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with and look forward to seeing old and new members on the First of May.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

A Few Places Left For Saturdays Workshop

Di has 3 places left on her workshop this Saturday.
You will be using the new speciality papers from Kay & Co, buttons, ribbons, rubber stamps and distress inks and even making your very own real silk papers which Di will guide you through step by step.
These cards are very exotic and once you have made one you wont be able to stop.
Please e.mail, phone us or come into the shop to book your place.
The workshop starts at 10.30 am and finishes at 1.00 pm and costs £15 which includes tea coffee and biscuits.
All you bring is yourself as we supply all tools papers embellishments etc,and you will be taking home some beautiful cards.

Above is a collage photo showing snippets of things you will be doing in the class and just look at those scrummy colours.

Monday, 13 April 2009

My Nestabilities Triptych on show at Hardwick Hall

My Bestest friend Clare who is a textile artist and jewelry maker has some of her work on display for the next two weeks at Hardwick hall, which is a stately home on the borders of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in the UK.

She asked me if i would help her make the mood boards to go with her Jewelry and this is the outcome.I made a Triptych arrangement using Nestabilities for the frames and the spellbinders Lace Grande Borderabilities to edge the work. As Hardwick is an Elizabethan house i wanted to get that across in my work and i think i have done that. In every frame there is a peice of Clare's jewelery. She was over the moon when she saw the finished results and i just hope people enjoy looking at it.
The exhibition is at Hardwick hall visitors centre which is next to the Hardwick Inn and is on from tomorrow for two weeks and its FREE. The Triptych will then go to a gallery in Lincoln for six weeks and then will come to our shop for permenant residence.
All tags,frames and borders are made using spellbinders dies including nestabilities ,grande borderabilities and nested tags.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Yesterdays Class

Jeans workshop was totally brilliant yesterday and everyone had so much fun as well as learning how to make beautifull three dimentional gate fold cards. Usually you have to buy a template to make these and they cost around £14 but Jean showed them that you can make them without one and save a lot of money. The cards were made using the Que Sera Sera speciality papers and embellishments from K & Co.

Below is a pic of Jean and her class working on their projects.

Here a couple of the girls are at the embellishment table deciding which goodies to use on their cards

And finally here are some of the scrumptious cards that were made at the workshop.

So as you can see a good time was had by all and some wonderfull art was made.

Jeans next class will be a beginners guide to Teabag folding and being one of the countries experts on the subject i can assure you all that you will learn a great deal and have fun at the same time.
Thank you Jean for a fantastic workshop and all your hard work.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

New Nesties Arrived Today Whheeeeeeeeeee

Yes folks the new nestabilities have arrived and we have spent the whole day making sure they have all gone out to you so get ready everyone who pre ordered as your new dies will be with you within the next couple of days.

Heres some pics of the tables in our workshop area full to the brim with the little beauties.

As you can see in the photo's there are boxes of pre ordered envelopes under the tables but they were not the only ones.

Heres Harry guarding some more and a couple of pics showing even more pre orders we were really bust today processing them all so that we could send them all to you on the same day as they arrived.

So now all there is for us to say is THANK YOU all so very much for ordering your goodies from us and we hope you have great fun with everything you ordered.

I am going to have a well earned very large Gin and Tonic now (hic)

Love and Smiles.

Rob Gordon and Harry xxx