Thursday, 28 May 2009

Workshop Dates and Events for June.

Here are the dates for events and workshops in June.

Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th June ...10.00am - 4.00pm . . . . . . OPEN WEEKEND
We are having an open weekend to celebrate the new opening hours of the shop and there will be demonstrations all day as well as speciaql offers and spot prizes, so come along either or both days for some fun and to learn new techniques.

SAT 13th June ... 10.30 am - 1.00pm . . . ALCHOHOL INK TECHNIQUES.

Come along to this very imformative workshop and learn all you need to know and how to use Alcohol inks on lots of different surfaces including, Stampbord,Acetate and Glossy card. You will leave with lots of tips and some beautiful cards that Di will show you how to make step by step.
Class costs £15 and must be paid on booking.

SUN 14th June . . . FLORIBUNDA

For this workshop you will use Spellbinders dies and rubber stamps to make fabulous exotic bloom embellishments for cards scrapbooks or even as jewelry.
You will be working with grunge paper inks, paints and other fab things and will leave looking at your spellbinders dies in a completely different way.
This class will certainly have you working outside the box and Robert will share some fab tricks of the trade with you.
If you have a Wizard or Cuttlebug machine,please bring these along as it will save you having to share machines.
Class costs £15 pounds and must be paid on booking.

SAT 20th June ... Teabags and Toppers.

This class is a must and you will leave with some amazing cards that you can make in around 25 minutes but will look as if you have spent a day making them.
Jean is one of the countries top teabag folding experts and has designed papers to go with the toppers you wil be using for your cards.
She will take you on a fantastic journey where you will start off by learning simple folds and then learning more inticate ones.
A must for all skill levels and great fun too.
Class costs £15 and must be paid for on booking.

Sunday 28th June ... Friendly Plastics Beginners Course Part one

The first of three classes where you will learn all you need to know about Friendly Plastic.
Robert is one of the leading experts in this medium in the UK and these classes always get full very quickly so please book early to avoid missing out as the next three classes wont start until
You will leave with lots of embellishments and knowledge as well as having lots of fun and making new friends.
Class costs £15 and must be paid for on booking.

So there is Junes offerings and we all look forward to meeting you .
Smiles from
Di Jean and Robert

Angelina Fibres and Films now in Stock

Hi everyone this is just to let you know that i have put Angelina fibres up on the web shop.
We dont sell individual colours, just multi packs of either 6,15,19 and even 20 colours.
These save you money and also let you try out all the colours at a good and fare price.
They come in straight cut,crimped and the new Metallic hot fix colours so there is something for everyone here.
Below are a few samples that i have made using different colours of the fibres and films as well as using rubber stamps from one of the peacock sheets from Elusive Images and Invoke Art Stamps which you can also purchase from our web shop.
The photo just doesnt do these beautiful fibres and films justice but they still look yummy.
Hope you like them.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

New Items just put up on shop website.

Hi all i have just put up some of the new items we have in the shop.
They are Tim Holtz idea-ology products and rubber stamp sheets from Glenda at Elusive Images.
Remember postage and package is free on all our items and have fun shopping.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

New Opening Days and Times for Summer

From June the first we will be changing the days of opening for the Summer period.
The shop will open as follows.

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Friday - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday - 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday - 10.00am - 4.00pm

This time table will remain until the first of October when we will go back to our usual six day opening hour.
Have a Great Summer everyone.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

A Lovely Afternoon

People who have known us for a long time from our shop in Chesterfield and the craft shows will all remember Eileen from New Zealand who used to help us.
Well she moved to Manchester a few years ago and sadly we dont see her very much now.

But today she came and saw us and spent the whole afternoon with us and we did have fun catching up with each others gossip and swapping paper craft ideas.

She loved the new shop and fell in love with Harry (he loves her too).

Heres a pic of Eileen Harry and i just foolin around in the shop.

Eileen thanks for a fabulous afternoon it was great to see you and please dont leave it so long till next time.

xxxxx Rob Gordon and Harry

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Yesterdays Nestabilities Frames Workshop.

This workshop evolved from a sample board i made up for the NEC craft show a few months ago. When i put it up in the shop a lot of customers asked if i would do a workshop on them and within two days the classes were full, and that is why they werent put up on the blog.
I will however do another class in July for those people who wold like to do it.

These pictures are of the girls on the workshop having fun and concentrating making their fantastic creations.
There were wizard and cuttlebug machines cutting away at gorgeous basic grey papers as well as chocky biscuits,tea and coffee to keep our energy levels up.

One of the girls had come all the way from Wales for the day and said it had been worth every minute and was one of the best workshops she had done so that put me at ease.

Here are some of the frames that were made at the workshops yesterday.

These were the first two designs of three that were made at the workshops and as you can see they are really beautiful and will look even better when they are decorated and embellished.

The girls all said that this class really teaches you to look at your nestabilities in new and exciting ways.

Everyone really enjoyed themselves and i even showed the girls who bought their cuttlebugs a way to use their machines so that they dont have to keep changing their plates for cutting and embossing (they were very impressed).
And finally here is a picture of the sample board that turned into a workshop.
If you would like to pre order a seat on the next classes before i put the dates up on line please phone the shop Mon - Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Smiles Robert.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

ATC Club Trades.

We had another great afternoon at ATC club on Friday and here are some of the trades that people made.
The theme was Metallic and all of the ATCs have got either metallic paints,metallic inks or real metal peices somewhere in their artwork.
The theme for next months ATC club is THINGS WITH WINGS so that leaves it wide open really from airoplanes to butterflys.

ATC club is on the first friday of the month and starts at 12.00 and goes on till 4.00 ish.

Just bring along your own supplies and come and learn new ideas and help from likewise crafters.

It costs £5 and tea coffee and biscuits are provided as well as a few goodies from Roberts stash of transparancies, images and paper.

So come along and join in the fun. The more the merrier.