Saturday, 25 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
Thank You Girls for a really great day and you were ALL wonderful.
Smiles Rob xxx
Friday, 13 August 2010
Dont Forget you can win a Cuttlebug and a No More Shims Mat over at our Design Team Blog.
All you have to do is go over and become a follower and leave a comment .
We will draw the winner out on the first of September which will be filmed live at the shop.
The link to the Design Team Blog is on the right hand side of the page.
So go on give it a try as you never know it could be YOU.
Smiles Rob , Gordon and Harry.xxx
Saturday, 7 August 2010
And here are the fabulous frames which are being made as i write this.
Well what a couple of weeks weve had here at Once Upon A Stamp.
I thought i would put a couple of photoes up of Chicago as we both thought it was probably the most beautiful city we have been to in America. The architecture is amazing as the old and new buildings all seem to merge wonderfully with each other There is so much to see and do and it also seemed a very safe city and we didnt feel threatened once even walking around after dark. We will most definately be back
i took of Navy Pier from the water taxi we were on
Im just going to take some photos of Di and the ladies doing her Mixed media Stampbord class and will put them up later.
Friday, 16 July 2010
So after six hours we finally had everything almost finished, just a few adjustments to do tomorrow morning before the show starts.
Heres a pic of the stand and Gordon practicing his looking Gorgeous pose for tomorrow to attract the ladies to the stand haha ( hes going to kill me )
Im really excited to be demonstrating tomorrow and am really looking forward to meeting our customers both old and new.
Di and myself will be demonstrating the scor-pal, Just-rite stamps, Cottage cutz dies, Nestabilities, Magnetic Aperture Mats, and our new No More Shims Embossing mat for the cuttlebug using some very unusual things to emboss with. So come along to our stand and be prepared to be amazed and have lots of fun too.
And heres the exciting news i cant wait to share with you.
We are going to be launching our very own DESIGN TEAM BLOG and it will be happening some time next week so stay tuned as there is going to be a nice prize for somebody to win in the first week.
And here are the Design Team ( straight from the craft corpse of Prisoner Cell Block H ) haha
They are from left to right Di, Michelle, Jean and Karen and what these girls dont know about paper crafting isnt worth bothering with.
They will be sharing tips and techniques with you and sharing their samples and artwork as well as setting each other monthly challenges which they will show the progress and finished result on the blog.
They will also give you more information about their workshops here at Once Upon A Stamp and their appearances on TV and craft shows around the country.
We are also going to be doing lots of competitions and blog candy and also do some how to videos when we get the hang of it.
I hope you are all as excited as we are and that you will join in with us and have fun reading what we are all doing and working on.
Well its bedtime for me now as its an early start tomorrow.
Hope to meet some of you tomorrow and if i have time i will take a few pics of the show to share with you.
Smiles Rob, Gordon and Harry xxx
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Hello everyone and it really has been lots of fun getting ready for the Scor-Pal show on Create and Craft show last Monday and wasnt Karen fantastic for her first time on the telly.
The show was such a success that they have asked us for more Scor-Pals and are now re running the programme again over the next week so dont delay get your Scor-Pal today you really will understand why its the best scoring board out there.
Here are some pics of the samples we took with us for the show and every one has been made using the Scor-Pal and Graphic 45 papers.
We are now busy getting all the samples ready for our next show which will introduce you to the CottageCutz dies which work on all of the popular machines such as the Wizard,cuttlebug and sizzix big shot.
These dies are really detailed and although they dont emboss the cut lines give a three dimensional look to your cards and scrapbook layouts so pleae dont miss the demos and the fantastic dies we are taking on.
We have had a little visitor staying with us for the last week and he still has a wnother week with us.
His name is Bob and hes a three month old cockapoo and Harrys best friend.
He is no trouble and has settled down nicely and has even been for two dips in both our ponds (i dont think the frogs toads and newts were very happy though.
Heres a piccy of the two lads in the garden.
I think Harry will be quite upset when Bob has to go home and so will we.
I have some dates for workshops at the shop coming up for the end ofMay and June and i will be putting those on here tomorrow.
I am going to finish off my pasta disaster dish now for when Gordon gets home from the papercraft show at Port Sunny and both the boys are fast asleep after their fun and games in the garden.
See you all tomorrow.
Smiles Rob Gordon Harry and Bob xxxx
Saturday, 10 April 2010
We stayed 20 minutes away from the city as hotel rooms are much bigger and i just cant cope with small spaces.
And here is a picture of our room which was lovely and big with space to move around and not feel that you were staying in a shoebox.
By the time we came out of the louvre it had stopped raining so we went up to the Montmatre area of Paris which is my favorite place as it has still got that vintage Parissian feel to it and you see artists painting and accordianists playing Edith Piaf songs and the little cafes are always full of people, and the views from the steps of the sacre couer are amazing as you can see in the pictures below.
I bought some lovely vintage cabinet cards of Parisienne men and women that will be used in my artwork at some stage.
After lunch we decided that instead of walking around the main sights of Paris we would take the open top bus and just get off where we fancied and it was great. We saw all the things we wanted to see in around three and a half hours and it really did save our legs.
After the most wonderful crepes i have tasted at a little cafe we went to the war museum as Gordon wanted to see the tomb of Napoleon 1st which i must admit was an amazing thing to see as his casket is hugh (considering he was such a little man ) heres a pic of it.
As this was our last day we decided to go and look at some of our favorite places before leaving so we went to view the eiffel tower from the Trocadero Gardens as it is such a stunning sight from there. I also found another little old cemetary just around the corner with some beautiful stained glass windows and sculptures and i had to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower from in here as i coulnt beleive how quiet it was and yet just around the corner it was just a mass of people.
We had a great time walking by the seine and taking in all the wonderful sights along the way and after a real full day (the temperature got up to 70 0/0 today too ) we got back to the hotel at 8.30 and then went and had a last night slap up meal which was also great.
We really did have a great time and packed loads into four days, Harry also had a great time as he was staying with little Bob the cockapoo puppy at his aunty Michelles.
So now its back to work now and back to reality
Smiles from Rob Gordon and harry xxx