Friday, 13 August 2010

Have You Entered our Blog Candy Giveaway on the New Blog

Hello Everyone.
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

Yesterdays Launch of the New Scor-Buddy on Create And Craft

Hello Everyone .
Yesterdays European launch of the new scor-buddy was a great success and i thought Di and Karen did a fantastic job and gave out some brilliant tips and tricks.

Trust Gordon to get the easy bit and sit down for the whole two hours haha.

For those of you who havnt seen the Scor-Buddy it is a lovely mini scor-pal ( inches) that is ideal for taking anywhere because of its size and it also comes with its own travel bag.

Use it for invitations,card making,small gift boxes and dont forget that this fabby little board can do all its big brothers can.

You can make standard greetings cards, Gate folds, Brochure folds and accordian folds.

Dont forget you can also use the Scor-Bug with the Scor-Buddy too.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The Workshop Today

Hi Again

Di has been doing her all day Stampbord Mirror Workshop today and everyone has had such a great time although ive never known a workshop so quiet as everyone was concentrating and getting lost in their artwork.

There has been so much interest in this class that Di will be doing another one in the not too distant future.
Here are some pics and a video from todays class.

Lets start with the hostess with the mostess Di

Here are the ladies working on their mirrors.

And here are the fabulous frames which are being made as i write this.

Teeth Tradeshows Jetlag and Workshops

Hi everyone

Well what a couple of weeks weve had here at Once Upon A Stamp.
Firstly i have to appologise for not blogging but i have been in quite a bit of pain with all the dental work i have had to have done over the last couple of months and have not been fit for doing anything especially in the last few weeks.

Anyway all the work on my mouth was finished two days before we went to Chicago for the Craft Trade Show and i think Gordon was happy as my mouth was that sore i couldnt talk much so he had to do all the ordering.
We had a great time and have found some fab new products so keep watching the web shop.

We have still got some places left on some of our August Workshops and here they are.

Dimentional Cards and Notebook

Tutor ........ Jean
Price ......... £15.00
Dates ........ Weds 18th August 2010.
Sat 21st August 2010.
Time ........ 11.00 am - 1.30 pm.
Places left for Wednesday class .........1
Places left for Saturday class .............4

Everything you need for the class will be provided as well as lots of drinks and biscuits.

This fabulous workshop will introduce you to cottage cutz dies as well as nestabilities and the Cinch book binding tool.
You will be leaving with two or three cards and also a decorated Notebook that you have made yourself.
Jean is a fantastic teacher and will show you some wonderful techniques to add to your card making skills.

Let Us Stamp Part Two.
Masking, Layers and Resist Techniques.

Tutor ...... Karen.
Dates ...... Weds 1st September 2010.
Sat 4th September 2010.
Time ...... 11.00 am - 1.30 pm.
Places left for Wednesday class ...... 2
Places left for Saturday ......... 5

Everything you will need for the class will be provided as well as lots of drinks and biscuits.

Both of Karens classes for the first of this series of Rubber Stamping techniques for beginners filled up really quickly and i can see this one going fast too.
Karen will be taking you step by step into the world of Rubber Stamping special effects and you will be amazed at the cards you will be making.
This is not just a workshop for beginners as even more advanced stampers will find this class really useful.

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

The first day we woke at 7.30 in the morning after sleeping for 12 hours (it was only supposed to be an hours nap ).We did a twelve mile walk of the city and then went to the Aquarium which was fantastic.Here we are half way round it taking a breather.

This is Downtown Chicago and as you can see for a city it really is beautiful. The large boat in the background takes you on an architecture and history tour of the city and we just didnt have time to do it this time but its on our list for next time.

Below is a little video
i took of Navy Pier from the water taxi we were on
I thought this would be a good time to try out putting a video onto our blog.

Im just going to take some photos of Di and the ladies doing her Mixed media Stampbord class and will put them up later.
Thanks for dropping by.
Smiles Rob, Gordon and Harry.