Monday, 27 June 2011

First practice....

The new crafting goodies arrived this week, so it was only fitting that I started 'playing' with them immediately! I have now approached a local community centre to hold my own craft workshop and can't wait to get started!

I decided this time not to just stick to card making. I have made an easel card card and a chocolate gift much fun.

These may be a bit more advanced than I need for my first demonstration, but at least I now have an idea of what i can create using these fab new stamps.

Away from crafting, as promised, here is a now 5 month old Sam. He is becoming a very big chilled out pup who loves nothing more than eating my garden.....(hope he grows out of that one soon!)

My beautiful Sam.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Stampin Up!

I have only gone and done it! Yes, I have joined the Stampin Up! family and become an independant demonstrator. Hopefully this will be the start of my crafting business career!!!

For those of you who don't know about Stampin Up!, it is an American based company that has been running for 22 years. They sell stamps, inks, card, embellishments etc and you can only buy the products through a demonstrator by catalogue. If you are interested in having a look, visit

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products, let me know. I am looking at running challenges/competitions once I have received my goodies so that everyone can have a chance to win some of the fantastic stamps/cards/embellishments to have a play with.

I will post some of my creations once I have had a chance to play and would appreciate you sharing details of my blog on your own blog to help kick start my business ( at this point, all help is greatly appreciated!! )

I am so looking forward to starting up this new venture and will keep you posted as things progress.

If you live in or around the wakefield area, I will be starting a monthly craft class soon, so let me have your details and I will update you with dates/times/venue as soon as it's finalised.

As I am still quite new to blogging, if anyone has any pearls of wisdom to help me get this business started, please let me know.

Friday, 10 June 2011

It's been a while.....

Hi all,

Well it's been an interesting 6 weeks since I last updated my blog. I haven't been on here as I lost 60% of my vision overnight.....scary!

Fortunately it is starting to come back, but it seems very difficult to keep my vision focused (very frustrating when trying to make cards!)

Anyway, after a holiday to Florida I am back and making my cards as and when the vision allows.

Do crafts have released 'tatty teddy' stamps, which me and my daughter absolutely adore. We have been trying to be a little bit more adventuous with our colours and designs, but the feedback from relatives has been great. It was my sister in laws birthday last weekend and I put together something a little different:-


I am aiming now to try and start some form of crafting business. I am contacting suppliers and investigating anything and everything to do with business start ups. It would be so nice to have a career round something I love so watch this space!

Happy crafting