Friday, 31 October 2008


Yes, I did say SEX, PIZZA and TWIDDLEYBITS...... the SEX was Sex in the City, the PIZZA was Dominoes and the TWIDDLEYBITZ, well...... the TWIDDLEYBITS are GORGEOUS NEW YUMMIES from AUSTRALIA and BOY are they YUMMY, the CHRISTMAS TREES are to die for and the PRINCESS CARRIAGE is just STUNNING!!!
For those of you who get the LETS MAKE CARDS magazine check us out in SHOP TALK, we've even got our piccy in there, I did ask them to airbrush us, obviously they forgot.
I'm on a countdown for Florida, I'm taking my trusty laptop so I'll keep you updated of my holiday shananigans (your request, not mine, I'd like to add) It seems you loved my CHICAGO updates.
We've also taken delivery of the NEW IMAGINISCE FAIREST OF THEM ALL range, for all you BIG and LITTLE PRINCESSES out there.
We have a massive order on route from AUSTRALIA with some fantastic new designs from KAISER, I'll let you know when it's arrived.
I'd like to say a great BIG CONGRATS to the lovely LISA who's about to be a mummy for the first time and the wonderful LORETTA who's about to be a nanny for the first time.
I'm typing this while Barbie and Marie are sitting at the door dressed as witches giving out sweeties to all the lilltle trick or treaters, I think this has been the busiest one so far...
Nina starts another of her 6 week BEGINNER COURSES this weekend, so WELCOME NEWBIES.
Oh I almost forgot, Paula and myself were very busy today making up some gorgeous GIFT SETS, they make the PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENT, come and have a look and if it's not what you fancy, we'll make you up a CUSTOM one.

6 Weeks of fun!

Wow, Six weeks flew by! I am talking about the beginners course that has just finished. We had 2 groups of lovely ladies all eager to learn their new hobby. Some had done scrapbooking before but came along to learn some new techniques and some were complete virgins!
There were some complete light bulb moments, like when some of the ladies actually discovered that journaling was therapeutic and started journals to write all there memories ready for when they do their pages. There were also funny moments like when one of the Tuesday night ladies stitched her stitching template onto the page! Oh and who could for get those wonderful cupcakes that Sue baked for our last session - yum yum! Thank you ladies for being really super, you were a pleasure to teach. Don't forget to register on the web site and look out in your inbox for a update on the Off the Page course.
Now to the next 6 weeks of beginners which starts tomorrow......

Nina x

Friday, 24 October 2008

Sneaky Peek...!

Here is the kit that will be avaliable from the 1st of November...! This is just a weanie little peek of some of the goodies which will be featuring in the bursting full November kit :) This one is going to go fast, so get in quick...

It's a kit full of brights, we will be bursting into November and celebrating Fireworks night with a huge Bang, Whoosh and Whizz!

For those of you reading who are card makers and the scrapping bug hasn't bitten you... yet... We run beginners classes with the wonderful and scrap-tastic Nina which are held on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. We still have a few spaces left on both days. Not only will you walk away with 6 LO's to begin an album but you'll also learn a wealth of techniques to keep you going for a long time afterwards. (Many of these techniques can be used on cards and other papercrafting projects too!) For more info or to book feel free to call the shop on 01268 530933 or pop in :)

And lastly for those who have managed to squeeze onto Nina's and my cards classes ;) a big congrats! We have been inundated for more card classes and these all sold out in record time. And for those of you who managed to bag a place on Marion's Crimbo LO... ! Well, this one has gone down a storm and for those lucky 10 ladies you will have a fan-tab-ulous LO to compliment your Crimbo snaps.

We still have a few spaces left for tomorrow afternoon with Marion on the 'days til Christmas' class if you are feeling a bit fed up with the cold weather.... Go on, treat yourself!

Thursday, 23 October 2008


Sshhh! It's a secret ;) Tomorrow I will be in the shop and willbe adding the finishing touches to the November kit... We are all SOLD OUT of the October one (for those of you who bagged a kit, well done!) I will be adding a sneaky peek this month so you can by all means ring a reserve one by paying for it in advance... otherwise it's a free for all on the first when the kits go up for sale.

A big thank you to the ladies who were in my class on Sunday, I hope you 'family trees' are now all complete with photos and filling your albums or waiting to be wrapped as gifts, as some of you suggested. Thank you for the funny stories too ;) Tales of ham sandwiches being choked on, ransacked bedrooms and firemen :P They were totally hillarious.

This Sunday I am following on from Marion's card class with my heart felt mini book on Sunday afternoon... and no doubt this weekend will also be just as loud!

Friday, 17 October 2008

YAY !!! they're back !!!!

Sorry haven't blogged for a while, been rather HECTIC!!!

We've got the Australian scrapbook magazines back in, YAY !!!! for those of you who got some last time and some of you bought about 14 each (greedy)!!! you'll know JUST HOW GOOD they are. These have got to be the best on the market and at ONLY £3.00 each they are fantastic value.
We've also just taken delivery of the yummiest Gelatins Clear Stamps in their CHOCOLATE designs and to go with them the Gelatins CHOCOLATE EMBOSSING POWDER that smells of CHOCOLATE, along with CHRISTMAS PINE and EXTRA FOAM LATTE (vanilla).
We also got a wonderful SURPRISE today as we opend TWO boxes, yes TWO boxes from our friends KAISER, showing us all the NEW YUMMIES now in stock so what have we done about it....... well we're putting in a rather LARGE ORDER of course.!!!
Nina's working on some MORE CHRISTMAS CARD CLASSES (we hear you)!!! Polly's sitting opposite me working on the KAISER CHRISTMAS PINE TREE, and it's looking rather nice!!!
We've been busy doing some die cutting for you including SPOOKY HOUSES, HALLOWEEN BUTTONS (FELT), TEDDIES and BUTTONS in PINK and BLUE FELT along with CHIPBOARD BUTTONS and NEW little FLOWERS and well if we've cut 1 we've cut a 100 CUPCAKES (these are to die for) and don't forget we can CUT OUT any LETTER you WISH FOR !!!!
lastly, BIG THANKS to RICKY for putting up our NEW SHELVES so we can get more STOCK on..... you're a DIAMOND!!!

Monday, 13 October 2008

So for those who have brought our FABBY Oct Kit!

Here is the link you have been waiting for to let you access the kit blog!

We have a couple left, so if you are in need of a Mr.Campy fix... call the shop and we can put it by for you ... be quick though as they are selling out fast :)

Secondly a huge thank you to you all who have booked Crimbo cards with me. We sold all 20 places by yesterday morning and they were only released Friday afternoon! Thank you! And of course another thank you to the ladies who booked the all day extravaganza of Crimbo goodies... we will be creating the perfect Crimbo canvas and pudding album. ;)

And did you all watch Ugly Betty? Is Betty finally going to get her groove on with Gio? And boy Coach Diaz is HOT... defo one for the lust book ;)

Friday, 10 October 2008

As promised!

Here it is! We have just a few of these gorgeous kits left (grab one while you can!)

It contains :
3x 12" x 12" Bazzill in coordinating kit colours
1x Large scalloped Bazzill piece
1x 12" x 12" thin cork
1x 12" x 12" vellum
1x Fancy pants 'Papa'
1x Cosmo cricket Mr.Campy (!) Natures walk
1x Cosmo cricket Mr.Campy (!!) Happy campers
4 metres (approx) of ribbon (Velvet, satin, gingham and the gorgeous knicker kind :) all held together with a dimante pin)
1x Maya road acrylic house keychain
5x Mother of pearl buttons
2x Acrylic arrows
1x Full pack of Making memories kraft stickers (a mamouth three sides of sticker heaven!)
1x Full pack of bazzill paper flowers

and lastly... a unique Sugar and Spice stamp, which you cannot buy ;)

Thursday, 9 October 2008



I am sorry about the kits this month! What with all the excitement of Ally Pally and the packing and unpacking of all the new stock we have atm... October's kit is late. Marion did take them to the Make A Wish crop in Romford last Saturday, so if you brought one... thank you and you are a lucky bunny ;)

This months kit consists of all Autumnal themed papers and colours... if you like the cosmo cricket 'mr.campy' range, then you'll love this one! It has some funky textures going on too ~ from velvet to acrylic and then to cork. Yes, cork! Honestly you need this kit ;)

And as I am in the shop tomorrow... piccies will be posted. That is unless they are all sold out!

We are all busy designing our November/December classes too (keep your eyes peeled). Many of these will be good as Christmas gifts (or if you can't bare to part with them a little something for yourself :) ) The dates will be released soon! For those of you who are eager to do something now, we did have spaces avaliable on Marion's card classes that were previously full. Please pop into the shop or give us a call if you're interested. I am running 'You spin me round' this sunday afternoon... if you fancy a twirl and a go at this LO class. Nina is busy with her beginners, whom i've met/spoke to a few ~ we have such lovely ladies as our customers (and the few men we have who are lovely too) and her halloween treat box :) You can peek at our classes on our store site , unfortunately to get full views you will have to pop into the shop. We are flatered to be copied but we don't want to make it easy :lol:

And just to finish with... have you all been watching (if you're not watching start! It's a funny look into family life...) The Family on Channel four on Wednesday nights??? I am loving it :) :) :) Even Kev is getting into it. Although it partly scares me as I kinda feel in 15 years time our house will be similar as we have a daughter called Emily and I know Kev will be shouting at her for coming and going at all hours ;)

See you all tomorrow! x