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One thing that flew out on the sale weekend was the AMERICAN CRAFTS cardstock packs, so some of us cried as we didn't get a chance to buy them and some of us kicked the person in front who brought the LAST ONE.....and ME.......well I ordered more didn't I!!! and TODAY they arrived in all their glory

They are super dooper packs of lusciousness, containing 60 sheets of cardstock textured on one side and smooth on the other and when you tear them they have a coloured core, basically they're a bit like a hybrid of Bazzill and Core-Dinations, the quality is fantastic and they only work out 29p a sheet, YES that's right 29p a sheet, we have them in PRIMARYS, PASTELS, TROPICALS, BRIGHTS, NEUTRALS, EARTHTONES, ALL BLACK AND ALL WHITE.
ooh err missus!!!
We've also had deliveries of new PUNCHES, the most gorgeous MAKING MEMORIES albums, MAKING MEMORIES tiny glitter alphabets, and New STAMP SETS that INCLUDE the acrylic block at a fantastic price, I might add!!!
Don't worry n…


Well after an incredibly BUSY weekend I had a lovely RELAXING day with a very special friend.
We try to get together once a month and usually do the girly thing and go to Bluewater for the day and end up looking at tops that we realise are actually dresses, we then feel really old and depressed for the rest of the day, but, TODAY was different, TODAY we went to the cinema or (pictures) as I still call it.
We decided to still do the girly thing and watch the Chick Flick CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC, and in my opinion was absolutely's a little teaser for you if you haven't already seen it The dance scene is soooo FUNNY, I have read all the books, I love Sophie Kinsella, she's a brilliant writer, it is slightly different but excellent nonetheless. After we'd scoffed our M & M Peanuts, we still needed/wanted more food, so trotted off to Chicago's (not been there before) and had lunch, and very…


I would like to introduce this gorgeous little bundle that goes by the name of LOLA and guess what???? her brother's called Charlie !!!

We love the fact that she's shouting our name out loud, go Lola, go Lola!!!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU sooooo much for your support this weekend, it's been the best SALE ever and we're so glad you got yourselves some real bargains. We couldn't do it without you!!!
We're expecting all the new goodies from the States very SOON, those of you registered on our mailing list will be getting a very special invite to be amongst the first to get your hands on all the new stash, so keep an eye out for that e mail.
Normally I'd waffle away on here, but to be honest I am soooo tired, my feet feel like they've been walking on hot coals and I think I'm about to drop, so I've got my day off tomorrow (lunching with a friend, you know)!!! and I'll be bouncing back on Tuesday.
Once again THANK YOU, we truly do have the BEST C…


I'm guessing it wasn't as eventful as started simple enough, off to Lakeside with She Who Shall Remain Anonymous (SWSRA) up the A127, tried to turn off at the A128 only to find it completely snarled up then on to the M25, again, to find that chocca as well, fortunately SWSRA knew a back route through Upminster, so a little out of the way but kept moving none the less, now I'm going to digress.....I'm sure most of you are aware of such a thing as 6 degrees of separation, well this was more like a catastrophe of events. It all starts with two of our lovely customers, whom again shall remain anonymous! who begged and pleaded and kicked and cried to get on our already fully booked year album course (well actually they both asked very politely with just a little grovelling), us being the gorgeous lovely people that we are said YES, now this meant that I would have to get my lovely hubby to make our work tables longer, as they only seat 10, so off I trots to Ikea…


Well we survived Birmingham or rather Birmingham survived US!!!

Now, was it a good thing or a bad thing that I had Nina and Polly with me??? the answer to that is quite was GOOD for you and BAD for me!!!! WHY, I hear you cry.... well, Good for you because they dragged me out of my comfort zone, and let's say ENCOURAGED me to buy different stash, that I know you're gonna love, but may I just add it's NOT all PINK!!!! UURRGHHH!!! and if that wasn't bad enough for me, it was also really BAD for me as I spent a fortune!!! Not forgetting what's on it's way from CHA!!!! oh well, hey ho and all that!!! You guys have got some rather gorgeous yumminess to look forward to.
I want to say THANK YOU to the girls for a GREAT time, we did have a giggle, that was helped along when Polly got in the shower - we heard a bang followed by fits of laughter, well we thought it was laughter, it could have been tears....but no, we checked, it was laughter. It turned out she …


Well we're off on our ROAD TRIP this afternoon. Myself, Nina and Polly are descending on Birmingham (watch out)!!!!! for the next three days. I love this trade show, whilst it is smaller than CHA it's much more personal and you get to meet up with so many old friends and catch up, but it's not all about tea and biscuits, I can't believe I just said that!!! It is about supporting our British Distributors and keeping this industry turning, oh alright it's also about having a bit of FUN and getting some super duper goodies for you lovely crafters out there.
Our CHA shipment should be arriving in the next two weeks or earlier if we're lucky. So we'll be busy, busy, busy unpacking, checking, pricing and then trying to find room for it.
Ricky wanted to publicly say THANK YOU to ME for such a romantic Valentines night last night....Yes I fell asleep at 8 o'clock, woke up at 11 o'clock and then went to bed, BUT I must say where was HE when I woke up at 4am???…


Here's a few more SNEAKS of the mini album I'm working on for BANANA FROG

These NEW STAMPS are perfect for 12" x 12" layouts and brilliant for mini albums (my favourite)!!! All the sets come with at least 7 stamps including a journaling block, a MUST HAVE for pages and mini's.

In the top picture I've stamped onto acetate (don't forget to use Staz-On)! then added extra bling with MY FAVOURITE Glamour Dust
The bottom picture shows the gorgeous journalling block, the swirls are just DIVINE!!!!!
Well we're off for our road trip in a couple of days and NO I haven't packed anything yet!! Yay for Polly for holding the fort today as I haven't been too well today, I think it's something Ricky cooked last night, although I daren't tell him that or he'll never cook again.......and he's such a good cook....USUALLY
We should be getting our CHA goodies in a couple of weeks, Oh I can hear Nina and Polly's hands clapping together, they do get e…


For those of you that don't know I'm a DT member for BANANA FROG although I'm sure YOU ALL KNOW by now !!!!
In between "working" today I thought I'd share this little snippet with you

I've been lucky enough to "PLAY" with the NEW STAMP DESIGNS, I'm working on the Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard album and using their papers and they've gone brilliantly with the stamps, the scalloped heart actually stamps blank in the middle and I've just filled it in with the word LOVE, I'm feeling all mushy lately!!! I've also taken one of the border stamps and curved it around the edge of the page, if you look closely you can see a mistake !!! See I am human....
I'm using them all over this little book, I'll try and give you a few more sneaky peeks tomorrow, but I really must finish what I started today.....100 evening invites, I've already done the day ones, she say's wiping her brow.....I get going then I catch sight of the st…


Thought I'd quickly share these with you......

My NEW pyjamas......oooh cute aren't they!!!
Ive just done this quickly in between running around like a looney today.
OMG!!! Guess what's just come in????? Yes the long awaited PEBBLES CHIPS, hurry as these are going to fly, even if it's just for the packaging, we've got them in Spring Green, Chocolate Brown, Off White, Black, Raspberry, Baby Pink, Orange and Baby Blue

and there's NO CALORIES!!!


Well, I knew the day would come at some time and alas it has come....
NO I'm not giving up the shop, SILLY..... But, I do have to say goodbye to my trusty old pyjamas (I'm typing this with a tear in my eye) I've had these Jammies for near on 15 years and whilst they were not used on a regular basis, they were always there for me on my trips aways. One person who will understand this is ADRIENNE as she has a pair virtually the same and the same age, all I will say Adrienne is careful when you roll over as you may hear a sudden ripping sound and.....oooops there they go!!!
I have to whizz out and buy a new pair now as I'm away with the girls next week and well..... I just would'nt do that to them!!!!
I haven't heard from any of them, so I'm assuming the three weekenders got back OK and had a great time inbetween.
Amanada (Your Touch of Craft) has FINALLY blogged...YAY!! check her out over on my Blogs I Love, for those of you that live in gorgeous Suffolk take a l…


Adrienne, Polly and Fab are off for a girlie weekend to SCRAP the days away tomorrow - have a great one girls......EAT lots, DRINK lots and SCRAP lots.... Oh and Polly use this weekend to realise that you won't need THREE bags for our TWO nights away, honest !!!
I'm soooo into Two and a Half Men, it's on Para Comedy (if you can get it) it' s hilarious.
SHAME on GAYNOR.... Cindy and Gaynor came in today to pick up her Birthday pressie a Cricut Expression and went on to tell me about the giant French Fancy Birthday Cake she had, so whilst I couldn't justify buying a giant French Fancy at shopping tonight, I could justify a pack of six. Mmmmm, what is it with ME and CAKES ????
For those of you who fancy a bit of Non-Crafting ME TIME, can I recommend the book A WAG ABROAD by ALISON KERVIN it's V-Funny and very easy on the brain.


More CUPCAKES.....

These were brought at SPRINKLES in NEWPORT BEACH and we (Shim, Bev, Fiona, Chris and Byron) sat outside watching the world go by whilst eating these gorgeous little yummies.
This is Shimelle at the Two Peas Cupcake Eating Competition

Unfortunately, she didn't win, but that's because she's SUCH A LADY and didn't make a pig of herself and we were VERY PROUD of her.
How happy am I???? VERY.... LIFE ON MARS is being shown from the beginning tonight, I missed it the first time round, so I've made sure it's on series link, I hope it's as good as everyone says'.
Right must go and eat cupcakes...Ooops sorry I mean dinner !!!!!


Just thought I' share this piccy with you

These were just a few of the YUMMY cupcakes that we had at the Two Peas Reception in Anaheim, I could lie and say they were HORRID but I've never believed in LYING....So I'll give it to you straight.....They were GORGEOUS!!!! Ok you can stop dribbling now.
Hope you're all enjoying the snow and those of you with kiddie winks get them to lay in it and make SNOW ANGELS, it's a great PHOTO opportunity, you'll be glad you did.