Friday, 30 December 2011
These yummy papers are in the second half of the show (2pm) and the demo I'm doing is a card, so whether you're a card maker or a scrap booker... there's something for both ... happy days !!!
Hope you all had a wonderful christmas break and I'd like to say that I hope 2012 brings you everything you wish for ... HAPPY NEW YEAR
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Hope you all had a great christmas :) :) :)
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Thought I'd just quickly share a few more pages with you... I just can't stop !!!!
I've still got bits to do on a couple of the pages, but that's the joy I can do as and when I feel it's right.
Right this is my last blog post before crimbo.... As I must go make my chocolate log
So for the last time this year
Have a gorgeous Christmas everyone
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Sorry .... Just had to share !!!
Happy Christmas EVERYONE
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Let me explain.... some time ago on Facebook I mentioned how much I LOVE POLKA DOTS and Karen Allman mentioned that you can get POLKA DOT TOILET PAPER !!!! Well I'd never seen it... have you ??? I searched locally, but to no avail :( :(
Then the postman arrived this morning with a package addressed to me with a top heading stating "Very Personal", well, I done the usual, I wondered who it was from and what it was, I turned it all around, and shook it, then it dawned on me that I'll know the above answers by actually OPENING IT... why do we do that ?????
Anyhoo's imagine my surprise and utter glee when I took these little babies out....
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU KAREN
Monday, 19 December 2011
I feel so privileged to be doing the Martha hour on the 28th December at 2pm, AND.... it's an outlet day... Woohoo !!!
There's so much gorgeous glitter... I dare you to resist !!!
Anyhoo's back to the prepping
Saturday, 17 December 2011
She recently gave birth to Oliver, and to make him part of christmas, he made these gift bags, with the help of his mummy !!
The antlers are his hands and the face is his foot... How cool is that.... I just had to share.
Hope you like it :) :) :)
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
My goodness, I've never dealt with such a bad Company, and although we never saw hind or hair of the November issues, we have received "some" December ones
They're not on the website yet, but if you don't live near you can call tomorrow and order one over the phone.
Monday, 12 December 2011
Then just copy this little one...
Hope all your plans are coming together.
Friday, 9 December 2011
So I thought I'd take a minute or so out to quickly show you this card...
Anyhoo's back to work, oh and thanks everyone who's taking advantage of the CLEARANCE section on the website... you know you're getting a bargain... he he !!!
Thursday, 8 December 2011
But just wanted to quickly tell you that we've just go the latest Creating Keepsakes and it's rather lush
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
But.. I have been busy, honest !! I've been adding new CLASSES to the website along with a BRAND NEW CLEARANCE Section, some serious bargains to be had, go take a looksie !!
One of the classes is Barb's mini album on Sunday 18th December @ 10am ... It's so cute!!
Plus we've put in the dates for the next Scrapbooking for Beginners Course starting in February.
We are closing at 3pm on Friday 23rd December
and we will re-open on
Friday 6th January 2012
Sunday, 27 November 2011
But... I always loose them, I put them down, I can't find them, I pick them up, I prick myself.. so I needed a pin cushion, now I've made plenty of pin cushions in the past, from my sewing days, but I knew I wanted something different and one day I was flicking through the pages of one of my favourite trends magazines and saw it, it was perfect, it was a picture frame pin cushion. I LOVED it and needed to make one, but it had to be right.
I was halfway there, as a couple of years ago I bought a piece of fabric (I know I'm a hoarder), didn't know what to do with it, I just knew I had to have it, so it's sat on my shelf waiting to be used, then the other day I popped down to our local antiques centre and found the perfect little frame.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
HERE, made a calico flower and filled it with a pearl and some Frantage (of course) !! popped in on some ribbons and mounted it all on a cream card from Craftwork Cards.
For all of you that missed out, the GOOD NEWS is we've got more of the Scrap 365 coming back in, so get on the phone and get us to it a side for you. YAY!!!
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
But so simple to do, just one sheet of plain card stock, 1/2 sheet of patterned and a piece of Hambly Screen Print... Mmmmm !!! layer up, make a scruffy flower out of scraps and book print add a bit of lace, hat pins and buttons then finish off with some rather yummy pearls... pearls not your colour ? then use your Pro-Markers as I did, to bring some more green in to match one of the layers of the flower.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Spaces are VERY LIMITED so book EARLY !!!
The question is will you give it away as a fabbi gift, or keep it for yourself ???
Along with this, I've just updated the website with all the NEW CLASSES - Check out Chilli Barb's Friday Fun, you can see them all HERE
We've just got in the fab Dylusions Stamps.... Love these and they're absolutely perfect for all you Smash addicts.... you know who you are !!!
Some great new paper lines and some rather LUSH albums, have just nestled themselves on our shelves, all just in time for Christmas.... Talking of Christmas, did you know it's the Barleylands Christmas Shopping evening this Friday between 4pm and 8pm, come sing along with the school choirs or spoil yourself from one of the delicious side stalls OR even better, come grab yourselves some christmas goodies at SUGAR AND SPICE... it would be silly not too !!
Monday, 21 November 2011
This time of year I find wrapping (presents that is, not singing) !! a complete pain, so many things don't come in boxes now, that would make it oh so much easier, but no !!!
So I often go for the simple gift bag, but sometimes it just needs a little jazz up.
It's one of my friends birthday real soon and I know she likes simple things but a bit blingy!!, so I just got a rather inexpensive silver bag (no offence Adrienne) !!
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Take a small square card blank, I used Craftwork Cards 4" White (love them) !!! and stamp your sentiment in the centre about 1" up from the bottom
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
We put out for sale the NEW SCRAP 365, just this morning at 10am and by 10.30am they were ALL SOLD !!!!
While I'm here, let me give you a quick update :-
ALL halloween stash is now 25% OFF, this offer ends Sunday
AND if you buy 3 sets of rub-ons you get a FREE rub on eraser
We're nice like that !!!
ohhh yes and we've got more stock back in of the EK Success Dimensional Punches and the Martha Stewart Punch All Over The Page - delicious !!!
Some rather gorgeous Doodlebug cardstock
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Ooo nearly forgot to say, 3 large boxes have also just arrived from the States with lots of yumminess in them.
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Saturday, 12 November 2011
WEDNESDAY 28TH DECEMBER
WEDNESDAY 4TH JANUARY
WEDNESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
there's plenty of other dates for your calendar, but I'm off to the States for 3 weeks in between these dates, and alongside crimbo and new year, it's going to be BUSY BUSY BUSY :) :)
Yay happy days !!!
I know it's been quiet of late on the old craft front, but it always is this time if year, QVC only have so many hours in the day and with so many other shows out there, i.e. christmas gift ideas, etc. craft graciously stepped aside (cause we're nice like that) !!! But..... We're coming back with a bang !!!
There's so many great shows planned for you, including some fantastic outlet days, you know you all love a bargain !!! And one in particular that I'm really excited about is a new..... Ooooh don't actually know if I'm allowed to say what it is yet.... But I can say, if your planning a wedding, or a celebration then you're going to want to tune in on 15th February. I may have said too much already... Uh oh... Holding my hand out for a smack LOL !!!
Just remember the saying...All good things come to those who wait... :) :)
Right must get ready for a fun day in the shop
Have a great weekend everyone
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
What do you get if you start out with this....
Sunday, 6 November 2011
She was a truly inspirational crafter and will be deeply missed by so many.
We would like to pass on our deepest condolences to her husband, family and friends.
Marion, Nina, Barbie, Barb, Adrienne and Megan xx
It's really quite inspiring and quite nosey in a lovely way to be able to take a peek into other peoples lives. You may just pick up a storage tip or two !!!
So why don't you pop on over to the QVC Facebook Page and share, or leave a comment here with a link to your little piece of heaven
Off to sweep my floor now !!
Saturday, 5 November 2011
Oooo, I meant to say.... If you know what you want for Christmas, then we have the perfect thing for you... it's the SUGAR AND SPICE WISH LIST, it's the best way of getting just what YOU want, just send your family/loved ones/friends in and let them choose the perfect gift from YOUR list, so come on in and write down your wishes.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
So there's surely one you'll be able to catch !!
It's a NEW punch with NEW designs that's ONLY available through QVC !!
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Monday, 24 October 2011
So much thought has gone into this show and the products in it (all hand picked by myself and Sarah, one of the lovely buyers)
It's aimed at Scrapbookers, beginners and advanced, let's face it if we scrap, we like to see anything associated LOL but we're also going to concentrate on Card makers and mini album enthusiasts... didn't want to leave you guys out !! So to get your mojo going I've done a little video tutorial HERE.
Then, next month Amy's doing one on the 25th November (I think that's the right date) So we hope we can encourage and inspire you and we would love your feedback.
I sent a newsletter out today to all out newsletter subscribers, I know I know, about time !!! but in usual fashion I completely forgot a very important message... so here goes....
As from 1ST NOVEMBER until 31ST MARCH we will be closing the shop at 4PM instead of 5PM, EXCEPTING SATURDAYS where we will stay open till 5PM, this is to aid my lovely mum, who helps me no end, and she doesn't like going home in the dark !!! and seeing as I'm away for 3 weeks in January and she'll be holding the fort it's the least I can do !! Apologies for any inconvenience
I have been teasing a bit lately, as we've had some rather yummy stash delivered, and I've now managed to get a little bit of it on the website... CHECK IT OUT HERE, but seriously there's loads more in the shop, including the NEW Making Memories Scorer/Trimmer... This is soooooo cool!!!
There's probably loads of other things I want to say, but my brains elsewhere this evening... SORRY !!!
Anyhoo's I will again, try and get picci's to post of all the show samples.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
I've never been to Harrods... so after my show on Tuesday I got whisked off by the lovely Kirsty Wiseman and Rubina Latif to Knightsbridge and we decended on Harrods, first off we went in the Laduree's entrance....OMG... what an amazing place, they sell the most expensive macaroons, but it was worth it (thanks Kirsty) just to take in the decor. WOW !!! It was requested that no photos were to be taken, obviously I respected that, but we did get a couple of snapshots outside...
And so do these girls.... While I was there I met a guy (shhhh ... don't tell Rick)
Then we came back down to the ground floor and found LOLA'S CUPCAKES ....
On the way back to the car, I fell in love with the houses... just look at all these trees... so neat.
On that note we got back in the car and went back to Q Towers where I shot a video showing you how to make a really quick simple layout, all in the run up to the BRAND NEW CREATIVE KEEPSAKES
show on Tuesday 25th October at 2pm.... I can't wait, I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. Hope you can join me. Keep checking out the QVC blog to see when it's been uploaded.
Anyhoo's must get on with some work, enjoy your week