Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Our day with Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art

We've just had an all day workshop with Jenny Mayes, the designer of Hobby Art stamps.
Jenny came a few months ago to do a demonstration and so many customers asked if she could come and do classes she was happy to come and spend another day with us.

She bought with her 3 new stamp sets that have just been released.
Window Scene-It    Sentiments Scene -It      Big Bear Set
You can purchase them from the link below.

There were 12 ladies on both the morning and afternoon sessions and they all enjoyed their finished creations as well as learning some new techniques.

We hope to have Jenny back in the future for some more workshops.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Saturday 7th May Lindsay Mason Visit

Well Saturday was great!
We had a guest visit by Lindsay Mason, who was demonstration products supplied by Personal Impressions, one of our craft product suppliers.
Lindsay enjoyed her overnight stay locally on Friday night and marvelled at the new large HD TV in her hotel room!
On Saturday she was busy with stamping, using some of her own design clear stamp sets and the new Distress Ink Daubers. She created some lovely effects with these especially when used with a mini mister!

A popular design was the rose and the stamps quickly sold out.

Lindsay used some lovely new 12 x 12 double sided papers - all fabulous with glitter on.

Some cards were designed using the Martha Stewart Punches, particularly the Butterfly.

We all had a good time on the day, John even sat in at one point to show how it was done!

Lindsay will be returning later in the year, so we look forward to that date.

Thank you to all who came along on the day.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Getting ready for the weekend!

Wow! what a busy week we have had and the next one will be just as busy!
We have had new stamps in from Molly Blooms - they are gorgeous and some have sold out already!
    Loads of new painting and stencilling brush sets have arrived. There are brushes for Acrylics, Oils, Watercolours and some lovely speciality brushes, all at competitive prices.
A delivery of Dufex die cut decoupage has come in with some glorious new designs as well as new photo glue and silicone glue. Designs include lovely flowers and colourful butterflies. So many people asked us to stock Dufex again that we just had to.
Had new papers in from My Minds Eye range
Just opened a box today to find new items from Tim Holtz, loads of interesting bits. This also includes the new Distress Ink daubers. I wonder if any will get used on Saturday? Oh yes, this Saturday we are excited as we have another return visit to us by......
                                                LINDSAY MASON.
Lindsay designs her own stamps, is a qualified Ranger Products demonstrator and works closely with Tim Holtz, when he is in the UK. She is often featured in magazines as well as on TV. On saturday she will be demonstrating products from Ranger and Personal Impressions.

Lindsay will be with us between 10 and 4. Just turn up, no need to book.

Next Monday we also have Amanda Sambrook starting her second series of miniature Teddy Bear making classes. Have you seen these? There is a bear on display near the till. A couple of places still available if you are interested to make your own "Sambrook Bear" which takes 3 weeks.
Then on Wednesday we have our first all day class - with special guest crafter - Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art. Jenny did a demonstration for us recently and was so popular that we quickly filled this workshop.
 So plenty going on at the moment.  Check back soon for more information.

Happy crafting