Monday, 14 February 2011


What a weekend!!  I've been in Brighton at the ICHF Hobbycraft fair helping out at the Stampin Up stand.  We were running a make and take table every half hour where people could join us to make a lovely card using the Bliss stamp set from the current Saleabration promo.  I met lots and lots of lovely people and had great fun all weekend, hopefully I will meet some of them again at workshops or classes.  I'm off to put my feet up now...all in the name of recovery you understand!  Later I will make a start on my thankyou cards, I'll post some here tomorrow for you.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Altered Clipboard

I'm off to the Hobbycraft show at Brighton this weekend to help out on Amanda's Stampin Up stand.  Please say Hi if you're there too.  Anyway, I digress, Amanda gave us a clipboard to decorate and this is what I did with mine, it was bright blue plastic before I started. The first picture shows the back, I covered it with papers from the Newsprint and Designer papers stacks, then added my name in board letters upon which I used a base of white craft ink and then stamped in razzleberry ink with a circle stamp from the Circle Circus set.  I also stamped the flourish from the Saleabration Bliss set in Razzleberry and sponged ink around the edges.  The flowers are paper daisies which I sponged with ink, I added a touch of bling with rhinestones for pearls for their centres.  The second photo is the front of my board, I needed to keep the hole thing flatter because I will need to write on this side after all.  Again, I covered it in razzleberry card then I added a strip of very vanilla which I had stamped with the So Swirly wheel and also a larger piece of vanilla card which has the flourish stamps from the Bliss set once again. There is a narrow piece of vanilla grosgrain ribbon around the edge of the board and lots of ribbon in whisper white, very vanilla and old olive to add some luxury

Monday, 7 February 2011

February Sunshine

I had to go a long way up to find it but there was some glorious sunshine up there on my way home from Dusseldorf yesterday.  I've been on an all expense paid trip to Germany to take part in some market research on new mpv cars.  It was very interesting and exciting but I'm sworn to secrecy, security was so tight that we had to leave behind all bags, phones, cameras and even watches and money.  I had a lovely tour of Dusseldorf too as part of the trip and took lots of photos that I shall make in to scrap pages eventually.  Something a little more urgent is on my craft table this week's the Brighton Hobbycraft show this weekend and I still have some samples to make and decorate my clipboard.

Friday, 4 February 2011


  I think someone wants to come away with me!  I'm off to Germany over the weekend on a freebie trip! Well, maybe not quite free, I've been asked to go and review some new cars but it's all expenses paid and some sightseeing included too.  I shall take my camera then I should have lots more lovely photos that I can scrapbook.
Sorry I've not blogged much this week, I seem to have been so busy.  I'll catch up soon promise.
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