Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Santa's Sleigh meets Merry Medley

Good Morning. Things have been a little bit crazy this week. On Monday I decided I needed the day off from the studio after an action packed weekend working there all day on Saturday and then on Sunday I worked for my lovely neighbours the Rainbow Factory in their Santa's Grotto as one of his helpers. It was so lovely to see the children and the parents enjoying their visit with Santa. Yesterday we were in Derby all day as Ross had an interview and taster day at the university so we took him down and got some Christmas shopping done whilst he was there.

Talking of Santa, today I am sharing a make with a set called Santa's Sleigh teamed with the Merry Medley background stamp. This card is CASED from one I loved on Pinterest and you can find the original by Sharon HERE
Santa's Sleigh will carry on after Christmas but the Merry Medley Background stamp is going to retire. It's currently reduced so if you are fancying it then now would be a good time to get it before it sells out. 
We stamped the background in Versamark and then embossed with white emboss powder and I just love the overall look of it, don't think I will ever tire of embossing!
Hope you like today's make, its a short post from me today whilst I catch up! Thank you to those who have already used my code this month for a gift in January! My November shoppers gifts have just arrived so I will be sorting those out ASAP.

Julie
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Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Crafternoon Tea

Good Morning readers and welcome to my blog today. This weekend has been a little busy for me as my Christmas events are in full swing. Friday night was BINGO night and 14 lovely ladies enjoyed a festive evening with 3 cards to make and 3 games of BINGO! Looking forward to doing it all over again this Friday. Saturday morning saw a private tag making class for a group of brand new ladies and then in the afternoon I hosted a private Christmas Crafternoon Tea for 12 lovely ladies. This event was like one of my usual Crafternoon Teas but was enhanced with some festive items and projects. 
I have purchased 2 new slow cookers which were perfect for serving up Mulled Wine and Hot Chocolate.
My amazing caterer managed to source these cute mini gingerbread men which were a perfect addition to the tea cups. I think he looked really happy to be there!
The Crafternoon Tea had a festive upgrade with the addition of Mini Mince Pies alongside the Scones and Lemon Drizzle cake. The ladies loved the upgrade of small bread cakes instead of finger sandwiches and yes, one of the sandwiches was Turkey!
A fabulous time was had by all and I have had some wonderful feedback from the group, many of whom had never paper crafted before!
This Saturday's Crafternoon Tea is SOLD OUT but I do have 3 seats left for Saturday 17th December if you would like to join me? We will be making a piece of home decor for Christmas!


Julie
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Saturday, 3 December 2016

How I tie my bows - Video Tutorial

It's no secret! I love a good bow and think a bit of ribbon just adds that lovely extra touch to a card. Whilst I love bows, and my ladies love the look of a bow on a card, it often causes anxiety in class when ladies don't have the confidence to tie their own bows and ask me to do them. So I thought I would do a little video on this and hopefully help those of you out there who are struggling. Please click the image below to watch the video, just a short 5 minute one this week!
My December Code is now open and has been used already (thank you) and don't forget about the Year End closeout items too!


Julie
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