Thursday, 1 July 2010

Well June has been an amazing month!!

Well they say time flies while you are having fun and that is the truth....June has been and gone. In a nut shell - We started our Wednesday night classes, we had 4 Create and Craft shows with some amazing new products, we had another brilliant all day workshop and for my birthday I got 3 adorable chickens!!

I am loving teaching in our purpose built classroom, we even have an over head camera making demonstrating so much easier....I am so excited about what I want to teach I have planned my classes right up to November, and also we will be holding a "Create Away Day" once a month, when you will get to play with all things, inky and mica, embossing and stamping and make 4 projects. Just pop over to CleverCut to book your places.

"That Special Touch" is becoming a more amazing product range all the time, with the amazing sprays and masks already proving popular and we have soo much more up our sleeves!! This beautiful card is made using the sprays to create the background and then using the delicate feather mask as an embossing stencil. Being plastic simply pop them through your Big Shot or Cuttlebug like a brass stencil and admire the effect!! The embossing combined with the shimmer of the mica is stunning and plays with the light in ways photo's really don't do justice!

Another new product I have had a lot of fun with has been the dimensional flower set of templates. This handy set allows you to create truly special 3d flowers for your projects, and with a flower pot, a polystyrene ball, a bit of dowel and some pins, plus an assortment of scraps of paper and you can create this adorable topiary tree, change the colour with the change of season!!
I am looking forward to July with some great things planned. If you are passing by Leicestershire/Northamptonshire why not pop in to our shop and have a nosey you are always welcome. Until then I am off to add numerous new items to the website...

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I am still here honestly...

Well despite my best intentions last year I did not keep up with my blog but I have soo much to share now I will try harder!! It has been a very intense time, as we now do a couple of shows a month on Create and Craft so I have been a busy bee with my samples as well as developing new products!!

Our prduct range now not only includes stamps and templates but also the fabulous "That Special Touch" range, which is just fabulous with Mica, Embossing Powder and all other things special!! And I will share some samples from Sunday's show where we launched these amazing and so versatile background masks, use them with Mica Mists, Ink, Paint, Chalk and even for embossing

This card was created using the new masks with the wonderful hydrenga big and juicy pad, so quick but really effective...if I do say so myself!!

But as the maks are plastic you can also whizz them through your embossing machines (or do it old school if you like!!) for another great look, especially when you do a good old bit of sanding

The stamps on these samples are the beautiful butterflies, and I have coloured some with my promarkers, I am a bit late on to the promarkers bandwagon but I am glad I am on board now!!

Well that is enough for tonight but I will try my hardest to share all the latest stuff as we go along. In the meantime why not pop over to the website and check out the up coming classes so you can come and have a play

See you soon