Sunday 27 September 2009

Thank you.........

to everyone who joined us for our MacMillan evening. We made £215.85 from the raffle, refreshments, card making and massage. A massive thank you to the rest of my little gang, think we did brill - even though I say so myself. Unfortunately there were cakes left over - and the wine didn't even get opened (don't worry, I've managed to give them a good home).

Sorry I haven't been on sooner to upload pictures of the evening, or say thank you. We had to go to Bournmouth the day after, as my Gran is very poorly with Cancer - makes the whole fund raising even more poignant. Thankfully she doesn't seem to be in to much pain, and we hope she can go home or to a hospice to get the care she needs. It's very sad, especially for my Dad, my cousin Louise and auntie Linda who are doing an amazing job of looking after Gran and doing shifts of hospital visits. Just wish I was closer.

Anyhow, not going to babble on, need to work for Tuesday (mmmm, enthusiasms a little tricky for that one!).

I'll be back soon to pop on photo's.


Thursday 24 September 2009

QVC cards and MacMillan

Well, tonight's the night. Not got a clue how many people will turn up - it could be just me Kathryn, Carley and Viv eating all the cakes (and drinking all the vino). Hope not. Anyhow, got some raffle prizes ready, sorted the make and take cards (hope I remember to pack my Slice, otherwise that could be a dilemma). I just hope we raise more money than we spend, haha.

If you are planning to join us just scroll down to the previous posting for the details.

Had a great evening after the show on Tuesday - had a good show as well, right old laugh with Jules. We met Paula, then her hubby Omar, but got turned away from the BBC Television place. They had issued way to many tickets and had full capacity with 50 already on the waiting list. Isn't that disgusting, why give out so many tickets. So annoying, and so unfair for anyone who had come in especially (like Paula actually). Anyhow, we had food and a chat so still had a lovely evening.

Now, just popping on one card from one of the kits I had on on Tuesday. This one has been made just using circle punches to build up your card. It's nice and easy. Just punch out different size circles and build them up to create your card. It's important you have a good base, so big circles at the bottom.

I used the button kit for my embellishments, and the paper kit. I punched out the circles from the paper and matted them onto card circles to give them weight and stability.

More cards to come throughout the week.

Wednesday 23 September 2009

MacMillan Coffee and Wine evening

As you may have already read on my blog, tomorrow evening we are holding a Coffee and Wine evening - this is in conjunction with the MacMillan Biggest Coffee Morning.

The venue is:

The Church of Redeemer,
Bush Fair,
Essex CM18 6PN

7.30pm - 10pm

We will have a raffle, crafty make and take, coffee, tea, wine, cake, and what-ever else we can dream up to serve!!

We will also be having Indian Head Massage, books and clothes to purchase.

I think we have to have an ATC Trading Post as well - it would be rude not to! I'd love to say I'll be bringing ATC's to trade - but I'm not sure how many I'll manage to make before then - see how it goes. However, that's not to stop everyone else bringing theirs along and trade between each other.

I really hope you can pop along to help up raise money for this fantastic charity, and of course to have a laugh and a chat.


Monday 21 September 2009


Okay, I'm not going to babble about RAC or VAT - it just fitted in and I got on a role!

Sorry my posts have been quiet, I seem to have been away from home for ages - or at least if I've been here I've been busy with work or family. Busy busy.

Had my workshop on Saturday, really enjoyed it. Everyone was lovely, I could have done a full day - need to do a few of them I think. We did a Christmas card using the lovely Lindsay Mason's Snowbaby stamp - dead cute. We also used the great stamps by the equally lovely Paula Pascual, her sentiment stamps are so handy and look clean and sophisticated when stamped out. We did some blending using Tim Holtz Distress pads and work with gilding flakes.

Booked the next workshop for the 24th October in Wincheap again. Hopefully should have another one in Harlow - I'll confirm that when it's booked though.

Well, I'm almost ready for tomorrow, ironing done and dusted. Nicky has taken photo's of some of the cards I have made for the shows so I can share them with you this week, but the ATC on here tonight is an old one that I did for a workshop. I really liked this one, as I used old watch hands which I bought from Ebay, they are so delicate and detailed. They have been attached to a stamped watch face using glossy accents.

Righto, time for bed. Remember we have our MacMillan Event on Thursday, really looking forward to it (bit of a panic now, loads to do!!).

Thursday 10 September 2009

Another Quick Post!

Sorry, another quick post! We have been on a short break. It was fab. Went away in the camper, with the doggies, and ended up on the South Downs. The weather was perfect. Did a huge walk (which still didn't tire out the dogs!! It's not fair), chilled out over looking the fabulous landscape. Went to the beach, Nicky had a swim (fool....), whilst me and the dogs looked on. It confuses Dylan when Nicky is in the sea, he just doesn't get it. Even got a bit of History at Battle.

There are so many wonderful places to visit in this country, and having the freedom of the camper means we could just pitch where ever we fancied, and then set off the following day. We were really lucky with our spots, and what a cheap as chips holiday. Tremendous. I was inspired to do a range of stamps, so need to get sketching (forgot our camera though - duhhhh).

Tomorrow I need to fly round all the art museums for my Uni project, then we are visiting Nicky's nan, so no card making, ATC's or ought! How rude. Sorry. Will definitely be back in full flow, as Dawn has a full trend week - so back to full sticky heaven!

Don't worry, have planned my workshop on the 19th, so I will be organised. Paying the deposit for the hall tomorrow, so we will even have somewhere to work! Hooray.

Also, the plans for the MacMillan Coffee and Wine evening are getting there - Carley has managed to get an ad in the paper, so it should be a good turn out. We are going to organise a raffle as well, so I'll have to get begging folk for prezzies!

Okay, need a shower and pack again! Phew.....xxxx

Saturday 5 September 2009

MacMillan Coffee and Wine evening

Well gang, after a wonderfully busy week, I'm back down south. I have been up North since craft day working with Dawn and all the gang to get her DVD done and dusted - and by gum we did it! It was good fun, if hectic. Amy and myself even got to have our mugs in it! Wonder if they will be the bits on the editing floor - haha. It was a giggle, we all did some foaming and inking together. Nice and messy, guess who got it in their hair. Obvious that one isn't it!

It rained every single day when I was up there - came back to sunshine. Dawn thinks I am making it all up, so I'll get some sunny photo's and pop them on.

Now, good news, we have the venue booked for our wine and coffee evening. The details are:

The Church of Redeemer,
Bush Fair,
Essex CM18 6PN

24th September

7.30pm - 10pm

Come along for coffee, cake, wine and of course some crafting. We are going to do Make and Takes, have some goody bags, and just a place to have a gossip! I also think it's a damn fine excuse to bring along ATC's for trading.

Pass the word, we want to make lots of money for charity - so the more the merrier. If you are on crafty forums, get chatting about it! We will be flogging lots of stuff and all profits will be going to this extremely good cause.

Look forward to seeing you all there.