Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Christmas Class

Hello,

Last Saturday we held our Christmas workshop.  It seems odd crafting for Christmas when our weather is being so good to us still but needs must and crafting our Christmas projects, for me, always needs to happen about now because we are always so busy with other things later in the year.  We had mince pies and a Christmas tree and lots of samples of Christmas projects. 

As soon as I saw the mini treat boxes in the seasonal catalogue, I knew that I wanted to make a project with them.  I had already been in the process of making boxes to do a box advent calendar at our workshop but the treat boxes provided a fabulous solution as they are cut, scored and ready for decorating with no glue required to stick each box together.  The stamp set 25 Days provided the perfect partner to this project.


I took this photo at home just before I stuck all of the boxes together.  To enable me to open the boxes, I attached little tabs..you can see a couple.

Our second morning project had been inspired from Pinterest using the Lovely as a Tree set and vellum to make an LED tealight holder.  The tree does have some glitter on but it doesn't show up too well here. 




The afternoon projects were prepared by Tena and our guests did two cards and a mini cracker using the envelope punch board.   Everyone had different papers from the mini stack available in the seasonal catalogue and decorated the top of the cracker to their own taste.  I so wish I had taken a photo of one cracker as our guest had used the little leftover cut-aways from the envelope punch board and stuck them together to make a 3d mini ornament.  It was such a fabulous idea and looked stunning.


 



If you would like to place an order from either the Annual or the Seasonal catalogue....or both....then please do get in contact with me. I can also answer any questions you may have about the products or about joining my team as an independent demonstrator.

If you would like to attend our next workshop, this will be held on the 22nd November 2014.  More details can be found under the "events" tab above.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week.

Thank you for stopping by.

Best wishes,

Sam x



I love Lace

Good evening,

I wanted to share with you my first project using the I Love Lace stamp.  This stamp is truly gorgeous and as soon as I saw it, knew exactly how I could use it on a project I had been thinking about.

This card is for a family member who will soon be undergoing reconstruction surgery following breast cancer.  This has been a well thought out decision (surgery - not my card!) which has been one heck of a journey for her.  She has many reasons for choosing reconstruction and I know she will also be looking forward to wearing a pretty bra again.  I hope this card celebrates that aspect without taking away how amazing and brave she is.

My card uses Strawberry Slush card and ribbon with a black ink for the lace.  Basic pearl jewels embellish it.  The bra cups were made using the scallop circle die.



My best wishes to you all, wherever you are and whatever your journey.

Sam x

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Seasonal Catalogue

Hello & welcome,

I don't know about you but it's been a busy Summer and here on the south coast of the UK we have been lucky to have some great weather. 

I have not crafted much over the warmer weather but I am now preparing for our next workshop on the 20th September and also working on some personal projects. At our workshop, we will be using some of the gorgeous products from the new Seasonal Catalogue to make a selection of Christmas projects.  There are limited spaces available so if you would like to join us, please get in touch.  There is a £5 non-refundable deposit payable on booking and all we ask is that you enjoy your day, relax and let us look after you while you craft.

The seasonal catalogue is filled with lovely Christmas and other holiday products and I was spoilt for choice when I had my pre-order. 

You will find the link to the catalogue on the bar to the right of this page - I hope you are as inspired as I was when you see the products and ideas.

If you would like to place an order through me, host a party where you could earn free hostess pounds to spend (including in the seasonal catalogue) and a thank you gift or attend a workshop then please contact me at wightman82@googlemail.com

Enjoy yourselves whatever the weather brings.

Best wishes,

Sam x