Sunday, 25 December 2016
Saturday, 5 November 2016
Even if you've got one already you could always gift it to a friend or a local community source such as a school, nursing home, play group etc.
Well I wonder who this could be lol. Seems that costume wear is going to be an annual occurrence in this house now at Halloween. Absolutely love seeing the faces of the little ones when you open the door to them. Not sure who's was the biggest kids this year, them or us lol.
Christmas crafting showtime at the SECC has now been and gone too as we quickly approach winter and Christmas. The clocks have gone back an hour and the darkness creeps in all too early now. Daylight is almost a thing of the past by 5pm. Time to look out the thermals lol.
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Today will be a relaxing day.. wee bit of housework and washing followed by a little crafting then off out for dinner with the old hubby. Need to have an early night as the step daughter and son in law have a flight to catch in the morning so we need to be up at 4am to get them to the airport on time. How will I cope.. I usually go to bed between 2 and 3 lol.
Anyway last week I managed to finish my bits and pieces for my Cat Protection cards so everything is ready just to be mounted on the cards now then bagged ready for sale.
Time to unload the reload the washing machine now so toddles and catch you all again later.
Saturday, 22 October 2016
Well our Brianna and Gordon are heading to Orlando on Monday and will be spending Halloween at Disneyland so Bri made herself a hairband and Gordon had ordered an eye patch from Etsy and got let down by the seller so Bri kicked in to action.. off to the shop she sent and bought a £1.50 kit which included a plastic eye patch.. phone call followed by a visit to me and she got started on altering it..
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
In preparation for filming beginning in the shop I decided to have a go at making one at home. I had hoped hubby would be able to do the recording but he was held up at work and as daylight was fading I made the decision to prop my mobile phone up and just go for it!
Headache and snotty cold.. never the best combination on a busy day lol.
The local Cats Protection branch have a sale coming up at the start of November so this week I'm busy making some little Christmas cards for them to sell.
50 card toppers stamped, in the process of colouring then all I have to do is mount them on the base cards and bag them.
I'm a happy wee kitty lol.
Monday, 17 October 2016
We had the lovely John Bloodworth in store last Thursday hosting a workshop. Glad to say we sold all 10 spaces as funds are going towards meeting his 20K target he is aiming to reach for the charity Mind.
There was lots of fun and laughter on the day and the feedback from customers was amazing!
Wonder who our next guest will be lol.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Good day all thought I'd share a card I had to make recently to commemorate a Diamond Anniversary. I didn't want to go with the old Diamond cliché so I simply created one of love.
Products used as follows:
Card - Foundation
Creative Expressions Double Pierced Rectangles - CED5508
Creative Expressions Frames & Tags - Hannah - CED4309
Sizzix - Garden Greens - 659436
Spellbinders - Shabby Posies - S4-628
Double sided adhesive sheet
Hope you're having a creative day.
Toddles for now
Monday, 10 October 2016
In between everything else I've been trying to make head way on my Christmas cards and also some I'm doing for a Cats Protection fund raising event.
It's been a case of stamp, colour and cut for the last week. Thank goodness for tubs to store all the bits lol.
So folks that's the basic quick update on what I've been up to since I last blogged combined with work etc.
Hope everyone is keeping well and crafting till they drop.
Toddles for now
Trying to catch up with everything I'm behind on and I need more hours.. many more hours!!!
Anyway we had a marvellous MacMillan Coffee Morning at work with lots of delicious home made cakes and managed to raise £425 for the charity. I'm very proud of our customers generosity.
Friday, 30 September 2016
Delighted to be hosting the MacMillan Coffee Morning at Craft World Scotland again.
We had a good turn out last year and are hoping for the same again as it's amazing being able to help such a wonderful cause.
Tables are set up, raffle prizes are out on display (in the region of 50!), cakes are all ready to be packed in the car in the morning and I'm almost ready for bed but still have to wash my hair so it's gonna be a late one tonight.. it's been a very long day but worth it.
I've always said we have the best customers and we really do. We have had raffle prizes donated, cakes baked for the big day and cash donations made from a couple of customers who are unable to attend. As one customer said to me today as I thanked her "when you take the time to help your customers all year round then your customers like to help you too when they can". Sums it all up really doesn't it.
Anyway, off to get this mop washed as it's after 1am already and alarm is set for 7.30. Collecting my wee mummy at 8.30 as she's being a darling and helping out by serving tea and coffee all day.
Oh and thought I'd throw in a picture of some mini meringues for you too lol. Will do my best to get some pictures tomorrow too.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Well I've started a new sketch challenge over on the Craft World Facebook page and this is my card for the week along with my inspiration picture.
So if you're on Facebook and fancy a weekly challenge then pop over and join in the fun.