Saturday, 28 November 2009

ooh yummy stamps !!

Oooh.... I'm all excited today as the final 3 boxes in the yummy stamp order arrived I am thrilled to welcome STAMPOTIQUE to the Craft Emporium !!! YAY !!
I love these stamps and there are not many places in the UK to buy them. We have loads to choose from too :)
Stampotique are really popular at the moment and it's no wonder as they are soooo cool !!!

Well, it's been one of the busiest weeks on record at the Craft Emporium this week, October Afternoon Very Merry has been flying out of the door in practically every order......... so there has been very little time to catch up with everything else. Please tell me I am not the only one who hasn't even made a start on my Christmas Cards or Christmas shopping yet !!

This has been hanging around on my desk for a couple of weeks, so I finally took a piccy, I was messing around with Grungeboard and found a use for one of the Grungepaper flowers I made a while ago. I just love the Tim Holtz Funky Flame stamp and seem to use it for everything at the moment !!

Right, it's about time I thought about making a start on my Christmas cards ( I did say "thought about" - will probably not get around to actually making them for a few weeks yet LOL !)

Bye for now

Lyn x

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Buried under Pizza Boxes and coming up for air !!!!

Wow - It's official..... Very Merry is a hit !!! I am always amazed at how quickly the new October Afternoon products fly and order tons of it, but I have never seen a paper line sell so quickly........looks like an early start on the order packing again tomorrow lol !!

I treated myself at the weekend to some of my pal Dyan's fab new Ephemera Download Collage sheets, so have been cutting and sticking tonight and came up with this 7" x 5" canvas. I somehow don't think she is finished yet, I've already gesso-ed out the background once, so will ponder on it for a few days.

If you haven't seen these lush collage sheet downloads yet, then hop on over to Dyan's Blog and take a look, there are 7 fab sheets and more to look forward to very soon too.

Oooh, and we should hopefully have some fab new stamps on the website by the end of the week ....... one part of the order is already here and I cannot wait to get them on-line, but need to wait for the other 3 boxes to arrive so they can all go on at once. I love this stamp company and am thrilled to be stocking their products. But.... you are going to have to wait for a few more days yet to see which range it is... yeah I know, I'm a tease lol !!

Ok, darling husband has just looked at my canvas and declared it a pile of c**p !?!?!? It's probably about as good as his golf then....... ha ha !!

Goodnight all

Lyn x

Monday, 23 November 2009


Yes folks - October Afternoon VERY MERRY has arrived !!! HOORAY !! Gorgeous papers, stickers and wild cards. In the same consigment we also have the Farm Fresh and Report Card Rub-Ons, Stamps and Wild Cards. Check these beauties out !!

and how about these fab offerings...........

I know many of you have been waiting (and hoping) for the Very Merry collection to arrive in time for JYC and it has just made it !!!!

So what are you waiting for - go shop !!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

It was a dark and stormy night..................

Was it ever !!!! Storm force 10 winds and torrential rain have been hitting the Island overnight and this morning. So, up I get at 7.30, coffee on, computer on, just sat down to sort out my farm (yeah another farmville addict lol) when I heard the drip, drip, drip of water !! Oh no, the rain had managed to get in through the dormer roof and my lovely canvas which had been sitting drying over night was awash !! So buckets and bowls at the ready, I set about trying to salvage the's not too bad, could have been much worse, but will need to re-do the background and some of the paper embellies. Was gonna post piccies of it today, but will have to re-hash it first.

I know I haven't been around for a little while, for a start we are still manically busy which is good, but I have also been having major problems with blogger, the few times I did manage to get a post started, it just wouldn't upload ??? I also cannot get on other blogs, everytime I try and look at one, my computer just does a complete freeze........I have been trying to have a look at everyones lovely work honest !!

Well, the week started off quite challenging, when amid all the wind and rain, Everest arrived to fit the new windows !!! Let's just say it was a bit breezy, but nearly all done now, they are back tomorrow morning (weather permitting) to do my craft room and the study which I am so not looking forward to....having to shift everything out or cover it up !!! I suppose it will be worth it in the end.

A few good things to look forward to in the next week or so..........October Afternoon VERY MERRY has shipped !!!!! YAY !!! At last !!! The poor folks were all struck down with Swine Flu, so were very short staffed and that held everything up even more - hope they are all feeling better now.
The second good thing ........a couple of my favourite stamp ranges are coming to the Craft Emporium..........hmmmm should I say which ones yet ???? Maybe I'll let it be a suprise LOL !! The first range has already shipped, so not much longer to wait and the second one will hopefully follow shortly after.

Well, I really hope this storm ends soon, my daughter and all her friends are coming over from Uni for the weekend - feel sorry for them - 4 1/2 hours on the ferry across the Irish sea in this weather YUK !! Steph is well used to the stormy seas by now, but her pals are gonna get a bit of a shock !! Let's hope it dies down a bit.

I will leave you with a few random pics of stuff done over the last couple of weeks..........

.........and a couple of quickie cards with the new Blonde Moments Christmas Papers "All I Want For Christmas"

Lyn x

Thursday, 5 November 2009

More piccies from the weekend !

This class was great fun, we made this cute little Time mini box, incorporating all sorts of cool techniques including stamping, watercolouring with Glimmer Mists, metalworking and making the fab Fob watch for the front - I just love the crackled effect which we did with lots of lovely Ranger Crackle Accents poured onto the face.

Lyn x

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Having successfully ran an online craft shop for many years, the time had come to take it easy and find more time to create and play. Of course I couldn't leave it there and signed up as a Independent Stampin' Up demonstrator. A fabulous range of high quality products and a brand new craft room, what a great combination !