Thursday, 25 February 2010

Meltdown !!!

Not sure whether that means me or the website...........or both !!!

First of all an apology, I did say in the newsletter that although I was heading off for a short break next week, orders placed up until Friday midnight would be depatched before I left.......well, I sort of "over extended" myself - the sheer volume of orders over the last 48 hours have been phenomenal !! There was no possible way that we could have got them all despatched before leaving, so rather than disappoint anyone by having to wait, an executive decision was made and the cut off point was changed to Wednesday midnight. All orders placed up to that point will be despatched before leaving. So basically anyone who placed their order before the notices went up on the site can rest assured they will not have to wait until afterwards.

Tim's brand new book came and went in the blink of an eye - wow I have never seen anything like it, and we ordered loads !!!!! You'll be pleased to know that we have re-ordered it and it will be back in stock soon.

Another favourite amongst the new arrivals is The Crafty Chronicle by Donna Salazar.....

The paper it is printed on was chosen for the way it reacts with paint and can be formed into flowers. You can create your own unique embellishments with dictionary, wanted ads, horoscopes and even the articles on the front page. More product info on the website !

So where am I going next week ? ........ I am so excited as I am heading up to Harrogate to the wonderful Art from the Heart Studios YAY !!!
2 days of workshops in Art Journaling with the very talented Dina Wakley and Dyan's own Art Journaling Weekend to follow - how cool is that - I am hoping that some of that amazing talent from both Dyan and Dina will rub off on me, my mojo seems to be sadly lacking at the moment LOL !!!

A rather yummy delivery (yes another one !) is taking a little while stuck in customs at the moment, but will hopefully arrive in a few is a little hint.........and don't look too closely at the colouring in - it's my first time with this kind of thing, I don't normally "do" cute !!

The stamp is of course by The Greetings Farm and I have coloured her with Promarkers and used Shabby Green Door "Farmers Market" more new goodies to look forward to when I get back ! We were also able to take advantage and buy the special edition "Cheeky" stamps which were only available to retailers who attended CHA.

Back soon

Lyn x

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Just a quickie !!!

Lots and lots of new goodies have just arrived and are on-line, including the new Distress Inks and Tim's new Book.

Back later with a proper update on all the new products, as I am currently buried under boxes LOL !!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

More new goodies and how NOT to cook leeks !!!

I have just unpacked some wonderful laser-cut chipboard all the way from Oz !!
Yes Scrap FX is joining our list of products !!! This superb quality laser-cut chipboard comes in a brilliant range of shapes, from cute little birds to the most fantastic Chipboard Filigree Gates which would make an amazing gate-fold album, or just brilliant book covers.

Can you imagine how wonderful this Chandelier would look all blinged and glittered up......

We have a busy few days coming up at the shop, our Cosmo Cricket delivery missed the boat this morning would you believe !!!
Hopefully it will be here tomorrow, but it's not going on the website until it's actually here - you can imagine what just one damaged box can do !!

Just heard today that Tim's books are on their way YAY !!!..... along with all the new colours of Distress Inks YAY !!!!..... just a couple more days to wait so keep checking the new products section of the site.

Well, I am not known for my cooking skills, but I surpassed myself totally today and burnt the leeks !! yes I did say that, I cannot even save face by saying there were in the oven, oh no.....they were just steaming away on the hob..........without any water in the pan EEEKKK !!! One black pan later, it was time to get out the Power Spray LOL !! Ha ha, with any luck that will be me barred from the kitchen again, last time I was in there I got Chilli all over my Saxaphone ..........I won't even go there !!

Think I'll stick to playing with ink and paper.

Lyn x

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

oooh pretty stuff !!

Woo hoo !! Just unpacked the three fab collections from Graphic 45........all in stock and on-line now :)

The gorgeous Le' Romantique.....

the very dashing A Proper Gentleman..........

and the fab On The Boardwalk.........

I just love these collections, they are so versatile, not only for Scrapbooking and Cardmaking, but there are so many fab images to cut out for all sorts of altered projects :)

Check them all out here in the new products section of the website !


Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Stamping Heaven !!

Great excitement at the Craft Emporium this afternoon when a huge delivery from Stampers Anonymous arrived........yes, you guessed the brand new Tim Holtz Stamps are in the building !!!! Not only do we have them in their Cling Mounted Sets, we also have them in Wood Mounted too - YAY !! So you get the choice of the whole set on one sheet, or if you only want a couple from selected sheets you can get them on their own !!

We are also thrilled to be stocking the latest Studio 490 Stamps designed by the very talented Wendy Vecchi.
I was lucky enough to meet Wendy at CHA and to watch her amazing demo's....she totally blew me away....... such a lovely lady too :)

Restocks and a few more of the Classic Anonymous stamps too !

OK it's now 1am and I need to stop working and sleep - it's too late to start faffing around with uploading can see all the new goodies here LOL !

Lyn x

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Want to win........

.........a brand new release 6 x 6 Paper Pad ?

If you haven't already done so, get yourself over to Tuesday Taggers

Craft Emporium are sponsoring the prize this week and the theme for the challenge is LOVE !!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Blog Candy Winners !!!

And finally we have our Blog Candy winners - sorry for the delay folks, it's been a bit manic here with the sale and catching up with everything after our trip !

Pink Paislee 6 x 6 Paper Pad goes to..... No. 22 - Bex

October Afternoon Paper Set...... No. 18 - Leo and No. 27 - Faerielore.

Prima Papers go to...... No. 18 - Karin

Cosmo 12 x 12 Papercrafting Kit..... No. 11 - Claire Williams

Graphic 45 8 x 8 Paper Pad.... No. 11 - Glittery Katie

So if you could all get in touch with your addresses to I will get posting ! - thanks for everyone who took the time to post a comment and well done to the lucky winners.

I will leave you all with a sneaky peak of some delicious gorgeousness ...........................

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

We're back !!

........and raring to go !!! Well, maybe not "raring" - still a little jet-lagged and waking up at 3am for a walkabout lol !!
We left San Francisco around 9pm US time around an hour late and just had time to connect at Heathrow for the Manchester flight at around 4pm UK time, had a shock at Manchester checking in for the Island when they tried to charge us £112 excess baggage !!!! for just 8 kg !!!! thankfully the check-in agent was helpful and suggested we take as much out as possible to carry on as handbaggage, so the great unpacking started at the desk, holding up the queue lol. I am amazed that we got through security each carrying a laptop bag, a tote full of catalogues and books each and the camera bag !!!!! I though it was supposed to be one piece each, luckily the sun was shining on us and we arrived back to the freezing Isle of Man unscathed lol !!
So, the excitement of the trip is over for another year, and now the excitement of waiting for all the lovely goodies to arrive begins !

We still have lots of sneak peak of the goodies we have ordered to show you and I haven't forgotten about the Blog Candies...... will get the Random Generator out in a few days time for them all at once - we have another one tonight and you know the drill by now lol.
We are thrilled to bring Graphic 45 to the Craft Emporium, I have drooled over these collections for quite a while now, so it was time to add it to our stock-list. We are starting out with the three new collections "On The Boardwalk" "Le' Romantique" and "A Proper Gentleman" .... loads of gorgeous 12 x 12 papers and Paper Pads. I hope you like them as much as I do. They had a fab stand at CHA but the piccies have come out a little dark, think I had the camera on the wrong setting lol !
The kind folks on the stand have given us an 8 x 8 Paper Pad for our Blog Candy today - cool !

There has been a massive response to our Winter Sale, orders will start processing tomorrow in the order that they came in, so please bear with us whilst we catch up with the backlog.

Look out for more sneak peaks soon !
Bye for now
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 !