Monday, 29 March 2010

OMG... where has March gone ??!?!?

........I seem to have missed this month somewhere along the way ??
It has been manically busy on the website with loads and loads of new goodies arriving, which of course, means loads and loads of orders to pack !!!
Tim's Alterations dies have now been in stock twice (AND.. out of stock twice lol ) I never even got a chance to stroke them !! Not only has it been frantic workwise, I have also had computer problems, particulary with Blogger - when I did get a few minutes to update I lost the post completely and gave up, I also have issues with reading everyone elses blogs - even Facebook is freezing up on me every time I spend more that 3 seconds on it !! So I'm not ignoring you all - promise ! Hopefully my internet problems are now getting resolved and this post will manage to appear and I can catch up with everyone again.

I have some super fabby wonderfully scrumptious news as well......................guess what is clearing through customs at Stanstead as we speak ?? YAY !!!!!! I don't even have to say the name do I ?..... 'cos you're all waiting patiently (and emailing me LOL !) Answers on a postcard.......... it's time to get stalking.

OK, I'm going to keep this short and not upload any photo's in the hope that it will publish before getting lost in cyberspace again..........will hopefully confirm the arrival very soon :)


Friday, 12 March 2010

Fab, fab week ! Part Two !!

Now then, where are we up to ?

Thursday saw me hitting the shops in Harrogate for a lovely mooch and a bit of retail therapy, then it was back to the studio on Friday where I was lucky enough to take one of Dyan's workshops. We made this cute little mini book which was fronted with a fab box frame...........

We painted and inked the frame and used Tim's Stamps to decorate it, the book and tags. Lots of yummy Idea-ology metal bits were used inside the box frame. Great fun to do ! The great thing about Dyan's workshops are that you can take away all the fab techniques to apply them to other projects - you watch, every book I make now will have some sort of frame as the front LOL !!
No sooner that workshop was over it was time to clear the decks ready for a kid's party - wow they had a great time making gorgeous mirrors ! Straight after the party it was clear the decks again ready for the start of the Art Journaling weekend - I don't know how Dyan does it, she is on the go non-stop !!! Everyone started to arrive and get aprons on ready............

Here's Emma and Ann...

Maria, Diane and Mandy............

Joy and Jane..........

Liz and Anne-Marie........

Trish, Michelle and Gill.........

We all started out the weekend as strangers and we laughed till we cried, and cried till we laughed and more importantly made some friends along the way. What a great bunch of fellow Art Journalers !! Another "must go to" if you get the chance - you even get fed and watered LOL !!

I can't believe I didn't take any piccies of my Art Journalling !?!?!? I was obviously far too engrossed LOL !

The week flew by and soon it was time to leave.......ahhhhhh, but not before I grabbed some piccies of the new place - wow look at all that space !!! Very posh !

Can't wait to go back for more..........but yes you guessed it, I am now so far behind with work, that I'm practically in last year LOL ! So, a very busy and hectic week followed, just to ease me back in gently - of course !!

And talking of work, or shop goodies more importantly - the Greetings Farm stamps are now finally on the website - after sitting here for nearly two weeks !!!! There is still another massive box of stamps sitting here too - will try and get them on-line in the next couple of days.

Lyn x

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Fab, fab week ! Part One !!

Phew....finally managed to find time to get the piccies off the camera and blog about the wonderful week at Art from the Heart. But where do I start, so many brilliant techniques, workshops, inking, painting, getting as messy as can be. Lots of lovely new friends, good food and Dyan's fab hospitality - even thought she did get me hooked into Prison Break LOL !!

First workshop of the week was with the amazingly talented and lovely Dina Wakley - wow..... what can I say, Dina shared all sorts of techniques and tips with us....... we gessoed, painted, textured, inked, splatted and collaged for two glorious days.

Dina was such a fab tutor and such a lovely, lovely person - we were indeed in "messy heaven". What a fab way to spend my first two days, I truly felt like I'd had a "one to one" workshop with Dina - what a perfect venue with just the right amount of people.

The first layer of paint was laid down..............

Then we started playing around with masks...............

Even Dyan got time to play..........

Dina in full "splatter mode" LOL..................

We even got fed !!!! Yummy food courtesy of Pam (who is an absolute diamond)

Work in progress..........

At the end of day 2 we descended on the local Mexican restaurant for a fab meal and drinkies.........all trying desperately to hide our inky and painty hands LOL !

If you ever, ever get the chance to take one of Dina's workshops you will have the most amazing time !! Specially at Art from the Heart, then you can do Dyan's too - double whammy !!!

Well believe it or not, uploading these piccies has taken ages and ages, I think my Internet connection is playing up........again !!!

So I'm giving up for the night - more piccies tomorrow !

Lyn x

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Just a quickie..............

........Will write a proper post when I have surfaced from underneath orders and deliveries LOL !!

Tim Holtz Alterations arrived yesterday and are now on-line, not all the products are ready for shipping yet and some didn't arrive but what we do have are here

Sitting here still to go onto the website are the Greetings Farm stamps which arrived last week eeek !! Also some lovely new stamps from Donna Salazar, hopefully these will be on-line by tomorrow am.

Had a fabby week at the Art from the Heart Studio including two amazing days with Dina Wakely and Dyan's Art Journaling weekend - will post some piccies and updates later............or in a few days LOL !!!

Back soon !

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 !