Thursday, 17 February 2011

More Blog Candy winners......

More goodies to announce today, Cosmo gave us a set of each of the gorgeous new papers to give away, so out of the 33 who left a comment on that day we have three winners.

The first set is Salt Air...........and the winner at No. 1 is Em .

Next set was Upcycle and the winner at No. 19 is Audrey.

..and last but not least the winner of the Social Club papers is number 4 - Melissa75

If you could all drop me an email please with your postal addies :0

Still waiting for two of the prize winners from the first lot to come forward so please scan the previous post again incase your name is there............and get in touch if you want your goodies !!!

It's a busy day today as we expecting some lovely new goodies to arrive, so it's time for "box unpacking"

Yesterday saw the "best thing since Sliced Bread" arrive - yes, we are thrilled to be stocking Helmar "Liquid Scrap Dots", the hottest glue on the market at the moment and up til now, nigh on impossible to obtain in the UK..........not any more though............ 'cos we have loads !!!

This stuff really is the "bee's knee's", the "**** ********" oops did I really say that ? ...and any other wonderful expression you can think up lol !! I have tried it, and was blown away !!

Right...........there's work to do !

Lyn x

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Blog Candy winners !!!

Or shall I say some of them !!!!
I did promise one big "random generator" at the weekend, which didn't seem to happen, then all of a sudden it was Monday again, and now it's nearly Wednesday !!!! - well ok Tuesday night, but you know what I mean lol !
Anyway without further ado, we'll start the generator .............drum roll please...first one is for the winner of the October Afternoon Rocket Age set of papers......and the winner is...

and number 2 on the list is Maryline - please drop me a email with your address for posting :)

next up is October Afternoon 5 & Dime set of we go...........and it's......

number 18, and the winner is Angela Gray - if you could drop me your address Angela, the papers will be on their way :)

Ok, onto Day 2 and the next prize and it's the gorgeous papers from Pink Paislee - House of Three "Soiree" line

and it's number 12, and the winner is Jackie, again if you could let me have your addy please.

and onto day 3 and it's the Prima 6 x 6 Paper Pad Melody........ generator "do your stuff"............

and it's number 17 and scrappyjackie - drop me an email for your prize please :)

So, email addy is and I can then get your prizes posted :)

That's it for now, it doesn't take much to confuse me at the moment, and blogger is playing havoc with the "generator piccies" (don't want to get them all mixed up now do I) so I'll do the rest tomorrow night - stay tuned lol !

Lyn x

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Pretty things ...

One of my favourite haunts at the show is always the amazing Graphic 45 booth, the displays and samples on show are truly amaaaazing................... a real feast for sore eyes.
They didn't disappoint again this year either, I could have spent all day just wandering around and soaking up all that creativity !
So, thanks to the lovely peeps at Graphic 45, the Blog Candy today is a fab Graphic 45 - Le Cirque 12 x 12 Paper Pad !!!! How cool is that? RRP 20 squids !!

Anyway, I'm not going to waffle on tonight, just leave you with these fab images.....

So.....who's gonna be the lucky winner ?

Lyn x

Monday, 7 February 2011

Monday already ?

Well, I kinda missed the weekend - awake all night and sleeping in the daytime, hopefully my body clock will catch up at some stage lol !
I spent today making a start on all the weekend orders, and trying to make room for the first onslaught of deliveries - sky hooks maybe ?? Goodness knows where everything is going to go - the shop is bursting at the seams as it is lol !

It's funny how I am starting to remember orders placed at the show, that I had totally forgotten about !! How dizzy does that make me sound ? You have to remember that "Mr Craft Emporium" was not there this time - with his notebook and calculator, lmao ! so it is understandable that orders kinda got placed in the excitement of everything going on around me ! I just can't wait for it all to arrive...... In fact a couple of "very hard to find in the UK" products are soon to appear - ahhh I'm teasing now, you'll see them very soon hopefully.

Anyway, there are still lots of pictures from CHA to show you and still more Blog Candy up for grabs - I think I will do one grand "random thingy" session next weekend for all the goodies.

Prima had some beautiful new papers, gorgeous flowers and some fab metal embellies - the little bird cages are soooo cute !
They have been very generous and gave us more Blog Candy - today we have 3 assorted packs of Prima Flowers to give away........beautiful roses and more !! Usual stuff - just leave a comment and you will go into the draw.

Can you believe it.............I totally forgot that I ordered these beauties.........

Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts - designed to work with both the Studio 490 stamps and the Tim Holtz stamps and dies - these chunky chip shapes are a cut above your normal chipboard stuff - they are simply amazing as you can see in the samples.

Catch you all tomorrow with more goodies :)

Lyn x

Friday, 4 February 2011

Back to the wind and rain !!!

YUK !! What horrible weather to welcome me back to the UK - gale force winds and yukky rain......... think I'm gonna hop back on the plane !!!!

Well I seem to have lost a couple of days somehow, a night flight from Los Angeles, then a transfer to Gatwick meant I didn't get back on the Island until late Wednesday evening so yesterday went in a blur of sleep and doing nothing !! Any way the shop is now back open for business and it's time to get working LOL !

Still lots of piccies and blog candy to come from CHA suppliers have been extremely generous with goodies !

Gorgeous Cosmo with three fab collections............."Salt Air", "Social Club" and "Upcycle"

And how about these Glubers !!

They may look simple, but make the most fabulous flowers out of fabric or paper with no mess, it's so easy and very effective......

I will put some more cosmo pictures on our Facebook page as it doesn't take to long to upload them on there......(note to self - need to add a Facebook badge to the blog !)

OK, the blog candy for today, yesterday and the day before lol !!! Yeah , three blog candys today..... we have one set each, of all three new paper collections up for grabs, how great is that, three chances in one ! And there are still more goodies to come over the next few days :)

Back tomorrow

Lyn x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Stash Overload !!

Well I seriously think I really have broken the bank this time !!!
There have been so many lovely products that I really couldn't resist, with eye candy everywhere I looked, what is a girl to do ?

So, it's the end of day 3 and what have we bought ?

Gorgeous October Afternoon (which goes without saying lol) Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket, ALL of Tim's new stamps - both in cling sets and single wood mounts, ALL of Wendy Vecchi's (ditto) our own homegrown talent Dyan's Dylusions stamps - love them !!! The brand new Ideology (and there's a lot !) new Ranger Ink Stains, and other yummy inky stuff. The magnificent Grahic 45 "Curtain Call" and "Le Cirque" - we have also ordered "Once Upon A Springtime" which I didn't get around to in October. Fab new pretties from Prima, there was so much to choose from I was like a kid in a candy store ! New yummy stuff from Tattered Angels, all the beautiful new collections from Teresa Collins.............and guess what, there is still another day !!!
HELP !!!! I think "Mr Craft Emporium" is gonna be sorry he didn't come with me this time to hold the purse tightly shut !!!

So, today was so much fun, a Prima workshop this morning with Donna Downey, where we got to play with some gorgeous products and made this canvas album........

Watched Tim demoing the new Distress Ink good do they look on his lavish trims ?

A few samples from the Ideo-ology booth.......

Ok.........blogger is playing up with the pictures slow to upload and getting all mixed up with the text and my internet connection will run out quickly onto the Day 3 Blog Candy........the kind folks from Prima have given a 6 x 6 Paper Pad from the new Melody range - you know the drill lol !!

We have finally got a Facebook page, so will put all the CHA pics on there when I get back to the UK...........tomorrows post won't happen until the next day lol as I leave on tomorrows night flight to Heathrow, so two Blog Candys on Thursday !
Bye for now
Lyn x

Monday, 31 January 2011

Day 2 !!

...and a lovely start to the day with a fab workshop from Tattered Angels to have a play with all their gorgeous products - Glimmer Mists, Chalk Mists (new and brighter colours) and glitter glazes and paints to make this fab album..........

How cute is that ? The Dress Form and embellies are from the Pink Paislee Parisien Anthology range.

Pink Paislee have produced some beautiful new collections including our Blog Candy for today - a set of these gorgeous papers from the House of Three "Soiree" range.........

leave a comment and these lovely papers could be on their way to you :)

At the Ranger Booth, Claudine Hellmuth was showing us how to make these cute little flowers using her new foam stamps, sticky back canvas and Studio Line paints.....

I can't wait to make some of these when I get home !

I have tons more piccies to show you, but I am completely whacked lol !!!

I will leave you with a pic of one of my favourite buddies, our very own Dyan Reaveley and her fab Dylusions stamps, manufactured by Stampers Anonymous and.....wait for it..........coming soon to a Craft Emporium near you, YAY !!!

Time for ZZzzzzzzzz

Lyn x

Sunday, 30 January 2011

CHA Day 1

......and the sun was shining when I finally emerged from LAX arrivals after a 1 hour 30 mins queue to get through immigration and customs !!! The hotel, which is a stones throw away from the convention centre is fab .....I could hold a function for 250 people in my room - it's HUGE !! Party at mine tonight lol !

So, I have been feasting my eyes on some amazing new products today, and have already broken the bank !

My first stop was Stampers Anonymous ( had to get my order in quickly, to be up in the first batch of shipping ) I was so busy drooling over all the fab stamps and samples I never got any photo's !!! so will have to return tomorrow for them lol.

Next stop - my fave Scrapbooking people - October Afternoon and three fab new ranges " 5 & Dime" "Rocket Age" and "Boarding Pass" - some new goodies in these ranges including some fab coordinating spray inks - how cool is that ?!!
5 & Dime .....

Rocket Age.......

Boarding Pass will be released slightly later......

So thanks to the kind folks at October Afternoon our first two CHA Blog Candys will be a set of papers from either of the new ranges due shortly, leave a comment and we will pick two lucky winners who will win either "5 & Dime" or "Rocket Age" and will be first in the UK to get them...even before we have our delivery !!!

Well it's only 10pm, but feels like 2am to me ( well, I have been awake since 4am this morning !)

Back tomorrow :)
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 !