Friday, 25 February 2011

Stationery Set Workshop ~ Sunday 20th March

We have started to fill the places for this workshop. We only have 8 places available so if you would like to attend, please give me a call or e-mail me to reserve your place.

This workshop will be taken by Alex and myself. All the materials, template, refreshments, nibbles and included. All you need to bring is yourself, packed lunch and a basic tool kit.

We promise you an enjoyable and fulfulling day but be prepared to go home tired! For more details please click on the page, 'Workshops'.

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Sakura Workshop ~ Sat 2nd April

Places have started to fill up for the Sakura Pens Workshop with Michelle Johnson. If you would like to attend please give me a call to reserve your place.

For more details please look at the page titled 'Workshop' or give me a call on 0118 9345 666.

All the materials, refreshements and nibbles are included and there is also going to be a prize at the end of each workshop!!!

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Anniversary Card

I was asked yesterday by a very thoughtful gentlemen to make a card for his wife to give to her on their 25th wedding Anniversary. He wanted Daffodils because it is also St'David's Day on their Anniversary. He also wanted to have the colour blue and silver on the card. I managed to acheive all three!

I hope he likes it and more importantly I hope his wife does!

The Daffodils was from a non-diecut decoupage sheet and the side has been punched out using an E K Success punch.

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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Rubber Stamping Club

After suceeding with the brayer, Avril was experimenting with masks and brayering over the top. I just had to post this photo because it says it all. She was having a wonderful time!

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Rubber Stamping Club

On Saturday we had the rubber stamping club. This month we tackled the brayer. After alot of practicing and judging by the photo's above, I am sure you will agree they suceeded.

Next month we will be using Fantasy Fibre & Film.  If you would like to come along, please give me a call to reserve your place. 

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Pro-Marker Club

A couple of examples of this months card designs from the ladies who came along to the pro-marker club. The image is from the Fairy Doodles Range from Buzzcraft.

This card was stamped onto white card, coloured using the pro-markers and then chalks were used to give some colour around the edge.

The background papers were from an Elusive images CD.

Again stamped onto white card and coloured with pro-markers but this time the image was cut out and placed onto some patterned paper.

Using the same image but look so different!

I think you will agree they are both equally as good and it is going to be differcult choosing the winning card for the extra 10%  off on purchases made during the next pro-marker clubs in March.

Fairy Doodles Stamp.  Comes with 3 other clear images & text ~ £9.99


Do you remember watching Bagpuss when you were younger. Crafthouse Press have produced some clear stamps with all the characters that were in the show. The card opporsite has been by stamping Bagpuss on to white card and then using pro-markers to colour him in. I have also used pro-markers on the mouse . Bagpuss is layered on a cream background that has been cut out using the Nellie's multi frames. A 6" x 6" piece of flowered paper was cut out for the background. The remaining paper that was left I cut out the flowers and placed them on the front of the card. The size of the white card used was 8" x 8".

Bagpuss Clear Stamps are presently on offer. Now only £4.89. Normally £8.15

If you would like to purchase the stamps but are unable to come into the shop, payment can be taken over the phone and I will post them onto you.  Jeanette :)

Friday, 18 February 2011

Workshops ~ You can reserve your place now.

On Sunday 6th March, Alex will be launching 2 new templates to add to our range under the name of Eureka Craft Designs..   Keep this date free as I know you will not be disappointed.

This will be followed by an all day workshop with Alex using the stationery set template.  All the materials and the template are included within the price.  Check the workshop page for more details.

On Saturday 2nd April, Michelle Johnson will be coming in to take workshops using Sakura Pens.  There are many ways you can use these pens to give you different effects.  They also have a wonderful collection of colours to choice from to enhance you craft projects.  The day will be split in two so Michelle can take two workshops.  Each using the same projects.  Check out the page for workshops for more details.


Friday, 11 February 2011

Strongbone Charity

Thank you for everyone who has donated funds for the little girl in Lower Earley.  So far this week we have raised £21.00.  Every bit of your small change helps her to be able to purchase a new wheelchair.  Thank you again ~ Jeanette


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Strongbones Charity/Christmas Craft Club


I must have had a senior moment last week when I e-mailed you to say craft club was on Friday 28th Jan.  This was totally incorrect as it is this Friday evening.   I wondered why only Avril turned up.  Still we had a nice evening.  I hope you will be able to make it this Friday.  It will be good to catch up with you.  You will be able to see the new layout of the shop.  The table now is in the front of the shop.


I have been sent a sponsorship form from Stongbones Children Charity. (charity no: 1086173).  They have asked me if I would kindly raise at least £25.00 by the 16th February.  This is to go towards a 10 year old girl who lives in Lower Earley.  She has learning disabilities, seizures, accelerated aging of her bones and is wheelchair bound. She badly needs a new wheelchair costing £2,200.00. When you are in the shop, if you could spare any loose change it would be gratefully appreciated. 


I am in the process of writing my next newsletter with all the updated workshops etc, One of the new clubs I will be putting in place is a Christmas Club.  This will involve making a couple of Christmas cards with the craft materials supplied, from stamping to toppers.  Start to make your Christmas cards now, so you do not fhave to rush at the end of the year!  All the materials are included and the usual tea/coffee will be available.  The cost of this club will be £6.00.  There will be samples for you to copy or simply to put your own ideas into practice. This could be a good way to bring your friends together to meet up and craft.  There will be no mess to clean up, tea/coffee severed to you and be surrounded by lots of lovely craft goodies. It will take place during the week; however I have not worked out which day would be best.  If you are interested and have a particular day which is best for you, perhaps you could let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

Hope to see some of you on Friday night.


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Craft Club This Friday ~ 4th February

Well I must have had a senior moment last week and forgot I ran the craft club on the !st Friday of every month.  That explains why only Avril turned up.  We had a good evening and made some lovely cards even though we were a week early. 

This Friday is Craft Club for real!  If you would like to come along for a crafty chat and maybe some crafting as well, come along at 7pm for a cup of tea/coffee and some nibbles.  We would love to see you.