Sunday, February 24, 2013



Well it is positively tropical here this afternoon!

Have just got back from a walk with Ollie and the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the sheep all look very heavily pregnant! Spring is just around the corner even though we had two inches of snow on Wednesday!

It's at this time of the year that new inspiration starts flowing. We've packed away all the red, gold and silver glitter - christmas is well and truly over!

Most of the large craft suppliers from all over the world have released their new products and there is plenty to play with!

We are now gearing up for the new classes and workshops that we will be holding over the coming months along with the monthly Open Days that are being held. The first one of which takes place in Troon on April 20th. We have had lots of enquiries and it looks like it's going to be a popular event. There will be live demonstrations and free make and takes for you to participate in. Also, most importantly there will be lots of inspiration in the form of card and scrapbooking examples on display. A small shop will be on site with lots of 12x12 patterned cardstock.

I have been spoilt for choice with all the lovely new 12x12 cardstock designs and couldn't resist a few quick cards


 The new designs from Teresa Collins have just hit our shores and as usual they are so inspirational.  She never fails to produce great collections.

I cut out a selection of blooms from the Poppies paper and combined them with the dotty Polaroid Paper. A trellis embossing folder gave me the texture I needed to make the poppies stand out and a nice bold Bazzill ribbon finished off the card. Simple, clean and effective.

I also used the same selection of papers to make a delightful box of cards to give as a gift. The recipient was thrilled!

The next choice of patterened cardstock comes from My Mind’s Eye. I always look forward to their releases and this winters selection is no exception. They have used colour pallets that are bang on trend for this season – mustards, teals and hot reds!


A couple of quick cards to show off the wonderful colours.
The Happy Birthday topper and hat pins are also from MME.  With the addition of some pretty paper flowers and a touch of dotty ribbons I hope you will agree that they are fresh and vibrant designs that are just right for spring!

We are planning lots of great things for 2013.

Lots of you from Kent have got in touch about the possibility of workshops. Unfortunately we are so busy close to home that that will not be possible. We are however hoping to do a couple of crafting weekends in Scotland so if you are interested in a long weekend in Bonny Scotland - let us know!

I think that is all for know. Its great to be back in the crafting swing of things- thankyou for all your good wishes, cards and flowers that I have received over the past year it has meant so much.

Happy crafting!