Sunday, 29 January 2012

My new Sugar Nellie Stamps in store

These Sugar Nellie stamps are adorable, and along with my wonderful Speccies, they give a divine result!

Let me know what you think!

I am finally back to blogging!!!

Hi all
So sorry I havent been blogging for some time now, its just the new shop has taken over my life just a little!!!!!
Well now we are settled, and have our challenge blog up and running (with the help of my wonderful DT), I am able to blog a bit more!!

There is also some great news!  We are having a DT Call.  Pop on over to That Craft Place Challenge Blog and click on the Design Team Call tab, for all the details.

Well, I have decided to enter a few challenges...(or will do soon), but I really must tell you about the most wonderful blog I have seen.  Its by Stamping Ground and its called "Whats on your workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW), its great and there are a huge following of wonderful crafters with desks I would kill for!!!!.

Anyway, here is my entry......

Monday, 20 June 2011

I am so sorry that I have been so terrible lately with my blogging!!! I am sure many of you know why! The shop has been open 2 weeks and I am crazily busy.  But I will not complain, its fantastic and I am loving every minute of.

Now for the cheeky bit....... would you all mind hopping over to so I can keep in touch with you all and I can give you all the details of the shop, the goodies and the classes.

I also want to start a challenge blog with prizes soon so I would love you all to spread the word and we can organise some fab challenges with fab prizes!

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Finally...... we have finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have just arrived home after a massively busy day at the shop.  The final thing to do is put the curtain up to cover the bare wall on the right.  That should be done tonight and we will be opening at 9:30 am tomorrow.  We have a few bottles of bubbly and some nibbles to celebrate.  Fingers crossed we get some customers! 

Monday, 30 May 2011

OMG!!!!! Wednesday is fast approaching!!!!

The stock is out.... well nearly

And its looking a little tidier......

Dresser in..... albeit empty!

More stock......

The die cut decoupage is stunning! 

Well tomorrow is the final day!  I have soooooo much to do, and my chip and pin machine has been delayed!! Ahhhhhhh.... and it was all going so well lol.  Anyway.... will get some final pics tomorrow and keep you all updated.

Thank you all for your kind posts!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 27 May 2011

The Sign is Up!!!!!!!! 5 days to go!

Hi all!
I am so excited.  I have had an incredibly busy day today at the shop.  It still has a long way to go, and only 5 days to do it in...... but..... THE SIGN IS UP!!!.  I have put lots more on the shelves but still oooooodles to put out.

Glitters, glues and Mica Mists

Adirondak, Watermark Resist, Distress Ink, Archival, StazOn, Versamark, Big n Juicy etc.....

Decoupage, Heat Flower Forming, Templates.....

 Promarkers, Papers, Quickie Glue, Zig, Core'dinations, Stickles etc....

 The poor BT Man who was there for AGES!!!!!!

And ages......

And at 4pm...... the sign went up!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE. It feels real now.... and VERY scarey!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Will give you an update tonight..... but this is the result of yesterday!

Cleaning, bringing in stock, putting up the slatboard, laying the carpet...... the list goes on!!!!!
You should see a big change tonight! Keep on looking! xxxxxx

Monday, 23 May 2011

Buried in Boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi all,
Just a little update on the "Grand Opening".  
We are still on schedule for 1st June.  The house is looking like a bomb site and I have had 2 more deliveries today!  Mmmmmm DoCrafts and Crafters Companion!!!!! Fabulous.  Shame I can't say the same about my lounge!!!!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Stamp Something Challenge

I thought this would be the perfect card to enter into the Stamp Something Challenge.  
The Challenge is "stamp something with beachy colours"

I have coloured it with my watercolour pencils and kept the image really simple.  Its such a lovely stamp, by Faye Whittaker in the Joanna Sheen range.

I hope you like it.

Ooooh, the stock has started to arrive!!!!

Every box I open I keep "oohing and aaaahing" as I want it all.   Danny keeps saying, "put it back", its to sell, not for you to play with lol!  Then he just raises his eyebrows and leaves me knee deep in goodies that I am about to sit and price.

I have been stroking the Grand Calibur and the dies, drooling over the stamps and picking out the distress inks I want.  There are so many ranges coming in that I can't keep up with it all.  I am too excited looking at it, instead of pricing.  I am sure the novelty will wear off........ (yeah, right! lol)!

These pics are just the tip of the Iceburg....... my poor house...... and still much more to arrive!

It doesnt look much, but the gaps in the boxes in the first picture are all I have managed to price!!!!

Still to price.... That Special Touch of Mica, Crafters Companion, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart, DoCrafts, X-cut, Fiskars, Ranger..... oh gosh, I could go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The countdown begins!

Today was the first day of painting in the shop and I am, excuse the language..... knackered!!!!

It starting to look bright and and I can visualise where all the goodies will be going.  I have a big table to go at the back for all the fab craft classes.  I am now terrified that I have enough stock to fill it.

You probably cant see the difference, but there is one, I promise!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

We got the keys..... we got the keys....

For all of you who follow my blog, I just have to share this news with you!!!!
I have the keys to my very own shop.  I am going to upload the photos with a progress report so you can all see the changes take place......

Before "That Craft Place" sign goes up......

Before the windows are cleaned! 

Before the holes are filled.....

Before Bob's done the plastering...... :-)))

Before I began painting.......

Before the lino goes down!

At least there's a loo!!!!!!!!!!!

"TO LET" no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will keep this updated so you can see my progress.....

We open on 1st June..... the website will follow shortly.

So exciting.......but so SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!