Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Let's get some Christmas stuff going

I love Christmas.  I am unashamedly excited about all things festive.  I have grand plans early in the year of how my decorations are going to look, how my handmade packages will be presented and that I will hand make every single one of my cards.

Whilst I do try and get cards made, I have to admit a sense of failure on the other aspects.  But I love Christmas and I am secretly one of those people that never moans that decorations are in the shops too early!

So, to that end, let's start getting some Chrissy stuff happening.

Over on my Facebook page - and the post below this one - I mentioned TWO classes that I will be running in October and November to help you get a jump on making cards and tags.  Please do not forget about these and RSVP as soon as you can.  i know that time gets away, and this is whyI try to make sure that the card class at least is run in October so that you have plenty of time to have a play with some of the new stuff and to work out what you would like to use for your own Christmas cards.

The Tin of Tags class is brilliant, in as much as we all need tags.  More and more, people are noticing the little efforts that we go to in delivering presents (ok, not maybe the kids), but teachers, grandies, parents, other family members or treasured friends, all notice that you went to an extra length to make something just for them.  The tags are easy and will take you next to no time to do.  And doing the class means you get to use my stamps and inks to complete the while project.  In about 90 minutes, you will walk out with 30 handmade beautiful tags ready to pop on presents.  A few of them can actually be done in non Chrissy colours and you could use these to put on presents throughout the year if you wish!

Over the next week or so, I am going to be popping up a few new Christmas cards.  None of these will be the cards that you will make at one of my classes and I encourage you to copy them for your own personal use.

Let's get stuck in!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Christmas is here....sort of

Well, even though it might not FEEL like Christmas, for crafters, it really is time to THINK about it.
If you intend on doing handmade cards gifts, tags, packaging etc...then you need to get a jump start on it.  You should be trying to get a start on them anywhere from now through to mid November.  After that....then time just blows by as we all get caught up in the end of year festivities etc.

So to help you plan and get organised for the silly season, I have three things for you today.

1. The Holiday Catalogue is LIVE from today.  If you are in one of my stamp clubs or technique groups, you will have already received your catalogue or it will be arriving very soon in the mail.  Please contact me if you have not got yours by early next week.

In this catty, there are heaps of things to tempt you into getting crafty for the Christmas period.  Even though we here in Australia do not celebrate Hallowe'en or Thanksgiving, there are some very cute and practical products for us in these lines as well.  So don't dismiss them.

Simply click on the SHOP button on the left side of this blog and start shopping online.  Or contact me to place your order.

2. A few of my customers have participated in the Tin of Cards classes that I held last year and just a few months ago.  Last year, I also ran some Christmas Tags classes as well.  Well this, year, we will be doing it again and using the Tin of Tags kit out of the catalogue.  For this class, you will only need to bring your adhesives...I will make sure there is a Tin of Tags for you and you will use the corresponding stamp set to decorate them with my inks etc.  So, pencil into your diaries the 5th November for this class.  More details to follow.

3. As has become my custom, I will be holding a Christmas Card class again.  This is extremely popular and I encourage you to get your names down for this ASAP so you don't miss out.  This year, we will be using a range of products out of the Holiday Catty so you get a chance to use them for yourself and consider which products are going to be used for your own Christmas crafting.  We will also be looking at creating a couple of cards using non traditional Christmas colours, so if you are interested in this, contact me.  Pencil into your diaries the 22nd October for this class.  More details to follow.