Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I am back and Counting Down to Christmas :)

Hello there :)
I feel I want to ask you how have you been dear reader but I am almost sure I am talking to myself after this long break.
Since my last post life has been busy and exciting and hard work and exciting, the short of it goes like this
We Moved, then it was time for my Paperie Treat at the beautiful Monk Fryston( another amazing event) then we celebrated our European Convention in Bruxelles, then I came back and I ran some workshops and some classes and started decorating the new house, then we moved onto repairing the new house when water started pouring down the walls one day. And then we started getting ready for Christmas and now we are nearly there so I can finally talk to you and thank you for bearing with me, for still placing orders with me and supporting my business :) I appreciate you even if I didn't have a lot of time to inspire you here on the blog.
So in light of this I am sharing some festive makes, I am still making my cards and my team cards I will probably still be making my neighbours cards the night before like I always done at our old address, but somehow it always gets done so I am edited and looking fwd to it all.
It feels exciting to be back *I MISSED MY BLOG* and the ramble :) so here goes.

I am sharing my favourite stamp set from the Christmas catalogue this year and the cards my neighbours will receive , (now let me tell you first -I am back but not with fancy photos yet)

It's a stepper card and made quite quickly. You emboss the Holiday Home houses in white powder on Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo and Old Olive card then cut out with the matching framelits.
A little bit of dazzling diamonds and you are done :)
Oh and you can quickly turn the leftover house into a cute gift card holder

To make the folder simply fold a chevron paper bag to create a pocket for the gift card to slot in, secure at the ends and decorate the front :)

Thank you for visiting and as alway I am sending you all my XOXOXO

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Is it Nearly Christmas?????????

Hellooooooooo :) and how are you?
It's been a long time again isn't it? I am sure if there was a worst blogger award given I might just be a strong candidate for it.
So where have I been?

To cut a looong story short earlier this Summer out of the blue we decided that we will move house, after spotting our dream home only a few streets away from where we are now !!!
We sold in record time to the first person that set foot inside and conducted 14 other viewings within the first week. It was all a bit surreal and after all that hard work it was time to take a relaxing holiday with my favourite peeps in beautiful Cyprus.
Coming back we brought Luca with us and we extended that wonderful holiday feeling with trips to the seaside (didn't we have a lovely Summer here in the UK this year?) and planned activities each day.
And then the packing and decluttering started, and the proposed move date came (last weekend) and went, yet nothing happened!!!
Inspite of a really simple chain, first time buyer buying ours and us buying an already vacant property we hit snags, and so we are still here waiting a bit longer and sporting a few more extra grey hairs. They say house moving is the second stressful thing after divorce and I think they might just have a point. It must be a bit like child birth (although sadly never experience it) people do say that you forget the pain and you go on and have another, so I must have forgotten the past house buying stress but boy oh boy it all came flooding back, and it felt worst than ever :). So there you have it....
 I made a hard decision to take this time off and focus on this move, let go of my business for a while, and that was the best thing because I wouldn't have coped with all the stress and all the work. 
I know it might sound pathetic and some might even laugh, plenty of people move home look after their families, still go to work etc. and they manage but I always said that one of the best thing of running this Stampin'Up! business is the flexibility to take time off when you want/need and I have taken full advantage of it. 
It did feel bitter sweet, I missed loads as I've missed chatting with you all, but I WILL BE BACK (read it with Arnold's accent it sounds better!!), from a new craft room and with a millions of fabulous projects bursting out of my tired head inspired by the BEST Winter Catalogue that just released yesterday.

And the Gift Box Punch Board has to be my favourite product as its the only one I have fully tested so far :), inspite of placing a hefty order for all the new pretties. 

I want to say THANK YOU for bearing with me and to thank my wonderful and loyal customers that have supported me over the Summer and placed their online orders with me, I am grateful truly :), and to those lovely friends that have checked on me and encouraged me and made me laugh with last resort camping stories, you are all to sweet and I am blessed and very lucky :)

Well I guess I will go back now and fill some holes in walls left after removing my pictures.
Speak soon, until next time BIG HUGS x

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