Tuesday 6 October 2009

NEW! NEW! NEW! We have managed to obtain just a few of the brand new Big 'n' Juicy Ink Pads. It is so incredibly exciting (what has it come to when the arrival of new Ink Pads send us into a frenzy of excitement and creativity seems the only passion to indulge in!!) - scary really - only other Crafters can understand the feeling that comes over you, when you open the box and see them lying there. Tantelisingly close, the colours glinting on the lid, the ink oozzing out onto the felt ........ what a feeling!! The biggest question of all is have we time to put them on the web site or do we take them to the Show - decisions, decisions. If you feel really strongly about it and want to be the first to have one - email now and let us know before its too late and into the Van they go!! (We will be getting some more in 3 weeks - if you can wait that long!!) but they will be going to Birmingham. I am surrounded by them and I have lost my heart already to Hydrangea, all that Agean sea colour of turquoise, blues, deep lilacy purple, lavender pink and cerise (my favourite colours altogether). On the other hand Mountain Meadow is sort of sunset in the Alps colours, there again Soothing Sunset is your favourite cocktail on holiday sitting on the balcony when the sun sets on the horizon, watching the brilliant firely organges, yellows, peachy pinks, lilacy pinks and purply pinks blend together. Foliage is for all of you who want an alternative to Spice and love Autumnal tones with a slightly antiqued edge. Vibrant Primary has it all, blues, pinks, organgey yellows - they are all fantastic, plus the fact that we are one of the cheapest suppliers in the country at the moment for ink pads - check us out.
The craziness goes on!! After a great show at Leigh at the week-end - thank you everyone who attended and welcome to lots of new customers - we love you all!! We are girding our loins for the 'big one', this week-end at Port Sunlight, HSNW - a veritable Stamp Fest. Followed the next day by Hinckley - not that breaking down one Show and setting up another on the same day isn't fun and games- Help!!!!
Heather is beavering away finding yet more fantabulous ways to show you how to use the Inkadinks on acetate. Unfortunately our suppliers can't get more supplies of her gorgeous Pansy stamp to us in time for the Show - they are due to arrive next week - not good enough but nothing we can do. It is ssooo frustrating when something is really successful and we can't get more supplies in quickly enough. But as ever, she has some other scorching ideas up her sleeve using Acetate, which we all love. However, we have got more Country Christmas roller, which you all loved so much - we sold out. Heather's, spritzing with the Inkadinks and bleaching technique is so easy and effective, you just have to come and see it! I must say it has been a bit touch and go over the past few weeks with both Harvey and Heather suffering from the dreaded lurgy but neither of them gave in they carried on going. So many people seem to be suffering - the cough has been horrendous! However, I am delighted to say that they are both on the mend just in time for the weekend.
JJ (our Jennifer), has excelled herself with this week's card. She has used one of the new Gillian Roberts stamps, (Mistletoe and Mice), that have nearly all gone - (already we have only had them a couple of weeks, again if you want one phone or email to check stock). She has used the Hearts and Flowers Roller in the background, inked up with Black Cherry Staz-On Ink. She has also applied the Black Cherry around the edges of the white heart and blended it with Cut n Dry Foam. She has stamped the mice with black staz-on ink, coloured them in and decoupaged them several times. She has finished the card by tying green sparkly thread through the buttons and sticking them onto the card. So, so, sweet and to ring the changes she has also used the same image and cut off the mistletoe and put a bunch of flowers there instead (how clever is that) and used the card for an Anniversary! I do love stamps that you can use for more than one occasions. This idea would also work with this stamp for birthdays and Valentines Day. Anyway, enough for one day. See you all in the next few weeks.
Happy Crafting!