Today is the day of my Big Sale & Demo Day at Yardley Gobion (near Milton Keynes). I'm joined by John Lockwood so it should be a fun day. I won't be doing as much travelling this year as I did last year so you won't get to see me demo 'in the flesh' so to speak, as much. Not sure how much I'll get to demo today as my cough is still very irritating but we'll see!
I have decided to temporarily close my website for today and maybe tomorrow morning so that I can update stock levels without having to disappoint anyone if I have sold out of anything during today. It seems the best approach as I have no idea how busy we will be. I will try my best to get all the updates done this evening but if I don't manage it then I'll have to do some in the morning.
Doors open at 10am today. 20% off everything I have with me except for £1 items and fixed priced items which are already heavily discounted. Be prepared to have a good old rummage!There'll be a spot prize every hour and tea and coffee are self serve in the kitchen. My son, Nathan, is supposed to be helping but as always with Nathan, it's not a dead cert. Be gentle with him if he is there as it's not really his thing! Tracey will be there though for definate - my usual trusty helper. Hope to see some of you later!
Be sure to read right to the end of today's post as I have some exciting news to share!
On to today's card - a bit of an experiment. I wanted to base this card on the one in this post and use the stamp in a different way. I've kept the colour scheme the same so there's a direct comparison to the original. I know many of you will prefer the original card but hopefully this will make you think about using some of the stamps to die for in a slightly different way?
Dragonfly Mini Striplet onto Coconut White Card using Jet Black Archival. I coloured it in using Distress Markers - Abandonned Coral, Carved Pumpkin and Cracked Pistachio using a waterbrush. Using the smallest die in Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares Set B Die Set, I cut 3 squares out of the image, just moving down slightly for each one and inking through the die with Pretty in Pink Colour Cloud using a Small Smoothie. I cut 3 squares out of Baby Pink Card using the smallest die in Sue's Double Pieced Squares Die Set.
John Lockwood's Pierced Flag Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I cut it out using Sue's Pierced Flags Die Set and cut a larger die from the set out of Baby Pink Card.
I made a flower out of Felt using the largest die in Sue's Diagonal Foldover Flower Die Set. I cut a pair of leaves out of Baby Pink Card using Sue's Laurel Leaves and inked through the die with Pretty in Pink Colour Cloud.
White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler, Precision Probe and Piercing Mat.
Ok, how many of you skipped the card to read my news? Bet a lot of you did! So, we've been planning this for a while now but I can finally share it with you - Creative Expressions are taking over Hochanda for a whole weekend! I know! How cool is that? There will be presenters and floor crew there, of course, we couldn't do it all but all of the shows will feature Creative Expressions products at some great sale prices. Unfortunately, Sue is in the States so she won't be taking part but Phill, John, Lisa and myself will be sharing all the live hours from 8pm Friday January 15th till last chance at 7pm Sunday January 17th. The boys are doing the One Day Specials, Lisa is doing MDF and I have a set of Spellbinders shows and a set of Justrite shows. ODS hours will be the same as usual. As I type this, I don't know what my hours will be. I'll let you know as soon as I know.
There's no Deal of the Day today as my website is closed today.
Thanks for stopping by.