Monday, 24 September 2012

A few cards

 I thought I should update my blog. I know, I know...I am rubbish at this sort of thing but I decided to add a little post with some pictures of my recent cards.
Since I was on here last, I have been on holiday to Spain with my husband. We had six days in the hot sunshine in a tiny villa perched up in the hills of Frigiliana (Southern Spain). It was absolutely beautiful with breathtaking scenery and peace and quiet. We desperately needed a break after a year of working hard so we just chilled by our pool and came back refreshed and relaxed.
Back to work now though with lots of projects, demos and shows to plan for.
During the next couple of months I will be demoing all over the place so I have listed where I will be during October in case you want to come and say hello!

September 29th H G Crafts, Poynton
October 6th Craft Central, Freeport, Fleetwood
October 13th High Legh Garden Centre, Nr Knutsford
October 20th Wilmslow Garden Centre, Wilmslow

All the demos start at 10am and finish at 4pm and are free events so do come along if you are in the area!

Off to play with my new Xcut dies now...yummy!!!!

Sheila x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Here goes...

Well, as usual, I have left my blog untouched again for months! I just can't find time to keep it updated. BUT...I am going to try my best from now on to post as often as I can.
It's been a busy few months for me with docrafts demos, Creativity magazine commissions, Create and Craft / Ideal World shows along with their first ever crafting cruise and the docrafts Open event which lasted for almost a week. I could now do with a holiday to relax and unwind!
Having a job which involves crafting every day is both a joy and a privilege but it can get extremely challenging sometimes when you have to continually create project after project. If you wake up feeling 'uncreative' or 'not in the mood', it can make reaching deadlines very difficult! That doesn't stop me loving every minute though and just being able to sit and make a project at my desk every day is a wonderful thing.

Here are a few cards I made for my current loop of demos in docrafts stockists.
These projects were made using Forever Friends Best of British, Papermania's Bexley Black from the Capsule collection and the wonderful Wellington Bear.
My next demonstrations using these lovely products will take place on Saturday the 16th June at The Range in Rochdale and Sunday the 17th at HG Crafts in Poynton.

Now don't forget to keep popping back, I will be updating regularly starting today!!!

Thanks for visiting,
Sheila x

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Happy 2012!

January is here so that means we are al back to work and ready for some new crafty projects with new crafty products!
Docrafts have once again brought us lots of new items to play with including the fun 'Hot Diggety Dog range', the wonderful 'Portabello Road' collection and some beautiful new colours in the Papermania 'Capsule Collection' which always proves to be popular with everyone...particularly this time, those gorgeous BIG paper flowers!

I had my first weekend of demos at Craft Central in Fleetwood and The Range in Wigan. I must admit, I struggled through as I wasn't very well and spent the whole day coughing and sneezing. I tried to be happy and enthusiastic but it was hard because I felt exhausted and blocked up. Anyway, it was nice to see lots of crafting friends at both events and I enjoyed both days regardless of the germs!

On the 24th and 25th of January we have a docrafts Pick of the Day launching on Idea World at 9pm so try and tune in if you can, there will be some nice products on there. I am just about getting started with my demo prep and samples for those shows so I am looking forward to heading down to Peterborough again for the launch.

Better get back to crafting now!