Monday, April 30, 2012

Home Again

Well we've ate, drank and instead of being merry walked miles and miles around Dublin and loved it all :D Looking forward to Smash*ing the pics taken and as I look through mine I realise I don't have any of me and hubs together :( never mind I have one of him enjoying a pint of the black stuff in the home of Guinness and it was the best tasting one from the whole time here!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Greens all round

First pic took in wet Dublin was a Green post box!!! I know :D I squealed and for laughed at but I don't care lol
Had a beautiful fruit platter on arrival in our room and then went for a night walk to find supplies :D

Dublin here we come!!!

Just a quick post today as I'm heading to Dublin with Hubs for his 40th Birthday :D He is not a man for parties but I wanted to do something different for this special guy of mine so Dublin here we come :D
No idea what we are doing when we get there we are just going to wing it apart from the must do visit to the Guinness factory :) so this morning started with a visit to the local cafe Rockpool where hubs had the full Scottish!!! I stuck with a bacon buttie :P

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cullen Crafts Docrafts Demo & Craft Class

 Docrafts Discount Day Demo
Sunday 13th May 12-4
Come along to a FREE demo with Docrafts Demonstrator Geraldine Carruthers
Plus for one day only Megga savings on our Docrafts Discount Box
You will receive a selection from the latest ranges at a massive discount all in a handy box
£45 ecah and limited to just 10!!
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Faux Shadow Box Class 19th May 

We are very excited to announce the talented Sarah Carrington will be teaching here at Cullen Crafts!!
We are limited to 10 spaces for the beautiful Faux Shadow Box so to avoid disappointment please book early.
For the class you will need to bring cutting equipment and adhesive,
further details will be provided at time of booking, a deposit of £10* is required

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Docrafts Surprise :D

Had a lovely surprise this morning visiting the Docrafts website :D my wee bottle tags where on the main page!! Sorry for the small pics but I forgot to get pics before I sent them to the lovely Katy Godbeer lol if you click on the links below the pictures it will take you to my Docrafts profile and better shots!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Docrafts Demo Inverness :D

What a busy weekend we've had so today I will hopefully be a two poster to catch up on the Ultimate Blog Challenge cause quite frankly my brain has fried :D

On Sat I was at the Howdens Inverness Craft Shop for Docrafts while my two boys done some shopping lol, not so busy as the last one but still great fun & a couple of faces from my last demo which is always encouraging. The pic above is my samples for this kits run not sure there will be so many for the next one in 3 weeks time but I will try my best :D
The ladies who came along love my samples and seen as it was a bit quieter they went home with templates for my pocket fold card and I had two prise draws one for the morning group and one for the afternoon group, this went down really well I'm please to say!!!
I will always try to have a scrapbook layout for a demo just so peeps can see the Docrafts range can be used for any crafts, I used the Enchanted Fairies A4 paper pack, topper and handmade embellishments to create this very simple layout for my wee Enchanted Fary :D

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WOYWW #150 Smash* Journaling

Morning everyone and thanx for stopping by my blog, today on my desk I am getting stuck into my Smash* journaling and Washi tape spool making :D
If you've not came across the Smash* range it its from K & Co and is basically scrapbooking & journaling on the go. I love my scrapbooking and stupidly thought I would have plenty of time to do it with opening the shop but little did I know I would only manage 4 layouts in 4 years :( So having a journal where I can pop the concert, sight seeing, plane tickets ect plus add pics or just doodle really appealed to me! We are getting the range into the shop with demo's and classes arranged but in the mean time I got my own little Blue book and my DD acquired under duress my mini folio so she can join in, which I love and will treasure so I can pass onto her kids*heart melt* 
Please click on the picture above to pop over to the Queen of WOYWW and check out what everyone else has been up to on their desk :D

If you click on the picture below it will take you to the SMASH*UK Facebook group where you can join us Smash*ing together, sharing layouts, hints, tips and best buys :D
Plus there is a competition at the moment to win a Saturated Canary Digi Stamp for just joining the group, check post below for further details :D

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Smash* Treat

I took the plunge and sneaked in a couple of Smash* goodies :D Sadly I lost the smallest one to my DD but just adore the Blue one and couldn't wait to play!!!
Wasn't sure what they theme should be so I've decided it will be my creative love book and when the new stick arrives I'll have a pink one for me, travel one for our hols and one each for my kids :D

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Smash* And Saturated Canary Competition Time

The wonderful Krista Smith creator of the beautiful Saturated Canary Digi images is very kindly offering up a digi girl for a prise over at the facebook group for Smash* fans :D 
I know amazingly generous  of her, she is a huge Smash* fan herself and has created a couple of girls Smash*ing :D they are adorable, if you'd like to be in with a chance of wining please click the banner below and join our SMASH*UK group, I know thats all :D You can share this fantastic offer and if you think the banner above is cute head over to Krista's blog and find her Etsy shop where you'll truly fall in love with lots more of her girls x

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Docrafts Projects Of The Week......

......One of them was mine :D I am chuffed to bits to have been asked to make a card combining the fantastic Portobello Road range & the lovely Boofle!

Check out Docrafts fabbi Facebook page HERE, come join in all the fun, comps & product info with other fans of Docrafts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WOYWW #149

Well today on my workdesk I am knee deep in Docrafts :D oh its a hard life but i love it lol I'm getting my samples ready for my next Docrafts Demo and had a few ideas still in my head so having a play then getting it all packed away ready for next week.
I even managed a tidy of my craffice and it's looking lovely but it won't last long!!

Head over to the Stamping Ground to see what other peeps have been creating :D

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jewellery Mojo

Where the heck are you?!?!? I am in bad need of creating new jewellery lines for the shop but can't bring myself to take anything but a bracelet :( I did manage a necklace from some of the new stock that arrived last week, but other than that nil!! I'm going to trail through Pinterest and hope to find something to get the jewellery juices going :D

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Ultimate Blog Challenge #7- K & Co Smash*

We are getting very excited at Cullen Crafts with the soon to arrive Smash* range from K & Co, I once was an avid scrapbooker and was under the silly impression when I opened the shop nearly 4 years ago I would be able to scrapbook every week, well in truth I have managed about 4 pages in that time!!!
But hopefully this will all change with the new range Smash* it's a new style of journaling(which I never liked doing) and scrapbooking on the go, there are some fantastic books, pads, embellishments and the fabbi washi tapes so keep your eye out a it should be arriving in the shop in the next week or so :D
If you are new to the whole Smash* phenomenon or are an old hat there is a group dedicated to us Smash*ers in old Blighty, if you would like to join in with a great group or gals sharing pages, tips and offers then click the link above and get involved :D

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Ultimate Blog Challenge #5- Boofle Wine Tag

I've been getting into these fabbi little things :) They are the easiest things and great for adding to a token gift of wine just to dress it up and they are ideal for using up little scraps and odd embellishments. I've ended up making a few for customers after them seeing the one below made for my next Docrafts Demo so this might be a new line lol

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ultimate Blog Challenge #4- Randomness


My lovely Mother decided to come up to the shop and build the new table for the wool section and when she was finished I made her a coffee and she entered the world of Pinterest lol 
I love Pinterest you can find my boards here CullenCrafts Mum happened to find the above done with smoke sausage and spaghetti, so come dinner time she had a go with it & my daughter loved it and now know as Grani's special spaghetti lol 

I had a bead delivery today and left the room to come back to find a little helper my kitty little Lil, she is such a sucker for a bag and a box

Finished off today with a card order needed for one of my regulars, one of her good friends has a birthday tomorrow and this is what I came up with :D Fingers crossed she likes it!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Ultimate Blog Challenge #3- Birds On The Wire

Today I got round to finishing a canvas I've been trying to create for weeks, I really wasn't wanting to make the space to busy as the main feature was to be the birds :D So just some inked spots, as few rubber stamp images and bronzed bubble wrap imprinting.  I really wanted to use my new Indigo Blu Flitter flakes and was keen to use the new Basic Grey words stamps with their lovely swirls I decided it was ment to be :D There is a light spray of a gold tint spray from Tattered Angels just to fill the space and you can never have to much sparkle!!!

And here's the finished result with the birds revealed, I'm real pleased with how its turned out :D No idea where it's going to live as this colour doesn't feature in my home lol oh well another decoration for the shop!!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Ultimate Blog Challenge #2- Behind My Blog

No pics today the promp for the Ultimate Blog Challenge gave me a few things to think about so I decided to start at the beginning :D My reasons behind my blog back in 2006 was really just to document my craft creations and a little family diary, I had no idea where my crafting would lead at the time even then. At the time I was selling handmade toppers on ebay and doing jewellery parties in the local area which helped pay for my addictions, then while trying for planning permission to turn an out building in our garden to a shop I end up going a step further by grabbing my dream and signed a lease for a shop in my village.
Blogging has never been a constant thing trying to juggle a new business, home & family my blog had to take a back seat most times, but with the wonder on new technology I have a lovely little blogger app on my iphone that is helping making blogling so much easier :D

Here are a few of my fav crafty places to visit out in blogland-

Fab place for all things creative with great Turorials-Crafterholic

Complete random mix of fantastic creations- Totally Tutorials

Again another random craft site packed with brill crafts- Craft Gossip

Now if your looking for brilliant papercraft blogs check out the links at the right side of my blog, thanx for stopping by x

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Ultimate Blog Challenge

I'm taking part in the Ultamate Blog Challenge thanx to an invite from the lovely Emma Colins, I struggle to add content and keeping my blog up to date, I go weeks being really good and then it fizzles out lol Summer months are the worst as its the busiest time in the shop so I figured the Ultimate Blog Challenge could help, this is my goal-

"1.  The goal is to post a total of 30 new blog posts on your own blog during the month of April.  We recommend aiming to post once a day, but if you get behind it’s okay to post two or three times in one day to catch back up.  30 in 30 days is the goal, however you want to divide that up."

So here goes.....