Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, hope its a really good one for each and every one of you.

We are looking forward to the new year, it has to be better than the last.

There are some good things happening in the shop. Next sat the 8th Jan at 10am Rosina has her first project of the new year, it is a mini heart scrapbook, not to be missed.

Suezie is with us for her first class of the year Wednesday 19th Jan starting at 6.30pm and the title is "pillow talk" l hope l have wetted your appetite. Book early to avoid disapointment.

Amanda is in the shop most Saturdays so if you have any problems with your stamping and embossing come along and see her.

Well, happy new year see you all in 2011.

luv Kay xx

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all , have a fab time, and Happy New Year to you all. Hope its everything you want it to be.
We look forward to seeing you in the new year we have some brilliant workshops and demos booked, so watch this space.

Merry Christmas.

kay xx

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Julie Hickey!

YES!It is now confirmed so make a date in your dairy Julie Hickey of Craftworks is joining us for a morning of demos and for some lucky ones a workshop in the afternoon, places are limited so please book early to avoid disapointment.

Amanda will be back in the shop on Saturdays now and will be doing some demos on stamping and using the super Wow powders so if you have any questions or problems with embossing pop along and see her.

Why don't you stop by and check our sale out, we have lots of goodies on offer.

take care bye for now


Sunday, 10 October 2010


Another busy day in the life of your touch of craft. Up at 4am! and on the road before 5am we certainly know how to live. We arrived in Hinkley before the sun was up and then it was all hands on deck as we had to be ready by and yes you got it we were! just, phew. Very pleased to say we had another good show and back home in Bury by 7pm.

bye for now

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Our trip to Leigh

Hello everyone out there,

We have a card class on October 26th, 6.30pm start. We will be making a paper poinsetta out of punches to embelish a card and at least one other, that is still in my head! should be a fun evening.

It has been a very busy week for us, as Amanda and I went up to Leigh in Lancs on sat to do a show. We left Bury at about 1.30pm got a phone call from John about 10 mins later we had forgotten some important bits and pieces in John's car so we turn round back to the shop, at last we are on our way! We arrived at the hall with 25 minutes to spare before the hall closed for the night! So unloaded the car in record time and just dumped it in our allocated spot. We had the evening to ourselves so went to a Toby carvery that we had seen on our way in and had a lovely meal, little did we know at that time it was the last food we would eat until late the next evening.

We spent the evening in the room sorting out about a thousand little jars of embossing powder having spent hours and hours sorting them into a unit the previous 3 days and hammering a front on them so they didn't move! I think it was the 6th attempt at loading the car that did it, the cover popped off!!!!!!!!!!!!! We know how to live it up. hehe. We had a super show and met some lovely people and look forward to seeing them at our next show up there.

We arrived back in Bury at about 10.30pm straight to bed and ready to start the new week..

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Card workshop

Well here l am again and l have been very productive this week and organized two workshops, a beginers card making on Wednesday 20th of October at 10.30am for two hours and an evening one and am going to be honestl can't remember what date l have booked it for so, l will post the date on Monday after l have been back in the shop.
Tomorrow Amanda and l are going to Ally Pally Shirley, Chris and her granddaughter Bethany are coming with us so a real girly day out. It is nice sometimes to be on the other side of the counter.
It was lovely to have Suezie back with us for a scrapbooking class on Wed evening l think everyone enjoyed it.
Monday evening is crop night that is the 27th Sept at 6.30pm so why don't you drop by and do a bit of crafting with us l know Hanna is looking forward to having a play on the cruicut expression to see what she can cut out. Hope to see as many of you that can make it.
bye for now.

Saturday, 11 September 2010


Hello to you all.

Sorry it has been so long since i posted , my only excuse is that time seems to fly by.

We are having a make and take morning Sat 18th of September from 10.30 am which consists of coffee cake hence the title! and some crafting the cost is just £5.00. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

The September crop is on Monday 27th from 6.30, everyone is welcome.

I hope Amanda has a good time up in Scotland she is demoing the awesome WOW embosing powders that are now in the shop there are over 100 colours!

We are looking forward to Rosina's return from her hols i'm sure she will have a few tales to tell.

Bye for now.


Friday, 13 August 2010

Craftwork cards

Craftwork cards new collection has arrived. In fact two collections have arrived, the first is Vintage rose and the second is Blossom.I love them both. We have lots of new colours in the card candy and some lovely new sentiments, also a good selection of there card blanks, so pop in and see us.

bye for now.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

New Class dates confimed

Hi everyone, just thought i would let you know that our first crop seemed to go really well, we look forward to more of you joining us as time goes by. The next one is on Monday 23rd of August from 6.30pm onwards, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

We have also booked 2 more classes, Wednesday August 25th starting at 6.30pm. We will doing a scrapbook page with the brand new paper collection from craftwork cards, i'm sure you will love the papers we do! The second date to put in your diary is 22nd September again an earlier start 6.30pm. Classes do get full quickly so to avoid disapointment book early.

The fab new embossing powders and embossing glitters are now in stock, Amanda has been very busy making up a board with all the colours and it looks lovely,well done Amanda.good job!

have a good week.

bye for now. kay

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Our day at Craftwork cards

So our day started very early (4 am!!!!!!!) First Amanda and i picked Suezie up, then Rosina, at that point i probably then fell asleep and no i wasn't driving. We had a good trip to Leeds, and Amanda even let us have a loo break!!! Sue, Julie and all the other members of the Craftwork Cards staff had done a lovely job, the tables looked really nice all pink white and pretty, with a little boxes with cupcakes in for each of us looking very appetizing mmmm.

We had lots of time to check out all the samples that had been made with the new papers which were very pretty. We also had chance to made a cute little bag and a couple of cards with the new papers. Then we were treated to a review of all the new paper collections that they are launching monthly. There are some lovely ones coming out and we will be keeping you informed of there arrival in store so watch this space. Thank you Craftwork cards for a lovely day.

As soon as i can get the Camera from Amanda i will try my best to get some pictures up for you to have a sneak peek at what is coming your way!!!



Sunday, 18 July 2010

A week in the life of Your Touch of Craft

We just don't know where time goes, Monday morning found us back in the shop just in time for a delivery of some new stamps that a friend of Amanda's designs, her name is Marion and she is a clever girl.

Tuesday was uneventful and Wednesday saw more goodies I do love it when parcels arrive it is exciting to see what Amanda has ordered. then when we closed Suezie arrived for a sewing tutorial. Amanda, Rosina and I were put through our paces and we loved it (I am hoping to post a pic of Amanda concentrating really hard). We didn't leave the shop till 11pm.

Friday was very hectic we had a huge delivery maybe some sneaky pics and also a visit from Jackie who needed to make some wedding cards which we had already made once but she couldn't find them, I bet she finds them now that she doesn't need to. Hope your family liked them Jackie.

Suezie visited us to get everything ready for the first waltzing mouse workshop, Shirley also popped in it is lovely to see everyone, I nearly forgot Liz as well and she is so good and makes such a good cup of tea, I am looking forward too crafting with her on Wed, she has promised to help make the teas again as we have a Suezie class they are making a mini book and we will be making some new friends as there are a few new ladies coming along which is great.We love the fact that we have made some really good friends through the shop.
Suezie's workshop went really well, the girls worked hard and made some lovely cards and well done Trish i think you won the little goodie bag.
I am so excited tomorrow morning really really early!! Amanda Rosina Suezie and myself are off to Leeds to Craft work cards and John is running the shop solo! so go along and say hi. We will take some pictures tomorrow to show you how we get on in Leeds, so until then .
bye for now.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Amanda Rosina and myself had a lovely time Wednesday evening with Suezie teaching, she did a really good job of it and we were pleased with what we made. hopefully we will have some on show at the Thetford show.

We have had some new stamps in designed by a friend of Amanda's, and expecting lots of new stock over the next few days, its like christmas for us when it arrives i really love some of the Cosmo cricket papers that fingers crossed will be with us and all out for quickly.

Don't forget we are having a crop next Friday evening from 7pm, try and come along as the more the merrier.

bye for now .

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Bo Bunny

Well Rosina and John had a busy day in the shop today. I felt it was safer to stay out of the way!!! Now the reason for the busy day was New Bo Bonny papers one of the ranges is the peacock Lane range, very pretty, so they had to move things around to make room. Hopefully it wont be long before i start putting some pictures on the blog, there will be no holding me then!

We are looking forward to the Sincerily Yours Papercraft Show in Thetford it is on Sunday 29th of August 2010, as we are hoping to launch a new product, which will be exclusive to YTOC!

Now i hvae teased you i am off!!!


Tuesday, 6 July 2010

HERE GOES.........

Well here goes my first attempt at blogging!

I will be keeping you up to date with all that is going on at Your Touch of Craft.

We are having a crop on the 23rd of July 2010, from 7PM in the shop so please come along and help make this a regular event for a nominal fee of £5.00. This will also include the use of the shops diecutting machines. Of course no evening is complete without the compulsary tea and coffee and "biscuits" and who knows, we do have some multi talented customers who we are now pleased to call friends who are also very clever in the bakery department!

This leads me on to the Saturday projects. On the second Saturday of every month we do a mini project this Sat (July 10th) Rosina will be showing you how to decorate tags for every occasion. If you are interested in joining us for this the cost is £5.00 and runs from 10am till midday. Please phone or pop in and book your place so we know how many kits to get ready. August's project is a very pretty home decor wreath. And again Rosina will be showing you how to make this. September project is rather a special one and we hope to see as many of you as poss, maybe I will keep you in suspense on that one until a later date!!

I am really pleased to say that Suezie's first waltzing mouse extended workshop is full, and everyone is really excited about it, the date for the next one is TBC.

And my final little shout out is.... a bigs 'Thanks' to Chris for popping in and showing us the super card that you made, we loved it! We love to see what you are making so please bring it in and let us see!!!

Ok so they say the first is always the hardest to do so it has to get better from here (i might even learn to put pictures on next time!!) :-)

Thanks Kay x

Mum's Taking over the blog....... Watch out!!!

Hello all....

Well as you can see i am not very good at keeping the Blog up to date so as of today..... mum is in charge!!

Thanks Mum!


Friday, 28 May 2010

Donna Downey

Hello All.....

Long time no see i know!!

OK for those of you that were booked on Donna Downey's Workshop back in April we have finally managed to get a re-scheduled date..... 13 - 14th November. I have sent out an e-mail but if you haven't received it please e-mail me on If you are new to the info that Donna Downey is going to be teaching with us at Your Touch of Craft and would like to know more, please e-mail me and i will send you the details.

Take Care

Friday, 16 April 2010


All those attending the Donna Downey workshop...... She is still in Germany. Please keep an eye on this blog for info.........

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Donna Downey

So I know you have been waiting a very long time for the information on Donna Downey's work shops that she is teaching for us.

I am sorry it has taken so long to sort out but this just seems to have taken forever.

So here we go..... first things first, unfortunately Donna has had to move her dates forward a week. She is now teaching for us on Sat 13th and Sun 14th November 2010.

We are still awaiting confirmation on the new venue, butit will be in Bury St Edmunds.

The cost of the workshop does NOT include accommodation but we are happy to give a few names of places that are nice to stay and easy access to the new venue once it is confirmed.

On Saturday 13th November Donna will be teaching one class of about 5-6 hours..... yes that is one class.... it is a fantastic class that Rosina and I took in the summer, it was SOOOOOO much fun.

Fabric Scrapbooking - "Gotta Love Everyday".

This is a 20 page 8x8 canvas scrapbook album..... It was GREAT FUN to do and I know you will all love it.

After that class we will be keeping our Bury St Edmunds shop open (5 mins walk!) or you can pop into the bar and have a few drinks.....

On Sunday 14th November, Donna will be teaching two classes:

Paint, Watercolor and Doodle... - "Laugh Often, Wonder and Live Artfully"

A 6x6 Acrylic and Chipboard Album, and will be about 3 hours long.....

Then we have lunch and a chance to take a break.

The final workshop of the weekend is called "Elegant Garden"and is a 12 x 12 mixed-media fabric page.

The cost is £115 per day or £195 for the 2 days. This includes the kits but you will also be given a supply list well in advance so that you may gather together the items required to enjoy the day to it's fullest potential. We will hold stocks of any items you may require, however, please try and order in advance to avoid disapointment.

We will require a 50% deposit at time of booking. This will be a non refundable deposit unless we have to cancel the event for reasons beyond our control. The balance is due one month before the event. Numbers are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disapointment.

Donna is a very popular teacher, she is great fun and full of knowledge. You will come away excited and enthused!

To book, please call or e-mail

01284 761222

I look forward to hearing from you.


Thursday, 21 January 2010

Well Here We Go Again!

Well Tomorrow Morning at 6.55am Rosina and i will be on a bus heading for Heathrow Airport. We are Flying out to a very rainy Los Angeles to the Winter 2010 Craft and Hobby Association Trade show in Anaheim LA.

We get there Friday at 7.30pm and should be at the hotel by 10pm (i hope!). That is 8am on Saturday here in the UK!! So we will have a very long day travelling but i hope it will be worth it.

We have Saturday to recover and then the show start on Sunday at 9am! We have the day at the show and then a fab class with Suzy from my Little Shoebox on Sunday evening.... Suzy's classes are so much fun.

Then we have Monday, Tuesday and some of Wednesday to walk the show and buy lots of goodies for the shops and then we fly home on Wednesday evening! We arrive back here on Thursday and then i am back to the Mildenhall shop on Friday! Blimey where did that week go!

So while we are away, My fab mum and dad are holding the fort..... my dad will be looking after the Bury Shop..... so go easy on him... and Mum in the Mildenhall shop.... so please go easy on her.... the computer system (and all the little ways of the base) take some getting used to!

Keep an eye on here, as i will try my best to down load a few pics and show you what is happening while we are away!

Take Care
see you in a week
Amanda x

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Christmas Card

I know Christmas is long gone now but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all my customers for the many lovely hand made cards I received this year. They were all so lovely and it means so much more to have 'hand made' ones.
As many of you know I opened up a store on RAF Mildenhall in November 2009 and so I have been keeping super busy getting it up and running. I have been made to feel so welcome and am getting to know and entirely new group of crafters.
I wanted to share one of the cards I received from a lady who claims NOT to be very good at card making would you believe! I found her card stunning and I was so thrilled that she felt she wanted to share it - and photos of her lovely family with me.

It is actually an album card made from a paper sack - the kind used to take a packed lunch in. I just love the red, black and white colour scheme.

The card opens up to reveal pockets that hold individual photos of her family members. I like that she's used a Martha Stewart border punch to decorate the edges of her pockets. It's also nice to see stamping 'white' on black.

This is the tag from the front and just behind is the insert where she wrote her Christmas message. The jingle bells are a lovely touch and the whole thing looks amazing!

I am inspired!


Thursday, 7 January 2010