Sunday, 14 August 2011


Only one week to go and we close the doors on YOUR TOUCH OF CRAFT for the last time, August the 20th is our last day, we have very mixed feelings on this as we have loved our time in the shop but we must move forward .We have made some lovely friends through the shop and look forward to seeing them away from the shop and just enjoying their company and maybe crafting together. I just want to say to everyone that l know live every day to the full because you just don't know what is round the corner, and thank you all for your kindness.

Stock has been 50% off but we are now selling the rest of our stock at 70% off!!! so rush down and get yourself some bargains.
Thanks Rosina and Suezie for a fun day today at the Nec.

luv to all kay xx

We will be at the Sincerily show on Sunday the 28th at Breckland sports center in Thetford under our new guise HONEY DOO CRAFTS and look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Sunday, 31 July 2011


In case you hadn't already heard are closing date has been brought forward to the 20th of
August. So everything in the shop is halfprice or less!!! now how often can you get a bargain like that so come along and take advantage of all the offers.
We will miss the shop and it seems extra sad after Rosina worked so hard changing it all round and making it look so good but are looking forward to our new venture. Our first show is at Thetford and we will be trading under the guise of "Honey doo crafts" so look out for us.
Our best wishes go to Shirley who is recovering from surgery hope you are home soon and l do miss you at the shop, Shirley has been so kind coming into the shop on Rosina's days of to keep me company and l really appreciate it, you will be missed tomorrow.
Trish you are also in our thoughts it was lovely to see you on saturday.
hugs all round.
kay x

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Thank you

Amanda and I would like to thank everyone for there overwhelming kindness and support through this very difficult time, I know that without it we would have struggled even more.
We are trying not to be hasty in making decisions but we are closing the shop at the end of Sept as it just doesn't have the same feeling anymore. We will be doing the paper shows and are looking forward to concentrating on them so watch this space.
We already have some good offers so come and grab a bargain or two, all 12 by 12 papers have 20% off, sizzeix has 60% off and there are quite a few products have 30% off jewelery findings and beads are all 40% off and there are lots more.
bye for now,

Sunday, 19 June 2011

A Sad Loss

Please lift Amanda, Kay and their family in prayer right now if you will.  John passed away a short while ago and this is a sad loss for all.  Many of you will know him from the shop - a wonderful man, taken unexpectedly and who will be deeply missed.

Much appreciated


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Well another week over where does time go?
We are at the leisure center tomorrow so hope to see lots of you there. Amanda is doing a show in Taunton tomorrow so we have split up and gone solo! Normally Amanda and I do the shows together so it seems odd this time . Amy has gone to Taunton to help Amanda and John and Rosina are with me. Chris Stevens is demoing for us I am sure she will do a great job.
The long awaited sara kay stamps are now in stock.
Tuesday 14th of June we have a scrapbook night Rosina designed another great page for us to do, there are still a couple of spaces left so if you wan to come along give us a call.
happy crafting.
luv kay x

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


We have a sale on at the moment super bargains to be had Many items are half price so now is the time to pop along and grab yourself some bargains, xwe look forward to seeing you.

take care, kay x

p.s we have a fab class on Wed 25th May , the cutest cupcake box. book now to avoid disapointment.

Thursday, 12 May 2011


I just had alook at my blogg and have realised l am not so clever after all it is a real mess so sorry folks l think l need some more instuction!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so bye for now

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Suzy West

Hi there.  Sorry it's been a while since I posted over here at YTOC.  I had the chance to meet a 'crazy lady' (in the nicest possible way lol!) recently and to hang out with all the YTOC gals which is ALWAYS fun to do.  They're like a second family - really.  We have laughed AND cried together.  I know you guys out there know this - where else do you get such a warm and genuine welcome when you stop in store?

Sorry - I'm waffling and getting soppy too -  but I do sooooooo love those guys!

Back to Suzy - or should that be 2 Suzy's (Suezie's) LOL!  Boy do I hate this picture of me but hey I guess that's how you all see me huh?  It was sooooo weird whenever anyone called out our name, sometimes we both looked up and sometimes neither of us responded thinking it was the other one - so, so funny.  In the end Suzy got nick named 'Westie' (affectionately I might add).

Now THIS picture is soooo much better - these guys look so cute together don't they?, so natural - this is a great shot of Amanda when she gave Suzy the 'whistle stop' tour of Bury town centre.  And Suzy's page design is fab!  I am soooo casing this idea LOL!

Suzy is visiting from America right now and is crafting with Amanda at the NEC in Birmingham.  She teaches and creates fab designs for lots of the top companies and you can check out her great blog here.  I'm tellin ya!  This lady is famous!! She taught at the last CHA too - it's like mingling with craft royalty!!!

Oh yes my friends!  It ALL happens here in little ol' Bury St Edmunds and YTOC ya know ha,ha!  And our girlie Amanda has connections - she's not just a pretty face LOL!  And lucky ol' us - we get to meet some of her fabby crafter/designer friends too.  How cool is that?

Safe travels on your home journey Suzy :-)  Was super cool hangin out with ya.



Sunday, 6 March 2011

craftworkcards Julie Hickey

What a fun day we had in ytoc yesterday thanks to Julie and our friends and customers who enjoyed watching and getting new ideas from Julie what a talented lady hope she left some of her talent behind for all of us. We got to see the brand new collection called Warren I just love it, Julie also worked with the previous collection botanical and showed us how the collections can work together.
Thank you Wendy for the yummy cakes, (not good for the diet).
Amanda is back tomorrow after a hectic trip and is sorry to have missed all the fun.
Julie has left all the cards she made in the shop so if you need any ideas call in and see her cards. Hope you all have a good week, take care.
Kay xxx

More Julie Hickey Samples!

Well I promised to share more of Julie's fabby samples so without further adieu.......

These were the lovely new 'dotty' papers - all pearlescent and such pretty colour combinations.  And this first sample is such a great use of these shaped die-cuts as well and just perfect for Easter.

Julie shared a variation on the 'rolled rose' technique - this time with the edges folded over and instead of keeping them tightly rolled you let them spring open revealing a pretty 'shabby' style rose.  These papers are really substantial but still flexible so they're perfect for being manipulated into these fab flower embellishments.

As always Julie has been super clever piecing these die-cut shapes to 'bridge the gap' on the card at the right of this shot and some of the sentiment circles with a whole lot more text are gorgeous.

This is such a pretty sample and would make a lovely class project and wouldn't it look simply fab hanging on the wall in a craft room or work area?

These samples ony scratch the surface of all the great Craftwork Card papers and products that were demo'd on the day but it's so neat seeing them all made up - kinda makes you want one of everything huh LOL!

Julie Hickey Day & Craftwork Cards!

Well she arrived!  And what a day it was - one full of lovely inspirations, great new products, a fab class and lots of friends dropping by.  I couldn't think of a better way to spend a few hours could you?  Shame I could only stay a short while myself but I was grateful for the lift - thanks John.

Julie is such a lovely lady and she was a delight to watch.  Although not the owner of Craftwork Cards she is essentially the face of the company at all the best shows and events so how lucky were we to have her here in little ol' Bury St Edmunds.  Plus she shared that she has recently passed her 'screening test' so we might be seeing her on our TV screens in the very near future too!

Julie's designs are so pretty and effective - they make you just want to rush home and get started and there were lots of lovely samples to photograph from the day.  I will be sharing a few more over the next couple of posts for those of you who didn't have cameras handy (or missed her visit).  I know she was also leaving a few samples behind in store so drop by and check them out when you can. 

I especially loved these pretty box frames that were decorated up.  Wouldn't it just be fab to do one of these for a class!

And these were simply ADORABLE! Just in time for Easter.  Love, love, love the new 'dotty' card candy and there was even a new 'daisy' design too. 

Whether you choose to colour the entire image or just highlight one or two areas they make stunning cards.  No stamping, no mess and all on that great pearlescent card stock that takes ink so well whatever medium you choose.  I have inked it, chalked it and coloured it with paint and pens myself.  Julie was using pro-markers on the day - I must fish my new ones out and have a go lol!

And before I left I just couldn't resist having Kay take my picture with the 'rich & famous' celebrity - okay so Julie would probably say she's neither of these I'm sure, but she's most definately a celebrity in our books - and a very lovely one she is too.
Thanks sooooo much Julie.  I know it's not easy having everyone take your picture and I hope I did you justice with some of mine.  I hope too it won't be long before we get to see you in action again.  Best of luck with the 'acting' career!



Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Don't forget this SATURDAY 5th March Julie is in your Touch of Craft from 10am so come and say hello to her and see what fab cards she makes,she will be pleased to see you, don't miss this opportunity.
take care. Kay x

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Picture Updates

Finally got a couple of snapshots of items we posted about recently that I thought you might like to see.

First up is Kay's stunning handiwork from the Tim Holtz workshop.  I want, I want, I want the blue one LOL!

I was reminded of Chris who popped into the shop this week saying 'I want' I want' - she was talking about the Tim Holtz items she just HAD to have LOL!

But then again the more I look at this one the more I am liking it too!  And to think I'm not a fan of Tim Holtz - but these I really likey so who knows - I could be?  My daughter needs to see these - she is a fan of TH and would love to make something like this so a gift like this coming my way next Christmas might be rather cool.  Must send her a picture too :-)

Next up are a few shots of an upcoming class project.  This class is filling up fast so you'd best hurry if you still want on it.

It's aimed at beginners and experienced alike so we've kept it simple.  This is a card making kit.  I give these as gifts so I've been hoping for a chance to introduce you all to one - it's a great way to make your crafting pay so worth learning.  And better still you get to take a fun class and go home with a ready made gift - all for the one price!  Pretty neat huh?

The design is simple because there is soooooo much involved for a 2 hour class - trust me I know - I have been pre-cutting the chipboard shapes for you all.  But you won't get off that lightly.  We're working with those WOW glittered embossing powders so you'll need to die-cut your cardstock once we've glitzed it up.  Fun, fun, fun!

I often hear 'oh I didn't know we needed that' in class so girlies don't forget to bring your basic supplies along PLUS a dry embossing tool for lots of scoring (we'll provide the embossing heat guns) as well as some of that fabby red tape for boxes.  If you haven't yet discovered this stuff you simply MUST get yourself a reel for all those neat card kits you are gonna want to make and give after this class!



Monday, 21 February 2011

Putting on the Glitz!

Hi guys - Suezie checking in.  First up - gotta say I was lucky enough to see Kay's creations from her workshop with Tim Holtz up close and for real and they were lovely - the blue one was especially nice - gee I think it could even convert me LOL!  Just cos I'm not into Tim Holt's 'grunge' thang doesn't mean I can't appreciate many of you who are and the lovely things you spend hours creating.

I thought maybe since Kay had done a shout out for the next class page that I'd post a quick picture.  We get to put on the 'glitz' for the next couple of classes.  Told ya I was into that glittered embossing powder didn't I?

These are sooooo not my colours so I was surprised to be working with them but I'm really glad I did cos I like how it turned out.  After all I did choose them myself!  The papers are by BoBunny and from a series called Jazmyne which is part of their glittered range.  The accents are die-cut in chipboard and glitter embossed so we're gonna have lots of fun with this technique plus I added a few handstitched stems in at the last minute - sorry girls if you aren't keen on sewing but I liked the way it looked - it's not too much and it's by hand with pre-pierced holes so it should be just fine.

I've made a few other changes since this photo like the title frame being a bright glittered purple to make it 'pop' out off the page too - so much nicer than the one in the photo.  If I hadn't taken the page into the store already I'd have taken fresh snapshots of it - sorry.

The next class uses the same paper range and colour scheme plus the same chipboard style die-cut and glittered accents so don't worry if you can't make this one.  I'm using the same techniques across two classes even though the projects are completely different.  We will be making that handmade card kit I promised.  The sample for this is in store too if you'd like to see it and that class runs on 2 March.

Hope you can join us :-)


Saturday, 19 February 2011

Tim Holtz on the road, Julie Hickey Craftwork cards,does it get any better!

Hi all, Just had to tell you what a great day it was today,did my Tim Holtz on the road workshop,We did three canvases, the first 2 I liked ,but the 3rd one wasn't really my cup of tea and I didn't manage to get the last one finished so will do that on Monday. It rained all the way to Birmingham and all the way back John did all the driving bless him leaving Bury at 6am and not one moan. We are back to NEC tomorrow for the trade show so another early start! but I do love to see what is out there.
Suezie came into the shop this afternoon with Wed 2nd of March 's class all I can say it is not to be missed, so if you haven't booked don't miss the opportunity it's fabulous, you will be creating your own chipboard and glitter embellishments as well as making a gift for you to give to someone.
Don't forget all you craftwork card lovers Sat 5th of March 10am till 1pm Julie Hickey will be demoing in ytoc not to be missed.

take care,
kay x

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Last Night's Class

Just stoppin by to say last night's class was a really good one.  Anyone remember I posted this picture a while back?  Oops!  This doesn't have the word 'Sweet' in the upper left corner (sorry old photo) - you'll just have to trust me it WAS sweet.

This as it turns out was a beautiful page - and NO - I'm not just saying that because I designed and created it either.  I'm not that vain (I hope LOL!)  It had to been seen up close and for real so it's in store for anyone who missed it and it looks great in a frame - never mind an album - this is one for the wall.

Next class date is 2nd March and will be a handmade card kit - the kind that's perfect for gift-giving.  I love to share the pleasure of making things with others so we get the joy of making up the kit with handmade envelopes, card blanks and liners as well as various elements and even home made embellishments.  The recipient gets to enjoy making them whether they're a card maker or not.  They'll be perfect for a beginner trust me - now would I lie? And all this wrapped up in a pretty handmade box too!  Hope some of you get to join us for that one. I'm excited already and I haven't even made my sample yet!

Beyond that I think we'll be looking at a page with Spring in mind (would be cool if those fabby papers from American Crafts are here by then) but for now I'm off to play with some chipboard and have fun creating something different.

Happy Crafting!


Oh and don't forget Rosina has a Saturday class coming up PLUS Julie Hickey in store on 5 March!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Some Weekend Crafting

Hi there, Suezie here.

Amanda and I hung out at the store this weekend - both days - and no we didn't camp there over night but we did get a good chance to catch up with each other as well as get some crafting samples done.  We needed to play with the embossing powders to make scrap book pages and 3D projects so I thought you might like to see a few we came up with.

First up Amanda used this fab stamp to create this stunning glittered page.  Thanks Sarah for the use of these ADORABLE photos of your daughter - so, so cute and those curls are precious. It's always a joy to work with pictures like these and Amanda did a beautiful job.  The touch of 'bling' adds even more sparkle to the page and I love it.  Note the swirl on the nesty die-cut scalloped circle accent - a really lovely touch.

Many of you might not think of stamping on scrap book pages let alone embossing but I urge you to take a fresh look, branch out and give it a go.  If you are unsure then take a close look at the flowers on both pages.  They were each stamped on a scrap of paper, embossed, cut out and then added to the page.  This allows you a bit more freedom too and is perfectly acceptable.  Both techniques work really well.  For a few more pictures you can check out my blog here.

Next up was one of my pages.  Some pretty red and black lady bugs and again a cute subject in my photos - my grand-daughter Maddycakes.  Like I say it's a joy when you have good photos.  My ladybugs are stamped directly on to the page but my flowers, leaves and lettering have all been stamped, embossed, then cut out and added.  Mostly because I'm not as confident at embossing as Amanda but like I say - both techniques work really well.

Between us we made up several items but I'll close with sharing a joint one with you.  We made up a basic box, decorated it with paper and some stunning glitter embossed die-cut accents (shame you can't see them up close and for real - sorry).  These were made using the WOW! Clear Sparkle embossing glitter and if this one doesn't convert you then nothing will.  This product will be featuring heavily in a future class just as soon as I can create a project for you all.  Spring is around the corner so I have my thinking cap on girlies LOL!

And I have been lucky enough to bring a pot home from the crafting weekend so I can have a play and create a few more samples so I guess maybe I should quit blogging and go get to it huh?



Friday, 11 February 2011

Paper Roses

I just had to stop in and thank Kay for taking such good care of me, making me a cuppa etc.  So glad I could amuse you Kay :-)  Between you guys at YTOC, Jess, my hubby and even MY MOTHER! -  I've had more 'mickey' taken out of me this week than the last two put together!  Just wait till all you guys get something I can laugh at LOL!

Anyhow I also stopped by to thank Kay for showing me how to make one of those fab roses (while she babysat me) this week and to share a couple of pictures as proof.

I love this photo of Kay looking so happy (and healthier - well done you for sticking to the diet, you're looking pretty good there Kay) doing what she loves - crafting.

Amy jumped in on the tutorial too and these were our finished roses.  Aren't they pretty?

And these were some I made later that evening at home.  You can check out how I made the leaves over at my blog here for a step by step picture tutorial.  I had so much fun with these.  It feels so good to be crafting again - even if I do still lean to the left LOL! 

I for one am excited at seeing Julie Hickey.  I met her at a workshop last year and she is so nice and friendly.  I hope I can make it to YTOC on 5th March!



Thursday, 10 February 2011

countdown to Julie Hickey

Hope you have all got the 5th of March (sat)marked in your diaries. can't wait to see what she is demoing. She will be in the shop from 10am showing us all the great card ideas that she has. All you ladies that are lucky enough to be doing the workshop (and I am not one )boo hoo, it starts at 2pm bring your own tools and yourselves and we.ll do the rest

We had a lovely visit with Suezie today , her daughter Jessica is staying with her and they came into ytoc. Jessica left her mum in our capable hands! while she popped into town as they couldn't keep going left!!!!!!!!!!!!sorry Suezie we are not laughing at you but with you, because Suezie has a balance problem at the mo and only wants to go left. But we had a good gossip and made paper roses. It doesn't take much to keep us amused.
Don't forget class on Wed 16th we are making a lovely scrapbook page,there are still a couple of spaces left so if you want to come give us a call.
well bye for now look after yourselves.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Saturday Class

Hi folks!  Wanted to quickly post the project from Rosina's class this last Saturday.  These classes are proving to be very popular and it's not hard to see why.

 The project for class was this mini fold out photo album in a lovely colour combo of blue and green florals.

It unfolds to reveal several sections for photos and then each section opens out revealing even more space.  Pop in some cute photos and add a bit of journaling and a few extra embellishments and you have the perfect gift for capturing memories of a special even or trip. 

How cute would these be made up for your bridesmaids to remember the day or for each of the kids to keep their favourite vacation snapshots in?

Hope those of you who were there enjoyed tis class - I know Rosina sure enjoys teaching them!



Saturday, 5 February 2011

They're Coming!

Girls there are some ab fab papers comin soon to a store near you!  I already have a scrapbook page layout rolling around in my head after looking at these so I for one can't wait.  I'm desperate to do a page, or a card, or a project - something.  Just as soon as I can stand long enough I'm there.

Apologies that my little birdies are the wrong way round - amazing how you can take a photo, play with it, upload it and still not notice it's all going in the wrong direction LOL!  Sorry.

These fab papers are from American Crafts and a range called 'city parks'.  I'm not sure when they're due in exactly but the birdies would be super cute for Easter and Spring.  This range features a wonderful 'raspberry' colour and a pretty almost 'duck egg' blue as well as kinda 'mustard' yellow and 'lime' green.  There are some lovely colour combinations in this range and some lovely patterns too like hot air balloons, big bold blooms, birdies and funky circles (which would make funky flowers all on their own) plus spots, stripes, checks - just about everything you'd want - even a bit of stitch embossing on the lime green too.

This is my favourite pick for a scrapbook page and I think maybe it'll have to be a class page girls.  If I could've whipped these papers away with me yesterday I would have.  Amanda I'll have a couple of sheets of each of these designs on order if you please - one set for me and one for a class page.  I can't wait!



More Make 'n' Takes from CHA

Well as promised I'm back with more lovely pictures of Amanda's make 'n' takes from CHA and this first one's so stinkin' cute!

5. Aren't these colours just yummy?  Kinda reminds me of ice cream - mmmmm, mint choc chip, vanilla, strawberry and even a bit of raspberry ripple - all those colours are in there and they work beautifully together.  Amanda must've had so much fun with all these mini workshops.

And maybe a  feature shot showing that cute little saying.  I love the tree.

6. This one's a little pocket card held together with a 'belly band'.  Was it a border punch or a die Amanda? 

As yet I don't have any of the Nesty lacey dies that cut 'loops' or better still those lovely new 'beaded' ones - how neat are they!  You know the ones that are flying off the shelf.  They're on my wish lish :-).  They make such a difference don't they -  and all in one swift cut of the die too - could crafting get any better?  Oh I bet there are some fab things coming soon.  Anyone getting excited yet? (besides me that is LOL!)

This shot shows the inside with a really cute saying - "a cup of tea to say THANK YOU for all the things you've done and wish that the day will bring you Happiness & Fun!" and a pocket to tuck your T-bag into.  This kind of project is perfect for sending to a long distance friend or just for keeping in touch.

7. And I've saved the best for last girlies!  Would ya look at this beautiful rose pin.  The paper in this project makes all the difference and how cute to add a wee bug - love it!  It's simply amazing the things you can make when you manipulate a scrap of paper. 

I have yet to make a rolled rose despite drooling over them and Rosina and Kay have been making some absolutely stunning roses in store.  Maybe I should've just put a box full of them on my wish list huh?

Well did you guess my favourites?  I pick #4 - waving daisy card and #7 - rose brooch.  We'd love to hear which ones you liked best so post us a comment.  Who knows maybe I can talk Amanda into parting with one in a random draw.  Would ya like that?   

Let me know and maybe I can have a word with her for ya :-)

Next post is some yummy papers that are coming this way.



Catching Up

Today I stopped in at YTOC to catch up with Amanda and the girlies - seems like ages since I last saw everyone and as we know Amanda has been to CHA in America and back since then.  There was so much to catch up on so be warned there are lots of lovely piccies in this post :-)

First up I took photos of some of the lovely  make 'n' takes Amanda made while she was there.  I love make 'n' takes don't you?  I have at least 2 favourites from this group - can you tell which ones they are I wonder?  Oh but I have more favourites to come later too.

1. The first I'm sharing is a pretty scrapbook page full of butterflies, butterflies and even more butterflies!  I kinda think Amanda should add some of those fabulous stamped and embossed butterflies she has been making to this page - wouldn't they just look adorable in pink or blue glittered powder with 3D wings?  And that pretty scalloped edge is a new border punch - am so loving that one and I wasn't the only one who admired it either.

 2. This next one is a calendar birthday pocket which is such a neat idea.

And this shot shows the calendar pulled out - this looks like it was nice and easy to make but so effective.  I love the bright colours in this project too.

3. And how cute is this little house!  Isn't it just adorable?  I just love those roof shingles and that deep vintage red colour as well - such a lovely shade of red.

Thought maybe I'd share a close up shot of the details as well.

4. I loved EVERYTHING about this card, clean, simple, great colours, polka dots, giant scallop and pretty papers and just wait until you see what happens when you pull on the daisy's stem girls!

Up pops a daisy!  Isn't this just the cutest flower card?  And if you pull it back and forth the daisy kinda waves at you - so, so sweet!  This die is coming but you might have to be patient - NOT one of my strong points LOL.

I have several more photos to share - GOSH just how many make 'n' takes did Amanda do?  I'll save some for tomorrow so check back.  As today was my first trip out and about and a real struggle thanks to this 'oopsy daisy' virus - get it 'daisy' - well it made me smile anyhow; I am suddenly all tuckered out this evening so I'm turning in for an early night.  Rest is supposed to be helpful for Labyrinthitis apparently.  Blog posting will just have to wait until another day but I will tomorrow - promise :-)  I have things to post on my own blog too (thanks Kay & Amanda) plus I have Rosina's Saturday class item to post as well as a trip to Northampton and back to collect my daughter and bring her home for the week.

So in the words of Arnie - 'I'll be back!' (and with lots more piccies)



Sunday, 30 January 2011

Where does time go, Amanda's trip to the CHA is already half over, hopefully she will see some exciting products.
Some great new products in the shop. Sheena Douglas stamps,a new blade to attatch to your clever cuts cutters and the new more compact cutter from clever cuts at only £12.99 with 3 blades. The well loved rocker blocks from crafters companian they make stamping soooo easy I lurve them, to add to that we are the only store at this moment in time to carry the six fab new colours from WOW, can life get any more exciting! yes it can. If only I could have taken some pictures of these products! but l think Amanda has my camera and I need a lesson on how to!he he. Yet another project on my how to list, I hope I have time for all these projects I have lined up for me to learn.
well I guess thats all for now as Hebe is sitting by me asking for her dinner (she knows she is boss!) take care and happy crafting

Friday, 21 January 2011

What a lovely day today, the sun is shining can't wait till it is warm as well.
The class on Wednesday evening went well even though Suzie wasn't feeling her best' hope you are feeling better now Suezie. Everyone seemed to go home happy having had a few hours me time and created some really cute pillow boxes, just think of the fun they will have thinking of what to fill them with.
Suezie's next evening class is on Wednesday 16th of Feb. starting at 6.30pm if you would like to book call us on 01284 761222.
Rosina's sat morning session for Feb is on the 5th. the sample is in the shop it is a mini flip album . She is really on the ball having made a very cute easter basket for the following month, it is getting very hard keeping up with her,he he.
Amanda is of to the CHA in the States next week with WOW so gets to see everything new thats being launched there (she tells me its hard work yeah!!)
Remember Julie Hickey is coming instore to demo in March, her workshop is now full and l didn't even get a place. We are looking forward to having her here.
take are all, happycrafting. kay xx


Saturday, 8 January 2011

Love is in the Air!

I thought since Amanda and Kay had changed the background on the blog - a new look for a New Year :-) that I would title this post 'Love is in the Air!' in keeping with all those lovely fluffy clouds LOL!

We girlies at YTOC have talked about keeping the blog more updated and we're going to try to do better - we promise!  We should be getting hooked up to the net in-store in the next week or so to make this easier so hopefully throughout the year you'll get regular posts from all of us on the YTOC creative team.  And who knows where that may lead to?  We love to share our crafting with you and we love to see your own creations when you bring them into the store too so please bring them in to share.

In keeping with our promise I'm sharing a page sample that I dropped off in store yesterday.  This is for a class coming up on 16 February that I will be teaching so I hope you like what you see.

There are some really pretty details going on in this page including some yummy papers from Basic Grey and my ever favourite Bo Bunny polka dot papers too .  There's a good supply of these polka dot papers in a wide range of colours in store and a just as well - I use them all the time - I just love em'.  In fact I liked how this page turned out so much I am re-creating it today so I can have a copy for myself.

For those of you who take the scrapbooking classes maybe you should try this for 2011 - create a class page for yourself and then set aside an afternoon at home to re-create it for a friend or family member and you'll have an album full of pages to keep for yourself by the end of the year plus some lovely crafting gifts to give away too! Anyone up for the challenge?  I know I am!

I hope you've enjoyed this sample.  Rosina is creating a super cute Valentine mini album today in class so I'll try to get a sample picture posted for you.  Those of you that are booked onto the class - hope you have a fab time.

I have a few more pictures over on my own blog here if you want to stop by and take a look. 



Thursday, 6 January 2011

January Class

We wanted to post a quick picture of the project for the class due to take place on Wednesday 19 January.  The theme is Valentines Day - yes we know Christmas has only just come and gone but do you know how many Valentine's projects we've been seeing on the net lately?  Absolutely loads - that's how many and it wouldn't do for us to be left behind now would it?

This class is called 'pillow talk' and Suezie has created three different sized pillow boxes perfect for filling and gift giving to someone you love this February.  Actually they'd look every bit as pretty decorated up for Easter, Birthdays and yes even Christmas 2011 if you really want to get ahead.  In fact you really won't want to miss out on making these cute boxes because the possibilities are simply endless.

You can check out more over on Suezie's blog.  There are still just a few places left and I know Suezie is really looking forward to catching up with you all as are we.  And don't forget we still have Saturday classes planned for this year too - these were very popular last year so we plan to continue offering these. 

Can we take this opportunity to say we hope you all had a great Christmas (and that you got a few new crafting goodies too) and to wish all our customers a very happy, healthy New Year for 2011.