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.