Sunday, 2 February 2014

Life is a Cabaret!!!!

How true is that saying! 

The past week has been a bit manic, with the "day job" and also the "crafty job"! But I love every minute of it, well most of the time!

On Saturday I was at one of my favourite craft shops of all time, the award winning Coleman's Craft Warehouse in Rushden near Northampton. On the first Saturday of each month they have a Big Demo day with at least 3 different demonstrators, all doing something different. The staff and customers are all so nice and friendly and on the demo days there is tea, coffee and cake!!!!! I am very lucky and honoured to be asked to go back several times during the course of the year (I may even get a key to the warehouse soon!) and this year I will also be doing workshops, normally the weekend after I have been to the demo day. Anyway, yesterday was the first Big Demo day and I had great fun playing with some wonderful products from Pinflair - Gentle Blends, Buff It, Glitter Paste and Background Artists, and by the look of the emptyish table at the end of the day, the customers loved it too! Now I just need to prep for the workshop on the 15th using the above products - once I have sorted it, I will post again with some of the samples.

So, back to today, for some reason when I went to bed last night, I thought today was a work day, so I set the alarm clock for my 4am wakeup. When the alarm went off this morning, I woke with a start and then realised it was Sunday. No chance of turning over and going back to sleep, as once the alarm went off, Shep and Cassie wanted to go for a walk. Shep is a Sheltie and Cassie is a cat - here they are going for a walk

and here they are having a rest!

It seemed like ages until 9am arrived, ready to watch the award winning Barbara Gray on Create & Craft with Nigel May - I love to watch the shows when I can, as I love to see what the rest of the design team have come up with using the same stamps, and as always, I was blown away with what they had done - amazing, stunning, awesome are just a few words to describe what they had all done. Anyway, here are the samples I made for the show

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the weekend

Paul x


  1. I caught a bit of the 2pm show and saw your easter bunny card.
    They are all smashing Paul.
    I had a lol moment at Cassie going for a walk with Shep, although i've known other cats that have done it.

  2. Stunning set of samples are the king of pattern building...just remember to set your alarm for is Monday....x

  3. Beautiful cards, Paul. xx Maggie

  4. Stunning cards as ever Paul, I love how you make stamps into patterns. X

  5. Hi Paul,
    Is there any chance you could do a step by step of the fathers day card you made above? Im new to working with stencils but love the effect you have on that card.
    Thanks Morwenna x