See our range of great crafting products at the following venues.

Excelsior Crafts, High Street, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire

Monday, 9 August 2010


Sorry it has been a while but I have been very busy getting the Christmas stock ready.
The Kanban range is absolutely stunning and has been an instant hit. We have just had some new items delivered today as well as a nice range of Christmas papers and card stock.They will be on the web site in a few days but will be available at Excelsior Crafts from Thursday.I will also have the new items with my at the next craft fair.
Please take a look on the web site to see some of the Christmas cards I have made using the new products.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

My Friend

Thursday is a very special day for me, my lovely friend Kay is coming to visit with her hubby Barry and son Gerard. It has been 5 years since I have seen Kay and Barry and it will be the first time of meeting Gerard.The weather isn't looking to good for the next few days but I am sure we will all have a great time.
Bye for now.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Fancy Gift Bags

Hope you are all enjoying the nice weather.
Just thought I would show you new line I am currently developing. Rather than the run of the mill gift bags that you can buy I thought I would make a range of bags in different sizes for all occasions. I will have a selection available at my next craft fair for Weddings and Birthdays but then I will be concentrating on Christmas lines.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Well, it's been a while since my last post so I thought I had better give you all an update. Just where does the time go.
My big news is I now have an account with Kanban, I have always loved their products and the quality and originality is second to none. Hopefully the web site will soon be showing the new products. I have also finally got some card inserts. I have been asked for these so many times but not managed to find any that are of the quality I was happy with.
I have made a couple of cards using the "Zen Garden" pack that I hope you like.
For next Thursdays class I thought as a follow on from the stamping we did a few weeks ago we would carry on the theme and use different colouring mediums to get the most out of your stamped images.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Good News

I am so happy today, Andy has had his last hospital appointment today and everything is as it should be, after a horrid 8 months he can start getting his life back together again. (Still can't do the hoovering though). So no more 140 mile round trips to the hospital.
I have put a couple of tag cards on as this style is what I will be demonstrating next Thursday. These can be made easily but look effective.
I also had the unfortunate task of having to make a sympathy card for my Mum in Law. The subject matter is always the most difficult part to do I think but I was quite pleased with the result.I have a christian text stamp that I stamped and embossed in gold and then just used a small decoupaged lily for the embellishment.
I apologise for you not being able to enlarge the images. I am working on this but not getting very far. I will persevere though and hopefully it shouldn't be too long before you can see the pictures better.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

What a Surprise.

I just had to share my experience on the beach with the dogs this morning.
Having been in a world of my own listing to my MP3 player and throwing the ball for the dogs I looked up to come across a huge grey seal about 8 feet away from me on the shore line.I assumed it was dead as we do get a few washed up on the beach. The seal was about 4-5 feet in length.Bruce and Ellie started heading towards it so I called them back to me, Ellie came but Bruce decided to investigate further.
The seal then turned it's head towards us so I now knew it was in fact very much alive. I don't know who was more surprised, Bruce or the seal. Anyway, it turned very quickly and shot into the sea, Bruce decided not to follow as he is a bit of a wuss in the water. The seal leapt and dived into the sea and then came back up again and started swimming along the shore line diving into the sea and popping up again.
What a lovely start to the day. I feel very blessed to have been so close and witness such a lovely sight.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Acetate Cards for Thursday 20th May.

Just though I would give a heads up on our class for the 20th of May. I came up with this idea for using acetate on a card after seeing a shop bought one with acetate on.
I think it looks a bit different and is very easy to achieve.
I hope you like some of the samples I have made.

Todays dog walk.

Took the dogs out this morning wrapped up like Nanooka The North complete with hat and gloves. After about 15 minutes I realised this was not quite the right attire. Stuffed my gloves and woolly hat into my pockets instantly making me look three sizes bigger, took off my coat and tied it round my waist. (Not an easy task whilst trying to hold onto two dogs, they did however sit for me bless them) I was Still wearing my thick fleece and t.shirt plus walking boots and socks. A tad cooler now.our walk took so much longer today due to all the baggage I was carrying rather than wearing.

Friday, 7 May 2010

New Items Coming.

Hello everyone,

just wanted to let you know that I am now awaiting some new super duper crafting goodies.
Lovely stamps from Personal Impressions with animals, swirls and flourishes.
Plus a fantastic stunning range of K&Co items including grand adhesions, mat stacks, glittered and gem rub ons, stickers, die cuts and lots more. You will not be dissapointed when you see this fantastic range.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Thursday Craft Club class

This week will be concentrating on stamping and embossing.
I will have lots of ideas and tips for you on how to get the best out of your stamps and for those of you new to stamping I will be explaining the basics too.
Look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Great News

Hello Everyone.
Hope you had a nice bank holiday.
Terrible weather on the coast on Sunday and came back from walking the dogs looking like Lawrence of Arabia in a sand storm.
Had a great couple of craft fairs this weekend and thank you to all the lovely people who came to visit.
I have just received confirmation that I will be now be supplying Personal Impressions stock. Lots of new products will be coming to our web site and include, Anna Griffin, Martha Stewart, K & Co, Personal Impressions stamps and many more new and exciting crafting products.
So watch this space and the web site for lots of new and exciting arrivals.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Waiting on News

I have applied to a new supplier for an account. Some of you will know that my favorite crafting designer is Anna Griffin who is from the USA. I am also a fan of K&Co again a USA company. If I am accepted I will be able to purchase crafting goodies from these companies.
I should know within the next week if I have been accepted, then Wohoo!!!!!! New crafty goodies will be appearing on the web site and at the Craft Fairs.
I will announce my application good or bad as soon as I hear anything.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Got wet walking the dogs this morning so I thought I deserved a treat and decided to try out the owl in the new range of stamps by Jane Netley Mayhew.
I hope you like my designs.
I will be demonstrating stamping techniques in a couple of weeks at my weekly card making class.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

I will soon be posting how to make specific cards along with photo's and instructions.
Hope you are all enjoying the nice weather.
Getting ready for the Craft Fair at the Meridale Center in Sutton on Sea on Sunday. Lots of crafts for all including cards, jewelery,box gifts, embroidered towels, knitted products, paintings, custom made dog leads, lovely handmade bags, aprons and knitted cakes, and of course my stall with card making products.
Refreshments are available along with lots of scrummy cakes.