Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Winter Sale now on ...

It's finally here!

The Online Winter Sale is now on.

Up to 70% off selected stock.

If you still need items for Christmas then the last day for shipping out orders is tomorrow (Thurs 20th Dec)
Orders need to be with us by 12 noon if they are to catch the courier.

The office (and shop) is closed as of 4.30pm tomorrow until 2nd January 2013.  
You can still place orders over Christmas and we will be dispatching but delivery dates will be dictated by our Courier Company.

We have also now added a 'collection' option to the delivery choices when you place your order online which means that you can order and save the delivery costs by collecting from the warehouse.

Check out the offers at  when the items are gone, the prices won't be repeated!

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

What a lucky girl ...

A while ago I entered a competition on Facebook to win some Lindor Chocolates. I never gave it any more thought but look what should arrive in the post today! 

Thank you Lindor. I am going to save these to share with the family on Christmas Eve!


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Finished commission ...

This week the Philpott family are at home nursing bugs that the girls have picked up from school.  

I am feeling much better today and so this is the first time that I have sat down at the computer to catch up.  Poor Mr P. has had to take tablets so that he can go to the warehouse to sort out the orders.  Fortunately he had the worst of his bug over the weekend and so is feeling a little better now!

As I have been mainly in bed with the girls watching Christmas films on the Christmas 24 channel I have not done any crafting at all.  

So instead I thought that I would share a little commission that I completed earlier in the year for a very lovely customer whose daughter (a nurse) was celebrating a 21st Birthday.

I'll be back with some more projects soon!


Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Carol Concert - Day 2 ...

So, this afternoon Mr. P. and I were back at the School watching the repeat performance of the girls' Carol Concert.

Each year the Nativity Play and the Carol Concert are held in the School's Chapel which is never quite big enough for all of the Mums, Dads, Grandparents and friends of family that want to watch their little superstars perform.  This year the school had the great idea of putting on 2 performances of the Carol Concert (as well as the Nativity) in the hope that this would distribute the audience across 2 days.  

On the whole it worked but there were several sets of parents (of which we were one) that were so determined to support their little ones that even if the school had arranged 100 performances we would have gone to see all of them - I'm sure that defeats the object but we did get to eat mince pies afterwards on both days so it was all good for us!

Due to the short day again today there has not been any time to create a new project so here are a set of paper collage cards that I created last year ...

I have a couple of other little projects with instructions lined up to show you over the weekend so I'll be back again soon!


Thursday, 6 December 2012

A little short on time ...

It is a short day for us today and tomorrow as we are off to watch Mia and Amy in their Carol Concert at school.  

As we are running around to get orders out with the courier before we leave I have not had time to create anything for the Blog.  I know that I have said to those of you who were at the workshop last Saturday that I would be sharing ideas for making your own gift wrap this week and I will still be posting about this but just a couple of days later.

In the meantime, here is a Christmas card that I created for Mia last year and did not get round to giving it to her so she will be getting it this year.

Also there is just time to remind you that as of this Saturday you can come and visit us at the showroom/shop in Shefford.  

We open on Saturday  9.30am - 4.30pm 

Sat 15th December 9.30am - 4.30pm (Our Winter Sale starts)

Don't forget that the workshop list is out as well now.  Some of the dates are already full but there are still spaces left on most workshops and on the Free Valentines Workshops.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Santa's Magic Key ...

The snow has arrived and in our house this means that Santa is getting ready to leave the North Pole.  

The girls are so excited (me too if I am honest!).  Last night after they had finished their homework they went onto the Santa Tracking site so that they could synchronize their watches with Santa's delivery schedule.

Before the girls went to bed we hung Santa's Magic Key up.  At the moment it is by the Fireplace but on Christmas Eve we will hang it on the front door so that Santa can find it if he needs it ...

If you would like to have a go the poem is printed at the bottom of this post ...

We added a book ring, some ribbon and a bell ...

Mr P. and I made up a little rhyme to add to the label.  The rhyme was printed onto brown card stock, trimmed into a tag shape and then scrunched up a little to make it look old. At the book ring end we used 3 layers of card to make sure that the label will last for a long time.  We also added some dark brown ink around the edge of the tag and added a little glitter to the edges.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas Ice Skates ...

Do you remember the ice skates from a few posts back that Mr P. had found on E-bay for me?

This weekend they received their 'make over' and now hang by the fire.  I am so pleased with the result.  I would like to have some candy canes coming out of the top of the boots as well.  But so far I cannot find any in the Supermarkets!

{the tag that you can see hanging here is a 'Fat Face' label.  I save all of them when I buy new clothes and have used lots of them on cards and projects}

Do you remember the chair that I painted over the Summer to take to the Antiques Market?  I loved it so much that I convinced Mr P. to let me keep it and now it has become a lamp table and a place for my musical Santa to sit.

And finally for today.  Here is a little picture of the letters that Mia & Amy have written to Santa which are on the fire waiting to be whisked up the Chimney and off to the North Pole...

I hope that you are having a lovely time decorating and getting ready for the big day.  I'll be back later with more Christmassey pictures.


Monday, 3 December 2012

Free Valentines Workshops ...

If you have looked at the workshop list already you will have noticed that we have several FREE Valentines workshops running in early February.

We did not add the Sunday date to the previous list so the date has been added now.  

You can see the workshop list by clicking on the picture above.

From past experience our free workshops do not hang around for long so if you want to 
book ... best to get in early.

Happy Crafting!

New workshop list out ...

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Lots of Christmas decorating at the Philpott house which I will post about later but in the meantime here is the link to the new workshop list.

The workshops are now on line for you to look at and book.  

All of the workshops on this list are taking place in Shefford.

The workshops are strictly limited to 6 people.

If you book your workshops before 18th December use code 


and get 10% off all workshops and any other purchases.