Thursday, 24 November 2011

Catch up Week

Been out to Papermaze today helping to pick orders in their 50% off sale, after the fire they had at the beginning of November. It's amazing how much some crafters are spending, especially so close to christmas! There has been some great bargins to be had like the Martha Stewart punches, Tim Holtz sizzix you can imagine these were the first things to be snapped up. I've treated myself to a couple of American Craft Albums and some thickers, so been very reserved.LOL. Tuesday it took me TWO hours to pick a 4 page order!
Had a catch up week this week as I'm on holiday from work and don't go back until Tuesday night.
I've made some special christmas cards for my crafty friends, made my secret santa pressie, started on my challenge pieces which myself a 5 crop friends set each other each month, done the layout for the Bramford January crop kit and helped at Papermaze for two days all in all I've had a productive week. Tomorrow I need to get some housework done then I'll spend some time getting things ready to take to the Scrapagogo crop on Saturday. I'm going to be organised for once and only take what I intend doing.
I'm also intending to get all my christmas cards written over the weekend, so I can get those that need sending sent. We're off to Lakeside on the 7th December to get the christmas shopping done, it's a nice day out and they have a nice Range store on the retail park.

Janina xx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Cropping Tomorrow

It's the monthly Bramford Crop tomorrow, only one more left to go for 2011. This year has flown by. Is it 7 or 8 weeks 'til Christmas this weekend.?! I've started my Christmas shopping, got a few bits for my 3 kids stockings and ordered Aaron's main pressie online as it was so much cheaper that way.
Sold my old Digi SLR camera on ebay last weekend, I'd never used it properly...............did'nt understand the instructions..LOL so have now bought myself a new Nikon Coolpix digi camera from Argos which was half-price, it came today, is alot smaller and so much lighter. I had a quick play snapping pics of my craft room. Instructions look alot easier too.
I've also ordered a sewing machine to be used at the crop, I like to see sewing on layouts and cards, Karen does some lovely examples so I'm hoping she'll give our croppers a demo!
Next Saturday I'm doing a tabletop sale so hope to sell some of my handmade cards, then the next Saturday I'm doing the local WI's Christmas Fayre, so hope to sell a few more.
Well must go get things sorted for tomorrows crop, not sure what I'm going to take to do, never normally get much if anything done...........just chatting!

Have a great weekend.
Janina x