Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Update on John's Workshop Places. . . . . . . .

Hello everyone. Just an update on the availability for John's workshop.
There are now two full day spaces available as a couple of folk have transferred to the northern workshop and there are also a couple of morning only sessions now available as a couple of the ladies have moved to afternoon only sessions due to travel issues.

Please contact me on the email address below if you are interested in booking the final spaces.



John will hold 2 workshops, one 10 - 12.30 and the other 1.30 - 4, covering different stamping/die cutting projects.
I will be his Debbie McGee (without the gold sequins) assisting where required and making sure that the hot water is plentiful for teas and coffees.

There will be a buffet lunch from 12.30 - 1.30 so any one wishing to do just the afternoon session should ensure they are there for 12.30 so they don't miss out on the food.

There will also be a pop up shop selling John's products and some other crafty bits and bobs. Payment for items can be made by cash or card on the day.

The venue itself is a lovely little club with parking and disabled access and with lovely views over the canal and countryside. It is also only 2 minutes drive from the junction with the M6, M69 and A46. As the M1 also links with the M69 and M6, at a 10 to 15 minute drive, it is handy for for folk coming from all directions.

Please contact me on lockerscrafts@gmail.com for further details or to make a booking. A deposit will secure your booking.

Hope to see you there.

TTFN
Ang x


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Walk Like an Egyptian. . . . . . .


Good morning everyone. Hope this finds you well.

Welcome to J.Ward the latest paddler in the duck pond. Thank you for joining us.

Its been a manic couple of weeks here with 2 lots of samples to make and all the blog posts, a trip to Hochanda and sorting out the bookings for the workshop.
The venue wasn't available to add on the Sunday as well so we are looking at other dates or possibly another central venue for those of you who missed out.

Now, I'm back to John's samples today (I will alternate with Daisy's for the next few posts).
I don't do inky or messy fingers as a rule but it had to be done when I saw the tree stamps.
I will add again, that I don't have the media plates or a stamp press (though that may be obvious lol!!!) so all stamping was done commando and without a safety net.


Ingredients
White and brown card
John Next Door Winter Flowers stamps
John Lockwood sentiment
Variety of Memento and Distress inks


In case you were wondering about the title of this post (apologies if you weren't lol!!!) I hadn't got the pyramids in mind when I did it, just mountains or hills at sunrise/set but when I was in the Green Room watching John last Tuesday, a fella from a jewellery company who had been on earlier, asked me if I had been to the pyramids when the card came on screen.
I still didn't twig when he asked (dense or early start. . . . . . could be either or both lol!!!) so I said no and that it seemed an random question.
He then pointed out my peaky mounds. . . . . . . . stop right there those of you with rude thoughts lol!!!
I can see it now so I don't mind if people want to imagine here, Egypt or anywhere as long as it looks ok.

Mr D will be performing his pulling duties again today so watch out on the next post for the winners name.
Also, if there is any update on the extra workshop situation, I'll let you all know.

So for now, be good.

TTFN
Ang x

Ps.....Thank you Barbara. Mr L has told me he has the pate. I should be seeing him Wednesday so I'm hoping he hasn't scoffed it all by then lol!




Sunday, 23 July 2017

Craft Workshop With John Lockwood. . . . . .


PLEASE NOTE, THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
We had tried to book the venue for Sunday 3rd September too but sadly the venue us not available.
We will continue to try and book another date/venue so keep an eye on this blog and John's for further details.
Apologies for disappointing anyone but we will try our best to get an extra date.

Best wishes
Ang x

Good morning folks. As promised, details of the workshop arranged by myself and John are above.
Usually, John's workshops are arranged by retailers but this is the first one he is doing under his own steam (and some hot air from me too lol!!!) so we hope that you can make it.

John will hold 2 workshops, one 10 - 12.30 and the other 1.30 - 4, covering different stamping/die cutting projects.
I will be his Debbie McGee (without the gold sequins) assisting where required and making sure that the hot water is plentiful for teas and coffees.

There will be a buffet lunch from 12.30 - 1.30 so any one wishing to do just the afternoon session should ensure they are there for 12.30 so they don't miss out on the food.

There will also be a pop up shop selling John's products and some other crafty bits and bobs. Payment for items can be made by cash or card on the day.

The venue itself is a lovely little club with parking and disabled access and with lovely views over the canal and countryside. It is also only 2 minutes drive from the junction with the M6, M69 and A46. As the M1 also links with the M69 and M6, at a 10 to 15 minute drive, it is handy for for folk coming from all directions.

Please contact me on lockerscrafts@gmail.com for further details or to make a booking. A deposit will secure your booking.

Hope to see you there.

TTFN
Ang x

Saturday, 22 July 2017

More Daisy's. . . . . . .


Good morning all. . . . . . . . . sorry, its me again.

Like a bad penny (or bus, Cara . . . . . how is that spade? Hahaha!!!) I'm back. Thank you for clicking "follow" Barbara. It must have gone through as you're definitely showing as a follower.

After therapy for the thought of Maureen in lederhosen, I have discovered the address you need to go to for the best wisterias. . . . .its Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA ask for Liz or Phil.

Now, I mentioned before, that, although the Daisy's stamps are called "cute" you don't have to do cute with them and today's card is another example of non cute.
The fading away of the colour towards the centre is intentional before anyone thinks I ran out of ink lol!!! I had also stamped the snowflake corner with 3 different colour inks at a time.


Ingredients
White and blue card
Silver mirror card
Daisy's Cute Penguin stamp set (snowflakes)
Daisy's Cute Reindeer stamp set (sentiment)
Presscut circle dies
SB Snowflake Pendant 2013 
Memento Dew Drop inks


I will give you all a rest for a couple of days now as you're all probably suffering from Duckus Overloadus by now lol!!! The only 2 know cures are a suppository or rest. . . . . . .I'm recommending that you get the rest lol!!!
I also promise, I will catch up with my blog visits over the weekend.

I will post a separate post giving details of the workshop John and I have organised. And when I said Midlands, it is the proper Midlands, not like Midlands Today reporting from Hereford lol!! (I hear you Maureen).

Have a great weekend.

TTFN
Ang x

Ps. . . . . Don't forget to comment here, if you're a follower, to go into the prize draw.







Friday, 21 July 2017

Daisy's Day Two. . . . . . . .


Good morning crafty pals. Hope you are being good?

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments, particularly over the last few manic days. You really are a lovely bunch. . . . . . even Bonnie Fletcher, Clyde Killen and their Yorkie getaway driver lol!!! Talking of which, I'm going to I-Player the Gardeners World featuring the wisterias to see if they give an address, which I will then put on my side bar, pretending its my house to put the ram raiders off the scent.

A very warm welcome to David J, Sandra, Linda, mryoak, Morag and Pauline J who have kindly clicked "follow", hopefully intentionally rather than thinking it was the "delete the boring bint" button hahaha!!!

Don't forget, anyone who is a follower and comments on Tuesday's post (click here) is in with a chance of winning the little paddle Prize on offer.

Now, today's card is another sample from the Daisy's Jewels and Crafts shows that were on Hochanda yesterday. I hope you managed to watch. Even though the stamp sets are called "cute" you can do non cute things with them too. I also love the little MDF Christmas shapes too, particularly the leaping reindeer/stag.


Ingredients
Cream and dark purple card (Ross)
SW Snowflake Corner, Border and Tag die
Daisy's Cute Penguin stamp set (Snowflake stamps)
Daisy's Cute Reindeer stamp set (Sentiment)
Daisy's MDF Reindeer
Variety of Distress Inks
Black marker
Stampendous fine white embossing powder
Pearlage


I was going for the leaping reindeer/stag against the moonlight look (hopefully achieved).

Well, Tuesday was a long and tiring day as John picked me up in the Craftmobile (its like the Batmobile, but we didn't have to wear our underpants over our tights) at 6.30am. 
There is only usually one 6.30 I see in a day and that's pm!!!

They are a really lovely team at Hochanda and it was bizarre that a couple of the presenters and producers came into the Green Room as they wanted to meet "Mrs Duck". Bit embarrassing but if I was "Mrs Smith" they probably wouldn't have been that curious lol!  Fascinating though to see behind the scenes.
Helped John set up (and pack up at the end) and didn't he do fabulously. I'm in the queue for some media plates too as they are currently as rare as rocking horse poo.
If you've got a set, bang em on eBay for £50 lol!!!

Thank you for bearing with my post overload this week. I know its usually just a couple of times per week, which normally teeters round everyone's yawn threshold (I thought I'd say that before anyone else does lol!!!) so I hope the post fest hasn't pushed you over the edge.
Next week, normal service will be resumed.

Also, in the next couple of days, John and I will be giving details of a craft workshop day we have set up for 2nd September at a Midlands venue, very handy for the M6, M69(M1), M6(M1) and A46.

That's me for today folks. Be back again tomorrow with another Daisy's card. . . . . . .bet you can't wait lol!!!

TTFN
Ang x



Thursday, 20 July 2017

MAWTT Challenge 50. . . . . . . .


Hello, me again . . . . . . just as you thought it was safe to visit blogs again lol!!!

I'm back with my DT card for the latest challenge over at MAWTT. Its Carole's turn to host and the theme she has chosen is. . . . . . . . . 

Age as a focal point

Hope you have time to pop over to the challenge and see the other DT cards and even join in.


Ingredients
Cream and pink card
First Edition Mulberry Kisses paper
SW Timeless Striplet
Memory Box alphabet dies
CE Stitched Numbers stamps
Un-named embossing folder
Pearlage


I made this for a friend's daughter's birthday earlier in the year.

Short and sweet from me having had 2 blog posts to sort.

Still tired from Tuesday but thank you everyone for your comments. Will do a fuller posting tomorrow.

TTFN
Ang x



Daisy's Jewels & Crafts on Hochanda. . . . .


Good morning everyone. Hope all is ok with you.

Well, apologies for teasing you all but my exciting news is that I had been invited onto the Daisy's Jewels and Crafts design team and happily said "Yes".

Daisy's was my local craft store but has now moved to an on-line and craft show based business. They had their first show on Hochanda a few weeks ago and are back on your screens today at 7am and 12pm on Hochanda with Jo Austin.

I have made some samples for the shows so I hope you can tune in.

Now, my first card I'm showing for the team is this cute little fella. You all know I don't do cute or colouring but I couldn't resist this fab penguin.


Ingredients
White and red card
Presscut Oval dies
Daisy's Snowflake mask
Daisy's Cute Penguin stamp . . . . .  stamped onto Daisy's Cute Penguin MDF shape
Spectrum Noirs
Teeny red bling


There are 4 sets of stamps, featuring the penguin, a reindeer, Santa and an Elf.

The masks give a great deep emboss.

More cards to come over the next few days but I hope you get chance to see the shows or have a look at Daisy's website.

Sorry to disappoint those of you who thought I was screen testing at Hochanda on Tuesday to be on TV today . . . . . . I have a face for radio so they wouldn't let me on lol!!!
Hope it wasn't too much of an anti climax for you but having my cards on TV with 2 different companies in 2 days did excite lil ol' me lol!!!

Back again at 9am with my latest MAWTT DT card . . . . . . . . . its all go here!!!

TTFN
Ang x

P.S I will greet new followers tomorrow as its a bit hectic doing 2 blog posts for one day but thank you all anyway folks.



Update on John's Workshop Places. . . . . . . .

Hello everyone. Just an update on the availability for John's workshop. There are now two full day spaces available as a couple of fo...

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