Monday, 23 February 2009

Cool Classes Coming Up

Can't wait for the weekend. We have classes running all through the weekend here at Sir Stampalot and here's a teaser of some of the projects that those of you are lucky enough to have signed up for, will be creating:

Brenda Weatherill is running several classes on friday with the theme "Black and White with a hint of Hot Pink" using the new debut 2009 Hero Arts Stamps.

Brenda's then back again for an all day class on saturday for some glamourous cards using Glimmer Mists

and this superb accordian book using one of the tree design stamps from A Stamp In the Hand.

Anne Hunt will be coming to Sir Stampalot on Saturday 7th March, to create with us some fantastic cards using the Cute Companion stamps designed by the lovely Jayne Nestorenko.

Jayne Nestorenko has her own website and a fantastic gallery to browse through.
Additionally, keep an eye out for the announcement of a date later this year when Jayne will be demonstrating here at Sir Stampalot, some of the new designs she's releasing very soon - just so can't wait!!!!!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Sarah Kay

We've definitely got some very talented crafter's in our neck of the woods. Debbie's one of the Sir Stampalot customers who just can't resist my personal challenge i'd requested of her. I'd ask her if she could create a couple of samples for the shop using some Sarah Kay stamp designs, and i think you'll agree, she's done a fantastic job.

I love this sample of the First Kiss. Ideal with Valentine's Day coming up.

Check out Debbie's flower embellishments. Very simply done. Punch out flower shapes from patterned paper using a daisy punch, adhere a sequin flower to the centre, cover the whole thing with glossy accents and leave to dry before adhering to the main card.

And this is such a pretty card for any occasion, using the design Spring Blossoms.

Debbie's used the latest white opaque pen from ranger 'inkssentials' to create the highlight on the jeans and emphasize the dots on the hat - very nicely done.

Thanks Debbie.

If you like what you see, you should go and check out Debbie's own personal blog, there's some more fantastic card samples, sketches, stories and crafting related tips that I'm sure you'll find both inspiring and useful:
Pink Poppy Craft Box

Thursday, 5 February 2009

More Stash Coming Soon

Due to the nasty weather and not being able to get into the shop today, i've been able to sort through some more photos from our trip to CHA (huge trade show in the states).

We stopped by the best booth everyday to see our very good friends and owners/manufacturers of the "Art Impressions" stamp range we love so much. Here's a piccie of the owners Bonnie and Phil, then me, Pauline and Sir Stampalot boss man Andy.

Here's some of the new quirky stamp sets they have launched "Shoppe Windows" which are the perfect complement to the Art Impressions Doorways.

More sets including toy shop and pet shop to be released over the coming months.

Watch out for a couple of new paper ranges we're bringing in....

As well as another stamp line.....

More "My Favorite Things" stamp designs:

And also some different colours from the "Tattered Angels", Glimmer Mist range:

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Apologies to anyone who wanted to try to get to the shop today and especially to those booked on the class - unfortunately the phone numbers of all the students is at the shop, and as we couldn't get in, we couldn't phone you personally to inform you about the class cancellation. Any class fees taken will be refunded and we'll look at re-scheduling the class at a later date. Hopefully, if there's no more snow tonight, then we'll run tomorrow's class as scheduled - please check the homepage of the website for updates tomorrow morning.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Giggles All The Way

Chris sure does know how to run a fun class. Chris Scott is one of the tutors here at Sir Stampalot and yesterday ran a class 'Spring is in the Air'. Fun and laughter was had throughout the whole day and just look at some of the fab cards that were made using some of the latest 2009 debut products from Hero Arts:

And i would like to thank Grace (loyal customer) as in true "Grace Fashion" she brought along the most scrummy, moist chocolate cake:

I'm finding other students check to see if Grace is booked on a class first before booking up themselves, just in case she brings in some of her fantastic homemade cooking to share. Go Grace Go.