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We’re at The Handmade Fair this weekend

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So what are you doing this weekend? I’m at the Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace with Nancy, Zoe and Katie and it’s great fun so far!

Nancy is demoing in the Hobbycraft Pop Up shop between 10 – 2 and then I’m doing a workshop between 3 & 4 where we make a gorgeous Christmas card.

When we arrived last night there were deer out in the gardens and they looked so beautiful I just had to take a picture :)

Deer at Hampton Court Palace

Here are a couple of pictures from this morning showing Nancy busy demoing, please make sure you say hi if you are coming to the fair, we’d all love to meet you. I will try to share more pictures later xx

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Beautiful samples by Craftwork Cards

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Hi everyone, hope you’re all well. Just a quick post to show you how gorgeous the samples in the Craftwork Cards 4 day deal are! I’m on at 4pm with them so don’t have much time so here’s a quick photo that I’ve pinched from Julie Hickey’s facebook page!

Join us if you can for some fabulous demonstrations and more…

Craftwork Cards 4 day deal

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More gorgeousness to share with you

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I can’t believe, yet again, how busy the pick of the week shows have been. The team at TL towers are so pleased that you love the designs and are busy little bees as I type, packing orders to get them to you as soon as possible.

I wanted to share a few samples with you from my 5pm show today which sees the launch of the next collection of Tatty Twinkle stamps, designed by the lovely Nikky Hall. The new Design Team have been working their little socks off for the last few weeks to get these samples ready to wow and inspire you, here is a sneak peek at just a few of the stunning designs you’ll see later:

Tatty Twinkle Kaleidoscope

Tatty Twinkle Kaleidoscope

Tatty Twinkle Kaleidoscope

Tatty Twinkle Kaleidoscope

Join us at 5pm today on Create & Craft for lots more inspiration xx

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Oh the Glamour!

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Good morning everyone, it’s a busy day for me at Create & Craft towers today. I have a few shows today,  including the launch of our fabulous Kaleidescope Pick of the Week at 12 noon. I will then be on at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm and will be joined by the lovely Liz Curtis for those shows.

It’s the Strictly Crafting event this weekend so Nigel & I have been getting all glammed up, doesn’t he look very dapper with his bow tie?

I’ll try and get some more pics later for you…

Stephanie & Nigel

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Kaleidoscope Pick of the Week

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Hi everyone, it’s been a little while since I was last on here but I promise to be around a little more in the future!

If you aren’t on Facebook or Twitter you may not have seen the gorgeous new Kaleidoscope die collection that I am so excited to be launching tomorrow at 12pm on Create & Craft (that’ll teach Nancy to go off sunning herself by the pool ;) ) so I thought I’d share them with you on here.

OH! Don’t forget that issue 10 of the magazine launches tomorrow too

Here are some examples of the stunning cards that have been made for the Pick of the Week, let me know what you think…
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Summer Crafting Is Here!

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Hello again to you all,

Summer Crafting 2014 is almost upon us and we are so excited about this years event.

Even more great news, we have just had confirmation that Nigel May from Create & Craft will be joining us this year.

This year we also have a special selfie competition were you can win £100 worth of goodies.
We cannot wait to see you there and hope you all have a fantastic time.

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Craftinator! – It won’t be back

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This coming Friday, we have a brand new product launch – the Craftinator! Tattered Lace are kicking off Create and Craft’s Christmas event with this fabulous new range of dies. It comes in two parts, Country Garden and Festive.. meaning there is something for everyone, all year round, every occasion! The range includes some of my favorite dies so far and I hope you like them too.

You can view the full Festive range HERE

The full Country Garden range HERE

And you can keep updates with show times, and all of our samples on the Tattered Lace Facebook HERE

Here are a few of my favorites..

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Puppy’s and POW!

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Hi Everyone,

Just a short but sweet post to catch up with you all. At the moment, i’m back at Create and Craft after a spell of not being well, but i’m beyond happy to be back – i’ve missed everyone!

Recently myself and all of the presenters at Create and Craft have lauched our own facebook pages, dedicated to bringing you behind the scene photo’s of products, guests and the whole C&C team! You can follow me HERE

Back at home, Betty has a new friend. Betty was running poor Grace and Arthur ragged, as she is so full of life and energy that Karl decided she needed a playmate. So here she is with Barny! They are so protective of each other it makes my heart melt.

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Tomorrow my partner in crime, Nancy Watt,  is launching a brand new Tattered Lace POW – the Elegance collection volume 2! You can catch her from 12noon on Create and Craft TV, and this collection really is not to be missed – i love, love, love it!

Here is a sneaky peak sample, but you can see more HERE

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That’s me for the day, i’m currently in between shows at C&C and tucking into this gorgeous piece of cake..

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Thank you for reading, and i’ll be back soon :) x

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Guest Blog-Nick Roberts in Bulgaria

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Good morning everyone,

Thank you so much for all of your messages while I’ve been off work recently. I am hoping to be back on your screens within the next week or two.

I was recently contacted by Nick Roberts, an avid crafter and Create & Craft viewer, who has moved to Bulgaria and started his own craft club out there. I asked if he would be kind enough to do a guest post for my blog so here is his story:

Hi crafters, I’m Nick and I have been crafting in a small way since I was very young, like most people it started at primary school, making cards for Mother’s day and Easter. It was only when I found Create & Craft about 4 or 5 years ago that I started what you would call proper crafting.

I had a lot of trouble with my lungs as a baby and unfortunately the problem was ongoing. Crafting and the crafting community was an exciting discovery for me as it gave me a real purpose which I thoroughly enjoy. Apart from some restrictions I was able to live my life more or less as normal until the disease started to deteriorate and the company I worked for forced me to take an ill health retirement, so thank goodness for craft.

A couple of years ago my GP and specialist recommended a move to a drier climate as a possible way of slowing down the progression of my illness. I’m not the sort of person to give up, I’ve beaten it so far so I took their advice I auctioned the house to cover the mortgage, removal and of course my pets transport and came to Bulgaria to see whether the climate here would be beneficial.

It’s a very small farming village where I live and when I arrived here the locals made me feel so welcome. There is a real sense of community still and they all help each other. There is only one very small shop here that sell the very basics, such as milk and bread, it’s a bar really so they stock very little in the way of food. People have all been so friendly, sharing fruit, vegetables and eggs, they just share whatever they have. It seems the less people have the more generous and caring they are. It’s lovely to know that places like this still existed.

I really wanted to give something back to the village however small and a crafting club seemed the best as it’s something I could manage. They all love it and it fills me with pride every session, their faces say it all when they finish a card or project. It’s just simple things that surprised me, they were amazed that they could write with a quickie glue pen and cover in glitter, all things they had never even seen before such as stamps and embellishments etc. In a way, I suppose it’s like the first time anyone of us visited our first craft show.

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

Crafting in Bulgaria

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Betty’s in the dog house!

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So, I have a little story to tell you. One morning, not so long ago – as in yesterday, someone left our house early in the morning and unfortunately happened to not quite click a couple of doors closed….can you guess where this is going?

Being a little adventurer young Betty decided to investigate the undiscovered territory of the library and the craft room – it could have been so much worse but believe me, the devastation she left behind was phenomenal! This picture just shows the things she decided to take back to her bed to craft with later…

Betty's haul

So once we’d cleaned up and tidied up she decided that if she was going to be told off she was going to camouflage herself and hide in a pile of spots with Grace and Arthur, she wasn’t very convincing – she kept looking up to see if I’d gone away – Grace didn’t seem too happy with the cosy rug being gate crashed. So with her big brown eyes and cute face she’s forgiven again, until next time…………..

Spot the naughty pup!

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