Video and some pics!

We are finally getting back to normal here, Tummy bug has been banished, boxes unpacked, internet back to normal and house kinda tidy lol!Β  It’s the simple things in life πŸ™‚

Anyway I just wanted to share this video I made on the second morning of our CHA Release Party in Athlone at the beginning of this month. We are busy finalising the class details for our Christmas Party (sample of one in the video :-)) and will be sharing all by next week…fa, la, la, la, la…la, la, la, la!

I also wanted to share this pic with you of the cards some of the lovely ladies made in my class yesterday, start of the Christmas Card season!!
The stamp we used was one of Stampendous Cling Stamps – Angelic Gifts and we heat embossed it in different colours. Isn’t it fab, its is one of the new products added to our website here

Happy crafting

Kate x

Simple Christmas Cards
Simple Christmas Cards

Our next Event…….CHA PARTY DETAILS :-)

Ok, so i am here in my kitchen not surrounded by boxes anymore (“Yahoo,” says Mike!) and am putting together the final details of our next big event, which of course is our Bi-Annual CHA release party… I also realised that there are probably a few people who read my blog that don’t know what CHA is?

CHA stands for the Craft and Hobby Association based in the US, Canada and the Uk. You can find more info about them here

One of the things that the CHA do, is run two big Trade events every year (January and July) where the top companies in the industry launch and showcase their new craft products and designs πŸ™‚

And that in a nutshell is what our CHA release parties are……an opportunity to see all the new CHA releases under the one roof.

Our next CHAΒ  release party is on in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone; on the 5th and 6th of October.

So what can you expect:-

1) Gorgeous Displays from the fab new ranges released by

  • Prima Marketing
  • Bo Bunny
  • Simple Stories
  • Project Life
  • Sizzix
  • Ranger, including Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley
  • Stampendous
  • Kaisercraft
  • Memory Box

as well as lots more πŸ™‚

2)Β  Four Makes and Takes (two on each day) being hosted by Betty Cumiskey and Mandy Sheridan πŸ™‚

3) Craft Competition and door prizes as well as our daily challenges πŸ™‚

4) Crop Space

5)Β  Classes in Card Making, Scrapbooking, Mixed Media and Beyond the Page by teachers like

To give you a hint of some of the class content….

There are two fab card classes planned as well as a mini album class.Β  Louise is planning a Grunge Quilt, Martina’s class will involve 3D Assemblage using Tim Holtz’s new Luminary Die, Karen is in Canvas Art mode, Mandy is planning a Prima Double Scrapbook layout and Felicia is Teaching a Haunted House Class πŸ™‚

We will have more class details to follow along with Sneak Peaks but to give you an idea here are a few pics for inspiration πŸ™‚

Remember, pre-booking can be done on our web site here, tickets are €10 and for that you will get

  • Raffle Tickets
  • Makes and takes
  • Demos
  • Competition Entry Form
  • Cropping Space

FREE Gift for all advance purchased tickets πŸ™‚Β  (tickets muct be bought by the 3rd October to qualify)

We will have the class timetable up on Monday next along with the booking link πŸ™‚

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