Friday, 13 January 2012

My New Online Home!!

I have worked so blumin hard on this, finally - here it is...................................

My Very Own Website & NEW ONLINE HOME

www.amyshawcrafts.co.uk


Hope you like it
Therefore, I will NO LONGER BE POSTING ON HERE - MY NEW BLOG IS ON MY WEBSITE

Hugs
Amy
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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Tomorrows shows on QVC

Hi Everyone,

Really, really quick post as I am playing childminder today and I'm busy colouring, painting, reading books and playing musical statues!!!! So much fun!

Just wanted to show you a few sneaky peeks from tomorrows show - I cannot wait as I have K&Co; GCD; Ranger; USArtquest and sooooo much more including a gorgeous little home decor project my mum has made with one of the kits!!!!

Excited!

See you all tomorrow at 1pm & 2pm!

Big Hugs
X

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

TSV launch tonight at Midnight on QVCUK with me!

Hi Everyone,

On a nightmare journey to QVC - traffic is awful today. Be safe if you are on these roads.

I'm launching a crafty clearance day tonight at midnight with a bargain TSV that I cannot wait to share with you.
There are so many bargains over the course of the day starting at Midnight tonight; 1am and then 9am and 12noon tomorrow with me and then Marion and Kirsty follow with their hours (check Qvc website for all the times) - going to be a great day!

Hope you can join us

Here's a few of my cards made for the day................

See you tonight at midnight

Big Hugs
Amy
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Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone

Just wanted to wish you all a very, very Merry Christmas.

It's been a hectic few days on the run up to it all and I haven't really had time to blog - sorry!
I am now all ready for my family Christmas Day and i cannot wait - just as it should be, spending the day with my loved ones.

I hope you all have a wonderful day whatever you are doing.

Enjoy and I'll catch up with you all again on the 27th, when I am launching the TSV on QVC!!! Whoop Whoop!

Big Hugs
Amy
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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The most fantastic day at AFTH, Harrogate

I have had the most amazing, fantabulous, fun, day thanks to Dyan at Art From The Heart in Harrogate.

Today has been all about stretching myself and going outside of my comfort zone when it comes to crafting!! And boy, did I do that.........

Now, I love inky messes - i love nothing better than stamping with my Distress Ink Pads and doing techniques with those - but I have never used Dylusions Inks or Paints (OMG!!! AMAZING!) and I have never done a journal double pager before using so many different layers....... I LOVED IT!!

My rule has always been Less is More - but Dyan teaches you that More is More and you should try more layers and borders and shading and sooooo on!
I had to force myself sometimes, but it was so worth it!
I love my pages - not complete yet, but hoping to finish later tonight.

Will post picture when finished and then I am off to check my diary for next year to see when I can go again.
I want to do a full size canvas next - for on my wall at home!!!!

If you have never been to AFTH or taken a class with Dyan, you are missing out on the most amazing day!
You MUST go..........
Check out all their workshop dates here and I might see you there!!!!
I'm going to be a big regular now I have got the journalling bug and bought 3 moleskin journals ready to mess up!!

Woo Hoo!

Thanks Dyan - you are a teapot cosy wearing wonder and I love you for introducing me to this fab craft!!

Amy
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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

My Last Weekend of Demonstrations & Workshops 2011 and Dates for 2012

Hi Everyone
Well, it was my last weekend of demonstrations and workshops last weekend for 2011 and what a great weekend it was!

I purposely wanted to leave myself most of December with time off so that I can catch up on lots of other things that I need to do at home - first thing being making my own Christmas Cards and also completely gutting my craft room - together, of course, with Christmas shopping and cleaning to get the house ready for guests!! Phew! Shattered just thinking about everything I have to do - what is it about Christmas, such a huge list of jobs to do to get ready!! Lol!
Anyway, it's always worth it - as you all know - I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!

First of all, here are some of the photos from my workshops in Chorley, Lancashire from Saturday
In each of my workshops in Chorley - everyone gets a FREE CRAFTY GIFT - Every Month!
This month, as it was Christmas everyone received 2 FREE GIFTS from me.
Cards in the morning session were all made with the first free gift - a modern and simple Christmas Bauble stamp from Stampendous


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Scrapbooking in the afternoon was all based around 2nd FREE GIFT - a choice of Stunning Cardstock Pad containing 48 sheets from GCD Studios!!! Wow!!!
This workshop was based around scrapbook pages in the A4 size - I am loving playing around with this size of page! Loving it! Like to go outside the boundaries sometime - Lol!
We also had it as our Chrismtas Party - so everyone brought something to eat or drink and we had a fabulous day of crafting, eating and drinking!! Perfect!
These workshops in Chorley take place EVERY MONTH - January is allready fully booked, but if you would like to join in the fun - drop me an email asap at mrsashaw@googlemail.com to get your name down for a fun day of crafting with, don't forget, a FREE GIFT EVERY MONTH!!
Sunday was my last demo day of the year at the wonderful Mountain Ash Crafts in Bobbington, South Staffordhsire.
This is located in the Halfpenny Green Craft Centre which is such a lovely place with lots of different shops and the most fantastic coffee shop and restaurant with a big log fire! I love this place soooooo much - everyone is so friendly and welcoming and it is based on a Vineyards where they make all their own wine! Perfect!
The weather was shocking on Sunday unfortunately, the wind was howling and it was sleeting and raining and hail stoning - real wintry day. So it was a little quiet in the shop, but those of you who did come, thankyou! You were all so interested in the techniques and products - we ended up having a bit of an open stamping clinic where everyone was asking their questions that they struggle with - it was great fun! Thank goodness, i could answer every question lol!!
Here are the cards that I made using some fabulous stamps from Stampendous; Woodware and a few great punches from Woodware too - Great Day!
Mountain Ash have also asked me to go back every month to teach workshops - I cannot wait.
January is fully booked - February had 2 places left I believe and then I have also booked in for the 1st April too. So, if you would like to book on one of those workshops - give them a call directly on 01384 221554.


Let's see, what else have I got to update you all on..........................................
Oh yes, dates for next year!!


My diary for 2012 is red hot - Ha Ha!! I have been so busy taking bookings over the last week or so that next year is going to be a blumin busy one and I could not be happier!


Not only have I got QVC dates coming out of my ears - I am teaching twice every month & doing demonstration days at weekends! I'm also working on some hush hush projects for next year too, that I will be able to tell you about real soon, just not yet! Too hush hush right now!
So, to check and see if I am coming to a place near you - check out all the updated dates in the right hand coloumn - Cannot wait to meet more of you next year - Sooooooo excited!!


Anyways, best get on - lots to do and not much time left today to do them all in.
Have a great week and stay warm (it's getting colder!)

Big Warm Hugs
Amy
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