Sunday, February 28, 2010

Nic Howard - Moving to Timaru?

Well actually no she isn't but sure if we had warmer winters she would?  Well maybe lol!
Yesterday was a great day, Timaru turned on the weather for the Howard family they spent a nice day travelling down from Christchurch and checking out the local beaches on Friday and playing on Caroline Bay yesterday.

Nic has now been and but what a rush, I think everyone would agree that she is a very inspirational and a laid back teacher nothing was a bother and no one was rushed. our canvas class went about an hour over time but everyone was great at sharing and everyone was having fun creating.
We had a sold out canvas class with 36 kits sold, and only 3 layout class's left (which we have for sale if anyone wants one contact me)

Here are some photos of the day, this is Nic's Canvas & Layout:

Diane Hanson's Canvas

Christy Flannery's Canvas with blue and a hint of purple in her base colour
Jo Flannery's

It is amazing how they all started with the same "ingrediants" and all the canvas's looked completly different!
It was so much fun getting messy and playing with so many different techniques and products!
Here are some class in action shots!

This is Nic's son Jacob - man we couldn't have done it without him - thanks Jacob for all your help!

Jacob is the next Tim Holtz - watch for him in the future!
Dallas you can hide but you can't run!  lol

I was dissapointed that I didn't get any photos of finished layouts or more of the canvas's, Jo has sent me her layout one thanks Jo.

But man again it is amazing how everyone started with the same layout and they all looked different, there were some with Wedding Photos (man they were stunning) Bev's granddaughters birthday and many others that were just stunning also if you can ladies, please send me some photos of your finished layouts so I can blog them!

A big thanks has to go to Nic and her family - thanks Jacob for helping on the day and to Abby & Braden for helping us bring the stock in from the cars, Paul for helping set up and pack up!
Thanks for bringing the family Nic - they are all just as wonderful in real life as we thought from your blog and layouts!
We hope you enjoyed Timaru enough to come back again next year - people are wanting to book in already!

Also a big thanks to Jo Flannery who helped me unpack and price stock for the last couple of weeks we had some late nights - & Sean for making up some last minute paper stands and tools board!
Bronwyn, Aaron & Family who time after time help unload and load stock back into the cars and back into our house!
To Beck & Jacob who also help time after time setting up and packing up!

To you all who helped make the day a great sucess, to all you ladies who travelled from Chirstchurch, Dunedin, and beyond - hope your trip home was a safe one and that you are recovering today!
And to our local ladies who's continued support is much appreciated. 

Righto I am off to have a little play with my half finished canvas!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend too!



Thursday, February 18, 2010

One Week to Go!

Yes it is now just over one week and Timaru will have Nic Howard here taking two classes - personally I CANT WAIT!!! lol

Can you tell I am excited?  The class's are full of new CHA prima, messy gesso and lots of fun! Here are the sneak peaks and the write ups:
Nic Howard Comes to Timaru

When: Saturday 27th February 2010

Where: Scared Heart Basilica Hall - Napier Street

 Cost: $58.00 each class

 Here are the descriptions:
 Layout Class:
 The Summer Double
with Nic Howard 1pm - 3pm
Summer Double Sneak
Summer is here and with it will come all those fabulous fun summer photos.  But where to put them?!  Join Nic Howard as she constructs a layout with room for multiple photos as well as the all important summer story.  This class will include all those things Nic is well known for, patterns and layers, dimension and detail, but most importantly it'll help you pull together some of those super summer pics you've been waiting to scrapbook. 
Level: Intermediate. 
Length: 2 hours.  
Canvas Class:
 Creative Wilderness 10am - 11.30am then 3.30pm - 4.30pm
NIc H Creative wilderness sneak
It's messy and it's fun, it's a super layered canvas class!  Nic is well known for her layout classes, but she's ready to walk you through something decidedly different!  Starting with a blank canvas, Nic will use a variety of products including Tim Holtz and Ranger, and she'll add the messy stuff; gesso, stamping, glimmer mist, inks and paints.  The end result will be stunning and you'll learn several valuable techniques along the way! 
Level: Intermediate
Length: 2.5 hours (split over morning and afternoon)

So if that sounds like you - we have just a couple of spaces left so give me a call and don't be dissapointed!
I have also had some time to have a little play myself and came up with this:
 The photo of the layout doesn't look that great but after playing with My Martha Stewart Punch around the page 

and Tim Holtz Grunge board I was really happy with the end result, boy pages seem so much harder to do than girls!

I also hope to get some time to play with all the New CHA Prima flowers I have in our shop here at home, man I can hear them calling at me to come and play, now I just need to find some time!
Well that's about it from me for the moment - time to run out the door to squash, catch you all soon!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Prima, Prima & More CHA Prima

Yay on Saturday I had the new Prima CHA (craft & Hobby Association) release product arrive at my door!
So today Jo helped me sort out what was left after Anne and Elvina (miss you guys already) had had a huge shop!
So here are a few samples of what we have in stock with LOADS more here, lucky ladies that are coming to Nic Howard in under 2 weeks time as you will get to play with the new products in your class!

Pastiche Collection "Quirky"

 Pastiche Collection "Butterfly Winds"

Shabby Chic Collection "My Lovely"
Watercolor Rainbow Collection "Whimsy"

Flights of Fancy Collection "tiptoe" 
Flights of Fancy Collection "faith"

All papers only $2.00

Now a selection of the flowers

Belle Artes Poetry $8.90
Dimensional patterned mulberry roses with touches of high quality glitter shards. Approximately 1.5" with 6 pieces/bag.

Calcutta Minis Porcelane $8.90 Burlap fabric layered flowers with pearl centers. Approximately 1"-2" 6 pieces/bag.
Belle Artes Scribe $8.90  
Dimensional patterned mulberry roses with touches of high quality glitter shards. Approximately 1.5" with 6 pieces/bag.
Innoscence Collction "snow carnations" $7.30 Mulberry flowers approximately 1.75"-2" with 6 pieces/bag
Cameo Roses Azalea $ 8.90  Dimensional miniature mulberry roses with white tips. Approximately .5" with 12 pieces/bag. These also have a plastic sheet behind them with words on that you can cut up and use on your card/layout or canvas
Symphony Blend - Pink $ 10.50  Fabric mixture of flowers approximately 1.25"-2.25" with 6 pieces/bag.These also have a plastic sheet behind them with words on that you can cut up and use on your card/layout or canva                   
Love Story Kissing Red $ 8.90                      Petite mulberry flowers approximately 1.25"-1.75". 12 pieces/bag.These also have the plastic Sheet behind them that can be used for cutting and putting onto layouts etc

Watercolour Rainbow $10.50
Approximately 65 flowers per tube. Variety mix of patterned and solid mulberry flowers. Matches the above paper!
 Righto Check these OUT!!

Say it in Pearls $ 8.10 
Pearl swirls with miniature clay roses, approximately 6.5"x3" with one piece per bag. Self adhesive.
Light and dark brown pearls with olive roses.
Say it in Crystals - Grey                                                                                  Pearl swirls with miniature clay roses, approximately 3"x2.5" with one piece per bag. Self adhesive.
Pewter and light brown pearls with pewter roses.

Butterfly Peebles $5.65                                                                                                     Pebble sizes .5-.75 with 8 pieces per bag. Coordinates with new paper collection
 Clear Stamps - Nouveau $12.50

Right I think that is enough - but trust me I have HEAPS more in stock!

Hope you all had a great weekend!  I have had a lovely weekend catching up with friends Anne & Elvina from CHCH who came down to give us heaps!

Also sending BIG hugs and get well wishes to Christine Gray who went into hospital for surgery on Friday, hope's to be home tomorrow so send your good wishes her way!

Take care


Thursday, February 11, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Hi guys sorry its been over a week but I also can't get the Random Org picture to come on here but the winner was NUMBER 5

SO Jen from Ash please contact me so I can get your prize sent out to you!!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Blog Give Away!

Finally I made it back - gosh I just seem to be loosing time where the heck does it go?

I love the school holidays but tomorrow when the kids go back (and hubby) I will also look forward to getting into a routine again and hopefully more structured days.

Right here is a little package that I have put together as a give away:

There are 4 double sided papers, a sticker book from Pink Paislee, 2 packets of bling and some flowers all matching and of course some chocolates!
Just leave me a comment so I know you have called - and mention it on your blog if you have one for an extra chance (2 entries) and I will draw this in about a week!
Gotta be in to win!

Martha Stewart Punches

$35-$60 Price Range
We have had these in stock now for some time - but they as like most of our stock are not loaded to our site but here are a few that we are constantly getting in (constantly because I can't seem to get enough of them in they come and walk right back out again. But if you would like some please send me an e-mail and order yours now!

Oh and also I have the Making Memories Slice machine in!

Now I have one and have had a bit of a play - these are great for taking to crops or friends places etc as they are so small and you can run them on a battery! So I have two of these too! One brand new in the package and i will give away a Slice embossing tips kit with the new one for $300.00 or I have the one I have used (played with for half an hour) that I will sell for $260.00 (no embossing kit as these are sold separately) Just send me an e-mail if you are interested.

I have had some time playing in my room, but can't show you any yet as I was hoping to submit for publication but hopefully I will have a couple of pages to show you soon.
Have a great week and take care